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Old 11th Nov 2009, 23:40
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BBC NEWS | Business | Cathay in $7.6m payout to pilots

The current head of CASA was part of the 'Star Chamber' which selected these pilots for dismissal. Justice has finally been served.
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Old 11th Nov 2009, 23:50
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The poor guy that passed away...does his estate inherit the judgement?
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Old 12th Nov 2009, 04:38
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McCormick is quoted as saying he intended to regulate with a capital "R".

Nothing has changed. A continuing lack of consultation and over prescriptive regulation to suit some political need.

He should be mending fences rather than atagonising industry with demonstrative chest beating.
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Old 12th Nov 2009, 08:07
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Time to go?

The current head of CASA was part of the 'Star Chamber' which selected these pilots for dismissal.

If this is true then he should really resign from CASA. No pilot in Australia will take the slightest notice of what he has to say after the Cathay verdict.

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Old 12th Nov 2009, 14:25
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Is the Hong Kong Court Summary available for print and posting, or do they have limited access? I can't find it.
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Old 12th Nov 2009, 21:22
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It's here: http://www.cathaypilotsunion.org/pro...CXJudgment.pdf

There is also lots of other background on the whole affair on The Cathay Pilots Union Home Page .

McCormick was Chief Pilot (Boeing) at the time; he was a member of the 'Star Chamber' and readily recommended some of 'his boys' for termination.

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Old 13th Nov 2009, 12:19
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Colonic

Oh dear, the Skull seem's to be the agressive type. Perhaps it is that sort of person that CASA needs, to flush out all the trash ? Perhaps he will target 49 Inspectors ?
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Old 16th Nov 2009, 23:39
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Coral

You state

One interesting observation, is that CASA intend for Class D procedures at the ex-GAAP's to be different to procedures at existing Class D aerodromes
That's because the procedures at our existing Class D aerodromes will also change to US Class D.

Coral, letís hope you are 100% correct. Thatís the whole idea of the CASA Direction. All of our non-radar towers will have the same procedures Ė all simplified, all following common sense, and all following the proven US NAS system.

When this goes ahead it will be a great improvement for everyone. I know of even reasonably high time GA pilots who will not fly into a place like Tamworth or Coffs Harbour because of the complexity of clearance requests, clearance limits and departure calls, etc.

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Old 18th Nov 2009, 07:03
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Is it just me or would anyone else find it difficult to either keep a straight face or believe anything from the head of CASA given what is now in the public arena regarding his role in the CX Starchamber.

Listening to a number of my colleagues thoughts on the Screaming Skull would suggest that any creditibility and trust has gone out the window.
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Old 18th Nov 2009, 07:42
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Disgusting....

The method used by Cathay to instill fear in the pilot ranks by sacking a number (49) of randomly selected individuals is nothing less than social terrorism. For the government to hire someone as CASA CEO who apparantly has been actively involved in this treacherous backhanded action is a scandal of some magnitude.
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