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4th Oct 2021, 06:17
Replies: 211
Views: 36,324
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

I would add a vote for the Chipmunk - I've never...

I would add a vote for the Chipmunk - I've never had the good fortune to fly a Spitfire but if the Chipmunk is the 'poor man's Spitfire' then the Spit must be pretty special. ;) I'd also like to...
8th Jul 2021, 06:40
Replies: 1
Views: 1,008
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

I doubt it. Likewise a lot of my friends and...

I doubt it. Likewise a lot of my friends and colleagues have passed through there over the years, and in fact one was still working for them when they shutdown, sounds like it was pretty unexpected...
25th May 2020, 07:44
Replies: 15
Views: 3,255
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

As far as the F-104 goes this must take the award...

As far as the F-104 goes this must take the award for the ballsiest manouevre completed in the ballsiest aeroplane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WFk_9vLjNQ
23rd May 2020, 20:25
Replies: 15
Views: 3,255
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

Aero have a new generation L-39 in testing at the...

Aero have a new generation L-39 in testing at the moment; almost seems like there would be a market for a purely civilian version without the usual military gear given how popular they are in the...
14th Dec 2019, 06:13
Replies: 8
Views: 3,487
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

See here:...

See here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/118177128/light-plane-crash-in-motueka

Sad to see.
17th Oct 2019, 04:02
Replies: 26
Views: 3,625
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

I notice it doesn't appear to be mandatory -...

I notice it doesn't appear to be mandatory - 'strongly encourages' rather than 'requires'. It is a simple fact that you're less likely to be seriously injured or worse if you have a combined shoulder...
22nd Sep 2019, 20:16
Replies: 15
Views: 2,614
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

Not much going on in Queenstown outside of the...

Not much going on in Queenstown outside of the scenic operators unfortunately, but as Konev says Wanaka is a good bet, or Alexandra.
3rd Apr 2019, 05:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

Just be aware that there isn't a Waypoints book...

Just be aware that there isn't a Waypoints book currently for the human factors subject, although there is Ross Ewing's Aviation Medicine book which I think is still available but starting to get a...
27th Mar 2019, 04:48
Replies: 33
Views: 17,910
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

Of course, but there is a time and a place to...

Of course, but there is a time and a place to practice it and I would think night time in that particular part of the country where the MSA is pretty high would not be it. If my student had just...
26th Mar 2019, 06:39
Replies: 33
Views: 17,910
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

I would think that unlikely, asymmetric training...

I would think that unlikely, asymmetric training under IFR late at night in hilly/mountainous terrain isn't something I've known many multi instructors to indulge in...
25th Feb 2019, 05:54
Replies: 7
Views: 2,352
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

It took two writers to produce that article?...

It took two writers to produce that article? :eek: Glad to hear no serious injuries, assuming that has been correctly reported...
9th Feb 2019, 18:12
Replies: 15
Views: 4,714
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

Presumably the training bond is also to cover the...

Presumably the training bond is also to cover the 135 operational competency assessment and so forth. Doesn't look unreasonable to me for a small GA operator, especially as in the current climate it...
16th Jan 2019, 06:01
Replies: 27
Views: 3,454
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

Absolutely, agreed with that 100%.

Absolutely, agreed with that 100%.
15th Jan 2019, 05:40
Replies: 27
Views: 3,454
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

Couple of additional suggestions that might get...

Couple of additional suggestions that might get you pointed in the right direction, for purchases outside of TradeMe, Dennis Thompson at Ardmore is a good person to talk to, he has been selling...
15th Jan 2019, 05:29
Replies: 11
Views: 5,087
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

Were you the one that inspired the old joke about...

Were you the one that inspired the old joke about a young man meeting an attractive lady in an airport terminal, pointing to the big 4 engine plane out the window and saying, "see that, that's a...
14th Jan 2019, 04:29
Replies: 27
Views: 3,454
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

Yes, as per the above comment, be aware that...

Yes, as per the above comment, be aware that buying your own aircraft to do a PPL in is a lot more expensive than hiring an aircraft through a club, and unless you are intending to fly it very...
12th Jan 2019, 18:11
Replies: 11
Views: 5,087
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

In most syndicates planned maintenance (usually...

In most syndicates planned maintenance (usually but not always including engine overhaul/replacement) is covered by the initial buy-in plus usually a monthly fee, usually in the order of $50-$100 per...
11th Dec 2018, 05:39
Replies: 10
Views: 4,026
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

Whether that was what it was intended to mean...

Whether that was what it was intended to mean originally, I think (?) It is pretty universally now accepted to be what Centaurus describes and has certainly been cited in quite a number of accidents...
30th Jun 2018, 20:34
Replies: 4
Views: 1,891
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

Your link didn't work for some reason:...

Your link didn't work for some reason: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airwork_Flight_23

That happened only a couple of years after Air Freight lost a Convair 580 after an ice encounter in the same...
29th Mar 2018, 08:06
Replies: 7
Views: 2,018
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

A drone would (probably) have been seen, even...

A drone would (probably) have been seen, even momentarily, had it indeed hit the windscreen, and surely would have left at least some obvious trace within the cockpit... I'm inclined to agree with...
28th Mar 2018, 06:18
Replies: 120
Views: 32,900
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

The number of times on uncontrolled frequencies I...

The number of times on uncontrolled frequencies I hear "ABC, abeam Smithville, 3,000ft". Useful position information right there.

Not a radio call as such but an exchange I was involved in with a...
5th Feb 2018, 17:54
Replies: 21
Views: 4,719
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

I have seen a C-172 fitted with a ballistic chute...

I have seen a C-172 fitted with a ballistic chute but at the expense of having no baggage locker. Not sure if a similar thing is possible with a PA-28.
5th Feb 2018, 05:10
Replies: 1,707
Views: 4,145,851
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

Very nice, I've always wanted to have a go in one...

Very nice, I've always wanted to have a go in one of those. None in NZ sadly!
5th Feb 2018, 05:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

Also something else to note, this may have...

Also something else to note, this may have changed so I'd suggest investigating further, but certainly until recently there was a rather strange rule which required when you did a NZ BFR, if the law...
3rd Feb 2018, 18:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By NZFlyingKiwi

All PPLs issued or renewed via BFR in NZ since...

All PPLs issued or renewed via BFR in NZ since the late '80s (forget the exact year) are lifetime licenses, so you won't need to do an initial issue flight test with a flight examiner again. If five...
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