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31st Oct 2022, 01:43
Replies: 29
Views: 8,755
Posted By djpil

I haven't heard of Doug W for ages. I last saw...

I haven't heard of Doug W for ages. I last saw Doug S at Watts Bridge pre-COVID - he sold his Airtourer to a Ppruner at Tyabb.
12th Oct 2022, 20:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,432
Posted By djpil

Good guff here! A correction and a few...

Good guff here!

A correction and a few comments:
FAA Form 337 is for a major change, supposed to be the equivalent level of engineering as an STC but applies to one SN (often copied to others)....
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2022, 04:02
Replies: 44
Views: 10,491
Posted By djpil

This PA-28 survived an encounter with an eagle in...

This PA-28 survived an encounter with an eagle in the Melbourne area some years ago. Many other types would have been uncontrollable after such an impact. It missed the windscreen, glanced off the...
29th Aug 2022, 02:10
Replies: 5
Views: 1,482
Posted By djpil

I'm honoured to be mentioned in the same breath...

I'm honoured to be mentioned in the same breath as Bob Hoover.
I recall suggesting to Neville Duke that he do some aerobatics in his display of the Optica at Farnborough in 1988. His initial...
20th Aug 2022, 06:38
Replies: 69
Views: 13,037
Posted By djpil

Yes, at MB. I've got this hypothesis that...

Yes, at MB. I've got this hypothesis that some-one looked at the Day VFR Syllabus many years ago and added what seems to be the appropriate control as I have done in upper case below.
"• Closes...
18th Aug 2022, 23:34
Replies: 69
Views: 13,037
Posted By djpil

Yes, good to be cautious. Trouble with being an...

Yes, good to be cautious. Trouble with being an engineer if I have to sit flying S&L for too long I start wondering about particular bolts and attach fittings etc. I've learnt to avoid chatting to...
18th Aug 2022, 03:05
Replies: 69
Views: 13,037
Posted By djpil

Thanks 43Inches, agreed. Yes, there is a placard...

Thanks 43Inches, agreed. Yes, there is a placard in all certified to FAR 23 and CAR 3 for intentional spins. My old Cessna 150 Handling Notes (carved from the POH by the flight school) seems to...
18th Aug 2022, 00:40
Replies: 69
Views: 13,037
Posted By djpil

Perhaps because the FAA and Cessna took action...

Perhaps because the FAA and Cessna took action with their publications and flight instructor seminar summarized in magazine articles - so a lot of publicity about it in the mid-late '70s. The NTSB...
17th Aug 2022, 08:10
Replies: 69
Views: 13,037
Posted By djpil

In some spin modes it demands the correct...

In some spin modes it demands the correct application of the POH method. It is not difficult https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQkk0JLjEJY&t=3s

Cessna especially emphasises even slight aileron...
14th Aug 2022, 08:38
Replies: 69
Views: 13,037
Posted By djpil

Depends on what aircraft you do the...

Depends on what aircraft you do the spin/aerobatic endorsements in and where. I guess that the majority do not use parachutes in basic spin/aerobatic endorsement training.
If you are going to wear a...
24th Jul 2022, 22:57
Replies: 36
Views: 20,037
Posted By djpil

No, most are like this:...

No, most are like this: https://www.covercraft.com/images/article/american-champion-bellanca-decathlon-front.jpg
23rd Jul 2022, 00:30
Replies: 36
Views: 20,037
Posted By djpil

Seems like a Decathlon. I often carry bags on the...

Seems like a Decathlon. I often carry bags on the rear seat. Those who sit in the back know about the extent of the control stick.

Fortunately? Routine check perhaps? The Decathlon Operating...
22nd Jul 2022, 04:57
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By djpil

Register at the Visitors tent, connect with...

Register at the Visitors tent, connect with others (board of phone numbers) and you get an invitation to their free dinner at the Nature Center Pavilion, probably Thursday evening. The International...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jul 2022, 02:27
Replies: 45
Views: 3,510
Posted By djpil

So long ago for me that it strains the memory and...

So long ago for me that it strains the memory and I dare not comment. I recall doing this stuff over 50 years ago and then more fancy stuff: Subsonic Aerofoil and Wing Theory | Aerodynamics for...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jul 2022, 09:47
Replies: 45
Views: 3,510
Posted By djpil

NASA makes it easy for ordinary folks "to do some...

NASA makes it easy for ordinary folks "to do some sums and figure out loads."
https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/foil3.html
"FoilSim Student JS is the latest (April 2019) version of the...
29th Jun 2022, 11:30
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By djpil

On a Virgin flight from Melbourne to Brisbane...

On a Virgin flight from Melbourne to Brisbane last month and I was in the aisle of an exit row. Two largish ladies next to me took nil interest in the emergency procedures and I doubted my ability to...
24th Jun 2022, 03:43
Replies: 676
Views: 1,800,893
Posted By djpil

Me too. I flew over Mangalore last week with my...

