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    Plane crash near Stawell

    Il bite. The number of accidents I have read about whereby a ballistic parachute may have saved somone from a terrifying last few moments, and one I recently attended and felt what it must have been like to be the pilot. I'm reluctant to ever fly again without one. Yet t I keep hearing from people who oppose them on the basis of accidental deployment. I suspect it's more an excuse for it being too much extra bother. How many accidental deployments have their been? I suspect very few and I can't see how it could happen if properly installed. Obviously for an aircraft that I am confident in outlanding it's not needed.But for higher performing single engine aircraft, or when teaching spins or aeros in slippery rec aircraft, there seems little evidence that the risk outweighs the benefits.
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    Orange airport accident

    What a load of croc Oscar. Would you like to post the accident rate per flying hour in last 5 years? Its low...and considering they are often flown IFR in the USA by private pilots ..very low.
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    This Heat!

    I have heard that the covers do not protect against heat against the surface. only UV damage. Not sure how true that is. I do have covers. 41 degrees in shade must be close to 50 sitting in the sun.
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    This Heat!

    I have a Bruce cabin cover but still...carbon wings out in 42 sunshine. Just doesnt feel like she would enjoy that.
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    This Heat!

    Good suggestion about the portable gazebo but dubbo being rpt security controlled airport with rfds as well thought there may be someone with a control fetish march up as i was setting it up :)
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    This Heat!

    Normally i fly out in mornings or nights. Its leaving the plane out in the sun in plus 40 degrees that is the show stopper. Seen the media on Wellington's ice problem but I find it a nice town so it might be overstated. Little Antarctica makes a good headline. . Really great place to stay up in the old hospital which has been converted into a hotel with lots of personality.
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    This Heat!

    Does anyone else cancel trips due to not being able to find share at airstrips in summer? Seems to really restrict the amount of flying I do. Had a weekend of water skiing planned this weekend at Wellington/Dubbo but not wanting to leave the plane (Cirrus) out in 42 degree (in the shade) sun shine for 2 days. Be great if there was some easily transportable shade. (Anyone with some shady places for 2 days at Dubbo/Wellington please feel free to get in touch..certainly some cartons involved.)
  8. Was there on Sunday morning too. Seemed far fewer rec and GA aircraft then previous. Maybe only 25 parked around? It is more an airshow then fly in. Feels a bit like its a show for warbird joy flights but thats ok. Personally i like to see lots of diffferent aircraft of all types. Lots of classic cars there this year.
  9. "The prevailing at the time of the incident at Gosford was moderate NE. So turning left would immediately reduce airspeed."...let me get some popcorn before the discussion starts. . Story from someone claiming to have had a previous rough trip. ‘I thought I was going to die’ Very tragic accident for the families.
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    Temora Spring Showcase

    This weekend. Never been. Weather looks good. Anyone been before?
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    near beaudesert...2 deceased

    Around 80 percent of drivers rate themselves above average. Wonder if pilots are the same. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3730094
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    near beaudesert...2 deceased

    The gilgandra incident...heard that there may have been a bit more to that explains the perplexing series of events leading to the chute deployment as well as the deployment itself. but valid points.
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    RainBow Beach Airstrip

    Thanks for that. The real estate agent told mates that the airstrip is functioning and sky diving taking place there all the time but maybe that's not a reliable info. Cooloola looks better. Thanks for the info.
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    RainBow Beach Airstrip

    Hi..was hoping to fly into Rainbow beach in RV 7 on Sunday back Monday to meet some friends paragliding. Does anyone have any updates on the strip? Ray the contact above has not answered phone/messages so far today so may be out of date?
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    near beaudesert...2 deceased

    Ref the red handle on the Cirrus...the training emphasizes that if in doubt, pull it. Dont try and land on a road, a paddock. The idea behind it being that according to the training, nobody has died in a Cirrus under the ballistic parachute. Plenty have died by not pulling it. They even show a video of crashed and burned Cirrus with the pin still in red handle. The plane is insured. Obviously it is in Cirrus best interest to have the lowest number of fatal accidents, hence the continual drills in using the shute. Anyway, condolences for the people and families affected by this this accident. Video of DA 40 spin recovery seem to show that it requires more than hands off. Idle. Forward stick. Opposite rudder. Not something that an instructor on a non spin approved aircraft would be practicing often. But who knows what the chain of events was and maybe there was nothing to be done.Hopefully the cause is found, very sad.
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