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Bell, book and candle.

01 Oct
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#SBG: 1 Oct ’17 Wiki – “The phrase “bell, book and candle” refers to a Latin Christian method of excommunication by anathema, imposed on a person who had committed an exceptionally grievous sin.” For those who actually ‘believed’ in that faith and, that their ‘god’ could, through mans judgement, condemn them to purgatory, excommunication must […]

BRB verdict – 6D Chester is ‘Our Greatest Aviation Disaster’

11 Sep
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Referencing the SBG – “Will you walk into my parlour?” – & today’s Ferryman post #136 off the Alphabet’s thread… The worm turns. Legend has it that Marie Antoinette kicked off the French revolution by telling the hoi-polloi to bugger off and eat cake. Conversely, great leaders like Churchill understood the people and could manage to move […]

Chester and Mickey Bliss.

30 Jul
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Aunty Pru forum version: Chester and Mickey Bliss. Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester Darren Chester: Lessons in Chinese   What a team. The two of ‘em; swanning about in China, no doubt impressing the hell out of the locals as they indulge in their passion for train sets. Probably got some grand plan […]

Is that drums or thunder Tonto?

23 Jul
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Is that drums or thunder Tonto? via Forum Ever since the first cave dweller put graffiti on the walls, mankind has had a fascination with the written word and graphics. The great libraries and galleries of the past and present world have collected and preserved these treasures for the benefit of the generations which had access […]

Of Pandora, and her box of tricks.

16 Jul

Quote: “…Further afield, Infrastructure secretary Mike Mrdak’s second term, which finished on July 1, has been extended by just six months, after eight years in the job. Mrdak, now the longest serving secretary of the 18, is an exceptional talent.“ http://www.themandarin.com.au/81164-aps-…ter-worse/ An exceptional talent – indeed. There can be little doubt, Mrdak is bloody good […]

Of Mushrooms and Mandarins

25 Jun
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&.. Of Mushrooms and Mandarins. I’d reckon nearly everyone who flies any sort of aircraft has had the experience of being somewhere ‘social’ – BBQ – for example and being cornered by a ‘concerned’ person. You know the script – and the many variations of same. Part of the ‘job’ is to allay, as best […]

Begun – the drone wars have.

13 May
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Beauty – through rose tinted glasses. Ever since the Wright brothers there has been a requirement for regulation of matters aeronautical. In the early days, the rules which had worked on the ocean were adapted – after a fashion – to suit aviation. Within a short period of time; dedicated rules for aviation related activities […]

Chester ignores industry pleas!

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Background: Earlier today Dazzling Dazza announced the final nail in the “GA Sector” coffin: Major study of General Aviation sector Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today announced a major study will be undertaken to identify priorities for General Aviation (GA) in the future…blahblahblah.&.bollocks Here is the ToR written for Chester courtesy of Murky Mandarin & […]

Airservices test case for newly minted Aussie (ICAO Annex 19) SSP.

25 Oct

To begin here is an extract from post #61 off the AP Mount NCN thread: Joining dots, making dashes on Aussie SSP??? – Ferryman: “..The Senate XI have not, as yet, used the powerful SSP as a means of winning the championship; not too much opposition so far to test it against – but despite it’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

AMROBA v Skidmore on Part 61.

05 Jul
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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 […]

Midweek on the Aunty Pru forum.

21 Jun
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From off the PAIN email chain for week 7 of the election: To investigate or not to investigate? – that is the question. Last Friday at 01:52 EST an incident was reported to the ATSB that apparently they will be investigating?? Quote:Flight below lowest safe altitude involving Boeing 737, VH-XMO at Launceston Airport, Tasmania on 17 […]

Election 2016 & Aviation – ‘Beware the Ides of March’.

15 Mar
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Oh my giddy Aunt.Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; etc. are all job descriptions, mostly clearly defined, as are accountant, lawyer, camel driver, pilot, engineer; it’s a long, unambiguous list. Some of the more modern job descriptions are a bit ‘fluffy’ – human resources for example, but even the average Proll (abbreviation for Proletariat, the Soviet worker […]

P9- “Flummery – à la Mode.”

15 Jan
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  Reference P2 AP Forum post – HERE     The MOAS causes Polly discombobulation (MOAS: Mystique of Aviation Safety) – Ventus made us aware of the condition called Discombobulation -see HERE. Now although considered to be a largely Pilot affliction suffered in today’s modern high-tech airliner cockpits, I believe this is also a Polly affliction when presented with bureaucratic spin & bulldust […]

Band of brothers – GA & Farmers common interest?

