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1st Mar 2019, 18:47
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By gcafinal

I previously worked with Bob and he was a perfect...

I previously worked with Bob and he was a perfect gentleman, a very considerate human being and excellent pilot. Aviation needs more like him. I am sorry to hear of his passing.
11th Jul 2018, 13:18
Replies: 59
Views: 6,126
Posted By gcafinal

CASA

Here it all goes again. Approximately 20 years ago, CASA were tasked to review Australian aviation legislation. The existing Civil Aviation Act 9C requires them to do that. To date, the legislative...
30th Jun 2018, 11:26
Replies: 21
Views: 6,145
Posted By gcafinal

mgahan thank you for your speedy response much...

mgahan thank you for your speedy response much appreciated. I will contact the office you suggested. Cheers.
30th Jun 2018, 07:01
Replies: 21
Views: 6,145
Posted By gcafinal

The AN/FPN-36 Quad Radar

Does anyone out there have any old manuals or photographs of the AN-FPN 36 Quad Radar? This was used extensively by the RAAF in the 1970s-1980s.
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16th Jun 2017, 15:12
Replies: 4
Views: 5,159
Posted By gcafinal

Hi Old not Bold, thank you. Yes that is a...

Hi Old not Bold, thank you. Yes that is a possibility that I had not considered. An email has been sent in the forlorn hope that I may be successful. cheers...
15th Jun 2017, 23:56
Replies: 4
Views: 5,159
Posted By gcafinal

Newforest2. Many thanks for the rapid response....

Newforest2. Many thanks for the rapid response. Very helpful. I have not seen those sites before which is a surprise given the searching I have conducted, so will investigate them. Cheers...
15th Jun 2017, 13:33
Replies: 4
Views: 5,159
Posted By gcafinal

Britten-Norman Trislander

I have been scrounging around trying to locate a copy of the Pilots Operating Handbook POH for the Britten-Norman Trislander BN3. I am obviously looking in the wrong places because I have been...
5th Jun 2017, 02:47
Replies: 44
Views: 12,920
Posted By gcafinal

LB. I am aware of the regs, however on the rare...

LB. I am aware of the regs, however on the rare occasions I can get an Airservices Australia rep to actually talk to me, they often respond with throw-away lines like "ah its in the regs somewhere -...
5th Jun 2017, 01:03
Replies: 44
Views: 12,920
Posted By gcafinal

Airservices Australia blithely allegedly state...

Airservices Australia blithely allegedly state that an item "is not required by ICAO. "However I would like to see the specific reference. I am not sure that their comment is correct. I was amused by...
29th Dec 2016, 00:57
Replies: 40
Views: 9,606
Posted By gcafinal

Yes thank you. I think so. Hope everyone has a...

Yes thank you. I think so. Hope everyone has a safe new year 2017. Cheers...
28th Dec 2016, 22:19
Replies: 40
Views: 9,606
Posted By gcafinal

Yes, I was hoping the logo on the front of the...

Yes, I was hoping the logo on the front of the tower may have been useful to confirm its identity as I have no idea who took the picture and I have never seen a picture of the Sydney tower prior to...
28th Dec 2016, 11:19
Replies: 40
Views: 9,606
Posted By gcafinal

Thanks to everyone who assisted to get the photo...

Thanks to everyone who assisted to get the photo visible and also to everyone for their answers. Looks like Parafield is a pretty safe bet. Cheers all.
28th Dec 2016, 03:04
Replies: 40
Views: 9,606
Posted By gcafinal

Control Tower Identification

That's a nuisance. I note that the image on my post is indicating "pending approval." Thanks for letting me know, much appreciated.
27th Dec 2016, 09:39
Replies: 40
Views: 9,606
Posted By gcafinal

Where was this control tower - Can anyone assist

I have attached a photograph of an old Australian Air Traffic Control Tower but am unable to properly confirm its location. I was a member of the Royal South Australian Aero Club many years ago and...
25th Jun 2016, 01:01
Replies: 80
Views: 36,504
Posted By gcafinal

CASA

I don't think going to local members and unions will achieve much. I suggest that if problems like these are substantiated then a direct approach to the full membership of the Senate Estimates...
13th Feb 2016, 04:09
Replies: 23
Views: 12,402
Posted By gcafinal

FLTLT BULLIVANT AND SQNLDR CRUMP

Post from 2010 or thereabouts. "Spitalgate was the home of 644GS - a weekend school commanded by Flt Lt Albert Johnson. No 2 Gliding Centre moved from Kirton Lindsey to Spitalgate in November 1965....
29th Jul 2015, 08:01
Replies: 45
Views: 6,102
Posted By gcafinal

Aviation regulatory shambles in Australia

Given the discussion on these threads, I was reading through the large number of CASA Instruments and Rulings and came across CASA Instrument 102/15 relating to the Jabiru aircraft. In part there is...
27th Jul 2015, 09:17
26th Jul 2015, 13:51
Replies: 60
Views: 11,224
Posted By gcafinal

Fire crews acting as FIS officers

I personally do not want anyone talking to me on the radio with unqualified opinion backed up by lack of standardisation and no formal training or proper understanding of flying procedures,...
26th Jul 2015, 09:35
Replies: 45
Views: 6,102
Posted By gcafinal

Regulatory Reform

LeadSled, You are absolutely right. I have spent half the day reading the CASA Annual Report 2013-14 and noted the salary ranges being paid to senior CASA management. I could hardly believe my eyes! ...
26th Jul 2015, 02:36
Replies: 45
Views: 6,102
Posted By gcafinal

Regulatory Reform?

I don't usually write on this forum and I do not have any evidence to support the thread above. What I do know is this.
Major regulatory reform has been going in this country for literally 20 years...
21st Mar 2015, 23:01
Replies: 4,473
Views: 1,556,095
Posted By gcafinal

The old PNG days

There is a chapter in Doug Whitfield's book "The Call of the Kyeema" published by Tangee publishing in Perth, called Letter from New Guinea, that may be of interest to some of you...
2nd Mar 2015, 06:47
Replies: 13
Views: 2,888
Posted By gcafinal

CAOs from the 1980s Class 3 Instrument Rating

After browsing through the posts here, can I ask if anyone actually has a copy I could have of the old Civil Aviation Order from the 1980s that detailed the requirements for the Class 3 rating? Long...
19th Nov 2014, 11:39
Replies: 2
Views: 1,337
Posted By gcafinal

SQNLDR Colin (Dinny) Ryan

I have good memories of him at RAAF East Sale. In fact I qualified as a GCA controller there and I just looked at my graduation certificate with his signature on it as the CO. He was a good bloke,...
16th Jul 2014, 01:13
Replies: 5
Views: 2,223
Posted By gcafinal

3 Escape Serious Injury - Cessna at Narrikup WA

Looks as though you will be right sms777. I am advised the aircraft will be a right-off. I guess I was being overly optimistic because I liked flying it so much. "Thems the breaks" I guess. At least...
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