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21st Oct 2019, 09:21
Replies: 275
Views: 109,949
Posted By travelator

Around the same age as most of the 330ís, 747ís...

Around the same age as most of the 330ís, 747ís and 737ís.
31st Jan 2019, 00:53
Replies: 31
Views: 13,504
Posted By travelator

Pretty sure that every single 717 built is still...

Pretty sure that every single 717 built is still in continuous service. There may be a couple that have been neglected and no operators want to touch them though.
13th Nov 2018, 21:55
Replies: 88
Views: 29,307
Posted By travelator

There are no winners here Havick. The 717s will...

There are no winners here Havick. The 717s will be redistributed to other bases, no extra flying to the mothership. Just employees and their families that will be uprooted and sent away after many...
6th Jan 2018, 07:25
Replies: 1,221
Views: 705,008
Posted By travelator

Ha ha ha. Airlines loathe paying market rates...

Ha ha ha. Airlines loathe paying market rates (except when there is surplus) yet alone add 50%

The solution is start another subsidiary or entity on worse conditions and frighten the incumbents...
3rd Dec 2017, 08:05
Replies: 80
Views: 59,929
Posted By travelator

717 being redeployed as per Qantas expands 717...

717 being redeployed as per Qantas expands 717 domestic network | Australian Aviation (http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/07/qantas-expands-717-domestic-network/)

Unfortunately around 30% of...
26th Nov 2017, 22:54
Replies: 2
Views: 5,975
Posted By travelator

Thank god we have some fantastic new phraseology...

Thank god we have some fantastic new phraseology to improve safety. Imagine how much worse this would have been if were only told to descend without the "via star".
24th Nov 2017, 20:56
Replies: 80
Views: 59,929
Posted By travelator

Yep. Definitely the governments fault. Even when...

Yep. Definitely the governments fault. Even when it was the bears I knew it was the damn Government.
23rd Nov 2017, 03:24
Replies: 181
Views: 111,706
Posted By travelator

And you know that do you? How many times has...

And you know that do you? How many times has mainline recruited in the last 15 years? How many other group pilots have had the opportunity to even attempt that amazing process? Flying around in the...
23rd Nov 2017, 01:54
Replies: 181
Views: 111,706
Posted By travelator

I hope you are not representative of the Qantas...

I hope you are not representative of the Qantas pilots attitude to their peers. Why do you deserve to be a Qantas pilot and not them? Does anybody choose to work for a contractor over legacy options?...
21st Nov 2017, 23:14
Replies: 80
Views: 59,929
Posted By travelator

That's the dream Neville. They wanted the 717 in...

That's the dream Neville. They wanted the 717 in house but Cobham made them an offer that they could not refuse and Cobham are now suffering because of it. They dramatically undersold their product...
3rd Nov 2017, 08:16
Replies: 74
Views: 10,961
Posted By travelator

Yep. Alternate and holding is required when...

Yep. Alternate and holding is required when forecast, no caveats for if already in flight.

I remember a few years ago arriving into BNE and a TTF was issued indicating vis below the special...
14th Sep 2017, 00:21
Replies: 240
Views: 68,038
Posted By travelator

As does almost every other type with some kind of...

As does almost every other type with some kind of vertical Nav. Problem is the assigned altitude. Hopefully the "descend via" will assign the commencement altitude of the iap from cruise. That way...
22nd Mar 2017, 11:54
Replies: 12
Views: 2,119
Posted By travelator

Can't fly on your 7th day regardless of the...

Can't fly on your 7th day regardless of the category of that flight. "A pilot shall not commence a flight...". 48.1 as quoted.
17th Oct 2016, 03:44
Replies: 2,300
Views: 2,113,529
Posted By travelator

So would we.

So would we.
10th Oct 2016, 05:13
Replies: 10
Views: 3,316
Posted By travelator

Depends on the airline. My employer determines...

Depends on the airline. My employer determines the individual seniority on total time. A and B start on the same day, A has 5,000 hours and B 7,000 then B has a higher seniority.
3rd Oct 2016, 07:11
Replies: 13
Views: 4,449
Posted By travelator

CLAMP is the active mode until all engine accel...

CLAMP is the active mode until all engine accel alt so they will stay there until at least 1,000'AGL.
20th May 2016, 05:01
Replies: 33
Views: 5,102
Posted By travelator

Don't confuse endurance with range/efficiency. ...

Don't confuse endurance with range/efficiency.

If you have to lose time, the best way is go low and slow.

If you stay high and hold, you will burn more fuel than if you go low. Staying high...
29th Apr 2016, 02:59
Replies: 191
Views: 76,972
Posted By travelator

except for the RMs.

except for the RMs.
20th Feb 2016, 00:16
Replies: 84
Views: 51,764
Posted By travelator

So, QANTAS will buy 70ish A320s and 20 A318s....

So, QANTAS will buy 70ish A320s and 20 A318s. Why? The Airbus is a similar cost to run as the 737 and the 318 costs around 4-5 times more to acquire than a 717 and the operating costs are the same if...
16th Feb 2016, 22:33
Replies: 45
Views: 4,343
Posted By travelator

GNSS is Global Navigation Satellite System (GPS)....

GNSS is Global Navigation Satellite System (GPS). Nothing to do with DME.
2nd Feb 2016, 23:20
Replies: 21
Views: 9,022
Posted By travelator

You have a valid forecast for eta+60 in the TAF....

You have a valid forecast for eta+60 in the TAF. You are simply using the TTF for operational requirements as your eta falls inside the validity period, even if it is by only 1 minute.

Of course,...
6th Apr 2015, 01:53
Replies: 132
Views: 64,920
Posted By travelator

Jet connect is a "wholly owned subsidiary of...

Jet connect is a "wholly owned subsidiary of QANTAS" and as such are employees of the group. Just like Jetstar, SAA, EAA and Network. The only contractors are Cobham and occasionally Alliance.
27th Mar 2015, 09:11
Replies: 174
Views: 33,010
Posted By travelator

Back in the day, it was very difficult to become...

Back in the day, it was very difficult to become a successful pilot. Only a small percentage would have had the aptitude and mental fitness required for the job. Now, all you need is cash and with...
31st Jan 2015, 07:16
Replies: 13
Views: 2,804
Posted By travelator

That's not the qld gov plane. That's a corporate...

That's not the qld gov plane. That's a corporate air Saab.
9th Dec 2014, 06:18
Replies: 18
Views: 4,925
Posted By travelator

Just watched a report on ch7 dedicated to QANTAS...

Just watched a report on ch7 dedicated to QANTAS recent multiple emergency landings including the catastrophic IFE failure with reporters on site for live crosses.

The report was followed by a...
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