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30th Jul 2021, 09:41
Replies: 27
Views: 3,919
Posted By Al E. Vator

Jeez there are some miserable pilots around. ...

Jeez there are some miserable pilots around.

Machtuk "This crowd qualifies for nothing"
The Banjo: "If priority is required passenger is on the wrong aircraft"
Neville Nobody: "Its about safety'...
14th Jul 2021, 02:22
Replies: 76
Views: 8,025
Posted By Al E. Vator

Dick Smith can you stop being a smart arse when...

Dick Smith can you stop being a smart arse when somebody says something different to you.

Actually, if what has been presented above is correct, it does seem logical. There are definite effects of...
2nd Jul 2021, 04:18
Replies: 110
Views: 28,741
Posted By Al E. Vator

* Fundraising Clock resets to 35 days? *...

* Fundraising Clock resets to 35 days?

* "Post-holders" disappear off the bottom of the list?

* Now the $16,000 raised (of $2,900,000 'required') has mysteriously turned into $3,000?

Where...
5th Jun 2021, 02:14
Replies: 10
Views: 2,387
Posted By Al E. Vator

Stop whining. Take the survey at face value and...

Stop whining. Take the survey at face value and give honest answers. Yes probably most of us will tick the Bureaucratic, Regulation focussed and ill-equipped boxes but the other questions are still...
26th May 2021, 03:59
Replies: 154
Views: 74,840
Posted By Al E. Vator

https://www.airporthistory.org/kai-tak-photo-speci...

https://www.airporthistory.org/kai-tak-photo-special.html
11th Jan 2021, 22:01
Replies: 1,435
Views: 474,571
Posted By Al E. Vator

Bain will sort Virgin out, possibly resume some...

Bain will sort Virgin out, possibly resume some international ops and sell in 2-3 years.
New owner will also acquire Rex.

Thus QF have Jetstar and Virgin have Rex, being an airline with a great...
8th Dec 2020, 00:27
Replies: 78
Views: 18,791
Posted By Al E. Vator

Brilliant idea...imagine being able to step onto...

Brilliant idea...imagine being able to step onto an aircraft at Rose Bay (almost in central Sydney) and hop off in central Canberra. Beats all that awful traffic out of Sydney on the Hume Hwy.
Of...
18th Nov 2020, 23:43
Replies: 49
Views: 20,504
Posted By Al E. Vator

During the 787 introduction debacle, Joe Sutter...

During the 787 introduction debacle, Joe Sutter (the original 747 designer) asked what the hell was going on at Boeing.
He wondered how a bunch of computer wizards could have made such a stuff-up...
18th Nov 2020, 00:32
Replies: 49
Views: 20,504
Posted By Al E. Vator

737 Max $25 billion hit to Boeing "Biggest corporate blunder ever"

Apparently all because somebody thought it would be a good idea to outsource programming and minimise the matter in ops manuals?

Surely didn't cut costs.
...
25th Oct 2020, 05:39
Replies: 30
Views: 9,300
Posted By Al E. Vator

Not the world's biggest Dick Smith fan but that...

Not the world's biggest Dick Smith fan but that misappropriation of his name/image is just wrong.
I see it all the time in pop-up ads I ignore, as I know anybody with a public profile would usually...
21st Sep 2020, 01:38
Replies: 74
Views: 15,924
Posted By Al E. Vator

John Eacott - great to hear from somebody in the...

John Eacott - great to hear from somebody in the business long-term. Good points. Totally agree with Sunfish about or disgraceful lack of support for homegrown enterprises, what's wrong with us? TBM...
7th Sep 2020, 02:48
Replies: 67
Views: 16,955
Posted By Al E. Vator

I will happily purchase that apparently 'tainted'...

I will happily purchase that apparently 'tainted' aircraft from Textron at a big discount in return for not suing them for perceived design issues!

