Tag Archives: Norfolk Island PelAir Ditching

Of Mushrooms and Mandarins

25 Jun
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&.. Of Mushrooms and Mandarins. I’d reckon nearly everyone who flies any sort of aircraft has had the experience of being somewhere ‘social’ – BBQ – for example and being cornered by a ‘concerned’ person. You know the script – and the many variations of same. Part of the ‘job’ is to allay, as best […]

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’, […]

From the pinnacle of Mount Non Compliance.

10 Apr
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“A second helping of Pony Pooh pudding, Vicar?” One of the many reasons aeronautical elephants are so well liked by Aunt Pru is their incredible memories. Some of the ‘mature’ beasts residing at the houseboat sanctuary have particularly good ones, each generation holding specific details of the events which occurred during their working lives. It […]

Memo: from the department of funny coincidence.

22 Mar
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Good job P2, and timely. The BRB tote odds for the release of the latest Pel-Air ditching report is at very short odds (5/4 on) for a ‘Budget day’ slider, (slipped under the door at 1659 followed by the patter of tiny feet, at speed, out of the building). There are two very important items […]

The mirror crack’d from side to side;

25 Feb
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One has to wonder how much longer Australian politicians are going to remain in a state of aeronautical denial; surely, by now, even the dimmest of wits must have realised that there are serious problems. Personally, I have trouble believing that ICAO does not see the manifestations. There have now been two fatal accidents within […]

A question for the minister.

12 Feb
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A question for the minister. P2 – “With the ATSB now 2 plus year re-investigation, it should be safe to assume that there will more a proactive review of the historical CASA oversight/audit of the significant elements of the pre-ditching CASA approved Pel-Air AOC.” PAIN – “5) We submit that any other form of investigation […]

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 […]

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 […]

Press two – for Ministerial Refunds.

17 Nov
DC on RSRT

Will we ever reach the giddy limit of spin, cover up, deceit, faery tales, obfuscation and dissolute, disinterested politicians mouthing platitudes? Serious question. Aviation is the world in microcosm; all there, every facet of life. It is a small world and easily studied, unlike some of the ‘big ticket’ items which haunt this small planet, […]

In the Supreme Court of Appeal; 21&22nd Nov.

09 Nov
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In the Supreme Court of Appeal, between Nov 21 – 22 will stand Karen Casey. A staggering seven years have passed since the ditching of her aircraft, at sea. This singular event has been examined and dissected through:- •  CASA Special Audit. •  Chambers Report •  ATSB First Investigative Report. •  NTSB Canadian Report. •  Senate […]

Forbidden fruit, the Operations pineapple.

05 Oct
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P2 – “The reason being that ‘operations’ is the one real showstoppers, that can draw an ICAO red flag; and, when combined with other negative findings can ultimately lead to a subsequent downgrade to ICAO category two.” Prickly bloody things; pineapples, tough to peel and one needs to take care if the fruit is to […]

The prosecution rests M’lud.

05 Oct
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P2 nails down the coffin lid – HERE.  Epitaph follows:- The evidence is before you; I say the bundle provided by P2 takes the matter beyond reasonable doubt.  The Australian people are being ripped off, ICAO is being conned and the aviation industry not only foots the bill for this aberration, but must suffer the […]

Milestones along the road to Pel-Air.

03 Oct
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This is probably the penultimate, ‘explanatory post’ in a cautionary tale which began – HERE . Beaker’s Mum – “Oh Martin dear, the garden is looking so lovely, how do you do it?” Beaker – “Easy Mum, quality fertilizer; the boys gave me cartloads of top grade bullshit to bring home from Canberra”. BM – […]

The Pel-Air review, the itch I couldn’t scratch.

26 Sep
DC on RSRT

Intro – then  P2’s take – then:- Hiatus; after the storm. I quite enjoy a full head of steam, most refreshing, but I do however like to know the root cause. When I got the whole story from Kaz; the blue touch paper started to fizz; certainly the Walker insulting, demeaning behaviour and unbelievable ‘attitude’ […]

Midweek on the Aunty Pru forum.

21 Jun
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From off the PAIN email chain for week 7 of the election: To investigate or not to investigate? – that is the question. Last Friday at 01:52 EST an incident was reported to the ATSB that apparently they will be investigating?? Quote:Flight below lowest safe altitude involving Boeing 737, VH-XMO at Launceston Airport, Tasmania on 17 […]

As time goes by.

21 Feb

The tragic Canley Vale accident fades slowly from the public memory, the highly criticised ATSB report gathers dust and hope of the mooted Senate inquiry into the event becomes a faint, distant memory as the endless wait for the Coroners inquest stretches from far away to infinity. There has been one inquest; that into the […]

P9- “Flummery – à la Mode.”

