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15th Sep 2017, 08:03
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Posted By FlareHighLandLong

*nudge*. I'm hearing start dates through...

*nudge*.

I'm hearing start dates through the rest of this year are blowing out with reductions in course sizes. Can anyone in the know confirm if this is the case?

Also heard most if not...
14th May 2016, 09:55
Replies: 70
Views: 26,376
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Plane talking

I agree

I used to enjoy reading Ben Sandilands, more recently feeling pretty unimpressed.

Yes it's good to have independent reporting from people who care about our industry, however the...
4th May 2016, 11:49
Replies: 50
Views: 35,771
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

I'm predicting external recruiting by end of the...

I'm predicting external recruiting by end of the next financial year. More likely the end of this calendar year.

what period does that interest coverage figure represent?
12th Dec 2013, 07:58
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,525,817
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Tartare, I was reading with interest to see the...

Tartare, I was reading with interest to see the answer to your question.

Why QANTAS is in this predicament at all is a completely different question and there are plenty of opinions on here about...
6th Dec 2013, 11:45
Replies: 181
Views: 67,804
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Not sure about fully grounded. There has been a...

Not sure about fully grounded. There has been a full fleet parked at cb for days, and there has been the odd one or two getting airborne.
9th Jul 2013, 08:44
Replies: 30
Views: 6,368
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Remember there is a couple of operators around...

Remember there is a couple of operators around the place that have large range of aircraft types that would allow you to progress from RHS of a turboprop all the way to a jet captaincy. Like the old...
9th Jul 2013, 08:27
Replies: 17
Views: 3,294
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

I think a couple of the responses about prop...

I think a couple of the responses about prop efficiency are relating a little bit to 'jet thinking' - i.e. mass airflow. Remember a prop blade is just like a wing. It produces lift by increasing AOA...
15th May 2012, 01:20
Replies: 540
Views: 110,554
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Jet-A-one. Have wondered about the Gonski report...

Jet-A-one. Have wondered about the Gonski report so I took your advice. (I know it's disappointing when your own reference invalidates your own argument)

page 15, Figure 5. The level of state and...
15th May 2012, 01:02
Replies: 197
Views: 54,840
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Ah yes, I think the 707 Navs I knew only flew for...

Ah yes, I think the 707 Navs I knew only flew for tanking. 4 some of the time then, and even the Bou had three if you include the FENGLOAD (Bracing for imcoming!!)
15th May 2012, 00:35
Replies: 3,852
Views: 1,974,594
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

DBTW, I agree the thread has been drifting...

DBTW,

I agree the thread has been drifting from the pre-selection phase to posting issues.

We have been discussing the aspirations and career paths that these applicants will take, in response...
14th May 2012, 15:37
Replies: 540
Views: 110,554
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Can someone explain to me what happens when the...

Can someone explain to me what happens when the socialists get in power in Greece, and refuse to continue austerity?

Initial panic, followed by new found optimism because the world doesn't have to...
14th May 2012, 14:06
Replies: 197
Views: 54,840
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Don't get me wrong - I think the C27J will be one...

Don't get me wrong - I think the C27J will be one of the healthiest platforms. It will provide fun and interesting flying and I hope plenty of boggies who start on it will want to stay.(all those...
14th May 2012, 13:51
Replies: 3,852
Views: 1,974,594
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

I started 2FTS wanting to be a knuck, and I can...

I started 2FTS wanting to be a knuck, and I can clearly remember belittling a coursemate who wanted hercs at the start. As course went on there was a constant pressure from the QFIs pushing us all...
14th May 2012, 07:28
Replies: 197
Views: 54,840
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

I think we're now in furious agreement. It...

I think we're now in furious agreement.

It did work a treat in your day. No longer. 2 crew flight deck, slower progression and rates of flying = much lower corporate knowledge, and a need to rely...
13th May 2012, 10:47
Replies: 197
Views: 54,840
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Old fella, I was not trying to prepare an...

Old fella,

I was not trying to prepare an irrefutable argument for a court of law. As a general rule, king air pilots would typically start with lots of time, the exact figure or the occasional...
13th May 2012, 05:50
Replies: 197
Views: 54,840
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Perhaps I was unclear. My point is not that the...

Perhaps I was unclear. My point is not that the military wouldn't - I was comparing to civil expectations. If you can find me a civil employer who will employ a 200 hour pilot in a King Air I would...
12th May 2012, 08:27
Replies: 197
Views: 54,840
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Even on the ka350, one of the problems...

Even on the ka350, one of the problems experienced has been that you wouldn't send someone to fly one without 3000 hours, getting an appropriate training package has been hard, especially without our...
11th May 2012, 14:00
Replies: 197
Views: 54,840
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Definitely know what I am talking about. You may...

Definitely know what I am talking about. You may not though.

Not criticizing the instructors, just the system. Just because it has always been this way doesn't Mean it should be. Come back when...
11th May 2012, 11:43
Replies: 459
Views: 83,323
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Av upgrades easy for simple transports - e.g 2...

Av upgrades easy for simple transports - e.g 2 ka350 sqns with vastly different setups.

Tac aircraft with weapons/radar/sensors/link is a different story. Sea sprite was way more than that again.
10th May 2012, 12:42
Replies: 197
Views: 54,840
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

My compliments to the RAAF. 12 H models...

My compliments to the RAAF.
12 H models effectively now 6 C17s. Capability increase
?? Bonus now 10 C27. We could argue all night, but at least these are useful for the real world not just PNG/FNQ....
5th May 2012, 06:01
Replies: 70
Views: 19,047
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Are the 72-600s online yet? Anyone been for a fly...

Are the 72-600s online yet? Anyone been for a fly on one? I understand that there is a significant effort to improve feel and comfort.

Interesting comment about APUs, I thought the hotel mode...
1st May 2012, 10:57
Replies: 17
Views: 6,862
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Was chatting with a mate today about the 787. ...

Was chatting with a mate today about the 787.

I suggested they may be q or j colours, but probably a different pilot group entirely. Why not 'team ansett pilots for qantas' or similar drivel?
29th Mar 2012, 01:52
Replies: 83
Views: 9,548
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

I am a supporter of the seniority system, but...

I am a supporter of the seniority system, but that doesn't have to be rigid. As a general rule, it makes your career more stable and predictable, and certainty is crucial for businesses and...
22nd Mar 2012, 04:11
Replies: 376
Views: 115,669
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

:BUMP: Ok - lots of Skywest threads running...

:BUMP:

Ok - lots of Skywest threads running - this one seems to have the most info in it.

Anyone got some more up to date info on arrival dates of new frames, and/or expansion plans such as new...
22nd Mar 2012, 00:27
Replies: 71
Views: 9,054
Posted By FlareHighLandLong

Are you kidding me? On a modern fighter the pilot...

Are you kidding me? On a modern fighter the pilot is the tool. The capability of the aircraft systems, and how they plug in is of FAR greater significance than the guy pressing buttons. E.g. if the...
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