Tag Archives: The Heff

When you wish – upon a star.

15 Oct
4221396001_5330664607001_5330632425001-vs

When you wish – upon a star. It may well be that I have genetically acquired some of P7-TOM’s cynicism although, to be fair, he ain’t cynical by nature; but he is a student of history. Oh, what’s that bloody line  – Google? Quote:“‘[H]e that filches from me my good name / Robs me of […]

A cluster of ducks.

17 Jun
untitled

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 […]

First edition – ‘Sunday Brunch Gazette’.

13 Nov
MB_2

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 […]

Sunday brunch – ‘Resignations and Reform before Review’.

30 Oct
f20dd861223f0cc5a1e1db0d86f41172

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
Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 1.21.57 PM

(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 […]

Forbidden fruit, the Operations pineapple.

05 Oct
Hobart tower

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Midweek on the Aunty Pru forum.

21 Jun
Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 1.21.57 PM

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 […]

Hearts, Minds and Balls.

05 Jun
imagesME7VEK5X

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 […]

PelAir – ‘Lest we forget’ Part III

09 Nov
AO-2009-072_fig1_472x317

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 […]

Some fell on rocky places,

09 Nov
Croc_frog

A Sunday ramble – on Tuesday. It is difficult to disagree with MdS – in the broad.  Indeed, I do not disagree, but, there are missing elements which must be addressed as part of any reform process – if it is to be effective. Politics and politicians; we have all seen the efforts made by […]

Keep it simple – Stupid….

06 Nov
bed3372df123d00eb4b21ae104a462e5

Indeed P2; there is IMO far too much waffle and tomes of argument.  Too many options, too much wriggle room, too may words and far too many ready to twist and abuse ‘good intentions’ into obscene parodies. Take the Rev. Forsyth’s ASSR; then read the despicable Hawke.  Two, perhaps three recommendations met; a dozen – […]

One small frog v Developers

26 Oct
Croc_frog

My apologies gentlemen for a very long Sunday ramble, but I really am getting pissed off with blatant ignoring of corruption. Anyway, to the Sunday ramble:  Just finished reading through a submission sent to the CEO of Banstown Airport by Bankstown City council, many passing strange questions came to mind. But there are so many “Passing […]

DoIRD (Murky’s mob ) – On the nose & in the red.

13 Oct
senate_chamebr040493DI-040_ek

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 […]

A horseshoe nail.

23 Sep
OT_1

The head of the Skidmore snake is trapped in a cleft stick; there are , he says, no rules to fall back on should Part 61 be rolled back; which is a bollocks.  But, you can see the problem. Countless hours and dollars have been invested by operators in ‘compliance’ and amending operations manuals.  To unpick […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is duck shoving – unacceptable?

29 Jul
Duck_Revenge

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 […]

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
E_fart

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 […]

We made it – finally, the dizzy limit.

25 Jun
Is DAS Skidmore just another benchwarmer?

Just when you think you’ve seen it all. I believe we can dismiss any notion that Skidmore actually wrote this insulting, demeaning little missive.  For starters he’s not bright enough.  No, this has the touch of a malign, evil, twisted intelligence, protected and deeply embedded in the fabric of governance.   A student of past twisted […]

Fingers and toes; for safe counting – recommended.

24 Jun
Untitled_Clipping_062315_043450_PM

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 […]

Houston we have a problem??

19 Jun
671812-e4e6d274-1596-11e5-a6ca-59bc38ef7c6f

I thought it had gone a bit quiet from my Monday’s post #33 – ‘The Trough Runneth over’…   However apparently that was just the opening salvo & Dick Smith & Co was just gathering together reinforcements… Courtesy of Friday’s the Oz – Oh Dear! Angus Houston, we have a problem with air traffic control by: EAN HIGGINS From: […]

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 […]

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 […]

P2 – Wheat from Chaff: “..a coupla choccy frogs are in order..”

29 Apr
886810-90655ed2-ed50-11e4-b2ab-57dfa37cc8ba

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) […]

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 […]