Many thanks, Buster.
I've 6000 hrs on 747s and C-130s, relief command on the former and management captain on the latter. Getting my license back was straightforward enough, it's a bit like riding a bike although I'm not one to take things for granted. I'm also a keen flight simmer and, yes, I know the hours don't count but the checklist/flow routine is still ticking over.
I attended a Flybe roadshow for DEC and was asked how I'd feel about RHS on a Dash 8; I pointed out that our job's getting from A to B safely and that I'm there to support the operation, not to worry about status and who had the most hours. Anyway, I'm daring to hope at the moment but I'll post back after the event and pass on anything not already here for others. All the best,