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20th Aug 2018, 08:18
Replies: 26
Views: 2,447
Posted By LeadSled

Okihara, You really should have a look at the...

Okihara,
You really should have a look at the legislation of the so called "confidential incident reporting".

It is an open invitation to a "Star Chamber" destruction of a person's career, and it...
20th Aug 2018, 06:05
Replies: 26
Views: 2,447
Posted By LeadSled

Pilot blames CASA’s sharing of anonymous...

Pilot blames CASA’s sharing of anonymous complaint for loss of licence

EXCLUSIVE
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Qantas pilot is suing the Civil Aviation Safety Authority for defamation over a...
20th Aug 2018, 05:52
Replies: 26
Views: 2,447
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, Over many years, there has been a small...

Folks,
Over many years, there has been a small but steady history of similar complaints.

I am of the view that, in recent years, any ability of CASA to handle such matters in a fair and balanced...
20th Aug 2018, 03:18
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By LeadSled

Civil Aviation Act - Will the CASA Chairman support change??

A direct question to the new chairman of the CASA Board: Mr. Mathews, do you support the changes to the Act agreed by Barnaby Joyce and Anthony Albanese??

A simple and direct public statement will...
19th Aug 2018, 03:47
Replies: 7
Views: 13,191
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, I am really surprised there are VC10skis...

Folks,
I am really surprised there are VC10skis still flying. Even "in the day", they were hardly stellar performers.
Tootle pip!!
PS: They are built like a tank, with a bit of luck there is...
19th Aug 2018, 03:25
Replies: 49
Views: 16,565
Posted By LeadSled

Wawa Zone, If your example so called pilot...

Wawa Zone,
If your example so called pilot needs so much help for the simple task of flying for a short hop VFR ( compared to doing exactly the same thing as a private operation with a couple of...
18th Aug 2018, 00:40
Replies: 21
Views: 9,459
Posted By LeadSled

Denti, Because that is what a decent person...

Denti,
Because that is what a decent person would do for a colleague with a problem ---- and he/she clearly has a problem. Difficult as it may be for somebody of your expressed mindset, that is more...
18th Aug 2018, 00:23
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By LeadSled

Try Bill Whitworth on Tower Road. Tootle pip!!

Try Bill Whitworth on Tower Road.
Tootle pip!!
17th Aug 2018, 08:50
Replies: 32
Views: 14,455
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, My condolences to the tec. crew, and a...

Folks,
My condolences to the tec. crew, and a treacherous runway strikes again would be my guess, in pretty difficult met. conditions.
I know this runway all too well.
Tootle pip!!
17th Aug 2018, 08:43
Replies: 21
Views: 9,459
Posted By LeadSled

Blimey, if the above figures are correct, I am...

Blimey, if the above figures are correct, I am surprised he/she could even stagger onto the aeroplane??
Pity the F/O didn't take him/her aside, long before they got anywhere near an aircraft and...
17th Aug 2018, 07:00
Replies: 16
Views: 4,543
Posted By LeadSled

Rated De, Do you think they are really that...

Rated De,
Do you think they are really that smart ---- serious question??
Tootle pip!!
17th Aug 2018, 06:53
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By LeadSled

New CASA ChairperX

Folks,
Any comments about the new guy: Anthony (Tony) Mathews.
Announced a little while ago by the Minister.
Tootle pip!!...
15th Aug 2018, 08:55
Replies: 31
Views: 4,127
Posted By LeadSled

Sunfish, And committing such offenses as:...

Sunfish,
And committing such offenses as: Loitering with intent to enjoy aviation.
Tootle pip!!
15th Aug 2018, 08:36
Replies: 406
Views: 106,529
Posted By LeadSled

Murexway, Well said, preliminary guesses based...

Murexway,
Well said, preliminary guesses based on the GoPro and little else will NOT be the whole story.
As for whether the crew were "legal" or not, firstly it has no bearing on the reasons for...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Aug 2018, 07:04
Replies: 34
Views: 4,470
Posted By LeadSled

Vilas, There was a reason why "short final" was...

Vilas,
There was a reason why "short final" was in inverted commas.
It was/is not a matter of the airline accepting, but requiring, the aircraft be in the landing configuration, checks complete, at...
14th Aug 2018, 01:42
Replies: 49
Views: 16,565
Posted By LeadSled

Roundsounds, Exactly, but anything FAA is...

Roundsounds,
Exactly, but anything FAA is anathema to the aviation bureaucrats of Australia, and the longer I am around, the more I am forced to believe that too many Australians believe that more...
13th Aug 2018, 09:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,735
Posted By LeadSled

That looks like a serious fun machine, and just a...

That looks like a serious fun machine, and just a tad different to any multi- taildragers I have flown:ok:
Tootle pip!!
Forum: Tech Log
13th Aug 2018, 09:01
Replies: 34
Views: 4,470
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, One airline from SE Asia is not happy...

Folks,
One airline from SE Asia is not happy about config. changes on "short final" so flies with Flap 30, gear down all the way from about 3000 ft, rather defeating the noise minimization aspect of...
13th Aug 2018, 01:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,735
Posted By LeadSled

Aussie Bob, Yep!! My choice in this bracket...

Aussie Bob,
Yep!! My choice in this bracket would be a Cub 180, or a Carbon Cub, both with very impressive short field performance.
Tootle pip!!
12th Aug 2018, 07:03
Replies: 17
Views: 1,735
Posted By LeadSled

Aussie Bob, Not really, but why mess up the...

Aussie Bob,
Not really, but why mess up the handling of a nice little aeroplane that is, as built, quite pleasant to fly.

Cast your minds back, folks ---- all the very early aeroplanes sat with...
12th Aug 2018, 05:41
Replies: 95
Views: 16,520
Posted By LeadSled

Captain Dart, --- Person is not permissible, as...

Captain Dart,
--- Person is not permissible, as it reflects (white) heterocentric bias, PerX is preferred (see Australian Government Style Guide, or whatever its present name is)
X demotes multiple...
11th Aug 2018, 00:32
Replies: 17
Views: 1,735
Posted By LeadSled

Arnold E, Just a question: Why bother?? ...

Arnold E,
Just a question: Why bother??
Tootle pip!!
11th Aug 2018, 00:27
Replies: 49
Views: 16,565
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, As I noted in an earlier post, have a...

Folks,
As I noted in an earlier post, have a look at how simple and straightforward it is in the US, and they have a much better "safety" record than AU.
Or have a look how simple it used to be...
10th Aug 2018, 06:37
Replies: 56
Views: 4,795
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, Sadly, the way I read the press...

Folks,
Sadly, the way I read the press statements, the Minister only wants to hear from the GAAG. What an appropriate name.
Put another way, a lot more political pressure is needed.
Tootle pip!!
10th Aug 2018, 06:24
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By LeadSled

Rec, Charlie, Come to think of it, you are...

Rec, Charlie,
Come to think of it, you are probably correct. But the facts at the time got through to even some of the most dense of the politicians of the day.

Squawk 7700,
FANTASTIC NEWS,...
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