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2nd Aug 2022, 08:45
Replies: 10
Views: 2,292
Posted By Roger Gove

Traffic, Further back than that, however, not...

Traffic,
Further back than that, however, not as far as Griffo! He beats me by 4!
FSO Course 35, the all public service course because the Government had an embargo on recruiting!
13 starters with...
2nd Jul 2021, 06:14
Replies: 134
Views: 20,326
Posted By Roger Gove

Bring back Flight Service I say! It used to...

Bring back Flight Service I say!
It used to work well.
Mind you that was before the advent of glass cockpits and limited aviation English!
RG
21st Jun 2021, 03:35
Replies: 134
Views: 20,326
Posted By Roger Gove

Traffic, We all know that "see and avoid" is...

Traffic,
We all know that "see and avoid" is the only form of separation that is needed in class G!
Once upon a time there was a thing called "airmanship" where a pilot was capable of aviating,...
21st Jun 2021, 03:29
Replies: 12
Views: 3,552
Posted By Roger Gove

Griffo, What is General Aviation? Why do we...

Griffo,
What is General Aviation?
Why do we need to change Aviation 'Regulation'?
My assumption is Baarnaby will again become Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and...
18th Oct 2020, 04:23
Replies: 9
Views: 2,292
Posted By Roger Gove

CA/GRS has always needed Met Observation...

CA/GRS has always needed Met Observation certificate. BoM/WMO have changed the requirements for certification. It now only lasts 5 years, not indefinite.
Also need CAR120 to be allowed to pass met...
20th Sep 2020, 05:12
Replies: 13
Views: 3,441
Posted By Roger Gove

Squawk CAR 57 (4) refers to UNAVOIDABLE. ...

Squawk
CAR 57 (4) refers to UNAVOIDABLE. Blasting off into non VMC is AVOIDABLE, therefore stress of weather does not apply.
Assuming the pilot had briefed properly, they would have known the wx...
28th Apr 2020, 05:54
Replies: 43
Views: 9,449
Posted By Roger Gove

Approach, Isn't it called cost benefit...

Approach,
Isn't it called cost benefit analysis?
To return to the Gove Tower situation. The cost was enormous to cover a Ba146 and a B737 (sometimes 2) well spaced movements per day for 5 days per...
27th Apr 2020, 08:04
Replies: 43
Views: 9,449
Posted By Roger Gove

Griffo, Ah the life in the long lost western...

Griffo,
Ah the life in the long lost western state!
The goldfish was created by one of the FSO's and hung from the Aldis Lamp because there was no other use for the tower cabin!
It did initially...
26th Apr 2020, 07:27
Replies: 43
Views: 9,449
Posted By Roger Gove

Traffic, There were 6 houses built at Gove. 3...

Traffic,
There were 6 houses built at Gove. 3 for ATC and 3 for BoM as part of the Gove Met Station which was on the opposite side of the runway to the FSU. The Met station was built as part of...
24th Apr 2020, 08:08
Replies: 43
Views: 9,449
Posted By Roger Gove

Traffic, Gove was capable of parking a B737 and...

Traffic,
Gove was capable of parking a B737 and BA146 on the pax hardstand.
Have seen 2 x B737, 1 x BA146, 1 x F28 (Departmental) and 2 x DC3 on the ground simultaneously.
F28 was parked on the...
4th Jan 2020, 10:43
Replies: 77
Views: 23,688
Posted By Roger Gove

KR, from where do we operate this large fleet of...

KR, from where do we operate this large fleet of Very Large Air Tankers (VLAT) and CL415's?
An RJ85 or a C130 (Multi Engine Air Tanker - MEAT) may be able to operate from a few Regional Airports,...
4th Jan 2020, 06:20
Replies: 77
Views: 23,688
Posted By Roger Gove

Has anyone considered that the weather systems...

Has anyone considered that the weather systems associated with the fires may preclude aerial assets?
VFR requirements etc!
2nd Jul 2019, 09:07
Replies: 1,345
Views: 558,626
Posted By Roger Gove

Smile King Air Down At Essendon

Leadsled,
A timely reminder of Essendon's status. From memory the lease was signed in 2001 for 99 years with a condition that it continue as an operational airport for a minimum of 45 years with no...
1st Jun 2019, 08:03
Replies: 10
Views: 2,954
Posted By Roger Gove

Melbourne Jet Base

It used to be home for Alan Bond and others back in the late 80's.
Believe it was "owned" by ANZ Bank for a while.
Taken over by Virgin at one stage and then Joan Holland.
Now home for Little...
6th Mar 2019, 07:31
Replies: 2
Views: 1,654
Posted By Roger Gove

Dave Turnbull

I too worked with Dave in Sydney Flight Service.
His ability to find humor in most situations was remarkable,
A good operator who will be missed.
17th Sep 2015, 05:59
Replies: 50
Views: 7,998
Posted By Roger Gove

Buckshot - AS it should be! Only registered,...

Buckshot - AS it should be! Only registered, certified and military aerodromes have to be marked on charts. The rest are Aeroplane Landing Areas with no published construction or notification...
17th Sep 2015, 05:25
Replies: 50
Views: 7,998
Posted By Roger Gove

can't have much to do if they can also do Flight Watch

Dear Dick
Was that the 2008 report from Ambidji.
Like everyone on this post has said "Hey Guys, We've Moved on!"
As Griffo pointed out - "Who started this rubbish?"
We are now in the 21st century...
19th Dec 2012, 23:42
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By Roger Gove

Aus Regs - Handypilot

Handy Pilot - G'day from down under.
You need to go to the Airservices Australia website and look up the Australian Aeronautical Information Publication AIP.
Link is Publications | Airservices...
20th Nov 2012, 09:22
Replies: 11
Views: 2,891
Posted By Roger Gove

Fight The Flightpath

Bevan, Love the cartoon! Tullamarine was originally designed with five runways. The last two Master Plans have shown the multiple runways and the associated ANEF footprints. This is a seperate group...
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