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19th May 2022, 03:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By Dick Smith

The helipad beside the Mawson accomodation wing...

The helipad beside the Mawson accomodation wing at Arkaroola is pretty good.
16th May 2022, 13:23
Replies: 15
Views: 2,521
Posted By Dick Smith

The friendly FSO at Ceduna in 1984 loaned me his...

The friendly FSO at Ceduna in 1984 loaned me his car so I could drive into town and get some lunch.
At Dubbo they would call a taxi
Those were the days!
16th May 2022, 09:19
Replies: 15
Views: 2,521
Posted By Dick Smith

If I remember correctly in those days we had...

If I remember correctly in those days we had Airnav charges which cost a lump some of about $3k a year for a twin Comanche
16th May 2022, 06:08
Replies: 15
Views: 2,521
Posted By Dick Smith

Those were the days

I have just been reading again the book “Call of the Kyeema” by Doug Whitfield, which tells the story of the early days of DCA and Flight Service. I particularly like this bit in relation to Alice...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2022, 04:47
Replies: 64
Views: 9,205
Posted By Dick Smith

Always remember the HAI safety advice; Land...

Always remember the HAI safety advice;

Land and Live!
29th Apr 2022, 04:48
Replies: 112
Views: 13,537
Posted By Dick Smith

Why would 48 hours prior notice be required for a...

Why would 48 hours prior notice be required for a parking position?

Lets say there is plenty of parking available and you have only decided that day to go to the airport. But you can't.

Its now...
29th Apr 2022, 01:34
Replies: 112
Views: 13,537
Posted By Dick Smith

Unfriendliest airport for GA in Australia?

I was planning a flight to Queensland and thought I would drop into Miles (YMLS) and spend some money in the local area, however I noticed in the ERSA it has the following points:

1. Restricted...
23rd Apr 2022, 06:32
Replies: 23
Views: 2,269
Posted By Dick Smith

Tip on how to use less fuel in your car

If others are seeing an advertisement coming up on this site for a system that claims to increase motor vehicle fuel efficiency - it is clearly a con- just like the digital currency ads!

Don't...
9th Apr 2022, 06:09
Replies: 93
Views: 6,108
Posted By Dick Smith

But does it transmit a signal so that TCAS will...

But does it transmit a signal so that TCAS will work in an airline aircraft which does not have ADSB in.
8th Apr 2022, 07:39
Replies: 93
Views: 6,108
Posted By Dick Smith

Do all ADSB "in" units give an audible...

Do all ADSB "in" units give an audible warning?
7th Apr 2022, 09:37
Replies: 74
Views: 5,582
Posted By Dick Smith

I have spoken to the people at Airservices and...

I have spoken to the people at Airservices and they are going to look at changing the coding and the plate so a coupled approach will descend early enough so the aircraft does not enter the class C...
5th Apr 2022, 04:01
Replies: 93
Views: 6,108
Posted By Dick Smith

I understand the RFDS has ADSB out but not in.

I understand the RFDS has ADSB out but not in.
3rd Apr 2022, 02:12
Replies: 93
Views: 6,108
Posted By Dick Smith

So the answer seems to be "no RPT aircraft...

So the answer seems to be

"no RPT aircraft operating into Ballina are fitted with ADSB in. "
31st Mar 2022, 03:58
Replies: 93
Views: 6,108
Posted By Dick Smith

ADS-B “IN” at Ballina?

Does anyone know if the airline aircraft that currently fly into Ballina have ADS-B “IN” installed?

I look forward to any information on this.
29th Mar 2022, 01:40
Replies: 28
Views: 3,534
Posted By Dick Smith

Yes. Heard that before- Not a lot of G in...

Yes. Heard that before-

Not a lot of G in the USA and I can assure you that IFR are separated from IFR when under surveillance.

It's just part of their safety culture.
28th Mar 2022, 11:13
Replies: 28
Views: 3,534
Posted By Dick Smith

In the USA if you are operating on an IFR plan...

In the USA if you are operating on an IFR plan under surveillance and communicating with ATC you will be separated by ATC from other IFR aircraft even if in G airspace.

Just commonsense!
...
28th Mar 2022, 08:21
Replies: 28
Views: 3,534
Posted By Dick Smith

I agree that it is a half way system. The...

I agree that it is a half way system.

The original AMATS decision in the 90s and the later NAS decision completed the design to go to a world proven system. This never happened.

The Mangalore...
28th Mar 2022, 00:16
Replies: 28
Views: 3,534
Posted By Dick Smith

Civil Air changes its position?

I found details of a letter from Michael Haines of Civil Air to Minister Anthony Albanese dated 30 November 2007, which states:



I wonder if Civil Air has changed its position?
23rd Mar 2022, 01:03
Replies: 74
Views: 5,582
Posted By Dick Smith

It looks as if it is time to quote Voices of...

