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  1. And so we might learn something about the group we didn't already know .... not all of us are gentlemen. 😉
  2. Meanwhile, for landing lovers, the latest from Backcountry 182:
  3. "Takeoffs are wonderful maneuvers and I never failed to think of it as pure magic when the weight of the airplane shifted from the ground to the wings. It’s still the same airplane but when it flies it comes alive. That’s the happy part of taking off. What comes next is a period of flight with few options and where any problem can quickly become a serious problem." Richard L. Collins https://airfactsjournal.com/2016/05/takeoff-riskiest-three-minutes/
  4. Yeah ... and with air so rare. Just as well that uphill trumps downwind arriving there. Looks like fascinating place, eh? Would love to fly in one day for a thousand dollar hamburger at Phinjo Lodge and Restaurant. 😉
  5. PC6 making short work of a runway at 12,000ft elevation.
  6. A nice philosophy of flying essay by a retired airline pilot. The readers' comments at the end are worth looking at, too. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/13/opinion/sunday/are-you-a-takeoffs-or-landings-person.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
  7. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy_Jr._plane_crash
  8. I'm not sure I get your problem, Geoff, but as long as the Airports and the ALAs indicators are switched on with any OzRunway's map, virtually every landing place in the country shows up with its Identifier and its full name displayed. In fact, it's often necessary to turn this function off, so as to de-clutter the map display. And then, in the "Airfields" tab you get a list of all airports and ALAs in the country in alphabetical order. Plus a search function. In any case, if you are planning to fly into Essendon and/or Moorabbin, I guess you'll be spending a lot more time with instructors to get your Controlled Airspace endorsements so you'd be picking up heaps more experience with this issue among countless others. But probably, despite your being a self-described 'newbie', you know all this already ... and I haven't properly understood your question.
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  10. Well, as befits a humble fly-boy, I'd be thinking more of a rig like this; a wee beasty fit for towing by one's wee Jimny. The theory being that one could stay, for weeks at a time, close to the airport where one's aeroplane lives and thus better be able to get up to speed with one's flying skills and, hopefully, keep them that way. And, as to the naval wing, maybe one of these:
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    By zooming in we discover that Osteri hangs out at Traffic Park in Raahe, Finland. But this can only be worked out with the help of the real GE. I wonder if a place name layer can be added to the map.
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