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25th Jul 2008, 12:25
Replies: 1,109
Views: 338,419
Posted By Surditas

On the subject of journalists... Channel...

On the subject of journalists...

Channel Nine here in Australia (yes, yes, I know that "Channel Nine" and "Professional Journalism" are not phrases that are often seen together) said:

"After...
14th Feb 2008, 06:33
Replies: 18
Views: 2,323
Posted By Surditas

I'm not to sure about the answers to some of your...

I'm not to sure about the answers to some of your questions, but I can have a go at a couple:

1. A TAF is pretty much only accurate to the airfield boundary. A nearby TAF would give you some idea...
14th Feb 2008, 03:55
Replies: 38
Views: 7,461
Posted By Surditas

AoA, Nice one. Thankyou for that. ...

AoA,

Nice one. Thankyou for that.

International Trader and Keg,

Thankyou as well for your advice. I would like to note a couple of points, though.

First, I am reasonably sure the Qantas...
9th Feb 2008, 08:30
Replies: 38
Views: 7,461
Posted By Surditas

I've got some idea of the conditions, but I'm...

I've got some idea of the conditions, but I'm afraid to ask any more details lest some people here accuse me of wanting to live some kind of champagne lifestyle.

International Trader suggested...
9th Feb 2008, 00:55
Replies: 38
Views: 7,461
Posted By Surditas

Grrowler, Thanks, it was not the intent of...

Grrowler,

Thanks, it was not the intent of the question. In fact, you could (and I will) argue that you append my sentence with "...should I be accepted as SO" just as easily as "...when I am...
8th Feb 2008, 05:38
Replies: 38
Views: 7,461
Posted By Surditas

Bloody hell! It's a 379 page document and,...

Bloody hell!

It's a 379 page document and, yes, I can find exact figures in it, but I'm also sure that someone out there would know the rough figures. As it happens, DirectAnywhere was able to...
8th Feb 2008, 03:47
Replies: 38
Views: 7,461
Posted By Surditas

Goodness me. International trader says: "A...

Goodness me.

International trader says: "A right arrogant prat you are!

Why don't you work on getting the job ( and then keeping it)first.
With 18 mths to qualify to APPLY for a job as a human...
7th Feb 2008, 06:34
Replies: 38
Views: 7,461
Posted By Surditas

Thanks, although wading all the way through that...

Thanks, although wading all the way through that could take some time.

Does anyone out there have a quick answer (within +/- $10K)

a) Pay on conversion?
b) Pay once on line?
c) Average length...
7th Feb 2008, 05:18
Replies: 38
Views: 7,461
Posted By Surditas

Qantas Pay

I'm after some information on current Qantas pay rates.

I'm looking at SO direct entry in about eighteen months and I'd like to know what I'd be paid:

a) During conversion
b) in the first...
30th Oct 2007, 07:32
Replies: 5
Views: 1,474
Posted By Surditas

RAAF Super Hornet Acquisition on Four Corners

Anyone else see this?
Looked like the same bunch of disgruntled ex-RAAFies bleating on about how the F-111 is (easily) the world's greatest aircraft. According to the journalist, the Pig can even do...
6th Dec 2006, 09:36
Replies: 6
Views: 1,619
Posted By Surditas

The big parade is on at Willytown on Monday....

The big parade is on at Willytown on Monday. They're going to hand out brevets to fighter controllers en masse.
No-one seems happy about it: the (former) two-winged master race sees it as a...
14th Mar 2005, 01:32
Replies: 47
Views: 10,566
Posted By Surditas

I once heard about a Prussian General of the...

I once heard about a Prussian General of the nineteenth century who was seated upon his horse observing a battle. His staff were also mounted nearby when a junior officer next to the General was shot...
1st Dec 2004, 21:20
Replies: 44
Views: 7,037
Posted By Surditas

A small arms discharge in the cabin of a...

