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  1. APenNameAndThatA

    Accident and defect

    So when does the ATSB get involved and when don't they?
  2. To answer your question, the same reason that RAAus accidents have been very low over the last few years: randomness is lumpier than you would expect. To demonstrate this to yourself, play spotto next time you are driving with at least one other person. Whenever you see a yellow car, call out "spotto!" There will be long lulls, and then five in a row.
  3. APenNameAndThatA

    Small Flying Schools

    If OH&S people are parasites, how do you explain this? Ref: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/statistics-and-research/statistics/fatalities/fatality-statistics On the other hand, the safety guru, James Reason, knew that safety did decrease the efficiency of businesses. What tends to happen is the businesses tend to become more and more efficient, have a big accident, get more safe, then repeat the process. Mining is intrinsically dangerous, but they seem to have had such a paracitic infestation that this is mining safety now: Ref: as above
  4. I think that you can fly for work, so long as your customers/boss don't care how you turned up. Disclaimer: opinion, but no knowledge.
  5. APenNameAndThatA

    Accident and defect

    This might be an unpopular opinion, but I wonder if you want an organisation that is inexpensive and unbureaucratic, then this is the kind of thing that you might expect to get? I do have a question, which others might be able to answer. If an accident is investigated, could the results of the investigation not just be published? Is there a problem with confidentiality or defamation? Thanks!
  6. APenNameAndThatA

    Small Flying Schools

    Keith, if Keith is your real name and anyone from CASA/RA-Aus reads the site and knows who their colleagues' friends are, then you might have already squealed. Maybe it would have been better to provide the evidence but not provide your name?
  7. APenNameAndThatA

    Small Flying Schools

    I've got $10 that says you don't.
  8. APenNameAndThatA

    Plane crash near Stawell

    If someone wants to have a steeply raked tail, all they have to do is do it the old-fashioned way and put the tail behind the horizontal stabilizer.
  9. Well, I'm no expert, and I only saw the video once, but it looked like when the engine stopped, the nose came *up*, then the stall warning came on. Flying with the stall warning on will *shorten* the glide path. The video does not help clear anyone's name.
  10. APenNameAndThatA

    Plane crash near Stawell

    Too, the Tecnam has more fuselage below the horisontal stabilizer.
  11. APenNameAndThatA

    Plane crash near Stawell

    Tecnam vs Bristel. With these aircraft, the tail seems forward of the horisontal stabiliser, having a swept horisontal stabiliser would also contribute to blocking airflow to the movable tail. Also, I suspect that the more ambitious someone was about the performance of their aircraft, the closer the stall speed of the horisonatal stabiliser would be to the stall speed fo the main wing. 60 degrees *might* be a bit arbitrary for the angle, but the difference in the amount of the exposed control surface is massive. Just, wow.
  12. APenNameAndThatA

    An excellent accident-reduction strategy:

    Thought you said “twins”, a la the Mitsubishi twin.
  13. APenNameAndThatA

    RAAF unveils new livery for Roulettes PC-21s

    Massive copyright infringement...