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20th Oct 2020, 08:34
Replies: 17
Views: 3,217
Posted By djpil

Loss of control involving Cessna 152

Loss of control involving Cessna 152, VH-JIW, 34 km east-south-east of Archerfield Airport, Queensland, on 28 May 2019...
29th Sep 2020, 10:36
Replies: 33
Views: 3,946
Posted By djpil

My grandson was given (not by me) a drone so I...

My grandson was given (not by me) a drone so I will get him to call CASA who can explain the rules and process to a 6 year old.
25th Sep 2020, 05:06
Replies: 9
Views: 2,864
Posted By djpil

Probably neither. Has to be an Aerobat for me. I...

Probably neither. Has to be an Aerobat for me. I have heard that the IO-240 is not supported with spares so throw the Reims away in 900 hours. There are other options around at the moment.
15th Sep 2020, 07:06
Replies: 66
Views: 7,113
Posted By djpil

My first solo was in May 1967 in the Cessna 150...

My first solo was in May 1967 in the Cessna 150 in the background of this photo taken a couple of years later about to take a couple of friends in a 172. I retired from full time engineering over 10...
13th Sep 2020, 04:45
Replies: 22
Views: 3,744
Posted By djpil

Breakup at approx where it got to 244 KIAS. I...

Breakup at approx where it got to 244 KIAS. I don't think they bothered with debris analysis so you'll just have to look at the wind and ponder. Witness statements mentioned in the executive summary...
12th Sep 2020, 10:23
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By djpil

APTA is operating from the building previously...

APTA is operating from the building previously used by Melbourne Flight Training at Moorabbin Airport with some familiar names on staff and a new sign out the front: Melbourne Flying Club.
11th Sep 2020, 12:18
Replies: 22
Views: 3,744
Posted By djpil

AC 23-629 is the reference. Done in conjunction...

AC 23-629 is the reference. Done in conjunction with appropriate analysis so the crew have some idea of the critical condition. We (myself associated with analysis so on the ground) used to estimate...
11th Sep 2020, 00:46
Replies: 16
Views: 3,208
Posted By djpil

I had been flying there since the late '70s but...

I had been flying there since the late '70s but had never heard of it. That day I told the Tower I was departing to Berwick and they said use 27. I asked where it was and they said the grass beside...
11th Sep 2020, 00:18
Replies: 16
Views: 3,208
Posted By djpil

I remember runway 27. Tower told me to use it...

I remember runway 27. Tower told me to use it once in the Ď80s after 2 attempts with a Pitts on R31 in a roaring westerly wind, rather than go to Berwick.
27th Aug 2020, 23:10
Replies: 5
Views: 1,536
Posted By djpil

Not a Cessna, unless there was more than one. ...

Not a Cessna, unless there was more than one.
They turn them away from North to face strong winds when appropriate.
10th Aug 2020, 12:31
Replies: 26
Views: 3,408
Posted By djpil

Not uncommon for me to request SVFR to get out of...

Not uncommon for me to request SVFR to get out of Moorabbin due a few low clouds then nil cloud and blue skies in Class G a few miles away.
10th Aug 2020, 05:03
Replies: 152
Views: 22,517
Posted By djpil

It would be a permitted activity then. I saw...

It would be a permitted activity then.

I saw that one of the other flight schools at Moorabbin will recommence some flight training on Wednesday to give you more amusement on FlightRadar,
9th Aug 2020, 23:10
Replies: 26
Views: 3,408
Posted By djpil

Give them a call next time and ask?

Give them a call next time and ask?
7th Aug 2020, 23:53
Replies: 102
Views: 26,643
Posted By djpil

That is a very large error in CG as a result and...

That is a very large error in CG as a result and pushes the sample in the POH way behind the aft limit. I wonder which moment arm BRM used when they determined CG for their flight tests.

There is...
6th Aug 2020, 06:49
Replies: 9
Views: 1,515
Posted By djpil

I also saw Neil Williams' displays in the...

I also saw Neil Williams' displays in the mid-'70s and chatted to him a couple of times. Anything from a Pitts, Zlin, Provost, Spitfire etc, just marvellous. He was interested in coming to work in...
4th Aug 2020, 10:03
Replies: 9
Views: 1,515
Posted By djpil

It has been a while. Not regularly but...

It has been a while. Not regularly but successfully. In a Pitts.
Page 15 at https://www.casa.gov.au/files/1551pdf
2nd Aug 2020, 03:57
Replies: 102
Views: 26,643
Posted By djpil

The ASTM LSA guidance material that I have seen...

The ASTM LSA guidance material that I have seen refers to the FAR 23 Flight Test Guide so the applicable nominal spin matrix is this one. Cross out the items not applicable. AC 23-8C has some...
1st Aug 2020, 00:57
Replies: 102
Views: 26,643
Posted By djpil

This could be it, not sure, but scroll through...

This could be it, not sure, but scroll through the 1600 comments. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1091538964311041

It seems to me that people in CASA (and the RAA) and the ATSB are way out of...
31st Jul 2020, 08:54
Replies: 102
Views: 26,643
Posted By djpil

[QUOTE=Squawk7700;10849927]F.a.r.k I got dizzy...

[QUOTE=Squawk7700;10849927]F.a.r.k I got dizzy just watching that, let alone being in it. That pilot must have been a figure skater in a past life. Would love to hear from a spinner on here eg djpil...
21st Jul 2020, 05:56
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By djpil

My old FS X works fine on my new laptop with...

My old FS X works fine on my new laptop with Windows 10.
13th Jul 2020, 12:05
Replies: 24
Views: 3,292
Posted By djpil

Here you are, Sunfish. First from APS...

Here you are, Sunfish.
First from APS https://youtu.be/PMhoPJYCvXA
and take a look at the stuff on Jimís website Dylan Aviation | School of Aerobatics and Airmanship Ľ Blog Archive Ľ Airmanship...
8th Jul 2020, 18:44
Replies: 38
Views: 3,425
Posted By djpil

nope, thatís for normal category aircraft. Per...

nope, thatís for normal category aircraft. Per the FAR23 Flight Test Guide:

Ē(ii) The airplane will recover in not more than 1 1/2 turns after completing application of normal or...
6th Jul 2020, 18:03
Replies: 825
Views: 614,628
Posted By djpil

if you donít get an answer here talk to Dr Hooke...

if you donít get an answer here talk to Dr Hooke https://aopa.com.au/pilot-medical-support-panel-update/
3rd Jul 2020, 23:12
Replies: 383
Views: 237,631
Posted By djpil

https://www.aviationconsumer.com/safety/portable-c...

https://www.aviationconsumer.com/safety/portable-co-detectors-co-experts-best/
Ours has the Experts (an earlier model than the 2016 in that article). It would consistently beep during taxi at a very...
30th Jun 2020, 23:19
Replies: 102
Views: 26,643
Posted By djpil

Seems to me that is different than described in...

Seems to me that is different than described in the company's spin test report of August 2011/February 2020:
"In all cases the aircraft responded to control actions and immediately recovered from a...
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