The time is out of joint—O cursèd spite,

beeroclock

When Flemming saw the little streams, sliding down the mountainside, and leaping, all life and gladness, he would fain have clasped them in his arms and been their playmate, and revelled with them in their freedom and delight. Yet he was weary with the day’s journey, and entered the village more like a way-worn traveller than an enthusiastic poet. As he went up the tavern steps, he said in his heart, with the Italian Aretino: “He who has not been at a tavern knows not what a paradise it is. O holy tavern! O miraculous tavern!—holy, because no carking cares are there, nor weariness, nor pain…”

~(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Foot-Travelling,”).

The Pel-Air review, the itch I couldn’t scratch.

26 Sep
DC on RSRT

Intro – then  P2’s take – then:- Hiatus; after the storm. I quite enjoy a full head of steam, most refreshing, but I do however like to know the root cause. When I got the whole story from Kaz; the blue touch paper started to fizz; certainly the Walker insulting, demeaning behaviour and unbelievable ‘attitude’ […]

With a shovel full of shit and a tail wind.

13 Sep
CpWoYn-XEAAokka

Even then; wind assisted, this benighted industry can’t hit the barn door of change.  I read much about ‘changing’ the Act, I have no quarrel with the proposal, even less with some of the suggested ‘philosophy’.  Those who believe the Act is the key to industry prosperity and well being are articulate, intelligent, sensible folk; […]

“To put an antic disposition on.”

10 Sep
E_fart

Was the Hamlet madness feigned, a ruse to confound and confuse? Many believe it was. The ‘antic disposition’ of true reform reminds and reinforces the notion of a questionable madness. “Nor do we find him forward to be sounded. But with a crafty madness keeps aloof When we would bring him on to some confession […]

Irresistible force paradox.

21 Aug

“Wiki – “The paradox arises because it rests on two incompatible premises: that there can exist simultaneously such things as irresistible forces and immovable objects. The “paradox” is flawed because if there exists an irresistible force, it follows logically that there cannot be any such thing as an immovable object and vice versa”. Despite the […]

Three strikes.

20 Aug

“The ATSB found that the dispatcher for YID could not visually confirm the position of VGR relative to gate D2 and assessed that because the aircraft hadn’t moved, it was on the gate. The pushback ground staff followed the normal practice for a pushback from bay E1. However, this practice did not allow for visual […]

And who paid for it all?

12 Aug

I’ve cribbed Thony’s post from the UP; it’s done very nicely and avoids dropping some poor bugger ‘right init’.  The fear of retribution for speaking out, first hand against such aberrations keeps chief pilots all over Australia awake at night.  Furious at the stupidity, hateful of the cost and outraged over the lack of any […]

Tale wags dog.

12 Aug

Higgins : “CASA’s continual refusal to review the CAO 48.1 in the context of directive 01/2015 flies in the face of CASA’s new mantra of being a “fair, firm and consistent’’ regulator.”  From AP – Here-. Good point; a very good point indeed: a quick straw poll came back with some very good answers to […]

Q/ Can you spot the difference between lucky & unlucky?

12 Jul
Lucky vs Unlucky

  Reference AuntyPru Forum:  Hoodlum we may have a problem? Gobbledock quote:  Shit I hope the Indo’s listen to what the astute Alan Stray taught them and they don’t follow the Beaker template for incident investigations. Otherwise there will be ATR’s dropping from the sky over Indo waters! Tick tock Update: Also now on the Planetalking […]

Two pints of opinion please.

08 Jul

Does Australian aviation cares who forms a government?  The short answer is no. In fact the closer the two parties are to a ‘hung’ parliament, the better the chances of actually getting the appalling state of aviation administration and the costs the current situation is demanding under some form of rational, responsible, accountable control. Even […]

AMROBA v Skidmore on Part 61.

05 Jul
Phil Hurst AAAA

Today from the AuntyPru Forum: CASA Roast Kharon: A new years resolution- broken. There are 134 pages of the AMROBA Part 61, which is an excellent start as it is well within the reading, comprehension and absorbance levels of most.  Moreover, it frames the ASRR opinion. – HERE – Quote:The following converts FAR Part 61 into […]

But, only in the eye of the beholder.

03 Jul
deceive-inveigle-obfuscate

Quote:TB – “In other words CAsA is a joke internationally, very embarrassing.” Not so, according to Skidmore.  He is actually bragging, to all and sundry that administrations from all over the world ring him to discover, for themselves just how the Australian system works; it seems, according to Skidmore, that they all want to throw […]