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14th May 2021, 02:29
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Lead Balloon

What else would you expect? You could hope...

What else would you expect?

You could hope for better, but expecting better would make you more of an optimist than Pollyanna.

They are "doing something" and that's all that matters.
13th May 2021, 09:12
Replies: 154
Views: 29,969
Posted By Lead Balloon

SFIS will save you! (I have no idea what...

SFIS will save you!

(I have no idea what deep insights the Santa Fe Indian School has about airspace categorisation and service provision, but I'll trust Airservices and CASA on this one. Or...
7th May 2021, 06:01
Replies: 22
Views: 4,169
Posted By Lead Balloon

It’s no different. If a foreign aircraft...

It’s no different.

If a foreign aircraft flies through ‘Australian controlled airspace’ but never comes into Australian territory, there is no offence under Australian law.

It may well be an...
6th May 2021, 10:18
Replies: 1,626
Views: 784,672
Posted By Lead Balloon

Maybe we don’t all think the same and aren’t all...

Maybe we don’t all think the same and aren’t all ‘legends’?
6th May 2021, 00:30
Replies: 1,626
Views: 784,672
Posted By Lead Balloon

If the CASA employee was not aware of and did not...

If the CASA employee was not aware of and did not consent to you recording, Glen, beware! (I think Queensland is the only place where it’s not unlawful to record private conversations without...
2nd May 2021, 00:02
Replies: 515
Views: 48,699
Posted By Lead Balloon

This from the Airservices blurb is...

This from the Airservices blurb is laughable:Translation: While we’ve been twiddling our thumbs (but paying management bonuses) due to the collapse in RPT traffic volumes, we’ve had time to pretend...
29th Apr 2021, 11:14
Replies: 14
Views: 2,261
Posted By Lead Balloon

Do a search for all the posts by “jmmoric”, Capn....

Do a search for all the posts by “jmmoric”, Capn. An extraordinarily experienced individual.

Extraordinary, bordering on unbelievable....
28th Apr 2021, 11:49
Replies: 14
Views: 2,261
Posted By Lead Balloon

Don’t let it get you down, dg. First, I hear...

Don’t let it get you down, dg.

First, I hear plenty of pilots mistakenly making CTAF calls on the Area frequency. (I reckon there are plenty of Airservices folk who wish they had a dime for each...
27th Apr 2021, 01:59
Replies: 20
Views: 3,605
Posted By Lead Balloon

We shall see what we shall see. (I should note...

We shall see what we shall see. (I should note that I think the CASA Board contributes nothing useful and should be abolished - again.)
27th Apr 2021, 01:12
Replies: 20
Views: 3,605
Posted By Lead Balloon

I think you’re doing the new Chair a disservice,...

I think you’re doing the new Chair a disservice, outanabout. He has considerable GA experience. Google will enlighten you. (I reckon he’ll have some conflicts of interest to declare and manage. Hope...
25th Apr 2021, 01:52
Replies: 20
Views: 3,605
Posted By Lead Balloon

Jonathan Aleck can’t go. He’s the only person...

Jonathan Aleck can’t go. He’s the only person on the planet who understands the Australian regulatory regime.
24th Apr 2021, 10:50
Replies: 20
Views: 3,605
Posted By Lead Balloon

Staib - That was the name. I hope she survived...

Staib - That was the name. I hope she survived with her sense of humour in tact.

Binny’s been smart enough to avoid the CEO / DAS gig. Skates - no so. (Was that Binny flying the RV over Blamey...
24th Apr 2021, 07:31
Replies: 20
Views: 3,605
Posted By Lead Balloon

Pip is a highly-intelligent, hard-working and...

Pip is a highly-intelligent, hard-working and lovely person. It will be awful watching her being eaten alive.

(Who was that retired Air Vice-Marshal thrown to the Airservices wolves? I...
23rd Apr 2021, 00:54
Replies: 31
Views: 6,182
Posted By Lead Balloon

I’ve just spewed coffee all over my keyboard! ...

I’ve just spewed coffee all over my keyboard!

Bad news, Dick: There’s also no Santa or Easter Bunny.
22nd Apr 2021, 10:48
Replies: 7
Views: 1,704
Posted By Lead Balloon

Ahhh, aviation. No end of self-interested...

Ahhh, aviation. No end of self-interested dobbing arseholes.
22nd Apr 2021, 10:35
Replies: 10
Views: 1,991
Posted By Lead Balloon

And precious the bonuses are. I reckon you’d have...

And precious the bonuses are. I reckon you’d have to go back to pre-2000 days to find a senior manager bonus below the laughable Cartier watch level.

Nothing below $10,000 in the last dozen or so...
22nd Apr 2021, 10:30
Replies: 95
Views: 6,449
Posted By Lead Balloon

Where’s Vag277 when we need him/her? Calling...

Where’s Vag277 when we need him/her?

Calling Vag277.
22nd Apr 2021, 07:56
Replies: 95
Views: 6,449
Posted By Lead Balloon

To what probability/ies does ‘extremely low’...

To what probability/ies does ‘extremely low’ correspond? It’s a typical term that can be interpreted in different ways by different people.

But it ain’t zero (of course).

And what is the...
22nd Apr 2021, 03:47
Replies: 95
Views: 6,449
Posted By Lead Balloon

It’s not a “perceived risk”. There is a risk. ...

It’s not a “perceived risk”. There is a risk.

The only questions (in a coherent regulatory system) are: What are the probabilities of a collision between a HCRPT aircraft and another aircraft,...
22nd Apr 2021, 03:40
Replies: 1,626
Views: 784,672
Posted By Lead Balloon

Yes. As with any other witnesses.

Yes. As with any other witnesses.
20th Apr 2021, 01:50
Replies: 154
Views: 29,969
Posted By Lead Balloon

I agree with you DJ. You ask: “What price...

I agree with you DJ.

You ask: “What price do we put on risk?” Good question.

If no price is put on risk, all decision-making thereafter might as well be based on astrology. (In...
19th Apr 2021, 11:10
Replies: 154
Views: 29,969
Posted By Lead Balloon

Is the “company” one that continues to operate...

Is the “company” one that continues to operate HCRPT in and out of Avalon? If yes, “the company” cannot disregard the implications of “the case” of which it is aware. A regulator too incompetent...
19th Apr 2021, 11:04
Replies: 95
Views: 6,449
Posted By Lead Balloon

Noone is going to pick any holes in that,...

Noone is going to pick any holes in that, jmmoric. I hope you are enjoying, or are aspiring to, a career in OAR.
19th Apr 2021, 10:21
Replies: 154
Views: 29,969
Posted By Lead Balloon

Who’s “they”? It seems like the regulator...

Who’s “they”?

It seems like the regulator (CASA) is now so bereft of expertise that it won’t do anything unless a proposal is submitted to it by (in this case) Airservices.

Must be terribly...
19th Apr 2021, 10:09
Replies: 95
Views: 6,449
Posted By Lead Balloon

That would be with some kinda magic wand, I’m...

That would be with some kinda magic wand, I’m guessing.

Do you know what ‘deems’ means in legal parlance? Making true in law that which is untrue in fact.

What’s true in fact determines...
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