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20th Mar 2022, 20:57
Replies: 24
Views: 6,860
Posted By engine out

Aircraft was filled with fuel for London but had...

Aircraft was filled with fuel for London but had to go to Melbourne for maintenance after lightning strike. So yes it was purely a fuel burning exercise.
10th Mar 2022, 20:46
Replies: 2,303
Views: 844,227
Posted By engine out

Probably referring to the fact in the 70s unions...

Probably referring to the fact in the 70s unions had a lot more clout. Due to a series of governments on both sides of the house changing the industrial landscape to be much more beneficial to...
10th Mar 2022, 20:28
Replies: 2,869
Views: 2,616,166
Posted By engine out

Most of the flights I’ve seen have been around...

Most of the flights I’ve seen have been around the 75% full mark, with business class normally alway full. A lot of 787 ops have had to have seats capped out of Darwin due to fuel requirements, this...
25th Jan 2022, 04:59
Replies: 881
Views: 697,654
Posted By engine out

NSWAir, great owner and great experienced...

NSWAir, great owner and great experienced instructors (I may be biased). PM if you have more questions.
3rd Jan 2022, 05:27
Replies: 6
Views: 3,535
Posted By engine out

Just a word of caution, Darwin can be payload...

Just a word of caution, Darwin can be payload limited this time of year with fog in Europe and storms in Darwin. Just because there are seats doesn’t guarantee you will get on.
14th Dec 2021, 05:08
Replies: 2,121
Views: 766,604
Posted By engine out

And every time the question has been asked you’ve...

And every time the question has been asked you’ve got his name wrong!
28th Nov 2021, 06:41
Replies: 881
Views: 697,654
Posted By engine out

I would get a CTA endorsement as soon as you can...

I would get a CTA endorsement as soon as you can and spend time doing navs and trips to prepare for CPL. Get an instructor to do a nav with you to show you what is expected and work towards that....
26th Nov 2021, 11:49
Replies: 2,869
Views: 2,616,166
Posted By engine out

Most of the pilots on LWOP were offered the...

Most of the pilots on LWOP were offered the chance to come back but declined. 78 training is at max capacity and divisor is about to be at max. Yes recruitment is planning to start early next year.
11th Nov 2021, 19:16
Replies: 1,268
Views: 222,426
Posted By engine out

I’ve heard there are about 20 pilots at Qantas...

I’ve heard there are about 20 pilots at Qantas who haven’t vaxed up and won’t.
25th Sep 2021, 03:12
Replies: 21
Views: 5,800
Posted By engine out

Yes it was

Yes it was
7th Sep 2021, 21:31
Replies: 93
Views: 25,774
Posted By engine out

Unfortunately, as you know, now is not a great...

Unfortunately, as you know, now is not a great time. However there has always been a surplus of pilots to jobs. The coarse I went through had 30+ pilots and only six of them ended up with aviation...
30th Aug 2021, 01:56
Replies: 272
Views: 53,815
Posted By engine out

This maybe a naive question however. The skies...

This maybe a naive question however. The skies are controlled by Airservices which is a federally run organisation. The airports are privately owned but on federal land (hence federal police)? The...
1st Aug 2021, 01:14
Replies: 689
Views: 201,789
Posted By engine out

I would say that settling is not having been...

I would say that settling is not having been found to break the law. More likely they were not sufficiently sure that they would be successful and played the odds that a settlement is cheaper without...
9th Jul 2021, 09:25
Replies: 4
Views: 3,263
Posted By engine out

I’m not sure the current status but certainly on...

I’m not sure the current status but certainly on the east coast and Melbourne there was very little charter of freight work at the best of times. Most people got instructor ratings and also did...
27th Jun 2021, 08:03
Replies: 22
Views: 5,300
Posted By engine out

Plenty of planes flying around in Sydney basin...

Plenty of planes flying around in Sydney basin today on first day of lock down. I guess they class it as education.
20th May 2021, 21:31
Replies: 689
Views: 201,789
Posted By engine out

Yes they are. If they’ve come in through Darwin...

Yes they are. If they’ve come in through Darwin the quarantine period also doesn’t start until they reach NSW
15th May 2021, 21:41
Replies: 1
Views: 2,174
Posted By engine out

Southern lights sightseeing flight. Think that...

Southern lights sightseeing flight. Think that was the fifth or sixth flight.
18th Apr 2021, 22:26
Replies: 689
Views: 201,789
Posted By engine out

Has AIPA ever been transparent? Every group that...

Has AIPA ever been transparent? Every group that leads a charge for a take-over promising bluer skies under delivers just as much as the last.
18th Mar 2021, 11:49
Replies: 69
Views: 6,896
Posted By engine out

During my instructor rating in a C-152 I seem to...

