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5th Sep 2016, 09:15
Replies: 103
Views: 18,133
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

The answer...

Greetings all,

I hope you are all familiar with the terms "Warning", "Caution" and "Note". Failure to observe a "warning" may result in loss of life. In the SID off rwy 15 at YBCS is a warning to...
25th Apr 2016, 13:33
Replies: 304
Views: 114,348
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Pilots get where they are due to merit. The myths...

Pilots get where they are due to merit. The myths of "opening the hairy checkbook" are just that. (Or "feeding the poor in Brazil", nowadays.) I would personally ask the JQ CP how she got the job,...
19th Apr 2016, 15:33
Replies: 304
Views: 114,348
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

It's all up to HR, regrettably

G'day

At one interview I was asked how I would function with a person who was not of my race/gender/ethnicity/religion/preference in pets etc. etc... and I replied that, fortunately, I was blind....
23rd Mar 2016, 16:05
Replies: 80
Views: 82,072
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Look at the interviewer's hands.

Imagine both of them clutched together and then rammed up your jacksie. Go for the one that hurts least, but they're both gonna hurt.

Ned.

(who travels by ship and train now I've retired.) early
18th Mar 2016, 10:32
Replies: 65
Views: 33,008
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

An end to corruption and fatigue

Hi folks!

We are now "celebrating" over 10 years without prescriptive fatigue laws governing Australian pilots. Also, no fatigue laws for flight attendants in Australian airspace. CASA had for...
23rd Feb 2016, 04:52
Replies: 65
Views: 33,008
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

I'm so tired of the fatigue issue.

It is a part of law that a pilot will not fly when fatigued, yet we all do it, because our livelihood is threatened by management, we will lose our jobs if we will not comply.

Yet compliance...
30th Mar 2015, 11:42
Replies: 174
Views: 35,722
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Well it worked fine for Impulse Airlines through...

Well it worked fine for Impulse Airlines through all their years of operating as themselves and as Qantaslink on B717. It suceeded on a number of levels, not the least of which was team-bonding,...
3rd Jan 2015, 12:25
Replies: 91
Views: 46,782
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Answer to all

FUFO lives! Tassie is too far away, je regrette.

Transtate profited $6mil per year - bone head. But thanks for your useless contribution. And what would you freaking know any way?

I meant no...
2nd Jan 2015, 20:11
Replies: 91
Views: 46,782
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Capt. Claret. Certainly mate! Here are the oz lotto numbers!

36 24 38 2 6 20 21

They all represent ladies I have known. On the sadder side, Skytrans crew are out of jobs. Will Rex come in, or will the new QantaslinkStar (with all Q400s and half the...
29th Nov 2014, 11:47
Replies: 91
Views: 46,782
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Word on the street is...

Skytrans will fold on 2nd Jan 2015. If you have sick leave, then go sick. A stat. dec. can cover that - chest pains can be due to anything. Best of luck all, apart from the spivs that screwed you. At...
16th Oct 2014, 10:52
Replies: 53
Views: 24,633
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Don't forget there's an umpire!

The Fair Work comissioners hear arguments based upon the law at the time. If you can demonstrate that you have incresed productivity since your last EBA, if you can demonstrate that even CPI...
10th Oct 2014, 13:29
Replies: 53
Views: 24,633
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Vote with your common sense!

Well said BB,

this EBA is about shoring up your rights and entitlements, and you are one of the last CAO 48 people that have that enshrined in their EBA. Don't lose it - it is gold. If the...
2nd Jul 2014, 12:18
Replies: 53
Views: 18,143
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Too true

Alas Amos2, your statement that "Any bloke who can't climb 2000' without invoking Alpha Floor shouldn't be in the front seat of any aircraft!" is so true, but reality is - they are.
30th Jun 2014, 09:19
Replies: 53
Views: 18,143
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Good to see great discussion

Some gems of wisdom have appeared, in no particular order I'd like to:

hats off to Flexible Response for the airmanship issue of keeping your hand on the S/B lever until you are finished with it....
29th Jun 2014, 12:54
Replies: 53
Views: 18,143
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

I do hope this thread continues

I find the whole incident fascinating, and avoidable. One of the great assets of a forum is the ability to share information and suggestions to avoid a repeat scenario. A couple of points from my dim...
26th Jun 2014, 16:06
Replies: 53
Views: 18,143
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Mis-handling or mis-understanding?

There is an old joke about the difference between an experienced Airbus pilot, and those of lesser experience and it goes like this:

An in-experienced Airbus pilot exclaims "What's it doing...
18th May 2014, 07:30
Replies: 986
Views: 309,930
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Only 12 trillion?

