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20th Apr 2020, 15:23
Replies: 2
Views: 1,218
Posted By PLovett

Weather radar, the one instrument that works...

Weather radar, the one instrument that works perfectly until it is needed. Great story Centaurus.
18th Apr 2020, 08:00
Replies: 47
Views: 5,521
Posted By PLovett

Dick, it doesn't matter what changes are proposed...

Dick, it doesn't matter what changes are proposed to the legislation, when it comes to GA, CASA will interpret the legislation as they wish. When it comes to airline regulation (your ETOPS example)...
25th Mar 2020, 14:50
Replies: 78
Views: 42,612
Posted By PLovett

Gentlemen, the issue is far wider than VA or QF...

Gentlemen, the issue is far wider than VA or QF and it extends back beyond the formation of VA. Like most things in Australia it arose out of the USA in the late 1970s and into the 1980s'. It was the...
17th Mar 2020, 12:27
Replies: 86
Views: 61,656
Posted By PLovett

Actually there is quite a lot of information...

Actually there is quite a lot of information available from the GPS chip so long as it wasn't damaged in the crash. If the G forces are high enough the chip will crack and that makes it impossible to...
12th Mar 2020, 14:07
Replies: 86
Views: 61,656
Posted By PLovett

I am with compressor stall on this regarding web...

I am with compressor stall on this regarding web cams. My experience of them in cloudy weather is that they will show you just that - rain, clouds but at what height? Unless the camera is pointed at...
12th Mar 2020, 08:32
Replies: 86
Views: 61,656
Posted By PLovett

Dick, what about WAAS? What price having vertical...

Dick, what about WAAS? What price having vertical guidance on a RNAV approach but the self-proclaimed safety experts don't seem to think it necessary. Info (visual or voice) on local conditions is...
11th Mar 2020, 13:46
Replies: 70
Views: 23,531
Posted By PLovett

I have never thought that safety was hard. After...

I have never thought that safety was hard. After all, I never met a pilot who thought that they wanted to kill themselves or an engineer that knowingly pushed an aircraft to the line knowing that it...
11th Mar 2020, 13:01
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By PLovett

I can't say that I knew Brian well but met him in...

I can't say that I knew Brian well but met him in the late 90s' when he would bring his C150 over from Wynyard to Devonport with other members for a fly-in come barbecue. Always had a smile and a...
1st Oct 2019, 12:19
Replies: 39
Views: 8,011
Posted By PLovett

Speeding is an absolute liability offence, not...

Speeding is an absolute liability offence, not strict liability. There is a massive difference.

I and others have tried explaining the difference before but no-one likes to be disabused of a...
30th Oct 2018, 14:03
Replies: 50
Views: 11,614
Posted By PLovett

Complacency is, I believe, another word for the...

Complacency is, I believe, another word for the normalisation of deviance and no, it is not something that comes in a plain-brown wrapper. It is the insidious tendency to shave safety standards to...
18th Aug 2018, 09:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By PLovett

If someone got a research grant to come up with...

If someone got a research grant to come up with those conclusions then not only should they give back the grant, they should also give back the oxygen they have used up. For pity's sake, anyone who...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jun 2018, 02:19
Replies: 33
Views: 8,467
Posted By PLovett

Most companies now have a "social media" policy...

Most companies now have a "social media" policy that bans the placement of cockpit video. Those that can still post appear to be in the minority. To add weight to the argument, there was a notorious...
11th May 2018, 08:48
Replies: 172
Views: 88,640
Posted By PLovett

Workshop space is ok (just) but very short on...

Workshop space is ok (just) but very short on office space. It would need considerable expansion to serve as a training establishment. Sharps currently leasing the facility and using it as there...
25th Mar 2018, 04:38
Replies: 41
Views: 8,163
Posted By PLovett

The sense of deja vu while reading this thread is...

The sense of deja vu while reading this thread is enormous. I have spent the last few years as safety manager of a medium sized GA operation. I am no longer as I have decided to retire and have...
23rd Mar 2018, 02:42
Replies: 17
Views: 5,520
Posted By PLovett

There is a recognised cloud break procedure for...

There is a recognised cloud break procedure for the PC-12 with engine failed. It is quite spectacular to watch as it involves a high energy descent giving the aircraft enough inertia to manoeuvre...
22nd Mar 2018, 07:47
Replies: 20
Views: 4,202
Posted By PLovett

Ah Centaurus, if only the FO had read your "Axe...

Ah Centaurus, if only the FO had read your "Axe Man of Apia" story and been a bit more assertive then the crash may never have happened.
4th Feb 2018, 13:00
Replies: 141
Views: 29,043
Posted By PLovett

Derfred, it might of been written with GA in mind...

Derfred, it might of been written with GA in mind but they didn't get it right, even for GA. It is a total dogs-breakfast.

I heard an interesting comment the other day, albeit third hand. A FAA...
4th Feb 2018, 07:34
Replies: 141
Views: 29,043
Posted By PLovett

What is important is what is argued in court. I...

