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Old 6th Sep 2013, 09:52
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Wheels Up at Honeymoon!?

Just came across this little gem! Been kept pretty quiet...

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications...-2013-143.aspx

Anyone have any details? It's obviously for the contract held by Sharps but last time I checked, they didn't have a C441!

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Old 6th Sep 2013, 09:57
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Its owned by TAE but operated by Sharp Airlines, I think it was one of the old Jetcraft ones they did up.

RegoSearch | VH-SMO Australian Aircraft Registration Details
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I could have guessed there would be a bird involved!
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Its owned by TAE but operated by Sharp Airlines, I think it was one of the old Jetcraft ones they did up.
I'm pretty sure I've heard Rossair pilots flying it.

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Old 6th Sep 2013, 12:28
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Quite possibly DF, I'm guessing TAE were leasing it out. Sharp must be leasing it now for the honeymoon run which was being done previously by a king air.
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Sharp must be leasing it now for the honeymoon run which was being done previously by a king air.
VH-URU used to do two trips up there on Tuesdays, not sure if it still does. Another King Air (ODI) goes up there on Fridays.

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I notice the ATSB Summary shows nil damage to the aircraft. One would imagine that a wheel's up landing would do some damage.
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I notice the ATSB Summary shows nil damage to the aircraft.
Quick - interview that pilot & find out how he managed to land wheels up & not do any damage!
From what I have heard the emus at YHON are a real problem. And of course the strip is not fenced - even bigger problem!

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Old 10th Sep 2013, 00:59
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Anyone know if it has been recovered or is it still at Honeymoon?
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Still sitting there
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Friggin' emus....

Group of five emus cause pilot to "belly-flop" plane about 400km from Adelaide | News.com.au
 
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It's a wonder there were only five - anything up to several dozen is the norm. Must have been a slow day!

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Old 12th Dec 2013, 22:39
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Flightaware suggests it flew Honeymoon-Adelaide on the 25th of October.
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Poor bastard. That same thing has nearly happened to me.
A go-round after a mob of roos ran onto the strip, and subsequent "manoevering" to hunt the bloody things away from the strip caused me to forget the downwind checks for the second time. The PUFF check on late final was the only thing that saved me. I thank the cranky old instructer who used to knock your headsets off with a biff under the ear if you didn't say the PUFF checks out loud.
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I note that the report said that there was power on final so the gear warning horn didn't go off, but I always wonder how many of these accidents could be saved by having the gear warning horn set to something above idle power. For most of my GA time on twins, gear warning set to the MP of idle power seemed to be the norm of many maintenance orgs.

It's a bit late by then....
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A go-round after a mob of roos ran onto the strip, and subsequent "manoevering" to hunt the bloody things away from the strip
There is a similar problem at my local airfield. We have a dog farm next door and the little buggers are constantly escaping and congregating on the runway. Many times they have been black and hard to see on the runway thus requiring last-moment "manoevering" to miss them.
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We have a dog farm next door
A dog farm!! Wow.... the divide between the city and the bush. Your neighbour farms them ...and C185 makes a living trying to get rid of them
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I note that the report said that there was power on final so the gear warning horn didn't go off, but I always wonder how many of these accidents could be saved by having the gear warning horn set to something above idle power. For most of my GA time on twins, gear warning set to the MP of idle power seemed to be the norm of many maintenance orgs.
Most Cessna aircraft of the 400 series that I have flown also sound the gear horn for any extension of the flaps beyond the first stage. Does this not apply to the 441?
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Never flown the 441, so can't comment. My musings were directed at general GA aircraft, and thinking about it now, including singles.
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Emu problems, eh? Sounds like someone will have to start applying Rule# 22/250.

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