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Old 14th Sep 2018, 01:35
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Originally Posted by ruprecht View Post
I did enjoy the quote from one of our newer SO's:

"I don't really like aviation, I'm just really good at it..."

That is not a joke.
Ther’re probably there to balance out those of us who do like aviation but are a bit crap at it.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 01:54
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I did enjoy the quote from one of our newer SO's:

"I don't really like aviation, I'm just really good at it..."

That is not a joke.
I don't doubt for a minute that is the attitude of a lot of younger pilots and with the numbers required in the future it will only become more prevalent. Mind you I did once meet a retired 747 Captain from MAS who felt the same way.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 01:59
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Ther’re probably there to balance out those of us who do like aviation but are a bit crap at it.
That would be me.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 02:42
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Originally Posted by itsnotthatbloodyhard View Post


They’re probably there to balance out those of us who do like aviation but are a bit crap at it.

Ha, nice one.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 03:29
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Originally Posted by ruprecht View Post
I did enjoy the quote from one of our newer SO's:

"I don't really like aviation, I'm just really good at it..."

That is not a joke.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 05:34
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Thats why they become flight ops managers.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 06:00
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Thats why they become flight ops managers.
Except usually they are not that good at it!
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 14:03
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Originally Posted by ruprecht View Post
I did enjoy the quote from one of our newer SO's:

"I don't really like aviation, I'm just really good at it..."

That is not a joke.
Maybe they're just not an avgeek. Someone who doesn't fly privately outside of work, or doesn't religiously attend every airshow, or isn't spotting airplanes at the perimeter fence, or doesn't subscribe to every known aviation related publication. Doesn't mean they are incompetent or unenthusiastic about their job, but perhaps they have other interests outside of work.

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Old 14th Sep 2018, 18:32
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Maybe they're just not an avgeek. Someone who doesn't fly privately outside of work, or doesn't religiously attend every airshow, or isn't spotting airplanes at the perimeter fence, or doesn't subscribe to every known aviation related publication. Doesn't mean they are incompetent or unenthusiastic about their job, but perhaps they have other interests outside of work.
I admire your tenacity. However; I award you no points.




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Old 14th Sep 2018, 18:38
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I gather that from Sept 1 under part 61 CASA has told Qantas that the initial second officer type check will now include sequences below 20,000, one of these been the candidate must be able to land the simulator in a 20 knot xwind with an engine out. IMO this makes previous experience highly relevant and simulator check as part of the employment process very relevant.
Are you implying that the second officer type check doesn’t include sequences below 20,000 ft. at the present time ?


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Old 15th Sep 2018, 11:16
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He’s just a regular smartarse and ********. They’ve been there for decades. They’re the ones who buy the flash cars on borrowed money when they get their first mainline paycheck. The cars disappear after a year or two when reality sets in.
Their only issue is that they don’t have the maturity to shut their respective mouths from time to time when a golden opportunity arises to not make a ******** of themselves.
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 23:03
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Originally Posted by JPJP View Post


Are you implying that the second officer type check doesn’t include sequences below 20,000 ft. at the present time ?



New check as of the 1st September is as discussed to Part 61 ie. X-wind to 20, EO approach etc. Multiple crews have already done the new check. It's up on QF flightcrew if you're that keen, and for those that don't have access, you can get excited and look at the CASA MOS.

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Old 16th Sep 2018, 01:05
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Another SO quote...."Flying is okay, but fashion is my passion".

I think I'm glad to be on the cusp of retiring.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 01:32
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Pick on the SOs by all means, but from what I’ve seen and heard, there’s far more interesting material coming from the captains
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 02:26
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Originally Posted by The Green Goblin View Post
Pick on the SOs by all means, but from what I’ve seen and heard, there’s far more interesting material coming from the captains
Well fashion is definitely not their passion...
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 03:40
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Originally Posted by mrdeux View Post
Another SO quote...."Flying is okay, but fashion is my passion".

I think I'm glad to be on the cusp of retiring.
As someone who never made the cut, and most likely never will with qf, it’s upsetting to hear these types of stories.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 03:43
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Originally Posted by The Green Goblin View Post
Pick on the SOs by all means, but from what I’ve seen and heard, there’s far more interesting material coming from the captains
Well that'd just be too easy
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 04:56
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Originally Posted by romeocharlie View Post
New check as of the 1st September is as discussed to Part 61 ie. X-wind to 20, EO approach etc. Multiple crews have already done the new check. It's up on QF flightcrew if you're that keen, and for those that don't have access, you can get excited and look at the CASA MOS.
Fascinating. Congratulations to the “multiple crews” ( Translation - brand new SO like you. Because everyone else has done it repeatedly) for achieving those incredible standards

I thought Dragon Man was kidding. Apparently not. You’re the new face of QF ?
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 10:10
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You’re the new face of QF ?
Apparently so, sorry to disappoint.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 18:22
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Originally Posted by romeocharlie View Post
Apparently so, sorry to disappoint.
You haven’t disappointed me. I’m sure you’re magnificent However; You didn’t answer the question that I posed to Dragon Man. Let me rephrase it, since Sep 1 has been and gone

Are you implying that the second officer type check didn’t include any sequences below 20,000 ft, prior to the rule change ?
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