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26th Nov 2021, 22:54
Replies: 135
Views: 60,532
Posted By Capt Claret

Why presume he’s been stood down because he’s...

Why presume he’s been stood down because he’s suspected of committing murder (subsequently charged but still innocent until proven guilty), as opposed to the fact that as he’s in custody for an...
20th May 2020, 15:20
Replies: 92
Views: 51,160
Posted By Capt Claret

The DC9 and 737 both started their life in 1963,...

The DC9 and 737 both started their life in 1963, so if the 717 is a grim aircraft based on its original design age, so too is the 737.

I think you might be surprised at the passenger appeal.
25th Oct 2019, 04:39
Replies: 3
Views: 2,853
Posted By Capt Claret

He owned a Holden dealership in Maryborough. ...

He owned a Holden dealership in Maryborough.

Lady Elliot was owned/leased (not sure) in partnership with John & Judy French, at least for part of a Bevanís association. From the mid 80ís...
3rd Oct 2018, 22:45
Replies: 102
Views: 25,846
Posted By Capt Claret

The AIP differs. “EMERGENCY FUEL 12.1 The...

The AIP differs.

“EMERGENCY FUEL 12.1 The pilot-in-command shall declare a situation of fuel emergency by broadcasting MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY FUEL, when the calculated usable fuel predicted to be...
18th Jan 2018, 11:33
Replies: 84
Views: 38,508
Posted By Capt Claret

Close to Derby when they turned around as shown...

Close to Derby when they turned around as shown on Flight Aware.

Derby - Alice ~694nm
Derby - Darwin ~ 516nm

Monsoon season so DRW weather might have been not so good.

I wonder why Broome...
12th Dec 2016, 10:00
Replies: 528
Views: 231,306
Posted By Capt Claret

If a thread like this were to appear on the...

If a thread like this were to appear on the PATCRN, and have ATCers grumbling about how a request to various jets for best speed to the field, saw a range of speeds at 10-15 miles between 250 & 160...
10th Dec 2016, 01:24
Replies: 9
Views: 2,446
Posted By Capt Claret

email inbound. :}

email inbound. :}
9th Dec 2016, 01:38
Replies: 16
Views: 9,740
Posted By Capt Claret

Hey Tailie, I didn't think the Kiwi's sounded...

Hey Tailie, I didn't think the Kiwi's sounded that bad! :E
1st Dec 2016, 02:14
Replies: 17
Views: 16,444
Posted By Capt Claret

Given the laws in various countries around the...

Given the laws in various countries around the world that make many, many, human activities illegal. Such as murder, rape, theft, assault, etc. etc., it's a wonder that anyone perpetrates a crime...
23rd Nov 2016, 05:40
Replies: 91
Views: 20,922
Posted By Capt Claret

Geez, I hope if I'm ever accused and being judged...

Geez, I hope if I'm ever accused and being judged by my peers, there are no pilots on the jury!

Most have convicted this guy without knowing any facts, but based purely on media reports of what...
19th Nov 2016, 07:56
Replies: 447
Views: 257,533
Posted By Capt Claret

I don't think any person can "tell" you what to...

I don't think any person can "tell" you what to get. Nor can they make sweeping statements like "Varifocals (which I assume is another term for progressive lenses) should be banned for pilots".
...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Nov 2016, 11:40
Replies: 12
Views: 3,530
Posted By Capt Claret

When one was young & not too bright, one would,...

When one was young & not too bright, one would, occasionally, hold full back elevator on a BN2 prior to commencing the takeoff roll. Within one rotation of the main wheels, clearly visible out the...
26th Oct 2016, 21:15
Replies: 25
Views: 13,399
Posted By Capt Claret

Geez, pick on Hobart! :} RWY to be...

Geez, pick on Hobart! :}

RWY to be lengthened 500m to allow wide body twins to make Asia with decent load & obviate the need to stop in at the big island for fuel. Support works have commenced...
26th Oct 2016, 08:53
Replies: 25
Views: 13,399
Posted By Capt Claret

I saw part of a TV news item on this tonight. A...

I saw part of a TV news item on this tonight. A 747 was mentioned but I'm not sure in what context.
Forum: Tech Log
18th Oct 2016, 22:06
Replies: 5
Views: 4,501
Posted By Capt Claret

Possibly a certification consideration, as well...

Possibly a certification consideration, as well as manufacturing scales of economy.
14th Oct 2016, 22:46
Replies: 18
Views: 6,250
Posted By Capt Claret

Bloggs & I had a conversation yesterday evening...

Bloggs & I had a conversation yesterday evening taxiing at SYD regarding what a good job the guy on SMC was doing. We both agreed that as pilots, whilst we reckon we've got "it" skun, neither of us...
12th Oct 2016, 12:28
Replies: 83
Views: 38,179
Posted By Capt Claret

Badgerys Creek was announced as Sydney's second...

