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  1. I watched that show in black and white when I was an early teenager. Fancied the girl in the tight shorts.
  2. My weekend flying has changed since Shepparton and Bendigo introduced landing fees. I used to go there regularly but don't now. The fees are not a big deal compared to the cost of running an aircraft, but they tell me I am not welcome. My passengers and I can go elsewhere and buy lunch.
  3. Yes, its people like the directors of RAAus and the other 2.6 million registered companies in Australia who are the true threat to global security. That includes 600,000 not-for-profit charitable companies. All their directors go on the new register. They can run but they can no longer hide.
  4. Back to the downwind device. I can follow the logic and maths, but at a higher overview level I get stuck on a simple point. If it is travelling downwind at wind speed then there is no net wind and the rotor will not spin. If it is going faster than the wind then the rotor cannot draw energy from the wind, it draws energy from the vehicle. I think this has been said before, but it seems so obvious.
  5. From November 2021 directors will need to verify their identity as part of a new director ID requirement under the Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS), established by the Federal Government’s implementation of the ‘Modernising Business Registers Program’ (MBR Program). A Director Identification Number (Director ID) is a unique identification number that all existing directors will be required to have by no later than 30 November 2022. Among other entities this applies to directors of companies. This sounds like the "Australia Card" that got voted down years ago. If you hav
  6. Watched Skyfall again last night. Bond is shot through the shoulder but continues to fight unaffected, is shot with a sniper rifle, falls off a train about 100 metres into a river, goes over a waterfall, etc etc.
  7. Should have looked at the thread title, sorry.
  8. Boeing Offers Near Zero Accomodation
  9. If I was ever going to build it would be this.
  10. I once tried to arrange aerial exploration surveys in India. The answer was that the data and results would be classified and could not leave the country, and the work had to be done by an Indian contractor. At the time they were still using valve based electronics in the instruments and plotting the results by hand. Another time, in 1986 in Burma, I was working with an elctronics tech named Jeff Darwin. He was the only one who knew how to service the valve instruments in the Burmese survey planes.
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