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  1. https://www.ozatwar.com/mumaryb.htm
  2. It is ironic that the steel salvaged from the wreck of R101 may have been used to build the Hindenburg.
  3. Interesting bit of History. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-30/australia-nearly-had-an-airship-service-to-london-until-tragedy/10630846
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    Is the Drifter Group still active?

    Aerochute have been working on an Electric model for a while, 30 min flight time. https://www.aerochute.com.au/aerochute-electric/
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    Is the Drifter Group still active?

    Beefed up version http://www.worldaircraftco.com/surveyor/
  6. The fatal chopper crash that changed Australian aviation history WWW.ABC.NET.AU The accident was witnessed by many and widely reported, creating intense pressure for something to be done to improve safety in the skies. "After the crash, aviation safety authorities changed the laws so that single-engine aircraft and helicopters were no longer allowed to fly over built-up areas, but had to follow waterways and coastlines. That rule still applies today." Interesting Statement -
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    What`s Happening???

    Hi Frank, that was a fair hike from your place, follow the Palmerston Hwy. Used to swim in Lake Eacham in the 70's. Used to be a Cassowary there that liked apples.
  8. In 1940 an air disaster brought down the government — but who was flying the plane?
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    Probably my computer issue ...

    Bex I have software DOS that I run on XP which I run in Virtual Box in Windows 7. Best of both worlds. Downloads – Oracle VM VirtualBox
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    Glide approach as standard practice

    Just saying. Flew Brisbane to Newcastle Jetstar A320. Joined Downwind, Height felt under 2000, Turned Base and Final in a reasonablly tight circuit. Unreal turning that close to the ground.
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    Accident at Gympie

    One thing always in the back of my mind. We are taught to use the whole runway and I do in case of mechanical issues. When doing touch and go's you lose that luxury. Especially in a students case maybe touching down further down the runway (Gympie is tarmac and in hot weather). Then operating electric trim etc can take time. By the time you rotate all runway options may be gone. When I purchased an aircraft recently I initially would land, taxi back and utilize the whole runway.
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    Accident at Gympie

    Some in the Bush would say "Like an Emu"