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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 02:39
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Farqueson or Aleck as DAS?????

Nurse, bring the Lomotil and a double dose of Dramamine!!!!!

Dick, I know you didn't see eye to eye with Leroy Keith but he seems to be the last CASA DAS that made any sense!
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 03:12
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Got to say why didn't they give it to Geoff Boyd. At least he has some sort of idea.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 06:19
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The more things change . . . . .

From the time that the industry knows the retirement date of the incumbent, and the commencement date of the replacement, the industry collectively holds its breath and waits for the much longed for and oft imagined and discussed change.
The reality is quite different.
That gap between old and new is merely an interlude between dictatorships.
The problems at CASA are too big, the people (in the main) are bigots, intolerant of dissent and diversity, they are too easily swayed by demagogues spouting bullshit and hate, they readily swallow any hint of a conspiracy, and they seem to despise anyone with a dollar or two more than they have.
The average CASA’ite cannot conceive of a loyal or co-operative industry, the concept doesn’t compute.
Despite tens of millions of wasted taxpayers’ dollars, not one politician seems to raise a sweat.
The politicians seem to be more concerned at waggling their fingers at the electorate in the hope of getting re-elected next time round.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 06:42
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Kim old mate,
Yeah we all live in hope, but I fear Aviation in Australia is doomed.

You and I have seen the incredible corruption and incompetence over the years.

Unfortunately The Iron Ring has become so entrenched it would take a very strong DAS to dig them out.

I have no doubt that the Murky Macavellian master that pulls the ministers strings has weaved his web of deceit.

Cant blame the Yank for pulling the pin, in fact kudos to him/her, they saw an impossible situation without any support of government and decided discretion was the better part of valor.

The poor sod that is up for the post, doesn't have a hope in hell of making any changes, the Macavellian master and his acolytes will see to that.

Whoever it is will take the money, be thankful, keep one eye on the bank balance and do nothing. When your wallowing in the gravy boat, rocking the ship aint Kosher, just look how the ring disposed of a past DAS.

Only ray of sunshine is the yank, having had a look, has a chat with the powers that be, these people have probity, they must see the threat to the safety of their nationals. With hope an Audit team will descend on Fort Fumble, followed by a down grade the Pollies cant ignore.

Creamie says we should vote for the independents. He is absolutely correct.

Problem is time.

I don't believe the industry has time. Part 61 and the reg's coming after will finish the industry as we know it.

Maybe that's what the iron ring intends, who knows, but a decimated industry will impact on the CAsA empire just as much as industry.

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Old 29th Oct 2014, 03:00
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New CASA DAS - Mark Skidmore

Mark Skidmore, new CASA DAS. This should be announced today or later this week, keep an eye out for the standard retarded email posted by Sleepy Truss department.
Arise Sir Skidmore, and please be aware of your GWM colleagues
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 03:14
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Former RAAFie heads up Airservices and another RAAFie and CDF as Chair of the Board I think, now one for CASA. Just need another RAAFie for the ATSB and they'll have the trifecta.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 04:14
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Oh gawd,


Just what the industry needs. Another RAAF type to the rescue, with absolutely no idea what a dollar is worth.


Congratulations Mr. Mrdak, well played


Not much left now but civil disobedience.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 04:33
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Go Skates!!!
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 06:00
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We had the prefect candidate with Geoff Boyd. Someone that has done it been there and know can act for the better of Australian aviation. Now what. More useless raaf personal. Wonder if if try and have people charged for insubordination when they tell him he is an f wit !!!!

Honestly what hope have we got now.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 06:46
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Surely Skidmore can't be any worse than the screaming skull? (who is rumoured to be taking up the ICAO Secretary General role in July 2015). A couple of punters I have spoken to reckon Skidmore is one of the more pleasant RAAFies. But being a commercial guy I don't know what he has to offer as yet. It should be a bit of fun though. I've already heard that Wodger (Sydney) and Fanta pants (Brisbane) have started to suck a dummy, not happy that they weren't anointed with the holy grail of Australian aviation - the Fort Fumble throne!
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 07:51
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His ass hasn't yet hit the seat and the RAAF bashing starts!
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 07:54
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We should get over this RAAF thing. From my experience in recent years, the guys out of the RAAF have been pretty good. Some even from years past such as Chris H in the Melbourne Airline office was a true gentleman and very open and fair. There were others of course you couldn't say that about!

At the end of the day what you need is someone that is open and logical. Normally the RAAF types are well educated and can reason, thats a pretty good place to start. I would assume he can handle the bureaucracy as well given his background.

At the end of the day a career in the RAAF is as valid an aviation career as any other and fingers crossed he has the wider aviation interest at the forefront.

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Old 29th Oct 2014, 08:02
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Skates in an absolute gentleman! As Air Commander Australia, he left his office many times to speak to the troops and understand what the issues were. Didn't hide behind staffers or rank. I spent three days with him as he did what we did.
Congratulations to him.

Yr right. Question. Have you ever had any dealings with Skates? To call him a 'fwit', I would suggest, indicates you've never met the man.

Let's judge him on his actions in the job, not on a uniform he once wore!

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Old 29th Oct 2014, 08:22
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No never meet the man but it's unfortunately what's has gone before him. I had one ex military nutter try to drag me into the boss for insubordination. The problem is they have no understanding of cost and how the real world acts.
Yes he may be a good bloke etc but dose make him the right person for the job when we had the right person for it with a proven record in the industry as we'll.

Just because he is ex military dose not make him the ideal person to fill the job. Can we as an industry afford this chance ?
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 08:39
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Just because he is ex military dose not make him the ideal person to fill the job.
Just because he is ex military does not mean he is not the ideal person for the job. How long was the Skull in the RAAF compared to Cathay?
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 09:12
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How long was the Skull in the RAAF compared to Cathay?

Didn't learn anything of value at either apparently.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 10:47
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Casa CEO

I would like to suggest Senator David Fawcett after his performance in the Estimates Enquiry , also his back ground , although ex Miliitary he appears to have an understanding of GA & RPT down to level of individuals ei. pilots and hopefully engineers , and that CASA has to be answerable on all levels.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 11:12
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I like this post

How long was the Skull in the RAAF compared to Cathay?
Didn't learn anything of value at either apparently.
Just a couple of words but sums up the Skull really
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 11:27
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Hey guys,

a lot of you young guys would not remember the sixties when it was harder to find a civie in DCA among all the ex RAAF failures.

From that foundation a lot of the problems of todays regulator stem

But lets give the guy the benefit of the doubt, Mr Mrdak may have thought he's won, up to the new DAS to prove him wrong.

We'll see, as has been said he cant be worse than the Skull, God help world aviation if he's put in charge of ICAO.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 13:42
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Maybe he could be good. I had most of my luck with reforms with Alan Heggen and Ron Cooper.

Both I understand were ex RAAF .

Just needs to have the commonsense to understand that $1.4 billion written off by Defence ( on Super Seasprites ) doesn't seem to matter but $100 k mis-allocated re GA can be the death of an operator.

The Government policy is to remove all unnecessary costs - surely he has accepted the job on this understanding.

Hopefully he wants to do something worthwhile for Australia - why else would a person with his career and good name want the job?

Here's hoping!

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