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Everything posted by Garfly

  1. Here's an interesting 4-place build walkaround:
  2. But there's help for that, too ... (There's got to be a reason YouTube's algorithm keeps pushing this stuff my way.)
  3. Yeah, for example, the AOPA vid imbedded here, promoting its "Focused Flight Review" program, plays with our ingrained expectations somewhat; to good effect, I'd say. https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2018/july/13/making-good-pilots-better
  4. Okay, I'm going to give this thread another shot. Yes, it's another 20' of life-coaching, the way it used to be done. But, hey, even in this age of limited attention spans, who doesn't need a dose of that occasionally!? Just think of it as a (once-) hip Human Factors lesson. And for all you Avgeeks who won't stick around for a full dose of self-improvement, go straight to the (weird and wonderful) bit with airplanes in it from 03:00 to 05:00. (No prizes for spotting the most inexplicable error.) No wonder they don't make 'em like that anymore (films, that is; people - and planes - they do).
  5. Sorry ... that'll make 40 mins. Nev (and the rest of us) won't have to waste. LOL
  6. NTSB PRELIMINARY REPORT RELEASED: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20191002X11326&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=MA
  7. Ha, ha ... some topics are better honoured in the off than the observance.
  8. Well, on the plus side, I'm pretty sure the aeroplane will outlast the average denizen of Recreational Flying.
  9. Yes, I'd agree, Nev, but I fear that ours is probably a dying art - a bit like swordsmanship was at one point in history. That's why my pessimism focusses less on a hostile bureaucracy than on unstoppable technologies. That Cessna advertisement from the forties is absurd, at many levels, because it downplays the skill and judgement needed to safely fly aeroplanes -as we (still) know them. But autonomous flying - and road, and rail, and marine - vehicles are already with us - and it won't be long before the 'game-over' calculation swings in favour of the new. I had a ride in a Tesla in Norway recently, and I think I've seen the future. And I think it works. And I think it's sad in some ways.
  10. I think the point is that technology will make recreational aviation commonplace. (Which, you could say, amounts to the same thing.)
  11. I presume that it will be autonomous multicopter machines that will finally realise the dream of flying for all. No skills necessary. Jump in. Choose destination. Press go. The era of those magnificent men in their flying machines is reaching its sunset phase.
  12. ABC: 'Senator says CASA has 'over-regulation issue' https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-07/senate-inquiry-questions-atsb-findings-over-angel-flight-crashes/11578554
  13. And Sky Ranger best stol aeroplane built? Ha, ha ... just joshin' cap'n. But talkin' helios and aeroplanes, hows about ....
  14. https://www.kitplanes.com/fire-damages-belite-factory/ https://www.beliteaircraft.com/
  15. Meanwhile, the latest from Larry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsMDjNEJfOE
  16. I remember a flight out of Kegsugl in a C206 (as pax) in the early seventies when an unexpected item of cargo was the body of a woman who'd been shot in the abdomen with an arrow. The local Patrol Officer wanted her remains transported to Kundiawa for a post-mortem. Barely covered by a laplap, she was unceremoniously squeezed into the cargo area behind the seats. It was an amazing time to live in PNG. Spot the odd one out!
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