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Old Koreelah

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  1. So fear of looking like a dork ranks above your desire to avoid injury...
  2. Crikey Nev. Are we gonna square off about the advisability of head protection? I haven't seen many little aeroplane cockpits that I'd like to bang my head against. After a bingle, the last thing we need is to be sitting like a stunned mullet while the fuel leaks out...
  3. Best put it on for every flight; mount your headset on it.
  4. I know where a couple of them have been sitting idle for months, along with a highly experienced pilot.
  5. Save a few dollars by using cheaper fuel and risk thousands in engine repairs.
  6. Crikey OME, I hope it's cleaner than that!
  7. Shame on you, Bex! As Roy and HG would say, too much aviation talk is barely enough!
  8. LUKE HAYES A MUCH-loved man has tragically died after the light plane he was piloting crashed into dense scrubland in the rural area yesterday. Rural resident John Gotts, 64, was killed when the single engine, fixed wing light aircraft crashed in bushland at Weddell shortly before 10am. Superintendent Lauren Hill said the deceased man, who was identified as Mr Gotts last night, was the only person inside the aircraft when it crashed but the cause of the accident remained unknown . Supt Hill said the flight originated from the Emkaytee Airfield, which is about 1.5km east of the crash site and came to rest about 200m north of Jenkins Rd. Darwin Airport air traffic control first notified NT Police and emergency services of reports that an aircraft had gone missing about 9.55am. A search by other aircraft in the region subsequently confirmed the light plane had crashed into bushland. Police and firefighters were first on the scene, cordoning off the area before staff from the coroner’s office and major crime investigators arrived. The dead man’s next of kin were notified and they were also present at the crash site. Supt Hill said Recreational Aviation Australia personnel would investigate the crash, as opposed to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau , which would have investigated if the aircraft had been commercially registered . “The Recreational Aviation Australia investigators will be attending Darwin, and they will be working with major crime at the crash site to determine the cause of the crash,” she said. “A crime scene is open at the location, forensic officers have processed the scene, and the deceased has been removed from the area.” Details about where the aircraft was headed, or if the accident occurred during takeoff or landing procedures remain unclear. It is also unclear as to if there was any dialogue between the pilot and air traffic controllers before the crash happened. The exact make and model of the aircraft is still undetermined. Supt Hill urged anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard the plane before the incident to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Copyright © 2019 News Pty Limited
  9. Using jet fuel also interests me, Jetboy. I learned to drive on a grey Furgie, which started on standard petrol; after it warmed up we switched over to kero. Why can't our aero engines do that?
  10. Abomination? I like the concept. Still far simpler than a reciprocating diesel.
  11. In 1973 I saw my first Gyro; I believe it was a Benson. Very minimal, just three magnesium (?) SHS cross members, a seat and simple rotor head controlled by a down-stick. It was being assembled in our garage in Waverton, which we had sublet to this Navajo bloke who had been in the movies. His plan was to make a doco as he became the first to fly one across the Tasman. He reckoned he could refuel in flight from underneath. He got as far as testing it at Bankstown by tethering it in a strong breeze, but I lost contact after that.
  12. Crazy wind. Who can fly? Was at airport this morning to do maintenance and nearly got blown over by the 20+kt winds. When the sock is rigidly horizontal and then the wind gets stronger, what's the reading? Inside, the noise had me worried, so I cut short my work and went home to take shelter. Sure hope our hangar holds together. Visibility lately has at times been under 2km. Smoke haze one week, topsoil the next. Today's dust seems to be local, you could see it blowing off parched paddocks. Very few local farmers have had any income for yonks, and most stock has long since been removed- except horses, which, like sheep have opposed teeth and leave the paddocks looking like they've been ploughed. No wonder mental health issues are on the rise.
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