Badgerys Creek was announced as Sydney's second airport 30 years ago when I started flying for a living. I don't think the Wagner's should hold their breath.
11th Oct 2016, 09:11
Replies: 4
Views: 1,922
Posted By Capt Claret

Hobart, Port Arthur/Cape Pillar, South West Cape,...

Hobart, Port Arthur/Cape Pillar, South West Cape, up the guts to Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay, Maria Isl, Hobart.

Very weather dependant but spectacular scenery.
26th Sep 2016, 10:27
Replies: 23
Views: 11,829
Posted By Capt Claret

Given that most media reported plane crashes are...

Given that most media reported plane crashes are made in Cessnas. And that the travelling public generally judge a flight on the nano-seconds of touchdown, I'd reckon one look at the roo on the tail,...
11th Sep 2016, 00:07
Replies: 31
Views: 10,459
Posted By Capt Claret

QLINK jets, pax instructed that they must be...

QLINK jets, pax instructed that they must be turned off, and not charged in flight.
1st Sep 2016, 09:43
Replies: 103
Views: 18,468
Posted By Capt Claret

In that case, every one's gona die! :uhoh:

In that case, every one's gona die! :uhoh:
Forum: Questions
19th Aug 2016, 05:25
Replies: 27
Views: 5,082
Posted By Capt Claret

Severe control issues. Many crashes. Really?

Severe control issues. Many crashes.

Really?
11th Aug 2016, 06:56
Replies: 167
Views: 122,682
Posted By Capt Claret

Let's all throw our hands in the air, give up,...

Let's all throw our hands in the air, give up, and walk away. :ugh:
1st Aug 2016, 23:48
Replies: 167
Views: 122,682
Posted By Capt Claret

Where do you get "can't crew" from?

Where do you get "can't crew" from?
15th Jul 2016, 12:15
Replies: 10
Views: 5,534
Posted By Capt Claret

If the tyre was flat and there was no spare, then...

If the tyre was flat and there was no spare, then the reason for the delay would be a flat tyre. Wouldn't it?
8th Jul 2016, 11:33
Replies: 66
Views: 42,121
Posted By Capt Claret

I wonder if that was in the belief that there'd...

I wonder if that was in the belief that there'd be a 50% + pay increase and, don't get too excited, REAL staff travel? :ugh:
11th Jun 2016, 04:22
Replies: 167
Views: 122,682
Posted By Capt Claret

Oh well, the ensuing court case when Cobham are...

Oh well, the ensuing court case when Cobham are sued for breach of contract should be interesting, hey! Any chance one of you folks who seem to know what Cobham will or won't do before its done might...
8th Jun 2016, 05:49
Replies: 9
Views: 5,374
Posted By Capt Claret

Good heavens, never heard of ramp rash before....

Good heavens, never heard of ramp rash before....
3rd Jun 2016, 05:07
Replies: 213
Views: 130,305
Posted By Capt Claret

An alternative solution.... Build a bridge...

An alternative solution....

Build a bridge and get over it. :oh:
26th May 2016, 06:10
Replies: 49
Views: 17,753
Posted By Capt Claret

Must've done Kiwiconehead, the only bit I...

Must've done Kiwiconehead, the only bit I remember was having to manually disarm them each EPs. Mind you, it's been 11 years but I think I'd recognise one if I saw it.... :8
25th May 2016, 11:50
Replies: 49
Views: 17,753
Posted By Capt Claret

I've only flown two jet types, neither had...

I've only flown two jet types, neither had automatically disarming doors.
Forum: Tech Log
25th May 2016, 11:43
Replies: 12
Views: 3,320
Posted By Capt Claret

Very helpful Bob. A great example of the...

Very helpful Bob. A great example of the camaraderie of pilots. :ugh:
25th May 2016, 08:08
Replies: 57
Views: 12,807
Posted By Capt Claret

Not quite so useful if the problem is properly...

Not quite so useful if the problem is properly identifying the PAPI/VASIS, or if one's not got autoland in howling crosswind - phone in one hand, and what'll I grab throttles or control column?
25th May 2016, 08:03
Replies: 49
Views: 17,753
Posted By Capt Claret

There but for the grace of the deity .....

There but for the grace of the deity .....
25th May 2016, 05:13
Replies: 57
Views: 12,807
Posted By Capt Claret

I know one shouldn't talk common sense with...

I know one shouldn't talk common sense with regard to rules 'n regs, but.

I'd be stunned if one was ramp checked and when asked to present two pairs of specs, that a tinted pair and non tinted...
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