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  1. I bought Mike Busch's books - Manifesto and Mike Busch on Engines. Expensive, but Mr FV agrees with most of what he says (or rather Mike agrees with Mr FV's view of the world). He liked his column in the EAA magazines. We have our differences of opinion on aircraft maintenance. Another EAA purchase was GA Airfoils - Harry Riblett 1987 (with update to 1996) - Harry would be 90 now. Apart from a lot of aerofoil data, Mr FV likes his anti-authority stance. In his mind NASA wasted their time testing a range of wing shapes, but, as I tried to explain, the Govt were the only ones with suffic
  2. Long time since RAA sent me an invoice by snail mail. I get an SMS and email about a month out with invoice, then again closer to the date. I pay on-line through the members' portal and the receipt is emailed. The only time I get snail mail is when they have to post out a card. We have two memberships and three aircraft. Works well.
  3. G'Day Squid - drop in to Childers airstrip and say hello to the crew down there. Wed mornings usually a good few planes and people for morning smoko, usually someone around any other time. Meetings first Sat of every month 10am. Sue
  4. Hi Ian - and thanks for the site! Did all that but it made no difference. HOWEVER it now all WORKS! No idea what you did to get us back on the air ... I have been struggling with another site due to latency issues; it is overcast with light rain and the satellite system does not like it, slowing or going off altogether. Was off again this morning and too slow to use the other site. Been very busy too, which has reduced my time to indulge in RecFly. Sue
  5. Should add - we are on satellite NBN which has been going off momentarily today (overcast) with latency issues - 60,000km to satellite & back. Another OOPS! 5. edit
  6. Still having problems at 11:42am (Qld time) with: Clicking on avatar Conversations Notifications Likes Tablet, Win 10, Firefox
  7. Notifications: This page uses the non standard property “zoom”. Consider using calc() in the relevant property values, or using “transform” along with “transform-origin: 0 0”. page-12 <head> <meta charset="utf-8" /> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=Edge" /> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, viewport-fit=cover"> <title>Recreational Flying</title> <meta property="og:site_name" content="Recreational Flying" /> <meta property="og:type" content="website" /> <meta property="og:title" content="R
  8. I clicked on it and I get: Oops! We ran into some problems. Please try again later. More error details may be in the browser console. Wondering if I should delete all history etc?
  9. Closed the browser (couldn't find where to log out of RF) and did a restart on my Win10 tablet and restart of Firefox (not restore), and opened RF/new. We are on satellite NBN and this has dropped out 3 times in the last hour due to rain and overcast. Same error messages...... Tried to insert an emoji and got this: Oops! We ran into some problems. Please try again later. More error details may be in the browser console.
  10. When I clicked on the notification (little bell, LHS between mail & search) - it was a 1 - your reply to my post. I got this: Oops! We ran into some problems. Please try again later. More error details may be in the browser console. When I tried to Like your post I got: Oops! We ran into some problems. The requested page could not be found. I will try logging out, doing a restart and trying again.
  11. If I try to edit my forum thread (eg the one above) I get this:- Oops! We ran into some problems. Please try again later. More error details may be in the browser console. Sue
  12. The Likes - if I try to "Like" a page it returns this:- Oops! We ran into some problems. The requested page could not be found. Sue
  13. Yes, he stood for election. Any member can put their hand up. There is no mechanism for saying "we think he's a bit sus don't accept his nomination". The election spiel is written by the candidate, RAA does not go into the truth of the statement. Even if he did get on the Board, he is still only one of seven. The system is fairer than when Ian (Admin) nominated and certain members conspired to delay his membership, so that it lapsed while nominations were open and Ian was denied the chance to stand. You can read about it on the forum, or PM Admin. This was years ago with RAAus Inc.
  14. Karasport is not for sale - it's his fun machine. Although he did contemplate selling to an old early AUF flier, but as he didn't have a licence (you didn't need one back then) and he wasn't prepared to get his RAA Certificate, it ended up in a stalemate. The Scout needs a lot of work, and is a handful to fly, and you have to be pretty light. He can't believe anyone would want to buy one. We have a Turbulent hanging up in the shed, but all the glue joints are suspect. The son saw a part built Sonerai, so Dad bought it for him and he has never done anything with it (he doesn't fly) a
