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Qantas pilots making errors after long periods without flying

Old 6th Jan 2022, 11:40
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Originally Posted by metalboi69
I bet this is happening at more companies than just Qantas.

We're all human, everyone gets rusty
Yep, most likely happening right across all aspects of aviation. Are airlines currently conducting LOSA? Are ANSPs currently conducting NOSS?
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Old 6th Jan 2022, 14:33
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Originally Posted by Octane
Wouldn't they notice the extra drag/thrust required to taxi with the park brake on?
Not with the landing gear up prior to take off. Well as long as the tug is still there.
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Old 6th Jan 2022, 14:45
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"One of the problems at Qantas is you’ve got a group of people who believe they’re elite. They still don’t understand Qantas isn’t owned by the government (anymore), and there’s not just a bottomless pit to throw money at their avarice. “A bit more loyalty from the Qantas pilots, a bit more commitment to doing their job properly, and this story wouldn’t exist.”
Listen UP QF crews, that slight hesitancy you have been experiencing on the flight deck has NOTHING to do with not having operated the equipment for several hundred days. Hallelujah Hansford or "HANO" knows the cause, here is a couple of HANO's handy tips to cure that flight deck dementia;
1. Bring your own tea bags to work (or just one and use it several times but, don't store it in your shirt's breast pocket). Hold out that cap and ask for a gold coin donation as the customers exit the plane
2. Prior to the Pre-start checks, mutually commit with your co-workers to executing your respective duties more properly than you did on the previous sector (seek out this commitment prior to each subsequent flight)
3. Keep a focus on making a positive contribution to that "Spirit of Australia"
4. Do a daily ASX search on the company so you know who you are working for

I don't know the science behind why this works however, HANO advises that this technique is far more effective than any refamiliayrisation training.

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Old 8th Jan 2022, 07:37
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Originally Posted by 43Inches
That's pretty insulting to just about every other pilot body out there. Most QF pilots conduct themselves in a very professional manner, a few don't, QF has had it's fair share of crew instigated 'incidents'. We are all human.

That said the original statement is far worse, saying that somehow loyalty equals better performance in the workplace. In fact could be the exact opposite if no one questions the bad parts of the system, due to 'loyalty'. Something that leadership that likes to dictate to its workforce and customers would say and do.
Keep your shirt on.
No insult implied or intended.
I’m sure there are many other Pilot groups out there who are just as committed.
Its at bit rich though to have a know nothing journalist lecturing QF Pilots on commitment.
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