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Old 28th Aug 2013, 04:04   #1 (permalink)
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Crown Casino

Hi all, tried trolling through forums and threads but wasn't able to find much info. I'm hoping someone out there can tell me who operates the Crown Casino jets?

Many thanks!!
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 04:55   #2 (permalink)


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Does anyone know anything else about them?
pay? hours per year? other duties? good to work for?
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 05:27   #3 (permalink)
 
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What I wouldn't give to use the callsign "Triple Charlie" (Crown Casino Corporation for those wondering what I am on about)

Closely followed by TGG (The Good Guys)
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I would assume TGG = The Gandel Group
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 07:30   #5 (permalink)
 
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Indeed it is Gandel.... Probably because I bought an oven from them they were on the tip of my tongue :-)
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 09:17   #6 (permalink)
 
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I would very much appreciate information on the Crown operation if anyone would be kind enough to share it. Information on the personnel, chief pilot etc. PM me if you could. Thanks in advance

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Old 28th Aug 2013, 09:27   #7 (permalink)
 
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CASA aircraft register:
GANDEL INVESTMENTS PTY. LTD.
VH TGG BOMBARDIER Model: BD-700-1A10
Hangar 81 Bristol Street
ESSENDON AIRPORT VIC 3041
AUSTRALIA

Just the one plane by the looks.
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 10:38   #8 (permalink)
 
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TGG doesn't fly for Casino.
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 12:11   #9 (permalink)
 
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 13:02   #10 (permalink)
 
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Ill second what Wally said, I knew a guy that used to fly for them, very much a burnout job according to him.
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 13:55   #11 (permalink)
 
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I wonder if the high rollers are allowed to smoke aboard the Crown Casino jets? Surely not much fun for a non smoking crew on such long trips..
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 15:17   #12 (permalink)
 
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What a downright depressing reason for getting out of bed and going flying - no thanks. Gambling destroys lives.
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 15:51   #13 (permalink)
 
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Crown Melbourne Ltd. - PILOT CAREER CENTRE.

Hope that link helps with some basic information
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 01:34   #14 (permalink)
 
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Who cares why you go flying, I dont care of the pax/cargo in the back I just want to fly and if i'm going around the world doing that i'm not complaining. And you say gambling destroys lives maybe but it also supplies millions of jobs and infrastructure and money to the economy. Money that those employees use to live and pay for school for their kids and the list can go on... so you could also say it creates/saves lives.

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From what I've been told (second hand), the guys are for ever on standby, and when they do go flying, they have no idea when it is they will come home.

You might be on "standby" for days/weeks in a hotel somewhere... not a great deal of flying.
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 04:05   #16 (permalink)
 
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How many pilots do they have? Is M Cooper still the chief pilot.
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 05:06   #17 (permalink)
 
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I'd put aside the social aspects of gambling in this scenario as they are generally flying in gamblers from Asian countries that are propping up our economy and subsidising the cost of my meal when I eat out at Crown.
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 06:29   #18 (permalink)
 
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ok, so tried again!

GULFSTREAM GV x2, G-IV
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CROWN MELBOURNE LIMITED
8 Whiteman Street
SOUTHBANK VIC 3006
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Who cares why you go flying, I dont care of the pax/cargo in the back I just want to fly and if i'm going around the world doing that i'm not complaining.
I hope to hell that was tongue in cheek otherwise you will soon be out of a job whether it is flying mum and dad on a scenic or high rollers on a flight to Melbourne. Especially the latter where customer service comes very high on the list.
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 07:14   #20 (permalink)
 
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What I wouldn't give to use the callsign "Triple Charlie"
Someone from ATC correct me if I am wrong but I don't beleive you can use your callsign in that manner.

I recall listening to an exchange many years ago between Perth ATC and a certain pilot who used to frequent these pages. The aircraft had a three identical letter callsign and he was told over the radio that the "triple *" was no longer acceptable. A brief argument ensued but he wasn't going to win that one on the spot.

Maybe the rule has been changed since?
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