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About Ozfergie

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  • Birthday 17/08/1958


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  1. Others of you have probably noticed the increase in aerial survey aircraft over the Sydney basin since lockdown. It appears they are chiefly Oberon Aviation (power grid ?) and NSW Rural Fire Service. They typically are c. 2,200 ft and have often been operating in popular corridors making multiple passes over a compact area. I have checked several times and am yet to see one Notam - so my question is what warrants the obligation to seek and have a Notam issued?
  2. Supplementary question - there are no longer mandatory or recommended advisory calls upon entry to either these south or north bound lanes? I watched a recent You Tube video where a GA pilot made an advisory call at Brooklyn on 125.8 - correct to do, advisable to do, unnecessary?
  3. I have been meaning to ask this question for the last month or so. I live near Carlingford Court NSW 2118 directly below the Bankstown Lane of entry. About a month ago a seaplane has started to use the lane to travel southbound (spotted at least three times). In 20 years at this address, this is the only a/c that I have ever seen travel in this direction. So my question is - are there any circumstances where this lane can be used for southbound traffic?
  4. Has anyone developed a cockpit checklist for this unit? I would be very interested to see one. I seem to recall Jabiruphil (correct user name ?) had some input on these in the past.
  5. Is there a simple way to reverse a plan in Ozrunways?
  6. Just when I thought I pretty much understood the new format..this was for our local area today. As you can see from the map there is an area B1 - but there is no reference to B1 in the text boxes. Is this more likely an error? - or is it standard and if an area is "silent" and not mentioned, then one reads the conditions for the "parent" area - in this case B1 is "silent", so B conditions prevail? GAF.pdf GAF.pdf GAF.pdf
  7. Try to find a syndicate - best move I ever made - but there is a real lack of a central "marketplace" info for those wanting to join/create a syndicate. Happy to share our running costs - offline.
  8. Not my NAIPS app - do you need to install a new one? - Area screen still shows all old areas.
  9. I have just returned from 5 weeks o/s and have noted that the BoM are soon removing Area Wind Forecasts and replacing them with Graphical Area Forecast (GAF) on 9th November 2017. Can I safely assume that for exam purposes after 9/11 that it will be acceptable to CFI's to use the GAF's?
  10. Great photos - I would love to make that trip one day. I would be fantastic if you could share any tips etc for mitigating the lack of forced landing areas on your particular route.
  11. Apart from the obvious safety considerations can anyone clarify the requirement for reporting overflying at certain locations? CASA seems to imply that it only applies to registered Aerodromes (so would exclude, for example, Warkworth YWKW) but the VFRG implies that it applies to all Airfields published in ERSA (Warkworth is in ERSA).
  12. I know it's difficult trying to arrange things from o/s - but I would try to take a trial flight at both. Camden is much quieter - which is good for beginners but Bankstown has many more a/c movements which is good for building your experience. I would expect that the schools in Camden are a little cheaper and would be more flexible with their availability. You might also want to try a couple of different instructors as their styles are all very different. I took my RPL at Camden and enjoyed every moment.
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