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"Knowing Your Pilots"

Old 20th Mar 2014, 10:58
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"Knowing Your Pilots"

A nice piece in today's Fin Review:

Knowing your Pilots

With laws that ensure a public display of IDS, you know more about the cab driver who takes you to the airport than you do about the commercial pilot who takes you to another city or country.

Just as I can view my cab driver's licence before I take the ride, I would also like to view, online, my pilot's licence and make an informed decision as to whether I choose to trust that person with my life - or my family's life. I willingly submit to all the security checks before boarding. In return, I expect a small amount of professional information about commercial pilots I'm expected to trust with my life.

Jacqui Lambie
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Bernie, TAS
Palmer United Party
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 11:12
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Mr John Smith.

Licence ATPL 556677.

MECIR ILS LLZ VOR NDB GPS.

Grade 2 Instructor rating.

Pressurisation systems.

Tail Wheel.

Constant Speed propeller.

B76, B58, PC12, DHC8, B737.



Yep, I can glean exactly how "professional" this pilot is from the above.

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Old 20th Mar 2014, 11:14
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Don't the statistics show driving to the airport is inherently more dangerous than the flight itself ...
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 11:44
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For crying out loud what a crock of ...
Typical Palmer United dribble which has no connection with reality.
As "Myshout" mentioned, driving alone has worse statistics... now do you have a display on your windscreen for oncoming drivers to know "your stats/ID", coz darling, you're approaching a total stranger at a closing speed of 160-200 km/hr, many of them on the mull, some other tablet or "prescription"...

Anyway, on the topic of qualifications, the number of fake qualifications out there is huge, even in Australia, because LOG BOOK CHECKS aren't done by airlines anymore on candidates due to the uncontrolled rise of the HR beast... who apparently know better.

Having to jump through all the psycho-babble, assessments and crosschecks just to get in a cockpit... then to answer to absolute wallies in the "Art Gallery" (Head office- where the "big picture" is) who try to justify their huge salaries in an attempt at trying to make it look they they are running an airline and know what they are doing... AND THEN to be answerable to Joe-public, armed with little knowledge...
I'm going back to flying freight!
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 11:50
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Knowing your Pilots

With laws that ensure a public display of IDS, you know more about the cab driver who takes you to the airport than you do about the commercial pilot who takes you to another city or country.

Just as I can view my cab driver's licence before I take the ride, I would also like to view, online, my pilot's licence and make an informed decision as to whether I choose to trust that person with my life - or my family's life. I willingly submit to all the security checks before boarding. In return, I expect a small amount of professional information about commercial pilots I'm expected to trust with my life.

Jacqui Lambie
Senator-Elect
Bernie, TAS
We also willingly submit to all the security checks before boarding.
We also undergo full Federal Police background checks every 2 years.
In return, I'd like to see a full background check on all my passengers so I can decide whether or not I can trust them to get on my plane.
I worked for many years to obtain the qualifications and actually earn my position, whereas you were just the least hated in a popularity contest with no skills required.
Seriously, you just reminded me why politicians are so despised!
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 12:24
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Ironic

How ironic that she is part of the Government that regulates both the safety and security of our industry.....

I always make sure I ask to see

1. My doctors credentials when I go for an appointment.....
2. An ambos qualifications before I allow them in the front door to save someones life......

........ Not!!!
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 12:25
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Jacqui Lambie - Palmer United Party - Palmer United Party



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Old 20th Mar 2014, 12:39
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If she can't trust commercial pilots without seeing some information about them. Then she has the option of taking a taxi to the wharf, followed by the boat to Melbourne and then another taxi to Canberra.
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 12:39
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She's jealous...

From the Reader's Digest:

PROFESSIONS WE TRUST, 2013

1. Firefighters
1. Paramedics
3. Rescue volunteers
4. Nurses
5. Pilots
6. Doctors
7. Pharmacists
8. Veterinarians
9. Air traffic controllers
10. Farmers
11. Scientists
12. Armed Forces personnel
13. Police
14. Dentists
15. Teachers
16. Childcare workers
17. Flight attendants
18. Bus/Train/Tram drivers
19. Locksmiths
20. Hairdressers
21. Postal workers
22. Waiters
23. Computer technicians
24. Security guards
25. Cleaners
26. Builders
27. Alternative health practitioners
28. Plumbers
29. Mechanics
30. Accountants
31. Shop assistants
32. Truck drivers
33. Charity collectors
34. Professional sportspeople
35. Bankers
36. Financial planners
37. Airport baggage handlers
38. Clergy (all religions)
39. Lawyers
40. Tow-truck drivers
41. CEOs
42. Taxi drivers
43. Journalists
44. Talkback radio hosts
45. Real estate agents
46. Sex workers
47. Call centre staff
48. Insurance salespeople
49. Politicians
50. Door-to-door salespeople
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 12:48
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Isn't it 'Burnie'?
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 12:51
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She's probably never been to an airport.
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 12:52
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She needs a good (or bad........) wodgering. But somehow, I think it would be lost on her, like Penny Wong. Right?
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 13:36
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^^^^^

Dammit, illusion, I almost threw up...........

Maybe we should have criminal history background checks on all politicians and bureaucrats every two years.
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 13:43
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Agree with her to a degree.

Sorry but in 10 years time, I'm looking to book a flight, I check the credentials of the captains n 2 flights.

1 has 5000 hours aeronautical experience, 2000 on the airbus 200 of which are in command.
The other has the same 5000 hours experience, 4750 of them on the airbus 200 of which are in command.

I know whom I am choosing and think we should know the experience of those in command, especially in this day and age of pay to fly.
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 14:05
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competition?

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In that picture, which creature has the bigger brain?
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 14:15
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No offence but who cares what she thinks?.......seriously.....
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 17:40
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I'm pretty sure it's Burnie, but according to Palmer United it's Bass Straight too, so.....
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 18:31
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Displaying IDs in Taxis came in to discourage rogue cabbies doing bad things to passengers or their possessions, by increasing the likelihood they would be identified. It does nothing to prove their professionalism. I could elaborate further but I'd rather just say she's an idiot and move on...
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 19:21
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It's them two heads trying to out do each other in an attempt to justify her existence. Just wait till she finds out about cadetships
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Old 20th Mar 2014, 21:24
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Yep, IDIOT. Move on.
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