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Old 17th Oct 2022, 23:41
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Interestingly, for all the purported Ďexperienceí, the reality is that some apparently rubbish FO from a 737 or 320 etc would probably have triple the takeoff and landings he does, therefore making them more experienced. Sitting in a bunk, then flying a STAR onto a piece of tarmac a few times a month does not make you experienced. Except in being a massive d1chkead.
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Old 17th Oct 2022, 23:51
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Originally Posted by Fatguyinalittlecoat View Post
Thatís not what he wants though Poppa. He wants a QF command, because he believes that his 20 years is superior to all others.

The guy canít even read. He is the worst kind of imbecile. He probably drives the crew bus.
WOW! One last post in defend of the hard working people that drive crew buses. Calling them the worst kind of imbecile, typical attitude and arrogance I was trying to expose. Congrats Fatty.
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Old 17th Oct 2022, 23:59
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Just wanted to highlight the arrogance of blokes like you Porno. Iím done now. Enjoy
Do tell, in what way was I arrogant? Mate Iíve been overseas, Iíve done the Captain thing, Iíve come back to Oz, and I donít feel any more experienced than any other bloke whoís done the same thing in Australia. An airport is a piece of concrete, thereís nothing terribly special about most of them in the world.

As others have said, youíve just become an experienced d1ckhead, thatís all.

Stay overseas ďCommanderĒ, weíd be best off without your cockiness down here. Thatís if you were even able to get a job with your arrogance.
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Old 18th Oct 2022, 11:15
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Got to say people.......this entire convo is exactly why Australian pilots get a bad name worldwide. The expat thinks he's better than local pilots and local pilots tear him apart because they think they are better.
I'll be honest nobody else in the world gives a flying f*&k. Pilots are pilots, some are good and some are bad, no country is harder than another they are just all different. Instead of fighting amoungst yourselves over utter non-sense focus that attention on having each others backs and improving T&Cs.

Can' believe I actually took the time to type this!!! haha
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Old 18th Oct 2022, 11:43
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Originally Posted by PoppaJo View Post
Just remember you go overseas, donít expect to be able to come back. Thatís the reality. Thatís why I never did it. My employer does not hire expats.
Yeah sure mate keep telling yourself thatís why you didnít go overseasÖ.maybe because your little GA outfit out in bumf^k Idaho wonít employ expats, doesnít mean an expat canít get a job back in AUS. Plenty did, plenty are doing, and plenty will, including with all the major operators in AUS. But maybe just not your little outfit coz you said soÖ.Care to name it? Would love to hear it, or a you just talking shit?
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Old 19th Oct 2022, 02:16
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Got to say people.......this entire convo is exactly why Australian pilots get a bad name worldwide. The expat thinks he's better than local pilots and local pilots tear him apart because they think they are better.
I'll be honest nobody else in the world gives a flying f*&k. Pilots are pilots, some are good and some are bad, no country is harder than another they are just all different. Instead of fighting amoungst yourselves over utter non-sense focus that attention on having each others backs and improving T&Cs.
Well said!! I couldn't agree more with that sentiment.

I have been browsing these forums for over 18 years and I am continually dismayed at the name calling, point scoring, back stabbing and carry on that so called 'Professional Pilots' indulge in! While I hope it is just a vocal minority putting us all into disrepute, I can see why the industry here is so toxic. The divide and conquer strategy of our supposed betters has indeed being successful, they are laughing all the way to the bank while Aussie Pilots piss over each others backs on their way down the drain.
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Old 19th Oct 2022, 12:44
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Originally Posted by Jester64 View Post
Yeah sure mate keep telling yourself thatís why you didnít go overseasÖ.maybe because your little GA outfit out in bumf^k Idaho wonít employ expats, doesnít mean an expat canít get a job back in AUS. Plenty did, plenty are doing, and plenty will, including with all the major operators in AUS. But maybe just not your little outfit coz you said soÖ.Care to name it? Would love to hear it, or a you just talking shit?
Well, that made me laugh. Thank you.

Meanwhile on Qantas, are those clowns still going everywhere with wing inspection lights on? This sort of thing is indicative of the attitude that makes them hated everywhere. Whose resignation do we have to wait for to make that one go away?
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Old 19th Oct 2022, 20:39
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Originally Posted by Jester64 View Post
Yeah sure mate keep telling yourself thatís why you didnít go overseasÖ.maybe because your little GA outfit out in bumf^k Idaho wonít employ expats, doesnít mean an expat canít get a job back in AUS. Plenty did, plenty are doing, and plenty will, including with all the major operators in AUS. But maybe just not your little outfit coz you said soÖ.Care to name it? Would love to hear it, or a you just talking shit?
All the major operators? Mine doesnít. In 15 years here I have never sat next to someone that has been overseas. In my previous employer, nearly all I sat next to had been overseas.

I never said they canít get a job back here. Plenty of operators will offer jobs, I think we have seen that which is good to see. However, it would be very challenging for a return expat to find themselves at some point, in the left seat at QF Mainline /VA/JQ. Considerable wait times currently exist for the changing of seats, even if they did get a look in.

Come back in a few years and this will likely reverse, ie everyone going back overseas again to retire with a bigger bank balance.
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Old 19th Oct 2022, 21:22
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Originally Posted by Eclan View Post
Well, that made me laugh. Thank you.

Meanwhile on Qantas, are those clowns still going everywhere with wing inspection lights on? This sort of thing is indicative of the attitude that makes them hated everywhere. Whose resignation do we have to wait for to make that one go away?
Yeah, but to be fair they also get around with the position lights off.
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Old 19th Oct 2022, 21:48
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Yeah, but to be fair they also get around with the position lights off.
Don't forget the odd stealth departure out of Launy at night.
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Old 20th Oct 2022, 03:05
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Originally Posted by Australopithecus View Post
Yeah, but to be fair they also get around with the position lights off.
Beat me to it! I know which one is making me more visible during the day, and itís not the ones on the wing tips
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Old 20th Oct 2022, 06:39
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Yeah, I know, but we seem to be the only country where it is somehow considered smart to turn them off despite what is written in the regs. I can’t tell you many company aircraft I’ve seen taxiing in the evening in stealth mode.
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Old 20th Oct 2022, 07:06
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Out of interest, what is the real reason for taxiing around with the position lights off? Always been curious about this.
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Old 20th Oct 2022, 07:21
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Out of interest, what is the real reason for taxiing around with the position lights off? Always been curious about this.
Hangover from GA days - saving the light bulbs.
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Old 20th Oct 2022, 08:11
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Originally Posted by aussieflyboy View Post
Hangover from GA days - saving the light bulbs.
Surely that canít be right when they taxi around with all their other lights on? Are position lights more expensive than wing inspection and runway turnoff globes? Iím genuinely curious as to the reasoning of this SOP.
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Old 20th Oct 2022, 12:45
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Surely that canít be right when they taxi around with all their other lights on? Are position lights more expensive than wing inspection and runway turnoff globes? Iím genuinely curious as to the reasoning of this SOP.
Also curiousÖperhaps a question for the Yammer crowd
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Old 20th Oct 2022, 18:23
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Its not an SOP, its just bad habit
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Old 20th Oct 2022, 20:28
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And blinds every other aircraft trying to taxi near them
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Old 21st Oct 2022, 02:06
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It actually is SOP, written into the manuals
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Old 21st Oct 2022, 05:39
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Not the position lights. The wing inspection lights are, yes. But that still does not make them a “best practice “ as we are so fond of claiming.
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