1st Jun 2012, 09:25
Around 1990-91 Hapag Lloyd expanded and recruited several direct entry British 737 captains - mostly ex Paramount Airways after that operator folded. They were recruited via PARC on short term renewable contracts and based in Hamburg to fly new 737-400 and -500 aircraft.
Most would now be over 60 and retired by now. I was wondering if people can remember their names and where are they now?
3rd Jun 2012, 19:57
Jock Watson was one of them. :ok:
P/s. Where are the other Paramount pilots now?
3rd Jun 2012, 22:22
Jock Watson was one of them.
Jock is a simulator instructor for Jet Airways in Mumbai but believe his home is still in Germany.
4th Jun 2012, 07:48
John Laming was another one. Now a 737 simulator instructor in Melbourne with Ansett Aviation Training.
Also Nigel Holden. Bruce Davidson. Peter Terry. John Foster.
6th Jun 2012, 18:20
Nigel Holden is a TRE at Ryanair.
Didn't Jock Watson join Deutsche BA lateron and flew there until reaching the age limit of 65?
Anyhow, hope he is in good health, if he reads it there is a dba party scheduled on september 7th in berlin, i'm sure he would be welcome there.
9th Jun 2012, 13:13
Wonder if he wears his AFC ribbon in the simulator?:8
I remember seeing a BIA pilot at LGW donkey's years ago wearing a solitary GSM on his uniform. I thought that was pretty peculiar.
10th Jun 2012, 09:35
Wonder if he wears his AFC ribbon in the simulator?
Jock was quite proud of his AFC. I recall when I first met Jock and noticed his gong which prompted me to ask Brian Morgan the Flight Ops Manager at Paramount Airways in 1989, what was the company policy on pilots wearing gongs on their uniform? He laughed and said if he asked Jock to remove the AFC ribbon, it would be pistols drawn at twenty paces! :D
10th Jun 2012, 13:00
Nothing wrong in being proud of the AFC but in Jock's case I put it down to Short Fat Man Syndrome:ooh: