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5th Feb 2019, 23:54
Replies: 33
Views: 10,470
Posted By patty50

In a job where people often stay for 20+ years a...

In a job where people often stay for 20+ years a crippling shortage should be seen years in advance.

Surely Virgin pilots will be concerned theyíll be dealing with someone who brings a wharfies...
5th Feb 2019, 22:55
Replies: 33
Views: 10,470
Posted By patty50

What part did he play in the lead up to QRís...

What part did he play in the lead up to QRís disastrous driver shortage? When one bloke there is doing 950 hours overtime on top of ~1800 normal time heíll be wondering why anyone complains doing...
28th Jan 2019, 23:44
Replies: 50
Views: 16,122
Posted By patty50

Surely no long haul pilots go to work thinking...

Surely no long haul pilots go to work thinking theyíll live just as long as their twin brother the accountant who makes the same money working twice as many days but sleeps in his bed every night? By...
28th Jan 2019, 22:15
Replies: 50
Views: 16,122
Posted By patty50

Itís a bit hard to have data of long term effects...

Itís a bit hard to have data of long term effects on things that are new. Like most shiftworkers part of a pilots pay reflects an unavoidable downside attached with working unusual hours.

If...
22nd Jan 2019, 11:01
Replies: 25
Views: 6,899
Posted By patty50

Yes because nothing makes people stop drinking...

Yes because nothing makes people stop drinking like a random doing a short stint in a Singaporean jail. I heard no one has ever smuggled drugs through that joint since the first one was executed....
21st Jan 2019, 20:26
Replies: 36
Views: 9,996
Posted By patty50

Full auto wonít happen for a long time. They seem...

Full auto wonít happen for a long time. They seem to be pushing for remote towers by video pretty hard. Then they can just switch on Coffs, Launceston, Alice etc whenever they have a RPT. Which will...
21st Jan 2019, 08:48
Replies: 19
Views: 6,361
Posted By patty50

Virgin flies A330s to Fiji every Saturday from...

Virgin flies A330s to Fiji every Saturday from Sydney, the belly is always chockers with freight.

What good would Qantas having 788s to Bali be if they canít fill 737s?



Just going by a...
21st Jan 2019, 02:03
Replies: 19
Views: 6,361
Posted By patty50

Itís a day flight so Iím hoping mainline doesnít...

Itís a day flight so Iím hoping mainline doesnít lose even more domestic flying. Sat/Sun always plenty of planes laying around, Tuesday is quiet too but Friday is normally all hands on deck so what...
5th Jan 2019, 00:35
Replies: 61
Views: 20,734
Posted By patty50

What are you on about? The big 3 have some...

What are you on about? The big 3 have some ancient planes.

Allegiant is apparently the most consistently profitable airline in the US, nearly all of their planes second hand and only got rid of...
19th Dec 2018, 01:50
Replies: 27
Views: 10,573
Posted By patty50

Virgin ATR would surely have the highest % of...

Virgin ATR would surely have the highest % of female pilots of any fleet/company in the country?

Xir would like their engines back on please.
8th Sep 2018, 03:05
Replies: 26
Views: 11,921
Posted By patty50

According to a 717 captain who I flew me this...

According to a 717 captain who I flew me this week, Cobham pilots get access to Staff Travel Online from today (Saturday 8th) rather than booking through head office. Apparently pilots are thrilled...
31st Aug 2018, 08:23
Replies: 17
Views: 3,072
Posted By patty50

Horrifying ATC. A trainee with 11 years...

Horrifying ATC.

A trainee with 11 years experience overseas asking a 737 at 1,100ft to slow to minimum speed, who also mixes up call signs.

Then an instructor telling pilots if they go missed...
4th Aug 2018, 09:02
Replies: 21
Views: 2,656
Posted By patty50

When I was doing my RPL I asked the CFI during...

When I was doing my RPL I asked the CFI during debrief about stalls/spins in the circuit, specific avoidance techniques, warnings, ways to recover if things go awry as it was (still is) one of my...
15th Apr 2018, 07:01
Replies: 125
Views: 61,106
Posted By patty50

Fly on the wall noticing, today we have domestic...

Fly on the wall noticing, today we have domestic cancellations because Jetconnect canít crew Tasman flights.

Seems putting JC planes on the VH register has lead to Qantas pilots getting more...
2nd Apr 2018, 02:20
Replies: 47
Views: 4,562
Posted By patty50

Surely this isnít that hard? A big flying...

Surely this isnít that hard?

A big flying school with a set price for your course shouldnít charge extra for exams.

A small school absolutely should. Why should the 60 year old PPL getting a...
26th Mar 2018, 14:00
Replies: 35
Views: 10,732
Posted By patty50

SO is a rank on a fleet at a base like everything...

SO is a rank on a fleet at a base like everything else that can be bid for with attendant seniority considerations. Plenty of people donít want FO unless on a particular plane at a particular base.
...
25th Mar 2018, 07:25
Replies: 1,227
Views: 673,688
Posted By patty50

The shortage isnít here yet, so we console...

The shortage isnít here yet, so we console ourselves with shortages overseas.

Weíre just relieving some overdue hiring pressure.
7th Mar 2018, 05:37
Replies: 1,227
Views: 673,688
Posted By patty50

So contrary to some posters Australian...

So contrary to some posters Australian exceptionalism is a thing? Fact is few other countries have so many expats overseas many of whom would rush home if they could in addition to a massive...
26th Feb 2018, 22:43
Replies: 798
Views: 261,578
Posted By patty50

Go peruse the ďbogan bashingĒ in the thread on...

Go peruse the ďbogan bashingĒ in the thread on the Network A320s.

Itís truly remarkable why anyone could possibly consider pilots to be overpaid underworked complainers...

Pilots in the US...
9th Feb 2018, 10:16
Replies: 798
Views: 261,578
Posted By patty50

The A350-1000 will be in town on Monday. Canít...

The A350-1000 will be in town on Monday. Canít even decide if they want 787s they ordered 12 years ago though so probably a waste of time for airbus.
5th Feb 2018, 23:58
Replies: 4
Views: 2,054
Posted By patty50

Important that you have lots of experience in a...

Important that you have lots of experience in a completely unrelated field so you can bring Ďfresh ideasí.

When you take the paycut from your old job in exchange for mediocre staff travel donít...
12th Dec 2017, 08:20
Replies: 73
Views: 42,801
Posted By patty50

How does Virgin have so many issues with cadets...

How does Virgin have so many issues with cadets yet Qlink and Jetstar seem to get along well enough
12th Dec 2017, 00:05
Replies: 1,227
Views: 673,688
Posted By patty50

3/4 are (on first glance) females...that is not...

3/4 are (on first glance) females...that is not coincidental or accidental.

Nothing to do with a pilot shortage, just a female pilot shortage. King Alan has decreed it must be 20% next year.
10th Dec 2017, 04:38
Replies: 105
Views: 78,663
Posted By patty50

I use to work in a casino, the people who had...

I use to work in a casino, the people who had state govt licenses eg dealers and supervisors were unable to accept tips by law. Unlicensed employees (waiters bartenders etc) were free to accept tips....
30th Nov 2017, 01:03
Replies: 25
Views: 10,779
Posted By patty50

The requirements of some GA jobs are just...

The requirements of some GA jobs are just ridiculous. But of course the answer isn't to train someone, pay for their type rating or negotiate with insurers on lower minimums. It's always look...
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