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18th May 2021, 23:43
Replies: 2
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Posted By Dick Smith

Jim Hazelton book

I was in Mudgee a few days ago and wandered into the local bookstore. There I found a fantastic book called ďJim Hazelton Ė Born to FlyĒ by Mark Nelson. I couldnít put it down. It tells the amazing...
29th Apr 2021, 06:50
Replies: 14
Views: 2,389
Posted By Dick Smith

Lead. That sounds like good advice even for...

Lead. That sounds like good advice even for airline pilots

I normally monitor 121.5 with my second or third radio and I often hear airline pilots answering ATC on this frequency.

Shows that we...
25th Apr 2021, 10:16
Replies: 31
Views: 6,565
Posted By Dick Smith

Griffo. As you probably know things are tough. I...

Griffo. As you probably know things are tough. I even had to sell my jet.

How about a bit of that redundo!
24th Apr 2021, 04:57
Replies: 527
Views: 52,741
Posted By Dick Smith

Unfortunately this plan will force many aircraft...

Unfortunately this plan will force many aircraft to fly en route in the turbulence at lower levels than they would normally plan.

I have been around the world studying airspace and I havenít seen...
22nd Apr 2021, 10:26
Replies: 31
Views: 6,565
Posted By Dick Smith

Why wouldnít a person who became the Deputy Prime...

Why wouldnít a person who became the Deputy Prime Minister show leadership and communicate the truth?
22nd Apr 2021, 09:00
Replies: 31
Views: 6,565
Posted By Dick Smith

Alpha. Your post is not factually correct. ...

Alpha. Your post is not factually correct.

You state ď every time there is a new risk mitigator it will be implemented ď

We have a number of different safety standards set on affordability. For...
21st Apr 2021, 03:47
Replies: 31
Views: 6,565
Posted By Dick Smith

Mmmm! Maybe. But at least it got you to...

Mmmm! Maybe.

But at least it got you to comment!

What do you think about John Andersonís public statement about air safety not being a question of cost?
17th Apr 2021, 02:07
Replies: 95
Views: 7,080
Posted By Dick Smith

Neville. Are you claiming that E does not work...

Neville. Are you claiming that E does not work without radar coverage but G does?

This fiction has prevented us moving forward with E at low levels for over 20 years.

The USA has dozens of...
16th Apr 2021, 11:29
Replies: 95
Views: 7,080
Posted By Dick Smith

Yes. And thatís why our unique system of forcing...

Yes. And thatís why our unique system of forcing by the rule of law that VFR aircraft en route must monitor and announce on the ATC sector frequency gives the ATC a special responsibility.
16th Apr 2021, 08:29
Replies: 95
Views: 7,080
Posted By Dick Smith

Yep. And when the traffic gets too much a higher...

Yep. And when the traffic gets too much a higher class of airspace is allocated!

Really simple.
16th Apr 2021, 00:52
Replies: 95
Views: 7,080
Posted By Dick Smith

I suggest you look up the judgment from the...

I suggest you look up the judgment from the Navair Bankstown mid air.

The ATCs where given 30% of the blame because the judge said ATC could see the two aircraft and therefore had a duty of care....
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2021, 13:35
Replies: 102
Views: 33,313
Posted By Dick Smith

I would surmise that permission would not be...

I would surmise that permission would not be given.

Do the 4 wheel drives on the beach require permission? If so it would be good if helicopters were treated in a similar way!
15th Apr 2021, 13:07
Replies: 95
Views: 7,080
Posted By Dick Smith

Because in Australia it is mandatory ($5000 fine)...

Because in Australia it is mandatory ($5000 fine) for VFR to monitor the ATC area frequency as marked on our charts.

This gives ATC a responsibility to warn a VFR pilot if he or she gets close to...
15th Apr 2021, 11:18
Replies: 95
Views: 7,080
Posted By Dick Smith

Letís see The US NAS allocates airspace from...

Letís see

The US NAS allocates airspace from - G all uncontrolled to A - everything fully controlled.

How can this be improved upon?

Are you suggesting that the FAA are planning to add to...
15th Apr 2021, 09:45
Replies: 31
Views: 6,565
Posted By Dick Smith

Missy. Great story! But itís not true. The...

Missy. Great story! But itís not true.

The radar directive was to get the E back in above the D.

Just like Broome! And all of the USA.
15th Apr 2021, 09:35
Replies: 95
Views: 7,080
Posted By Dick Smith

Alpha. I can see why you post anonymously. ...

Alpha. I can see why you post anonymously.

That old furphy about radar coverage has been used now for over 20 years to stop us from moving to the safer NAS system.

Our radar coverage in the J...
15th Apr 2021, 04:38
Replies: 31
Views: 6,565
Posted By Dick Smith

For those who may be interested in reading the...

For those who may be interested in reading the open letter to John Anderson, here is a link:...
15th Apr 2021, 04:17
Replies: 95
Views: 7,080
Posted By Dick Smith

Vagg. When I was the chairman of CAA we...

Vagg. When I was the chairman of CAA we introduced that FAA formula.

It resulted in towers at places like Wagga and Mt Isa being closed. Tens of millions has been saved by the industry since...
13th Apr 2021, 10:46
Replies: 95
Views: 7,080
Posted By Dick Smith

I believe you will find that the FAA has not...

I believe you will find that the FAA has not completed a ď cost of lifeĒ study for the different categories of airspace.

The airspace has simply evolved over a hundred years of experience with a...
13th Apr 2021, 02:35
Replies: 95
Views: 7,080
Posted By Dick Smith

We want the highest level of risk reduction we...

We want the highest level of risk reduction we can afford. Pretty simple really.
13th Apr 2021, 01:02
Replies: 95
Views: 7,080
Posted By Dick Smith

If class E is last centuries answer to airspace...

If class E is last centuries answer to airspace classification what is this centuries answer?

This is a serious question! Do you think Australia should lead the way with this new category?
9th Apr 2021, 02:52
Replies: 31
Views: 6,565
Posted By Dick Smith

No. But four professional pilots. Could be...

No. But four professional pilots.

Could be RPT at Ballina next time?
9th Apr 2021, 02:24
Replies: 31
Views: 6,565
Posted By Dick Smith

Four fatalities at Mangalore?

Four fatalities at Mangalore?
8th Apr 2021, 04:56
Replies: 31
Views: 6,565
Posted By Dick Smith

Yep. Mcoates. But I donít mind that. The...

Yep. Mcoates. But I donít mind that.

The more open communication about Airspace safety the greater the likelihood that someone in the Canberra bureaucracy will say. ď hold on - this is ridiculous-...
8th Apr 2021, 04:01
Replies: 31
Views: 6,565
Posted By Dick Smith

Dick Smith's open letter to John Anderson

I was interviewed by Laura Jayes on Sky News today in relation to my open letter to John Anderson. It looks as if Bloggsie wrote her introductory piece.

Here is a link to the interview. ...
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