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22nd Jul 2021, 00:33
Replies: 9,658
Views: 1,547,807
Posted By bekolblockage

Thank you dr dre. Well said. Whenever I come to...

Thank you dr dre. Well said.
Whenever I come to read this and other threads I generally go straight to your posts.
They help me avoid the utter tripe written by several of the other posters.
15th Jun 2021, 22:58
Replies: 440
Views: 82,485
Posted By bekolblockage

Had first AZ jab 3pm last Saturday. Hardly felt a...

Had first AZ jab 3pm last Saturday. Hardly felt a thing.
Went out for dinner with family. 2 light beers.
No symptoms at all when I went to bed.
Woke at 3am, aching all over and uncontrollable...
23rd May 2021, 00:20
Replies: 9,658
Views: 1,547,807
Posted By bekolblockage

Well lucky you and your friends and your insular...

Well lucky you and your friends and your insular little lives.

I worked overseas but regularly (read weekly!) came back and forth to Australia to see my immediate family and parents until March...
26th Apr 2021, 00:15
Replies: 17
Views: 5,897
Posted By bekolblockage

Well I’ve seen this argument put forward multiple...

Well I’ve seen this argument put forward multiple times in the past 40 years, Tassie, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Cairns- not saying it doesn’t have some validity- but it’s eventually been ignored in...
26th Apr 2021, 00:10
Replies: 17
Views: 5,897
Posted By bekolblockage

The 2 main centres are in Brisbane and Melbourne...

The 2 main centres are in Brisbane and Melbourne and yes they can be configured to provide contingency in the event that one falls over- albeit not 100% capacity of course.
14th Apr 2021, 23:51
Replies: 55
Views: 14,132
Posted By bekolblockage

If that is true, then how does this achieve the...

If that is true, then how does this achieve the objective?
10th Feb 2021, 01:49
Replies: 9,658
Views: 1,547,807
Posted By bekolblockage

So DA has reversed the decision to increase...

So DA has reversed the decision to increase overseas intake numbers due to the “load” on the system.
I heard the tail end of the federal briefing last week and could have sworn I heard the CMO...
7th Feb 2021, 23:32
Replies: 9,658
Views: 1,547,807
Posted By bekolblockage

I’d piss off the lot of them.. Can’t stand that...

I’d piss off the lot of them..
Can’t stand that Tiley guy- heard him sprouting off on the radio a few weeks about his private jet and how he was having trouble getting it cleaned and serviced and...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jan 2021, 01:32
Replies: 34
Views: 3,406
Posted By bekolblockage

Large straight multi lane roads seems to attract...

Large straight multi lane roads seems to attract these sort of idiots.
Many of them and spectators that often line the road vying for and often winning the yearly Darwin Award of course.
...
19th Jan 2021, 23:11
Replies: 14
Views: 7,885
Posted By bekolblockage

Guessing SYD slot coordinator has done what many...

Guessing SYD slot coordinator has done what many other international slot coordinated airports have done during Covid- suspend the IATA 80% use-it-or-lose-it rule while demand is disrupted. ie...
17th Jan 2021, 00:00
Replies: 9,658
Views: 1,547,807
Posted By bekolblockage

Of those 100,000 , how many would you say were...

Of those 100,000 , how many would you say were related to the International sector of their operations?? My impression was that domestic was still humming along at a moderate pace.
15th Jan 2021, 21:53
Replies: 150
Views: 42,733
Posted By bekolblockage

It’s not that simple. BF check the number of...

It’s not that simple.
BF check the number of days you have spent in Australia in the past 2 years to consider whether you can claim you are a resident of another country or not. Not just...
12th Jan 2021, 02:48
Replies: 848
Views: 863,903
Posted By bekolblockage

Not questioning the basic premise of your post...

Not questioning the basic premise of your post but the quoted excerpt doesn’t sound like the AF447 scenario at all. Is it?
Thought it was stalled all the way into the sea.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Oct 2020, 00:41
Replies: 11,452
Views: 4,919,231
Posted By bekolblockage

Anybody else think Bottas was outside track...

Anybody else think Bottas was outside track limits on that last lap? I haven’t seen anything mentioned about it being disallowed or demoted down the grid.
21st Oct 2020, 02:50
Replies: 53
Views: 36,880
Posted By bekolblockage

pattern_is_full Disclaimer: Not PP (not for...

pattern_is_full

Disclaimer: Not PP (not for 30 years at least) but ATC and flight procedure designer.
While an extra 50m on the take-off run might not faze you, I would have thought even that...
20th Oct 2020, 05:08
Replies: 47
Views: 14,411
Posted By bekolblockage

My visit was less salubrious in the early 70s;...

My visit was less salubrious in the early 70s; flying on a Merpati Nusantara HS748 from Darwin via Kupang and staying in some thatched cottages on the edge of a then pristine Kuta Beach.

To my...
14th Sep 2020, 05:35
Replies: 105
Views: 31,036
Posted By bekolblockage

As soon as you said 100%, I stopped reading.... ...

As soon as you said 100%, I stopped reading....
Ain't no such thing...
4th Sep 2020, 16:08
Replies: 9,658
Views: 1,547,807
Posted By bekolblockage

Best post on this thread so far aviation_enthus. ...

