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1st Mar 2021, 04:03
Replies: 8
Views: 2,061
Posted By aroa

Or the last of the PIOs ? You rotten bounder!

Or the last of the PIOs ? You rotten bounder!
28th Feb 2021, 22:09
Replies: 23
Views: 2,142
Posted By aroa

Not the first time the Tas Govt engaged in a bit...

Not the first time the Tas Govt engaged in a bit of nepotism.
I may not have the details absolutely right but for the state mapping contract one had to have a super accurate and very expensive...
26th Feb 2021, 23:05
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By aroa

Yet another top story, and pleased to see such...

Yet another top story, and pleased to see such anecdotes on the historical record.
Thanks Centaurus once again.
23rd Feb 2021, 11:55
Replies: 23
Views: 2,142
Posted By aroa

Airmann... it was an operating licence to carry...

Airmann... it was an operating licence to carry pax across state borders, nothing to do with the pilots licence.
Probably a throw back from the days when there were state border posts to regulate ...
21st Feb 2021, 21:17
Replies: 23
Views: 2,142
Posted By aroa

Going back to the years when we paid Air...

Going back to the years when we paid Air Navigation charges, being national, no impediment to flying anywhere in Oz as far as I knew.
I’m talking non passenger carrying ops here.
After a mapping...
7th Feb 2021, 12:44
Replies: 16
Views: 3,286
Posted By aroa

Wild 15... ie cms or 6” focal length. On the...

Wild 15... ie cms or 6” focal length. On the aerial film of abt 10”x 10 “ frames.. wide angle.
the 3 1/8 “ lens was called super wide angle.
If you have the full frame and can get a distance from a...
6th Feb 2021, 15:02
Replies: 16
Views: 3,286
Posted By aroa

Ahaa..but that pic post date is not the date the...

Ahaa..but that pic post date is not the date the pic was taken over Broome.
Ahaa but you would know that.
6th Feb 2021, 14:52
Replies: 255
Views: 31,862
Posted By aroa

As a sprog, the DC 6s in full song climbing out...

As a sprog, the DC 6s in full song climbing out of Adelaide to clear the hills near home, early morning light on the flashing blades, to me was a knock out.
At Exeter in ‘63 was equaled or bettered...
6th Feb 2021, 14:32
Replies: 125
Views: 18,050
Posted By aroa

Austers had a couple of other oddities Pantos....

Austers had a couple of other oddities
Pantos. ..like short ski , to land on water and slide up to stop on the beach. Could be fun if yr judgement of distances was out, loss of lift on the water...
5th Feb 2021, 11:25
Replies: 16
Views: 3,286
Posted By aroa

Large format mapping camera ? Did you do it...

Large format mapping camera ? Did you do it yourself? Or copy you picked up

Flew coverage for a mosaic abt 18 yrs ago as GA dev then on the northern side and the new suburbs

Good view of...
3rd Feb 2021, 22:13
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
Posted By aroa

There you go. Dick’s last sentences #1 says it...

There you go. Dick’s last sentences #1 says it all. How obtuse.

Bureaucrats not wanting a Review to review critical aspects of the regulatory disease that has infected and almost killed off...
1st Feb 2021, 11:02
Replies: 29
Views: 6,317
Posted By aroa

Capn Bloggs ...don’t bank on it. Years ago in the...

Capn Bloggs ...don’t bank on it. Years ago in the UK I had a look at a Cessna 182 that had overturned. Didn’t seem too dinged up apart from being upside down. Windscreen was cracked, cockpit looked...
31st Jan 2021, 01:35
Replies: 29
Views: 6,317
Posted By aroa

Bloody spellcheck...in #1 I wrote ‘survived’....

Bloody spellcheck...in #1 I wrote ‘survived’. Which later posts confirm that he did.
Pleased to see there wasn’t a fire!
Trapped inside with the canopy having the aircraft weight on it....not a...
29th Jan 2021, 04:19
Replies: 29
Views: 6,317
Posted By aroa

One down at Narrogin

ABC news snippet...no details . Pilot surveys crash at Narrogin
Any further from elsewhere ?
27th Jan 2021, 21:58
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Posted By aroa

Port strip should be ok for the Cub. Not sure re...

Port strip should be ok for the Cub. Not sure re Buccaneer t/o distances. Or how long that strip is.
plenty of parking room at YMBA. Hangar rental costly tho ..couple of new hangars going up, for...
23rd Dec 2020, 02:53
Replies: 1,561
Views: 747,900
Posted By aroa

"The public" have no idea about aviation related...

"The public" have no idea about aviation related issues or the machinations of a bastard bureaucrazy as is CAsA.
Anything can be done in the name of "safety" and it is. With covid it comes to...
21st Dec 2020, 02:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By aroa

O Update. I second that Hopefully in 2021 the...

O Update. I second that
Hopefully in 2021 the carol Joy to the (GA) world may do so with changes for the better.
Carbody is dented and gone. Nobody is going to send Aleck more marbles for...
21st Dec 2020, 01:43
Replies: 41
Views: 10,728
Posted By aroa

machtik... if you call CAsA as 'aviation; (sic)...

machtik... if you call CAsA as 'aviation; (sic) then you will find in there, even lower form s of life,, they dwell in the primodial sediment of the dregs...sub lowest. !
19th Dec 2020, 05:02
Replies: 22
Views: 4,450
Posted By aroa

Another top anecdote, Thanks a bundle ! ( of...

Another top anecdote, Thanks a bundle ! ( of magazines)
Aahh Nauru. The little Republic a very long way from anywhere. A most relaxing of spots to sit on the wall of the Menen Hotel in the evening...
17th Dec 2020, 03:32
Replies: 22
Views: 4,450
Posted By aroa

Thanks. Worthwhile swap over megan, re military...

Thanks. Worthwhile swap over
megan, re military
Not sure if they still do, but when I was an aspiring PPL trainee I used to wag it from school and spend long hours in the Library on North Terrace,...
16th Dec 2020, 03:21
Replies: 61
Views: 19,726
Posted By aroa

PoppaJo.. YMBA upgrade now 'complete' apart from...

PoppaJo.. YMBA upgrade now 'complete' apart from a few major muck ups and required rectifications.
Taxiways say 5700 kg limit...not to worry ATRs parking up 20,000kg +?
Since CNS an hour away, no...
16th Dec 2020, 02:47
Replies: 22
Views: 4,450
Posted By aroa

Centaurus and Co. Could you send all this over...

Centaurus and Co.
Could you send all this over to the GA/ Pvt thread...Winjeel flyers should be very interested.
As I was ...! on endorsement..never a mention of spin chararacteristics


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16th Dec 2020, 02:47
Replies: 11
Views: 2,134
Posted By aroa

Centaurus and Co. Could you send all this...

Centaurus and Co.
Could you send all this over to the GA/ Pvt thread...Winjeel flyers should be very interested.
As I was ...! on endorsement..never a mention of spin chararacteristics
10th Dec 2020, 02:57
Replies: 67
Views: 15,095
Posted By aroa

HH Goose. An early WIGE ? since it only flew in...

HH Goose. An early WIGE ? since it only flew in ground effect could call it the SanFransico Bay Monster or wherever it was tested.
Recent news shows that great beast the Caspian Sea Monster. one...
9th Dec 2020, 02:36
Replies: 22
Views: 3,029
Posted By aroa

Bodie ! There was recent article a few W/E...

Bodie ! There was recent article a few W/E Auatralians ago whe Ergas? Kenny ? gave a spiel on exactly this subject and the gist was the OECD in Europe will lead to the life of abject luxury for this...
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