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Old 20th Oct 2016, 18:15
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PngAir fund tickets to BNE tasol and are losing pilots on regular basis due to poor terms and conditions as well.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 22:53
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Faheel

Yes, the loss of pilots on a regular basis must be a major problem in PNG, (PX almost 100 pilots in a little less than 2 years!!).

The cost of training, loss of revenue due uncrewed flights, etc etc, must greatly outweigh the cost of reasonable conditions needed to retain experienced crew.

Beancounters would know better I suppose.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 00:42
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Ahhhhh Beancounters.....Ya gotta luv Em They know the price of everything.....but the value of nothing!
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 02:30
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Beancounters would know better I suppose.
HR Managers as well!!!
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 11:13
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On a brighter note and in recognition of a life time of achievement. Captain Lekwa Gure retires after 40 years of safe aviating. Credit where it is due chaps.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 12:35
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Originally Posted by troppo View Post
On a brighter note and in recognition of a life time of achievement. Captain Lekwa Gure retires after 40 years of safe aviating. Credit where it is due chaps.
Well done Captain Gure. It was a pleasure to know you. I always considered you one of the good guys.

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Old 21st Oct 2016, 13:59
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time to join the retired old farts club Lekwa...well done
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 01:07
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Court proceedings update:

THE sitting on the 20th went ahead and the following rulings were made:

1. Plaintiff's to file and serve their affidavits by 30th October.
2. Parties to return to court on 2nd Nov for fixing a trial date before December 2016

The end is nigh!
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 01:20
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Well done Capt Lekwa Gure.
It was a pleasure to know and work with you.
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 10:02
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Captain Lekwa Gure retires after 40 years of safe aviating.
I have an admittedly rather vague idea, that I once met the above mentioned Gentleman one evening at the 'Club Dero,' way back in my 'taim bilong PNG.' (Somewhere between Jan 1990 and mid 92)

Either way, Well done, Sir!
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 13:23
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Lekwa was an occasional visitor to the swamp!

Sadly I never had the pleasure of flying with Lekwa although he was always an inspiration to talk to. Congratulations Lekwa (if you read this forum), I wish you all the best for a well deserved retirement.
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 21:15
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I had the privilege of associating with Capt. Lekwa Gure during my tenures in the PNG in 2008 and 2012. A true and trustworthy gentleman.
Well done. Best wishes from another island, pretty far away.
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 10:22
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Well done Lekwa! Now you can join the rest of us who can say they worked for the second worst international airline in the world [still looking for the worst].
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 21:57
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"Plumber Fast Bum" (posts 1) Welcome aboard.Interesting monika,is there a story to go with it? cheers Maus
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Old 24th Oct 2016, 07:59
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Plumber Fast Bum...

Now you can join the rest of us who can say they worked for the second worst international airline in the world [still looking for the worst].
Gold!
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Old 24th Oct 2016, 09:34
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Long story, Maus. Goes way back to Ansett days. Would need quite a few beers to retell.
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Old 26th Oct 2016, 23:26
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For those that don't know him here is a good photo of S.T.
aka Sammies gone Toofar

Sam
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Old 29th Oct 2016, 04:54
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False Advertising

Be aware that the latest PX ads advertise 18 days on 10 days off . This is a falsehood. You will not get 10 consecutive days off and if you live anywhere else but Port Morbid you will be commuting on your "days off" back to your domicile. So in reality you maybe home for only 5 or 6 full days in 28.

Port Morbid not a real option for families with the high cost of education be just one thing to consider.
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Old 31st Oct 2016, 20:15
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The average of 2 pilots departing every 3 weeks as reported in post 397 is continuing.

There has been another 3 departures in October with another to be announced this week.

That now makes 100 have left since the arrival of the world's best HR manager and his introduction of the ECP.
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Old 1st Nov 2016, 04:21
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Having been shown schedules 123,123A and 123B which shows greatly increased flying, guys are left scratching their heads as to how the schedules could be crewed.

By 123A there will be 3 less Dash skippers, 3 less Fokker F/O's and that is only the ones confirmed. More waiting for start dates or interviews in the new year.

Un rostered flights can only be covered by so called "RES", daily roster changes and extended duty for only so long.

Sooner or later management will have to lower themselves and communicate with those at the coal face,....but then again it would probably be be easier and more face saving just to cut the schedule once again.

PX would be a good study in how it is possible to ground an airline (that by its nature currently a current dependancy on Expats) by totally and wholly alienating its pilot group.
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