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31st Jul 2020, 00:54
Replies: 57
Views: 14,107
Posted By poteroo

Those of us looking down the barrel of 80, and...

Those of us looking down the barrel of 80, and who have already cruised and flown near everywhere, are now forced to reconsider our future. Firstly, after 80, travel insurance becomes punishing, and...
9th Jul 2020, 01:25
Replies: 31
Views: 9,217
Posted By poteroo

Did I really read 'the resolution of the...

Did I really read 'the resolution of the longstanding regulatory reform program' ??

Can't be so.. Only 600 odd pages in Part 61 and same in its' MOS isn't much of an achievement. Roll on 1000...
20th May 2020, 01:01
Replies: 34
Views: 6,966
Posted By poteroo

As close to the shoreline as you can plonk it. ...

As close to the shoreline as you can plonk it.

If over land - pasture rather than crop, grassland rather than forest. Partially cleared land ok if you can dodge stumps. If steep slope - keep speed...
10th May 2020, 07:00
Replies: 354
Views: 193,153
Posted By poteroo

Arrived LHR on 24 Feb from Perth via Doha, and...

Arrived LHR on 24 Feb from Perth via Doha, and really, really surprised to not face any temperature testing, or even receive handouts. This was after the Viking cruise line had warned all intending...
30th Apr 2020, 01:38
Replies: 125
Views: 22,153
Posted By poteroo

I'm less convinced about the 'education' aspect. ...

I'm less convinced about the 'education' aspect. Only a couple of Aussie universities rank in the top 20, or even 50, in the world. There are/were over 200,000 Chinese uni students paying good money...
28th Apr 2020, 01:16
Replies: 21
Views: 3,333
Posted By poteroo

We flew a 5 ship formation over the memorial in...

We flew a 5 ship formation over the memorial in York St, Albany at 1100. It comprised an RV9A as #1, a Falco as #2, a Glasair 3 as #3, an RV6 as #4, and another RV9A as #5.

Briefing was done...
22nd Apr 2020, 01:45
Replies: 21
Views: 2,133
Posted By poteroo

I think we're all in furious agreement that the...

I think we're all in furious agreement that the RV series are great performers, and do exactly what VANS states they will. If you are prepared to go CS - then there are advantages......but at a...
21st Apr 2020, 08:19
Replies: 21
Views: 2,133
Posted By poteroo

Why do you need a CS prop on an RV7 anyway? A...

Why do you need a CS prop on an RV7 anyway? A fixed pitch Sensenich, tweaked out to 87 inches will be just as fast, and a heap cheaper and less costly to maintain. You seriously don't need a CS prop...
9th Apr 2020, 01:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,975
Posted By poteroo

Bureaucracy 101. Sir Humphry must be smiling!

Bureaucracy 101. Sir Humphry must be smiling!
25th Mar 2020, 02:10
Replies: 123
Views: 60,642
Posted By poteroo

The immediate future for the travel industry is...

The immediate future for the travel industry is probably dependant on what all we elderly travellers decide to do: call quits on overseas travel, (insurance/superannuation losses/increasing physical...
22nd Jan 2020, 23:47
Replies: 67
Views: 13,457
Posted By poteroo

Is Prevention better than Cure? If education...

Is Prevention better than Cure?

If education and recurrent awareness and training is what 'prevention' offers - then Yes!

It is very helpful to students if the instructor is able to introduce...
14th Dec 2019, 06:14
Replies: 71
Views: 34,138
Posted By poteroo

Did I correctly read a recent article on the full...

Did I correctly read a recent article on the full extent of student loans as being around $60bn? It was further stated that 'the government' expected 30% of loans to default. That's a lot of taxpayer...
1st Oct 2019, 05:35
Replies: 56
Views: 16,604
Posted By poteroo

You do have to wonder at the hypocrisy:...

You do have to wonder at the hypocrisy: prostrating themselves for a Qantas flying school when there is a complete ban in place for local flying school operations
30th Sep 2019, 23:01
Replies: 56
Views: 16,604
Posted By poteroo

Oh, the unhappy residents when Busselton gets...

Oh, the unhappy residents when Busselton gets night ops with an A320. One of the impositions on all flights into there was/is that there were to be no ops until after 7.30AM, and no training ops at...
22nd Aug 2019, 00:44
Replies: 4,547
Views: 1,661,910
Posted By poteroo

And I thought we'd seen the last of 'cargo cult'...

And I thought we'd seen the last of 'cargo cult' back in the 70's!! Seems it's alive and well in the Pacific - even as far south as the Beehive!
happy days,
7th Aug 2019, 07:46
Replies: 71
Views: 27,576
Posted By poteroo

We are getting away from the William Creek...

We are getting away from the William Creek accident, but, I thought there were better 'paddock' options available with this Mt Barker accident. The damage to the front end was due to the aircraft...
1st Aug 2019, 01:05
Replies: 71
Views: 27,576
Posted By poteroo

RVs have pretty effective elevator command, and...

RVs have pretty effective elevator command, and in a full flap landing, it is very easy to hold the nosewheel off the ground until a very low speed. While holding full back stick, the nosewheel sinks...
13th Jul 2019, 06:47
Replies: 136
Views: 46,990
Posted By poteroo

It depends on how the aircraft is customised. A...

It depends on how the aircraft is customised. A few are steam with no attitude, but most of those that I've seen are EFIS equipped. Some have really good stuff too. But, the problem with the RAAus...
11th Jul 2019, 03:08
Replies: 136
Views: 46,990
Posted By poteroo

It was called a Class 4 Instrument rating back in...

It was called a Class 4 Instrument rating back in the 70s, and there was a requirement for the pilot to demonstrate good instrument flying skills. Each navaid had to be passed separately.... the...
11th Jul 2019, 01:36
Replies: 136
Views: 46,990
Posted By poteroo

Whoops! You are 100% correct DF and others. ...

Whoops! You are 100% correct DF and others. Off to ophthalmologist for poteroo.
10th Jul 2019, 06:56
Replies: 136
Views: 46,990
Posted By poteroo

It appears from the pics in Sport Pilot -...

It appears from the pics in Sport Pilot - October 2018 that this particular Brumby 610 did not have landing lights, nav lights or strobes/beacons fitted. Neither was it legally or operationally...
8th Jul 2019, 00:24
Replies: 136
Views: 46,990
Posted By poteroo

Yes - with the full fuel load of 130L, it would...

Yes - with the full fuel load of 130L, it would likely be over, but what if they only loaded fuel to bring it up to MTOW? MTOW = 600 kg, probable BEW = 370, and lets assume the pilot was 90 kg and...
24th Jun 2019, 22:14
Replies: 56
Views: 16,604
Posted By poteroo

Things at Busso are not good for any form of GA -...

Things at Busso are not good for any form of GA - being kicked out of 'old' terminal, the hangars 'resumed' and new leases decreed, and the activities of local flying schools discouraged. Add to this...
14th Apr 2019, 02:04
Replies: 38
Views: 8,330
Posted By poteroo

Sunny, In respect of your Zenith project,...

Sunny,

In respect of your Zenith project, you are overthinking the exercise. One of my students has just completed his Z750 under guidance from his local Technical Counsellor, (SAAA). It was...
14th Apr 2019, 01:47
Replies: 14
Views: 3,122
Posted By poteroo

Agree. Ask for your logbook to be endorsed with...

Agree. Ask for your logbook to be endorsed with a statement to effect that ' found competent to fly this aircraft under 61.385'
happy days,
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