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  1. billwoodmason

    Jacobson Flair

    ApenNameAndThatA. I have been reading this thread with interest watching the various pieces of wisdom being passed on to you by long time pilots so you hopefully learn something, but you mentioned crossed controls decending on final and no one has picked up on this , so in the interest of your safety- listen up - to do this would to say the least very foolhardy to the point it could be catistrophic. There have been many aircraft stalled at low level or turning on final through not flying in a “balanced state”. The best thing you could do to reaquant yourself with your previously learned knowledge of flying would be to do some lessons in an actual aircraft with a competent instructor. Without practical demonstration of principals all the conjecture amounts to nothing. Good luck.
  2. billwoodmason

    Wheel Alignment - Toe-in or Toe-out?

    Re the Jabiru - it is covered in the construction manual (available on the Jabiru web site), they recommend a slight amout of toe in as this will tend to straighten at max gross weight. A slight amount of toe in is better than toe out as has been already been pointed out. This is achieved by rotating a bevelled washer on the axle attach point. Cheers.
  3. billwoodmason

    Waiex Sonex

    There are no details regarding the aircraft accompanying this ad. Eg total hours engine and airframe, age, type of motor, prop or whether it had been hangared all it’s life and the aircrafts history. ie - all the things you would like to know before making a purchase.
  4. billwoodmason

    The site in 2018

    Merry Xmas to you and yours Ian.
  5. Hi Ian,

    Is there a link on here for the video of the senate enquiry into CASA where Tony King gave a submission?

    Cheers,

    Bill Woodmason.

    1. turboplanner

      turboplanner

      I don’t think it was a Senate inquiry into CASA. From memory it was a Committee Meeting on rules and regulations. Tony King made one of the opening statements, on behalf of RAA. I thought he did a good job.

       

    2. Admin

      Admin

      I don't believe we have a link on here...if you can find one please let me know and I will add it

    3. billwoodmason

      billwoodmason

      Thanks for the replies guys. I have found the links in Governing Bodies forum under the thread for Senate Inquiry into self administration and dual standards in pilot medical standards.

  6. What’s wrong with what we have now?. Exemptions for those who want to operate out of control zones are already in place. This is all about privaledges for span can fliers who RAA want to attract into the ranks and it’s us who are paying.
  7. billwoodmason

    Please Vote

    Recreational Flying works for me. I liked the bias toward aircraft under 600 kg as that is where my interest lies, although I also enjoy the “antique” genre’. Call the site what you like Ian but I do know my visits to it recently have waned since the rename to Aircraft Pilots as I don’t believe that the GA influence that has crept into RAA has bought anything of value to ultralighters, just financial pain and increased scrutiny. I viewed this site as a voice for those with RAA interests and you clearly wish to expand your horizons which of course is your perogative. You would be aware PPrune has got GA covered.
  8. billwoodmason

    Small Flying Schools

    Turbo’s Safety Management System is why - every Flying School now has to have one. So whats proposed is a pyramid system where an over arching Flight Training organisation big enough to have the resources to afford the SMS, and Office manager (to keep up with all the BS paperwork and compliance issues) who sees to it that satelite schools preach to the ever increasing standards being imposed by those above. I’ts a system where flying schools do the work for RAA head office. There are changes similar to this going on in the GA training regime as we speak, I know of two who have decided not to continue to operate because of it. We are being screwed in every direction and are expected to like it.
  9. billwoodmason

    Narromine AusFly 2018

    Did the AOPA president have anything nice to say about RAA after recent events? P.S. I'm not surprised OZ Runways are a little gun shy after their last sponship effort went pear shaped.
  10. billwoodmason

    It's going to tale a few years

    Aus Airventure looks about the size of any number of Aero Club flyins held in the country throughout the year. The turnout must be a massive disappointment to RAA and the organisers. My take on it is that the attendance at Airventure is a byproduct of M & M turning the organisation upside down and allienating the rest of the recreational flying world recently in an effort to impose themselves wanting to take over all recreational flying. It just stinks!.
  11. The Robbi accident was in South West Victoria, roughly five miles south west of Darlington on the Geelong - Hamilton highway.
  12. billwoodmason

    Cri Cri

    OME - The pilot identifies the airfield as Serpentine in his radio call prior to taxiing to the runway.
  13. billwoodmason

    AOPA and CASA

    The answer is simple - leave them on the VH register and give their pilots driver standard medicals (as is their wish) and leave RAA in charge of RAA registered aircraft up to 600kg. Providing work for LAME’s is not part of our charter or responsibility. The idea that we should take over all recreational aircraft or perish is complete and utter B/S. M&M should lower their focus and look after the current members so called rights and privileges. Stop employing extra staff for B/S positions and IT upgrades to cater for a group of people who are not yet members (and may never wish to be). It’s costing the present members dearely to continue on this path.
  14. billwoodmason

    AOPA and CASA

    As for maintaining the current L1, how is someone with limited training and aviation experience going to maintain his 6oo kg supercharged,intercooled,retractable, constant speed aircraft - omce these aircraft entered RAA's orbit it was going to change. I don’t see why, 600 kg aircraft have been being maintained by their owners (perahps with help where required) for the last decade. All’s well a long as manufacturers recommendations are followed. No need for added regulations.
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    CASA confuses me.

    I think they have achieved much more than keeping the guilty away - attendance numbers (or lack thereof) would suggest that any flyin where RAA had influence has been declining for some years. Even including every other Sport Flying organisation hasn’t shielded them from their declining reputation amongst recreational fliers.
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