What is important is what is argued in court. I have no dispute with you over the ever-increasing costs imposed on GA in the supposed name of safety.

The requirement to consider the industry was...
1st Feb 2018, 08:04
Replies: 141
Views: 29,043
Posted By PLovett

Dick, I see that you are not willing to answer...

Dick, I see that you are not willing to answer michigan j's response. While the cases he cites are AAT and therefore not binding, the principles used in those cases are derived from the High Court...
25th Jan 2018, 12:12
Replies: 35
Views: 6,280
Posted By PLovett

And the rumours I am hearing about Part 135, if...

And the rumours I am hearing about Part 135, if correct, will cause monumental change and should create howls of outrage that should cause the politicians to sit up and finally take notice of an area...
14th Jan 2018, 07:18
Replies: 306
Views: 205,754
Posted By PLovett

Actually Checkerboard, I had forgotten that part...

Actually Checkerboard, I had forgotten that part of the NAV exam when I originally posted and I take your point. However, it is probably the only part of the NAV exam that has any use, the rest...
13th Jan 2018, 23:05
Replies: 306
Views: 205,754
Posted By PLovett

Surprised you didn't learn PNR stuff at...

Surprised you didn't learn PNR stuff at commercial level.
10th Jan 2018, 08:05
Replies: 306
Views: 205,754
Posted By PLovett

It has nothing to do with learning anything...

It has nothing to do with learning anything useful (possible exception Meteorology & maybe Air Law) but to see whether you can absorb information and regurgitate it on demand. The reason the B727 is...
1st Jan 2018, 00:26
Replies: 25
Views: 4,912
Posted By PLovett

How to put an "old head" on young shoulders is a...

How to put an "old head" on young shoulders is a continuing issue in general aviation. Most young pilots are willing to learn from those with experience as they appreciate one of the most quoted...
25th Dec 2017, 08:10
Replies: 18
Views: 6,745
Posted By PLovett

So it went into the rough then? Certainly a...

So it went into the rough then? Certainly a penalty for a drop shot then.
21st Dec 2017, 08:41
Replies: 29
Views: 10,664
Posted By PLovett

When considering struts being inherently stronger...

When considering struts being inherently stronger I suggest you have a look at some of the findings from the SID inspections on the 100 and 200 series Cessna aircraft.

For the hard of reading, I...
14th Dec 2017, 10:22
Replies: 1,301
Views: 600,862
Posted By PLovett

Gentlemen, why don't we all give it a rest. The...

Gentlemen, why don't we all give it a rest. The same points are getting thrashed over time and time again without any resolution or likely agreement. What happened on that night is, for us, mere...
8th Dec 2017, 12:44
Replies: 12
Views: 3,166
Posted By PLovett

I took out 5 or 6 homing pigeons on approach to...

I took out 5 or 6 homing pigeons on approach to Essendon one time. Does that count?

And before you ask, I know they were homing pigeons because one was hung up in the undercarriage and was banded....
6th Dec 2017, 08:07
Replies: 1,301
Views: 600,862
Posted By PLovett

Thanks aroa, I was basing my opinion on a case...

Thanks aroa, I was basing my opinion on a case that occurred in Tassie, where local counsel was briefed for the prosecution. I thought it was CASA who briefed but on reflection perhaps it was the...
5th Dec 2017, 10:22
Replies: 1,301
Views: 600,862
Posted By PLovett

I am not sure that the DPP gets involved in CASA...

I am not sure that the DPP gets involved in CASA prosecutions as CASA is a government agency and not a government department. It is one of the reasons CASA has a legal department. However, someone...
2nd Dec 2017, 00:02
Replies: 60
Views: 23,503
Posted By PLovett

Mmmm...............I wonder what its ice-carrying...

Mmmm...............I wonder what its ice-carrying capacity is going to be?
30th Nov 2017, 08:46
Replies: 12
Views: 4,094
Posted By PLovett

Adelaide is not a "perfectly good airport with...

Adelaide is not a "perfectly good airport with auto-land capability" but I know what you mean. However, were both B737 suitably equipped? I don't know - if so was it useable? Again, don't know.
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30th Nov 2017, 08:31
Replies: 12
Views: 4,094
Posted By PLovett

Ditto....:ok:

Ditto....:ok:
28th Nov 2017, 11:04
Replies: 1,301
Views: 600,862
Posted By PLovett

There are multiple cases in the Federal Court...

There are multiple cases in the Federal Court where CASA is a party and is stated as such in the case title.

Individuals in CASA are protected from individual legal action so long as they act...
18th Nov 2017, 21:55
Replies: 1,301
Views: 600,862
Posted By PLovett

Actually I think it is. The whole point of an...

Actually I think it is. The whole point of an accident report is to learn the lessons from them to ensure it doesn't happen again. I believe the faffing around with non-precision approaches we...
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