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Man taxis to the Newman pub

Old 2nd Nov 2014, 23:44
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Man taxis to the Newman pub

They do say you should take taxi it when you are planning to drink, but this may have been too literal an interpretation: Plane 'taxied down main street to Newman pub' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The report says it was a two seater Beechcraft. Model 77 Skipper, I believe. Not a model with which I am familiar. Have to say it looks a lot like a PA38 Tomahawk, one that's had a hatchet job done on it.
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It's a Beechcraft Skipper, very similar in shape to the Tomahawk.
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Old 2nd Nov 2014, 23:47
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He said the fact that the plane did not have a steering wheel made the situation very dangerous
Sgt Garner is obviously not aware of nose wheel steering and differential braking.
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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.
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Old 3rd Nov 2014, 02:23
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Don't pilots still do this (with wings attached) to buy unleaded in Benambra? (Where Ben Buckley resides) ? I certainly did about 10 years ago when I was last there !
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Shit they wouldn't want to fly into Musgrave then! Some turkey put a pub right next to the gable markers. And the fuel bowser!


Oh the humanity!
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Slight thread drift, but this reminds me of the guy that tried to take his kelpie into the Newman Pub by claiming it was his "Guide Dog". When refused entry based on the breed of dog not being a Guide Dog he asked "What did they give me?"
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Try the tie-down area at Milparinka, it's the pub car park.
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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
This is possibly the most humurous action I've seen in 20+ years in the industry. He is either mentally impaired or a top shelf good bloke.

I'll give him ten out of ten for original thinking for pulling up outside the pub without the wings attached. Wished I'd thought of it first. The coppers need to take a cold shower and CAsA can climb back under the rock from whence they came.
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Old 3rd Nov 2014, 04:48
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An amusing story.
It appears no harm was done.
However, always remember, no matter what the circumstances-

" The police never think it's as funny as you do"
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He said the fact that the plane did not have a steering wheel made the situation very dangerous, and the propeller could also have caused significant damage.
That quote from the local Police is hilarious.
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Old 3rd Nov 2014, 06:12
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Much as I loved the Skipper I used to fly years ago, I reckon that our mate suffered only a slight performance drop by removing the optional wings. In the heat up north, he might have rivaled the optioned-up version for climb and groundspeed, too

The need to look closely to see if what (any?) rule was broken escapes me. Have we come to that?
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Old 3rd Nov 2014, 06:19
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Am i the only one slightly annoyed by the fact the police will try their best to find something to charge him with? why cant they have a good laugh at it, tell him not to do it again, and let it be?

i suppose we do live in Australia, where everyone is a criminal, waiting to get caught..
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Originally Posted by Strainer View Post
... and CAsA can climb back under the rock from whence they came.
No fear, yr right will be along any moment to assure us CAsA has no jurisdiction because it didn't have a valid MR, what with the wings being missing and all ...
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Am i the only one slightly annoyed by the fact the police will try their best to find something to charge him with? why cant they have a good laugh at it, tell him not to do it again, and let it be?
In Old Australia (tm), I'm sure nearly everyone would have seen the humour in this story.

Not "In The Current Climate" (tm), though. Anything unusual or different is automatically assumed to be subversive or seditious or treasonous.

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Old 3rd Nov 2014, 06:36
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So with both wings missing, what did he use for a fuel tank?
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Old 3rd Nov 2014, 06:40
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Exactly, and where is the inevitable Youtube footage?

At least they got the aircraft type right for once, but I'm really beginning to doubt the "taxiing with the propeller turning" bit.
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Bloody Nora, the frootloop didn't even put the throttle lock on ....
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Old 3rd Nov 2014, 08:40
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Probably used the 'wing shedding' button that journalist came up with a few years back!

Also - cheaper parking there than on the apron maybe?
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