During my instructor rating in a C-152 I seem to remember flying a whole circuit using the doors to turn the aircraft. I think the instructor was bored that day.
15th Mar 2021, 21:22
Replies: 66
Views: 17,512
Posted By engine out

Schools will generally only hire Grade 3...

Schools will generally only hire Grade 3 instructors they’ve trained themselves as you are a known commodity. Although it is standardised you know the way they like it done and how there system...
15th Mar 2021, 02:33
Replies: 43
Views: 10,735
Posted By engine out

It’s not just University that sell these stories,...

It’s not just University that sell these stories, flying schools (not all) are equally as bad. At the end of the day they are a business and want your money through the door. As with all things it’s...
8th Jan 2021, 04:40
Replies: 111
Views: 38,517
Posted By engine out

I wonder if any Soar students have been able to...

I wonder if any Soar students have been able to get there student records transferred to other flying schools? Hopefully they all kept there logbooks filled out and at home.
2nd Jan 2021, 06:17
Replies: 2,529
Views: 1,000,326
Posted By engine out

The The I think you will find you are not “stood...

The The I think you will find you are not “stood up” your stand down is cancelled and you would be required to return to work as per your contract. If you didn’t wish to return to work then you would...
30th Dec 2020, 20:19
Replies: 881
Views: 697,654
Posted By engine out

You only need a PPL to instruct however the...

You only need a PPL to instruct however the instructing you can do with it is very limited, realistically you need a CPL with Instructor rating. Think Par Avionics in Tasmania used to do flight...
18th Nov 2020, 08:09
Replies: 22
Views: 7,038
Posted By engine out

Yes it has 330 ETOPS.

Yes it has 330 ETOPS.
26th Oct 2020, 20:43
Replies: 2,529
Views: 1,000,326
Posted By engine out

Yes only 172. They have to block out business...

Yes only 172. They have to block out business class to provide a Covid barrier jut aft of doors two and then between doors 1 and 2 as rest area that is socially distanced.
19th Oct 2020, 05:06
Replies: 881
Views: 697,654
Posted By engine out

I did my AFR down in Wollongong with NSW Air and...

I did my AFR down in Wollongong with NSW Air and renewed my instructor rating as well. Did the Instructor check with Curtis Aviation at Camden who were great. Also a lot of stood down airline staff...
14th Oct 2020, 20:49
Replies: 113
Views: 32,417
Posted By engine out

My whole aviation career I’ve been hearing from...

My whole aviation career I’ve been hearing from the people how the grass is greener somewhere else. Turns out it never is. It maybe different grass but still has the same weeds throughout it.
1st Aug 2020, 02:43
Replies: 2,529
Views: 1,000,326
Posted By engine out

I’m happy to accrue leave at a reduced rate as...

I’m happy to accrue leave at a reduced rate as long as there is a provision on the agreement that when Qantas returns $1 in profit and all current pilots on fleet type are stood up, I then start to...
27th Mar 2020, 03:22
Replies: 52
Views: 24,331
Posted By engine out

I think the RFDS was only looking at people who...

I think the RFDS was only looking at people who were already endorsed and had previously worked for them (very little training needed to get back up to speed) as a short term measure to cover for an...
9th Mar 2020, 08:10
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,020,946
Posted By engine out

Yes Meatbomb I can see the plan. We get them to...

Yes Meatbomb I can see the plan. We get them to sign off on a deal for the 350 that we want, then spend several hundred million in set up costs to start up an new entity whilst screwing our share...
8th Mar 2020, 21:05
Replies: 825
Views: 466,103
Posted By engine out

I don’t think Etihad or HNA have any money to...

I don’t think Etihad or HNA have any money to give, given their own financial troubles. I’m confident though that Virgin will survive.
8th Mar 2020, 06:31
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,020,946
Posted By engine out

That’s if Qantas set up a mechanism for transfer,...

That’s if Qantas set up a mechanism for transfer, they may not. There is no transfer mechanism to Jetstar other than an agreed MOU which only covers some pilots. Would people be willing to resign...
28th Feb 2020, 22:12
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,020,946
Posted By engine out

I disagree with Flava Savers view. The deadline...

I disagree with Flava Savers view. The deadline was set pre-Corona virus. In fact with possible cancellations Qantas may see this as an opportunity to get hands on aircraft sooner rather than later,...
1st Jan 2020, 10:17
Replies: 753
Views: 554,121
Posted By engine out

I think you’ll find things like lounge access...

I think you’ll find things like lounge access we’re not just handed to Mainline, but agreed to during varying EBA negotiations. The question is what would you be willing to trade to get it?
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