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22nd Dec 2021, 07:19
Replies: 29
Views: 3,602
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, Alan Cruickshank (his brother was killed...

Folks,
Alan Cruickshank (his brother was killed in a mid-air, flying a helicopter) went to Qantas, retired as a B747-400 Captain, lives in retirement in Sydney.
Tootle pip!!
16th Nov 2021, 13:35
Replies: 2,485
Views: 1,063,085
Posted By LeadSled

Agreed, but I do have an aversion to complete and...

Agreed, but I do have an aversion to complete and deliberate departure from the facts, much as CASA does so often, as in Glen's terrible treatment.

To quote a late and unlamented former DAC/CEO:"...
16th Nov 2021, 05:19
Replies: 2,485
Views: 1,063,085
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, Please check your facts, the proposed ID...

Folks,
Please check your facts, the proposed ID requirements to vote DO NOT require photo ID -- indeed they only require the broadest test, almost anything with your name on it --- and if you can't...
13th Oct 2021, 05:55
Replies: 7
Views: 3,269
Posted By LeadSled

Sinclair's three volumes are a great "long" read....

Sinclair's three volumes are a great "long" read.
Tootle pip!!
13th Oct 2021, 05:52
Replies: 232
Views: 53,322
Posted By LeadSled

Could not agree more - great aeroplane to take to...

Could not agree more - great aeroplane to take to an airshow!!
Tootle pip!!

PS: How about a thread on "the worst".
1st Oct 2021, 14:16
Replies: 232
Views: 53,322
Posted By LeadSled

Red, The AC 500S, I'll second that! Tootle...

Red,
The AC 500S, I'll second that!
Tootle pip!!
26th Sep 2021, 09:34
Replies: 21
Views: 5,925
Posted By LeadSled

Not really, even for a world champion stone...

Not really, even for a world champion stone thrower --- the airport is also a military base and the security is a tight as you are going to get in that part of the world -- and that is in "normal"...
29th Aug 2021, 12:19
Replies: 17
Views: 4,452
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, In may respects, what we are seeing with...

Folks,
In may respects, what we are seeing with Covid "safety" , regardless of cost or common sense, is what Australian aviation has suffered since WW11 --- "safety", and to hell with the the cost...
24th Jul 2021, 08:49
Replies: 8
Views: 3,231
Posted By LeadSled

One of aviation's gentlemen. Tootle pip!!

One of aviation's gentlemen.
Tootle pip!!
4th Apr 2021, 09:46
Replies: 527
Views: 68,054
Posted By LeadSled

Bloggsie, Sorry, only just picked this one up. ...

Bloggsie,
Sorry, only just picked this one up.

Not a common occurrence, I grant you, but it has happened, with totally unexpected diversions to places where the tower (if there was one) was...
4th Apr 2021, 09:21
Replies: 527
Views: 68,054
Posted By LeadSled

Squawk7700, Prove what??? I am quoting the...

Squawk7700,
Prove what???
I am quoting the actual record, for aviation in Australia so far, from Year dot to the present day.
Yes, we have had brake fires --- and other airfield fires, but the...
3rd Apr 2021, 08:45
Replies: 5
Views: 4,346
Posted By LeadSled

A very sad end to what was, in may ways, a quite...

A very sad end to what was, in may ways, a quite extraordinary career.
Tootle pip!!
3rd Apr 2021, 08:33
Replies: 33
Views: 12,165
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, Sadly, how very very true. And...

Folks,
Sadly, how very very true.
And remember, if you are battling with an Australian AOC, aircraft do NOT have to be Australian registered, as determined by court precedent.
Bermuda, Aruba and...
3rd Apr 2021, 08:17
Replies: 527
Views: 68,054
Posted By LeadSled

Geoff, Having done it countless times, that...

Geoff,
Having done it countless times, that sound pretty right -- it's only in Australia that some pilots get themselves in a knot about the nominal class of airspace,
If you work for Qantas...
3rd Apr 2021, 08:02
Replies: 527
Views: 68,054
Posted By LeadSled

Pinky, In terms of cost effectiveness, you do...

Pinky,
In terms of cost effectiveness, you do realise, do you, that there has never been an accident on an Australian airfield, in the history of Australian aviation, where the presence or absence...
28th Mar 2021, 07:13
Replies: 527
Views: 68,054
Posted By LeadSled

Bloggsie, Attempted putdown --- fail!! You...

Bloggsie,
Attempted putdown --- fail!! You know. as well as I do, that I have never advocated any such thing --- based, of course, on standard definitions of such things as "terminal airspace", let...
26th Mar 2021, 08:53
Replies: 527
Views: 68,054
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, It appears that Qantas has told...

Folks,
It appears that Qantas has told Airservices that they will not allow the Class E to be lowered unless the transponder mandate remains. At the same time, they have refused to pay the extra...
4th Mar 2021, 13:09
Replies: 5
Views: 1,791
Posted By LeadSled

Sad news, time is catching up with so many. ...

Sad news, time is catching up with so many.
Professionally and personally Mauri was one of the good guys, all my associations with him, whether with "the authority" or later as a consultant were...
4th Mar 2021, 07:29
Replies: 77
Views: 17,273
Posted By LeadSled

Pilots angry over Birsdville ban on sleeping...

