So I was due to take some passengers up to the Hunter Valley at the weekend but the Piper Cherokee that I had rented had a faulty stall warning system. The small metal tab on the leading edge of the Port wing was moving correctly and I tested it as part of the pre-flight. But […]
Heard a report on the radio this evening about an incident at Bankstown Airport today.After seeing some footage on the news it appears two aircraft, one looking like a Duchess, clipped wings whilst taxying.No reports of any injuries, but as I hear more I'll post it here.
Living on the Northern Beaches I see plenty of aircraft overflying the area, mainly the seaplanes that route back and forth from Rose Bay in the Harbour to Palm Beach and Pittwater. However there are often several GA aircraft from Bankstown in that mix as well. Whenever I’ve flown over the beaches I’ve always been […]
Just filling time before a trip to the airport by browsing A380 videos on youTube and found one that reminded me of the Avalon Airshow last month. Watching the Qantas A380 rotate about 20metres in front of me was a great experience and it’s hard to sum up the sound and feeling of being that […]
Just a thought but I wonder if the Sydney training area West of ysbk should be given its own ctaf? I think pilots would benefit from hearing an entry broadcast and perhaps intentions of manouvres when approaching or transitioning that area. The airspace can be quite crowded there some days especially sunny Saturday mornings. Plus […]
Not much vfr above 2500′ at the weekend at Bankstown Airport Sydney.
Just back from spending all of yesterday at Avalon Aerodrome (YMAV) to watch the penultimate day of the airshow. The flying display was delayed for 2 hours due to a heavy rainshower that made its way painfully slowly across Melbourne’s West, but by around 11.30am the sky began to clear just enough to allow flying […]
Me and a few hundred other aviation geeks at Southern Cross station – must be airshow day.
Reports on the news that a B1B lancer stealth bomber en route to next weekend's Avalon airshow identified a flat tire and had to divert to Tullamarine.I'm sure she'll be reinflated and back in the air in Melbourne by the weekend though, I certainly hope so because I'll be heading there on Friday night.Weather's not […]
Welcome to the traditional first post overview of this new blog. Waving at aircraft is named after something that my daughter enjoys doing everytime an aeroplane (pronounced “a-bane” if you’re 20 months old) flies past. I am a Private Pilot having recently got my ticket in January 2009, however I’ve had an interest in aviation […]