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  1. Vol 1 of 3 in the history of QANTAS. Vol 1 Defeat of Distance 1919-1939, Vol.2 Challenging Horizons 1939 - 1954, Vol 3 High Corridors 1954 - 1970. From the formation to the start of WW2, a comprehensive history with black & white photos, index, bibliography, notes & table of accidents. A good read.
  2. At least this guy has an aviation background and won't need to spend a year learning about ultralights, CASA regs, etc. Hopefully he is a good manager. Remember our last CEO came from the RSPCA. A previous CEO was ex-military. We have come a long way from when it was run by volunteers in their spare time.
  3. And check Spam. My ISP has started sending bulk mail out emails to the Spam folder on their servers. Means I have to log into my email through the web to access that Spam folder, which is different to the spam folder on my Email client which tosses things to Spam too. Really annoying at the ISP level, because they are Spamming things I regularly read and sending junk like Fishpond and Phishing scams through. I am slowly re-educating it.
  4. Last 2 months, our little club has fielded 4 requests for hangars and more requests for people wanting to fly (we don't have a school, just 18 hangars and 35 members). That's more than we got all last year.
  5. Insurance is going up all over the place due to high exposure to risk and covering past disasters (fire, flood, cyclone) and rising costs. RAA includes insurance for all Pilot members as part of the fee (Non-flying and Associate members don't have it). It will go up as all other insurance did, and because the members have been asking for an increase in coverage. But the membership isn't going up, just yet, which is a good thing.
  6. From the dawn of aviation to the start of WWII, this book illustrates planes, pilots, passengers, terminals, publicity, fledgling airlines, military; from around the world.
  7. This book includes descriptions of all the significant military actions with details of tanks, ships, aircraft and other weapons used. Illustrated with photographs, maps and artwork.
  8. 'We regulate by counting tombstones' US FEDERAL AVIATION OFFICIAL This book is a thorough and meticulously researched investigation into the important issue of passenger aircraft safety. It concludes that not enough is being done to improve flight safety and that improvements are only made when enough passengers die in a crash to force the issues into the public eye. It is a fallacy to believe that flying is the safest way to travel. The statistics have been spun to present the most favourable picture. In truth, if you plot fatal crashes against the number of journeys taken - ONLY MOTORBIKES TURN OUT MORE RISKY. This is a serious ground-breaking, campaigning book which has caused enormous controversy.
  9. Sister Anne Maree Jensen's baseball cap, riding boots and a Cessna aeroplane are not usually part of the image that comes to mind when we think of nuns - but then, Sister Anne Maree Jensen's 'Aerial Ministry' is not a conventional calling either. For the past ten years, Sister Anne Maree has been flying over some of the most remote parts of outback southwest Queensland, bringing companionship to the women who live in her bush parish. Her parish includes more than 250,000 square kilometres of sheep and cattle stations, roughly the size of West Germany. The stoic resilience of these women 'who battle against drought and loneliness in a harsh environment' provides the 'Flying Nun' with the inspiration to pursue her unusual mission. But the The Flying Nun is not the story of Sister Anne Maree alone. It is also the story of the 13 women to whom her life and work are devoted.
  10. 606 ballot papers, each allowed to vote for up to 2 candidates (2x606 = 1,212 potential votes) 1,159 votes cast; (1212 - 1159) = 53 voters opted to vote for ONE only. After the first "Meet the Candidates" I was sorely tempted to only vote for one. However I decided I had to cast a vote for the better of the other three.
  11. Where did you find the Invalid vote count? As far as I can see, 606 valid votes were received (down on last election) and 53 people chose to vote for one person only, making a total of 1159 votes cast (you could vote for up to two). Normally they would declare the number of invalid votes with the results.
  12. Lavishly illustrated guide to the processes governing our weather and climate. Discusses various phenomena such as cyclones, thunderstorms and tornadoes, and issues such as the greenhouse effect ozone depletion, floods, droughts and climate change, and addresses subjects such as sky colour, the effect of the moon on weather, and high and low pressures. Has a strong Australian focus, and is aimed at students and amateur meteorologist, as well as non-specialists with an interest in the weather. Includes an index.
  13. Turbulence, by Peter F. Lester, is the most comprehensive, understandable book available on turbulence as it pertains to aviation. It will help you recognize the conditions that cause turbulence, so the effects can be avoided or minimized. This book provides answers to questions such as: What is turbulence? What does it look like? How long does it last? What causes it? Where is it found? What are its indicators? What are its typical dimensions and intensities?
  14. This handbook will take you through every manoeuvre and flight sequence required in your helicopter training, and used in your ongoing career. Written in a very easy to understand language coupled with over 500 illustrations, diagrams and photographs. Mike is a CFI on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia.
  15. Here, for the first time, is a systematic model of professional airmanship, for all pockets of the aviation community. With this book as a guide, you too will develop the "right stuff" for today's complex world of flight. Step by step, system by system, the book shows you how to: Use history's greatest flyers as role models--and follow in their footsteps Define standards and measurements for success Understand specific aspects of airmanship, using case studies and lessons learned Handle peer pressure, lack of time, and stress Reduce errors and aid decision-making Manage risks Evaluate your own performance Illuminate a path for self-improvement Advance your career Redefining Airmanship gives you a holistic model of good airmanship and shows you how to use that model to measure and improve your performance. Using the book's Individual Improvement Plan, you can increase your confidence. . .develop flight discipline. . .understand your aircraft. . .know your crew's strengths and weaknesses. . .be an effective team manager. . .and achieve your personal best as an airman.
