Tag Archives: Mr Skidmore

“To put an antic disposition on.”

10 Sep
E_fart

Was the Hamlet madness feigned, a ruse to confound and confuse? Many believe it was. The ‘antic disposition’ of true reform reminds and reinforces the notion of a questionable madness. “Nor do we find him forward to be sounded. But with a crafty madness keeps aloof When we would bring him on to some confession […]

And who paid for it all?

12 Aug

I’ve cribbed Thony’s post from the UP; it’s done very nicely and avoids dropping some poor bugger ‘right init’.  The fear of retribution for speaking out, first hand against such aberrations keeps chief pilots all over Australia awake at night.  Furious at the stupidity, hateful of the cost and outraged over the lack of any […]

AMROBA v Skidmore on Part 61.

05 Jul
Phil Hurst AAAA

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 […]

But, only in the eye of the beholder.

03 Jul
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Quote:TB – “In other words CAsA is a joke internationally, very embarrassing.” Not so, according to Skidmore.  He is actually bragging, to all and sundry that administrations from all over the world ring him to discover, for themselves just how the Australian system works; it seems, according to Skidmore, that they all want to throw […]

Ben Morgan, Hero or Villain?

14 May
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It is fact that many have turned their backs on Ben Morgan; Jeff Boyd and the Nanny Mummy lady from the CASA board for starters; Chester won’t play and BarmyBaby could, if he tried, care less.  Then there’s the ‘vested interest’ groups such as certain AOPA board members to whom the mere mention of change […]

Of mice, men and minuscule’s.

09 May

Quote:P2 – “PS. Expect the “K” Sundy ramble to be quite colourful. Colourful will follow; I assure you, just whetting the knives now.  MTF?  You can bet on it. Sunday ramble first though. Being a happily self confessed political ignoramus has certain advantages and had it not been for the dreadful performance of the aviation […]

Friday May 6, 2016. INDUSTRY RALLY

25 Apr

Quote:Breaking News May 6, Meet the Nationals April 24, 2016 Ken Cannane Ben Morgan Aviation Advertiser INDUSTRY RALLY TAMWORTH AIRPORT 1pm – Friday, 6th May 2016 Hangar 6 – Tamworth Regional Airport, NSW, Australia. To the Australian Aviation Industry, YOUR INDUSTRY NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT – 6th MAY 2016 I am calling on the support of […]

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

15 Mar
Nash & Chester

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 […]

Aviation Shame or Fame for Chester?

14 Feb
Nash & Chester

Disappointed that Senator Fiona Nash didn’t take up the Infrastructure & Transport portfolio, after sitting on the RRAT Committee for a number of years in Estimates & especially the Pelair cover-up Inquiry she certainly would have been well briefed on the toxicity that lies within the Aviation Safety ‘three Stooges’. Barnaby would have been a bit of […]

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 […]

Back, in the day.

16 Oct
Twat

In response to P2 – HERE  Once. When I was very young an Uncle took me on in his joinery shop, so I could earn some holiday money.  First job – after sweeping the floors was sharpening the ‘cutting’ tools.  At first it was only chisels, even then, it was only ‘beaters’ used for rough […]

Is blood from stones Red?

13 Oct
Twat

One of the reasons ‘we’ have adopted The Mandarin, quite apart from the first class reporting and balanced opinion is the messages of ‘hope’ which creep onto the pages.  Modest, but essential changes that those who toil for the government initiate; where a honest, practical approach to perceived problems is offered; to both small and […]

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 […]

Three years and counting.

08 Oct
E_fart

A nicely done AP post by Ventus and P2 – HERE  -very much to the point. The next big question is ‘why’ have the Senators been unable to get anything changed; both the Fawcett (AWOL) and Xenophon rhetoric should have sent minions scurrying to mend the fences, put the minister on high alert and produced […]

Ode to FFS and FCOL.

14 Sep
Waltz

To climb the greasy pole, you must attend The first of needs; and find a friend a honest friend, both good and true, who When promoted, don’t forget you. At each and every meeting shine; Find a project, declare it thine, Then with tender loving care promote and make it stick, To where none dare […]

Dear DPM Truss, Chairman Boyd & the Board

14 Sep
JA_1

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 […]

Resignation is honourable.

13 Sep
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Opinion:- It is, daily, becoming embarrassingly apparent that although the DoIT specification was met; and, despite sage advice from the armed forces, indicating that Skidmore may mean and talk well; nothing will be done.  Not on ‘his watch’.  The DAS job is simply beyond his skill set; no shame in admitting that.  The only shame would […]

Of Gabfests and suchlike.

