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2nd Mar 2021, 12:14
Replies: 161
Views: 38,773
Posted By Roller Merlin

Portable and cheap ADSB traffic systems for VFR...

Portable and cheap ADSB traffic systems for VFR were approved in July 2020, so the game has changed. A Sky Echo ADSB in/out VFR box is the size of a fag packet, mounts on the window of any lighty and...
23rd Jan 2019, 02:19
Replies: 130
Views: 70,829
Posted By Roller Merlin

This thread should be renamed “Beavers and Camels...

This thread should be renamed “Beavers and Camels go Rogue”.
31st Oct 2018, 14:35
Replies: 9
Views: 2,719
Posted By Roller Merlin

mccPILOTLOG is great. Converted from...

mccPILOTLOG is great. Converted from Log10ripoffmerchants last year. It even goes into my airline's system and downloads the flight times!
29th Sep 2018, 01:59
Replies: 613
Views: 173,058
Posted By Roller Merlin

The essential issue is that the structure and...

The essential issue is that the structure and function of the ADF is built around a training sausage machine that must contine operating, with a finite staffing establishment for each service arm....
25th Sep 2018, 02:48
Replies: 78
Views: 24,610
Posted By Roller Merlin

And don't forget the $270 fee just to be hopeful...

And don't forget the $270 fee just to be hopeful of the pineapple!
21st Jul 2018, 22:50
Replies: 1,213
Views: 759,001
Posted By Roller Merlin

rapacious plundering

ABC news story clearly held over to a quiet- news Sunday. The old chestnuts of pillaging, poaching and even rapacious plundering of “their pilots”.

Global pilot shortage hits Australia, with...
21st Jul 2018, 13:12
Replies: 134
Views: 18,043
Posted By Roller Merlin

Look at the last Red Flag results. F35 knocked...

Look at the last Red Flag results. F35 knocked down almost all their adversaries, before they were seen/encountered....then ran away. That’s how it is designed.
14th Jul 2018, 09:05
Replies: 1,213
Views: 759,001
Posted By Roller Merlin

Sully nailed it. In addition, young people...

Sully nailed it. In addition, young people nowadays have so many more options, don't want hardships, and don't get the stimulus of previous generations.

In the 70s and 80's, 10,000+ people would...
18th May 2018, 11:28
Replies: 32
Views: 5,670
Posted By Roller Merlin

Not your average traveller

This clown had apparently been ejected for aggressive behaviour inside the terminal but then he managed to get back inside! Proceeded to a gate where he pushed over a staff member to get on the...
27th Apr 2018, 04:02
Replies: 161
Views: 85,209
Posted By Roller Merlin

Their job is simply to run interference...

Their job is simply to run interference operations and thread diversions. Best to simply ignore and laugh at their attention getters.
19th Apr 2018, 08:41
Replies: 120
Views: 25,859
Posted By Roller Merlin

Wren - I think you are on the money - and this...

Wren - I think you are on the money - and this being an election year could be utilised to an advantage - the issue would need a cause to bubble towards the top of an already crowded political...
10th Apr 2018, 02:45
Replies: 120
Views: 25,859
Posted By Roller Merlin

On this one I agree with the thrust of Dick's...

On this one I agree with the thrust of Dick's strategy. A top-down amendment the Aviation Act is the only avenue that could change CASA from the statute-law-building behemoth it has become. The...
30th Mar 2018, 23:31
Replies: 41
Views: 7,776
Posted By Roller Merlin

A previous CEO of CASA lamented to me some years...

A previous CEO of CASA lamented to me some years ago that "...everything now has to go through "Legal"..he was simply not allowed by Government to create plain english orders. It seems that our...
7th Apr 2017, 07:48
Replies: 21
Views: 10,221
Posted By Roller Merlin

Both the trees and the street lights along the...

Both the trees and the street lights along the road in front of the church are taller than the church spire!
12th Oct 2016, 04:33
Replies: 24
Views: 8,565
Posted By Roller Merlin

What the public and corporate managers do not...

What the public and corporate managers do not see, and what we as pilots see commonly is the reality of fatigue inside the cockpit. Recently I flew into an Australian city. On descent the captain had...
31st May 2016, 10:45
Replies: 49
Views: 17,584
Posted By Roller Merlin

I understand said cabin crew was suffering from...

I understand said cabin crew was suffering from heavily fatiguing rostering.
3rd May 2016, 03:18
Replies: 30
Views: 17,166
Posted By Roller Merlin

Cash for comment.

Cash for comment.
24th Mar 2016, 00:51
Replies: 92
Views: 37,640
Posted By Roller Merlin

Qantas pilot's light plane suicide crash -...

