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13th Jan 2021, 09:17
Replies: 24
Views: 3,461
Posted By Stikman

I still do NDB approaches for my IPC, but not for...

I still do NDB approaches for my IPC, but not for much else..

Bini's is opposite RVAC, and next to Skylines.
2nd Jan 2021, 08:25
Replies: 63
Views: 14,173
Posted By Stikman

I'm not sure of the history of Soar after March...

I'm not sure of the history of Soar after March 2015, however, up until then they were pretty much strictly RAAus. Once Neel got hold of an AOC (interesting story as to why he didn't get his own..),...
2nd Jan 2021, 07:12
Replies: 63
Views: 14,173
Posted By Stikman

There's no equivalent to a CPL or Class 1 medical...

There's no equivalent to a CPL or Class 1 medical in RAAus...both of which are needed to operate joy/scenic flights. If you want to operate an RAAus aircraft, you must be a financial member of...
31st Dec 2020, 11:46
Replies: 63
Views: 14,173
Posted By Stikman

SOAR (or Sour, depending on your POV) initially...

SOAR (or Sour, depending on your POV) initially started as an RA operation with one Jabiru J-160, which later increased to 3 and a cross-hired J-170. Later they went to Foxbats, Aquilas, Bristells,...
31st Dec 2020, 06:23
Replies: 63
Views: 14,173
Posted By Stikman

Neel bought it. Chris wanted to retire at the...

Neel bought it. Chris wanted to retire at the time.
27th Nov 2020, 21:22
Replies: 50
Views: 11,595
Posted By Stikman

I went to a sausage factory in 1989/90. One of...

I went to a sausage factory in 1989/90. One of their big marketing ploys was to tell all us aspiring pilots that we'd all find employment within 6 weeks of graduating.
22nd Nov 2020, 16:18
Replies: 50
Views: 11,595
Posted By Stikman

I held a frozen CPL for 22 years.. :}

I held a frozen CPL for 22 years.. :}
12th Nov 2020, 02:29
Replies: 1,439
Views: 712,014
Posted By Stikman

Careful mate....your position will become...

Careful mate....your position will become untenab.....oh, never mind. :}
10th Nov 2020, 08:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By Stikman

When I did mine, I looked into getting RPL for...

When I did mine, I looked into getting RPL for some units. It was too much effort, to be honest.
14th Jun 2020, 23:26
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By Stikman

Cert IV is required to instruct at any RTO,...

Cert IV is required to instruct at any RTO, whether it be flying or street sweeping.
3rd Jun 2020, 07:20
Replies: 7
Views: 1,835
Posted By Stikman

I had the option of doing exactly that in 2015...

I had the option of doing exactly that in 2015 when I did my Cert IV (I had an RAAus senior instructor rating and around 900 hours experience), and found it wasn't really worth it. With that said, I...
2nd Jun 2020, 00:57
Replies: 191
Views: 48,277
Posted By Stikman

By 2018, when The Growth Fund partnered with...

By 2018, when The Growth Fund partnered with Neel, Soar had "grown to have over 400 students"..
Soar first became an RTO in 2015, when they partnered with Box Hill TAFE.
So....5 years, and only 65...
15th Apr 2020, 22:34
Replies: 20
Views: 3,315
Posted By Stikman

Could it have been Melbourne's Gooney Bird? ...

Could it have been Melbourne's Gooney Bird? Operated by Shortstop Jet Charter, and based at YMEN.
20th Jan 2020, 22:45
Replies: 191
Views: 48,277
Posted By Stikman

How so? In the RAAus world, the Junior...

How so? In the RAAus world, the Junior Instructor can't do anything except recommend someone for first solo, and send them on subsequent solos.
The Senior Instructor can send first solo.
The CFI...
20th Jan 2020, 12:00
Replies: 191
Views: 48,277
Posted By Stikman

CFI does all the tests and signs the papers,...

CFI does all the tests and signs the papers, unless it's for another CFI. Then it's an Examiner of Airmen....or something.
14th Nov 2019, 05:29
Replies: 216
Views: 112,013
Posted By Stikman

It would not surprise me in the slightest to find...

It would not surprise me in the slightest to find that Neel and/or his office staff were the ones writing the reviews....not one of the former students I've spoken with would write such tripe about...
13th Sep 2019, 12:10
Replies: 1,439
Views: 712,014
Posted By Stikman

IIRC, Melbourne radio station 3AW started to run...

IIRC, Melbourne radio station 3AW started to run a competition, with the prize being funding to run for the senate. This was kyboshed once they looked into the ins and outs of funding - you cannot...
30th Aug 2019, 07:21
Replies: 1,439
Views: 712,014
Posted By Stikman

We do indeed have an equivalent. ...

We do indeed have an equivalent.

https://www.owenhodge.com.au/blog/promissory-estoppel-what-is-it/
21st Aug 2019, 01:36
Replies: 17
Views: 5,334
Posted By Stikman

Was David Bird there at Sky Bird when you were?

Was David Bird there at Sky Bird when you were?
24th Jun 2019, 06:21
Replies: 17
Views: 3,517
Posted By Stikman

I thought the thread title was a headline...

I thought the thread title was a headline...
19th Mar 2019, 03:32
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By Stikman

Didn't the DPM put forward a proposed change that...

Didn't the DPM put forward a proposed change that effectively does nothing?
16th Feb 2019, 09:59
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By Stikman

His fb page is a laugh...all these conspiracy...

His fb page is a laugh...all these conspiracy theories and such..
https://www.facebook.com/Kyneton-AirstripSay-NO-1580913295522574/

I learnt to fly there in 1987, and had two different...
16th Feb 2019, 01:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By Stikman

That would be old mate Greg. Apparently he wrote...

That would be old mate Greg. Apparently he wrote a message into his lawn with weed-killer, too..
15th Feb 2019, 22:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By Stikman

I'm sure Greggy, owner and manager of the Kyneton...

I'm sure Greggy, owner and manager of the Kyneton airstrip. Say NO. fb page will have something to say about this..:}
8th Nov 2018, 08:19
Replies: 13
Views: 1,826
Posted By Stikman

To answer the OP's question, yes there is. You...

To answer the OP's question, yes there is. You can upgrade your RAAus FIR to a CASA Grade 3 FIR without doing an entire course. PM me if you want more details..
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