Getting right into the spirit of the Poseidon Adventure, Steve and Grant report on the recent news confirming that the RAAF will indeed be getting the P8A Poseidon (and some HALE UAVs such as the Triton).
After that, the conversation inevitably moves back to Qantas and the current brinkmanship & positioning going on around the Qantas Sale Act and requests for government backing of Qantasâ€™ debt. Maybe itâ€™s time for Alan Joyce to join the list of 1,000 to 3,000 Qantas employees being retrenched?
Speaking of retiring from Qantas, the last 737-400 in Qantas colours recently flew its final revenue flight. VH-TJS joined Australian Airlines in March 1993 as Qantas was in the process of buying & merging the airline into its ranks.
Finally, the founding commander of the Roulettes (the RAAFâ€™s current formation aerobatic team) died recently in Canberra aged 79.