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    With flights made by dedicated cargo (Freighter) aircraft are both main and lower holds filled always / sometimes / never? TIA.
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    I am not a pilot so feel free to delete this: In my experience people and machine management is mainly intuitive. It may require very quick decision making in crisis conditions. I honestly don't think this can be learnt in a course. It is mainly about trusting people to do what their training...
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    The title is: "Written in the sky."
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    Bought it, read it, loved it!!! Brilliant insight into the thoughts and feelings of a pilot and his journey from school kid to airline captain. Excellent insight into different aircraft types and how they relate, and don't relate to each other. Thanks for the recommendation JB.
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    We are seeing several cases of Covid19 coming into Australia with aircrew on cargo flights. Some of these are done with passenger aircraft acting as freighters, with none, some or all of their seats removed. Other flights are pure freighter aircraft. Would it help prevent aircrew having to stay...
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    What is the procedure with current international flights flown to Australia as freight flights? Do they have 'double crews' on board so they can unload, reload, refuel and leave again or are the crews swapping over with crews already here on a slip? TIA.
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    With all QF A380s grounded for the foreseeable future, what will be the procedure to get the pilots current once the type is needed for operations again? Would it be similar to a new type of aircraft starting with an airline?
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    Memories of the Sydney Olympic Games

    I had the actual honour of working on the games from the TV perspective. A career highlight was working on the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the long jump and triple jump. Sydney shone like it never had, before or since. Our accomodation was a final voyage cruise ship, the Fairsky or...
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    What's your favourite 747 memory?

    Most memorable of many, BKK > MEL around 1987. It was New Year's Eve when we departed and even though I was in Y I was asked what I would like to drink before we took off! Champagne was my reply. I was handed a full bottle while we were taxiing to the runway! Once airborne I gave the bottle a...
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    Odd letter with new Qantas Gold card

    I'm with you. I had travel booked and paid for that would have qualified me for WP for the first time in many years. It was an exceptional year of travel and unlikely to be repeated. All I was hoping for was a few OS trips that I could take my partner on where we could use the beautiful MEL WP...
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    The reason I ask is; what is the procedure if you had a hard landing or other issue at one of the ports that didn't have an engineer?
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    Are there airports that your airlines uses that do not have engineers at them?
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    What happens if you accept a LAHSO on 34 and then you have an aborted landing, a go-around or a braking issue of some sort?
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    What landing aids are there for 09? Is there an ILS? How is it higher capacity with 16 and not 34? Thanks for your reply.
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