Qantas pilot's light plane suicide crash - 9news.com.au (http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/03/24/07/16/qantas-pilots-light-plane-suicidal-crash)

very sad news
9th Dec 2015, 00:42
Replies: 50
Views: 19,480
Posted By Roller Merlin

I would not be surprised to see managers jumping...

I would not be surprised to see managers jumping ship. With the FRMS rules threatening to reduce their margins they will jump from the crest of the wave.
20th Nov 2015, 13:43
Replies: 65
Views: 21,378
Posted By Roller Merlin

This technique and variations of it has been...

This technique and variations of it has been taught in RAAF pilot training since Dicky Williams first lapped a box kite around the flagpole. Perhaps if he had thought it to name it the 'Dick Flare',...
19th Aug 2015, 09:27
Replies: 149
Views: 76,893
Posted By Roller Merlin

Shortly JQ will be offering cadets SO 787, and...

Shortly JQ will be offering cadets SO 787, and A320 JFO (NZ) and FO (AU)
20th May 2015, 12:04
Replies: 21
Views: 6,331
Posted By Roller Merlin

Imran it is likely that JQ will recruit...

Imran

it is likely that JQ will recruit second officers in the not too distant future. These would be for the longer B787 international sectors such as Sydney or Melbourne to Hawaii and Japan....
5th May 2015, 14:05
Replies: 20
Views: 11,440
Posted By Roller Merlin

According to Wiki, Wuhan has a population of >10...

According to Wiki, Wuhan has a population of >10 million and is to be China's fourth international hub airport after Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai-Pudong and Guangzhou Baiyun.
...
25th Mar 2015, 23:47
Replies: 22
Views: 14,165
Posted By Roller Merlin

And a mentality of "blame the LAST LINE OF...

And a mentality of "blame the LAST LINE OF DEFENCE - the PILOT", when an increasing volume of latent causes are thrown at them by management - fatigue, aircraft carrying broken systems, poor rosters,...
29th Dec 2014, 04:49
Replies: 3
Views: 4,834
Posted By Roller Merlin

China Eastern and the Qantas Group

Chinese aviation tiger wants more of Australian market

Read more: Chinese aviation tiger wants more of Australian market...
9th Dec 2014, 02:20
Replies: 5,414
Views: 3,617,402
Posted By Roller Merlin

What Troo Believer said.... Regardless, this...

What Troo Believer said....

Regardless, this mob is likely to apply the next JQ EBA 787 T&C as a negotiating scale for all future 787 ops. 95% NO to their initial offer was a reasonable start to...
28th Nov 2014, 04:47
Replies: 5,414
Views: 3,617,402
Posted By Roller Merlin

FIn Review today:

FIn Review today:
11th Aug 2014, 00:52
Replies: 27
Views: 28,184
Posted By Roller Merlin

What makes a jet need two pilots? The willingness...

What makes a jet need two pilots? The willingness of me and my family... and most probably you and yours.... To buy a ticket and get on board.
22nd Jul 2014, 02:02
Replies: 12
Views: 4,714
Posted By Roller Merlin

Please correct me if I am wrong, but my...

Please correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding is that that general experience and qualification in the Civil ATC world is gained initially by working in area control, with more experience...
8th Jun 2014, 06:25
Replies: 62
Views: 23,466
Posted By Roller Merlin

What qfpaypacket said

What qfpaypacket said
31st May 2014, 01:42
Replies: 7
Views: 4,810
Posted By Roller Merlin

Oil connector not tightened during overseas...

Oil connector not tightened during overseas maintenance.
30th May 2014, 03:56
Replies: 13
Views: 2,688
Posted By Roller Merlin

Have been informed that this flight was minimum...

Have been informed that this flight was minimum legal crew - that is 8 FA for the A330. So in this case the return flight could not operate back with less than 8 FA with any number of pax. The FA fly...
19th Jan 2014, 01:59
Replies: 70
Views: 20,568
Posted By Roller Merlin

At an ATC info night we were informed that...

At an ATC info night we were informed that foreign carriers were not issued the Sheed arrival because they stuffed it up in the past. "Only for the locals...." I saw a Korean heavy wobble out of the...
24th Dec 2013, 00:13
Replies: 63
Views: 15,066
Posted By Roller Merlin

Legal liability lies with PIC. However any naive...

Legal liability lies with PIC. However any naive manager that attempted to coerce a PIC to take less fuel would take on a vicarious liability themselves. Thats why managers generally don't do it....
19th Dec 2013, 06:47
Replies: 7
Views: 5,854
Posted By Roller Merlin

After reading the blurb on fees fees and more...

After reading the blurb on fees fees and more fees, the card went straight into the big out-tray......in bits of course.

Just another way to extract more money from travellers.
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