Australian PPL(A) 35 hrs command, 80 total, with CSU/RG endorsement
Half way through NVFR, should have it by the end of June (the weather has been really crap lately though)
Flown C152, C172, C172RG, C182, Eagle 150 and Super Decathlon
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is off Late Nite with Conan Obrien There are a heap of the videos, go onto your faviourite P2P file sharing program and have a search... there is one where he sings with bon jovi, the song is called 'you give poop a bad name' Also one where he is on hollywood squares Cla...Jump to post
As said by a few before, QANTAS is the only one that schedules flights to ALL SEVEN continents (including antarctica) They schedule several sightseeing flights to Antarctica during the summer months. The next flight is scheduled for New Years Eve this year, departing Sydney at 5pm on 31 Dec, and arr...Jump to post
Hey guys I must apologise for my post, I must admit when all you fly are 152's and 172's you tend to live in your own little bubble (and tend to make generalised comments as well!!). From the first time I heard what a EFATO was, it has been drilled into my head if you have runway left, Nose Down, Fl...Jump to post
The 'Australian' pronounciation is the 'standard' pronounciation. Qantas is a Australian company, and have every right to decide how their company name is pronounced (Kwontus, which is exactly how the company management pronounce it)the . And if 'correct' rules where used it wouldn't be Kantas as yo...Jump to post
Flyitup 90000 NZD = about 40500 USD Thats still pretty expensive -- I live in Australia, am at university full time doing a double degree in Business(Marketing, E-Business) and Information Technology (Information Systems). Im doing my flight training part time, usually on weekends, and I have 3 jobs...Jump to post
Isn't 3 years a little lenient for being convicted of spying? In most countries (I am not familiar with the technicalities of the greek legal system) anyone convicted of spying would be facing life in prison/execution depending on the country. I think that the judge may have thought about the situat...Jump to post
I was taught when on final to turn the carb heat of when you are dropping the last stage of flap (your final checks). The reason i was told was that in case of go around you want as much rpm as possible, and even the 50-100 rpm you lose with carb heat on can be the difference between going around......Jump to post
your SARtime is a 6 figure date/time group, in UTC, which is the time you want the alarm bells to be raised if you get into trouble. I usually have my SARtime about 2 hrs after i plan to arrive at my destination. That sign is to remind pilots to cancel their SARtime, which you can do by either calli...Jump to post
In Australia, legally you are allowed to listen to any radio broadcast, even if its millitary, as long as you do not use the information in the broadcast to your own benifit or somthing like that. Of course every news outlet in australia breaks the law everyday when they listen to the police freq to...Jump to post
MBZ = mandatory broadcast zone
You need to have a radio in a MBZ because broadcasts are... mandatory! (inbound and base)
CTAF = common traffic advisory frequency
You dont need a radio to operate in a ctaf, but if you do, its a good idea to make broadcasts (inbound and base)
I have unintentionally wheelbarrowed a cessna 172 when i didn't flare properly (way back early in my training). It was kinda scary because the plane started going sideways and all over the place, but it eventually settled down At the avalon airshow last time they had a caribou wheelbarrow down most ...Jump to post
If you have a closer look at a boomerang u will see that they are flat on the bottom and rounded on top, so i guess they are shaped like wings. The come back because of some wierd voodoo magic (or because when u throw it properly the lift generated by the 'wing' pulls it around a turn, so it comes b...Jump to post
You can get a Bachelor of Aviation degree from Griffith university in Brisbane (or a Bach Tecnology w/ aviation, or a Bach Science w/ aviation) (all 3 year courses, being a international student it would cost upwards of 25-30 k AUD, as well as 45 k AUD for the flight training. Plus there are a heap ...Jump to post
I hope this is leading the way for Oceania to have direct qualification!
Doubt it though
i have been 18 for 10 months and i have had to vote 3 times already... im sick of it!!!
The worst thing is that there is no choice between candidates... no one that will stand for what they believe in, not what will get them elected
Politics in australia is a joke
The simpsons is great because everytime you watch it, you always can find anouther gag in it... they put so much detail into the writing it is fantastic.. The good thing is here in Australia during the week they show upto 6 episodes a day (on 2 different channels) and on weekends they show 3 hours o...Jump to post
From photos that i have seen i would have to say that the most visually spectacular approach would be Princess Julianna at St Marteen. But the one that tops the cake is the Courchevel Altiport in the french alps. Sitting at about 6500 feet AMSL, it has a nice gentle 12-18% gradient, and the runway r...Jump to post
Im sure this topic came up about a month ago! The only time i ever say short finals is when the controller has forgotten to give me clearance to land and im pretty much seconds away from the runway. All i say is "callsign short finals rwy 28L" or whatever runway im on and that usually gives the cont...Jump to post
Jeez i wish my grand parents would pay for my flight training!!Jump to post
Last night was awesome... im so glad the lions got up!
Im a usher at the gabba so it was even better because i got paid to watch them the whole season! (and all that money pays for my flying lessons as well which is a bonus).
GO THE LIONS!!
(My bet is they will beat essendon by 25)
I know that at the Royal Queensland Aero Club they give you your wings after you pass GFPT. But only instructors get bars on their epaulettes (i think that i what they are called) - ie one bar for a junior instructor, two for more senior, three for deputy CFI and four for CFI
I went on a tour of brisbane back in 1997. Took half a day and went up the tower and went through the TAAATS building (at that stage they had just put all the stuff in and were training the controllers) and then over to the maintainance buildings over the other side of the airport. Had lunch in the ...Jump to post
I just had a look around on the net for info about presidential aircraft radio callsigns, and i have answered my own question earlier... The answer is that if the president is flying a fixed wing aircraft the call sign is Airforce One, if the president is flying a rotary wing aircraft the call sign ...Jump to post
After watching an episode of 'Airport' on wednesday night i can tell you that the presidential helicopters are called Marine one and Marine Two. And when the president flys in the helicopters those are the call signs used, not Air Force one. Airforce Two is a Boeing 707 and is used as a backup plane...Jump to post
It is definatly Pan-Pan x 3 (at least in Australia it is) as in Pan-Pan Pan-Pan Pan-Pan I dont see where MightyFalcon is coming from when he says 'Can you imagine a pilot having trouble with his machine having to say six times "Pan"', as Pan-Pan, Pan-Pan, Pan-Pan has the exact number of syllables as...Jump to post
The same thing happend to me when i went for my class 2 CASA medical earlier this year. Like yours the doctor could only hear mine when i was holding my breath I had to go to the local hospital to get an Echocardiogram (ultrasound of your heart). Turned out ok though, there are apparently different ...Jump to post