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16th Jul 2019, 04:58
Replies: 70
Views: 11,598
Posted By flyinkiwi

https://youtu.be/ZYGa9KZOy7c

https://youtu.be/ZYGa9KZOy7c
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2019, 00:36
Replies: 20
Views: 4,046
Posted By flyinkiwi

It's that equally old fashioned yet still 100%...

It's that equally old fashioned yet still 100% relevant notion called Airmanship.
27th May 2019, 04:20
Replies: 8
Views: 2,407
Posted By flyinkiwi

I couldn't find anything specific in the CARs...

I couldn't find anything specific in the CARs that defines what a trial flight is and any restrictions that may apply, or even training flights in general. The reality at the organization I fly with...
23rd May 2019, 21:22
Replies: 20
Views: 4,481
Posted By flyinkiwi

Free download...

Free download (https://www.caa.govt.nz/assets/legacy/safety_info/GAPs/Mountain_Flying.pdf) from the NZ CAA website.

If you are blocked pm me and I'll send you a copy via other means.
21st May 2019, 00:29
Replies: 24
Views: 3,993
Posted By flyinkiwi

A$75 is a bargain. My last CAA medical renewal...

A$75 is a bargain. My last CAA medical renewal fee over here was NZ$313.00! Thankfully they've since reduced it so now it's only NZ$120.75
8th May 2019, 23:50
Replies: 138
Views: 61,163
Posted By flyinkiwi

Interestingly NZ Police said...

Interestingly NZ Police said (https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/112539177/woman-removed-from-air-new-zealand-flight-after-failing-to-comply-with-crew-instructions?rm=m) the woman was...
24th Apr 2019, 22:54
Replies: 21
Views: 2,135
Posted By flyinkiwi

Double Barrel, I thought I'd join you in getting...

Double Barrel, I thought I'd join you in getting yelled at. Here's my checklist for the same part of the pre takeoff phase. Our club uses an exhaustive checklist that covers all our aircraft:
...
31st Mar 2019, 21:28
Replies: 29
Views: 5,285
Posted By flyinkiwi

Debrief after I stuffed up a practice glide...

Debrief after I stuffed up a practice glide approach (if memory serves I'd only just gained my Pa28 rating and was doing some practice circuits) and the Chief Instructor just happened to be watching...
21st Mar 2019, 22:32
Replies: 29
Views: 7,582
Posted By flyinkiwi

I had just started learning to fly, and I was...

I had just started learning to fly, and I was hanging out at the club bar talking to some old club members. One of them recalled the time he was in a Victa Air Tourer...
10th Mar 2019, 22:59
Replies: 33
Views: 10,896
Posted By flyinkiwi

Here's his brief appearance in the 1990's BBC...

Here's his brief appearance in the 1990's BBC documentary about Army Pilot training.

https://youtu.be/4GTRlNkEkKY?t=145
27th Feb 2019, 22:26
Replies: 22
Views: 6,455
Posted By flyinkiwi

I always thought the reply was: "I said I'm...

I always thought the reply was:

"I said I'm fecking bored, not fecking stupid" :}
14th Jan 2019, 19:25
Replies: 27
Views: 2,278
Posted By flyinkiwi

There are several aircraft dealers in NZ. A quick...

There are several aircraft dealers in NZ. A quick google search will find them.



Through your LAME or maintenance organization.



Again, there are a few NZ companies that deal specifically...
10th Jan 2019, 19:37
Replies: 36
Sticky Headset?
Views: 5,047
Posted By flyinkiwi

I have a big head (so my wife tells me), I've...

I have a big head (so my wife tells me), I've been using my DC 13.4's for 15 years and they still look like new. I've never experienced any discomfort from wearing them. On a recent club trip I...
7th Jan 2019, 18:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,587
Posted By flyinkiwi

To somewhat condense Pilot DARs reply, you'll...

To somewhat condense Pilot DARs reply, you'll find many additions to the Flight Manual in the supplements. Case in point, in NZ we are metric but we must operate our US made aircraft in a mixture of...
3rd Jan 2019, 19:56
Replies: 144
Views: 22,917
Posted By flyinkiwi

A comment regarding flap use. I recommend you...

A comment regarding flap use. I recommend you read the aircraft's pilots operating handbook or flight manual in the section labelled Normal Procedures and see what it says with respect to flap...
2nd Jan 2019, 21:21
Replies: 144
Views: 22,917
Posted By flyinkiwi

I had my first taste of traildragger in a Cessna...

I had my first taste of traildragger in a Cessna 170. The majority of my ~200 hours are in 172s, I think that lulled me into a false sense of security because in the air it behaves very similarly to...
10th Dec 2018, 18:58
Replies: 11,976
Views: 2,703,887
Posted By flyinkiwi

Surprised you haven't posted this already, Spaz....

Surprised you haven't posted this already, Spaz. RAAF F-35A's arrive at RAAF Base Williamtown.

https://youtu.be/evFgFjFcj90
https://youtu.be/KBtLikmm5DA
15th Nov 2018, 22:58
Replies: 59
Views: 5,819
Posted By flyinkiwi

PPL(A) 293 Trial flight was 3 June 2001,...

PPL(A)
293
Trial flight was 3 June 2001, Cessna 172M ZK-DXO (first actual lesson (Effects of Controls) was 3 years later in a C152 Aerobat ZK-EJZ)
For fun (I get paid far more money in my IT...
15th Nov 2018, 22:08
Replies: 161
Views: 31,150
Posted By flyinkiwi

Nothing beats hearing the story from someone who...

Nothing beats hearing the story from someone who was there. Farewell Danny, RIP.
28th Oct 2018, 21:49
Replies: 32
Views: 3,190
Posted By flyinkiwi

I was reading the part about having to state your...

I was reading the part about having to state your qualifications in the mayday call. What good would a full instrument rating be to anyone listening if your engine is on fire and you are in VMC? It...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2018, 21:09
Replies: 10
Views: 1,895
Posted By flyinkiwi

The only opportunities outside of airports I...

The only opportunities outside of airports I could think of were:

Airshows (Warbirds over Wanaka or a RNZAF airshow)
Frost fighting ops (but you need to get up really early on very cold days)
24th Oct 2018, 04:01
Replies: 95
Views: 5,456
Posted By flyinkiwi

My 2c is pretty much echoing what more...

My 2c is pretty much echoing what more experienced pilots have said. Camera's are a distraction, and you don't need distractions when you are trying to learn in an expensive learning environment. ...
24th Oct 2018, 00:11
Replies: 30
Views: 123,044
Posted By flyinkiwi

Surprised no one has mentioned this, but 'Wings...

Surprised no one has mentioned this, but 'Wings on My Sleeve' by Capt Eric "Winkle" Brown (ISBN# 0-753-82209-1) is a highly recommended read. While necessarily light on technical detail as it is an...
4th Oct 2018, 20:38
Replies: 144
Views: 22,917
Posted By flyinkiwi

Two comments about this. Firstly, the...

Two comments about this.

Firstly, the climbing and descending when you don't want to be is cured by using elevator trim. Get used to trimming a lot. Any time you raise or flower flap, or change...
4th Oct 2018, 03:59
Replies: 144
Views: 22,917
Posted By flyinkiwi

You've heard a lot of people talk about things...

You've heard a lot of people talk about things taking time. One of the more important things to learn which you can only learn through repetition is how to divide your attention efficiently so that...
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