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Old 5th Sep 2006, 04:40
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Oh how true,
The young guy you speak of is an indictment of the "modern airline pilot".
The future of the industry is really sad, the romance called aviation is nearly gone.
The future is computer geeks who are all excited about talking on radios and electronic flight decks, wearing jackets and caps and wandering aound shopping centres in uniform.

Love your photo's, and well done to that young guy who took on the DC3.
Almost did a similar thing 20 yrs back, I wish I had, what a journey.
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 02:23
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You've never really FLOWN an aeroplane, because in modern hi performance aircraft you don't fly 'em, you OPERATE them and the time in lighties you were taught to pretend they were high performance.
The Auto pilot flys them, all pilots do is program them and monitor the systems
And waddya log time in here as?

Buncha wimps

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Old 8th Sep 2006, 05:23
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sixtiesrelic - when I was a lad......

Just a computer programer.... I'll keep that in mind next time were stinking down a runway on takeoff at 233 tonnes, 300km/h+, max X-wind and thunderstorms in area.

Last time I checked I thought I was flying that thing..
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 06:13
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Hey, Stallie.....Where is ya?

Gaunty's gorn a missin'...he's up in his attic / out in the shed / down in the basement - just looking in all those old relic boxes for his 1970's WAC's...

I've found some of mine - well used - and coffee stained....

Begins with....."G"...as in silent 'G'.....n....a....??

Are we THERE YET????

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Old 8th Sep 2006, 06:22
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Muddy dont draw attention to yerself the beancounters already got a fair idea what they can buy a bum to fit in a modern cockpit seat for.
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 06:47
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With all due respect we are paid what we are for when something goes wrong, not when everything is going like clock work. What an airline is prepared to pay its drivers has nothing to do with how difficult the job may be perceived to be by those outside but by supply and demand. What we have seen going on in Australia over the last five years is supply and demand at work. While there will always be an oversupply of fresh CPL’s in Aus, the time is fast approaching that experienced drivers will be in short supply. It is already happening in other parts of the world. Once it starts happening in Australia the tide will turn. By the way I am a beancounter.

By the way the photo of the Airbus crew rest area is from the A340-600 and is the cabin crew rest area. There is a separate rest area next door for the S/O or F/O. The captain and relief commander have a separate crew rest area just behind the cockpit. As a Relief Commander, F/O or S/O you log nothing while in there. The A340-300 has a different crew rest area and the A330-300 doesn't have one at all, at least ours don't anyway.
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 07:01
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Hey FSO,
Getting closer....it's south of Gnarloo.

Stallie.
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 08:13
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Thanks Stallie,

MUST begin with 'Q' then.........???

Last time I landed around there was mid 1970.......
I used to take the Doc & Customs / Quarantine up to Cape Cuvier for the 'Texada' salt bulk-carriers. Then we would fish by trolling from the tugboat whilst the business was being done....dems was de days....
Wilson used to let us keep the Mackerel in the pub freezer until 'required'.....

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Old 8th Sep 2006, 09:02
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Bingo!

Spent the last night of our honeymoon there camped under the wing. Great spot; a wild coastline, poles apart from the peaceful Coral Bay waters. This was at Quobba station; there is another one further inland next to the saltlake.

1970? Sheesh my folks hadn't even met then....
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 11:24
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Wilson used to let us keep the Mackerel in the pub freezer until 'required'..
You mean 'Wilson' as in 'Iron Bar'........?????

A friend of mine from up thataway tells a very interesting (and true) story about how he managed to get Wilson to donate two 18 gallon kegs to a local fund raising show..
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That Pic...

G'day Stallie,

Now YOU are showing your age........

Yep! We used to land at the 'Texada' strip by the salt for 'Texada' business...just hose the acft off later - or watch the paint on the undersurfaces 'melt' before your eyes......

Give us another one!!!!!

'Pinks' - Sent a response by PM....

Cheers.....
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Old 9th Sep 2006, 02:43
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An excellent pic collection of someone's trip from California to Oshkosh and back, with commentary.

http://silvairehair2.home.comcast.net/072806/

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Old 9th Sep 2006, 03:03
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Wow
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Old 9th Sep 2006, 15:56
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fantastic photos - not dial-up friendly though!
 
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Mudskipper ... what altitude does your ops manual instruct you to plug the auto pilot in!!!
Not taking anything away from you and your 330 tons of aluminium...I didn't pole that much much around the sky, but 60 tons on an 18 meter runway in the same conditions ... yes!
The only time you're allowed to fly those things is in the Sim.
So I still say you are now computer programmers who get to take off and land... It's not your fault! You have to obey the rules.
I ignored the company edicts to plug the auto pilot in at what ever alt. they reckoned and flew the aircraft to flight levels, because I liked flying.
The proof of the pudding is the number of blokes who are buying light aircraft and going FLYING
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Old 10th Sep 2006, 21:30
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I didn't pole that much much around the sky, but 60 tons on an 18 meter runway in the same conditions ... yes!
Hmmm ...matey same aircraft same company ....erm ....which one was the 18 metre runway?




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Old 10th Sep 2006, 22:56
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Is it possible to buy one of those beds with the restraints for home use ???
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Old 17th Sep 2006, 04:54
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Talking Keep it going guys

I will have to wait until tomorrow to post a couple of new ones, but this thread was going great, but its a it quiet here these days.........come on guys and gals!

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Old 18th Sep 2006, 03:47
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More from Godzone state









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Old 18th Sep 2006, 07:02
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Originally Posted by tinpis
Hmmm ...matey same aircraft same company ....erm ....which one was the 18 metre runway?
It's the old one about Shamus and Paddy on their way to a new airport in their Aer Lingus A320. Shamus says "Roight Paddy, it's a very short strip, oi'll do the stick and the brakes and you do ta throttle and the flaps". "Roight Shamus" says Paddy "Oi'll be ready - as soon as you put her down oi'll dump the flaps and hit the max reversers.".

In come our heros and in a cloud of dust, smoke and noise come to a screaming halt just at the edge of the grass. "Bejesus" says Paddy "that's the shortest fooking runway I ever seen". "To be sure" replies Shamus, "but it's the fooking widest one".



I'll get my coat......
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