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20th Dec 2021, 12:46
Replies: 215
Views: 72,469
Posted By Blueskymine

Regional airlines.

Regional airlines.
20th Dec 2021, 04:46
Replies: 215
Views: 72,469
Posted By Blueskymine

Ones a full service airline, with narrow...

Ones a full service airline, with narrow selection criteria, long lead times to command and promotion.

The other is a low cost airline, short lead times to command and promotion and a wider...
9th Aug 2021, 07:31
Replies: 689
Views: 205,930
Posted By Blueskymine

Still flying the same jets that I started off...

Still flying the same jets that I started off flying in my jet career.

Some of the guys Iíve flown with retired flying the one jet for their entire career.

Something tells me Iíll still be...
8th Aug 2021, 11:12
Replies: 142
Views: 45,085
Posted By Blueskymine

A fair work arbitration would be a good result....

A fair work arbitration would be a good result. It has to meet the better off overall conditions of the fair work act.

The only way it can reduce your conditions is under the Covid exemption and...
16th Jun 2021, 10:38
Replies: 81
Views: 12,783
Posted By Blueskymine

But then Second officers with cruise relief...

But then Second officers with cruise relief ratings regularly solo from the left or right seat while the FO or captain relieve themselves.
5th Jun 2021, 07:02
Replies: 689
Views: 205,930
Posted By Blueskymine

Itíll become the next immigration detention...

Itíll become the next immigration detention centre post covid.

Thereís a few years worth of asylum seekers to catch up on now, and there will be a flood of them when the world starts to open up...
26th May 2021, 06:42
Replies: 33
Views: 15,709
Posted By Blueskymine

Seems a bit rich. Your senior colleagues...

Seems a bit rich.

Your senior colleagues who took the promotions they were entitled too, got the base commiserate with their seniority, along with possibly training many of you, got screwed.
...
25th May 2021, 08:35
Replies: 24
Views: 21,284
Posted By Blueskymine

Says the person who is probably trying to get a...

Says the person who is probably trying to get a job with them. Or didnít.
12th Apr 2021, 11:07
Replies: 32
Views: 13,673
Posted By Blueskymine

Things will go nuts and airlines will be...

Things will go nuts and airlines will be screaming for crew yesterday by the end of the year.

Pent up travel demand is there, everyone will be saving their leave and hanging for that holiday,...
31st Mar 2021, 05:46
Replies: 179
Views: 75,083
Posted By Blueskymine

Better off to put it on ice and revisit in 12-18...

Better off to put it on ice and revisit in 12-18 months when the world is ramping up and other airlines are waving cash for qualified crew.
25th Mar 2021, 12:51
Replies: 55
Views: 14,618
Posted By Blueskymine

I wonder if V4 will gain some traction and market...

I wonder if V4 will gain some traction and market share under Bruce Buchananís leadership.

Might be hard once Rex starts flying 330s across the Tasman.
25th Mar 2021, 12:45
Replies: 102
Views: 23,686
Posted By Blueskymine

Wouldnít be an FO now in cairns would he?

Wouldnít be an FO now in cairns would he?
16th Mar 2021, 12:42
Replies: 48
Views: 13,043
Posted By Blueskymine

Says a Jetstar pilot with a few years of HAL9000...

Says a Jetstar pilot with a few years of HAL9000 time tucked under his belt.

Right.

Iíd fly a max in a heartbeat over a 10+ year old Airbus thatís been flogged out in a LCC.
16th Mar 2021, 02:23
Replies: 156
Views: 58,512
Posted By Blueskymine

Plus nigels freemasonry and secret handshake got...

Plus nigels freemasonry and secret handshake got him over the line.

His extensive charity work with the lions club was the dead give away.

Itís also a nice perk for the owner of the 209...
15th Mar 2021, 02:58
Replies: 156
Views: 58,512
Posted By Blueskymine

Nigel, an ex British airways 747 captain has come...

Nigel, an ex British airways 747 captain has come down under to setup the crewing software for a local GA operator who recently started to upgrade their fleet to the C209NG.

Itís a game changer he...
5th Jan 2021, 08:07
Replies: 99
Views: 36,645
Posted By Blueskymine

With a pay rise.

With a pay rise.
3rd Jan 2021, 05:53
Replies: 99
Views: 36,645
Posted By Blueskymine

Troll alert. Good attempt though.

Troll alert. Good attempt though.
31st Dec 2020, 05:01
Replies: 93
Views: 18,483
Posted By Blueskymine

I wonder how casa would define the transition...

I wonder how casa would define the transition between atmospheric and space flight, how itíd be logged and who would be responsible for the regulatory oversight.

So the next topic.

logging IF...
26th Dec 2020, 05:15
Replies: 99
Views: 36,645
Posted By Blueskymine

The only things longer about a network 320 is the...

