The indispensable ManYou are as indispensable as the hole your hand leaves in a bucket full of water when it withdraws
Thanks Bob. Looking at houses and units. Did look at something bigger for live aboard but decided I’d need a house for when I’m old and feeble. Bigger berths are very scarce, too. The boat I’m looking at is under 10 metres but very suitable for outside work and camping out for a few days at a time.There Is hangarage available at various times at YBNS Kaz, but I’m sure something more permanent could be found for a classic like an Auster. Are you looking at living on board and just cruising the Lakes, or doing some offshore cruising .... Bob
Knowledge can be restored. Functionality can be redistributed. Skills can be taught. But there are some people, who do real black magic, and it can not be transferred or distributed. It simply appears by itself... or does not appear at all and fade. Everybody says "welll, what we can dooooo..." and continue the march ahead, but much more slowly, and sometimes even in wrong direction.there were always a few key people who rose above that level (and there always will be). They usually carried the Company
So sometimes their hand does leave a hole.
I've been shocked over the last 12 months by people who had no comprehension of a drought, and what that meant, instead asking for Royal Commissions becaise they had no water, then no comprehension of our sovereign state system where the States owned, operated and directed fie fighting equipment, and then the significance of the action needed to beat a virus, and how when a State of Emergency was declared other people took over from the government of the day, but there is light on the horizon.In modern world this magic ceased to appear at all. No room for it, from the very beginning, from kindergarten. Everybody taught to do as usual, to work in team, to fulfill requirements and execute commands - and finally they grow just to team members, sometimes team leaders, but never to pathfinders, inventors, breakthroughrers. But nobody notices this, as it is not a hole, but simply an absence of something unseen. Magic leaves this world - and nothing comes instead.
FullSar was the bestNavigation by Constance was used for long distance navigation. It used ADF but did not fly from or to the aid. It used rate of change of bearing to the aid. The Mooney that I owned was flown across the north Atlantic Ocean using the system I'm the 1980's. Not VOR but interesting. Very mathematical but I love applied mathematics. Including Full SAR.
Hopefully the lessons of the current pandemic will be applied widely; we became too dependant on imported medicines, PPE, etc. There is now pressure to ensure our nation has the capacity to produce basic stuff at least.Ground based aids will eventually be non existent. GBAS and dareratives of its principle will be all that's available in the future apart from stand alone GPS. I don't know how I ever lived without the magenta line!
Funny you should say that! Many moons ago the GPS system went down and I was in the FL's between Kunners & Broome, navigation by looking out the window with a map was 'challenging', we sure do rely on those Sats these daysMHopefully the lessons of the current pandemic will be applied widely; we became too dependant on imported medicines, PPE, etc. There is now pressure to ensure our nation has the capacity to produce basic stuff at least.
How many pilots would be able navigate when (not if) our internet and GPS systems get clobbered by solar storms?
Interesting; they must have used multiple engineers. There's a film floating around of the wing root test of the B727.When you've worked on a lot of stuff and done a bit of Materials and Structures study you can look at some things and "see" by looking that certain Parts are too lightly built. Likewise that some are over designed. Naturally these should be backed up by calculating loads/stress and where appropriate static or inflight testing. often with strain gauges. The B 727 Tail when test flown was discovered that the flight loads were 250% (Two and a half) of what was expected. That's hell of a lot of underestimation and it's unusually high. Being essentially a new type (rear engines T tail) the assumptions must have been way off. Of course it was beefed up and never gave issues but is a very highly loaded component. Nev