Tag Archives: MH370

Seconds away: Round 1.

08 Jun
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So; ministerial imperative to be re elected, once again, rides rough shod over industry demands, Senate Inquiry and recommendations made in the opublic interest. Political expediency outweighs empirical evidence and the boat of state sails on, disregarding the survivors and wreckage left in the wake of the mayhem they caused. Carmody will not spare a […]

Of Rhetoric, rectitude and reform.

04 Jun
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Of Rhetoric, rectitude and reform. – via Aunty Pru forum. “Rhetoric, it seems, is a producer of persuasion for belief, not for instruction in the matter of right and wrong … And so the rhetorician’s business is not to instruct a law court or a public meeting in matters of right and wrong, but only to […]

Of tongues, tied, forked and of sinister aspect.

27 May
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“For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, who art as black as hell, as dark as night.” What caused this consternation, this seemingly endless wrangle between industry and ‘regulator’, with the Senators in the middle trying to make sense of it all? I am certain we all have things we’d rather be […]

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

20 May
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#SBG 21/05/17 I wonder if Shakespeare’s Gertrude would say as much of the Hi-Viz Hood? He has so completely and faithfully slipped into the Dolan mould, effortlessly aping the Uriah Heep of air accident investigation so seamlessly, it feels as though Dolan never left. “Gertrude*1 says that Player Queen affirms so much as to lose […]

“To plainness honor’s bound when majesty falls to folly.”

13 May
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Of Mice and Men. “To plainness honor’s bound when majesty falls to folly.” You have to wonder; does 6D_Darren get his advice from Dr. Phil or Judge Judy?  It is a reasonable question when you consider the ever worsening state of aviation affairs and his resolute determination to avoid responsibility to the travelling public. One […]

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

06 May
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Mike Mrdak is a master of ‘the game of fires’. Over the years we have all watched as spot fires are snuffed out and even the odd serious fire extinguished without too much strain on the nerve and sinew. Looking over the map of his kingdom I have to wonder, can he now prevent the […]

Purblind, Wool blind or just not looking?

22 Apr
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It is high time ‘Aerodromes’ and their operators stopped apologising for their existence. In fact, its time for airports to start pushing back. We have huge docks along our waterfronts; all parked on highly desirable development potentials; they are noisy, dirty and dangerous places – yet do they have a constant barrage of ‘developer attacks’, […]

‘’Tis a muddle,’

11 Mar
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‘’Tis a muddle,’ said Stephen, shaking his head as he moved to the door. ‘’Tis a’ a muddle!’ Salt in the alphabet soup? “..Meanwhile, Australian and New Zealand airlines have joined forces to set up a new aviation industry group to lobby government on taxes, fees and access to infrastructure. Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin […]

The mills of the gods.

11 Feb
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The mills of the gods. In English it appeared in George Herbert’s Jacula Prudentum (1640) as “God’s mill grinds slow but sure.” Not likely to attract much in the way of ‘international’ attention, but for the Australian aviation industry an important announcement has, once again, rolled the dice for the future. The position of CEO […]

Nuts or a cigar, Minister?

28 Jan
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A lay down misère? Misere or misère (French for “destitution”; equivalent terms in other languages include bettel, contrabola, devole, null, pobre) is a bid in various card games, and the player who bids misere undertakes to win no tricks or as few as possible, usually at no trump, in the round to be played. This […]

Mummy, why is it raining Lego parts?

21 Jan
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I have to wonder, after reading Mitch Bingeman’s article, what planet the ‘Institute of Public Affairs’ (IPA) originate from.  I noticed the local footy team at training the other day, the dogs like the ‘boys’ and ambled over to say G’day – as is their wont. Stood in the shade I spied the club’s ‘drone […]

Sunday for some, Monday for others.

15 Jan
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What can I say – tempus and fugit collided. It is certainly worth finding a mug of your favourite brew and five minutes to sit and read the FAA Safety Briefing from Susan Parson. It does not offer ‘perfect’ solutions; nor, (IMO) the answer to all questions; but, by Golly it makes a shed load […]

SBG. Menu Jan 08_17.

08 Jan
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SBG. Menu Jan 08_17. On the brunch menu for starters we have the ICAO lean compliance cuisine; which is an aerated confection, particularly good for those who want to make it look like they are tucking into a hearty meal, but are satisfied with a lot of hot air contained within a thin layer of […]

SBG. Jan 1, 2017.

