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About Rastus

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  • Birthday 06/09/1959

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  1. Rastus

    Sideslipping again. . .

    Once had an instructor freak out because I slipped off some excess height during a forced landing exercise. Now I do my BFR’s with an aerobatic instructor. Much more laid back about such things. Like Mark Kyle, I learned in gliders first. Love to slip a Kookaburra from the base turn down to the flare. Pawnee slips pretty well too. Robert
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    Tell us about your last flight

    Spent the day towing gliders at Darling Downs Soaring Club in a Pawnee 235. Very sporting crosswind. Great fun ‘though! Sorry, no pretty pictures. Only its mother would call a Pawnee pretty anyway. Robert
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Looks like a tri-gear version of a Scheibe SF-25c Falke, possibly Rotax powered. Robert
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Sneaky bugger Was it one of the group built for Tora Tora Tora ? One of the ‘Zero’ replicas built for that movie was at Caboolture for a while some years ago. It was registered as VH-ZRO at the time. Robert
  5. Rastus

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Aichi D3A Type 99 ‘Val’
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    With the wings folded for ease of taxing and hangering.
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    AMT-200 Super Ximango
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Looks an awful lot like a Hatz biplane, but that would be too obvious. Robert
  9. Project Loon balloon operating at 50+ thousand feet over western Qld this morning. Seen on FlightRadar24 as callsign HBAL221. Apparently, it carries technology to allow people in remote areas with the right equipment to access high speed internet where it is otherwise unavailable. Robert
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Preceptor N3 Pup ?
  11. Rastus

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Caudron C630 Simoun
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    or Beechjet 400 or Hawker 400 depends on its age
  13. Rastus

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Mitsubishi Diamond
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    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Tis a Porterfield Collegiate