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25th Aug 2022, 08:24
Replies: 128
Views: 19,921
Posted By Seabreeze

AJ an acolyte of SM?

Looks like AJ has been following the excellent management lead of our former PM. Communicating with honesty and clarity; respecting the contributions and needs of the general public, and showing...
30th Jul 2022, 12:15
Replies: 149
Views: 27,948
Posted By Seabreeze

Race to the bottom

Toxic Management is an international aviation disease....

CNBC Travel (https://www.cnbc.com/cnbc-travel/)A toxic culture and ‘race to the bottom’: Pilots open up on why air travel is in chaos
...
27th Jun 2022, 12:08
Replies: 18
Views: 8,303
Posted By Seabreeze

good honest people

Yes Boeing and FAA people have shown how very responsible they are so far wrt the big MAX. How dare the ABC ask questions about their honesty and professionalism or imply they may have overlooked...
13th Jun 2022, 23:12
Replies: 7
Views: 1,868
Posted By Seabreeze

Bill Whitworth

Congrats to Bill, a gentleman, pilot and instructor of the highest order.
Seabreeze
31st May 2022, 12:21
Replies: 81
Views: 7,141
Posted By Seabreeze

Catherine King MP

New minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.
Has promised an Aviation White Paper.
11th May 2022, 14:10
Replies: 16
Views: 2,957
Posted By Seabreeze

Bf109

The aircraft did not of its own choice commit war crimes. Most Luftwaffe pilots were not Nazis. The aircraft is of historical significance, and that history must be told.

No point pretending it...
29th Apr 2022, 03:15
Replies: 132
Views: 32,135
Posted By Seabreeze

oh, and I suggest that it is far more common for...

oh, and I suggest that it is far more common for a received email to be ignored than for an automated system to selectively ignore and not bounce an individual email. If the latter happens, it has...
29th Apr 2022, 03:07
Replies: 132
Views: 32,135
Posted By Seabreeze

The Basil Fawlty approach to customers

Post 126.. Traffic is... Are you serious? Supporting the airline approach when the customer (who has already shelled out hard cash up front) does not follow up the non-receipt of her email. How does...
27th Apr 2022, 07:00
Replies: 132
Views: 32,135
Posted By Seabreeze

Customer Service at Qantas. presumably SOP

Here is a recent example of a recent Qantas stuff up. A friend visits us in Sydney. She is due to fly out Friday 15th to LAX on QF11. She arrives at Terminal 1 three hours+ before the ETD and...
16th Apr 2022, 03:47
Replies: 21
Views: 4,476
Posted By Seabreeze

the Law of Bureaucratic Drag

So those writing new CASRs, or writing old CARs into CASRs, just seem to invent a few words from some ideas they have had to "enhance safety" and concurrently meet a personal " employment target"...
11th Apr 2022, 09:41
Replies: 132
Views: 32,135
Posted By Seabreeze

surprise!

So the airline coffers fill with payments for flights, and the bookings software is clear about who has booked for what flights.

Then, what a surprise to airline and airport managers, pax turn up...
5th Mar 2022, 09:46
Replies: 47
Views: 20,170
Posted By Seabreeze

C404

There is a previous thread called C402 and C404 Info.

Check list.
1. Reduce speed and select Flap10 Before starting descent.
2. Reduce MP at less than 1 imch per minute on descent.
3. Plan so...
24th Jan 2022, 10:56
Replies: 24
Views: 5,337
Posted By Seabreeze

P51D you must be a relative of GT to give such...

P51D you must be a relative of GT to give such praise.
24th Jan 2022, 08:39
Replies: 24
Views: 5,337
Posted By Seabreeze

Brianna, Suggest if you want to get into...

Brianna,
Suggest if you want to get into Aviation journalism that you buddy up with someone who knows something.

SB
18th Jan 2022, 04:44
Replies: 111
Views: 39,300
Posted By Seabreeze

Compare CASAs approaches to SOAR with APT

So the question has to be asked. How did CASA allow SOAR to continue to operate after having numerous safety events and probably other indirect evidence of shonkiness, and Glen Buckley's APT to be...
27th Dec 2021, 08:17
Replies: 21
Views: 4,884
Posted By Seabreeze

yachts or crew not fit for purpose

It seems 1/3 of the Sydney to Hobart fleet is out due to 'bad weather '. The crew often seem surprised that bad weather happens.

Is it the boats or the crews that are not fit for purpose?

As...
26th Dec 2021, 04:58
Replies: 264
Views: 85,090
Posted By Seabreeze

automation is a human invention

Time and time again I read comments that automation will solve the human factor.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Automation is a set of computer programs written by computer geeks who...
11th Dec 2021, 20:08
Replies: 50
Views: 7,852
Posted By Seabreeze

don't put the fox in charge of another chicken coup.

