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7th Jan 2016, 14:43
Replies: 50
Views: 7,002
Posted By Andy_P

There is short field and then there is soft...

There is short field and then there is soft field.

short field nose up so aircraft rotates at safe speed.

soft field, take-off and fly in ground effect till safe speed to climb out.

Most US...
9th Nov 2015, 05:41
Replies: 7
Views: 2,974
Posted By Andy_P

New CTAF 125.85 for Caboolture and Caloundra Effective Thursday (12-nov-2015)

For those that are unaware. All changes in the latest ERSA and VTC. Might pay to tune into 118.8 if you have a second COM.

https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/sup/a15-h24.pdf

Also...
6th Sep 2015, 14:07
Replies: 103
Views: 9,528
Posted By Andy_P

I am a low hour rec pilot, got about 150 hours up...

I am a low hour rec pilot, got about 150 hours up now. Just about to do the PPL test.

One thing I realiased about crosswind landings is that if you slip it in, you are dragging it in under power....
30th Apr 2015, 09:05
Replies: 26
Views: 5,163
Posted By Andy_P

I watch this thread with baited breath. I...

I watch this thread with baited breath.

I have used the BOSE, didn't like the fit. Ended up with a Telex Stratus 50D, absolutely brilliant, except the ear cups are splitting again, seems you only...
27th Apr 2015, 10:37
Replies: 97
Views: 9,724
Posted By Andy_P

As a low hour pilot, I prefer to be well set up...

As a low hour pilot, I prefer to be well set up on late final. Maintaining correct speed for me is not a huge challenge, but requires a little effort. Are we not taught to do this for a reason? The...
25th Apr 2015, 07:27
Replies: 102
Views: 15,466
Posted By Andy_P

I will put my hand up here and say I have...

I will put my hand up here and say I have forgotten to do control checks once (that I remember) but remembered on the takeoff roll and rejected the take-off.

One of my instructors told me a story...
23rd Apr 2015, 09:24
Replies: 38
Views: 9,456
Posted By Andy_P

The aircraft is now for sale! I read an ATSB...

The aircraft is now for sale!

I read an ATSB report of a plane here in Australia that did a wheels-up approach. The Pilot figured out something was wrong when the wheels failed to make contact,...
14th Apr 2015, 09:24
Replies: 693
Views: 528,436
Posted By Andy_P

Another advocate for Bob Tait here. If you can...

Another advocate for Bob Tait here. If you can afford it, and have the time I highly recommend heading to YRED and doing the courses. The PPL runs for 3 weeks, and is well presented. The online...
14th Apr 2015, 09:01
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By Andy_P

I must have logged at least 70 hours total (dual,...

I must have logged at least 70 hours total (dual, solo, private hire) so far and I am only just starting my PPL navs. I must admit, I have done a fair bit of private hire under my recently issued...
12th Mar 2015, 12:04
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Andy_P

I forgot to mention, but one part of the RPL test...

I forgot to mention, but one part of the RPL test is under the hood. I have only done my instrument hours on analogue cockpit cause glass and me dont go well together, sad fact of being older and...
11th Mar 2015, 20:59
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Andy_P

I went to the pub and had some beers! I am...

I went to the pub and had some beers!

I am on call for the next 4 weeks, so cant start my navs yet. I plan to use this time to do my PPL written exam.



Redcliffe Aero Club (Queensland,...
11th Mar 2015, 09:32
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Andy_P

Passed my RPL flight test

Not a PPL yet, but for a guy who was too scared to step on an aircraft 15 year ago to being legally allowed to fly a plane is a pretty amazing feeling.

And yes, I am still scared of flying, but I...
10th Mar 2015, 08:13
Replies: 36
Views: 4,304
Posted By Andy_P

FWIW, I am a bit past the circuit stage, but when...

FWIW, I am a bit past the circuit stage, but when I was doing it I would study the handout every night. After each lesson I would go home and review what I did wrong, and why. I still do this now...
18th Feb 2015, 04:48
Replies: 211
Views: 15,164
Posted By Andy_P

Not relevant to most here, but joining straight...

Not relevant to most here, but joining straight in is highly discouraged in Australia. According to CAAP 166, If you join straight in, you have to give way to all other aircraft in the circuit. You...
10th Feb 2015, 06:26
Replies: 57
Views: 10,011
Posted By Andy_P

This. Antenna direct to radio only pls. Only...

This.

Antenna direct to radio only pls. Only other option is a RF switch with dummy load.

Source: Instrument Tech and Electrical Engineer with RF experience.
10th Feb 2015, 06:13
Replies: 31
Views: 3,620
Posted By Andy_P

Interesting. I am still a student, but if I am...

Interesting. I am still a student, but if I am crook I wont fly, I try my best to give plenty of notice to the instructors but ultimately if your head is not in it then there is no point flying.
...
22nd Jan 2015, 11:01
Replies: 43
Views: 8,287
Posted By Andy_P

Managed to quickly snap this pic heading home...

Managed to quickly snap this pic heading home from an area solo the other day. First time I have ever taken a pic solo, and in fact I am surprised it worked out given I pretty much grabbed my phone...
22nd Jan 2015, 08:33
Replies: 43
Views: 8,287
Posted By Andy_P

Time to post an update. For those who have not...

Time to post an update. For those who have not been following the odd thread or 2 I have posted since. I took a break (pun intended) from flying after running into a kangaroo in my motorcycle at...
17th Jan 2015, 10:59
Replies: 57
Views: 4,421
Posted By Andy_P

I am one of those that is hopeless at doing...

I am one of those that is hopeless at doing mental calculations. I managed maths whilst doing an engineering degree, so I cant be too stupid. But in my head, forget it. This is one thing that worries...
14th Jan 2015, 00:06
Replies: 57
Views: 4,421
Posted By Andy_P

I am doing prec search and land this Friday as...

I am doing prec search and land this Friday as part of my training (in Aus). My understanding is we do it at the airstrip so its legal.

Re Forced landings, I have already done that. It is done in...
4th Jan 2015, 19:36
Replies: 22
Views: 4,590
Posted By Andy_P

Agree re silent instructors being evil. Flying...

Agree re silent instructors being evil. Flying along back home then all of a sudden the pull the throttle - 'engine failure'... Got it at about 300' the other day when taking off!

Went back out to...
3rd Jan 2015, 07:13
Replies: 32
Views: 6,605
Posted By Andy_P

At our aerodrome, they build new houses under the...

At our aerodrome, they build new houses under the flight path about 10-15 years ago, and of course all the people in those houses now want the airport shut down.

Despite the constant battle with...
3rd Jan 2015, 07:05
Replies: 22
Views: 4,590
Posted By Andy_P

Area solo - Check!! Rainy and cloudy today,...

Area solo - Check!!

Rainy and cloudy today, but cloud ceiling only at about 1600. Did a quick check flight for forced landings. Get back and did a short field landing. Back out for my very first...
29th Dec 2014, 06:18
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By Andy_P

Crosswind solo - check!

Before my little accident with skippy I was just waiting to do my crosswind solo so I could do the area solo. YRED is notorious for crosswinds, so much to my annoyance after about 6 hours of doing...
24th Dec 2014, 02:56
Replies: 92
Views: 128,644
Posted By Andy_P

Just decided to upload a few more piccies of the...

Just decided to upload a few more piccies of the Islands of Brisbane. These islands are just under 20nm from my as the crow (or cessna 172) flies. I sailed to Moreton Island yesterday. How lucky am...
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