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21st Jun 2022, 05:37
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

It should not be surprising that all Commonwealth...

It should not be surprising that all Commonwealth legislation is ‘drafted the same way’. The strategic purpose of drafting any legislation is generally the same: To use words that give legal effect...
19th Jun 2022, 00:09
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

In response to one of the questions in the CASA...

In response to one of the questions in the CASA ‘review’ of aviation medical policy, I said the primary risk was that CASA would spend a lot of time and money reinventing the wheel but produce...
18th Jun 2022, 23:35
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Typical overreach. Imagine if a licensed motor...

Typical overreach. Imagine if a licensed motor mechanic lost his or her mechanic’s licence and livelihood because they were fined for driving at 65 in a 60 zone.

And the inclusion of compliance...
18th Jun 2022, 23:09
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

But CASA can suspend or revoke your pilot’s...

But CASA can suspend or revoke your pilot’s licence or maintenance approval, or whatever, for contravention of a strict liability offence provision, without a court having ever found you committed...
17th Jun 2022, 08:46
Replies: 47
Views: 6,251
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

I think there's not a meeting of minds about what...

I think there's not a meeting of minds about what you meant by 'controlled airspace', Geoff. Were those incidents or at least the second one in the Class of airspace which dare not speak its name...
17th Jun 2022, 08:26
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Because Avmed interprets and applies the rules in...

Because Avmed interprets and applies the rules in whatever way will be the most inconvenient, costly and intrusive for you. Of course, it's dressed up in safety rhetoric: The timing is determined by...
17th Jun 2022, 08:03
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Key point 3: Please don’t introduce more...

Key point 3: Please don’t introduce more undefined words that will create more uncertainty

The term “compensation or reward” appears five times in the draft MOS. As drafted, aircraft which...
17th Jun 2022, 08:00
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Key point 2: Registered operators of Part 43...

Key point 2: Registered operators of Part 43 aircraft should not be exposed to regulatory action and criminal liability as a consequence of circumstances of which they have no knowledge or control
...
17th Jun 2022, 07:59
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Proposed Part 43: Time to get informed and involved

My review of the draft Part 43 MOS and changes to the regs was quite eye-opening. I'd suggest that anyone who thinks the proposed new rules are mainly about maintenance organisations or personnel...
17th Jun 2022, 00:17
Replies: 47
Views: 6,251
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

I did not intend to have a ‘dig’ at RAA. My...

I did not intend to have a ‘dig’ at RAA. My apologies if my thoughts were expressed such that they could be interpreted that way. My ‘dig’ is intended to be at the absurdly contradictory attitudes of...
13th Jun 2022, 08:53
Replies: 29
Views: 6,071
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

As I said earlier: Third world.

As I said earlier: Third world.
13th Jun 2022, 08:52
Replies: 29
Views: 6,071
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

I remember it well, GIII. We are fortunate that...

I remember it well, GIII. We are fortunate that most in GA - including GA training and maintenance organisations at YPPF - have a little more humanity than the airport corporations milking every...
12th Jun 2022, 08:34
Replies: 47
Views: 6,251
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

And the biggest problem with your logic is that...

And the biggest problem with your logic is that although ‘controlled airspace DOES NOT stop collisions’ (and nor do traffic lights), controlled airspace (and traffic lights) are more effective than...
12th Jun 2022, 07:05
Replies: 47
Views: 6,251
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

You couldn’t make this stuff up. A cabal of...

You couldn’t make this stuff up.

A cabal of people in one part of CASA (with the support or acquiescence of ATSB and Airservices) will go to almost any lengths to make sure that RPT passenger jets...
8th Jun 2022, 07:41
Replies: 29
Views: 6,071
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Precisely how I found out. After flying in from...

Precisely how I found out. After flying in from YWMC my partner disappeared through the turnstile and was gone for some time. I subsequently found out that she was lucky to find someone who let...
7th Jun 2022, 02:02
Replies: 11
Views: 4,798
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

It's just a small number of zealots who have...

It's just a small number of zealots who have again prevailed - hopefully temporarily - over those who are capable of objectively assessing all of the objective evidence. Zealots on a crusade are...
20th May 2022, 01:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,779
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Temora is very ‘GA friendly’. Just do the...

Temora is very ‘GA friendly’. Just do the normal pre-flight homework and you’ll be fine.

(Haven’t been to Tocumwal for quite a while. Will have to visit again, soon. Have added Clare Valley...
19th May 2022, 02:38
Replies: 16
Views: 1,779
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Yes - should have mentioned Port Pirie. ...

Yes - should have mentioned Port Pirie.

