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    Ask The Pilot

    Has the company advised its employees when they think they will be back to some form of normal? Seems like December might be a bit patchy however 2022 onwards surely? Surely some must be struggling financially? Living in Sydney or Melbourne with kids and trying to live off government support...
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    Ask The Pilot

    AV I note your company of late has done a lot of flights to/from into Asia for engineering and also then all these Silkair machines arriving. Do line pilots get the chance to fly these missions or is it all management/training pilots that get those gigs?
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    Ask The Pilot

    JB and AV it seems Pilots heavily sway towards joining a union, more so than many other industries. A mate at Jetstar told me 95% are which is quite a number. What is the reason for that? To those that don’t decide to join, is that largely they don’t normally side with unions, or management...
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    Quite a bit of discussion in Victoria about lockdown extension and some freedoms that the government is going to ‘look at’ I hate to break it to you, but expect to be disappointed. Mystery cases are trending north, on par with Sydney in July. They are not going to trade freedoms for potentially...
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    Virgin Australia to lease more 737s

    I wish they would keep the fabric seats. Not a fan of the leather.
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    Going to drag on probably until we get 80% here in Vic. Foley stated yesterday they are not following the NSW approach and easing restrictions at the 50, 60% mark. What we have today is what we will have until we get to 80. Long 2 months ahead sadly.
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    Rex to fly between Australian capital cities

    The Vic/Nsw borders are done until 1 Dec as a minimum, even Alan quoted this.
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    Ask The Pilot

    All the same heading. 069.1/249.1 07/25 is pretty much the correct heading. 07/25 was built first. 06/24 came next I assume it is to avoid having 4 runways in the same direction, to avoid confusion.
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    Was never enough Police resources for checkpoints into the regions in Vic. 2 Was a struggle last year. Sadly. Probably cost regional a lockdown indefinitely now.
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    Looks like Vic will adopt some pretty full on measures tomorrow. All sorts of rumors swirling however the H Sun is normally on the ball.
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    The hospitals will suffer though they can’t get into the 1000s. We can’t get to scenes like what we have seen in some neighbouring countries in regards to overloaded hospitals. They need to probably model what’s the worst case scenario in September/October and sadly start planning for it.
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    Ask The Pilot

    JB I see QF are doing LAX-LAX circuits every couple of months on these idle A380s. Are these QF pilots? I assume Management? Or American based A380 rated contract pilots etc..?
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    I think the same is about to be said in Victoria. I think lockdown will exist in metro Melbourne also for the foreseeable future.
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    I think the Chant issues might have started a little while back when reporters asked questions about her pay, in that Brad and Dominic who wanted her pay cut. Was very awkward when that was asked. You could sense the tension among the ministers and Chant. Now if that was me I’d be out of there...
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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    Its about saving face. Andrews has offered support as had WA in recent times. She probably more views that as an attack. I can’t see her taking advice or support from Labor Premiers. She would probably resign before she did that.
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