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15th May 2018, 06:14
Replies: 167
Views: 73,747
Posted By Captain Gidday

I'd be looking at Kalgoorlie as the pick of WA....

I'd be looking at Kalgoorlie as the pick of WA. Big enough town with enough facilities and spare accommodation to support a school of this size [Not talking about Hay Street here]. Two or three...
23rd Oct 2015, 06:34
Replies: 5
Views: 4,673
Posted By Captain Gidday

"How doth the little crocodile Improve his...

"How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin
How neatly spreads his claws
And welcomes little...
21st Oct 2015, 12:00
Replies: 19
Views: 7,809
Posted By Captain Gidday

Early 90s. Newly minted 747 Captain. I went...

Early 90s. Newly minted 747 Captain. I went through a 'phase' when I seemed to attract lightning. Must have had about 8 strikes in two years.
Approaching LHR, little 12,000 ft high thing. In...
10th Sep 2015, 22:56
Replies: 48
Views: 17,172
Posted By Captain Gidday

Funny, that's been Qantas' problem too since 1992...

Funny, that's been Qantas' problem too since 1992 and the arrival of the smart guys in the reverse takeover. :*
31st Aug 2015, 10:44
Replies: 718
Views: 271,249
Posted By Captain Gidday

Aren't those QF A332s hardwired with the domestic...

Aren't those QF A332s hardwired with the domestic size galleys that can only serve one full meal per sector? They won't be doing anything over about 9 hours max if that's still the case. Meal and a...
23rd Aug 2015, 15:57
Replies: 30
Views: 9,416
Posted By Captain Gidday

Andreas Lubitz : Germanwings

Andreas Lubitz : Germanwings
20th Aug 2015, 22:01
Replies: 53
Views: 17,013
Posted By Captain Gidday

Trouble is the kids are mostly posting while on...

Trouble is the kids are mostly posting while on the streets. Earphones in ears. Wandering aimlessly onto pedestrian crossings. Oblivious.
Sydney fire engines have just been fitted with sub-woofers...
20th Aug 2015, 00:18
Replies: 21
Views: 9,581
Posted By Captain Gidday

Q&A session after announcement: Transcript: ...

Q&A session after announcement:
Transcript:
Alan Joyce - "Thank you for flying over from Perth, Geoffrey. I hope you got one of those new fantastic sleeper seats"

Geoffrey Thomas - " No, I got...
17th Aug 2015, 09:47
Replies: 718
Views: 271,249
Posted By Captain Gidday

MEL-BOM would be a winner with the 787-9. Every...

MEL-BOM would be a winner with the 787-9.
Every second person in Melbourne these days seems to be from the Sub Continent.
9th Aug 2015, 19:49
Replies: 718
Views: 271,249
Posted By Captain Gidday

Answer: Fiji Airways.

Answer: Fiji Airways.
8th Aug 2015, 22:25
Replies: 718
Views: 271,249
Posted By Captain Gidday

Popgun, going to have to call you on this one: ...

Popgun, going to have to call you on this one:



The reason there appear to be zero seats to HNL today on JQ is that JQ Intl do not accept same day bookings. To anywhere.
Go to JQ's commercial...
30th Jul 2015, 08:48
Replies: 718
Views: 271,249
Posted By Captain Gidday

Lucky guess (within the statistical margin for...

Lucky guess (within the statistical margin for error) (http://www.pprune.org/9041092-post533.html) :ok:
24th Jul 2015, 12:04
Replies: 12
Views: 3,655
Posted By Captain Gidday

Just aim for the flashing blue and red lights.

Just aim for the flashing blue and red lights.
20th Jul 2015, 10:18
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,502,565
Posted By Captain Gidday

Sim study.

I think, but I'm not completely sure, that the Sim study ended up with an unforecast result.
Two sets of crews compared.
First set - consisted of two people, Captain and F/O called in from home....
18th Jul 2015, 23:29
Replies: 718
Views: 271,249
Posted By Captain Gidday

As long as they are 1 cent per hour or more...

As long as they are 1 cent per hour or more cheaper, I should think.
15th Jul 2015, 10:43
Replies: 107
Views: 24,691
Posted By Captain Gidday

:ok: to the two posts above. Exactly. ...

:ok: to the two posts above. Exactly.

747-400 : At SHEED. Flaps 20, Gear down. Flaps 20 Speed, 2500'. Then - Right Over SHEED, thrust idle, flaps 30 coming into the slot and thrust to 1.18.
10th Jul 2015, 07:39
Replies: 718
Views: 271,249
Posted By Captain Gidday

Yes 80/20. The same Doomsayers are always there...

Yes 80/20. The same Doomsayers are always there in that other place. Noisy but no numbers in The House.
9th Jul 2015, 08:23
Replies: 19
Views: 15,237
Posted By Captain Gidday

So reactivate Avalon, eh! As far as I know the...

So reactivate Avalon, eh! As far as I know the hangar there had no built-in fire suppression. When one arrived in a 747 for maintenance the first thing done was to drain the tanks into a road tanker....
30th Jun 2015, 15:52
Replies: 304
Views: 107,417
Posted By Captain Gidday

What huge markets? Jetstar Japan says it has 60%...

What huge markets? Jetstar Japan says it has 60% of the LCC market. After four years or so in Domestic Japan it has 20 A320s. So the total Japanese Low Cost market, all carriers, fits into 33 A320s....
13th Jun 2015, 08:22
Replies: 453
Views: 445,346
Posted By Captain Gidday

Speaking of which: On my first trip out as a...

Speaking of which:
On my first trip out as a trainee S/O, early 70's on a 707, the F/E introduced himself "G.day, I'm Jim. I'm the stage coach driver". Not wanting to appear ignorant, or anything, I...
5th Mar 2015, 14:47
Replies: 139
Views: 55,289
Posted By Captain Gidday

I don't have any inside info on the parameters...

I don't have any inside info on the parameters being used.
But, a reasonable guess would be that:

If there is any tailwind component on 16, i.e. any breeze from the North, the mission will be...
24th Feb 2015, 05:43
Replies: 56
Views: 12,652
Posted By Captain Gidday

And of course every person on the ramp needs a Hi...

And of course every person on the ramp needs a Hi Vis vest.
OH&S Rules!
28th Nov 2014, 10:26
Replies: 16
Views: 5,618
Posted By Captain Gidday

Agreed. How many Jetstar Asia pax are SIN-KUL for...

Agreed. How many Jetstar Asia pax are SIN-KUL for $7.99, plus the [optional] cost of a muffin?
Amaazing business model.

Correction: Actually [to my astonishment] I overquoted. The cheapest...
15th Nov 2014, 04:45
Replies: 58
Views: 19,937
Posted By Captain Gidday

See, wait long enough and Legacy becomes Retro! ...

See, wait long enough and Legacy becomes Retro!

DC-4. Norfolk Island. 1976.
...
28th Jul 2014, 13:20
Replies: 15
Views: 3,831
Posted By Captain Gidday

Nice lounges, though.

Nice lounges, though.
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