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The way we were - Ansett, TAA, Qantas

Old 14th Jan 2014, 13:57
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That Qantas recruitment video brings tears to my eyes, what a great company it once was, and how I ( missed out, in retrospect thank God) and many others aspired to be a Qantas pilot. Today it really is a dream, and ts very very sad.
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 18:18
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pppdrive - you must have been fun to fly with...
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 19:10
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TAA A300-B4 cockpit recordings 1988

BNE-SYD P1 & 2
TAA A300-B4 BNE-SYD Part 1 - YouTube
TAA A300-B4 BNE-SYD Part 2 - YouTube

MEL-SYD P1 & 2
TAA A300-B4 MEL-SYD Part 1 - YouTube
TAA A300-B4 MEL-SYD Part 2 - YouTube
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 19:20
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The Aircraft & Colours of TAA - Part 1 - YouTube

The music has been disallowed for this one:
The Aircraft & Colours of TAA - Part Two - YouTube

Maybe turn the music down on this one!
The Aircraft & Colours of TAA Rapid - YouTube
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 21:08
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Dora-9 Not too sure what you mean by that. The times I flew in the cockpit were only as Loadmaster, all my other flying was either duty travel or passenger both of which were in the passenger cabin. Please explain
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 21:54
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I think Dora misunderstood you

Love the old Brisbane terminals hey.....and it seems not that long ago...
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 22:13
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Not just the planes who had character

Jabba, the old Eagle Farm airport had character, remember the giant TAA mural inside? (TAA from memory). And upstairs was a nice quaint little dark lounge bar (forgotten its name as my memory is getting dusty) where one could unwind with a scotch in the dark atmosphere with some background music. If you were fortunate you would have a fine filly sitting beside you, still in uniform and smelling sweeter than a rose, sharing with you the mood and the aroma of leather, cigarettes, kero and scotch! Damn those were the days!!
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 04:54
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Are you sure it wasn't the Ansett terminal? It had a glorious mural of an Ansett-ANA Electra in flight. In those days all the terminals were wartime igloos. I turned up for work in the International igloo one morning to find it closed because of high wind. The TAA igloo burned down and it was said at the time that police were looking for the person who started the fire and TAA management were looking for the person who called the fire brigade! I worked in three International Terminals at BNE.

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Old 15th Jan 2014, 07:14
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Just chasing up some family history, and found that in 1951, the Cairns Post published the names of passengers to & from Cairns on ANA flights. I wonder when this practice stopped.
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 08:14
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.and who bogged the Electra?
aircraft photo Lockheed Electra Ansett Airlines

aircraft photo Lockheed Electra Ansett Airlines
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 08:31
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Looks like they bogged it at Rocky!
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 08:54
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VH-RMC became bogged at Rockhampton on 27 March 1968 and departed two days later.

Source:
VH-RMC - The Lockheed File
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 10:00
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Mac's Friday after work was classic.
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 20:20
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Dora-9

Sent you a PM
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 00:12
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pppdrive - sorry about the delay in responding, I was unaware of your earlier posting (#114) until I read your PM.

I had thought your comment was written as the aircraft commander, so it rang alarm bells and I frankly I saw red - having read your post #114 I realize that I had taken your remarks totally out of context, please consider my sarcastic comment unreservedly withdrawn.
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 02:31
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Couldn't have been TAA as the last Al K. Hol they were allowed to drink whilst in uniform was at their graduation.
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 03:15
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SOPS: "Flying with Greybeard was the most enjoyable time of my life. I wish he would stop posting this stuff...it brings tears to my eyes".
He's just returning the favour. I'm sure some of your landings brought tears to his eyes.
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 07:21
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Cool

Actually he wasn't too trying, part of a group of F/Os converting to jets mid 80s in the "Western Approaches", all had a bundle of hours, could think for themselves and enjoyed the task.

He may well remember a missed approach at ASP due a "little willy-willy" which fortunately went over the anemometer to defend our somewhat violent over the T-VASIS rock and roll, 0-45 kts and back to 0 showing a vertical line on the trace.

SOPS and others who frequent these pages were lost to Australia, do a great job in foreign parts as trainers/checkers.

Most are mid 50s or close so the industry will miss them soonish, a pity it is not what it could/should be in this age of cost run Airlines.
Pilots were once a valued commodity, now in most places are a telephone located, revenue producing unit, employed on max production, minimum cost contracts.

No I am not bitter, I had a great time defying gravity since 1961, but believe I and my peers saw the best of the game.

No air too ruff no *&%% too Tuff eh SOPS?

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Old 16th Jan 2014, 07:21
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Dora-9

Thanks for that Dora-9. No worries and I appreciate your reply. Paul
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