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About derekliston

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  • Birthday 08/02/1947

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    Warwick Queensland
  1. derekliston

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Constellation! Oh sorry, you mean the one at the front!
  2. derekliston

    Urban Myths

    My contribution to the urban myths was as told to me by a wartime Sunderland mechanic. According to him, if they had been working on the engines they would walk inboard to the fuselage and forward to the cockpit hatch and drop through, then one day they had to work on a Catalina and a mechanic did what he was accustomed to doing, walked inboard, dropped onto the fuselage and walked forward to the hatch, between the two turning propellers, which as you probably know are very close together. The story goes that when he realised what he had done he collapsed.
  3. derekliston

    Hello Fellow Pilots!

    No problem. I was wrong anyway!
  4. derekliston

    Urban Myths

    True!
  5. derekliston

    Urban Myths

    Just being picky really, but aircraft marshals at RPT fields do it all the time!!!
  6. derekliston

    Hello Fellow Pilots!

    Haha, funny man! Chinook ultralight, but as I said, don’t quote me.
  7. derekliston

    Hello Fellow Pilots!

    Might possibly be a Chinook, but don’t quote me!
  8. derekliston

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    I actually had a fly in it back then. Had one of the strangest control set-ups I have ever seen. I think there is also one in the HARS museum.
  9. derekliston

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Interesting, if that is at Mareeba because the one I saw today still had the American registration on it! or are there two around?
  10. derekliston

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Chrislea Super Ace G-AKVF was Paul’s one! That’s better.
  11. derekliston

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    I should know this one, a mate of mine, Paul Longthorp owned either it or a sister ship when I lived in England 35 yrs ago, but my brain has decided to have a senior moment!
  12. derekliston

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Never get bored, but not home to check my reference books and off the top of my head, no idea!
  13. derekliston

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Low wing, pusher twin????
  14. derekliston

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Here is one from me for any of you to identify. Photo not terribly clear, blown up from a phone photo taken from the fence at Mareeba airport. I’ll even give you the registration, N2811W. Google says Boeing 727 which it plainly (planely!) isn’t. I don’t have a clue!
  15. derekliston

    GA Medical Class 2 basic

    Bit upset that this site apparently censors a good old Australian expression like b....s..t!
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