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23rd Jan 2023, 04:48
Replies: 134
Views: 31,716
Posted By RampDog

I see Indigenous artwork in both... it would be...

I see Indigenous artwork in both... it would be much better in colour :-p
21st Jul 2022, 05:31
Replies: 1
Views: 1,100
Posted By RampDog

Would the attached document and this link be of...

Would the attached document and this link be of any help to you?
https://www.citationjetpilots.com/safety/cockpitguides
16th May 2022, 06:13
Replies: 907
Views: 325,750
Posted By RampDog

They could resurrect the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band...

They could resurrect the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band to do their ads for them?
Urban Spaceman can be Bonza's theme song -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVr2hbE6aW0
5th May 2022, 08:53
Replies: 39
Views: 13,157
Posted By RampDog

Talking We don't need to look to hard to see that on both...

We don't need to look to hard to see that on both sides of SYD, i.e. DOM & INTL precincts, there are plenty of over fifties working for all ground handlers.
Please do not assume that SYD Ground...
21st Mar 2022, 10:15
Replies: 7
Views: 8,533
Posted By RampDog

Breaking news - China Eastern Airlines Flight 5735 down in Guangxi Province, China

From the Reuters news website -
BEIJING, March 21 (Reuters) - China Eastern Airlines Flight 5735 B737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in mountains in south China on Monday while on a flight...
4th Mar 2022, 09:57
Replies: 4
Views: 2,719
Posted By RampDog

QF operated several crew training/maintenance...

QF operated several crew training/maintenance check flights on Thursday 3/3.
Not at all unusual as they did exactly the same with VH-OQB previously, and definitely only doing circuits.
Those QF60**...
9th Feb 2022, 10:52
Replies: 3
Views: 3,238
Posted By RampDog

The other one (still in JetGo livery) has been...

The other one (still in JetGo livery) has been sitting still for the last few years, gradually accumulating parking fees at DOM 5 SYD.
It was re-registered as N136SX a long while back, nothing ever...
15th Mar 2021, 09:37
Replies: 19
Views: 5,779
Posted By RampDog

Just curious, was there a QF Ginger Beers fishing...

Just curious, was there a QF Ginger Beers fishing club (not the Fishos at Kyeemagh) back then and did they use their "downtime" to hit the Lake on the back shift.
What was the biggest and best one...
13th Mar 2021, 01:53
Replies: 19
Views: 5,779
Posted By RampDog

Thanks ORAC That's also a very plausible...

Thanks ORAC
That's also a very plausible explanation and more than likely correct if it's come from QANTAS HQ.
Although having spent a lifetime on the airfield itself and heard plenty of stories...
12th Mar 2021, 10:11
Replies: 19
Views: 5,779
Posted By RampDog

Great work Mick, thanks for that information. ...

Great work Mick, thanks for that information.
There are not many around the airport that know that "The Pond" actually has a proper name.
Tom Gaunt must have been a bit of an icon around Base then,...
12th Mar 2021, 08:52
Replies: 19
Views: 5,779
Posted By RampDog

Smile Gday Blip For those not aware they are the...

Gday Blip
For those not aware they are the numbers/names of the QANTAS hangars at Jetbase SYD.
They are derived from the old Mascot street numbers that pertain to the location of where they were...
23rd Jul 2020, 11:41
Replies: 87
Views: 28,035
Posted By RampDog

Buster and Griffo, how's this then? ...

Buster and Griffo, how's this then?

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/496x643/a380_cee9a7df33e86e2fbda579927ca5ab4227204833.jpg
8th May 2020, 03:13
Replies: 5
Views: 3,207
Posted By RampDog

Such a PITA, but remember Big Brother is trying...

Such a PITA, but remember Big Brother is trying to protect us from all those baddies out there :ok:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEhKoeEEgCo

Btw, I wonder if ISIS/Al Qaeda/Hamas etc has been...
24th Apr 2020, 10:33
Replies: 262
Views: 101,453
Posted By RampDog

Just call it Tiger, which they bought for $1 and...

Just call it Tiger, which they bought for $1 and tell Tricky Dick he can keep his logo saving $$$$$$$
The Chinese love tigers..... they just can't eat a whole one in one sitting :cool: (I know .......
21st Apr 2020, 10:53
Replies: 1,266
Views: 543,212
Posted By RampDog

Spot on Buster! Most people in this game...

Spot on Buster!

Most people in this game never made the connection but it was such a good business model that it reappeared in 2004 as Jetstar Domestic.

And it was no coincidence that there...
3rd Apr 2020, 09:46
Replies: 40
Views: 14,390
Posted By RampDog

Hey Flitefone, I wasn't claiming that line as...

Hey Flitefone, I wasn't claiming that line as anything original, but i do use it with affection :ok:
I've been to plenty of Thirld World countries and you wouldn't want to live there unless you...
3rd Apr 2020, 04:40
Replies: 40
Views: 14,390
Posted By RampDog

Heard someone remark the other day "Australia is...

Heard someone remark the other day "Australia is the only Third World country where you can safely drink the tap water"
The corruption that goes unseen, in plain sight, is unbearable!
My other...
2nd Apr 2020, 23:39
Replies: 1,266
Views: 543,212
Posted By RampDog

longjohn, excellent point and a very valid...

longjohn, excellent point and a very valid question relative to Virgin Australia's current predicament.
No person or business with any sense would throw 100s millions in, so why should the...
2nd Apr 2020, 11:47
Replies: 1,266
Views: 543,212
Posted By RampDog

-41, all that debt, it's so very true. But any...

