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  1. Norman From what I can retrieve, there are a few pics of the Perlis Fly-In (can't remember what year it was ). We were inside the "simulator room" all the time and missed the real flying going on outside Here are three of them (I don't have bigger pics than these ): DEMO BEING GIVEN TO A SPECTATOR THE MVPG MEMBERS WHO MADE IT TO PERLIS THE REGENT OF PERLIS AND HIS CONSORT POSING WITH MVPG MEMBERS
  2. Simply wonderful! Like the train & plane pic by Chai especially.
  3. Norman, this was in 2003 (August, I think). Off and on, similar carnivals were held in Kota Baharu, Johor Bahru, Penang, Perlis and Sitiawan, if you remember from our MVPG days.
  4. THE KLUANG AIR CARNIVAL Kluang is a small town of about 150,000 people and probably more known for its Kluang Railway Station bread and coffee. However less than a mile out of the town is a military complex which houses various units of the Malaysian Army, an RMAF helicopter training school and a grass airstrip. An air carnival was held at the RMAF station a few years back and two aircraft from the RSFC participated as well as an aerobatic "team" from CTRM, the manufacturer of the Eagle 150 aircraft. The "team" comprises of former RMAF fighter pilots who individually are individually employed in various private corporations. They would practise a day before or even a few hours prior to their performances but still manage to put on impressive displays. Over the last few years they have performed in most Asean countries by invitation. The "team" would comprise three to six aircraft depending on availablity of pilots. As Kluang is a military airstrip, one can only operate into it by invitation. Below are some pics of the maneouvres by the Eagle 150's. RSFC AIRCRAFT READY TO TAKE SPECTATORS UP FOR JOY RIDES LOW PASS ECHELON RIGHT A SOLO PERFORMANCE C172'S AND EAGLES HORIZONTAL BOMB BURST TWO EAGLES BREAKING AWAY RE-FORMATING IN THE DISTANCE NEXT POST - SOLO (OR SURAKARTA)
  5. Thank you for viewing, Kevin. As you know, the Draken is rather old, so the cockpit only had "steam" gauges and unsophisticated acquiring, tracking, targeting and attack systems. To me it felt just like the other older cockpits I had sat in such as the Sabre and Aermacchi MB339. To complete the Aeroseum story.... The Aeroseum was where the organisers of the Cockpit Builders Conference decided to hold the event. Most of the attendees were from Europe and a few from the USA. The key speakers were the manufacturers of the cockpit components and software. There was also a Microsoft Flight Simulator engineer who took notes of what cockpit builders wanted. He also gave an insight into future features in FS. THE FMC FOR B737 BY FLIGHTDECK SOLUTIONS THE FMC FOR THE B767 BY FLIGHTDECK SOLUTIONS THE MCP FOR THE B767 WITH THE MFD FRAMES SHOWN ABOVE IT (ALL BY FLIGHTDECK SOLUTIONS) THE OVERHEAD PANEL FOR THE B767 BY FLIGHTDECK SOLUTIONS THE GUY WITH ARMS FOLDED IS PETER COS WHO FOUNDED FLIGHTDECK SOLUTIONS THE B737 MCP BY CPFLIGHT The MCP by CPFlight is the first "ready-to-fly" cockpit panel module. Connect the USB jack to your PC, start FS and PM (Project Magenta) and crank the engines. There are now other modules available such as the EFIS and Radio panels. THE GUY ON THE RIGHT IS CLAUDIO AZIMONTI, THE FOUNDER OF CPFLIGHT. THE GUY WITH HIS LEFT ARM RAISED IS ENRICO SCHIRATTI, THE FOUNDER OF PROJECT MAGENTA. Project Magenta is the most widely-used software for home cockpit simulators. Enrico has designed cockpits for Hollywood movies and recounted how he was commissioned by a Middle Eastern ruler to set up a complete B747 cockpit in the royal palace. IN MY NEXT POST ----- THE KLUANG AIR CARNIVAL
  6. Inside the Aeroseum were a few exhibits. This collection will probably grow as more people become aware of the newly-established museum. PROBABLY AN ALOUETTE II THE CONTROL TOWER OF SAVE AFB LOCATED UNDERGROUND THE SAAB DRAKEN THE MALAYSIAN PILOT OF THE DRAKEN THE SAAB SAFIR - A LIGHT AIRCRAFT/TRAINER A CLOSEUP LOOK AT THE SAFIR Next Post - The Home Cockpit products on the market.
  7. You're probably right, Pieter. I remember there were Soviet submarines trapped in the fjords of Norway too. Gavin and Andrew, glad you found the pics interesting. More of them coming later.
  8. To continue with my story after being out of the country for a while: In Goteborg (or Gothenburg), a new aviation museum was started a few years back called the Aeroseum. This museum is located 200 metres underground and fortified to withstand a nuclear bombardment. No, it wasn't built to be a museum. In fact it was a nuclear-bomb-proof hangar and air base complex that was used during the cold war by the Swedish Air Force. At that time the USSR was perceived to be a threat to most of Europe. Now that the USSR does not exist anymore, they decided to bring their operations to the surface, declassify the air base (which is at Save) and donate it to the Aeroseum. THE ENTRANCE TO THE MUSEUM THE TUNNEL LEADS DOWN FROM THE ENTRANCE TO THE HANGARS AND BASE FACILITIES BELOW THE ONE-METRE THICK WALLS AND FIRE-DOORS KEEP NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS AND FALLOUT FROM REACHING THE HANGARS AND FACILITIES BELOW THE EMERGENCY EXIT FROM THE MUSEUM IS WELL HIDDEN The next post will cover what's inside the museum.
