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3rd Oct 2017, 12:17
Replies: 53
Views: 8,478
Posted By tecman

For all its operational limitations I loved my...

For all its operational limitations I loved my C150F, which I owned for a number of years and in which I flew many hundreds of hours. The 40 deg flaps are magic on bush strips and, flown sensibly...
31st Jul 2017, 13:56
Replies: 34
Views: 5,228
Posted By tecman

I don't read anything excessively critical of the...

I don't read anything excessively critical of the OP but I do wonder why he hasn't been pointed more clearly at the most obvious solution: more training. If he is a genuine poster and does have a...
31st Jul 2017, 13:23
Replies: 5
Views: 2,044
Posted By tecman

Why the mad rush? It *might* be possible to...

Why the mad rush? It *might* be possible to power through a course in absolute minimum hours if everything were to go swimmingly with the weather, the aeroplanes, the instructors and you. But to...
1st May 2017, 13:12
Replies: 242
Views: 53,644
Posted By tecman

T911, since you ask I'm happy to answer. I did in...

T911, since you ask I'm happy to answer. I did in fact learn to fly in an environment - the Australian bush - where the chisel temptation was real and where PPLs pushed the limits of the regulations...
30th Apr 2017, 08:53
Replies: 242
Views: 53,644
Posted By tecman

I found that self-serving piece from tobster911...

I found that self-serving piece from tobster911 pretty hard to take, too. Many of us come from very humble backgrounds and managed to get a foot-hold in aviation with resorting to chisel charters,...
27th Apr 2017, 14:14
Replies: 242
Views: 53,644
Posted By tecman

Human nature being time invariant it'll be only a...

Human nature being time invariant it'll be only a matter of time before a too-confident pilot pushes on into a situation beyond their competence (for ego or passenger pressure reasons), or an...
26th Apr 2017, 05:43
Replies: 242
Views: 53,644
Posted By tecman

It's a 100% horrible idea. To undertake it shows...

It's a 100% horrible idea. To undertake it shows unworldliness and poor judgement. It's all alright until it's not - and there are plenty of examples of shoddy aviation pseudo charter operations...
13th Jan 2017, 07:18
Replies: 46
Views: 4,515
Posted By tecman

The T-12C was a sought-after unit for flying...

The T-12C was a sought-after unit for flying around the Australian bush. Generally, it locked on to the NDB at greater range than many other (even newer) units. When I bought my first aircraft, a...
29th Nov 2016, 23:22
Replies: 14
Views: 2,708
Posted By tecman

As a real doctor and an engineer I realised many...

As a real doctor and an engineer I realised many years ago that I'd sure hit on a losing combination! But Flyingmac is right: life is too short. Nevertheless, I still have a chuckle when I see a...
3rd Aug 2016, 06:08
Replies: 5
Views: 1,657
Posted By tecman

Louras, I don't claim to be a licensing expert...

Louras, I don't claim to be a licensing expert (just a JF owner/pilot) but my reading of the relevant Tecnam service bulletin...
2nd Aug 2016, 05:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,657
Posted By tecman

Just to be clear, the JF model is the...

Just to be clear, the JF model is the VLA-certified P2002 and is often registered in a GA "normal" category, within whatever national licensing scheme applies. In practice, as the previous posters...
21st Feb 2016, 14:01
Replies: 24
Views: 4,282
Posted By tecman

My P2002JF has a hefty, sharp little hammer...

My P2002JF has a hefty, sharp little hammer accessible from the pilot's seat but not so readily reached from the RH seat. Don't know if it's only the VLA certified versions which have it, or whether...
21st Jan 2016, 12:30
Replies: 48
Views: 5,494
Posted By tecman

That is certainly true, Pace. My first instructor...

That is certainly true, Pace. My first instructor used to say of the C150: "nothing to do and all the time in the world to do it" ! It didn't seem like that to me at the time, though.

One thing...
21st Jan 2016, 07:02
Replies: 48
Views: 5,494
Posted By tecman

I lean a bit to that view too, CH. However, in...

I lean a bit to that view too, CH. However, in the bush where the C182 and the big old Cherokees were, and to some extent are, king I've watched many of the younger generation on stations learn to...
16th Jan 2016, 13:32
Replies: 11
Views: 2,220
Posted By tecman

FBW, being in a similar game to your f-i-l, while...

FBW, being in a similar game to your f-i-l, while also earning a living in the "real" engineering world and having a treasured life as a pilot, I sometimes think about the different requirements for...
2nd Dec 2015, 02:07
Replies: 120
Views: 10,950
Posted By tecman

For many of us in this forum flying is a...

For many of us in this forum flying is a much-valued hobby, or perhaps more correctly, life obsession. As I underlined in an earlier post, we all have our own reasons for wanting to fly and, for...
25th Nov 2015, 03:42
Replies: 120
Views: 10,950
Posted By tecman

Not all doom and gloom

I was struck by how much the last three posts outline parts of the situation as I've come to see it. Here in Australia at least, access to the high-end GA market and the old faithful lead sleds is...
16th Nov 2015, 06:30
Replies: 34
Views: 11,342
Posted By tecman

Murrayfield would be a winner, with its tolerably...

Murrayfield would be a winner, with its tolerably close location to Perth. The pigs might be a challenge for me, though. But there's money where's there's muck, and the olfactory landing system...
24th Sep 2015, 04:24
Replies: 6
Views: 2,145
Posted By tecman

I'm not familiar with the equipment you mention...

I'm not familiar with the equipment you mention but you are likely better using the high-level input than the mic input, which is easily overloaded. If the radio sidetone (your own voice) is clear...
15th Sep 2015, 05:51
Replies: 30
Views: 4,532
Posted By tecman

Don't know what sort of aircraft it is but I...

Don't know what sort of aircraft it is but I would say make sure you provide a decent glare shield over the panel, noting Hasherucf's comment about sizing it properly. I find a number of...
28th Jul 2015, 09:11
Replies: 50
Views: 8,997
Posted By tecman

To an 'unserviceable' airstrip, yes.

To an 'unserviceable' airstrip, yes.
28th Jul 2015, 03:30
Replies: 50
Views: 8,997
Posted By tecman

Some of the culprits are probably not that good...

Some of the culprits are probably not that good at reading signs but if you don't want visitors why not put out some semi-permanent white "X" indicators at the thresholds and near the windsock (if...
8th Jul 2015, 09:57
Replies: 24
Views: 14,916
Posted By tecman

Matt, I am not a medical doctor but have had...

Matt, I am not a medical doctor but have had cause to consider the power of labels in the aviation medical process. Your country is known to be more enlightened than many others when it comes to...
8th Jul 2015, 09:06
Replies: 31
Views: 3,805
Posted By tecman

I'm glad MJ mentioned the silliness of doing the...

I'm glad MJ mentioned the silliness of doing the run-up, then changing to the other tank just before take-off. It's something I've seen and shaken my head over. A similar no-thought routine is to...
16th Jun 2015, 07:20
Replies: 3
Views: 2,477
Posted By tecman

Another way would be to have a look at some of...

Another way would be to have a look at some of the RA Aus possibilities, especially if you link up with somewhere like the Bunbury Aero Club that runs both RA and GA training streams in parallel. ...
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