Day in the life of an MAF airplane

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Day in the life of an MAF airplane

Postby J349 » 08 Dec 2014, 21:02


Great footage, great organisation :D
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Postby kylie_koyote » 08 Dec 2014, 21:07

Nice! I'm sure RSG will love to see this the next time she logs in.
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Re: Day in the life of an MAF airplane

Postby Fairblue » 08 Dec 2014, 21:49

kylie_koyote wrote:Nice! I'm sure RSG will love to see this the next time she logs in.

Oh, dear, I think I must still be delirious. I read your remark, KK as : "NOT sure RSG will love to see this the next time she logs in," and spent the whole time watching the footage wondering what on earth was wrong with it. :?
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Postby kylie_koyote » 08 Dec 2014, 21:50

Time for a nap, FB. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Day in the life of an MAF airplane

Postby tiffinata » 08 Dec 2014, 22:09

or a glass of spitfire ale.
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Re: Day in the life of an MAF airplane

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 11 Dec 2014, 05:21

Brilliant! Love that side on 'propeller cam' view. :yay:
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Re: Day in the life of an MAF airplane

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 11 Jan 2015, 21:47

J349 wrote:Great footage, great organisation :D

I've only just caught up with this post!!!! :doh: Thank you for sharing J349 :thumbup:
It's one of my favourites, actually - I love all the videos that are being released showing the daily life of our pilots and engineers on the field. Did you by any chance see the 2014 "Father's Day" one - "Make your dad a MAF man?"? It's hilarious. I'll see if I can find it.
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Re: Day in the life of an MAF airplane

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 11 Jan 2015, 22:13

This is absolutely hilarious - children of maintenance engineers describe what their dad's do. My absolute favourite line - after being asked what she'd just explained really meant - "I have no idea!"



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Re: Day in the life of an MAF airplane

Postby Spitfire666 » 11 Jan 2015, 22:27

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:This is absolutely hilarious - children of maintenance engineers describe what their dad's do. My absolute favourite line - after being asked what she'd just explained really meant - "I have no idea!"


Brilliant :!: :thumbup:
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Re: Day in the life of an MAF airplane

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 11 Jan 2015, 22:56

On reflection, I thought I should add a disclaimer. I didn't post the video on this forum as a means to garner donations, so hoping no one takes offence :oops: Please just enjoy the fun (and our media bloke really is brilliant, I must say :thumbup: ) Please don't see this as a fundraising exercise - that was the last thing on my mind. Only occurred to me as I was having a shower...
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Re: Day in the life of an MAF airplane

Postby J349 » 12 Jan 2015, 21:16

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:This is absolutely hilarious - children of maintenance engineers describe what their dad's do. My absolute favourite line - after being asked what she'd just explained really meant - "I have no idea!"

Haha great job. :clap: :D
RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:On reflection, I thought I should add a disclaimer. I didn't post the video on this forum as a means to garner donations, so hoping no one takes offence :oops: Please just enjoy the fun (and our media bloke really is brilliant, I must say :thumbup: ) Please don't see this as a fundraising exercise - that was the last thing on my mind. Only occurred to me as I was having a shower...

That didn't even occur to me, don't worry!.. I find I think of things like that in the shower too lol.
Do you work for MAF, then? :) ("our media bloke really is brilliant"); or just referring to your local MAF branch?
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Re: Day in the life of an MAF airplane

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 12 Jan 2015, 22:36

J349 wrote:That didn't even occur to me, don't worry!.. I find I think of things like that in the shower too lol.
Do you work for MAF, then? :) ("our media bloke really is brilliant"); or just referring to your local MAF branch?

Yes - Mr RSG and I have a very heavy involvement with MAF. I'm involved with MAF Australia, and Mr RSG occasionally goes up and does avionics work at Mareeba, when they're short-handed.
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Re: Day in the life of an MAF airplane

Postby VickersVandal » 13 Jan 2015, 10:48

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:
J349 wrote:That didn't even occur to me, don't worry!.. I find I think of things like that in the shower too lol.
Do you work for MAF, then? :) ("our media bloke really is brilliant"); or just referring to your local MAF branch?

Yes - Mr RSG and I have a very heavy involvement with MAF. I'm involved with MAF Australia, and Mr RSG occasionally goes up and does avionics work at Mareeba, when they're short-handed.


Awesome 8-)
My parents supported MAF for decades and we went to their Field Days every year. We support different missio organisations but MAF is one I will be a supporter for if our commitments change. I did one of the flight training camps as a teenager - had us doing touch-and-go after less than 2 hours flight time. Unbelievably skilled pilots (them, not us!!)

That's a great video. Captures the excitement, variety, exhaustion and huge reliance on reliable servicing that would be the life of a MAF pilot.
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