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Bosi72

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    Cessna 172A
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    Melbourne
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    Australia

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  1. Although I don't recommend, I think it is doable. People always struggle when transitioning onto a different aircraft, regardless of experience. Most stories you hear when 10's of thousands hours airline pilots transitioning onto gliders or ultralights, struggling to land, fly, etc, however the more is true when single engine pilots transition onto twins or jets. Twins are lots of aeroplanes, requiring you to be >ahead< of aircraft, at least 20-30sec, a skill which deteriorates with age regardless of experience. They also require specific knowledge
  2. Good article but many comments are better than the article. My instructors taught me not to fight the wind all way on final, nor during climb immediately after liftoff. Wings level and crab into the wind. However everyone touches ground with wing down, since damage may occur if land crabed. The question is when to do transition from crab to wing down. Transition just before threshold works for me. Also it is better to takeoff/land when the wind is coming from the right (clockwise props) due to all tendencies pushing nose to the left (p factor, slipstre
  3. Discussing about vintage aircrafts, I learned to fly in 172N, but now mostly flying 61 years old 172A with conti o300c. The difference is noticeable, much better forward visibility, lighter, easier on controls, lower 35kt Vso, smooth engine, less stress on engine, slightly lower fuel consumption. People say 5 cylinders can take you to the aerodrome vs. 3 (haven't experienced any), apparently better aluminium and better corrosion protection (although with non-environment friendly chemicals).. .. On the other side no rear windows, 10-15kt slower, lower usable weight, smal
  4. Regardless of politics, something (and more) has to be done. From my memory, half of Melbourne population lives on either side of Springvale Road, which is ~15km East from the city. Melbourne is (un)fortunately city-centric, every freeway, every train line goes into the city. That puts a lot of pressure on infrastructure causing everyday's congestions. Politics is obviously playing a key role in planning as for example two big North-South highways (Eastlink and Sth Gippsland Hwy) don't have east-bound exits towards Traralgon at intersections with Monash Fwy?! I think the long term
  5. YKWR will also affect Tooradin, Tyabb, Drouin. The class C will be miles everywhere with narrow vfr LL1500 corridors. No more close by Training areas, nor Aerobatics for all schools including Moorabbin unless moved further south over Phillip island or north over Lilydale, but there will be lots of fuel burning to get to get to closest class G where LL3500. On the other side the benefits will be multiple for economy, jobs, passengers, but probably not so for general aviation. I used to be supporter of new airport on the eastern side, but not sure if I am anymore (yeah selfish:). Pro
  6. It also depends if your land is within or too close to controlled airpace (e.g. near big airport).. I would be contacting FAA and your council/municipality/county, then make a good relationship with your neighbours.. Also find the flight school(s) close to your property and discuss. Sure they would like to know if there is another air strip close by to land in case of emergency. Cheers
  7. Similar situation here 2-3 yrs ago.. Losing weight was the best thing I've ever done to my body. Sugars and blood pressure dropped naturally and I was granted a Class 2. There were no shortcuts, and it was very hard. You will need the same "power of will" during your flight training. Is it doable? Of course it is! Good luck!
  8. I've never seen/heard someone doing 360 on the base to make a separation?! Slow down or extend leg in worst case.. I have been in a situation when turning xwind whilst another aircraft joining xwind. Quick radio call clarified situation but it wasn't pleasant situation to be in.. Glad to hear no fatalities.. adsb is not much relevant in the circuits imo..
  9. Maybe this could help. https://www.bunnings.com.au/deta-earth-rod_p4430624
  10. Don't "cut the power" (extend airbrakes) above the threshold when landing ! Common mistake when transitioning from powered aircrafts to gliders.
  11. Several years ago we went on a Cruise from Sydney to Caledonia, plus 2 or 3 islands. On the way to one of the islands, the Captain announced change of plans. The authorities on scheduled island asked for more $, then the Captain decided to take 5000 tourists on another island which didn't charge extra $$. We still had a good fun on"unplanned" island. Unfortunately we don't have a Captain in our sport/hobby, however I believe some other council may see this as an opportunity?
  12. If your aircraft's POH doesn't have a table like this: Then use the table below (from Bob Tait RPL/CPL books) to calculate new stalling speeds : For example in Foxbat A22LS, multiply level-flight stalling speed with the square root of Load Factor. AoB 34deg 48deg 60deg 75deg 85deg Vs = 42kts 47kts 51kt 59kts 84kts 143kts Vso = 32kts 36kts 39kts 4
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