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17th Mar 2020, 02:50
Replies: 75
Views: 28,798
Posted By 5th officer

JETSTAR FLIGHT DIVERTED TO MILDURA

A Jetstar flight has been diverted to Mildura due to a fire in the cargo hold, no one seriously hurt? Source 3AW News.
31st Aug 2019, 08:17
Replies: 16
Views: 5,363
Posted By 5th officer

If my memory serves me correctly, Frank was...

If my memory serves me correctly, Frank was General Manager and hell of a nice guy.
4th Aug 2019, 08:04
Replies: 8
Views: 2,510
Posted By 5th officer

Very sad indeed, wonderful Doc, many Class 1...

Very sad indeed, wonderful Doc, many Class 1 medicals with Raoul at Bini's, always a big smile and a warm handshake.
30th Mar 2019, 08:40
Replies: 80
Views: 21,302
Posted By 5th officer

Fail

The only thing that is Clear and Concise is that CASA have failed consistently and will continue to do so??
10th Feb 2019, 20:07
Replies: 42
Views: 7,715
Posted By 5th officer

Thumbs up Operated my Cessna 170A and Auster J5F on...

Operated my Cessna 170A and Auster J5F on unleaded fuel with an approved STC, never experienced any vapour lock problems and virtually eliminated lead fouling of spark plugs.
Great outcome for the...
11th Jan 2019, 04:14
Replies: 19
Views: 6,005
Posted By 5th officer

On a slightly different tack, I am getting...

On a slightly different tack, I am getting somewhat cynical in my old age with current media reporting, "Plane Crash, passengers survive" spread over all forms of media for 3 days? If a 4 wheel...
15th Nov 2017, 01:03
Replies: 8
Views: 2,441
Posted By 5th officer

Tiger Moth automatic slats worked very well and...

Tiger Moth automatic slats worked very well and saved many lives including mine when ham fisted students turned steeply onto finals that could, on occasions induce a flick stall, Megan's comments...
10th Oct 2017, 08:56
Replies: 3
Views: 1,495
Posted By 5th officer

Question One I remember well, a very experienced and...

One I remember well, a very experienced and respected Captain, a closed runway with no markers, the runway lights still active,controller could not see progress and no ground radar, all ducks lined...
9th Jul 2017, 01:18
Replies: 25
Views: 5,055
Posted By 5th officer

PLEASE EXPLAIN?

PLEASE EXPLAIN?
22nd Mar 2017, 06:44
Replies: 147
Views: 19,128
Posted By 5th officer

Sorry I should have included the time line but it...

Sorry I should have included the time line but it was a 1951 Cessna and the seat failure was in the early 1990's, the locating holes in the seat tracks developed ramps either side of the holes and...
21st Mar 2017, 21:20
Replies: 147
Views: 19,128
Posted By 5th officer

Acro, the straw that broke the Camels Back for...

Acro, the straw that broke the Camels Back for Cessna was not Pilot Error, it was the failure of the Seat Track on a 1951 170a causing the Pilot to slide rearwards whilst holding onto the control...
21st Mar 2017, 21:17
Replies: 147
Views: 19,128
Posted By 5th officer

All because of greedy unethical lawyers. (eg:...

All because of greedy unethical lawyers. (eg: suing Cessna, Piper for a pilot error CFIT and blaming it on the aircraft or systems).

Unfortunately Australia wants to follow USA warts and all. This...
14th Mar 2017, 06:38
Replies: 147
Views: 19,128
Posted By 5th officer

60 or 70 Years?

It could be argued that in June next year the Cessna 172 will be 70 years old?
After all the first 172 was just a Cessna 170B with a nose wheel and nothing more. After owning a beautiful Cessna 170A...
14th Sep 2016, 04:25
Replies: 59
Views: 20,518
Posted By 5th officer

Sully the Hero?

I agree about this being a movie I would not pay to see, we have seen the outcome countless times so there is very little to anticipate and certainly not a surprise ending, also the term hero worries...
8th Mar 2016, 03:41
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By 5th officer

It is not the type of accident/incident that it...

It is not the type of accident/incident that it is important it is "when". As Instructors we were given some interesting statistics back in the 1990's, an American study found most accidents happened...
29th May 2015, 04:22
Replies: 9
Views: 5,879
Posted By 5th officer

Great story John, Another cause of many...

Great story John,
Another cause of many accidents concerning Beauforts, this time at No.1 OTU Bairnsdale. There had been many unexplained accidents and loss of life. Eventually it was discovered the...
8th Jan 2015, 07:48
Replies: 17
Views: 4,299
Posted By 5th officer

Thumbs up Thanks Dora and Comper, what wonderful...

Thanks Dora and Comper,
what wonderful memories, not many years later did much of my early training on Chippy's, Blue RVY figures in my log book with Bruce McInnes for some of those hours. ;)
7th Jan 2015, 07:25
Replies: 16
Views: 3,065
Posted By 5th officer

You could me a cynical old Pilot but I found my...

You could me a cynical old Pilot but I found my old J5F a very docile and forgiving lady, excellent and predictable aerobatics, would stay in the air at 28kts and only a poor pilot would get...
7th Jan 2015, 02:42
Replies: 16
Views: 3,065
Posted By 5th officer

Thanks

Hi Dick,
thanks for advice, will watch with interest.
Best wishes
Geoff
19th Dec 2014, 04:33
Replies: 1
Views: 2,112
Posted By 5th officer

CAPTAIN LEN MURPHY

Sad to report the passing of Captain Len Murphy. After several years RAAF service in the early 1950's and a stint as a Patrol Officer in PNG, Len joined the fledgling TAA in 1955 flying DC3's in...
15th Nov 2014, 20:54
Replies: 17
Views: 4,299
Posted By 5th officer

Very sad indeed, checked my log book and did 3.5...

Very sad indeed, checked my log book and did 3.5 hours training in RVY at Royal Vic in the mid 1960-s. After surviving over 60 years sad to see its sudden demise? :(
5th Nov 2014, 03:08
Replies: 27
Views: 9,481
Posted By 5th officer

Thumbs down Call me a dreamer Bob but after 40 years as a...

Call me a dreamer Bob but after 40 years as a pilot I do know the difference between a good operator and one that isn't. These guys not only damaged the careers of many young hopefuls but ran a very...
4th Nov 2014, 00:24
Replies: 27
Views: 9,481
Posted By 5th officer

Vee1, CASA were well aware what was going on, and...

Vee1, CASA were well aware what was going on, and surprise suprise DID NOTHING?:ugh:
3rd Nov 2014, 20:15
Replies: 27
Views: 9,481
Posted By 5th officer

Thumbs down Has always been a very questionable operation, my...

Has always been a very questionable operation, my son was the only pilot left in the early 1990's when the two owners had their licences suspended for flour bombing and low flying a competitor at...
19th Apr 2014, 22:48
Replies: 8
Views: 2,528
Posted By 5th officer

Not sure if it would work today but in the 1960's...

Not sure if it would work today but in the 1960's I found an Instructor looking for a bit of extra cash. We worked out a program where he came around once or twice a week and gave me some tuition at...
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