  16. “There's a dirty little secret about aviation maintenance: it often breaks aircraft instead of fixing them.” “Manifesto” is the much-anticipated first book from renowned aviation columnist and speaker Mike Busch. Written in typical no-nonsense style, it lays out the basis of Mike's “minimalist” maintenance philosophy for owner-flown general aviation aircraft. An owner who follows the book's guidance can save a small fortune on maintenance costs and end up with a safer, more reliable aircraft. Owners are advised to perform the absolute least amount of maintenance required to make their aircraft safe, reliable and legal… and nothing more. The book explains in detail why engine and propeller TBOs and most other manufacturer-prescribed maintenance intervals should be disregarded. And “Manifesto” explains exactly how to do it. About the Author: Mike Busch is arguably the best-known A&P/IA in general aviation. In 2008, he was honored by the FAA as “National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year.” Mike has been a prolific aviation writer for more than four decades. His “Savvy Aviator” columns have appeared in numerous publications including EAA Sport Aviation, AOPA's Opinion Leader's Blog, AVweb, and magazines for the three largest GA type clubs (ABS, CPA, and COPA). He is renowned for his free monthly maintenance webinars and his standing-room-only forums at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Mike has been a pilot and aircraft owner for 45 years with 7,500+ hours logged, and he is a CFIA/I/ME. He's founder and CEO of Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management, Inc., the world's largest firm providing maintenance-management services for owner-flown aircraft.
  17. Photos of military aircraft from the Great War (WWI) to WWII. Vol 2 covers 1946 to 1996.
  18. A survey of Australian aviation from the earliest days to 1970, featuring the people and planes, in Australia and at war
  19. As recently as the 1930s, vast portions of Alaska and Canada remained uncharted. The task of transporting explorers, aerial photographers, and cartographers to those remote regions fell into the hands of daring aviators and their Annotation. This colorful book examines the duties bushplanes help carry out around the world and the development of the greatest examples still plying the skies, including DeHavilland Beavers and Otters, Piper Cubs, Stinson Reliants, and Cessna Skywagons. Even airworthy examples of Norseman Noorduyns-the granddaddy of modern bushplanes-are included. And since pilots must utilize the natural landscapes in which they fly, the author explains and depicts the range of specialized landing gear used, from pontoons and hulls for lakes and rivers to skis for frozen tundra and water and balloon tires for rocky river beds and mountain slopes. Several riveting tales of near-misses from the daring men and women who fly bushplanes on a daily basis are also included. About the author: Geza Szurovy is from Massachusetts and is the author of seven previous MBI titles, including Wings of Yesteryear, Cessna Citation Jets, Executive Jets, Classic American Airlines, Art of the Airways, and The American Airport. Hardcover - 10" x 10" - 160 pp - 100 color, 100 b/w.
  20. Lancasters - the Plane that won the war for Britain. Lists every Lanc and its service. Covers the flight of the last flying example from Australia to Kent 1965
  21. Comprehensive listing of aircraft A-Z with photos, drawings and specs of over 3,000 aircraft. Index
  22. Aviation history written by the son of one of Queensland's pioneer aviators. Presents many colourful stories about the adventures of Australian pioneer aviators, including experiences during both world wars, as well as documenting the development of domestic airports. Includes references, a bibliography and an index. Concentrates on the area of Queensland around Rockhampton and Central Queensland
  23. "The risk of engine failure is greatest when your engine is young, NOT when it's old. You should worry more about pediatrics than geriatrics." -Mike Busch A&P/IA Mike Busch on Engines expands the iconoclastic philosophy of his groundbreaking first book Manifesto to the design, operation, condition monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting of piston aircraft engines. Busch begins with the history and theory of four-stroke spark-ignition engines. He describes the construction of both the "top end" (cylinders) and "bottom end" (inside the case), and functioning of key systems (lubrication, ignition, carburetion, fuel injection, turbocharging). He reviews modern engine leaning technique (which your POH probably has all wrong), and provides a detailed blueprint for maximizing the life of your engine. The second half presents a 21st-century approach to health assessment, maintenance, overhaul and troubleshooting. Busch explains how modern condition monitoring tools-like borescopy, oil analysis and digital engine monitor data analysis-allow you to extend engine life and overhaul strictly on-condition rather at an arbitrary TBO. The section devoted to troubleshooting problems like rough running, high oil consumption, temperamental ignition and turbocharging issues is worth its weight in gold. If you want your engine to live long and prosper, you need this book.
  24. Focusing on the many aspects of flight that can affect takeoffs and landings, author and experienced pilot Michael C. Love provides a step-by-step review of proper pre-flight activities. Using examples to illustrate the specific techniques employed during normal, short field, soft field, and crosswind takeoffs and landings, Love covers vital information that any pilot can use for improving technique.
  25. This book consists principally of a series of articles originally published in Kitplanes magazine. A basic understanding of airfoil geometry and how that affects the aerodynamics of an airfoil. Charts and analysis.
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