Well unfortunately they are not gliders and just float around on thermals.
Pretty sure it said they took off from Moorabbin under their own steam.
Guess they could have forgotten to get fuel, then again they might have been going to play golf and arrive in style but duffed the landing.
Just looking through the Aviation-Safety.net site which covers most aviation accidents/incidents world wide and searched just the Australian fatal accidents for 2018 & thus far in to 2019.
2018 we lost 20 people just like you and me.
GA accounted for 5
RAA accounted for 4
It is a daily ritual Ian.
A terrific site and yes I contribute to it quite often in tell us about your last flight, incidents and accidents and quite a few others on your terrific site, still sad to see quite a number of contributors on here have since passed, some through stupid risk taking...
Yep recon you are right, manslaughter charges coming right up, not to mention a division possibly happening within the family, don’t think the witness who stated they saw the pilot grinning while flying low towards the water would be making it up.
All good fun to some until it turns to...
Hmm 60ft, if true not at all flying to the regs unless of course fitted with floats,
Another one bites the dust needlessly and taking an innocent out in the process.
But as others say let us not speculate and wait for the report pffft, be waiting a long time if not forever.
In others we trust and put our life on the line for, but in the end we are all human and trusting, and hoping that these others lookout for your best interests.
I feel for this pilot as he went above and beyond what was required for the flight, only to be let down by someone else not doing...
Report was he was leaving Timber Creek for Stapleton, caught a wire crossing the river about 5 kms out of Timber Creek. apparently the power went out at Timber Creek not long after he departed the airstrip and when he failed to arrive at his destination they started searching the proposed route...
The joys for some who can transit through ESL airspace without a care in the world while some cannot even get off the ground from West Sale in the same parcel of airspace that has a huge boundary.
It’s lovely to look out and see others transiting through the D353 and the coastal route...
Anyone on here know anything about Taralga-Garthawa airfield about 30nm NW of Goulburn in NSW?
I was googling airstrips near Taralga and a country airstrips guide site said there was one about 8-10 miles NW of Tralaga.
google mapped the location but couldn’t see any markings or cones...
Apparently Sunday 18th November 2018 a Gyro hit a combine harvester near Moree NSW killing the 50 y.o pilot
How is my question does one do such a thing?
Harvesters are on the ground are they not? Or do they now have harvesters flying around at 500ft these days.
Sounds a bit suss to me...
I use this type of tiedown which came with the plane, recently on my trip to Ayers Rock I had no issue screwing them in to the hard red earth at Broken Hill & William Creek
Was blowing consistently around 40kts at Broken Hill in the way up and they never loosened a bit.
Need a little...
Trip completed safely.
Left home on Sunday 22nd as the weather for Monday was forecast average south of the Dividing Range.
Departed West Sale and tracked via Lilydale-Sugarloaf Reservoir- Kilmore Gap- Bendigo and on to Swan Hill for the night, headwinds all the way. (20kts)
Day 2, Swan Hill...