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8th Oct 2021, 23:18
Replies: 211
Views: 36,109
Posted By David J Pilkington

Looping figures always needed more speed than...

Looping figures always needed more speed than what the book recommended. I owned a 100 hp Airtourer for some years but it really needs 150 hp. Problem is that the Super Airtourer 150 has diddly squat...
2nd Oct 2021, 01:10
Replies: 211
Views: 36,109
Posted By David J Pilkington

I vote for the Pitts S-2C Welcome to Adobe GoLive...

I vote for the Pitts S-2C Welcome to Adobe GoLive 6 (http://www.airbum.com/pireps/PirepPittsS2C.html)

Some considerations described here https://www.kitplanes.com/back-to-school/
30th Sep 2021, 23:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,701
Posted By David J Pilkington

I did too.

I did too.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,265
Posted By David J Pilkington

The POH states "For a short field, 10 wing flaps...

The POH states "For a short field, 10 wing flaps and an obstacle clearance speed of 56 KIAS should be used." Take-off distances are always provided for a nominal obstacle height of 50 ft and they...
19th Sep 2021, 02:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By David J Pilkington

I know that Campbell's book is recommended by...

I know that Campbell's book is recommended by some flight schools in Australia and used as a text book. Flicking through it, it seems very good.

Some years ago I liked Kershner's book and I see...
19th Aug 2021, 23:08
Replies: 21
Views: 6,869
Posted By David J Pilkington

All good points. Good that the ATSB is...

All good points.
Good that the ATSB is investigating this accident so perhaps they might mention parachutes as a risk mitigation option. I just skipped through CAAP 155-1, Aerobatics section on Risk...
19th Aug 2021, 08:24
Replies: 21
Views: 6,869
Posted By David J Pilkington

This shows more in relation to that question ...

This shows more in relation to that question
https://www.9news.com.au/national/queensland-light-aircraft-crash-near-beerburrum-on-sunshine-coast/180706b6-5cfa-4065-8121-e3c5b39e6665
18th Aug 2021, 02:06
Replies: 21
Views: 6,869
Posted By David J Pilkington

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-18/fatal-light...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-18/fatal-light-plane-crash-off-bribie-island-north-of-brisbane/100386296
7th Aug 2021, 03:38
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By David J Pilkington

Assuming that you have an RPL with no other...

Assuming that you have an RPL with no other endorsements the syllabus to continue on to a PPL is fairly standard. Something like this https://rvac.com.au/pages/becoming-a-pilot
"Students already...
6th Aug 2021, 02:13
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By David J Pilkington

Start here...

Start here https://www.casa.gov.au/standard-page/getting-your-private-pilot-licence
1st Aug 2021, 23:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By David J Pilkington

Yes, fully aware of all of that. Thanks, that is...

Yes, fully aware of all of that. Thanks, that is the closest to answering my simple question on the meaning of that note. I'll stop bothering everyone here.
1st Aug 2021, 10:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By David J Pilkington

Agreed. Me too. I encounter many new pilots...

Agreed.

Me too. I encounter many new pilots and I wonder. I also wonder about some aircraft types used wrt flight manual limitations.

CASA's sample training syllabus here has two 1 hr flights...
1st Aug 2021, 01:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By David J Pilkington

Out of interest: "at least two hours of stall...

Out of interest: "at least two hours of stall awareness and spin avoidance flight training" seems to me that means undertaking that training for 2 hours rather than, for example, doing two flights of...
Forum: North America
22nd Jul 2021, 03:22
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By David J Pilkington

You may find some here...

You may find some here https://www.iac.org/aerobatic-flight-schools
7th Jul 2021, 08:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By David J Pilkington

I agree, the Model T is the best of the...

I agree, the Model T is the best of the "standard" S-1s. Some of the modified S-1s are good eg if spring gear mod is done properly Some modified S-1s can be a nightmare.

I see some other tempting...
31st May 2021, 10:02
Replies: 126
Views: 17,080
Posted By David J Pilkington

Looking through the ASTM standards referenced by...

Looking through the ASTM standards referenced by CASA in AC21-42 for LSAs in Australia I don't see that requirement? All I see from CASA is "a maximum seating capacity of 2 persons" which has been...
31st May 2021, 03:41
Replies: 23
Views: 6,344
Posted By David J Pilkington

Dudley Henriques

Some relevant articles by Dudley Henriques:
Airshow Flying Safety...
Forum: Tech Log
24th May 2021, 00:17
Replies: 20
Views: 2,725
Posted By David J Pilkington

Not sure what the rules that apply to you but...

Not sure what the rules that apply to you but here we are currently permitted to use something like https://appadvice.com/app/gasco-performance-calculator/942306086 The Archer 3 POH usefully states:...
10th May 2021, 23:46
Replies: 21
Views: 5,315
Posted By David J Pilkington

Another marvellous story, Centaurus. We need a...

Another marvellous story, Centaurus. We need a book!
7th May 2021, 00:51
Replies: 91
Views: 42,763
Posted By David J Pilkington

FAA AC 23-8C, the FAR 23 Flight Test Guide is...

FAA AC 23-8C, the FAR 23 Flight Test Guide is also a good read.
6th May 2021, 08:51
Replies: 91
Views: 42,763
Posted By David J Pilkington

Quite a few configurations and flight states to...

Quite a few configurations and flight states to consider, for example
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/453x759/lsastallreqts_4c0214804bcfb6255534b661efbb4d1ff8406be1.png
Of course...
6th May 2021, 06:53
Replies: 91
Views: 42,763
Posted By David J Pilkington

That doesn't happen. However, CASA knew that the...

That doesn't happen. However, CASA knew that the type was used for incipient spin training per their Part 61 requirements yet was not approved for intentional spins and did nought about it.

Not...
29th Apr 2021, 22:02
Replies: 42
Views: 6,695
Posted By David J Pilkington

I don't know how we got onto snap rolls .......

I don't know how we got onto snap rolls .... There is quite a bit of lift at 20 deg alpha (this is a Grumman AA-1)....
11th Apr 2021, 08:37
Replies: 70
Views: 22,241
Posted By David J Pilkington

There is a difference between something that...

There is a difference between something that meets the airworthiness requirements and what many would consider to be a suitable trainer.

CASA didn't even bother doing that when they introduced...
9th Apr 2021, 06:53
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By David J Pilkington

This may help...

This may help https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a380634.pdf
NACA TECHNICAL NOTE 1976 SUMMARY OF INFORMATION RELATING TO GUST LOADS ON AIRPLANES
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