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20th Sep 2020, 02:00
Replies: 65
Views: 12,069
Posted By ad-astra

It's interesting that all of the replies so far...

It's interesting that all of the replies so far (including my own) reflect no actual firefighting experience.
Given that it is a foreign company flying a N registered aircraft I would think that the...
4th Sep 2020, 03:19
Replies: 1,239
Views: 366,032
Posted By ad-astra

Post #1 over 4 months ago was; "Virgin...

Post #1 over 4 months ago was;
"Virgin Australia administrators Deloitte confirm 20 buyers are now circling Virgin Australia, adding "we remain confident that our target of achieving a sale by the...
28th Aug 2020, 03:09
Replies: 1,239
Views: 366,032
Posted By ad-astra

Being embroiled in this ongoing saga I am very...

Being embroiled in this ongoing saga I am very sympathetic to all those who have lost their jobs, and those who may lose their jobs, including me.
But Paul Keating comes to mind........
...
24th Aug 2020, 02:23
Replies: 23
Views: 8,877
Posted By ad-astra

As an instructor at the Royal Aero Club of NSW at...

As an instructor at the Royal Aero Club of NSW at Bankstown in the late 70's my mature age student wanted to do a 'nav-ex' from Bankstown to Mascot as he was leaving on a Qantas flight to the USA...
29th Jul 2020, 23:26
Replies: 127
Views: 39,415
Posted By ad-astra

Mick, thank you for the concise explanation. A...

Mick, thank you for the concise explanation.
A breath of fresh air from the cryptic "look at me" posts of others.
18th May 2020, 21:26
Replies: 23
Views: 2,892
Posted By ad-astra

Hamley, I think you raised the bar when you...

Hamley, I think you raised the bar when you opened fire with this.



If that is how you look upon an employer, particularly in aviation then YOU might like to try another industry.
Without that...
17th Mar 2020, 07:25
Replies: 831
Views: 437,022
Posted By ad-astra

Yep.Someone loves the sound of his own keyboard...

Yep.Someone loves the sound of his own keyboard strokes!
One thing for sure I am pretty sure the 'Grandson' is ten times more sick of listening to the sage advice from the "ex DC10/B747 Captain"...
16th Mar 2020, 02:41
Replies: 831
Views: 437,022
Posted By ad-astra

FFS. Enough already!

FFS. Enough already!
11th Mar 2020, 04:09
Replies: 831
Views: 437,022
Posted By ad-astra

Enough already!

Enough already!
14th Feb 2020, 00:04
Replies: 70
Views: 25,436
Posted By ad-astra

JEPS ATC AU-806 3.5.1.6

JEPS ATC AU-806 3.5.1.6
Forum: Tech Log
27th Nov 2019, 15:43
Replies: 17
Views: 4,013
Posted By ad-astra

New link to CAA Document. ...

New link to CAA Document.

https://www.aviation.govt.nz/rules/advisory-circulars/show/AC139-6
23rd Oct 2019, 22:41
Replies: 15
Views: 2,856
Posted By ad-astra

OR..........VH-XFE Airbus A330-243...

OR..........VH-XFE Airbus A330-243 (http://www.aussieairliners.org/a330/vh-xfe/vhxfe.html)

VH-XFE Toulouse to Melbourne 20 hours and 35 minutes. on 18 June 2012


Distance from London to Sydney...
11th Sep 2019, 04:59
Replies: 77
Views: 29,077
Posted By ad-astra

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/960x720/30716178_2113950788877928_1141332083400008908_n_bb66e61cd556bbbf73e93a9516cab33ea101af7d.jpg
10th Sep 2019, 21:51
Replies: 77
Views: 29,077
Posted By ad-astra

Quickest Regular International Jet service I have...

Quickest Regular International Jet service I have ever flown was between Vanimo,PNG and Sentani, Papua in an F28.
Under 50 NM .............and always seemed to be flown at 300 Kts or faster and by...
6th Sep 2019, 20:48
Replies: 77
Views: 29,077
Posted By ad-astra

"Buddy Starts" were used quite regularly in Air...

"Buddy Starts" were used quite regularly in Air Niugini up until the death throes of the type.
I have tried explaining the procedure to my current compatriots and their eyes just glazed over.
More...
18th Jun 2019, 03:47
Replies: 1,553
Views: 895,451
Posted By ad-astra

Change of pace for a moment.... Any chance...

Change of pace for a moment....
Any chance there is some Air Niugini survivor (crew/passenger) who has a couple of Air Niugini Paradise magazines that they want to offload?
Specifically #1 and #122...
16th May 2019, 11:05
Replies: 47
Views: 18,816
Posted By ad-astra

I will be at the grave site to see him off. ...

I will be at the grave site to see him off.

Sui Generis
16th May 2019, 10:26
Replies: 47
Views: 18,816
Posted By ad-astra

YES! The queue starts!

YES! The queue starts!
27th Apr 2019, 20:28
Replies: 1,553
Views: 895,451
Posted By ad-astra

The AFAP had a $6.5 million damages decision...

The AFAP had a $6.5 million damages decision hanging over their head for several years post the 1989 Dispute.
It was ultimately never demanded.
1st Feb 2019, 00:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By ad-astra

Ciloms Hotel is walking distance from Ansett and...

Ciloms Hotel is walking distance from Ansett and was very good when I spent a month there.
They have a courtesy bus for the airport and the local shopping center.
I was not willing to live like a...
10th Dec 2018, 00:00
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By ad-astra

Vintage Australian Aviation And Defence Review Magazine

FREE
A large quantity (200) of Vintage Australian Aviation And Defence Review Magazines to a good home.
Also about 50 'Flightpath' magazines.
Pick up Paddington Brisbane only

All are now...
9th May 2018, 06:17
Replies: 21
Views: 5,746
Posted By ad-astra

If you know the right people Virgin seems to be a...

If you know the right people Virgin seems to be a GREAT destination for foreign imports into management!
That aside yes it may be difficult (impossible) for entry into Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar but...
4th May 2018, 02:36
Replies: 169
Views: 151,462
Posted By ad-astra

Yep agree Gordon. he interesting thing is that...

Yep agree Gordon.
he interesting thing is that the THREAT of PIA is usually all that is needed to bring a recalcitrant employer to the table.
The threat of tumbling bookings and empty aeroplanes...
4th May 2018, 00:01
Replies: 169
Views: 151,462
Posted By ad-astra

PIA may be a useful Industrial tool but it works...

PIA may be a useful Industrial tool but it works BOTH ways.
The provisions of PIA can also be used by the company against its employees. My opinion is that it should be avoided at all costs.
"Going...
22nd Mar 2018, 02:49
Replies: 19
Views: 5,282
Posted By ad-astra

Ken was involved with my CPL Training and...

Ken was involved with my CPL Training and subsequent Instructor Rating in 1980 at AFTS - Barney Fernandes is another story for another day.
I am certain I still have tape recordings of Ken...
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