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Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2020, 03:33
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By Dick Smith

Squirrel autopilot recommendations

Friends of mine who own a Squirrel AS350B3 are looking to purchase an autopilot. In my Longranger I have the Genesys HeliSAS, which is very good, but I notice there is now a Garmin autopilot...
9th Oct 2020, 00:42
Replies: 30
Views: 7,495
Posted By Dick Smith

“Dick Smith threat on scam” in The Australian

The Australian newspaper today has an article on page 2 about the scam that uses my name to promote bitcoin. I have never invested in bitcoin and I am concerned that people are losing their life...
15th Jul 2020, 03:49
Replies: 43
Views: 10,397
Posted By Dick Smith

This is an interesting ABC article which explains...

This is an interesting ABC article which explains the issue.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-10/warning-over-bitcoin-scam-using-celebrities-to-promote-product/12441920
14th Jul 2020, 01:56
Replies: 43
Views: 10,397
Posted By Dick Smith

Dick Smith bitcoin scam

Advertisements using my name and image have been circulated on websites and social media claiming that I support investment in bitcoin. This is a complete scam. I do not endorse or promote any...
28th Jun 2020, 03:05
Replies: 3
Views: 1,873
Posted By Dick Smith

Remember both these pilots were IFR in ADSB...

Remember both these pilots were IFR in ADSB equipped aircraft and the controller was forced by CASA approved regulation to sit by as they collided and died!

Some safe system!
28th Jun 2020, 03:00
Replies: 26
Views: 2,508
Posted By Dick Smith

The terrible Mangalore fatal accident showed that...

The terrible Mangalore fatal accident showed that the ATC had to sit and watch as the collision between two ADSB equipped IFR aircraft took place.
I can’t imagine much more de skilling than that!
26th Jun 2020, 06:29
Replies: 19
Views: 3,251
Posted By Dick Smith

Human lives are priceless

Recently this interesting extract of an article in The New Daily (https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/finance-news/2020/01/08/pascoe-carbon-rational-economics/) by Michael Pascoe was sent to me in...
26th Jun 2020, 00:54
Replies: 26
Views: 2,508
Posted By Dick Smith

Traffic. There was controlled airspace across...

Traffic. There was controlled airspace across Australia above FL245.
26th Jun 2020, 00:50
Replies: 3
Views: 1,873
Posted By Dick Smith

Airspace that affects airline pilots

I have recently put up a post on the General Aviation & Questions forum regarding Class E airspace which I think primarily affects airline pilots. Unfortunately I put it on the wrong forum. Here is a...
25th Jun 2020, 11:21
Replies: 26
Views: 2,508
Posted By Dick Smith

Actually 27. You found the deliberate mistake! ...

Actually 27. You found the deliberate mistake!

Not really!
25th Jun 2020, 04:47
Replies: 26
Views: 2,508
Posted By Dick Smith

New video to ASA Chairman on Class E airspace

I have spent quite a lot of time in preparing this video on airspace. https://vimeo.com/432349504

I believe it has a message that we should at least do a costing for bringing the Class E airspace...
24th Jun 2020, 05:58
Replies: 0
Views: 598
Posted By Dick Smith

Facts Not Phobia address

In 1991 I was asked by the Royal Aeronautical Society to give their Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Memorial Lecture.

Recently I found a printed copy of the address I gave and it is amazing how it...
12th Jun 2020, 10:00
Replies: 26
Views: 5,971
Posted By Dick Smith

Vref. I couldn’t find the cost benefit study on...

Vref. I couldn’t find the cost benefit study on that link.
12th Jun 2020, 02:05
Replies: 26
Views: 5,971
Posted By Dick Smith

Not $200k. More like $27 k to buy and install a...

Not $200k. More like $27 k to buy and install a garmin GTN 650.

If a charter company can’t afford that type of capital expenditure necessary for basic safety they shouldn’t really be in business!
11th Jun 2020, 12:12
Replies: 26
Views: 5,971
Posted By Dick Smith

I am amazed that there are IFR charter aircraft...

I am amazed that there are IFR charter aircraft flying around without vertical guidance in the GPS.
The GPS approach with its 5 mile fix’s is a potential trap.

The other fatal accident at the...
10th Jun 2020, 00:24
Replies: 19
Views: 3,289
Posted By Dick Smith

No. I don’t believe it is in the same category as...

No. I don’t believe it is in the same category as the accidents I have mentioned.
In the ones I have covered the pilots were probably attempting to follow the rules.
7th Jun 2020, 04:26
Replies: 669
Views: 1,766,157
Posted By Dick Smith

If it is E airspace to 700 agl as per the FAA the...

If it is E airspace to 700 agl as per the FAA the pilot remains on the ATC frequency when in cloud.

A VFR aircraft wanting to enter the airspace if cloud was at the minima would have to get a...
4th Jun 2020, 06:22
Replies: 26
Views: 3,637
Posted By Dick Smith

Vag277, you seem to be rewriting history here. I...

Vag277, you seem to be rewriting history here. I was appointed to the CAA Board in July 1988 then appointed as the Chairman for two years from 20 February 1990, finishing my term on 19 February 1992....
4th Jun 2020, 02:27
Replies: 26
Views: 3,637
Posted By Dick Smith

VH Not tinkering. My Board was responsible for...

VH Not tinkering. My Board was responsible for the AMATS changes many years ago. The stated plan was to have low level E.

Ever since I have attempted to finalise the changes.

Will definitely...
4th Jun 2020, 00:09
Replies: 19
Views: 3,289
Posted By Dick Smith

Supporting a Royal Commission into aviation

I have recently prepared this video which is self explanatory. Here is a link.
3rd Jun 2020, 23:52
Replies: 26
Views: 3,637
Posted By Dick Smith

Flying Higher It is interesting that no...

Flying Higher

It is interesting that no costing has ever been released on what E to the terminal area at busy airports would cost.

If the USA and Canada can easily afford this you would wonder...
3rd Jun 2020, 09:17
Replies: 669
Views: 1,766,157
Posted By Dick Smith

Is it a fact that there is no beep back unit at...

Is it a fact that there is no beep back unit at Mangalore?

If so I would be prepared to fund one of these basic safety necessities.
3rd Jun 2020, 07:51
Replies: 669
Views: 1,766,157
Posted By Dick Smith

If the “self separation “ was safe you would find...

If the “self separation “ was safe you would find other countries would copy us and save the so called extra cost of class E.

They don’t because it is a fail dangerous system.

And consider...
3rd Jun 2020, 06:40
Replies: 26
Views: 3,637
Posted By Dick Smith

Video to Airservices Chairman John Weber

I have recently sent this video to Airservices. this video I believe it is self-explanatory.

Also on the dicksmithaviation.com.au (http://dicksmithaviation.com.au/) website is the letter that I...
2nd Jun 2020, 07:44
Replies: 669
Views: 1,766,157
Posted By Dick Smith

Sunny. A recommendation that AsA look at...

Sunny. A recommendation that AsA look at providing a class E service to low level at the airport because of the density of IFR traffic.

If they can do it for every IFR approach in the USA you...
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