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Cirrus down at Tooradin, VIC

Old 6th May 2019, 00:17
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About the same distance off the runway but in the opposite direction to this Cessna a few years ago: Kathryn's Report: Cessna 182S, VH-PCO: Accident occurred March 20, 2016 at Tooradin Airport, Victoria, Australia
I don't let people take my tailwheel airplane there, mainly for other reasons, but the wind is a factor.
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Old 6th May 2019, 03:41
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Originally Posted by Squawk7700 View Post
Edit: it’s amazing how short the runway looks on final compared to the overhead pic.
I reckon most runways are like that...
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Old 6th May 2019, 04:00
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Originally Posted by gerry111 View Post
I reckon most runways are like that...
They are shorter when you are going faster.
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Old 6th May 2019, 10:54
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Originally Posted by Squawk7700 View Post
Approximately at the point in red on the reciprocal runway heading to what is pictured below.

Thanks for posting those images Squawk.

Must have been one 'mother......' of a wind gust.
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Old 11th May 2019, 11:17
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Originally Posted by djpil View Post
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I don't let people take my tailwheel airplane there, mainly for other reasons, but the wind is a factor.
Not having flown a tailwheel aircraft I've no idea re the significance.guessing harder on the ground in a crosswind?
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Old 11th May 2019, 11:23
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Originally Posted by djpil View Post
I don't let people take my tailwheel airplane there, mainly for other reasons, but the wind is a factor.
Why? If they are trained correctly, why would the wind be a factor? Apart from other reasons??
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Old 11th May 2019, 12:58
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The Tooradin refueller says witnesses saw the Cirrus 'kangaroo' down the runway after a bad landing and eventually the pilot simply lost control. Nothing to do with wind which was minimal
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Old 11th May 2019, 22:21
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Correct... the wind certainly wasn’t significant and was as good as straight down the runway.
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Old 11th May 2019, 23:12
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Originally Posted by Capt Fathom View Post
Why? If they are trained correctly, why would the wind be a factor? Apart from other reasons??
Seems that xwind wasn't a factor in this accident so slightly off topic. Being trained "correctly" at another airfield with a steady xwind and, based at YMMB, perhaps not being current in strong xwinds make the wind a factor so a decision on the day for the specific pilot.
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That gutter needs work, Squawk! Perhaps Shifty Bill could oblige...
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