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Old 15th Nov 2019, 04:12
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GURNEY (AYGN) to HENDERSON (AGGH) is 580 nm, GURNEY to BUKA (AYBK) is 390 nm, and HENDERSON to BUKA is 400nm. Would have thought that if tracking DCT GURNEY HENDERSON on route B598 that the closest point to an airfield (BUKA - for the Fokker at least) would be at the halfway point, and then it would still be outside of 200 nm, - about 250 nm or so. Old guy, think we both missing something here.

POM to CNS no issue, quite a few airports between.

RE no life rafts on the QLink Dash 8 flight to Lord Howe, this link will take you to a pretty good Ben Sandilands 2011 Crickey.com article. https://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetal...in-a-ditching/
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Old 15th Nov 2019, 05:50
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NCD,
I think at the time the Dash8-400 came under Dickie Smith affordable safety/statistics ramblings
A concession was granted ?? on the basis that the Dash was capable of flying BNE to Norfolk, missed approach followed by engine failure and depress and then carry on to the approved alternate aerodrome
Airframe was a proven quantity, engine ticked all the boxes so to speak
Regardless of the comfort factor of flight crew, the bean counters love it when more paying pax sit on bums!
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Old 15th Nov 2019, 06:17
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Originally Posted by NCD View Post
Old guy, think we both missing something here.
No, don't think so.
Methinks lawyers would have fun with this if there was a ditching.

Also hearing of a new rostering policy of office duty instead of being on reserve. Clever... ....... Not.


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Old 15th Nov 2019, 10:17
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A multi-engine aircraft that is capable of continuing flight with one or more engines inoperative, that is operated on a flight over water that extends to more than 200 nm from shore must be equipped with the equipment specified in paragraph
Note that the regs specify more than 200 nautical miles from shore (i.e. land), not 200 nm from a suitable airport.
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Old 15th Nov 2019, 10:42
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Did note that...guess there would be some attols on the route.

As posted just before, Ben Sandilands covers it well in his article regarding a different airline, AND he explains it much better than I could.
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Old 21st Nov 2019, 10:42
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PX engine failure at Mt. Hagen 20th Nov

PX Dash 8-200 P2-ANK suffered an engine failure at Mt. Hagen on departure yesterday 20th Nov, apparently Ö
Returned to land. Aircraft already back in POM according to Flight Aware
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 10:03
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Sounds like a no brainer, crew done what they were trained to do. Good result!

Kilo is a 200 so it would have performed well out of Hagen, obviously they were able to feather the effected prop or it feathered itself.
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 10:12
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They done did Duck.
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Old 7th Dec 2019, 13:02
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Reference the life rafts, it's only 160nm (roughly) from Woodlark Island to Vella La Vella Island. So the flight wouldn't be more than 100nm from some land mass at any stage of the flight.
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Old 7th Dec 2019, 21:59
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A perfect example of "World's best practice."
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Old 8th Dec 2019, 08:52
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And they have never put one in the water yet..................oh wait...........
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 06:16
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4th floor issue a dispensation???

Exactly under whoís authority? I assume CASA havenít relocated to the 4th floor of ANG Haus, or have they🤡
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 07:49
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Apparently another proud moment for the PX 737 fleet into Brisbane this morning as a PX 3 decided to try and exit runway 01r via the closed old first high speed taxiway.
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Old 20th Dec 2019, 10:02
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Maybe a certain 4th floorer could explain this comment re security screening to a fellow crew member... You'll have to stop wearing your explosive vest...

Very professional.
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Old 22nd Dec 2019, 02:40
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Word is money is tight so when pilot contracts are up for renewal they are not being offered another contract. Reason given is budget cuts.

Same if you turn 65, selective termination.

Seem to have heard all this before when the last cull started.

History repeating itself?
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 05:08
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Olderairhead you maybe mixing the red & blue pills up again old boy.

Made a couple of calls to the wantoks and nobody seems to have heard of pilots not having their contracts renewed.

The 65 rule makes sense..
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 21:41
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Originally Posted by geeup View Post
Olderairhead you maybe mixing the red & blue pills up again old boy.

Made a couple of calls to the wantoks and nobody seems to have heard of pilots not having their contracts renewed.

The 65 rule makes sense..
No took them in the correct order. Have the info first hand re not renewing the contract. He was called into a meeting on the 4th floor pre Christmas to front 3 who said gone due cost cutting.

A 76er was not offered a Fokker when he turned 65 as others have.

Maybe your sources will catch up when word gets around up there. Or they could read it here first. 😂👍👍👍

Happy New Year! 🥂
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 01:04
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 02:23
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You're not suggesting 4th floor tell porky pies are you? Never! 😱
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 22:03
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Now hearing up to 5 more in the firing line.
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