The yellow aircraft pictured above shows the Kookaburra two-seater glider …

Comment on From rags to wearable riches by Erwin Chlanda.

The yellow aircraft pictured above shows the Kookaburra two-seater glider in the Aviation Museum. It is built mostly of wood. I have fond memories of looping it several times until I was advised it is not rated for aerobatics. I was not surprised as, pulling four Gs at the bottom of the loops, I’m sure I could hear the white ants saying to each-other: “Hang on, mate, here we go again!”

Recent Comments by Erwin Chlanda

CLP propaganda courtesy of a Senate office?
Hi “Spot”: Thank you for your comment. We have had many reports about the importance of the Outback Highway – google this site!
To promote this project through his office is clearly part of Senator Scullion’s job. To promote the CLP is not.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor

Can Jacinta Price sit in Town Council and Federal Parliament?
@ Hal Duell: That would leave the question of her four year commitment to the Town Council by Cr Price.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.

Jacinta Price ready to turn her back on the Town Council
@ Daniel Davis: If Cr Price wants to remain on council as well as being the Federal Member in Canberra then she will need to come clean with her electorate, currently the ratepayers of Alice Springs.
When we first raised the issue with her in September last year it was clearly in the context of either – or: Councillor or another political role.
We raised the matter with her again in February this year, when she announced her intention to seek preselection by the CLP for Lingiari. We specifically asked her to state whether she would expose the council to the cost of about $100,000 for a by-election. She refused to reply.

Chansey Paech to Jacinta Price: ‘Finger pointing must stop’
Hi “Gammon”: Google Cr Price on this site and it will take you to our extensive town council news coverage. It reveals how much or how little she is contributing to council business.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor

Fracking pipe ‘deformation’ row: The sequel
@ Mark Fraser: Thank you for your kind words at the beginning of your comment but I reject that our initial article was “misinformed”.
Please note:-
• We accurately quoted the Lock the Gate Alliance which is a major player in the debate. It describes itself as “a national grassroots organisation made up of over 120,000 supporters and more than 450 local groups [including] farmers, traditional custodians, conservationists and urban residents.”
• Concurrent with posting the initial report we sought comment from the NT Government (which replied on the same day), from the Inquiry and from Origin. We still don’t have a reply from the Inquiry. See my reply to reader Bob Beadman.
• Origin gave us comprehensive information, but only when we made a second approach to them, leading to the report above.
• Your point [1] is a bit of a stretch for people with no geological training such as me and – I guess – the vast majority of our readers.
• Our initial report stated Origin provided information about the deformation to the NT department (in February 2017) and the Inquiry (in May 2017).
• Our question to the Inquiry is why it published, in its “Draft Final Report” in December 2017, a diagram not showing the deformation while one that shows it had been available to the Inquiry since May 2017.

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