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6th Apr 2018, 13:38
Replies: 41
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Posted By ComradeRoo

I would love to! However, there is also another...

I would love to! However, there is also another part of the issue - "I don't need any troubles" attitude expressed by a certain percentage of pilots I know. It is hard to blame company policies when...
3rd Apr 2018, 17:16
Replies: 47
Views: 5,098
Posted By ComradeRoo

Precisely the attitude I hoped to see. Thanks. ...

Precisely the attitude I hoped to see. Thanks.





I feel that I need to clarify myself:
During my training period, I have met several people who were used as cash cows by unscrupulous...
2nd Apr 2018, 17:41
Replies: 47
Views: 5,098
Posted By ComradeRoo

Absolutely, but perhaps it also depends on the...

Absolutely, but perhaps it also depends on the volume of training and time management?
In my case, instructor (also casual) had 2 students that day. There was plenty of time between our sessions to...
1st Apr 2018, 14:18
Replies: 47
Views: 5,098
Posted By ComradeRoo

Classic salesperson's BS. As if all...

Classic salesperson's BS.

As if all instructors fly 24x7 and there are literally hundreds of students per instructor waiting to take these exams.

Reality is quite the opposite
1st Apr 2018, 12:25
Replies: 47
Views: 5,098
Posted By ComradeRoo

I say if you'd signed up for a full training...

I say if you'd signed up for a full training course - it is a bit low to charge for these "exams" taking into account amount of money you will end up paying for training. Whatever people may try to...
29th Mar 2018, 22:49
Replies: 13
Views: 2,820
Posted By ComradeRoo

I did my last one (also A320) at FSC Training in...

I did my last one (also A320) at FSC Training in Amsterdam. For me it turned out to be cheaper than doing it with Ansett.

Refer to AIC60-2 regarding sim approvals. In short - pretty much any...
15th Mar 2018, 19:31
Replies: 1,221
Views: 701,249
Posted By ComradeRoo

Thanks, it surprised me a lot. Are you saying...

Thanks, it surprised me a lot. Are you saying that they will be completing integrated courses including ME and IR and won't get anything at the end? What about theory exams and MCC?

I know several...
10th Mar 2018, 07:29
Replies: 2,305
Views: 2,096,518
Posted By ComradeRoo

My current company's FOM has only two...

My current company's FOM has only two restrictions for logging ICUS:
1. FO has to have at least 1000hrs total time
2. Captain has to have at least 1000hrs on type to be able to supervise.
Captain...
9th Mar 2018, 20:54
Replies: 1,221
Views: 701,249
Posted By ComradeRoo

It actually works fine for everybody involved: ...

It actually works fine for everybody involved:
1. Chinese airlines will get their schools and their pilots. All of them on OZ license initially.
2. CASA will be reporting an increase in newly...
9th Mar 2018, 20:39
Replies: 2,305
Views: 2,096,518
Posted By ComradeRoo

Apart from a command upgrade program - ICUS is...

Apart from a command upgrade program - ICUS is merely a backdoor invented by ICAO to allow CPL holders to get to ATPL level without having enough command hours. The meaning was extended because of...
8th Mar 2018, 18:55
Replies: 1,221
Views: 701,249
Posted By ComradeRoo

It will, just give it a bit of time. Australian...

It will, just give it a bit of time. Australian market is minuscule compared to US/Europe/Asia, so naturally, effects of the shortage were less pronounced for the last couple of years. But with more...
25th Feb 2018, 17:49
Replies: 2,305
Views: 2,096,518
Posted By ComradeRoo

I Agree, It will be rather hard to pass a psych...

I Agree,
It will be rather hard to pass a psych test while being unable to differentiate contextual sarcasm from a statement of opinion.

Comrade
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22nd Feb 2018, 15:43
Replies: 11
Views: 5,157
Posted By ComradeRoo

The news of Qantas Pilot Academy came rather...

The news of Qantas Pilot Academy came rather timely and as a serious confirmation of my thoughts.

The market is changing very fast indeed. I sometimes wonder if there is a possibility of it...
21st Feb 2018, 19:34
Replies: 11
Views: 5,157
Posted By ComradeRoo

I think it is a case of "perception meets...

I think it is a case of "perception meets reality"

The general expensiveness of life in OZ/NZ combined with low wages made GA path extremely unattractive. On top of that - the introduction of VET...
22nd Nov 2017, 07:37
Replies: 181
Views: 110,952
Posted By ComradeRoo

If I get this idea right - they will only need to...

If I get this idea right - they will only need to push for activation of Civil Aviation Convention article 83bis protocol. Same way as it is done in other parts of the world, it will allow CASA to...
12th Nov 2017, 22:06
Replies: 3
Views: 2,407
Posted By ComradeRoo

You'll most likely have to, but not necessary in...

You'll most likely have to, but not necessary in Oz.
Google CASA exemption EX225/15. It has all you need in it.

Comrade
1st May 2017, 19:49
Replies: 44
Views: 12,717
Posted By ComradeRoo

I guess the key point in the response is:"It is...

I guess the key point in the response is:"It is not required by ICAO". So here we are: a bit of cost savings, a marginal increase in KPI's and a pat on the back from the boss. Someone's got an...
16th Mar 2017, 20:30
Replies: 22
Views: 23,570
Posted By ComradeRoo

It is a question of economy. Consider holding for...

It is a question of economy. Consider holding for an hour burning say 3000kg while holding and another 120kg carrying this extra on a short sector versus expenses airline will incur diverting to...
15th Mar 2017, 14:51
Replies: 22
Views: 5,288
Posted By ComradeRoo

I'm afraid, this is open to interpretation as...

I'm afraid, this is open to interpretation as they keep changing the wording of AC60-2 and Form 61-4CT. I did my TR in 2014 and at that time location didn't matter.
Current version of form 61-4CT...
15th Mar 2017, 08:10
Replies: 22
Views: 5,288
Posted By ComradeRoo

There was a point in time when after almost 6...

There was a point in time when after almost 6 months wait, they have told me that even though I have A320 rating just issued, I can only fly it under VFR. And that was a reply from a team lead! I...
14th Mar 2017, 20:04
Replies: 22
Views: 5,288
Posted By ComradeRoo

Hey PPSS, Option A is for when you have any...

Hey PPSS,

Option A is for when you have any additional licences and want to transfer you type rating onto Australian license. I couldn't find anything in regulations mandating issue of the licence...
7th Oct 2016, 17:27
Replies: 2,305
Views: 2,096,518
Posted By ComradeRoo

Keg, thanks for keeping us up to date! ...

Keg, thanks for keeping us up to date!

Question, if you don't mind me asking:
As I understand - command time requirements are tailored to bring in GA guys with experience. On the other hand -...
8th Apr 2016, 07:47
Replies: 716
Views: 615,066
Posted By ComradeRoo

Hi everyone, Just had my medical renewed...

Hi everyone,

Just had my medical renewed today. To my surprise DAME pulled out Ishihara's book. When i asked "why?", i was advised that this is a new CASA initiative. According to my doc - this...
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