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.

Farewell Oggi

Old 26th Jun 2020, 22:14
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: New Zealand
Age: 82
Posts: 5
Farewell Oggi

Captain Gary Ogg is finally leaving CX after between 40 and 50 years service (he won't admit to the actual amount!) and whose time served must be a record for CX and Swire employees. I hope that some form of recognition will be forthcoming, however I doubt it - for whatever reason, longevity of service doesn't count? How many pens will arrive?
Kaptain Krazie is offline  
Old 27th Jun 2020, 04:21
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: up here, everyone looks like ants!
Posts: 954
Legend. Enjoy your days off Oggi. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege being a colleague and a student of yours.
Cpt. Underpants is offline  
Old 27th Jun 2020, 10:32
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: uk
Posts: 59
Enjoy your retirement Oggy. Glad to have you as my induction instructor on the 744.
cyrex is offline  
Old 28th Jun 2020, 00:26
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: hong kong
Posts: 91
I suspect that it’s closer to 50 years , but who cares he is , A real gentleman , I did many flights with him and enjoyed every one of them
cannot is offline  
Old 28th Jun 2020, 00:29
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Krug departure, Merlot transition
Posts: 550
A real gentleman. Farewell Oggie.
main_dog is offline  
Old 30th Jun 2020, 03:46
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: In a van down by the river.
Posts: 58
Oh please. An anal hot head and oft a miserable bully is more like it.
Good riddance, finally.
Vtwin is offline  
Old 30th Jun 2020, 03:49
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: hong kong
Posts: 91
Seriously , ? Odd that you are the only one that feels like this
cannot is offline  
Old 30th Jun 2020, 03:55
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: In a van down by the river.
Posts: 58
Originally Posted by cannot View Post
Seriously , ? Odd that you are the only one that feels like this
Seriously yes. That was my experience.

"In a world of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - Orwell
Vtwin is offline  
Old 30th Jun 2020, 09:04
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 19
No, Vtwin is not alone in his thoughts/feelings on this.
never ready is offline  
Old 30th Jun 2020, 09:26
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 15
Let him who has not sinned cast the first stone - or some such.
Give the man a break - he has put in far, far more than most of us ever will. Sure, at his own volition and self-benefit, but just the same. All of us would inevitably evolve over such a long career - as Oggie must have. To the benefit of many but obviously not all.
If you don't have anything positive to say, then give it a rest.
Network is offline  
Old 30th Jun 2020, 10:54
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wiltshire
Age: 74
Posts: 33
You are offending a good man, who was one of the best Instructors I came across in my 23 years in CX. He far out stripped a significant number of brown-nosed so-called "Checkers" on the 4 the floor. Sorry - that 4th floor allusion dates me!
wiltshireman is offline  
Old 30th Jun 2020, 12:46
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: In a van down by the river.
Posts: 58
Originally Posted by wiltshireman View Post
You are offending a good man, who was one of the best Instructors I came across in my 23 years in CX. He far out stripped a significant number of brown-nosed so-called "Checkers" on the 4 the floor. Sorry - that 4th floor allusion dates me!
Maybe so, but knowing I was to be unnecessarily "offended" myself, every day I walked into that briefing room, gives me standing here. I earned this, and so did he. He prepared us well and we survived despite how pointlessly miserable it was. Welcome to CX I guess.

I hope he truly did "evolve" or mellow out in the years that followed my experience. Hopefully he can enjoy his time away, but that must be nearly impossible for anyone who appears to to have made this job the center of their existence for decades on end.

Last edited by Vtwin; 30th Jun 2020 at 13:13.
Vtwin is offline  
Old 30th Jun 2020, 13:14
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Vermont
Posts: 38
Speaking of making your job the center of your existence and more importantly: when is Mayhem leaving?
He must be amongst my top 1 of worst instructors ever.
Piet Lood is offline  
Old 30th Jun 2020, 13:16
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: In a van down by the river.
Posts: 58
"Mayhem," good nickname, too funny.
Vtwin is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


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.