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1st Feb 2022, 01:34
Replies: 896
Views: 706,017
Posted By Flyer517

I would strongly agree with the first part of...

I would strongly agree with the first part of this. Avoid paying up front like the plague. So many stories over the years of people losing their money as schools go bust. PAYG might end up marginally...
3rd Nov 2021, 02:49
Replies: 18
Views: 8,348
Posted By Flyer517

Irrespective of the company position on returning...

Irrespective of the company position on returning crew, wouldn't anyone who took a VR and then returned have issues with the tax treatment of their VR payment? It would have been taxed at a much...
3rd Oct 2021, 10:51
Replies: 232
Views: 52,808
Posted By Flyer517

Bingo! Absolutely loved the Debonair. What a...

Bingo! Absolutely loved the Debonair. What a gorgeously wonderful aircraft to fly. Controls so harmonised. Donít think I flew it in a straight line for more than 30 seconds.
2nd Oct 2021, 01:20
Replies: 232
Views: 52,808
Posted By Flyer517

Good question. For me it was the lightness and...

Good question. For me it was the lightness and directness of the controls. Almost as if you just need to think what you want it to do, and you were there. Not the worldís fastest aircraft but it...
1st Oct 2021, 11:22
Replies: 232
Views: 52,808
Posted By Flyer517

OK well it seems Iím not the only Chippie fan. ...

OK well it seems Iím not the only Chippie fan. The poor manís Spitfire isnít it?
1st Oct 2021, 07:16
Replies: 232
Views: 52,808
Posted By Flyer517

Airplane With The Nicest Handling

I havenít flown a lot of types in my life, but was curious as to what folks here think is the best handling aircraft theyíve flown.

I have only flown GA types and learnt on a combination of...
30th Sep 2021, 03:49
Replies: 88
Views: 25,239
Posted By Flyer517

In a previous post on this thread I said: ...

In a previous post on this thread I said:




Yet here we are again. So to answer the original question posed, this is what turns me off personally. It always comes back to complaints about the...
23rd Sep 2021, 05:54
Replies: 88
Views: 25,239
Posted By Flyer517

I agree totally with KRviator's sentiments. ...

I agree totally with KRviator's sentiments.

Particularly with new folks and aspiring pilots joining the forums and asking questions. I have often seen responses like "if you'd have used the search...
20th Sep 2021, 03:24
Replies: 88
Views: 25,239
Posted By Flyer517

Personally I find the speed with which personal...

Personally I find the speed with which personal attacks or petty arguments happen on a lot of threads vey depressing. Within the blink of an eye, what I hoped would be a good aviation related...
10th Sep 2021, 03:11
Replies: 20
Views: 4,094
Posted By Flyer517

Thanks Qanchor for that. If only my memory was...

Thanks Qanchor for that. If only my memory was not as fried...
9th Sep 2021, 23:43
Replies: 20
Views: 4,094
Posted By Flyer517

Could very well be and I suspect I flew on most...

Could very well be and I suspect I flew on most of these types. But I do seem to recall being asked what I thought of the Nomad by a family member though mentally I can't picture it.
9th Sep 2021, 22:36
Replies: 20
Views: 4,094
Posted By Flyer517

Sunstate Airlines & The Nomad

I have a vague recollection of flying between Brisbane and Bundaberg on a Sunstate operated Nomad. This would be in the early to mid 1980s.

I was quite young so the route or the aircraft may be...
18th Jun 2021, 05:35
Replies: 3
Views: 1,833
Posted By Flyer517

Spider On A Plane? No Thanks!

Don't know if I could have kept my cool.
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Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2021, 03:43
Replies: 14
Views: 2,556
Posted By Flyer517

Why is that? Genuine question.

Why is that? Genuine question.
2nd Apr 2021, 07:32
Replies: 85
Views: 14,750
Posted By Flyer517

Awesome in my opinion. Nice to see most of the...

Awesome in my opinion. Nice to see most of the fleet types in the air at once.
1st Apr 2021, 22:34
Replies: 85
Views: 14,750
Posted By Flyer517

Thanks Mick. Exactly what I wanted to know.

Thanks Mick. Exactly what I wanted to know.
1st Apr 2021, 03:21
Replies: 85
Views: 14,750
Posted By Flyer517

So a question to those who have served... ...

So a question to those who have served...

From his video on the RAAF's Youtube channel below, it would seem that Peter Overton joined in the not too distant past. He also seems to be doing...
26th Mar 2021, 02:54
Replies: 55
Views: 14,484
Posted By Flyer517

And having travelled many years for business for...

