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  1. Terrible news. Condolences to family and friends of the two who so tragically lost their lives.
  2. Well it does seem that RAAus is not impressed with the AirServices proposal and are asking for members to email them Airservices Australia ‘Lowering of Class E on the East Coast’ proposal
  3. Some instructors will hire trikes out and there are some syndicates around to share the cost of buying. The closest to you would be Bundaberg I think so you could check with the instructor there depending on whether you are HGFA or Raa
  4. The owner is responsible for the airworthiness There was was another thread about hiring a Trike a few years ago but I can’t find it now. Used to be one for hire through the royal Newcastle aero club. Registered through HGFA at the time
  5. Some XT-582 are primary category not LSA. The Airborne manual reference I mentioned covers both XT 582 Light Sport and Primary Category Aircraft MAINTENANCE MANUAL
  6. Airbrorne manual refers owners to the Rotax documents so it would be 300 hours and 5 years for the 582: 72.00.10 Maintenance and Overhaul Other than any specific procedures specified elsewhere in this manual, detailed procedures for the maintenance and overhaul of the Rotax 582 UL engine fitted to the XT 582 aircraft can be found in the following documents: - Rotax Operator Manual for Rotax Engine Type 582 Series - Rotax Documentation CD Documentation for Rotax engines available at www.rotax-aircraft-engines.com The supplied manuals and documentation are supplement
  7. Just replying to another thread I read with interest the advert for a Trike on Australian classifieds. It says The Australian Government is set to Legislate in 2021, that Rotax 582 Aircraft Engines have their TBO hours extended out to 500 hours! At 20 hours flying a year, this means you could fly this Trike for 19 More Years before even Thinking about an overhaul. No idea what that means but I can’t see our government overriding Rotax 5 years TBO to over 19 years.
  8. I noticed the Trike is also listed on Gumtree eBay and facebook so it is possible that owners of aircraft for sale may be using other methods of advertising rather than aviation classifieds.
  9. RIP and condolences to his family and friends. Very sad to hear of another death.
  10. "he has accepted a new position in a national organisation". I wonder where he is going to.
  11. email received Friday Sport Pilot Magazine is landing in letterboxes! Keep your eye on your letterbox, because the all new Sport Pilot magazine will be in your hands shortly, if you haven't received it already! Nothing in my letterbox yet
  12. Last paragraph ...... “He and his wife, Peta, added two car seats in the back to accommodate their two favourite passengers "They really love it. They sit in the back in their car seats and have their little headsets on and hang out the window," Mr Wulff said. "We use it to bribe them quite regularly.”
  13. https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/germany-three-dead-after-small-plane-crashes-into-house-after-colliding-with-hot-air-balloon/ar-BB17boIK?ocid=msedgdhp#image=2
  14. So sorry to hear this news but it is a lovely gesture by the Club to put up a plaque in their honor at the Clubhouse. RIP Ross and Steve. and condolences to the families and friends of these pilots.
  15. CASA have a section for ramp checks and this includes the inspection of documentation, preparation for flight and your aircraft. Ramp checks Ramp checks explained for general aviation and sport pilots.
  16. On Fly Rotax there is an area where you can do a search on engine number for all SBs etc. Rotax Aircraft Engines - Technical Documentation - Rotax Aircaft Engines Some will already be incorporated in your engine, depending on when it was manufactured, but it gives a good list as a start, then it is easy to keep up to date by enrolling with R.O.A.N who will send you an email with a link to any further SBs Rotax-Owner.com - CB Registration. Registration is free if you only need the email updates. The Breezy Log was demonstrated in one of the RAAus PDPs and seems to have been developed for a s
  17. That is great to hear. Finally someone in authority is seeking a definite answer for us all. Hopefully whatever response is received, it will be for any and all the States. Too confusing to have different rules of what you can and can’t do depending on where you live.
  18. SAFA have issued the following statement: Insurance: Further advise received from our insurers stipulates that SAFA insurance policies require pilots to adhere to legal directions or requirements from the various levels of Government. SAFA insurance coverage (all policies) is not valid for operations or activities that breach government directions.
  19. It was such a shame that they opened with: Oil Change: Get the engine up to operating temperature by taking the aircraft up for one last flight. otherwise it would have been good
  20. Sorry my post was poorly worded. I absolutely agree with you. What would be great is if RAA, SAA, SAFA etc. could give a clear concise message to all their members to say “No” you cannot fly for the following reasons in NSW/QLD, however at the moment you can fly if you reside in SA. Or whatever the States say at the moment. Then there would be no grey areas. Hence my plea to lobby on our behalf to have one clear statement for all pilots (as they have done for recreational boating)
  21. We all care. And wish him all the very best, in particular under these trying circumstances for his family and friends who may be unable to visit him. Fingers crossed he makes a full recovery.
  22. I wish RAA, SAA and SAFA would lobby on our behalf. After all RAA have 11,000 members, haven't they? They could do it on mass and through CASA, but nothing so far. The following extract is from an Airwaves received by SAFA (used to be HGFA) on Monday 30th March Tandem & Dual Occupant Operations: The Federal Government has put in place and is now enforcing Social Distancing requirements, through the State bodies. Our insurer has advised that under the circumstances, Tandem and Dual Occupant operations are no-longer acceptable and therefore not covered under our insurances. Fines for
  23. AOPA has posted this COVID-19: NO RESTRICTIONS ON FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOOLS April 3, 2020 By Benjamin Morgan Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AOPA Australia CEO BENJAMIN MORGAN reports. During this past week, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia (AOPA Australia) has received numerous requests from flight training school business members seeking clarification with respect to the Coronavirus COVID-19 restrictions. AOPA Australia has today received advice from Senator Susan McDonald, on behalf of the Deputy Prime Minister, confirming that there are no specific restricti
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