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22nd May 2022, 04:11
Replies: 35
Views: 9,350
Posted By Derfred

Wasn't Albanese the architect of Sydney Airport's...

Wasn't Albanese the architect of Sydney Airport's ridiculous legislation that still hampers airport efficiency to this day?
...
22nd May 2022, 04:02
Replies: 32
Views: 7,593
Posted By Derfred

So Airbus have failed to learn from Jetstar?

So Airbus have failed to learn from Jetstar?
19th Apr 2022, 16:52
Replies: 155
Views: 43,401
Posted By Derfred

Well, historically, one has a crew rest and one...

Well, historically, one has a crew rest and one doesn't. It was never a problem until some-one manufactured a narrow-body jet with huge fuel tanks and no crew rest, and a collective of accountants...
19th Apr 2022, 15:06
Replies: 43
Views: 17,116
Posted By Derfred

And we pay less than a chippie. If you have...

And we pay less than a chippie.

If you have proven that you can’t cut a 45 degree mitre, you might still meet the high standards required by ASA.
19th Apr 2022, 12:52
Replies: 155
Views: 43,401
Posted By Derfred

Not sure what the difference is “widebody vs...

Not sure what the difference is “widebody vs narrowbody”. It obviously makes a difference to QF because they are currently asking narrowbody pilots to do flying that they wouldn’t dream of asking...
19th Apr 2022, 11:36
Replies: 155
Views: 43,401
Posted By Derfred

Don’t know why this discussion has turned to...

Don’t know why this discussion has turned to salary. QF are happy with the salary, they already said that.

The negotiations are about rostering rules.

So most of the above arguments can be...
11th Apr 2022, 13:37
Replies: 600
Views: 260,453
Posted By Derfred

Close. (my bold) ...

Close.

(my bold)

https://simpleflying.com/qantas-plans-finalize-domestic-airbus-order-mid-2022/
11th Apr 2022, 08:03
Replies: 132
Views: 31,919
Posted By Derfred

That must be why AS shot through to VA

That must be why AS shot through to VA
11th Apr 2022, 04:27
Replies: 600
Views: 260,453
Posted By Derfred

Who said anything about complaining? The...

Who said anything about complaining?

The point was made that pilots are leaving for better jobs with better coin and/or better location.

If the employer wants to keep them, then the employer...
11th Apr 2022, 04:12
Replies: 132
Views: 31,919
Posted By Derfred

Probably because QF is the only mob attempting to...

Probably because QF is the only mob attempting to significantly increase capacity within the timeframe of a week or so. I believe that until recently, JQ and VA have been running at higher (relative)...
8th Apr 2022, 10:34
Replies: 0
Views: 1,443
Posted By Derfred

Australia cancels MQ-9B Reaper

Seems strange for Oz to be cancelling the Reapers. They also kept it very quiet - this didn't seem to make it into the local media at all.

Justification appears to be to divert the funds into the...
6th Apr 2022, 01:20
Replies: 23
Views: 8,938
Posted By Derfred

Yeah, that sounds more like a Bonza B737MAX...

Yeah, that sounds more like a Bonza B737MAX route...
4th Apr 2022, 13:13
Replies: 59
Views: 18,077
Posted By Derfred

I agree with your post except for these last 2...

I agree with your post except for these last 2 bits:


- an error got through a few slices of swiss cheese. That probably happens more often than most realise in all professional safety-critical...
2nd Apr 2022, 09:10
Replies: 84
Views: 26,500
Posted By Derfred

Military diplomacy - never make a threat you...

Military diplomacy - never make a threat you aren’t prepared to carry out?

Even Putin hasn’t made that mistake yet, as far as I can see.
2nd Apr 2022, 08:27
Replies: 59
Views: 18,077
Posted By Derfred

There are 2 categories of pilots: 1. those...

There are 2 categories of pilots:

1. those who criticise the errors of others; and
2. those who think “that could be me tomorrow”, and continually strive to learn and improve.

I occasionally...
30th Mar 2022, 13:10
Replies: 81
Views: 11,265
Posted By Derfred

I had a similar Captain in my early days. I...

I had a similar Captain in my early days.

I always thought I would “save that quote” for when I became a Captain.

By the time I became a Captain, I am happy to report, the quote has never...
29th Mar 2022, 04:23
Replies: 293
Views: 56,370
Posted By Derfred

That is, ironically, probably the best argument...

That is, ironically, probably the best argument for a class D tower.

If introducing class D would decrease the capacity or efficiency of the airport, then it most certainly should not be class G,...
26th Mar 2022, 08:15
Replies: 293
Views: 56,370
Posted By Derfred

Yes, everyone does. That’s the problem.

