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25th May 2022, 01:50
Replies: 5
Views: 2,253
Posted By spinex

A story about as old as flying. Lawrence Sperry...

A story about as old as flying. Lawrence Sperry is generally credited with having developed the first practical autopilot - and with having earned the first mile high club pin with its aid.

There...
21st May 2022, 07:16
Replies: 20
Views: 5,796
Posted By spinex

Pretty impressive in this day and age, that not a...

Pretty impressive in this day and age, that not a single photo, video clip etc of the aircraft parked out bush, has escaped into the wild. Anyone know, has it been recovered yet?
16th Apr 2022, 04:00
Replies: 1,718
Views: 4,173,247
Posted By spinex

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/20220416_140218_3d356162a6178c402ef5216af9137ba1642f11ed.jpg
As the weather improved, so did the company
16th Apr 2022, 03:54
Replies: 1,718
Views: 4,173,247
Posted By spinex

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1639/20220403_080124_865442d302c8e90d79b0d24e73431658c1738557.jpg
Classy pair of old girls.
16th Apr 2022, 03:52
Replies: 1,718
Views: 4,173,247
Posted By spinex

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/20220403_091323_bfe68b29bdc4bd594215b214559e4a323296874b.jpg
It got better.
16th Apr 2022, 03:49
Replies: 1,718
Views: 4,173,247
Posted By spinex

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn6928_a8cb8b494b94a4fd2250c69f200b606a318ccd99.jpg
Ghost from times past...? The crew out at Watts Bridge put on another of their Watts...
24th Dec 2021, 01:37
Replies: 16
Views: 4,093
Posted By spinex

Jodel down Ball Bay Qld.

Another one just before Christmas😢.
According to ASN, VH-WBL at about 08:00 AEST
17th Aug 2021, 04:36
Replies: 16
Views: 4,051
Posted By spinex

Got it in one; as I understand it, it's the same...

Got it in one; as I understand it, it's the same as buying a 2nd hand -10 or Lancair in flying condition from overseas, just that here you get to specify your equipment and colour scheme, and the...
16th Aug 2021, 23:56
Replies: 16
Views: 4,051
Posted By spinex

From all accounts, the test numbers are within a...

From all accounts, the test numbers are within a poofteenth of the real world figures recorded by the low wing version, the TSi, of which there are quite a few flying already. I see they have...
3rd Jul 2021, 00:23
Replies: 17
Views: 2,577
Posted By spinex

Too true, let's hope that the poor old organisers...

Too true, let's hope that the poor old organisers catch a break and it's 3rd time lucky.
25th Apr 2021, 17:39
Replies: 42
Views: 7,442
Posted By spinex

The uncharitable may suggest that you're trolling...

The uncharitable may suggest that you're trolling then.
24th Apr 2021, 18:03
Replies: 42
Views: 7,442
Posted By spinex

I'll bite. As is so often the case, the answer...

I'll bite. As is so often the case, the answer amounts to; it depends. I too was taught the technique when converting a GA licence to RA Aus certificate in a P92 and whilst I can attest that a...
23rd Apr 2021, 08:43
Replies: 14
Views: 5,033
Posted By spinex

Aircraft down near Charters Towers

Fatal accident en route Bowen, aircraft type unknown.

https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/news/2021/04/23/fatal-aviation-incident-campaspe-near-charters-towers/
31st Mar 2021, 01:39
Replies: 33
Views: 11,860
Posted By spinex

Richmond, yesterday, according to the rumour mill.

Richmond, yesterday, according to the rumour mill.
18th Jan 2021, 04:14
Replies: 2
Views: 1,366
Posted By spinex

That timelapse sure tells a story!

That timelapse sure tells a story!
17th Jan 2021, 11:05
Replies: 2
Views: 1,366
Posted By spinex

Caloundra - Wx 16/01

I understand that things got a little exciting with something small and whirly throwing toys about yesterday afternoon. Was shown a few pics, including of poor old Airvan BNX (last seen nosedown,...
5th Jun 2020, 23:54
Replies: 37
Views: 6,004
Posted By spinex

Replace? Not anytime soon, but supplement and...

Replace? Not anytime soon, but supplement and replace in parts, most definitely, including on crops and in situations where aerial spraying would never have been a goer before. I'd also not rely too...
18th Apr 2020, 12:25
Replies: 18
Views: 8,204
Posted By spinex

Other than to clarify the weather issue, that...