A small arms discharge in the cabin of a pressurised aircraft will make said aircaft enter a 70 degree nose down dive. SOP for recovery is to haul back on stick with almighty force using altimeter as...
17th Nov 2004, 22:13
Replies: 161
Views: 53,710
Posted By Surditas

Former Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert...

Former Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies was out on the hustings one day when a woman shouted out "I wouldn't vote for you if you were Jesus Christ" to which Menzies replied "Madam, if...
16th Nov 2004, 22:07
Replies: 52
Views: 12,926
Posted By Surditas

Until the demise of the HS748 from Her Majesty's...

Until the demise of the HS748 from Her Majesty's Australian Air Corps order of battle there was the Howlettes. For those not in the know, the name is a dig at the Roulettes, the official RAAF display...
16th Nov 2004, 21:53
Replies: 127
Views: 18,477
Posted By Surditas

What was the thread about again? Oh yes, I...

What was the thread about again? Oh yes, I remember...

Room 101. Let's see. If I went down the corridor and opened the door to Room 101 it might contain (in no real order):

1) Lazy television...
23rd Sep 2004, 13:45
Replies: 8
Views: 3,177
Posted By Surditas

From Wintsun: "Tired of watching millions $$...

From Wintsun: "Tired of watching millions $$ wasted by a B grade defence outfit on unuseful toys like dated helos and dysfunctional submarines"

I didn't realise we were B grade. Who are the A...
16th Jul 2004, 11:33
Replies: 3,799
Views: 2,082,676
Posted By Surditas

Olena, Don't worry. Not offended. I see your...

Olena,

Don't worry. Not offended. I see your distinction, though. Both the Sandpit and Germany vs. Soviet Union are/were "real" wars. The German/Soviet one was, of course much, much, much bigger...
16th Jul 2004, 05:30
Replies: 3,799
Views: 2,082,676
Posted By Surditas

I wouldn't define a real war only as one on home...

I wouldn't define a real war only as one on home turf with the ADF fully commited. Iraq's a pretty real war. There's a C130H with a bullet hole in it to prove that. And I think the Army boys...
15th Jul 2004, 04:50
Replies: 3,799
Views: 2,082,676
Posted By Surditas

The MEAO was a great experience. I've been...

The MEAO was a great experience.

I've been thinking a bit lately about the fact that when I joined (five or so years back) that they (recruiting, psych, board etc) asked me questions along the...
6th Jul 2004, 00:12
Replies: 3,799
Views: 2,082,676
Posted By Surditas

I DID go overseas last year, but it was on...

I DID go overseas last year, but it was on deployment to the MEAO which is (thankfully) not Saudi. Back again now in sunny Oz.
Kev, things are going well with me. Career is humming along and I'm...
30th Jun 2004, 04:06
Replies: 3,799
Views: 2,082,676
Posted By Surditas

Itchy, Funny you should talk about...

Itchy,

Funny you should talk about intelligence. I've met some not so bright people who express themselves very well and some intelligent people who have dreadful diction and expression. I don't...
29th Jun 2004, 02:51
Replies: 3,799
Views: 2,082,676
Posted By Surditas

It's always good to see an old post return from...

It's always good to see an old post return from the dead, as it were. Good to see it's diverged in a few directions, too...

SOMAT, BEagle and Allan907;

How true! The Kids today can be quite...
28th Apr 2004, 03:40
Replies: 0
Views: 596
Posted By Surditas

Aussie Iraq and Afghanistan Medals

On Sunday, Anzac Day, Prime Minister Howard announced the creation of campaign medals for Iraq and Afghanistan, to be known as, respectively, the Iraq Medal and the Afghanistan Medal. Qualification...
6th Apr 2004, 00:17
Replies: 21
Views: 2,947
Posted By Surditas

Most of the SQN's here in Her Majesty's Strayian...

Most of the SQN's here in Her Majesty's Strayian Air Force seem to have the odd Pomgolian, Kiwi or Canuckistani floating around wearing Aus uniform, so transfer IS possible however, we seem to be...
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