The only things longer about a network 320 is the hair on the pilots face, and the list of things thatíll need fixing as soon as it touches down.

Iím sure it feels pretty flash to an aspiring...
13th Dec 2020, 21:12
Replies: 16
Views: 6,376
Posted By Blueskymine

Instructors demonstrate takeoff/landings all the...

Instructors demonstrate takeoff/landings all the time without one or the other to even it up. Captains take over takeoff/landings from FOs when the conditions are not suitable.

Yes youíre still...
5th Dec 2020, 00:51
Replies: 2,529
Views: 1,017,488
Posted By Blueskymine

Said the short haul guy looking at the potential...

Said the short haul guy looking at the potential movement upwards if enough believe it :)

Aviation conditions your mindset. Itís hard to walk away. Iíd rather be a frog and well and truly cooked...
29th Nov 2020, 00:21
Replies: 5
Views: 4,926
Posted By Blueskymine

I guess god wasnít willing on this occasion and...

I guess god wasnít willing on this occasion and the captain was found wanting.
16th Nov 2020, 00:25
Replies: 44
Views: 8,480
Posted By Blueskymine

Doesnít matter how many blades your prop has when...

Doesnít matter how many blades your prop has when you only have one engine.
11th Nov 2020, 06:48
Replies: 2,529
Views: 1,017,488
Posted By Blueskymine

Qantas will never operate the 777. I donít think...

Qantas will never operate the 777. I donít think theyíd even be flown if they got offered them for free.

The VR/ER covers the long term surplus with the retirement of the 747.

LWOP covers the...
2nd Nov 2020, 13:08
Replies: 11
Views: 1,470
Posted By Blueskymine

The Bose A20 wins hand down. Worn the DCs, the...

The Bose A20 wins hand down. Worn the DCs, the Zulus etc.

I still use the A20s in my airline gig and they are fantastic.
2nd Nov 2020, 01:43
Replies: 100
Views: 22,734
Posted By Blueskymine

Itís always been the same. In fact even when...

Itís always been the same. In fact even when aviation and Ga was booming, you could always shake a tree up north and dozens of pilots would hit the deck.

We poured beers, worked for the council,...
1st Nov 2020, 11:03
Replies: 2,529
Views: 1,017,488
Posted By Blueskymine

ĎCause noone wants to go to the inferior contract...

ĎCause noone wants to go to the inferior contract and fly the maggot, but theyíll be happy to leap across and show Jetstar how to fly the scarebus.

Iím sure the Jetstar guys will be wetting their...
1st Nov 2020, 01:30
Replies: 100
Views: 22,734
Posted By Blueskymine

Wouldnít surprise me if this were true to be...

Wouldnít surprise me if this were true to be honest. There would be a lot of desperate pilots out there right now.
The most vulnerable would be those starting out.

From my experience up north,...
31st Oct 2020, 01:55
Replies: 2,529
Views: 1,017,488
Posted By Blueskymine

^ says it all.

^ says it all.
14th Sep 2020, 01:21
Replies: 105
Views: 31,853
Posted By Blueskymine

Which is why the 737 is a 1960s jet with a 1990s...

Which is why the 737 is a 1960s jet with a 1990s computer strapped to it.

The A320 is a 1980s jet with a 1990s computer strapped To it.

The rest is just marketing.

The advancements in...
8th Sep 2020, 01:18
Replies: 2,529
Views: 1,017,488
Posted By Blueskymine

Just also be very mindful that that extra market...

Just also be very mindful that that extra market share is at the expensive of someone elseís livelihood.

Many of those effected would have been ideal candidates for Qantas, but took a moral stance...
7th Sep 2020, 13:33
Replies: 2,529
Views: 1,017,488
Posted By Blueskymine

No doubt, which will involve increasing market...

No doubt, which will involve increasing market share.

You donít do that by parking jets, you do that by flying them. Hence I guess why the 717s have been redeployed.
7th Sep 2020, 07:10
Replies: 30
Views: 10,022
Posted By Blueskymine

We need another Ben Sandilands. Unfortunately the...

We need another Ben Sandilands. Unfortunately the best we have is Ďthe expertí or the ex airline pilot.
4th Sep 2020, 13:32
Replies: 2,529
Views: 1,017,488
Posted By Blueskymine

How quickly do you think expat airlines can...

How quickly do you think expat airlines can recall 1000s of pilots from all corners of the world, plus cabin crew, get them current and get them going, while competing with the others that want them?...
4th Sep 2020, 09:33
Replies: 2,529
Views: 1,017,488
Posted By Blueskymine

Tel****all has some type of agenda here. Which...

Tel****all has some type of agenda here. Which isnít to the benefit of the individuals concerned nor what the company line is.

One could almost bet that he works for a startup or a company thatís...
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