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11th Jul 2019, 08:54
Replies: 136
Views: 38,622
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, 07:36
Replies: 136
Views: 38,622
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, 01:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,937
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, 07:46
Replies: 306
Views: 208,287
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

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

"Some bloke", huh? What would he know anyway! :confused:
26th Oct 2017, 12:45
Replies: 157
Views: 81,869
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, 08:54
Replies: 18
Views: 3,416
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, 09:21
Replies: 85
Views: 10,338
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, 02:19
Replies: 85
Views: 10,338
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, 02:18
Replies: 258
Views: 66,981
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, 07:58
Replies: 258
Views: 66,981
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, 05:20
Replies: 3
Views: 1,588
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, 02:08
Replies: 81
Views: 16,070
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, 05:16
Replies: 81
Views: 16,070
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, 13:43
Replies: 29
Views: 6,498
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, 07:26
Replies: 23
Views: 4,964
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

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

"You are very naive, Grasshopper!"

How do I know? :confused:

Dr :8
29th Mar 2017, 11:41
Replies: 17
Views: 3,068
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Geez, someone actually cares? I mostly flew...

Geez, someone actually cares?

I mostly flew for my work - supposed to be sort of semi-retired these days. The Bo was never mine - I had it dry leased. Gave it back when I stopped work.

After 44...
12th Jan 2017, 02:30
Replies: 25
Views: 4,587
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

That'll be a first! Don't think its ever been...

That'll be a first! Don't think its ever been done in a single engine light aircraft before.

Oh...........hang on a minute - Francis Chichester did it in his Gypsy Moth in 1931!
12th Dec 2016, 22:52
Replies: 12
Views: 4,101
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

As one who was once threatened with up to 8 years...

As one who was once threatened with up to 8 years gaol and $40k in fines for a inadvertent breach of the CAOs/CARs, I think so!

Fortunately good old CASA settled for a $500 administrative...
4th Nov 2016, 01:57
Replies: 62
Views: 10,204
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Can't say I have ever heard the "Dr Killer" label...

Can't say I have ever heard the "Dr Killer" label applied to the C210.:confused:



You mean my three circuits in a 210 were not enough? :E

Dr :8
30th Oct 2016, 09:49
Replies: 37
Views: 5,792
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Rent a sat phone for the trip.

Rent a sat phone for the trip.
24th Oct 2016, 23:03
Replies: 10
Views: 3,097
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Touch and go on Uluru? Cultural...

Touch and go on Uluru?

Cultural sensitivities aside, its a tantalizing idea just begging to be done, isn't it! :E
7th Oct 2016, 03:11
Replies: 29
Views: 5,291
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Ditto! Depends on the experience of the...

Ditto!

Depends on the experience of the pilot and their demonstrated abilities.

Remembering that this is a GA forum - I have landed the V-tail in conditions well above its maximum demonstrated...
30th Sep 2016, 05:18
Replies: 124
Views: 15,545
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

I think Cronulla is in for a Storm as well! :E

I think Cronulla is in for a Storm as well! :E
30th Sep 2016, 00:15
Replies: 47
Views: 5,625
Posted By ForkTailedDrKiller

Learning VOR and ADF would be a complete waste of...

Learning VOR and ADF would be a complete waste of time and money.

The GOTO button is your friend!

I have carried at least one GPS when flying since 1991.

In the 43 years I have been flying...
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