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19th Oct 2020, 14:14
Replies: 440
Views: 174,559
Posted By cessnapete

I tend to agree with RetiredBA/BY MCAS or...

I tend to agree with RetiredBA/BY

MCAS or not Airmanship was sadly lacking in these accidents.
On the last accident ET out of Addis. Short trip, light aircraft, erroneous Stick Shaker on take...
8th Oct 2020, 14:55
Replies: 25
Views: 2,519
Posted By cessnapete

I tried to get a validation for my UK licence a...

I tried to get a validation for my UK licence a year or two ago. Started the paperwork four months before my visit. A week or two before my arrival in Oz, I was told a face to face interview required...
17th Sep 2020, 17:06
Replies: 1,952
Views: 1,550,596
Posted By cessnapete

I think the Count is/ was a BASSA member heavily...

I think the Count is/ was a BASSA member heavily involved in the CC Strike, which led to the formation of Mixed Fleet. Possibly not the greatest result for their members.
4th Sep 2020, 16:36
Replies: 19
Views: 4,315
Posted By cessnapete

As above, and avoid the shambles that have...

As above, and avoid the shambles that have become the EASA pilot licensing.
27th Aug 2020, 14:47
Replies: 23
Views: 8,896
Posted By cessnapete

My favorite Syd ATC clearance/ non clearance some...

My favorite Syd ATC clearance/ non clearance some years back.
Early morning arrival from foreign parts.

“Syd Big airways 888 FL 370, Parkes at xxx” ( local Syd radio travel info at the time, “The...
23rd Aug 2020, 20:03
Replies: 23
Views: 8,896
Posted By cessnapete

Missy

“As traffic and workload permits” There wasn’t any of either!
Still it’s comforting to know from past experience that Syd ATC hasn’t changed in 30 years!!
22nd Aug 2020, 09:40
Replies: 23
Views: 8,896
Posted By cessnapete

https://youtu.be/LgppNdSEAag What a...

https://youtu.be/LgppNdSEAag

What a difference In attitude here!!
22nd Aug 2020, 06:55
Replies: 23
Views: 8,896
Posted By cessnapete

Bureaucracy reigns

In these odd times I read of the occasional light GA aircraft making an approach to Gatwick and Heathrow. No other traffic.
Not in Australia it seems!
A Beech Duchess on instrument training...
21st Jul 2020, 17:38
Replies: 17
Views: 2,316
Posted By cessnapete

I’m surprised at the high minima shown. Are GNSS...

I’m surprised at the high minima shown. Are GNSS LPV approaches not allowed ? Usually CAT 1 limits 200 ft.
13th Jul 2020, 16:15
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By cessnapete

They both use same size ear pads. Transair pilot...

They both use same size ear pads. Transair pilot shop sent mine by return.
10th Jul 2020, 17:55
Replies: 96
Views: 52,681
Posted By cessnapete

BA pilot management announced some time ago that...

BA pilot management announced some time ago that sickness records would be part of their CR criteria.
12th Jun 2020, 12:51
Replies: 26
Views: 5,971
Posted By cessnapete

I don’t know about Australia, but a stock IFR...

I don’t know about Australia, but a stock IFR certified Garmin G430W allows you to carry out an ILS or GNSS LPV approach. Vertical guidance to CAT 1 limits at many places in USA and here in UK.
26th May 2020, 20:55
Replies: 1,952
Views: 1,550,596
Posted By cessnapete

GS- Alpha You misunderstood my post. I’m...

GS- Alpha

You misunderstood my post. I’m not condoning any of BAs possible actions Of course nobody thinks their proposals are morally just. Just stating the facts as they are.

One of my...
26th May 2020, 13:12
Replies: 1,952
Views: 1,550,596
Posted By cessnapete

As the new rates that BA are touting are 32G PA...

As the new rates that BA are touting are 32G PA for a CSM and 24G PA for the rest, it would be probably the Lhr Legacy CC who are posting potentially taking a 50/60% pay cut. Unfortunately even...
15th May 2020, 16:50
Replies: 12
Views: 2,190
Posted By cessnapete

Presumably Instructional flights will follow...

Presumably Instructional flights will follow soon. A mate has been flying his airliner to and fro across the Atlantic during C19. You can’t social distance with two/three or more locked on the flight...
2nd May 2020, 09:07
Replies: 1,952
Views: 1,550,596
Posted By cessnapete

Without Seniority, BA state redundancies to be...

Without Seniority, BA state redundancies to be predicated on Company requirements, and assessment. As no sim assessment at the moment due social distancing, and presumably mass interviews not...
21st Apr 2020, 10:09
Replies: 38
Views: 9,046
Posted By cessnapete

Yes sorry, my post not meant as criticism of RAF....

Yes sorry, my post not meant as criticism of RAF. But the airline appears has more spare capacity and proven flexibility of operations, than the RAF, in respect of this urgent requirement.
21st Apr 2020, 08:30
Replies: 38
Views: 9,046
Posted By cessnapete

BA have flown multiple return trips to Shanghai...

BA have flown multiple return trips to Shanghai with B777 bringing in PPE in Holds, and cabin loaded. Carry double LR augmented crew.
No layover, 2 hour turnaround and straight back. Gets the kit...
1st Apr 2020, 10:50
Replies: 157
Views: 48,242
Posted By cessnapete

The abundance of power in the VC10 was great to...

The abundance of power in the VC10 was great to have up your sleeve in a possible emergency.
During the days of BOAC VC10 ops out of Nairobi, (5300ft.) we even had an emergency clean up procedure...
31st Mar 2020, 22:01
Replies: 138
Views: 40,593
Posted By cessnapete

Would one of you anti seniority ladies or...

Would one of you anti seniority ladies or gentlemen please, tell me the “fair” and transparent criteria you would use to measure “merit” for promotion, leave, pay etc.
How would your criteria for...
21st Mar 2020, 15:52
Replies: 23
Views: 16,652
Posted By cessnapete

What a ‘can do’ attitude from the FAA ! The CAA...

What a ‘can do’ attitude from the FAA ! The CAA here would have no such common sense.
5th Feb 2020, 10:26
Replies: 384
Views: 246,524
Posted By cessnapete

PrOOne Dunnno, I must ask my relative who...

PrOOne

Dunnno, I must ask my relative who was a TriStar/Voyager AAR pilot.
Just seems bad planning for your own AAR assets unable to service your own fleet. Presumably penny pitching on the RAF...
5th Feb 2020, 06:33
Replies: 384
Views: 246,524
Posted By cessnapete

So the RAF Voyager cannot refuel an RAF P8? So...

So the RAF Voyager cannot refuel an RAF P8? So who refuels it on a mission if required?
17th Jan 2020, 12:02
Replies: 42
Views: 36,598
Posted By cessnapete

Maybe minor delays to MOD, but at a cost of many...

Maybe minor delays to MOD, but at a cost of many to the airlines. Mass holding, Long Haul aircraft diverted, and great disruption to passengers.
7th Jan 2020, 14:19
Replies: 15
Views: 8,071
Posted By cessnapete

I can read the Thread heading! What is the big...

I can read the Thread heading! What is the big difference preventing same in Oz?
No reason why similar can't be done worldwide? QF domestic, Jetstar,Virgin, all have route structures that provide...
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