Tag Archives: Plane Talking

Litmus or Lietous testing?

23 Jun
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Unless you have just strolled onto an airport for the first time, or been in a space capsule on Mars for three decades, it is possible that the latest ‘blurb’ from Carmody will cheer you. However, if you are an active aviation participant, you have to either smile and find a bucket – or take […]

A cluster of ducks.

17 Jun
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A cluster of ducks. Def: ‘Re’ – money down the drain. “I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.” The ‘Iron Re’ can’t all be ineffectual, intellectually conflicted, incompetents; can it? It ain’t mathematically possible Shirley. I have met some X-Re’s who were first class; but bloody happy to be out of the Sleepy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”

08 Apr
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(P2 comment: Before “K” says “gotcha P2”, these words of wisdom were originally attributed to Confucius )  A candle in the window. The climb itself had been arduous, even without the weather being foul; the descent difficult and dangerous and the weather ferocious; such is the lot of a mountain climber. At last, in darkness […]

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 […]

“Because your question searches for deep meaning, etc.

18 Mar
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The IOS have awarded DDDD another couple of D’s in acknowledgement of his work in matters aeronautical. Ducking, diving, deceitful, duplicitous being a sample of suggestions made: but ‘Duck-Up’ won the votes. Sandy set the tone:- Sandy – “Maybe he really is leaving, I read somewhere on another thread that he’s looking to upgrade the […]

‘’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 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 […]

Fear no more the heat o’ the sun,

18 Feb
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Fear no more the heat o’ the sun, We ain’t certain just how he does it; but Chester keeps right on doing it, very well; i.e. annoying the living beejasus out of aviation and political heavy weights. Maybe it’s the gross insults to intelligence; perhaps it’s the trotting out of shop worn second hand goods; […]

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 […]

Where to begin?

04 Feb
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Where to begin? Most folk have an ‘attic’ – or something similar, the garage, the cupboard under the stairs, the back room, the infamous third draw, which, every once in while need to be rummaged through to find a lost or wanted item. Then, once every so often, a steely determination descends to ‘sort it […]

The Apocalypse? Sorry. You missed it, that was last week.

17 Dec
Chester the charlatan Transport Minister

“Government reduces aircraft noise.” Caution; place tongue firmly in cheek before reading. Of all the government manufactured headlines this week the glorious truth is accurately, for once, reflected in the headline. Rumour has it that ‘minister’ has modestly declined to acknowledge the leadership role he played in achieving this remarkable feat, preferring instead to allow […]

Brunch – delayed.

04 Dec
ASA Harfy & Hoodlum

Sunday brunch comes on Monday (not my fault) this week; working backwards we must start with ‘Hitch’ he seems to believe (tongue in cheek) there is a ‘fire-fight’ raging between CASA and AOPA, which is a tad ‘dramatic’ – considering his following commentary in which he cites the AOPA involvement – back in the day. […]

SBG – 27/11/16.

26 Nov
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The indefatigable P2 has had a busy week collecting news from the front; lots of it and all worthy of consideration. There is a little something for everyone from the grudging extension of time to allow those who must save their pennies for the ADSB fit-out, to two full blown inquiries. Spoiled for choice and […]

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 […]

Sunday brunch – ‘Resignations and Reform before Review’.

30 Oct
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It has, to say the least been an ‘interesting’ week. The final analysis of ‘Estimates’ and the intense focus on the lengthy, informative Air Services session revealed some excellent footwork from the Senators, the Hansard and the video outtakes well worth the effort. – Catch up; start HERE. The RAAA conference was concluded in fine […]

Of the ministers ‘thing’.

27 Oct
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(Play nice GD). The minister’s ‘thing’ tomorrow will be a first yardstick against which to measure our ‘part time DAS’.  See what manner of man lays beneath the highly polished surface. He does, most certainly have a ‘problem’, an internal one. No matter how many stage managed ‘revitalization’ pantomimes, or tambourine banging sing alongs the […]

“To put an antic disposition on.”

10 Sep
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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 […]

Irresistible force paradox.

21 Aug

“Wiki – “The paradox arises because it rests on two incompatible premises: that there can exist simultaneously such things as irresistible forces and immovable objects. The “paradox” is flawed because if there exists an irresistible force, it follows logically that there cannot be any such thing as an immovable object and vice versa”. Despite the […]

Three strikes.

20 Aug

“The ATSB found that the dispatcher for YID could not visually confirm the position of VGR relative to gate D2 and assessed that because the aircraft hadn’t moved, it was on the gate. The pushback ground staff followed the normal practice for a pushback from bay E1. However, this practice did not allow for visual […]

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 […]

Tale wags dog.

12 Aug

Higgins : “CASA’s continual refusal to review the CAO 48.1 in the context of directive 01/2015 flies in the face of CASA’s new mantra of being a “fair, firm and consistent’’ regulator.”  From AP – Here-. Good point; a very good point indeed: a quick straw poll came back with some very good answers to […]

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 […]

Two pints of opinion please.

08 Jul

Does Australian aviation cares who forms a government?  The short answer is no. In fact the closer the two parties are to a ‘hung’ parliament, the better the chances of actually getting the appalling state of aviation administration and the costs the current situation is demanding under some form of rational, responsible, accountable control. Even […]

AMROBA v Skidmore on Part 61.

05 Jul
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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 […]

Innovation, investment; not here.

29 Jun

Oops; @ P2. Cheers P2 – it is indeed 50 aircraft, total; even so, it’s not too shabby an effort despite the headaches.  I wrote it badly, what I was trying to emphasise was the fact that there was a percentage of those sold overseas, the video mentions 10 to the USA – home of […]

Hearts, Minds and Balls.

05 Jun
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It was ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt who said to MacArthur “when you’ve got ‘em by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow”.  Which, when you think about it, ain’t a bad maxim. Easier said than done; slippery little buggers are those of the politicians, small and bloody well protected.  But industry must find a way to […]

1 in 60.

01 Jun
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That’s the USA and NZ averaged page count in relation to the Australian Part 61; one page of theirs to 60 of ours, approximately.  The NZ version runs to 80 pages which is still a whopping 37.5 (+/-) to one.  The Wallabies would love to see a score line like that. Now the cost to […]

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 […]

Obfuscation 101.

21 Apr
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@ V45 – Good morning V; I do, most sincerely apologise Sirrah for buggering up your schedule – However; your analysis takes the discussion to a more basic, less esoteric level; to that of trust.  For many years I, like the rest of the aviation community have taken the ATSB investigations at face value; and, […]