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coljones

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  1. Bob Hawke never pretended to be a paragon of virtue although his behaviour during the Pilot Strike left quite a few union members asking when Hawke, NewsCorp and Abels were going to come after them for standing in the way of the mates.
  2. coljones

    Bad Experience with Jabiru

    If you believe the naysayers you would form the impression that these are mass graves of Jabirus that engaged in ritual mass suicide after discovering that they weren't Rotaxes. Oh, the shame of not being born with 4 little coloured hats. 😣😪
  3. coljones

    Bad Experience with Jabiru

    Jabiru-Locations.png Cheers
  4. coljones

    Bad Experience with Jabiru

    Just interpolating. Do you have doubts about 6900 engines being produced, some of which were sent, and are still operational OS?
  5. coljones

    Bad Experience with Jabiru

    Almost 3500 would suggest that of the 6900 Jab engines quoted at least 3400 Jabiru engines are either overseas in places like USA, South Africa and Denmark or not in use.
  6. coljones

    Bad Experience with Jabiru

    That might suggest that some Jab engines are OS in places like USA, South Africa and Denmark.
  7. coljones

    Bad Experience with Jabiru

    There wasn't all that many that failed and probably insufficient to draw statistical conclusions. There was, however, one LAME who had a number of failures which might indicate finger trouble - if you keep doing the same thing don't expect a different result. There appears to be little evidence of continuing problems.
  8. coljones

    Bad Experience with Jabiru

    You don't know what you are missing. Jabiru makes great plane.
  9. coljones

    RAAus to disclose member details

    There are numbers of ALAs where the owners encourage visits without fees and, presumably, the cost of the airstrip is covered by their other activities or generosity. There are other airstrips out there that don't have that luxury and the costs are met by the owner with some hope of payment of landing fees paid into an honesty box. I dare say that most of these honesty boxes are regarded by a proportion of pilots as quaint architectural features best regarded from afar or as a haven for venomous snakes and best kept clear of. Airfield operators are entitled to have some cost recovery and those pilots who don't pay up are a blight on the society. Most of us would be pissed off if anyone wandered down the side of the house and pinched a bucketful of apples. Please don't try the canard of council car parking as a lot have paywalls and in any case are used by a far higher number of ratepayers and with a very high turnover.
  10. coljones

    RAAus to disclose member details

    Not a problem, don't fly into airports that charge landing fees. A number of airports are now moving towards demanding 24 hour prior notice (c/w Credit card details) from RAA pilots. This is an outrageous imposition. Release of details to AvData will mitigate this.
  11. Active Mil airspace is Class C equivalent and therefore requires that the PIC has a medical and Class C endo and the plane has a transponder - not sure about TSO. A great trip and good scenery.
  12. You are confusing CTA with Built up areas. Not all CTA is over built up areas. You only need and approved plane/approved engine when flying over built up areas. For Class D you need a radio and for class C you need a radio and a transponder.
  13. OzRunways has not updated my maps yet and in any case it will not be valid before 08Nov18 so I would continue to use 119.55 (area) until 8Nov to follow those following the rules. It is always good to see ALAs on the maps so that there are no surprises as you follow the road into YGLA.
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