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  1. Qantas Pilot Academy could hold 840 students 23rd Apr 2019 5:00 AM Subscriber only THE Qantas Pilot Academy at Wellcamp Airport could host 840 students a year within eight years if all stages of the project materialise. The development application submitted to the Toowoomba Regional Council last week by Precinct Urban Planning, on behalf of Wagner Corporation, revealed the school could have a much larger number of students than the 250 places Qantas announced last year. The academy will be built on 94.53 hectares of land adjacent to the Wellcamp Airport runway, on the opposite side to the terminal building. Stage one will see the construction of an air training facility, hangar complex, aircraft parking area and an accommodation village including accommodation for 84 students and the initial recreation facility, gym and outdoor courts. This would further expand to include accommodation for 192 extra students, 276 total, during stage two of the project. Plans for the Qantas Pilot Training Academy at Wellcamp Airport. Tobi Loftus The air training facility will include classrooms, briefing rooms, flight simulator room, staff rooms, offices and amenities. The duplex-style accommodation buildings will comprise of units containing six bedrooms per unit, a kitchen, two bathrooms per unit and a laundry. The hangar will be adjacent to the runway of the airport with access to the tarmac via a sealed taxiway. The Wagners are seeking an extended approval period of eight years to complete stage three to seven of the project, which would see accommodation facilities for 840 students, extensions to the air training facility, a second recreation centre and a ground training facility. Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio said he was excited to hear the development application had been submitted to the council. "This is a project, not only of regional significance, but one of state and national significance," Cr Antonio said. they will definitely be looking for instructors @mnewbery
  2. and flying around Indonesia would be bit pretty hairy in the wet season.
  3. the problem for most African and Asian airlines is the growth in passenger volumes is huge and its hard keeping up when you don't have the training infrastructure that is common in the west
  4. if the AOA sensor gets damaged the autopilot should be able to work that out, the same as a blocked pitot tube
  5. I reckon that if they hadn't grounded the MAX8s they would have been another crash eventually. the MCAS system should be overridden by the autopilot and ignore a faulty AOA sensor.
  6. you're never going to get the cream of aviation flying in africa or south east asia when the chinese and middle eastern airlines offering much better money. I can't understand how when the autopilot is engaged the MCAS system is also active? seems like having 2 systems active at the same time is a recipe for a conflict. Also why does the AOA device not shutdown when it goes off the scale after a bird strike?
  7. UPDATE: Aviation crash investigators are expected to arrive at a Cunnamulla property tomorrow where a 21-year-old pilot died in a light plane crash on Sunday. Isaac Bain was the sole occupant of the Foxbat A22LS ultralight plane and was contract mustering on Aldville Station north of the rural township when the aircraft crash landed. Condolences to everyone who knew Isaac.
  8. you sort of imagine that the Gen 1,2 and 3 engines will continue to hurt Jabiru's reputation for another 15-20 years
  9. its more about ex-ADF people finding no market for their skills in the civilian job market and deciding that claiming compo is a lot better than the dole. It only takes a few months for word to get around that someone got a big payout because they tripped over in the dark.
  10. the early ones were found to get unstable if around lightning
  11. Japanese F-35 Lightning II Stealth Aircraft Reported Missing Over The Pacific Ocean About David Cenciotti 3699 Articles 2-3 minutes File photo of a Japanese AIr Self Defense Force F-35 (Image credit: Lockheed Martin). According to several Japanese media outlets, an F-35A Lightning II belonging to the Japan Air Self Defense Force is currently reported as missing during a mission over the Pacific Ocean. The F-35 launched from Misawa Air Base, in Aomori Prefecture, in the norther part of the country. Misawa is the home of the 302 Hikotai (Squadron), the unit previously operating the F-4EJ “Kai”, that has officially moved to Misawa air base to operate the JASDF F-35A 5th generation aircraft after retiring its last Phatom on Mar. 26, 2019. According to the JASDF, the aircraft had taken off from about 7 minutes, as part of a 4-ship formation, when it disappered on Apr. 9, at 7:27PM LT on the Pacific Ocean about 135 km east of Misawa. Japan Maritime Self Defense Force search and rescue vessels have been dispatched to the area where the aircraft disappeared. If confirmed, the Japanese loss would be the second involving the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters. The first one occurred on September 28, 2018 when a U.S. Marine F-35B Lightning II crashed near Beaufort, South Carolina. The pilot ejected safely. As a consequence of that mishap, almost all the F-35s were shortly grounded on Thursday, October 12, 2018 for safety inspections of their fuel flow systems. Japan’s program of record is 147 aircraft says the official Lockheed Martin website. “In December 2018, the Japan Ministry of Defense announced its decision to increase its procurement of F-35s from 42 to 147. They stated the aircraft will be a mix of 105 F-35As and 42 F-35B STOVL (Short Take Off and Vertical Landing) aircraft.” 13 F-35A are currently based at Misawa AB, based on Japanese media reports. We will update the story as new details emerge.
  12. Do we have any hard data about how many landing fees are actually being avoided? If every RAA aircraft avoided paying a $10 landing fee once a year that would be a whopping $33k lost revenue. Goes to show you just how willing the RAA is to sell out its members to keep CASA happy.
  13. no more carb ice, less likely to burn out an exhaust valve, engine runs lean of peak all the time
  14. another distraction from the fake news media to distract loyal subjects from the glory of brexit
  15. Rod fooled us good, don't know what that says about Jabiru
  16. for those that haven't read the announcement
  17. its 3D printed, I wonder how long that will stay airtight for
  18. the IT system was designed to automate a lot of the process of the RAA which was going to lead to a reduction in the staff. This never happened, looking at the system they paid $250k, they learnt a lot about sunken cost theory.
  19. Albanese gets paid an extra $25k a year as a shadow minister, he's just not interested in helping GA.