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Old 10th Sep 2009, 12:51
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Strategic Ops

Now Seeing as this is a rumour network, I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on something I heard earlier this week.

Strategic Aviation (A330, 320) The Flight Ops Department. Is it true that the guys and girls who work in Flight Ops roles (Crew Rostering etc) have to wear a pilots uniform (ie white's and blues) complete with slides and gold bars?

This will probably get shot down instantly but the guy I spoke to was CONVINCED that this was the case...

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Old 10th Sep 2009, 13:20
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have to wear a pilots uniform
The pilots probably are the Flt Ops
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Old 10th Sep 2009, 22:28
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Yep, wouldn't surprise me - fairly small op.
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Old 10th Sep 2009, 23:47
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When you offer GA pilot pay....

you get GA pilots. They are probably doing the same thing that SAW did by promising some GA pilot that after a year in ops he can start his jet training. Then they will overwork him at all hours for no money while dangling that endorsment carrot. It has and will be a revolving door job.
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Old 11th Sep 2009, 02:00
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Not the way it was told to me 601 and Cougar, non-flying staff wear the uniform, and perhaps Imsosmrt
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Old 11th Sep 2009, 02:46
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Thread drift, but- how far away is their AOC ????

Ad in the Australian today for a FA/EP 20.11 instructor.
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Old 11th Sep 2009, 06:06
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And where has their 330 gone? Was outside John Holland at ML for a while but disappeared last week. Might be back now...
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Old 11th Sep 2009, 06:52
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It flits into Brisbane every now and then, could be there.
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Old 11th Sep 2009, 07:13
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It was at the old BNE freight terminal this morning & one of their A320's was on an intl bay.
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Old 11th Sep 2009, 12:29
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was parked in darwin this week, wednesday if i remember correctly
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Old 12th Sep 2009, 07:44
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Strategic A330 was at Tulla today

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Old 12th Sep 2009, 08:32
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Was in Cooly this week just gone...Good luck to them, i hope its not another SAW
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Old 12th Sep 2009, 10:13
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I've travelled on the A330 a number of times to the Middle East (last time was in early 2008)

Not sure if its still the case, but in addition to the Tech Crew (all in white shirts) was another crew member wearing a blue shirt with 2 or 3 bars. After a short converstaion, he informed me he was from Flt Ops and it was a company requirment to wear the uniform.

Must say overall I was very impressed with the Tech and CC. When we arrived back in BNE, the Flight Services Manager made a PA and gave a very warm thanks to all of the ADF personnel on board. We may not have said it to each other at the time, but that simple thanks did mean alot.

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