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1st Jan 2019, 05:19
Replies: 71
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Posted By Creampuff

Since when has a flawed premise been a problem to...

Since when has a flawed premise been a problem to the bloated leaches that feed on aviation "safety"?

My favorite flawed premise is the first sentence of the abstract of Dougal Watson's paper Lack...
17th Aug 2017, 11:22
Replies: 21
Views: 5,023
Posted By Creampuff

Very churlish of you, advo-cate. I tried out...

Very churlish of you, advo-cate.

I tried out some lovely regulations and exemptions at the CASA stand. I decided to choose CASA as my regulator, because they told me the regulatory reform program...
29th Jul 2017, 11:23
Replies: 21
Views: 5,023
Posted By Creampuff

The irony of Donald Horne's phrase continues to...

The irony of Donald Horne's phrase continues to be lost on many. The whole sentence containing the eponymous phrase is:
29th Jul 2017, 00:37
Replies: 21
Views: 5,023
Posted By Creampuff

Peace for our regulatory reform time! Again!

From CASA's Corporate Plan 2017 - 2018 with my bolding:Note that "following" seems to mean following 2017 - 2018.

So the regulatory reform program will be completed by the end of 2021.

Even...
12th Jun 2017, 08:31
Replies: 81
Views: 14,762
Posted By Creampuff

The discussion is still occurring because there...

The discussion is still occurring because there are still people who'd like matters of aviation safety to be determined by data and rational decision-making that takes the data and relative risks...
10th Jun 2017, 11:33
Replies: 81
Views: 14,762
Posted By Creampuff

At least for my part, I'm in neither "camp". ...

At least for my part, I'm in neither "camp". It's a false dichotomy that is a manifestation of the problem.

I'm happy to be in a piston aircraft in which engine failures are simulated by...
10th Jun 2017, 04:14
Replies: 81
Views: 14,762
Posted By Creampuff

Again, the number of misconceptions manifested by...

Again, the number of misconceptions manifested by the material in that post is saddening.

I'll bet that the 'use the throttle rather than mixture control' crowd believe that:

- Pulling the...
9th Jun 2017, 11:34
Replies: 81
Views: 14,762
Posted By Creampuff

I used to be alarmed at the level of ignorance...

I used to be alarmed at the level of ignorance manifested by these mixture v throttle cut simulated engine failure threads. These days I'm just sad.

Sad because I've come to the conclusion...
6th Jun 2017, 10:31
Replies: 81
Views: 14,762
Posted By Creampuff

Correct and unsurprising, although in some cases...

Correct and unsurprising, although in some cases the resumption of power may depend on the specific fuel system fitted to the particular engine and aircraft.

But I have the popcorn ready for this...
17th May 2017, 00:27
Replies: 7
Views: 3,259
Posted By Creampuff

What "rule change"? So far as I am aware, no...

What "rule change"? So far as I am aware, no one has said the AD is going to be repealed. So far as I understand it, there may be an AMOC involving an inspection regime that, by definition, has...
13th May 2017, 12:38
Replies: 29
Views: 14,665
Posted By Creampuff

Once you've had your beauty sleep, let us know...

Once you've had your beauty sleep, let us know what your definition of "safety" is.

That's the heart of the problem.

The almost inevitable consequence of giving one agency responsibility for...
2nd May 2017, 00:31
Replies: 44
Views: 11,104
Posted By Creampuff

Reg Meissner would be turning over in his grave. ...

Reg Meissner would be turning over in his grave. :ugh:
8th Apr 2017, 11:28
Replies: 11
Views: 3,759
Posted By Creampuff

Such naïveté. The 'safety' regulatory...

Such naïveté.

The 'safety' regulatory regime in Australia is as much about politics as it is safety. Probably even moreso with flight and duty time rules.
4th Mar 2017, 10:01
Replies: 732
Views: 56,532
Posted By Creampuff

Mr A is correct. Australia has ForG.

Mr A is correct. Australia has ForG.
27th Feb 2017, 11:58
Replies: 1,186
Views: 418,301
Posted By Creampuff

The picture at post 362 shows that there were...

The picture at post 362 shows that there were some buildings in that area before the DFO (thus correcting my incorrect belief that the area had been vacant prior to the DFO).

If the particular...
27th Feb 2017, 10:57
Replies: 58
Views: 7,789
Posted By Creampuff

I did apologise for misconstruing "bent" as...

I did apologise for misconstruing "bent" as meaning "bent".

And BTW: I spent more time in the RAAF than you did. :ok:
27th Feb 2017, 08:27
Replies: 58
Views: 7,789
Posted By Creampuff

I see now that "bent" is synonymous with "written...

I see now that "bent" is synonymous with "written off". My apologies.

BTW, Hercs were subject to Board of Survey decisions. But I'm just engaging in ridiculous nitpicking...
27th Feb 2017, 06:25
Replies: 58
Views: 7,789
Posted By Creampuff

So now it's "a very rare event". I agree. ...

So now it's "a very rare event". I agree. And with the number of hours and sorties flown over decades, that adds up to plenty.Mine too, in the same context.
27th Feb 2017, 06:11
Replies: 58
Views: 7,789
Posted By Creampuff

I classify this as "bent" A97-208 ...

I classify this as "bent"

A97-208

18SEP65 Damaged in a very heavy landing on the nosewheel while demonstrating a short field landing at the Laverton Air Display. The aircraft was inspected and...
27th Feb 2017, 05:54
Replies: 58
Views: 7,789
Posted By Creampuff

What is your definition of "bent"?

What is your definition of "bent"?
26th Feb 2017, 09:14
Replies: 26
Views: 3,127
Posted By Creampuff

Kaz Plazbot is a refugee from the Australian...

Kaz

Plazbot is a refugee from the Australian ATC provider.
26th Feb 2017, 08:41
Replies: 26
Views: 3,127
Posted By Creampuff

The Terry towling boys are just doing what...

The Terry towling boys are just doing what everyone else in aviation does: leveraging off the temporary political advantage arising from the public's natural reaction to an accident, to make a point.
26th Feb 2017, 08:37
Replies: 58
Views: 7,789
Posted By Creampuff

Depending on your definition of "bent", the...

Depending on your definition of "bent", the RAAF's bent plenty of Hercs. No hull losses though.
26th Feb 2017, 01:58
Replies: 26
Views: 3,127
Posted By Creampuff

Hoxton Park is suffering a little from the...

Hoxton Park is suffering a little from the deleterious effects of encroachment.
26th Feb 2017, 01:56
Replies: 1,186
Views: 418,301
Posted By Creampuff

I'm not sure how you 'pancake in at over 100kts'....

I'm not sure how you 'pancake in at over 100kts'. A forced landing on 'flat open ground' is survivable. That's why aerodromes like Essendon (and Bankstown and Jandakot and ... and ... and...) were...
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