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22nd Sep 2022, 13:06
Replies: 34
Views: 6,883
Posted By Captain Nomad

Whatever you do, don't use it yet:MELBOURNE...

Whatever you do, don't use it yet:MELBOURNE FIR/BRISBANE FIR (YMMM/YBBB)
C1311/22
NEW SBAS SOUTHPAN (SERVICE PROVIDER...
15th Apr 2022, 05:29
Replies: 74
Views: 15,574
Posted By Captain Nomad

Just don't bend the aeroplane at the destination...

Just don't bend the aeroplane at the destination in that strong crosswind that was above the crosswind limits for the airplane and that you didn't know about because the GAF doesn't have any surface...
22nd Jan 2022, 12:53
Replies: 7
Views: 2,982
Posted By Captain Nomad

I would rate Tekin a few degrees more challenging...

I would rate Tekin a few degrees more challenging than Oksapmin... I wonder what time of day it happened? The place was a mandatory check-in airstrip and taboo in the afternoons, once upon a time,...
24th May 2021, 12:32
Replies: 13
Views: 6,807
Posted By Captain Nomad

Centaurus' handiwork can be found and bought...

Centaurus' handiwork can be found and bought here:

Tall Tails of the South Pacific...
4th Mar 2021, 12:41
Replies: 18
Views: 5,191
Posted By Captain Nomad

That fence be there to keep the Kokoda track...

That fence be there to keep the Kokoda track walkers off the strip! The track goes right past the top of the strip there. Definitely more strip out of view. I have landed on the approach end of the...
19th Nov 2020, 05:21
Replies: 44
Views: 8,301
Posted By Captain Nomad

What's the snickering for FGD135? There are...

What's the snickering for FGD135? There are different cruise torque charts applicable to the 5 blader. I'll give you one guess as to which way the numbers go - might have something to do with the...
16th Nov 2020, 09:41
Replies: 74
Views: 15,574
Posted By Captain Nomad

After the word 'destination' are the words 'and...

After the word 'destination' are the words 'and alternate.' It's like anything else IFR alternate related - if the destination doesn't have it, the alternate has to have it. It doesn't stop you from...
16th Nov 2020, 05:08
Replies: 74
Views: 15,574
Posted By Captain Nomad

No, that is not what I'm saying at all. The...

No, that is not what I'm saying at all. The discussion is also irrespective of how much time I have spent flying IFR in the outback...

Willie Creek and Louth both have TAF alternate aerodrome...
16th Nov 2020, 04:18
Replies: 74
Views: 15,574
Posted By Captain Nomad

Lead Balloon, I have read to the end of the...

Lead Balloon, I have read to the end of the section - many times! And yes, I have read and understood #55 commenting on the alternate weather section.



Refers specifically to what can be used...
16th Nov 2020, 03:45
Replies: 44
Views: 8,301
Posted By Captain Nomad

Both the 4 blade aluminium and the 5 blade...

Both the 4 blade aluminium and the 5 blade composite props on the PC12 are 105" diameter so no real change to prop clearance...

The composite props have a steel leading edge strip so it would take...
12th Nov 2020, 13:22
Replies: 74
Views: 15,574
Posted By Captain Nomad

What we really need is someone who operates on...

What we really need is someone who operates on mmm345's interpretation to have 'one of those days' and for the courts to sort out what the actual interpretation should be...! (only kidding of course...
23rd Aug 2020, 04:32
Replies: 18
Views: 3,171
Posted By Captain Nomad

Amarok GTI, I would strongly encourage you and...

Amarok GTI, I would strongly encourage you and your affected colleagues to submit an AMIR for each one of those incidents that affected your operations. You can also make it part of your internal...
4th Jul 2019, 07:19
Replies: 87
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Views: 78,459
Posted By Captain Nomad

http://www.rex.com.au/MediaRelease/Files/584_MR201...

http://www.rex.com.au/MediaRelease/Files/584_MR20190703-RexRespondstoAOPAsRecklessandIrresponsibleRemarks.pdf
3rd Apr 2019, 13:59
Replies: 104
Views: 39,806
Posted By Captain Nomad

Absolutely. And from what I have seen in recent...

Absolutely. And from what I have seen in recent times, most associated research is conducted with an objective of supporting such corporate narratives... It's like pharmaceuticals - who is paying for...
2nd Apr 2019, 11:52
Replies: 104
Views: 39,806
Posted By Captain Nomad

An aircraft with a couple hundred people in the...

An aircraft with a couple hundred people in the back is a poor place to be spending time gaining experience to prepare for one's Sully moment... I think most of the travelling public would like to...
30th Mar 2019, 11:59
Replies: 104
Views: 39,806
Posted By Captain Nomad

The problem with competency based training is...

The problem with competency based training is that you can be deemed competent on the day under a particular set of circumstances, but there is no guarantee that you will perform to the same standard...
18th Dec 2018, 04:26
Replies: 283
Views: 107,820
Posted By Captain Nomad

Sorry FGD, I didn't realise you were privy to all...

