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Old 19th Dec 2019, 08:49
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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, 11:02
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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, 03:40
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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, 06:08
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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, 22:41
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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, 02:04
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 03:23
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You're not suggesting 4th floor tell porky pies are you? Never! 😱
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 23:03
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Now hearing up to 5 more in the firing line.
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 22:30
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Originally Posted by NCD View Post
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.
AGGM is also suitable - Solair operate an A320 in there every week, so it will take the Pixie 73's and F100's.

However, it is still a bit out of the 200nm, so reverting back to 200nm from land, it can easily be done, using POM, GUR, MIS, MUA, HIR. Plenty of other islands along the route, but that one covers it.
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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 12:33
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Foam,

Think we all came to the conclusion back in NOV/DEC when the subject was the topic that the PNG regs allow a flight not to have life rafts if it is within 200nm from a SHORE. Seems one doesn't need to have a runway to land on, just a shore to put the wing on for the punters to walk from the water landing to the "SHORE".

Misama Island as a landing strip.. didn't a Citation II crash, burn with the very very sad loss of 4 lives back in 2010, with one major factor being that it couldn't stop in the available landing distance? Try that in a B738/7 / F100.

However, I see your point..being regulatory compliant is the requirement, albiet the very minimum requirement.

But realty is that we are just talking about putting a couple of life rafts in the overhead bins of a Fokker, ..sure a little bit of weight, a few disgruntled PAX that cant put their suitcase there, and a couple of gingerbeer signatures for the on and off, but in a 30 yr old Fokker, just the feel good factor of a couple of liferafts would be well worth it.

Anyway, kudos for bringing up an old subject, it is still a worthwhile one to discuss.
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 03:17
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The latest addition to the Link PNG fleet has just arrived in POM

Dash 8-400 P2-PXQ, another in 2 weeks.
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