Me too. I flew over Mangalore last week with my SkyEcho fitted. One or two others around, one overhead Mangalore at about the same altitude who knew that I was there (on his EFB too I guess and also...
20th Jun 2022, 11:14
Replies: 12
Views: 2,679
Posted By djpil

Yes indeed. You are probably right about JSJ’s...

Yes indeed.
You are probably right about JSJ’s foreigners.

Incidentally, it was JSJ flying that Fuji when the control yoke failed during a loop. The BASI report noted the use of incorrect spec...
14th Jun 2022, 06:56
Replies: 12
Views: 2,679
Posted By djpil

Yes, I did my Fuji endorsements with Roy back...

Yes, I did my Fuji endorsements with Roy back then (separate endorsements on my licence for the 160 and 180). He also operated from Fogarty's Field at Melton which is where I flew with him - VH-FJA,...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jan 2022, 03:02
Replies: 11
Views: 3,639
Posted By djpil

Hopefully this will enable you to find the answer...

Hopefully this will enable you to find the answer after doing a bit of arithmetic http://wpage.unina.it/fabrnico/DIDATTICA/SPER_VOLO/APPUNTI_3CFU/7.2-Propeller.pdf

an extract from Dr John Lowry’s...
25th Dec 2021, 11:37
Replies: 43
Views: 10,781
Posted By djpil

Same here!

Same here!
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jan 2021, 04:09
Replies: 31
Views: 8,218
Posted By djpil

Just happened to be looking at the old Appendix A...

Just happened to be looking at the old Appendix A for another reason CFR-2012-title14-vol1-part23-appA.pdf (govinfo.gov)...
20th Oct 2020, 09:34
Replies: 17
Views: 4,565
Posted By djpil

Loss of control involving Cessna 152

Loss of control involving Cessna 152, VH-JIW, 34 km east-south-east of Archerfield Airport, Queensland, on 28 May 2019...
29th Sep 2020, 11:36
Replies: 36
Views: 7,095
Posted By djpil

My grandson was given (not by me) a drone so I...

My grandson was given (not by me) a drone so I will get him to call CASA who can explain the rules and process to a 6 year old.
25th Sep 2020, 06:06
Replies: 9
Views: 3,723
Posted By djpil

Probably neither. Has to be an Aerobat for me. I...

Probably neither. Has to be an Aerobat for me. I have heard that the IO-240 is not supported with spares so throw the Reims away in 900 hours. There are other options around at the moment.
15th Sep 2020, 08:06
Replies: 63
Views: 11,964
Posted By djpil

My first solo was in May 1967 in the Cessna 150...

My first solo was in May 1967 in the Cessna 150 in the background of this photo taken a couple of years later about to take a couple of friends in a 172. I retired from full time engineering over 10...
13th Sep 2020, 05:45
Replies: 25
Views: 8,439
Posted By djpil

Breakup at approx where it got to 244 KIAS. I...

Breakup at approx where it got to 244 KIAS. I don't think they bothered with debris analysis so you'll just have to look at the wind and ponder. Witness statements mentioned in the executive summary...
12th Sep 2020, 11:23
Replies: 4
Views: 3,623
Posted By djpil

APTA is operating from the building previously...

APTA is operating from the building previously used by Melbourne Flight Training at Moorabbin Airport with some familiar names on staff and a new sign out the front: Melbourne Flying Club.
11th Sep 2020, 13:18
Replies: 25
Views: 8,439
Posted By djpil

AC 23-629 is the reference. Done in conjunction...

AC 23-629 is the reference. Done in conjunction with appropriate analysis so the crew have some idea of the critical condition. We (myself associated with analysis so on the ground) used to estimate...
11th Sep 2020, 01:46
Replies: 16
Views: 5,061
Posted By djpil

I had been flying there since the late '70s but...

I had been flying there since the late '70s but had never heard of it. That day I told the Tower I was departing to Berwick and they said use 27. I asked where it was and they said the grass beside...
11th Sep 2020, 01:18
Replies: 16
Views: 5,061
Posted By djpil

I remember runway 27. Tower told me to use it...

I remember runway 27. Tower told me to use it once in the ‘80s after 2 attempts with a Pitts on R31 in a roaring westerly wind, rather than go to Berwick.
28th Aug 2020, 00:10
Replies: 5
Views: 1,650
Posted By djpil

Not a Cessna, unless there was more than one. ...

Not a Cessna, unless there was more than one.
They turn them away from North to face strong winds when appropriate.
10th Aug 2020, 13:31
Replies: 25
Views: 4,585
Posted By djpil

Not uncommon for me to request SVFR to get out of...

Not uncommon for me to request SVFR to get out of Moorabbin due a few low clouds then nil cloud and blue skies in Class G a few miles away.
10th Aug 2020, 06:03
Replies: 152
Views: 30,475
Posted By djpil

It would be a permitted activity then. I saw...

It would be a permitted activity then.

I saw that one of the other flight schools at Moorabbin will recommence some flight training on Wednesday to give you more amusement on FlightRadar,
10th Aug 2020, 00:10
Replies: 25
Views: 4,585
Posted By djpil

Give them a call next time and ask?

Give them a call next time and ask?
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