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25th Oct 2020, 11:03
Replies: 27
Views: 3,820
Posted By PA39

Multi engined aircraft

i have around 14k hrs in multi engine training. My contribution is that VYSE or blue line was determined on a new aircraft fliown by a test pilot under ideal conditions. The 50 yr old hacks that most...
18th Oct 2016, 07:36
Replies: 38
Views: 12,576
Posted By PA39


Its more than the removal of the control surfaces, stripping and painting. From the initial estimate to the final balance can be astronomical. It's "what lies beneath" that add greatly to the costs....
26th Jul 2016, 10:27
Replies: 39
Views: 12,918
Posted By PA39

Well Dick...we are sooo lucky to have seen the...

Well Dick...we are sooo lucky to have seen the great days of aviation in Australia.
26th Jul 2016, 10:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,054
Posted By PA39

The old Barrett F24 makes a good boat anchor. Way...

The old Barrett F24 makes a good boat anchor. Way too heavy now.
24th Mar 2016, 10:43
Replies: 191
Views: 90,049
Posted By PA39


What can you say? :( another icon hits the wall.
20th Mar 2016, 09:24
Replies: 21
Views: 4,514
Posted By PA39


Duck Pilot

Yes I remember the single hyd pump!! OMG what a nightmare. Great fun at night in IMC doing an approach!!! Enjoyed the E and F models who had the "optional" 2 pumps. Aztecs looked like a...
20th Mar 2016, 01:32
Replies: 21
Views: 4,514
Posted By PA39



Yes mate there are many variables in there.

I am living testimony to the saying The older you get the slower you become.

I misidentified a failed engine in an Aztec a couple of years...
16th Mar 2016, 08:22
Replies: 21
Views: 4,514
Posted By PA39


Unusual for an old truck with one up not to maintain altitude on one donk. Experienced jockey too.
18th Feb 2016, 08:04
Replies: 15
Views: 2,228
Posted By PA39


Now that is a bloody good question! Comes with experience!
13th Feb 2016, 00:58
Replies: 8
Views: 2,788
Posted By PA39


Geezus not that long out of the paint shop with full SIDS and gear door mod. Nice aircraft. 210T Rotten luck.
10th Feb 2016, 08:57
Replies: 23
Views: 4,213
Posted By PA39


RUN as far as you can!!
2nd Feb 2016, 10:02
Replies: 121
Views: 10,616
Posted By PA39

IMC training

FWIW I used to expose all my students to real IMC nearing the completion of their training.
9th Jan 2016, 01:05
Replies: 23
Views: 4,907
Posted By PA39


Flew charter for the first 3000hrs, then instructor, CP/CFI finally retirement scrap heap. massed around 14500 hrs at a guess. ALL enjoyable and would do it all again tomorrow should one of you...
29th Dec 2015, 10:11
Replies: 60
Views: 17,971
Posted By PA39


The CP should have called it. When young guns get under pressure the CP tucks him under his wing and calls the flight off. EVERYTHING must be assessed....everything!
28th Dec 2015, 10:08
Replies: 60
Views: 17,971
Posted By PA39


Conditions this morning would have required a very experienced DH82 pilot.
28th Dec 2015, 03:18
Replies: 28
Views: 5,148
Posted By PA39


Nice vent Dick...so very true~
6th Dec 2015, 00:36
Replies: 83
Views: 25,352
Posted By PA39


Why has all of the manufacturing gone from Australia? why have all the call centres gone from Australia? Why has much of business admin gone from Australia? OUR COSTS ARE TOO HIGH. Not only labour...
22nd Nov 2015, 04:56
Replies: 75
Views: 14,219
Posted By PA39


18th Nov 2015, 10:00
Replies: 8
Views: 4,961
Posted By PA39


solid old bird and a good load carrier. has a little trouble with ZFW with two up. Spar, seat, tail AD's all resolved. Wet wing can cause problems. Spare parts are reasonably hard to procure now but...
24th Oct 2015, 09:44
Replies: 17
Views: 3,632
Posted By PA39

Try owning a Queenair and operate from Caloundra...

Try owning a Queenair and operate from Caloundra or Sunshine Coast!!
16th Oct 2015, 10:55
Replies: 32
Views: 7,009
Posted By PA39

Dick Smith

I agree totally with Dick. GA as we knew it is dead and almost buried. I like Dick, have divested my "interests" in aviation. Get out at a loss before that loss turns to a financial disaster. AOPA...
1st Oct 2015, 08:32
Replies: 34
Views: 7,011
Posted By PA39

x wind

The maximum x/w component for a particular aircraft type is demonstrated for certification purposes only. this does not mean that you or the aircraft can't be capable of landing in excess of this...
9th Sep 2015, 11:18
Replies: 51
Views: 21,490
Posted By PA39


It has gone in out of control to sustain such terrible damage. Poor little bugger. :(
3rd Sep 2015, 09:21
Replies: 33
Views: 6,175
Posted By PA39


It is now fully de iced!! :D
31st Aug 2015, 10:01
Replies: 44
Views: 12,039
Posted By PA39


The left wing shows more lift at lift off, I would agree with asymmetric flap problem.
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