Tag Archives: Angus Houston

Of all the gin joints, of all the towns in all the world.

10 Jun
Delivery, for the minister.

#SBG: 11 June ’17 Opening gambits. “In all openings there is a struggle for key territory, in particular the centre squares, and an effort to deploy pieces and pawns in useful positions. Some are direct, while others are more subtle and indirect approaches toward these goals.”  Wheeler. Well; seems our minister for transport has finally […]

Keep it simple – Stupid….

06 Nov
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Indeed P2; there is IMO far too much waffle and tomes of argument.  Too many options, too much wriggle room, too may words and far too many ready to twist and abuse ‘good intentions’ into obscene parodies. Take the Rev. Forsyth’s ASSR; then read the despicable Hawke.  Two, perhaps three recommendations met; a dozen – […]

The crack of doom.

24 Aug
Thales subs

Thank you Secretariat.   The folk in the back room do a great job, the video is always available and although Hansard takes a little longer, it is always worth the short wait.  First read through is always fast, just to get the flavour of the session.  First impressions from the video can be deceptive, […]

Who’s doing what, to whom and who is paying?

11 Aug
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Well, no wonder the RRAT committee are asking awkward questions.  The document provided –HERE – although unsubstantiated and anonymous, begs so many questions; but, if it is ever proven, it provides answers a lot of the nagging, background questions. One of our associates, who is qualified to speak, has studied the document. Quote:A program to replace […]

ASA – A Sorry Affair?

31 Jul

Tethered goat or spring lamb? Staib was, shall we say, disappointing.  Even with Hood to assist, the lady never really stood a fighting chance and Houston, who must know where the skeletons are buried, did not really openly weigh in to support his long time colleague.  If you go back over the estimates recordings – […]

Analysis – also deemed non essential.

16 Jul

The 777 event is deemed ‘an incident’.  The A330 event is defined as a ‘serious’ incident. There’s a head scratcher for starters.  I expect the difference is because the EPGWS chimed in.  But it’s the ‘result’ section of both ‘summary’ reports that makes me despair of ATSB. Quote:Q – In response to this occurrence Qantas […]

Cui bono – Silly question.

01 Jul

From the Oz, page 7 by ‘that man’ Ean Higgens with an exclusive from Mar De Stoop, president AOPA. [My Bold]. Quote: The association representing general aviation has called for a moratorium on forcing aircraft owners to spend considerable amounts of money to introduce a new navigation system championed by Air· services Australia chairman Angus […]

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: […]