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8th Mar 2022, 08:10
Replies: 11
Views: 4,486
Posted By thorn bird

Not so sure I agree with you 43. I've read...

Not so sure I agree with you 43.

I've read studies from the USA that large warehouse structures can
create rotors that travel over a Km from the buildings with just a 15Kt breeze.
Considering...
8th Mar 2022, 04:58
Replies: 11
Views: 4,486
Posted By thorn bird

Cessna Citation off the runway at Bankstown

A citation off the runway at Bankstown today, no damage apparent except a very sodden pilot.
For sure the runway is a tad damp, but it doesn't appear like an overrun.
I've heard reports from pilots...
12th Oct 2021, 05:06
Replies: 7
Views: 3,238
Posted By thorn bird

Only goes to prove the old adage, "necessity is...

Only goes to prove the old adage, "necessity is the mother of all invention"
In todays world, especially under Australia's regulations, they would still be arguing about
what safe weight could be...
30th Aug 2021, 02:57
Replies: 17
Views: 4,441
Posted By thorn bird

As my old Dad used to say, the British are...

As my old Dad used to say, the British are responsible for two ills in the world.

"Bureaucrats and ties"

Australia took the best of British bureaucracy and refined it into an art form.
27th Aug 2021, 22:57
Replies: 17
Views: 4,441
Posted By thorn bird

Dick, one reason why that aint going to happen. ...

Dick, one reason why that aint going to happen.
I had an American client tell me "Bud, I don't want to buy the aircraft, just rent it for the day"
There are reasons why you can gain a pilot licence...
7th Aug 2021, 08:38
Replies: 23
Views: 16,499
Posted By thorn bird

We could all move to the Star wars approaches ...

We could all move to the Star wars approaches

the R2D2 approach relies on aural beeps and whistles to remain within tolerance.

The Darth Vader approach only used on the dark side, ie. at night....
19th Jul 2021, 03:46
Replies: 19
Views: 3,266
Posted By thorn bird

The Partenavia was Mussolini's revenge.

The Partenavia was Mussolini's revenge.
19th Jul 2021, 02:49
Replies: 8
Views: 3,209
Posted By thorn bird

Vale Brian Sorfleet

With a melancholy heart to announce that Brian Sorfleet passed away peacefully this morning in Logan Queensland. For those that knew him he was a true gentleman and loyal friend.
28th Jun 2021, 03:42
Replies: 3
Views: 1,351
Posted By thorn bird

Since when has CASA ever considered the "Real"...

Since when has CASA ever considered the "Real" cost?

Since when anything CASA has done brought any "Real" benefit?

Since when has CASA decided anything that was beneficial to CASA was not worth...
19th Apr 2021, 09:13
Replies: 441
Views: 84,451
Posted By thorn bird

I would recommend the Pfizer vaccine if...

I would recommend the Pfizer vaccine if available, remember Pfizer also make the little blue pill.
If they can raise the dead they can certainly protect us from the Wuhan flu.
19th Apr 2021, 09:02
Replies: 28
Views: 9,626
Posted By thorn bird

Did Careflight just get another Government grant?

Did Careflight just get another Government grant?
13th Mar 2021, 18:09
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,596,750
Posted By thorn bird

"TOTAL Control...by the one party." In reality...

"TOTAL Control...by the one party."
In reality total control by one person, who's first priority will be to gerrymander himself as emperor for life.

Thereafter let the corruption begin, lucky...
11th Mar 2021, 08:13
Replies: 22
Views: 6,014
Posted By thorn bird

Its ironic that the federal government is about...

Its ironic that the federal government is about to subsidise regional airlines to provide half price airfares to the tune of 1.5 billion dollars of our grandchildren's money, when a simpler more cost...
19th Dec 2020, 08:22
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,596,750
Posted By thorn bird

Isn't it time to tell McGowan to piss off and...

Isn't it time to tell McGowan to piss off and form his own Country, provided of course they take the word Australia out of their name, because Australian they aint.

McGowanstan has a nice ring to...
17th Dec 2020, 09:33
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,596,750
Posted By thorn bird

The airlines really need to push back on this WA...

The airlines really need to push back on this WA idiot. If there's no cost to him he'll keep doing this until the election is over.

The airlines should suspend all services to WA until, at a...
16th Dec 2020, 19:46
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,596,750
Posted By thorn bird

"To reduce the risk posed by aircrews, the...

"To reduce the risk posed by aircrews, the suggestion from at least one epidemiologist, is for the ADF or Police to take over crew transfers."

Would that really reduce the risk? Maybe have the...
14th Dec 2020, 20:21
Replies: 34
Views: 7,449
Posted By thorn bird

You forget an added benefit Lead, at some...

You forget an added benefit Lead, at some airports you get a discount at the coffee shop.
That almost makes up for the huge markup on anything purchased at an airport terminal
to cover the cost of...
8th Dec 2020, 08:55
Replies: 22
Views: 3,962
Posted By thorn bird

First thing I'd ask is what is the estimated cost...

