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    I wasn't sure if I should post this thread here or the Toad Pond. Since it is not sludge and drivel, I figured this may be the place.


    This first video is about Spanish Fire Bombers. Even for those not interested in flying, you may find this interesting, at least from a visual aspect.

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    The second video is about modern aircraft navigation systems, making safe arrivals at challenging airports, in this case Queenstown, New Zealand. It is worth reading all the text to gain some understanding.

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    This is an approach from the west into Queenstown in late afternoon.

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    Intense faith involved as the aircraft in the second video enters into the clouds with big sticky up bits all around....
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    That's why they call it 'the land of the long white cloud' Bro...
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    And i thought it was the land of the long white crowd.
    If you've got too much traction, you haven't got enough horse power ...




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    43 Grupo are true pilots, the others are over paid Bus drivers guiding a video game (Tongue very firmly in cheek!). But it did take a true pilot to get the system up and running, to fly into Queenstown without the techno support in those sort of conditions was risky to dangerous. To do a fly around may have meant even lower cloud and light and a further aborted landing and a bus ride from Invercargill.
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    More interesting stuff..

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    I believe the Poms started this deal using Fairey Swordfish biplanes on MAC's then following up with Sea Hurricanes Mk1 and Mk2.
    The apparently antiquated, but robust, Swordfish aircraft were suited to the conditions and their patrols were very effective. They flew more than 4,000 sorties in all. Wartime records show that no convoy with an accompanying MAC ship ever lost a vessel to U-boats, nor was any MAC ship lost

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