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7th Nov 2019, 05:49
Replies: 215
Views: 105,037
Posted By DutchRoll

The fact that "someone" would know is irrelevant...

The fact that "someone" would know is irrelevant to the original comment. The comment implied that it is the female pilot recruits who are the problem, the female pilot recruits who have no self...
6th Nov 2019, 22:24
Replies: 215
Views: 105,037
Posted By DutchRoll

Right...... so you seem to have concluded that...

Right...... so you seem to have concluded that women pilots have no self respect, which pretty much by default makes you part of the problem here. Exactly how would they "reject the quota system"?...
5th Nov 2019, 08:15
Replies: 215
Views: 105,037
Posted By DutchRoll

I've been (straight white male, before people...

I've been (straight white male, before people make assumptions I'm speaking on behalf of some fantasy fictitious sisterhood) QF tech crew for 20 years. There is nothing surprising to me in this...
21st Oct 2019, 22:23
Replies: 812
Views: 483,722
Posted By DutchRoll

Yeah although I don't necessarily disagree with...

Yeah although I don't necessarily disagree with that result based on the info we had at the time, I think most pilots voted for it in good faith believing (naively in hindsight) that Qantas would see...
18th May 2019, 21:47
Replies: 82
Views: 84,730
Posted By DutchRoll

I fly for an airline which has a world renowned...

I fly for an airline which has a world renowned safety record which was even once mentioned in a Hollywood movie. I’ve flown with some highly competent pilots here, but also a small handful who make...
25th Sep 2018, 00:29
Replies: 117
Views: 30,516
Posted By DutchRoll

As an airline pilot married to a surgeon I have...

As an airline pilot married to a surgeon I have to agree.

Many responses here are typical of the attitudes which have really p*ssed her off over the years of fighting her way through the male...
17th Sep 2018, 03:06
Replies: 2,299
Views: 2,074,016
Posted By DutchRoll

In all my time at QF I've never wanted to stab...

In all my time at QF I've never wanted to stab myself in the eyeball harder than when sitting in the seat with my lowly 3 bars listening to a Captain ramble on about Federal politics for 2 hours (on...
14th Sep 2018, 02:23
Replies: 2,299
Views: 2,074,016
Posted By DutchRoll

I don't know what the min requirements are...

I don't know what the min requirements are currently for QF, but when I was recruited they were fairly simple. You basically had the hours or you didn't. When your number came up you did psychometric...
13th Sep 2018, 13:51
Replies: 2,299
Views: 2,074,016
Posted By DutchRoll

JFC. He made it clear that *every* pilot (RAAF,...

JFC. He made it clear that *every* pilot (RAAF, GA, Regional, hell..... even Navy) who meets the minimum criteria should proceed to psychometric testing. How that places RAAF at the top is beyond me....
6th Sep 2018, 01:54
Replies: 2,299
Views: 2,074,016
Posted By DutchRoll

You realise you're on PPrune, right? That ability...

You realise you're on PPrune, right? That ability of some to misrepresent your arguments has taken years of toil to finely hone! ;)

Totally agree we should recruit from a wide range of...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Sep 2018, 05:40
Replies: 60
Views: 3,515
Posted By DutchRoll

Actually when they refer to "since 1910" they're...

Actually when they refer to "since 1910" they're referring only to the UK land temperature record from Met Office weather stations. There are temperature records of various types dating back much...
3rd Sep 2018, 10:31
Replies: 23
Views: 4,015
Posted By DutchRoll

I'm 51 and gee...... my similarly aged or older...

I'm 51 and gee...... my similarly aged or older colleagues, friends, and relatives will whinge, whine and complain about literally everything! And every second bloody conversation they insist on...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Aug 2018, 00:56
Replies: 20,218
Views: 2,640,380
Posted By DutchRoll

Bullying and standover tactics applied by blokes...

Bullying and standover tactics applied by blokes against women trying to make it in male dominated areas is not a figment of the imagination or a "popular crusade". Anyone who thinks it is really...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Aug 2018, 09:37
Replies: 20,218
Views: 2,640,380
Posted By DutchRoll

"Gender equality" actually means basically that,...

"Gender equality" actually means basically that, though the term has been hijacked and misinterpreted by various political interests.

Being married to a professional woman making her way in a male...
28th Aug 2018, 13:22
Replies: 81
Views: 16,943
Posted By DutchRoll

Almost on one hand I can count the number of QF...

Almost on one hand I can count the number of QF pilots I’ve flown with in the last 10 years who give a crap how much extra fuel they order or how much that costs the company. That attitude has become...
26th Aug 2018, 02:56
Replies: 81
Views: 16,943
Posted By DutchRoll

That is not the narrative AJ will feed to the...

That is not the narrative AJ will feed to the media and he has the media eating out of his hand (remember, Ben Sandilands was about the only journo with the guts to criticise QF and he was ostracised...
25th Aug 2018, 05:02
Replies: 81
Views: 16,943
Posted By DutchRoll

HR work for the executives. HR are only ever on...

HR work for the executives. HR are only ever on an employee's side when it's convenient for them to be and I've seen the same unwritten rule applied in other organisations. Actually I saw an...
24th Aug 2018, 03:36
Replies: 81
Views: 16,943
Posted By DutchRoll

Gotta hand it to him. Presenting a bonus offer...

Gotta hand it to him. Presenting a bonus offer which is conditional on employees accepting pretty much without question the company position in EBA negotiations is one of the greatest "we'll give em...
8th Aug 2018, 00:59
Replies: 19
Views: 4,457
Posted By DutchRoll

I'm not sure that simply not noticing a pilot...

I'm not sure that simply not noticing a pilot doing a walk-around is concrete evidence that none was done (they don't take long, and there's often a fairly big time window in which they can be done),...
30th Jul 2018, 07:10
Replies: 108
Views: 50,077
Posted By DutchRoll

The problem is more likely the reviews, reviews...

The problem is more likely the reviews, reviews of reviews, submission of draft for comments, reviews of comments, reviews of reviews of comments, resubmission for comments, reviews of resubmission...
26th Jul 2018, 07:05
Replies: 108
Views: 50,077
Posted By DutchRoll

Hmmm..... modern pitot covers are heat resistant....

Hmmm..... modern pitot covers are heat resistant. But they’re not designed to let anything through. :)
26th Jul 2018, 05:52
Replies: 108
Views: 50,077
Posted By DutchRoll

Yeah but “airspeed discrepancy” also includes...

Yeah but “airspeed discrepancy” also includes barreling down the runway with speed indications still the same as when you were parked at the gate! They can’t possibly have had an airspeed increase...
26th Jul 2018, 04:52
Replies: 108
Views: 50,077
Posted By DutchRoll

Yes it is a fact that the pitot covers were left...

Yes it is a fact that the pitot covers were left on. ATSB preliminary reports are just a brief statement of facts about the flight (eg..... airspeed indications failed, they came back). They do not...
Forum: North America
7th Jun 2017, 07:50
Replies: 19
Views: 4,194
Posted By DutchRoll

It's interesting that anyone would say "iPads are...

It's interesting that anyone would say "iPads are not certified for use above 10,000ft".

I'm sceptical that this is the truth. Many major airlines, including my own, have formally approved the...
16th May 2017, 23:45
Replies: 38
Views: 5,451
Posted By DutchRoll

That was indeed my point. And of course I'm...

That was indeed my point.

And of course I'm not saying it's not do-able. I'm saying that the engineering and development effort with all the considerations required is highly unlikely to be cheap...
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