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  1. planesmaker

    Strategic plan?

    Anybody had a a look at RAAus strategic plan? What can I say? Accountability In everything that RAAus does we must be accountable for our actions. This applies to directors and staff as well as members. We must be consistent with how we approach problems and be respectful of each other. Transparency Being honest and open with members and other stakeholders is the centre of everything we do. We must act in an inclusive manner and our actions must always be viewed with integrity. this is must be what they are hoping to achieve
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    Small Flying Schools

    Carby icing has to do with moisture freezing (that's why it's called icing) inside Carby throat restricting air and fuel normal supply.
  3. planesmaker

    Small Flying Schools

    SS I would very much expect icing in Darwin when humid.
  4. planesmaker

    Rotax 912

    My 914 jab cruises 115 kts 2 up 20lt/hr at 28 in/ 4900. I'm happy!
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    Rotax 912

    Possibly due prop pitch
  6. I went out of my way to show my kids the old bus when we were up that way, quite difficult to get to the parking area, so I pulled up close by as I had come in from the north, just got out of the car and was told by airport security that I could not park there, so the wife and kids walked over to see the plane. Whilst I tried in vain to get around to the proper parking area, found out it is a 17km trip out and back around and if you miss the turn you are back where you started( don't ask). Ended up stopping in the same place and called my wife to come quickly whist I opened the bonnet to check a "problem". I still didn't get to see it!
  7. He obviously needed to go around, to run off the end and still travel that far in a 172 I'm amazed I am assuming he was landing?
  8. planesmaker

    AirVenture car parking

    I would think waiving landing fees for such an event would be good business for council
  9. planesmaker

    Urban Myths

    What idiot would stand in front of an aircraft with engine running? Tricycle or TD?
  10. Passenger weights? Just ask them, people usually know how much they weigh, except maybe children.
  11. planesmaker

    Aircraft Wanted

    A kitfox is a good machine. Definitely nothing wrong with fabric covered aircraft, I love them, usually strong airframe and light! Easy to repair etc. have a look on YouTube for kitfox to see the possibilities.
  12. planesmaker

    My new book ...

    Now that made me laugh!
  13. planesmaker

    The CASA Briefing - June 2018

    A j430 is good option
  14. planesmaker

    RAA Increasing Weight

    Actually rereading RAAus letter it states any aircraft used for hire or reward will be L4 maintained Surely we can assume that excludes current fleet or does it?
  15. planesmaker

    RAA Increasing Weight

    Not many L4's around, so LAMEs are required for the heavy fleet in schools, they will most certainly be required to be "members", added revenue for RAAus but added cost for aircraft operator. Hmmm me thinks they might as well stay VH.