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  1. giantkingsquid

    ATC Question Thread

    Thanks for the advice Pearo.
  2. giantkingsquid

    ATC Question Thread

    Hello ATCers, If I wanted to depart YCAB direct YBNA at A055 or A075 how would I go about it? Type is C182. I was thinking: put in a flight plan, contact BN Centre on the ground at YCAB to request an Airways Clearance/SSR code, depart YCAB, contact BN ACD once airborne and follow their instructions from there. I assume I would get handed back to Centre and then on to Coolangatta at some point. Is this the correct way to go about it? Assuming a clearance was forthcoming, can any BN controllers comment/speculate on where I would be likely to get sent? IE would it be quicker than going coastal after getting vectored around or holding for a while? Cheers, Tom
  3. giantkingsquid

    Required build regs for RA training aircraft

    I did my ab-initio in a 23 registered Jab.
  4. Yoke was a loooonngg way back in that turn. Stall warning whistling away I think. An unfortunate situation for all involved.
  5. giantkingsquid

    The real RA Aus to PPL conversion deal

    Good suggestion, there's one next to YMDG as well. Why the C182 specifically? Less bumpy in turbulence or she'll like the big six cylinder burble? Yep even I concur with that. What are Franco's vids?
  6. giantkingsquid

    The real RA Aus to PPL conversion deal

    I completed my PPL flight test last Friday, completing the transition from my non nav-endorsed RPC. Some stats from the very beginning in August 2017 when I embarked on the journey at 0 hours: 67.8 hours 24 go arounds 50 full stops 95 touch and gos 28.9 hours XC 14.2 hours PIC $16,854 including $276.50 landing fees To be honest, I really enjoyed my flight training, I got on really well with all of my instructors along the way which helps it to be a fun experience and not "more training". We did some cool things, took some neat photos, made some mistakes together and learnt a heck of a lot. I've flown the following types along the way J160, J170, C140, PA28, Victa 115, and C172 and I think flying differing types has broadened my experience and reduced complacency. The Jabs are definitely more difficult to fly than the GA planes; the Victa is the sweetest Overall I'd say the standards are similar between the two RA and GA schools that I flew with, obviously the GA school is pretty strict on CTA and CTR, radio calls etc. Now that I'm a PPL my plan is to use it as a license to learn, and to see some more of the countryside from the air. Also I plan to do my MPPC endorsement to fly the C182 soonish. I'd also like to convince my wife to come up with me, any tips there? https://s3.amazonaws.com/mfbimages/logbook/images/flights/6226622/2018090801550878-185206_.jpg[/img] https://s3.amazonaws.com/mfbimages/logbook/images/flights/4920707/2017112420294324-3726260_.jpg[/img] https://s3.amazonaws.com/mfbimages/logbook/images/flights/4918735/2017112401000482-6602851_.jpg[/img] https://s3.amazonaws.com/mfbimages/logbook/images/flights/6292514/2018092121550367-8609463_.jpg[/img] https://s3.amazonaws.com/mfbimages/logbook/images/flights/6194711/2018090203214950-1949232_.jpg[/img] https://s3.amazonaws.com/mfbimages/logbook/images/flights/6067308/2018080520290945-1713013_.jpg[/img]
  7. giantkingsquid

    Narromine AusFly 2018

    Thanks very much!
  8. giantkingsquid

    Birdsville Again

    Thanks for sharing!
  9. giantkingsquid

    Narromine AusFly 2018

    Do you have a schedule for the seminars as yet? Some sound very interesting but won't be able to make the entire event.
  10. giantkingsquid

    Tell us about your last flight

    Thanks for that info. I think they’re great planes for the money! I rent as required at the moment but will come back to that if I ever buy my own.
  11. giantkingsquid

    Tell us about your last flight

    They really are lovely to fly Is that an early one with the straight wing? Is it an Archer? There’s no way on Earth any of the three 160hp Warriors I’ve flown would get to 120 ktas!
  12. giantkingsquid

    Orange airport accident

    No on airport services.
  13. giantkingsquid

    Tell us about your last flight

    My last flight was a few weeks ago. Took my first passenger up for a fly. My dad volunteered to be the guinea pig which was nice of him It was a beautiful morning, cool on the ground, with a stiff breeze blowing straight down the runway. I hadn't flown for a month so we did a few circuits first to make sure I still knew what I was doing. Looking back towards Orange: Then we headed over to the Cadia mine for a sticky beak. It's a bloody big place, Australia's most productive underground mine, mining 30 Mtpa! I then took us over Cudal and on to Manildra. It's very dry here at the moment, the poor old sheep have got a rough trot of it ☹️ And finally back to land on runway 11 at Orange. All in all, it was a fun flight, Dad had a great time checking out the scenery and taking the lovely photos; I was pretty busy making sure my first passenger carrying flight was a successful one!
  14. giantkingsquid

    Tell us about your last flight

    Sounds like a great trip!
  15. giantkingsquid

    Tell us about your last flight

    I suspect I was turning base in a Warrior when you departed YORG. It was a lovely morning :)