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Had a 40 minute flight with the wife from Boonah checking out Lake Moogerah, Slightly bumpy day but beautiful place to fly. It was the first time since 1986 the Wife and I had flown together, Slightly nervous but said she enjoyed it. Ran into Danny_galaga for brief chat so good day allround. Cheers

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19 hours ago, Bruce Tuncks said:

record temperature (46) in Adelaide today, a great day to fly the glider . 12 knots lift to 14,200 ft ( well the vario, made by Mike Borgelt hits the stops at 12 knots.)

Who cares about global warming huh. Just get out your old glider and fly for hours up in the cool air over 10,000 ft.

 

Or come to Cole's supermarket in Earlwood where hypothermia sets in after a few minutes.:cold:

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 All this gadgetry takes the skill out of it. (does it not)?  Like IF you don't have it these days you are NOT in the race. Deepest pockets win. (like most things.). What about the personal skills development emphasis? Nev

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Depends how you look at it Nev. Take driving for example, would you rather drive a modern vehicle with gadgetry, decent brakes, heater/air conditioner that actually works, GPS to tell you where to go rather than a navigator (read wife!) who can’t read a map or (and you don’t have to go back too many years) a car with a heater that is only for show, brakes that fade if you use them too much and the aforesaid navigator. I’m thinking my 1960ish mini. I know which I prefer! Likewise with my Skyview panel, I have the ability to use the map and whiz wheel but I still love that GPS.

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On Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:45 AM, facthunter said:

 All this gadgetry takes the skill out of it. 

I think of it more as "All of this gadgetry STOPS me getting into situations where my skills may be lacking".

A situation totally avoided is better than one requiring skills to get out of (whether you have them or not) ?

 

11 hours ago, pmccarthy said:

Open windows on hot days and passenger girls in mini skirts. I could go back.

Burning your ass on a hot vinyl seat in shorts.....:laugh:

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On 1/26/2019 at 9:45 AM, facthunter said:

 All this gadgetry takes the skill out of it. (does it not)?  Like IF you don't have it these days you are NOT in the race. Deepest pockets win. (like most things.). What about the personal skills development emphasis? Nev

Definitely the case when you are competing, maybe the technology makes us look better than we really are in other cases. In doing so, it might make you safer as long as it doesn’t distract you from what you should be doing. 

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There was a tractor lot who advertised " no computers on our tractors" and they were right. ( But they did go broke, I dunno why)

Putting a computer on a tractor and then selling it to Dad and Dave out in the backblocks of Victoria  is a recipe for disaster.

Believe me, I was the Dad in this  and I never again will buy a computer tractor. Nev is right in this regard at least.

 

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Lunch at Colac, Vic. Hot day, up near 39, but fairly pleasant flying. iPad shutdown on the way home due to heat. Recovered at The Naked Racer.

 

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Went on my first trip away with my better half Anna. We shot up to Agnes Waters for a short 2 night stay. Agnes was a tricky strip to get into and really had to work, was a great challenge. On the day we planned to come home the weather was very marginal all day so opted for another night in Agnes Waters with the weather looking better for us the next day. We got down to the airport early (0530), so early the strip was full of Kangaroo's. My first trip away without another pilot (safety pilot) was a success! Can't wait for my next big one away with a mate who is also hour building, we are planning on heading up to Darwin way and then round to Cairns and back through every CTA down the coast, and hopeful to come back with some extra experience which will help us with our CPL. 

 

Cheers,

Kyle.

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Just a quick, very lumpy and bumpy circuit at Warwick this morning and looking at the scenery it occurred to me to wonder why all the fuss about crop circles in England when we have them all over the place in Queensland, only difference is that over there the crops within the circle are squashed flat and here they are the green bit in the middle of the field!

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3 minutes ago, derekliston said:

Just a quick, very lumpy and bumpy circuit at Warwick this morning and looking at the scenery it occurred to me to wonder why all the fuss about crop circles in England when we have them all over the place in Queensland, only difference is that over there the crops within the circle are squashed flat and here they are the green bit in the middle of the field!

I hope you have pictures of the Down Under crop circles that you can share with us.

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It’s hard to beat the scenery of The Grampian ranges, and the 12 Apostles/Great Ocean Road on a single flight.  Point Nepean looks fine too... can anybody spot Harold Holt... me neither🧐

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Beautiful January weather allowed for an afternoon flight up the majestic Columbia River.                                                                             Flew through a few cloud canyons along the way, just like in dreams...IMG_2643.thumb.JPG.95ba498db049608fc693e8b8186e9c55.JPGIMG_2612.thumb.JPG.5d430acfcd84edbe5e13a1248009feca.JPGIMG_2618.thumb.JPG.7817c598392388824327f16f32965f94.JPGIMG_2624.thumb.JPG.5a1248e45a7a25d6937d2100c1a016dd.JPGThen it's back to the nest for the little blue sparrow...till next time.

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Now the weather is a bit cooler (only 32 C today) I am flying to my part time ame job, only 16nm so not a big time saver but more fun than driving. Only a 10 metre walk at each end.

 

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