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Brisbane Airspace restrictions 11th-18th Nov 2014

A newsletter arrived in my email inbox this morning from Rob Knight of the Brisbane Valley Sport Aviation Club Inc regarding temporary airspace changes in the Brisbane area during the G20 Summit to be held on 11th – 18th November. Thank you Rob. If you plan to do any flying around Brisbane whilst the G20 […]

MH17

Apologies, again, for a non-ultralight post… And please excuse my slightly philosophical ramblings. If you’re like me, you often watch the in-flight map on the screen in front of you when travelling internationally. And many times have I wondered just why we were flying over areas which are known hotspots. Just 5 weeks ago, Sandra […]

More From Michael Monck

On 17/07/2013 11:02 AM, Michael Monck wrote: Hi, A few more weeks/months have passed since the February meeting and unfortunately things don’t seem to be getting better. It is hard to tell what is going on but from what I can gather our association is still going through some serious turmoil. We have had three […]

A Letter from Dave Tonks

Here’s a few words from RAAus member, Dave Tonks. He’s been having similar problems to many other members… myself included, with aircraft registration. Why don’t I let Dave have his say……… G’day youse lot Well I finally went and did it – who says I don’t like to live dangerously !!! – nice little letter […]

Michael Monck announces candidacy for RAAus board

Another email from Michael Monck in which he announces his intention to stand for the RAAus Board. If you live in NSW, vote for Michael!   Hi, It’s been a while since I have sent out an email so I figure it’s about time for an update. Once again, I apologise for the length of […]

Update from Michael Monck

paul mckeownDDSAA general meeting summary‘Morning all. Another email from Michael Monck, shown below without modification. I have attached several documents which Michael sent to me as attachments in his email. I have also made some comments of my own, at the very bottom of this post. Letter from Michael Monck… —————————– Hi all, Let me […]

ADS-B – Anything but Safe

It’s emerged from the States recently that ADS-B, as it stands is eminently hackable. That the codes being transferred through the system are not even encrypted. At least two hackers have been able to get into the system and “create” fake traffic. Fortunately, they were not bent on causing mayhem, they were only trying to […]