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23rd Jun 2022, 03:00
Replies: 60
Views: 12,973
Posted By ad-astra

So the cancellation of VOZ 898 led to the demise...

So the cancellation of VOZ 898 led to the demise of the planet we now know!
I'm pretty sure those family members were looking forward to 2 less hours of the stories of fire and brimstone.
A new...
2nd Oct 2021, 01:10
Replies: 232
Views: 52,505
Posted By ad-astra

Aero Commander 500S on low level coastal...

Aero Commander 500S on low level coastal surveillance and Fokker F-28 in PNG (sometimes just as low) 😄
9th Aug 2021, 22:55
Replies: 142
Views: 44,013
Posted By ad-astra

I think you might have to as the only choice you...

I think you might have to as the only choice you have is either operate under the new EBA or resign.
That choice is yours!
Forum: Tech Log
9th Aug 2021, 07:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,427
Posted By ad-astra

Just to confirm that you do not build anything...

Just to confirm that you do not build anything off the runway extension point.
The 3.1 Nm Runway extension is merely to define the track emanting from the runway.
Once the new point is created at...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Aug 2021, 21:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,427
Posted By ad-astra

Not sure if this is what you are asking. Aplogies...

Not sure if this is what you are asking. Aplogies if its not
Select Rwy and and suitable Rwy extension (say 3.1Nm) and 3 degree path.
Execute.
Join the dots.
Then Input a new point inside the Rwy...
6th Aug 2021, 02:50
Replies: 142
Views: 44,013
Posted By ad-astra

Not to sure where to start....... CHECK...

Not to sure where to start.......

CHECK CAPTAIN previously on $277,750 .............NEW EBA $262,718
SENIOR TRAINING previously on $263,384..............NEW EBA $230,330

MYSELY previously on...
5th Aug 2021, 21:11
Replies: 142
Views: 44,013
Posted By ad-astra

Yes, and he will also avail himself of all the...

Yes, and he will also avail himself of all the protections that our hard working (and unpaid) Rep's have achieved in very difficult times.
He won't be complaing when the good times arrive and he can...
3rd Aug 2021, 06:24
Replies: 142
Views: 44,013
Posted By ad-astra

Blackout, Is this issue one that should...

Blackout,

Is this issue one that should drive a NO vote and send us to FWC?
I think not.
Is the policy wrong?
Yes

If I am sick I will call in sick.
It is only the 'cost' to the pilot that...
2nd Aug 2021, 23:59
Replies: 142
Views: 44,013
Posted By ad-astra

I have to say that at almost 20 years with VAA,...

I have to say that at almost 20 years with VAA, EVERY new EBA has been an improvement.

The EBA on offers does have 'issues' but ask the folks at Aurizon who had their EA terminated by FWC if they...
2nd Aug 2021, 23:20
Replies: 142
Views: 44,013
Posted By ad-astra

A lot of experts here with no skin in the game. ...

A lot of experts here with no skin in the game.

A world wide pandemic with historic levels of unemployment in the airline industry and an Australian avaition industry that is being hamstrung by...
26th May 2021, 20:32
Replies: 33
Views: 15,389
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: 33
Views: 15,389
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: 3,067
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: 1,534
Views: 952,552
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: 1,534
Views: 952,552
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...
20th Dec 2020, 02:59
Replies: 71
Views: 24,777
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: 73
Views: 18,017
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: 1,145
Views: 408,098
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: 1,145
Views: 408,098
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: 10,625
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: 119
Views: 48,582
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: 4,879
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: 825
Views: 467,370
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: 825
Views: 467,370
Posted By ad-astra

FFS. Enough already!

FFS. Enough already!
11th Mar 2020, 04:09
Replies: 825
Views: 467,370
Posted By ad-astra

Enough already!

Enough already!
14th Feb 2020, 00:04
Replies: 70
Views: 29,533
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: 4,666
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: 3,331
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: 76
Views: 33,061
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: 76
Views: 33,061
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: 76
Views: 33,061
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: 1,534
Views: 952,552
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: 20,043
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: 20,043
Posted By ad-astra

YES! The queue starts!

YES! The queue starts!
27th Apr 2019, 20:28
Replies: 1,534
Views: 952,552
Posted By ad-astra

The AFAP had a $6.5 million damages decision...

The AFAP had a $6.5 million damages decision hanging over their head for several years post the 1989 Dispute.
It was ultimately never demanded.
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