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Re: REFLECTOR: Europa_Mail: Kerosene....... (fwd)]

-----Original Message-----
From: Mr Greg Poole <gpoole@zeta.org.au>
To: reflector@awpi.com <reflector@awpi.com>
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 6:22 PM
Subject: REFLECTOR: Europa_Mail: Kerosene....... (fwd)]

>I subscribe to several mailing lists to keep track of what is going on in
>other areas of aviation endevour. While we do not require alot of workesohp
>heating "down under" I thought the following of interest to the Velocity
>Can' wait till S'N'F to mix it with you guys. Oh - for those that know me
>and didn't get a direct mailing :-
>Just to let you know that wife Rhonda underwent an emergency caesarian at
>2140 hours 2/9/99 Australian EST last night at Westmead Hospital and 2nd
>Officer Hayden Cameron Poole made a successful landing soon after with a
>gross weight of 5lbs 1oz (pretty puny - but who needs heavy weight  pilots
>to detract from your useful load!).
>Mother will be hangared for a while untill vital signs recover to normal.
>Thank the Lord we did not have to change projects/plans like "The Maurers"
>did - what a tragedy! (um - the project not the kids!)
>The Proud Dad.
>>Sender: root@goose.prod.itd.earthlink.net
>>Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999 11:57:37 -0800
>>From: Paul <rotaryeng@earthlink.net>
>>MIME-Version: 1.0
>>To: z <rotaryeng@earthlink.net>
>>Subject: Europa_Mail: Kerosene....... (fwd)]
>>Status:  O
>>bryan.wilkinson wrote:
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Fergus Kyle <fkyle@bigwave.ca>
>>> Cheers to all, and particularly Steve G:
>>>        Kerosene...... A local Recreational Aircraft Assn. (RAA)
>>> homebuilder did his stuff in his barn within which he installed
>>> insulation materials and kerosene heaters. His project called for
>>> several layers of epoxy/glassfibre and were well and truly applied per
>>> design specs.
>>>        Several years later, turning final in the circuit at Hamilton
>>> Intl., the aircraft was seen to dive to the surface, all hands lost. The
>>> Board of Enquiry determined that serious delamination had occurred in
>>> the lifting surfaces which led to a fatal loss of control. This was
>>> incurred by the use of kerosene heat appliances. Apparently these often
>>> deviate from correct settings and a fine mist of unburnt kerosene is
>>> wafted throughout. An anethema to proper curing of epoxy, the undetected
>>> kerosene sealed the fate of the aircraft years before its first flight.
>>>      Anyway, that's our local experoence with the stuff. Caveat ember.
>>> Happy Landings,
>>> Ferg
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>Greg Poole (Building a Std RG Elite Velocity - "down under")
>Velocity Aircraft Australia/NZ Pty Ltd.

    Congrats!!! I just had my first son 9 1/2 months ago.. It changes
everything! Fatherhood is certainly very rewarding.

David Cowan