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  1. Now I am confused. Whats all the talk about choppers and GA?
  2. We are still alive and kicking and I can assure you we haven't given up. And at this stage we don't intend to. The Board audit certainly was an interesting read. Also the letter written to the Board posted in the Australian Pilots Lounge was a wonderful piece of interogation. CASA is the one that needs the S kicked out of its acronym and the safety left up to the aviation industry stakeholders. Really what qualifications do those 800 or so bum's on seats have either individually or collectively? We had an acting manager and the Sport Pilot organization legal representative telling the Senate enquiry an absolute load of rubbish, basically it was fraudulent misrepresentation either knowing what was being said was untrue or just not caring for the veracity of their statements only hoping that the same would influence the direction of the Senate inquiry in a direction favourable to them. Then we had CASA making false statements about agreements having been reached as to certain issues being discussed between it and the SAO'S. The chickens will come home to roost and hopefully this will occur before the 30th June this year. I can tell you now whilst my arse is still pointing to the ground we will not give because our true resolve is that Australian Aviation needs to be overhauled or we from the 95.10 guys right up the line to the heavy metal operators are all going to lose what we love to do, fly.
  3. We are still alive and kicking and I can assure you we haven't given up. And at this stage we don't intend to. The Board audit certainly was an interesting read. Also the letter written to the Board posted in the Australian Pilots Lounge was a wonderful piece of interogation. CASA is the one that needs the S kicked out of its acronym and the safety left up to the aviation industry stakeholders. Really what qualifications do those 800 or so bum's on seats have either individually or collectively? We had an acting manager and the Sport Pilot organization legal representative telling the Senate enquiry an absolute load of rubbish, basically it was fraudulent misrepresentation either knowing what was being said was untrue or just not caring for the veracity of their statements only hoping that the same would influence the direction of the Senate inquiry in a direction favourable to them. Then we had CASA making false statements about agreements having been reached as to certain issues being discussed between it and the SAO'S. The chickens will come home to roost and hopefully this will occur before the 30th June this year. I can tell you now whilst my arse is still pointing to the ground we will not give because our true resolve is that Australian Aviation needs to be overhauled or we from the 95.10 guys right up the line to the heavy metal operators are all going to lose what we love to do, fly.
  4. How about a meaningful discussion by both sides of the track.
  5. rick-p

    RAAus and ELAAA

    Im fully convinced that with some of you guys its either the devil you do or the devil you don't. First we have people who use these forums as a place to have a whinge because they want to mind everyone elses business and no one elses opinion is worth a pinch of salt. First, they complain that they are not being kept informed of a particular situation and when they are advised of the true and factual situation ATM all the BS starts up. People are misquoted, people are insulted and peoples integrity is questioned. What in name all things is a different view on safety? That doesn't even make sense. ELAAA has one goal and that is to give those who would like it, an alternative with a certainity in its direction.
  6. rick-p

    RAAus and ELAAA

    I also said our club of which I am a member and am past Vice President and Vice President so I don't know where it comes from that ELAAA was supposed to be involved.
  7. rick-p

    RAAus and ELAAA

    I'm not sure where you are coming from with your post its just a tad confusing jumping from one position to another. When I referred to safety culture I was refering to a system of responsible reporting to a person's governing body when they have incident either pilot generated or aircraft failure of some discription. A reporting system without fear of being beaten up for being honest. The only time s punishment or penalty is when there has been a blatant disregard and knowing non compliance with the rules. The problem with the presrnt system people ate too frightened to report incidents for fear of receiving a rap over the knucles. No one person, group or organization knows everything about this subject and the only way to prevent incidents is to better armed with the right information. This information can only be usefull of it contains the whole truth and nothing but the truth not opinions from people who think they know it all because no one done. It's no different than these university graduates that go and work with the department of child safety and claim that they have learnt it all but in all reality a decent mom with 3 young children has forgotten more they will ever know if the go through life with that initial attitude they come out of uni with. Just my two bob's worth.
  8. rick-p

    RAAus and ELAAA

    Thanks for that much appreciated. Rick
  9. rick-p

    RAAus and ELAAA

    On another point, I know that if ELAAA can resolve its problems in due course with it's web site there will be most definitely a greater dissemination of information as to its progress and other matters such as certain training programs including maintenance course. I just had my Level 1 taken from me and I'm not happy because RAA had absolutely no right to do that. All existing Level 1 endorsements should have been grandfather. I can say that the ELAAA course is excellent and well received by those who have done it. In fact CASA in writing has endorsed it as a proactive approach to safety because it has a practical component to it which is very relevant to the Level 1 maintainer's type of maintenance carried out on their aircraft.
  10. rick-p

