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4th Oct 2020, 07:55
Replies: 16
Views: 2,149
Posted By mates rates

Yes Tailwheel that is the Kieta airport I...

Yes Tailwheel that is the Kieta airport I know.But it doesn’t appear on any charts any more.
2nd Oct 2020, 04:44
Replies: 16
Views: 2,149
Posted By mates rates

I notice on the charts the old airport at Kieta...

I notice on the charts the old airport at Kieta is not there any more.I have fond memories of the old pilot compound at Reboine,just off the side of the runway.Those were the days!!
23rd Aug 2020, 10:55
Replies: 23
Views: 16,253
Posted By mates rates

Why not call the Max the 737LG (last...

Why not call the Max the 737LG (last generation),surely this will be the last derivative of the 737 design!!
5th Aug 2020, 01:26
Replies: 1,238
Views: 366,699
Posted By mates rates

Bain will go the cheapest way which will be to...

Bain will go the cheapest way which will be to employ VA Mark 1 737 Endorsed and current pilots,part-time.No retraining needed and flying will increase as demand increases.
18th Jul 2020, 23:24
Replies: 17
Views: 2,316
Posted By mates rates

I cannot believe they decommissioned 18/36.This...

I cannot believe they decommissioned 18/36.This will really curtail flight training where the southerly winds and the summer north easterlies prevail.The crosswinds on 13 will be interesting with the...
12th Jul 2020, 10:40
Replies: 15
Views: 7,002
Posted By mates rates

Mail-man, The 757 had been on the CASA register...

Mail-man,
The 757 had been on the CASA register since the 1990’s when AWAS had one operating for DHL out of Bahrain.
VH-AWE
23rd Jun 2020, 00:36
Replies: 6
Views: 3,043
Posted By mates rates

I believe the VA “basic plan” of the bidders is...

I believe the VA “basic plan” of the bidders is to start with about 40 737’s then increase the numbers as demand warrants it.As they currently have 82 737’s in the system,they will have a few for...
5th May 2020, 22:51
Replies: 82
Views: 29,904
Posted By mates rates

If Qantas has a straight line pilot seniority...

If Qantas has a straight line pilot seniority system,they are in real trouble with the cost of retraining with fleet rationalisation and the domino effect of that system with retrenchment in reverse...
3rd May 2020, 22:59
Replies: 84
Views: 27,278
Posted By mates rates

It’s hard to believe that there is no...

It’s hard to believe that there is no conversation about Qantas’ financial position.I’m not sure how many aircraft they have dedicated to international operations,but there is unlikely to be any...
3rd May 2020, 11:27
Replies: 61
Views: 20,431
Posted By mates rates

Sorry RR - Tay’s.The F28 had Spey’s.

Sorry RR - Tay’s.The F28 had Spey’s.
3rd May 2020, 01:36
Replies: 61
Views: 20,431
Posted By mates rates

Fokker jets were built for one hour sectors...

Fokker jets were built for one hour sectors around Europe,20 mts climb,20 mts cruise 20 mts descent.They were not designed for long sectors,so the FIFO contracts would include that inefficiency in...
30th Apr 2020, 22:46
Replies: 1,238
Views: 366,699
Posted By mates rates

One thing A new Virgin Australia will need is a...

One thing A new Virgin Australia will need is a guarantee from Government that they will give it 50% of the government work.Not allow Qantas to have the majority of the Government warrants because...
30th Apr 2020, 01:08
Replies: 44
Views: 11,680
Posted By mates rates

I thought I wouldn’t like it, but took the job...

I thought I wouldn’t like it, but took the job because I was unemployed at the time.I ended up loving the job!!
No stress
No PA’s
No real schedule,when the loaders close the doors you go!
No...
17th Apr 2020, 23:35
Replies: 1,286
Views: 489,477
Posted By mates rates

A mix of both.I think they own 4 777’s and about...

A mix of both.I think they own 4 777’s and about 30 737’s.
17th Apr 2020, 09:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,240
Posted By mates rates

RIP Senja,my first flying instructor at Illawarra...

RIP Senja,my first flying instructor at Illawarra flying school in 1967.A nice lady and very patient with a young bloke like me.I always kept an eye on her aviation career over the years.Articles in...
11th Apr 2020, 00:29
Replies: 81
Views: 46,866
Posted By mates rates

In the past only about 10% of those that...

In the past only about 10% of those that completed a CPL ever made it to airlines.That has probably changed of late with the Asian sausage factory’s and formalised training.But now with the current...
8th Apr 2020, 23:36
Replies: 63
Views: 39,417
Posted By mates rates

What I see is this.Max at a discounted price,oil...

What I see is this.Max at a discounted price,oil 20-30 dollars a barrel,15% fuel saving on burn,no more pilot shortage,Its an airline accountants dream! O’Leary will not miss this opportunity.The...
4th Apr 2020, 11:26
Replies: 40
Views: 13,174
Posted By mates rates

Griffo, You got ripped off.The coffee was...

Griffo,
You got ripped off.The coffee was cheaper at the TAA canteen which you had to walk past to get to the terminal.
3rd Apr 2020, 02:57
Replies: 40
Views: 13,174
Posted By mates rates

This is why airports,a key strategic part of the...

This is why airports,a key strategic part of the countries infrastructure should always be owned and run by the Federal Government!!
15th Mar 2020, 04:11
Replies: 831
Views: 437,283
Posted By mates rates

They already have 2 737-700’s which could more...

They already have 2 737-700’s which could more than do the job of Alliance F100’s.Surely they would have “get out “clauses in any contract.I have not seen anything from the unions on this matter.What...
19th Feb 2020, 21:49
Replies: 669
Views: 1,766,156
Posted By mates rates

If the aircraft were talking to each other you...

If the aircraft were talking to each other you would have expected the arriving aircraft to maintain 5000 with the outbound one climbing to 4000 until clear of each other.
14th Feb 2020, 06:19
Replies: 70
Views: 25,472
Posted By mates rates

If English is not your 1st language then LEFT...

If English is not your 1st language then LEFT could be misunderstood as a direction of turn.Thus the word LEAVING.As to the requirement to report its part of the AIP.
13th Feb 2020, 00:41
Replies: 831
Views: 437,283
Posted By mates rates

Before there is any talk of redundancy the unions...

Before there is any talk of redundancy the unions need to start talking about all that VA flying currently being done by Alliance.
3rd Nov 2019, 23:55
Replies: 16
Views: 2,800
Posted By mates rates

Just operate to CAO 48.0 and you won’t have any...

Just operate to CAO 48.0 and you won’t have any flight and duty limitation problems��
2nd Nov 2019, 22:57
Replies: 20
Views: 5,605
Posted By mates rates

Every week or so I get an email from CAsA asking...

Every week or so I get an email from CAsA asking me to pay money for the Safety Digest.So you have your answer right there!!
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