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Greg Hyde 10th August 2014 04:26 PM

AviationTV
 
New show on H2 in the US last night called Ghost Planes.

Ghost Planes Ghost Planes
Sat August 9, 9:00 PM
At the time of this writing, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, transporting 227 passengers and 12 crew members from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, has been missing for months. An unprecedented international search was unable to locate any bodies or debris. Authorities remain baffled, and the world remains transfixed. However, this is not the first story of its kind to shake the global community. According to the Aviation Society Network, more than 80 aircrafts have been declared "missing" since 1948--"Ghost Planes" that have literally vanished without a trace. This special utilizes interviews with experts and the families of passengers,

Keep an eye on youtube etc.

Greg Hyde 22nd August 2014 06:49 PM

Another one to keep a lookout for:

The Worst Place to be a Pilot

UK Channel 4 about Susi Air in Papua/Indonesia

Greg Hyde 24th August 2014 01:19 PM

Above

Good watch for Porters, Caravans & scary approaches

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqkjRxzztJQ

Greg McDonald 24th August 2014 09:06 PM

Enjoyed watching that!!

Philip Argy 25th August 2014 02:57 AM

Whoa!
 
Gotta laugh when the main trait to be a captain is willingness to take risks - anywhere else that would get you sacked! :)

Todd Hendry 25th August 2014 07:02 AM

Agree with you totally Philip.
Not many pilot gamblers around.
I'd like to actually track that guy's career. If there is one.

Todd.

Greg Hyde 25th August 2014 11:50 AM

Comes down to what makes GOOD TV.

This is similar to "Flying Wild Alaska" that aired a couple of years ago.

If you haven't seen it, it is worth a watch considering the owner Jim Tweto started with nothing and now is one of the richest men in Canada.

Greg Hyde 28th August 2014 06:31 PM

Worst Place Ep2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4woRggJeKA

Michael Cleary 29th August 2014 12:23 PM

Having lived in PNG many years ago (early 1970's), I can vouch for it being a rather 'interesting' place for flying - and that's just as a passenger. The island of New Guinea is very mountainous - up to about 14000 feet - and it usually clouds in by the middle of the day, hence most of these flights are in the mornings.

With the exception of the "Highlands Highway" from Lae to Mount Hagen, roads (even the 4WD variety) don't go very far inland from the coast. Hence there are little airstrips wherever space can be found, along ridges, uphill etc - not for the fainthearted. Most of those villages depend on those flights for everything - air being the only way in apart from a long Kokoda Trail like hike. For most of the passengers, it's all they know.

VFR is the norm and those who get bold and decide to fly through cloud run the risk of meeting something solid within it. A very good place for a pilot to gain experience - or die if he/she makes a mistake.

There was an old saying in PNG - There are Old Pilots and Bold Pilots, but no Old Bold Pilots.

Greg Hyde 31st August 2014 07:19 PM

7Mate Sun 07/09

11:00AM Plane Xtreme: Emergency Landing 'CC'

Pilot Dave Doble is called to deliver a Cessna Caravan to a customer in Nairobi, Kenya; he must do an emergency landing and have a local mechanic identify the problems.

12:00PM Special: Toughest Carrier Jobs (R)

From the Gym to the Mess hall, life on board a USS carrier is one of the toughest jobs in the military!


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