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Old 4th Aug 2017, 06:37
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Old 4th Aug 2017, 07:35
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Guess he might have a rich mummy and dadd
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Old 4th Aug 2017, 09:09
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"TV" and "reality" are so far apart ('good TV' always discards 'boring reality' in order to boost viewing in order to keep the advertisers, or 'vested interests', happy) that the term "reality TV" is a huge joke! champair79's comments are very interesting; I agree with him about saying 'No!' to having cameras rammed in your face.
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Old 4th Aug 2017, 09:58
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Must admit when I first saw the thread "kid fly's ATR" I though it was about this program.
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Old 5th Aug 2017, 16:42
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trossie - I'm on the BA FPP so wouldn't have been directly involved anyway but needless to say I wasn't keen on even appearing in the background of scenes. Crew rooms are for pre and post flight planning and preparation especially when you're under training. Not for TV cameras. Thankfully the film crew weren't too intrusive. It was hard to avoid them in Bournemouth as the facility is much more cramped than in NZ or Southampton.

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Old 5th Aug 2017, 16:59
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Originally Posted by Private jet View Post
"Bus drivers with smart haircuts" now.
Let's face the fact that operating a modern commercial aircraft these days is really not exceptionally difficult. If you think it is then you're in the wrong line of work. 787 pilot vs. 707 pilot, plus multi sector long haul days before FTL's. I know who had the most skill overall and so do you.
You are spot on there. Even old as I am i can play mindless computer games.
Ask one of the magenta line wonderkinds to fly a visual approach........
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Old 5th Aug 2017, 17:02
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Originally Posted by stilton View Post
I think not, ever flown a B707 BB ? I can tell you it was far more of a
handful on a gusty approach than the extremely benign B787.

Heavy, unpowered controls and very limited bank angle allowed or
you will strike a pod are just a couple of the challenges on the 707.
Try a Dc 8 Same deal
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 21:43
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Fascinating programme even for an industry veteran! Does anyone know which airport they are using for base training? It appears to have a runway 03 but I can't place it.

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Old 14th Aug 2017, 21:54
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Originally Posted by Doors to Automatic View Post
Fascinating programme even for an industry veteran! Does nayone know which airport they are using for base training? It appears to have a runway 03 but I can't place it.
Looks like Châteauroux, France to me.

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Old 14th Aug 2017, 21:55
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Throwing things at the TV...

'OK chaps, these nice people at EasyJet have given us unprecedented access to an airliner's flight deck and to their crews as they train new First Officers. We really appreciate what they are doing to help us make this "fly on the wall" documentary. So what we'll do is ignore everything they tell us and make everything up, add considerable amounts of complete and utter sh!te and properly lie to the watching public public. We don't really want them knowing the facts. And besides, we can add more crap than they possibly can. I'll get the prat who nobody talks to nobody write the script and then somebody from the LGBTUMFA community to do a pathetic voiceover that will appeal to people who incapable of eating with anything other than their fingers.'

Don't let any facts get in the way of the production of a good TV documentary.

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Old 14th Aug 2017, 21:58
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Châteauroux-Centre "Marcel Dassault" Airport.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 22:12
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I found it cringe-worthy .... no flight without an incident ... and clunky, predictable commentary. Just MHO though.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 22:17
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 22:22
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Quelle surprise! It's the circuit breaker!
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 22:27
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Not too bad until it got near the end and we were subjected to a cabin crew member sat in the Captains seat (whilst airborne!) asking the new F/O what size tits he prefers!
Unreal.
And the girl in NZ is in real danger of getting seriously on mine by the end of the series!
Also, I must be getting old, but why the hell do these guys and girls have to chuckle at the end of every sentence when doing their bit to camera?
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 22:30
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As C B said...as a result of previous experience (I've been on the periphery of two fly on the wall aviation documentaries and seen what goes on) I was a bit sceptical, but I thought this effort was all going surprisingly well ......until the last few minutes........FFS the camera is always turning ( or whatever those miniature things do these days), the mic is always live......bet Mum and sister are really impressed.....
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 22:36
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Thoroughly enjoyed that. Not a pilot myself so I could very well be talking out of my rear end, but I do have an electrical background. I found it quite a surprise when the seat belt signs didn't work they didn't check the breaker panel first. Artistic licence or could it be real?
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 22:39
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Originally Posted by AeroSpark View Post
Thoroughly enjoyed that. Not a pilot myself so I could very well be talking out of my rear end, but I do have an electrical background. I found it quite a surprise when the seat belt signs didn't work they didn't check the breaker panel first. Artistic licence or could it be real?
I had exactly the same thought! Must be editing?
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 22:40
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Not too bad until it got near the end and we were subjected to a cabin crew member sat in the Captains seat (whilst airborne!) asking the new F/O what size tits he prefers!
Unreal.
And the girl in NZ is in real danger of getting seriously on mine by the end of the series!
Also, I must be getting old, but why the hell do these guys and girls have to chuckle at the end of every sentence when doing their bit to camera?
I took offence to the chief pilot at LGW joking about wives AND girlfriends. Although taken with a pinch of salt, I know a lot of idiots (pilots) who think that it is cool to have an affair. Somebody that far along the easyJet "food" chain should not be speaking like that, especially in front of new recruits.

That CC should be reprimanded for sitting in the LHS during cruise. Crew members should be sat in the observer's seat when one of the pilots wishes to leave the flight deck. I have been told by a friend of mine (EZY pilot) that a CC member was dismissed for sitting in the LHS during cruise (wearing a headset), taking selfies and posting them on social media. If both pilots decide to leave the flight deck, then they are allowed to sit in the LHS in my opinion!!

And that woman from Oxford training to become a pilot down in NZ, she came across a little anxious and worried when the wxr was becoming out of limits for her. However, she is still fairly new to flying and if she was not anxious, then that would be worse.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 22:40
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CB, is the chuckle, giggle or whatever an overconfidence thing? If it is funny/chuckle worthy then there is no problem.

MiL has this annoying laugh. Subtext, I haven't a clue what you said or meant but if I laugh it looks as if I do.
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