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20th Apr 2020, 14:23
Replies: 2
Views: 1,121
Posted By PLovett

Weather radar, the one instrument that works...

Weather radar, the one instrument that works perfectly until it is needed. Great story Centaurus.
18th Apr 2020, 07:00
Replies: 47
Views: 4,310
Posted By PLovett

Dick, it doesn't matter what changes are proposed...

Dick, it doesn't matter what changes are proposed to the legislation, when it comes to GA, CASA will interpret the legislation as they wish. When it comes to airline regulation (your ETOPS example)...
25th Mar 2020, 13:50
Replies: 78
Views: 40,271
Posted By PLovett

Gentlemen, the issue is far wider than VA or QF...

Gentlemen, the issue is far wider than VA or QF and it extends back beyond the formation of VA. Like most things in Australia it arose out of the USA in the late 1970s and into the 1980s'. It was the...
17th Mar 2020, 11:27
Replies: 86
Views: 56,192
Posted By PLovett

Actually there is quite a lot of information...

Actually there is quite a lot of information available from the GPS chip so long as it wasn't damaged in the crash. If the G forces are high enough the chip will crack and that makes it impossible to...
12th Mar 2020, 13:07
Replies: 86
Views: 56,192
Posted By PLovett

I am with compressor stall on this regarding web...

I am with compressor stall on this regarding web cams. My experience of them in cloudy weather is that they will show you just that - rain, clouds but at what height? Unless the camera is pointed at...
12th Mar 2020, 07:32
Replies: 86
Views: 56,192
Posted By PLovett

Dick, what about WAAS? What price having vertical...

Dick, what about WAAS? What price having vertical guidance on a RNAV approach but the self-proclaimed safety experts don't seem to think it necessary. Info (visual or voice) on local conditions is...
11th Mar 2020, 12:46
Replies: 60
Views: 17,425
Posted By PLovett

I have never thought that safety was hard. After...

I have never thought that safety was hard. After all, I never met a pilot who thought that they wanted to kill themselves or an engineer that knowingly pushed an aircraft to the line knowing that it...
11th Mar 2020, 12:01
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By PLovett

I can't say that I knew Brian well but met him in...

I can't say that I knew Brian well but met him in the late 90s' when he would bring his C150 over from Wynyard to Devonport with other members for a fly-in come barbecue. Always had a smile and a...
1st Oct 2019, 11:19
Replies: 39
Views: 6,912
Posted By PLovett

Speeding is an absolute liability offence, not...

Speeding is an absolute liability offence, not strict liability. There is a massive difference.

I and others have tried explaining the difference before but no-one likes to be disabused of a...
30th Oct 2018, 13:03
Replies: 50
Views: 10,447
Posted By PLovett

Complacency is, I believe, another word for the...

Complacency is, I believe, another word for the normalisation of deviance and no, it is not something that comes in a plain-brown wrapper. It is the insidious tendency to shave safety standards to...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Oct 2018, 04:37
Replies: 8,683
Views: 3,691,516
Posted By PLovett

Oh yes ... and I don't think he liked it given...

Oh yes ... and I don't think he liked it given the way he drove into the sign indicating 2nd fastest and don't say he couldn't see it. These guys can be millimetre perfect when they need to be.


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18th Aug 2018, 08:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By PLovett

If someone got a research grant to come up with...

If someone got a research grant to come up with those conclusions then not only should they give back the grant, they should also give back the oxygen they have used up. For pity's sake, anyone who...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jun 2018, 01:37
Replies: 8,683
Views: 3,691,516
Posted By PLovett

Same here but I just hit the refresh key and it...

Same here but I just hit the refresh key and it will go to the last page successfully.
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jun 2018, 01:19
Replies: 33
Views: 6,966
Posted By PLovett

Most companies now have a "social media" policy...

Most companies now have a "social media" policy that bans the placement of cockpit video. Those that can still post appear to be in the minority. To add weight to the argument, there was a notorious...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jun 2018, 05:02
Replies: 45
Views: 8,998
Posted By PLovett

Judges have been doing biased summing ups for...

Judges have been doing biased summing ups for decades if not centuries. There is in the Old Bailey a plaque commemorating the actions of a jury who ignored a judge's direction to convict. They...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st May 2018, 10:26
Replies: 8,683
Views: 3,691,516
Posted By PLovett

Actually, there are three overtaking places; into...

Actually, there are three overtaking places; into the first corner, down the hill after the casino square and into the waterfront chicane.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2018, 03:04
Replies: 8,683
Views: 3,691,516
Posted By PLovett

Very well done Danny. First on the time...

Very well done Danny.

First on the time sheets for FP1, 2 & 3, also qualifying and now the race. In addition, it is the first time he has won from the pole position or even the first 3 starting...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2018, 07:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By PLovett

The problem has arisen when the banks decided to...

The problem has arisen when the banks decided to get into the individual wealth creation role after 2008 where they emerged in good order. When this wealth creation role was linked to the...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2018, 08:10
Replies: 86
Views: 6,669
Posted By PLovett

Thats because they are in their 20s' before the...

Thats because they are in their 20s' before the realise that a car can be driven in a straight line. :ok:
11th May 2018, 07:48
Replies: 174
Views: 82,345
Posted By PLovett

Workshop space is ok (just) but very short on...

Workshop space is ok (just) but very short on office space. It would need considerable expansion to serve as a training establishment. Sharps currently leasing the facility and using it as there...
25th Mar 2018, 03:38
Replies: 41
Views: 7,127
Posted By PLovett

The sense of deja vu while reading this thread is...

The sense of deja vu while reading this thread is enormous. I have spent the last few years as safety manager of a medium sized GA operation. I am no longer as I have decided to retire and have...
23rd Mar 2018, 01:42
Replies: 17
Views: 4,865
Posted By PLovett

There is a recognised cloud break procedure for...

There is a recognised cloud break procedure for the PC-12 with engine failed. It is quite spectacular to watch as it involves a high energy descent giving the aircraft enough inertia to manoeuvre...
22nd Mar 2018, 06:47
Replies: 20
Views: 3,605
Posted By PLovett

Ah Centaurus, if only the FO had read your "Axe...

Ah Centaurus, if only the FO had read your "Axe Man of Apia" story and been a bit more assertive then the crash may never have happened.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Mar 2018, 00:22
Replies: 41
Views: 2,795
Posted By PLovett

What some may not know but the technology of...

What some may not know but the technology of being able to broadcast television pictures from racing cars was first developed in Australia. The first car to have a camera installed in it was a Toyota...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Mar 2018, 03:11
Replies: 29
Views: 3,411
Posted By PLovett

That only works in countries that are prepared to...

That only works in countries that are prepared to enforce such legislation. A lot of steel has gone missing from sunken WW2 ships.

I believe the attraction is that the steel does not contain...
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