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22nd Jul 2014, 03:41
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Posted By Algie

Ah Carrion or whatever, as they say you set low...

Ah Carrion or whatever, as they say you set low standards and woefully fail to meet them. Yet in your own lunchbox....a real legend

Sigh.....
22nd Jul 2014, 01:58
Replies: 2,631
Views: 882,031
Posted By Algie

To whichever moderators may be concerned. I...

To whichever moderators may be concerned.

I can manage the fact that little of either Kharon or SARCs posts are intelligible. And I can mange that of those bits that are intelligible little is...
9th Feb 2014, 05:30
Replies: 39
Views: 8,146
Posted By Algie

I think it a good idea for those who can remember...

I think it a good idea for those who can remember and reflect to do so with quiet camaraderie and fellowship. For many of us those are the things that have sustained us these many years. I'll be...
3rd Feb 2014, 18:36
Replies: 398
Views: 148,945
Posted By Algie

Part of the problem for managers who are focussed...

Part of the problem for managers who are focussed on finding new and better ways to shave costs and increase revenue is that if they don't have an airline background its almost impossible for them to...
8th Jan 2014, 19:52
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,506,000
Posted By Algie

Not quite Sunfish...... I think it was Jim...

Not quite Sunfish......

I think it was Jim Hacker or Sir Humphrey or Paul Keating who first crystallised the concept of dressing up what you've already done and calling it your Plan....that way...
5th Dec 2013, 04:50
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,506,000
Posted By Algie

Haven't been really paying attention as I have...

Haven't been really paying attention as I have been studying English political history.

Came across this really interesting quote from Oliver Cromwell:

"You have sat too long for any good you...
3rd Nov 2013, 19:51
Replies: 2,631
Views: 882,031
Posted By Algie

Often come up away (indeed mostly) from Charon's...

Often come up away (indeed mostly) from Charon's posts (and his/her coterie) bemused, bewildered and mystified. I think of his/her posts as s Churchill said in another context: "a riddle, wrapped in...
3rd Aug 2013, 23:02
Replies: 2,631
Views: 882,031
Posted By Algie

004 Good point about the paranoia on...

004

Good point about the paranoia on accountability.

We need (i.e us the public) to own up to some of our own role in this. Forcing Macca's to put "Caution, might be HOT" on coffee cups etc,...
30th Jul 2013, 01:22
Replies: 301
Views: 118,433
Posted By Algie

Sunfish You could have stopped typing after:...

Sunfish

You could have stopped typing after:

"It is necessary to act like a human being to be a good manager and I am also coming to the view that most of the "scientific management" tools we...
27th Jun 2013, 19:42
Replies: 834
Views: 613,798
Posted By Algie

Wow! A post from K that is a) understandable...

Wow!

A post from K that is a) understandable and b) on the spot.

Well said
21st Jun 2013, 06:34
Replies: 834
Views: 613,798
Posted By Algie

Charon I'm guessing that, having allowed a...

Charon

I'm guessing that, having allowed a second-best situation to develop, both the QF and VB crews thought that Mildura was a good option. Certainly a paradise compared to ETOPS planned...
2nd Jun 2013, 05:30
Replies: 44
Views: 13,122
Posted By Algie

Nice bit of airmanship

Qantas 767 MEL-SYD this afternoon-landing in dodgy conditons (X-wind, turbulence,gusts etc). All got worse last 50 ft before TD and at wheel touch it wasn't specially pretty so they gave it away and...
26th May 2013, 10:50
Replies: 2,315
Views: 663,497
Posted By Algie

Charon I cautioned you a while back to get...

Charon

I cautioned you a while back to get your mind out of the Goon Show scripts and stop the in jokes and sly superiority. You might recall a suggestion to study some Nietzsche...


“Whoever...
15th May 2013, 19:19
Replies: 2,315
Views: 663,497
Posted By Algie

Sunfish you are of course right. My little post...

Sunfish you are of course right. My little post was a comment, not the definitive summary of the issue.

It is at the core of the issue to ask why the crew (and in particular PIC) didn't know...
15th May 2013, 12:41
Replies: 2,315
Views: 663,497
Posted By Algie

Well said Lookleft, I think, (if I translate...

Well said Lookleft,

I think, (if I translate Kharon's opaque meanderings correctly) that he and his ilk are playing the "My enemy's enemy is my friend" game. But as I said, so little of his...
19th Apr 2013, 00:06
Replies: 2,315
Views: 663,497
Posted By Algie

Life Lesson # 302 Do Not Disagree With...

Life Lesson # 302

Do Not Disagree With Kharon (or even slightly mock him/her or even ask for an elaboration of metaphors and facts)

He/she or his/her henchmen will attack you verbally and your...
18th Apr 2013, 21:00
Replies: 2,315
Views: 663,497
Posted By Algie

Prince N Your thoughts are not relevant. ...

Prince N

Your thoughts are not relevant.

Kharon (or Charon, I went to a different school) has his mind set firmly on the far shore as any good ferryman would. Like his Styxian namesake he has...
5th Mar 2013, 21:14
Replies: 2,315
Views: 663,497
Posted By Algie

I was humouring him. And sadly. given my fondness...

I was humouring him. And sadly. given my fondness for Qld, I'm not within several time zones of the Circuit. And don't expect to be.

Anyway. My quota of time for feeling anything about Kharon's...
5th Mar 2013, 17:47
Replies: 2,315
Views: 663,497
Posted By Algie

Ah Kharon You know not do you.... except...

Ah Kharon

You know not do you.... except that you have of course read Don Quixote as well as the Goon Show scripts.

As for having to read all your earlier posts in order to understand your...
5th Mar 2013, 05:39
Replies: 2,315
Views: 663,497
Posted By Algie

Couple of points.... As I understand it ICAO...

Couple of points....

As I understand it ICAO has 192-ish member states many of whose capabilities, processes and transparency make even a bad day at CASA look like the Gold Standard of world...
4th Mar 2013, 09:04
Replies: 39
Views: 15,526
Posted By Algie

As one of those who didn’t know Mr. Strong well,...

As one of those who didn’t know Mr. Strong well, I know little of his personal characteristics. And thus am unable to comment on the legacy he leaves with his family and friends. Despite that I send...
16th Jan 2013, 10:35
Replies: 86
Views: 16,985
Posted By Algie

Back to basics folks..... Absence of...

Back to basics folks.....

Absence of accidents/reportable incidents DOES NOT EQUAL SAFETY

Just thought I'd mention that

Algie
3rd Dec 2012, 05:54
Replies: 384
Views: 86,513
Posted By Algie

Ah....the sheer joy of seeing post after post by...

Ah....the sheer joy of seeing post after post by the morally pure, the unsullied, the international experts, the far-seeing, all-knowing wisdom of the ages from those who, dare I say it, fear not the...
2nd Dec 2012, 09:36
Replies: 384
Views: 86,513
Posted By Algie

"I have direct information of malfeasance at...

"I have direct information of malfeasance at Bankstown by a FOI, reported it, and it was never independently investigated, which not only cost me money, but the FOI continues to undertake the...
1st Dec 2012, 18:54
Replies: 384
Views: 86,513
Posted By Algie

"I believe that there would be many cases out...

"I believe that there would be many cases out there where CASA operatives have assisted mates to the commercial detriment of another by using some spurious excuse for prosecution. I can identify one...
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