  9. Good question, Idham. I've always thought that the N2 is turned first by the compressed air supplied by the starter unit. The N1 then turns as a result of the air flow sucked in by the N2. Is this what happens in real life?
  10. Many bizjet owners based in Subang will charter out their aircraft to friends and other people for biz trips, holidays, etc. for a reasonable fee. Those working at Subang airport can give you more information on this. You must remember however that they also have to recover the cost of returning the aircraft to Subang and sending the aircraft out to fetch you back from your destination. Not cheap, but many people still use them (especially to impress their biz partners or their girlfriends).
  11. Yes, Seth, it is indeed small but seemed to fly well and I enjoyed the quiet cabin. No overhead compartments, so pax had to leave the hand luggage on the cart before climbing the steps to the cabin. The baggage handler then loaded them into the cargo compartments of the aircraft.
  12. Ok, some history of the United Plantations C206 9M-AWT. It used to belong to the Royal Selangor Flying Club (RSFC) until the 1997 recession hit us. People could not afford to fly it anymore At the same time a leak developed in a fuel tank and the Club had no funds to repair it. So it was sold to United Plantations for a song and it's still going strong. Now let's have some more pics but this time about a conference I attended in Goteborg regarding home cockpit construction. This was in 2004 and more than 50 people attended it, 80% of them above 50 years old. I guess those younger than 50 can't afford luxuries such as a cokpit in the house. Before showing you the conference pictures, let me show you the en route photos: Shot after arriving at Munich. My steed from Munich to Goteborg - a CRJ 100. Sorry, the lens just couldn't get wider than that. Somewhere along the German coastline en route to Goteborg. Taken from my brother's house in Boras (60 km from Goteborg). Fog covered the ground on a spring morning. A park in Boras. Another view of the same park. Yet another view of the park. Hope I'm not out of topic here but coming up next are the Conference pics. By the way, it would be really nice if Capt Radzi, LeeCH, TK and the others can also put up their training school photos here for us to look at history.
  13. Idham, Yes, 9M-AWT is still the workhorse of United Plantations until today. They ferry their personnel and visitors to KL and back in it. Azman, Rozhan, A scanner is probably the only way to preserve old fotos. So it's really worth the money. In this tropical weather though, fungi and dirt get trapped under the glass plate and end up in your scanned images - what a sight! Have to service the scanner regularly as a result.
  14. Not to worry, Simon. Right now the growth of airline traffic far outstrips the growth in the number of pilots. If things go on as they do now, they may have to increase the age limit of pilots to 75 to keep airplanes flying. U.S. statistics of late show a DECLINE in the number of new student pilots. Apparently, youngsters complain that other jobs take less training and yet pay more.
  15. The best way I think is to get your negatives/slides to E-Six at Pudu Plaza, KL where they have a powerful scanner. I haven't tried using them for negatives but for slides I think they are super. So far I have sent them slide films for processing and scanning and for 3 rolls they charge RM90 including the CD. The rate goes down as you increase the number of rolls. You can tell them what format you want the digital images to be stored in. For me I choose jpeg regular (about 2.5MB per pic) but you can ask for higher reso if you wish. Sherman, they weren't my kids. Benjamin, I think it was an Olympus P&S analog that I used for the above pics. I subsequently bought a Nikon F70 analog which I'm using until now. Brendan, they were probably baggy pants popular amongst estate personnel. As for my pics, I have very few of them as most of the time I was behind the camera. Wait for more pictures.
  16. Over the years I have taken hundreds of photographs during fly-ins and in my GA flights. They were taken using my analog cameras and the prints were kept in folders which now fill up two fairly large boxes. To scan them all would be a daunting task but I intend to scan some of them which I shall pick at random and then post them here for all to share. As you will expect they are pictures of light aircraft predominantly and this perhaps will give a pleasant break to you from the usual airliner pictures. More than ten years ago a fly-in was held at the Jenderata airstrip near Teluk Intan: A CESSNA 206 6-seater belonging to United Plantations. An RV6 taking off while a C206 awaits its turn. An RV6 on approach. An Agcat crop duster used in the plantations. A Bell belonging to a timber tycoon from Pahang. Another shot of the RV6. At that time a factory manufacturing RV6 kit parts for export was operating in Shah Alam and two aircraft including the one above were used as demonstrators. More photographs covering other events coming soon.
  17. Never seen a Connie from the inside before. Wow, thanks TK. Those engines are Wright Cyclone radials?
  18. What a lovely shot! Congrats, Kevin.
  19. There are many theories on why it's "two cents" but I think it's the fact that the 2-cent coin was the most popularly used in the 19th century. That's the first coin to bear the words "In God We Trust". The penny is one cent, nickel five cents, dime ten cents and two-bits (or quarter) twenty-five cents.
  20. Some aircraft have landing lights, taxi lights and runway turnoff lights as well.
  21. You mean "Triumph in The Skies"?
  22. Two Rotorway Execs were built from kits in the 1990's in Sempang. One belonged to a now retired MAS director and never flew for some reason. The other was built by KITFAM, completed and flown but developed engine problems after a while and was left idle. As for the human ceiling, many tell me that it's 10,000ft. A friend and myself flew at 15,000 unpressurised and without oxygen from Jakarta to Lombok and found no adverse effect on us.
  23. Prefer a Cirrus with Angelina Jolie as co-pilot though
  24. Guys, better use aerodynamic terms like these: LIFT ^ I DRAG I V WEIGHT
  25. Is the Sg Udang airstrip the same as the Terendak Camp one? I did pass the Terendak Camp airstrip many times but can't remember now how it really looks like. As for the hill near Morib, is it Bukit Jugra? From what I know there's a military radar installation on that hill though the picture doesn't seem to show it.
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