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21st May 2020, 22:57
Replies: 22
Views: 2,633
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: 613
Views: 1,750,877
Posted By thorn bird

From sky news for anyone interested. ...

From sky news for anyone interested.

https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6157302934001
10th May 2020, 04:15
Replies: 29
Views: 10,027
Posted By thorn bird

QUOTE: "He has the knowhow, he has the jets, he...

QUOTE:
"He has the knowhow, he has the jets, he has the pilots/crew & other critical staff.."

Knowhow? Could very well have, but in Australia's unique environment?

A toxic, inept regulator to...
7th May 2020, 01:11
Replies: 140
Views: 65,243
Posted By thorn bird

But, But ,But, CAsA are the experts! aren't they?...

But, But ,But, CAsA are the experts! aren't they?

How many CAsA FOI generated GA-isms float from Ops Manual to Ops manual around the industry?

GA-isms being a departure from widely accepted...
30th Apr 2020, 08:06
Replies: 18
Views: 3,869
Posted By thorn bird

"I have given up on my dream of being in cockpit...

"I have given up on my dream of being in cockpit of a commercial airliner."

Roger, you have a dream it may look daunting, to some impossible.
Nevertheless, impossible dreams sometimes come true....
18th Apr 2020, 04:12
Replies: 47
Views: 3,806
Posted By thorn bird

Vag, Hypocracy?...irony more like it. Are four...

Vag, Hypocracy?...irony more like it. Are four engine aircraft safer than two? CAsA regulates for "Safety" only, Oh and making sure they are not liable for anything.
18th Apr 2020, 04:01
Replies: 231
Views: 75,300
Posted By thorn bird

This might get interesting

Channel 7 reporting several Chinese airlines considering a Virgin takeover.

Woo hoo! we're saved...or not.
17th Apr 2020, 19:21
Replies: 1,045
Views: 568,661
Posted By thorn bird

"Once sent to CASA, it will have 30 days to...

"Once sent to CASA, it will have 30 days to respond, although the COVID-19 issue may affect that."

errr, what??

There is bugger all aviation happening at the moment, they must have considerable...
14th Apr 2020, 11:09
Replies: 25
Views: 3,413
Posted By thorn bird

We should all also remember that the same...

We should all also remember that the same bastards will emerge when the dust settles and continue their
determined rampage to destroy what's left of the industry. They are still being paid their...
28th Mar 2020, 07:49
Replies: 7
Views: 2,780
Posted By thorn bird

How to poke a hornets nest

Businessmen Dick Smith, Mike Cannon-Brookes and Andrew Forrest score highest for ?Net Trust? - Roy Morgan Research...
27th Mar 2020, 04:28
Replies: 86
Views: 12,093
Posted By thorn bird

When this is all over will I need to apply for a...

When this is all over will I need to apply for a visa to enter Tasmania?
I don't believe there is a Tasmanian embassy on the mainland, where can I apply for one?
25th Mar 2020, 19:37
Replies: 69
Views: 9,273
Posted By thorn bird

Currawong is entitled to his "Opinions", good...

Currawong is entitled to his "Opinions", good grief our whole industry is governed by opinions, our regulations are written in such a way that the opinions of the governors is paramount. Try arguing...
21st Mar 2020, 20:58
Replies: 1,045
Views: 568,661
Posted By thorn bird

Glen, within the reg's is the old "Fit and Proper...

Glen, within the reg's is the old "Fit and Proper Person" clause, it's a sort of Catch 22 trap.

Who decides who is fit and proper?

From an industry perspective who in CAsA is fit and proper?
...
21st Mar 2020, 20:51
Replies: 10
Views: 2,545
Posted By thorn bird

The required tooling is most probably available...

The required tooling is most probably available in Aussieboy, the problem is the required "approved" people to wield those tools and also the required "approved" processes on how and which tools are...
17th Mar 2020, 05:55
Replies: 613
Views: 1,750,877
Posted By thorn bird

Any fatality is a worry Dick. Unfortunately if...

Any fatality is a worry Dick.
Unfortunately if people persist in committing aviation despite CAsA's best endeavours to stamp it out, there will be more.
Our safety record is way behind the USA...
14th Mar 2020, 20:00
Replies: 85
Views: 29,555
Posted By thorn bird

I vaguely recall a similar incident some years...

I vaguely recall a similar incident some years ago in NSW, a Cessna 180 out west I think, where an engine failure after take off resulted in a fatal crash.
NSW police charged the pilot with...
13th Mar 2020, 22:58
Replies: 19
Views: 4,847
Posted By thorn bird

"I think so too. The trouble is that some...

"I think so too. The trouble is that some politicians are gullible."

Yup, blinded by $$$ signs and what's in it for me.
4th Mar 2020, 19:55
Replies: 1,045
Views: 568,661
Posted By thorn bird

Of course snoozer, there is generally a "Smart"...

Of course snoozer, there is generally a "Smart" Alec in every organisation.
27th Feb 2020, 01:24
Replies: 61
Views: 16,588
Posted By thorn bird

It has ever been thus Dick and not just in...

It has ever been thus Dick and not just in Aviation. All the rest of the world is wrong, only Australia is right.
We could have had US or NZ rules for a couple of million, a couple of years to...
20th Feb 2020, 04:49
Replies: 1,045
Views: 568,661
Posted By thorn bird

Oh come on guys, Mr Carmody is a safety expert,...

Oh come on guys,
Mr Carmody is a safety expert, he says so himself.
20th Feb 2020, 04:37
Replies: 18
Views: 3,483
Posted By thorn bird

Often wondered about that myself Lead, but then...

Often wondered about that myself Lead, but then again I'm not surprised
CAsA medical probably have your bedroom bugged to see it you snore from
sleep apnea which seems to be the flavour de jour...
15th Feb 2020, 06:30
Replies: 70
Views: 24,511
Posted By thorn bird

Quote: "It needs to be ripped up and rewritten...

Quote: "It needs to be ripped up and rewritten in practical, commonsense operator oriented language."

Ramble, the whole Australian regulatory suite needs to be ripped up and rewritten, no chance...
11th Feb 2020, 20:28
Replies: 215
Views: 35,566
Posted By thorn bird

If what we hear is true regarding our submarine...

If what we hear is true regarding our submarine procurement program, prejudice and outright ineptness would lead us to the conclusion that they will be a giant white elephant.

Obsolete before the...
11th Feb 2020, 20:05
Replies: 28
Views: 5,508
Posted By thorn bird

Did they fill out dozens of forms, wait a couple...

Did they fill out dozens of forms, wait a couple of months, pay a huge fee for CAsA permission?
29th Jan 2020, 03:32
Replies: 56
Views: 4,852
Posted By thorn bird

Err, big Pistons, have you seen Australia's...

Err, big Pistons,

have you seen Australia's attempt at part 61 and it's attendant Manual of Standards?

Might give you an idea of why it costs almost double to gain a licence here over there and...
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