Pilots angry over Birsdville ban on sleeping under the winghttps://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/eac180e4d76ec078e619503a173d39e9?width=650...
22nd Jan 2021, 03:26
Replies: 527
Views: 68,054
Posted By LeadSled

Remember it was Dick Smith, when he was Chairman...

Remember it was Dick Smith, when he was Chairman of CASA, who negotiated an agreement with the general aviation organisations (including AOPA) to mandate transponders in Class E. This was accepted by...
27th Oct 2019, 09:01
Replies: 91
Views: 30,677
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, In my opinion, the M in MD was the...

Folks,
In my opinion, the M in MD was the undoing of Douglas, the M in MD had had an inordinate and unsatisfactory engineering influence since the takeover of MD by Boeing --- that from old friends...
27th Oct 2019, 05:01
Replies: 91
Views: 19,004
Posted By LeadSled

Sunfish, That really takes me back. I have...

Sunfish,
That really takes me back. I have still got the Mk5, SMLE built version, bought brand new, in the grease, but I paid 15 quid at Mick Simmons.
I was probably 16 or 17 when I exhausted the...
27th Oct 2019, 04:44
Replies: 91
Views: 30,677
Posted By LeadSled

hans brinker, As they were 60 years ago, that...

hans brinker,
As they were 60 years ago, that is certainly true, but, in my opinion, updated designs that meet the certification criteria at the time is valid.
The cost of a clean sheet design,...
26th Oct 2019, 08:35
Replies: 2,485
Views: 1,063,085
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, I am personally aware of details of two...

Folks,
I am personally aware of details of two cases where CASA was beaten, and made substantial payouts, both case involved major legal efforts, but the aggrieved had that support --- but they were...
26th Oct 2019, 08:10
Replies: 91
Views: 19,004
Posted By LeadSled

Chronic Snoozer, Source --- Me. Hence minor...

Chronic Snoozer,
Source --- Me. Hence minor variations due memory, but the message was there. Date, as I said, years ago, exact date, too hard.
The remark was made to the operating crew of the...
25th Oct 2019, 10:22
Replies: 91
Views: 19,004
Posted By LeadSled

Sunfish, Quite some time ago, the then FAA...

Sunfish,
Quite some time ago, the then FAA Administrator (Admiral) Donald Engen, paid a visit to Melbourne.
He was very quick on the uptake.
On the return flight to US he made the following...
24th Oct 2019, 07:37
Replies: 91
Views: 19,004
Posted By LeadSled

flighthappens, Do you understand that most of...

flighthappens,
Do you understand that most of the "promulgated" restricted airspace beyond the 12 mile limit has absolutely no legal standing, another Australian conceit, it is international...
23rd Oct 2019, 08:54
Replies: 35
Views: 6,724
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, Apparently, unlike any post to date, I...

Folks,
Apparently, unlike any post to date, I have actually made the acquaintance of, and had professional dealings with, the gentleman who is substantially the subject of this thread.

In my...
23rd Oct 2019, 08:27
Replies: 11
Views: 2,825
Posted By LeadSled

Look up the FAA AIM, it means a quite a lot more...

Look up the FAA AIM, it means a quite a lot more than that, and it is significant.
Such a clearance will only be issued for IFR in FAA controlled airspace, E and up.
Tootle pip!!

PS: Back in the...
23rd Oct 2019, 08:08
Replies: 91
Views: 19,004
Posted By LeadSled

MLE, I wouldn't want you to be disappointed, so...

MLE,
I wouldn't want you to be disappointed, so I will throw in my two bob's worth.

The military in Australia, mostly the RAAF, has a very negative effect on ALL aviation in Australia, but...
18th Oct 2019, 00:55
Replies: 91
Views: 30,677
Posted By LeadSled

MickGO105, I have not deleted anything, so I...

MickGO105,
I have not deleted anything, so I can't quote my original post, either.

But the gist of what I said, my interpretation of what I read in AW&ST, was that, in retrospect, in US, there...
17th Oct 2019, 11:10
Replies: 35
Views: 6,724
Posted By LeadSled

Sunfish, A name from the NSGODs (Not So Good...

Sunfish,
A name from the NSGODs (Not So Good Old Days) of DCA and later, and yes, it is a pretty good example of the basis of what we have to deal with in CASA ---- all part of the corporate...
17th Oct 2019, 10:45
Replies: 91
Views: 30,677
Posted By LeadSled

ZFT, Quite correct, but it is common (informal)...

ZFT,
Quite correct, but it is common (informal) terminology, has been for quite a while, probably close to ten years, takes the regulations a while to catch up.
Personally, I think it would be much...
17th Oct 2019, 10:25
Replies: 91
Views: 30,677
Posted By LeadSled

ZFT, The + is an FAA Level D with a few added...

ZFT,
The + is an FAA Level D with a few added enhancements, as I recall, live ATC is one. Hence known in the trade as D+.
See also ICAO Level 7.
Tootle pip!!

PS: MickGo105,
Looks like you have...
16th Oct 2019, 02:20
Replies: 91
Views: 30,677
Posted By LeadSled

Sunfish, In a previous post, somebody made the...

Sunfish,
In a previous post, somebody made the point that many of us are criticising the training of current pilots, and the very positive discouragement of any hand flying, and the results. Not...
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