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  1. I share your concern. The Advertiser certainly wanted to ridicule them. Even though their story is behind a paywall, the names of the pilot and pax are in the web link.
  2. I'm not sure if this is an "aviation incident". Apparently they posted on Instagram that they had arrived in SA, when the border is closed. Police "located them at a karaoke night". https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-28/nsw-trio-order-to-leave-sa-after-alleged-border-breach-in-plane/100248524 https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=AAWEB_WRE170_a&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.adelaidenow.com.au%2Fcoronavirus%2Famelia-johnson-elizabeth-nichols-tom-st-hill-released-on-bail-after-allegedly-breaching-sa-covid19-rules-through-outback-joy-flight%
  3. Yep, x-wind landings can be tricky!
  4. Imagine what it would have been like in wartime for an 18yo pilot with not all that much training.
  5. That Piper has Halo, the Garmin autoland system. Maybe he relied on that? How much crosswind can it handle?
  6. My uncle passed in 2001; when I was younger I never appreciated what he and my father did in the war. Also they didn't want to talk about it.
  7. My uncle flew Kittyhawks in PNG, sadly he's passed away. He was only 18 at the time and I recall him saying, in about 1965, that he was "sh1t scared the whole time".
  8. Power lines too close? I thought that was the definition of an aircraft landing area?
  9. Ok thanks. Do you know of really long leases, like 99 or 999 years? What I'm wondering is whether people effectively "sell" a hangar using a very very long lease. Thanks
  10. I declare a selfish motive: I'm scoping out a business where this may help. My question is: how do people legally acquire long-term ownership of a hangar? Is it: 1. Purchase of a title, on a community title basis, or, 2. Very long-term leases? If so, what terms and conditions? If anyone can help here I'd be grateful. Thanks.
  11. Tragically this is reported today: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-04/two-people-killed-in-wa-microlight-aircraft-crash-near-exmouth/13214616
  12. A relative flew Hurricanes, then Typhoons in 181 squadron, and had 18 months as a night fighter. He died only a few years ago, and he said the RAF couldn't get rid of the Typhoon quick enough once the war was over: it was a very dangerous plane. He came from Victor Harbor in SA, apparently the only one to return of 6 young men from there who became aircrew. He also said the biggest killer of Me109 pilots was the Me109.
  13. In the 70s when I was young and stupid I rode my Ducati 900 Adelaide-Perth, cruising on 200kph, using a black visor daytime and yellow at night. Once, after dusk, I stopped to change visors, and looked back to see a guard of honor of hundreds of 'roos lining the road I'd just been doing double-digit speeds on. I hadn't seen one. I think I was going so fast they didn't have time to jump out in front of me. While I survived, I don't recommend this strategy.
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