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27th Oct 2019, 12:17
Replies: 91
Views: 13,914
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

About 7 years ago, the wankers at RAAF Pearce...

About 7 years ago, the wankers at RAAF Pearce made me made me drive (rather than fly) an engineer to Gingin after my aircraft developed an issue with others flying it, PAN call and landed there. And...
24th Jul 2019, 03:15
Replies: 26
Views: 3,310
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

Easier still: Zero cost ASIC for all pilots,...

Easier still: Zero cost ASIC for all pilots, nation-wide. Cost: peanuts. Simplification: immense.

Renewals: Automatic.

Small questionnaire sent out a few months prior to each pilot to update...
22nd Jun 2019, 02:27
Replies: 18
Views: 5,149
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

Bert already solved the asymmetric issue - in an...

Bert already solved the asymmetric issue - in an unusual way:
https://www.wired.com/2011/07/burt-rutans-boomerang-safety-through-asymmetry/
13th Jun 2019, 13:35
Replies: 5
Views: 3,073
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

My first experience of night flying was during...

My first experience of night flying was during night VFR training at an airport that had a particularly crappy PAL system that couldn't be reset. Moonless night. Hill obscured the town lights. ...
13th Jun 2019, 13:09
Replies: 14
Views: 2,918
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

It's called extrapolation between data points....

It's called extrapolation between data points. Unfortunately those data points are hours apart. Want better? Put some ADSB trackers in the Tasman Sea with satellite uplinks.

Once Elon and Jeff...
30th May 2019, 12:01
Replies: 21
Views: 4,541
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

Suggestion: Get them on a technicality. ...

Suggestion: Get them on a technicality.

Aviation is done on UTC. Maybe they meant 09:30 UTC-10:30 UTC? Bwahahaha.
3rd May 2019, 15:07
Replies: 45
Views: 15,721
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

Quite simply, RPL is a only a route for pilot...

Quite simply, RPL is a only a route for pilot wannabes without the $$$ to complete a PPL. What's a PPL these days? $20K? Don't have/don't have the ability to $20K in short order? Don't start. ...
6th Apr 2019, 11:31
Replies: 10
Views: 2,309
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

Goat #2 appears to be installed ...

Goat #2 appears to be installed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlYlNF30bVg
5th Mar 2019, 13:10
Replies: 18
Views: 2,284
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

Would continuous grass exposure blade have...

Would continuous grass exposure blade have unintended maintenance consequences on lower undercarriage components?

i.e. whipper-snipper effect - i.e. weakening of components through...
5th Mar 2019, 12:49
Replies: 64
Views: 18,983
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

Sunfish, I know a 4 seater aircraft that had...

Sunfish,

I know a 4 seater aircraft that had a wing replacement (with a second-hand wing) that wasn't properly documented and was only found out after the previous 9 or 10 maintenance...
20th Feb 2019, 11:51
Replies: 22
Views: 6,547
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

Engine run-ins, after ground-checks, also require...

Engine run-ins, after ground-checks, also require lots of constant power-for-a-time for ring break-in.

If memory serves correctly (was about 15 years ago) for a Lycoming 360, it's 75% power for...
15th Feb 2019, 15:10
Replies: 705
Views: 539,590
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

Toughen up, get a PPL. To be a true pilot...

Toughen up, get a PPL.

To be a true pilot you must fly across Australia. Try and time it for the Avalon Airshow. You'll learn a ridiculous amount of navigation, runway selection, fuel planning...
17th Nov 2018, 15:23
Replies: 262
Views: 76,285
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

So which other jet do you see doing dirt/gravel...

So which other jet do you see doing dirt/gravel in Australia? Seems pretty good to me.
16th Nov 2018, 13:18
Replies: 17
Views: 2,787
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

What an absolute joke - controllers should be...

What an absolute joke - controllers should be ashamed of this atrocity.

King's Park is 6NM from the END of 6/24.

Fokker would have been 2000+ feet clear of the Hawk at that point.
23rd Oct 2018, 15:10
Replies: 28
Views: 2,536
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

FYI, I have a friend with a Parrot Bebop 2 drone....

FYI, I have a friend with a Parrot Bebop 2 drone.

It can be programmed with the aid of Google Maps to fly unaided (i.e. loss of signal to the base controller is fine) on a specific course up to...
14th Sep 2018, 14:08
Replies: 113
Views: 28,501
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

For the last 10 years aircraft are only worth...

For the last 10 years aircraft are only worth engine+prop value.

Anything else is a bonus to the seller.

Used to be different but economics now prevail.

Aircraft valuations will continue to...
20th Jul 2018, 11:19
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

I've also been in Controlled Airspace, doing a...

I've also been in Controlled Airspace, doing a clockwise orbit of the city, told that there was a twin at the same level a few NM away approaching the city and I reported something along the lines of...
19th Jul 2018, 12:30
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

Pepper the country with them (multiple comms...

Pepper the country with them (multiple comms links, some satellite, some NBN, some 4G (there are some new 5G low bandwidth technologies coming too), fix into every aircraft, primary radar not needed!...
18th Jul 2018, 14:51
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

I know a few cockies in remote areas that have...

I know a few cockies in remote areas that have NBN Satellite that would happily give up a tiny amount of their Internet allocation to contribute to aircraft tracking and flight safety. Thanks for...
18th Jul 2018, 13:18
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

It's not rocket science. The ADSB...

It's not rocket science. The ADSB design/protocols are designed to ignore corrupted messages. So all it needs it needs is a series of receivers and a database system that removes duplicates...
17th Jul 2018, 15:29
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

Here's an idea... ADSB is required mostly in...

Here's an idea... ADSB is required mostly in rural areas. The cost for an ADSB-in receiver in conjunction with a satellite dish install is bugger all.

On a few country properties, tell each cocky...
18th May 2018, 13:50
Replies: 96
Views: 12,865
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

Yep - all interesting questions after the event. ...

Yep - all interesting questions after the event. Let's see what they say - maybe my info on the event is wrong too, but, as pilots, we need to understand that theoretically usable fuel isn't...
18th May 2018, 12:13
Replies: 96
Views: 12,865
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

So if your usable fuel was far significantly...

So if your usable fuel was far significantly lower than you expected, how would you respond?

I know from my own near fuel exhaustion events (one, an error of not swapping tanks, the other due to...
18th May 2018, 11:43
Replies: 96
Views: 12,865
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

I don't know any of the individuals so I am...

I don't know any of the individuals so I am speculating.

Perhaps pilot got the boot because he ignored earlier warning signs. (e.g. "fuel warning light XXX illuminated" - "don't worry about that...
17th May 2018, 14:13
Replies: 96
Views: 12,865
Posted By AbsoluteFokker

Yes - it's a heck of a growth. Only what I hear...

Yes - it's a heck of a growth. Only what I hear third-hand about this incident. Not directly corroborated, so is it's still rumour until we see the report. Apparently an isolated fungal incident, and...
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