“you got him alone tonight–there’ll be a beautiful moon to fill him with poetry and loneliness” ― Eugene O’Neill

“Here is your great soul—the man who has given himself over to Fate; on the other hand, that man is a weakling and a degenerate who struggles and maligns the order of the universe and would rather reform the gods than reform himself.







14 Feb

As another one bites dust, the credibility of the Unspeakable Prune sinks lower as a reputable voice for industry and passengers alike.  The quote below is from the Air_Asia incident thread; one of many similar offerings, an honest opinion, provided for discussion but rubbed out, lest it not fit the approved template. HarryMan… “what the […]

A story told by silence.

13 Feb

Another dot emerges from the Unspeakable Prune picture as a further 24 hours roll by and despite the wide publication of what is ‘good news’ for Angel Flight, nary a word has been published on the UP website. The silence reflects the type of comment being attracted and the topics favoured by those who sit […]

#Whodunnit & Why : Chapter 3.5 – In the eyes of the investigator & TOE

12 Feb

Who dunnit and Why : Chapter 3. It is widely believed that before Re-o-Cur Dolan, darling of the SMH lunch crowd and psychic researcher of the MH 370 tragedy, is allowed to slither off, clutching his golden parachute, fur lined jock strap and hand crafted golf ball warmers; there are some serious questions which must […]

By George, some have got it

10 Feb

Bravo – Finally, some sense from two Prune posters.  At long last, after only 3181 posts, sweet logic, pragmatic professional thinking and cool sense prevail; finally.  Halle-bloody-lujah… 😀 .. Ian W – Pprune – At one stage in my ‘career’ I qualified as an ISO-9000 auditor. One of the things that was expressed to me […]

Who-dunnit and why

09 Feb

Senator Fiona Nash, keeper and minder of ‘Pete’ the agnostic pot plant is one of the  acknowledged favourites of the IOS was the last in a long list of people who have asked ‘the question’.  Every single member of the Senate committee which investigated the Pel-Air debacle, the Rev. Forsyth and even the Canadian TSBC […]

TransAsia data

08 Feb

Both Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council and Civil Aeronautical Administration (CAA), both deserve praise and are setting an example.  Within a very short space of time, they have confirmed the ‘Tower – Flight’ transcript and provided as much reliable flight path and technical data as is possible, considering the circumstances.  Well done Taiwan… The graphics provided […]

Fairwell & Godspeed

08 Feb

Tribute to Sally! Shane (aka Justiceseeker),Sad time of the year for you mate (approaching the ninth anniversary of the Lockhart River tragedy), will miss your 10pm phone rants and your posts/PMs as JS (and your other more illustrious alias..). Perhaps my post from the infamous (original) Senate thread highlights your tenacity for seeking Justice for […]

8. Feb, 2015 Is Eddie Dean a troll (Creamy seems to think so) ?? – Stby for IOS verdict.

08 Feb

Quote: Slatts11, it would appear that Nick got his 15 minutes of fame over the senate inquiry and has now moved on to bigger and better things. Eddie I’m not so sure about that, have a look here: Quote: Senator Xenophon queries political donations by regional airline Rex INDEPENDENT senator Nick Xenophon has called large […]

Norfolk ditching Round 2

08 Feb

more news» The Last Minute Hitch: 6 February 2014 New Format to add Challenge to 2015 Red Bull Series Australia to get busy with WOAW B-52s to return to Australian International Airshow ATSB to feel PAIN over Pel-Air Investigation 19 Jan 2015   A confidential group known as the Professional Aviators Investigative Network (PAIN) has […]

TransAsia – Consider options

08 Feb

Ben Sandilands Posted February 7, 2015 at 1:53 pm | Permalink An experienced pilot who doesn’t wish to comment in his own name or using an alias has offered the following perspective, which I think makes some persuasive observations: When I did my multi engine rating, my instructor strongly emphasised that the actions after engine […]

Nearly Christmas eve; in the briefing room

07 Feb

Santa and the elves were all busy, so much to do. The flight planning and flight following elves were flat strap, not only were there new war zones to avoid, volcanoes, RVSM airspace, ADSB airspace and new narrow roof top landing limits to comply with; but the Indian ocean had developed it’s own version of […]