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About NT5224

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  • Birthday 17/11/1969


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    Murphy Rebel
  • Location
    Robin Falls, The Territory
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  1. Wow that's really strong money for aircraft that have been punished in the training circuit. I guess they have been maintained (because SOAR obviously did everything by the book), but still... Perhaps people think they're getting a better bargain at an auction, but is that really true? Alan
  2. Folks I suspect an obvious fix. Today my wife took our brand new Yaesu 550 to the airstrip with me to test it. When I was taxing our aircraft I could hear her perfectly, but she said she could only hear crackling interference and loud static , not me. She’s not a total idiot with tech (a licensed pilot herself) but just couldn’t get it to receive. Given the frequency was correct (I could hear her transmit clearly), I’m wondering if she pushed Squelch by accident or something. Only other thing I can think of is trying ANL ( ambient noise reduction). Anyth
  3. Hi folks! Out of interest are there any legal implications to the sale of aircraft where the seller does not allow inspection for airworthiness as part of the sale? Will logs/ maintenance releases be available for inspection by buyers? Or is the situation exactly the same as buying an old used car unseen, and the expectation it will probably drop its guts on the freeway on your drive home? Cheers Alan
  4. OME, absolutely. As a rule my dad doesn't clutter himself with material possessions, but he loves that Mosquito model. I hoped it would serve as a link to his memories as a 20 year old boy in the mid forties. My dad has been a life long and active pacifist (at great personal cost), he has some good memories of the last year of the war. He was young, enjoyed comraderie, teamwork, problem-solving and developed a life long admiration for German engineering. His recollections are tinged with sadness too, but he mainly remembers the good. Even though he went on to an extr
  5. Four years back I gave my old Dad a hand carved wooden model of a mosquito on his 90th birthday. I picked it up from a outfitters store in Darwin which imports them from Malaysia. Dad served on Mossies (among other types) and was absolutely rapt to receive that model. It sits on his mantelpiece and he plays with it and cleans it everyday. He pointed out some minor inaccuracies in the model and wanted to write to the manufacturers to correct the design. Its his main talking piece now and whenever I speak with him he tells me about the mossie model and that leads into service
  6. Koreelah, I agree but as Thruster said my whole property is thick woodlands. I've already cut about 15 of the highest trees at each end with a chainsaw (intentionally leaving the stumps in). Just beyond those trees the land rises in a steep escarpment. Its like flying on or off an aircraft carrier. Lots of fun. I'll clear the trees back to the escarpment, but the strip is plenty long, even with them there. Alan
  7. At last. After three frustrating weeks grounded by a tropical low that had the clouds streaming across my airstrip there was a literal 10 minute break in the clouds. I just happened to be preparing to slash the airstrip so I dragged the bird out of the hangar and got in a few respectable circuits before the clouds began creeping back over. My wife drove over when she heard me throttle the Lycoming...And snapped my last circuit. Here's landing and takeoff Alan VID-20210215-WA0020.mp4 VID-20210215-WA0019.mp4 VID-20210215-WA0019.mp
  8. Interesting clip. Two observations from the benefit of my arm chair. First I was interested to see a tricycle undercarriage nose over like that in the rough. Second, I dunno the aircraft type or its approach speed but I felt (with the benefit of hindsight!) that the pilot was carrying a bit of extra speed into his approach. Flaps dropped to late to slow him down much and if he hadn't nosed in, the aircraft would have gone into the trees... But the pilot saved himself and any passenger and that aircraft will likely fly again -so all things considered great
  9. Here's where mines at... still got to enclose the back... all materials and delivery for structure came in under $7000..
  10. Thanks for responses! No flying this weekend due to weather ( and lack of MR), but following suggestions here I will now keep MR and POH documentation stored in aircraft. Seems like the obvious thing! Alan
  11. Sorry Yenn, I’m VH reg. Just confirming what I already suspected... I stupidly forgot to bring my flight bag with everything in it heading home to my property this weekend. The weather has been very overcast for three weeks due to monsoon and haven’t been able to fly. Hoped a break in the weather might come this weekend, but now no documents. POH can be downloaded electronically, it’s my licence and MR which are the issues Alan
  12. Ok kinda a dumb question here. I've stupidly forgotten my flight bag with licence, POH, maintenance release, logbook etc... Can I still legally fly circuits from my own strip over my own land? I'll have ERSA and other electronic documents in my EFB (which is with me). Alan
  13. Great clip but gotta say I thought his turn onto final rather steep with engine out. Still,did the trick I guess... Alan
  14. I subscribe. But was surprised to receive an email informing me that my annual subscription had just automatically been renewed...And I had been debited for it. While understanding the OPs point, I don't wholly agree. Flight Safety has an overarching theme of encouraging better airmanship, but has a variety of content covering diverse topics much like any aviation magazine. If it was just aviation safety directives, I wouldn't be buying it! I'm guessing if flight schools and charter companies have a copy lying around the tea room or the hangar it might have broader reach in tbe av
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