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This site was last updated on the 20th AUG 2017

New book
The Crash Of MH370
Check out the link HERE

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Buy Now - Australian store HERE
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Australian Aviation Security
Peter Lloyd from ABC Radio asked James for a pilot's view
about airborne bombs and Australia's airport security.
Click the link: 2017-08-04-NIXON_TheWorldToday
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The Long Haul Pilot's Life

With every second sector being 'back-of-clock', long haul Pilots develop an acute sense of the phases of the moon. Some nights, flying into a full moon all night you use the Airbus's fitted sunshades and hardly see anything outside the cockpit — landing with sand in your eyes. During new moon phases the sky is alive with the Milky Way above and regular shooting stars.



A380 Cloud

Creating Its Own Cloud

As it flows over the top of the wing, the moist accelerating air molecules release latent heat which condenses. VH-OQG, as Qantas 94, creates its own cloud as it races over Melbourne at 191 knots (353kph).

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Moments before and afterwards

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Coming Back From Dallas
Guillermo Nistal and I were snapped by a colleague over Iran

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Melbourne's New Airport

Radio 3AW's Darren James asked about the
proposed new airport in Melbourne's southeast

Click the link:
2017Jun5_3AW_Airport
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The World's Best Pilot, F.O.Sirri,
and their Paid Passenger
Ross & John's Rumour File, a story about a
787 starting problem at Sydney last week
Click the link Rumour THE OTHER RIGHT
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Contaminated Air In Aircraft

My book, The Crash of MH 370, advises that there are 1,300 smoke or fumes in USA and UK every day, and makes 13 urgent recommendations Dr Susan Michaelis of the University of Stirling’s occupational and environmental health research group says, of contaminated air inside aircraft: "It’s unsafe. This is not all about health. This is also about flight safety. If air crew are incapacitated in flight, everyone is at risk.”

The Independent's article is HERE
Radio 3AW's Ross Stevenson & John Burns
interviewed Dr
Michaelis:
Contaminated Air

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The Malaysian Airlines Bomb Scare
Jon Faine asked James for a pilot's
take on events last night at Melbourne Airport
Click the link ABC774 Jon Faine
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Funeral Of A Hero
Tony Moclair asked James to report on
the funeral of Peter Issacson
AM, DFC, AFC, DFM
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Anzac Day 2017
Qantas 94 sneaks in above the Dawn Service
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Wing Lights
Save The Yellowed Bellied Sap Suckers

There are two types of A380 pilots: those who use Wing Lights and those who don't. Some people seem to think staying dark saves fuel, whereas I reckon we should give all other aviators (including the Yellowed Bellied Sap Suckers) the best possible chance. Days like today, with a high speed, 700 kph dash over Melbourne's eastern suburbs, they need all the help they can get. They also help oncoming pilots notice the aircraft type, so they can plan for the wake that descends at 500 feet per minute.

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What Happened To MH370?
Tony Moclair asked about the new book
"
The Crash Of MH370"
Click the link: 2017Mar13_3AW_MH370
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Chelsea Brown
The night she made me clever HERE
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2017 Melbourne Grand Prix
See all the photos HERE

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Grant Walker
Out for a Sunday drive at Yarrowee.


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Three Hours Later …
As QF93, VH-OQA is on her way to LAX again.
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Captain Paul Carruthers
Flies QF94, (VH-OQA —named after Nancy-Bird Walton) over
Melbourne to arrive 14 mins early from LAX.

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Southern Moon
The moon, as seen from Melbourne, Australia.
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Stealth Flight
11 mins early, EK 407 (A6-EEH) arrives over
Melbourne enroute from Auckland.


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Let There Be Light
And there was. And it was good.
Melbourne's Moomba Fireworks.
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What Americans Know
There are many things Americans don't know. How to eat Vegemite on toast for one. But they sure know how to make beautiful aircraft wings. United's 787 has the speed brakes out in preparation to commence the RNAV approach to Melbourne International.
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What Can You Learn In Two Days?
Ross & John asked what you can learn in two
days … James offered to teach Burnso to fly an A380
Click the link3AW_FlyAnA380_Feb_06_2017-004
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PERTH ENGINEER HIT BY LIGHTNING
Australia: The Cleanest Third World Country On The Planet
Read about it HERE
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Giza, Egypt
The Giza plateau, and its pyramids, on the outskirts of Cairo.
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Captain Paul Carruthers
Approaching the end of Qantas LAX-MEL flight 94, and rocketing over
Melbourne's eastern suburbs at
250 knots (463kph). Five minutes early, he is
commanding Airbus A380 VH-OQH, named
Reginald Ansett after the
founder of the now-defunct Ansett Airlines.

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United Flight 98
After being held, then given track stretching, the LAX-MEL flight
ended-up 13 mins late. Boeing 787 (N35953) just about to commence the
RNAV 34 approach on the 27th Feb 2017.
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Australia's Roulettes
Performing over Melbourne for Australia Day 2017

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Too Many Things With Wings
You don't need to meet birds
when you have to work on Australia Day
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The Crew Of QF94
Made up 42 minutes over the Pacific last night
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Morning Balloon
Sunday Morning In Melbourne
Waking-up to the sound of gas jets, quiet chatter,
camera
shutters and clinking champagne glasses.
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TV reception
TV Reception
Sometimes channel two goes on the blink
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Schools IN
School's In
Albert Park Primary gets a third storey
in time for the new school year
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Phones Catching Fire On Aeroplanes
Hear 3AW's Ross & John asking
if it's true that premium seats
crush phones, and what happens next …
Click the link:3AW Breakfast 9 Jan17
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New venture
CrammondMEDIA
Check out the link HERE.
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Qantas To Make Perth Its Hub
Hear 6PR's Adam Shand asking about the
direct Qantas 787 flights to London.
Click the link: 6PR 22_NOV_16
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British Tourist Gang Raped In Dubai
Hear 6PR's Adam Shand asking about the
dangers of local laws when travelling.
Click the link: 6PR-Nov_16
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THE REASON TRUMP WON ...

I won money on Sportsbet, got on him at $5.00
HERE
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Do Planes Really Glide?
Hear 3AW's Ross & John asking
if it's true that planes have the
gliding properties of a brick …
Click the link: 3AW_2016 Oct 31
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Pilot's Beards & Uniforms
Hear 6PR's Adam Shand asking
about the new Qantas uniform rules.
Click the link: 6PR_Uniforms_27_10_16 .

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Aviation Communication
Hear 6PR's Adam Shand asking
about the dangers of pilots
mis-understanding aviation English.
Click the link: 6PR_ATC_14OCT16 .

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The New Killer In The Skies
Hear 6PR's Adam Shand asking
about lithium batteries and airliners.
Click the link: James Nixon 6PR Lithuium.

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What Happened To MH370 ?
Hear 6PR's Adam Shand asking
about MH370 - two years on.
Click the link: 6PR_MH370_Mar8th2016

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JN A380 Sep 2016

'Brakes Set, Engines Off. Parking Checklist Please'
After thirty-one and a half years it's time to hang-up the wings.


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On the way to the airport for his last trip
he spoke about his career to his friend,
Radio 3AW's Darren James
Click the link: 3AW_DJ Sept2016
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Emirates 407 Super . MEL-DXB 24th Sept 2016
Thank you for making my last flight so memorable.

High-Res copies of Victor Pody's images of my last flight
are available for purchase for A$200 each
HERE
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