Archive | March, 2015

The statistics of sanity.

29 Mar

There are inherent risks to staying in bed all day with lights off, the door locked. There inherent risks in getting up ambling into the loo and down the stairs to cook porridge, risks in eating bacon and eggs. The risk matrix escalates as you venture out the front door into the wide world. By […]

Pandora’s box, cleverly locked.

25 Mar

The decision for PAIN to protest the Ministerial decision allowing the ATSB to re examine the Pel Air ditching was not made lightly. The associates unanimously agreed that the prospect of litigation being heard and ruled on, before the new ‘investigation’ even began in earnest and a definitive ’cause’ established which could impinge of the […]

Of wabbits, wascals and weports, Oz style.

25 Mar

The Karen Casey story from the ABC was not too bad an effort at all. It certainly is one for the ‘punters’, without who’s good will and support, Nick Xenophon could not continue with his Senate colleagues to do as much as they have done to assist the neglected aviation industry. We (collective) send a […]

# 370 reasons.

23 Mar

And an equal amount of theory to boot. I have just read the Baker theory as carefully as I have read others. My whimsical, get away from damn fool questions retort that ET got it continues to serve me well. Why? well, like Baker I too am a pilot and like most of my tribe […]

#13 RE: AMROBA lights a candle

21 Mar

AP_13 – The article –HERE – from AMROBA and support documents–light a candle in the darkness which not only foreshadowed the Truss response to the Part 145 MoS being sent back to the workshop, but ignites the fuse of general concern that Truss and his minions are going to do as little as possible to […]

Full Steam ON – Checked.

21 Mar

The Senate is now demonstrably out of government control, aviation is back where it should be – a highly political issue.  This rather than the Voodoo scripted bi-partisan bollocks we have had dribbled out over the past years; since 2008 when the Nationals, supposedly from the ‘Bush’, ably aided and abetted the destruction of many small […]

Lugging the guts.

19 Mar

To those who closely followed the Senate inquiry into the Pel-Air debacle, yesterday’s announcement, rejecting Part 145 will not surprise.  It is a promise fulfilled by a team of honest men who had their collective good will, natural forbearance, political savvy and native intelligence grossly insulted.  The Murky Machiavellian crew orchestrated that arrogant affront, supported […]

As time goes by.

17 Mar

P2 – 10. In the months ahead, the Investigation Team will need to analyse to draw conclusions and safety recommendations based on the factual information that have been gathered. In addition to the analysis and the conclusion phase of the investigation, steps taken will also include further validation of the factual information on emergence of […]

Perspective on perdition?

08 Mar

Is it just me losing my few marbles or has the world truly arrived at a state of comic book insanity? The TV news carries endless amounts of ‘heart rending’ pap, hours of commercials and every politician who can grab a minute of air time clawing each other to variously threaten, cajole and bully a […]

Vale Bernie Currall.

01 Mar

To our great regret and sorrow we have just been advised that the patient who survived the ditching of a Pel-Air Westwind medivac jet off Norfolk Island in 2009, Bernie Currall, has today taken her own life.  Our most sincere condolences and deepest sympathies are extended to her husband Gary and families.   We extend our […]