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4th Jan 2022, 02:21
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Posted By Arm out the window

Hi Sandy, I couldn't find the video the RRAT...

Hi Sandy, I couldn't find the video the RRAT committee session you were referring to, but read the Hansard transcript. That had quite a few words or phrases labelled as 'inaudible', unfortunately,...
3rd Jan 2022, 05:58
Replies: 50
Views: 6,259
Posted By Arm out the window

Thanks for the links, Vag277 - noted that there's...

Thanks for the links, Vag277 - noted that there's much more to the FAA regs than one book, but just being able to read through various paragraphs and have them make sense is a very refreshing...
3rd Jan 2022, 03:59
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Views: 6,259
Posted By Arm out the window

Fair enough, Sandy, but I just don't think MPs...

Fair enough, Sandy, but I just don't think MPs and Senators can do that much or are aware of the crux of the issue. It's a group of fairly long-established human roadblocks within the CASA system...
2nd Jan 2022, 09:42
Replies: 50
Views: 6,259
Posted By Arm out the window

I'm convinced you're spot on. The big and obvious...

I'm convinced you're spot on. The big and obvious problem is that it's not aviation reality being considered when these regs are drafted and made into law, it's a few people's idea of what 'should'...
29th Dec 2021, 01:29
Replies: 22
Views: 3,828
Posted By Arm out the window

Thunderbird 5, I thought surely with the...

Thunderbird 5, I thought surely with the so-called improved website, finding a rule would be one of the first and easiest things to do and surely you couldn't have spent an hour trying to find a CAO...
18th Dec 2021, 00:34
Replies: 50
Views: 6,259
Posted By Arm out the window

The prerequisite for an app is that there are...

The prerequisite for an app is that there are clear yes/no answers for every decision. The reasons this wouldn't work with the current set of regs are:

1. They are not consistent, complete or...
14th Dec 2021, 20:56
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By Arm out the window

Pretty much any commercial activity now requires...

Pretty much any commercial activity now requires a defined system of risk assessment as part of a Safety Management System, set out in the operator's manuals. What format and how extensive is the...
13th Dec 2021, 05:25
Replies: 50
Views: 6,259
Posted By Arm out the window

The 'we can't help it, it's the Office of Legal...

The 'we can't help it, it's the Office of Legal Drafting / Attorney General's Department's fault' just does not wash with me. Four easy steps:

1. Express the reg set from the word go in succinct,...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Dec 2021, 07:42
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By Arm out the window

Now that's useful!

Now that's useful!
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Dec 2021, 07:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By Arm out the window

That's encouraging! I've never learnt a language...

That's encouraging! I've never learnt a language properly, but have a few words in lots, and when in the military went through language aptitude assessment where I was only one of two left at the end...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Dec 2021, 05:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By Arm out the window

Thanks very much for the suggestions - have...

Thanks very much for the suggestions - have signed up to InterPals and will look out for Italian language content on Netflix etc.

Sto diventando un cane vecchio questi giorni ma staro provando....
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Dec 2021, 22:12
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By Arm out the window

Banana Joe, Buon idea, grazie bene!

Banana Joe, Buon idea, grazie bene!
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Dec 2021, 22:12
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By Arm out the window

Stone the flamin' crows, cobber, she's English...

Stone the flamin' crows, cobber, she's English all right, crikey! I was just sayin' to Her Maj the other arvo at Buckingham Palace that wasn't it bonza that we all spoke the same lingo...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Dec 2021, 21:24
Replies: 49
Views: 2,858
Posted By Arm out the window

Helicopters are different, as the old saying...

Helicopters are different, as the old saying goes!

Having a fair bit of time on both FW and RW, I never had an issue swapping, but I've heard some fixed wing people coming to helicopters say that...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Dec 2021, 21:11
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By Arm out the window

Italian Language Practice

G'day all, compliments of the silly season to you. Does anyone have advice / experience on good ways to link up with fluent speakers of other languages for practice?

Long story short, I'm an...
9th Dec 2021, 20:17
Replies: 48
Views: 8,182
Posted By Arm out the window

Spot on. The self-imposed deadline/s have...

Spot on. The self-imposed deadline/s have generated waves of what is tantamount to frantic cutting and pasting with a few words changed.

Someone will need to come up with a new smiley euphemism...
7th Dec 2021, 02:01
Replies: 32
Views: 6,040
Posted By Arm out the window

And funnily enough, the safety managers who are...

And funnily enough, the safety managers who are serious about their job (as opposed to fluoro vest police / form filled in - job done merchants) tend to move on after one too many times being berated...
6th Dec 2021, 08:28
Replies: 32
Views: 6,040
Posted By Arm out the window

You're probably right in that the term's...

