Central Coast - where to land now ?

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Central Coast - where to land now ?

Postby arrrj » Wed Jan 11 2023, 08:26

Hi Slaps,

Erina is closed to all but EMS etc.

Bells is closed.

Where can I land (once only) near Killcare ?

Thanks
Arrrj

PS - thanks central coast council...next time you want a heli...don't call us !
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Re: Central Coast - where to land now ?

Postby tail wind » Wed Jan 11 2023, 11:16

It’s turned into a bloody difficult place to get a landing spot there. Last time I was that way we had to operate out of Warnervale airport as it was all we could get.

From memory the guys at Somersby were happy for us to land on their grass strip, but still not overly close to erina.

Sometimes the light hits the caution panel in a way it looks like an indication has come on and you may need to land in an area as soon as practicable…
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Re: Central Coast - where to land now ?

Postby havick » Wed Jan 11 2023, 14:17

tail wind wrote:It’s turned into a bloody difficult place to get a landing spot there. Last time I was that way we had to operate out of Warnervale airport as it was all we could get.

From memory the guys at Somersby were happy for us to land on their grass strip, but still not overly close to erina.

Sometimes the light hits the caution panel in a way it looks like an indication has come on and you may need to land in an area as soon as practicable…


It would be unfortunate if you had a wasp in the cockpit, and had to land to try to get it out.
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Re: Central Coast - where to land now ?

Postby arrrj » Thu Jan 12 2023, 00:49

Thanks guys...it's just getting harder and harder to operate.

Then we all read about millions of drones flying around doing deliveries, which seems to be rejoiced...yet one heli landing is a royal commission.

Central Coast Council (Gosford Council) have gone into full communist mode.

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Re: Central Coast - where to land now ?

Postby cupid stunt » Thu Jan 12 2023, 09:11

arrrj wrote:Thanks guys...it's just getting harder and harder to operate.

Then we all read about millions of drones flying around doing deliveries, which seems to be rejoiced...yet one heli landing is a royal commission.

Central Coast Council (Gosford Council) have gone into full communist mode.

Arrrj



Pretty sad that these days most, if not all, public services have forgotten that they work to serve ALL of the people and not just some of the people, or even just themselves!
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Re: Central Coast - where to land now ?

Postby FerrariFlyer » Thu Jan 12 2023, 12:10

What cupid said!

This same council is also in administration after effectively being mismanaged into bankruptcy - if this is any indication as to how its managed (or not managed).

It's ironic to see that someone cannot gain a simple approval to operate a one off approval for a landing yet we have persons elsewhere here who strangely believe that councils in larger CBD areas will somehow open themselves up to low capacity, high frequency air taxi operations in suburban areas. Perhaps it is just me, however I see a significant disconnect between reality and what seems to be a pipedream vision at best.

Arrrj....Good luck!
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Re: Central Coast - where to land now ?

Postby arrrj » Sat Jan 14 2023, 07:21

FF

100% mate.

The world (as most of us know) has gone mad.

I just read the paper..."Flying Cars, their time has come".

LOL !!!

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