MUNICH CHALLENGE - Roundup
RED Airlines were not overly repreented at the conclusion of the 19 - 20 October VA Munich challenge. The pretty low fpm benchmarof of 409 fpm was in the end not challenged. There is a Boeing 737 and a Cessna 208 now parked at EDDM ready for flights out. A number of other relocation flights have been posted. Please follow link in RH margin.
Vacancey ads have been posted on the FSA Community page seeking Hub Managers and a Fleet Manager to help steer RED through the remainder of its restructure where the ultimate goal is for pilots to gain access to the lucrative Packages market and Management to gain access to Leasing and Loan opitons.
Establishing hubs in other parts of the world may help to bridge the unhelpful time differences between Australia, Europe and America.
Existing members interested in the challenge should follow the FSA application instruciton. Friends and realtives either interested in simming or in developing administration skills are also welcome to apply.
RED is also intersted in receiving ideas on other challenges like that linked to the Munich Challenge. .
Qantas’s long road towards a decision on whether to launch ultra long-haul flights from 2023 will take another step forward over the weekend, when the first of three research flights takes off from New York’s John F Kennedy Airport.
The 787-9 VH-ZNI Kookaburra operating QF7879 will carry some of Qantas’s very frequent flyers, airline staff including chief executive Alan Joyce, researchers and invited media.
It was due to take off at 2100 on Friday, October 18 (US time) and land in Sydney some 19 hours and 10 minutes later at 0710 Monday, October 20, according to flight schedules provided by Qantas.
Qantas has scheduled a further two of these research flights – one more from New York and one from London Heathrow – between now and the end of calendar 2019 – as part of its Project Sunrise evaluation.
During these trips, the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre will conduct passenger research with the aim of reducing jetlag using a wearable device to track movement and light exposure. Passengers will also be assessed during the flight with a test performed on a tablet, among other activities.
Meanwhile, the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity will consider the impact of these ultra long-haul flights on pilots and cabin crew.
Qantas said on Friday four pilots and six cabin crew would will be involved in the data collection. Pilots would wear an electroencephalogram (EEG) brain monitor, while a camera would be mounted in the flight deck to record “alertness cues and operational activities”.
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Engineering inspections and paperwork have forced the Historical Aviation Restoration Society (HARS) to delay the ferry flight of an ex-Qantas Boeing 707 owned by John Travolta to some time in calendar 2020.
While the aircraft had previously been expected to fly from the United States in November, HARS said in its October 2019 newsletter 2020 was now a more likely date for the 707’s arrival in Australia.
The newsletter said more time was needed to comply with the regulatory requirements from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as to complete the necessary inspections.
“Originally the arrival of the 707 was planned for November 2019,” the newsletter said.
“But, as all aviation professionals know, the paperwork on an acquisition such as the 707 is enormous and involves hours and hours of research by engineering teams to ensure adherence with the strict aviation safety procedures of CASA and the FAA.”
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Pilot Bonus Award
The top three pilots by flight! According to the monthly flight report will have
Month : September
flights : 10
Miles : 22,248
Score : 222,480