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5th Nov 2021, 07:18
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Views: 1,005
Posted By ravan

Forced Landing near Gympie Qld

Heard a 'mayday' yesterday afternoon - engine failure in C177RG 10nm west of Gympie airstrip. Tried to make it to YGYM but didn't have enough altitude. Put it in a paddock.
I went to the next...
9th Oct 2020, 20:08
Replies: 25
Views: 4,120
Posted By ravan

galdian - CASA may live in a strange world,...

galdian - CASA may live in a strange world, however I do not. No-one ever failed :).

topdrop - you are right but I am only approved to assess to level 6 - told you it was a strange world.:hmm:
9th Oct 2020, 08:51
Replies: 25
Views: 4,120
Posted By ravan

It's certainly a strange world that CASA lives...

It's certainly a strange world that CASA lives in. The aero club where I work used to hire aeroplanes to an 'Air Safari' operator who organised trips round Australia, often for pilots from the USA.
...
20th May 2020, 20:29
Replies: 22
Views: 3,726
Posted By ravan

Already had the local constabulary 'make...

Already had the local constabulary 'make enquiries' with me regarding the potential use of one of our club aeroplanes to move between Queensland and NSW. It wasn't ours but they are asking questions.
30th Apr 2020, 01:28
Replies: 24
Views: 5,253
Posted By ravan

To lose effective control so quickly suggests a...

To lose effective control so quickly suggests a lack of currency with limited panel. There is also a salutary warning about normalising any deviance - "it always takes some time to come up"....
15th Mar 2020, 09:10
Replies: 9
Views: 2,092
Posted By ravan

Thanks Thunderbird 5, will check.

Thanks Thunderbird 5, will check.
15th Mar 2020, 02:39
Replies: 9
Views: 2,092
Posted By ravan

The website says this morning that it's still...

The website says this morning that it's still going ahead. Was going to attend but with the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in the country, we won't be able to go since we arrive...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2020, 21:49
Replies: 522
Views: 590,711
Posted By ravan

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is more money being...

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra than on Alzheimer's research. This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs...
6th Feb 2020, 08:55
Replies: 34
Views: 13,899
Posted By ravan

There's no shortage of low time pilots. There...

There's no shortage of low time pilots. There might be a shortage of experienced pilots but you won't address that by churning out more low time pilots.
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jan 2020, 19:39
Replies: 522
Views: 590,711
Posted By ravan

A young man moved into a new apartment on his...

A young man moved into a new apartment on his own, and went to the
lobby to put his name on his mailbox. While there, an attractive young
lady came out of the apartment next to the mailboxes...
12th Jan 2020, 23:41
Replies: 7
Views: 4,154
Posted By ravan

Not the outcome we were hoping for. Wreckage...

Not the outcome we were hoping for. Wreckage located, no survivors apparent. RIP
12th Jan 2020, 20:31
Replies: 7
Views: 4,154
Posted By ravan

Light Plane missing Northern NSW

https://au.news.yahoo.com/light-plane-missing-near-nsw-qld-border-143812294--spt.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAGat-j7j8BsDhF1T5qC6am6G5Bo4a9bLW...
19th Dec 2019, 10:01
Replies: 57
Views: 26,285
Posted By ravan

What he said!

What he said!
22nd Nov 2019, 02:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,995
Posted By ravan

Gave me a start with that thread title! Happily,...

Gave me a start with that thread title! Happily, no problem....and there have been no losses around SE QLD that I know of.
13th Jul 2017, 21:42
Replies: 85
Views: 12,397
Posted By ravan

Maybe I'm missing something in this discussion,...

Maybe I'm missing something in this discussion, but the Information Manual for the 1980 Cessna C172 N Skyhawk (for example) which I have on my bookshelf, gives tables in Section 5 (Performance) for...
10th Jul 2017, 07:55
Replies: 259
Views: 79,802
Posted By ravan

A timely reminder... the aeroplane cares not if...

A timely reminder... the aeroplane cares not if you have a RPL, PPL, CPL or ATPL, if you ignore the laws of physics it will quite happily kill you.

The price of safety at any level of licence is...
31st Mar 2017, 09:24
Replies: 1,345
Views: 543,036
Posted By ravan

"The Essendon incident is going to be complex. A...

"The Essendon incident is going to be complex. A repeat of the substandard work that the ATSB has previously exhibited should not be tolerated."

