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Dick Smith - Wagga RSL Media Presentation - Thur 26th April

Old 30th Apr 2018, 10:10
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Well, I hope AOPA in conjunction with the other associations are also working now on a few other proposals to present and push that will benefit and reinvigorate the industry in a shorter timeframe than the few years (at least) it will take to change the Act and reassess all the regulations.

That's even assuming the Act changes etc. get up which is not hopeful, given what the minister and CASA have already said.
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 12:14
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Forget the Act, AOPA and the industry associations should meet and come up with a succinct list of proposals to push.
The Act governs the whole show. Various other issues will follow and as it has been said a shotgun effect in this case is not as effective as a snipers bullet at the target.

​​​​​​​Also don't see other interested associations or groups flying flags of support, I guess they'll let a few do the heavy lifting here while a few individuals mock those trying to effect positive change.
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 15:35
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Originally Posted by CaptainMidnight View Post
Forget the Act, AOPA and the industry associations should meet and come up with a succinct list of proposals to push.
If only! But it hasn't over the last 30 years and I reckon it will never happen. Too many big egos and individual cabbage patches to protect...
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Old 2nd May 2018, 14:33
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Ben, Have you ever applied for a medical to fly an aircraft in Australia? Perhaps if so, when and where?
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No quite sure what you are attempting to imply Gerry111.... See attached

How about you show some transparency and post your medical. Let’s all see who the real Gerry111 is.
Hey Gerry, over a week has passed and no medical posted. Come on, YOU are the one who threw out the challenge and it was appropriately answered. Your turn. Or was this just another one of your inane, sideline smart arse remarks.
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Old 4th May 2018, 14:09
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Jenna Talia, There was a rumour going around that despite Ben's obvious good work as AOPA's Executive Director, he wasn't actually a person who had actually flown a GA aircraft solo. (And thus my concern that he may not fully appreciate the AVMED issues that concern so many.) But it's great to see that he has a Class2 medical. Has he gone solo yet?
P.S. Perhaps not much point posting a medical with my name and address removed?
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Old 5th May 2018, 11:31
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Has he gone solo yet?
Why don't you ring him and ask? 02 97919099.
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Old 5th May 2018, 13:15
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Originally Posted by gerry111 View Post
Jenna Talia, There was a rumour going around that despite Ben's obvious good work as AOPA's Executive Director, he wasn't actually a person who had actually flown a GA aircraft solo. (And thus my concern that he may not fully appreciate the AVMED issues that concern so many.) But it's great to see that he has a Class2 medical. Has he gone solo yet?
P.S. Perhaps not much point posting a medical with my name and address removed?
Gerry111, a quick inspection of my logbook this evening... I flew my first solo flight on the 4th June 2003 in a Basiar C152 VH-LBJ from Bankstown Airport and my last flight was in a Clamback & Hennessy Piper Warrior VH-PZW on the 18th April 2018 (photos of which are attached - and apologies for how bad they look).

If I could offer some advice Gerry111.... get some new sources, because the ones you are listening to are letting you down.

BENJAMIN MORGAN
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Old 5th May 2018, 13:22
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What licences and ratings do you hold, Ben?

You need to understand that the people in CASA whispering in the ear of the Secretary of the Department and the advisers to the Minister already know this stuff.
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Old 5th May 2018, 14:06
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Oh FFS. Shane Carmody doesn’t even have any type of pilot license. What relevance is Ben’s license, ratings or the size of his dick to what he is doing and has achieved? You seriously suggesting that those in CASA or the minister discuss his ratings amongst themselves?

How about you put a stop to this primary school behaviour toward a guy who puts time into engaging young kids at various regional airports, such as Wollongong this weekend encouraging them and their parents toward either a flying career or just flying for enjoyment.

Unlike a few on this forum, Ben clearly stands by what he says and is transparent which says a great deal about his character.
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Old 6th May 2018, 00:36
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Here’s the reality, Jenna.

If Dick’s and AOPA’s campaign results in any plausible threat to the Deputy Prime Minister’s chances of re-election, it’s going to get dirty. Really, really dirty. And personal.

Ben should assume that every bit of dirty laundry and potentially embarrassing background will be the subject of public airing. Best to reveal and deal with any of that stuff NOW, so as to reduce the chances of it being used destructively at strategic points during the campaign.

I’m on Ben’s side.
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