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8th Nov 2022, 09:02
Replies: 39
Views: 7,315
Posted By runway16


So David Cutmore gets 18 years in the slammer. He was just back from jail time in New Zealand. He gets back to Australia and gets an ASIC card.
So much for the value ofmthe ASIC application asking...
1st Nov 2022, 00:28
Replies: 8
Views: 2,453
Posted By runway16


18 years! If not early parole he is of an age with the jail,sentance that will see him die in jail. Even if he got out early no pension plan in sight.
Avgood warning to anyone else that my think...
23rd Oct 2022, 12:25
Replies: 39
Views: 7,315
Posted By runway16

I handed my old ASIC card to the person who gave...

I handed my old ASIC card to the person who gave me the new one. A few months later I received a letter in the mail demanding the old ASIC card. Lots of penalties if I did not!

I replied that I...
11th Oct 2022, 00:46
Replies: 24
Views: 3,120
Posted By runway16

Remember when ...

Remember when .......

The letter A was the start of of a location abbreviation instead of the now letter Y. eg ATOC became YTOC.?

When CASA offices were at major secondary airports. Easy to...
24th Sep 2022, 12:07
Replies: 105
Views: 19,192
Posted By runway16

Earning levels

Then I hear of footballers aged 24 and bringing in some $640,000 PA for kicking a bag of wind. And I can take five years to get a PPL a CPL and all the tickets and as and when I get a first time...
21st Sep 2022, 23:02
Replies: 41
Views: 5,100
Posted By runway16

Tricks of the Trade

The idea of opening the oil hatch on the top of the cowl is an excellent comment. On a big barrel engine I have been doing that for years. It lets the trapped hot air in the cowl escape and for the...
15th Sep 2022, 07:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,992
Posted By runway16

Pilot hours? Hours on type? Missing.

Pilot hours? Hours on type?

9th Sep 2022, 05:41
Replies: 17
Views: 2,109
Posted By runway16


I have to laugh.
CASA has been of late beating the drum talking of pilots to carry their ELT units. Not put it in the glove box or behind the seat. Really!
Must be new staff at CASA that do not...
6th Sep 2022, 05:15
Replies: 28
Views: 4,274
Posted By runway16

Well the council finally succeeded! This year...

Well the council finally succeeded!
This year there were only 40 aircraft at the Birdsville Races. Probably lucky as the rains had turned the non hard-stand into a quagmire. The ARO had a real job...
4th Aug 2022, 02:29
Replies: 3
Views: 2,016
Posted By runway16

G-111T for Darwin Build

Do I recall that this machine was due to be built at Warnervale, NSW?
Then that went all quiet and now the build location is next to be Darwin.
What happened to the Warnervale proposal?
28th Jul 2022, 04:47
Replies: 0
Views: 607
Posted By runway16

Casa zoom meeting today non controlled aerodromes

CASA had promoted a Zoom meeting today re Non Controlled Aerodromes.
I am used to just tapping in where it says touch this bar to get in.
Not so today. I tapped in where it said Tap This Line and...
12th Jul 2022, 10:13
Replies: 47
Views: 12,620
Posted By runway16

Elastic Sided Boots - Any Brand

With elastic sided boots , all brands, one thing that erks me is the pull tag on the back.
My pants always rested between the tag and my leg so I cut off the tag.
Now my pants leg drop to the...
7th Jul 2022, 11:48
Replies: 47
Views: 12,620
Posted By runway16


I use a Seiko with a bezel. A great watch. It does not tell me the next time zone but my Ozrunways iPad does that for me. My Seiko has an automatic wind mechanism. Shake it and it winds up. No...
7th Jul 2022, 04:15
Replies: 39
Views: 9,183
Posted By runway16

Jetstar *

Did a recent Jetstar flight BrisVega to MEL. Two and something hours. Not even a cup of coffee or tea. No offer of even a cup of water.

Yeap, nothing like service to the paying punter!
27th Jun 2022, 11:38
Replies: 29
Views: 8,730
Posted By runway16

Galaxy Flying School

What ever happened to Maurice Maloney of Discover Flying?
21st May 2022, 12:33
Replies: 21
Views: 3,105
Posted By runway16

New Grade Three Instructor

So the glossy brochure or website said 'Come get your CPL with us' 'And then add on an instructors ticket as instructors are in high demand!'. 'That will get you good flying hours'.
So you get that...
21st May 2022, 12:25
Replies: 81
Views: 7,212
Posted By runway16


So the election is on us and now they are counting.

I went to my local polling station and asked both the Liberal and Labour people about what their aviation policies were. I was thinking GA and...
12th May 2022, 11:49
Replies: 97
Views: 32,576
Posted By runway16

A major issue was to be crossing Mt...

