Splitpin wrote:I really hope the plan to base a squadron of them here works out.
Aviator 1 wrote:Your very lucky to see them fly I wanted to see the A400 fly and the F-15s including Kc135 but I had to be there Sunday evening.
Splitpin wrote:Talking to one of the F-15 Pilots about coming here , he said its all about space .
Over there , in singas ," full throttle on the f-15 for more than 10 minutes puts you in another county , and all the limits involved."
But here ... room to spare , plus the variety of terrain. But the space was the big thing.
They do train pilots in Oz , but Im not sure if its on fast jets.
Splitpin wrote:Just to add a bit more .... the planning and organization was perfect.
Always space on the fence line , food, and water for miles .... very well done.
The park and ride was also excellent, lots of busses, on closed roads .
And of course (from my point of view) Air New Zealand were right on the money. 3 fantastic flights, all on time, great service.
The ATR flight up direct was amazing ... only got to 19,000 feet , but to see the top of the south looking like Afganistan was sobering.
Dash 8 from palmy to wellington was quick but wonderful, and a Koru flight back to chc just topped it off .... well done ANZ.
Aviator 1 wrote:When New Zealand bought the Texan trainers most country's that buy the likes of them and the Pc9 end up going from them to Jets. well the only Jet here is the 757 or something from the warbirds collection.
Splitpin wrote:Didn't mean to sound derogatory with the "only" .... far from it in fact.
19000 over that sector was perfect, just wish I had, had my camera in the cabin.
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