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29th Sep 2019, 12:13
Replies: 24
Views: 3,201
Posted By growahead

From the IPA, conservatives who gave us Opal...

From the IPA, conservatives who gave us Opal Tower et al, Privatised monopoly airports etc etc. Thanks but no thanks.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_of_Public_Affairs
10th Jun 2019, 02:58
Replies: 81
Views: 21,826
Posted By growahead

Regarding the ditching of WJC. There is little...

Regarding the ditching of WJC. There is little doubt that the R (rescue) part of the SAR action could have been handled a lot better. That was 36 years ago, and most people today won’t understand how...
21st Dec 2018, 00:44
Replies: 306
Views: 212,231
Posted By growahead

I doubt that the pilot could be knocked out by...

I doubt that the pilot could be knocked out by accidental contact with a camera, and highly unlikely there was intentional interference.
I’m wondering if there was accidental manipulation of the...
11th Dec 2018, 00:08
Replies: 78
Views: 20,760
Posted By growahead

Emad, note that the TAF you posted was amended,...

Emad, note that the TAF you posted was amended, issued at 072036 for 2000/1800 period.
So, the times would suggest that Met had issued a late change, probably responding to unexpected changes in the...
12th Aug 2018, 11:17
Replies: 198
Views: 111,065
Posted By growahead

I donít think he was showing off. From the...

I donít think he was showing off. From the statements he made, and perhaps the tone, it seemed to me he had a grievance against the company, a feeling that he had been given the rough end of a...
8th May 2018, 17:42
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By growahead

Skyrace was brilliant, and Terry Mulholland was...

Skyrace was brilliant, and Terry Mulholland was the driving force behind it. Terry was quite a character, and some people either took a dislike to him, or perhaps were even envious. Terry was CFI at...
8th May 2018, 17:15
Replies: 167
Views: 75,411
Posted By growahead

Neville, you are quite wrong regarding Launceston...

Neville, you are quite wrong regarding Launceston weather. Western Junction (aka Launceston Airport) was one of the several RAAF training fields in the area during WW2, it worked quite well then....
24th Apr 2018, 07:33
Replies: 29
Views: 6,900
Posted By growahead

Inside Melbourne ATC

Saw this video on youtube. Some ppruners may find it of interest;

https://youtu.be/GVOeteqUiOw
23rd Feb 2018, 05:15
Replies: 23
Views: 8,717
Posted By growahead

Fatal plane crash witnesses urged pilot to abort...

Fatal plane crash witnesses urged pilot to abort landing, investigation finds - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-23/plane-crash-report/9478026)
21st Jan 2018, 02:47
Replies: 23
Views: 8,717
Posted By growahead

Could have been some tricky winds at the time;...

Could have been some tricky winds at the time; late afternoon Sea "breeze" . Maybe wind shear.
25th Nov 2017, 12:04
Replies: 160
Views: 33,903
Posted By growahead

Clinton, it seems to me the cameras are set at 90...

Clinton, it seems to me the cameras are set at 90 degrees arcs; and guesstimating the field of view of each camera is about 60 degrees, ie + or - 30 degrees from the datum.
Looking at Launceston...
22nd Nov 2017, 11:29
Replies: 20
Views: 10,730
Posted By growahead

Update.The natives are restless; Angry...

Update.The natives are restless;

Angry residents weigh up options as new Hobart flight path stays put for now - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)...
12th Nov 2017, 00:45
Replies: 20
Views: 10,730
Posted By growahead

Hobart's noisy STARS

Airservices Australia admits it did not 'consult sufficiently' over new Tasmanian flight paths - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2017, 20:18
Replies: 89
Views: 36,031
Posted By growahead

From ABC news: "Inspector John Ward said it...

From ABC news: "Inspector John Ward said it appeared to break in half and plummet to the ground from a height of 200 metres."
7th Nov 2017, 08:09
Replies: 1
Views: 2,347
Posted By growahead

Helicopter down at Hobart

One dead, one injured in helicopter crash at Hobart airport, flights cancelled - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)...
5th Apr 2017, 04:46
Replies: 57
Views: 9,923
Posted By growahead

Gee, I wish our ATC were as good as this; ...

Gee, I wish our ATC were as good as this;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPo5yuLbvco&feature=youtu.be
19th Feb 2017, 02:12
Replies: 13
Views: 2,279
Posted By growahead

Let's look at that word "loot"; loot ...

Let's look at that word "loot";

loot
luːt/Submit
noun
1.
private property taken from an enemy in war.
"the rooms were stuffed with the loot from Francis's expeditions into Italy"
verb
1.
21st Jan 2017, 01:00
Replies: 23
Views: 3,268
Posted By growahead

Leady #13

Typical post from Leady; play the poster with a put down. The fact is that DME A, and other Australian developments were innovative and good products, so my point about waiting for others to come up...
20th Jan 2017, 06:56
Replies: 23
Views: 3,268
Posted By growahead

DME A

In reply to #6:
As I recall, DME A was superior to "International" DME, in particular that it operated on one frequency, as opposed to individual frequencies for each DME "I" installations. DME A...
11th Jan 2017, 00:33
Replies: 68
Views: 23,738
Posted By growahead

From the latest photo on the ABC website, it...

From the latest photo on the ABC website, it looks like the aircraft may have come through the scrub from the land side, perpendicular to the beach, then slid/crashed down the dune. The operative...
26th Oct 2016, 08:24
Replies: 16
Views: 2,402
Posted By growahead

Maria Island, east coast of Tasmania. The strip...

Maria Island, east coast of Tasmania. The strip is about 5-10 min walk from the National Parks office. From the strip you can walk directly to Fossil Cliffs, and the mountain Bishop and Clerk.
...
3rd Jul 2016, 13:16
Replies: 32
Views: 4,495
Posted By growahead

Magic, your instructor should advise you. I'm...

Magic, your instructor should advise you. I'm only a ppl, so I'm offering you my opinion, I'm sure others will have different ideas.
In option one, runups should be able to be completed in less than...
18th Jul 2015, 04:15
Replies: 85
Views: 10,100
Posted By growahead

Ten seconds on the ASA website: ADS-B...

Ten seconds on the ASA website:

ADS-B coverage | Airservices (http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/projects/ads-b/ads-b-coverage/)

The evil empire at ASA, withholding information, secretive.
...
17th Jul 2015, 11:12
Replies: 85
Views: 10,100
Posted By growahead

Fifteen seconds on ASA website: ADS-B...

Fifteen seconds on ASA website:

ADS-B services are being implemented in stages during which time surveillance coverage will progressively increase. Currently, the system is supported by more than...
12th Jul 2015, 04:12
Replies: 85
Views: 10,100
Posted By growahead

Dick, If the report says the 737 crew didn't...

Dick,
If the report says the 737 crew didn't sight, I'll accept that. However, the captain, in an agitated tone, transmitted that he had half (meaning one side) of the passengers seeing the Tobago....
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