Tag Archives: Senator Fawcett

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 […]

Mum, why do I glow in the dark?

19 Apr

Back in the day; just after WW2 the Australian government actively encouraged all manner of aviation, realising that the sun burnt country, particularly ‘the bush’ would benefit from such activity. Alas, times have changed and from being a supported, vibrant, useful industry aviation has, through a series of downward steps become more of nuisance, than […]

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 […]

Now is the time for all good men. etc.

09 Apr

Doc. Arthur Pape (bless) and the CVDPA is mounting another important challenge to the stone-age mentality of those who would, despite all evidence, logic and supportable decisions penalise those with Colour Vision Deficiencies.  This is potentially of global importance to those who can, as ICAO requires safely perform their duties.  The thread on Pprune is […]

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 […]

AMROBA a distant green light.

08 Apr

RE: Forsyth report – IOS monitoring of progress?? Ken and the fellahin. “CASA’s Mark Skidmore has rejuvenated industry representatives at the SCC meeting, 31st March. His opening speech at the SCC has provided industry with some confidence that this CASA will be a different CASA to the last 2 regimes.” This reflects two of the […]

Ignored and unreported,

02 Apr

Another Canberra gab fest extravaganza, over. I expect Doug and/or Hitch will cover the details of the recent Cantberra ‘big bash’, whether Ben decides the details are news-worthy enough for his blog time will tell. Anyway – enough coverage so anecdotes and snippets will suffice for Aunty Pru. Although not much happened; certainly nothing electrifying, […]

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 […]

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 […]

#13 RE: AMROBA lights a candle

21 Mar

AP_13 – The article –HERE – from AMROBA and support documents–light a candle in the darkness which not only foreshadowed the Truss response to the Part 145 MoS being sent back to the workshop, but ignites the fuse of general concern that Truss and his minions are going to do as little as possible to […]

Full Steam ON – Checked.

21 Mar

The Senate is now demonstrably out of government control, aviation is back where it should be – a highly political issue.  This rather than the Voodoo scripted bi-partisan bollocks we have had dribbled out over the past years; since 2008 when the Nationals, supposedly from the ‘Bush’, ably aided and abetted the destruction of many small […]

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 […]

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 […]

Perspective on perdition?

08 Mar

Is it just me losing my few marbles or has the world truly arrived at a state of comic book insanity? The TV news carries endless amounts of ‘heart rending’ pap, hours of commercials and every politician who can grab a minute of air time clawing each other to variously threaten, cajole and bully a […]

Vale Bernie Currall.

01 Mar

To our great regret and sorrow we have just been advised that the patient who survived the ditching of a Pel-Air Westwind medivac jet off Norfolk Island in 2009, Bernie Currall, has today taken her own life.  Our most sincere condolences and deepest sympathies are extended to her husband Gary and families.   We extend our […]