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About yampy

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  1. Ian is haemorrhaging money in order to keep this site a viable asset . You , I, and Ian alike can’t sustain those losses . I congratulate him in exploring all avenues to provide us all with this valuable place . Yes it’s changed again , the alternative is no site at all . If you “ can’t take any more “ , then I say goodbye . Dave
  2. Just bung on a bigger modern engine and call it a PC6 Max , problem solved .
  3. Also if it is relating to time , is it UTC or local time ? . If it’s UTC then it’s no worries , because it would be dark anyway , and hence no flying for Rec aircraft .
  4. Phil . I hope you didn’t forget to shout “ four” ?
  5. There are several flight tracking apps , that will if you have the time and inclination show more details than ADS-B Exchange . I’ve just checked a PA28 nr Newcastle .ADS-B app didn’t show origin or destination , FR24 showed origin as Bankstown and FlightAware showed origin and destination . I didn’t manage to get a photo on ADS-B app but did on FR24 .
  6. Components in the leading edge slat assembly not meeting manufacturing standards apparently. The FAA are to issue a Airworthyness Directive (AD) , directing all operators of the 737 Max and 737NG to conduct inspection and repair if necessary within 10 days . This will affect almost every operator of the 737 in Australia . Dave
  7. Jack . I assume you are referring to flying an aircraft under an ultralight registration . As I understand it , and I stand corrected if it’s not the case , an aeroplane has to carry an ICAO registration in order to be flown internationally , in other words in the case of Australia a VH registration prefix . I’m led to believe that the Australian method of ultralight registrations , eg by a numerical prefix is not internationally recognised . As I say , perhaps someone else may be able to throw more light on the situation, and like you welcome further input . Dave
  8. Talking of Lancs and all that , I just happened to find these beer mats hiding between the Sheep Shaggers , the Old Farts and a few Bishops Fingers . All I need now is to find my Spitfire beer mats and I can get a beer mat formation flight going .
  9. Phil . It is the BBMF Lanc which carries the military serial PA474 . It’s had a few codes applied over the years and HW-R was carried about 2012 I believe . Currently it’s KC-A . Although the squadron coding has changed its always retained its military serial of PA474 and named City of Lincoln . The only other airworthy Lanc is coded VR-A and corresponds to its Canadian civil reg of C- GVRA . They flew together a couple of years ago when the Canadian example crossed the pond for the UK airshow season . I didn’t get to see them , sods law ain’t it .
  10. Phil . Some of my flying muckas in Brum tell me a Spitfire overflew Castle Bromwich today at about the same time . It was BOBMF Spitfire MK326 , a 1944 build model . Only 75 yrs old and still going strong . Lovely jubbly aer kid .
  11. The parachute centre at Wilton will fall victim to the massive urban encroachment on its doorstep long before Badgerys opens , and I understand may already have secured alternative options to the North of Sydney . It currently drops from FL140 with clearance from SYD Approach as it’s operations are within CTR, it occasionally has clearance delays as airliners on a STAR pass nearby . I see one Recreational Flying school in the Sydney area is advertising a PilotCertificate + cross country endorsement package at almost $20,000 or close to $400/ hr , I fear Badgerys will be the least of their worries .
  12. Phil .. Reminds me of Armstrong and Miller , it’s a well bad War is it man , like firing guns and all that ?. That’s the first time I’ve ever seen Ena in daylight , out of the Rovers and without a Milk Stout in hand . Anyone who thinks I’ve gone doolally needs to get on the YouTube is it and do a reccie and all that .
  13. The Wedderburn webcam is available on Skycam.net.au , although a little farther distant from WOL than the Mittagong camera , it does include a link to the BOM radar , a airfield diagram and a synoptic chart . Dave
  14. Why not take the train from Macarthur to Circular Quay ? .. Even less sweat .
  15. No it’s genuine all right . You see , you all assumed it was flying at a rapid rate of knots . You are wrong . It’s hovering . Just check the exhaust gasses , there aren’t any , so there you go . It’s the top secret hovering Bae Hawk the RAF tried to keep secret .
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