Just so you get the picture, The USA printed 12 trillion dollars to extricate themselves from the GFC. Assuming an average house is worth half-a-million dollars, this amount is equal to a house sale...
8th May 2014, 11:14
Replies: 35
Views: 14,221
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Great replies

I too remember that terrible day, but moreso I remember about 1 year previously when I was on my first trip to CNS in about 10 years in a B717. Looking over to the GA side, I saw Aerotropics had a...
14th Feb 2014, 11:23
Replies: 32
Views: 13,502
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Expect?

Well what do you expect when on of their sims has EXACTLY the same scenario, and our crew was apparently the first to say "I'm not going into actual volcanic ash."? Sheer bloody madness to launch...
5th Feb 2014, 11:09
Replies: 64
Views: 35,605
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Well done!

I think everyone needs to take 3 deep breaths, and look at the legal perspective.

If you are rostered for mind-numbing shifts that leave you in a perpetual state of jet-lag, unable to enjoy your...
20th Dec 2013, 09:14
Replies: 42
Views: 17,978
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Wisdom

If you sieve through the preceding posts, and take out the competitive BS, the truth shines through. Airlines today MUST be also training organisations. Pilot managers MUST convince the CEOs that...
19th Dec 2013, 11:56
Replies: 63
Views: 15,094
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Common sense = survival

Great to see that wise heads are showing the way for the in-experienced. The CARs mandate that the PIC will carry enough fuel! You will never want to be in a court-room facing a be-wigged [email protected] asking...
10th Sep 2013, 08:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1,753
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Not at all. I wish for realism and responsibility...

Not at all. I wish for realism and responsibility in this profession, not spin and cajoling to a negative end. Fly safe!
10th Sep 2013, 07:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,753
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

How to spot Geese.

I'm sure Captain Sully would love this discourse, but it deals not with airborne geese, only people who "act the goose".

First of all you must identify the goose, and the best way I've found is...
16th Jul 2013, 08:50
Replies: 18
Views: 6,006
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

I seem to remember years ago when the company for...

I seem to remember years ago when the company for which I worked lost a lot of young, talented pilots to Cathay - the question was asked of them all at interview "When would you attempt a take-off...
16th Jul 2013, 08:30
Replies: 25
Views: 4,681
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

New Fatigue laws

"The new system addresses the type of operation and considers many additional factors not envisaged 50 years ago. I actually think it will be a great improvement."

I disagree Chimbu. JQ flew...
7th Jul 2013, 07:47
Replies: 838
Views: 635,509
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

We're going to lose one, one day - let;s NOT

Ladies and gents,

If you can't see that this was a near accident, then you shouldn't be posting here. The fact that all survived is great! What forces made that crew nearly kill themselves? If I...
30th Jun 2013, 13:26
Replies: 838
Views: 635,509
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

My 2ds worth

Ladies and gentlemen,

May I ask All in this forum for quiet and patient thoughts and consider the fate of those who escaped death, welcome them back to the land of their loved ones, and say...
25th May 2013, 10:49
Replies: 198
Views: 37,029
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

It's not a PAN when you have no fuel left and are...

It's not a PAN when you have no fuel left and are landing on a taxiway. It's a MAYDAY - (Aircraft is in grave and imminent danger)
22nd May 2013, 10:04
Replies: 198
Views: 37,029
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Who's fuel policy is it anyway?

Ladies and gentlemen,

When I fly, the fuel we carry is decided by we, the crew. The fuel policy for that flight, or series of flights is decided by we, and the highest justifiable vote wins....
3rd Jan 2013, 11:03
Replies: 85
Views: 68,899
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Well said all

I must apologise for seeming to hi-jack this thread and make it not what the original poster intended, concern for his regional airline, and the diminishing experience levels associated with exodus....
2nd Jan 2013, 13:33
Replies: 85
Views: 68,899
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

Not just QF Link

Word has it that a CX captain, former training captain on the 747 has left to go to RFDS Western Section on the PC-12 for life-style improvement. Derby. Go figure. The grass is always greener, even...
18th Nov 2012, 11:58
Replies: 16
Views: 4,184
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

It is really nice to see the positive feedback...

It is really nice to see the positive feedback here. I would have to agree that integrity is most likely the "priceless ingredient". Respect for co-workers is up there as well. I was only trying to...
18th Nov 2012, 06:16
Replies: 16
Views: 4,184
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

On a more positive note

Hi chaps and chapettes from everywhere!

A couple of my most favourite f/o's are coming up for their commands, and I thought about what advice I could give to them to enable their progression in a...
3rd Aug 2012, 12:53
Replies: 115
Views: 33,124
Posted By Ned Gerblansky

To MASTEMA, I was an airbus captain, but...

To MASTEMA,

I was an airbus captain, but fortunately flew Boeings and was taught by the people that built those marvellous aeroplanes in the place where they were built. The red "LAND ASAP" in...
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