You're probably right in that the term's sometimes used as a smokescreen or buzzword. However, if you accept that accidents generally don't happen in isolation but are the culmination of chains of...
6th Dec 2021, 07:11
Replies: 32
Views: 6,040
Posted By Arm out the window

An oft-quoted idea is that in a just culture,...

An oft-quoted idea is that in a just culture, honest mistakes are not persecuted, whereas wilful disobedience of rules and procedures is not tolerated. This works to an extent, but as always there...
3rd Dec 2021, 09:35
Replies: 23
Views: 4,254
Posted By Arm out the window

The consultation process is a requirement, but...

The consultation process is a requirement, but the main issue is that some of it's been done years ago and is still being used as 'the industry agreed' but now often out of context. Working groups...
25th Nov 2021, 00:59
Replies: 38
Views: 7,853
Posted By Arm out the window

Sometimes he pushes his own agenda to extremes,...

Sometimes he pushes his own agenda to extremes, to his own detriment I think, but he's done a hell of a lot in his life that many of us probably couldn't. I fully agree that our regulations are...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Oct 2021, 11:38
Replies: 9,196
Views: 519,622
Posted By Arm out the window

was to hoover up krill

was to hoover up krill
21st Oct 2021, 23:08
Replies: 88
Views: 23,696
Posted By Arm out the window

I'm pretty sure LeadSled hasn't really left,...

I'm pretty sure LeadSled hasn't really left, still produces many a paragraph.
24th Jan 2021, 06:25
Replies: 331
Views: 104,435
Posted By Arm out the window

AIP ENR says that VFR flights intending to...

AIP ENR says that VFR flights intending to operate in CTA must submit flight details, with the preferred order of doing that being via NAIPS, then in writing, then by phone, and last by radio. It...
23rd Jan 2021, 10:12
Replies: 331
Views: 104,435
Posted By Arm out the window

Not saying airspace and controllers didn't...

Not saying airspace and controllers didn't contribute to the tragic outcome, but put yourselves in the pilot's position - any VFR pilot knows he has to maintain, if not AIP stated vis and distance...
22nd Jan 2021, 09:11
Replies: 331
Views: 104,435
Posted By Arm out the window

Maybe all the Chuck Yeagers out there can...

Maybe all the Chuck Yeagers out there can maintain all the skill they need without needing AFRs, but I'm not ashamed to say that having to get a bit of critical scrutiny from an instructor for a...
5th Jan 2021, 08:13
Replies: 67
Views: 20,116
Posted By Arm out the window

Regards the final approach setup, not sure what...

Regards the final approach setup, not sure what others were taught but we would use the known threshold elevation and cross reference the altimeter to set up a normal-ish approach angle from a...
4th Jan 2021, 03:19
Replies: 22
Views: 5,608
Posted By Arm out the window

Regards the Williamtown one in 1988 with PC and...

Regards the Williamtown one in 1988 with PC and passenger, this may not be fully correct or perhaps just rumour control, but my understanding was that the PFL pattern being flown was a circular one...
4th Jan 2021, 01:40
Replies: 67
Views: 20,116
Posted By Arm out the window

Thanks for putting up the Ononge video, Willie -...

Thanks for putting up the Ononge video, Willie - I remember doing some training circuits in the Bou there, swapping over crews in the front so some of the time you were down the back watching through...
2nd Jan 2021, 01:32
Replies: 67
Views: 20,116
Posted By Arm out the window

Not that I've done heaps of time in PNG, but...

Not that I've done heaps of time in PNG, but Ononge and Satwag spring to mind as being quite sporty in the Caribou.
4th Dec 2020, 10:48
Replies: 20
Views: 6,267
Posted By Arm out the window

If only they could - if it's possible to maintain...

If only they could - if it's possible to maintain good hover references and there's an escape route, maybe. Sometimes you might not have the power to come to an out of ground effect hover, but more...
8th Feb 2020, 22:05
Replies: 26
Views: 4,759
Posted By Arm out the window

Just to throw in another 2 cents, the limited...

Just to throw in another 2 cents, the limited panel skills referred to above, once ingrained, really help you to 'reverse engineer' an idea of what's going on outside in the event one or more...
7th Feb 2020, 08:20
Replies: 26
Views: 4,759
Posted By Arm out the window

What Dorf said - sound orientation, tracking and...

What Dorf said - sound orientation, tracking and intercept skills using dials are a great basis for being able to deal with different types and equipment fits, and for handling emergencies when the...
22nd Jan 2020, 06:19
Replies: 67
Views: 15,699
Posted By Arm out the window

I find there are are generally two schools of...

I find there are are generally two schools of thought when this comes up:
1. Don't teach VFR pilots how to fly on instruments because it will lead to a false sense of security and cause them to push...
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