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7th Sep 2022, 03:30
Replies: 204
Views: 36,855
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Look at the track flown prior to the crash! I...

Look at the track flown prior to the crash! I guess its possible that a pilot has a medical incident or some other issue ............ while scud running!
6th Sep 2022, 04:25
Replies: 204
Views: 36,855
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

We know WHAT happened - its the HOW and WHY that...

We know WHAT happened - its the HOW and WHY that remain to be determined!
4th Sep 2022, 02:40
Replies: 204
Views: 36,855
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

If only it were that simple!

If only it were that simple!
3rd Sep 2022, 09:03
Replies: 204
Views: 36,855
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

This talk about trusting the unit when low among...

This talk about trusting the unit when low among hills without having RAIM protection shows a lack of understanding of the drawbacks of GPS, like any other navaid.
I understand the drawbacks of GPS...
3rd Sep 2022, 06:55
Replies: 204
Views: 36,855
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

43", my experience over the past 25+ yrs does not...

43", my experience over the past 25+ yrs does not align with your comments. Not that I am suggesting that you are incorrect, just that my personal experience with Sony Pixus, Garmin Pilot III, Garmin...
3rd Sep 2022, 04:02
Replies: 204
Views: 36,855
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

JT, I am aware of your background from the 'old...

JT, I am aware of your background from the 'old Pprune'!
While not wishing to preempt the ATSB conclusions on this accident, I have my personal views based on 50 yrs of GA flying in Australia and...
2nd Sep 2022, 14:30
Replies: 204
Views: 36,855
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

I think you make light of the capability...

I think you make light of the capability available in a Garmin portable GPS and an iPhone/iPad. Both will give you a moving map or flight instruments, the former with terrain warning!
Not sure how I...
2nd Sep 2022, 07:38
Replies: 204
Views: 36,855
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

A bit of a worry back in the 'old'days but today,...

A bit of a worry back in the 'old'days but today, with all the modern technology, not so much!
Portable GPS, iPad, hand held VHF, mobile phone, a couple of torches - good to go!
1st Sep 2022, 07:27
Replies: 204
Views: 36,855
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Based on many years of experience I mostly agree...

Based on many years of experience I mostly agree with the above - but not always so.
A few years ago I departed Toowoomba on an PVT IFR plan direct to Redcliffe. On calling up Amberley as directed,...
30th Aug 2022, 02:49
Replies: 204
Views: 36,855
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

As someone who cut their teeth flying in the...

As someone who cut their teeth flying in the area, I think the track flown is not only strange, but it likely tells the story!
31st Mar 2022, 12:23
Replies: 29
Views: 11,161
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

That's a better line than, "Your flight was...

That's a better line than, "Your flight was cancelled because of air traffic restrictions", but we should have been safely back on the ground an hour before that!
31st Mar 2022, 05:18
Replies: 81
Views: 11,566
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Reproductive physiology!

Reproductive physiology!
31st Mar 2022, 04:37
Replies: 81
Views: 11,566
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Honorifics can be a burden! At various times in...

Honorifics can be a burden! At various times in my career I have been a:
Sgt - CMF
Dr - courtesy
Dr - PhD
Capt - aviation
Capt - marine
Prof - academic
and lets not get into post nominals!
27th Mar 2022, 14:26
Replies: 29
Views: 11,161
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Yes, but I haven't left my pax stranded on the...

Yes, but I haven't left my pax stranded on the footpath in the late afternoon, 1400 km from home, with nowhere to go!

Not easy to find accommodation in Brisbane at short notice, with all the...
27th Mar 2022, 11:27
Replies: 29
Views: 11,161
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Here's a thought - whistle up a replacement and...

Here's a thought - whistle up a replacement and get the paying punters to where they need to be!
26th Mar 2022, 23:25
Replies: 29
Views: 11,161
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

G'day Morno - I'm still upright! Almost did a...

G'day Morno - I'm still upright! Almost did a Warnie last year but was smart enough to call 000 rather than heading off on a holiday. Unexpected, out of the blue, and just after I had passed my...
26th Mar 2022, 23:15
Replies: 29
Views: 11,161
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Never used Uber. Seems akin to PPLs doing...

Never used Uber. Seems akin to PPLs doing "shonky" charters?
26th Mar 2022, 23:13
Replies: 29
Views: 11,161
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Smile Thanks for putting me straight - as lowly...