15 Jan
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  Reference P2 AP Forum post – HERE     The MOAS causes Polly discombobulation (MOAS: Mystique of Aviation Safety) – Ventus made us aware of the condition called Discombobulation -see HERE. Now although considered to be a largely Pilot affliction suffered in today’s modern high-tech airliner cockpits, I believe this is also a Polly affliction when presented with bureaucratic spin & bulldust […]

ATSB – How to cook a book.

12 Jan
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Dear P2.  You must, as a thinking person, question the usefulness of the ATSB.  Their production of ‘useful’ statistics reflects the disingenuous nature of their approach.  GA accidents have increased – OK – tell us why? While you’re at it, lets do the figures and compare reduced ‘activity’ to accident ratio; and, once again, explain […]

How much can a Koala bear?

28 Oct
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From off the Aunty Pru Forum thread – http://auntypru.com/forum/-P7-SHAME-for-Truss?pid=2544#pid2544 Even to an admitted political dunderhead, such as myself, it seems passing strange that the National Party and Barnaby Joyce are not hauling on the Truss reins, screaming Whoa.  Almost everything connected with Rural and Regional affairs are a shambles.  From flood plain destruction to CSG […]

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 […]

Patience exhausted; forbearance negated. Enough.

12 Aug
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Perspective gents; perspective.  Seems the IOS declared open season on vermin, varmints and deviants.  Jolly good. We have I believe been patient long enough with the new boy; the dismal lack of progress in any direction is justification for war drums; although he does seem to have mastered  writing endless exemptions. Let’s start with the […]

And we pay for this …

23 Jul
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See – Ben Sandilands – Plane Talking; through Crikey; And we pay for this – The MK &Co article is of double interest. In the first place, it typifies the ‘expert’, hands on, rapid response first class industry analysts must provide to airlines. Make no mistake, both Qantas and Virgin have people capable of providing […]

Addendum – Reform hopes DAS’d.

18 Jul
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The following quotes/excerpts are taken from the AIPA submission 8 to the Pel-Air cover-up Senate Inquiry.  A submission I might add that is well worth taking the time to read in it’s entirety  First this on the standards of the ATSB reports: From bottom of page 8: …In 2011, we raised our concerns in our Supplementary Submission to this Committee […]

Comments pages are, we regret, closed.

08 Jul

The ‘Blog’ site has some fairly basic statistics ‘tools’, one of which is a visitor counter. There are many visitors who wish to post comment.  We have had a lot of trouble with ‘Spammers’ on the ‘blog’, which is why the comments section of the ‘Blog’ has been closed off, it’s sad; but unfortunately, necessary. […]

Shamed – again.

30 Jun
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It is a twelve month to the day that the esteemed David Forsyth and the ‘team’ presented their 37 recommendations to DPM Truss.  Those of PAIN monitoring the changes and the effects of change have had a pretty easy time of it – in fact nothing has changed.  Not even to those who perpetrated the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Breaking wind or wind of change?

23 Apr
Is DAS Skidmore just another benchwarmer?

We need to remind ourselves – this is a capital ‘B’ bureaucracy Skidmore must deal with, not democracy.  If it were a democracy then he would attract a veritable landslide majority on a reform platform; but it ain’t a democracy, is it (rhetorical). It was impressive that almost as soon as the SoI was issued, […]

An ICAO mention – Hmmm.

16 Apr

Leading Australian current affairs TV show 4 Corners on the government owned broadcaster ABC,[9] broadcast a program[10] focusing on the unfairness and injustice of excluding psychiatric injury on March 23, 2015 featuring Karen Casey, a nurse injured when the medical evacuation flight she was nursing on crashed in the waters off Norfolk Island

Wodger & the DJ terms of embuggerance.

11 Apr

Yes welcome Greedy and a most profound opening post: Quote:It could also be that she knows that “keeping mum” about the business will allow her to progress in the industry. It is a sad fact that anyone having the temerity to complain or assist others to complain invites retribution. As I understand it Dominic James […]

Spellbound? not any longer.

09 Apr

One of the more subtly dangerous effects of the hypnotic voodoo spell weavers art is the deaf, dumb and blind state. Once an unfortunate is lulled into a trance, the evil can be completed with ease. The arcane ritual begins with mind numbing boredom, usually produced through reams of stultifying paper work, crafted to be […]

Pandora’s box, cleverly locked.

25 Mar

The decision for PAIN to protest the Ministerial decision allowing the ATSB to re examine the Pel Air ditching was not made lightly. The associates unanimously agreed that the prospect of litigation being heard and ruled on, before the new ‘investigation’ even began in earnest and a definitive ’cause’ established which could impinge of the […]

Lugging the guts.

19 Mar

To those who closely followed the Senate inquiry into the Pel-Air debacle, yesterday’s announcement, rejecting Part 145 will not surprise.  It is a promise fulfilled by a team of honest men who had their collective good will, natural forbearance, political savvy and native intelligence grossly insulted.  The Murky Machiavellian crew orchestrated that arrogant affront, supported […]