And having travelled many years for business for quite a few different companies, they rarely if ever spring for business class seats. It is always economy and the cheapest, most inflexible fare.
...
26th Mar 2021, 02:37
Replies: 85
Views: 14,750
Posted By Flyer517

Nice Flyby In Sydney Today..

4 x PC-21s, a Dakota, 2 x Caribou, a Neptune, an Orion and a Catalina.

Thanks RAAF and HARS!
17th Mar 2021, 02:31
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By Flyer517

I think I heard the same stories MCoates. ...

I think I heard the same stories MCoates.

Always looked well maintained though. The gee gees must generate a lot of dollars!
16th Mar 2021, 23:51
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By Flyer517

As soon as I saw the Arrowfield name I recognised...

As soon as I saw the Arrowfield name I recognised it. Thanks folks. That's the one.

Most appreciated.
16th Mar 2021, 02:25
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By Flyer517

Airfield In NSW

A question to the PPRuNe brains trust.

I seem to recall from my flight training years ago overflying an airfield in the eastern part of NSW, around where the horse studs near places like...
21st Mar 2020, 00:23
Replies: 52
Views: 24,532
Posted By Flyer517

At the risk of being ridiculed but in the spirit...

At the risk of being ridiculed but in the spirit of the original poster, Telstra is hiring 1,000 new call centre staff to cover for their Phillipines and Indian based centres that have been forced to...
15th Nov 2018, 01:38
Replies: 28
Views: 4,850
Posted By Flyer517

I like the idea of a National Aviation Museum,...

I like the idea of a National Aviation Museum, but would it be simpler to take an existing institution like HARS (as an example only), beef up its funding, and transfer these aviation icons there as...
23rd Oct 2018, 02:56
Replies: 28
Views: 3,373
Posted By Flyer517

A large part of the issue lies with the retailers...

A large part of the issue lies with the retailers who make no attempt to educate would-be drone pilots.

I suspect the problem would go away if retailers were required to pull out CASA's "Can I Fly...
20th Mar 2018, 21:26
Replies: 20
Views: 7,841
Posted By Flyer517

Thanks for updating us Centaurus. Ken signed off...

Thanks for updating us Centaurus. Ken signed off a few endorsements for me years ago, and I'll always remember him as a true gentleman with a wealth of knowledge and experience he was happy to share.
23rd Feb 2017, 22:22
Replies: 23
Views: 4,774
Posted By Flyer517

The Chippie is the sweetest flying airplane I've...

The Chippie is the sweetest flying airplane I've ever been in. Didn't seem particularly difficult on the ground but once in the air it is pure joy. You'll know immediately why they call it the poor...
5th Mar 2016, 09:49
Replies: 28
Views: 4,914
Posted By Flyer517

Temora Aviation Museum Celebrates 80th Birthday

It was great to see Australia's only 2 flying Spits in the air today at Temora Aviation Museum. They flew them both to celebrate the 80th anniversary.

I have to admit to a lump in the throat when...
11th Aug 2015, 08:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,465
Posted By Flyer517

Congrats

I can't add anything to the advice already given other than to echo that flying as often as possible makes it happen quicker in my experience.

But congratulations on soloing. What a wonderful...
16th Jun 2015, 03:57
Replies: 43
Views: 10,953
Posted By Flyer517

Training

To Centaurus' point:



During my PPL training in the early 90s I studied the theory at TAFE. It was repeatedly drummed in to us (by a number of ex-airline and military pilots) to pick up a wing...
8th Jun 2015, 07:49
Replies: 60
Views: 9,196
Posted By Flyer517

Thumbs up Thank You Dick

Congratulations Dick. It is certainly well deserved and we're all better off for your contributions to our country. Thank you.
8th Mar 2015, 03:21
Replies: 139
Views: 59,453
Posted By Flyer517

Good Job

Just saw a clip on YouTube from head on and it appears they put her down with one nose wheel either side of the centreline. Class.
5th Mar 2013, 02:13
Replies: 92
Views: 16,381
Posted By Flyer517

On a recent trip to Hawaii, we went through the...

On a recent trip to Hawaii, we went through the usual double screening at SY before departure. When I asked the security guard why the second screening was necessary, he said that this is what the...
5th Mar 2013, 01:40
Replies: 13
Views: 1,863
Posted By Flyer517

And Cessnock / Matiland is right in the Hunter...

And Cessnock / Matiland is right in the Hunter Valley winery region. Can't get better than that! :ok:
21st Jan 2013, 01:38
Replies: 51
Views: 8,883
Posted By Flyer517

I would have thought the Super Connie was the...

I would have thought the Super Connie was the biggest to go in to BK but I am sure a RAAF J model Herc has been in there and Wiki tells me it has a MTOW of 70,300kg as opposed to the Super Connie's...
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