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A classic quote from a Ppruner

Old 30th Nov 2009, 07:58
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Wait until our pilot shirts become fluro yellow or red!

Then we will just be another 'bus' driver
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Old 30th Nov 2009, 10:25
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Old 30th Nov 2009, 20:00
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Yesterday after I posted I had a bird crap on my head....I wonder if that would've happened if I had Hi Vis hair?

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Old 30th Nov 2009, 23:07
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 04:14
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Firstly... Green Goblin, I just love your work. Absolute Gold mate Particularly like your post on the 29th "You're already sweating like a pedophile at a wiggles concert" Can I use that mate?

Second... All of the people who've been run over by some moron while working on the ramp have been wearing a Hi-Vis Vest.

Third... I'm 110 kgs & wear a neatly laundered white shirt... If you can't see me wadling around the bloody tarmac then you need a set of Hi-Vis glasses!!

Fourth... Can't think of anything, but did I mention that I HATE HI-VIS VESTS
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 04:56
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Useless stupid things they are! Almost as useless as making pilots get airside licenses. I had a terminal manager threaten to charge me for driving without a license airside. Didn't realise terminal managers had been deputized says I, all I got in return was a death stare.

Very same man tried to sick DOTARs onto our beers at the hangar after work cos we were airside. Apparantely we were a 'threat' to security.DOTARs promptly informed him that we were the best form of latent security around...awesome

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Old 1st Dec 2009, 05:05
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Bit like the brand new ladder that I purchased at the auction house, didn't meet the OH&S standards because it did not have a sticker saying it was dangerous to stand on the top step.

The auction house was clearing them out on behalf of a government department, as they failed the "standard", funny that I have used for the last ten years without any problems.
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 07:36
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j3.......this would not have been at YHBA?

Or maybe the same breed of Morons?

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Old 1st Dec 2009, 08:15
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After too many years driving airside (before and after the vest plague) I've long thought that hi vis vests make drivers complacent. I don't recall more people being squashed before they were inflicted on us, including people in dark blue overalls. Some companies now have a rule that they have to be worn even inside a vehicle, presumably because they work better than airbags .

I have wondered about the effectiveness of a hi-vis vest that's covered in several gallons of grease, coffee stains and mysterious goo (you all know who you are ).

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. (Herbert Spencer, 1820 - 1903)
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 08:27
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In the old days, the thought police were called wowsers and blue bellies. The average Australian was considered to be a larrikin because of his disrespect for authority. In the past, the larrikins have always won the day over the wowsers.

So what has happened to us? Why are we having this conversation? If we don't like the regulations they should be changed because we are the people and the government/bureaucrats work for us, not vice versa. The campaign can start with a refusal to wear hi vis jackets. There is no law against it!
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 10:10
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Ohhhhh DB

there you go talking common sense and reality again......have you not been told lately?

Maybe we can start a revolution..........

No need for yellow shirts up here mate! YCAB is a yellow shirt free zone!

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Old 1st Dec 2009, 10:36
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Here is a classic quote from a non ppruner.

Common Sense, The Obituary.

An Obituary printed in the London Times - Interesting and sadly rather true.
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- and maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 10:57
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Awesome Screwball.

And Jaba, HBA? I don't know what you're talking about...
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 11:14
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What's all this ? I couldn't give a sh!t
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 11:40
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Dont get me started on hi-vis clothing. If you get run over, just perhaps you were in the F#CKING way!
Amen to that. Its not like aircraft are known for quietly sneaking up on people. They do tend to make quite a racket.
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 22:45
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White is the brighest of all as it is all colours combined for maximum reflectivity.
If it was a cloudy day with plenty of UV (but not so much visible spectrum) and the vest was fluorescent then the vest can be brighter than white.

One defense is to claim you use a washing powder with fluorescent whitening agents for for white shirsts

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Old 1st Dec 2009, 23:50
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"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. (Herbert Spencer, 1820 - 1903)"

If that be the case, could it be right to assume that Darwin indeed had a valid hypothesis?

If the answer is a resounding goes to follow that requiring people to wear a high vis vest not only seems to contribute to the overall downfall of humanity but indeed is proof positive that some people are attempting despite all evidence to the contrary to place themselves in the position of God!!!!!!
It's a return to the dark ages I tell you. Soon we'll be all living in muck, scratching our nether regions and eating rats!
Who would've thunk!
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 08:39
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Safety Nazis

I recall doing a survey in Newman years ago. ZeeBee may remember.
I asked the airport manager for permission to erect a GPS base station within the airport perimeter. He refused permission , he believed it could fall on someone plus a trip hazard and banned me from placing it within the shire. The shiire is about 12000 sq Kms. I hid it behind a tree about 20 m away.
I could tell i was in trouble when I shut down , as I saw him walking fast towards me shaking his head and he had a goatee.
I appear to have followed Horatio's sorry career/ life path , my main concern in other walks of life was shuttle cars and pillar extraction not Eimco's.
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