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  1. The jab I fly was flown by another pilot into a SWER line. Luckily it missed the prop and snagged the undercarriage. The jab came to a sudden stop on the ground, with not too much damage. One pole was bent, on the other it ripped an insulator off. So I'm told. Still flies fine.
  2. Hi Alf, thanks for passing that on. I hope he makes a 100% recovery.
  3. Is any detailed info available on this pilots habits? As he's in the ICU, it's unlikely that he'll repeat his mistakes, whatever they were.
  4. A few weeks ago I spent an hour flying over Puget Sound, Washington State, in a C152. Today I spent an hour flying the jab at Murray Bridge, practicing side slips. Great fun.
  5. Without taking anything away from the student, it's a darn good thing it was a C152. Lots of planes are harder to land. I hope the instructor makes a full recovery.
  6. There was a move in SA about 25 yrs ago to move to eastern states time. It wasn't popular. People are very proprietorial about their time zones. Personally I think Australia could run on 2 time zones, eastern, inc SA and NT, and western. But it will probably never happen.
  7. I was in the US last week so I hired a C152+instructor (US$125+50/hr) from Glacier Aviation in Olympia Regional Airfield, Tumwater, WA, and flew north along Puget Sound. Stunning scenery. Rich, the instructor, was fantastic, friendly, helpful, and professional. As usual the C152 was a piece of cake to land; I wish the jab was as easy. But the C152 is a slug compared to the LSA/55.
  8. My wife and I once pulled a woman from a car that had been in accident, was upside down and the engine was revving like crazy. We got her out just as it caught fire. Then the cops arrived and said move on, move on, so I've no idea of how she did. My wife, a clinician, thought she had a fractured skull, but she was speaking to us. Sometimes you just have to get people out.
  9. now states the occupants (a man and a woman) are in a stable condition.
  10. Reports of plane crash at William Creek: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-28/plane-crash-at-remote-william-creek-airfield/11354666?WT.ac=statenews_sa
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  12. my god, chute wrapped around tail, probably = game over. Yet another reason to stay well away from this sport.
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_New_Zealand_Fletcher_FU24_crash CoG issue. I worry that the sky-dive community regards aircraft as secondary to their main aim.
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