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5th Apr 2018, 23:51
Replies: 20
Views: 4,901
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

I think the dings and scratches were because he...

I think the dings and scratches were because he went through the downwind boundary fence.
4th Apr 2018, 03:00
Replies: 20
Views: 4,901
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

B58 fatal crash off Raglan.

I'm not sure everyone would agree with the coroner's finding. I have my own opinion.


https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/102816154/eric-and-kathy-hertzs-fatal-plane-crash-caused-by-engine-failure
28th Jun 2017, 19:36
Replies: 8
Views: 1,738
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Mountain flying would be interesting but an...

Mountain flying would be interesting but an alternative would be he strip flying course at the aeroclub based at Omaka. They used to have a tail dragger 172, may still have it. Two birds with one...
4th Jun 2017, 21:43
Replies: 29
Views: 7,681
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

CASA really need to regulate this. Far too many...

CASA really need to regulate this. Far too many people thinking for themselves.
15th Dec 2016, 22:39
Replies: 27
Views: 4,878
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

I had a similar experince with C152 door hinges...

I had a similar experince with C152 door hinges about 10 years ago. I can't recall the actual numbers, but got quoted a huge amount by the Cessna dealer. My engineer managed to get them from the USA...
22nd Jun 2016, 01:27
Replies: 21
Views: 4,676
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Perfect example here; ...

Perfect example here;

https://www.caa.govt.nz/Accidents_and_Incidents/Accident_Reports/ZK_%20SML_Fatal.pdf
14th Jan 2016, 04:00
Replies: 0
Views: 897
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

NZ CAA 'Consultation'

Just in case anyone has missed this and actually thinks attending will do any good.

Oh, and note that Asteron House is 55 Featherstone St, not Molesworth St.

I hope Nigel can navigate a plane...
16th Nov 2015, 03:38
Replies: 0
Views: 960
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Costs of RESA at Wellington.

Well, this is interesting. I thought CAA didn't take into account costs when considering saftey. Certainly not when GA, and in particular Recreational GA, is involved.

Collapsing concrete zones...
31st Jul 2015, 02:42
Replies: 8
Views: 1,787
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

NZPP

There is C182RG at Paraparaumu available - NOT through the Aeroclub.


The owner can has a b-cat and do the type rating and if he likes you will hire it to you.


PM me for his details.
3rd Jul 2015, 22:09
Replies: 18
Views: 4,376
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

As for Bruce Dickinson, of whom I am also an...

As for Bruce Dickinson, of whom I am also an admirer, we have no proof that he lied about anything, little white variety or otherwise.
Also no proof that he even used drugs
And if he did, he may...
3rd Jul 2015, 22:02
Replies: 18
Views: 4,376
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Please define 'little white lie'. Answering...

Please define 'little white lie'.

Answering No to the 'have you used drugs?' when you have appeared in court for same seems to me to be too big to be classed as little.
30th Jun 2015, 19:55
Replies: 18
Views: 4,376
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Phil Rudd gets to fly again.

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's flight stoush ends | Stuff.co.nz (http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/69830850/former-acdc-drummer-phil-rudds-flight-stoush-ends)

I'm no lawyer so I'm not sure if this...
21st May 2015, 19:17
Replies: 1
Views: 1,121
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

A small win from the NZ budget for GA.

I don't know the details but sounds promising.

"A free-of-charge weather forecasting service will also be set up for recreational pilots, who currently have to pay for that information."

...
17th Mar 2015, 05:47
Replies: 1
Views: 3,742
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

what indicator light would this be?

Air New Zealand plane aborts takeoff | Stuff.co.nz (http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/67426007/Air-New-Zealand-plane-aborts-takeoff)

aka a-stuff-up-in-the-cockpit-light maybe?
10th Feb 2015, 22:47
Replies: 50
Views: 6,084
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Many years ago I hired a PA28-140 at Wellington....

Many years ago I hired a PA28-140 at Wellington. No one bothered to tell me it didn't have toe brakes, just the hand brake.:ugh:
Damned near made a hole in the fence, grabbed the hand brake just in...
9th Dec 2014, 01:44
Replies: 33
Views: 18,719
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

I haven't got that one but I have all the other...

I haven't got that one but I have all the other CPL/IR books - they got me through no trouble, so I expect this one will be more than good enough.
9th Dec 2014, 01:28
Replies: 33
Views: 18,719
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

I think most people self-study for it. Pretty...

I think most people self-study for it. Pretty easy from what I hear.

Pilot Books (http://www.waypoints.co.nz/books.html/)

These are more or less the gold standard for study in NZ.


But if...
5th Nov 2014, 18:52
Replies: 47
Views: 14,044
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Feel lucky you don't have a NZ CAA medical. They...

