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6th Jan 2021, 07:17
Replies: 29
Views: 6,250
Posted By blackburn

Ken was one of my instructors during my PPL and...

Ken was one of my instructors during my PPL and CPL training at Mangere and Ardmore (Auckland Aero Club). Good memories of him; and he lived in Ellerslie.
10th Jun 2020, 14:28
Replies: 81
Views: 22,018
Posted By blackburn

Mr Approach, the Aero Commander was IFR and that...

Mr Approach, the Aero Commander was IFR and that makes no difference as to whether the pilot may make use of a tailwind (Flight manual max 10 kts) for departure or arrival in the same manner as that...
22nd Apr 2020, 14:11
Replies: 34
Views: 20,345
Posted By blackburn

Reference Leadsleds post number 4, for what it’s...

Reference Leadsleds post number 4, for what it’s worth, the Bristol Freighter did not have an Auto Feather System. It had an Auto Pitch Coarsening System. This worked by a comparison between air...
16th Mar 2020, 12:06
Replies: 28
Views: 6,776
Posted By blackburn

Back in 1982 I was tasked with an Ansett Freight...

Back in 1982 I was tasked with an Ansett Freight Charter from Tulla to Adelaide where we were to pick up a Tiger and bring him back to Melbourne in a Setair DC3.
Before we left Tulla I was handed...
4th Mar 2020, 22:50
Replies: 11
Views: 3,136
Posted By blackburn

There is a float plane operator at Williamstown...

There is a float plane operator at Williamstown in Melbourne who does floatplane training.
9th Jan 2020, 23:44
Replies: 10
Views: 1,297
Posted By blackburn

The Stress ECG saved my life too. Eleven years on...

The Stress ECG saved my life too. Eleven years on from a triple bypass and still operating on an unrestricted Class one. A small price to pay!
CASA avmed were kept in the loop and 6 months after my...
14th Dec 2019, 09:54
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By blackburn

To the best of my knowledge, Avionics 2000 do...

To the best of my knowledge, Avionics 2000 do sell the complete Bose headsets. May be worth a try.
9th Dec 2019, 03:19
Replies: 13
Views: 2,633
Posted By blackburn

Interesting to note the following from the...

Interesting to note the following from the American EAA Forums (November 2011):

"The piston DC-3 is a single pilot aircraft by type certification. HOWEVER if your DC-3 has been modified to the...
15th Nov 2019, 11:46
Replies: 58
Views: 26,248
Posted By blackburn

PA24-260 ZK-DAA is still registered in NZ. Flown...

PA24-260 ZK-DAA is still registered in NZ. Flown in the air race by Grant Biel and Peter Pellew (deceased) both from Auckland. .
26th Aug 2019, 05:06
Replies: 135
Views: 32,818
Posted By blackburn

Something like the question posed in post 97 (2)...

Something like the question posed in post 97 (2) was suggested to Angel Flight back in March when the CASA was putting their new rules on CSF in place.
Angel Flight replied that "We tried to...
4th Mar 2019, 10:56
Replies: 18
Views: 4,264
Posted By blackburn

GAM's AC50S VH-MEH had 41,550 hours back in...

GAM's AC50S VH-MEH had 41,550 hours back in August last year so its probably up to about 41850 about now. There is another one in the high 30,000's.Last time I flew VH-MMA back in 1983 (it was...
8th Dec 2018, 03:51
Replies: 78
Views: 23,790
Posted By blackburn

Melaleuca is actually the name of the airstrip...

Melaleuca is actually the name of the airstrip near Bathurst Harbour, SW Tasmania, not on Maatsuyker Island.
It's about 11NM Northeast of South West Cape.
23rd Nov 2018, 11:57
Replies: 7
Views: 3,376
Posted By blackburn

onehitwonder I think you will find you are wrong...

onehitwonder I think you will find you are wrong with this statement (300) too.
29th Sep 2018, 13:11
Replies: 58
Views: 26,248
Posted By blackburn

DH89 Dominie ZK-AKU is apparently still airworthy...

DH89 Dominie ZK-AKU is apparently still airworthy and I understand is based in Tauranga, North Island NZ. It was race number 20 and there are photos of it in the race livery available on the...
4th Dec 2017, 10:55
Replies: 1,301
Views: 582,134
Posted By blackburn

Let us not forget that when a certain enthusiast...

Let us not forget that when a certain enthusiast became Chairman of the Board of the predecessor to CASA, such items as the mandatory 2 hours Island Holding for Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands were...
17th Nov 2017, 04:51
Replies: 70
Views: 38,729
Posted By blackburn

A fairly well known cargo operator has recently...

A fairly well known cargo operator has recently had their use of Nowra terminated and funnily enough a lot of the cargo carried was destined for Albatross. The powers that be apparently do not want...
24th Mar 2017, 12:55
Replies: 12
Views: 3,754
Posted By blackburn

Try Graham Murphy - ATO in Melbourne.

Try Graham Murphy - ATO in Melbourne.
17th Mar 2017, 09:14
Replies: 93
Views: 13,416
Posted By blackburn

As Griffo has mentioned, the top of CTA back in...

As Griffo has mentioned, the top of CTA back in the 70's was FL400. The Lear 24 BSJ frequently operated EN-SY at FL410 both Northbound and Southbound. The pilots always objected to being told to...
11th Nov 2016, 11:53
Replies: 2
Views: 2,200
Posted By blackburn

I met Tas when I worked as a DC3 F/O for...

I met Tas when I worked as a DC3 F/O for "Jetairlines Australia" during 1970.
He was employed as an F/O on the DC3 based in Melbourne, probably for the duration of the company's operations from...
19th Oct 2016, 12:55
Replies: 15
Views: 4,593
Posted By blackburn

Dr Greg Ellis at East Bentleigh. Assistant...

Dr Greg Ellis at East Bentleigh. Assistant Cardiac Surgeon & DAME.
30th Apr 2016, 09:09
Replies: 12
Views: 2,699
Posted By blackburn

Para 24 of “Prescription of aircraft and ratings...

Para 24 of “Prescription of aircraft and ratings — CASR Part 61 (Edition 1)” dated 23 December 2014 reads “Aircraft types for which flight training and flight review are required for exercise of...
5th Feb 2016, 12:47
Replies: 8
Views: 5,213
Posted By blackburn

Mr Milk - at Essendon, maybe you saw the C550...

Mr Milk - at Essendon, maybe you saw the C550 VH-PSM that is/was still in the old Pearl colours, barely a fuselage now having been stripped of engines and wings.
Hasn't been owned by Pearl since...
11th Jan 2016, 11:44
Replies: 24
Views: 5,246
Posted By blackburn

I upgraded my 25 year old DC H10-30 headset...

I upgraded my 25 year old DC H10-30 headset several years ago with the Headsets Inc ANR kit. Initially I stayed with the original ear seals which were OK but last year I changed to the GEL seals from...
15th Aug 2015, 05:53
Replies: 12
Views: 2,402
Posted By blackburn

The first production PA28 was 150HP

The first production PA28 was 150HP
24th Feb 2015, 09:58
Replies: 146
Views: 27,374
Posted By blackburn

Jas Was NOTAMED as NAVBL due SWS till 0100 UTC...

Jas
Was NOTAMED as NAVBL due SWS till 0100 UTC today.
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