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#1110925 - 23/06/2012 14:31 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: Mick10]
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i flown about 500hrs on FSX, then the discs got damaged and have been on it for a few years. I still plan to become a commercial pilot in the very very long term one day when i have the money for all the training etc

take-offs, landings and turbulence are the most exciting part of the flight....oh and the view!

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#1110936 - 23/06/2012 17:29 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: !SCHUMMY!]
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I just priced a commercial license up here in Cairns. The first cert is $25,000 with additional fees for upgrades. Some websites suggest you need at least HSC completion but his is no longer true. There are two courses that need to be completed at the end of the flying chapte.

Commercial chopper license is $40,000. They suggest you go for the commercial plane license first and then step over to the chopper license.
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#1110949 - 23/06/2012 18:38 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: ColdFront]
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I use to get as many add-ons as i could find for just Australia, VOZ-OZ was great for that, photo-real Archerfield ect, with real landmarks and terrain mesh for at least Queensland and New south wales...

My taste in aircraft was generally Military with mostly WW2 style warbirds in my hanger...and some Modern Jet Fighters like to play in if i wanted to muck about and bounce the AI traffic.. poke ..

I haven't touched Sims since we moved out here...bandwidth is a bit low to play online now and im primarily on a netbook...

Real aircraft, well, before i met Kylie i had 23hours up in C152's...
I wont be chasing a GA licence again..maybe i can still qualify for an Ultralight depending on medical...
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#1110950 - 23/06/2012 18:43 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: Shayne]
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My eldest Nephew had been expressing a desire to be a fast jet pilot, which of course impressed me no end!

...now?

Now he has decided to apply for Law at university...
What good is a Lawyer in the family!
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#1110954 - 23/06/2012 19:04 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: lizzie]
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I love the commercial airliners.....I saw my first a
A380 qantas in Sydney the other day and was amazed....
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#1110956 - 23/06/2012 19:30 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: Dawgggg]
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piston warbirds for me..the Classy WW2 stuff...gotta love the sound of a superchaged V12 screaming its nutz off!
Then there are fast jets....

And Lizzie....
is always good to have the "Law" on your side!
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#1111488 - 27/06/2012 10:07 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: Shayne]
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Who here has flown a few times on a Qantas 767?

I usually fly on a 767 when i go from Brisbane - Sydney or Sydney to Brisbane. I dont know what it is, but man those planes have loud hydraulics. When they push the landing gears back up after takeoff, there is a massive bang through the whole cabin, and when they push the flaps down the hydraulics are so loud, all you hear is a massive whining noise through the whole cabin lol

The 737s and Airbus A320's are not that loud, is there a reason for this LOL Or is it just because the 767s have older technology.
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#1111490 - 27/06/2012 10:12 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: Dawgggg]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9IhQxmt08U&feature=related

Apparently a crazy 767 take off during a thunderstorm....

What do you guys think off this takeoff, do you think the captain probably should have waited for the weather to ease?

I reckon it was alright, heavy rain cant really constitute as a burden to not take off. I would be a little bit worried about the turbulant winds just above the ground, especially if it really was in the middle of a thunderstorm. The chances of a microburst are pretty damn real ! wink You can kind of tell that it was a aggressive takeoff by the captain. Definatly built up ALOT of speed and obviously had a pretty steep angle of ascent. He must have wanted to get above the thunderstorm quickly...
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#1111501 - 27/06/2012 11:26 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: Dawgggg]
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Trav....Older technology and the fact that it is bigger.

Many of the 767s are also older than the newer 737-800s and their airbus counterparts.

Interesting take off grin An interesting thing to look for when flying in the rain next is in the area in front of the engines will have a small funnel... you can see this funnel when it is wet. All due to the circular wind generated by the engine grin


Edited by dawoodman (27/06/2012 11:30)
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#1111502 - 27/06/2012 11:31 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: Dawgggg]
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I havent flown on a Qantas 767 but on a Royal Brunei 767 and yeah they are fairly loud. Very uncomfortable too and I try and avoid flying with that aircraft when I can.

Man the pilot took ages to take-off! That would get the adrenalin pumping for sure but would be a great experience with all that turbulence around haha

I remember in 2008 flying from Frankfurt to Hong Kong flying near a thunderstorm over Moscow and boy was that turbulence bad, the above video would be insane!