Hear, Hear Old Akro.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Dec 2016, 19:38
Replies: 13,168
Views: 11,318,489
Posted By ravan

Probably been done before but I like it any way...

Probably been done before but I like it any way ....

A woman walks into a police station and says "I want to report to report a rape...I was raped". The policeman asks "Can you give a...
30th Sep 2016, 01:38
Replies: 47
Views: 6,989
Posted By ravan

Agree with the sentiments above......however........

Agree with the sentiments above......however..... While the CASA licence testing procedures wallow in the mid 20th century and insist that the CPL test be flown using predominantly DR techniques then...
26th Mar 2016, 23:51
Replies: 191
Views: 93,095
Posted By ravan

The current CEO has not been on the board since...

The current CEO has not been on the board since last year.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jul 2015, 05:30
Replies: 52
Views: 4,859
Posted By ravan

The Australian Gummint don't want no feeelthy...

The Australian Gummint don't want no feeelthy smokers in their country so we price them out of the habit :rolleyes: :=
12th Feb 2015, 20:28
Replies: 18
Views: 4,332
Posted By ravan

Nomde plume said: "Don't think the small...

Nomde plume said:
"Don't think the small schools have anything to worry about, particularly if this HECS thing drys up."

VET Fee help can't dry up quickly enough IMO.

Despite our CPL 200 hour...
9th Feb 2015, 21:56
Replies: 30
Views: 5,636
Posted By ravan

Surely a circling area for an instrument approach...

Surely a circling area for an instrument approach would be based on an 'Instrument Runwy' as defined at AIP Gen 2.2.

Instrument Runway: One of the following types of runways intended for the...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jan 2015, 11:59
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By ravan

Thanks Fliegs, Good fun!!

Thanks Fliegs, Good fun!!
30th Nov 2014, 11:54
Replies: 42
Views: 10,599
Posted By ravan

With regard to the second part of your post,...

With regard to the second part of your post, that's the way I was taught and that's the way I have always taught it. It's nice to see someone in CASA has finally decided to put it into print.
29th Nov 2014, 06:52
Replies: 50
Views: 16,714
Posted By ravan

Don't worry Tinstaafl, only one of your birds,...

Don't worry Tinstaafl, only one of your birds, MZW, was written off.

The other that was flipped was actually IVZ, in which I have many instructing hours.

Unfortunately, it was already...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Nov 2014, 19:19
Replies: 13,168
Views: 11,318,489
Posted By ravan

A public servant, on his way home from work in...

A public servant, on his way home from work in Canberra traffic came

to a dead halt and thought to himself, "This is unusual."

He noticed a police officer walking between the lines of stopped...
31st Oct 2014, 10:26
Replies: 6
Views: 7,834
Posted By ravan

Amen to that thought.

Amen to that thought.
14th Oct 2014, 03:13
Replies: 32
Views: 4,240
Posted By ravan

"Altitude, Brains, Airspeed - at least two are...

"Altitude, Brains, Airspeed - at least two are required for the safe completion of a flight"
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2014, 20:46
Replies: 38
Views: 2,926
Posted By ravan

Con Pilot's scenario is more the situation I was...

Con Pilot's scenario is more the situation I was thinking of when the question arose. "Nobody loves being stupid, making a mistake and killing themselves.."
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2014, 11:42
Replies: 38
Views: 2,926
Posted By ravan

Some interesting replies. I obviously was only...

Some interesting replies. I obviously was only thinking about from my perspective, not that of those left behind. A little self centred methinks.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2014, 10:34
Replies: 38
Views: 2,926
Posted By ravan

"...doing what he/she loved"

When talking or writing about an aviation accident (or an accident in any other pursuit which involves an element of risk, for that matter) why do people always say "at least he/she died doing what...
15th Sep 2014, 07:02
Replies: 64
Views: 18,435
Posted By ravan

....ah yes, Blyesky, but "company minimum fuel"...

....ah yes, Blyesky, but "company minimum fuel" is not the same as "no reserves" is it?
18th Aug 2014, 01:07
Replies: 43
Views: 8,609
Posted By ravan

What the Doctor said....if we wait long enough...

What the Doctor said....if we wait long enough then everything old will be new again:)
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Aug 2014, 06:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By ravan

The only way he could have sweetened the revenge...

The only way he could have sweetened the revenge would have been to wait outside and offer to sell one of his apple pies to the child's parents for twice the shop price.:E
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