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by zeke
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3075

Re: RTO for impending fire

https://youtu.be/PS1YAX70edc
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IanfromRussia wrote:

But I bet it is not too far from the limits of an "average pilot".


A couple of “average” chaps doing what “average” chaps train for

https://youtu.be/PS1YAX70edc

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by zeke
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 3784

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Cathay is offering bonus payments to pilots as an incentive to get more planes in the air. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/cathay-pacific-offers-5000-bonuses-to-pilots-to-keep-flying This is not a bonus. The salary is productivity based, with the closed loop rostering there is a period ...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 401
Views: 61068

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

The deliberate misinterpretation of what I said, even after I clarified further, is simply an attempt to change the subject and derail the thread. I certainly never used the phrase " retrofit " nor did I intend it. As I have since clarified it precisely, why the debate? An upgraded 787-10...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 401
Views: 61068

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

But did Elroy say 787 or 787-9? He said 787-10 And I believe it was also pointed out that the 787 fleets that were mentioned some do not include the 787-10 so their intention were to include models like the 787-8 and 787-9. Unless you disagree and are now saying AA has the 787-10 in their fleet ? I...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 401
Views: 61068

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

Opus99 wrote:
Yes but was it him that mentioned the 77W? He specifically mentioned the 787-10 which AA does not have so why will he be talking about retrofitting


On pages 4&5 of this thread the IGW of the 789 was discussed with the inclusion of charts from Fred.

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by zeke
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 401
Views: 61068

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

Your assumption of retrofitting existing aircraft was not where I was going at all, nor has anyone in this thread suggested that but you, to my knowledge. I think everyone reading your previous comment “If the 6 ton MTOW bump occurs with the 787-10 along with some of the PIP's mentioned, it gives m...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3075

Re: RTO for impending fire

IanfromRussia wrote:
But if You lost an engine earlier You have to travel more distance to V1 while the distance to stop is the same, so You're going to overrun.


No you commence the stop as soon as the engine failure is recognised, you don’t wait to accelerate to V1 to commence stopping.

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by zeke
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 401
Views: 61068

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

As we have already seen, the narrowbody market is recovering much more quickly than the widebody market, except for perhaps the cargo side of the business. If the 6 ton MTOW bump occurs with the 787-10 along with some of the PIP's mentioned, it gives more options to various airlines. I am thinking ...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3075

Re: RTO for impending fire

Perhaps I oversimplified it, but what Your are saying isn't 100% correct either. If one of Your engines failed at 40kt and You have managed to reflect on it philosophically until You are beyond V1, that doesn't mean that the best course of action is to continue the take-off. If You passed V1 at 100...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

Especially that Djokovic thought he could enter when he tried to. As far as I know he didn't do anything illegal and was transparent about his vaccination status. Read that letter from Tennis Australia to unvaccinated players Things he did not meet according to what was presented in court 1) no med...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

Letter sent from Greg Hunt (Federal Health Minister) to Craig Tiley (Australian Open CEO) dated 29 Nov 2021. See paragraphs 4, 5 & 9. Looks like Novak would have been allowed in, if he had served the mandatory quarantine period. Again, this information is from 29 Nov 2021, so things may have ch...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3075

Re: RTO for impending fire

STOP. I was taught, even as an aeronautical engineer, that one has to abort if the engine fails before V1 and to take off if it happens after V1. This is incorrect. V1 is the speed that first actions to commence a RTO has to be commenced. The actual engine failure would happen a few seconds earlier...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 17
Views: 2100

Re: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

https://youtu.be/FfA93Q8ofb4
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N1120A wrote:

That AD ended after a year or less. I doubt this airplane sat because of it.


Part 2 of the video is now out, I was correct it was parked because of that AD

Source https://youtu.be/FfA93Q8ofb4

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by zeke
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN reporting all flights from the United States to China have either been canceled or suspended
Replies: 52
Views: 9817

Re: CNN reporting all flights from the United States to China have either been canceled or suspended

It may well be nonsense to you, but the fact remains that China (and any other country) has the right to impose restrictions on flights as it sees fit to stop and/or restrict Covid. The US done it when they chose to, so why are other countries wrong in doing it? The restrictions vary by airport, th...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

Who was telling him that would be acceptable? What other workaround had been discussed. From a total outsiders point of view it has the appearance of collusion by persons at the highest level in TA to bypass border entry requirements. I think correspondence with TA needs to be looked at, and the ti...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

