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Old 14th Feb 2018, 16:07
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I was a young F/O in an expat airline in the early 90’s and flew with ex-89-dispute skippers. It was the most fun flying I’ve ever had. These skippers took us newbies under their wings and stood up for us no matter what. Later I was jet-trained and checked by ex-AN skippers, one of which is still the best instructor I’ve ever had. Fast forward, and the roles are now reversed, with me doing the training, often of ex-QF F/Os. Every single one, without exception, has been a pleasure to fly with, selected and trained by a QF training department that obviously got it ‘right’.
Don’t drag an entire community down by how a few misguided individuals behaved way back when.
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 18:03
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What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow ?


Must be someone here among all these experts that knows
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 19:22
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I don't know that ! Arrrrgggghhhhhhhh !!!
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 19:51
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Never gets old...

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Old 14th Feb 2018, 20:14
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 23:21
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 00:49
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The most delightful, professional pilot I ever flew with was from Addis. In the middle of a crew room group of inebriated, and appropriately noisy Aussies, this man entered once, and the Aussies who knew him from prior airlines fawned over him; he was that sort of person. The same program had pilots from some 90 countries, and they varied in their skills, and character, but they generally did a job. Flying with one or the other wasn't so very different, except for the occasional person who would have stood out in any program, for better or worse. Of these, the distribution was pretty much random. That operation was in a location where the book "Cultures Consequences" and it's riveting sequel was appropriate reading.

There is more that we have in common than we are usually prepared to admit.

As a group, tossing the holy hand grenade of Antioch at the group that you have a grievance with is hardly good CRM or consistent with achieving harmonious flight decks. Aussies can be a PITA, just like every other nationality on the planet.
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Old 24th Feb 2018, 05:10
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Ask the passengers on QF32 from SIN what they think of Oz captain/pilot/crew capability and persona
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Old 24th Feb 2018, 05:39
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Ask the passengers on QF32 from SIN what they think of Oz captain/pilot/crew capability and persona
Oh sweet Jeebus, I'd steer clear of that question...!

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Old 25th Feb 2018, 04:56
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Ask the passengers on QF32 from SIN what they think of Oz captain/pilot/crew capability and persona
Or the passengers on QF1 at BKK.....
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 05:40
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Originally Posted by fdr View Post
In the middle of a crew room group of inebriated, and appropriately noisy Aussies, this man entered once, and the Aussies who knew him from prior airlines fawned over him; he was that sort of person.
He must have been quite a remarkable man. As your post reads now - this man from Addis entered each Aussie once, and then they all fawned over him.

Your post proves both the remarkable nature of Aussies, and the importance of punctuation.


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