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Forum: Everything Else 15-10-2017, 11:56
Replies: 164
Views: 27,747
Posted By skilly59
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

Just announced recently in NZ - the remains of the last surviving DH Sea Hornet have arrived in Auckland for a full restoration to flight. The 480 mph, single seat fighter, powered by twin 2070 hp...
Forum: Everything Else 19-06-2017, 13:07
Replies: 65
Views: 7,255
Posted By skilly59
Re: The Spitfire

Incredible to think that today, in 2017, someone will find a Spitfire ID plate and then build a new Spitfire around it! In NZ, we have 3 airworthy Spitfires, two Mk IX models and a Griffon engine Mk...
Forum: Everything Else 15-11-2016, 10:20
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By skilly59
Re: Another earthquake and tsunami hit New Zealand

Bit of a strange event this one - scientists have now determined it was two quakes simultaneously, and at 90 degrees to each other. Photos show one house that 'walked' 30 feet before snapping in...
Forum: Everything Else 02-10-2016, 08:34
Replies: 164
Views: 27,747
Posted By skilly59
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

Hi Ivor,

Sound up, ear muffs off, ENJOY THE SOUND!

Skilly


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVVMUZYu4zU
Forum: Everything Else 28-09-2016, 10:53
Replies: 164
Views: 27,747
Posted By skilly59
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

Click on link below to see footage of the 1st 30 minute flight on 26.09.2016, at Ardmore Airport, Auckland, New Zealand.

And turn your sound up - the noise is...
Forum: Everything Else 20-09-2016, 07:33
Replies: 164
Views: 27,747
Posted By skilly59
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

All credit is to AVSPECS of Ardmore Aerodrome, Auckland, and especially to Glyn Powell, the now-80 year-old timber wizard who, nearly 3 decades ago, decided to build himself a Mosquito. but first he...
Forum: Everything Else 18-09-2016, 12:31
Replies: 164
Views: 27,747
Posted By skilly59
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

The new Mossie, painted up in the colours of a post-war RNZAF 75 Squadron Mosquito, and now just waiting for test pilot's schedule and a bit of fine weather before getting airborne for the first...
Forum: Everything Else 13-08-2016, 08:57
Replies: 164
Views: 27,747
Posted By skilly59
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

Making progress on the Mossie - the propellers were fitted today.



Skilly
Forum: Everything Else 12-08-2016, 11:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,383
Posted By skilly59
Re: This site not available in China?????????

China doesn't want their general population being able to access a lot of 'capitalist propaganda', which is what certain parts of this forum would be classified as.
Engineer's I know are up in China...
Forum: Everything Else 11-08-2016, 10:39
Replies: 164
Views: 27,747
Posted By skilly59
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

The next brand new DH98 Mosquito is getting close to flying at Ardmore, Auckland, New Zealand. This aircraft has been built using all the metal bits from TV959, including engines, undercarriage, etc,...
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions 20-06-2016, 11:33
Replies: 27
Views: 4,311
Posted By skilly59
Re: Beware Dropbox

Hi Brian,
Sorry to hear of your experience with drop box. I have never trusted these 'Cloud' or drop-box services where someone else charges you to look after your own private property. I use 3...
Forum: New Zealand Ships and Navy 27-03-2016, 04:37
Replies: 126
Views: 24,495
Posted By skilly59
Re: New Zealand's Proposed New Flag

Further to Halseygo's post #17, where he says the RNZN changed the ensign to the 4-starred version in 1968 - why did it take so long to change?

I have just dragged out all my old BR's - all 6 of...
Forum: Everything Else 27-07-2015, 13:53
Replies: 9
Views: 2,882
Posted By skilly59
Re: Fatal A400M crash in Spain

No wonder so many Douglas DC-3s are still flying today - their pilots can at least know that 'Fly-By-Wire" is not going to kill all on board!

I can still remember that first Airbus demonstration...
Forum: Everything Else 20-07-2015, 14:16
Replies: 164
Views: 27,747
Posted By skilly59
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

DH 98 Mosquito Update.

