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41 minutes ago, jackc said:

" Rules are for the obedience of fools and guidance of wise men" 

Douglas Bader.

Never understood why people take that quote from a man who crashed a plane and lost his legs by ignoring the rules ...

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However his flying expertise was highly respected in WWII, and his community contributions for the disabled, after that war……

Rules or no rules……he got stuff done 🙂

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18 hours ago, NT5224 said:

Im quite sure some people fly unlicensed over their own properties….snip…..

 

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You might be surprised by the number who fly around everywhere(not just over their own properties)  without a licence. 
 

And  probably not be surprised at the number who have the licence but fly without a medical 

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If you disobey the rules you might find you don't have a leg to stand on in court, later.  With the current "Strict Liability" situation if you come to grief you are in the $#it in  any case. YOU chose to fly.. Nev

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53 minutes ago, facthunter said:

If you disobey the rules you might find you don't have a leg to stand on in court, later.  With the current "Strict Liability" situation if you come to grief you are in the $#it in  any case. YOU chose to fly.. Nev

True but……

real life example from a few years ago. 

A pilot was spending more than $2000 per year every for all the CASA required medicals, tests etc etc  they deemed he had to have every year. So he said bugger it I’m gonna fly anyway so he did and he got to 6 years of flying before he got sprung. CASA took him to court and he got fined $6000. He was happy he got 6 years flying for half the price. As far as I know he stopped then anyway because he felt his flying days were over anyway. 
In an odd sort of way everyone ended up happy! 
 

 

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The leg to stand on was really about Bader..  who at least was a bit of a show pony.  Surveillance Radar is being  reduced as a cost cutting measure. Flying "management " is not a pilot centered activity to any great extent. ie It's not done for their benefit . One or two more grounded makes it look as though "someone" is doing a job.  IF they get you in their sights they can be very persistent  and at times very happy to go to Court where their DEEP POCKETS will exceed yours.. Nev

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Maybe a good Aviation lawyer would be handy in a persons contact list,  pissing  CASA off is not a good idea!

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Just remembered who told me the story about the young fellah who flew solo in a Tiger Moth to get training for an actual flying licence.

It was the late Rod Hay from Katoomba who many will remember. Lovely guy and sadly missed by many.

We shared lot's of laughs one weekend at a Narromine event.

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