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Man taxis to the Newman pub

Old 19th Nov 2014, 02:58
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"I taxied it perfectly. Look how well I parked it."

He's got them there.
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Old 19th Nov 2014, 03:00
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While not condoning his actions, I'm not sure if the aircraft would be any less stable without wings, though I guess it would depend on the weight distribution, but dangerous because he was 'steering with foot pedals'? I never realised taxing an aircraft in that manner was so dangerous.....guess I'll have to use the tow bar and pull the aircraft to the runway instead next time....
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Old 19th Nov 2014, 03:21
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An expensive lesson learned!

Think it was a bit of a silly thing to do, M'self.

We all know what happened in that incident.
I don't actually. Seen to have a vague recollection of the incident though. Care to tell the story?
PM me if you like.
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Old 19th Nov 2014, 08:51
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Anthony Whiteway, 37, was charged with committing an act likely to endanger the life, health or safety of a person, and faced Newman Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
The whole point is he was charged with an offence which is essentially one of criminal negligence. I have no doubt whatsoever that he was also charged with a number of offences relating to the use of an unregistered and unroadworthy vehicle on a highway. He wasn't charged with offences under the aviation law as best as I can see and neither should he be.

The question now is what he was convicted of. The fine no doubt reflects a consolidation of several matters.

In the circumstances, I would describe it as a significant penalty but probably within range. Most punters would be more concerned by the conviction than the amount of the fine as a conviction has many serious consequences including difficulties with employment and international travel.

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Old 19th Nov 2014, 09:12
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Crikey!! Assuming he goes on to train for his Licence (PPL etc)....

Will he be able to qualify for the 'dreaded' 'A S I C '...??

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Old 19th Nov 2014, 09:42
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If you view his offence as a trivial one and the penalty as being too severe, then you fail to understand the gravity with which aviation offences are viewed in Australia.
ERRR....Without wings, it does not meet the definition of an "Aircraft"
The fact it used to be an aircraft,is totally irelevant.
It was used on the road, Therefore it was a Road Vehicle (which failed the roadworthiness requirements)

If the Magistrate and Plod concerned, live long enough to see the Terrafugia* in production, they are really going to get scrambled brains.

$5k is probably not much more than a week's wages there, anyway
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Old 19th Nov 2014, 09:58
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1track,

What makes you think it wasn't a road vehicle? Those gophers that pensioners ride around in cannot be driven while over .05 or you'll face a drink-driving charge. Mopeds under 50cc don't need a license, but still need to be registered. The police just chose to pursue a higher level charge.

cockney steve,

He was a ******** for what damage the prop could have done, that justified the higher level charge. Newman isn't some one horse town in the middle of nowhere, over 4000 people with main roads,stop signs, cars, peds and all that other suburban crap.
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Old 19th Nov 2014, 11:42
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onetrack- Newman a rural area! wow man most of the 4,000 pop are local indig people that live far from town and over a massive area. Please don't talk crap.

If the pub had 20 + people in and around it at that time I will say I am wrong. But to get a front row car park in front of a pub says you know jack about Newman life - maybe you landed there once - but hey the cops had no problem getting the park next it + a bit of the next park. Yep Newman is still bush but has only grown in bureaucratic crap not towns people in last 20 years.
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Old 19th Nov 2014, 12:42
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Newman a rural area!
Where did I say it was a rural area?? Methinks you need to learn to read and comprehend.

I wrote;
However, this event didn't occur in the "bush", it occurred in a sizeable W.A. town, with a population in excess of 4000 people, and it's properly classed as an urban environment.
And, no, I didn't land there once - I was in the gold mining, earthmoving, water conservation and road construction industry for well over 30 years - and I've spent quite a bit of time around Newman, Marble Bar, Pt Hedland, Nullagine, and various places in between - so I think you're the one talking crap.
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Old 19th Nov 2014, 12:55
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Pinky - The event I was referring to happened on 6 Oct 1979, near Serpentine, South of PER. I can't find any on-line records of the crash, I think it's probably buried in the old BASI records. I've sent you a PM.
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Old 19th Nov 2014, 13:10
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Didn't anyone notice just how careful this bloke is?? Like, he pulls into the pub, and orders a lemonade?!

He was obviously thinking well ahead, there's no way he was going to drink and drive!!

Parched would-be pilot fined for pub stop
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Old 27th Nov 2014, 02:52
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Great footage! And not a fluro or safety bunting in sight. Just common sense.
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Old 27th Nov 2014, 04:04
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Smile

Could be at least 1971 Clinton. Looks like a HQ driving past after the footage of the Islander.

Saw a quick shot of Rolf Harris playing the didge. Must've been before he learned to fiddle.
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Old 27th Nov 2014, 04:20
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I'm guessing it was 1975, based on the dancing girls at 5:05
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Old 27th Nov 2014, 06:18
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And not a fluro or safety bunting in sight. Just common sense.
Yes indeed Stallie. But can you imagine such a thing happening these days?

There would be some shiny bum chair warmer in some 'elfnsafety' department who would probably have a coronary if such a parade was even suggested!
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Old 27th Nov 2014, 07:24
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Those tip-tanks on the C310 are pretty sharp (and dangerous)
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