Have just seen more Mosquito restoration photos and it appears there are currently 3 Mossies being rebuilt to flight at Auckland. One for the FHC in the USA, one is a joint...
Forum: New Zealand Ships and Navy 19-11-2014, 23:57
Replies: 14
Views: 4,348
Posted By skilly59
Re: RNZN Going Dry and Smokeless

I can't see what the problem is - why do people need alcohol every day?

I'm now in the Aussie offshore industry, where EVERYONE is drug & alcohol tested before joining their ship, and quite...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 14-10-2014, 15:55
Replies: 132
Views: 27,327
Posted By skilly59
Re: 12 New RAN Submarines: Realistic?

A very interesting thread, and encompassing a lot of alternatives and options for the proposed new boats. Glad I'm not having to make the decision.

But - the Collins problems. First, to make the...
Forum: Everything Else 11-10-2014, 13:50
Replies: 33
Views: 5,378
Posted By skilly59
Re: Princess Flying Boat G-ALUN

Kermit Weeks at Orlando, Florida's 'Fantasy of Flight Museum' has the last airworthy RNZAF Sunderland in his collection, a 1944 Mk III model that was later converted to a Mk V, - ie, the Bristol...
Forum: New Zealand Ships and Navy 30-07-2014, 00:58
Replies: 146
Views: 49,441
Posted By skilly59
Re: RNZN Fairmile Bs and HDMLs

And another photo from the same era and area - shows P3564 Koura alongside M233 Inverell, with HMNZS Endeavour on the other side of Waitohi Wharf, and NZR's dev 'Aramoana' at the linkspan...
Forum: New Zealand Ships and Navy 29-07-2014, 13:05
Replies: 146
Views: 49,441
Posted By skilly59
Re: RNZN Fairmile Bs and HDMLs

I'm still sorting photos, but will post a few that will bring back memories, both good and sad for some.

In March 1970, the Queen & Prince Philip journeyed to NZ, and part of the various...
Forum: Everything Else 28-07-2014, 23:07
Replies: 37
Views: 6,734
Posted By skilly59
Re: Sunderland International Air Show

Jim,

Thanks for posting these photos - I could sit for hours and watch these old prop-driven aircraft (and often do, even if I have to sometimes travel to the UK to see them). Had to come to...
Forum: New Zealand Ships and Navy 13-07-2014, 12:37
Replies: 55
Views: 19,771
Posted By skilly59
Re: HMNZS Canterbury

Hi Nighthawk,
Thanks for a good set of photos of Canterbury 'in action'.
Lovely shot of Canterbury and Missouri - I've been over the latter twice now, and Cdr David Turner took me over Canterbury...
Forum: Everything Else 09-07-2014, 12:22
Replies: 164
Views: 27,747
Posted By skilly59
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

Yes - it's inspiring to see these old (and partially new) machines up in the air where they belong.

I love going to Duxford - wandering around the hangers, have a coffee and sit outside, watching...
Forum: Everything Else 09-07-2014, 04:19
Replies: 164
Views: 27,747
Posted By skilly59
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

Hi Hugh,

The Canadians did that last year at the Father's Day Airshow in Hamilton - 10 Merlins in Formation. The Mossie is the one rebuilt in NZ.
The Kiwi voice from the navigator's seat in the...
Forum: Merchant Ships 08-07-2014, 14:12
Replies: 2
Views: 2,560
Posted By skilly59
Re: Otranto Collision with Kasmir

My mother's uncle (or my grandfather's brother - which ever way is easier) was Captain Ernest George William Davidson of the 'Otranto'. He also perished that day.

Here is the link to Nick's info...
Forum: Merchant Ships 08-07-2014, 13:41
Replies: 41
Views: 7,560
Posted By skilly59
Re: Modern Cruise Liners.

There is only 1 liner in service today - the Queen Mary 2. Liners were built with much heavier hulls to enable them to maintain service speed through the worst of North Atlantic weathers and keep to...
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