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  1. My recollection from viewing it on a phone. I was going to look at it closely on a PC when i got home but it is now gone. The below is what I remember but i was looking on a small screen and this was written from memory so it could be wrong.... The video was an over the shoulder view from the front seat of a tandem 2 seat glider. They were ridge soaring by the looks of it about 3000 feet AGL above the valley, though that is estimated from my memory. There is considerable cloud build up, about 3/4 or more sky coverage, though the valley looked more clear, and they were above the cl
  2. Is it really a human in a jet pack or could it be an RC model?
  3. Try an automotive locksmith. I think the key is the same as a car key from that vintage.
  4. RFguy, Like there are VFR days and VFR days so too at night, the weather and conditions can make big difference. On a clear night with a moon fullter than 3/4 up you don't need night vision goggles. Let your eyes adjust and you can actually see quite well... Fly high and plan your flight from suitable landing location to suitable landing location so that if you have an engine issue you know where you are heading.... Night vision goggles wont be the solution you think they are. As well as loosing peripheral vision, you lose depth perception and some need to account for the differing foc
  5. So don't do it. We fly for fun and no one is forcing you to do it. Just remember that there are plenty of people who do it, regularly and enjoy it. There are also others that would never fly in an aircraft powered by a 2 stroke or one that is not certified. Don't impose your own perception of risk and reward onto others....
  6. Which is what is happening to the site, people are moving on hence the dwindling numbers....
  7. Exactly.... I no longer post much on this site, though i do check in to see if anything interesting is happening. Most threads end up with people either whinging or prattling on about irrelevant and off topic stuff. Look at the thread the other day about the buy flying from Melbourne to Port Macquarie, rather than actually discussing flying it soon became a discussion about ICAO acronyms and other drivel. Do you think that people will keep posting if that happens again and again? Even this thread about the future of the website has become a discussion about relationships and the family cou
  8. Most government bureaucrats want to live a peaceful life free of blame. If there is the chance that they will get the blame for doing something then don't do it. If there is the chance they will get the blame for not doing something then they do it. The bureaucrats like it if no one is using the formal channels to report problems. If there is ever an accident then they can say that there was no warning of the problem. The verbal discussions at CASA meetings are not recorded and so can be dismissed as hearsay. But if there was warning of a problem and an incident occurs they can get the blam
  9. Have any of you who have had close calls filed a repcon? It is much harder for a bureaucrat to ignore the problem if it is in their safety system... https://www.atsb.gov.au/voluntary/repcon-aviation/
  10. The EAA mag from the USA is great, while some of the stuff is about building the EAA cover more than just homebuilding including vintage warbirds and ultralights.....
  11. One advantage of aircraft circuit breakers is that they are interchangeable to an extent. If in 10 years time you need a new one you can probably get it. It might be a different brand but because they are built to meet a standard they will probably fit. I have had problems with stuff from Jaycar getting another one the same a few years later.... Perhaps if you use the Jaycar ones getting a few spares might be a good idea.
  12. It’s probably worth adding that the SAAA have sets of scales available for hire to members around the country. I can’t remember the cost but from memory it wasn’t a lot and they allow you to weigh all wheels at once. The single set of scales method can work but it is a lot more work and a lot easier to get it wrong.
  13. a quick google search failed to turn up any details. Do you have a link about it? Is it because of the virus?
  14. Have you had that happen? I often asked for flight following and it is rare to have it refused....
  15. Request flight following and wait until ATC give you the next frequency....
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