While I agree that the present set of CASRs is written in a way that is legalistic and often difficult to interpret, you are surely joking if you are suggesting the same mob should take on yet...
17th Jul 2021, 11:59
Replies: 129
Views: 52,024
Posted By Seabreeze

Don't think that AI is some godlike system that...

Don't think that
AI is some godlike system that does not make a mistake. AI is a set of computer codes written by some computer geek who has probably never even flown a C152.The scope for code...
15th Jul 2021, 09:02
Replies: 2,387
Views: 1,037,569
Posted By Seabreeze

FAA got a red hot poker up its auxil power unit.

The FAA got a fair kick up the arse from the US government over their 737max firetruckup. But of course that was only after two smoking holes in the ground and many hundreds dead. I am also afraid a...
16th May 2021, 07:15
Replies: 79
Views: 27,703
Posted By Seabreeze

VALIADTION

Wow. This must be a fantastic new concept with a brand new technical term of an incredibly complex system.

Nuh, leaving a spelling mistake in a title is simply a sign of gross incompetence..

SB
13th May 2021, 11:28
Replies: 134
Views: 20,022
Posted By Seabreeze

So what point are you making? I could give...

So what point are you making? I could give references to thousands of uninteresting and irrelevant articles but I don't want to bore the s**t out of everyone.
2nd May 2021, 02:05
Replies: 48
Views: 11,626
Posted By Seabreeze

Luxury...GA charter circling approaches in a...

Luxury...GA charter circling approaches in a light twin on a dark and stormy night had the ultimate dangers.. One pax chundering down the back of your neck, and the other 4 pissing their pants
SB.
24th Mar 2021, 11:06
Replies: 55
Views: 14,498
Posted By Seabreeze

Happy to pay for food, but give me some...

Happy to pay for food, but give me some reasonable options. FFS.
4th Mar 2021, 09:47
Replies: 24
Views: 5,531
Posted By Seabreeze

You can itemize every single predictable cost,...

You can itemize every single predictable cost, but it is the unscheduled and unpredictable costs that will nail you. These rise with the age of the aircraft. e.g. Dekambing a wonked thronomister can...
4th Mar 2021, 06:06
Replies: 2,387
Views: 1,037,569
Posted By Seabreeze

I think I have written this before. Glen,...

I think I have written this before.

Glen, CASA does not need to respond to you because their do nothing option leaves matters in limbo forever. They do not need to negotiate.

You will need to...
18th Feb 2021, 06:00
Replies: 19
Views: 3,405
Posted By Seabreeze

[QUOTE=Clinton McKenzie;10992563]On the basis of...

[QUOTE=Clinton McKenzie;10992563]On the basis of what data do you believe that?

My son is a master mariner aged 40. His basic medical costs$330 and lasts for 2 years. This covers AMSA fee as well...
18th Feb 2021, 01:52
Replies: 19
Views: 3,405
Posted By Seabreeze

Maritime medicals are far more expensive, I...

Maritime medicals are far more expensive, I believe.
20th Jan 2021, 08:28
Replies: 42
Views: 16,750
Posted By Seabreeze

New Antarctic Division Director was previously...

New Antarctic Division Director was previously CEO Bankstown Airport. Always wanted to have a longer runway and jet ops......... SB
19th Jan 2021, 06:36
Replies: 25
Views: 11,081
Posted By Seabreeze

Actually they remind me of Laurel and Hardy,...

Actually they remind me of Laurel and Hardy, except they are not at all funny.

SB
19th Jan 2021, 06:35
Replies: 25
Views: 11,081
Posted By Seabreeze

GT's style copied by CK

There is a new contender for BS master, and that is the federal backbencher CK, now famous for being an expert on COVID.

We can expect a serious effort to see which of the two can spin the most BS...
17th Nov 2020, 07:23
Replies: 20
Views: 7,017
Posted By Seabreeze

Once, many years ago at UNSW Flight Ops, Len was...

Once, many years ago at UNSW Flight Ops, Len was asked if he had ever seen a particular part of Europe, by a junior instructor who was planning to travel there. Ken's response was reported as...
...
5th Nov 2020, 21:06
Replies: 2,387
Views: 1,037,569
Posted By Seabreeze

planning essential

Glen,
Apologies if I am trying to teach you to suck eggs.

When Presenting:
Plan carefully what you will say. Summarise the key message in your first sentence. Describe most important matters...
1st Nov 2020, 04:08
Replies: 100
Views: 21,961
Posted By Seabreeze

Positions Vacant: No Scabs

There is plenty of work out there, picking fruit for example. Mangos right now I think. Oh... but it is outside in the hot sun, backbreaking, hard to get to, and not so well paid, and it seems far...
29th Oct 2020, 21:10
Replies: 14
Views: 2,973
Posted By Seabreeze

Ministerial Incompetence

Sandy is right!

I cannot think of any Ministers of Transport who were ever interested in what CASA does. The foxes are therefore free to roam in the chicken shed, and to create a bureaucracy which...
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