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Old 2nd Sep 2020, 10:10
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Originally Posted by TimmyTee
Haha Derfred ya nong
Now that the actual question has been posted, I stand by my response.

Pollee’s were merely asked whether Premiers should have the right to close a border, without any reference to the reason. That the majority voted “yes” doesn’t surprise me in the slightest.

But to claim that the poll indicates that the majority of Australians support all current border closures is a disingenuous mis-use of statistics which is sadly not atypical of politically biased media, or indeed, nongs
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Old 2nd Sep 2020, 22:05
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Originally Posted by Derfred
Now that the actual question has been posted, I stand by my response.

Pollee’s were merely asked whether Premiers should have the right to close a border, without any reference to the reason. That the majority voted “yes” doesn’t surprise me in the slightest.

But to claim that the poll indicates that the majority of Australians support all current border closures is a disingenuous mis-use of statistics which is sadly not atypical of politically biased media, or indeed, nongs
1500 polled over 3 days!!,Im not even going to bother working out what % of the population 1500 is but if someone wants to go on those stats,well so be it.
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Old 2nd Sep 2020, 22:32
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Originally Posted by blubak
1500 polled over 3 days!!,Im not even going to bother working out what % of the population 1500 is but if someone wants to go on those stats,well so be it.
Don't fall for the old trap of thinking that 1500 can't possibly be a reasonably representative sample for a population of 25.5 million. Statistically, 1500 is more than sufficient to return results with a 3.5 per cent margin of error at a 99 per cent confidence level. If you're prepared to take your confidence level down to 95 per cent, with the same margin of error, you can get by with roughly half that number of participants.
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Old 2nd Sep 2020, 22:39
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Based on 25M population only 0.006% were surveyed.
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Old 3rd Sep 2020, 01:53
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Originally Posted by MickG0105
Don't fall for the old trap of thinking that 1500 can't possibly be a reasonably representative sample for a population of 25.5 million. Statistically, 1500 is more than sufficient to return results with a 3.5 per cent margin of error at a 99 per cent confidence level. If you're prepared to take your confidence level down to 95 per cent, with the same margin of error, you can get by with roughly half that number of participants.
This is correct.
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Old 3rd Sep 2020, 02:48
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All in AUD:
$4-5 million for a Dash 8-100
$300,000 for a Jetstream 31
$1-1.2 million for a Jetstream 32
$1.6 million for a Jetstream 41
$950,000 AUD for a Metro III
$4-5m for a DH8-100? tell them they're dreaming. I can stick my Holden Ute on Ebay for $500K but it doesn't mean that's its value.
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Old 3rd Sep 2020, 21:38
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I see REX advertising today in SEEK for B737 check and training with the option of an 18 month temporary assignment !
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Old 3rd Sep 2020, 22:19
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Must be a current checkie approved by CASA for 737NG. Rules out all the VA wide body people (most were ex 737 checkies as well) although getting your hands on any of them would be gold. Leaves the VAI checkies only, again IMHO any appointment there would be very beneficial to REX. 18mths contract would be good too, just in time to come back maybe or stay on and try your hand.

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Old 3rd Sep 2020, 23:07
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Leaves the VAI checkies only
And Tiger.
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Old 4th Sep 2020, 00:17
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Tiger didn’t have any crew NG in Sydney. The 18 month clause will probably lure some from Virgin in Sydney.



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Old 4th Sep 2020, 00:31
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I wonder what the reason for a being current Check Captain is? Your check approval is only applicable to your current AOC. Once you resign that approval disappears and you have to reapply for another approval under a new AOC. In essence there is no difference between someone who is a Check Captain today vs someone who was a Check Captain 3 years ago.
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Old 4th Sep 2020, 00:40
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Originally Posted by neville_nobody
I wonder what the reason for a being current Check Captain is? Your check approval is only applicable to your current AOC. Once you resign that approval disappears and you have to reapply for another approval under a new AOC. In essence there is no difference between someone who is a Check Captain today vs someone who was a Check Captain 3 years ago.
Apart from currency...
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Old 4th Sep 2020, 00:58
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Apart from currency...
Currency is irrelevant these days as anyone will have to go through all the sims and approvals regardless of when they last flew a 737. Sure it might be easier for someone who is current but if you were a 737 check captain for 20 years but now flew something else I don't think a transition back to a 737 would be that difficult. By requiring currency they are limiting the pool of candidates significantly. Unless of course this is for show and the candidate has already been selected.
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Old 4th Sep 2020, 04:30
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Originally Posted by Square Bear
Would have been interesting really...the Labor party sold Australian Airlines to QANTAS in the 1990's, and started the sale of QANTAS by selling 25% of it to BA in 1993.

AND Aerial you consider that Govt purchasing VA with a debt in excess of $7 BILLION would have been a good idea?

Seeing how Governments run, that would have been a 70 Billion black hole in no time.

And really, even the Labor party (if they had of been in power) would not be that stupid...they are just saying what you want to hear...its called being in opposition and just having thought bubbles, and preaching to people that believe that those in Government are there for the electorates good (hahahahaha...yeah right!!!).
I never said VA should have been bailed out by the government... that's just rewarding poor performance, I was responding to you suggesting a "... Labor government would have bailed them out..." with the impression that you seem to think that's a bad thing but you have nothing to say about the LNP bailing out REX... that's like Howard parroting how "... the Commonwealth isn't in the business of bailing out private companies..." when Ansett collapsed... OH, wait!!! Unless they are a company who the then PM's brother is on the board of...
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Old 4th Sep 2020, 09:15
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Old longlegs is on to it, or so they thinks - RFI for AAD/Skytraders A319 Operation out

Guessing if your a Liberal politician you better brace. What the junior coalition partner has been up to is going to make interesting reading at a Royal Commission.
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Old 9th Sep 2020, 11:09
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Originally Posted by Zhoottoo
Old longlegs is on to it, or so they thinks - RFI for AAD/Skytraders A319 Operation out

Guessing if your a Liberal politician you better brace. What the junior coalition partner has been up to is going to make interesting reading at a Royal Commission.
My wife certainly doesn't think so!!! Especially now Job Keeper is what pays the bills. This made me smile!!!


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Old 13th Sep 2020, 01:46
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Originally Posted by neville_nobody
I wonder what the reason for a being current Check Captain is? Your check approval is only applicable to your current AOC. Once you resign that approval disappears and you have to reapply for another approval under a new AOC. In essence there is no difference between someone who is a Check Captain today vs someone who was a Check Captain 3 years ago.
T'ain't necessarly so. Not all check pilot authorizations are tied to a particular AOC. It depends under which rule the authorization was granted, ie CAO 82 or CASR Part 61. If you hold a Part 61 Flight Examiner Rating and have done a renewal (EPC) with CASA within the past two years you can examine on any type on which you are current, even with no AOC. In other words, a FER permits one to operate independently, allowing an appropriately qualified examiner to test under his/her own ARN (e.g. by using a suitable simulator).
So, theoretically, REX could engage a couple of B737NG Examiners, induct them into the Company and they could be training or checking within days of joining. Or even contract the work out. Practically, because of CAR 217, CASA would have their hands all over the process to ensure it met with their approval.
If REX engage enough of the right people and throw enough money at it, six months to add the B737 to their AOC is entirely doable.
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 08:22
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Rex throwing money...?

Don't think so.
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 22:28
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Come on Banjo.......the First National Bank of Rex will be doing all the throwing😒😒
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Old 14th Sep 2020, 12:37
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Come on Banjo.......the First National Bank of Rex will be doing all the throwing😒😒
The LNP cheque book?
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