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Old 22nd Mar 2020, 11:48
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Originally Posted by Squawk7700 View Post
In case I wasnít clear, to fly into Flinders Island you will have to land at Whitemark and get cleared and then fly on to any of the other strips on the island. You canít go direct to the smaller strips.

Same goes when flying in from mainland Tasmania.

The above is not relevant for flying into mainland / the big island Tasmania.
that is the intent but that isnít enforceable through a NOTAM
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Old 22nd Mar 2020, 13:07
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A few arrests - and the social firestorm that will follow - will solve the issue..............
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Old 22nd Mar 2020, 13:27
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Originally Posted by De_flieger View Post
It's not a very nice thing to say, but talking about how best to evade the infection control measures being put in place to try and slow a pandemic that has already killed thousands isn't a very nice thing to do either.
Seriously mate, you just can't have the government preach social distancing as THE solution to this health crisis and tell GA pilots that they shouldn't fly solo around right now. Isn't flying solo the royal form of social distancing? And isn't this THE best time to do that long nav that you've been postponing for far too long? Which one of you hasn't had the thought cross their mind? Be honest. YES, it definitely is, and yes, by all means, pack your tent and fly away, if you can. Just resist the temptation to lick the bowser handle, but that kinda goes without saying hopefully.

If all state borders are becoming shut, then my heart goes out to fellow ACT pilots.

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You are more disgusting with every post. You should have a long hard look at yourself.
Look buddy, it seems like a real challenge for you but trust me, it's not good for your blood pressure so just relax for a moment. I just offered a theoretical albeit illegal way of crossing the strait, and camouflage it. I didn't say it was smart. I didn't say do it, nor would I ever. There was nothing serious about it, hopefully that's within grasp of anyone with a double digit IQ, even those with pilot licences. And hopefully you didn't come to PPRuNe to find truth and guidance. No disrespect but take a look around, there's a lot of entertaining blabla by many nonexperts and clear-sky Sunday VFR blokes. And that's fine. Still, your bright bulb mate (or cousin) is apparently the one who didn't get it and who escalated this by wishing that I have an engine failure enroute for trying (hello!?)Ė which I hope we can all agree that this is a bit of an extreme reaction, even for something posted on PPRuNe.

Would he have said that face to face? Probably not. But writing this here anonymously on PPRuNe, no biggie, hey??

So go on mate, heed your own advice and have a long hard look at yourself. I'm doing just fine.

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Where as Okihara ... go lick a cruise ship or something you goose
Oh boy, you're cracking every joke in the book

Truce?
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Old 22nd Mar 2020, 13:38
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I didn't say it was smart. I didn't say do it, nor would I ever
Why then did you bring it up in the first place??
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Old 22nd Mar 2020, 14:22
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Why then did you bring it up in the first place??
Did you also ask ScoMo?
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Old 22nd Mar 2020, 22:03
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If I fly from an ALA in Victoria to one of the many ALA’s in Tasmania, take a pee against a tree, jump back in and return to the ALA in Victoria, what’s the health risk? What law/s do I break (other than public urination)?
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Old 22nd Mar 2020, 23:02
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Originally Posted by Lead Balloon View Post
If I fly from an ALA in Victoria to one of the many ALAís in Tasmania, take a pee against a tree, jump back in and return to the ALA in Victoria, whatís the health risk? What law/s do I break (other than public urination)?
As long as you donít go outside close proximity of the aircraft, youíre all good (apparently). Essential aircrew is fine. Presumably any pilot is essential, however your purpose for being there must be of an essential nature.

I believe they are covering this under laws around bio-security hazards. Not unlike fruit fly.
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Old 22nd Mar 2020, 23:47
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Urination is essential, at least at my age.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 01:33
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25 March 2020

Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

Private airstrips closed to interstate aircrafts

To keep Tasmanians safe against the spread of COVID-19, aeroplanes and aircrafts that commence their flight outside of Tasmania are prohibited from landing on private airstrips in the state.

It is absolutely crucial everyone adheres to all the restrictions that are in place to reduce the threat of this virus.

Our messages are necessarily crystal clear:
  • Do not travel to Tasmania unless you are returning home or you are an essential traveller. If you are returning home from interstate, you cannot fly into a private airstrip.
  • If you are a Tasmanian returning home via the Spirit of Tasmania or on a commercial flight, you must self-isolate for 14 days.
We all need to play our part for the safety of our state, by staying home as much as possible and adhering to the social distancing guidelines.

For more information, visit www.health.tas.gov.au/coronavirus
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 01:40
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Private airstrips

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2020 6:47pmTo keep Tasmanians safe against the spread of COVID-19, aeroplanes and aircrafts that commence their flight outside of Tasmania are prohibited from landing on private airstrips in the state.

This includes Tasmanians returning home from interstate.

Aeroplanes and aircraft cannot land at any place within Tasmania other than at the following airports:
  • Hobart International (Strachan Street, Cambridge)
  • Launceston (201 Evandale Road, Western Junction, Launceston)
  • Devonport (Airport Road, Devonport)
  • Burnie (3 Airport Street, Wynyard)
  • King Island (Morrison Avenue, Loorana)
  • Flinders Island (122 Palana Road, Whitemark)
coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors/private-airstrips
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 01:51
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What about Strahan?
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 01:56
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or Cambridge !!!!!
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 06:47
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Not sure Tasmania has the constitutional power to make such a ruling for private not for profit flights. They certainly don’t in Victoria.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 07:45
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Don't you just love the silliness of banning aircraft arriving at an airport and identifying those airports by their street address.
Standby, I'll just look up my UBD to find where that address is so I can land

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Old 26th Mar 2020, 07:49
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Originally Posted by Sunfish View Post
Not sure Tasmania has the constitutional power to make such a ruling for private not for profit flights. They certainly donít in Victoria.
As I stated earlier, they can do anything they want under bio security protocols.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 08:49
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In an emergency you'll find the Govt can and will do anything they wish

they'll worry about a rap on knuckles from the courts later
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 09:07
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Originally Posted by Sunfish View Post
Not sure Tasmania has the constitutional power to make such a ruling for private not for profit flights. They certainly donít in Victoria.
maybe / maybe not ... but theyíve done it
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 09:20
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What about Queenstown, Smithton, St Helens, Waratah and Zeehan ?
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 10:12
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Originally Posted by Sunfish View Post
Not sure Tasmania has the constitutional power to make such a ruling for private not for profit flights. They certainly don’t in Victoria.
They certainly do, Sunny, in Victoria and Tasmania under public health laws. They even have the power to seize and destroy items believed to be a risk to public health, so while I don't believe it would be justifiable or carried out, hypothetically if they had a reasonable belief your aircraft was a threat to public health it could theoretically at least be seized and destroyed.

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Old 26th Mar 2020, 10:40
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Originally Posted by b772 View Post
what about queenstown, smithton, st helens, waratah and zeehan ?
saint helens (ysth)
c3/20
ad not avbl
exc emerg ops
from 03 260240 to 04 270230 est
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