Thanks for putting me straight - as lowly self-loading freight I don't know these things!
"Cascading disrupts huh"? In 45 yrs of flying TAA. Australian, Qantas I've only ever been cascadingly...
26th Mar 2022, 13:02
Replies: 29
Views: 11,161
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Thanks for the reply. So Brisbane has forgotten...

Thanks for the reply.
So Brisbane has forgotten how to operate with only one runway?
I wouldn't have thought post covid ops were at a level where BNE couldn't manage with one runway!

"We have...
26th Mar 2022, 12:18
Replies: 29
Views: 11,161
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

"Your flight was cancelled because of air traffic restrictions"

We're sorry we had to cancel your flight JQ906 26/03/2022 from Brisbane to TownsvilleYour flight was cancelled because of air traffic restrictions.

What the hell?
There is a reason DStar is only...
11th Jul 2019, 09:54
Replies: 136
Views: 51,223
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Smile I once had trouble with the lights at Charters...

I once had trouble with the lights at Charters Towers - Qantas International passing overhead soon fixed that !
11th Jul 2019, 08:36
Replies: 136
Views: 51,223
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

I did my Class 4 Instrument Rating (ie NVFR)...

I did my Class 4 Instrument Rating (ie NVFR) (Yes, I am that old!) back in the 70's.
My test was conducted on a very smoking night with no visible horizon, essentially IFR, and ended with a partial...
26th Feb 2018, 02:08
Replies: 7
Views: 3,921
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

I suspect that if you do the PIFR with the full...

I suspect that if you do the PIFR with the full suite of endorsements then you are probably good-to-go but then, you might as well just do the CIR! :)

Dr :8
4th Jan 2018, 08:46
Replies: 421
Views: 265,938
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

"Some bloke", huh? What would he know anyway!...

"Some bloke", huh? What would he know anyway! :confused:
26th Oct 2017, 13:45
Replies: 157
Views: 98,033
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

I remember this accident well. I had some C210...

I remember this accident well. I had some C210 experience at the time - and a lot more after.

Its always seemed to me that if the C210 is as vunerable as this report suggests there would be more...
1st Aug 2017, 09:54
Replies: 18
Views: 4,139
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Can't say I've seen "Jabiru" and "torque" used...

Can't say I've seen "Jabiru" and "torque" used together before!
11th Jul 2017, 10:21
Replies: 85
Views: 13,392
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

I towed gliders in a J5B (My initial tailwheel...

I towed gliders in a J5B (My initial tailwheel endorsement) and have time in a J1B and a J5F - I just don't like them!:

Dr :8
11th Jul 2017, 03:19
Replies: 85
Views: 13,392
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

I have never considered flying an Auster to be a...

I have never considered flying an Auster to be a pleasure! The least favourite aeroplane in my log book.
2nd Jul 2017, 03:18
Replies: 259
Views: 83,277
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Pinky, its just a personal opinion - based on my...

Pinky, its just a personal opinion - based on my 44 years of GA experience. I don't feel a need to justify it, nor will I debate it. :ok:



Section 28, I won't comment on the specifics of this...
1st Jul 2017, 08:58
Replies: 259
Views: 83,277
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

There is always a diversity of opinions, and...

There is always a diversity of opinions, and people are perfectly entitled to to hold them!

For what its worth, I have always held the view that the concept of Angel Flight, while quite honorable...
25th Jun 2017, 06:20
Replies: 3
Views: 1,713
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Hardly right to say, "Vanished from Pago Pago"!...

Hardly right to say, "Vanished from Pago Pago"! More like crashed on TO from Pago Pago.

Lots of holes in the swiss cheese lined up before this aircraft started its TO roll!

Dr :8
13th Jun 2017, 03:08
Replies: 81
Views: 21,192
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Would be interesting to see some stats on engines...

Would be interesting to see some stats on engines that have failed to restart after the mixture was used in an EFATO drill - with the engine to being returned to zero trust immediately after the...
9th Jun 2017, 06:16
Replies: 81
Views: 21,192
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

I have been sitting in the wings quietly reading...

I have been sitting in the wings quietly reading this thread. I have nothing to offer in the way of expertise in this area other than having trained on many of the common avgas powered light twins...
15th May 2017, 14:43
Replies: 29
Views: 8,482
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

No need to do that. Locking fuel caps are...

No need to do that. Locking fuel caps are available for Bonanzas - the FTDK had them!
5th Apr 2017, 08:26
Replies: 23
Views: 6,514
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

"You are very naive, Grasshopper!" How do I...

"You are very naive, Grasshopper!"

How do I know? :confused:

Dr :8
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