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5th Aug 2022, 00:46
Replies: 168
Views: 64,346
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Start by reading the two relevant EAs (2018 and...

Start by reading the two relevant EAs (2018 and 2021) but 12 days off in a 28 day roster, single days only possible with the pilot opting in. 13 days if the roster is quiet (below 65 credits)
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18th Jun 2022, 03:48
Replies: 168
Views: 64,346
Posted By Goat Whisperer

The 738 variant VA uses to Bali can take off at...

The 738 variant VA uses to Bali can take off at OOL at MTOW up to 79t (RW32) wet or dry 78t (RW14), with typical conditions nil wind.

OOL-DPS is doable.
2nd Jun 2022, 01:58
Replies: 2,186
Views: 792,492
Posted By Goat Whisperer

That's 2760kg per hour, a lot more than a 737-800...

That's 2760kg per hour, a lot more than a 737-800 burns. 2200-2400 in the cruise. 5.5kg/air nautical mile.

Looking a SYD-MEL flight today, close to full, burn is 3120 kg, plus 250 APU and taxi....
19th May 2022, 07:12
Replies: 16
Views: 1,778
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Yes to Arkaroola, and adding Clare Valley. Locals...

Yes to Arkaroola, and adding Clare Valley. Locals are rightly proud of the community-built facility. You can get access to the club rooms with the code. Honesty system for refreshments, even the ones...
17th Mar 2022, 00:31
Replies: 27
Views: 4,564
Posted By Goat Whisperer

I know a guy. DM me.

I know a guy. DM me.
27th Feb 2022, 21:47
Replies: 401
Views: 168,711
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Perhaps that is because VA has a list of around...

Perhaps that is because VA has a list of around 650 pilots they must offer employment to before recruiting externally.

They're not (at this stage) trying to drum up interest in working at VA as a...
22nd Feb 2022, 22:59
Replies: 2,186
Views: 792,492
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Not vastly different to VA rates at the moment....

Not vastly different to VA rates at the moment. VA getting 12/28 days DDO though.
17th Jan 2022, 01:08
Replies: 401
Views: 168,711
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Did you mean Ansett Aviation Training? ...

Did you mean Ansett Aviation Training?

there's an unpaywalled article on Australian Aviation. Bain Capital Credit buying the sim centres.
8th Nov 2021, 00:39
Replies: 600
Views: 260,562
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Slight correction. Bonza won't fly between...

Slight correction. Bonza won't fly between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. They are not avoiding the three biggest population centres, they're just not competing on the triangle routes.

Hervey...
5th Oct 2021, 03:10
Replies: 107
Views: 93,319
Posted By Goat Whisperer

what about a surprise bid from China with ARJ21s...

what about a surprise bid from China with ARJ21s and CR919s!

(tongue firmly in cheek)
2nd Oct 2021, 03:55
Replies: 401
Views: 168,711
Posted By Goat Whisperer

It looks more likely that a Syd based airframe...

It looks more likely that a Syd based airframe would stay on the international side, do a ZQN return from 10am to 5pm then up to Bali, arriving back as a red eye.

That sounds like excellent...
1st Oct 2021, 07:27
Replies: 401
Views: 168,711
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Hundreds of VA pilots have done the Max...

Hundreds of VA pilots have done the Max differences and still more have done training like UPRT and ZQN port qual in the Max device. Regardless of when the airframes turn up, it benefits the company:...
16th Sep 2021, 12:05
Replies: 19
Views: 7,617
Posted By Goat Whisperer

I haven't run the numbers but I suspect that VA...

I haven't run the numbers but I suspect that VA is better coin now than VB was in 2000.
7th Sep 2021, 00:08
Replies: 401
Views: 168,711
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Partially correct there. Bidding is in accordance...

Partially correct there. Bidding is in accordance with the GDOJ but pilots are not frozen to the 737 unless they're in a tiny minority to have never flown the type before (ie E Jet to A330).
6th Jun 2021, 02:43
Replies: 33
Views: 15,398
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Of course existing crew need to be utilised to...

Of course existing crew need to be utilised to 100% before more crew are added to the roster but consider this:

The crew at the top of the list, first cabs off the rank will need several months to...
5th Mar 2021, 23:13
Replies: 77
Views: 17,041
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Ever heard of Milparinka?

Ever heard of Milparinka?
19th Jan 2021, 09:25
Replies: 2,186
Views: 792,492
Posted By Goat Whisperer

The 738 sim in AAT Melbourne is Virgin's,...

The 738 sim in AAT Melbourne is Virgin's, maintained by AAT, but not for hire. It's the better of VA's 2 737 sims.
20th Nov 2020, 04:44
Replies: 5
Views: 6,178
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Skippy was advertising for Braz crew just last...

