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    Tecnam Sierra P2002
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    West Sale
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  1. All good plans can turn to Sh!t just as ours have, but we are making the most of what we have. 6 months back the planning started for an outback adventure with some friends who haven’t really been too far from home in their planes. Planned to fly from West Sale to SwanHill- Broken Hill - Coober Pedy - Innamincka - Thargomindah - Longreach - Charleville- Dubbo - Temora - Echuca - Stawell then back home over 14 days so booked accommodation and car hire. Then!!!!! 3 weeks before departure good old Vic goes in to 1 week lockdown so SA & Qld close the borders to us Mexicans, hmmm
  2. Well I guess he could say the child is a newborn and his wife went in to expedited labour when the engine failed, was born on descent to the forced landing cleaned up and dressed before touchdown. Oh and the child aged a year through the experience of it all. That should work?
  3. Never need to ever buy a lotto ticket those guys in the Metro, amazing it held together.
  4. Well, guess he won’t be flying like a knob again, hey train driver how cool do I look, yeah mate you looked cool right up until you messed up, toot toot. winner
  5. Very fortunate to get out of that and going to make full recovery. Guess it is a game of seconds and mm as a degree here and there at impact could have had a totally different outcome.
  6. OME, Motorbike does have a written checklist, when I had my Microlight it was part of the pre takeoff/pre landing checklist. (Helmet/harness secure) one cannot rush the art of flying.
  7. Condolences to the families of the lost aviators, blue sky’s and tailwind to you both.
  8. Only one will win and that’s the lawyer as the win whether you win lose or draw, just need to take a cup of concrete and harden up, get over it move on as you will be better for it not going through that school.
  9. Well for starters you cannot replace them with me or the missus as o would not have been there if I was not current. His decision making alone brought him and his son undone, as sad as it is it should not really have happened but it did.
  10. At the end of the day he wasn’t current or licensed so he should not of been flying so it shouldn’t have happened. Can’t blame ATC on this one as he should not of been in the air piloting a plane.
  11. Susan sounds like a bit of a Covid Karen. Bet you got more chance of getting a 4 lane freeway built from Australia to the USA across the Pacific from the Genie you found in a bottle on the beach than asking him to figure out how her mind works.
  12. Depending on who your instructor is is the difference between how you feel about a BFR, me I find them very valuable with the 2 different instructors I have had over the years.
  13. Mercy Mission rescue of flight 771. Movie based on a true story of an American ferry pilot ferrying an Cessna 188 ag wagon from San Fransisco to Australia in December 1978 who’s navigation equipment malfunctioned and got lost between Pago Pago and Norfolk Island. A commercial Air New Zealand 767 Jet without onboard radar eventually found him after many hours searching for him and using many old WW2 pilot tricks to pinpoint his location from the wise old captain and the navigator. You can watch the full movie off the net. enjoy, I have many a time.
  14. Steve, the soft start allows the engine to fire 4 degrees after TDC which will save the sprag clutch from any damage, once it reaches 1000 rpm it reverts back to 27 deg BTDC like the standard ignitions. I have to replace my sprag clutch soon as my battery got a bit tired a while back and it kicked back a few times and damaged it. you will never have a problem with soft start modules.
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