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12th Dec 2018, 11:31
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By Fred Gassit

I went to a CASA briefing today, the proposed...

I went to a CASA briefing today, the proposed model for experimental category is along the lines you suggested Lead, I'm hoping this will be a positive move and get more aircraft up in the air where...
24th Aug 2018, 19:38
Replies: 39
Views: 4,304
Posted By Fred Gassit

Are you sure about Bunbury? Itís one of the most...

Are you sure about Bunbury? Itís one of the most welcoming airports Iíve been to, I think you might have meant itís neighbour to the south.
10th Aug 2018, 14:28
Replies: 17
Views: 2,968
Posted By Fred Gassit

Gday Arnold, Don’t know if you’ve looked here...

Gday Arnold,
Don’t know if you’ve looked here but the link lists STCs for aircraft. Maybe a look through those will uncover someone....
11th Dec 2016, 08:50
Replies: 1,227
Views: 674,085
Posted By Fred Gassit

Interesting you mention dentists, in my part of...

Interesting you mention dentists, in my part of the country at least, there is an oversupply of them now. Not sure if the schools pumped too many out or too many were imported but it's more...
4th Sep 2016, 06:43
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By Fred Gassit

that would be the DFO's would it? GAAP...

that would be the DFO's would it?

GAAP airports (or whatever the sh*t they're called this week) are less than a fringe issue, noone cares, I'm surprised I even heard it on the radio today.
22nd Aug 2016, 03:41
Replies: 9
Views: 2,194
Posted By Fred Gassit

If it's recent, the wx has been lousy most...

If it's recent, the wx has been lousy most weekends.
27th Jun 2016, 12:02
Replies: 20
Views: 3,964
Posted By Fred Gassit

I'm a little surprised only young mic brought up...

I'm a little surprised only young mic brought up increasing G. We were taught that, I think, during instructor course. If the prop got stuck up against compression stroke even Vne wouldn't budge the...
20th Jun 2016, 09:14
Replies: 27
Views: 4,904
Posted By Fred Gassit

Business is jumping around our part of the...

Business is jumping around our part of the airport, haven't seen an apprentice in years and at least half our workforce are from overseas.
15th Jun 2016, 02:47
Replies: 10
Views: 2,099
Posted By Fred Gassit

Most of the sidings between Forrest and KG...

Most of the sidings between Forrest and KG were/are maintained by Transfield periodically, the grass can get pretty tall but they are mostly very good surfaces, not that there's heaps to do at most...
19th Apr 2016, 12:11
Replies: 118
Views: 12,180
Posted By Fred Gassit

Yep, that's fine but as stated before, it could...

Yep, that's fine but as stated before, it could take a week to search the northern end of a salt lake or "10 miles south of Upper Buckner West" the beacon, when activated, WILL get help overhead.
14th Apr 2016, 08:43
Replies: 118
Views: 12,180
Posted By Fred Gassit

While a call on guard/area to give a location is...

While a call on guard/area to give a location is better than nothing I wouldn't make it a priority. Only a beacon will get help reliably overhead. We've spent days searching for aircraft that were...
12th Apr 2016, 04:33
Replies: 81
Views: 9,585
Posted By Fred Gassit

2 "likes" from me too Snake

2 "likes" from me too Snake
10th Apr 2016, 09:58
Replies: 166
Views: 15,839
Posted By Fred Gassit

All the IFR flights I hear descending into G make...

All the IFR flights I hear descending into G make their position report by bearing and distance from the airfield they're inbound to so VFR traffic will know where they are.
8th Apr 2016, 06:57
Replies: 43
Views: 6,814
Posted By Fred Gassit

About all I've gotten for my membership the last...

About all I've gotten for my membership the last couple of years are monthly emails detailing the latest changes to the endless Conga line that forms the NC.
Not one explanation ever for the...
15th Mar 2016, 12:27
Replies: 31
Views: 4,427
Posted By Fred Gassit

You said modern, not much out there that retracts...

You said modern, not much out there that retracts but always loved Mooneys.

Mooney International (http://www.mooney.com/en/M10J.html)
10th Mar 2016, 12:29
Replies: 340
Views: 101,682
Posted By Fred Gassit

The RA/Lycoming bar is transparent because 4 of...

The RA/Lycoming bar is transparent because 4 of the 5 failures came from the one aircraft. Data may be misleading!
9th Mar 2016, 12:22
Replies: 50
Views: 14,955
Posted By Fred Gassit

When I can escape the day job my friends and I...

When I can escape the day job my friends and I mess around building and flying home built aircraft. Engines (experimental admittedly but still lycoming) and props cost about what they did when I...
22nd Nov 2015, 03:06
Replies: 75
Views: 13,154
Posted By Fred Gassit

Used to hate having to stop in there, some of the...

Used to hate having to stop in there, some of the ground staff seemed to go out of their way to give us a hard time. That was 10 years ago, shame nothing has changed.
10th Oct 2015, 09:25
Replies: 10
Views: 3,332
Posted By Fred Gassit

Cheers, I guess that makes me lazy with a capital...

Cheers, I guess that makes me lazy with a capital L, can't bring myself to look at a NOTAM on a day off!
10th Oct 2015, 05:55
Replies: 10
Views: 3,332
Posted By Fred Gassit

Low flying Conquest , Perth

As the title suggests, I was curious why a C-441 would be flying west, parallel with Reid Hwy this morning at about 300 agl? Anyone else see it or offer insights?
8th Oct 2015, 04:20
Replies: 27
Views: 7,487
Posted By Fred Gassit

Is there an NZ equivalent of a mercy flight? ...

Is there an NZ equivalent of a mercy flight?
It would probably fit that criteria here if there were no other options.
18th Sep 2015, 15:04
Replies: 30
Views: 4,209
Posted By Fred Gassit

Fair enough, just run the big red light then,...

Fair enough, just run the big red light then, cheaper than the EMS at $5 from Autopro.:}
18th Sep 2015, 12:25
Replies: 30
Views: 4,209
Posted By Fred Gassit

Lots of great advice given already: I didn't...

Lots of great advice given already:

I didn't see anything regarding engine instruments.

I substituted an engine monitor for the traditional gauges. Cheaper than a quality set of gauges and more...
6th Aug 2015, 13:04
Replies: 26
Views: 4,599
Posted By Fred Gassit

A portable beacon is probably not a bad idea,...

A portable beacon is probably not a bad idea, I've seen the fixed ones fail to activate (antenna cable torn away, inverted, outright destroyed) and activate on their own many times.
Of course the...
25th Jun 2015, 06:08
Replies: 57
Views: 10,761
Posted By Fred Gassit

When I started my career, the a/c I operated had...

When I started my career, the a/c I operated had already been ridden hard and put away wet for a minimum of 25 years.
There is an entire generation of us out there that had the good luck to operate...
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