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    CASA booklet

    You can see from the posts on this forum that there’s virtually no chance of standard transmissions under the present circumstances. If it can be condensed down to four pages it can be loaded on to the web site so that all pilots can print it off.
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    Hunter Valley Incident 4/3/19

    Just for the information of the two of you; I couldn’t care less if you get yourselves dragged into Court.i’m Not a lawyer; Kaz is, and as she has warned repeatedly, it’s IAN,s house that is put at risk when you do it.
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    plane hits ferris wheel - video

    The critical difference is that then there were not two cases underway at the time this was discussed.
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    plane hits ferris wheel - video

    Yes it does! You don't have to be associated with the case; already some statements have strayed very close to triggering explosive detail which would have an effect on the case; a pilot discussing the actions of another pilot or the status of a runway is well above uninformed status; most events in which someone sues someone else are public events. This is getting very close to crossing the line. You might remember, or care, that Kaz has had to wade in three times from my memory to protect Ian when similar comments have occurred.
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    plane hits ferris wheel - video

    No, but the participants may not know what you know, or you may influence the proceedings.
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    plane hits ferris wheel - video

    This discussion of details needs to stop because of the current court cases in progress.
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    plane hits ferris wheel - video

    (a) The plaintiffs have to prove that there was a duty of care, and it was breached, as they always have since Donoghue V Stevenson became the precedent in 1932, so there must be some very old members if they want to gripe about the "good old days". (b) The cases are about to be heard, so it would be very unwise to speculate about possible causes or details of the incident.
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    plane hits ferris wheel - video

    This is about the average time it takes for lawyers to investigate all the details, decide if there is to be a claim, get the paperwork done, and for the court process to start. Normally they would go after all the people who had a duty of care at the airfield, so it wouldn't necessarily be just the Council.
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    plane hits ferris wheel - video

    Interesting claim by the pilot against the airfield.
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    CASA February 2019 regulatory wrap-up

    It would help a lot more if they explained WHY they made the changes. Aside from a rump of people who will never conform to any regulation, there are trouble spots from time to time in some local areas or with certain groups. One that comes to mind was a certain high volume training operation. One weekend four female students decided to hit the highlights of Sydney. They landed the 172 in a paddock which happened to be owned by a pilot, and he quickly arrived at the scene to see if he could help. The women said they were fine; they'd just dropped in to find out where they were and could he tell them which way Sydney was. They had no maps, no gps....just winging it. "You're not going anywhere" the farmer said "apart from all the regulations you've broken, you've just driven through one of my fences and wrapped half of it around the landing gear!" This conversation took considerably longer than that due to language difficulties, and the women tune on him, started up and flew off.
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    126.7

    I must admit I have never had any problems with commercial pilots.
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    126.7

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    126.7

    That was the principle behind the standard phrases. In bad weather, or heavy radio traffic, the syllables are often very useful when you can't hear the full words. Non standard transmissions wreck that.
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    126.7

    Well when you say that and someone believes "that's a great idea" and uses it, you are spreading confusion. People have quoted the regulations here; learn to use a mike.
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    Bloody PTV.

    Better stick to your pontifications about Wellcamp. I'm not a Labor voter, but Victorian Labor have bought more trains year after year than any other government in Victoria's history. The problem with Avalon is it's built out in the country where there's no requirement for public transport other than the few connectors for an airport about half the size of Coolangatta, and it's built on a windy plain, and it's developer would probably prefer to cover it in buildings like Essendon rather than trees. Sorry about your day Red, it must have been a nightmare.
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    Accident and defect

    I think that was the incident that led to the demand for a chronometer, which sparked a fight between John Harrison and one of my ancestors.
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    Wellcamp

    I don't think too many people even heard about it, or cared.
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    Affirm? Or Roger...

    JESUS! Not the TIG!
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    Affirm? Or Roger...

    Good to see someone is teaching the results written in blood after WW2 Phil. BTW, if you could get hold of a STOL you could probably still get in and out of the paddock which remains at Berwick. Monash Uni failed on the site, and half of it it still grassland.
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    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    That appears to be the gist of what's happened FH.
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    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    Yes, but from the tales of woe I've read over the years, most of them have hours to burn and would welcome the currency experience if they could get the aircraft for a reasonable rate.
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    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    Some of these people take themselves out; some are banned from their unacceptable activities; nothing new in that, people are banned from driving, banned form practising medicine etc. every day. There is no move to legislate for the lowest common denominator, or there would be changes to the PPL qualifications. There are four main levels; RPT, Charter and operations requiring CPL qualifications, operations requiring PPL qualifications, and operations requiring PC. In this case the operation expectation fits the CPL category but has been allowed to occur in the PPL category; that's the issue.
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    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    You should give CASA a call; they're always interested in a different take on things.
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    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    How would you fix it to avoid further examples like this then Jim?
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    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    These people, as we've seen above are not patients. This is a service which offers faster transport from the country to the cities. That it can be done safely is the duty of CASA. In both cases the training which produced the pilot qualifications is accepted as satisfactory to produce relatively safe flight in Australia for non-commercial flights. What that means is that if there is any question about not being able to maintain VMC for the complete flight, there is no pressure on the pilot to conduct the flight. In both cases, decisions which most VFR pilots would have made were not made, and people died as a result; that's not acceptable. The simple step of the exact same passengers handing over money for the exact same flights in the exact same aircraft triggers the requirement for the pilot to have a Commercial Pilot's Licence. So there has been a double standard. There is nothing to stop CPLs volunteering their service for the same aircraft for these flights.
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