31 Dec
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Well; 2017 arrives. We could, I suppose, look forward with hope for a better, safer, saner world; but since the cave mankind has been trying that, without too much success. I find, as the years roll by that it’s the small things which bring cheer and happiness – things like the bus arriving on time, […]

The Sunday Brunch Gazette.

20 Nov
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Australia’s ATSB involvement with the MH 370 has topped the numbers this week and is now some 30,000 ‘views’ ahead of subject related threads. No surprise, sooner or later the chickens would come home to roost; the latest departmental sleight of hand in the form of a very slippery move by the minister, a play […]

First edition – ‘Sunday Brunch Gazette’.

13 Nov
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One ‘Loop’ closes as another opens.  We realize that plodding through a whole sheet of individual posts can be time consuming and frustrating to those who have not the time or leisure to sort through the whole thing. The ‘Sunday Brunch Gazette’ will replace the general email distribution loop. The SBG will provide one link […]

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
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  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 […]

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 […]

Is duck shoving – unacceptable?

29 Jul
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Before we begin this journey, there is some essential background information which we hope will assist the reader to follow the trail of breadcrumbs to what we believe is an inescapable conclusion. Quote:Duck-shove is first recorded in The Australian National Dictionary from 1870 to describe the pushy behaviour of Melbourne cab drivers. It seems to […]

370 questions demanding answers.

29 May

When the reports questioning the Fugro search were published, first thoughts were you get a lot of this stuff within air carriers; you know, Cathay pilots reckon BA crews are cowboys, both think Qantas are rogues etc. just tribal humour and basically harmless. I expect that in the highly competitive deep sea mapping arena the […]

Now the kids are asleep and the house is quiet.

24 May

It seems that the white noise levels in the information vacuum are dying down as the May deadline approaches, starved of answers.   All the ‘other’ theory or conjecture is still being ‘officially’ dismissed, ruled out as improbable; but there is still no sign of the aircraft, no wreckage and no new ideas.  Perhaps it’s […]

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) […]

Probity for MH 370 – Waiting, waiting…..

22 Apr

PAIN lodged with the Senate committee a serious objection to ATSB and Sangston investigating the Pel-Air report – here–; in that document the ICAO rules are mentioned with regard to Directly Interested Parties (DIP).  It believe it’s time to stop pissing about and for those DIP, those with lots of skin in the game to […]

MH 370 – In good faith.

20 Apr

In good faith. That is quite a serious and ‘binding’ statement. It implies, amongst other things, that one may believe that the purveyor, be it of goods, services or information, is Kosher (Halal if it pleases); in other words – is genuine, honest, trust worthy, ridgey didge, sound, true blue, fair dinkum and all the […]

RE: Germanwings 9525. The statistics of sanity.

15 Apr

Great catch – from Thornbird..@ Aunty Pru.com Often wondered if they’d left the cockpit doors as they were, would this accident have happened.   I always thought the old doors were break inable so that if the pilots were incapacitated after an accident emergency crews could get to them. I guess now with a fortress cockpit they […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ghosts of Christmas past.

18 Feb

There are two forecast developments which were, soon or late, expected to become important; they are now getting a little oxygen. Here and Hear.   For the true devotee of genuine conspiracy or truly juicy scandal, there are no short cuts – but the research will pay dividends.  Start – HERE.    The discussion is IMO […]

Sunday snack menu.

14 Feb

The Des Ross article – HERE – is worth the time taken to read.  You do not have to believe it all; however, the questions posed are valid and they have not, as yet been answered.  Some of the reader comments are aggressively framed, unnecessarily so IMO, the man has taken the time to examine, […]

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 […]

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 […]

MH370

29 Jan

From what is in the public domain, it appears the only source of information being used to define the search area is the Inmarsat data. The problem with this data is it generates a multitude of possible solutions, resulting in an enormous search area. If the current search does not turn up MH370, we will […]

The art of discreet distance

23 Jan

The art of discreet distance. I find it amazing that the public image sensibilities of those advertising on the P{p}rune website are so insensitive.  Surely censorship and ‘moderation’ of sensible posts which only ask questions being ‘moderated’ and ‘hits’ being selectively counted, to a fare thee well must raise some advertising eyebrows.  There is a […]