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Forum: Tech Log
25th Apr 2016, 04:04
Replies: 5
Views: 4,128
Posted By blacknight

Hi shep777. I have a similar question about...

Hi shep777. I have a similar question about holding at any fix. How do you suspend the GTN from progressing to the next leg so you can hold there. The manual is no help at all. Interested to hear if...
18th Nov 2012, 05:52
Replies: 97
Views: 18,655
Posted By blacknight

Surely with the savings in maintenance...

Surely with the savings in maintenance requirements on the NDB's and VOR's that are shut down (or will be shut down in the near future) the cost of this new technology would be covered.
GPS/RNAV is...
20th Jun 2011, 07:35
Replies: 109
Views: 19,527
Posted By blacknight

Thank you FGD. I was beginning to think I had no...

Thank you FGD. I was beginning to think I had no one agreeing.
19th Jun 2011, 21:09
Replies: 109
Views: 19,527
Posted By blacknight

CN, I agree with your assesment except to...

CN,
I agree with your assesment except to further qualify that in the original post if you had a TSO 129 GPS this aerodrome would be considered to be a "no aid" destination so the answer would be a...
18th Jun 2011, 23:06
Replies: 109
Views: 19,527
Posted By blacknight

We seem to have done the alt due aids pretty...

We seem to have done the alt due aids pretty well.
Since the destination would be considered to have no aid if you only had a C129 GPS then the rule in AIP ENR 58.2.12 (c) would apply which states...
18th Jun 2011, 06:40
Replies: 109
Views: 19,527
Posted By blacknight

RNAV is your only approach available. If you have...

RNAV is your only approach available. If you have a 129 GPS then alt required. If you have a 146a GPS no alt required due aids.

If the area forecast indicates your last route segment can be flown...
27th Mar 2011, 04:03
Replies: 48
Views: 10,379
Posted By blacknight

patienceboy Fair point!

patienceboy
Fair point!
26th Mar 2011, 03:59
Replies: 48
Views: 10,379
Posted By blacknight

If you are using an area forecast as there is no...

If you are using an area forecast as there is no TAF available then the criteria required at the destination are VMC. Would it not then be possible to overfly and look at the windsock and isn't that...
22nd Feb 2011, 07:38
Replies: 9
Views: 1,673
Posted By blacknight

I'm with "Beat Ups". Circling approaches can be...

I'm with "Beat Ups". Circling approaches can be dangerous to say the least. If you are unfamiliar with the aerodrome, right on the minima, at night or in any way committed to circling then the safety...
6th Nov 2010, 04:42
Replies: 4
Views: 2,031
Posted By blacknight

Last time I was at AF it was VMC in the zone. As...

Last time I was at AF it was VMC in the zone. As an IFR flight we got a code from BN radar for a VFR departure with IFR pickup.Got under way with no delays. We were told to stay outside CTA....
29th Oct 2010, 03:09
Replies: 42
Views: 5,192
Posted By blacknight

Don't forget to buy a "phone away card" so you...

Don't forget to buy a "phone away card" so you can talk to a real briefing officer if you need some clarity with the forecast. NAIPS is good but sometimes a good yarn with a human can shed light on...
22nd Oct 2010, 20:43
Replies: 20
Views: 2,926
Posted By blacknight

If you're really not sure, just get down below...

If you're really not sure, just get down below 3000' or 1000' AGL and make sure your wingtip misses.....

Probably not a good idea in a test. Too hard to navigate and too dangerous. Lots of well...
15th Oct 2010, 23:55
Replies: 22
Views: 13,195
Posted By blacknight

In support of CB. It's an easy place to fly into....

In support of CB. It's an easy place to fly into. Hardly any hold ups. Plenty of GA parking space. Yes I have found the security fellas more than helpful and friendly. A short walk to the terminal...
15th Oct 2010, 21:38
Replies: 22
Views: 13,195
Posted By blacknight

Visited CB in June. Landing fee $24.62. IFR...

Visited CB in June. Landing fee $24.62. IFR charges with Airservices $18.73. Didn't stay, just refuelled. The self serve bowser sometimes won't work so if you need to get the fuel truck to refuel you...
3rd Oct 2010, 08:28
Replies: 44
Views: 5,722
Posted By blacknight

Rotorblades I suspect you've opened a can of...

Rotorblades
I suspect you've opened a can of worms here. I know from experience that there are many that do not check notams or weather properly. They watch the telly the night before for weather...
26th Sep 2010, 22:29
Replies: 21
Views: 2,558
Posted By blacknight

Thanks for the heads up everyone. Sounds like it...

Thanks for the heads up everyone. Sounds like it might be on a definite "needs basis" . Yes I am IFR and don't mind playing in the big boys sand pit and I am usually flexible on ETA but the...
26th Sep 2010, 07:16
Replies: 21
Views: 2,558
Posted By blacknight

Enough said. Thanks everyone.

Enough said. Thanks everyone.
26th Sep 2010, 06:36
Replies: 21
Views: 2,558
Posted By blacknight

$4.68 a day parking + $16.51 landing fee + taxi...

$4.68 a day parking + $16.51 landing fee + taxi to CBD $70 + no where to park on hard stand.
26th Sep 2010, 06:25
Replies: 21
Views: 2,558
Posted By blacknight

Flying into YBBN

Can anyone advise if GA are welcome into YBBN. Is there tie down parking? Are fees prohibitive? Recently went to YBAF parked on the grass and got bogged (no visitor parking on hard stand) plus it's a...
18th Sep 2010, 21:35
Replies: 9
Views: 3,273
Posted By blacknight

If you can get a copy of Bob Tait's Instrument...

If you can get a copy of Bob Tait's Instrument Rating Study guide there is a small section explaining the basics. I agree with the other posts re knowing how to work the GPS you are using really...
24th Jul 2010, 05:24
Replies: 4
Views: 3,225
Posted By blacknight

Skyfuel will sort it all out for you with BP and...

Skyfuel will sort it all out for you with BP and Mobil. No more Shell carnets unless you buy 10 000 litres a year. Most Shell bowsers at country airports are being converted to Visa or Mastercard....
23rd Jul 2010, 21:38
Replies: 51
Views: 11,687
Posted By blacknight

Fuel at Canberra

I had occasion to need fuel at CB twice over the last 2 weeks. Card wouldn't work both times. Enquired amongst the locals. Bowser has been playing up for a few weeks. Delays in getting the truck busy...
24th Jun 2010, 10:24
Replies: 3
Views: 782
Posted By blacknight

Probably should look out the window!!

Probably should look out the window!!
24th Jun 2010, 10:06
Replies: 3
Views: 782
Posted By blacknight

Altitude alert

Looking for a reliable altitude alert system suitable for IFR work. Any ideas folks?
13th Feb 2010, 22:27
Replies: 19
Views: 5,419
Posted By blacknight

Don't rush it

Ditto on all the above. I am still to finish the SE CIR. Have gained more by spreading the training out over a year. Varying weather. Several different instructors. I tried to rush it by covering 2...
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