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11th Jun 2012, 13:12
Replies: 15
Views: 3,366
Posted By Walrus 7

I was due to fly Lilydale-Tooradin to pick up...

I was due to fly Lilydale-Tooradin to pick up some friends then off down to Latrobe Valley. I called LIL a couple of times and they couldn't see Mt Dandenong and canceled ops for the morning. Two...
22nd Mar 2010, 04:45
Replies: 28
Views: 3,714
Posted By Walrus 7

It was a strange show. There was plenty of room...

It was a strange show. There was plenty of room for the crowd and I think that was part of the problem; everyone was so spread out and subsequently so was the crowd energy.

Early in the day the...
23rd Jul 2009, 08:24
Replies: 356
Views: 35,759
Posted By Walrus 7

Training Wheels, I think I understand the...

Training Wheels,

I think I understand the concept of IFR in GAAP quite well. It is summed-up nicely in the ENR.

24.2 To aid in the provision of separation, ATC will determine the status
of...
23rd Jul 2009, 06:00
Replies: 356
Views: 35,759
Posted By Walrus 7

I suspect the runways at TW are much further...

I suspect the runways at TW are much further apart than the runways at any of the existing GAAPS, certainly MB or BK.

Walrus
23rd Jul 2009, 02:57
Replies: 356
Views: 35,759
Posted By Walrus 7

Training Wheels, can I have some more time to...

Training Wheels, can I have some more time to consider the concept of VFR in IMC?

Peuce's summary is pretty much what I had arrived at after a lot of anlysis and crunching. There is no advantage...
22nd Jul 2009, 00:41
Replies: 356
Views: 35,759
Posted By Walrus 7

Training Wheels, ENR1.1 24 makes it clear...

Training Wheels,

ENR1.1 24 makes it clear that IFR is allowed in GAAP, but have to operate visually and provide own separation if the conditions are VMC. You can plan IFR into and out of GAAP, but...
20th Jul 2009, 08:04
Replies: 356
Views: 35,759
Posted By Walrus 7

Please allow me to be a tad cynical. ...

Please allow me to be a tad cynical.

Although the CASA press release alluded to the actions being "consistent" with the Ambidji report, none of the recommendations in the report said anything...
7th May 2009, 04:01
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By Walrus 7

I suggest the bill be forwarded to ASDU for...

I suggest the bill be forwarded to ASDU for payment, complete with an invoice for having your plane at the show.

Walrus
4th May 2009, 05:13
Replies: 221
Views: 40,049
Posted By Walrus 7

Can anyone out there give us an update on the...

Can anyone out there give us an update on the water? I'm hoping to get there in the second week of June. Will the water still be there then?

Walrus
1st May 2009, 00:22
Replies: 8
Views: 5,276
Posted By Walrus 7

Admittedly my experience with TVSA goes back 20...

Admittedly my experience with TVSA goes back 20 years, when they were still in the Tarago Valley! The owner and CFI was also the ATO and on my unrestricted test he nagged away at me about every...
31st Mar 2009, 23:10
Replies: 47
Views: 5,792
Posted By Walrus 7

HD, I think you answered your own question...

HD,

I think you answered your own question in the last paragraph. The paying public don't know any better. The aviation enthusiasts will leap on every little mistake because they know what's right...
25th Mar 2009, 22:58
Replies: 17
Views: 2,167
Posted By Walrus 7

Flog, On my days off I haunt LIL as well;...

Flog,

On my days off I haunt LIL as well; usually begging to given an A36 to play with. That your 52 tied down out there?

Walrus
25th Mar 2009, 02:26
Replies: 17
Views: 2,167
Posted By Walrus 7

Poor old LFP ... one of the fastest Arrows around...

Poor old LFP ... one of the fastest Arrows around courtesy of standard tanks and three-blade scimitar prop (which looks decidely more scimitar now). I remember he pulling nearly 150 kts for me one...
25th Mar 2009, 00:23
Replies: 26
Views: 4,475
Posted By Walrus 7

Bit harsh, Cap'n? Sometimes the weather hasn't...

Bit harsh, Cap'n? Sometimes the weather hasn't read the forecast.

Example: on a dual flight out of EN a few years, the cloud base was forecast at 3500. We decided on an upper level departure and...
24th Mar 2009, 23:33
Replies: 26
Views: 4,475
Posted By Walrus 7

Gentlemen, Please correct me if I am wrong,...

Gentlemen,

Please correct me if I am wrong, but don't the rules of CTA allow the pilot to make a deviation from the clearance for the safe conduct of the flight and inform ATC afterwards? If that...
18th Mar 2009, 23:36
Replies: 47
Views: 5,792
Posted By Walrus 7

I'm not so sure that appearance money would get...

I'm not so sure that appearance money would get the Temora team there anyway, although for sure that would be an issue. Having spoken to a few people within the THFC since the last Avalon, there are...
17th Mar 2009, 03:08
Replies: 36
Views: 8,063
Posted By Walrus 7

Nomorecatering, I can't answer for the other...

Nomorecatering,

I can't answer for the other articles, but Natalie was one of only two pilots on the night when the photo shoot was done for this one. The other gentleman didn't want his name in...
16th Mar 2009, 03:08
Replies: 43
Views: 17,973
Posted By Walrus 7

We've all had probs with rent-a-cops at venues...

We've all had probs with rent-a-cops at venues everywhere, not just air museums. In this case, it would appear that this one was just applying the letter of the law. Mind you, they always seem to be...
25th Feb 2009, 05:35
Replies: 62
Views: 15,987
Posted By Walrus 7

Thanks all those who sent me the name. I was...

Thanks all those who sent me the name. I was hoping you all weren't going to tell me that. But I suppose it's tragic no matter who it was. This one makes me feel like crying.

Walrus
25th Feb 2009, 05:19
Replies: 62
Views: 15,987
Posted By Walrus 7

Gravely worried. Can someone please PM me with...

Gravely worried. Can someone please PM me with the man's name?

Thanks

Walrus
24th Feb 2009, 22:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By Walrus 7

Skydiving ops won't be effected because jumpers...

Skydiving ops won't be effected because jumpers are considered bags not pax. I would have thought there were rules about throwing the bags out the door at 10000 feet, but apparently not.

This does...
19th Feb 2009, 02:39
Replies: 50
Views: 14,930
Posted By Walrus 7

Definitely hard to go past NASA, but the "PFM...

Definitely hard to go past NASA, but the "PFM theory" is starting to emerge as a real possibility. If we consider that the Dept. of Physics at Frankfurt Uni in Germany has some credibility, then we...
18th Feb 2009, 22:50
Replies: 50
Views: 14,930
Posted By Walrus 7

Here's my one cent worth (adjusted for the global...

Here's my one cent worth (adjusted for the global economic crisis).

I find it interesting that people are mentioning the water-over-the-spoon demonstration, but no-one has yet mentioned the name...
11th Feb 2009, 22:12
Replies: 67
Views: 3,596
Posted By Walrus 7

FTDK, CASA can't reduce the kill rate in GA;...

FTDK,

CASA can't reduce the kill rate in GA; only pilots can do that. I would venture (at the risk of being shot down) that poor attitude, not poor training, is the biggest contributor to GA...
10th Feb 2009, 22:09
Replies: 67
Views: 3,596
Posted By Walrus 7

The whole issue might come down to simple...

The whole issue might come down to simple practicalities. Who's going to teach PPLs in the future? CPLs are being fast-tracked to the regionals nowadays, which is putting considerable pressure on...
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