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  1. pmccarthy


    So the relevant minister is a dick?
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    CASA booklet

    No harm in circuit calls if the channel is not congested. It’s easy to tell whether you are fighting for airtime.
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    As a young bloke with about 150 hours I landed after dark using crossed headlights and a car at the other end to aim for. Trouble was they had to cut a gate chain to get in at the behest of Flight Service following my distress call so I got properly reamed out afterward. It was a perfect landing too, wasted on my three pax.
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Then its a Hatz CB-1
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Strange how it just floated along, must have had too many revs at idle.
  6. It’s the Comet all over again.
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Fisher Celebrity
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    Having done stalls and spins as part of GA training many years ago I can remember nothing scary about them. They were lots of fun. The key was knowing that the aeroplane was designed for it and wouldn’t break and that you had heaps of height to recover. I would happily do them today ina suitable aeroplane.
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Can’t find it. Looks like a nice build, but fuselage a bit boxy.
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Or maybe not. https://www.picoshots.com/hortenaircraft/ And a video: https://www.picoshots.com/p/1994163613523101916_11538608618
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    I found this New Horten flying wing jet to be unveiled at Aero Friedrichshafen April 11 but still think it is a photoshop. The head-on looks beautiful.
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    I reckon it is photoshopped and doesn’t exist.
  13. If the controller couldn’t make contact, how would a nearby plane? Shouting?
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    Built up areas

    I knew a girl whose built up areas were quite hard to identify without close examination.
  15. Same problem with the new link. Google Earth opens but just shows my home. If I zoom out there is nothing else there, no pins.
  16. When I click the link it opens Google Earth but says cannot open map.
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    I thought the all stations call went out many years ago.
  18. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/national-international/Small-Plane-Crashes-Into-Condo-Building-in-Fort-Lauderdale-506553421.html Banner towing piper aircraft hits building on 17th floor. Fatal.
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    Bloody PTV.

    Red I think my prognosis is 60% chance of no recurrence in five years. Not a great deal of difference, we just have to live for now and enjoy what we have I suppose. I went to Avalon on Thursday and attended the RAA meeting. No startling news there, but 11% growth in members in two years which sounds good to me. I wish I could get one of my daughters to go to an air show.
  20. I can’t se how to copy a link to this story. Google pilot Murgatroyd. He has been found guilty in the UK of several charges, for overloading his Piper PA140 which crashed. He was a private pilot but being paid to take passengers.
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    Affirm? Or Roger...

    Roy Rogers.. but doesn’t everybody?
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Klemm Kl.35-D-160
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    Anatomy of simple local flight

    Great video, thanks for sharing. Darn, that looks cold! Too hot to work in the garden here today.
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    We are going to the moon people!

    "Aboriginal Aircraft Maintenance & Services has many experts standing by to work on your aircraft or equipment needs. Serving NT in the area of aircraft or equipment is what they do best." https://zipleaf.auz.net/Companies/Aboriginal-Aircraft-Maintenance-Services So we have the skills up in those hot northern regions, just need upgrading to aerospace.