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  1. Vae tibi, domino Latine! (Hated Latin at school!)
  2. Yes - I have got lots of different AN bolts from them. Will order if not in stock. Cheers, Neil
  3. Amazing scenery! You've got to have a lot of faith in your engine flying over that sort of country. Sadly I'm in metro Melbourne, so I'm locked down not able to fly ANYWHERE!! Cheers, Neil
  4. Hi Guy, Sorry to hear the trip's been postponed (not cancelled, I hope!). It would obviously not have been possible this month with the lockdown. Along with others I am not able to fly to Lethbridge (outside the lockdown area) from Penfield (inside the lockdown area). I look forward to meeting you when you reschedule the trip in the not-too-distant future!! Cheers, Neil
  5. Hi Chris, Good move! Tell us something about yourself........do you fly or hoping to do so? Where? What? etc etc Cheers, Neil
  6. Hi, Go to :- www.dhhs.vic.gov.au ..and search for Restrictions for those in Melbourne/Mitchell Shire. You will eventually get to a page detailing the rules for golf, surfing, fishing and boating. No explicit mention of planes, of course. However, it says you can do those activities provided you keep socially-distanced (eg 2 people playing golf must remain 1.5m apart and others should be about 100m away) and they must be done within the lockdown area. It says not to travel a long distance if they can be done close to where you live, but if your boat is moored 50kms away at the coast th
  7. Hi Jerry, Love your response........ :) As for hi-viz in Australia - some airports do, some don't. Best to have one with you. My airfield does, and if the airport manager sees you without one (how does he do that??) you owe him a bottle of red. (There are some very cheap bottles of red in Australia....) Cheers, Neil
  8. I don't think Telstra do that plan any more.....I found it only on a comparison with a current plan. Implies to me that it's an old one.
  9. Hi Guy, Looking good! Don't forget to let me know when you plan to be at Lethbridge - looking forward to a Savvy muster! Cheers, Neil
  10. I remember Bristol Freighters flying out of Southend Airport in Essex when I was a kid growing up in the UK. I also remember flying to Ostend (I think) for a day trip on one with my family. Cheers, Neil
  11. Hi Wirraway, From a friend who works at AAK :- "The Wasp is a mid wing, nose wheel 2 seat training aircraft that Ole developed years ago, but there wasn’t a market for it as that market segment is quite saturated. He only produced two flyers and two additional kits and the Wasp went out of production about a decade ago. There are still plans and some of the templates, but I doubt any further kits could be made. Should someone be looking at a second hand Wasp or kit he should give Ole a call, there is a partially finished kit out there which had non-approved mods and should be avoided.
  12. Not even where you have been - just the fact your phone has come within 1.5 metres of another phone for 15 mins. No location data is stored. Info greater than 21 days old deleted as no longer relevant. App can be deleted after this is over, or at any other time.
  13. Yup - I remember my brother and I watching Whirlybirds in the UK when we were kids. Great stuff! Cheers, Neil
  14. Hi OK, I've been using AVPlan on an iPad mini for several years (on a kneepad, obviously in portrait mode) and found it to be fine. I always have maps with me too. Cheers, Neil
  15. Totally agree! It also now houses an original 1913 BE2A/B propeller which my grandmother bought in the 1930s, and which my brother and I donated after our mother passed away a few years ago. As a result we managed to negotiate our way into the following weekend's flying display for nothing as well! Luckily the weather was good and we saw the Edwardian planes flying as well the more recent ones. Brilliant and unforgettable. Cheers, Neil
  16. Have just done exactly that. Mine came up for renewal mid-April, so it seemed like a sensible thing to do...... Cheers, Neil
  17. Good on you! Go for it!! Cheers, Neil
  18. Hi Guy, I landed at Peterborough a few months ago. It's 800m limestone strip - fine for a Savvy! N.B. it is managed by 12 Apostles Helicopters (as they use it as an emergency alternate), not the owner (who is a LAME). The landing fee was $15 from memory - done in advance by credit card as prior permission is required. Be aware of the 12 Apostles helicopters operating frequent sight seeing tours along the coast from a location just to the east, and it is in a Fly Neighbourly zone. Cheers, Neil
  19. Hi Grant, Landings is one of those things that takes a while. Something I found helped when I was learning (and now!) is just after you flare to look at the far end of the runway - it gives you a much better perspective than looking close ahead - and try NOT to land i.e. try and keep the plane just a few inches above the runway. She will settle down when ready. HTH Cheers, Neil
  20. Here are a few that I took. A great event, especially considering the shortened timeframe they had after the council's intervention. A bit of a crosswind that kept some of the oldies on the ground (although not the UFO!), but clear skies for most of the day. Looking forward to 2022's show! Cheers, Neil
  21. Hi Guy, Looks like a great trip! I would simply add to what some others have said - plan for low cloud especially along the coast. I had 3 attempts to fly to the 12 Apostles from Penfield (Sunbury) when my brother was visiting a few years ago, all thwarted by low cloud along the coast. Let me know when you plan to be at Lethbridge and I will try to get there in my Savvy to say "Hi". Cheers, Neil
  22. It was in the Tyabb Flyer Newsletter, of which I am also a recipient. The important thing is to click the link above to sign the petition. Cheers, Neil
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