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Old 25th Jul 2011, 05:23
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Anybody get fired yet? Not that I would expect a pilot employed by Bristow or CHC to ever get sacked. Different for a small operator- any suspicion that you're going to cost the company more that you can earn and you'd be gone. Two pilots taxiing into a pole the size of the Empire State building in broad daylight and the small operators I've worked for would have difficulty finding the confidence to bet the survival of their company on them again.

Curious how other small operators would view it. I've seen pilots let go for far less. Just wondering if that's just a Canadian thing and reflective of very tight operating margins and small 2-4 helicopter outfits.
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Old 25th Jul 2011, 05:46
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The e-mail from CHC was removed before I got to see it so dont know if anyone was hurt. Were there any injuries? (hopefully not but by the looks of it there must be at least severe whip lash).
Any comment on the support afforded by the local emergency services / air ambulance - was it needed??
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Old 25th Jul 2011, 10:44
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Whats the bet the fuselage suddenly becomes a sacred site?

"Hey whiteman lawyer from CHC , me, the missus, me kids and camp dog's live here now. The only thing missus don't like is those noisy f%cken Metros that come and go. Yeah could do something about the airconditioning unit, she no workey and soon the wet season will be upon us, beer will get hot and dog's will get bit a smelly, and we don't want the new rescidence to be moved off the Port Keats beautiful homes list!"

How many casks, flaggons, dogs can one get in a mangled Super Puma fuselage?

Glad to see that no one was killed or injured.
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 04:40
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Some of you guys are seriously f%$#ed up!

What may or may not pass as humour in the crewroom with your mates is certainly NOT appropriate in a public forum!
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 08:07
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If the Mods find they are having trouble, I'm sure you'll be the first they call.
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 00:09
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So, obviously appealing to your own sense of what is right and wrong was a total waste of time then?
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 02:16
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Coming from a foul mouthed blue orchid? ......... well yes.
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 02:47
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Devil

Delicious ..... better than their usual sledging antics. Turned on themselves for once. Gotta larf!
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 07:37
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...blue orchid...
Oh, that's clever. But, pretty much to be expected based on your other drivel I suppose.

And, it appears you've read more Biggles than I have!
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 19:16
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I would venture the argument that Brian in particular but including the other contributors, are more in touch with the reality of outback humour than some self styled correctness champions, in this topic appear to be.

There's nothing worse than someone showing how obsessed they are by their own sense of self worth, forcing a "holier than thou" position around people who have proved their own CDF in real life.

Perhaps it would be more correct to start sledging the unfortunates who tipped over the clunker in the pics. I guess that's what some would prefer.

P.S. FA - 18 better tuck yourself in and zip up your zoom bag. Your personality is showing.

With all due respect - DD
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 21:37
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FA - 18 better tuck yourself in and zip up your zoom bag. Your personality is showing.

If that is what you fly then i do hope your eyesight is not as myopic as your observation and knowledge of outback banter.

reminds me a bit of a real life story about a Judges bag handler on the occasion of the first outback native title claim back in the early seventies. The local stock inspectors all of whom used own big -often savage- blue heeler cattle dogs, had been delegated to "look after" the various parties legal representatives and of course big boss number one judge.

picture the early morning, stockie cooking brekky and yarning on with judge who's always awake before his young assistant.

young bag handler is watching said dog attend to his early morning ablutions, which always involves a bit of 'well evidenced self indulgence', so to speak.

without thinking young fella says, "I wish I could do that."

without blinking stockie remarks, "yer better pat him first 'e moight bite."

Judge nearly wets himself.
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 22:48
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...holier than thou...

...myopic...


Riiiight... Listen, I've done my time in the "outback" and that time only served to reinforced my views.

My point is, if it is "outback banter" like you claim, then let's keep it in the outback, an not air such views on an apparently unmoderated global forum?
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 00:23
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FA18- to take the piss is surely great characteristic of Australians. Every little comment doesn't have to go thru to the sensors and be politically correct (that of course being a contradiction in terms). Chill out on the holier than thou crap. And yeh I've been to Wadeye, Port Keats or whatever we call it now. err lovely place.. If you take offence simply do not read it. This is not a country that should have opinion written or spoken suppressed- especially in fun.. whatever our polictical 'masters' tell us. The black fellas loved it when Kevin Bloody Wilson sang Livein next door to Alan or should we burn him at the stake also..

Move on son.. take a breath save a gay whale or something worthwhile.
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 01:58
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Topend,
I suspect that joke is an urban myth - an almost identical punchline appears in a Jasper Carrot sketch from about 30 years ago. Unless, of course, he stole the joke...

Talking of Jasper, on seeing this accident and the photos, I was immediately reminded of his 'car insurance claims' sketch - maybe the incident report will have some similarities with these claims:

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Old 28th Jul 2011, 11:54
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an apparently unmoderated global forum
You're quite right in your observation, the Moderators on here do a pitefully poor job. They let people get away with dropping the "F" bomb without comment, despite the PPRuNe rules of engagement saying "No swearing, sexually explicit or vulgar language" and they have the hide "We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed". Then again, I guess it is part of the modern day RAAF lexicon to be used at Ladies Dining In Nights, Russell Office meetings with superiors (including the Minister), the dinner table with spouse and kids etc.

Note to Mods re Mods: All tongue very firmly pressed.

I've done my time in the "outback"
A posting to Tindal doesn't qualify. Flying out of Hooker Creek would.

pretty much to be expected based on your other drivel I suppose
Please give an example of such drivel, or an apology. Don't expect you to have the intestinal fortitude to offer either.

it appears you've read more Biggles than I have
Yes, read all of Johns books.
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 12:23
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I suspect that joke is an urban myth
Ha , i've no doubt that comedian could invent the line had he not heard it, but 'tis true in this case. The late John "doc" Kierens was the stockie, the occasion was the 'Old Top Springs' land claim.

Doc was a great stockie of the old school when the Federal AIB ran matters of animal health. But a lousy shot or with terrible eyesight, as I found one day when I did the first BTEC shoot out with him with his old thirty ought six, Mediocre on the first shot and lousy there after, even from six feet off the end of the barrell.

But breasting the bar at the Old Toppy he still holds the record for an on the slack line of two bob bits. Incredible.

Speaking of pubs, I've enjoyed the company of other pi**pots at the Tindal Officers mess a few times years ago too. Saw a 'blackfella' in there one night with a set of buffalo horns over his shoulder still dripping blood.
Actually he had jumped at the chance seeing as how I had got caught short for my giftie for the xmas tree raffle and that was the last animal we found that day and it had a decent set of horns so I claimed them for the purpose. The rest was history, as was the little waffie who 'somehow' managed to draw the winning ticket for them. good days.
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Old 29th Jul 2011, 16:54
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Yawn!

Great...... yet another PPRuNe thread goes completely off topic and descends into yet another personal slanging match.....again. Unprofessional and boring.
 
Old 29th Jul 2011, 21:19
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You've got ot admit tho' it's not every day you see a perfectly serviceable and expensive helicopter demolished in such stupid manner in the middle of one of OZ's most notorious aboriginal communities.
I mean far better to do it at the Yarra river helipad, be much easier to come up with some plausible excuse. - ????

Then some other clown sticks his head above the parapet to get it shot at.

Two ducks in the one gallery, breaks the boredom quite some.
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Old 29th Jul 2011, 21:53
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Hey there floats armed....


Please feel free not to read this.

DD

HAHHAHAAA! you crack me up.
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Old 29th Jul 2011, 21:57
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Abba, did you get bored as well and go off site?

Let's bring it back on topic and gloat at those poor guys who just did what others are about to.

For what it's worth.
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