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20th May 2020, 15:20
Replies: 92
Views: 44,297
Posted By Capt Claret

The DC9 and 737 both started their life in 1963,...

The DC9 and 737 both started their life in 1963, so if the 717 is a grim aircraft based on its original design age, so too is the 737.

I think you might be surprised at the passenger appeal.
25th Oct 2019, 04:39
Replies: 3
Views: 2,293
Posted By Capt Claret

He owned a Holden dealership in Maryborough. ...

He owned a Holden dealership in Maryborough.

Lady Elliot was owned/leased (not sure) in partnership with John & Judy French, at least for part of a Bevanís association. From the mid 80ís...
3rd Oct 2018, 22:45
Replies: 102
Views: 23,428
Posted By Capt Claret

The AIP differs. “EMERGENCY FUEL 12.1 The...

The AIP differs.

“EMERGENCY FUEL 12.1 The pilot-in-command shall declare a situation of fuel emergency by broadcasting MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY FUEL, when the calculated usable fuel predicted to be...
18th Jan 2018, 11:33
Replies: 84
Views: 35,100
Posted By Capt Claret

Close to Derby when they turned around as shown...

Close to Derby when they turned around as shown on Flight Aware.

Derby - Alice ~694nm
Derby - Darwin ~ 516nm

Monsoon season so DRW weather might have been not so good.

I wonder why Broome...
12th Dec 2016, 10:00
Replies: 532
Views: 216,933
Posted By Capt Claret

If a thread like this were to appear on the...

If a thread like this were to appear on the PATCRN, and have ATCers grumbling about how a request to various jets for best speed to the field, saw a range of speeds at 10-15 miles between 250 & 160...
10th Dec 2016, 01:24
Replies: 9
Views: 2,175
Posted By Capt Claret

email inbound. :}

email inbound. :}
9th Dec 2016, 01:38
Replies: 16
Views: 9,648
Posted By Capt Claret

Hey Tailie, I didn't think the Kiwi's sounded...

Hey Tailie, I didn't think the Kiwi's sounded that bad! :E
23rd Nov 2016, 05:40
Replies: 91
Views: 19,686
Posted By Capt Claret

Geez, I hope if I'm ever accused and being judged...

Geez, I hope if I'm ever accused and being judged by my peers, there are no pilots on the jury!

Most have convicted this guy without knowing any facts, but based purely on media reports of what...
19th Nov 2016, 07:56
Replies: 445
Views: 232,030
Posted By Capt Claret

I don't think any person can "tell" you what to...

I don't think any person can "tell" you what to get. Nor can they make sweeping statements like "Varifocals (which I assume is another term for progressive lenses) should be banned for pilots".
...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Nov 2016, 11:40
Replies: 12
Views: 3,348
Posted By Capt Claret

When one was young & not too bright, one would,...

When one was young & not too bright, one would, occasionally, hold full back elevator on a BN2 prior to commencing the takeoff roll. Within one rotation of the main wheels, clearly visible out the...
26th Oct 2016, 21:15
Replies: 25
Views: 13,138
Posted By Capt Claret

Geez, pick on Hobart! :} RWY to be...

Geez, pick on Hobart! :}

RWY to be lengthened 500m to allow wide body twins to make Asia with decent load & obviate the need to stop in at the big island for fuel. Support works have commenced...
26th Oct 2016, 08:53
Replies: 25
Views: 13,138
Posted By Capt Claret

I saw part of a TV news item on this tonight. A...

I saw part of a TV news item on this tonight. A 747 was mentioned but I'm not sure in what context.
Forum: Tech Log
18th Oct 2016, 22:06
Replies: 5
Views: 4,272
Posted By Capt Claret

Possibly a certification consideration, as well...

Possibly a certification consideration, as well as manufacturing scales of economy.
14th Oct 2016, 22:46
Replies: 18
Views: 6,086
Posted By Capt Claret

Bloggs & I had a conversation yesterday evening...

Bloggs & I had a conversation yesterday evening taxiing at SYD regarding what a good job the guy on SMC was doing. We both agreed that as pilots, whilst we reckon we've got "it" skun, neither of us...
12th Oct 2016, 12:28
Replies: 83
Views: 37,073
Posted By Capt Claret

Badgerys Creek was announced as Sydney's second...

Badgerys Creek was announced as Sydney's second airport 30 years ago when I started flying for a living. I don't think the Wagner's should hold their breath.
11th Oct 2016, 09:11
Replies: 4
Views: 1,820
Posted By Capt Claret

Hobart, Port Arthur/Cape Pillar, South West Cape,...

Hobart, Port Arthur/Cape Pillar, South West Cape, up the guts to Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay, Maria Isl, Hobart.

Very weather dependant but spectacular scenery.
26th Sep 2016, 10:27
Replies: 23
Views: 11,518
Posted By Capt Claret

Given that most media reported plane crashes are...

Given that most media reported plane crashes are made in Cessnas. And that the travelling public generally judge a flight on the nano-seconds of touchdown, I'd reckon one look at the roo on the tail,...
11th Sep 2016, 00:07
Replies: 31
Views: 10,199
Posted By Capt Claret

QLINK jets, pax instructed that they must be...

QLINK jets, pax instructed that they must be turned off, and not charged in flight.
1st Sep 2016, 09:43
Replies: 103
Views: 17,166
Posted By Capt Claret

In that case, every one's gona die! :uhoh:

In that case, every one's gona die! :uhoh:
Forum: Questions
19th Aug 2016, 05:25
Replies: 27
Views: 4,684
Posted By Capt Claret

Severe control issues. Many crashes. Really?

Severe control issues. Many crashes.

Really?
11th Aug 2016, 06:56
Replies: 166
Views: 111,993
Posted By Capt Claret

Let's all throw our hands in the air, give up,...

Let's all throw our hands in the air, give up, and walk away. :ugh:
1st Aug 2016, 23:48
Replies: 166
Views: 111,993
Posted By Capt Claret

Where do you get "can't crew" from?

Where do you get "can't crew" from?
15th Jul 2016, 12:15
Replies: 10
Views: 5,462
Posted By Capt Claret

If the tyre was flat and there was no spare, then...

If the tyre was flat and there was no spare, then the reason for the delay would be a flat tyre. Wouldn't it?
8th Jul 2016, 11:33
Replies: 67
Views: 41,328
Posted By Capt Claret

I wonder if that was in the belief that there'd...

I wonder if that was in the belief that there'd be a 50% + pay increase and, don't get too excited, REAL staff travel? :ugh:
11th Jun 2016, 04:22
Replies: 166
Views: 111,993
Posted By Capt Claret

Oh well, the ensuing court case when Cobham are...

Oh well, the ensuing court case when Cobham are sued for breach of contract should be interesting, hey! Any chance one of you folks who seem to know what Cobham will or won't do before its done might...
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