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Neil_S

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About Neil_S

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  • Birthday 01/04/1955

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    Savannah S
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    Hoppers Crossing/Penfield
  • Country
    Australia
  1. Hi Toppee, Port Campbell is helicopters only, but I have recently landed at Peterborough, which is only slightly further up the coast and a bit nearer to Timboon anyway. Landing fee is $15 and needs to be paid in advance. It is managed by 12 Apostles Helicopters from Port Campbell (they have it as an alternate in case of bad weather). Call 03 5598 8283 for info, (or [email protected]) HTH Neil
  2. Hi Peter, As you are in Mallacoota I have just realized a friend of mine with an A22 Foxbat lives in your neck of the woods (near Deddick Valley) . He flies from his own property there (quite a challenging strip!). If you like I can open a conversation with you to give you his email. I am sure he would be happy to share his experience of the Foxbat with you. In addition I hope to get to either/both Parkes (AirVenture) or Narromine (Ausfly), so if you get to these we can meet up for a chat re the Savvy. I also expect Pete Gillespie, the Savannah dealer (based at Bendigo), will be at both of these. Cheers, Neil
  3. Hi Peter, Yes - I have been flying a Savannah S for the past 4 years and am very happy with it. I'm afraid I haven't flown either a Foxbat or a Zenith, so cannot really comment on these. The features of the Savvy that drew me to it were the STOL capability, and the long range tanks (over 8 hours + reserve). I am getting 13-15 litres/hour with a TAS of around 90knots. So it suits my purpose and is not too hard on the pocket. I also liked the S as it made the fuselage shape rounder and less agricultural. In addition it had the adjustable seats (good for someone vertically challenged like myself, while still accommodating taller passengers). The price was also more reasonable compared to others with similar capability. HTH Cheers, Neil
  4. Hi Peter, The ICP website has this info. You will need to select English as the language each time, but no big deal. Link below :- https://www.icpaviazione.it/?page_id=254&lang=en Cheers, Neil
  5. Hi Tracey, Welcome to the forums here, and nice to have another lady on board! Good luck with your trial flight - and be prepared for it to get you hooked and going for a pilot certificate! Cheers, Neil
  6. Yeah - I can't remember if my memory's failing or not....
  7. Hi, For Australian WW1 planes you should contact TAVAS (The Australian Vintage Aviation Society) - formed by Andrew Carter. They have a number of WW1 replicas up in Queensland. Google TAVAS, or check their Facebook page for contact details. My Airdrome Airplanes Sopwith Pup replica should be ready in a year or two..... Cheers, Neil
  8. Nick's is actually a Sopwith Snipe. Dave Marshall at Riddell's had a Sopwith Pup, built by Transavia (same as the RAAF Museum's one), but he sold it recently.
  9. On a US internal flight a few years ago (I think it was AA) I sat next to a young guy with an emotional support dog. The dog was brilliant - sat at his feet without a noise the whole flight. The guy patted the dog as we took off and landed as that's when he (the guy!) got nervous. As others have noted - I've sat next to feral humans that should be banned from flying, this dog was a pleasure to travel next to. The guy told me that having this dog has enabled him to travel to places that he would otherwise never have been able to go to. Cheers, Neil
  10. AVPlan on my iPad mini has a screen fade-to-black function which you can set between 1 and 20 minutes - just tap the screen to get the display back. I find it works well as I only check the magenta line etc every so often anyway. Cheers, Neil
  11. Yup - my doctor reckons I should cut down, or eliminate, both! Neil
  12. Welcome to this site, Srix965 Cheers, Neil
  13. I also take "built-up areas" to be the areas marked in yellow on the charts (VTC, VNC, WAC). Easy to plan to navigate round them, and then easy to confirm that you are not over them whilst flying using AVPlan/Ozrunways etc Cheers, Neil
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