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  1. I’m a fairly new pilot, and seem to be struggling with the use of “affirm” and “roger”. I understand the meaning of both, and the context in which they SHOULD be used, but I seem to continually default to saying affirm when I really should say roger. Has anyone else had this problem? 


    I guess it will eventually work itself out, but I thought someone might have a way they went about drumming it into their head haha.


    On my last flight I did it so many times it started to become comical! Here’s a short video of it





  2. OK, thanks. I'm RAA but looking to get my RPL and CTA endorsement.

    Yeah the RPL conversion is pretty painless long as you have ALL the paperwork together. A couple of hours of hood time and a flight review in a VH aircraft. I haven’t done CTA yet but will be doing it soon



  3. Just wondering if you are flying a vh or raa rego plane?If raa, are you flying under RPL/PPL or the new raa ruling where you are alowed to fly class D as PIC from the school where you learned with raa cert?

    I have both RAA and RPL. I am flying an RAA reg plane from the school I got my RAA cert, yes, at Jandakot.



  4. So I flew up to the Alkimos shipwreck with the intention of getting some footage of it from the air... although due to my poor camera placement I didn’t get any good shots of it hahahaha oh well an excuse to go again ;)




  5. Meanwhile your leaders are pushing for RA to be allowed to operate in CTA where, among a host of other things you may find dual circuits operating, and on base you will be flying towards someone on the other circuit flying towards you, each of you expected to turn away from each other at your Final lines..................

    Yeah I fly Ra-Aus out of jandakot (class D with parallel rubway ops) and I’ve heard of guys getting told off for circuits that were even just a bit too tight (even tho ERSA says “circuit size should be as compact as practicable” for noise abatement... go figure) so I can imagine flying a circling style pattern definitely wouldn’t fly!! (Pun intended)



  6. I have heard anecdotally that there are a small number (maybe only one) of RAAus flying schools who operate in CTA with apparently some form of dispensation. But those stories were always from people who could not actually verify how or why etc. so take that with a grain of salt.

    I think you might be referring to where I learnt to fly, at Jandakot WA YPJT... the Ra-Aus school there has an exemption to operate out of the class D airspace but not the nearby class C of Perth airport YPPH



  7. Cool! Let us know how the videos turn out. Better yet, post a link and tell us how to view them properly.

    Will do. I’ve watched a few videos on YouTube recorded with this system, ones where there is a specific thing about 4 feet or so away from the camera look good (like a guy hang gliding and camera is mounted on wing tip or something) but I think in a cockpit, the instrument panel will be 3D but that’s about it. You can view using the old coloured glasses or on a 3D smart tv



  8. I feel like it’s a bit of a gimmick, but has anyone used the GoPro 3D accessory at all when flying? I got given one for Christmas (oh yay) wondering if there’s even any point using it in the cockpit



  9. From your description you are at boonah 22 and 04 talk to nigel arnot

    Was just a hypothetical question :)

    I experienced what Jaba-who is talking about not long ago when we flew a sportstar across from Moorabbin to Jandakot... called the number in ERSA to ask if av gas was available at an airfield we were considering as an alternate, girl on the phone was like "what on earth is av gas" haha here I was thinking I had called an airport but it was actually the council chambers.



  10. The annual September fly-in at Serpentine had to be postponed at the last minute due to bad weather. It's been re-scheduled for Sunday 5 Nov. Hopefully the weather will co-operate this time. If you're around, drop in. It's a good day out.Cheers


    Yeah me and a mate are planning to fly in, its on the calendar



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