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Episode 343: Two Crew Good but One Crew Not Bad Either

Grant’s back from an exhausting week working on hot air balloons at Canowindra in rural New South Wales but at least he got a chance to fly one of them before he made the long drive back home. Meanwhile, Steve’s … Continue reading

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Episode 341: Grand Prix handling displays are better than the cars :)

Grant’s back from the Canberra Balloon Spectacular where he’s had a blast playing with balloons including one that’s basically a chair lift hung under a balloon envelope. Woo hoo :) Meanwhile, Melbourne has hosted the Formula 1 Grand Prix but … Continue reading

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Episode 279: Enough Qantas, It’s Christmas & the beach is waiting

It’s not just Rob who reckons an AusDesk can be produced by just saying how Qantas and Jetstar are in trouble. Steve and Grant have had enough too and, even though lots of column inches are being generated this week … Continue reading

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For Micah: Booming the Drogue to your Probe

Airplane Geeks listener Micah asked why the Navy went with probe-n-drogue for air-to-air refueling instead of the flying boom system used by the Air Force. Grant thinks it may have been due to the size of the aircraft and the … Continue reading

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Episode 212: Qantas Reports First Loss Since Going Public

It’s a big news week with the Australia Desk covering a number of stories: Qantas is big in the news with: Qantas reports a $244m loss (their first since becoming a public company) Alan Joyce will not be getting his … Continue reading

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