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ChrisJ800
3rd Nov 2014, 00:31
Hmmm

Plane 'taxied down main street to Newman pub' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-03/man-taxied-plane-down-main-street-to-pub/5861970?google_editors_picks=true)

Fox3WheresMyBanana
3rd Nov 2014, 00:46
Peep-show pilot finds unusual landing strip | Canada | News | Toronto Sun (http://www.torontosun.com/2011/07/07/peep-show-pilot-finds-unusual-landing-strip)

Pilot lands on strip club parking lot, visits, takes off again. Not charged.

megan
3rd Nov 2014, 01:17
Doesn't everyone fly their plane to the pub, and with the wings on?

http://images.everytrail.com/pics/fullsize/1463244-Pilots_John_Gannon_and_Duncan_Smith_park_outside_the_William _Creek_Hotel.JPG
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/images/0187926-InForLunchWillCk.jpg
http://www.botg.de/typo3temp/pics/5343d7036a.jpg

galaxy flyer
3rd Nov 2014, 01:19
Fox3

I've driven by that place, never knew if it worth a stop.

GF

MTOW
3rd Nov 2014, 01:28
I've taxied an F27 full of tourists right up to the front of the Birdsville pub. I must have a pic of that somewhere.

ChrisJ800
3rd Nov 2014, 02:01
Yep Birdsville is a known spot to taxi up to the pub but you dont need to go through a main st to do that!

Lancair70
3rd Nov 2014, 05:39
Definitely can't taxi to the pub at Birdsville anymore.

Flying Lawyer
3rd Nov 2014, 05:53
Newman Sergeant Mark Garner said:

.... the fact that the plane did not have a steering wheel made the situation very dangerous

Clare Prop
3rd Nov 2014, 06:35
The fact that it had no wings and therefore no fuel tank makes this all sound very unlikely! Surely somebody in Newman would have been able to video it on their phone and it would be on Youtube by now?

At least they didn't call it a Cessna. Taxiing to the pub is about all a Beechcraft Skipper, with or without wings, is good for! :E

Trossie
3rd Nov 2014, 08:49
.... the fact that the plane did not have a steering wheel made the situation very dangerousShould have flown in in an Ercoupe then, it had a steering wheel! (Only one pedal on the floor and that was for the brakes.)

PLovett
3rd Nov 2014, 09:09
You can't taxi to the William Creek pub any more either but for a long time it was quite allowable. The airstrip is actually on the other side of the hotel from where those photos were taken which is actually the Oodnadatta Track which runs from Marree to Oodnadatta. Real Australian outback country. Just to complete this little lesson, the William Creek Hotel is the last example of a corrugated iron hotel that hasn't burnt down at some time.

TWT
3rd Nov 2014, 09:15
Good grief....Check the picture :ugh:

No Cookies | Perth Now (http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/man-who-taxied-plane-to-newman-pub-charged/story-fnhocxo3-1227110934565)

Mechta
3rd Nov 2014, 09:36
In the Round Britain Microlight Race back in the 1980s, at least one competitior taxied into a petrol station to refuel. AFAIK the law didn't get involved.


I guess it would have been ok to go to the pub in this. There's a shroud round the prop after all:

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSuIjyC7DoFAR_Rge27jIQZLMiNYknbOVxRzqtXda4 jJfSe18R3_Q

Hydromet
3rd Nov 2014, 09:52
Good grief....Check the picture Yep, it's definitely a plane.

Exascot
3rd Nov 2014, 10:08
This stunt was clearly dangerous but this business of taking your aircraft to a bar or whatever is no great deal. I have frequently flown wide bodied jets to hotels.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32684975/manchester-radisson-hotel.jpg

Manchester

racedo
3rd Nov 2014, 11:19
this business of taking your aircraft to a bar or whatever is no great deal. I have frequently flown wide bodied jets to hotels.


Anyone flying to LHR is generally flying to a Shopping Mall with a runway attached.

Mechta
3rd Nov 2014, 12:36
“On examination it was found to have an exposed fuel line hanging from the side of the aircraft attached to an insecure jerry can inside the cabin to enable the engine to run."Sounds like one of the safer light aircraft fuel systems. Most could be described as a number of fuel leaks in series, the number being equal to or greater than the number of joints in the system.

Trossie
3rd Nov 2014, 20:40
Australian man 'taxis' aircraft to outback pub - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/11204940/Australian-man-taxis-aircraft-to-outback-pub.html)
I just love the 'control freakery' of"I'm confident that he will be charged with something soon," said sergeant McKenzie.
"I would assume there would be an offence under the criminal code that may fit the bill.”Aussie git!

Hempy
4th Nov 2014, 03:40
Newman Plane Incident Charge - A 37 year old man was charged today in relation to him taxiing a propeller driven Beechcraft 2 seater aircraft (minus wings) through Newman to the Newman Hotel (purple pub) on Friday 31 October 2014 at about 2.10pm.

It will be alleged that he had just bought the aircraft from a private residence and was taking it home on the other side of the town, but stopped at the pub.

On examination it was found to have an exposed fuel line hanging from the side of the aircraft attached to an unsecured jerry can inside the cabin to enable the engine to run. On stopping the aircraft the accused left the engine in a potentially dangerous condition with the ignition on.

The accused does not hold a pilot’s licence and the roads were busy with other vehicles and pedestrians at the time.

The accused has been charged with Endanger Life, Health or Safety of a Person and is due to appear in the Newman Magistrates Court on 18 November 2014.


Well at least CASA can't take his pilots licence off him! :eek:

ChrisJ800
4th Nov 2014, 06:16
A lack of wings or licence wont stop CASA from getting involved :ugh:

racedo
4th Nov 2014, 16:42
Clearly this is not one of those OZ places where the Bar person threatens to call the police late on Saturday night when people won't go home.....

Asked when they would get there his answer of "About Tuesday, maybe Wednesday" gets a big cheer.