21 Nov
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  {Reference: From Aunty Pru Forum thread posts: 1/FACT – General Aviation is a major lifeline of the Bush. 2/FACT – General Aviation is a major lifeline of the Bush } The above quoted post highlights that both General Aviation & Rural communities/Farmers have a common interest to wake up Farmer Truss – the Nats & ultimately the Turnbull […]

PelAir – ‘Lest we forget’ Part III

09 Nov
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Six years on and the ATSB is still a basket case.. From off the Aunty Pru Forum thread – The Chambers Report    Peetwo Wrote: I note that in the very entertaining Estimate’s session on Monday, that there was several references to the PelAir cover-up & indeed the “Chambers Report”… {Reference: From about 06:30 minutes}   From CASA […]

How much can a Koala bear?

28 Oct
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From off the Aunty Pru Forum thread – http://auntypru.com/forum/-P7-SHAME-for-Truss?pid=2544#pid2544 Even to an admitted political dunderhead, such as myself, it seems passing strange that the National Party and Barnaby Joyce are not hauling on the Truss reins, screaming Whoa.  Almost everything connected with Rural and Regional affairs are a shambles.  From flood plain destruction to CSG […]

DoIRD (Murky’s mob ) – On the nose & in the red.

13 Oct
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The Senate Chamber primary colour is red (see above), even the daily running sheet is called the ‘Dynamic Red’ and considering the Senate is the ‘House of review’, red would seem quite appropriate. If the RRAT Committee Senators have an ounce of respect for the Senate, the Senate Estimates process & the importance of making sure the bureaucracy remains […]

Dear DPM Truss, Chairman Boyd & the Board

14 Sep
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Time gentleman & ladies..time! We understand the dilemma when several ‘preferred candidates’ who met the Forsyth recommended criteria.. 7. The next Director of Aviation Safety has leadership and management experience and capabilities in cultural change of large organisations. Aviation or other safety industry experience is highly desirable. ..ended up pulling the pin or being systematically […]

Addendum – Reform hopes DAS’d.

18 Jul
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The following quotes/excerpts are taken from the AIPA submission 8 to the Pel-Air cover-up Senate Inquiry.  A submission I might add that is well worth taking the time to read in it’s entirety  First this on the standards of the ATSB reports: From bottom of page 8: …In 2011, we raised our concerns in our Supplementary Submission to this Committee […]

CVDPA Announcement – From Arthur Pape

06 Jul
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{Courtesy of Arthur Pape & the CVDPA (to comment visit Aunty Pru Forum thread – CVD pilots can fly – it’s official. ) – P2}   There have been two significant meetings with the Director of CASA, Mr Mark Skidmore on the topic of the Aviation Colour Perception Standard (ACPS). The first was on June 22nd at […]

Industry Barometer??

29 Jun
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{Post#75 – Skimore Corner.} From my post off – CASA meets the Press: Quote:While we are on AOPA etc. “K”, Gobbles & Thorny, may find the following of interest from the new Prez De Stoop… The follow on post – see here – from the AOPA CEO Aaron Stephenson is also interesting as he gives his personal impressions of DAS Skidmore: “..All in […]

Houston we have a problem??

19 Jun
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I thought it had gone a bit quiet from my Monday’s post #33 – ‘The Trough Runneth over’…   However apparently that was just the opening salvo & Dick Smith & Co was just gathering together reinforcements… Courtesy of Friday’s the Oz – Oh Dear! Angus Houston, we have a problem with air traffic control by: EAN HIGGINS From: […]

An AO, now our Companion, what next??- Err..Sir Dick??

07 Jun
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{Comment: On Aunty Pru Dick Smith has heavily featured in recent weeks. Starting from about here – Big issues – Bush businesses. – on the forum you can follow the “Wake up Wazza” campaign to this post today – cheers P2}  Dick Smith: Hey Wazza just passing thought I’d drop in!!?? From one of Farmer Truss’s local rags the Fraser Coast Chronicle … […]

P2 – Wheat from Chaff: “..a coupla choccy frogs are in order..”

29 Apr
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P9 quote: “Amongst the screaming, shouting, chest beating, hair pulling and bitch slapping; the calm, measured, professional voices of common sense and logic can be clearly heard.  Paul Howard’s amongst them.   Bravo that man.”    {Comment: To Brigitte Lanteri TY for bringing this to my attention… } From the MMSM this afternoon (approximately 14:45 Oz EST) […]

Closing the safety loop – Part II

21 Apr
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“…and their predecessors — whose responsibilities and staff members meet in the emotionally charged field of air crashes — have had formalised arrangements for decades but Skidmore traces the latest one back to the tragic Lockhart River disaster 10 years ago. CASA copped heavy criticism from the families of the 15 victims after the airline’s […]

Wodger & the DJ terms of embuggerance.

11 Apr

Yes welcome Greedy and a most profound opening post: Quote:It could also be that she knows that “keeping mum” about the business will allow her to progress in the industry. It is a sad fact that anyone having the temerity to complain or assist others to complain invites retribution. As I understand it Dominic James […]