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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:04 pm 
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The indian latitudes are lower than I'd expect,


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:59 am 
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Comparative map of New Zealand's search and rescue area:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:26 pm 
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Putin has a mildly higher opinion in Europe than Orban does. Outsiders think more of the French President than the French do, although probably not surprising and viewed through an EU lens. Czechs think little of Merkel.

The map is hurt however by not charting the poll in so many central and eastern European states.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:14 pm 
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How many of Russia's are operational?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:59 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:37 am 
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Lacrobat wrote:
Comparative map of New Zealand's search and rescue area:

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That is both amazing, and scary at the same time.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:27 pm 
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HouseOfPane wrote:
Lacrobat wrote:
Comparative map of New Zealand's search and rescue area:

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That is both amazing, and scary at the same time.


thats pretty cool

I'd say the Irish Aviation Authorities air traffic control zone is quite similar (i.e. its an international obligation that utterly dwarfs the geography of Ireland)

can't find a map of it though


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:35 pm 
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You're thinking of Shanwick which is shared with the UK. These days they do the lion's share of the work as it is not all voice controlled. I had a mate working in Shannon but he moved when it became more text based.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:51 pm 
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can't find a map of it though


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Yeah that's it. We do most of the voice contact with the pilots but a huge proportion of it is now text based and Prestwick do that. We have a ATC on the bored who could confirm but I haven't see him post in a while


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Yeah that's it. We do most of the voice contact with the pilots but a huge proportion of it is now text based and Prestwick do that. We have a ATC on the bored who could confirm but I haven't see him post in a while

No, neither have I.

Is it RR?


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Yeah that's it. We do most of the voice contact with the pilots but a huge proportion of it is now text based and Prestwick do that. We have a ATC on the bored who could confirm but I haven't see him post in a while

No, neither have I.

Is it RR?


Yeah


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:56 am 
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This is cool

Type in your address and dial back how many million years you want to go back and check on the neighbours,

http://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#0


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:00 am 
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While not specifically about maps, this is interesting nonetheless.

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https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/26/eagles_russian_sms_cellular_bill/


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:50 pm 
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HouseOfPane wrote:
Lacrobat wrote:
Comparative map of New Zealand's search and rescue area:

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That is both amazing, and scary at the same time.


Better have an A+ Navy with that range.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:29 pm 
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Better have an A+ Navy with that range.

I'd say it's good.

It is small, is all.

But search and rescue doesn't need air and naval force per se. Equipment and personnel capable of operating within the range does the job. S&R comes down to 'best endeavour' at the end of the day.

Just get on with it. Chile has a bigger ocean zone than NZ anway.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:22 pm 
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Better have an A+ Navy with that range.

I'd say it's good.

It is small, is all.

But search and rescue doesn't need air and naval force per se. Equipment and personnel capable of operating within the range does the job.


I'd think "equipment and personnel capable of operating within the range" would be considered "air and naval force".


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:37 pm 
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Flyin Ryan wrote:
kiap wrote:
Flyin Ryan wrote:
Better have an A+ Navy with that range.

I'd say it's good.

It is small, is all.

But search and rescue doesn't need air and naval force per se. Equipment and personnel capable of operating within the range does the job.


I'd think "equipment and personnel capable of operating within the range" would be considered "air and naval force".

If they aren't shooting, if they aren't enforcing or defending then it's no force. Search and rescue is a different task. It's locating people and ferrying them home.

Moreover, while the RNZAF has good crews in service doing maritime patrols and the like, these days it's a stretch to call that a force. What do they do?

They rely on maintaining a small naval force and that's fine ...

It's the way the public likes it, and that's what they've got.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:58 pm 
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Force is not in the sense of they're gung-ho commandos bloodthirsty for war but in the sense of what do you have to do the job effectively covering such a large area. To do that area effectively pretty much requires a blue-water navy, something very few countries in the world can do at present. A few littoral ships won't cut it.

We have a mistaken connotation based around the word "force" as well as you're enforcing dumb civilian stereotypes you learned from Hollywood that all the military does is shoot things.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:36 pm 
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Flyin Ryan wrote:
Force is not in the sense of they're gung-ho commandos bloodthirsty for war but in the sense of what do you have to do the job effectively covering such a large area. To do that area effectively pretty much requires a blue-water navy, something very few countries in the world can do at present. A few littoral ships won't cut it.

We have a mistaken connotation based around the word "force" as well as you're enforcing dumb civilian stereotypes you learned from Hollywood that all the military does is shoot things.

LOL. They don't have a blue-water navy.

What they have is 2 frigates and 4 patrol boats + 6 maritime patrol planes.

As a search and rescue service there is no one else. So it does the job :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:49 am 
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less talky, more mappy...this is a word map:

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The ultimate pub crawl?

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Mythical map of Wales ... (big version in link) https://www.reddit.com/r/Wales/comments ... es_of_the/

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:04 am 
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The valley with the Eagle in the tree is where I went to school.

Very literal with names the Welsh


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The global economic epicenter over the past two thousand years - the one map that really explains what's going on today:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:55 am 
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Lacrobat wrote:
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Our four planes can find anything.


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Ah, Cock Bridge - the foot of an absolute bastard of a climb up to The Lecht skiing area. The gravity point of the 3 Pistes cycling sportive. the only time ever my front wheel lifted off the road through the combination of steep gradient and a howling gale in the face.

It's well named.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:04 pm 
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Presumably the bridge / alley refer to roosters and the hill a donkey. Are the other places named, as is said several indigenous tribes were named in North America, by talking to neighbours who weren't so keen on them?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:53 pm 
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kiap wrote:
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Better have an A+ Navy with that range.

I'd say it's good.

It is small, is all.

But search and rescue doesn't need air and naval force per se. Equipment and personnel capable of operating within the range does the job. S&R comes down to 'best endeavour' at the end of the day.

Just get on with it. Chile has a bigger ocean zone than NZ anway.

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Now I'm real confused. How does Fiji patrol their part? They don't have any planes apparently.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:18 pm 
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^ Boats. Google reveals this...

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The Fiji Navy has responded to and rescued about 60 cases of distress at sea so far this year alone, local media reported Friday.

According to Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC), Commander Navy Captain Humphrey Tawake said on Friday that these cases involved the saving of 200 lives including maritime islanders, fishing boats crew and international sailors.

There are a lot of movements within the islands in terms of transportation, sea commerce, internal and domestic movements, he said, adding that the Fiji Navy has a wider responsibility in terms of search and rescue as they also look after the two island nations of Tuvalu and Kiribati.

Tawake said the Fiji Navy has a huge international obligation to play on behalf of the government.

He said last year there were close to 200 incidents at sea where 320 lives were saved by the Fiji Navy and emergency services.

On Thursday, the Fiji Navy and the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) signed an agreement to ensure that safety at sea will always remain their priority for the islands under their jurisdiction.

So they're NZ-lite.

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