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2008-08-01 18:00:24

By FEA, Sue `It will be extraordinary to do jet operations at night into Queenstown Airport.' Captain Dave Morgan QUEENSTOWN would be one of very few mountainous terrain airports in the world to have night flights if they proved feasible, Air New Zealand's general manager of airline operations and safety Captain Dave Morgan said last night. He told a public business meeting it could take anything from six months up to two years to work through the necessary planning and consent...

2008-07-04 15:00:30

By HEATHER, Ben in Queenstown THE risk of an aircraft crashing into homes would be preferable to risking an electrical substation crash, according to one engineer. Speaking on behalf of Remarkables Park Ltd, engineering consultant Murray Smith said in a consent hearing yesterday that flights from Queenstown Airport should avoid passing over a substation, taking an alternative route over the Five Mile development in Frankton. "I believe the aircraft going over the Five Mile is a lesser...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'