Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. Lincoln.



“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything” ― Albert Einstein.


Senate committee ‘baffled’ and very concerned. NSS.

20 Oct

Senataor:”I’m a little baffled – 25% staff reduction at Air Traffic HQ? He’s not alone; Glib, slick and parodied? Mr Carmody: Airservices and the CASA actually had a joint board meeting last week—which happens infrequently, I understand. There was a discussion. One of the questions that was asked between the two organisations was about what […]

International opinion in a nutshell – via Mike Chillit.

15 Oct

😉 Reference (& to comment) visit Aunty Pru O&O thread below: Hoodlum a giant amongst his peers ATSB to Asia: “We Can Fix You” Posted on October 14, 2016 by Mike Chillit — Leave a reply I was a bit stunned a few days ago to see a photo of an Australian “Bwana” standing in front […]

Holy Smoke.

13 Oct

Following on from P2 – HERE – And mirrors.  What a cunning plan, the ultimate in defer, delay and distract; a classic. Carmody has been posted to what is essentially a caretaker position.  No remit, no brief, no need to do anything but sign the pay-checks and collect his own, pop in once or twice […]

Forbidden fruit, the Operations pineapple.

05 Oct
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P2 – “The reason being that ‘operations’ is the one real showstoppers, that can draw an ICAO red flag; and, when combined with other negative findings can ultimately lead to a subsequent downgrade to ICAO category two.” Prickly bloody things; pineapples, tough to peel and one needs to take care if the fruit is to […]

The prosecution rests M’lud.

05 Oct

P2 nails down the coffin lid – HERE.  Epitaph follows:- The evidence is before you; I say the bundle provided by P2 takes the matter beyond reasonable doubt.  The Australian people are being ripped off, ICAO is being conned and the aviation industry not only foots the bill for this aberration, but must suffer the […]

Milestones along the road to Pel-Air.

03 Oct
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This is probably the penultimate, ‘explanatory post’ in a cautionary tale which began – HERE . Beaker’s Mum – “Oh Martin dear, the garden is looking so lovely, how do you do it?” Beaker – “Easy Mum, quality fertilizer; the boys gave me cartloads of top grade bullshit to bring home from Canberra”. BM – […]

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

26 Sep

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

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

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 […]