Fragrant Harbour A forum for the large number of pilots (expats and locals) based with the various airlines in Hong Kong. Air Traffic Controllers are also warmly welcomed into the forum.

MFL

Old 3rd Jan 2016, 19:43
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NZ
Posts: 97
MFL

I am saddened to hear the news that MFL is leaving!

Please leave your condolences below....

iflyplanes is offline  
Old 3rd Jan 2016, 20:19
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: No where
Posts: 1
Have to comment. MFL was a man who's bark was far worse than his bite. Had many enjoyable trips with him. He's a good friend as well locally here in the U.K. So yes, he will be missed.
Air Profit is offline  
Old 3rd Jan 2016, 22:05
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: up here, everyone looks like ants!
Posts: 955
Completely agree. A good man with more steel than most.
Cpt. Underpants is offline  
Old 3rd Jan 2016, 22:21
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Oztrailia
Posts: 2,825
Ahhhh you guys crack me up.

I for one will not miss him at all.

In fact the level of tech knowledge on the 777 fleet just improved markedly.

He treated you like **** on the line ( if you let him ) then wanted to be your best bud in the bar....nah sorry.
ACMS is offline  
Old 3rd Jan 2016, 22:41
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: www
Posts: 523
Mike was certainly 'old school', but he also was a good pilot, who expected a good standard from others. If you can't take a bit of criticism, then you are probably in the wrong business. Too many of the current generation have far too precious feelings, that are very easily 'offended'. Best wishes in your retirement Mike, many of us here will miss you.
Apple Tree Yard is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2016, 00:23
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Asia
Posts: 518
Sorry but if someone

- demands knowing all en-route alternates from HKG to LHR in sequence by heart

- teaches you how to hold the clip board

- insists on a "clicking" pen rather than a "turning" pen

- flies the 777 like a 400

then maybe it was time to retire...

In regards to his health I sincerely wish him all the best and hope he can enjoy his money.
AQIS Boigu is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2016, 00:57
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 1998
Posts: 5
Ummm, exactly how I do things. What's the problem (click pens....they drive us ALL crazy !)
mngmt mole is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2016, 02:06
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: U.S.
Posts: 341
Good pilot. Right. I haven't seen so many mistakes made in a cockpit since my primary training days.

box
boxjockey is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2016, 02:11
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: with the other ex-CX pond scum (a zoologist was once head of Flight Ops)
Posts: 0
An exemplary training captain.

Exemplary of how not to be one.
Captain Dart is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2016, 02:19
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 1998
Posts: 5
...there's going to be a lot of threads on PPRuNe if we start one for each pilot we don't like. Iflyplanes....i'm sure everyone will remember you fondly.
mngmt mole is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2016, 03:19
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Oztrailia
Posts: 2,825
I had the awkward displeasure of more than a few run ins with him, in most cases he backed down, why? Because he was wrong.
ACMS is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2016, 05:39
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 2
YOu wont miss him for long….he's back for the simulator assessments for new joiners. What a club who can't move on…..Rickie, Kaffer, MFL?
Hugo Peroni the IV is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2016, 08:45
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: VHHH
Posts: 199
Mike

You won't be missed

You are a worthless ball of S _ _ _

Every pilot is rejoicing that you are retiring - couldn't have happened sooner

Now F _ _ _ O_ _ already !!!!
CokeZero is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2016, 09:32
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: HK
Posts: 123
MFL

"He's okay once you get to know him" = "He's a D**k H**d but you get used to it"
A3301FD is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2016, 11:51
  #15 (permalink)  
XFR8
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Kiddies corner

Same old names on this thread, sniping and name calling from the comfort of anonymity. A disgrace really.


The managers love you guys.
 
Old 4th Jan 2016, 14:45
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Hong Kong, SAR.
Posts: 23
We all have our good and bad parts.
I wish him all the best in his retirement.
Oasis is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2016, 15:03
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 367
I know he had a reputation but every time I operated with him either in the aircraft or the Sim I always found him to be very fair and honest
Personally I would be more than happy to have a drink with him anytime and I wish him the very best in his retirement
oriental flyer is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2016, 15:14
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: london
Posts: 31
People always show part of their true character when anonymous. There is no rule saying you have to be a 'nice' guy to fly with. Yes, he could be prickly, but at heart he is a good man. Too many thin skinned people in the job these days. Don't want to hurt your precious feelings. Good luck to him. He suffered more than most in life, and handled it with grace and dignity. More than I can say for most of what I read here. Pretty disgraceful.
Rascasse is offline  
Old 5th Jan 2016, 00:57
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: with the other ex-CX pond scum (a zoologist was once head of Flight Ops)
Posts: 0
The moral here is, treat people as you would hope to be treated yourself, and you won't get flamed by 'anonymous characters' on the internet when you retire.
Captain Dart is offline  
Old 5th Jan 2016, 04:09
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 513
Read the two 49ers books written by John Warham to see that he was one of two flight ops managers that stood up to the tyranny of the time. The rest, well, you know...

If our industry had more men like him, we'd be in a better place....

Ya, I know that he had tough standards...so what? And as far as memorizing every ERA on a flight to Europe....contrast that with many pilots today that....well, you know.

Which would you rather fly with?

All the best Mike.

Raven
raven11 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.