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Old 27th Nov 2007, 07:19
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Yeh...you really gotta wonder why the aircraft has windows (the clear ones on the computer software!!!) at all
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 07:30
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Slackie you ding-a-ling,

The windoze are for taking pictures through, how else ya gonna post em on here!

J
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 08:38
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Hmmmm. How does that scan go?

Little GPS (control yoke): checked

Big GPS (centre control column): checked

Certified GPS (dash-mounted): checked

Outside view and other knobs and dials: cursory glance

Little GPS…
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 09:27
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Creamie.....you are not the FTDK's wife in the back seat are you?

Actually the tools at your finger tips particularly when looking at in flight diversions or an IFR upgrade or any other aspect certainly take a lot of the chances for error out of the equation.

Sure you can do it all on paper but here is how I saw it work in reality, and its pretty good. 296 set to destination, at a button push most info readily available. The 430 set up for a direct or IFR route and coupled to the A/P. The PC which is coupled to the 296 then gives you real time WAC moving map, plus all the Jepp charts and data and real time position on all the Jepp charts too.

So let me be cheeky here, say you wanted the FLIGHTWATCH frequency for where ever you are, click with the stylus pen and there you are. Of course you have to manually dial up the frequency, but hey you have to have some work to do! Then you can try calling them. OK better still very good when VFR and not in radar coverage because your position is on the ERC charts etc as well.

I did get to watch Forkie do a leg or two IFR and the cockpit workload without all the Jepp stuff all around the cockpit was really very low fuss and high on "situational awareness", contrary to what some of you may be thinking. Should the tech stuff go U/S the Jepp bag was within reach and you could revert to the old paper stuff.

Some of you may slag off at this, but in reality it was a damned fine way to fly as it actually meant you looked out the front and sides a heck of a lot more.

J
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 09:27
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The big one in the middle is my Multi-Function Display - eflightbag, Jepp Flitedeck, JeppView, eWAC charts, weather radar, lightning display, email, internet, computer games, inflite porn.

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Old 27th Nov 2007, 09:33
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You find you need to know all this stuff at LESS THAN 3 MILES a minute?

My god,what do you do for the rest of the time?
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 09:40
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Gives you more time to look out the window!

See and be Seen apparently!

Like cruise control or air con in your car, so you have to have it? NO. Is it a nicer trip with it? Yes!

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Old 27th Nov 2007, 09:57
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Tin, I've done plenty of it with just a wandering ADF needle - but a boy has to have some toys to play with otherwise its just plain BORING!

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Old 27th Nov 2007, 10:02
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Still cooking up a storm next to yppf?
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 10:15
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OK anyone know what this strip is called and what its in aid of?

I have a rough idea where it was....., and I did not take notes, but it sure is isolated!

J

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Old 27th Nov 2007, 18:27
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Re the ‘toys’ Jabba – I’m just jealous!

If you ever find one that actually contacts Flightwatch, let me know …
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 20:38
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OK anyone know what this strip is called and what its in aid of?
At first glance I thought it looked like Clifton Hills, but now I'm not so sure. The homestead is too far away from the strip, mind you they could have built a new homestead since I was last there.

I've never seen those channel run strips from that high up
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 21:18
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X marks the spot Jaba?...right smack dab in the middle of the GAFA
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 21:56
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Jaba, was that the one in the middle of the Woomera Restricted Area?

I suspect I have the technology to pin-point it. My recollection is that we did mark it as a waypoint and I should be able to get that to come up on an eWAC chart - Will have a look tonight.

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Old 27th Nov 2007, 22:09
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OK anyone know what this strip is called and what its in aid of?
At first glance I was thinking Andamooka, but now I'm not so sure.

DF.
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 23:38
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Forkie, the ones in the middle of the Woomera regio were the day before, and yes we marked them, they were also around that mine site we could not identify either.

Will did out the time stamps so you can get the Lat & Long from the GPS snail trail.

Now some of you lot were questioning the need for all these gadgets......its so we can post pictures and entertain your good selves with the Pick the Airstrip game!

As for your suggestions....dont ask me what the strip is called.....we dont know, its not on any maps we could find!

J

PS Not near Andamooka

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Old 27th Nov 2007, 23:46
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"...the Woomera Restricted Area?"
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 23:49
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where ?

About 25 se of Derby - King Sound is the water body ?
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Old 28th Nov 2007, 00:01
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Jaba/FTDK...it's really just toy envy!! There ain't much to look at in my cockpit except the world going round and round outside...in fact if you spend too much time on the instrument scan the world DOES end up going round and round...


Actually, the benefits of having a GPS at hand is increased in the Pitts 'cos trying to fold a map in cramped confines is next to impossible. I've got a small Garmin eTrex Legend that I use (has manually entered all aerodromes) but I'm seriously considering something with a decent aviation database.
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Old 28th Nov 2007, 00:20
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Slackie

Two things come to mind looking at that pic.
Firstly, you should get that oil pressure gauge looked at!
Secondly, thats the first placard I've seen that states:
"Aviod Protracted Rearward Flight" - I just do that automatically, the Baron would seriously not like it!!

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