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5th Aug 2022, 11:11
Replies: 27
Views: 4,015
Posted By Mr Approach

Sounds like you need a navigator, old buddy! ...

Sounds like you need a navigator, old buddy!

Are you seriously telling me that the "continuous intellectual pursuit" that I was told was modern piloting is simply you sitting there waiting for...
31st Jul 2022, 00:29
Replies: 35
Views: 5,967
Posted By Mr Approach

Dear Ex-Minister, Am I missing something...

Dear Ex-Minister,

Am I missing something here?
"As a former Minister, I was constantly trying to get the CASA bureaucracy to understand the real-world impacts of their rules and regulations on...
7th Jul 2022, 02:24
Replies: 39
Views: 9,048
Posted By Mr Approach

Great article in the Betoota Advocate, Jetstar...

Great article in the Betoota Advocate, Jetstar cancels flight halfway between Brisbane and Perth
...
5th Jun 2022, 01:35
Replies: 32
Views: 5,073
Posted By Mr Approach

The definition of runway incursion only refers to...

The definition of runway incursion only refers to the surface of the runway, there is no altitude above the surface involved. The FAA defines four types, and note under Cat D the word "incorrect":
...
22nd May 2022, 01:40
Replies: 35
Views: 9,501
Posted By Mr Approach

Brisbane Airport

It looks as though the Greens may pick up the three electorates affected by noise from the new 19R/01L. They were the only party that promised to do everything demanded by the noise lobby.
Assuming...
6th May 2022, 02:29
Replies: 200
Views: 73,523
Posted By Mr Approach

It is inconceivable (to me) how a competition...

It is inconceivable (to me) how a competition regulator could possibly approve this acquisition.
Alliance not only provides aircraft and crews to Qantas's main competitor, it also provides...
27th Mar 2022, 00:49
Replies: 29
Views: 11,036
Posted By Mr Approach

Heard this one many years ago..... "Your...

Heard this one many years ago.....

"Your flight has been cancelled due to Government regulations"

Apparently there is/was a regulation that all the aircraft's engines had to be working!
7th Mar 2022, 22:50
Replies: 18
Views: 3,098
Posted By Mr Approach

I think the issue is that CASA lacks the...

I think the issue is that CASA lacks the technical ability to certify helicopters. For instance, I know they do not employ a helicopter test pilot, so what do they do?
The answer is that they just...
2nd Mar 2022, 23:29
Replies: 72
Views: 10,985
Posted By Mr Approach

I have found some references to a Mangalore...

I have found some references to a Mangalore Airspace Study.

CASA advised on 3 Sep 2021 that they were conducting such a study...
18th Feb 2022, 23:28
Replies: 72
Views: 10,985
Posted By Mr Approach

So - it's the 19th February 2022, two years to...

So - it's the 19th February 2022, two years to the day, and nothing!
Well, not quite, the Government-owned ANSP has reacted to “something” by inventing a new type of ICAO airspace around Mangalore...
13th Feb 2022, 00:36
Replies: 72
Views: 10,985
Posted By Mr Approach

Hi Missy – Not sure how to take your repetition...

Hi Missy – Not sure how to take your repetition of my words in regard to reports, so I choose to ignore any implied sarcasm.
Reading the Victorian Coroner's Act I would expect the Office to hold an...
12th Feb 2022, 06:35
Replies: 72
Views: 10,985
Posted By Mr Approach

GF - I checked the OAR website for airspace...

GF - I checked the OAR website for airspace reviews of Mangalore since the mid-air collision without success.
That is not to say that OAR has not done an airspace review, only that I could not find...
5th Feb 2022, 07:04
Replies: 72
Views: 10,985
Posted By Mr Approach

Mid-air collision involving Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, VH-JQF, and Beech D95A Travel A

On 19th February 2020 the above mid-air collision occurred. In two weeks it will be the second anniversary of the deaths of those four airmen.
While the TSI Act requires reports to be published as...
17th Jan 2022, 22:57
Replies: 8
Views: 3,020
Posted By Mr Approach

Try this Australian website ...

Try this Australian website
https://www.opencolleges.edu.au/careers/resumes
16th Jan 2022, 23:04
Replies: 2,385
Views: 1,036,686
Posted By Mr Approach

When talking about any Federal Government office...

When talking about any Federal Government office or senior bureaucrat, it is wise to bear in mind what has been written by those in the know. In this case an article by Bruce Haigh a former diplomat...
7th Dec 2021, 23:22
Replies: 23
Views: 4,881
Posted By Mr Approach

Why don't we form a group that sends CASA an NCN...

Why don't we form a group that sends CASA an NCN every time they ignore their own ministerial directives or CASRs? Naturally, they would have only 30 calendar days to respond.....:=
6th Dec 2021, 03:47
Replies: 32
Views: 6,406
Posted By Mr Approach

Safety Culture is an aspiration, recommended by...

Safety Culture is an aspiration, recommended by everyone from ICAO/IATA and down. In my limited experience, the extent to which it is adopted is dependent on how well an industry is regulated and...
13th Nov 2021, 00:28
Replies: 8
Views: 3,560
Posted By Mr Approach

It's making way for two MD-80's owned by Mr....

