YSBK Today!

No shortage of Trainee pilots nowadays :)

As usual BAL are trying to ream the next best thing to recover their expensive purchase…

During the late 1990’s the Australian Federal Government, lead at the time by the Liberal Prime Minister Mr John Howard, brought forward the proposal of privatising Australia’s airport infrastructure assets.  Underpinning this proposal was the argument that the government at the time would need to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in airport upgrades – money the government simply didn’t have.  Rather than look towards the Australian tax-payer for additional funds, the decision at the time was made to sell off the airport assets off to private ownership, with a view that these private companies would invest and built our aviation industrial capabilities.

http://reviews.aviationadvertiser.com.au/2008/11/first-class-opportunity-to-take-off/

This should be a barrel of laughs…. bring your beer and chippies..take a place unde rthe supplied umbrella and watch the spectacle…

Following the successful Camden Airport Emergency Exercise in October, Sydney Metro Airport will hold its Annual Emergency Exercise on the northern side of the Airport on Tuesday 2 December 2008.

The aim of these events is to test the Airport Emergency Plan by exercising the roles of the NSW Fire Brigade, the NSW Police Force and the Ambulance Service in conjunction with the Airport Management company’s own staff.

A simulated emergency will be created involving an aircraft accident and a large number of casualties. The incident will practise emergency response, casualty care, fire fighting and command and control.

Viewing areas will be established for interested parties and NSW Police will ensure spectators do not enter restricted areas or aircraft operating locations.

http://www.bankstownairport.com.au/corporate/CIN060.asp

Counterstrike History

Plenty of history here!

Halflife Timeline

This timeline goes over all the major events and plot points of the saga, from before Half-Life 1 to the end of Half-Life 2. The HL1 manual indicates that the Black Mesa incident occurred on May 5, 200-, implying by the “-” that the incident could take place during any year during the decade. For simplicity’s sake, I assumed it happened in the year 2000 and went from there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counter-Strike

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Brodo and his weather….

http://code.google.com/p/open-monica/

MoniCA is a versatile real-time monitoring system originally developed for use at the Compact Array and other radio observatories operated by Australia’s CSIRO.

The server allows data to be collected from an almost unlimited range of devices and archived to disk. A graphical client program allows real-time and historical data to be displayed in a flexible manner, printed, or exported for deeper analysis.

and of course the weather site….

http://ozforecast.com.au/

Sculpture by Sea afternoon Session

Sculpture by the Sea is staged along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. The coastal walk begins at the bottom of Notts Avenue, which runs off Campbell Parade, Bondi. The coastal walk can also be accessed by stairs at various points along the exhibition route at Hunter Park, Gaerloch Avenue and Pacific Avenue. The exhibition finishes at Tamarama Park, Marine Drive, Tamarama.