  15. Would that then fail the 51% build requirement for 19 reg?
  16. True - I didn't look very far past what we own and what works for me, carries the most weight, is the fastest (95-100kt) and is 'cheap' at $35-45k with a range of 5 hours (my C152). Mr FV would highly recommend the RANS Courier S7. It can take the two of us with fuel, but very little baggage (behind the seats). One 19 reg sold recently for $70k, the kit incl Rotax maybe $70kUSD ($100k AUD). It took 6 years to build; but he was working full time, his first wife got cancer and died, got a slack-attack, he chased me for 13 months, had a wedding, moved house ... Dedicated work could have i
  17. When the weight increase comes through there is the option of Cessna 150 / 152's at reasonable sale price, all SIDS done, LAME maintained. I have a C152 - what I like about it is the weight I can carry in the baggage area. I found most ultralights had nil to minimum baggage allowance, and I carted myself, the dog, o/n bag, emergency gear etc and went with full tanks (149 litres) around Western Qld. RAA are hoping to get L1 maintenance approval for private (non-training / hire) purposes.
  18. ATSB has investigated RAA accidents where there was a clear public benefit - eg the Ferris Wheel incident (no fatalities). RAA have approached ATSB for more investigations, however they have a budget, and until their political masters see the benefit in increasing their staff etc to cover RAA fatalities and accidents, it is not going to happen. I read a fair bit of RAA bashing over reporting accidents, and a fair bit of people not reading or understanding the present situation. When a fatality occurs, the Police are the lead agency to investigate and prepare a report for the Coroner who t
  19. Survey Monkey - it is up to you to decide how to frame your questions, they don't do it for you. I have seen some terrible surveys, some along the lines of "Have you stopped beating your wife?" Yes / No It was a while since I did the RAA survey, but I don't think Sport Pilot was at the top of the list, so maybe random. You can't go past without filling in 1-8 so you do have to put some thought into it, even if that is 1 2 3 ... I suspect the donkey voters would give up. Then there are others who would want to be able to give more than one thing a 1, and similarly with an 8.
  20. I did the survey as soon as it came out, so I don't remember everything. It was open to Members, ex-Members and non-members. As I fitted most categories (PC, L1, owner, etc) I think I saw most questions. Ranking things 1-8 was similar to previous years, and will show priority changes over time. There were adequate opportunities to tick Other or fill in free-form boxes. Much better than surveys I have done for others eg Super, Insurance, Telcos etc. where you are forced to assess or choose with no opportunity to explain or tick Not Applicable or I Don't Know, so you go for a 5 or neutral a
  21. So the big ticket item is Hosting = $3,000. The difference between XF & IPS is small by comparison ($200). Firstly, I would suggest not changing the software again, as the chaos upsets the loyal, long term users who have forgotten how to stop email notifications, struggle with things not being in their usual place and acting as they did, and needing patience while things are migrated. Stick with what gives you the most functionality for the future. There's a good number of us who are not on Facebook - we need this site. There are a number of First Class Members and some of them m
  22. Pilot William Scott-Bloxam killed in Mareeba crash remembered as 'colourful character' https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-15/pilot-william-scott-bloxam-remembered-after-mareeba-plane-crash/11801342 Police said they would investigate reports from witnesses who heard a strange sound from the engine, described by one person as "backfiring". Mr Scott-Bloxam was still alive after the crash but he could not be saved by paramedics and died at the scene. He came to national attention in 2008 as the pilot of a flight to the Papuan town of Merauke in which he and four others were detained
  23. Qld Country Life update ... RFDS emergency evacuation of Isisford ultralight crash pilot Sally [email protected] Dec 2019, 5:30 p.m. News The Royal Flying Doctor Service plane on the strip at Wahroongah Station south of Isisford preparing to evacuate the injured patient. It's first time the medical service has used this airstrip. Picture supplied by the RFDS. Aa The young Longreach pilot injured in Monday morning's ultralight mustering accident south of Isisford has been flown to Brisbane in
  24. From the Qld Country Life https://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/6521359/light-plane-accident-at-isisford/ Police were called to a light plane accident south of Isisford on Monday morning. According to a police media spokeswoman, the minor aviation incident occurred at around 8.10am at a location 60km south of Isisford, along the Yaraka River Road. The male pilot was flying a yellow mustering plane when the incident occurred. He is understood to have sustained injuries but was not trapped in the plane. Further details will be supplied as they come to hand.
  25. Back in 1993? (I'll have to check my magazines) CASA offered a weight increase to 750kg on a platter. The AUF people replied "We're too busy ...." and it went on the back burner. The offer now is 760kg which takes in the Cessna 150/152 range - old but cheap, it might get some back into recreational flying.
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