It's making way for two MD-80's owned by Mr. Clive Palmer, currently parked about 400 metres away.
26th Apr 2021, 01:26
Replies: 17
Views: 5,986
Posted By Mr Approach

I think the basic premise is true, Sydney is an...

I think the basic premise is true, Sydney is an expensive place so the ATCS get (I think) 12% more than others for living there. Road traffic is a nightmare and Sydney Airport want their land back....
25th Apr 2021, 02:15
Replies: 20
Views: 5,938
Posted By Mr Approach

An economist and a fighter pilot in charge of...

An economist and a fighter pilot in charge of civil aviation safety - what could possibly go wrong?
25th Apr 2021, 02:12
Replies: 136
Views: 38,398
Posted By Mr Approach

I think Para 377 is closer to the truth than...

I think Para 377 is closer to the truth than dislexiq, these two choices are simply more of the same.

Ms Spence is a Departmental insider so she will know exactly what the executive branch of...
15th Apr 2021, 00:22
Replies: 2,385
Views: 1,036,686
Posted By Mr Approach

CASA, in it's replies to Glen, refers to the...

CASA, in it's replies to Glen, refers to the Regulatory Philosophy. This is an artifact created by CASA to justify it's actions. The SOE from the MInister...
19th Feb 2021, 10:55
Replies: 527
Views: 67,545
Posted By Mr Approach

There are so many issues in play here but I will...

There are so many issues in play here but I will try and comment on just two:
1. Can Airservices ATC deal with this proposal - clearly not! The sectors are set up to provide current services, not...
16th Feb 2021, 23:21
Replies: 527
Views: 67,545
Posted By Mr Approach

Smashed with replies because everyone is afraid...

Smashed with replies because everyone is afraid they will actually do it!

I was sent this by someone who responded, I assume it went to all 1000....

Good Morning
Airservices would like to...
7th Feb 2021, 04:57
Replies: 527
Views: 67,545
Posted By Mr Approach

Hi McLimit - I did not say that any PT flights in...

Hi McLimit - I did not say that any PT flights in the US operate VFR procedures, but they do fly visually and they do see and avoid in Class E airspace . How else could it operate?
7th Feb 2021, 00:28
Replies: 527
Views: 67,545
Posted By Mr Approach

Quote Neville Nobody 5th Feb "From a RPT...

Quote Neville Nobody 5th Feb "From a RPT perspective they would want to change the current arrangements as they are to restrictive. If nothing changes on a separation front under this new system...
5th Feb 2021, 00:07
Replies: 527
Views: 67,545
Posted By Mr Approach

[QUOTE=Sunfish;10982908]I don't think Airservices...

[QUOTE=Sunfish;10982908]I don't think Airservices has thought this out. The proposed airspace has to include at least half the GA, RAA and SAAA aircraft fleet.

On the contrary, Sunfish,...
27th Jan 2021, 21:34
Replies: 527
Views: 67,545
Posted By Mr Approach

As I said earlier, I don't want to get involved....

As I said earlier, I don't want to get involved. There are far too many who would rather stay with what we have or go back to what we had 40 years ago.

Signing off.....
26th Jan 2021, 23:49
Replies: 527
Views: 67,545
Posted By Mr Approach

Hi Extralite - I assumed from your post that you...

Hi Extralite - I assumed from your post that you were IFR and required to depart in IMC for a penetration of Class E at 1500 feet AGL also in IMC. Under US rules you would get the clearance on the...
26th Jan 2021, 02:45
Replies: 527
Views: 67,545
Posted By Mr Approach

Not an IFR pilot so how does AIP 1.4 - 9 Class G...

Not an IFR pilot so how does AIP 1.4 - 9 Class G IFR radio requirement "2-way continuous" work at these airfields?

HF I suppose, however the US allows the use of telephones in such circumstances:...
25th Jan 2021, 03:11
Replies: 527
Views: 67,545
Posted By Mr Approach

Your getting off the subject but for the record...

Your getting off the subject but for the record Class D was based, by ICAO, on the Air Traffic Zone (ATZ) that is considered to surround an aerodrome witha Tower. One of Australia's problems with...
24th Jan 2021, 00:35
Replies: 527
Views: 67,545
Posted By Mr Approach

While I, and others, have been pushing for this...

While I, and others, have been pushing for this for about 30 years, I am loathe to get involved. Why, because if it is to be done then it needs the same rules, same procedures and same pilot habits...
23rd Jan 2021, 08:15
Replies: 19
Views: 3,993
Posted By Mr Approach

It's interesting that all of the examples given...

It's interesting that all of the examples given are to do with radar displays. If I may I will give a couple of other issues from back in my day:
1. The ten minute longitudinal standard - the...
16th Jan 2021, 01:37
Replies: 78
Views: 22,941
Posted By Mr Approach

Thanks TIEW - I understand the complexities,...

Thanks TIEW - I understand the complexities, particularly in the US. However even there the Class D "VFR Tower" model allows for a simple operating environment, with minimal electronic assistance;...
10th Jan 2021, 00:49
Replies: 78
Views: 22,941
Posted By Mr Approach

250below10 - You are correct however a parallel...

250below10 - You are correct however a parallel taxiway is probably more expensive than a small (privately run) Class D control tower. Proof of this can be seen at airports such as Cairns, Gold and...
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