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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 05:04
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Climate Change and YSSY crosswinds?

From today’s newspaper. A Qantas executive suggests the higher cancellation rate is due climate change.
Federal government aviation data shows that in September, 76.2 per cent of flights across all airlines landed on time, compared to the long-term average of 82.3 per cent. On-time departures averaged 78.4 per cent, compared to a long-term average of 83.7 per cent. Cancellation rates were also up at 2.2 per cent compared to 1.5 per cent over the long term, and Qantas cancelled 3.3 per cent of flights in the month.
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 06:20
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HAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahaha........😂
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 09:28
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Silly me and I thought it was due to sunspots.
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 09:37
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Poor OTP affecting KPIs. Hmmm, Need a reason so it doesn’t affect the.Bonus... ahhh! Everyone else is blaming Climate Change, why not us!?
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 09:54
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Moronic. Why can’t people just accept that sometimes the weather differs from the historical average. Doesn’t mean it’s going to continue as the new norm 🤦🏼*♂️
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 10:41
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Christ almighty! Would be cheaper to build every airport world wide as all over fields than to try and change what's been going on since the the planet was formed!
I bet the other Airlines CEO's (better known as Cash Extraction Officers) are kicking themselves they didn't get in on the Climate Change fairy tale!
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 20:06
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It was Andrew David who made this claim... @ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/qantas-e...climate-change
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 21:15
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Originally Posted by T-Vasis View Post
It was Andrew David who made this claim... @ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/qantas-e...climate-change
Andrew David's aviation "insight" could be detailed on the back of a postage stamp with a crayon.
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 23:23
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All pretty objective analysis and critique of Qantas’ statement by pilots. Indeed it must be a conspiracy by Qantas again. Sounds legit........
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 23:50
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I burnt my toast this morning.

Damn you, climate change!
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 00:28
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Originally Posted by Rated De View Post
Andrew David's aviation "insight" could be detailed on the back of a postage stamp with a crayon.
Hahahah I like that analogy of AD, he was a piece of work at Tigers also!
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 01:56
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Grrr

Well, Is not 'Our Continent' drifting NNE at the rate of about 15cm per year..?

THAT has just GOT to effect 'climate change'...…

And.... I hear that the 'Tropic of Capricorn' is also drifting N by about 15 m per year....so the Earths 'Angle of Bank' is changing..?

Wait for the 'climate change' from that !

Cheeeerrrsss….
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 04:56
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Personally I blame same-sex marriage and new abortion laws.
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 06:42
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Is there anywhere in the article linked to above where AD directly blames what scientists would call climate change (increased carbon in the atmosphere, greenhouse effect) for the change in prevailing winds in Sydney this year?

Here’s his direct quotes from the article:

"We have seen wind velocities 34 per cent higher than the average of the last 30 years, and it’s a prevailing westerly rather than the south-south-westerly we’ve seen in the past,"
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"That’s led to runway closures, meaning (aircraft) movements are slowed."
From what I can see this “story” is a media beat up, all he is saying is that there are more occurrences this year of a westerly wind occurring at YSSY necessitating the use of the single runway 25 instead of the parallels which would of course slow the flow rate down.

A lot of media figures with an agenda seem to be jumping on AD for nothing really.

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It’s not Climate “change” anymore it’s Climate “emergency”.
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 07:12
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Hahahah I like that analogy of AD, he was a piece of work at Tigers also!
Has Andrew David any ideas on JFK or Amelia Earhart?

It might help.
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 07:30
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Personally I blame same-sex marriage and new abortion laws.
I blame Izzy Folau
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 10:20
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You need to take Climate Change seriously. It’s the hottest temperature ever, except, 1934, 1962, 1974, 1987, and 12 million years ago.
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 10:50
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How about this as a cause as a novel idea. "The cause of the delay is spending too much on airport shops and too little too late on more runways."
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 11:49
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The scientific naivety of pilots constantly astounds me.

Aircraft fly because science works.

Aircraft and indeed spacecraft have evolved since first flight because scientists worked out how they work, and how to make them fly faster, higher and more efficiently using... I hate to say it... science.

Now that science says something that economists don’t want to hear, the pilots all go right wing and agree with the economists: scientists must be full of shit.... this can’t be right because it might affect my nice little world.
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