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Jim McDowall

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  2. It is incumbent ofn RAAus to produce their own online free course. The syllabus is in the regs and there is enough course material around that already meets CASA's requirements to assist in the development.
  3. Apparently in the US people are so damaged that they are permitted to take their "emotional support / psychiatric service animals" on US internal flights. From American Airlines site: Flying in the cabin Fully-trained service animals and emotional support / psychiatric service animals may fly in the cabin at no charge if they meet the requirements. Requirements 1 emotional support / psychiatric service animal per person Animal must be a cat or dog (trained miniature horse may be permitted as a service animal); 4 months or older Animal must be clean and well-behaved Animals must be able to fit at your feet, under your seat or in your lap (lap animals must be smaller than a 2-year old child) If the animal is in a kennel, it must fit under the seat in front of you with the animal in it Emotional support / psychiatric service animals cannot: Be seated in an exit row Protrude into or block aisles Occupy a seat Eat from tray tables If your animal doesn’t fit within the allowed spaces, you may need to: Rebook on a flight with more open seats Buy a ticket for the animal Transport the animal as a checked pet Animal behavior Emotional support / psychiatric service animals must be trained to behave properly in public and they won’t be permitted in the cabin if they display any form of disruptive behavior that can’t be successfully corrected or controlled, including but not limited to: Growling Biting or attempting to bite Jumping on or lunging at people Emotional support / psychiatric service animals must be in your control at all times by leash and / or harness. If this behavior is observed at any point during your journey and isn't corrected or controlled, the animal will be considered a pet and all requirements and applicable fees will apply. Animal restrictions Emotional support / psychiatric service animals Emotional support / psychiatric service animals assist individuals with emotional, psychiatric or cognitive disabilities. Specific training isn’t required for animals to meet this classification. Only cats and dogs are accepted as emotional support animals. Advanced notice and approval is required to bring an emotional support / psychiatric service animal with you in the cabin. Trained service animals Trained service animals have been specifically trained to perform life functions for individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to: Visual impairments Deafness Seizures Mobility impairments Dogs and cats are accepted as service animals; miniature horses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We encourage advanced notice for service animals, but it isn’t required As the requirements for transporting each type of animal differ, our employees are trained to ask certain questions to determine the classification applicable to your animal.
  4. Have a look at the classified adverts at segelflug.de . You may find a whole radio is cheaper than finding a replacement part.
  5. Apologies, having problems downloading pics
  6. Will get pics tomorrow. As bike brakes are one sided one is operated reverse to the other.
  7. I used mountain bike disks and cable operated pads on my Hummel UC. I found some adapters on Aliexpress that carried the discs on nylon Asuza wheels. I will try an post some pics when I get the opportunity to get some shots. Nave a look at:. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Kerry-bike-mountain-bike-disc-tray-mount-Pitch-48MM-brake/2029515361.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dTnUWrI
  8. Saw a large dead roo on the side of a road 15km from the Adelaide CBD last week - closer in than Parafield
  9. But what about the pediatric specialists widow who has to keep all his notes etc for 21 years after his last consult and lives in fear of an insurance claim for that time?
  10. From Helicopter Crashes in City | Dictionary of Sydney HOME.DICTIONARYOFSYDNEY.ORG This week on 2SER Breakfast, Dictionary special guest Dr Peter Hobbins talked to Tess about a terrible accident in the centre of the city in 1966 when a helicopter crashed onto Gold Fields House at… Maybe this is the source of the regulation idea? "While the investigation into the accident had consequences for the helicopter’s American manufacturers Bell, who faced litigation that went on into the 1970s, another long term outcome was that single-engined aircraft, like small planes and helicopters, could no longer fly over built up areas like the city, which is why today you see them flying along Sydney’s waterways like the harbour or rivers. "
  11. Try this link: https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5774750/asd_53_nov_67.pdf
  12. Hi Ian, have a look at https://www.lastpass.com/ Jim
  13. I use LastPass for automatic logins which used to work on the old platform but now my username is not picked up from LastPass (field is blank) so login info is incomplete requiring manual input of username. Password is OK. Can this be fixed?
  14. Maybe some direct lobbying from RA-Aus to the various LGA's would be of assistance. Recent discussions with a local council revealed that they did not know that RA-Aus aircraft made up about 40% of the Australian aircraft fleet.Up to that point they thought it was all about Rex, Virgin and Qantas plus the emergency fleet of helos and firefighters. After spending $30mill on new sports facilities (in an area where the demographics means that participation rates are falling faster than the national average!) and another couple on new boat ramps the $100,000 budget for the aifield looks a bit thin particularly given the 5-10 movements per day by RFDS.
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