I have to disagree with that a little with regard to using the term 'YES'. . , being a very short word, it is easily missed when ( as many pilots seem to do in my experience ) press the PTT at exactly the same time that they begin speaking resulting in the first fragment of the message being lost. ( VOX Effect ) waiting for just a second gives the radio / intercom combination time to lock into transmit. . . Being a pedantic barstard, I always teach this in my radio courses,. . . using the Norman Collier 'Broken Mic lead' example. . . For this reason I still believe that Ayfirm is better than Yes. Although I would not advise using it in response to a question from a wine waiter, unless you were dining in the Royal Aero Club restaurant. . .and the Wine waiter was also a Wineviator. . . .Obviously, since I first encountered it back in the early 70's.
But you didn't answer my question: "When was the last time someone asked you if you would like a drink and you answered, "Affirm"?"
Also, Isn't "Yes" a better word to use? It's short and does not sound like "No". Most transmissions are clipped at the beginning. "-ative" could be "affirm-ative" or "neg-ative"
Good to see someone is teaching the results written in blood after WW2 Phil.
BTW, if you could get hold of a STOL you could probably still get in and out of the paddock which remains at Berwick. Monash Uni failed on the site, and half of it it still grassland.
JESUS! Not the TIG!Oh Turbo,. . .I have looked at it Longingly on Goggly Earth. . so sad. . .that place contains some wonderful memories for me. I doubt of CASA would allow me a licence, since DCA said at the time, that my vision was so bad ?) that I should not be allowed to engage in international navigation, as I had no useful sight in my left eye. . .odd that they allowed me a GA PPL,. with which I flew to PNG and Indonesia. . . and that I got a commercial in the UK later, and flew cargo, ferry and Air taxi for money for quite long time. .. but that aside, I'm getting on a bit now mate, 68.5. . .so If I ever get the chance to visit again, I'd need some young buck in a Stol to do that for me. . . a Dornier 17 would be nice. . . ( ! ) They used to use one of those from Berwick for towing banners, with such messages as. . 'BUY A FROZEN MARS BAR' etc. . .lovely machine ( 235 HP I think ) but they wouldn't let me near the thing after I bent Keith Hatfields DH82A ( VH-TIG )! Although it wasn't really damaged, I just nosed it into a very shalllow ditch in a crosswind whilst taxying . . .! Hit the switches and stopped the prop first though. . .
Sadly Yes. . . No excuses offered, . . I learned to fly in a Tigger, unofficially, whilst being far too young to solo, But I had at least 50 hours stick time on the type. Followed by a further 3 hours with David Squirrel, after I got licenced on C-150 and PA 28s.JESUS! Not the TIG!
Was that David Squirrel at one time a crop duster? I knew a David Squirrel (RIP) who ran a business from his home at Wilton, near Camden. He serviced and repaired magnetos and such.