Diary Notes of the August 2022 Northern Tour.

Below is a link to the diary notes kept by Liz Hawthorne of the last Northern Tour held from the 14th of August to the 23rd of August.

Diary Notes of the Northern Tour August 2022

We would like to thank Liz for putting this together and sharing it with us.

BALLINA Frequency Broadcast Update

If you track/fly through the Ballina area, the latest AIP SUPPLEMENT is a must-read.

It has been attached for easy access.

 

Click this link for the AIP: 2021 08 11 f4ca5c635f0831271681edbff65595a4_AIP_SUP_for_Ballina

QRAA Receives Grant from Southern Downs Regional Council

QRAA received a grant from the Southern Downs Regional Council to purchase equipment to allow members to attend future meetings via ZOOM.

Full story in the attachment.

January 2021 QRAA receives Council Grant

ADSB IN & OUT for Recreational Aircraft

Thank you, John Reid, for researching and producing the following.

CASA recently released Advisory Circular 91-23

The short version of this publication is that recreational aircraft can now be fitted with NON-TSO’d ADSB IN & OUT equipment.

These units are reasonably priced (IMO), approved by CASA, they are both “in” and “out” but require an Ipad or similar to display the traffic and will work with AvPlan or OzRunways.

https://www.uavionix.com.au/skyecho2/?fbclid=IwAR2ngJOPkG2JuUj4wiULHBsqO-PSYHwv11FBi-ELgw1BlRggxokQoMJhx7s

The basic operation is that you retain your Mode-C transponder and link this UAVIONIX unit to AvPlan or OzRunways on your iPad.

 

For Late night reading the CASA regulations are long-winded but are available at the following links:

https://www.casa.gov.au/sites/default/files/advisory-circular-91-23-ads-b-enhancing-situational-awareness.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0frWzgo-66vBNz0tuVSezM5wGGuZrI7xRhH4M7PLnFjgVszWcg9iTeFJY

https://www.casa.gov.au/airspace/electronic-conspicuity-devices?fbclid=IwAR3Ent7SIfsLwyHZZufatFpGqRBICS-ncf2lR_GbLDQUZeOMCMpdhop3dWI

DISCLAIMER:

This is FYI only and is not a recommendation or do we have any expertise or knowledge with this equipment.

TRANSITING THE BALLINA AREA

Airservices have issued an AIP Supplement H140/19.

A summary of this AIP is that from the 5th Dec 2019 it will be mandatory to carry a radio within a 10 nm radius of Ballina.
It will also be mandatory to give position calls within the 10 nm radius of Ballina.
Airservices states that this is because of the increased RPT traffic in this area.
In conjunction with this release, they released the Be Heard, Be Seen, Be Safe Brochure which is also attached.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU READ AND CONFIRM CORRECT INTERPRETATION.

AIP_SUP_H140-19

Be Heard, Be Seen, Be Safe Brochure

RESULTS OF EVENTS PLANNING MEETING 2nd Nov 2019

2019 11 02 Events Planning 2020

The above link is the record of the Events Planning Meeting held on the 2nd Nov 2019.

We have allocated a date to some of the major events with other suggestings to be finalised later.

Please post any helpful comments via clicking the black box above with a pencil and then completing the “Leave a Reply”.

QRAA Trip to Tassie Feb 2018

A very special thanks to John and Louise for putting together a video of the group’s tour to Tasmania.

I am sure that the images will bring back memories of the trip.

It also give those who would have liked to have gorne an great insight to trip.

To view video, click on this link. https://vimeo.com/265862219

Thanks you John and louise for sharing.