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15th Apr 2021, 22:59
Replies: 14
Views: 5,649
Posted By The Baron

The Batteries in question are serious trouble, I...

The Batteries in question are serious trouble, I would think the Fire Fighters were aware of the risk and stayed clear. They tend to spit and fizz a bit as each cell reaches ignition temperature....
15th Mar 2021, 07:22
Replies: 25
Views: 4,647
Posted By The Baron

One more thing, Get a good endorsement on...

One more thing, Get a good endorsement on something handy like the C209 and you're laughing!
14th Feb 2021, 21:39
Replies: 8
Views: 2,196
Posted By The Baron

The WW2 Bomber airfields that the Americans built...

The WW2 Bomber airfields that the Americans built across the Top End were all about 1800m by 60m. I have been in and out of plenty. Used by full war load B17 and B24. That would be your max length....
26th Nov 2020, 05:23
Replies: 10
Views: 2,294
Posted By The Baron

That's great. They'll make a great artificial...

That's great. They'll make a great artificial reef off the coast! Good for diving tourism.
6th Nov 2020, 05:26
Replies: 2
Views: 2,431
Posted By The Baron

Unhappy Not a Cessna. Socata Rallye en route to...

Not a Cessna. Socata Rallye en route to Archerfield.
23rd Aug 2020, 01:50
Replies: 46
Views: 6,258
Posted By The Baron

Just had another idea. The Martinsyde S.1 had a...

Just had another idea. The Martinsyde S.1 had a 80hp Gnome and had the same cowl. It also has scalloped trailing edges. Thoughts?
22nd Aug 2020, 09:53
Replies: 46
Views: 6,258
Posted By The Baron

Avro 500 , and a real rarity from the earliest...

Avro 500 , and a real rarity from the earliest days of flight.
22nd Aug 2020, 00:24
Replies: 46
Views: 6,258
Posted By The Baron

The engine is a 7 cylinder rotary, most probably...

The engine is a 7 cylinder rotary, most probably a Gnome. My guess is it may be an early Sopwith Tabloid circa 1913/1914.
On second thought, the lower wing fuselage don't look right for a Tabloid.
20th Jul 2020, 10:52
Replies: 135
Views: 45,348
Posted By The Baron

The problem with Skywest (vara) is that they ...

The problem with Skywest (vara) is that they have clauses in the EBA of redundancy of up to 52 weeks and clapped out old aircraft. Clearly Bain would likw to dispose of them but, who would pay...
3rd May 2020, 04:26
Replies: 84
Views: 28,666
Posted By The Baron

I wish Qantas all the best. I hope they survive...

I wish Qantas all the best. I hope they survive on their own merits. They are not a national carrier any more though. I hope they get the same consideration that the Federal Government gave to...
26th Apr 2020, 00:29
Replies: 42
Views: 15,319
Posted By The Baron

The world is going to be a different place after...

The world is going to be a different place after Covid-19. Fleets of 150+ seat narrow body aircraft could well be uneconomic due to to sustained reduced pax demand possibly for years. E190 and E195...
10th Apr 2020, 03:30
Replies: 24
Views: 5,797
Posted By The Baron

Don't leave out the control cable inspection....

Don't leave out the control cable inspection. You can do it annually or replace them. You get 10 years free of inpections if you replace.
I would go with the Cherokee. Lots of parts available,...
27th Mar 2020, 00:19
Replies: 78
Views: 41,175
Posted By The Baron

Okay, Alan Joyce is right. Virgin management or...

Okay, Alan Joyce is right. Virgin management or the lack of proper management has put them in a position where they will not survive without government intervention. No argument about that. Are we...
16th Mar 2020, 03:44
Replies: 829
Views: 450,254
Posted By The Baron

After reading this thread, I would like you all...

After reading this thread, I would like you all to stop and take a deep breath. When I worked there, I was always impressed by the camaraderie and professionalism of the pilot group.
There's been a...
11th Mar 2020, 02:59
Replies: 31
Views: 16,409
Posted By The Baron

Probably just run out of places to hide his loot....

Probably just run out of places to hide his loot. Too many lumps in the mattress.
11th Mar 2020, 01:25
Replies: 11,849
Views: 1,012,071
Posted By The Baron

Lake Buccaneer per chance?

Lake Buccaneer per chance?
8th Mar 2020, 00:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,913
Posted By The Baron

Raffling a Bushcat as well are they?

Raffling a Bushcat as well are they?
7th Mar 2020, 11:34
Replies: 829
Views: 450,254
Posted By The Baron

You know, you guys must be right. The 777 makes...

You know, you guys must be right. The 777 makes bucketloads. Let's change the name of this thread from "VA pilots worried about employment 2021" to something like " Cashed up VA announces big new...
7th Mar 2020, 09:25
Replies: 829
Views: 450,254
Posted By The Baron

The little Italian guy told me himself. They were...

The little Italian guy told me himself. They were happy to contain the ongoing losses from the 777 at 1million a month. They didn't expect it to mprove due to factors like the dearest 777 leases in...
6th Mar 2020, 22:27
Replies: 829
Views: 450,254
Posted By The Baron

Here's a thought. Just suppose you could help...

Here's a thought. Just suppose you could help ensure the survival of the airline by taking a pay cut. Let's say the widebody guys go back to 737 rates for 2 years.
The numbers have always shown a...
27th Feb 2020, 02:10
Replies: 829
Views: 450,254
Posted By The Baron

You are forgetting about the clause that refers...

You are forgetting about the clause that refers to major changes in the business. That little gem means they can do whatever they like that is in the "best interests" of the business. All they are...
26th Feb 2020, 22:49
Replies: 829
Views: 450,254
Posted By The Baron

Don"t be too sure it will be the 2nd officers...

Don"t be too sure it will be the 2nd officers walking the plank. The company interpretation could well be fleet specific. When the 330s go, so will the crews if they can't get a spot in the other...
25th Feb 2020, 00:38
Replies: 64
Views: 35,412
Posted By The Baron

Anyone that has been in this unfortunate position...

Anyone that has been in this unfortunate position well knows the amount of insidious commercial pressure to continue when fatigued. I also wouldn't be surprised if the crew involved were based in...
13th Feb 2020, 04:20
Replies: 829
Views: 450,254
Posted By The Baron

Old Mates is right. 737s have operated into...

Old Mates is right. 737s have operated into Rocky, Gladstone and a lot of the other ports. Not one pilot should have to take leave without pay or redundancy while a contractor owned by the opposition...
1st Feb 2020, 22:33
Replies: 4
Views: 4,585
Posted By The Baron

Devil Ah, Emu Airlines. Spent 20 odd fun filled hours...

Ah, Emu Airlines. Spent 20 odd fun filled hours in that one.
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