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    Australia
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    Hong Kong & Caboolture.
  1. Bennyboy320

    Tell us about your last flight

    Just back from our country NSW flying trip, day 1 Caboolture-Warwick-Narrabri, day 2 Narrabri-Mudgee, spent 4 days in Mudgee & surrounds, haven’t been there since the early 1980’s, would have to been one of the most beautiful country towns I’ve seen, we stayed at the hangar house which I would describe as 5 star, the host Alex was great, he even drove us into town to pick up our hire car, day 7 Mudgee-Maitland, spent a few days visiting parents at a retirement village, day 10 Maitland-Gunnedah (thanks to the friendly local pilots we meet & who drove us into town for brunch)Narrabri, day 11 Narrabri-Moree-Warwick-Caboolture (moderate turbulence & 15 kt headwinds, a long & uncomfortable day. Was good to spend money in the drought stricken country & supporting the small family run businesses.
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    Trip to Roma

    Did Caboolture to Roma last year, we stopped for a break at Chinchilla, good sealed runway, aeroclub facilitates were available, however you will need to BYO coffee & snacks.
  3. Bennyboy320

    Airframe insurance

    Can never have too much insurance, only works out a few hundred dollars extra a year or less than a dollar a day.
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    Airframe insurance

    Recently renewed my insurance for my Foxbat A22LS with PSB, my policy is for full flight risk value of a/c $110,000 excess $5,000 public liability of $2M, cost $2,200.
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    Tie downs

    This is the Big Screw from the US, bought it on line from the pilot shop, the shoe is a reference for size, it’s an 18 inch/45cm long & the straps are seat belt type material, heading off on Sunday for a week long trip around country NSW, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to tie down overnight, only downside it weighs in at 5kg, I feel more confident than last year when the tie downs I used could best be described as tent pegs.
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    Tell us about your last flight

    CAAP92-1 says it all, basically you can land anywhere you think it’s safe. On a side note I follow Trent Palmer on YouTube, he’s into bush flying & a memeber of the flying cowboys, I think in this nanny state we live in if you tried half of what he does the FUN POLICE have a fit, especially if any of you guys with tail wheels water ski on any of our water ways. Fly safe & keep the shinny side up.
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    GA Medical Class 2 basic

    Hence the advantage of only flying RAAus max 600kg, once you reach 75 you have to see the doctor to maintain your drivers license, and for goodness sake don’t open up a can of worms & mention anything about flying, it’s beyond their pay grade & they don’t have a need to know, keep it simple, anyway that’s my plan.
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    Tie downs

    I recently ordered & received the “Big Srew tie down” the 18 inch screws & tie down straps & attachments look strong enough to use on a Dash 8, haven’t used it yet, will post update when back in Bne.
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    July issue Sport Pilot

    Sign into RAAus web site, select documents & forms tab, then sport Pilot & download pdf.
  10. Bennyboy320

    July issue Sport Pilot

    All things come to those who wait, just checked RAAus web site & finally the July edition available for download.
  11. Bennyboy320

    July issue Sport Pilot

    Ok so obviously I’ve missed something, is the digital version dead?
  12. Bennyboy320

    July issue Sport Pilot

    So it’s the 28JUL18, any updates of when or were it’s available.
  13. Bennyboy320

    Recreational flying in Brisbane area

    Give Bill & Heather a call at Caboolture Recreational Aviation, an excellent school with a good variety of LSA available for training/hire.
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    Tell us about your last flight

    Mmmmm, think I’ll treat Warwick as a high threat no go Airport.
  15. These days with ground radar it’s a bit easier compared to the 1960’s. We only use CAT 3B, with CAT 3C it’s basically 0/0.
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