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Old 20th Jul 2007, 17:04
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Good grief

Is this Unique air serious!!!!!

the only thing unique about them is and with so much aviation gets a bad name

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Old 20th Jul 2007, 17:05
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Goodness gracious! Thats interesting! Has there been some dreadfull mis-understanding and break down in communication?

Does ths mean that all AOC and other legal requirements have been satisfied and neccesary procedures and departments implemented? Not to mention all outstanding debts to staff/pilots and other interested agencies have been settled?

I shall continue to monitor with great interest
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 17:09
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That ad has been around for a while.
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 17:12
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Unique

Everything legal ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha nice one propsync and foxy inserted on the 2nd floor theres only 1 thing needs inserting there a certain



Keep his name in headlights for the unsuspecting
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 17:24
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Get together

Maybe we should all have a Unique air "GATBASH" , reckon that could be fun, ex employees new and old

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Old 20th Jul 2007, 17:51
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As one of the older ones, I'd be very keen to have a pint with a few folks!
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 17:56
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How many of you are there out there? ? ? I thought this was just a couple of pilots, and quite recent, how long has this been going on ????

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Old 20th Jul 2007, 19:05
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Drink sounds good
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 19:09
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I know a great couple of pubs close by!
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 19:11
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Lots of companies listed on the Companies House website whose names start in 'Unique Air'. Wonder if they're all part of this strange set-up? UNIQUE AIR TRAVELS LIMITED, UNIQUE AIR G-WWIZ (UK) LTD, UNIQUE AIR INTERNATIONAL LIMITED to name just a few!
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 19:21
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Oh dear!

Is it just me? Or am I beginning to see a pattern here? Employ people, sucker them along for as long as you can , find an excuse to get rid of them, change company name, start again.

Ah the oldest trick in the book ! or am I just an old cynic?


Has been indicated at least 12 pilots been through this.... so far. Any more out there?

Sounds like it could be a good night at that pub!
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 19:49
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Count me in for a reunion !!! Good chance to swap stories and various tells of MD's BullS**t
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 20:02
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I am pleased to report that I know one of the pilots concerned has been offered a job elsewhere.

Fingers crossed for the rest of you!

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Old 21st Jul 2007, 01:43
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Quite astounding, you guys work for nothing for months and I am struggling to find suitably houred Seneca drivers.
Hi Phil

Has nobody told you yet that you have to pay people to fly the PA34 ?
Ever tried an EFATO in a PA34 with 3 pax on board ? Good luck.

My advice would be to make the PA31 the smallest ship in your fleet and you would have no problem attracting crew.

Why are you guys messing around with Senecas anyway ? PA34 = milkshake on wings. It was designed to be a single, not a twin.

I once had a PA34, did 50 hours in it, ended up in some wx, then swapped it immediately for a PA31 !!! PA31s are museum pieces, but at least they are built to withstand the sort of wx we are getting these days.

Happy flying.
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Old 21st Jul 2007, 04:04
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I dunno. I've been through a thunderstorm in a Seneca without a problem. Come to think of it I've managed thick (circa 2 inch on unprotected surfaces) ice as well, also approaches to minima and an engine all but failed. Doesn't get much worse than that lot.

Don't get me wrong, I like flying the Navajo, and now only fly Pipers training other pilots, but the PA-34 still has a role in the charter market. Unlike Unique Air.

Try an EFATO in a PA-32 with 3 pax on board. That is how you have to think of a PA-34 at some stages of flight, but if you do it's perfectly safe.

P.S. Phil - did you know that Wikipedia uses one of your aircraft as the main photo in its Seneca article?
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Old 21st Jul 2007, 06:57
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meet up

Hey im up for the bash if everyone is, do you think Swansea be a good venue then, think we should invite MD
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Old 21st Jul 2007, 10:00
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Nah, I doubt he could afford to buy a round
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Old 21st Jul 2007, 10:53
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unique

Im sure we could muster up enough money for a round or two, three, four, five................
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Old 21st Jul 2007, 15:41
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Re: Wilipedia, so they do, G-ELIS and G-FILE are on the page.

RE PA34 suitability - We haven't put a passenger in one for 6 months, ours just do freight contracts now. Obviously I don't fly, so have no idea what they fly like. I just count the beans and let me tell you each one generates enough GP to pay itself off every year, find me another type with that sort of stats.

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Old 21st Jul 2007, 19:04
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Been away on a trip, but back now to say I'm in for the beers if anything is arranged yet?
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