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Happyflyer last won the day on March 1 2017

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  1. Really? That would mean they would be guilty of murder or manslaughter. What happened to them?
  2. Hi Alex. It can be done but requires months of planing and paperwork because of our useless regulator. To fly to any airfield that has regular public transport requires an ASIC. Depending on how many hours you plan on flying it’s probably much easier just to find an instructor you get on with and fly with them.
  3. Of course you can move. When you find a school you’re happy with they can contact your old school for your training file. All hours and exams are valid. Your log book belongs to you,take it with you.
  4. That why he is charged with manslaughter not murder. He allegedly entered the loop from a height he was not permitted to be at (lower than his authorised lowest level) at a speed well below what was required to commence the manoeuvre and when allegedly too low and slow at the top of the loop did not take his last chance to abort the manoeuvre by rolling out. It’s been said he was a very experienced ex RAF fast jet pilot, and current airline pilot. The following English law on one type of manslaughter may apply, the list of jobs could easily include pilot. From my reading, the more qualified and experienced you are, the more this applies to you. Manslaughter by gross negligence Under English law, where a person owes a duty of care (either by statute or by the neighbour principle[8]) and is negligent to such a degree that consequently the law regards it as a crime[9](namely the person has been grossly negligent) and that person causes the victim to die, she may be liable for gross negligence manslaughter.[10] The defendants in such cases are often people carrying out jobs that require special skills or care, such as doctors, teachers, police or prison officers, or electricians, who fail to meet the standard which could be expected from a reasonable person of the same profession.[11] In R v Bateman[12] the Court of Criminal Appeal held that gross negligence manslaughter involved the following elements: the defendant owed a duty to the deceased to take care; the defendant breached this duty; the breach caused the death of the deceased; and the defendant's negligence was gross, that is, it showed such a disregard for the life and safety of others as to amount to a crime and deserve punishment.
  5. Can someone point out just why this guy pulled his chute? As far as I could see he had a near miss, or did they actually collide?
  6. When you think about it surfing is just another form of weight shift.
  7. This happened in 2012. Report here. https://www.ntsb.gov/about/employment/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief2.aspx?ev_id=20121118X14342&ntsbno=WPR13GA044A&akey=1
  8. Low lifes. Never fear, I’m sure as the ASIC has been stolen, the Feds will spare no expense to find it!
  9. The fall of the shoulder of the road is substanial, as it needs to be, given the rains they get there. A four wheel drive car is made to drive off road, a Conquest is not. Five tons of aircraft held up br three skinny tires. Taking it off the road would have been a stupid decision. I’m guessing you’d never had to move an aircraft of that size on a slope without a tow bar.
  10. No medical requirement for ASIC. Stangely you need a reason to get an ASIC like working at an airport or flying into one. For a PPL to be current you need a medical so the people who issue the ASIC see the medical as a sign the licence is active. Tell em you don’t need a medical for your RAAus certificate but still need the ASIC to fly into YMTG.
  11. Sounds like the poor student was just a bit behind the aircraft. Hope he flies again. From the RAAus page During solo circuit training, approaching the RWY for a touch and go, the aircraft was travelling at 55-60kts when the wheels first made contact with the RWY which caused the aircraft to bounce a few feet above the RWY. The student held the nose up expecting the aircraft to touch down but the second time the wheels touched the ground the aircraft bounced approx. 10ft off the ground and the right wing tip lifted high. The student then applied full power to climb out however as the right wing was high the aircraft banked to the left. The student then tried pulling the elevator back to lift the aircraft and apply right rudder, the aircraft kept banking to the left at level height approx. 10-15 feet AGL whilst turning a full 180 degrees and then dived into the ground nose first with the left wing tip down. The aircraft came to rest approx. 20m to the West of RWY 32 Gympie Aerodrome.
  12. Wow! Yes I can see that a pilot who twice told his passengers that lateness of the flight was due to ATC and twice transmitted that message to ATC should be sacked. What are the odds of that? What a dill.
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