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  1. turboplanner

    RAAus really do not care about procedures

    I was very impressed by the part he played; showed some class. As FV said, better to find out the real reason.
  2. When was the last time you saw a Luton Peak Biggles?
  3. turboplanner

    How am I still flying?

    Spacesailor, what Kasper has said means you may be able to go flying after all. Maybe it's just been the paperwork, and saying the exact right words in the past that has allowed this thing to go on and on without a resolution. Do you have someone in your area familiar with the RAA paperwork trail who could help you put your case to RAA?
  4. turboplanner

    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    OME, I used to live four hours from Adelaide and six from Melbourne, and yes it is a pain. At those distances the family made it a two day event so there was no rush at the City and, but I can understand the examples you're making where what is usually a half day for someone in the city often becomes two days lost from the property. Last week I helped arrange a patient who had spent two years in Adelaide being processed, entailing 37,000 km by the family to be transferred to a regional town an hour away, so those of us involved know the toll that long haul takes on a family. In 2016 I went to live in a town in Queensland for two months and had to wait for a third of that to see a specialist, and he was four hours away, and that had to be a two day event. Prior to that specialist moving to the country, it would have involved a flight each way, so possibly one day, but more likely two. I hope it went well for you, but from may experience with the chemo and radiation programme the last thing you need is stress on top of stress. In the case of the Nhill crash, access would be about 3 or 4 hours by car, and a couple of hours more for something like a cataract, or check up. For Mount Gambier, about five hours by car, 7 by bus or 30 minutes by air. I don't think there's any doubt that Angel Flight performs a very helpful function. In recent trips, talking to country people, the message is they go to their local hospitals to die; they don't have the same sort of confidence that there'll be a specialist on hand, so if it's something serious they'll drive to the city, even if it takes nine hours. Victoria in particular, and some other states have overloaded their city infrastructure with population growth plus immigration, and so are looking very closely at upgrading their satellite cities to get the flow of people flowing out into the country instead of vice versa. When that happens you will see $50 million hospitals and a much more even supply of services. Even now, when you consider the number of people needing transport to and from the cities, it's amazing that the feeder airline industry hasn't identified the potential numbers and started to set more links up.
  5. turboplanner

    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    Troll somewhere else.
  6. turboplanner

    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    Probably for Men’s Shed topics.
  7. turboplanner

    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    Sure, $154.00/ hr and I’ll find anything that’s available.
  8. turboplanner

    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    If you want that you can dig it up, just drill down through the data.
  9. turboplanner

    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    It will be there in the statistics somewhere, haven't looked it up, but these days they stabilise the patient on the scene, and it appears to be working so much better, that I'm seeing video of specialist hospital staff travelling to the scene. this process has moved the medical emergency response forward vs the incident also. There also seems to be a belief on here that Angel Flights were doing ambulance work. The States have dedicated ambulance aircraft including helicopters which transport you through your ambulance subscription. The Angel Flight site should have what they do, but from my memory it is just facilitating country people getting to and from the city in a faster way.
  10. turboplanner

    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    Today's standards are not being applied to the archaic way the Snowy Mountains project was built, involving at times picks and shovels and 8 tonne tippers. Victoria is building underground loops with machines that are being assembled at the operating depth, and which will allow them to operate autonomously and safely for the next few years, virtually risk-free. The old Snowy Mountains techniques couldn't get anywhere near that efficiency per worker. Your story about the traffic control is mirrored in the old letters to the newspapers complaining about the local council where there was one man on a shovel and six looking on. They never manage to put the whole story together where what they saw was a brief period where it was more efficient to have one person doing a particular operation which then allowed the others to resume work. You soon wake up to what's going on when you assist a group doing something similar. Traffic control is partly for safety, the stop the small percentage of drivers jumping in front of others, or passing under the noses of tippers. I do a lot of travelling on our major highways, and it has made an amazing difference to traffic flows, and also allows active construction around blind corners etc.
  11. turboplanner

    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    The risk factor for Australian road users is 1 per 833,333 missions The risk factor for RA aircraft occupants is about 1 per 20,000 missions The risk factor you mentioned for Angel Flight would be 1 per 23,000 missions This means that driving a car is 40 time safer than flying in an RA aircraft or in an Angel Flight I don't have the statistics on GA CPL flown aircraft, but that would be an interesting comparison. Whatever, people from another industry than RA have assessed the situation and made their decision. Last time I checked, the Clear Creek Mine in the Bowen Basin had the toughest safety measures of all the mines in the region, and also the best production efficiency. What industries are doing all the time is developing better ways to keep productivity up. Some don't but that's life. I've previously mentioned the floor pan press at the GM Elizabeth plant, where the six operators, in noisy conditions turned and sat on a seat when the part where their arms had to go into the press had finished; Each seat had a switch, when all six switches were activated the current flowed to the press control and the press operated. Effectively the people on that station went from being bawled at if they were caught sitting down, to getting to sit down for a couple of hours every day. It's certainly not safe; in fact lifestyle diseases like heart attacks, lung cancers, skin cancers, strokes (after you take out the smaller non-lifestyle causes) have a monster fatality rate. You should be able to find the statistics for that.
  12. In the RC electric aircraft used for racing the sound is magnificent, much like the Formula Ones before the recent engine change.
  13. That's always been the plan, long term because of electric's ability to produce maximum torque from zero, but the problem is getting a battery design break through, which from my memory, the industry has been waiting for since the 1970s. The reason is, on a motor vehicle, if we do use maximum torque, the battery drain is huge, affecting range too much.
  14. turboplanner

    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    In both crashes innocent people have been killed here; their families will never see them again.
  15. turboplanner

    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    Somebody forgot to tell Occam. As I recall the CASA plan announced today will require drones to have the same airspace compliance as everyone else, and to receive training Private operators will then pay for a licence at $20.00 per year, and commercial operators at $160.00 per year. I only got a glance at it, so you should do some checking if you fly a drone.