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9th Sep 2021, 21:41
Replies: 40
Views: 5,824
Posted By First_Principal

Flyingheels There has been a lot of good...

Flyingheels There has been a lot of good technical advice here on how to land, but as has also been said you can't really learn to land from reading about it.

Practice is the thing but, as I see...
16th Aug 2021, 20:22
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By First_Principal

I'm 12,000 miles from you, so take what I say as...

I'm 12,000 miles from you, so take what I say as upside-down, however that error looks as if you're trying to access a non-ssl website and your browser is whinging about it.

Try this link instead...
15th Aug 2021, 22:58
Replies: 17
Views: 4,953
Posted By First_Principal

Well done TC :ok: A third option of course...

Well done TC :ok:

A third option of course is to follow the aircraft, hop the fence, and make yourself known.

Last time some like this happened to me that's what I did. It led to me meeting new...
20th Jul 2021, 22:00
Replies: 19
Views: 3,166
Posted By First_Principal

Interesting, if you put it in upside down (as you...

Interesting, if you put it in upside down (as you should!) it might fix the head cracking problem they have....
20th Jul 2021, 21:53
Replies: 11
Views: 3,023
Posted By First_Principal

Hmmm, perhaps these the first pix of a new...

Hmmm, perhaps these the first pix of a new supersonic tail-dragger :}

Otherwise good job from the young man :ok:
13th Jul 2021, 22:10
Replies: 26
Views: 3,633
Posted By First_Principal

A posh accent is something I'd love to have,...

A posh accent is something I'd love to have, maybe more people would listen to me, but there's no hope now :}

Anyway I see Travis has expressed a desire to fly an electric 'plane around the world....
13th Jul 2021, 22:04
Replies: 8
Views: 3,173
Posted By First_Principal

Having a long-term interest in these craft I...

Having a long-term interest in these craft I tried to find out a little more from the Colombian authority (Aerocivil).

Not being a Spanish speaker has made that difficult but I did see several...
22nd Jun 2021, 21:45
Replies: 19
Views: 7,463
Posted By First_Principal

My recollection of the '6 is that the fuel...

My recollection of the '6 is that the fuel control system was different or more complex than some other machines?

Definitely not casting aspersions or making any suggestions as I know nothing...
15th Jun 2021, 20:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,175
Posted By First_Principal

Good on the [NZ] CAA

I guess that in New Zealand there is no price put on safety, given their similar mag is available for all to read:

https://www.aviation.govt.nz/safety/publications/vector-magazine/

:ok:
6th Jun 2021, 22:30
Replies: 19
Views: 4,597
Posted By First_Principal

Very unfortunate for the PA-31 pilot, it seems he...

Very unfortunate for the PA-31 pilot, it seems he kept it in the air for a while before succumbing to the introduced issue.

For whatever reason the possibility of control failure, either by...
31st May 2021, 11:03
Replies: 126
Views: 16,886
Posted By First_Principal

A small point: Parliament has the power to...

A small point:

Parliament has the power to enact legislation within a sovereign country.

Typically it will do this via Acts, which themselves may give rise to regulations, which can define...
31st May 2021, 07:59
Replies: 126
Views: 16,886
Posted By First_Principal

Pedantry (excessive concern with minor details...

Pedantry (excessive concern with minor details and rules) perhaps, but diatribe (a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something), I think not...
31st May 2021, 02:16
Replies: 126
Views: 16,886
Posted By First_Principal

At the risk of further thread drift here I note...

At the risk of further thread drift here I note that the New Zealand Civil Aviation Act (1990, and amendments) is a lot clearer on the matter of a register:

S2 Interpretation:

New Zealand...
31st May 2021, 02:02
Replies: 126
Views: 16,886
Posted By First_Principal

A little further comment: s7.2 of CASA AC...

A little further comment:

s7.2 of CASA AC 21-41(0) states "...LSA are Australian aircraft as defined under the Act...", which is essentially what KRviator quoted while I was typing earlier. Note...
31st May 2021, 01:37
Replies: 126
Views: 16,886
Posted By First_Principal

I've no desire to get into the finer points of...

I've no desire to get into the finer points of Australian aviation law, however a little like the difference earlier noted between 'seats' and 'passengers' I point out that CAO 20.16.3 (s1) states it...
30th May 2021, 22:09
Replies: 126
Views: 16,886
Posted By First_Principal

Not saying anything in substance that hasn't been...

Not saying anything in substance that hasn't been said before here, however if we assume from the ABC article that:

(1) the child shown was carried on the a/c and is less than three years old
(2)...
29th May 2021, 22:50
Replies: 26
Views: 3,633
Posted By First_Principal

Thanks, that works :ok:

Thanks, that works :ok:
28th May 2021, 23:28
Replies: 12
Views: 1,543
Posted By First_Principal

2hotwot Thanks for posting that picture. ...

2hotwot Thanks for posting that picture.

Although I've never been there, and almost certainly never will, it's evocative of an earlier, simpler, and 'cleaner' time. No cones, no high-vis,...
28th May 2021, 23:05
Replies: 26
Views: 3,633
Posted By First_Principal

In case anyone knows this 'Flying Reporter' dude,...

In case anyone knows this 'Flying Reporter' dude, and under the assumption he or she is keen for people to listen to them, you might want to pass on the message I get when clicking on the above...
25th May 2021, 21:40
Replies: 4
Views: 3,811
Posted By First_Principal

For the sake of the rest of us we certainly don't...

For the sake of the rest of us we certainly don't know.

Other than a statement that parts of the aircraft were removed by ute+trailer there's nothing in this thread that gives any indication of...
28th Apr 2021, 21:37
Replies: 24
Views: 4,736
Posted By First_Principal

If the above turns out to be fact, and in the...

If the above turns out to be fact, and in the absence of other reasonable circumstances that may have affected the PIC's decisions etc, then you may well be justified in your opinion.

However what...
28th Apr 2021, 21:01
Replies: 24
Views: 4,736
Posted By First_Principal

I suppose it's possible there are 'a few facts'...

I suppose it's possible there are 'a few facts' in that rambling diatribe but, if so, they'd be hard to pluck out from the noise.
24th Apr 2021, 23:06
Replies: 42
Views: 6,509
Posted By First_Principal

Not wanting to detract from the thrust of...

Not wanting to detract from the thrust of Centaurus' comment, but in case you were interested in the video referenced in the Venom crash report it can be found in the latter stages of this:
...
10th Apr 2021, 22:53
Replies: 58
Views: 23,517
Posted By First_Principal

Given the increasing use of software/firmware in...

Given the increasing use of software/firmware in various aspects of the transport fleet today (not just aircraft) I think this is the most important point to have come out of this incident.

What...
24th Mar 2021, 02:23
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By First_Principal

FWIW I had a look at various likely databases for...

FWIW I had a look at various likely databases for John Keane.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to find anyone that fitted the circumstances mentioned (i.e. a New Zealander of that name that passed away...
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