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peterg

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    Gazelle
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    Melbourne
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    Australia

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  1. My missed opportunity is flying the Amazon - planned for early 1990's starting in Florida and back to the US - got the vaccinations, A/C organised, planning done but my US based flying mate had a business problem so we postponed and never got back to it - career pressure from my end. Had already done UK to Australia (yes, Nev flew through snow in France) in 1990, the inaugural around New Zealand Air Race (I think the only one) 1991 both in a C170 and no GPS but with inaccurate maps and compass - parts of the US west coast (Stearman) etc Started AUF flying in Thrusters (
  2. I have received the new Sport Pilot - looks to be a more expensive production that the previous version but the content is OK. At three issues per year, I'm not sure it is going to of great interest to advertisers. As for the candidates, I'm not I will vote - not a fan of M & M (although it now maybe one M) and another ex-Army aviator - I don't think so - those with a little memory will remember a not so long back "CEO" and President.
  3. Thank you for your response - yes you are right, easy to do but me and my friends aren't that skilled in creating the aesthetic version hence the request. Will try Hella
  4. Hello Does anyone a Gazelle key (the forked one) they no longer require or know where to get one? Thank you
  5. Bruce Vickers at Lethbridge is the best you will find PM me and I will give you his contact details
  6. Steve Pearce - Peter Bini Advance Flight Training Moorabbin - http://biniflighttraining.com.au
  7. A number of years ago I did the inaugural (and only I think) around NZ Airrace in a C170 - I had to pass the NZ Air Leg exam before I could fly - I think I was issued a temporary licence. That said, I have transited many countries in Europe, Middle East and Asia without undertaking anything. I think the requirement is there if you want to operate under the host country's licensing/certificateI think the same applies here - see extract from RA-Aus Ops manual PRIVILEGES OF A STUDENT OR CONVERTING PILOT CERTIFICATE HOLDER 4 © c) they have passed a written pre-solo air legislation on examina
  8. Bruce Vickers at Lethbridge - GA & Ra-Aus - Very experienced and a great instructor - I've been flying 50 years next year - learnt on Chipmunks, flown lots of other tailwheels ( C170 UK to Australia etc etc) - he would be my choice PM me and i'll give you his phone number - do you have an A/C in mind?
  9. Geoff Wood of Wangaratta Flying School would know - he used to operate at Lovely Banks
  10. I've flown both - they are both relatively easy to fly - Drifter has a better view but in a Thruster you are next to your PAX - great for QLD - they are both tailwheel but in my opinion tame. Fabric can be tested with a Bettsometer
  11. Here's the ad Aviation Classifieds Paul has owned it for a number of years and flies it regularly throughout the year. In my opinion, they are are easy to fly so don't be put off by the tailwheel.
  12. There is a Thruster for sale at Lethbridge Vic
  13. Kaz I agree with your opinion and, in fact, alcohol consumption airside at some airfields is absolutely verboten and an offence with penalties. And, like you, I enjoy a drink or two and have sometime been known to have partaken in more than an elegant sufficiency. Nothing at all to do with Pauline, just not a good look.
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