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  2. This is the latest email out from RAAus and I don't know how I feel about it...The message I am getting from it is "if your business will suffer from the potential CASA action then send a letter to your local MP about it", the way I took it is that business comes before safety, well that is the feeling I got from it submission. Our stance, in simple terms, is that we agree there is a need for improvement but we feel that the restrictions proposed would put undue pressure on the recreational aviation sector and that this may have a negative impact on our ability to deliver safety benefits to this sector in future. We also feel that other sectors may be adversely affected by the proposed actions should they proceed. In addition to this RA-Aus has expressed considerable concern at the process used by CASA on this occasion. These concerns are reinforced in the findings of the Forsyth Report released some five months ago and, it appears, have been largely ignored by the regulator. This submission has been forwarded to CASA as well as the Minister for Transport. In accordance with the CASA website the consultation period has been extended until 27 November 2014 and all submissions should be forwarded to [email protected] As previously advised RA-Aus also encourage members and businesses to contact federal and local members of parliament to provide input regarding the CASA imposed restrictions, detailing any potential impacts of the actions including, but not limited to, financial impacts or distress, loss of potential customers, negative effects on employment, reputational damage, etc. Your federal member details can be found at www.aph.gov.au with state and local details available at the relevant government website. Please include [email protected] on all correspondence to CASA and members of parliament.
  3. My opinion, for what it is worth is CASA has had to act on statistics that they and the ATSB have been gathering for over 12 months now. Audits of Jabiru have been done over those 12 months. CASA has a mandate of SAFETY for everyone in aviation, not just pilots but also passengers and those on the ground. If they had said to Jabiru or any other aircraft manufacturer or airline "Hey, how about fixing this issue" the possibility of a reply being "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" then CASA has to state the implications of not doing what they have asked and what they are legislated to do. An analogy is a big tree beside your house and your children's bedrooms. The wind blows and it sways around making you think "Geeze, I will have to cut that down one day or else it might fall on the house and hurt the kids". A year later nothing has been done and mother nature blows an almighty and the tree is throwing itself around everywhere and in danger of coming down in the next 10mins. A week later the tree has been chopped down with haste. Jabiru, in this instance will not fold but instead in fear of repercussions, make the necessary changes to improve their product and simply pass the cost on to the consumer when they buy a new aircraft. What Jabiru do in respect of existing customers and retrofitting any improvements that they make to existing customers will be their measure. No one wants to see Jabiru go down and I believe the industry won't let that happen however if they become greedy and pass on huge costs to their existing customers then that will be the problem. Existing customers I am sure would accept "some" contribution to better increase their safety but what price would they accept and what will Jabiru try and enforce on them whilst trying to implement CASA's mandate? I think that Jabiru need to be 100% understanding in this situation, not send the business down the drain but at the same time not make anything on it as well and wear as much cost as possible. Just my personal opinion
  4. http://www.recreationalflying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3517&highlight=kilcoy This post may give you a user to pm and ask for details
  5. Crankshaft Failure Analysis - Rotax 912 Engine, 30km NW Goulburn, NSW, 6 January 2007, 24-3770, TL-2000 Sting Sport Ultralight http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2007/AAIR/aair200700054.aspx ATSB Transport Safety Investigation Report 200700054, (technical analysis investigation) into the crankshaft failure analysis of a Rotax 912 engine relating to the fatal accident involving a TL-2000 Sting Sport ultralight aircraft, registered 24-3770, which occurred 30 kms north-west of Goulburn, New South Wales on 6 January 2007.
  6. It really is going to come down to the need for all recreational aircraft (RAA or GA) to be aware of, monitor and give way to the commercial flights. it our current political climate without the commercial flights you can be pretty sure that the airfield is not far away form being a housing estate. My thoughts peter
  7. http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/sandplanes.asp follow the links at the end for more pictures
  8. I have read about how they get olive oil and baby oil I just hope they don't injure any turtles getting that turtle wax.
  9. Ian

    J230 Brakes

    Are your disc rotors the ones with the vents/holes or are they solid. ??? When we changed to the vented ones and the latest (last Year) pad material, our brakes improved 3000% and still with the original standard caliper.
  10. CASA EX03/08 - Exemption - gross weight for operation of Aerochute 34m2 powered parachutes On 18 January 2008, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Strategy and Support, signed an instrument (CASA EX03/08) which allows Aerochute Industries to operate its powered parachute aeroplanes as if they were covered by Civil Aviation Order 95.32. The instrument was registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 22 January 2008 and came into effect on 23 January 2008. CASA EX56/07 - Exemption - weight limitations in aerial applications On 4 December 2007, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Strategy and Support, signed an instrument (CASA EX56/07) which exempts a pilot in command of an aeroplane engaged in an application operation under Part 137 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR 1998) from compliance with subregulation 137.190 (1) of CASR 1998. The instrument was registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 5 December 2007 and came into effect on 6 December 2007. These and other instruments are available on the CASA website: http://www.casa.gov.au/rules/miscinst/index.htm
  11. Perhaps water in the tube or an insect causing a blockage Generally both of these will also cause a slow reading eg as you slow down you will find that the registered speed is slow to catch up with the real speed A bit of water will let you sometimes blow through without realising it is there
  12. Not sure if it applies as much to ultralights but statistically it seems that fires are caused by spontaneous combustion of insurance policies
  13. why not give Geoff Eastwood PO Box 445, GOOLWA, S.A. 5214 PHONE [+61] [08] 8555 5325 MOBILE 0427 812 422 a ring he makes the aircraft
  14. What i have found works well in the air and at sea is to have the "victim" suck on a small piece of lemon. It seems to immediately remove the urge to "chuck" costs nothing to try
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