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Student Pilot

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  1. Your choice would be not go over water NVFR on a dark night. If Willy was active then they might have sent the Huey out over the water as part of a clearance. Sounds like the conditions were hazardous to any rotary not just an old one.
  2. Was well after last light and over water VFR, something you would not do if you had a choice. Was he told to stay out of Willy airspace?
  3. Very inneresting, you would think if they can pick out a separated undercarriage leg they would be able to find the substantially larger fuse using the same technology. Unless mebe the aircraft was in landing configuration and struck the water/reef losing a leg and continuing on a further................ To be honest I only half read the article and got distracted by an IQ test in the advertising border. Taking the test I feel it was a setup for click bait as I could only get an IQ of 75, at least it puts me up there with world leaders, Trumpf's IQ is around that 😬 Sorry to hyjack the thread Gazzafly
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    Part of his show routine was using beta for a vertical descent, through a mechanical failure he couldn't return prop back into fine. A turbine in beta is only going one direction, down and fast.
  5. Aircraft powered by Garret turbines have had single lever operation since the 60's
  6. I vaguely remember something about the last aircraft ditching mentioned that without power there was no functioning powered controls. There is a pop out windmill that is supposed to takeover after power plant loss but only works at higher speed. As the aircraft slowed control authority was lost hence the wing drop and aircraft breakup.
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    I have a passion for flying and been flying low level for a living for 40 years next year, I do know what a stall is. What I was saying is that if your aware of a stall and know how to prevent one then there is no need for "Extreme" stall practice. Pushing of "Extreme" stall practice by hairy chested instructors showing students how brave they are can actually discourage students who could go on to further their flying.
  8. Yanks have to have the biggest/baddest/bestest of everything. Even if it's not 😬
  9. Been flying since 1978, then a submitted plan was a requirement even for private ops. When they deleted the mandatory requirement I ceased submitting plans, probably only submitted half a dozen since and that was only because it was an airspace requirement. When I fly now plans can change so I only have a rough plan, really only keep an eye on endurance and the rest takes care of itself. You can overplan with groundspeed and track checks every 10 minutes.
  10. Except Ag aircraft, survey machines, firebombers and the odd drone I've seen Mirages, Skyhawks, Hunters, F111's, and Hornets flying through at AG operating height. They were pretty switched on especially the F111's, very regular vistors 2 or 3 times a week and often a trailing pair.
  11. Survey pilots are used to heavy workload. 210's are getting pretty long in the tooth and being heavily loaded with survey equipment and severe turbulence, my guess would be structural failure, depending on equipment 206 and 210 on survey are usually loaded over gross. Survey should be flown with turbine aircraft not 40 year old worn out piston aircraft with 30,000+ hours and no aircon and cockpit temperatures of 45C+. There are some modern machinery used for survey but not the norm
  12. Just a Jodel, with some fluff on it, seems there's lots of people copying aircraft and calling them their own design. Good example is the guess this aircraft thread, many machines are copied off a recognised design and given a different name.
  13. Why the obsession with Wellcamp? Why not out Melbourne and Sydney's cartel actions?
  14. This thread a Wagner bash fest?
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