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  1. “Paper Navigation” requires very little head down if it’s done properly. All navigation is primarily performed using DR, charts and nav aids simply support DR.
  2. I’m thinking you need to revise the rules if you think you can use visual fixes to navigate above BKN cloud. If you’re flying under RAAus rule set you cannot use navaids for position fixing.
  3. Hmmm, not sure why you’d be led to believe rain was technically cloud. cloud is cloud, rain is rain, snow is snow, etc. It’s a matter of understanding the hazards associated with various types of weather. Sometimes rules of thumb become law in people’s minds. It’s healthy to question why we do things and study appropriate material to develop an understanding of the subject. Weather and aviation are one of the topics pilots should understand.
  4. I think you’ll find the post was more related to airframe ice, which the AOPA USA article addresses aside from the Australian specific climate issues.
  5. AOPA USA Article on icing You’re unlikely to suffer from carb ice when operating in air temperatures below freezing. Cold air won’t hold much moisture, you’re at a much greater risk with high humidity around 15-20 degrees C.
  6. Nope, power and attitude set, then cross referenced with ASI. Too many pilots fly based on the ASI / VSI and couldn’t describe the power and attitude for certain phases of flight. It starts with basic training. Too many instructors point out high / low IAS on approach instead of an incorrect power / attitude combination?
  7. Flight training standards have declined greatly over the years. Too much reliance on technology and not enough stick and rudder skills and basic airmanship. I would not send a pilot solo if they cannot fly a circuit with the ASI, VSI and ALT covered. These are basic skills.
  8. I work for a company who has an effective Just Culture. I have also seen, from the inside, the RAAus culture and I can tell you it could do with some changes to be an effective Just Culture. I wonder if it is time for some fresh eyes and a revised safety system reporting line.
  9. Simple answer to the original question (Can a pitot cover kill?) is NO.
  10. RAAus are only exempt of a few CASA reg’s, not all of them!
  11. My Dad witnessed this happen at Goulburn. The pilot was highly experienced on a demo tour and failed to get airborne and hit the boundary fence.
  12. Supporters of ADSB, traffics displays on EFBs and Air traffic control should have a look at this recent midair in the USA. It supports the findings in a report by the ATSB that the majority of collisions occur in the circuit area, in controlled airspace and CTAFs. What was missing in all of these accidents was a proper lookout. Are pilots being taught an effective scan technique? All of the modern technologies and ATC still fail, an effective lookout in VMC will save your life. https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/259802
  13. Reading between the lines it seems the operator didn’t have adequate procedures in place regarding student solo flights. I wonder if this guy thought he was good to go, it appears nobody tried to stop him.
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