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5th Sep 2022, 21:25
Replies: 172
Views: 35,254
Posted By LostWanderer

What part do you think is incorrect? I think it’s...

What part do you think is incorrect? I think it’s sadly very accurate.
Forum: North America
31st Aug 2022, 04:04
Replies: 26
Views: 5,569
Posted By LostWanderer

The chance of any major/legacy airline in the US...

The chance of any major/legacy airline in the US hiring a temporary Visa pilot is not 0%...its about negative 1000. No chance unless people stop wanting to go to majors which will never happen. They...
12th Aug 2022, 07:53
Replies: 105
Views: 36,793
Posted By LostWanderer

Unfortunately could not agree more. From my time...

Unfortunately could not agree more. From my time operating overseas I was stunned how true the myth of the Austronaut really was. It's embarrassing how superior some of these kids think they are...
7th Aug 2022, 00:10
Replies: 14
Views: 2,959
Posted By LostWanderer

I can 100% assure you they don't care in the...

I can 100% assure you they don't care in the slightest. Maybe 10 years ago Q may have used it to narrow down the field occasionally, a friend of mine many moons ago told me they asked for a copy of...
2nd Aug 2022, 21:24
Replies: 30
Views: 14,863
Posted By LostWanderer

Commuting is probably doable. Should you though?...

Commuting is probably doable. Should you though? Probably not if you value your health, sanity, lifestyle, relationships etc...Can't speak on the rest but there is a reason they need to hire so many...
24th Jul 2022, 08:38
Replies: 93
Views: 31,097
Posted By LostWanderer

Qantas used to be the one and only dream...

Qantas used to be the one and only dream destination for pilots and FAs, it has been on a wild downhill ride for a long time now. I wouldn’t feel proud to tell anyone I was a Qantas pilot anymore. As...
6th Jul 2022, 03:42
Replies: 215
Views: 71,887
Posted By LostWanderer

Have heard from buddies over there now that there...

Have heard from buddies over there now that there are indeed a number of QF S/Os jumping from the rat to a few different US regionals, I guess they like to actually fly airplanes. Wouldn't be shocked...
10th Jun 2022, 02:38
Replies: 870
Views: 296,005
Posted By LostWanderer

Cant speak for their timeline on flying readiness...

Cant speak for their timeline on flying readiness but the simple fact is the Australian market is already over saturated with airlines, we don't have the demand/population other countries have. The...
Forum: North America
2nd Jun 2022, 13:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,981
Posted By LostWanderer

nope…they don’t. Only US citizens and perm...

nope…they don’t. Only US citizens and perm residents and mostly guys with ties to the islands where they can.
31st May 2022, 07:44
Replies: 46
Views: 20,724
Posted By LostWanderer

There have been a few fatal jet accidents due to...

There have been a few fatal jet accidents due to tape left on ports of passenger jets and missed in the walk around. This is piloting 101...no excuse. Overseas aviation authorities would be out for...
19th May 2022, 05:24
Replies: 232
Views: 106,305
Posted By LostWanderer

Presumably in not the greatest mechanical shape...

Presumably in not the greatest mechanical shape after its long sit given it flew to Nadi at 25000 feet and I assume Hawaii at a similar altitude.
3rd May 2022, 23:52
Replies: 2,185
Views: 800,038
Posted By LostWanderer

It isn't a big deal and that is the problem. It...

It isn't a big deal and that is the problem. It won't do anything to change the position Rex is in right now. I guarantee you there are very very few Delta passengers who are likely to be wanting to...
Forum: North America
15th Mar 2022, 13:20
Replies: 7
Views: 5,100
Posted By LostWanderer

I’ve been told the US is coming down hard on...

I’ve been told the US is coming down hard on pilots trying to get permanent residency with bare qualifications and no degrees and denials are high. Especially for the E3 Aussies trying to switch from...
12th Feb 2022, 10:07
Replies: 2,584
Views: 943,325
Posted By LostWanderer

Hang on to your hats folks. The US becoming...

Hang on to your hats folks. The US becoming embroiled in international conflict, oil prices dramatically rising, inflation at record highs, a long long overdue market crash and an economic downturn...
9th Feb 2022, 02:44
Replies: 15
Views: 9,073
Posted By LostWanderer

Have you taken a look around most airports...

Have you taken a look around most airports lately? It's generally a ghost town at the ones I have flown in and out of. Hopefully the country allowing tourists in will improve things a little but with...
10th Jan 2022, 06:47
Replies: 29
Views: 10,437
Posted By LostWanderer

Not surprising at all but seems to be a prudent...

Not surprising at all but seems to be a prudent move in my opinion.

Anyone who has set foot in an airport in the last couple months can see it’s generally a ghost town at most hours of the day and...
3rd Jan 2022, 01:17
Replies: 66
Views: 24,452
Posted By LostWanderer

Unfortunately I agree that the FAA will likely do...

Unfortunately I agree that the FAA will likely do nothing after a brief investigation. The guy had plenty of time to flip switches and tamper with the scene before anyone got a look anything...
25th Dec 2021, 11:57
Replies: 29
Views: 9,384
Posted By LostWanderer

To quote Homer Simpson “people can come up with...

