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14th Apr 2021, 13:34
Replies: 33
Views: 10,023
Posted By Derfred

^^^ This. Now is the time to learn to fly. ...

^^^ This.

Now is the time to learn to fly.

Not when the taxi drivers are talking pilot shortages.

This industry waves. The way to catch a wave is to be ready when the wave strikes.

Those...
14th Apr 2021, 12:50
Replies: 4,427
Views: 630,109
Posted By Derfred

What Victorians went through was an example of...

What Victorians went through was an example of what happens when you let the virus into the wild. It only takes one or two unchecked to let it rip. About 800 people died.

Now you call for...
8th Apr 2021, 14:29
Replies: 79
Views: 50,196
Posted By Derfred

I donít know. How much does it cost to move a...

I donít know. How much does it cost to move a simulator from Sydney to Brisbane?
30th Mar 2021, 14:41
Replies: 103
Views: 18,966
Posted By Derfred

Australia has more females than males in medical...

Australia has more females than males in medical school.

https://medicaldeans.org.au/md/2020/08/2020_MDANZ-Student-Statistics-Report.pdf

The country of your namesake, Singapore, actually used...
30th Mar 2021, 13:40
Replies: 408
Views: 132,564
Posted By Derfred

QF Corporate may find themselves in an...

QF Corporate may find themselves in an interesting legal conundrum in the near future given that they may be attempting to continue to have ďstood-downĒ A380 pilots on zero pay for the next few...
29th Mar 2021, 13:18
Replies: 103
Views: 18,966
Posted By Derfred

My lengthy post was intended to question whether...

My lengthy post was intended to question whether the playing field is actually level when you take into account societyís attitude, airline attitude, culture and numerous other factors.

If the...
29th Mar 2021, 09:46
Replies: 179
Views: 64,104
Posted By Derfred

We have IR consultants and beancounters...

We have IR consultants and beancounters constantly trying to divide and conquer us because history has shown that it works.

That is what is taught at Bain and Boston Consulting, and guess what,...
29th Mar 2021, 09:12
Replies: 103
Views: 18,966
Posted By Derfred

Iíve never been part of pilot recruitment, but...

Iíve never been part of pilot recruitment, but presumably potential applicants are both interviewed by pilot recruiters, and also simulator tested by pilot recruiters. There are also psych tests.
...
28th Mar 2021, 13:06
Replies: 103
Views: 18,966
Posted By Derfred

Nicely put. I like to think about it from...

Nicely put.

I like to think about it from this point of view:

If my daughter wanted to become a pilot like Dad, what obstacles stand in her way?

The previous poster mentioned grip-strength...
28th Mar 2021, 11:37
Replies: 179
Views: 64,104
Posted By Derfred

Please be nice, morno. We are all pilots...

Please be nice, morno.

We are all pilots here.
28th Mar 2021, 11:11
Replies: 35
Views: 12,072
Posted By Derfred

If you built a house 20 years ago, and you try to...

If you built a house 20 years ago, and you try to build one today, you will notice that:

1. The price of the architect has significantly increased;
2. The price of the surveyor has significantly...
28th Mar 2021, 10:51
Replies: 4,427
Views: 630,109
Posted By Derfred

Hang on, everyone keeps saying NSW is the only...

Hang on, everyone keeps saying NSW is the only Cool State.

All the other states are led by morons, true?

Is NSW not Cool anymore?
26th Mar 2021, 12:38
Replies: 126
Views: 25,348
Posted By Derfred

Genuine question: how effective is a CA/GRS at...

Genuine question: how effective is a CA/GRS at providing helpful information that standard CTAF procedures don’t? I haven’t flown into a CA/GRS for a long time.

It obviously didn’t help the...
26th Mar 2021, 12:28
Replies: 55
Views: 11,795
Posted By Derfred

You obviously don’t fly business much, They can...

You obviously don’t fly business much, They can check in with their mobile phone in the hire-car en-route to the airport, move their flight forward or backward 15 mins depending on the arrival time...
24th Mar 2021, 12:03
Replies: 126
Views: 25,348
Posted By Derfred

Yep, QF started flying mainline B737’s in there...

Yep, QF started flying mainline B737’s in there for the first time during COVID, because the high yield passengers from SYD couldn’t cross the border, and I believe they still are.
24th Mar 2021, 11:23
Replies: 964
Views: 319,780
Posted By Derfred

Arenít those QantasLink routes? I notice Rex...

Arenít those QantasLink routes?

I notice Rex are undercutting QantasLink too.

Shouldnít QantasLink be taking them to the ACCC for predatory behaviour?
11th Mar 2021, 11:57
Replies: 32
Views: 13,248
Posted By Derfred

The CFM56 is pretty well proven now despite some...

The CFM56 is pretty well proven now despite some early issues. It’s probably the most mature engine on the planet, so I wouldn’t have a problem with ETOPS on the 737NG.

The Leap on the Max is...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Mar 2021, 10:53
Replies: 14
Views: 2,209
Posted By Derfred

I have a vague memory that the SPD button can be...

I have a vague memory that the SPD button can be pressed while in ALT ACQ mode while the A/T mode is FMC SPD, if it is desired to alter the speed during ALT ACQ.

This was really only relevant on...
11th Mar 2021, 10:21
Replies: 4,427
Views: 630,109
Posted By Derfred

You aren’t welcome in Queensland, Buster. ...

You aren’t welcome in Queensland, Buster.

Queensland resorts are for Queenslanders.
8th Mar 2021, 10:01
Replies: 964
Views: 319,780
Posted By Derfred

To a point, maybe, providing those jet operators...

To a point, maybe, providing those jet operators remain solvent.

I donít think pilots or consumers are better off by endless repetitions of jet operators going under, only to be replaced by the...
8th Mar 2021, 09:20
Replies: 4,427
Views: 630,109
Posted By Derfred

Danny, that is still “awash” by Aus standards...

Danny, that is still “awash” by Aus standards...
4th Mar 2021, 11:54
Replies: 126
Views: 25,348
Posted By Derfred

This is an Australian thread. How many light...

This is an Australian thread.

How many light aircraft in Australia currently have ADSB-OUT that donít also have Mode C?

If the lighties start to install el-cheapo dashboard ADSB-OUT without...
3rd Mar 2021, 16:02
Replies: 126
Views: 25,348
Posted By Derfred

Sadly no RPT jets have ADSB-IN. They only have...

Sadly no RPT jets have ADSB-IN. They only have ADSB-OUT along with their transponder mode C.

This solution may provide the Jabiru the location of the Jet, but it wonít provide the Jet the location...
3rd Mar 2021, 15:38
Replies: 4,427
Views: 630,109
Posted By Derfred

Itís strange, isnít it Dr Dre. When I talk...

Itís strange, isnít it Dr Dre.

When I talk to my family, they have a reasonable understanding of the virus, the vaccine, and the repercussions.

When I talk to my neighbours, they have a...
2nd Mar 2021, 07:24
Replies: 126
Views: 25,348
Posted By Derfred

Whoís management pays? Isnít it ASAís job to...

Whoís management pays? Isnít it ASAís job to provide a tower and pass on the costs?

This model may be flawed, but until 180 paying pax who deserve better and old mate in his Jabiru are all charred...
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