View Full Version : new UK budget airline uses PPL's

13th Apr 2002, 16:54
Some ex taxi drivers are being trained to fly for a new budget airline operating to the channel islands.

'It gives the working classes a chance at the front end', the training captain stated in the aviation press.

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Doctor Cruces
13th Apr 2002, 17:00

13th Apr 2002, 18:28
April Fool I think:D

13th Apr 2002, 18:47

Final 3 Greens
13th Apr 2002, 20:10
Do I remember Mr Denford as a stand up comic with an interesting story about landing at Northolt on his website?

An isn't the website reference in COMICFLYERS profile a tinsy winsy bit similar ?

Well done Mr Denford, a good laugh and piece of publicity!

:D :D :eek: :eek:

13th Apr 2002, 20:51
very very funny. I enjoyed that:D :D :D :D

13th Apr 2002, 20:56
:D Hey! I just got hired! 58 hours in a Cessna 172 and now I'm a Captain! Geez! Last week I couldn't even spell Line Pilot, now I are one!:cool:

13th Apr 2002, 21:28
Please guys dont knock it, this could be an opportunity for a low hours guy to break thru into commercial aviation. License notwithstanding a cessna 172 is essentially the same as a commercial twinjet 320/757 give the guys at the bottom end a chance

13th Apr 2002, 23:44
Quote of the week

a cessna 172 is essentially the same as a commercial twinjet 320/757

It was folks like you that got us to the moon MB - there's a village out there looking for a good man like you.

14th Apr 2002, 01:40
Pull up, houses get smaller. Push down, houses get bigger.

14th Apr 2002, 02:24
Needless to say that the whole community welcomes this new outfit with standing ovation.
The variety of types used in this interesting composition will provide extremely nice senority prospects, something which is missing with the established flying society since some time.

Since I am more than confident that customers will accept this thorougly planned and developed product, there is only one question left:

Where can we apply???

:D :D :D

14th Apr 2002, 02:31
I understand "the knowledge" is going to be added to the ATPL syllabus.

14th Apr 2002, 05:43
Brilliant :D :D

I want to be a SLAG emplyee :D :D

14th Apr 2002, 11:56
I thought this was about easyjet calling 50 hour ppl's because they are so short of pilots! Nice one.

15th Apr 2002, 14:27
...don't know about you lot, but I've put my c.v. in- will be requesting an outbase in Streatham if successful :D


4HP - I think you'll find MachBuffet's Cessna remark was (shhhh...) a J.O.K.E. :)

15th Apr 2002, 17:25
Sarf London International, that's got to be Biggin surely?

Very amusing, esp the "equal opportunities" bit.

Must go and update me CV.

25th Apr 2002, 12:16
One problem we are facing is that none of our ex black cab drivers now pilots will fly 'Safffffffff' of the River