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17th Feb 2019, 20:25
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Posted By Bill Pike

Aviation once had an unlikely friend in high...

Aviation once had an unlikely friend in high places with the Democrats.This was ruined by a self serving trio on the Board of AOPA who told Brian Greig that the President of AOPA did not have the...
17th Feb 2019, 20:11
Replies: 17
Views: 4,059
Posted By Bill Pike

My apologies but it is on the CASA website

My apologies but it is on the CASA website
17th Feb 2019, 01:37
Replies: 175
Views: 43,096
Posted By Bill Pike

Charter Maintenance Standards

This waffle about "charter maintenance standards" etc reminds of a conversation I once had with Roger Verney of Scone Air Maintenance many years ago. I owned and flew a Cessna 185 and said to Roger...
17th Feb 2019, 01:22
Replies: 17
Views: 4,059
Posted By Bill Pike

If this submission below was authored by the...

If this submission below was authored by the Laura Henwood who is leading the yet to be completed ATSB investigation into the volunteer flight crash at Mt Gambier then in my view she should have...
15th Feb 2019, 03:46
Replies: 17
Views: 4,059
Posted By Bill Pike

Angel Flight

I sent a submission to McCormack and asked that he forward it to CASA. CASA did not publish it as they said that I had not requested publication. Mr M McCormack

Deputy Prime Minister, Leader of...
25th Aug 2017, 10:17
Replies: 20
Views: 4,165
Posted By Bill Pike

Well Wings, I suppose that we all sometimes...

Well Wings, I suppose that we all sometimes confuse what happened with what we wish happened. Bruce thought that he was talking to an audience of one. He could not have known that 40 years later you...
25th Aug 2017, 05:57
Replies: 20
Views: 4,165
Posted By Bill Pike

I can't say about Edgar's financial dealings with...

I can't say about Edgar's financial dealings with Tony. I can say that he didn't have possession of the aircraft for very long though not sure how long. Tony asked John and I to go over to Edgar's ...
25th Aug 2017, 05:32
Replies: 20
Views: 4,165
Posted By Bill Pike

That is quite correct Lead Balloon. Edgar did...

That is quite correct Lead Balloon. Edgar did have possession of one of Tony's aircraft for a time but did not go ahead with the purchase, (not sure of the financial arrangements. It was I...
25th Aug 2017, 04:58
Replies: 20
Views: 4,165
Posted By Bill Pike

A few inaccuracies there I think Centauraus....

A few inaccuracies there I think Centauraus. Doubt very much that Bruce Clarke ever flew Tony's Mustangs and definitely not with a canopy removed. He did know people who were flying them though. I...
2nd Mar 2016, 21:46
Replies: 144
Views: 21,772
Posted By Bill Pike

If say the Willy RAAF base had long ago been...

If say the Willy RAAF base had long ago been shifted from its rather vulnerable coastal position, to somewhere up closer to our threats say Tindal (where miltary airspace abounds,) and if MDX had...
1st Mar 2016, 19:31
Replies: 144
Views: 21,772
Posted By Bill Pike

When I read Dickie Wiliams book I found it more...

When I read Dickie Wiliams book I found it more self serving than factual
28th Feb 2016, 21:28
Replies: 144
Views: 21,772
Posted By Bill Pike

We must ask ourselves why it would even enter the...

We must ask ourselves why it would even enter the head of the pilot of MDX to flight plan via Craven etc. My understanding at the time was that he had been told at the flight planning that clearance...
26th Feb 2016, 04:43
Replies: 144
Views: 21,772
Posted By Bill Pike

There isn't any dispute from me that the pilot of...

There isn't any dispute from me that the pilot of MDX should have coped with where he was sent. There isn't also any doubt in my mind that the "inland' route should not have even been considered by...
26th Feb 2016, 02:46
Replies: 144
Views: 21,772
Posted By Bill Pike

I am not here to defend Dick. He is a big boy....

I am not here to defend Dick. He is a big boy. MDX flight planned inland because... he couldn't swim, right?
What did you expect BASI to say?
Coastal flight plan, coastal track, no iced up out of...
26th Feb 2016, 01:25
Replies: 144
Views: 21,772
Posted By Bill Pike

Not true in what respect plse Rats? The...

Not true in what respect plse Rats? The requirement was to flight plan via Craven ?
25th Feb 2016, 21:11
Replies: 144
Views: 21,772
Posted By Bill Pike

Is there any dissent here that 1. Australian...

Is there any dissent here that
1. Australian military have far too much airspace allotted to them, and
2. In very inconvenient places, and
3. Access through this airspace is harder than in say the...
25th Feb 2016, 02:54
Replies: 144
Views: 21,772
Posted By Bill Pike

We are all aware of the "Swiss Cheese" model for...

We are all aware of the "Swiss Cheese" model for aircraft accidents. If Mick in -MDX had been permitted to flight plan coastal, as he should have been, the other factors would not most likely have...
13th Jun 2014, 04:20
Replies: 635
Views: 74,246
Posted By Bill Pike

C'mon Evilroy, Dick isn't misleading anyone...

C'mon Evilroy,
Dick isn't misleading anyone and you know it.
RAAF rules precluded Flight Planning through Willy airspace.
There should not have been any question of Flight Planning over the...
12th Jun 2014, 07:21
Replies: 635
Views: 74,246
Posted By Bill Pike

The PIC would have been unlikely to have been in...

The PIC would have been unlikely to have been in as much bother VMC coastal.
If the PIC had lost control over lower flatter country he still would have had a greater chance of saving the day.
It's...
9th Jun 2014, 05:07
Replies: 635
Views: 74,246
Posted By Bill Pike

When all is said and done I would say that 99% of...

When all is said and done I would say that 99% of people seeing those shots of the weather in which they were flying and the terrain over which they were flying will ask why the flight wasn't...
8th Jun 2014, 09:27
Replies: 635
Views: 74,246
Posted By Bill Pike

I am saying that if flight planning and clearance...

I am saying that if flight planning and clearance coastal was permitted this accident would have been avoided, the pilot's shortcomings notwith standing
Don't know for sure but was he an...
8th Jun 2014, 07:27
Replies: 635
Views: 74,246
Posted By Bill Pike

Ninety per cent of the argument against a higher...

Ninety per cent of the argument against a higher level coastal corridor can be found here

"Dick has shown over and over again in this thread, he thinks he and his fellow "millionaire businessmen"...
8th Jun 2014, 02:25
Replies: 635
Views: 74,246
Posted By Bill Pike

There was a corridor two thousand feet above KLAX...

There was a corridor two thousand feet above KLAX last time I looked. A pitch and break is confined to the circuit area I believe. No one has said that a clearance shouldn't be required however it...
8th Jun 2014, 01:09
Replies: 635
Views: 74,246
Posted By Bill Pike

"Its a known limitation, plan accordingly, pretty...

"Its a known limitation, plan accordingly, pretty simple stuff really. "

That, p.j.m., is exactly what the Minister should say to the RAAF about a coastal airway
7th Jun 2014, 23:51
Replies: 635
Views: 74,246
Posted By Bill Pike

I doubt that failures of vac pumps or poor pilot...

I doubt that failures of vac pumps or poor pilot decisions will stop any day soon but I see no reason at all to require aircraft to flight plan over tiger country SE when it isn't necessary. ...
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