Red Bull Air Race Perth – Day 2

Day 2 of the Red Bull Air Race in Perth was amazing as expected. Kicking off with the Wildcard round where the bottom 4 fought for the last 2 places in the top 12, then the top 12 itself, super 8 and ultimately the final 4. Paul Bonhomme from the UK qualified first from start […]

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Red Bull Air Race Perth – Day 1

Some images from day 1 of round 2 of the Red Bull Air Race held in Perth, Western Australia. After qualifying rounds 1 & 2, English pilot Paul Bonhomme qualified fastest. Surprisingly, Hungary’s Peter Besenyei failed to make the top 10 and is now in the Wildcard shootout on Sunday morning to try and grab […]

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Cessna 152 crashes on landing at Bankstown Airport

A Cessna 152 crashed on landing on 29R at Sydney’s Bankstown Airport (YSBK) yesterday. The 152 was piloted by a student pilot on a solo flight. Details are sill not available, but the aircraft’s nose wheel assembly appeared to collapse on landing at the threshold of 29R which caused the nose to contact the ground […]

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What type of clouds are these?

Travelling in a bus through the Rocky Mountains in Colorado I saw these cloud formations. I’ve never seen anything like these before. This was taken around midday on a Summer’s day in the mountains. There was little precipitation or electrical activity, but the shape of the cloud base was very unusual. Any ideas?

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CASA mid air collisions publication

This photo shows a new safety publication from CASA that licence holders should be receiving this month. Titled “Preventing mid-air collisions” the well designed pack has pull out leaflets with information on key areas of preventing mid-air collisions, such as GAAP and radio procedures, maintaining situational awareness and more. The information is also replicated in […]

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Runway Incursions factsheet

In a recent edition of “Flight Safety” I came across an article on runway incursions which provided a link to a very useful factsheet from Airservices Australia. For a relatively new pilot like myself I found the quick read a very worthwhile experience. But even for pilots with many more hours under their belts I […]

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Stall warning alarm Piper Cherokee

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 […]

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Bankstown Airport incident

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.

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Sydney Northern Beaches traffic

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 […]

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