Sorry FGD, I didn't realise you were privy to all the flight planning timings... No doubt the flexibility of being able to go Kununurra - Darwin or Kununurra - Perth (non-stop) with an increased...
17th Dec 2018, 12:43
Replies: 283
Views: 107,820
Posted By Captain Nomad

I hinted a few pages back that maybe not all...

I hinted a few pages back that maybe not all patients get transferred to Perth. How many beds in the Darwin hospital are allocated to Kimberley patients? A figure I heard some years ago was about...
7th Dec 2018, 04:13
Replies: 21
Views: 6,002
Posted By Captain Nomad

Because a significant incident like that has not...

Because a significant incident like that has not happened here and never will...:E
4th Dec 2018, 02:10
Replies: 283
Views: 107,820
Posted By Captain Nomad

Maybe not all patients in the Pilbara/Kimberley...

Maybe not all patients in the Pilbara/Kimberley get transferred to Perth? There must be a reason why a base was recently created at Broome...
28th Nov 2018, 07:42
Replies: 283
Views: 107,820
Posted By Captain Nomad

Not practical to have aeromedical stretcher...

Not practical to have aeromedical stretcher loading equipment permanently mounted in that single-use front doorway either...
26th Nov 2018, 08:01
Replies: 6
Views: 3,106
Posted By Captain Nomad

Vate's balus is broke and his/her boss is trying...

Vate's balus is broke and his/her boss is trying to convince them otherwise... :E

I could see some serious potential problems with that switch NOT being sprung loaded...
29th Oct 2018, 12:39
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By Captain Nomad

Courtesy post to advise that the charts have now...

Courtesy post to advise that the charts have now been spoken for. Thanks folks, nice to know that they won't go to waste :)
29th Oct 2018, 12:17
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By Captain Nomad

Ha, ha! Wouldn't we all! Sorry, I'm keeping my...

Ha, ha! Wouldn't we all! Sorry, I'm keeping my PNG charts...
29th Oct 2018, 05:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By Captain Nomad

Old Charts - Free to good home

Cleaning out the garage and came across a collection of old charts. Being the sentimental softie that I am it was hard to just throw them in the (recycle) bin...
So, if anyone is interested in the...
26th Oct 2018, 08:54
Replies: 101
Views: 24,419
Posted By Captain Nomad

Nope, definitely can't fly with an expired ASIC....

Nope, definitely can't fly with an expired ASIC. Scientifically proven that there will be a loss of lift without it... :E

Haven't you heard it stands for 'Advanced Surface Increasing Canard' and...
14th Sep 2018, 05:18
Replies: 1,345
Views: 557,329
Posted By Captain Nomad

Lookleft, the Tamworth accident has stayed with...

Lookleft, the Tamworth accident has stayed with me. I knew the pilot and was one of the witnesses interviewed by the ATSB in that report.

While it is a great report I have always had lingering...
3rd Sep 2018, 06:34
Replies: 23
Views: 4,578
Posted By Captain Nomad

Have had the same from someone I knew who wanted...

Have had the same from someone I knew who wanted critique and feedback on his CV. Got a nice lengthy email with the CV to start with. After going through and providing the feedback I didn't hear a...
5th Aug 2018, 12:49
Replies: 23
Views: 5,455
Posted By Captain Nomad

When you think you have got it tough, there is...

When you think you have got it tough, there is always someone else out there who has got it tougher...

It helps one's mental health to always find ways to be grateful for what you have...
23rd Jul 2018, 02:43
Replies: 103
Views: 29,122
Posted By Captain Nomad

I need to clarify that I did not have the direct...

I need to clarify that I did not have the direct conversation with the CASA individual, but as far as I am aware it was made verbally. The other member of the check advised me of the conversation in...
18th Jul 2018, 00:58
Replies: 103
Views: 29,122
Posted By Captain Nomad

Having been part of a check recently which...

Having been part of a check recently which involved CASA, it seems they have adopted this approach somewhat. There was a strict stipulation that there were to be no engine failure emergencies...
26th Mar 2018, 02:32
Replies: 19
Views: 4,967
Posted By Captain Nomad

But there is no incentive to do so... ...

But there is no incentive to do so...



I'm not so sure that even a trail of bodies would do the trick as the system can simply put the cause down to human error and once again blame the...
26th Mar 2018, 01:55
Replies: 572
Views: 224,260
Posted By Captain Nomad

...and maybe this bit... :} Bring...

...and maybe this bit...



:}

Bring on the Boom airliners of the future...
26th Mar 2018, 01:34
Replies: 19
Views: 4,967
Posted By Captain Nomad

And while this dichotomy exists there can be no...

And while this dichotomy exists there can be no real progress in the area of safety with regards to fatigue management. As I have stated elsewhere, it really should be a joint responsibility but in...
17th Mar 2018, 12:10
Replies: 46
Views: 13,871
Posted By Captain Nomad

A typical management style approach highlighting...

A typical management style approach highlighting the fatigue onus being on the flight crew member (who is in the most difficult position to identify their level of fatigue) without any mention of...
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