The 777-300 is my favourite plane to fly in though smile

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#1111509 - 27/06/2012 12:06 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: Dawoodman]
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Originally Posted By: dawoodman
Trav....Older technology and the fact that it is bigger.

Many of the 767s are also older than the newer 737-800s and their airbus counterparts.

Interesting take off grin An interesting thing to look for when flying in the rain next is in the area in front of the engines will have a small funnel... you can see this funnel when it is wet. All due to the circular wind generated by the engine grin


The noises these planes make while in the air is *almost* concerning haha.
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#1111614 - 27/06/2012 22:08 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: !SCHUMMY!]
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trav, i have flown on the 767's many times between melb-syd, and bris-syd, i love flying on them, 1 cause we dont get them here, and its great flying on something different (im flying on one in december on my to adelaide), 2 because i know they wont be in service for much longer (likely to replaced with a330's).
i have noticed how much louder they are compared to the newer age aircraft too. but consider some the 767's are 30yo, the engine technology has come such a long way, also the materials used in the fuselage and just about spaceage these days esp with the 737-800 and A320's, and of course the simiar sized a330, which i have flown on a few times between syd-mel and bris-perth and back.
but also compared the 737 family which we always have on the tsv-bris route, the 767 is twice the size, so obviously going to sound louder.

have you had a look at the dreamliner mate? there are videos on you tube, lovely looking aircraft.

looking at that 767 takeoff, it looks like they got to the very end of the runway, just before the camera moves away from the windown you can just see the end of runway line markings.
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#1111618 - 27/06/2012 22:44 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: Mick10]
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i think it was a couple of years ago that i was told the average age of Australian aircraft was 34 years or something maybe 32.... due to most of our aircraft being second hand and usually old. We also do not have an aircraft producer here
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#1111638 - 28/06/2012 08:21 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: Dawoodman]
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I flew on a 767 last year from Brisbane to Darwin and noted the loud systems, reassuring in a way as you knew the big Boeing was doing what it was supposed to do. I would be very surprised if the average age of our aircraft is that old, most of our aircraft are not second hand.

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#1111669 - 28/06/2012 13:48 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: Dawgggg]
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Originally Posted By: OzCyChaser Trav
I love the commercial airliners.....I saw my first a
A380 qantas in Sydney the other day and was amazed....



I was fortunate enough to fly on an Emirates A380 18mths ago from Dubai to Manchester (England), by sheer coincidence it was the inaugural flight of the A380 into that airport. So not only was I amazed and impressed by the sheer size of the aircraft itself but we also got a VIP welcome including the airport firies spraying water over the plane as we taxied to the terminal, the local aircraft entusiasts and the media all on hand.

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#1111902 - 29/06/2012 15:57 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: Firepac]
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In regards to the age of the aircraft: That would include the average age of Private Aircraft as well.

Having old commercial aircraft is less of a big deal - the maintenance procedures put in place generally mean that the components have a much, much lower age. It also means that they're pretty proven poke

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#1111918 - 29/06/2012 16:40 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: Xavo]
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My flights this week

Sunday - Townsville to Sydney direct on jet star A320

Friday - Sydney to Brisbane Boeing 767

Friday - Brisbane to Townsville Boeing 737

Nice little mixture.
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#1124914 - 05/09/2012 11:13 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: Dawgggg]
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Whilst the pilot is obviously brainless I wish I was in that car. What an awesome experience!

http://video.couriermail.com.au/2275875026/Russian-jetfighter-passes-motorist
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#1125710 - 09/09/2012 11:32 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: ColdFront]
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#1125818 - 09/09/2012 22:19 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies... [Re: ColdFront]
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Flew on jetstsr flight 913 direct from Townsville to Sydney today, however forgot to write on here what happend last month I took off from Sydney to fly back home.

A massive low pressure system layed of the coast of Nsw, with a high in the bight which brought gale force winds to all of coastal NSW.... We took off from Sydney with sustained winds at the time being 74kmhr, gusting too 106kmhr. We took off facing south from the direction the wind was coming from, however I reckon the 767 took off at only 100 knots. The climb was very turbulent and scary I tell you that!


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