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About Camel

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  • Aircraft
    Jabiru J230 , Lightwing GR912
  • Location
    Mid North Coast
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  1. Gladstone- NSW- Mid North Coast. Fly-in Breakfast - sunday 11 October - PlayStation (north east of kempsey - check it out on ozrunways). I also runs a WikiCamps site at PlayStation so if your really keen you could prob stay the night beforehand roll out a sleeping bag. Mogas available by prior arrangement. Indicate interest below. Seems Coffs Harbour is currently a ctaf on weekends so easy coastal run for those coming from the north. Kindly indicate interest by contacting phone number in Ozrunways info for contact I am hoping to make it a regular thing. Perhaps get a cross country nav
  2. There is currently a RAPAC submission to have a VFR lane through Coffs. Further submissions to RAPAC or letters of support would certainly help. [email protected]
  3. You must have calibrated airspeed, altimeter every two years and approved engine which Rotax and Jabiru are and your meant to get a letter of approval from RAA to say that it is approved for CTA. Like what was said already I agree with .
  4. I wish some more pilots knew how to use the propulsion system properly ! Which I happen to use and like !
  5. I've be flying nose wheel for twenty years with the odd tail wheel so I'm getting use to it, doing fine so far but I am a bit of a perfectionist so I won't be happy until I'm faultless, it's a 100hp so it gets off quick, I've been sticking to the grass at the moment as I'm told they can get a little wild on bitumen. I think flying the lightwing gets your flying skills up to a high standard. This aircraft was rebuilt by a few guys out Broken Hill and did a real fine job of making it like new again.
  6. It certainly is, honing my skills at the moment, done some greasers and a few to make the heart race but all in all it is fun.
  7. I bought a Lightwing GR912, a bit different to the J230, but I'm not getting rid of that either.
  8. Call it a paddock,an access road, a park, a firebreak but not an airstrip as that opens a can of worms and the machinery shed is not a hangar.
  9. I have had two problems relating to partial loss of power, one was ice on take off caused by excessive taxi time and required heat instantly and it still coughed and spluttered for a while as I lined up for landing, applied heat, swapped tanks and checked mixture rich, it came back into life and I climbed, failure to do those checks, mainly heat would have ended up in a rough paddock. Sure no one is perfect and we forget but some things like carb heat, pump on and mixture rich are very important. The other incident was on take off and it was a human factors mistake, Lycomings can foul plugs
  10. I was there Sat morning and left after lunch, I thought it was great event and hadn't been for a couple of years. I saw you KGW near your SIERRA but you were busy talking to another ! I was in my J230 !
  11. I had a quick watch ! I never saw carb heat go on ! I never saw fuel pump go on ! I saw a quick response of communication ! I saw little effort to slow this aircraft on landing as the stick was going back and forward ! Please tell me if I saw this wrong and why !
  12. Relax !!!!!! Seriously read your books, listen to your instructor and relax, the knowledge will sink in while your relaxed and interested,
  13. And anyone else can get one too ! You will need a medical for CTA I'm sure and you will need the training so just get an RPL or PPL and do it ! This is about getting access on the cheap and making others pay ! I'm sure most will get a shock when they have to pay air services charges ! It's not free !
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