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3rd Aug 2022, 18:58
Replies: 13
Views: 2,498
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Avoid the ball ache, do you’re training overseas...

Avoid the ball ache, do you’re training overseas and later on convert to an ATPL.
16th May 2022, 02:37
Replies: 2,447
Views: 881,733
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Even here in the middle of the ocean our Costco...

Even here in the middle of the ocean our Costco has pretty good Canadian bacon and Japanese white bread that tastes like home.
13th May 2022, 09:50
Replies: 2,447
Views: 881,733
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Whinging [email protected] Drown ya sorrows in some...

Whinging [email protected] Drown ya sorrows in some spotted cow for me!
13th May 2022, 09:49
Replies: 2,447
Views: 881,733
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Also unlike many Aussie carriers, there’s a bunch...

Also unlike many Aussie carriers, there’s a bunch of soft time (trip rigs, dropping schedule and picking up trips at 200% etc) that one can do to make significantly more money.
12th May 2022, 11:18
Replies: 168
Views: 64,292
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Flightaware says VPF. Interesting tho. Is this...

Flightaware says VPF. Interesting tho. Is this one of the owned 777s!
1st May 2022, 09:45
Replies: 2,447
Views: 881,733
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Realizing one can use seniority to get a better...

Realizing one can use seniority to get a better schedule is like a light bulb moment. I wish I’d taken any job in the States years before I did.
1st May 2022, 00:03
Replies: 31
Views: 6,562
Posted By DUXNUTZ

ok. Douchebag I said small sample size.

ok. Douchebag I said small sample size.
29th Apr 2022, 23:01
Replies: 31
Views: 6,562
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Disagree. Flew Qantas over Easter and was quite...

Disagree. Flew Qantas over Easter and was quite impressed. Friendly check-in, girls handing out water/Easter eggs/masks in the terminal, free on board wifi, food and wine.

Virgin was late, only...
27th Feb 2022, 09:20
Replies: 401
Views: 168,711
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Heard from many ex-VA lately. Must be a bit of an...

Heard from many ex-VA lately. Must be a bit of an attrition going on.
18th Feb 2022, 08:48
Replies: 2,447
Views: 881,733
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Interesting perspective. I hope you’ve found...

Interesting perspective. I hope you’ve found peace back in Oz. There’s a couple guys at my place that have commuted from Oz in the past (pre COVID) times. With a young family ourselves (and no...
17th Feb 2022, 08:02
Replies: 2,447
Views: 881,733
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Lol. As an ex SO/Cruise FO I’d say no thanks....

Lol. As an ex SO/Cruise FO I’d say no thanks. Australian aviation seems to over complicate everything and just make it highly stressful and unenjoyable. I like flying ‘home’ but I kinda cringe when I...
30th Jan 2022, 09:47
Replies: 2,447
Views: 881,733
Posted By DUXNUTZ

yeah nah. Most still req for preferential (ones...

yeah nah. Most still req for preferential (ones getting interviews) even my second tier legacy.
14th Jan 2022, 08:10
Replies: 2,447
Views: 881,733
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Originally did what you suggest; came here to get...

Originally did what you suggest; came here to get experience then applied (and worked) for VA. Am back in the States now and should not have left. I would only consider going back if there was...
13th Jan 2022, 00:49
Replies: 2,447
Views: 881,733
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Yep. Add in CTA steps, “depart xxxx at time xxx”,...

Yep. Add in CTA steps, “depart xxxx at time xxx”, non punitive FDAP, the 49 items req for a visual approach. It goes on and on!!!
12th Jan 2022, 06:00
Replies: 2,447
Views: 881,733
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Not to mention prob 1000% less angst and lower...

Not to mention prob 1000% less angst and lower blood pressure poling a jet round the states than Oz.
3rd Dec 2021, 10:36
Replies: 402
Views: 374,181
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Interested in current VA rates.

Interested in current VA rates.
29th Oct 2021, 06:54
Replies: 36
Views: 11,443
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Maybe a lateral move to Hawaii or California...

Maybe a lateral move to Hawaii or California might work. Could even maybe commute to NZ from the former.
20th Oct 2021, 21:24
Replies: 2,447
Views: 881,733
Posted By DUXNUTZ

I’m sarcastic enough and don’t really need tips...

I’m sarcastic enough and don’t really need tips on how to navigate dealing with A-holes but thanks. Just pointing out my experience which MAY just be different to your experience.
15th Oct 2021, 21:41
Replies: 2,447
Views: 881,733
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Ummm yeah they do. I’ve been asked several times...

