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20th Feb 2020, 21:04
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

Where is the evidence for your statement? There...

Where is the evidence for your statement? There is always a large amount of uncertainty about the the course of history in the future. Suggested reading "Fooled by Randomness" & "The Black Swan" by...
5th Oct 2019, 02:04
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

Sorry to correct you Rated De, Joyce does nothing...

Sorry to correct you Rated De, Joyce does nothing is done without a business plan, he is a startup junkie. I would suggest the strategy here is to milk pilot training as a business by leveraging off...
21st Sep 2019, 02:23
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

Gligg, if you look very carefully at the word...

Gligg, if you look very carefully at the word used, you will able to decode QF's intent: Qantas Group Pilot Academy In partnership with FTA ...
29th Jun 2019, 06:25
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

CPL with credits in all ATPL subjects is the only...

CPL with credits in all ATPL subjects is the only hard and fast requirement. There would also need to be an assessment of previous experience to be deemed suitable. Bare minimum single pilot time is...
29th Jun 2019, 04:04
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

This post may be waaaay off base, I might be...

This post may be waaaay off base, I might be reading some sort of pattern into randomness, but what the hell, I'll speculate on the Douglas R. Hofstadter / Escher negative space "There exist formal...
29th Jan 2019, 20:24
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

TY777, before you get started down the pilot...

TY777, before you get started down the pilot road, go and get an initial CASA class 1 medical. You would need to pay for this regardless of which path you go if you decide to fly. That way you can be...
24th Oct 2018, 23:02
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

Maņana Maņana...

Maņana Maņana (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Maņana)
2nd Sep 2018, 03:27
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

The GFC was a definite factor, however, the ICAO...

The GFC was a definite factor, however, the ICAO moved to extend the mandated retirement age from 60 to 65 in Dec 2006, and the US implemented it in 2009. That is really what saved their bacon.
...
29th Aug 2018, 23:17
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

However, by doing this they burden themselves...

However, by doing this they burden themselves with a massive training program as they snake everyone through the now extensive subsidiary ecosystem. This complex of systems is now a dis-economy of...
24th Aug 2018, 03:25
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

Toga, as pilots age, the rate of medical...

Toga, as pilots age, the rate of medical terminations increases significantly. Each Captain who retires or leaves medically generates a significant number of training courses behind them. One...
20th Jul 2018, 09:50
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

FWA pdf copy Qantas Airways Limited Pilots (Long...

FWA pdf copy Qantas Airways Limited Pilots (Long Haul) Enterprise Agreement 2015 (https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/agreements/fwa/ae415325.pdf)
13th May 2018, 03:08
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

Seagull, didn't you get Alan's latest memo...

Seagull, didn't you get Alan's latest memo (especially the bold below)? Check your inbox immediately!
my Bold


source: FT (https://www.ft.com/content/448b059e-4ea4-11e8-9471-a083af05aea7) Fair...
11th Apr 2018, 04:49
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

He was a man of understatement!

He was a man of understatement!
11th Apr 2018, 04:12
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

Latest info is it now a few months. Apparently...

Latest info is it now a few months. Apparently 787 September 2017 joiner, 2 bid periods online as SO (112 days) and MEL 737 slot.

SYD & BNE are unlikely to be far behind.
2nd Mar 2018, 00:16
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

Didn't you get the memo? "We let one go" because...

Didn't you get the memo? "We let one go" because of angst and bad Qi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi)? If they can shut down an airline for red ties they can certainly cancel an order because the...
23rd Feb 2018, 00:36
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

Potentially another "optic" here is that enables...

Potentially another "optic" here is that enables the Qantas Group to go to the Immigration minister and ask for Skilled Migration (rebadged 457's) visa's, and publicly justify it with a commitment to...
22nd Feb 2018, 21:16
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

If I put on my cynic's hat, I would argue this is...

If I put on my cynic's hat, I would argue this is cunning an attempt to monetise a crisis, or in accountant speak another create another GCU (Cash Generating Unit). You have to give him credit for...
14th Nov 2017, 03:49
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

A long long time ago, in a galaxy far away...

A long long time ago, in a galaxy far away CurtainTwitcher had a conversation with a chief pilot in Asia and he told me an interesting story about a candidate and his sim ride.

Two years had...
4th Jul 2017, 03:58
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

The one where they were going to save on...

The one where they were going to save on overnights by increasing bases? Overnights have increased by 35% since they opened the last base...Micromanagement to the last cent.

Last week someone...
4th Jul 2017, 01:24
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

dragon, your intel about the sausage machine &...

dragon, your intel about the sausage machine & command training time is correct. Hadn't heard the proposed +10% increase in flying for those fleets, but that is an impossible number.

Just spoke...
20th Mar 2017, 08:49
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

Your keyboard has had a couple as well...?

Your keyboard has had a couple as well...?
4th Mar 2017, 05:59
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

What the leave early & go O/S vs GA debate...

What the leave early & go O/S vs GA debate demonstrates, is ultimately there is a certain price to be paid to make it to the top in aviation in Australia. It's really just a question of when the bill...
21st Dec 2016, 04:24
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Posted By CurtainTwitcher

I had to look that one up: Social desirability...

I had to look that one up: Social desirability bias (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_desirability_bias), quoted verbatum :)



Looks like the test detected inconsistencies in your answers &...
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