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  1. Reality bites eh. i fly a storch muster and had a very severe wind storm event when parked up at my home field overnight while i was away the aircraft was wheel chocked and tied down into wind. The pilots who were present at the time were not game to try and relocate her because of the conditions. On arrival next morning i found her standding on tippy toes with the landing gear legs at almost full extension as when flying, the chocks (one piece fwd and aft ) were to each side of the wheels which had lifted gradually up and inboard. While counting myself very lucky at the time. On reviewing wha
  2. This push to wanabe GA makes me sick, along with a great many rec pilots i suspect, if I wanted the Bullshit GA garbage I would have done it in the first place. Flying strickly for fun dose'nt need this shit.
  3. Yes Phil i,ve been wondering if hes ok as well, i think overall it,s a good time to get out of that country just now eh.
  4. Great work Mark, grouping up with adjustable hard links is definately the go mate, the multi cyl racing superbikes got on to this as well eh, old mate Kiwi must have noticed it is better as well, Well done sir. Cheers Mick
  5. Both my aircraft and flying are just one hobby of mine for my retirement, along with sailing my small trailer sailer (8 meters) fishing in my quintrex hornet (4.3), and a little hooka diving in it, heavy caliber pistol shooting, heavy caliber rifle shooting, blackpowder pistol and rifle shooting, shotgun field shooting, hunting and freshwater fishing. And ahead of it all family and grandkids of course. I probably have too many hobbies but its all religon belief based ( you only have one life and this is it eh) cheers Mick
  6. Check out the final analysis these two should never have been allowed to fly anything. But they managed to write off the aircraft through the combination of no maintainence mechanical ignorance and no flying skill Is it any wonder we get shit on by regulators.
  7. Registration and pilot certificate are the only reason to be in the RAA/GA wannabe organisation their is no other reason for being a member and I would love to find an alternative yesterday.
  8. Great vid love his stile of presenting it too. Just imagine flying in that in WW2 with nil electronic help and the enemy to watch out for as well
  9. I think its a lot to do with the companys attitude to customer service Riley. Although an unrelated item I deal with a retailer in brisbane that i can ring and pay for a stock item in the afternoon and recieve it at my door the next day. Their despatch department is a stand alone section that is second to none eh. Ps i,m in reginal Bundaberg (Bargara)
  10. I genuinely believe the most dangerous aspect of my flying is shared 50/50 by the takeoff and the drive to the strip.
  11. When the empire /job builders are allowed to take over the interests of hobbyists the result is always going to be bigger more expensive costs and more regulations, this rule is specific to all sports and hobbies and if their was a viable alternative to RAA i,d be their yesterday
  12. 1950 was a vintage year Phil for me too, many happy returns sir of the years and the air, cheers Mick
  13. Way to go Pete, got a little t s myself and their great for a break, wx permitting.
  14. Ploughing, scarifing and other farming operations that are in progress are a major magnet for lots of bird life and it was due to that, that i had my close encounter while decending to join and looking to check the windsock. I got a good very quick view of an eagles undercarrige as he went over me.
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