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    Evektor Sportstar
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    Melbourne
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    Australia

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  1. I'm not sure if it helps anyone here, but I enquired of SOAR directly in August 2020. Below is what I was told. Note: I thought they were over-priced and bought elsewhere.
  2. Our Evektor Sportstar (and Birddogs presumably) is facory built LSA (specifically SLSA). Which, as I understand it, is an international standard.
  3. I did look into whether 912's could be maintained per airswitched hours - the conclusion I arrived at, unfortunately, matches this view... https://foxbatpilot.com/2017/04/12/rotax-engines-4-scheduled-maintenance-update/ . Thanks to Peter Harlow who also corresponded with me via email. Key quote below. So – make no mistake, if you have a 912-series Rotax engined aircraft, scheduled maintenance must be carried out based on engine running hours, NOT flight times! On the topic of TBO, the advice was, from two sources, you must follow manufacturers rules to stay as LSA (eith
  4. A shame, maybe they can either watch from the vantage points or hitch a ride with their GA friends?
  5. I saw Murray sporting a 100aeroplanes.org t-shirt out at Lilydale Flying school... so I had to look it up.. "The basic idea is to fly 100 aeroplanes over Point Cook, home of the RAAF, the Shrine of Remembrance, and over Melbourne. Technically, this will not be a formation of 100. In fact, we might not be able to find 100 formation-endorsed pilots and suitable aircraft. The event is best described as a Balbo, or an Air Armada. This means there will be multiple smaller formations working together to fly a large number of aircraft over Melbourne in the same timeframe. Route here.. http
  6. The basic idea is to fly 100 aeroplanes over Point Cook, home of the RAAF, the Shrine of Remembrance, and over Melbourne. Technically, this will not be a formation of 100. In fact, we might not be able to find 100 formation-endorsed pilots and suitable aircraft. The event is best described as a Balbo, or an Air Armada. This means there will be multiple smaller formations working together to fly a large number of aircraft over Melbourne in the same timeframe. Refer https://www.100aeroplanes.org
  7. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • WANTED
    • USED - GOOD

    I'm looking for a "good value" secondhand headset. Notionally a passive set for my PAX, but if it's better than my current set, eg active noise reduction, and good value, I might use it myself. Let me know if you have something you want to offload. (note: I had to load a picture to place the ad .. not very much resemblence to me)

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    Melbourne

  8. A shame CASA isn't subsidising SkyEcho. Has anyone had any experience with PingUSB? Obviously it is ADSB-In only so you need to be looking at Avplan/Ozrunways on a tablet to make use of it, and of course you are not 'visible' to other aircraft.
  9. I fly at Lilydale on the east of Melbourne... $120/hr midweek in a Jabiru. https://www.lilydaleairport.com.au/about-us/yarra-valley-aviation-our-fleet Best part is the friendly country feel.. chatting in the hangars, a few social activities, getting a free ride with someone who is doing a daytrip. They are also doing weekly online seminars (apparently recorded on their facebook channel - Lilydale Flying School)
  10. Yes, my understanding is eall ndorsements on RPC carry forward to RPL. I am currently RPC, with PAX and working towards XCountry. The process convert to RPL (I'm told) is get an ASIC, a Basic Class 2 medical (up to 1 PAX) or Class 2 medical (2+ PAX), fill in a webform, and then when CASA issues a licence you do a type familiarisation flight test in a GA aircraft. I might go this path because the Jabirus I learnt in aren't available to rent for weekends away, and hence this it opens up more aircraft like a C150 or Tomahawk etc. !Looking to buy a good one if anyone knows of any!)
  11. Hi Azna Currently we have two solid (and one potential) RPC syndicate members lined up from Melbournes eastern suburbs. We are willing to convert to RPL for the right aircraft. We are looking for something to purchase that is suitable for "mid-distance cross-country" trips (eg weekends) and also economical to operate. The ideal criteria is - Useful load of of 230kg+; - Well maintained, reliable engine, access to parts; - Fuel of 80L+, potentially MOGAS which will soon be available at our airfield; - Airframe suitable for tie-downs (unless we h
  12. Reply from CASA today.. ” I have nothing further that I can advise you at this time in relation to timing. I can say that the project is certainly continuing to progress amongst the many other regulatory projects currently under way”
  13. I have (again) emailed the CASA individual who gave me the last update... seeking news. The subject line of my email was the auto-generated "Query regarding DP 1912SS on the amendment of MTOW values that are specified in CAO 95.55, Part 149, Part 149 MOS, Part 103 and Part 103 MOS (Consultation related)". Initially my email went to [email protected] and was then passed to some named individuals, one of which replied. I won't list their names here, but feel free to email the mailbox above.
  14. Interesting. I'm in Victoria and fly a J160. A few of us are considering a syndicate for weekends away etc. The J170 and J230 are under active consideration for their additional load potential... ie extra fuel. I'd like to fly a family location about 500km away without stopping, and also allowing for a potential for a headwind. As a low hour pilot I'd like something that handles well. Is the suggestion the J170 or the J230 is better behaved?
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