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About GeoffRV7

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  1. Hi Kununurra, RPL with CSP endorsement achieved about 4 months ago and currently finishing off Nav endorsement. I’ve already begun training for both controlled airspace & controlled aerodrome endorsements which, when completed, will give me all I need as no desire (at this stage anyway) for IFR or multi engine. Ive done a number of cross countries but whilst doing practice flight plans, often use major centers as destinations- hence my questions. I simply cant wait to put them all into real practice! G
  2. Thanks Downunder - I do already have Ozrunways. I’ve still got to select the most suitable destinations on it though.
  3. Hi all. I’m very much a newbie and am only now beginning to stretch my wings and fly further and further from home. I fly an RV7A. In my planning, I don’t yet have the experience to know the airfield names or acronyms that are the most suitable to use when heading to large centres - eg if I was heading to Melbourne, where would I go to to find that it was either Essendon (YMEN) or Moorabbin (YMMB)? Is there a GA aircraft Airfield reference point somewhere or is it simply learn through experience/asking? Thanks in advance, Geoff (YBSS)
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  5. Hello all, I live not far from this monument and pass it regularly. As a relatively new flyer and someone who is still getting a huge buzz from each flight, it struck me that day how brave Harry Houdini must have been. Can you imagine strapping yourself into into a fabric & wire contraption, getting it airborne - something that nobody else had done (officially) in Australia before, and thinking whilst at some speed and height, that nobody had ever landed before either? Do you reckon he checked his speed over the fence and remembered to hold it level, letting it sink slowly as airspeed decreased and the gently flaring to land on main gear first? Lol Good on you Harry! Look what you’ve given us! G
  6. Yeah, I guess so - compared to your F15....
  7. Great stuff Danny! I'm heading there myself - went solo in 2005 and now and back at it, going around in circles (circuits) again... I reckon I've got about 5 hours to go - got to nail EVERY landing, refresh on engine failures, flapless landings, crosswinds etc. Every good landing though, I'm buzzing. Doing it all in an RV7 so is a 'little' more twitchy than the C150...
  8. First one is crappy photo, but still a favorite: Yours truly sitting in the important seat of a FA-18 Classic Hornet.. "Now, where is the start button???" 2 & 3 are at Avalon Airshow, 2013. I've been trying to get this effect off the wings of my RV7 ever since.... lol. [ATTACH=full]53822[/ATTACH]
  9. I've got to agree with general distrust sentiments with media. It all changed for me whilst working at Holden Customer assistance and knowing all the facts of a 'lemon' vehicle and its owner as I was the go between between them, the Dealer involved and us as the manufacturer. Seeing the news report that made it to air and the two were absolute poles apart. The sensationalizing was simply incredible with not the slightest regard whatsoever for anything that detracted from the fanfare and BS they wanted to pump out. That was many years ago now, but to this day, I question everything I hear and see from the media - very, very clearly, their agenda's are elsewhere.
  10. Hello all and thanks for including me! I'm a new pilot, so new in fact that I'm not yet licensed. I'm 40hrs into my training, having completed the first 35 about 15 years ago in a previous marriage. I got 1.5hrs solo time up during my initial training and am now back doing circuits towards going solo again not too far away. This time around though, I've been provided the use of a fabulous RV7 to learn in and to use as required, once legal. My Avatar photo, whilst similar, is not my aircraft - I will update next few days. I fly out of Bacchus Marsh in Victoria and can't wait to join in the fly in BBQ's around the place. All the best. Geoff.
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