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Jay_1984

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About Jay_1984

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  • Birthday 04/05/1984

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    C172
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    Melbourne
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    Australia

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  1. Hey, Are you able to provide a screenshot? I think I know what you're talking about, but just want to confirm before offering a possible solution.
  2. Thanks. Ive manage to get a response from the school down there and they confirmed it not is a 10nm radius around the field. Appreciate the help.
  3. Hi all, A quick question to ask if anyone knows the extent of the Lethbridge training area? Trying to work out a technicality and need to know if Ballarat is outside the training area. I assume it is but want to make sure. Thanks
  4. Hi all, I'm finishing up my IREX in the next few weeks and wondering if anyone has some suggestions for any good IR instructors based in or around Melbourne? I have a couple of options already but they might not be able to fit me in any time soon. I've also tried Steve at Peter Bini but he is booked solid for the next few months. Thanks
  5. Hi all, Does anyone know of a place around Melbourne that hires out life jackets for aircraft use? Planning a flight in a few weeks time that will need them and looking for options. Thanks
  6. Found an AOPA article from the US about the Electro. Thought it was a pretty good review of a possible future for training. Pipistrel Alpha Electro: The trainer of the future? - AOPA
  7. If you have a fairly decent broadband speed and you want to part with $12 (USD $10), you can pick up a downloadable copy of FSX from Steam. They are having a sale on at the moment. In case you can't find the disk's.
  8. Hey, Let me save you some cash here. Proflight simulator is just a rebranding of flightgear flight simulator. If you do some goggle searches you'll find some history, but basically some one has taken the flightgear simulator (which is free) and rebranded it. Hey can do this because flightgear is made under an open source licence, which means anyone can take the source program code and do slight modification then rebrand and sell it off. Bit unethical but not illegal. My advice would be to head over to flightgear and download it from them. It's the same product, but with better support
  9. Hi all, Was at an avsafety seminar last night and wondered if others had heard of the proposed change to the southern step of Melbourne controlled airspace, in particular dropping the 2500' step from point almond across to BOM tower down to 2000'? First I heard of it but we were told that Airservices had been already consultation with industry on this one. 2017-2 - VIC RAPAC Minutes - Civil Aviation Safety Authority Civil Aviation Safety Authority › file › download Thoughts?
  10. Hi gents, One thing to point out here, and has been mentioned elsewhere, the difference between EFB and moving map GPS. The charts and documents are an approved replacement for paper copies, the issue is really using the GPS side of things. If this was to be disabled during training then you could use the EFB much the same way as paper. But even if the GPS is on, it can be used to supplement DR navigation. Just need to have an instructor who can understand the balance between the two. Best article I've seen about this is on the ozrunways blog, link below, scroll down to the question
  11. Hi all, Heading down to warnambool for the first time on Wednesday and have a couple of quick question for the locals. Where is the best place to park for a few hours (c172)? Is there a dedicated run up area? Thanks
  12. Yeah that's what I'm thinking. At the stage now where the CPL is just about done and dusted now just need an inexpensive way to continue flying when I need that monthly hit.
  13. Thanks all for the responses. Appreciate it. The bristell is technically used by tvsa's RA school which is Leading Edge Aviation and the rates are on that website. I'm actually a member down at Point Cook and can hire a 152 or 172 for $130 and $180 respectfully. I had been also hiring from Lilydale at $110 for the jabs but it's a bit of a drive to get there and sometimes they're free other times they're booked out. So the background to my question is to whether I keep up my RA membership. I really want to support RA flying yet when cost is a factor to considering nonflying commitments
  14. Yeah had a look at tvsa(leading edge aviation) but not quite sure I want to pay the rates. Bit pricey and I think they only have the one online
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