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  1. If you like the FK-12 Comet then you might want to take a browse at my FK-12 Comet Blog - highest known build number to date is #107 over approx 15 years or so, ie slow but steady selling quality plane. Not common at all in the Southern hemisphere. http://fk12comet.blogspot.co.uk/ I've a few gaps in the production listing so if you know more on the missing airframes please let me know - thanks. Cheers Steve
  2. Hi Found the story below on the BBC- I thought I'd post it here as I'm sure many of you would be interested to hear how a local dutch citizen continues to honour a young Australian spitfire pilot killed in action over Holland - worth a read and well done to our Dutch friends. Warrant Officer Jack Dawson Green http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-22348940 Regards Steve http://blogaviation.blogspot.co.uk/
  3. Why did they cease to publish in 2004 - if the job is too much for them to manage then pass the summary details on to the ATSB for them to host and publish on their website - currently you are in an information dark void - ASRA are in the same dark void too. You can view recent accident reports below for GA, ultralight, gyrocopters, airliners, Twins below - other countries manage to do this UK http://www.aaib.gov.uk/publications/bulletins/april_2013.cfm NZ http://www.caa.govt.nz/safety_info/fatal_accident_reports.htm USA http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/month.aspx Sout
  4. Hi Here's a link to my simple listing of Gyrocopters registered in Australia - hopefully it will give you some idea of the variety of types operating in Aus. Please note that the listing is incomplete. http://australiangyroregister.blogspot.co.uk/ Regards Steve
  5. Small countires with small budgets can do great jobs - let's look over the Tasman to wee New Zealand. Fatal accidents for all types of aviation are investigated and reports published online for all to read and learn from any location on this planet - many of these aircraft types are worldwide, common types, common concerns, common errors - earning doesn't need to be confined to one national boundary. Here you will find gyros, gliders, helicopters, GA, ultralights - take a look at an example - excellent reports in the public domain- congrats to NZ CAA http://www.caa.govt.nz/safety_info
  6. Hi Not to mention gyrocopters - try finding published data in the public domain after 1996 about gyrocopter accidents in Australia. Up to 1996 ATSB published summary of gyrocopter accident reports in Australia - you can still find these old reports on the ATSB website today - there to read and learn from. After 1996 responsibility for gyrocopters passed to ASRA overseen by CASA - since then ( 17 years ) no gyrocopter accident summary reports have been put into the public domain. Summaries are available to ASRA members but no one else. In the UK, USA, New Zealand, Canada, South A
  7. Some stats from the UK CAA these cover the years 2000-2009 Accident rates per million flight hours [number of fatal accidents in brackets ] from UK CAA publication CAP800 0.0 Large Jet Public Transport [0] 1.1 Large TP Public Transport [2] 7.1 Business Jet Public Transport [1] 1.5 Small Public Transport [1] 1.1 All Heli Public Transport [3] 2.0 Offshore Heli Public Transport [3] 10.6 Small conventional non-Public-Transport [85] 15.9 Small heli non-PublicTransport [25] 23.2 Glider [32] 17.9 Microlight [20] 400 Gyroplane [9] Quiet some variation across the
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