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  1. Classifications, altitudes and hours are also listed in the table on the ERC-L charts. It's been a long time since I've used Ozrunways to advise how to select the airspace on the map in there
  2. Do you mean R131A-G? RA3 designation H24. Fly under the steps or around
  3. Possibly looks like VH-SIP, DynAero MCR VLA Sportster, recently for sale after being out of the air for some time
  4. Not a Bocian... wrong tail, cockpit and cranked wing. Not sure what it is though
  5. Mildura with Sunraysia in the background
  6. It appears it's a sign of the times with councils expecting aerodromes to cover their costs. West Wyalong (with as little activity as there is) is now actively charging landings, and Temora is looking at ways to get more revenue from users. I agree, the amount that would be recovered is a small portion of the overall annual costs, so it won't really affect council funds significantly, but will affect the popularity of the fields
  7. I agree, there's some schools/instructors out there that need to be given a very wide berth. I had already done my RPL conversion a couple of years ago. That all went fine, and since then, have done quite a bit of XC in the 172. As I was coming up for my AFR, I thought now would be a good time for CSU+RG, so I went to a school at Albury for this. After multiple trips there and being told "next session will knock it over", I just had to walk. A few examples, like sitting in the plane, expecting to ask ground for airways clearance for circuit bashing, only to be told by the instructor to ask for
  8. Yes, legally to use a CASA flight crew license, a pilot is required to hold a current AVID or ASIC. While enforced at the time of license application, the requirement is ongoing. Don't get me wrong, I don't agree with the ASIC system in its present form, but if you fly GA without a security check, you are leaving yourself open to action should you be checked (20 penalty units). Now, part of the purpose of the AFR is to make sure pilots are aware of and complying with regulations, so the instructor checking that a pilot holds an AVID or ASIC is correct in that intent. To back all this up, ha
  9. The details that I had to provide for the authorisation were the aircraft details and hours (type, engine, prop), list of modifications (including photos), pages from the maintenance logbook covering the previous 3 years, compliance with CAO 100.5 for transponder (if required), copy of CASA licence proving CTA endorsement, CASA medical (if required), and finally the type of authorisation being requested (Flight over built-up area OCTA, Flight over built-up areas within class C or E, or Flight over built-up areas only within class D). My experience with CTA has been mixed, mostly positive wi
  10. No, as I stated and have done with our aircraft, 19- can be approved. Factory built don't require this additional approval, which obviously makes them easier, and is possibly the source of the confusion. CTA endorsement on the appropriate CASA license is required, but just be prepared for controllers initially not providing clearance on the grounds of them assuming that RAAus aircraft shouldn't be in their airspace
  11. I went through this process a while back. Starting with CAO 95.55, your Savannah would be described in 1.2(e). Follow the bouncing ball to 7.1(d)(iii) which otherwise states ops in class G or E only. Going to 7.3 to see the conditions where class A, B, C or D can be accessed, then (a)(iii) states that the aeroplane being approved under 262AP(CAR1988) for flights over closely-settled areas is one of the complying conditions, with all six main points of 7.3 being required. Short answer is that Darren B can issue this approval, but unlike our SAAA friends, the approval here is limited to
  12. The flight from Murray Bridge to Mt Gambier that morning doesn't paint a nice picture either. From FR24, the last 25 minutes were all below 900', dropping down to 600' at times before doing somewhat of a circling approach (3 full orbits) at 200'. After that, airborne again 15 minutes later...
  13. All should be working again with the links. I hadn't renewed the domain due to lack of use, and the files on the server are rather out of date, however I have been working on updating it again, so will upload the current version when finished
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