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About octave

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    Thruster, Gazelle, Tecnam, Pioneer 200/300
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  1. octave

    RAAus Pilots Licence

    I first joined AUF in 1988 and flew for 2 years and then quit. In 2007 I did a TIF just for fun but got hooked again so decided to get back into it. I was only required to show my log book. My hours still counted and I think I had to reach a standard where I could pass a flight test. It took me I think about 11 hours before I did my test. I did have to do all the written tests again.
  2. octave

    Small Flying Schools

    News: The ongoing danger of carburettor icing
  3. octave

    Small Flying Schools

    Keith the best way to "get us all awake" is to present evidence. I am more than happy to call visit email to turn up at RAAus meetings but I need more than rumours. If I confront a board member and put to them that they have a plan to reduce the number of flying schools because "apparently it is costing too much to do an audit on these small schools. So close them is the go. Crowd the South East Corner is the way to go" - it would be sensible for, me to be able to present some evidence. I am more than happy to contact RAAus on Monday to put this to them but I would need to be able to say "this is what you are doing and here is my evidence." Keith if you have been convinced of this plan by "hard evidence" perhaps like you I would be convinced by "hard evidence" I simply don't understand why this evidence cannot be shared, if not publically then perhaps privately.
  4. octave

    Small Flying Schools

    Keith do you have any evidence for this? It seems highly unlikely that RAAus would seek to reduce the number of flying schools and therefore the number of pilots (customers). If I understand what you are saying then these extraordinary claims need some hard evidence.
  5. I don't mind it but it will be interesting to see what it looks like in flight. https://airshowinfo.hu/airshowfeed/2017/12/15/raaf-revelaed-new-painting-roulettes-demo-team/
  6. Fact checking is important! No, Photos of 'The Poppy Man' Sculpture are NOT Being Removed From Facebook - Hoax-Slayer
  7. I think the atmospheric pressure on Mars is actually 0.6% of the pressure on Earth.
  8. octave

    A Family Affair

    Reminds me of this video
  9. 5.6.3 Aircraft descending on the non-active side of the circuit should be established at circuit altitude by the time they cross the runway centreline on crosswind, somewhere between midfield and the departure end of the runway
  10. octave

    Hybrid Aircraft

    Axter Aerospace - El primer sistema híbrido del mundo para aviones
  11. octave

    AOPA and RAAus in Dispute over Slogan

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  12. octave

    MAYDAY CALL

    And yet we managed to raise our son to be a happy and successful adult without once assaulting him. We used reason and negotiation. He now at 28 has his own extremely succesful company and in fact one of his talents is negotiating. I know I will be shouted down but using pain as a teaching tool is for those who are too lazy or thick to use reason.
  13. octave

    MAYDAY CALL

    . Aspergers/autism spectrum disorder is well understood. "Al;l the kids WANT have Aspergers" sound like BS to me. For a start "ALL" is obviously a ridiculous statement. Secondly, CAN kids with autism come and go as they like? I have been a private music teacher for 28 years and have taught hundreds of kids and a few of them have been autistic, I would suggest that faking the behaviour of someone with this condition would be extremely difficult.
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