    RAAus and ELAAA

    Phil I will have a chat to Mark and ask him where he was flying there. He is now in the Philippines. He flew a flex wing. Thanks for your reply much appreciated.
  11. rick-p

    RAAus and ELAAA

    Our club CDFG Inc thanks to the members generosity and the now defunct Gladstone Club, who gave us their left over funds when they deregistered, have been able to provide a scholarship to one very lucky girl applicant to commence her flying career so it's not just the big fella's that do these things it's also the little fish because we believe that it is so very important to keep aviation alive for our future generations.
  12. rick-p

    RAAus and ELAAA

    Hey Bill ELAAA ran a survey with a number of flying schools in Australia and the daggers were drawn, to say the least, with some very obnoxious replies coming back to it. The survey was basically addressing safety issues but there appear to be a lot of disinterest which is probably due to the lack of a true safety culture in recreational aviation brought on by it's, at present, governing body. They don't look after members interest in fact they prefer to protect themselves that is put their existence first before the members. I could name 4 names that this has happened to, 3 in the past and one person at this time but I can't due to client privilege disclose who they are without their permission. They, the organizational hierarchy, don't understand the principles of Natural Justice and due process and think themselves a law under their own right. All I can say if the present person who is under the gun with them suffers any financial loss due their unprecedented action in the matter then there will be a suit. Also it may be the case their pre-empting a decision off their own bat before a Coronial Inquest has been held may just be relayed to the Coroner for his consideration.
  13. rick-p

    RAAus and ELAAA

    edited...mod...playthe topic, not insult the person.
  14. rick-p

    RAAus and ELAAA

    One of the issues that has confronted ELAAA by being open and transparent with the RA community in the initial stages of its thrust for certification were the brick walls that were being built as fast as they could tear them down. I understand that a few years ago ELAAA was advised by the then Director of CASA at a meeting in Townsville that the idea of including experimental helicopters under its umbrella was fantastic as it had become a big problem for CASA. Also it was advised that it would not be a problem to have its aircraft markings as VH with a number. Also it was advised that up to 760KG or whatever the weight under Part 149 for the definition of an ultalight registered under the FAA system should be capable of being achieved. All well and good but then that Director is no longer the Director, a short time later. A letter to RAA seeking to enter into MOU between it ELAAA in respect of, inter alia, safety issues and cooperation between the 2 organizations result in ELAAA receiving a reply basically saying we may talk when it has received approval to operate. The list goes on. But if those who believe that a monopoly serves the RA community best read my lips, the system will collapse one day without their being some sort of competition in place. One of the things that ELAAA has been doing in respect of safety was that of conducting maintenance and safety courses which were very well received and attended. CASA even commended ELAAA on its proactive course of action. It was hopped that RAA would accept these courses for the purpose of future Level 1 endorsements but no their program of a theory based test via computer was according to them superior. This was notwithstanding that the ELAAA's course involved practical as well as theory training. Again the list goes on. I find that a number of users on this web sight who protest saying that ELAAA's push for a second body is nothing more than pie in the sky is said only because they aren't privy to the behind the scenes movement are just really more nosey than intetested in the real facts. In that regard I say this that if and when ELAAA'S suite of manuals are approved they will be published for all to view and at that time for those who can actually apply literal interpretation to them and not try to read between the lines they will have all they need to know about ELAAA and can then make an informed choice as to which way they will go.
  15. rick-p

    RAAus and ELAAA

    Now therein lies exactly the problem first, ELAAA is only seeking approval at this time for those aircraft coming within the exemptions under 95.55 nothing more there is no attempt to straddle into GA ATM or experimental helicopters although there is a real need for some organization to regulate the operation of these flying machines. There is so much information being bandied around. It's a bit like when there is an aircraft incident everyone is an expert and can tell you what happened and what caused the incident. CASA is fully aware of what we are after and have been of great assistance with many meetings being given but the problem is what Jim McDowall has allured to previously herein as ELAAA does not have a home to go to because of 95.55 being solely and RAA piece of legislation and Part 149 not operating yet and wether in fact it will ever be brought into operation. In my own personal knowledge ELAAA unbeknown to most who think they know also has on board some highly experienced aviation people advising and assisting with it's push for certification and to date has cost the core group in time and money in the vicinity of $300,000 thus far. This is not as one person said once in these forums a bunch of hangar rats from Bundaberg, or words to that effect. Rome wasn't built in a day nor was RAA but when it started it was a totally different world and environment and a initially a lot of corners were cut due the absolute need for a controlling body in RA. Maybe people need to study the history of RA. I'm not having a go at anyone or beating my own drum I'm just delivering the message so don't shoot the messenger.
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