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Re: New Zeland

Postby cuban8 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:45 pm

Shocking earthquake scenes on the TV news here in the UK. Tragic loss of life and a shame that the cathedral was wrecked. Best wishes to all Kiwis affected, we're thinking of you.

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Re: New Zeland

Postby disco stu » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:01 am

Jumped on to check on the NZ members here. Good to hear your OK Bruce. Any other members in that area??

Hope all is OK with your families etc
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Re: New Zeland

Postby suchislife » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:29 am

glad you're ok Bruce!
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Re: New Zeland

Postby pushinoldrc » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:59 am

I hope and pray that all our friends are well in the islands of NZ
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Re: New Zeland

Postby jrw2006 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:58 am

Glad to hear your safe and sound Bruce!! We toured New Zealand, both North and South, for two weeks last year. Certainly is a beautiful country and loved the attitude and patriotism of the people we met. We left one week before the big quake in Christchurch. Our prayers are with those who are suffering.
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Re: New Zeland

Postby Flash1940 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:43 am

Hey Bruce.....might you be anywhere near here....
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Re: New Zeland

Postby RCModelReviews » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:59 pm

Yep, you've nailed it -- although I'm at the other end of the runway -- where the hangars are.
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Re: New Zeland

Postby Ampair » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:29 am

That's a pretty old photograph, he doesn't look much like that these days. ;-)
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Re: New Zeland

Postby Flash1940 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:53 pm

I just went by the fact that you were near a full-scale runway and I put the pin on the numbers which are 13 and 31. That's a North/South ish runway. Is that the way your winds favor??? Here in Kentucky most of our winds come out of the West.....so our good runways are 27/90 ideally. Very seldom do we have any laying like yours. We would be doing a lot of "slip" landings. I was with a friend of mine in a J-3 Cub one day and we did one of those......I felt like my butt was going to slide out the door ! Weird feeling. The wind was really blowing through the window....which was also weird.
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Re: New Zeland

Postby RCModelReviews » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:52 pm

The runway runs from NW/SE which are the prevailing winds during summer but in winter the prevailing wind in SW -- a direct cross-wind.

In fact, when the wind blows from the SW it is very, very turbulent because it passes over a row of trees and also a row of hangars. It's great fun!
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