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  1. Great video, I’ve had the First 2 days up on goldcoast watching with envy the planes going by, then 2 ordinary days not much traffic. The water ways and islands are great around here. Seen an aerochute go by hotel this morning over surfers main beach.
  2. Looks fun, we’re you flying or is pax up front?
  3. A majestic machine no matter where they go. Would be a great market for us aviators who would like cruising holidays. Any billionaires who want to start a new venture out there?
  4. Makes you jump in your seat when it goes wrong. I assume the camera turned upside down not the glider
  5. I hadn’t seen that shot yet. They were showing it in more level flight. That looks like an oh sh&t moment.
  6. Glad to hear both are ok. Why do the reporters use words like “plunged from the sky” , it looked more like gliding for an emergency landing than plunging. You would think they own a dictionary to check meanings of words.
  7. I’m hoping to convince the better half that flying to the dinner in2021 will be a good idea.
  8. Is that at Armidale airport? would the storms have done that last week, we copped A beating in Moonbi from it, big hail too.
  9. I think it is paint- was polished originally, some of the ADF gear, cb, hf, internal coatings all just adding up, but it does eat into payload. I was once told if you can shut the doors it will fly, but not something I want to try.
  10. My 182 has gained 79kgs from its original POH and last annual, the strangest thing was the guy who weighed it this time, did its initial weighing.
  11. Pretty poor friends to endorse such behaviour, he appeared to be playing up for the crowd. with bad results. This is where you want mates to pull you up before something stupid kills you.
  12. I was hoping there was going to be a model crash when i seen JW hobby in the top corner, not a full size job, what a waste of life and plane.😢
  13. Your part of Oz is so amazing to look at from up there. Would love to try it if we are ever allowed back to QLD. cheers clinton
  14. Would be a good one to fly the little yellow plane from a few posts back through, would get the ATC smiling
  15. Just saw reminder about postage by 25 th this morning. Walked down and sent my ballot in at lunch time. I would have missed it if I didn’t see the reminder.
  16. I watched his you tube vids over and over again before my check ride for rpl, next day I did some of my best landings ever consistently. The timing of the flare using the width of runway expansion was very useful. I should do again as they are getting untidy again.
  17. Buy or borrow a large enough paddock To land in all directions just like some of the WWII fields, takes all the hassle out of it.😁
  18. I had a spare cut for 182F from local key and shoe man, being older it may have been a more common blank, not much good though as security, a local opened it for me in about 30 seconds with a lock pick one day when I left key at home, hence spares now in bag. Nice looking 182 in your pic Country Flyer. Cheers Clinton
  19. First time in 182 i was guilty of trying to taxi with the steering wheel. DOH! moment Homer.?
  20. I think duracell and eveready are both made by American carbide, so when they make their claims of being better than the competitors they don’t get sued. Bulk buying packs are best value with the long shelf life available now.
  21. Their happy hour usually would make that more hazardous, but more work for me with all the carnage, mmm ideas
  22. caravans are the same, who designs a window cutout at 914mm by 565 mm or 280 mm by 1524mm. Doors are 622mm by 1823mm/1750/683 high. awnings are sold in feet measurements, alloy cladding covers 254mm deep (10") good fun when trying to get customers to provide an awning length the correct way when they dont want to come in first for me to check.
  23. Cessna works well, 172 or 182 with long range tanks. Load good, space good (in the 182) speed 120kts is decent normally. Sids is biggest downside. I use a farm strip at moment which is unimproved and works with big wheels 8" and no spats. Pretty hard to break undercarriage, I have tried?, not deliberately.
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