First thing I'd ask is what is the estimated cost of an hour of the time for each passenger carried?

Then I'd look at how much time would it would take for those passengers to complete the task...
2nd Dec 2020, 05:19
Replies: 2,387
Views: 1,037,443
Posted By thorn bird

"If Mr Carmody has made false allegations then...

"If Mr Carmody has made false allegations then that is incredibly poor form from a government bureacrat."

Standard form for Mr Carmody. His appearances at estimates are better defined by what he...
24th Nov 2020, 19:50
Replies: 2,387
Views: 1,037,443
Posted By thorn bird

Isn't it an "Offence" to give false or misleading...

Isn't it an "Offence" to give false or misleading information to a senate inquiry? or does that only apply to the great unwashed?
23rd Nov 2020, 08:05
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,596,750
Posted By thorn bird

Probably sticking my neck out but I can't help...

Probably sticking my neck out but I can't help thinking more than 99% of people infected, survive Covid, many didn't even know they had it.

If the world never knew it existed in the first place,...
11th Nov 2020, 20:51
Replies: 2,387
Views: 1,037,443
Posted By thorn bird

" Mr Carmody walks into work at 9am and out the...

" Mr Carmody walks into work at 9am and out the door at 5pm."

That's strange Glen, I heard he's dropped at work around ten AM, occasionally, and picked up around two PM. So your calculation may be...
4th Nov 2020, 18:45
Replies: 17
Views: 4,276
Posted By thorn bird

$250 million for three airports in the Sydney...

$250 million for three airports in the Sydney basin which was recovered with the closure and development of one, so two for free. Bankstown airport alone was valued by state government at between 1...
4th Nov 2020, 18:29
Replies: 43
Views: 8,171
Posted By thorn bird

" The survey is being conducted by an independent...

" The survey is being conducted by an independent company, Faster Horses Consulting, so you can be perfectly frank in sharing your views. Your feedback will never be connected to you. Only...
2nd Nov 2020, 09:55
Replies: 17
Views: 4,276
Posted By thorn bird

quote: "Land tax is a State tax. Are you now...

quote:

"Land tax is a State tax. Are you now saying the States can levy taxes on Commonwealth land?"

the answer is yes, because the land is not Commonwealth land, it is state land that is owned...
1st Oct 2020, 01:39
Replies: 36
Views: 7,053
Posted By thorn bird

I hear that CAsA will shortly be asking for...

I hear that CAsA will shortly be asking for "Stakeholder" consultation for new rules regarding paper plane manufacturing, licensing and operation.
26th Jul 2020, 04:44
Replies: 25
Views: 4,349
Posted By thorn bird

What about CASA issue a credit card or ASIC size...

What about CASA issue a credit card or ASIC size licence similar to the US licence.
Use Tech to store your data as your passport now does, with a Photo as your ASIC does.
It could also have a swipe...
20th Jul 2020, 20:38
Replies: 25
Views: 4,349
Posted By thorn bird

Clinton, I think the DAME viewing your Photo...

Clinton,

I think the DAME viewing your Photo is the least of your worries.
It became apparent to me that anyone down to the tea lady, can access your medical files within CASA.
Whatever happened...
9th Jul 2020, 09:02
Replies: 50
Views: 16,948
Posted By thorn bird

A novel idea, disband CAsA and subcontract...

A novel idea, disband CAsA and subcontract aviation oversight to the FAA.

Save the country a fortune, the industry might just survive and be safer as well.
6th Jul 2020, 23:00
Replies: 20
Views: 5,341
Posted By thorn bird

"Are these chinese students training to...

"Are these chinese students training to Australian licence standards? Or do they follow a syllabus laid out by their bosses, but do not attempt a licence test here?"

Aside from being very...
30th Jun 2020, 03:54
Replies: 24
Views: 7,094
Posted By thorn bird

Airport privatisation. The biggest fraud...

Airport privatisation.

The biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the Australian people.

None of these development sharks bought the airport leases ever intended to run an airport.

Almost all of...
17th Jun 2020, 20:15
Replies: 24
Views: 4,850
Posted By thorn bird

"What is the best method for getting an AOC in...

"What is the best method for getting an AOC in Australia for freight ops?"

The prerequisite for gaining an AOC in Australia is lots of money, time and the patience of Job.
31st May 2020, 02:35
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,596,750
Posted By thorn bird

My old dad used to say he wanted to retire with a...

My old dad used to say he wanted to retire with a pub on a tropical Island.

With no customers!
21st May 2020, 22:57
Replies: 22
Views: 3,959
Posted By thorn bird

"And would the state border closure not be a...

"And would the state border closure not be a reason behind this almost 0 infection rate?"

If the intention is to have zero infections, good luck with that, what are people going to eat when the...
19th May 2020, 04:46
Replies: 676
Views: 1,799,431
Posted By thorn bird

From sky news for anyone interested. ...

From sky news for anyone interested.

https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6157302934001
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