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    Thought that may have been the...

    Thought that may have been the problem.....Officially, and maybe a couple more bottles of Sav Blanc for the weary pilots
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    Welcome to NZ radar ; not been here much myself...

    Welcome to NZ radar ; not been here much myself lately, but just noticed QF A28 coming in to Christchurch; quite unusual as they usually fly right over to Sydney. Came in at a very deep vector: must...
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    Yes I could follow the IL76 on my PiAware screen...

    Yes I could follow the IL76 on my PiAware screen , just! But absolutely NO identification other than 'Chinese' and in PP ICAO number and 'IL76'
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    I have just seen a video of a Chinese Military...

    I have just seen a video of a Chinese Military IL76 to be deployed to NZ as part of a NZAF relief exercise "Skytrain Exercise" no date, but I assume this is it?
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    Did I see an Ilyushin 76 just fly in to...

    Did I see an Ilyushin 76 just fly in to Christchurch
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    I wonder if anyone here could advise me about a...

    I wonder if anyone here could advise me about a friends problem. He recently has had a serious drop in his acft contact according to the Flightaware stats. He has a very good Beast operating...
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    Also having DNS problems usually late at night...

    Also having DNS problems usually late at night when I continually lose feed contact. Originally thought it was to do with PP as I am one of the few still using this setup. Don't like fiddling with my...
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    Now the problem will be getting all those private...

    Now the problem will be getting all those private a/c more visible on screen A very few have Ads-b , most don't even have Mode S and operate still on Mode C. Primary radar is to be discontinued soon...
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    Probably only the Air Nelson a/c's will be fitted...

    Probably only the Air Nelson a/c's will be fitted with Ads-b; the few AT75's will probably be discarded as they age. Goodbye Mlats, perhaps.
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    Been offline a lot lately due to faulty HDD and...

    Been offline a lot lately due to faulty HDD and only just noticed the NEK and NFA with Lat and Long positions and they are not Mlats; how long has this been effected? Are there other Dash8's fitted...
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    Am noticing a few of Air Nelson fleet with ADS-B,...

    Am noticing a few of Air Nelson fleet with ADS-B, finally...
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    Nice to hear the Dash8 clear reports as it flies...

    Nice to hear the Dash8 clear reports as it flies in to Timaru ; 3 flights a day. Makes it easier to track even without Mlats. Wish they would put ads-b into the Dash 8's.
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    Unfortunately, although I did apply for the FR24...

    Unfortunately, although I did apply for the FR24 box I was not considered to be in the right place for one so I will stay with the 'expensive' PlanePlotter option . I quite like the mapping features...
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    Coverage in the South Island of NZ seems to be...

    Coverage in the South Island of NZ seems to be dependent to a great extent on your local topography. For instance my situation denies me any coverage of the Tasman Sea and Queenstown area. However I...
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    No looks like it is off again now, then changed...

    No looks like it is off again now, then changed his mind and turned off the GPS. Might just be taxiing
    ; coming for spare parts ???
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    Air Caledonie arrived in ChCh at 12midday today;...

    Air Caledonie arrived in ChCh at 12midday today; first time I have seen it in ChCh.
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    VH-LCL is off Kaikoura right now so I guess it...

    VH-LCL is off Kaikoura right now so I guess it will have quite a story to relay, but flying at 1600 feet it is not visible to me .
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    You are right Manawanui is just a Diving tender

    You are right Manawanui is just a Diving tender
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    Still have these NIWA vessels 4 July 2016...

    Still have these NIWA vessels

    4 July 2016
    NIWA’s flagship of New Zealand ocean research – Tangaroa – is the modern-day Endeavour, venturing into open oceans to conduct work that’s proving how...
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    Odd that we are using the Aussie Navy to survey...

    Odd that we are using the Aussie Navy to survey our seabed. Thought we had a good survey vessel for that sort of work.
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    PlanePlotter website seems to be down and there...

    PlanePlotter website seems to be down and there are no shared acft showing up tonight
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    What is the schedule time for the 380's at ChCh?...

    What is the schedule time for the 380's at ChCh? Saw it on TV and it looked enormous; having flown on them I can tell you Bus class is spacious and wonderful! What is the route for this a/c,...Sydney...
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    I see FLC88 returning to Christchurch; doesn't...

    I see FLC88 returning to Christchurch; doesn't seem as if they got to Antarctica as its only been about 5 hours since they left.Problems?
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    And ZK-NFD was doing calibrations at Timaru a...

    And ZK-NFD was doing calibrations at Timaru a couple of weeks back. Nice to see ADSB on a few Microlites too; a little Corby Starlet was in (ADSB)evidence this morning landing at Asburton. Seems to...
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    Michael, I would love to understand all that...

    Michael, I would love to understand all that Math, but calculus and algebra are on another planet from me. Nice to know some can do those maths and enjoy it ; must be a left brain aptitude , but mine...
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