The GA manufacturing industry was decimated in...
14th Aug 2020, 00:45
Replies: 152
Views: 27,460
Posted By Al E. Vator

Can professional pilots, whilst maintaining...

Can professional pilots, whilst maintaining distancing, perform required recency training??

Can light aircraft be operated say each 2 weeks to avoid engine damage from inaction??

No irrelevant...
13th Aug 2020, 03:33
Replies: 77
Views: 11,374
Posted By Al E. Vator

http://www.taamuseum.org.au/Images/Pictures/NGLoad...

http://www.taamuseum.org.au/Images/Pictures/NGLoadDC3.jpg http://www.taamuseum.org.au/Images/Pictures/NGDC3%20Jato_to.JPG
Trans Australia Airlines TAA trialled JATO on DC3 aircraft in the hot and...
13th Aug 2020, 03:23
Replies: 152
Views: 27,460
Posted By Al E. Vator

Ok...so back on topic. Fully understand and...

Ok...so back on topic.
Fully understand and 100% agree with the need to isolate.
I have access to an aircraft and can travel to the airport, fly and return home without any social interaction...
1st Aug 2020, 02:49
Replies: 30
Views: 8,824
Posted By Al E. Vator

Yeah don’t push my benevolence BNEA320! Those...

Yeah don’t push my benevolence BNEA320! Those people ‘hanging on’ have families to support, and mortgages to pay.
31st Jul 2020, 03:53
Replies: 30
Views: 8,824
Posted By Al E. Vator

Well you're the people who get wound up! if...

Well you're the people who get wound up!

if you disagree, politely correct the errors, don't hyperventilate with childish vitriol.

morno "OMFG you’re an idiot...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Nov 2019, 00:24
Replies: 45
Views: 11,610
Posted By Al E. Vator

So wonderful to see well researched and executed...

So wonderful to see well researched and executed aviation images for a change.Obviously CGI in places, where the resolution and minutiae can never replicate the real thing (yet) but still very, very...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jul 2019, 06:52
Replies: 13,168
Views: 11,170,054
Posted By Al E. Vator

Who is talking about my daughter Allie?

Who is talking about my daughter Allie?
20th Mar 2019, 12:01
Replies: 13
Views: 2,009
Posted By Al E. Vator

Thanks for the info...sorry to be naive but...

Thanks for the info...sorry to be naive but what’s the CASA definition of a registered/certified airport?

Understand airfields like for example Caboolture have the dashed ‘ALA’ circle status...
19th Mar 2019, 22:51
Replies: 19
Views: 14,004
Posted By Al E. Vator

Interesting post. There was also the 737...

Interesting post.

There was also the 737 rudder hard-over issue of a few years ago that was extremely concerning and seemed not to get the attention from the FAA that has now been bought on by...
19th Mar 2019, 22:22
Replies: 13
Views: 2,009
Posted By Al E. Vator

Creating an approved LNAV approach

Possibly a naive question but how would we go about creating and publishing (via Air Services and thus AvPlan and OzRunways etc) an authorised LNAV or LNAV/VNAV approach at a busy ALA where there are...
22nd Sep 2018, 01:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,943
Posted By Al E. Vator

The Tates are a fine flying bunch from...

The Tates are a fine flying bunch from Warrnambool. Rick had a younger brother Frank who was with ANA and then QF for many years. Also a lovely bloke and still going strong at 90.
17th Sep 2018, 12:01
Replies: 24
Views: 6,581
Posted By Al E. Vator

This is a win-win for both sides. For...

This is a win-win for both sides.

For goodness sakes don’t go in with this “I’m Australian from a first world country and thus god’s gift to aviation and you are inferior creatures” mentality so...
2nd Jun 2018, 03:12
Replies: 1,213
Views: 747,186
Posted By Al E. Vator

....and another easily negotiated item. Don't pay...

....and another easily negotiated item. Don't pay for endorsements.
Bonding sure (employers needs to protect themselves from a rapid turnover of pilots) but no need to pay upfront for endorsements.
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