Hello. I am here to make a manual for sitting the New Zealand Pilot Lisence Written Exams. It's called New Zealand Written Examinations Manuals. Should keep me out of trouble for a while.
Comet McNaught - the Great Comet of 2007 http://news.google.co.nz/news?hl=en&ned=nz&q=McNaught&btnG=Search+News7
Airbus says has fixed A380 cable problem
PARIS (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus, which has been hit by major project delays, said on Saturday it had fixed problems surrounding the cables of its A380 superjumbo.
"We have finished the electrical installation," said Airbus spokesman Tore Prang, confirming an earlier report in German magazine Focus.
"We have handed the aircraft to the cabin equipment team to install the first A380," he added.
Production problems at Airbus have caused a slump in the financial fortunes of its parent company EADS, which this week issued its third profit warning in less than a year.
Prang said resolving the issue of incorrectly installed cables meant Airbus was on track to deliver the plane to Singapore Airlines.
"This means we have passed a major milestone for the A380 recovery programme," he said.
Aerodrome: Finally, this aircraft is nearing completion. 2 years and Billions overdue.
Air New Zealand pilot diverts a B737 aircraft so passengers could see the icebergs off Otago. http://www.stuff.co.nz/3935292a11.html
Air New Zealand slashes fares
- Air NZ's domestic airfares have been cut by up to 26 per cent.
- Many fares to provincial centres will be under $100 from February 24.
- Auckland-Wellington one way will be $89.
- Auckland-Christchurch will be $99.
- Auckland-Nelson will be $99.
- Auckland-Blenheim will be $238 return.
- The biggest discount of 26 per cent is on the Nelson-Palmerston North route.
vector magazine 
yes. vector is online: http://www.caa.govt.nz/safety_info/vector.htm
BK-117B2 for The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust.
$3.3 million chopper is the most advanced and well-equipped of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.
The campaign, backed by Aucklanders such as broadcaster Paul Holmes and businesswoman Michelle Boag, covered half the $3.3 million for the new helicopter. The other half was financed by the trust.
The chopper has night-vision equipment, at a cost of $15,000 per pilot, to provide safer flying after dark. Mr Wikaira said 50 per cent of missions were carried out at night.
With racing to re-commence in Valencia in three months, its time to have a look at what's left to go and also where the top teams are up to.
Before the Americas Cup final, there is Louis Vuitton Act 13, Round Robin 1 and 2 followed by the semi-final and final.
Louis Vuitton Act 13: Tuesday April 3, 2007 - Saturday April 7, 2007 (fleet racing)
Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin One & Two: Monday 16 April, 2007 - Sunday 29 April, 2007 (match racing)
Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin Two: Tuesday 1 May, 2007 - Monday 7 May, 2007 (match racing)
Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Finals: Monday 14 May, 2007 - Friday 25 May, 2007 (match racing)
Americas Cup Match by Louis Vuitton: Saturday 23 June, 2007 - Saturday 30 June, 2007 (match racing)
Americas Cup Match by Louis Vuitton: Sunday 1 July, 2007 - Saturday 7 June, 2007 (match racing)
Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle
Team New Zealand is back in Auckland training with fellow challengers Oracle who have just launched their second new boat. According to Chris Dickson, team skipper and CEO, USA 98 "feels pretty special,”.
It had better. Teams are only allowed to build two new Americas Cup boats per regatta, a move designed to try and keeps costs down. An 'arms war' of sorts began in 1992 when Italian Il Moro di Venezia built five boats to stymie the New Zealand Challenge in the Louis Vuitton Cup final. They were beaten in the cup final by America3 who had four built.
Oracle is trailing third behind Alinghi and Emirates Team New Zealand. Team New Zealand launched their second new boat, NZL 98 in mid October 2006 to compliment the 2006 ACC Season Champion title and Americas Cup table-topping NZL 84. good times eh? cheers.
Alinghi have chosen an unusual path for crew selection and training this year.
Dubai Defender Trials
- Pre-trials: This warm-up event for the "UBS Dubai Defender Trials" will take place from the 12-15 December when helmsmen Ed Baird and Peter Holmberg and their respective crews will go head to head over a four day event. There will be two races per day on an America's Cup style course.
- Round 1: Kicks off the first of two "UBS Dubai Defender Trials" from the 31st January to 3rd February, with two races a day and a prize-giving at the end.
- Round 2: The second of the "UBS Dubai Defender Trials" will be from the 16th to 19th of February and will define the helmsman and afterguard for Valencia Louis Vuitton Act 13 on April 3rd.
Valencia Defender Trials
Further rounds to be held after the Valencia Louis Vuitton Act 13 in Valencia will be announced.
Also, They are in the process of building their second 2007 boat, SUE? 100.
The aim of the New Zealand Written Examinations Manuals section is to build up a manual that eventually can be used as a sole means of study by people who are sitting the various New Zealand exams.
This is going to be done in two steps. The first step is to set up the subjects with their syllabus items and knowledge requirements. The second step is to replace the knowledge requirements with actual content. This is to provide a level of quality control and to ensure all syllabus items are firmly covered in respect to the requirements.
Stage 1 Complete
Auckland, New Zealand
Stage 1 of the PPL project has been completed.
If a mute swears, does his mother wash his hands with soap?
If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation.
Instead of talking to your plants, if you yelled at them would they still grow--only to be troubled and insecure?
Is there another word for synonym?
Isn't is a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do 'practice'?
When sign makers go on strike, is anything written on their signs?
When you open a bag of cotton balls, is the top one meant to be thrown away?
Where do forest rangers go to 'get way from it all'?
Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
Why do they report power outages on TV?
What do you do when you see an endangered animal that is eating an endangered plant?
Is it possible to be totally partial?
What's another word for thesaurus?
If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?
Would a fly without wings be called a walk?
Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?
If the funeral procession is at night, do folks drive with their headlights off?
If a stealth bomber crashes in a forest, will it make a sound?
If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
If hot water rises, why does ice form at the surface ?
When it rains, why don't sheep shrink?
Should vegetarians eat animal crackers?
If the cops arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?
Why is the word abbreviation so long?
When companies ship Styrofoam, what do they pack it in?
If you're cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right?
Why do we drive on Parkways and park on Driveways?
Why is it when something is transported by car it is called a shipment and when by ship it is cargo?
If we get a frog in our throat, what does a frog get in its throat?
Do geese get people bumps?
If hot air rises, why is it cold on the top of mountains ?
What would happen if you pressed "redial" on a new phone?
I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
- Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back.
- Half the people you know are below average.
- 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
- 42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
- A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory
- All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.
- The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
- I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.
- OK, so what's the speed of dark?
- How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
- If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
- Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
- When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
- Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
- Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
- I intend to live forever - so far, so good.
- What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
- My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
- Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
- If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
- A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
- The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.
- To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
- The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
- The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.
- The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
- Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film.
- A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
If a tree falls in a forest, do the other trees laugh at it?
If you ate pasta and antipasta, would you still be hungry?
Occasional tables - what are they the rest of the time?
If space is a vacuum, who changes the bags?
Do paediatricians play miniature golf on Wednesdays?
If we weren't meant to eat animals, why are they made of meat?
What was the best thing *before* sliced bread?