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20th Oct 2020, 04:18
Replies: 34
Views: 7,955
Posted By Wunwing

The Bali example is a good one. QF commenced DPS...

The Bali example is a good one. QF commenced DPS services in the mid 70s taking over from Pan Am after their disastrous 1st into the Pacific add campaign.

There were 2x B707 services per week....
16th Oct 2020, 06:17
Replies: 34
Views: 7,955
Posted By Wunwing

I was a 707 and 747 FEO from age 22, until...

I was a 707 and 747 FEO from age 22, until retirement at 55. It was glamorous in the early days and our main completion until the Jumbo was a ship if you wanted cheap to London.

One event that...
3rd Oct 2020, 08:30
Replies: 31
Views: 6,621
Posted By Wunwing

More recently. Qants B747 SP, SYD/LAX/SYD. ...

More recently.
Qants B747 SP, SYD/LAX/SYD.
Capt
F/O
2 x S/O
2 xFE.

Even more recent, B747 300 SYD/ FCO and FRA.
Capt
F/O 2 x S/O and
25th Sep 2020, 07:07
Replies: 65
Views: 12,113
Posted By Wunwing

Crew qualifications in this are interesting. The...

Crew qualifications in this are interesting. The report that PIC was endorsed low level but there is no mention of 250 hours or low level qualifications of the FO or FE.
I'm not sure what would...
3rd Sep 2020, 12:20
Replies: 68
Views: 5,546
Posted By Wunwing

The late Stephen Piercy's book, Sky Truck has a...

The late Stephen Piercy's book, Sky Truck has a photo of a Seagreen Air Transport DC7 at Miami which he said was ex BOAC..

The book was published in 1985.

Wunwing
3rd Sep 2020, 06:03
Replies: 21
Views: 9,240
Posted By Wunwing

megan From memory the cause was an oleo...

megan

From memory the cause was an oleo failure of a swapped strut from a B747 100 series ,so a lot of time. When the unit was overhauled by the supplier, the inspection of the bore failed to...
31st Aug 2020, 22:44
Replies: 21
Views: 5,372
Posted By Wunwing

A few years ago a US cargo carrier with DC9s (ABX...

A few years ago a US cargo carrier with DC9s (ABX I think) had a fleet of cargo aircraft with no cargo doors. The developed containers that fitted through pax doors.

Clearly a bit more developed...
23rd Jul 2020, 07:30
Replies: 148
Views: 31,553
Posted By Wunwing

Sunfish. Are you the same Sunfish that...

Sunfish.
Are you the same Sunfish that announced a few weeks ago that you were leaving PPRuNE forever?
Maybe your earlier decision was the better one?

And just to put it right. As a Sydney based...
23rd Jul 2020, 07:16
Replies: 87
Views: 10,214
Posted By Wunwing

Fifth pod between #2 and the fuselage was the...

Fifth pod between #2 and the fuselage was the main way to ferry a spare engine. For a time my company was overhauling engines for a Chinese operator. We fifth podded regularly between Sydney, Beijing...
10th May 2020, 10:51
Replies: 55
Views: 11,214
Posted By Wunwing

At least some of the Omega Air tankers are ex...

At least some of the Omega Air tankers are ex RAAF and before that Qantas 338s.

Wunwing
1st May 2020, 08:36
Replies: 44
Views: 11,667
Posted By Wunwing

I'm not saying all freight, I'm saying that...

I'm not saying all freight, I'm saying that freight moved under an allocation from the IASC should be..
I also believe that should be the case for any Australian pax operator including Qantas.
...
1st May 2020, 03:10
Replies: 44
Views: 11,667
Posted By Wunwing

J3P Freight has been seen as a poor cousin of...

J3P
Freight has been seen as a poor cousin of pax since the shiny jets turned up here. In the 60s Qantas was the only allowed Australian operator utilising Australian rights and at that time Qantas...
1st May 2020, 00:01
Replies: 44
Views: 11,667
Posted By Wunwing

All this is fine but until the Australian...

All this is fine but until the Australian Government mandates that all domestic and international freight operations are predominately operated, flown and maintained by Australians, the jobs won't be...
29th Apr 2020, 22:46
Replies: 44
Views: 11,667
Posted By Wunwing

PW. Where did I say that an Australian long...

PW.
Where did I say that an Australian long haul freight operator should be Government owned?
Unless things have changed since I was involved there is no reason that an Australian owned and...
29th Apr 2020, 05:41
Replies: 215
Views: 37,697
Posted By Wunwing

Its worth looking at the Fire aviation site for...

Its worth looking at the Fire aviation site for costs of delivery on the various types. The appropriate page is dated 13/2/20.

The Dash is not listed because the only operating examples are French...
29th Apr 2020, 05:09
Replies: 44
Views: 11,667
Posted By Wunwing

GW. PAE's B757s. I see that the Feds have...

GW.
PAE's B757s.

I see that the Feds have just figured out that we have a major shortfall of cargo and have appointed a freight coordinator team.
Back in the days of the deregulation process,...
29th Apr 2020, 05:01
Replies: 215
Views: 37,697
Posted By Wunwing

There is a very good costing of capability...

There is a very good costing of capability /costing of the various types on the Fire aviation site.

What is interesting is the difference between the 146 and the later RJ and the B737 v MD80...
16th Mar 2020, 01:46
Replies: 3
Views: 2,019
Posted By Wunwing

PJ. If the Govt doesn't bailout multiple...

PJ.
If the Govt doesn't bailout multiple industries including the Airline Industry then we will end up with no employers as the virus effects diminish. If all the industries collapse then expect...
10th Mar 2020, 01:31
Replies: 85
Views: 65,393
Posted By Wunwing

The problem with pilots and everyone else who...

The problem with pilots and everyone else who become temporary unemployed in burning up their accrued leave is that when things improve no one will be able to take holidays because they will have no...
1st Mar 2020, 20:50
Replies: 215
Views: 37,697
Posted By Wunwing

601 Its seems to be a bit more complicated...

601

Its seems to be a bit more complicated than that.

The extra DC10s and MD80s, according to press at the time, were Federally funded. There were numerous reports when the firestorm broke out...
1st Mar 2020, 02:06
Replies: 30
Views: 7,931
Posted By Wunwing

Every approved landing area would also need a...

Every approved landing area would also need a development approval from the appropriate local council. Anyone who has been through that process knows how easy and timely that process is?

Wunwing
1st Mar 2020, 01:59
Replies: 215
Views: 37,697
Posted By Wunwing

601. Are you saying that funding for LFAs in...

601.
Are you saying that funding for LFAs in Queensland is different to the rest of the States and Territories?

For the rest of us the LFAs are funded through the NAFC, the "N" standing for...
18th Feb 2020, 20:09
Replies: 215
Views: 37,697
Posted By Wunwing

There are some interesting cost comparison ...

There are some interesting cost comparison figures for large fire bombers on the Fire Aviation site. While the figures will certainly not be accurate for Australia the difference between aircraft...
22nd Jan 2020, 07:04
Replies: 215
Views: 37,697
Posted By Wunwing

I'm not proposing the Orion but it may be a...

I'm not proposing the Orion but it may be a remote possibility. As I understand the museum aircraft they are still only on loan from the RAAF. Loans can be recalled?
My point is that an FAA...
22nd Jan 2020, 03:02
Replies: 215
Views: 37,697
Posted By Wunwing

The Orions from the old Aero Union fleet are now...

The Orions from the old Aero Union fleet are now being operated by Airstrike and possibly one by Buffalo. The FAA approved design exists and has for a number of years. Their grounding had nothing to...
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