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Old 11th Jun 2020, 16:26
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4mastacker, we/I were/was wondering where you were, it's been a while. Glad to hear you're enjoying your retirement and welcome back.
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 19:54
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Home now. Several nights in Nice. Restaurants and bars open. It's great.
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 20:22
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Making us jealous! Shame on you!

Just had a tug of war with s stag beetle -strong little buggers aunt they?
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 20:33
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Just had a tug of war with s stag beetle -strong little buggers aunt they?

Did you Triumph?
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 21:06
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I think it Heralded a draw. I gave up tres Vitesse trying to move it out of harms way with a piece of wood and opted for a mat and pint glass.

Just spotted my spelling of aren't! Oops!
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 21:31
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Originally Posted by Checkboard View Post
I'm 52, but with the COVID thing haven't been working for 10 weeks or so now. Not like retirement, so much I guess, as the lockdown mucks everything about. I have discovered that I don't like gardening much.
Apologies for the nosiness, but does that length of time off mean you’ll need sim time to regain currency before they let you back in the saddle?
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 21:54
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Originally Posted by hiflymk3 View Post
4mastacker, we/I were/was wondering where you were, it's been a while. Glad to hear you're enjoying your retirement and welcome back.
Thank you. I've had lots of problems logging in to the site - it's been very hit and miss; very much more miss than hit. I've tried a couple of times since my earlier post and failed. Thought I was in the naughty corner.
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 09:03
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Result! Bought an 8 pack of small croissants the other day and had four for breakfast. Had the rest today, for some reason I got an extra one - Brucie Bonus!

(Where is everyone, I've made the most recent post in the current top five threads over 20 minutes )
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 10:44
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Checkboard and gardening? Yeah, not going to happen.... Bag of dirt still sitting unopened outside. I guess I'll be doing that then.

While this COVID thing has been a right pain in the arse (and lungs), I have really enjoyed the freedom in the skies. More directs and whatever flight level you want than I can poke a stick at. No CTOTs or slot restrictions. Marvelous. Apologies for aviation content.
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 20:39
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Calculated Take Off Time.
The cork comes out when I decide.
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 06:16
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Netflix has been my main avenue of entertainment for months now - the free-to-air offerings of "reality shows" include dating, cooking, renovating, singing, dancing, displaying some sort of talent, marrying somebody unseen, living in the Big Bruvva house, selling me stuff, get some idiot out of the jungle, and spying on some "celebrity" in their home.

Such rubbish.

And now the news is also reaching the turn-off point, having used up most of the Covid footage, they now have people on one knee, waving signs about something that don't matter, trashing shops, toppling statues, and generally being very unpleasant people. To top it off, the rage has meant that classic movies, books, cartoons and such all hit the Cancel Culture red buttons.

I need a beer.
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 09:34
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I have a similar problem, having nearly run out of re-runs of QI and Shaun the Sheep.
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 11:55
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Apologies for the nosiness, but does that length of time off mean you’ll need sim time to regain currency before they let you back in the saddle?
The legal limit is 90 days, the company limit is 45 days. That's on top of six-monthly simulator tests and biennial line checks (watching you fly for real) and safety equipment training. (and there are other odds and ends like security briefs, biannual technical exams and what-not.)

There have been a couple of exemptions granted to some of the above in the current circumstances, but yes - I will need a simulator ride, or actual flight (with an instructor in an empty aircraft) to re-qualify before flying passengers.
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 12:17
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Originally Posted by Checkboard View Post
The legal limit is 90 days, the company limit is 45 days. That's on top of six-monthly simulator tests and biennial line checks (watching you fly for real) and safety equipment training. (and there are other odds and ends like security briefs, biannual technical exams and what-not.)

There have been a couple of exemptions granted to some of the above in the current circumstances, but yes - I will need a simulator ride, or actual flight (with an instructor in an empty aircraft) to re-qualify before flying passengers.
Interesting, thanks. Sounds like a logistical challenge for ops.
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 13:37
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Then throw various exemptions, eg I have a 4 month extension on my LPC (sim check). My LPC is due this month, but with travel to the US restricted, it's been difficult to organise. I had already done my line check so that's good for another year. The only thing that didn't get any extensions etc was the 90 day rule. Not a problem for me as I didn't stop flying. Other crews had to go to CAE Sim in Amsterdam to do their 3 take off and landings. One drove 500km to get there.

It has been a logistical nightmare for Rostering, Scheduling and Training. Going forward, it should be a lot easier for Ops and getting permits to cross borders etc.
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 07:41
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Just had a tug of war with s stag beetle -strong little buggers aunt they?
Oh deer. Did you win?
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 09:36
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Oh deer. Did you win?


No, and I roe the day...

Hopefully taking a friend deer spotting this evening - although she walks quite regularly in our local parks and on the commons, she never seen one locally, yet I see them fairly frequently.
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 09:53
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These deer puns are terrible. You need to buck up your ideers.
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 10:03
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Fair point, I didn't expect any fawning from you...
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 10:11
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We have a witty fallow or two around here don't we? It's really endeering!
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