Nullabor Motel is great. Avgas, food, bed and strip all within stone’s throw of each other. Perfect staging point for a day trip into Maralinga.
...
18th May 2022, 01:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,779
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Slowly working my way through ERSA!

Slowly working my way through ERSA!
17th May 2022, 22:22
Replies: 16
Views: 1,779
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Off the top of my head…Arkaroola, Goolwa, Leigh...

Off the top of my head…Arkaroola, Goolwa, Leigh Creek, Swan Hill, Deniliquin, Naracoorte, Cootamundra (though Council working on getting unfriendly), Temora, Cowra, Echuca (though Council working on...
16th May 2022, 02:50
Replies: 112
Views: 15,916
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

I note that no one is predicting that the YCTM...

I note that no one is predicting that the YCTM council will take me up on my offer to relieve council of the burden of operating and maintaining the aerodrome. All council needs to do is transfer...
14th May 2022, 04:17
Replies: 112
Views: 15,916
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

As usual, TIEW, you paint the narrowest and most...

As usual, TIEW, you paint the narrowest and most negative picture of private aviation you can. People going on a “quick flit around the bay, doing the bare minimum to maintain currency, is just...
14th May 2022, 03:54
Replies: 11
Views: 4,798
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Time for CVD pilots to step up and (re)join the CVDPA

If you have CVD and are a commercial pilot or aspiring commercial pilot, I’d suggest you (re)join the CVDPA. It seems the potential return to the dark ages is under consideration by CASA rather than...
12th May 2022, 07:01
Replies: 30
Views: 3,226
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

triadic said:The notes at least should all be...

triadic said:The notes at least should all be removed.

Drafting Direction No. 3.5 of the Office of Parliamentary Counsel (https://www.opc.gov.au/sites/default/files/s06pf330.v57.pdf) says, with my...
11th May 2022, 09:14
Replies: 30
Views: 3,226
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

AOTW: Imagine the State X highway patrol was...

AOTW: Imagine the State X highway patrol was given the function of setting clear and concise road transport safety standards and given the power to set the speed limit. A section of the legislation...
7th May 2022, 07:55
Replies: 11
Views: 4,798
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Zealots on a crusade for a noble cause, taking...

Zealots on a crusade for a noble cause, taking advantage of a change in CEO/Chairman.

I said this in my submission to the GA inquiry:In my supplementary submission I said:This is the product of...
7th May 2022, 07:25
Replies: 11
Views: 4,798
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Have you been in contact with the CVDPA? ...

Have you been in contact with the CVDPA?

What you've described would be a typical intellectually-dishonest CASA Avmed return to a dark-ages scaremongering crusade against the powerless. The OVCA...
7th May 2022, 07:05
Replies: 112
Views: 15,916
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

CASA's doing its level best to scaremonger...

CASA's doing its level best to scaremonger 'community service flights' into the ground, too.
7th May 2022, 03:56
Replies: 112
Views: 15,916
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

That’s because in your lucky country, you’re...

That’s because in your lucky country, you’re comfortable that ‘someone else’ will always provide most of the country’s defence and commercial aviation materiel and capability. In your world, private...
7th May 2022, 01:02
Replies: 112
Views: 15,916
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

It is so typical of bureaucrats, isn’t it...

It is so typical of bureaucrats, isn’t it tossbag?

Private pilots are people who’ve apparently spent their lives successfully avoiding paying any kind of tax or charge and not making any other...
6th May 2022, 10:14
Replies: 112
Views: 15,916
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

Golf courses and car race tracks have yet to...

Golf courses and car race tracks have yet to prove themselves very valuable as pieces of defence capability, in their own right.

But I've tried. A wise mentor of mine advised me that you can lead...
5th May 2022, 08:12
Replies: 112
Views: 15,916
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

I’d suggest also trying to point out that the...

I’d suggest also trying to point out that the cost of attempting to collect the fees will outweigh the fees collected. Lots of councils have worked that out, the very hard way. (Air Services worked...
4th May 2022, 08:07
Replies: 112
Views: 15,916
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

On “numbers games” and the “costs of maintaining” an aerodrome

I have an interest in a property with a hangar and aircraft at YCTM. The local council has – to its credit – established an ‘Aerodrome Advisory Committee’ as a forum to listen to users’ perspectives...
29th Apr 2022, 06:40
Replies: 112
Views: 15,916
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

From a judgment in the USA in a case where the...

From a judgment in the USA in a case where the local council was trying to grab the airport land:
27th Apr 2022, 00:45
Replies: 30
Views: 2,995
Posted By Clinton McKenzie

It's been a very long time since I saw one of...

It's been a very long time since I saw one of Ronnie's finest do a 'beat up' at 25', but this 'evidence' is compelling:
...
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