Having said that— everyone had egg on their face. The government shouldn’t have issued him a visa in the first place and made clear on all levels what the rules were. I don’t have a problem with the visa issue, and it was made clear what the requirements were back in oct/Nov when the visa was appli...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

A very expensive 10 days for him, having to cough up for 3 Silks, 3 juniors & the instructing solicitors..... He has to pay both sides and court costs He's booked on EK 409 leaving at 10.30pm. Was in one of the MEL international lounges under Federal Police guard. https://twitter.com/shanemcinn...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

Federal Court hands down its ruling - Novak to be deported https://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/australian-open/live-novak-djokovic-court-hearing-updates-result-of-visa-cancellation/news-story/5f941dd26abe1171e4a7f2e63644b05b The correct decision in my opinion From the article “The decision was una...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

Asking out of ignorance of Australian precedent. The rule apparently is the Minister doesn’t need to have a good reason, only a reason, correct? He apparently has a lot of latitude in that regard. So the court will only be asked did the Minister have a reason. Their soundest argument will be Djokov...

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by zeke
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3075

Re: RTO for impending fire

Suppose the captain of a modern transport aircraft of, say, B737/A320 class, while rolling for take-off, some ten knots before V1, sees the fuel flow rate of one engine to increase dramatically. Logically, the most likely cause must be a leak downstream of the fuel flow metering device that is a fu...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

A lot of inconsistencies when it came to exemptions advice. How did the body come to the conclusion he could be exempt when it was back as far as 28/9/21 that the ATAGI was As of 9 September, the Australia Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation’s (ATAGI) guidelines state that while past COVID-19 ...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

If I read correctly, he applied for the visa in November. Correct that is why I wrote “ How could he have “planned” on catching C19 in December in order to get the so called medical exemption when he applied for his visa in November.” Surly if he knew in November it was a requirement to enter Austr...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

A stint on manus island would probably do him the world of good and teach him some humility at the same time. Well if you cast your mind back to when Osaka missed some post game press conferences, he wasn’t exactly shy in telling people rule are rules for everyone. https://www.cbc.ca/sports/tennis/...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 401
Views: 61068

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

So I have been working on some additional Modelling for the last few weeks before Christmas and looking at CASM rather than just fuel burn as I would normally. Inevitably there will be more assumptions but I figured this would be a good opportunity to make some suitable comparisons. long story shor...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

Who knows. But somebody, somewhere on that team needs to take the long view and tell him that the best thing for him and for tennis is to cut his losses and voluntarily leave. IMHO he's blinded by the moment, specifically the numbers 10 and 21. He probably suspects that he'll have a hard time getti...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

So by the sounds of things he will be placed in detention tomorrow morning at 8am. No more preparation for the AO.

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by zeke
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

BREAKING: Djokovic visa cancelled By Chris De Silva17:54 Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has made the massive call to cancel Novak Djokovic's visa for a second time in the space of weeks. BREAKING: Alex Hawke has cancelled Novak Djokovic’s visa. @9NewsAUS @2GB873 — Chris O'Keefe (@cokeefe9) January...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

[photoid][/photoid]Not sure if anyone has seen this, here is the transcript from border force https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jan/10/i-am-not-vaccinated-novak-djokovics-interview-with-australian-border-force No news yet, I have my doubts it’s going to happen been too ...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

I have a non-Novak question. What happens during the championships if a player is identified as being infected with COVID-19 - is the player disqualified? I mean they can't turn up for the match if infected, can they? And if you don't turn up, you lose by default (I presume). What happens if severa...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

Oh Dear, Looks like Novax might be in trouble in Spain as well https://thewest.com.au/sport/tennis/novak-djokovic-serbian-tennis-star-reportedly-probed-by-spain-after-entering-country-without-permission-c-5289512 Not exactly compelling case for his lawyers to work with going forward. There is also ...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

Kiwirob wrote:

I just wonder if him being deported from Australia will also effect his ability to enter other countries in the near future.


It’s that gift the keeps giving, “have you ever been denied or refused entry” on every application going forward.

