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  1. Downunder

    5.00-5 Aviation Tyres, NEW

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    I have a few of these 5.00-5 Simex aviation tyres for sale. NEW I have moved to 6" tyres of the same brand and they are lasting well..... so no longer need these. $100 each, DELIVERED! Australia wide. Happy to receive offers for multiple tyres .......

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  2. I guess that if an RAA instructor refuses to sign that a brf has been conducted/completed, and it has been 2 yrs or more since the last, you cannot fly....
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    Small turbines 100hp 130hp

    It burns 145 grams of turbine oil per hour? I think there is a post somewhere about the cost of turbine oil (it's not cheap). So there's an added cost in that. Do all turboprops ( turbines) use oil or is this just a "total-loss" system in this application?
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    Nice new planes for RFDS

    Looks like they will be used more for regional to city transfers from their bases with multiple patients, rather than actual outback pickups...
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    RAA Certificate - On a Budget?

    Keep us informed how you go.....
  6. It would be good to analyse the hours per year and cross country capability of the pilots in these accidents. I believe those pilots doing 20 odd hours per year, mainly around the ctaf or home are more at risk in unfamiliar situations/weather. Those doing 80 -100 hours and trips away to new and unfamiliar fields are keeping their skills up. Perhaps an annual bfr for those with low hours?
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    SSB Lithium Iron batteries

    I wonder if a system is possible where a small lead acid/agm is used and this charges the lithium? The lithium can discharge on start up but when running, the lead acid is the "duty" battery.
  8. Thinking about this some more. Perhaps the RAA push into cta is nothing to do with existing members and their wish to enter controlled airspace. As has been said, any member with ppl can fly their approved RAA aircraft in cta. The cta push maybe intrinsically linked to the weight increase ( which is a very narrow specification and also benefits very very few members) and the primary purpose is to capture the commercial training market, including foreign students? Where students are only members to complete basic training. The RAA are chasing the money.....
  9. Yes, but you have the GA LICENCE Frank.....I have no problem with that.
  10. Personally, I don't there is much wrong. I'd probably like another 100kgs but am pretty happy as we are now. But I do want skyrocketing costs and fees to stabilise. The corporate mentality is that "it" must expand or will collapse and die. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable could expand on that.... The RAA is a bit of an oddball company being a quasi govt arm and a monopoly. Unfortunately there is a not so secret agenda of empire building and expansion into areas the RAA was not designed for. As has been said many times, there are ways and means already in existance for those wanting to fly heavier aircraft and into CTA. My worry (as FH sort of alluded to) is an RAA regoed aircraft/pilot having an incident with a major rpt aircraft at a cta controlled airport. The reputation of the RAA and it's pilots down the drain.
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    RAAus to disclose member details

    It's ironic that identity theft, online privacy, security and personal details in general is a hot topic these days. Main stream media is straight on to any large company with data breaches. Yet here we have a "company" that intends to reverse previous policy, without member/client approval, and hand out what was previously private information. Sounds like the AOPA patent saga mark two.....
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    RAAus to disclose member details

    If someone wants to get a legal letter wtitten, I'm happy to share costs to get my name on it. A hundred or so names and it would only be a few dollars?
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    RAA Certificate - On a Budget?

    I agree, an hour is pretty intense and at times I was burning out. I did an hour early in the morning, rested, read manuals, asked questions and sometimes took a nap during the heat of the day. Then perhaps another hour late afternoon. 10 hrs during 7 days is possible and not overworking I think ( if you're young enough) and the weather holds. But I wouldn't have liked to continue that regime longer than that week. I needed a break.
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    RAA Certificate - On a Budget?

    And was lucky with the weather?....... Another thing to be mindful of...... The climate and weather patterns at the school location....
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    Painting or Wrapping?

    I just listened to a Matt Hall speach on Saturday. He removed paint from his Red Bull competition aircraft and replaced it with "wrap". Saved many kilos he said.