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12th Nov 2019, 20:29
Replies: 52
Views: 15,990
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

A couple of matters have been mentioned that...

A couple of matters have been mentioned that again point up the importance of systems knowledge. Some aircraft have impulse couplings fitted to both magnetos. Some have an impulse coupling fitted...
12th Nov 2019, 09:55
Replies: 52
Views: 15,990
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

I’d prefer never have to swing start an engine...

I’d prefer never have to swing start an engine (again) too.

But (as you and many others have learnt, pinky) it’s a very big and remote world out there.

Ironically, I learnt how to swing start...
11th Nov 2019, 09:08
Replies: 52
Views: 15,990
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Glad to hear it, Ix! As always, so much - so...

Glad to hear it, Ix!

As always, so much - so very much - depends on systems knowledge and risk identification and mitigation. My observation is that systems knowledge is generally poor, which...
11th Nov 2019, 08:43
Replies: 52
Views: 15,990
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

I’ve swung started a big Conti fitted to a...

I’ve swung started a big Conti fitted to a Bonanza. Scarily easy. It’s a big country where assistance can be a looooong way away.

Fortunately I was better-prepared than old mate in the...
24th Oct 2019, 21:25
Replies: 7
Views: 2,301
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

I had the honour of sitting across the table from...

I had the honour of sitting across the table from SQN LDR Pickles (DFC with Bar) at the Deniliquin Aero Club Anzac Day dinner in 2016. He was a bit physically frail but still very sharp, mentally. ...
21st Oct 2019, 09:38
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

I flew up there on Sunday morning and all of the...

I flew up there on Sunday morning and all of the departure calls I heard were from ‘traditional’ GA aircraft. About a dozen or so - I heard a Baron and a 182 and numerous others. A number were...
15th Sep 2019, 12:39
Replies: 69
Views: 20,309
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

A bunch of friends and I flew a 260-C around...

A bunch of friends and I flew a 260-C around Australia in 1988. AZK. Looks like she’s still on the register. Lovely aircraft.
15th Aug 2019, 22:49
Replies: 894
Views: 478,663
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Me. I always despair that legitimate...

Me.

I always despair that legitimate grievances are not distilled into the real issues.

UZU and others were conducting RPT without RPT AOCs. That was against the law. The AAT agreed with CASA’s...
5th Aug 2019, 23:15
Replies: 894
Views: 478,663
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Hi again, Clare As I’ve said in another...

Hi again, Clare

As I’ve said in another thread, AVMED is now in my opinion a force inimical to the interests of aviation safety. They seem to me to be on an inferiority complex-driven crusade to...
5th Aug 2019, 12:31
Replies: 894
Views: 478,663
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

I have had only one interaction with the CASA...

I have had only one interaction with the CASA ‘Industry Complaints Commissioner’, and I was underwhelmed with the experience.

My complaint arose out of a purported restriction that AVMED put...
29th Jul 2019, 01:59
Replies: 70
Views: 22,907
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Saw the same exercise in a Mirage while at 75SQN....

Saw the same exercise in a Mirage while at 75SQN. The tool - it looked like an oyster shucking knife with a bigger, heavy handle - seemed to work quite well. Certainly not 8 minutes of effort.
...
24th Jul 2019, 11:02
Replies: 33
Views: 14,503
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

I’ve been ripped off at Canberra and paid a...

I’ve been ripped off at Canberra and paid a pretty penny at Goulburn.

I’ve settled at Cootamundra.

No landing fees. No parking fees. No TNCs. Swipecard AvGas.

My impression is that...
4th Jun 2019, 11:00
Replies: 104
Views: 43,439
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

I’d call it a glorified goat track compared with...

I’d call it a glorified goat track compared with the first time I flew in there a few decades ago.

What’s been done to aerodrome infrastructure in Australia is a national disgrace.
4th Jun 2019, 10:51
Replies: 20
Views: 4,374
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

The Skycam Network cameras I installed on my...

The Skycam Network cameras I installed on my hangar at YCTM used to randomly ‘go black’ permanently. Or maybe it was the router to which they are connected.

Anyhow, I put a timer in the power line...
18th May 2019, 09:46
Replies: 170
Views: 48,662
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Hi T5 My view is that it's just one of the...

Hi T5

My view is that it's just one of the many manifestations of CASA Avmed overreach and exaggeration of risk. They've arrogated themselves to a position in which they presume to override the...
7th May 2019, 12:41
Replies: 170
Views: 48,662
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Hi Ollie Has any specialist advised you that...

Hi Ollie

Has any specialist advised you that the ongoing annual sleep studies are clinically necessary?

You are of course free to choose to comply, without protest, with whatever recurrent...
5th May 2019, 04:29
Replies: 170
Views: 48,662
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

LESSONS LEARNT

I’ll try to distil what I consider to be key lessons that may be of assistance to others.

As background I note that I have had more interactions with the medical system in just the last 18 months...
26th Mar 2019, 09:54
Replies: 80
Views: 20,622
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

This is one of the key points I made in my...

This is one of the key points I made in my submission to the Aviation Safety Regulatory Review:

This is one of the comments I made in my submission to the ‘Discussion Paper’ on AVMED:

On any...
25th Mar 2019, 08:20
Replies: 170
Views: 48,662
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

It’s called ‘the medicalisation of normal’. ...

It’s called ‘the medicalisation of normal’.

Very lucrative for the medical industry.

Very fertile ground for Avmed.
24th Mar 2019, 00:05
Replies: 170
Views: 48,662
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Update

CASA has issued me a medical certificate.

As noted above, AVMED must have been making it up when it said:As I also noted above, surprising as it may seem to AVMED these days, even AVMED is subject...
16th Mar 2019, 06:01
Replies: 170
Views: 48,662
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

The MRS is, in my view, a system designed to...

The MRS is, in my view, a system designed to entrap you and justify AVMED's existence.

An interesting irony of AVMED overreaching itself is that medical professionals and specialists are now...
16th Mar 2019, 04:11
Replies: 170
Views: 48,662
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Update

I'm advised that the arrival of the Uber-specialist's report in AVMED did not result in involuntary squeezing of their eyes shut, hands slapped to cover their ears and ululation such that AVMED was...
5th Feb 2019, 01:06
Replies: 175
Views: 40,887
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

peuce: It’s called “cognitive bias” and it’s an...

peuce: It’s called “cognitive bias” and it’s an entirely uncontroversial and incontrovertible human foible. As I said in my submission to the review of medical certification (footnotes omitted):
4th Feb 2019, 10:42
Replies: 175
Views: 40,887
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Sadly, those kinds of opportunity costs are...

Sadly, those kinds of opportunity costs are unknown to and irrelevant externalities in decisions made by CASA. It is an example that highlights the fundamental flaw in the standards setting...
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