Ummm yeah they do. I’ve been asked several times at my own airline and even jumpseating how I’m legal to work here. I’ve even been told to my face how poorly trained foreign pilots are and shouldn’t...
20th Sep 2021, 08:00
Replies: 89
Views: 26,336
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Work in the call center for a year, keep current...

Work in the call center for a year, keep current then apply to scenic/charter operators.

My first job was a lucky break. 280 odd hrs and the main question was about my experience in the Pizza Hut...
7th Sep 2021, 12:49
Replies: 89
Views: 26,336
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Crikey. Hang in there. Best words of advice are...

Crikey. Hang in there. Best words of advice are that Australian Aviation is toxic as heck. Younger the better I’d get out.
11th Aug 2021, 22:15
Replies: 2,447
Views: 881,733
Posted By DUXNUTZ

There’s also been some chatter that to get an...

There’s also been some chatter that to get an exemption to leave you must make a statutory declaration you will be outside the country for at least 3 months and not rely on consular assistance to get...
Forum: North America
4th Jul 2021, 10:39
Replies: 12
Views: 1,806
Posted By DUXNUTZ

When I got hired at a US major (ish) airline they...

When I got hired at a US major (ish) airline they contacted my former employer in Oz for training history etc. Had to sign a voluntary disclosure form with former employer.

No biggie.

p.s. Why...
1st Jul 2021, 20:57
Replies: 28
Views: 8,966
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Bloody travesty. Bingo. I got my...

Bloody travesty.



Bingo. I got my first job by pulling into the parking lot at Isa and having a look. Not sure what’s going on at Cairns but must certainly be some caravans flying there. Ditto...
30th Jun 2021, 22:10
Replies: 28
Views: 8,966
Posted By DUXNUTZ

That advice is time tested advice. Back when I...

That advice is time tested advice. Back when I was going up north (two decades ago wow) I was told to get there just at the end of the wet, so around March or late Feb.
28th May 2021, 21:26
Replies: 33
Views: 15,398
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Great news.

Great news.
28th May 2021, 08:51
Replies: 33
Views: 15,398
Posted By DUXNUTZ

How do these ‘100’ slot into the operation? Not...

How do these ‘100’ slot into the operation? Not having the long haul eba in front of me do they maintain their Group DOJ or back in at the bottom???
25th May 2021, 00:58
Replies: 689
Views: 203,225
Posted By DUXNUTZ

This merry go-round we escaped lots of furloughs...

This merry go-round we escaped lots of furloughs in the states by extended leaves offered and early retirements. REGARDLESS, in all instances seniority was not infringed.

The policy of forced...
7th May 2021, 08:59
Replies: 401
Views: 168,711
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Many good people out on the street. Recovery...

Many good people out on the street. Recovery might be quicker than 5-7 years I’d think but still not an enviable position to be in. One would think 787s will be on the agenda again or ordered at...
26th Apr 2021, 08:52
Replies: 96
Views: 24,475
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Rediculous. Where’s the unions.?

Rediculous. Where’s the unions.?
15th Apr 2021, 19:51
Replies: 2,447
Views: 881,733
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Promise!?!?!

Promise!?!?!
28th Mar 2021, 21:39
Replies: 66
Views: 17,793
Posted By DUXNUTZ

VET Fee Help coming back to bite, go figure.......

VET Fee Help coming back to bite, go
figure....

Life is tough and at times unfair. Go door knock at every airport if that’s what it takes.

Remember the squeaky wheel gets the oil. Be...
27th Feb 2021, 07:10
Replies: 127
Views: 47,261
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Geez, good old Australian aviation - so quick to...

Geez, good old Australian aviation - so quick to lay the boot in and put someone down.

To the OP: I learnt to fly in October 2001. Back then was exactly what they are saying now. “The industry is...
17th Feb 2021, 08:33
Replies: 13
Views: 4,734
Posted By DUXNUTZ

Thats how we’ve been operating here in the...

Thats how we’ve been operating here in the States. Have electronic copies of the Hawaii exemption that may be asked to show for work or commuting.
17th Jan 2021, 00:43
Replies: 150
Views: 43,157
Posted By DUXNUTZ

lol. Wtf. A bug hitting the windshield at 100mph...

lol. Wtf. A bug hitting the windshield at 100mph has achieved more than Trump has in the last 4 years. Left, Right, whatever way you lean - many are just tired of his antics.
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