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3rd Jun 2021, 12:23
Replies: 18
Views: 6,071
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

Assuming your operation's largest type is Baron...

Assuming your operation's largest type is Baron or PA31, the number in the award is currently $66,323.

I have to laugh at "Profit share". Even the big RTO schools are struggling at the moment.
...
4th May 2021, 06:52
Replies: 5
Views: 2,691
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

OK I'll bite. There are a lot of variables...

OK I'll bite.

There are a lot of variables for a GA business looking to employ a pilot. It is certainly not as simple as ringing up the first person to email and giving them a start date....
16th Feb 2021, 08:51
Replies: 8
Views: 2,292
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

Scone is 1400m long and hosts Spits, Mustangs,...

Scone is 1400m long and hosts Spits, Mustangs, P-40 etc and has hosted B-25, Neptune, DC-3 etc.

Paul Bennett operates the Spit, P51, P40, TBM-3 from Cessnock which is 1097m.
25th Jan 2021, 20:46
Replies: 5
Views: 2,556
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

Follow your dreams, you're a long time dead. ...

Follow your dreams, you're a long time dead.
Life changes quickly and you will not have this option forever. You never know what is around the corner that might take it away from you.
Use your...
19th Jan 2021, 03:21
Replies: 14
Views: 7,659
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

...is it though? The Original CEO, Ernst...

...is it though?
The Original CEO, Ernst Krolke, handed the CEO job over to his daughter Petra.

Surely the APS isn't THAT dodgy?
9th Nov 2020, 00:28
Replies: 88
Views: 54,848
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

As I remember it he wanted a charter quote for 15...

As I remember it he wanted a charter quote for 15 or 18 pax, so I referred him to some friends of mine with Jetstream 32s.

He was very grateful, but I am not sure my friends have forgiven me...
7th Nov 2020, 02:20
Replies: 88
Views: 54,848
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

A small part of me is disappointed. He sent me a...

A small part of me is disappointed. He sent me a very nice and expensive bottle of Rum once. I have possibly received more from him than anyone else in the Australian GA sector.
5th Nov 2020, 23:03
Replies: 88
Views: 54,848
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

Surely a different Simon Waters? Not exactly...

Surely a different Simon Waters? Not exactly uncommon names
4th Nov 2020, 02:54
Replies: 17
Views: 3,668
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

What, it wasn't sent to you? wasn't sent to me...

What, it wasn't sent to you?
wasn't sent to me either!

In fact it was sent to nobody at all until after the dirt started moving :rolleyes:

I will see if I can sent it to you
4th Nov 2020, 00:59
Replies: 17
Views: 3,668
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

Devil No lights until January?

Just re-reading the MOWP looking for more landmines.

It looks like the PALC box will not be delivered until December and the lights won't be commissioned and operating until January.... weather...
31st Oct 2020, 03:59
Replies: 17
Views: 3,668
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

Thumbs down The plan was to do it in thirds, so that ~900m of...

The plan was to do it in thirds, so that ~900m of the runway could be useable and then closed only to do the middle.
That is what was in the tender won by Daracon.

The plan changed to close the...
30th Oct 2020, 09:26
Replies: 17
Views: 3,668
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

Red face Speaking of having a piddle:

The Airport Manager has also told us that ALL USERS of Scone Airport will need to be inducted to the site.

ALL users.

She has confirmed that not only the "resident" inmates will be subjected to...
26th Jul 2020, 22:43
Replies: 13
Views: 3,125
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

I will employ a good candidate with Baron time...

I will employ a good candidate with Baron time ahead of the same candidate with Duchess or Seminole time every day of the week. They can be slotted into our Charter ops straight away with less fuss...
26th Jul 2020, 01:54
Replies: 11
Views: 2,211
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

RadioSaigon: A very wise young employee taught...

RadioSaigon:
A very wise young employee taught me that no matter how late you are now, your failure to walk once around the aircraft checking those critical things (fuel caps, chocks, pitot covers,...
16th Jun 2020, 09:37
Replies: 1
Views: 1,068
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

C206 available ex Scone, if of any interest. ...

C206 available ex Scone, if of any interest.
Call Airspeed Aviation on 1300 247 773
21st May 2020, 02:27
Replies: 22
Views: 3,632
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

We have been operating between QLD and NSW almost...

We have been operating between QLD and NSW almost daily throughout the COVID 19 restrictions and have never once had even so much as a casual query.

Local police wanted to stop us flight training...
14th May 2020, 02:59
Replies: 14
Views: 3,560
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/667x1000/bw_060_604f6b292ebf1c20cdb4e8b9f6260402a7888aeb.jpg
Cherian George, Scone Aircraft Maintenance, 26 July 2013
8th May 2020, 23:52
Replies: 31
Views: 5,816
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

There is scope for confusion. A lot of my charter...

There is scope for confusion. A lot of my charter pilots/instructors seemed to be going to an aerodrome abrreviated to "SBK". What the hell they were doing at Springbrook, a VFR reporting point for...
5th May 2020, 05:30
Replies: 140
Views: 69,361
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

Sadly, largely, very true. The problem is that...

Sadly, largely, very true. The problem is that the ambitious people who want to make things happen (for themselves and others) actually DO make things happen, and move on.

I do wonder if the...
5th May 2020, 03:27
Replies: 140
Views: 69,361
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

I'd suggest people DO want to learn but often do...

I'd suggest people DO want to learn but often do not know what they do not know. Private Equity owners and champion Equestrians don't know what they are doing with flight training and don't want to...
1st May 2020, 11:36
Replies: 140
Views: 69,361
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

VH-MLE you are spot on. ATSB blaming the...

VH-MLE you are spot on.
ATSB blaming the operator's ops manual is bullshit: For the purposes of the operation, CASA was the operator AND they had accepted those procedures in Rossair's manual.

SG...
26th Apr 2020, 12:51
Replies: 21
Views: 3,806
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

There was a neat 5-ship formation from BFTS in...

There was a neat 5-ship formation from BFTS in Tamworth, shaped to show as the Southern Cross in the dawn sky.

Don't know who was behind it, but well done that man/woman
20th Apr 2020, 00:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,456
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

One recently ferried from Aus to Belgrade......

One recently ferried from Aus to Belgrade... happy to do the job for you!
14th Apr 2020, 22:51
Replies: 36
Views: 7,923
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

Not a lawyer are you, Jane? :rolleyes:

Not a lawyer are you, Jane? :rolleyes:
10th Apr 2020, 13:02
Replies: 24
Views: 5,986
Posted By Horatio Leafblower

A new fixed pitch prop is about $7800, but there...

A new fixed pitch prop is about $7800, but there is no way you will need a new one at overhaul unless you are operating off sand or very rocky ground. You can expect a fixed pitch prop to last 18-20...
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