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Aerostar wheels up at Bourke

Old 25th Oct 2011, 10:48
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Aerostar wheels up at Bourke

Any word on the Skypac Aerostar landing gear up this arvo at Bourke? Hope all are OK.
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Old 25th Oct 2011, 10:57
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What's the rego? Was it the one that left SY this morning?
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Old 25th Oct 2011, 11:02
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Hope all are OK
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Old 25th Oct 2011, 11:07
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IXA is the rego I believe.
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Old 25th Oct 2011, 11:53
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Not the first time IXA has had dunlop issues... I recall a gear collapse at Bathurst while exiting the RWY around 2000. Flaps up.... Whoops I mean ... Oh dear

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Old 25th Oct 2011, 12:04
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Crikey! is that thing still flying around! (and still giving young blokes life lessons by the sounds!!)
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Old 27th Oct 2011, 02:47
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As the title says.
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Old 28th Oct 2011, 02:00
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No there's a holiday destination for you!

Bourke!.....cosmopolitan!.....warm!..... lovely place..... just be careful of those gremlins after dark!

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Old 28th Oct 2011, 03:13
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Not the first time IXA has had dunlop issues... I recall a gear collapse at Bathurst.....
and Hay, and Naranderra......
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Old 28th Oct 2011, 08:55
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I will assume this was a charter flight Bankstown to Bourke. Or was it airwork category? Can anyone enlighten me?
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Old 28th Oct 2011, 14:13
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I'm dying to know who was steering. Can someone PM me the intials?

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Old 29th Oct 2011, 14:57
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Folks,
Saw the aeroplane at YSBK last weekend, really looked like new after an extensive rebuild/refurbishment/repaint. What a pity to spoil such a nice paint job.
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Old 30th Oct 2011, 02:51
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Aeroplane will be salvaged on Tuesday.Both props bent.Superficial damage to underside skin.Gear lever in UP position.Four pax were on board.No injuries.
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Old 30th Oct 2011, 04:22
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Superficial damage to underside skin...

Not sure I'd like to fly it now... The thing about the aerostars' design is they were built with less structural spars, but thicker skin that takes much more of the aerodynamic load... That's why they are so fast and just such a nice looking plane... :-)
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Old 30th Oct 2011, 22:33
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Any more known about what happened? The Aerostar isn't too easy to slow down without the gear out, unless you drop all the flap early, then you'll settle pretty quickly! Inadvertent retraction perhaps?
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 07:41
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The Aerostar isn't too easy to slow down without the gear out
I have lot's of time on type, and have to agree with the above, would have to slow it down at least 20 miles out to get the speeds right without exceeding Vfe extending flaps.

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