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Old 10th Jun 2021, 08:10
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Air Return?

Just noticed this, hope itís nothing serious.


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Old 10th Jun 2021, 09:30
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First flight after 7 months. They are lucky they made it to Darwin.

Had the pleasure of flying many long term idle birds late last year. It was a good day if I could get to the holding point without something going wrong.

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Old 10th Jun 2021, 09:52
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No the crew just heard, that Air Frontier are looking for pilots for next years dry season.

The skipper and first officer are happy to wait it out in Darwin, than be stuck in Sictoria.

The crew are happy to pay for the GA job ready training package, and do six months in Arnhem Land and get $20.00 per hour tacho time(when it is actually working).
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 11:10
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I could come up with 42 Million reasons why this could have happened
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 11:28
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Thatís after they leave the Howard Springs Tropical Holiday Resort and pay their 2.5k bill for having the ultimate privilege to be exclusively invited guests at the Resort for 14 days. Airport transfers and meals provided in absolute luxury, what more could the pilots want.

Also note that all GA ready courses mandate that participants with substantial previous flying experience reduce their total aeronautical experience to 150 hours on graduation from the course together with surrendering all their type ratings and instrument rating in order to gain future employment within the industry.
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 12:31
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It was a cracked windscreen 😶
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 14:09
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Originally Posted by Duck Pilot View Post
Just noticed this, hope itís nothing serious.
All clever responses, but for your original question, it was a cracked windscreen
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 02:55
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Why was it going to Hong Kong?
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 03:20
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Thanks, cracked windscreen makes sense.

Hong Kong? Maybe itís being returned to the leasing company.
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 03:31
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Originally Posted by Buttscratcher View Post
Why was it going to Hong Kong?
For heavy maintenance
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 09:15
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Another classic example of the muppets in Canberra forcing heavy maintenance offshore.

Iím sure we have the capacity in Melbourne or Brisbane to do heavy maintenance on a 737. I know we did in Melbourne as was once an engineer at Tulla.
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 09:50
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Another classic example of the muppets in Canberra forcing heavy maintenance offshore.

Iím sure we have the capacity in Melbourne or Brisbane to do heavy maintenance on a 737. I know we did in Melbourne as was once an engineer at Tulla.
Duck. That is a valid comment on why?

Why? In a Covid (country) lockdown, are we not enabling employment of what must be a multitude of engineers sitting idly or perhaps chose a less bullshit enabled industry or may have just said ďfletch itĒ Iím retiring from thisÖ..

There will be cricket 🦗 on this as a legitimate skill set in Australia. Despite the rhetoric of aerospace promotion in the ďouterspaceĒ field. What was the name of that rocket launching initiative again?

Australian Research Space Exploration!!!

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