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Arron25

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About Arron25

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  • Birthday 05/11/1958

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  • Aircraft
    Foxcon Terrier 200 Monet Sonerai IIL
  • Location
    Longreach Qld
  • Country
    Australia

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  1. At the CASA seminar in Longreach, someone mentioned that SIDS was being scrapped... Was that just hopeful thinking... or is it happening?
  2. Is it possible to use a flywheel as a prop substiute on my motor (Sub EA81) for testing?. I need to do testing in a domestic surround, and apart from saftey would be quieter without the 72" prop. making wind.. Thanks Lyle
  3. Flight training has been temporarily suspended at Australia’s largest pilot academy, Soar Aviation, after training partner Box Hill Institute demanded documentation about its fleet.The TAFE college informed students of the three-day hiatus in flight training late Friday, saying Box Hill Institute “maintains safety as its top priority”.It comes as a growing group of current and former students seek a refund of their VET loan money from Box Hill and Soar, based on their claims they did not receive the training they were promised.Their complaints to Victoria’s Department of Education are now the subject of an inquiry by the Special Investigations Unit.The Australian Skills Quality Authority, which is the regulatory body for VET loan-related courses, has also been examining the aviation courses provided by Box Hill and Soar.ASQA delivered its report to the TAFE college last week, and CEO Vivienne King said they were “responding as requested”.That was followed by the email to students, informing them the college had “requested Soar to suspend flying for BHI students for the next few days”.“We will provide further information as soon as we can,” read the email from the college’s aviation department.A further email to students from Soar Aviation, signed by CEO Neel Khokhani, said “Box Hill Institute had requested documentation in relation to our fleet”.“We will be “pausing flight operations until this is provided,” Mr Khokhani said.“We will automatically cancel any flights you have booked for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. “You will not be charged for these flights.”He apologised for any inconvenience and promised to “be in touch soon”.One of the concerns raised by students was that their training was being conducted in Foxbat recreational aircraft rather than the Cessna 172s they were promised.The students also complained they were being made to redo training runs repeatedly despite being proficient, at an added cost.Federal Department of Employment figures show in the first six months of 2019, 289 people were enrolled in the Commercial Pilot’s Licence diploma course at Box Hill at a cost of $7.1m in VET loans.The data showed the unit of study completion rate was 47.6 per cent.Flight Training Adelaide had 32 students enrolled at a cost of just under $900,000 in VET student loans, with a 100 per cent completion rate.Mr Khokhani, 30, was recently named on Australia’s Young Rich List, based on his $66m fortune.Soar partnered with Box Hill in 2016, and according to Department of Employment data has produced fewer than 20 graduates.But Mr Khokhani said 61 people had successfully obtained their CPL with many going on to jobs in the aviation industry, including as flight instructors.
  4. You haven't considered marketing the vest? Looked for the military ones mentioned.. and it seem they are that ..miltary..not commercial
  5. Back in the 70s my father was a Mazda dealer and their rotary was still relatively young, I saw dealer paperwork showing multiple rotor motors ..4 I think was the largest actually pictured, but more were mentioned, and the paperwork went on to go into mention fuel types Seems they had them running on everything from diesel to flour( with varying degrees of induction challenges).., and at that time the diesel was a very distinct development possibility at the time At an Aust dealer conference, (in the 70s) the 'tongue in cheek' suggestion was made if it ran on flour it would run on 'Bex powders' After testing the volatility of Bex the Japanese engineers confirmed it probably would....
  6. If you so need Controlled Airspace Access, you have --- RPL -- As if I read correctly the RAA variant will be Exactly the same requirements ..or Harder.. same medical.. same Aircraft requirements.. Then the those who don't wish it won't have to live with the penalties that will be imposed on the rest of us
  7. Hi Ian, This could be a problem isolated to my situation.. I am a Windows Insider... running the latest skip ahead preview Win10 build /Edge and ever since the site upgrade 80% (or worse) of the time when I click on a item to open.. (normally start in 'What's New' page..) I get "Can't reach this page". Right Click Open in New Tab normally works.. Very occasionally I get Can't find... regardless, but not that often. Not a problem I have noticed with any other web sites and it does not 'seem' to be a problem with Firefox or the 'New' Chromium based Edge beta Thanks for the great work
  8. xyzwq.au domain naming is about to be released. That opens up more possibilities
  9. I looped my Sonerai 5 times before I even got it into the air.. 3 times at Latrobe Valley and then twice on my home strip after I had it ferried here for me.. After the Latrobe Valley loops ( progressively getting worse) the local CFI called me off the strip, and had me do an hour in their Citabria to restore my confidence. Had no trouble in the Citabria ( apart from getting a clip behind the ear when I did a flick turn)… After the 2nd at home, I finally worked out all I had learnt in had toe brakes .. Soni has hand brakes... Once I took authority of the pedals ( actually put my foot on) never again in 150 hours.. Soni lands 'tail hook' ( or at worst three point) as when at landing attitude there is next to no air over the rudder so once on the deck the stick is all the way back to force the tail wheel hard on so it can be steered, so by doing this, never lost control on the deck Mine has tension springs on the tail wheel and had none of the 'twitchyness' on tarmac that some have. Lyle
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    Arron25

  11. Before name calling etc.(ramping up to be reminiscent of most of the Jab bashing ).. maybe those who have previously noted they know this contributor personally, could advise the correct situation??
  12. Is there a list of upcoming L1 practical courses listed somewhere ?
  13. I think it was in here the statement was made.." If you have the time fly... If you don't drive" I have filed it in the memory bank with those other Aviation Standards.. 'Old Pilots and Bold Pilots...' and 'the Three Wasted Things....'
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