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Episode 371: Calling Karratha, come in ATC Ben

Finally back after a bit of a break although Grant has subbed out due to family reasons, being ably replaced by ATC Ben. Ben tells us about his recent slight change of job, and location, having moved from the world … Continue reading

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Episode 366: Bigger is better? A380, C130s and Alan Joyce’s salary

Grant’s back and the boys are gobsmacked by Alan Joyce’s $12 million salary! They’re pretty sure their morals would get corrupted for that amount of money! Still with Qantas, they’ve painted A380 VH-OQH to support the Wallabies rugby union team … Continue reading

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Episode 362: First in Type – Mostly

It’s a week of firsts for the Australian Defence Force as the boys give progress on still more new or updated airframes coming down under: The first RAAF E18G Growler is unveiled The first RAAF P8A is under construction & … Continue reading

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Episode 357: Baby Herc arrives as another 747 retires

Grant’s holding together with cold & flu medicine long enough to get an Aus Desk recorded with Steve covering: The RAAF’s first C27J Spartan (the “baby Hercules”) arrives in Australia BAE Systems gets their contract with the Royal Singaporean Air … Continue reading

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Episode 352: Sabotage by Cabotage

The federal government are contemplating a proposal to allow foreign airlines carry domestic passengers between locations north of the Tropic of Capricorn (eg: Cairns, Darwin, Townsville, etc). So, can a reduction in cabotage restrictions in the north end lead to … Continue reading

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