Yes, everyone does. That’s the problem.
26th Mar 2022, 08:08
Replies: 401
Views: 168,648
Posted By Derfred

Is Virgin looking for an IR manager? I’ll make...

Is Virgin looking for an IR manager? I’ll make sure NS is made aware of the “opportunity”.
21st Mar 2022, 16:26
Replies: 134
Views: 81,603
Posted By Derfred

Having read over 100 responses on this thread, I...

Having read over 100 responses on this thread, I don't think I saw a single response saying anything along the lines of "wow, that could have happened to me".

Pilot training obviously has a long...
20th Mar 2022, 18:47
Replies: 24
Views: 6,892
Posted By Derfred

Why is everyone flying around non-EDTO?

Why is everyone flying around non-EDTO?
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2022, 14:47
Replies: 3,647
Views: 1,357,672
Posted By Derfred

Is “the west” any different? All this guy...

Is “the west” any different?

All this guy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Assange) did was publish a website.

It’s led to this:...
27th Feb 2022, 13:22
Replies: 49
Views: 15,690
Posted By Derfred

For what it’s worth, I think I can speak for the...

For what it’s worth, I think I can speak for the majority of the pilots, cabin crew, and other front line QF employees, that what you experienced as a customer (I prefer the term “passenger”), is...
27th Feb 2022, 12:14
Replies: 64
Views: 15,425
Posted By Derfred

While you all discuss whether or not it is risky...

While you all discuss whether or not it is risky for Qantas to fly its aircraft through Russian airspace at this point in time, Qantas have now conducted a security analysis and decided it is not...
27th Feb 2022, 11:43
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By Derfred

Swissair LX5200

Why is Swissair LX5200 flying all over northern Germany at FL150?
27th Feb 2022, 07:11
Replies: 64
Views: 15,425
Posted By Derfred

Obviously not regularly enough.

Obviously not regularly enough.
25th Feb 2022, 13:30
Replies: 2,955
Views: 2,660,592
Posted By Derfred

Welcome back, Telfer. What have you been up to...

Welcome back, Telfer. What have you been up to whilst on LWOP? I’m guessing you made a lot of money as an industrial advocate.

Thank you for persuading all the S/O’s to take LWOP. If it hadn’t...
25th Feb 2022, 12:39
Replies: 64
Views: 15,425
Posted By Derfred

The Australian Prime Minister just criticised...

The Australian Prime Minister just criticised Vladimir Putin and announced heavy sanctions against Russia, and wealthy Russians connected to the Russian Government.

Qantas just announced that they...
23rd Feb 2022, 09:51
Replies: 81
Views: 22,166
Posted By Derfred

At the risk of digressing from LB’s post, which...

At the risk of digressing from LB’s post, which raises some very valid points about the documentary:

Reducing the throttle while in a steep descent with excess airspeed would not have solved the...
23rd Feb 2022, 09:19
Replies: 2,955
Views: 2,660,592
Posted By Derfred

Sorry to be pedantic, but are you referring to...

Sorry to be pedantic, but are you referring to the ex-Cobham B717 National Jet now QF-subsidiary, or actually Cobham - who I believe only operate jets these days as FIFO E190’s and AMSA Challengers?...
16th Feb 2022, 08:30
Replies: 2,955
Views: 2,660,592
Posted By Derfred

Qantas used to run cadetships. This is not one.

Qantas used to run cadetships. This is not one.
16th Feb 2022, 01:23
Replies: 686
Views: 221,895
Posted By Derfred

So to make NTL-MCY work they would need to...

So to make NTL-MCY work they would need to capture 50% of the market of all transport modes (including those who drive), and charge $113 average.

Bonza have stated fares of $50 average for short...
15th Feb 2022, 10:43
Replies: 686
Views: 221,895
Posted By Derfred

When was the last time somewhere like Albury saw...

When was the last time somewhere like Albury saw an RPT 737? The runway can take one (limiting), but can the population fill one?

If Jetstar has ignored the Albury-Sydney route all these years,...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2022, 09:43
Replies: 33
Views: 5,153
Posted By Derfred

My feeling on my limited reading and...

My feeling on my limited reading and understanding is that the JET reactor has done it’s job with regard to proof of concept. That gives them confidence to fund the ITER reactor to provide proof of...
12th Feb 2022, 03:08
Replies: 264
Views: 27,163
Posted By Derfred

Very true! Except that AJ would want more...

Very true!

Except that AJ would want more than $20M for it.
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