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  1. It’s time that CASA banned swooping.
  2. If you want serious thread drift then say something about the mythical global warming. (Just watch what happens!)👼🏻
  3. pmccarthy

    Cootamundra to Murray Bridge

    Have fun, it will be a good experience.
  4. Turns out that the buildings encroach significantly on the runway clearance, but “Gathering the information required for the authority’s assessment of whether every item in a Draft Master Plan will be compliant with civil aviation safety requirements would be time-consuming and expensive,” says CASA. A CASA spokesman said the DFO building was marked on charts and equipped with hazard lights.
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Dewoitine d.21
  6. In 50 years of driving I have spun a car at highway speed three times. I was able to recover and point the car straight each time because of a lot of aggressive bush driving off road in my teenage years that taught me how to do it. Recovery also needed luck in one case, no fence or spoon drain beside the road and no trees. One incident was due to inattention, the other two to bad road surface, one of which was a drum of diesel spilled by a truck on heavy rain. anyway, my point is that experience of aggressive driving in safe paddock conditions, to the point of loss of control, is really useful later on.
  7. pmccarthy

    A very cool experimental aircraft

    Looking at the photos I think the engines are about as far inboard as they could go. The front-on photo is misleading because of the perspective.
  8. pmccarthy

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Like the English Electric Wren, they have to launch it with a bungee.
  9. pmccarthy

    Dalby crop duster destroyed

    I have older mates who are perfectly competent pilots.
  10. The scary thing is thinking about what elapsed time really means. In 1965 a 40 year old car was a 1925 Ford or Chev or similar with wooden wheels. Today a 40 year old car is a 1979 model, perfectly modern and useable if you have one, say a HZ Holden. Similarly my 1974 Archer will always seem new to me because it came out when I was already a young pilot and it was highly desirable but out of reach at that time.
  11. pmccarthy

    Cowl Air Temperatures

    I had never heard this. I know a motorbike runs best with cold air, thought any engine would be the same.
  12. I follow a PA-28 FAcebook site and it is amazing what the Americans will spend on them. New interiors, complete avionics upgrades, almost anything you can think of that is legal. They acknowledge that this will not reflect in resale price but do it anyway.
  13. pmccarthy

    Drones close Gatwick Airport

    Would the Cunard Line have suspended sailings over the sightings of a few icebergs?
  14. pmccarthy

    Silly aviation pictures.

    It’s all gone to pot.
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