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by zeke
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

Now that Novax has admitted he broke Serbian isolation rules and that a "human error" was made by his agent on his immigration form (neglecting to mention travel to Serbia and Spain) one wonders what will happen. If your average Joe had made these "mistakes" I doubt they'd still...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29883

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

Don't the directives allow individuals to leave their homes for medical and other essential activities. I would have thought visiting a pharmacy for necessary medication would meet this requirement, and if so this is would appear to be nothing more than mud-slinging to support an agenda. After test...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29883

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

A latest development of the CX crew (who should stayed home for 3 days) related spreading cases: https://hk.news.yahoo.com/%E5%9C%8B%E6%B3%B0%E6%9C%89%E9%9B%A3-%E5%AE%A2%E6%A9%9F%E5%8E%BB%E8%B2%A8%E6%A9%9F%E8%BF%94-%E5%8F%97%E6%9F%A5-%E8%AD%B0%E5%93%A1%E4%BF%83%E6%87%B2%E6%92%AD%E6%AF%92%E7%A9%BA%E...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

889091 wrote:
So why wasn't this evidence presented to the judge during the hearing? That was the whole reason for the hearing in the first place right?


The facts of the entry were not argued, just procedural fairness.

The fact he went to Spain was no r declared in the interview either.

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29883

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

The crew were not required to stay home, however the government is now trying to deem such lack of requirement as Cathay violating guidelines, according to my understanding. I can guarantee you that every staff direction given to the crew complied with the government requirements and copies of the ...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29883

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

The directive is as follows: "For local-based crew who are entering the local community and who are not subject to to the requirement of self-isolation at a designated quarantine hotel, they must stay at their place of accommodation during the medical surveillance period until there is a negat...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29883

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

No one is rejected to get admitsion to hospital because his family member is a pilot I am sorry, everything you are putting is incorrect. Eg “ Please be informed that we will not accept patients or visitors who: ……. have travelled outside of Hong Kong but did not fulfil the government quarantine re...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29883

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

You are correct on the rule changes, you can takeoff and by the time you land all the forms submitted have to be redone to comply with new changes. As the number of passenger flights is low, cabin crew have been flying minimum rosters. They have not been isolated from their families as much for exte...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

New twist reported in the press.

Apparently there has been a failure to disclose all countries visited in the 14 days prior to arrival. There is an allegation he was in Spain during the 14 day period and this was not declared.

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29883

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

Please go search "望月樓群組" in Hong Kong news pages and you will find it is not a transmission through a family member, which lead to hundreds of people needed to be quarantine just because they were at the same place with those CX crews, who are supposed and required to stay at their home. ...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29883

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

I guess there are also transfer passengers among outbound flights, and Cathay crew are based in Hong Kong unlike foreign airlines, which make them stay in Hong Kong after flights, which cause the government to be concern about it? They didn't elaborate on it in the TV news. Not sure if that is true...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29883

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

On TV news, it's said that the government think Cathay have broke the law by allowing outbound passenger flight crew to return by deadheading on cargo flights, allowing those crew to "evade" quarantine Not sure if I understand that, many airlines have operated passenger flights out and ca...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

Even in Australia, visa and covid clearance are not related, although you want to paint a different picture. There is no covid specific terms in the legalisation, all health related requirements are lumped together. Covid criteria are published separately and not by Tennis Australia or the Victoria...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

So let me make a U.S.-equivalent example. Let's say I'm a foreign national and I was issued a visa in 2018. I show up at the border checkpoint in 2021 and I fail to produce a medical exemption or proof of vaccination. They would send me back, or place me in a quarantine, and not cancel my visa. The...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

If the Australian minister concerned does exercise his/her power to cancel Novak's visa, when is that likely to happen? I would give him the opportunity to provide a blood sample to confirm his recent claimed acute C19 infection, it would take a day or two for results to come back. If those are sat...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 65
Views: 9210

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
That was an amazing display of self-sacrifice on the part of those officers rescuing that pilot. It made my morning to see it.


The vast majority of first responders do am amazing job all the time, however we will not see protests in the streets celebrating this.

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 pilots having fun
Replies: 50
Views: 11228

Re: 757 pilots having fun

Check out the landing speed! 105-110 kt ground speed, assuming a stiff 20 kt headwind that is still 130 kt or less vref. The 757 is known for takeoff performance but is equally capable on landing. I've seen 757s get down and stopped in 3000' The Metar at the time and landing on 35 would indicate on...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12333

Re: Australian Open 2022

What's the point of having the court system in Australia when a minister can do whatever he wants and overrule what the federal judge just decided? The courts are there for judicial review of decisions made, it is not there to make the decision. The Judge made no ruling on if NJ was actually enteri...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?
Replies: 69
Views: 12087

Re: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?

More flights per month with a crew group which only operates ultra-long haul flights like the QF LHR crews isn't exactly possible. Assuming max 100hrs per month (in 28days) is rostered to anyone... I don't think QF crews can fly more than 2 Perths per month. LHR-PER-LHR 2 times leaves you very clos...

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