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Forum: ATC Issues
26th Aug 2008, 05:54
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By SM4 Pirate

Only those eligible for permanent residency. ...

Only those eligible for permanent residency. They did have a 'sponsorship' of working skilled VISAs going for a while, but that scheme has succumbed to political pressure; as Airshambles used it to...
14th Aug 2008, 03:43
Replies: 60
Views: 6,850
Posted By SM4 Pirate

I think our rosters do "maximise time off" in the...

I think our rosters do "maximise time off" in the main; most believe this is to maximise your recovery. All the available science tells us that most rosters worked in Oz are not the best way to do...
13th Aug 2008, 08:52
Replies: 60
Views: 6,850
Posted By SM4 Pirate

ATC: "I take my responsibilities very seriously,...

ATC: "I take my responsibilities very seriously, but in 2008 my employer required me to attend extra duty at least once a fortnight on average. I had little mechanism to refuse the duty as my sick...
11th Aug 2008, 01:33
Replies: 148
Views: 14,029
Posted By SM4 Pirate

They are not 'sponsoring' people anymore; because...

They are not 'sponsoring' people anymore; because rumour has it, Australians rejected from the recruitment processes, made themselves aware to the politicians who asked the right questions.
3rd Aug 2008, 07:41
Replies: 148
Views: 14,029
Posted By SM4 Pirate

And what did he do, ignored it, hoped it went...

And what did he do, ignored it, hoped it went away, thought to himself they are full of sh!t? Cut training and reduced abinitio intakes. Now he's caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Surely he...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Aug 2008, 04:01
Replies: 26
Views: 3,428
Posted By SM4 Pirate

Whilst my knowledge isn't UK based: I would...

Whilst my knowledge isn't UK based:

I would tell you to "go-around" if you were close to or below the minimum vectoring altitude (assuming radar environment).

If you were above the MVA and I...
30th Jul 2008, 00:21
Replies: 148
Views: 14,029
Posted By SM4 Pirate

I know what you mean, but some would have a...

I know what you mean, but some would have a licence, they are changing groups or locations. I think it's not unrealistic to count them, as no doubt ASA is counting them in their total figure of 972...
29th Jul 2008, 13:07
Replies: 148
Views: 14,029
Posted By SM4 Pirate

Spotted on the Civil Air website:

Spotted on the Civil Air website:
28th Jul 2008, 09:19
Replies: 148
Views: 14,029
Posted By SM4 Pirate

BN APP 125.6, You are forgetting the option...

BN APP 125.6,

You are forgetting the option of 'closing down' non essential services and concentrating ALM (contract) resources on providing the core, in contingency mode; during the ATC lock out....
28th Jul 2008, 02:00
Replies: 148
Views: 14,029
Posted By SM4 Pirate

Following on from Max1's excellent post. The...

Following on from Max1's excellent post.

The Global Market must rule.

Germany is offering the same money with higher cost of living, but people are still considering going, to escape and for...
24th Jul 2008, 12:04
Replies: 91
Views: 12,266
Posted By SM4 Pirate

TCAS Alert

Was there a TCAS alert today in TIBA North of Sydney? RA or TA? Perfectly safe international practice, NOT!
22nd Jul 2008, 00:23
Replies: 43
Views: 6,770
Posted By SM4 Pirate

Whilst it against my nature to respond to obvious...

Whilst it against my nature to respond to obvious trolls; WTF? It's not exactly fair to compare an aerodrome with one parallel runway system with an aerodrome with three. Think of the TMA/TWR...
21st Jul 2008, 00:21
Replies: 91
Views: 12,266
Posted By SM4 Pirate

If a man screams in space... if a tree falls in...

If a man screams in space... if a tree falls in the woods... if two miss in TIBA...:}
19th Jul 2008, 05:56
Replies: 42
Views: 5,750
Posted By SM4 Pirate

You "Terry Technical types" are unbelievable... ...

You "Terry Technical types" are unbelievable... I stand by what I said and the day I get a Hijack is the day I'll reconsider my priorities... geez. As for aircraft you can't talk to or ones likely...
19th Jul 2008, 04:57
Replies: 42
Views: 5,750
Posted By SM4 Pirate

So, did they go to MED 1? SQ221 often (If...

So, did they go to MED 1?

SQ221 often (If I'm thinking right) has curfew "fringe" dispensation and can land between 5am and 6am on RWY 34L; but at MED 1 status I suspect they can land before 5am....
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Jul 2008, 02:20
Replies: 6
Views: 1,635
Posted By SM4 Pirate

Is it just me or has this problem shown up...

Is it just me or has this problem shown up before; especially in Australia. If Thales are still selling suspect equipment without proper redundancy then they should be held accountable.
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Jul 2008, 00:42
Replies: 31
Views: 2,500
Posted By SM4 Pirate

Often a cheats way to get a "cloud...

Often a cheats way to get a "cloud base"?
14th Jul 2008, 12:23
Replies: 628
Views: 84,625
Posted By SM4 Pirate

I believe the Irish permanent jobs are being...

I believe the Irish permanent jobs are being finalised; the contract positions need to be filled by about Jan 09. Germany sounds like a shambles, no straight answers there I'm afraid, and a lousy...
14th Jul 2008, 09:12
Replies: 19
Views: 3,014
Posted By SM4 Pirate

Yes suspected as much. Peter Gibson has been...

Yes suspected as much. Peter Gibson has been saying for the last month that TIBA is safe because it's described by ICAO, pilots have training in the procedures, and pilots carry the relevant...
14th Jul 2008, 08:56
Replies: 628
Views: 84,625
Posted By SM4 Pirate

Big difference between "going to" and "have"...

Big difference between "going to" and "have" there DD; but me thinks trouble a brewing, felt it coming all day.
13th Jul 2008, 04:10
Replies: 19
Views: 3,014
Posted By SM4 Pirate

So now you know where to find the procedures.:D ...

So now you know where to find the procedures.:D

My question is, who has training in the procedures, and would you fly in TIBA, without the training? If you would, how long before entering TIBA...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jul 2008, 09:38
Replies: 41
Views: 4,150
Posted By SM4 Pirate

Is the airspace open? It appears closed at least...

Is the airspace open? It appears closed at least twice tonight. TIBA is not the aboriginal word for "Welcome to Australia".
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Jul 2008, 04:14
Replies: 27
Views: 5,973
Posted By SM4 Pirate

Helicopter Dude, We have CTAFs in Australia...

Helicopter Dude,

We have CTAFs in Australia too; this isn't CTAF.

This is closing high level sectors and approach/tower units and using specific procedures, TIBA, which I guess could be...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Jul 2008, 02:42
Replies: 27
Views: 5,973
Posted By SM4 Pirate

You see how widespread it is? Nobody has any...

You see how widespread it is? Nobody has any idea what you're talking about. Or could care less because they either a) have never seen it used, b) was used so long ago they can't remember what they...
4th Jul 2008, 03:12
Replies: 941
Views: 38,314
Posted By SM4 Pirate

Rumour has it that Qantas wants NZ to take over...

Rumour has it that Qantas wants NZ to take over the Australian Pacific Airspace sector(s), because they can deliver UPRs now not by late 2010 (at the earliest).

I hear that managers at ASA 'can't...
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