Best post on this thread so far aviation_enthus.
We need to stop searching for the Holy Grail and start following the KISS principle.
25th Aug 2020, 02:42
Replies: 23
Views: 10,510
Posted By bekolblockage

missy As a controller for 43 years, I find that...

missy
As a controller for 43 years, I find that the most embarrassing sub-para you could have highlighted as the reason under the current traffic conditions.
24th Aug 2020, 09:30
Replies: 43
Views: 25,208
Posted By bekolblockage

I realize the camera lens foreshortens the...

I realize the camera lens foreshortens the distance and increases apparent angles but that exit speed and turn off from the centreline is nonetheless impressive- especially in the wet!
I wish they’d...
29th Jun 2020, 05:00
Replies: 76
Views: 43,196
Posted By bekolblockage

Thanks for the advice Mothy. Just as you...

Thanks for the advice Mothy. Just as you described.
Cruising past Lightning Ridge now on 100.
Almost fell foul of the ‘residential status’ requirement due to regular trips back to Oz getting my...
26th Jun 2020, 01:17
Replies: 76
Views: 43,196
Posted By bekolblockage

Not returning crew. ATC. Absolved from...

Not returning crew.
ATC.
Absolved from exemption requirement due to HK residency is my understanding.
Catch is that this involves a domestic QF connection from BNE initially.
Are the QF checkin...
26th Jun 2020, 01:10
Replies: 76
Views: 43,196
Posted By bekolblockage

Have made numerous calls to the various offices...

Have made numerous calls to the various offices involved...
Still unclear what you mean by “pre-approval”.
Home Affairs confirmed no exemption required as resident for 20+ years.
CX say...
25th Jun 2020, 04:02
Replies: 76
Views: 43,196
Posted By bekolblockage

JMock Assuming you are normal residents of HK,...

JMock
Assuming you are normal residents of HK, what ‘approvals’ and documents did you require?? I just called CX and they said as long as you have Permanent ID Card and Passport at Checkin, no other...
23rd Jun 2020, 13:24
Replies: 76
Views: 43,196
Posted By bekolblockage

I have the same understanding as you. Returning...

I have the same understanding as you.
Returning to HKG from SYD next Monday. Assume by showing HK PID at Checkin that there should be no issues. Let you know how it goes.
16th Mar 2020, 03:04
Replies: 126
Views: 64,841
Posted By bekolblockage

Frequent SLF between HK and Oz here due to my...

Frequent SLF between HK and Oz here due to my work.
One of the problems with the Gov announcing this sort of thing on a Sunday afternoon is that none of the info on the various Department websites...
10th Dec 2018, 20:26
Replies: 78
Views: 24,847
Posted By bekolblockage

I don’t want to fuel the structural failure...

I don’t want to fuel the structural failure discussion- I can’t imagine this is going to be anything other than CFIT- but you brought back memories Fantome.

Paper runs to Hobart in the Heron at...
10th Dec 2018, 13:13
Replies: 78
Views: 24,847
Posted By bekolblockage

Feeling very sad for this poor young lady. ...

Feeling very sad for this poor young lady.
There but the grace of God.. etc etc having spent the early 80's flying in Tassie and a fair bit of it to the west coast and far south west, also in...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th May 2018, 09:28
Replies: 87
Views: 14,169
Posted By bekolblockage

Did you happen to look at the Audi R8 tdracer? ...

Did you happen to look at the Audi R8 tdracer?
Proper engine sound and AWD.

Like you, I also recently retired and have my eye on something in the perhaps one step down from ‘supercar’ league.
...
1st Apr 2018, 23:01
Replies: 73
Views: 44,692
Posted By bekolblockage

Looks like its going to be off the coast of...

Looks like its going to be off the coast of Argentina. One more orbit and that'll be it...
25th Mar 2018, 08:58
Replies: 572
Views: 222,334
Posted By bekolblockage

I suspect it’s the revised arrival slot at LHR on...

I suspect it’s the revised arrival slot at LHR on the first day of the Summer sched that drove it, not the Dep slot out of Perth the day before.
Forum: North America
15th Jan 2018, 23:02
Replies: 53
Views: 33,515
Posted By bekolblockage

Sounds like APM (Approach Path Monitoring). Our...

Sounds like APM (Approach Path Monitoring).
Our system has it (as well as DPM- Departure Path Monitoring) but not activated yet.
Basically 3-D polygons adapted that trigger an alert if the a/c...
25th Dec 2017, 12:42
Replies: 40
Views: 26,235
Posted By bekolblockage

Your suggestion is as per ICAO phraseology...

Your suggestion is as per ICAO phraseology cxorcist.

“Cross runway .....at...” is the correct phrase.

On the airfield, “Cleared” shall only be used when issuing landing or takeoff instructions....
1st Dec 2017, 01:19
Replies: 14
Views: 9,072
Posted By bekolblockage

Industry SLF here. Something's definitely...

Industry SLF here.
Something's definitely happening.
Colleagues receiving large flight delays back to HK in the next few days; being smsed several days in advance.
My regular 156 on this coming...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Oct 2017, 11:54
Replies: 106
Views: 12,065
Posted By bekolblockage

My 2d worth.. ...

My 2d worth..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTv9pmnA0m8
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