-41, all that debt, it's so very true.
But any entity who invests money in airlines is intrinsically taking a financial risk, it's been proven too many times.
But like every gamble, it's a matter...
2nd Apr 2020, 11:18
Replies: 1,266
Views: 543,212
Posted By RampDog

In the Brave New World, I foresee Air New Zealand...

In the Brave New World, I foresee Air New Zealand becoming the domestic carrier to fill the defunct VA's shoes (slots?)
They will buy out Tiger for $1.00, making them instant Aussies.
Hey it's a...
2nd Apr 2020, 10:33
Replies: 1,266
Views: 543,212
Posted By RampDog

Too true, Branson is not the Messiah, he's just a...

Too true, Branson is not the Messiah, he's just a naughty boy! He's a distraction from the real issue.
The majority stakeholders not coming up with a better plan to cut the losses or stumping up...
2nd Apr 2020, 10:19
Replies: 1,266
Views: 543,212
Posted By RampDog

He blamed that failure on the realisation that...

He blamed that failure on the realisation that there weren't too many Virgin brides, haha.
The promotional photos would have scared the rest off.....
...
2nd Apr 2020, 09:28
Replies: 1,266
Views: 543,212
Posted By RampDog

The business world is chock-a-block full of...

The business world is chock-a-block full of unlikeable and dysfunctional people with no empathy or symapthy.
Not so with Sir Dick, he has done everything to make himself loved, in turn his staff...
2nd Apr 2020, 06:53
Replies: 1,266
Views: 543,212
Posted By RampDog

Prior to the Ansett collapse, employees had to...

Prior to the Ansett collapse, employees had to get in the (far) queue of creditors fighting for the scraps left by failed businesses.
The only good thing to come out of that whole debacle was that...
2nd Apr 2020, 05:06
Replies: 1,266
Views: 543,212
Posted By RampDog

Here's a thought? Virgin Australia will...

Here's a thought?
Virgin Australia will collapse only if its owners allow (or want) it to, not because the Australian Govenment ( with taxpayers money) won't lend them cash.
The owners are by...
26th Mar 2020, 05:54
Replies: 815
Views: 470,669
Posted By RampDog

Unhappy In the news now

Scurrah is talking to Coles to try to redeploy staff? It appears he has decided that VA has no need for Tiger pilots in the future....
16th Dec 2019, 09:58
Replies: 73
Views: 59,199
Posted By RampDog

Rumour ;) has it that.............. APU was...

Rumour ;) has it that..............
APU was started as aircraft was being towed back (heading north) on its path to Bay 10,
Prevailing wind was from the north, and when aircraft was turn in from...
13th Dec 2019, 03:58
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,031,076
Posted By RampDog

Hot off the presses............ ...

Hot off the presses............
https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/qantas-picks-a350-1000-for-non-stop-london-new-york-flights-20191213-p53jmx.html
also posted on a new thread.

The...
13th Dec 2019, 03:34
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,031,076
Posted By RampDog

Grrr QANTAS has finally made a decision....

No order placed, it's still conditional depending on whether they proceed with "Project Sunrise". No decision on that till March 2020!
They will milk the media for all the free publicity they can...
8th Mar 2019, 09:03
Replies: 5
Views: 3,771
Posted By RampDog

My initial post was originally meant only to find...

My initial post was originally meant only to find out what was going on with that C130 flying so low over suburban houses. (It had just tracked over from Woronora Cemetery, it turns out)
Its special...
8th Mar 2019, 03:41
Replies: 5
Views: 3,771
Posted By RampDog

https://www.airforce.gov.au/operations/flying-oper...

https://www.airforce.gov.au/operations/flying-operations/air-force-hercules-flypast-funeral-service-world-war-two-aviator
8th Mar 2019, 03:39
Replies: 5
Views: 3,771
Posted By RampDog

Mystery solved - A flypast in honour of ex-RAAF...

Mystery solved - A flypast in honour of ex-RAAF Flying Officer Eric Barton DFC who passed away recently aged 95.
I'm sure he will have some great stories to re-tell his brothers-in-arms in Valhalla,...
8th Mar 2019, 03:13
Replies: 5
Views: 3,771
Posted By RampDog

Buzzed by a RAAF C130

I've just (14:03 AEST) been buzzed by a Herc coming in from the east at about 200 feet, tracking west at that altitude. NOT heading towards Holdsworthy!
Weird thing is that I'm in suburban Sydney...
5th Nov 2018, 09:32
Replies: 418
Views: 397,777
Posted By RampDog

Ladies and Gentleman, sorry to drift off the core...

Ladies and Gentleman, sorry to drift off the core subject.
It always amazes me how the vested interests in airlines' managements can screw some of their most valuable assets on their T & Cs.
...
23rd Feb 2018, 03:30
Replies: 36
Views: 7,868
Posted By RampDog

Never again will we see such a selfless leader... just kidding!!

Goneski......... just about right on the money Sunfish :ok:

Full transcript: Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce resigns...
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