Feel lucky you don't have a NZ CAA medical. They charge $300.00 to administer a medical, and they don't even issue the bit of paper for that. The DME does that. At least it is done promptly.

A...
11th Oct 2014, 05:56
Replies: 15
Views: 3,082
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Sorry for the thread drift but as I started it......

Sorry for the thread drift but as I started it...

How TF can they justify $2700 for the flight test? I would hope that would include the airplane hire, but maybe not.

CPL and IR flight tests...
8th Oct 2014, 04:01
Replies: 15
Views: 3,082
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Unfortunately this government view Aviation in...

Unfortunately this government view Aviation in general as a source of revenue. Witness Airways latest charges - up by %1000 for IFR x country for light aircraft, new fees for circuits, vicinity...
8th Oct 2014, 01:59
Replies: 15
Views: 3,082
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Helipro NZ in recievership

I'm no fan of this outfit, but it is a sad sign for GA in NZ when a company like this goes tits up.

I am sympathetic to the staff and even the management who are now probably going to be out of...
6th May 2014, 06:40
Replies: 16
Views: 6,389
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Really? Which airline? They maybe should...

Really? Which airline? They maybe should advertise as I know several pilots with a lot more than an IR and no multi who would be rather keen. But maybe they are over qualified already.
11th Apr 2014, 23:58
Replies: 194
Views: 57,622
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

LeadSled says; You should be thinking about...

LeadSled says;
You should be thinking about whether you want to fly in an unairworthy aeroplane, some of the Cessna wings I have seen pulled apart are truly scary.

I've heard similar stories over...
10th Apr 2014, 07:42
Replies: 16
Views: 3,463
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

The aeroplane is totalled, just wondering how the...

The aeroplane is totalled, just wondering how the digger fared.
16th Nov 2013, 02:37
Replies: 26
Views: 5,902
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

They certainly did fly from OZ to NZ, operate...

They certainly did fly from OZ to NZ, operate here for a while and fly back to OZ non-stop.

Some time in the early 90s? residents of makara complained about several loud crashing noises at 1am -...
16th Nov 2013, 01:42
Replies: 28
Views: 4,197
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

it is in NZ; PARAPARAUMU (NZPP): ...

it is in NZ;

PARAPARAUMU (NZPP):

A2211/13 FROM: 08 NOV 2013 08:22 TO: 11 DEC 2013 11:00
AIR BP AVGAS 100 EASTERN APRON NOT AVBL
16th Nov 2013, 01:23
Replies: 26
Views: 5,902
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

F111s seemed to visit NZ quite often - probably...

F111s seemed to visit NZ quite often - probably learning how not to fly into mountains. Also, how not to set fire to aircraft while flaring fuel and how not to crash while taking off into very heavy...
19th Oct 2013, 05:56
Replies: 28
Views: 5,559
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Daqqy152 is correct. I think it was the f27...

Daqqy152 is correct. I think it was the f27 accident. 2 crew and also 2 company employees. As it was a ferry flight there was no record of the passengers so no one knew to rescue them. From memory...
17th Oct 2013, 17:54
Replies: 28
Views: 5,559
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Also New Zealand - not long ago heard a USAF C130...

Also New Zealand - not long ago heard a USAF C130 give POB to Ohakea
Tower. It is compulsory in NZ for all aircraft to give POB to ATC on first contact .
8th Jun 2013, 03:06
Replies: 12
Views: 2,981
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

I can only repeat, no one, including the 2...

I can only repeat, no one, including the 2 dissenting committee members, are against the move. The issue is security of tenure.

The present airport owners are supportive of the club, but who knows...
20th May 2013, 22:10
Replies: 12
Views: 2,981
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Quite. Which is what it is vital that the...

Quite.

Which is what it is vital that the committee get professional advice. It is their refusal to do this that has caused this rift, no whether it is a good a offer $ wise.

It may be that...
18th May 2013, 10:45
Replies: 7
Views: 3,090
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Scripted straight from the marketing department,...

Scripted straight from the marketing department, I reckon.
18th May 2013, 09:16
Replies: 12
Views: 2,981
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

tip of the iceberg

Good post.

The airport company wants the entire area east of the main runway rezoned from airport to retail/commercial. This includes the grass runways. If they succeed, goodbye Wellington...
6th May 2013, 06:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

Too many time servers sitting in Asteron House...

Too many time servers sitting in Asteron House shining seats, not enough aviation type people out in the field.

Come back CAD, all is forgiven.
6th May 2013, 06:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Weekend_Warrior

They need a good shakeup alright. But I don't...

They need a good shakeup alright. But I don't know if this is the right way to do it. And I wonder who the hell will pay for it? Just another chance for Bill English to extract more $ out of us.
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