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  1. biggles

    Recommend an L4 maintenance person

    NSW/ACT Suburb Name Contact Aberdare Keith Rule 0438 902 900 Bradbury Stephen Hilton 0425 354 037 Coolamon Andrew Bishop 0414 285 556 Cowra Philip Goard 0417207 397 Elderslie Gerry Bolster 0414 914 807 Merimbula Rex Koerbin 0408 138 409 Murrumbateman Adam Levy 0412 889 937 Nowra Keith Baker 0425 319 669 Oxley Vale Chad Summers 0405 339 858 Port Macquarie Dennis Stacey 0407 006 292 Temora Phillip Usher 0438 218 114 Tumut Michael Roodt 0405 428 005 NT
  2. An eyewitness told AFP the plane came down in flames. “The plane was already on fire when it crashed to the ground. The crash caused a big explosion,” Tegegn Dechasa recounted at the site littered with passenger belongings, human remains and aeroplane parts around a massive crater at the point of impact. “The plane was in flames in its rear side shortly before the crash. The plane was swerving erratically before the crash.”
  3. Probably looked pretty good at the final turn, and you are generally committed by then. Late low level manoeuvres, particularly by low hour pilots not recommended. Have a plan and stick with it. Keep the plane flying for as long as possible, keeping the nose wheel off the ground for as long as possible. I have concerns about the fuel line to the pump flapping around, seemingly unrestrained. Should be proper fuel hose enclosed in a fire proof sleeve ...... Bob
  4. Yep ,as the old saying goes “on a wing and a prayer”........ Bob
  5. Flying Baptist minister Paul White thanks God for plane crash survival Geof Parry7News Perth January 10, 2019 8:50PM TOPICS WA NewsRegional WAAviationKimberleyReligion and BeliefDisaster and Emergency A WA bush chaplain is thanking God for his miracle survival after an outback plane crash. The Baptist minister and pilot crash landed in rough country in Queensland. His plane was destroyed but he walked away. Derby pilot Paul White has God on his side. Which is just as well because when his plane crashed in Queensland on Monday he needed all the help he could get. “I think the Lord used a dozen angels up on me yesterday and I’m just very thankful to be alive,” said Pastor White who has lived and spread the gospel in the Kimberley for much of his life. Earlier this week he was flying across the Queensland outback in his Australian made Jabiru two-seater aircraft. “When the fan stops at the front you know something has gone wrong and that’s when a pilot starts to sweat,” he said. With thousands of hours of flying experience Pastor White knew what he had to do. The ground was heavily wooded and finding somewhere to land was not going to be easy. “I weaved between the trees as much as I could,” he said. “There was a big tree (that) took one wing out. The plane spun around did a catapult over and it stopped.” The crew from a rescue chopper were expecting the worst when they arrived overhead and winched a crewman down to the wreck. But Pastor White, a grandfather to 10, survived with just some cuts and bruises and is recuperating before heading home for a reunion with his wife. The call to her after the crash the hardest moment. “There was one bar on the phone working and I made that horrible call to my wife. That’s the difficult time once you land,” he said. Pastor White plans to return to Derby and continue flying with Kingdom Air, the flying ministry he runs to provide pastoral services to remote Aboriginal communities. “Being a man of faith and loving the Lord and a Baptist minister and full-time chaplain I naturally give all the credit to God I look at that plane and I shouldn’t be alive,” he said.
  6. ....... and quite clearly a J 230 ...... Bob
  7. “ Jabiru can advise that we have recovered the aircraft from the Mundubbera forest that was involved in Tuesday's accident. We can now confirm that there was insufficient fuel for flight on board. You can see by the photo below how intact the cabin remained around the pilot, which is testimony to the crash worthy design features of the Jabiru.” The pilot walked away with only minor scratches.
  8. biggles

    What`s Happening???

    Hey Frank , what about saving some of these chicks for when I get there ..... Bob
  9. Or.. there’s always the scenic coastal route via Kilmore Gap before turning left down the Valley. The Power Plants are usually visible some 50 nm. distant , then onto Cowarr and D353 ( if airspace active ) onto YBNS. All good flat grazing country to YBNS. We can arrange overnight accom in the club rooms if req., then an easy 40 nm.scenic coastal to YORB. with another 50 nm.or so to Mallacoota ( flat and timbered with the beach as an option ) ...... Bob
  10. biggles

    Clearing a fouled plug

    Any EGT indication ? ...... Bob
  11. Headline said “aircraft plummeted” ...... further adding to the ‘confusion’ .... Bob 😪
  12. ............... there, but for the grace of God, go I . Bob
  13. It’s all good . Just tap on the thumbnails and they automatically enlarge ..... Bob
  14. Apple IPads have tracked the Glonass satellites in addition to the US system (GPS) to improve accuracy for many years now. ... Bob
  15. Here’s your new VNC Yenn . Not sure if it’s any assistance though. ...... Bob http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/pending/aipchart/vnc/Rockhampton_VNC_08NOV2018.pdf
  16. Yes, a bit like “ infotainment” systems in today’s motor vehicles ! ..... Bob
  17. biggles

    Plane crash near Stawell

    This would’ve done him Don . Had her for 10 years until recently. A real chic magnet, but he can have the MG plates cheap if required ......Bob
  18. This strip is located a few km’s North of the Port Douglas/Cook Hwy turnoff. Nothing doing when I called in a few months ago, but seems to cater for mainly trikes and home of Port Douglas Microlights .... Bob BTW Frank here is that 3.5 croc we recently saw in the Russell and one your good self ..B
  19. Investigation: AO-2017-024 - Loss of control and collision with terrain involving B200 King Air, VH-ZCR at Essendon Airport, Victoria on 21 February 2017
  20. biggles

    Why no Radio Calls?

    CAAP 166-2(1) for further reading on this matter ..... Bob
  21. Pilot killed in Gippsland crash A PILOT has been killed in a plane crash in Gippsland. The tragedy happened when a plane crashed into a paddock in Tanjil South at 2.35pm. Police are at the scene, near Moe-Rawson Rd. The victim was the only person aboard. ........ Bob
  22. “ The Australian Transport Safety Bureau the accident, which involved a single-engine Yakovlev Yak-9UM Warbird. “Initial information provided to the ATSB indicates the aircraft has collided with terrain approximately 20km west of Latrobe Valley Regional Airport,” an ATSB statement said. Five transport safety investigators from Brisbane and Canberra are heading to the scene to collect evidence. The ATSB said they would examine the wreckage, interview witnesses, and collect any available recorded data for analysis.” Yep , looks like they’ve finally got it right ...... Bob
  23. “The exact cause of the crash is yet to be determined and will be investigated by Recreational Aviation Australia with assistance from police who will prepare a report for the Coroner,” a Victoria Police statement said
  24. biggles

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Can’t answer that Derek but this was last year and had .... “Cape Air Transport / Torres Strait” on the fin ..... Bob
  25. biggles

    Guess This Aircraft ?