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We can all feel safe in Dubbo now

Old 30th Aug 2017, 02:26
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It's not about the inconvenience or a sense of entitlement.

It's about the absurd disparities that mean the 'sterile' area can easily be 'contaminated' through circumvention.
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Old 30th Aug 2017, 06:12
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ETD testing is now to be "continuous and random". There is no randomiser used any more. As soon as one test is complete, the screener is to select another candidate if one is available. If you are the only one there, guess who that is? This is the result of the last well-publicized "incident". When security was ramped up immediately afterwards, then relaxed, it wasn't completely relaxed. Don't blame the staff, they're just the poor buggers at the end of a long chain.
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Old 30th Aug 2017, 08:20
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Next time you want a beer, just take one with you and drink it under the wing of your aeroplane while you are refuelling.
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Old 30th Aug 2017, 08:42
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The mind boggles what the security guard would have done!!!!!!!!!
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Old 30th Aug 2017, 13:24
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Three of us in a Bonanza did a local NSW scenic, last Saturday. The three hour flight included overhead Western Plains Zoo. Thank goodness that we didn't land to overnight at YSDU!
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Old 30th Aug 2017, 14:17
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Went thru Dubbo about 6 weeks ago on a Thursday and returned via there on a Saturday.
On the Thursday we were screened when we went into the terminal for a coffee (only place open). No real dramas.
On the Saturday everything was closed including the terminal facilities. We caught a cab into town for Maccas. Would have preferred the screening to be able to get a snack and a coffee.
Was really disappointed at the lack of weekend GA activity there for such a large aerodrome. Only thing flying was a super cub doing circuits.
I'm from Redcliffe and the place is really buzzing, particularly on weekends. Why is it so?
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 00:09
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"Was really disappointed at the lack of weekend GA activity there for such a large aerodrome" Haven't seen Tamworth on a weekend.
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 03:25
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. Why is it so?
I'd say the airport charges for Dubbo would be a deterrent for GA.
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 09:24
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"Was really disappointed at the lack of weekend GA activity there for such a large aerodrome"
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Sadly, with very few exceptions, that is the case everywhere, airport charges or not.
To quote US identity D.Trump: "So sad".

Tootle pip!!
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 10:53
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Regular at dubbo and the silliness of the whole security thing there irks me too. I'm sure others disagree. The one bomb threat we had in last few years was detected because UK cops rung our guys and told them who the people were. Or in political speak "The fantastic intelligence sharing of our law enforcement agencies." It is a quiet airfield beside Dan in the supercub and RPT. If council dont allow new hangars to be built this leads to under utilization of their airport as people dont want to leave an expensive aircraft out in the sun. Not sure if this is the case in dubbo but there does not appear to be many hangars there for the size of the airport.
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 14:30
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Originally Posted by extralite View Post
The one bomb threat we had in last few years was detected because UK cops rung our guys and told them who the people were.
The only time that I have landed at YSDU was in the backseat of a RNZAF Skyhawk during a touch and go in August 1980. We had six bombs on board that we later dropped on the RAAF WLM Saltash range from NZ6252.

Can one still do this sort of stuff?

(RIP Flt.Lt.John Dick who was tragically killed in a low level accident in NZ6253 on 25th March 1981 in NZ. The low flying, really good fun over Barrington Tops will never be forgotten.)

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Old 1st Sep 2017, 04:59
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Originally Posted by CHAIRMAN View Post
Went thru Dubbo about 6 weeks ago.....


Was really disappointed at the lack of weekend GA activity there for such a large aerodrome. Only thing flying was a super cub doing circuits.
I'm from Redcliffe and the place is really buzzing, particularly on weekends. Why is it so?
Within an hours drive of Redcliffe over a million people reside. Within an hours drive of Dubbo, not so many...





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Old 2nd Sep 2017, 04:19
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Gerry, sounds like you were lucky (in more ways than one!)
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Old 2nd Sep 2017, 06:51
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NZ used to have an air force did they? Where did it go?
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Old 2nd Sep 2017, 07:32
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NZ used to have an air force did they? Where did it go?
Last seen at Camden, heading west...






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Old 2nd Sep 2017, 09:26
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Old 3rd Sep 2017, 12:28
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Originally Posted by Traffic_Is_Er_Was View Post
Gerry, sounds like you were lucky (in more ways than one!)
Ah yes, but I had much confidence in the professionalism of my pilot. If I'd been an unhappy pax, I had the option of using my ejection seat...
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Old 3rd Sep 2017, 15:18
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As did he, just too late.
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