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Old 30th Jun 2017, 04:44   #1 (permalink)
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NZ CAA auditor faked his cv?

Wow.
How does this slip through the CAA's vetting of staff?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/ne...ied-as-claimed
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 05:56   #2 (permalink)
 
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Happened here too in Oz, though not quite the same - a Flying Operations Inspector who had worked in PNG CAA came to Oz in the early 80s, and was testing pilots for their instructor ratings in Sydney. He was failing a few. A little research showed that he did not hold an instructor rating himself. CAA told him to get a rating, but he knew that if he went to any of the Sydney schools (in those days there were quite a few) he would get a very hard time. He went to QLD where he was unknown.

But in this Un Zid case, the people who assessed Jones in the interview should be shot for not researching him properly.
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 06:09   #3 (permalink)
 
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Certainly didn't endear himself to many with the way he operated. Karma perhaps.
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Crickey what a Nob, had some serious Ego to Peel away.....lucky didn't kill anyone (yet)
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 07:54   #5 (permalink)
 
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And this within an organisation which insists on Fit and Proper Person interviews for nearly every role those of us in the industry, and who have been there and done that and often well known to CAA officers, wish to take on. I find it odd that the person interviewing us for this has probably never been assessed as a FPP themselves!
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 08:15   #6 (permalink)
 
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Don't do as I do, do as I say.......

The way of the regulators unfortunately.
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 09:24   #7 (permalink)
 
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He turns out to be ex-AAC (UK) who was a door-gunner turned pilot and reknowned for being a serial bullsh*tter.

He will have had no experience of flying the Wessex and is hardly a subject matter expert to be relied on by the NZCAA.

Shocking that he fooled so many in such an important role.
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 10:55   #8 (permalink)
 
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Similar happening in a certain slightly uncomfortable middle eastern country where an antipodean is FOI but has absolutely zero commercial experience. Supposedly claimed to have helped introduce Ops3 to a European country on his CV.
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 11:00   #9 (permalink)
 
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Not sure what you're all moaning about. In Africa you only need to have seen a photo of an aircraft to qualify you for working at a regulator
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 11:15   #10 (permalink)


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Certainly wasn't backward in telling all of his achievements. Not surprised really that he's not all he claimed.
Not the first to be recruited into a nz government agency and later caught out . Wonder how he actually maintains residence here now. Do immigrants need to fill in a "fit and proper" person form?
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 11:36   #11 (permalink)
 
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Bell Ringer......I am thinking some of the FAA Inspectors on the Helicopter Side of the House could fall into that category.

How many NZ CAA folks got fired over this?

Gross failure's by many....but shall we see them clean house over it?
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 15:16   #12 (permalink)
 
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"In 2013, Jones taught at the CTC Aviation school as an ATPL instructor when he did not have the qualification either. CTC, which is part of an international aviation training company, said the licence was not a prerequisite to teach the course."

Does this mean that his former students at CTC are not legally qualified?
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 16:52   #13 (permalink)

 
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Not necessarily, the quality control is down to the school.

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If his students passed the exams then that is the defining qualification - just because he hadn't done so should be irrelevant since he wasn't the examiner.

I presume everyone else in the NZ CAA is actually qualified........
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Old 1st Jul 2017, 01:00   #15 (permalink)
 
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Why has this taken so long to make the papers.
This all went down in January this year.
Attempted CAA cover up.?
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Old 16th Jul 2017, 22:45   #16 (permalink)
 
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More from NZ media......

http://i.stuff.co.nz/national/943632...licopter-crash

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URGENT. Does anyone have information on Paul Mitchell Jones born sept 1971. We would like to know what his history with the UK forces. Also a Samantha Alice Norman born oct 1974. We would also like to know how a Steven Blackmore born 1967 fits in with them. Please Private message.
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Old 4th Aug 2017, 06:13   #18 (permalink)
 
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Fordy,

Apparently it isn't rocket science -

Post #7 in this thread to start?

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He turns out to be ex-AAC (UK) who was a door-gunner turned pilot and reknowned for being a serial bullsh*tter.

He will have had no experience of flying the Wessex and is hardly a subject matter expert to be relied on by the NZCAA.

Shocking that he fooled so many in such an important role.
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Old 4th Aug 2017, 07:57   #19 (permalink)
 
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He "enhanced" his resume but what was the disqualifying feature of the Wessex for the logging operation?
He could not have been the only inspector having made that decision to deny the operating permit.



We have a case of synchronicity here?
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Old 4th Aug 2017, 08:21   #20 (permalink)
 
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We've had a few in the UK:

Airline pilot who conned his way onto the flight deck for many commercial flights.
PPL who conned his way to fly police helicopters.

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