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Celebrating our 10th Anninversary 1 April 2010 - 1 April 2020 and still flying wherever you fly

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During this period of unprecedented turbulance to our everyday lives, please take care of yourself and those around you. 


Relocation flight

We have a Bombardier CRJ7 currently parked at NCRG ready to depart to NZAA as a relocation flight. However it needs a pilot with a skilled touch to make this flight. Your CEO has attempted this crossing three times now and ran out of fuel every time!  I have even tried shedding all baggage and half the passengers and still did not reach Auckland. If I reduce the paying passengers further, the flight will return a major loss. The aircraft will be due for routine maintenance shorly. Maintenance at NCRG is very expensive hence the desire to see this aircraft returned to Sydney or Brisbane via Aukland.  


If any of our pilots wants ot demonstrate frugality with fuel, this is your chance! 


Flight details are listed in the Relocation table below.


Thanks and happy flying. 

‘Tenet’ Crew Bought a Real Boeing 747 to Blow Up Because It’s ‘More Efficient’ Than VFX











Christopher Nolan is well known for opting for practical effects over CGI, but he’s taking that preference to new extremes in his upcoming espionage epic “Tenet.” A key sequence in the film features a Boeing 747 airplane crashing into a building and exploding. Naturally, Nolan purchased a real Boeing 747 to blow up instead of relying on visual effects to pull off the stunt.


“I planned to do it using miniatures and set-piece builds and a combination of visual effects and all the rest,” Nolan said to Total Film magazine. “However, while scouting for locations in Victorville, California, the team discovered a massive array of old planes. We started to run the numbers…It became apparent that it would actually be more efficient to buy a real plane of the real size, and perform this sequence for real in camera, rather than build miniatures or go the CG route.”


“It’s a strange thing to talk about – a kind of impulse buying, I suppose,” Nolan added. “But we kind of did, and it worked very well, with Scott Fisher, our special-effects supervisor, and Nathan Crowley, the production designer, figuring out how to pull off this big sequence in camera. It was a very exciting thing to be a part of.”


Read the full story here.

World’s largest all-electric aircraft set for first flight

The aviation industry is heavily regulated to ensure safety but magniX hopes that by retrofitting an existing plane the certification process can be accelerated. A smaller seaplane powered by a magniX engine completed a short flight in December. 


In June 2019, another company, Ampaire, flew an aircraft powered by a hybrid electric-fossil fuel engine over California. Analysts at the investment bank UBS said at the time that the aviation industry would move towards hybrid and electric engines for routes less than 1,000 miles long much more quickly than many thought


Read the full story here..

DRONES FLY COVID-19 TESTING KITS TO SCOTTISH ISLAND IN LANDMARK TRIAL














Drones are set to transport coronavirus testing kits and PPE to a Scottish island in a trial set to reduce delivery times from six hours to just 15 minutes.


The scheme, the first of its kind in the UK, will see supplies flown 19 kilometres between Lorn & Islands Hospital in Oban and Mull & Iona Community Hospital in Craignure on the Isle of Mull.


London-based Skyports will initially operate four or five flights a day for two weeks, with each carrying up to 6 kilograms of supplies in one trip.

If successful, it has the potential to pave the way for more legal drone deliveries in the UK and worldwide.


Skyports chief executive Duncan Walker told The Times newspaper, “This is the first time this has been done in the UK and what determines success is predominantly how useful it is to the NHS [National Health Service].


Read the full story here.


Footnote: Your Editor has family ties with Mull and again visited the Island in early August 2019. There are no registered airports on Mull. There is a private grass landing strip at the Glenforsa Hotel suitable for small aircraft only.


The following warnings in relation to the unregistered landing strip include:


  • Livestock may be on the airstrip between October and April. Geese may present a hazzard throughout the year.
  • The runway is level but the width has a slight slope down to the sea.
  • Turbulence can be expected at approaches with strong southerly winds.


We travelled by car ferry!

RELOCATION FLIGHTS   Please nominate using form below table

Aircraft Type
 Tail No
 From
 To
Comment
Pilot in Command
 Status
A380
RED-12
LFPG
YSSY
WSSS-YPPH, YPPH-YSSY
 
B717-200 
RED717 
YSCH 
YSSY 
Direct 
Retep292
  Landed
CRJ7 
RED-38
NCRG 
YSSY
Via NZAA
 
 
B787-9 
RED-166 
YPPH
YSSY 
Direct
Fackprod
  Landed
L100-30 
REDL09 
YMER 
YSSY 
Direct
 
B747-8i 
RED-145 
YMML 
YBAS 
Direct 
 Fackprod
  Landed
DC3-T 
RED-72 
YMTG 
YBAS 
Direct 
 
 
 
 
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  Pilot Bonus Award 

The top three pilots by flight! According to the monthly flight report will have their flights multiplied by their miles flown. The pilot with the highest calculated number will be awarded the pilot bonus award for the next month. The bonus is 60% of VA income Per flight and Home page status for the month.

  Bonus Awarded To..

      Alistair McRobert

 Month : May

 flights :  37

 Miles   :  58,926

 Score   :   2,180,262

 
 

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