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Re: Clipsal 500

#31 Post by Bacon » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:01 pm

Clipsal 500: RAAF Roulettes, Hornets low-flying air stunts over Adelaide 'dangerous'
By Daniel Keane

Updated about 7 hours ago

Low-flying, fast-moving planes performing stunts over the city as part of the V8 Supercar event are dangerous and should be stopped, Adelaide's Parklands Preservation Association has warned.

Pre-race entertainment during the four-day event - which ended yesterday - included flyovers by four RAAF Roulettes in formation, and F/A-18 Hornets.

The race's website said the Roulettes reached speeds of "up to 590 kilometres per hour" during their aerobatics, and said the Hornets created "bone-shaking thunder".

But association president Ian Gilfillan said the aerobatics displays should not have occurred over homes.

"This is a very high-risk form of entertainment and let's hope that the calculations and estimations of height and speed and the maintenance of planes is such that we never have an accident but who can guarantee it?

"All air shows have proved from time to time to have accidents and one would rather that, if there were to be this totally unhappy episode, it would take place where there weren't likely to be collateral numbers of ordinary people killed or injured," he said.

Mr Gilfillan said the entire race was "in the wrong location" and should be held outside Adelaide, at Tailem Bend or Mallala.

But Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said he did not think there was a safety issue with the flyovers.

"We've been doing it since 1985 with the Grand Prix and the Clipsal 500 race and we'll keep on doing it," he said.

"You know, if people are going to whinge, they're going to whinge but really?

"It goes over about five minutes each day and brings great entertainment for a couple of hundred thousand people who are inside the thing. I think we can live with it."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-07/l ... us/7225206

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Re: Clipsal 500

#32 Post by rev » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:04 pm

I had to check if it was April 1st for a moment(this years flying..)..but sadly it's not, and this is for real...

The Parklands Preservation losers now want the fly overs for Clipsal banned.

Pretty soon we are going to have the Amateur Parklands Airspace Aviation Authority Group of Dickheads.

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#33 Post by Wayno » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:49 pm

rev wrote:Hi there, welcome to Summer in Adelaide.
Just one of several contributing factors.

SA94 quite rightly called out tree cover as another factor, but regardless a MAJOR factor is the highly compacted soil. The grass can only get a toehold and rain, as we experienced Sunday, can't penetrate the surface.

Anyone in this forum who has a lawn at home knows the importance of coring, fertilising, and wetting agents. I live in the city and often frequent the parklands. I've NEVER seen the ACC do any of the above outside of the sports fields.

Why? laziness? stupidity? lack of focus? lack of vision? Lack of ability? Lack of budget? Sort it out...
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

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#34 Post by rev » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:19 am

Why? Three letters... ACC

But yes I know more than watering is required I just being a troll 8)

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#35 Post by The Scooter Guy » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:16 pm

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#36 Post by The Scooter Guy » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:36 pm

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