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28th Mar 2020, 23:33
Replies: 831
Views: 427,976
Posted By Shark Patrol

Not even close!!! Along with about a hundred...

Not even close!!! Along with about a hundred other pilots (all resplendent in our red ties), I attended the QF AGM the day before Joyce shutdown the airline in 2011. At the time, James Strong was the...
23rd Mar 2020, 03:26
Replies: 282
Views: 171,804
Posted By Shark Patrol

Hopefully the world has learnt a lesson about...

Hopefully the world has learnt a lesson about putting all your eggs in one basket (Chinese manufacturing) in a globalized marketplace. It's all well and good using cheap overseas labour to pad the...
13th Mar 2020, 00:12
Replies: 2,118
Views: 944,859
Posted By Shark Patrol

To all the YES men: Normanton (a probable...

To all the YES men: Normanton (a probable sufferer of RSI from typing by now); KZ Kiwi (a smug company man); morno (a disrespectful outsider who's probably not even a pilot); Orange Future (say no...
20th Nov 2019, 04:33
Replies: 2,118
Views: 944,859
Posted By Shark Patrol

Joyce's modus operandi: To Perth Airport:...

Joyce's modus operandi:

To Perth Airport: "If you don't lower your charges, we won't operate any flights from Perth to Paris".

To LH pilots: "If you don't do more (and longer) work for the same...
29th Nov 2018, 02:03
Replies: 74
Views: 18,111
Posted By Shark Patrol

We arrived yesterday morning just after the...

We arrived yesterday morning just after the cessation of the curfew. Runway in use was 16L/R but one of the first aircraft into Sydney reported extensive lightning to the north and required Runway...
19th Feb 2018, 03:02
Replies: 157
Views: 57,886
Posted By Shark Patrol

That's what they have said .... directly to us!...

That's what they have said .... directly to us! No delusion on our part at all. The delusion and/or stupidity is all on their side.
19th Feb 2018, 02:45
Replies: 157
Views: 57,886
Posted By Shark Patrol

The SGM may still be going as I post this. ...

The SGM may still be going as I post this.

I hope the QF pilot group call their bluff and, in the words of that classic movie 'The Castle', "Tell 'em to get f***ed".
4th Jun 2015, 14:33
Replies: 716
Views: 275,813
Posted By Shark Patrol

Ho hum! Whatever Qantas LH pilots decide, we will...

Ho hum! Whatever Qantas LH pilots decide, we will no doubt be pilloried by the expert "Monday Morning Quarterbacks" of PPRuNe.

If we "give away" too much to ensure a future in an environment...
23rd May 2015, 13:55
Replies: 103
Views: 22,849
Posted By Shark Patrol

Not trying to take a shot at Australian ATC - I'm...

Not trying to take a shot at Australian ATC - I'm sure you (like us) are all working within constraints imposed by others. I also accept the point re last minute changes to the sequence, go-rounds...
29th Mar 2015, 23:12
Replies: 174
Views: 33,416
Posted By Shark Patrol

Or a deranged computer programmer perhaps? ...

Or a deranged computer programmer perhaps? Seriously, until they can invent a computer that NEVER EVER crashes/locks-up, I'm not too worried about the longevity of my job.
29th Mar 2015, 21:28
Replies: 174
Views: 33,416
Posted By Shark Patrol

..... aahhh, what about if you've got a deranged...

..... aahhh, what about if you've got a deranged 'drone controller' on the ground guiding the aircraft. Or are you proposing a totally automatic pilot-less/controller-less aircraft (which would...
25th Mar 2015, 23:58
Replies: 66
Views: 14,930
Posted By Shark Patrol

It's already been done ... in England it's called...

It's already been done ... in England it's called "The Monster Raving Loony Party" :rolleyes:
23rd Mar 2015, 00:00
Replies: 304
Views: 109,549
Posted By Shark Patrol

And catering, crewing, engineering,...

And catering, crewing, engineering, accommodation, baggage handling, spares ..... It'd be an amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing business!!!!
8th Mar 2015, 08:42
Replies: 139
Views: 56,437
Posted By Shark Patrol

Some of you people really are sad ...

Some of you people really are sad ...
26th Feb 2015, 00:34
Replies: 314
Views: 176,390
Posted By Shark Patrol

Keg, this statement probably explains why you...

Keg, this statement probably explains why you didn't get the job.
25th Mar 2014, 02:58
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,549,696
Posted By Shark Patrol

Senator X deserves a medal for maintaining his...

Senator X deserves a medal for maintaining his integrity and rationality despite his continuous exposure to the ignorance and ego-driven bullsh*t that passes itself off as 'party politics' in our...
15th Mar 2014, 22:14
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,549,696
Posted By Shark Patrol

The tactic used by the QF Group execs seemed to...

The tactic used by the QF Group execs seemed to be to try to answer as many questions as possible with excessive verbiage or detail to either confuse the senators (which I don't think would have been...
14th Aug 2013, 16:36
Replies: 109
Views: 41,174
Posted By Shark Patrol

It must be really tough for them this year,...

It must be really tough for them this year, because after years of bagging LH International, this time they have to paint International as being "saved" by the tie-up with Emirates. To do otherwise...
3rd Aug 2013, 09:32
Replies: 93
Views: 27,246
Posted By Shark Patrol

What about the scenario whereby, after completing...

What about the scenario whereby, after completing the separation of LH and SH that they decide to rename SH. Say something like .... AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES. How then does the Qantas Sales Act apply? ...
8th Jun 2013, 04:40
Replies: 199
Views: 34,839
Posted By Shark Patrol

An interesting discussion which suggests that the...

An interesting discussion which suggests that the thread title should be changed to "Should CASA change the alternate requirements", because that's what it really boils down to. The CASA policy is...
6th Jun 2013, 07:22
Replies: 304
Views: 109,549
Posted By Shark Patrol

I wonder which countries are moving to the front...

I wonder which countries are moving to the front of the queue for the Leprechaun's next grand adventure? Jetstar India? Jetstar China? Jetstar Indonesia perhaps?

C'mon guys. The Leprechaun...
30th May 2013, 02:41
Replies: 199
Views: 34,839
Posted By Shark Patrol

Without wishing to get into a tit-for-tat with...

Without wishing to get into a tit-for-tat with you CS, the point of this discussion is the risk factor that is involved. Like you, I've never had an engine failure either, but obviously engine...
30th May 2013, 01:58
Replies: 199
Views: 34,839
Posted By Shark Patrol

Compressor Stall: I have been in Qantas for...

Compressor Stall:

I have been in Qantas for nearly two decades, have been on the line for the entire time and have regularly operated Trans-Pacific and very long range flights. You know how many...
30th May 2013, 00:17
Replies: 199
Views: 34,839
Posted By Shark Patrol

Bloggs: I think we are differing in our...

Bloggs:

I think we are differing in our interpretation of what constitutes "minimum" and "emergency" fuel. If I read your response correctly, I assume you mean that in the case of an autoland at...
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