It looks as if it is time to quote Voices of Reason and Class E airspace again. Here it is, from 22 April 2004:
21st Mar 2022, 10:10
Replies: 74
Views: 5,582
Posted By Dick Smith

Yes. Remember well. In those days many said...

Yes. Remember well.

In those days many said that our self separation when IFR was perfectly safe.

After Mangalore there is a changing view.

Remember. They were all professional pilots.
21st Mar 2022, 08:34
Replies: 74
Views: 5,582
Posted By Dick Smith

In the USA, where Garmin comes from, all IFR...

In the USA, where Garmin comes from, all IFR approaches are in a minimum of class E controlled airspace so there is no such thing as going in and out of controlled airspace when on an IFR approach. ...
19th Mar 2022, 00:41
Replies: 74
Views: 5,582
Posted By Dick Smith

Only in Australia from my experience would an IFR...

Only in Australia from my experience would an IFR aircraft on an IFR approach go in and out then in again of controlled airspace.

Once I flew the approach with a US trained pilot coming in from...
18th Mar 2022, 10:23
Replies: 74
Views: 5,582
Posted By Dick Smith

So if you are given the BK 11 LNAV approach by...

So if you are given the BK 11 LNAV approach by Sydney Terminal when you are OCTA approaching RAKSO does that allow you to enter and leave the class C airspace on descent to WI?
18th Mar 2022, 01:11
Replies: 74
Views: 5,582
Posted By Dick Smith

Both systems would put the aircraft into the...

Both systems would put the aircraft into the 2500' class C controlled airspace step if the pilot relies on the automation.
17th Mar 2022, 05:23
Replies: 74
Views: 5,582
Posted By Dick Smith

I am sure that the Collins Pro Line in my CJ3...

I am sure that the Collins Pro Line in my CJ3 flew the approach correctly.

So why the problem with Garmin?
17th Mar 2022, 02:35
Replies: 74
Views: 5,582
Posted By Dick Smith

Bankstown RNP RWY 11 approach on Garmin G1000

When carrying out the Bankstown RNP RWY 11C approach from the RAKSO IAF with a Garmin G1000 equipped aircraft while coupled to the autopilot, strange things happen. Fly over RAKSO at 3,700 feet and...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Mar 2022, 06:55
Replies: 26
Views: 5,531
Posted By Dick Smith

Yep. The S76 required 3 hours of maintenance per...

Yep. The S76 required 3 hours of maintenance per flight hour!
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Mar 2022, 05:28
Replies: 26
Views: 5,531
Posted By Dick Smith

Great machine. Took s/n 12 around the world from...

Great machine. Took s/n 12 around the world from and to my front lawn here in Sydney.
7th Jan 2022, 03:50
Replies: 38
Views: 8,592
Posted By Dick Smith

Another name that should not be forgotten in...

Another name that should not be forgotten in relation to the introduction of the lanes is Kevin Gale.

Thanks John and Kevin.
25th Dec 2021, 00:26
Replies: 38
Views: 8,592
Posted By Dick Smith

Yes. Went through the town named High Level on...

Yes. Went through the town named High Level on two occasions. Great place.

Most Canadians I met could not understand why I would be flying in the north for pleasure. They all went south to the...
14th Dec 2021, 21:13
Replies: 38
Views: 8,592
Posted By Dick Smith

Bones13, if you got the audio book you would have...

Bones13, if you got the audio book you would have missed out on the map and photographs. You can see them here (https://dicksmithadventure.com.au/).
5th Dec 2021, 18:08
Replies: 38
Views: 8,592
Posted By Dick Smith

Ha ha. That was in January 1982 and was my first...

Ha ha. That was in January 1982 and was my first day of a successful aviation regulatory change.

I went to Nareen to have lunch with the then Prime Minster of Australia Malcolm Fraser. He had...
5th Dec 2021, 00:32
Replies: 38
Views: 8,592
Posted By Dick Smith

Thanks GA I was particularly pleased by the...

Thanks GA

I was particularly pleased by the quality of the end paper maps from the Australian owned printer.

Drawn by the Australian Geographic cartographer Will Pringle
1st Dec 2021, 07:26
Replies: 11
Views: 1,836
Posted By Dick Smith

Frontal. That card licence was introduced to save...

Frontal. That card licence was introduced to save costs when I was CASA chairman but dropped soon after I resigned!
30th Nov 2021, 06:25
Replies: 38
Views: 8,592
Posted By Dick Smith

For those who have not been able to get a copy I...

For those who have not been able to get a copy I have been told that there is a second reprint that should be available in bookstores in mid December.
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