Australian VTOL news

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Re: Australian VTOL news

Postby godfather007 » Tue Jul 28 2020, 20:08

I think last time HIP had a class mate was back in the 60’s..
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Re: Australian VTOL news

Postby FerrariFlyer » Tue Jul 28 2020, 23:18

godfather007 wrote:I think last time HIP had a class mate was back in the 60’s..
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That is quite amusing. 60's.......love it!
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Re: Australian VTOL news

Postby Gonsky » Tue Jul 28 2020, 23:51

Two wrongs do not make a right


Yet two wrights made an aero plane

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Re: Australian VTOL news

Postby rickshaw » Wed Jul 29 2020, 11:15

Well done - so funny!
Ha ha ha!
Good to have a chuckle in these glum days.
Must get HP's address and send him some new silicone oil for his wheel chair?
I bought too much for mine? Need to share. Works good good on my knees.
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Re: Australian VTOL news

Postby godfather007 » Thu Jul 30 2020, 11:28

Cheap shots and having a knock around, Yes. It’s the Aussie way.
HIP is a legend around our industry and a top bloke. He can take it.
He’s not quiet ready for the chair on wheels tho.
He still has plenty of gas in the tank.
If he was to lead the fight for this industry, we would all benefit from it and those who stand in the way would fall on their own swords!
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Re: Australian VTOL news

Postby Gonsky » Sat Aug 1 2020, 01:43

CASA has announced that from 16 July VFR aircraft will be able to choose from a broader range of ADS-B systems on the market.

For more information refer to,

https://www.casa.gov.au/sites/default/f ... reness.pdf

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Re: Australian VTOL news

Postby rickshaw » Tue Aug 4 2020, 10:17

Uber Air relooks at launch date for Melbourne

Uber Air stated they with Australian-based partners to provide an update on local timelines amid the continuing global impact of COVID-19. With the ongoing support of their partners, Melbourne remains Uber Air’s first planned international expansion market beyond the United States but there will not be any public demonstrations or test flights hosted in the Victorian capital this year.

Further, a spokesperson was quoted as saying; “Just as we do not build cars to run on the ride sharing app, the Uber Air network requires partners to lead the construction and certification of eVTOL vehicles for Uber Air operations.

There are eight partners working to create the types of quiet, electric vehicles that will make aerial ridesharing a success and we have been encouraged by the progress of their advance towards flight test programs prior to COVID-19. However, the restrictions on international travel, quarantines, guidance preventing mass public gatherings and a rolling wave of infections has impacted timelines.

The Uber Air team remains focused on piloting the core technology in the United States first because it is where most of their vehicle partners are already developing their aircraft and where many plan to receive certification. All of the Uber vehicle partners are expected to progress initial vehicle certification in their home jurisdictions. We anticipate public demonstrations will happen in North America first, but will not speculate when that might be as the impact of COVID-19 has not yet been fully realised.

Uber Air is continuing to progress a safe, reliable, clean, quiet, and affordable air mobility service and will remain working with local partners.
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Re: Australian VTOL news

Postby rickshaw » Sun Aug 9 2020, 01:35

AOPA VIDEO - Good heads up on future industry/CASA relationships

Australia is searching for a new Director of Aviation Safety/CEO for their Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The current DAS has resigned effective December 2020.

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia on the 21 July 2020 released a live panel video titled, “More right than wrong.”

The chairperson was Ben Morgan from AOPA. The panel covered a wide range of general aviation industry segments. Panel consisted of Marjorie Pangoni, Mary Brown, Ken Cannane and Tony White.

The hour-long discussion explained, in plain English, what we are all facing at the coalface. It will help those seeking the truth about what has happened in the past.

Industry will no doubt be asked to comment on what the new DAS needs to change after the coronavirus passes and the release of the Royal Commission Report prior to the coming fire season.

This is a worthwhile opportunity to gain an insight into what those are the coalface our thinking about our future. Video is at:

https://www.facebook.com/18965620449864 ... 6123716881

My thanks to AOPA and panel members.

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