To quote Homer Simpson “people can come up with statistics to prove anything. 14% of people know that”

Of course we all want to see intl and domestic numbers bounce back but these are some damn...
14th Dec 2021, 04:43
Replies: 30
Views: 10,754
Posted By LostWanderer

Wow QF could have some serious competition here...

Wow QF could have some serious competition here on the AUS-USA routes if they expand beyond SYD and MEL.

Pretty much a guarantee VA will not be flying long haul at all as well.
3rd Dec 2021, 03:30
Replies: 70
Views: 14,893
Posted By LostWanderer

Yup...with little effort you can find numerous...

Yup...with little effort you can find numerous examples on total contradictions of requirements for isolation/quarantine/anything else between federal government sites like smart traveller and each...
27th Nov 2021, 13:37
Replies: 9,779
Views: 1,619,383
Posted By LostWanderer

As of this moment yes. But who really can not see...

As of this moment yes. But who really can not see this is likely going to get much worse in the coming weeks. The border can remain as “open” as you want to believe it to be, but this is going to...
7th Nov 2021, 20:06
Replies: 2,185
Views: 800,038
Posted By LostWanderer

Ha. Was thinking the same thing, it's all about...

Ha. Was thinking the same thing, it's all about the shiny new (old) 737s. Almost wouldn't know they operate turboprops if you look at their social media presence!
12th Oct 2021, 22:16
Replies: 870
Views: 296,005
Posted By LostWanderer

Tiger/OzJet/Strategic-AirAustralia - these things...

Tiger/OzJet/Strategic-AirAustralia - these things all likely have something in common with where this is headed. Maybe the Rex 73 crews will have some place to go when that operation is no more.
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9th Oct 2021, 03:47
Replies: 272
Views: 54,822
Posted By LostWanderer

I highly doubt that with even 7 days quarantine...

I highly doubt that with even 7 days quarantine on return from overseas and a PM who just days ago made it clear they would shut international borders at short notice if a variant of concern or...
12th Sep 2021, 19:02
Replies: 53
Views: 26,938
Posted By LostWanderer

Correct! It always struck me how many US pilots I...

Correct! It always struck me how many US pilots I came across when I was there that commented on how much the Aussie guys whined about everything and acted like they invented aviation. Don’t be that...
Forum: North America
27th Aug 2021, 18:36
Replies: 30
Views: 17,988
Posted By LostWanderer

It’s not true. Hope no one is risking their E3...

It’s not true. Hope no one is risking their E3 Visa on this venture, if it’s denied which it likely will be, you’ll be sent home.
27th Aug 2021, 12:47
Replies: 272
Views: 54,822
Posted By LostWanderer

Love the optimism for attempt 3 (or is it 4 now?)...

Love the optimism for attempt 3 (or is it 4 now?) to reopen international. But with winter now just around the corner for many of these proposed destinations and a new variant to scare our government...
5th Aug 2021, 11:47
Replies: 9,779
Views: 1,619,383
Posted By LostWanderer

Pretty sure I saw it stated by the federal...

Pretty sure I saw it stated by the federal government that lockdowns/border closures, or various levels of them, will very likely be around for a lot longer than early next year unfortunately.
31st Jul 2021, 12:03
Replies: 142
Views: 44,799
Posted By LostWanderer

Yep. Unfortunately the reality is in a COVID...

Yep. Unfortunately the reality is in a COVID world that we as pilots no longer hold any kind of advantage in pay negotiations and every airlines management in the country knows it, despite how...
22nd Jul 2021, 16:31
Replies: 2,584
Views: 943,325
Posted By LostWanderer

Wow. Potentially could be good news for a few...

Wow. Potentially could be good news for a few guys over there right now if Commutair have done their homework on this. I looked into it when I was there for another company and it was gonna be no...
19th Jul 2021, 02:31
Replies: 50
Views: 10,585
Posted By LostWanderer

Absolutely agree. A degree in anything aviation...

Absolutely agree.
A degree in anything aviation doesn't mean a hell of a lot to anyone unfortunately. IT/Finance etc... as Maggie Island said, will cover you regardless of how well/bad the Aussie...
15th Jul 2021, 08:49
Replies: 9,779
Views: 1,619,383
Posted By LostWanderer

Ooof…this thing just keeps from bad to worse for...

Ooof…this thing just keeps from bad to worse for all commercial aviation in Australia and many of our jobs too if this continues regardless of how deep pockets may have been pre-covid.

None of our...
6th Jul 2021, 17:02
Replies: 18
Views: 4,673
Posted By LostWanderer

Lets hope they start to raise numbers again by...

Lets hope they start to raise numbers again by October but fear is a powerful thing right now and politically if it is more popular to keep the caps or even lock things up further they absolutely...
5th Jul 2021, 00:58
Replies: 689
Views: 204,801
Posted By LostWanderer

That is the sad part, in Australia where it only...

That is the sad part, in Australia where it only seems to go from bad to worse with "outbreaks" and lockdowns it is an even quicker race to the bottom than it used to be and believe me, the folks who...
30th Jun 2021, 23:24
Replies: 5
Views: 2,438
Posted By LostWanderer

For a lot of insurance companies and any...

For a lot of insurance companies and any contracts involving mining operations it is entirely hours and not experience that count. A lot of gigs I flew in GA if you had less than 1000-1500 and were...
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