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  • Birthday 25/12/1961


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  1. The system is flawed, lots of data collected but no apparent analysis. They should be looking at trends and developing a range of methods of correcting these trends. For example, it doesn’t take too much digging to see there are lots of landing incidents. I have not seen any targeted training on stabilised approaches or go-arounds. To me, a go-around is like a safety valve, if things aren’t going well on late final / initial touchdown and the pressure is building up go-around and work out what to do differently on the next approach. Too many instructors correct bad approaches / landings, these
  2. I agree you could use other sources of information, however I know the power and attitude settings for the aircraft I fly. The comment about estimating performance data doesn’t consider estimating wind component to correct the GS data. I would rather rely on that than GPS GS information. pilots can make up their own power/attitude table for each aircraft type. Eventually you’ll find a very similar combination across a wide range of types, the airspeed may vary but the combination of power and attitude varies little. I spend a bit of time thinking through “What if’s” scenarios. W
  3. If a pilot cannot fly an aeroplane without reference to their flight instruments by day in VMC they shouldn’t be flying. These pilots are playing Russian roulette with their own and any passengers lives. These pilots are also displaying the fact they have been poorly trained. All phases of flight should be established by setting a known power and attitude combination, the flight instruments are then reviewed to fine tune the phase. Over the years I have flown a number of aeroplanes where within a short period of time it has become obvious the airspeed indicator was in error, yet thes
  4. A fairly standard military arrival manoeuvre I am told. Hit the airfield fast, roll on bank and pull some G to decrease speed. Minimises exposure to any ground threats.
  5. Round everyone who’s found to have COVID and send the off to Woomera (Camp Rapier) for a month or two. IF they’ve contracted COVID, they or someone close hasn’t followed COVID protocols. A couple of weeks rest will give them time to contemplate the error of their ways.
  6. Never had a flap, electrical system or gyro instrument issue in my 1939 J3 Cub.
  7. “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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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