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  1. 1 point
    No ticket sales for AusFly - gold coin donation. RAAus thing at Cessnock is a totally separate event.
  2. 1 point
    I have now done the L1 theory, L1 practical and for my own peace of mind completed the jab factory maintenance course. It was well worth the effort to attend. As a former lecturer in both theory and practice (30 years) I must say that they know how to conduct a course. Now it is 4 days, for more fault finding over the 3 day course. The L1 practical was worth the time as it covered techniques that were not covered at Bundaberg, proper log book entry, lock wiring, torque settings, prop installation/tracking, brake pad and wheel bearing inspection, proper oil filter inspection amongst other topics. Ours was a beta course and we all gave feedback so the course is still evolving. Ken
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    Its all abouit being heard and seen. I always give circuit calls even at uncontrolled/ empty country airfeilds. After 2 or 3 close calls with aircraft not giving calls, I always do. Better alive and silly than dead and right.
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    This very subject came up at a CASA meeting at our Aero Club. A CASA rep asked the question "What are the mandatory calls in the circuit at an uncontrolled aerodrome". A couple answered joining & downwind etc & of course the correct answer is none. The rep went on to say "if there is no-one else around why bother making calls? I agree, what is the point after you have made your initial announcement with intentions? You need to keep your eyes open & constantly scanning. There may be someone there whose radio isn't working. This happened to me a few weeks ago when I was on base & found a C172 on final below me. 126.7 is far too busy for idle chit chat.
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    I know it’s dificult for recreational pilots to navigate the GA regulatory system, hence the reason for making up your own procedures. The safe operation of aircraft in busy airspace relies on every pilot using published standard operating procedures. Here’s a link to the guidance document known as a Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP). You’ll note this is numbered 166, this isn’t a random number, it is the CAR the CAAP is addressing. Your self designed procedures might be ok at quiet aerodromes, but they reduce safety at busy ones. https://www.casa.gov.au/file/182536/download?token=ev1DY9ng
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    Jabiru do great written stuff. Easily the best in the world. But there is no substitute for a hands on course done properly. You just can't anticipate all the things people will do wrongly, but you can see and correct in a hands on situation.
  7. 1 point
    Someone better be the Technical Manager ... because that is the ONLY role defined by and granted ALL powers under the CASA approved technical manual ... no tech manager no aircraft management under the tech manual. If it were not so serious it would be very funny. Equally take a look at the actual power position under the ops manual ... someone better be the ops manager as well
  8. 1 point
    The MARAP will continue, just be prepared to pay through the nose to receive the appropriate approvals.
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    I would suggest mostly number 1. The flying school I hire from regularly posts pictures on FB of the latest solos or certificate attainments and the majority of them are young. I think a disincentive for young people to get involved with organized events and flying clubs etc is that they seem to be mainly populated with older grumpy pessimistic people. Although I am an older person I don't get involved with flying clubs because my experience of them is that they seem to be too many older folks who whinge and whine and talk about how good the old days were (I am old enough to have experienced the old day first hand) There is nothing I love more than taking a young person flying and telling them how fantastic it is to learn to fly, yeah, of course, there are administrative hurdles to navigate around but it is worth it. I don't think it matters so much that the majority are older but if the sport is to continue we need pass on our enthusiasm.
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    An amazing piece of work by Scotty , and an Australian record- breaking classic...............
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