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3rd Mar 2022, 02:02
Replies: 49
Views: 15,355
Posted By RodH

SHVC I don't think your analogy is very valid! ...

SHVC
I don't think your analogy is very valid!
A more correct statement would read :
QF more pax , more calls , long wait - " MORE STAFF NEEDED "
VA less pax " ,less calls , less wait- sufficient...
1st Mar 2022, 19:45
Replies: 49
Views: 15,355
Posted By RodH

FWIW I have been in contact with VA to change my...

FWIW I have been in contact with VA to change my bookings and waited for no more than 1 minute. Very quick indeed.
These waiting times with QF are pathetic. Thank goodness I'm flying VA.
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jan 2022, 20:17
Replies: 37
Views: 5,165
Posted By RodH

Yes TLDNMCL it sure does mean a lot to me ....

Yes TLDNMCL it sure does mean a lot to me . Brings back such pleasant memories.
On the day of my first solo I had only 6hrs 50 minutes of time logged ( My trial instructional flight a few months...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jan 2022, 19:43
Replies: 37
Views: 5,165
Posted By RodH

Thumbs up It's really great to know that VH-RDW is still...

It's really great to know that VH-RDW is still flying as VH-FLC and the old girl is still gracing the skies.
What wonderful nostalgia , thanks for input guys.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jan 2022, 06:15
Replies: 37
Views: 5,165
Posted By RodH

It's great to be able to see things like this....

It's great to be able to see things like this. You too are fortunate to be able to look back and see where you started.
Mine was quite difficult to find as it was in 1957 but thanks to Mr. Google I...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jan 2022, 02:50
Replies: 37
Views: 5,165
Posted By RodH

Angel Photo of the first aeroplane I ever flew 65 years ago!!!

How lucky was I to find a photo of this de Havilland DHC1 Chipmunk taken in the 1950's.
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18th Jan 2022, 20:20
Replies: 402
Views: 165,675
Posted By RodH

As Ken Borough has posted most of the DC9's were...

As Ken Borough has posted most of the DC9's were sold of in the early eighties when the B737-200's were introduced to replace them.
Forum: Middle East
1st Jan 2022, 19:56
Replies: 130
Views: 79,411
Posted By RodH

Cool Hand flying

The thought about automation being used too much is NOT a new idea.
Back in 1965 in Australia I was an F/O on the all new B727-100 and flew with some very experienced " old salts " some of whom...
27th Dec 2021, 04:14
Replies: 0
Views: 2,039
Posted By RodH

Welcome the A380's return

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23rd Dec 2021, 19:34
Replies: 5
Views: 3,257
Posted By RodH

Just to have something nice to post

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13th Dec 2021, 19:07
Replies: 79
Views: 26,896
Posted By RodH

Devil Nice to see GT's mother is extolling his skills...

Nice to see GT's mother is extolling his skills in such a dedicated strong way!!1
It must be his mother as no one else would do that.
11th Dec 2021, 20:51
Replies: 9,658
Views: 1,547,436
Posted By RodH

People wishing to go to WA for Xmas from Qld are...

People wishing to go to WA for Xmas from Qld are well and truly stuffed like the turkey they were going to have there!
WA's pathetically slow vaccination rate is the root cause of this latest border...
1st Dec 2021, 19:31
Replies: 21
Views: 12,729
Posted By RodH

"Oh ye of little faith" this IS where MH370 is! ...

"Oh ye of little faith" this IS where MH370 is!
One only has to listen to one of Australia's most believable experts on Aviation matters to know that it's correct. After all if GT reckons it's there...
26th Nov 2021, 22:30
Replies: 135
Views: 59,420
Posted By RodH

It's quite easy to understand why Journalists do...

It's quite easy to understand why Journalists do this type of thing and I guess I should not have " asked why " but should have said that I don't think its warranted. A bit more thought before the...
26th Nov 2021, 20:30
Replies: 135
Views: 59,420
Posted By RodH

Dan Some of what you say makes sense and I...

Dan
Some of what you say makes sense and I agree with you but some does not , at least me me anyway.
In para. 3 I did not ask a question I made and observation.
Para 5 . I think you seem to use a...
25th Nov 2021, 21:16
Replies: 135
Views: 59,420
Posted By RodH

Thumbs down Accused Pilot

I see and hear in the Media a JetStar Pilot has been arrested for an alleged crime.
Why do journalists use " sensationalism " headings such as this?
These so called journalists just have to...
4th Oct 2021, 20:10
Replies: 272
Views: 53,222
Posted By RodH

I fully agree with " mostlytossas" in his...

