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alf jessup last won the day on November 24 2018

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  1. Flew from West Sale to Ayers Rock and back mid last year, my plane never had a drop of Avgas ever in it up until then, filled with 95 octane unleaded at West Sale then Avgas for the remainder of the trip, 27 hrs on Avgas and not one issue, plugs were even clean when o changed the oil when I got back. only difference was the price of the stuff, other than that it ran perfectly fine.
  2. Yep a mountain got in the way in the dark. very unfortunate that two more fellow aviators are no longer with us
  3. Gearbox could very well need overhaul. Once the yoke drive gets a bit of wear you will get vibration. About $1700 from Floods including labour if you take the gearbox off and take it too them, takes about 2 hrs to do.
  4. Found a farmers Ag strip 5km west of Traralga and he is happy for me to use it. about 1000m in length and nice and wide. actually in bloody good nick and smooth
  5. Well this father & son paid the ultimate price for thinking they knew better with the grounding in place. Humans are the one thing that can make stupid decisions and very costly ones at that. Such a waste of life that should not have been.
  6. I usually burp mine after shut down for the day as the oil is hot and flows easier back to the can, then just check it before next flight, been doing it this way for the last 1500 odd hours behind a Rotax and never have had an issue. Also after shutdown I open the cowls to let the latent heat dissipate and not bake my ignition modules , this is while I fill out the paperwork, log book, wipe the bugs off and put the cover on, just a few quirky things we probably all do a bit different.
  7. The father was a companyman for an offshore drilling rig I have been informed, as I work in this industry I did not actually know him but was told from a friend who worked on the same rig. Such a tragedy for a wife and mother to lose the whole family in the blink of an eye. Will be interesting to see if it was actually a folding mast model and if the grounding was still in place as this I would then be an accident that should never have happened if the rules were followed. If it is the case it is reckless from the deceased meaning both of them which they have now paid the ultimate price. i feel for the relatives left behind.
  8. His imaginary friend had jack to do with his survival, his skills taught had a lot to do with it as well as the aircraft design. His running out of fuel is very poor airmanship, thinking I might make it is not a smart way to fly knowing you are eating in to your reserves. Glad he survived it and will no doubt never run out of fuel again.
  9. Yes Turbs, Was very well known for posting and boasting on YouTube his low level cowboy flying activities. Unfortunately for his family he paid the ultimate price.
  10. Agree onetrack, Deficiencies I agree with you wholeheartedly. Pilot attitude and decision making is a big part of staying alive. Practicing regularly what you were taught during your training between BFR’s I believe is lacking in a lot of pilots so when it goes pear shaped you are not prepared. It is very hard to tell what a human will do next, doesn’t matter how well you train someone you have no real control over how they behave once training is finished. we all should have a health respect for what we do as flying as fantastic as it is it is very unforgiving.
  11. That’s it Franco, we are much safer passing cars with less than 5 foot clearance on the highways with a closing speed of 200kph
  12. Thank you Red750 every ounce of information to a new strip is helpful
  13. robinsm, one way strip when the wind is in which direction?