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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 00:25
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Originally Posted by pall
As I turn on to final he has turned inside me cutting short his downwind leg, turns onto final in front of me. I have to go around to miss him.
There's no excuse for that sort of behaviour... the very worst kind of airmanship. From your post I assume he must have had you in sight, but still chose to cut inside, creating a very dangerous situation for both of you, requiring you to go missed. I hope you chatted this individual. IMO this sort of behaviour would be reason enough alone to ground the individual for a lengthy period to allow him the opportunity to contemplate the error of his ways.
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 01:16
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"Oshkosh is mainly see and avoid"

... and sometimes they fail to!

I don't think we want to copy anything that goes on at Oshkosh. The whole time I was there I was expecting an accident ..... thought it was only a matter of time ..... and I was right!

One hell of an in-your-face experience, but in the end I was pleased to see all of those parked aeroplanes in my rearview mirror as I drove away from the place.

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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 01:26
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Spoke to Him!!

Kiwiblue,
Did speak to him on the ground. He smiled and said something like, Oh well I tend to fly a tighter circuit than most other pilots. Saves tim you know.

What can I say in response to that!
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 01:32
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Very sad to hear about this.

A little tip, when in a circuit at a CTAF, talk to the other traffic and let them know the sequence, ie take control. If you join downwind and there is someone late downwind, i will say, "i will make number 2 to you", or if it was reversed, i would say "i will make number 1 to you".

Always helps to be pro-active than re-active.
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 03:35
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agree Mach082, always better to be proactive, especially in high traffic-density airspace, even more so when terrain places additional constraints. Pall, faced with that sort of a response, I would have taken it up a level -everyone has to answer to someone. Find that 'someone'. Given this individuals actions and (later) attitude, I wouldn't stop until there was a definitive response.
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 04:43
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ForktailDr,

My input into this thread was in relation to several posts telling of their own near-miss experiances and a call for Tcas.

I bought Oshkosh up as an example of just how succesful see and aviod can be. Oshkosh airshow has more VFR aircraft flying in an area not much bigger than the Caloundra - Redcliff CTAF, then Australia has aircraft.

Perhaps the good results at Oshkosh is that pilots expect a lot of traffic so they look out side.

Unforetunatly here in Australia, I think there are some pilots who dont look out that much and when they have the inevitable near miss, they try and blame it on the system, or a lack of some electronic warning device etc. If they were to drive their cars the same way - looking at the CD player or Passenger, the result would be the same.

Calls for costly electronic warning devices will mearly put aviation further out of reach for the average Australian. Looking out the window achieves the same result and keeps the pilots situational awareness as well.

Sad as the incident is that is the originater for this thread, it is still an extremely rare event in Australia.

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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 07:02
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Post deleted. If you don't have something nice to say don't say it at all. I was posting about the media. They have just reported half a dozen incorrect "facts."

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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 07:31
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I dont know if there are any procedures in Australian airspace that would need to be modified as a result of this tragic accident.

I'm trying to glean as much information from news reports as possible, but reports are typically newspaperesque.

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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 07:49
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I bought Oshkosh up as an example of just how succesful see and aviod can be. Oshkosh airshow has more VFR aircraft flying in an area not much bigger than the Caloundra - Redcliff CTAF, then Australia has aircraft.
Numbers per se don't make for traffic problems. It's more to do with the mix of operations and aircraft types.

30 cessna singles arriving in trail from one direction is no problem. A microlight in the circuit with a B737 inbound conducting a practice approach mixed with various other arrivals and departures is another matter.

It only takes two to tango!
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 08:20
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A microlight in the circuit with a B737 inbound conducting a practice approach mixed with various other arrivals and departures is another matter.

AerocatS2A,

Are you describing a particular incident?
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 08:30
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Not at all, but the situation occurs frequently enough where I am (without developing into an incident.)
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 08:44
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"Sad as the incident is that is the originater for this thread, it is still an extremely rear event in Australia."

Gee flying Binghi, I try to avoid "extremely rear events", but thats just me,
some people actually like them alot!
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 08:48
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Ah Beachy! RATFLMAO!

Me too!

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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 08:53
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considering the rarity of these types of events, and considering the number of flight made every day, and the few reports of personal near misses,
maybe the cheapest and safest option to combat this problem is an increased awareness of traffic avoidance and radio procedures be placed in the training syllabus, and made a significant point in the BFR process.

it seams to me most incidences are caused by simple radio misuse errors and poor airmanship by not really paying attention to whats going on Outside the window, when you hear a radio call, make it a point to actually visually sight the aircraft making the call.
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 08:56
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Gooday Beachy! Any chance you are in Brissy on the 9th?

Might be worth the trip!

J

Back to topic now~
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 09:01
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Good to hear there are no real incidents Aerocat S2A.

I've been looking at Dick Smiths web site - appears the airliner people have the odd one or two near misses in controlled airspace.

over...
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 09:09
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dont quote me on this, but i remember reading somewhere that there are more near misses in Controlled airspace in OZ than uncontrolled air.
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 09:34
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Yeah Jaba, will be near there then. Check your PM's
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 10:54
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Ultralights,

there are more near misses REPORTED in CTA than OCTA.

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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 11:01
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Horatio, looks like see and avoid works then
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