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  • Birthday 08/12/1957

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    Brumby
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    Australia

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  1. The Age regularly republishes old articles. Today’s is an interesting read about the crash of an RAAF Lockheed Hudson killing a number of VIPs.
  2. I’m pretty sure a 19-reg aircraft can’t be flown in D airspace regardless of the qualifications of the pilot. See 7.3 here.
  3. I took very few photos from the air, but it was a very pretty route. Narromine is a huge ex-WW2 training base, which Qantas used after the war. It's close to a pretty sleepy country town. The little museum there is worth a visit. Benalla also has a small aviation museum. The below Moth Minor was about to go for a fly, but didn't want to start.
  4. Low wing Brumby. Hence the Cowra stops...I took it back to meet its maker! I was lucky getting over the mountains into Port Macquarie without delay and on a weekend when the military restricted areas were inactive, but had a few extra days there waiting for suitable weather to get back. The first attempt saw me waiting on the ground at Port Macquarie for the forecast weather to arrive...it didn't, so another night. The next day looked like a repeat, so I thought I'd go for a local flight anyway, and the cloud cleared to the north, so I was able to safely clear the mountains, again with inac
  5. ICAO in the heading...spelt out in the text. so it's educational!
  6. With the relaxation of stay at home rules, I decided to take the Brumby to some warmer weather in Port Macquarie. The trip was Moorabbin to Cowra, then Port Macquarie where three nights turned into seven due to weather, then Narromine (including a visit to the aviation museum), back to Cowra, then Benalla (another aviation museum) and home via the Kilmore gap 13 days after the start. Wright Flyer replica at Narromine
  7. Clause 9 of the CAO provides that exemptions may be provided by CASA in writing. ATC is unlikely to know your licence or aircraft status and it’s not their job to ensure pilots are complying, it’s the pilot’s.
  8. Out of hours class D airports become class G, however, according to my reading of the CAO (see 7.1(i) and 1.2(e)), you can’t fly your homebuilt RAAus aircraft over a closely settled area.
  9. Clause 7.3 of CAO 95.55 has a shopping list of things you need to fly an RAAus-registered aircraft into a class D airport. An owner-built aircraft is not one, but a factory-built can be. It also says you need a CASA licence.
  10. My understanding is that an EFB mounted with a suction cup must be removed and stowed for take off, landing, below 1,000’ AGL and in turbulence. While my suction mount is very strong, I take mine off for landing as I don’t need the distraction of it falling on my leg when I touch down.
  11. Thanks for the responses so far. I'm thinking departing in the next week or so, so the biggest question mark might be COVID19, although I figure remote Australia is good! The Brumby cruises at about 105 knots and has almost 6 hours endurance, although the bum goes numb well before then! It runs on 98 Mogas or Avgas.
  12. Hi all, I’m thinking about flying my Brumby from Moorabbin to Jandakot (and back) and am looking for suggestions on places to stop/stay/refuel on the way and any other advice. I have not flown west of Kangaroo Island before and will have no particular timetable, so can take my time.
  13. It‘s possible to see the planned and actual routes on Flightaware. Seminole Travel Air
  14. I suspect the organisers conducted this under the provisions regulated by the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999 (Qld). There is a provision allowing raffles with prizes valued under $50,000 conducted by community associations to be conducted without a permit. Should unhappy purchasers of tickets wish to complain, the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation would be the place to go, although I suspect it would be a pointless exercise that would only hurt people who have given their time to support recreational aviation.
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