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About Butch

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  • Birthday 14/08/1958


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    Tecnam P 92
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    Heathcote Vic
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  1. Simple answer! Don't get yourself into a situation that you need these skills. I know...... it can still happen.....then what do you do. As Nev said it takes years of experience before you are able to control this scenario with confidence. I like playing CHICKEN ! I just stay inside the safety envelope that we have been trained to do.
  2. You need to get off the RED wine you guys !🤪
  3. Unfortunately there are two deceased ! We all know low and slow .......... your pushing the envelope ! Doesn't matter if it's mechanical or human failure. My deepest condolences to all family involved ! We all put our faith in our abilities and the the Aircraft that we fly to keep us safe. RIP...... clear skies
  4. Great point OME, Had a BFR after 10 months not flying, I was going to take an instructor for a flight anyway so thought I would kill two birds with the one stone. I usually go for a fly and practice the week before a BFR and get my head around it all. Enough said, was a pretty average example of flying ( well landing ! ) . The pressure of the BFR and lack of hands on flying knocked a big hole in my confidence ! After a couple of circuits it all came back, if I had my time over again I would have gone for a few circuits the week before with an in
  5. My apologies Jack, I have a mate that's a used car salesman ( it was meant to be a tongue in cheek comment ) I didn't say Skippy wasn't a good contributor to this forum, I just wish he wouldn't use it as a platform to try and sell aircraft ! A prime example was his response to Wirraway 30 minutes ago. cheers.
  6. This is not a personal attack, it's just that most users of this forum are here for the social aspect and get a bit sick of your repetitive inclusion of the Aircraft you have to sell ! First Class Memberships are still available, cheers and good luck with your sales.
  7. Not bad ! 😇 " ANOTHER GENTLE SUGGESTION " Sorry, I can't stop crying from laughing ! 😂
  8. My apologies Skippy, I retract the word "every" and replace it with "most" !
  9. Glad to get your reply Skippy. It all comes back to "would you buy a used car from this guy! " Only you can answer that question! For a start I only hire aircraft from my local Flying Club ( I have done the sums, for me it works out cheaper! ) As for " evidence would suggest that you are given to gross exaggeration " I am not bagging the Aircraft you are trying to flog to death on this forum, they are probably a nice aircraft! Maybe seeing your such a great guy at making " gentle suggestions" on a frequent basis, you could support this great s
  10. Gee Skippy, How about making your New Years resolution the following......" I will not try and turn every post on this forum into a bloody ADVERTISMENT for the aircraft I sell ! " cheer's and Happy New Year.
  11. Stay strong Bull, you have done the best for your mate at a tragic time. I hope I have a mate like you if things go bad. Condolences.
  12. Had a family friend die today and another one in hospital that won't see New Year. Make the most of tomorrow with your family and treasure the small things in life. May next year be positive and we all get back to normal ( whatever that is ) Merry Christmas to everyone and thanks to Ian and family for all the work he puts into this this wonderful forum. 🥂
  13. Try using a good Sim of the aircraft you will train on. It orientates you with the aircraft instruments, it gives you a basic feel of how to fly and once you start your training you can practice circuit radio calls, flight checks and be familiar with the aircraft. All this saves money ! You don't want to be paying 3/4 dollars a minute with an instructor because you can't remember where your instruments are or you messed up your radio calls. Sims won't teach you how to fly but they will show you how to become familiar with your aircraft . It's easier to sit in fro
  14. Danny my confidence was shot too ! Passed my BFR ok, but still a bit nervous about flying on my own. Probably a bit of overload trying to do a BFR with out flying for 10 months. I usually go out the week before and put myself through most of the things you are expected to do. If something needs work I do a bit more practice ( forced landing etc.) I was glad I didn't go on my own as there was a good chance something may have gone sideways ! cheer's Butch
  15. Went for my BFR today after not flying for 10 months ( Covid and fractured elbow ....long story) I couldn't believe how much of my coordination and motor skills I have lost due to not flying ! My first landing was a disaster...bad rudder control, over correction and always behind the aircraft. It put a real dint in my confidence and I was quite embarrassed to admit my flying skills aren't up to scratch. The good news is after a few circuits it all came back and I was sighed off ok. My point is to all out there that if you haven't bee
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