I fully agree with " mostlytossas" in his summation but not the remarks from Viagra which are very childish and totally unnecessary!!
The only people who will put up with the severe restrictions...
31st Aug 2021, 22:39
Replies: 9,658
Views: 1,547,436
Posted By RodH

How about this for utter hypocrisy by the Qld....

How about this for utter hypocrisy by the Qld. Premier.

The story below is an excerpt from the ABC news web site and it appears that again there are different rules for sports people and VIP's....
18th Aug 2021, 20:40
Replies: 9,658
Views: 1,547,436
Posted By RodH

I read in the ABC News web site this morning that...

I read in the ABC News web site this morning that our illustrious Qld. premier has asked for 100 Commonwealth troops to be stationed along the NSW border to keep those pesky infected NSW people out...
30th Jun 2021, 02:25
Replies: 20
Views: 6,056
Posted By RodH

Just Who are exempt??

From online news.
"Health and government authorities approved a COVID-19 positive family to fly in to Adelaide from SE Asia to Australia last week on a privately-funded medevac flight, despite...
17th Jun 2021, 22:54
Replies: 9,658
Views: 1,547,436
Posted By RodH

With all of the doom and angst being shown in...

With all of the doom and angst being shown in this thread I thought a spot of humour might come in handy. It does actually relate to borders opening and a landing by the Captain hence it being here....
17th May 2021, 21:43
Replies: 9,658
Views: 1,547,436
Posted By RodH

In my local medical clinic it's the Dr. who gives...

In my local medical clinic it's the Dr. who gives the injection. Most other vaccinations are administered by nursing staff who are qualified.
The turn over of patients is quite quick so someone must...
23rd Apr 2021, 02:25
Replies: 9,658
Views: 1,547,436
Posted By RodH

From the ABC News site: All passengers on...

From the ABC News site: All passengers on Qantas flight QF778 are being considered close contacts and will need to isolate for 14 days.
Just goes to show how changeable this whole thing can be in...
24th Feb 2021, 21:22
Replies: 43
Views: 14,616
Posted By RodH

QF Losses

Qantas have just announced a $1.08 Billion dollar loss in the last 6 months .
That's a hell of a lot of money but they reckon they still have $4 billion to tide them over.
Nice to have a little...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Feb 2021, 20:28
Replies: 62
Views: 15,168
Posted By RodH

We have all been fooled by Martians

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Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2021, 23:25
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By RodH

Sure is an oldie , just like us. That's how we...

Sure is an oldie , just like us. That's how we knew it existed cos we had seen it quite some years ago . Well worth showing again as a lot would not have seen it and it's so good.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2021, 22:19
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By RodH

Yes, that's the really funny and surprising...

Yes, that's the really funny and surprising bit!!!!
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2021, 21:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By RodH

Australian Army letter

Quite a clever and funny read!!!
13th Feb 2021, 20:15
Replies: 9,658
Views: 1,547,436
Posted By RodH

Just a thought? From memory there is an island...

Just a thought?
From memory there is an island about 500k south of Melbourne that started off as a penal colony a couple of hundred years ago so maybe that would be an ideal spot to quarantine...
8th Jan 2021, 07:48
Replies: 9,658
Views: 1,547,436
Posted By RodH

dr Dre . If I am correct Tas, Sa and NSW have not...

dr Dre . If I am correct Tas, Sa and NSW have not “closed “their borders to Queenslanders but have pace restrictions on them.
West Australia has “closed” its borders to all Queenslanders that are...
8th Jan 2021, 07:24
Replies: 9,658
Views: 1,547,436
Posted By RodH

I see Western Australia has now closed its border...

I see Western Australia has now closed its border to all Queenslanders.

Back to where we were a couple of months ago.

Seems to be a very hasty decision By Mr. McGowan but he is well known...
4th Jan 2021, 03:08
Replies: 2,730
Views: 366,518
Posted By RodH

Happened to have a Great view of an aircraft...

Happened to have a Great view of an aircraft overhead in Perth Western Australia.
It was was a Qatar A350-1041 flying almost directly overhead on a 5 mile final at 1500 feet.(According to flight...
12th Dec 2020, 21:11
Replies: 29
Views: 10,957
Posted By RodH

See my post in Virgin 3.0 thread regarding...

See my post in Virgin 3.0 thread regarding recency.
12th Dec 2020, 19:57
Replies: 16
Views: 6,284
Posted By RodH

How very true!!

Never a truer statement was written for us Aviators.

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7th Dec 2020, 22:12
Replies: 7
Views: 2,883
Posted By RodH

Thumbs up Beautiful Sound

What a beautiful sound it is to hear aircraft flying overhead into Brisbane again.
I live 33 nm South under the track into BNE and for many months now there has been very little to listen to in the...
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