12 Sep
Big_duck

Sunday, time to spare, will I spend it at one of the many, many gabfests our public servants and ‘associates’ seem to enjoy?  It’s not as though we are short of choice; there’s lots of ways to waste your time:- Safeskies is always a good one.  A multi handed, carefully scripted and directed public service […]

Reform ? forget it.

06 Jul

Chips and the spitting thereof. Quote:AP “ In that foul stroke of a pen, Australia became aligned and “harmonized” overnight with NZ policy. Note again, that the NZ PMO’s published paper was the only reference given for the CASA change of implementation.”   Quote: AP “This matter is merely one manifestation of a broader failure of […]

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 […]

Dear Warren – re Cash and no Bull-pooh.

02 Jul

The respect of ones peers is traditionally earned, grudging or otherwise. We (aviation) all keep hoping Warren Truss will earn that respect (and a gold star) by righting the wrongs inflicted, without our consent on aviation. After the 2008 non-event, I confess, that we have indeed given him precious little – the derogatory title ‘minuscule’ […]

A rotten way – to start your day.

25 Jun
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You know, when P2 (Guru) kicked off this thread, I had expectations of filling up pages with good news, of the best kind; I did.  Which should be a lesson of some sort about expecting that things would improve. After the Senate and Pel-Air, followed by a Ministerial report by the esteemed Rev. Forsyth and […]

As you’d like it.

24 Jun
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Great picture – those smiles are genuine; the inestimable Fawcett who breathes hope into a depressed Australian aviation scene, despite the best efforts of CASA to regulate it out of existence; the ATSB who cannot seem to provide an accident report with any meaning; or, the ASA who are always seeking ways to increase their […]

Fingers and toes; for safe counting – recommended.

24 Jun
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It is all very disappointing but the warning bells were definitely pealing way..way back here – Former Air Vice Marshal Mark Skidmore named director of air safety  Quote:“I think initially for me it’s going to be waiting for the government’s response to the ASRR and seeing how that’s going to shape CASA into the future,’’ he […]

Domestic bliss?

19 Jun

Dollars to doughnuts and no damn sense. Funny sort of day today for Mrs. Skidmore’s boy.  There’s to be a gathering of the faithful (bring your own tambourine) in no less a salubrious venue than the Bankstown terminal (bring your own everything) and he is to address this gathering.   Should be a stroll in […]

A nutshell-in plain English.

14 Jun

For as much as I admire Dick Smith for what he has achieved and for what he has done for the community, when it comes to aviation he is a one trick pony. His hobby horse, to continue the equine analogy, is airspace reform and nothing I have read or heard recently makes me believe […]

Cant you help – NO!

13 Jun

Steam on – Checked. Hitch – “CASA is lacking expertise in a number of areas at the moment, which is not helping them to draft logical regulations. They only way we can stop some of the non-sensical stuff flowing from Aviation House is to get in there and provide the expertise they lack”. It is […]

Justice Prevailed.

10 Jun

So in the stinking thinking of the almighty Insurers of P/A, I’m quite sure, with all the surveying etc, they did not think I would make it this far. Well yesterday, I was there and I can say a very satisfactory result was finalised. They thought I would fold with dismal offers, intimidation and just […]

Has bin or Wheely Bin.

09 Jun

Good call  – P2 – politically low level operations are a time bomb and dangerous to those who fool about with the elements of the industry which routinely operate ‘in the weeds’; especially the ‘chopper’ crowd; the media being the most likely to kick off a pooh storm.  Then there are the police, search and […]

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 … […]

Senator Smith or Lobbyist Smith?

26 May

I am not certain, never having been in the position, that Truss can actually ‘do’ much more than he is doing.  To be fair, Truss is surrounded by government appointed ‘experts’ to whom he is obliged to listen – for wont of better knowledge and for ‘political safety’s sake’ – his own that is. Now, when […]

Karen Casey has a coffee, with Aunt Pru.

23 May

Morning all.  Apologies for being absent. A little busy and processing all that has been. Yes, I believe that PTSD is extremely important to be recognise as a Scientifically proven Disorder which is can most definitely impede significantly on a Persons Life. With or without bodily injury. I live it.   How Dare they argue this. Mrs BC may not have […]

Batter Up – Oh dear; oh deary me.

20 May
Is DAS Skidmore just another benchwarmer?

Agree with the GD post.  Bad answer to a QoN, silly, arrogant, dismissive and probably dangerous. The Senators know the whole thing stinks to high heaven. Pel-Air is not the only ‘suspicious number’ in wee Wodger’s repertoire of artful, high handed embuggerance; nor is the only one where executive level decisions have been manipulated or […]