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26th May 2021, 20:32
Replies: 36
Views: 13,778
Posted By ad-astra

Tommy, The Colonel has explained the...

Tommy,

The Colonel has explained the situation both inside and outside VAA succinctly and way more restrained than I could have.
Whether the 'audience' it was meant for even heard the message is...
26th May 2021, 00:11
Replies: 36
Views: 13,778
Posted By ad-astra

Barrt3344 5 or 7 still being 'discussed' I...

Barrt3344

5 or 7 still being 'discussed' I believe.

Have not heard of any 'recruitment' but am usually the last to know.

Regarding the 'Base Balancing' are you really suggesting that...
10th Apr 2021, 01:55
Replies: 11
Views: 2,808
Posted By ad-astra

Now, can someone explain WHY a straight approach...

Now, can someone explain WHY a straight approach can't be achieved.
Please God its not because we are avoiding the built up areas on approach!
24th Mar 2021, 09:29
Replies: 1,560
Views: 925,221
Posted By ad-astra

TBL, I understand everyone leaves PNG with...

TBL, I understand everyone leaves PNG with different memories. That's life.
I hope you will eventually smile (and laugh) like the rest of us.
Yes my 13 years with ANG was a lot different to the...
24th Mar 2021, 04:41
Replies: 1,560
Views: 925,221
Posted By ad-astra

Likewise. I miss the F28 - the best flying I...

Likewise.
I miss the F28 - the best flying I have ever known, the camaraderie that I have never experienced since, the unequalled flying, the country of contrasts, and the wonderful people.
Air...
1st Jan 2021, 19:44
Replies: 57
Views: 18,348
Posted By ad-astra

Don't even start me on the concept of stacking...

Don't even start me on the concept of stacking northern arrivals in a holding pattern for 20 minutes because 01L is "at capacity" and allow (REQUIRE) 01R to be unused!

Jesus Wept!

There is...
20th Dec 2020, 02:59
Replies: 72
Views: 23,269
Posted By ad-astra

What is bizarre (and I think wrong) is that a...

What is bizarre (and I think wrong) is that a domestic crew returning to their home state to "Quarantine" must "Quarantine until their next duty".
Having been offered an overnight in Sydney with the...
20th Sep 2020, 02:00
Replies: 74
Views: 15,925
Posted By ad-astra

It's interesting that all of the replies so far...

It's interesting that all of the replies so far (including my own) reflect no actual firefighting experience.
Given that it is a foreign company flying a N registered aircraft I would think that the...
4th Sep 2020, 03:19
Replies: 1,229
Views: 385,955
Posted By ad-astra

Post #1 over 4 months ago was; "Virgin...

Post #1 over 4 months ago was;
"Virgin Australia administrators Deloitte confirm 20 buyers are now circling Virgin Australia, adding "we remain confident that our target of achieving a sale by the...
28th Aug 2020, 03:09
Replies: 1,229
Views: 385,955
Posted By ad-astra

Being embroiled in this ongoing saga I am very...

Being embroiled in this ongoing saga I am very sympathetic to all those who have lost their jobs, and those who may lose their jobs, including me.
But Paul Keating comes to mind........
...
24th Aug 2020, 02:23
Replies: 23
Views: 9,729
Posted By ad-astra

As an instructor at the Royal Aero Club of NSW at...

As an instructor at the Royal Aero Club of NSW at Bankstown in the late 70's my mature age student wanted to do a 'nav-ex' from Bankstown to Mascot as he was leaving on a Qantas flight to the USA...
29th Jul 2020, 23:26
Replies: 134
Views: 46,152
Posted By ad-astra

Mick, thank you for the concise explanation. A...

Mick, thank you for the concise explanation.
A breath of fresh air from the cryptic "look at me" posts of others.
18th May 2020, 21:26
Replies: 23
Views: 3,922
Posted By ad-astra

Hamley, I think you raised the bar when you...

Hamley, I think you raised the bar when you opened fire with this.



If that is how you look upon an employer, particularly in aviation then YOU might like to try another industry.
Without that...
17th Mar 2020, 07:25
Replies: 829
Views: 454,285
Posted By ad-astra

Yep.Someone loves the sound of his own keyboard...

Yep.Someone loves the sound of his own keyboard strokes!
One thing for sure I am pretty sure the 'Grandson' is ten times more sick of listening to the sage advice from the "ex DC10/B747 Captain"...
16th Mar 2020, 02:41
Replies: 829
Views: 454,285
Posted By ad-astra

FFS. Enough already!

FFS. Enough already!
11th Mar 2020, 04:09
Replies: 829
Views: 454,285
Posted By ad-astra

Enough already!

Enough already!
14th Feb 2020, 00:04
Replies: 70
Views: 27,384
Posted By ad-astra

JEPS ATC AU-806 3.5.1.6

JEPS ATC AU-806 3.5.1.6
Forum: Tech Log
27th Nov 2019, 15:43
Replies: 17
Views: 4,353
Posted By ad-astra

New link to CAA Document. ...

New link to CAA Document.

https://www.aviation.govt.nz/rules/advisory-circulars/show/AC139-6
23rd Oct 2019, 22:41
Replies: 15
Views: 3,096
Posted By ad-astra

OR..........VH-XFE Airbus A330-243...

OR..........VH-XFE Airbus A330-243 (http://www.aussieairliners.org/a330/vh-xfe/vhxfe.html)

VH-XFE Toulouse to Melbourne 20 hours and 35 minutes. on 18 June 2012


Distance from London to Sydney...
11th Sep 2019, 04:59
Replies: 77
Views: 31,094
Posted By ad-astra

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/960x720/30716178_2113950788877928_1141332083400008908_n_bb66e61cd556bbbf73e93a9516cab33ea101af7d.jpg
10th Sep 2019, 21:51
Replies: 77
Views: 31,094
Posted By ad-astra

Quickest Regular International Jet service I have...

Quickest Regular International Jet service I have ever flown was between Vanimo,PNG and Sentani, Papua in an F28.
Under 50 NM .............and always seemed to be flown at 300 Kts or faster and by...
6th Sep 2019, 20:48
Replies: 77
Views: 31,094
Posted By ad-astra

"Buddy Starts" were used quite regularly in Air...

"Buddy Starts" were used quite regularly in Air Niugini up until the death throes of the type.
I have tried explaining the procedure to my current compatriots and their eyes just glazed over.
More...
18th Jun 2019, 03:47
Replies: 1,560
Views: 925,221
Posted By ad-astra

Change of pace for a moment.... Any chance...

Change of pace for a moment....
Any chance there is some Air Niugini survivor (crew/passenger) who has a couple of Air Niugini Paradise magazines that they want to offload?
Specifically #1 and #122...
16th May 2019, 11:05
Replies: 47
Views: 19,383
Posted By ad-astra

I will be at the grave site to see him off. ...

I will be at the grave site to see him off.

Sui Generis
16th May 2019, 10:26
Replies: 47
Views: 19,383
Posted By ad-astra

YES! The queue starts!

YES! The queue starts!
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