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11th Jul 2018, 22:06
Replies: 59
Views: 5,893
Posted By Eyrie

Yep, waste of time. So the meeting put out a...

Yep, waste of time. So the meeting put out a bunch of motherhood statements. I expected nothing more.
Should have presented the Minister with a bound copy of the FARs along with the demand that...
22nd Jun 2018, 22:35
Replies: 47
Views: 4,772
Posted By Eyrie

Leadsled, Mostly personal contacts and experience...

Leadsled, Mostly personal contacts and experience over 51 years and the stuff quoted earlier. Do your own research.
Having retrieved loose objects out of club gliders over the years which could have...
18th Jun 2018, 23:27
Replies: 32
Views: 6,700
Posted By Eyrie

The problem isn't RAAus or weight increases etc. ...

The problem isn't RAAus or weight increases etc.
The problem is the lunacy of having parallel general aviation systems when we all fly in the same country in the same airspace because CASA puts...
18th Jun 2018, 23:06
Replies: 47
Views: 4,772
Posted By Eyrie

LeadSled, I'm not talking about instructor...

LeadSled, I'm not talking about instructor requirements for spin training, with which I agree, just what needs to be done by any ordinary glider pilot. The risk exposure of an annual check including...
17th Jun 2018, 01:26
Replies: 47
Views: 4,772
Posted By Eyrie

LeadSled, Take a look at what happened in...

LeadSled,
Take a look at what happened in Canada. The USA deleted the spin training requirement for private licence in about 1947 IIRC. Canada kept it until the early 2000's IIRC. The reason they...
13th Jun 2018, 23:18
Replies: 47
Views: 4,772
Posted By Eyrie

Leadsled, if RAAus and GFA are two of the better...

Leadsled, if RAAus and GFA are two of the better we really are in trouble.
In any case why should an Australian be forced to join a private organisation with an effective monopoly so that a...
11th Jun 2018, 22:52
Replies: 47
Views: 4,772
Posted By Eyrie

Sunfish, your aviation dystopia is already here...

Sunfish, your aviation dystopia is already here in RAAus and GFA. I know people who have been threatened with expulsion from both organisations which would result in their being unable to continue...
22nd May 2018, 08:20
Replies: 136
Views: 11,718
Posted By Eyrie

" may come from my GP." The key word is "may"....

" may come from my GP."
The key word is "may". Your GP might just kick it to CASA.

"Considering how well AOPA is getting publicity and winning new members, joining with and supporting Dick...
22nd May 2018, 03:33
Replies: 136
Views: 11,718
Posted By Eyrie

The first Minister to actually take CASA behind...

The first Minister to actually take CASA behind the barn and put an end its (and our) misery will become incredibly famous in Australian aviation and leave a lasting legacy. We may even put statues...
22nd May 2018, 03:24
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By Eyrie

Thank you, Captain Dart, for your accurate and...

Thank you, Captain Dart, for your accurate and succinct summing up of the Australian scene. If our Dingdong Clunk is fleeing the USA because of Trump, he may fit right in here but this country...
22nd May 2018, 03:16
Replies: 136
Views: 11,718
Posted By Eyrie

Is this the AOPA that was crowing about medical...

Is this the AOPA that was crowing about medical "reform" having been achieved.?
There has been zero, zilch, zip, nada, gar nichts, in the way of meaningful medical reform of the Class 2 in...
22nd May 2018, 03:11
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By Eyrie

What a good idea adopting the US regs would be....

What a good idea adopting the US regs would be. Then take an ax to the ones we don't need. Could we also stop the CASA fragmentation of private/recreational/sport aviation into little fiefdoms, each...
1st Jan 2018, 21:33
Replies: 117
Views: 12,072
Posted By Eyrie

I thought the 2003 airspace system was brilliant....

I thought the 2003 airspace system was brilliant. Wonderful experience not listening to Qantas, Air New Zealand etc talking in my ear about stuff that was irrelevant and listened to nearby CTAFs for...
1st Jan 2018, 21:18
Replies: 36
Views: 6,305
Posted By Eyrie

Lots of those RAAus aircraft are not going to...

Lots of those RAAus aircraft are not going to stand up to much training use. RAAus itself is going the way of CASA, after all it is a mini CASA and wholly owned by CASA, instead of an organisation...
1st Jan 2018, 20:57
Replies: 25
Views: 3,858
Posted By Eyrie

The Australian military shows its aircrew...

The Australian military shows its aircrew recruits a movie called "Broken Wings", a compilation of aircraft crashing.
Student pilots should be told that aviation isn't safe but can be made that way...
31st Dec 2017, 00:13
Replies: 22
Views: 5,238
Posted By Eyrie

Sunfish, the money and polishing the personal cv...

Sunfish, the money and polishing the personal cv for jobs on other boards.
30th Dec 2017, 21:55
Replies: 22
Views: 5,238
Posted By Eyrie

Leadsled, the first cut and I suspect final...

Leadsled, the first cut and I suspect final answer to you question is NOTHING. As for some of the Board members affirmative action is a wonderful thing. You get clueless incompetents who get $80,000...
3rd Nov 2017, 02:00
Replies: 39
Views: 8,516
Posted By Eyrie

Clinton, You have correctly identified that the...

Clinton,
You have correctly identified that the problem is noble cause corruption.
Once suffering from it a person may then be corrupt in other ways or the organisation operating under this...
12th Aug 2017, 08:08
Replies: 52
Views: 6,848
Posted By Eyrie

I find it really amusing that those who claim to...

I find it really amusing that those who claim to be so certain that humans are causing climate change seem to know the least about it. I'm looking at a few of you here.
Leadsled is right about the...
1st Jul 2017, 21:23
Replies: 259
Views: 70,120
Posted By Eyrie

Don't know the original source of this but...

Don't know the original source of this but reproduced from the recreationalflying website:

"Mt Gambier Holden dealer Peter Roberts, who knew Mr Gilbert for 45 years, said he was “always having a...
13th Jun 2017, 00:23
Replies: 38
Views: 7,487
Posted By Eyrie

Leadsled, personal experience plus a critical...

Leadsled, personal experience plus a critical look at how many airworthy gliders are active in Australia each year which is around 700 or a few fewer out of the 1170 or so on the register (from GFA...
9th Jun 2017, 08:36
Replies: 65
Views: 17,194
Posted By Eyrie

Once more, YOU DO NOT WANT THE NZ REGULATIONS....

Once more, YOU DO NOT WANT THE NZ REGULATIONS. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME AS THE FAA.
Worse than CASA.

However their review of the medical requirements for private pilots is a model of clarity and...
8th Jun 2017, 08:07
Replies: 65
Views: 17,194
Posted By Eyrie

Let's give him a chance. After all how many...

Let's give him a chance. After all how many qualified individuals from O/S would be prepared to take on the stinking swamp of incompetence that is CASA?
That said, I'm not hopeful.
8th Jun 2017, 00:04
Replies: 38
Views: 7,487
Posted By Eyrie

Don't forget to add in the RAAus (ultralight)...

Don't forget to add in the RAAus (ultralight) accidents for Australia as well as the gliding accidents. The latter are almost certainly 2 to 4 times worse than reported per 100,000 hours due to...
6th Jun 2017, 03:51
Replies: 38
Views: 7,487
Posted By Eyrie

Actually CASA and its regulatory predecessors all...

Actually CASA and its regulatory predecessors all have blood on their hands. I know Leadsled claims the US GA accident rate is something like half of what ours is so we really should just adopt the...
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