Skippy was advertising for Braz crew just last month.
12th Nov 2020, 01:06
Replies: 16
Views: 6,596
Posted By Goat Whisperer

VA Group started the the year with 1850 pilots,...

VA Group started the the year with 1850 pilots, now around 750 employed on 737 and 150 on F100/A320 at VARA. Only around 50 took VR from the 737, the rest were redundant from TT/VANZ in April or...
2nd Jul 2020, 09:28
Replies: 1,145
Views: 408,182
Posted By Goat Whisperer

One pulls out, knowing the race had already been...

One pulls out, knowing the race had already been won...

fixed it for you
1st Jul 2020, 06:38
Replies: 2,186
Views: 792,492
Posted By Goat Whisperer

There's an ATR -600 sim in Brisbane.

There's an ATR -600 sim in Brisbane.
30th Jun 2020, 04:53
Replies: 2,186
Views: 792,492
Posted By Goat Whisperer

What if Rex knows the only chance of this...

What if Rex knows the only chance of this operation succeeding is taking the 2nd airline position, not 3rd, and they're just preparing for the possibility of a future with no VA. Virgin has...
29th Jun 2020, 00:50
Replies: 2,186
Views: 792,492
Posted By Goat Whisperer

With all the money that the Fed government has...

With all the money that the Fed government has given them, doesn't this count as a national airline/flag carrier?
26th Jun 2020, 03:27
Replies: 9
Views: 3,451
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and Fiji spring to mind....

Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and Fiji spring to mind. Enough to occupy a handful of Air NZ A320/321s.

Oh, and Raro.
18th Jun 2020, 06:34
Replies: 65
Views: 24,816
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Definitely larger than Bain's fleet, not larger...

Definitely larger than Bain's fleet, not larger that VA Group's pre-Covid fleet.

We've already lost 23% of our pilots and the big axe hasn't fallen yet.
18th Jun 2020, 02:16
Replies: 5
Views: 4,858
Posted By Goat Whisperer

ozbig not quite all the crew left, MEL based...

ozbig

not quite all the crew left, MEL based cabin crew remain, Paul Scurrah's plan was for VAA pilots to fly TT services (737 only) on VAA AOC as necessary. Removes duplicated training and...
15th Jun 2020, 01:57
Replies: 1,145
Views: 408,182
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Profitable in three years is a bit more realistic...

Profitable in three years is a bit more realistic that Deloitte saying it could make a billion next year.
15th Jun 2020, 01:54
Replies: 65
Views: 24,816
Posted By Goat Whisperer

I've flown VX and VA, in different cabin (VX had...

I've flown VX and VA, in different cabin (VX had a premium economy that was analogous to VA's Economy Plus). Similar products. I don't know what changes they could make to make the Australian product...
13th Jun 2020, 08:04
Replies: 34
Views: 9,526
Posted By Goat Whisperer

the Packers' jets into Newcastle Waters...?

the Packers' jets into Newcastle Waters...?
9th Jun 2020, 09:10
Replies: 1,145
Views: 408,182
Posted By Goat Whisperer

The bond holders are at the back of the queue,...

The bond holders are at the back of the queue, they took an unsecured position in exchange for a decent fixed return. Now they are finding why banks don't offer them 8%. They will cop a pasting. It...
18th May 2020, 01:51
Replies: 14
Views: 3,402
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Ironic, the media call all sorts of light...

Ironic, the media call all sorts of light aircraft Cessnas, and here's a Cessna they're calling a recreational aircraft.

Looks not too bad, hope all ok
14th May 2020, 02:38
Replies: 118
Views: 55,940
Posted By Goat Whisperer

The ATR fleet is no longer part of VARA. And with...

The ATR fleet is no longer part of VARA. And with renegotiated leases could be viable.
4th May 2020, 04:36
Replies: 37
Views: 10,668
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Nope. Not this year. Aus-NZ, then Pacific Islands...

Nope. Not this year. Aus-NZ, then Pacific Islands decide if they want in. If they're in bubble with Aus/NZ then no flights to US/Asia. Easy decision for Cook Is, Vanuatu, trickier for Fiji, Samoa.
2nd May 2020, 05:16
Replies: 28
Views: 9,509
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Has ANYONE in Aus got 100 hrs on G150??

Has ANYONE in Aus got 100 hrs on G150??
29th Apr 2020, 03:06
Replies: 44
Views: 15,988
Posted By Goat Whisperer

Not many international cargo pilots based in ...

Not many international cargo pilots based in Aus. Cathay cargo... QF's single 767F, DHL's one 767F... any others?
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