Tag Archives: Warren Truss

Red Rag Post:-

09 Jul
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Red Rag Post:- P2 – “Although one flight was an international operation and the other was domestic, it is passing strange how VH-NGA and VH-PGW were both air ambulance operations, operated under the same regulatory ‘Aerial Work’ classification, with both AOCs oversighted by the former CASA Bankstown regional office…” If ever anyone wanted to seriously […]

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 […]

Seconds away: Round 1.

08 Jun
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So; ministerial imperative to be re elected, once again, rides rough shod over industry demands, Senate Inquiry and recommendations made in the opublic interest. Political expediency outweighs empirical evidence and the boat of state sails on, disregarding the survivors and wreckage left in the wake of the mayhem they caused. Carmody will not spare a […]

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 […]

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’, […]

And so it is in politics, dear brother, Each for himself alone, there is no other.

15 Apr
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Democracy; a strange, almost alien concept – as currently applied to the aviation industry anyway. A huge, important multi billion dollar industry the participants of which, apart from being able to vote in the general elections, has little say in the government’s ‘management’ of it. There certainly is no meaningful input regarding ‘regulations’; history clearly […]

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 […]

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 […]

Steam On –

24 Nov
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90% Steam GD. @ Post #414 the segment ‘Drones & Pel Air’ from 4:12 – Hoody gabbles and fluffs his way through a desperate attempt to shore up the notion that while he does have a significant conflict of interest in regard to the ATSB investigating the ATSB and his CASA position during the initial […]

First edition – ‘Sunday Brunch Gazette’.

13 Nov
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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 […]

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 […]

Chester ignores industry pleas!

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Background: Earlier today Dazzling Dazza announced the final nail in the “GA Sector” coffin: Major study of General Aviation sector Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today announced a major study will be undertaken to identify priorities for General Aviation (GA) in the future…blahblahblah.&.bollocks Here is the ToR written for Chester courtesy of Murky Mandarin & […]

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

26 Sep
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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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dear Barnaby

11 Apr
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    Reference Aunty Pru Forum thread post: http://auntypru.com/forum/-2016-Election-GA-Policies-not-platitudes?pid=4016#pid4016   8th April 2016 The Hon Barnaby Joyce Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources House of Representatives Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Australia. The 94,000+ Users of the Aviation Advertiser Network Dear Minister Joyce, NEW ENGLAND DEMANDS AVIATION REGULATORY REFORM. Aviation Advertiser (www.aviationadvertiser.com.au) is Australia’s largest online […]

Transport? – What’s that then?

31 Mar
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Most  PAIN associates are quiet, law abiding, normal folks with family and ‘other’ interests.  Below, is an email response from one of those folk. This is a transport issue.  Chester MP is ‘the man’ and we should be looking to him, as the receiver of public monies to be ‘sorting’ out all transport issues.  In […]

Out, damned spot! Out, I say!

20 Feb
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Some may notice, but not many, that the forum thread heralding the imminent departure of Truss has been moved to the mothball forum.  This, of it’s self is not particularly interesting, I moved it simply because there was little of interest or value to be gained discussing the topic.  Then the little lamp came on […]

Aviation Shame or Fame for Chester?

14 Feb
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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 […]

Safety Loop or Hang-mans Noose?

26 Jan
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The Aunty Pru thread – Closing-the Safety-Loop – was among the first to be initialised.  Before the matters discussed were brought to pubic attention by Senator David Fawcett (SA) the PAIN associates were researching the official response to recommendations made by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and coroners related to fatal or serious accidents. –HERE […]

Dear Uncle Sam.

21 Jan
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I hope this finds you well and as happy as it’s possible to be, given the recent bout of headaches.  Things here have not improved since your last visit; in fact, things are going to hell in a hand cart a fairly rapid pace.  As requested, we have been maintaining our watching brief on matters […]

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 […]

That time of the year – again.

20 Dec

Part 1: The Clementine conundrum. It’s not a well known tale; in fact, we all try to keep a hat on it; for obvious reasons.  But, it is a fact that one of the reindeer herd, a most beautiful, nubile young doe was taken by ET.  It happened a while ago.  Mrs S was taking […]

State Safety Programme 2016. (Draft).

09 Dec
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Quote:1. Safety is the primary consideration of Australia’s aviation agencies and industry in the performance of their functions; Draft State Safety Programme 2016. – HERE. “Safety”: that dreadful word is trotted out, once again.  Mitigating or reducing the risk levels to the travelling public would be a more accurate, honest description.  Much has been written […]

Boyd the believable.

07 Dec
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The press release –HERE – from the CASA Board is a significant milestone in the long saga of many frustrating attempts to reform Australia’s aviation regulator. Much depended on the patience, political skill and determination of the new board and it’s chairman. The wait has been worth it; no resolution as yet, but a definitive step […]

The dynamics of being moribund.

22 Nov
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Dear Chairman Thune, Ranking Member Nelson, and Members of the Committee: As representatives of hundreds of thousands of individuals and companies from all segments of the aviation community, including general aviation pilots, aircraft owners, operators, businesses that utilize aircraft, mechanics, manufacturers, physicians, pilot unions, and state aviation officials, we are writing to express our strong […]

Band of brothers – GA & Farmers common interest?

21 Nov
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  {Reference: From Aunty Pru Forum thread posts: 1/FACT – General Aviation is a major lifeline of the Bush. 2/FACT – General Aviation is a major lifeline of the Bush } The above quoted post highlights that both General Aviation & Rural communities/Farmers have a common interest to wake up Farmer Truss – the Nats & ultimately the Turnbull […]

Finding the right balance.

19 Nov
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Below are quoted two contradictory, disparate views of the condition of  the non airline industry in Australia.  Glen_B  looking to the law in an attempt to see a clear path. The next a significant boost to industry employment and, possibly exports, it is a very good result and the government can be rightly proud of […]

All in a days work.

11 Nov
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Background for those who care to research the noble art of Embuggerance. O&O  Shame. Methought I heard a voice cry, “Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep”—the innocent sleep, Sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care, The death of each day’s life, sore labor’s bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, […]

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 […]

Some fell on rocky places,

09 Nov
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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
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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 – […]

Australian ADSB is a bait.

30 Oct
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Sent: Friday, 30 October 2015 4:21 PM To: All@ios.com.au Subject: from Dick Smith re: Industry raises concerns with CASA about delayed regulatory reform processes Dear All It’s not the slow pace of Reform at CASA, it’s the fact that they are still heading towards adding to costs. For example, we know the disaster of Part […]