Other than to clarify the weather issue, that report doesn't offer a lot in the way of answers. And that's no reflection on the ATSB, the flightpath after passing Cape Moreton makes very little sense.
5th Apr 2020, 03:11
Replies: 3
Views: 3,398
Posted By spinex

Thanks Michael, looks like pretty big timber they...

Thanks Michael, looks like pretty big timber they went into. Nasty!
30th Jan 2020, 03:53
Replies: 18
Views: 8,204
Posted By spinex

ATSB have the mayday logged at 16:26 on Wed 22/01...

ATSB have the mayday logged at 16:26 on Wed 22/01 which meshes with the media reports of "about 4.30pm", both presumably AEST. I know mention was made elsewhere of heavy rain on the radar loop, but...
29th Jan 2020, 08:26
Replies: 47
Views: 18,485
Posted By spinex

Old Mate Karma seems to have been having a little...

Old Mate Karma seems to have been having a little fun with this one, pilot identified as the same fella quoted in news reports above.
29th Jan 2020, 06:24
Replies: 18
Views: 8,204
Posted By spinex

Wreckage found

I see QPS have located the main wreckage more or less where they expected, NNE of the island. No bodies there though.

Michael's wx scenario makes the most sense so far, although if I read the time...
24th Jan 2020, 04:24
Replies: 18
Views: 8,204
Posted By spinex

This strikes me as a slightly odd one. Had it...

This strikes me as a slightly odd one. Had it been a simple engine failure beyond gliding distance of land, I'd have expected a bit more than the terse, but certainly not panicked Mayday issued by...
22nd Jan 2020, 19:02
Replies: 18
Views: 8,204
Posted By spinex

I understand they found debris SE of Cape Moreton...

I understand they found debris SE of Cape Moreton late last night, certainly the Challenger was orbiting about a point there. They then expanded the search South, down current. I imagine Rescue 500...
9th May 2018, 12:41
Replies: 96
Views: 16,446
Posted By spinex

Quite where the boot is involved in pointing out...

Quite where the boot is involved in pointing out the blindingly obvious, I fail to see. It is however increasingly tempting to apply said size12s to the tails of those who persist in trying to...
9th May 2018, 11:58
Replies: 96
Views: 16,446
Posted By spinex

VH-LBY Skippers C-441

Tried to post on the original thread, only to find it closed (??) Anyway the prelim report is out and shock horror, the obvious guess proved to be the correct one....
30th Mar 2018, 01:54
Replies: 1
Views: 1,380
Posted By spinex

Good to hear, flying club culture is something...

Good to hear, flying club culture is something that seems to have withered in the big centres and that's our loss I believe.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2018, 11:47
Replies: 113
Views: 28,316
Posted By spinex

In the scramble to get the news out, media seem...

In the scramble to get the news out, media seem to have ruffled the ATSB's feathers, erroneously reporting that the ATSB had confirmed fatalities. Whatever the protocol, it seems that sadly the...
18th Mar 2018, 08:51
Replies: 8
Views: 4,610
Posted By spinex

Thanks for that OttoL, the ATSB announcement said...

Thanks for that OttoL, the ATSB announcement said nothing about the pilot's condition and I feared the worst.
18th Mar 2018, 08:42
Replies: 8
Views: 4,610
Posted By spinex

RV down Central Coast

The bad news fairy at the ATSB has just published advice of an RV-6A down at Somersby on the Central Coast, earlier today.:sad:
3rd Mar 2018, 17:22
Replies: 159
Views: 70,871
Posted By spinex

Ok, so we have several people happy to tell us...

Ok, so we have several people happy to tell us what didn't cause the issue; given that the aircraft was apparently flown off within a day, the gingerbeers must know what did bring it down or it would...
24th Feb 2018, 08:19
Replies: 1,718
Views: 4,173,247
Posted By spinex

YEVD

Mandatory text contribution.
24th Feb 2018, 08:15
Replies: 1,718
Views: 4,173,247
Posted By spinex

Getting a little quiet in here? Anyway here are...

Getting a little quiet in here? Anyway here are a few happy snaps from Evans Head in early Jan. Always a good outing and this year the wx played the game too.
3rd Feb 2018, 09:05
Replies: 421
Views: 261,979
Posted By spinex

Going by the TV coverage after the accident, the...

Going by the TV coverage after the accident, the area was chockers with anchored craft (NYE), so finding clear water plus approach path could have been a big ask.
2nd Feb 2018, 01:17
Replies: 421
Views: 261,979
Posted By spinex

In what context, when you're trying to hoik her...

In what context, when you're trying to hoik her around in some sort of canyon turn?
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