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  1. Student Pilot

    ME 262 Sturmvogel - Was Hitler correct?

    I think the 262 injuns had a similar TBO as Le Rhone Rotary, around 50 hours. Yanks claimed heaps of 262's shot down, they were either landing out of fuel or parked 😁
  2. Oversupply of lawyers trawling for income?
  3. I take offence at your indignation of being offended by being called "Short". I am taller than average and by inference you casting aspersions at being singled out is throwing discussion to the other end of the spectrum towards peeble taller that average, thus causing contentious consternation You will be pleased to know that I do not have a lawyer and will henceforth cease and desist any controversial contemporaneous comment that causes circumstantiate circumambient cheerlessness.
  4. Student Pilot

    From airsickness to aerobatics

    Is that in or out of aircraft Nev? 🙂
  5. The fuse of the gyro doesn't look to be badly damaged, were occupants wearing helmets?
  6. It has been a disaster since the Federal government gave away regional airfields, GA has been on a downward spiral (with CASA help) since. User pays and privatisation has made us as a nation poorer. Seems the only thing the Government wants to spend money on is a constant barage of self promotion for the 3 year (or whenever they feel like it) election cycle.
  7. Student Pilot

    Fire Bomber Down

    Those blokes who fly Cranes are very professional and are the best in the industry. The water they were working out of was narrow, not much area to manoeuvre and tricky wind conditions. Fire work can be flying in the worst weather imaginable, how would you like to fly into conditions like these?
  8. Student Pilot

    Fire Bomber Down

    Nup, vortex ring and settling
  9. Student Pilot

    The Wright Brothers - First to fly?

    The Wrights patented a lot of information they got from all round the world on design/flight including a lot of stuff from Lawrance Hargraves in Australia. He said "Workers must root out the idea [that] by keeping the results of their labors to themselves[,] a fortune will be assured to them. Patent fees are much wasted money. The flying machine of the future will not be born fully fledged and capable of a flight for 1000 miles or so. Like everything else it must be evolved gradually. The first difficulty is to get a thing that will fly at all. When this is made, a full description should be published as an aid to others. Excellence of design and workmanship will always defy competition." Wrights didn't agree with him and patented everything they could. Curtis used ailerons to overcome the patent on Wrights wingwarping.
  10. Student Pilot

    So! You think you can fly?

    Looks fantastic, I can see why they get lots of people to watch a spectacle like that. A poem from somewhere: Humble starling gracefully goes, waves of millions elegantly flow, nimble and dexterous , entrancingly sparkling, avian underrated our common day starling.
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    Where's the link?
  12. At what level do you mean "Stay competitive"? With China, India and Indonesia paying less than a dollar an hour just how do you suggest to stay competitive? Are you willing to work for $1 an hour and how would you call that balanced? Pity there are no jobs advertised for armchair experts cause some of you blokes would be shoe in's.
  13. With all the easy answers you blokes have to the worlds problems you will have no trouble getting jobs as consultants to the worlds Governments, problems solved.
  14. Teckair, you getting paid more than your worth? Willing to work for less?
  15. That's what I said Nev, there is no shortage of pilots. A Taxi driver can earn more than most GA/feeder airline jobs. With GA entry level stuff there are pilots paying to work or willing to work for no wages just to get hours. Pilot shortage, pigs ar$e.