A major issue was to be crossing Mt Disappointment instead of going around it.
1st May 2022, 08:51
Replies: 112
Views: 16,826
Posted By runway16

Airport Fees

So I see high airport landing and usage fees.

The question I have to ask what do those same councils charge the limes of the Grey Nomad with caravan in tow, or the double B semi truck going...
17th Apr 2022, 02:22
Replies: 67
Views: 13,580
Posted By runway16

GA Ready Training

Morno, Tossbag, Global.
When you guys deal with newbee CPL holders, 200-250 hours wonders, still living at home and still in nappies with the ink still wet on their ticket you will get a real idea...
16th Apr 2022, 01:25
Replies: 28
Views: 4,274
Posted By runway16

I think that the costing spelt out by Squawk...

I think that the costing spelt out by Squawk spells the end of flying into the Birdsville Races.
Disappointing. It used to be the premier event for pilots and passengers of light aircraft to fly to...
15th Apr 2022, 10:32
Replies: 28
Views: 4,274
Posted By runway16

Birdsville Races. April Edition

So who went? What feed back can you give? Landing Fee? Fuel cost? Numbers of punters? Number of aircraft?
I get the feeling that Birdsville Races as a pilot's destination is over and that the event...
15th Apr 2022, 10:27
Replies: 67
Views: 13,580
Posted By runway16

New CPL Pilots and GA Ready Courses

Two things appear to be being missed in relation to discussion on GA Ready courses,
Shiny shoes and a clean pressed shirt take self discipline to come up sparkling. Self discipline is the stuff that...
9th Apr 2022, 11:35
Replies: 67
Views: 13,580
Posted By runway16

Tossbag ......... If you need an additional...

Tossbag .........

If you need an additional course after a CPL to learn the above....................

Maybe then the newbee will pick up what the flying school did not teach them !
9th Apr 2022, 01:09
Replies: 3
Views: 1,489
Posted By runway16

There is a God! Maybe not a B-J God but a higher...

There is a God! Maybe not a B-J God but a higher authority.
7th Apr 2022, 04:49
Replies: 67
Views: 13,580
Posted By runway16

GA Ready

'GA Ready' means several things. The main meaning is that a pilot is ready to start operating the next day without having to be re-trained to be able to be a commercial pilot.
These days the flight...
28th Mar 2022, 01:06
Replies: 7
Views: 2,428
Posted By runway16


Disappointing to see that the Scone Warbirds Air Show was cancelled. Low cloud and weather. Big build up and lots of people, accom booked out and then no-show.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2022, 10:40
Replies: 59
Views: 18,077
Posted By runway16

See also Accidents. R22/44 Tail boom events. ...

See also Accidents. R22/44 Tail boom events.

26th Mar 2022, 09:52
Replies: 9
Views: 2,837
Posted By runway16

Robinson R22/44 Tail losses

TV news tonight shows a R22 helo with no tail feathers crashing. fatal to two.

Australia has had two like accidents, if I got it right, but as yet no comment from the accident people ATSB, the...
24th Mar 2022, 00:40
Replies: 103
Views: 21,419
Posted By runway16

Pitot covers

So the incident happened in July 2018. It is now March 2022. That is a long gap to report on this event.
2nd Mar 2022, 12:07
Replies: 49
Views: 15,777
Posted By runway16


The flight was held up due weather.
I wanted a snack. I tried THREE times to flag down the cabin skirt. She looked straight ahead and ignored me.
I got her attention when I tapped her on the arm....
27th Feb 2022, 09:51
Replies: 24
Views: 4,229
Posted By runway16

Redcliffe waterlogged. Murwillumbah . How goes...

Redcliffe waterlogged. Murwillumbah . How goes that as well?

Glad I have a float rating but need to hire a float plane.

No doubt aircraft destroyed or at best needing a lot of work to fly...
11th Jan 2022, 11:24
Replies: 116
Views: 23,889
Posted By runway16

P68. Rottnest

Two things that involve the P68.
One is that they have a 25 kt crosswind limit. High.
Two they require some 20 degrees of flap to take off otherwise they stick to the runway.
6th Jan 2022, 23:06
Replies: 24
Views: 7,332
Posted By runway16

IAA Mildura

The lack of students must be a disaster for the big schools geared for bulk foreign student training. Not talked about in the media spin is the effect that it has had on instructors. When Covid...
28th Dec 2021, 10:15
Replies: 23
Views: 4,910
Posted By runway16

New CASA website

Thunderbird Five.
I am glad that I was not the only one to find that the 'new' CASA website had not been commissioned before being let lose. Still a work in progress exercise.
Thank you.
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