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Old 7th Jan 2012, 23:30
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hey Celco, yep, thats the one! never got to stop by.. maybe one day when i win lotto can afford to stay there! haha..
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 01:49
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Bugga, I wish i tuned-in yesterday so i could have answered the Savusavu approach, it's the only one I recognise. Lol. It's an interesting one through the saddle and then a quick drop below the level of the neighbouring huts.

Sounds like a good way to hour build propelled. Did you hire the Cessna whilst there? What are the rates like?
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 02:38
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Hi truthinbeer,
Yes, enjoyed the approach into savusavu.. Learnt quite a bit over there eg interesting airstrips, weather, overwater flying etc.
Yes, completed those 50 or so hrs and a few training flights at pacific flying school. I also sat and passed my cpl flight test there also (still need to convert it to oz).. Rates were quite reasonable, approx 170/ hr aud solo hire (c172r)
Validation of aus ppl was quite eAsy too.
What did u fly into savusavu?
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 03:32
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Yer life styles of the rich and famous, flew Jim Carey, Celeine Dion, Terry Hatcher and a few others I can not remember out there. Was owned by a guy named Harrison Gilmore a Canadian or American. Glen Shorrick had a house there also and got to meet the 12th man Billy Bermingham when he was staying with them, he is one funny man! None of us mortals will ever be able to stay there!
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 05:23
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Flew into Savusavu as a passenger onBeechcraft BE-65 Queenair operated by Sun Air. Can't wait to do it for myself one day. I like the idea of hour building in Fiji and may consider doing just that, the experience would be worthwhile. The Savusavu Hot Springs Hotel is the place to stay, and whilst there you can take a casual membership at the yacht club, a great place to sink a few and have a sing along Fiji-style.




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Old 8th Jan 2012, 08:48
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Just an Iphone image or 2,

When to turn around.



about now.



i loved the way the low level CNB engulfed the ridgetop right before my eyes loaded with plenty of lightning.
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 09:43
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When was this UL? Nasty stuff.

Capt Chris escaped mittagong this morning early before some bad weather, in rain until Richmond, then clear. FL150 at 170GS on 35lph
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 09:53
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this was this afternoon, about 4 pm, i was peddling hard, 90kts, indicated and watching GS slowly reduce to 60kts! and YWOL was just 5nm away! yet the air was completely smooth.
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 10:12
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Trucks passing you on the freeway.....not a good look hey

Great pics, as usual, it's a nice green landscape.
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 10:51
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cool pics @ UL..

dont get to see wx like that very often whilst training... good to know when to turn back n call it a day n try again later!
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 10:59
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All students should get to see what is good and what is not. I did and in my early days it was a great help having an idea what was what.
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 11:22
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true jaba.. g'day btw, always enjoyed ur posts, thought id say hi now! lol..

during my hour building in fiji got to learn alot bout the wx by myself which was good experience all round.. should have got to see marginal wx during ppl training tho i reckon - hia in oz... jus to make me more aware, but all good!
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 21:45
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That's the problem with having inexperienced flying instructors who have never experienced it themselves! They're too scared to take their students out on anything but CAVOK days.

When I did my licence, most of my instructors were quite experienced, so I got to experience all that crap weather and make my own decisions, but with guidance beside me.

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Old 8th Jan 2012, 21:55
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Yep, whenever a rain shower came through MB there was mass panic amongst all aircraft in the circuit to get back on the ground and safety.

As opposed to our CFI who would charge through the school and say 'Get em airborne, get some practice with wet runway ops.' You should have seen his face when there was a wet runway AND a crosswind. The man was in heaven.
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 22:26
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Haha I like the sound of that CFI Jack. Is he still around?

I found that even though I felt like I had been adequately exposed to weather decisions there is nothing quite like doing it all by yourself for the first few times! I started out super conservative (FEW050, wow that looks hairy ) and each decision made since has been a learning experience.
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Old 9th Jan 2012, 05:21
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Yep, he's definitely still around, bloody good bloke and students that go to that school come out a much better product (in my humble opinion )
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Old 9th Jan 2012, 05:25
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Highish cloud, drizzly rain, no wind, on a Saturday, and Ysbk will be deserted. Except for me! Those RAAus guys must be crazy to do circuits in the rain!
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Going through some old photos and found these. Sadly, as everyone will know, the chooper crashed last year with the loss of three extroadinary newsmen. (Gary wasn't flying the day these were taken.)





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Old 10th Jan 2012, 00:58
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Pic of the Cirrus that crashed in the Bahama's earlier this week after experiencing engine problems. From Ninemsn.com




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Old 10th Jan 2012, 05:48
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Well.....I reckon that IF I just HAD to 'Go Down'.....this would be my 'preferred option'.....

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