“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.






Sunfish on corruption at Aviation House.

29 Jan

Could anyone be forgiven for thinking that Rex threw $250,000 at the Ministers political party, but not of course the Minister, before the ATSB report was released to make sure that the ATSB and CASA blamed the pilot and not Pel AIr for the incident?Could anyone be forgiven for thinking that Rex then threw money […]

Crikey – Planetalking

27 Jan

Crikey – Planetalking Sketchy Pel-Air crash investigation raises uncomfortable questions for deputy PM There’s plenty to worry about when it comes to crash investigation in Australia’s aviation industry — not that you’d know it from the minister’s interest in the subject. How long can Warren Truss, the deputy PM, leader of the Nationals, and minister responsible for […]

Sunfish explains

27 Jan

I am going to make the assumption that you are a genuine seeker of truth and not some troll and attempt to explain why you are completely wrong in your belief that the words don’t matter. Ultimately all CASA strategy, policy and regulation activities must conform to the intention of Parliament when they made the […]

Peeler, CASA, and ATSB – the movie

27 Jan

Top stuff @slats11 :  Someone suggested this saga could be the basis for a future Australian movie. To assist any scriptwriters out there, I offer the following: 1. There was a routine CASA audit of PelAir scheduled for October 2007. This had to be re-scheduled as the organisation could not provide sufficient paperwork to allow this […]

Sarcs inbox: OBs from the Ferryman

27 Jan

Sarcs inbox: OBs from the Ferryman Quote: Well Sarcs, since Jan 21 to date your revitalisation of the Pprune Norfolk ditching thread has generated 12,000 views. I noted yesterday there were during the afternoon some 700 (650 – 780) ‘visitors’ as against 50 (35-50) ‘members’; a quick review of the members showed 74% non commentators […]

Cui Bono

27 Jan

Cui Bono? I read with interest how many people on ‘Twitter’ are concerned with ‘human suffering’ on both a small and a large scale, selflessly, often without a prayer of changing anything.  This makes it incredibly important that when something can be done, a wrong can be righted if you like, we should whenever and […]

Cruise conversation 1

26 Jan

I agree with P9; as the PAIN network senior 777 captain there are some questions which we have been discussing amongst ourselves, we believe the answers are important.  It is the direct involvement of the ATSB rather than AMSA that provides an element of suspicion which impinges on and detracts from the credibility of any […]

And out through the daemons arse

26 Jan

And out through the daemons arse. I have now diligently head scratched, cussed and finger counted my way through many of the ‘analysis’ made of AA QZ 8501; and, apart from a headache, an urge to scream and a dire need for large quantities of amber nectar, I find there is little ‘conclusive’ being published; […]

Will the real tendentious bloggers please stand up

25 Jan

or: Willyleaks email 1313. Subject: STFU. Date:13/13/14 From: Grown up search boss. To: TB #1.Shut down that Blog and STFU you embarrassing, moronic specimen.L&K Lord A. Subject: STFU. Date:13/13/14 From: TB#1. To: Lord A. Yes Sir: Click – Comments closed. – – – – – – – – – — – – -……… Dear Mr […]

The McComics are coming

25 Jan

With the Bar Room Barristers (BRB). Once in while there’s a few of us get together at a convenient pub and discuss matters aeronautical (No, darts and beer have nothing to do with it, shame on you); last evening was such an occasion.  One of the topics, naturally enough was the disappearance of MH 370, […]

Zippyshare Downloads

25 Jan

Zippyshare I managed to stuff up the links for the Zippyshare downloads.  My apologies to all…. I believe they are ‘fixed’ now.  Please be careful with the Zippy share down load page; only click the ‘Download Now’ button to avoid the spam and advertising (unless you like that kind of thing)…. Sunfish, aka Sunny on […]

The Skygods are bored??

24 Jan

Comment: Being mischievous here but PAIN is generally speaking boycotting Pprune except for this thread – Norfolk Island Ditching ATSB Report – ? -which we recently brought to life again with this post:- The Skygods are bored?? Apparently the regular Skygod readers had become bored with the Merged: Senate Inquiry thread & therefore the powers to be have decided […]