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Old 4th Nov 2014, 13:19
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Silly bugger!
He should have just gone through the drive-thru bottleshop, picked up a slab, a couple of mates and gone straight home.

p.s. His parking was perfect, though.

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Old 4th Nov 2014, 13:53
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Did anyone notice that he did a far better job of parking that aircraft, than the cops did parking next to him? Or for that matter, the illegally parked 4wd across the road on the footpath?

I'm glad that someone was also smart enough to put out a couple of witches hats, just in case no one noticed the yellow aeroplane in the car park. That could have been ugly.
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Old 4th Nov 2014, 15:36
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Cops could simply charge him with driving an unregistered (for roads) vehicle and an uninsured vehicle on the road. It's about the only charge I can see.

Oh and that Skipper? A good do-er upper I reckon.
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Old 4th Nov 2014, 22:13
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Nope, not an aeroplane - that's his Ute!

(Couldn't see his dog in the back anywhere - must be in the bar)
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Old 5th Nov 2014, 02:02
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Anti police until one day they need them...they're usually the ones that bleat loudest.
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Old 5th Nov 2014, 03:44
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You can't see anything arising from trundling a vehicle down a public street with a spinning prop on the front red snail? Just unregistered hey....
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Old 5th Nov 2014, 07:19
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It's probably more about a vehicle that doesn't conform to the design regs... But honestly, where's the old-fashioned country acceptance of larrikinism that shaped the country?
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Old 5th Nov 2014, 09:33
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Wonder if CASA will try and nail him? Technically it is a velocipede and not an aircraft.
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Old 5th Nov 2014, 14:08
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Nothing wrong with that aeroplane in the pub carpark, that a proper number plate wouldn't fix!
After all, driving on public roads with an unregistered vehicle, is a pretty serious offence in the West!
A quick trip down to the local authorised vehicle inspection station would see every single listed inspection item, passed with flying colours!

Lighting fitted and working - Tick
Dimensions measured - Tick
Brakes checked for correct operation - Tick
Steering checked for excessive play or looseness - Tick
Seatbelts fitted and operational - Tick

"Uh-Oh! Hang on! We've got a couple of slight problems here ...

No mudguards fitted ...
Tyre tread depth below legal limit ...
No windscreen wipers and washers fitted ..."

"Just run her back to the garage and get those little items attended to, and present it again in the morning, and I'll pass it for registration, straight up! ..."

"Did you want personalised plates, or just the ordinary type??" ....
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Old 5th Nov 2014, 14:13
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Without wings, it can't fly, therefore it's no longer an aeroplane.....just because it once was,doesn't mean it is now.
Otherwise, why not go to the local bone-orchard, dig up the corpses and charge them with loitering?....yes,patently absurd.
This is/was a (temporary) road vehicle. If Plod wants to kick upa storm,they should look to roadworthiness regulations (construction and use?) and violation of any mandatory insurance requirements.
Personally, I think it's a heavy-handed over-reaction, given the location and populace(or lack thereof).
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Old 5th Nov 2014, 14:38
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Those seats are in excellent condition, very recently recovered by the looks.
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Old 5th Nov 2014, 15:28
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This is possibly the most idiotic action I've seen in 20+ years in the industry. He is either mentally impaired or a top shelf d$head.

Similar to what skipper1981 said. 40 yonks ago we were all taxying up to the Birdsville pub in our Aztrucks and Twin Apaches as a matter of normal course.

The Shell Road Maps have better detail on them than the crappy WACs etc anyway.
A Shell road map was essential during the same period when navigating around the Top End and Central NT
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Old 5th Nov 2014, 15:41
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Onetrack, Yer gottit.

Bereal, Spent much time in the real OZ, have you? Getreal!
BTW, don't forget your appointment with the manicurist this afternoon.
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Old 5th Nov 2014, 19:18
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Oh yeh have a crack. Blah blah.

I had too on more than one occasion had to place NSW ergo stickers on some aircraft that said. Un registerable vichle. Or may be I was dreaming.

Look at the Newman newspaper it was on the front page.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 09:01
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Wait up! The Police have missed some particularly important additional charges here!

That vehicle isn't fitted with an IMMOBILISER!! Good God, that's a hanging offence in the West!
Just about anyone could steal that machine!! - and you all know what vehicle theft costs do to insurance premiums, don't you!!

I trust this bloke is punished in a manner that makes him an example to others, who would dare to drive around in a vehicle without an immobiliser fitted to it!!
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 09:35
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As long as it is incomplete, with no wings and unregistered, I can't see it being anything at all to do with CASA any more than a Catalina fuselage converted into a houseboat is any of their business.

While I'd agree that the obvious first things for the police to charge him with are unregistered and uninsured vehicle, I wonder what they'd come up with next if he had gone to the trouble of getting an unregistered vehicle permit (a limited time permit which allows an unregistered vehicle to be moved about for the purposes of repair, preparation for registration and inspection)? After all, an unregistered permit assumes that the vehicle may be unroadworthy - that's why you're taking it places to get fixed and inspected!

I'm sure they have some catch-all offence which they can apply here, "conduct endangering life" or similar.
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Old 7th Nov 2014, 10:41
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Somebody (elsewhere) speculated that this guy popped into the pub to buy
an energy drink.

Something to do with Red Bull: "Gives you wings."

And the audience groaned in unison...
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Old 7th Nov 2014, 23:41
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It just kind of makes you wonder - if this bloke has such a poor understanding and respect for basic road rules and regulations - what his attitude is to air regulations and controls; and even his respect for basic flight and aerodynamic laws!
If he eventually manages to actually get airborne, one wonders how long it will be before he features in an ATSB incident report? There are reports that he doesn't even hold a PPL?
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Old 8th Nov 2014, 02:51
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Why would he need a PPL?

Don't LAMEs taxi RPT aircraft round the airport from maintenance bays to parking bays?

Perhaps he should sue Bechcraft because their product called "Skipper" does not, in fact, skip?
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Old 8th Nov 2014, 02:53
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Don't LAMEs taxi RPT aircraft round the airport from maintenance bays to parking bays?
And there is specific points in the legislation allowing for this.
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