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Old 28th Jan 2018, 15:35
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Uber?

Well there will always be a driver / pilot who will do it for less......

But supporting that kind of "business" ?
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 18:38
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Wow, how about this tread drift....
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 21:13
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Originally Posted by Mach.888 View Post
Wow, how about this tread drift....
Yep, sorry my bad but couldn't resist.
Not the right place indeed.
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 08:10
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Join Date: May 2008
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Originally Posted by Dropp the Pilot View Post
To connect the Kai Tak observation with the "very different airline back then":

I joined EK with 216 hours on anything bigger than a King Air.
I upgraded less than four years later.
My first experience of the Kai Tak checkerboard was my second flight after upgrade.
I donít know where you got your 216 hours on a King Air from. The Min. Requirement was 6000 hours for an F/O position in 1998.
Bob
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 16:45
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Originally Posted by bobjones View Post
I donít know where you got your 216 hours on a King Air from. The Min. Requirement was 6000 hours for an F/O position in 1998.
Bob
In the late 80" we did some training on the 727 for EK
and they had some cadet types that didn't have lots of flight time .The had been well schooled by somebody as I recall.
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 14:20
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Iíve just read the latest safety publication and have say with respect to the EK mentioned events Iím flabbergasted.
Based on what was published, there seems in both cases to be a distinct lack of suspicion and airmanship when it came to ATC instructions and intentions.
Whatever happened to informing ATC of your requirements rather than what they want?
Yet again it seems blind adherence and poor SA led two sets of crews up the garden path so to speak without either of them seemingly capable of aviating rather than operating.
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 18:24
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Originally Posted by Monarch Man View Post
Yet again it seems blind adherence and poor SA led two sets of crews up the garden path so to speak without either of them seemingly capable of aviating rather than operating.
But isnít that the whole problem here? Crews fearing for their future become conditioned to blindly adhering to anything theyíre told. Confidence is only as strong as your job is secure, you might say. Which only exacerbates the problem as the fist tightens itís grip when incidents happen and people become more fearful.
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Old 9th Feb 2018, 12:15
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A quick look at the augmenting Captain's roster reveals a string of 'Absent' days for nearly the last month, which one normally doesn't see after such an event and irrespective of if they stay or leave the company.

Good luck to him if there is any truth to the rumour that he went to Europe to seek legal assistance.
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Old 9th Feb 2018, 14:17
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Originally Posted by gearlever View Post
Uber?

Well there will always be a driver / pilot who will do it for less......

But supporting that kind of "business" ?
Advanced apologies for drift... but gotta add that there's nothing stopping Uber patrons from using the fare saved to support said underemployed driver doing it for less. Speaking of that, perhaps EK cabin and flight crew should put out a tip jar. Or even better... obtain a nice shiny church style collection plate and start passing it around a few min before TOD while reminding passengers over PA that financially secure pilots are safer pilots.
Anyway...
Thanks for coming, I'll be here all week, be sure to tip the Costa barista.
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Old 25th Jun 2018, 18:27
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Originally Posted by Emma Royds View Post
A quick look at the augmenting Captain's roster reveals a string of 'Absent' days for nearly the last month, which one normally doesn't see after such an event and irrespective of if they stay or leave the company.

Good luck to him if there is any truth to the rumour that he went to Europe to seek legal assistance.
The Captain works works now on a 380 in Europe
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Old 25th Jun 2018, 18:48
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Originally Posted by Rotating Bacon View Post
The Captain works works now on a 380 in Europe
Don't think there are many entry level pilot positions on the A380 in Europe. What part of the A380 does he work on?
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Old 25th Jun 2018, 20:48
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BA have certainly taken new F/Os straight onto the 380 but I can't comment for LH or AF.
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Old 25th Jun 2018, 22:49
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Originally Posted by Emma Royds View Post
BA have certainly taken new F/Os straight onto the 380 but I can't comment for LH or AF.
There are no DEC positions at LH on any fleet. And also no F/O straight onto longhaul fleets.
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Old 26th Jun 2018, 02:27
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Portuguese operator perhaps? Good luck to him. I hope it works out well.
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Old 26th Jun 2018, 05:15
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I'd heard he got a job with TUI; left seat 737...
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Old 27th Jun 2018, 04:51
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Originally Posted by donpizmeov View Post
Portuguese operator perhaps? Good luck to him. I hope it works out well.
you got it Don
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Old 27th Jun 2018, 05:33
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Originally Posted by donpizmeov View Post
Portuguese operator perhaps? Good luck to him. I hope it works out well.
I thought Hi-Fly didn't take the A380.
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Old 27th Jun 2018, 12:41
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Old 27th Jun 2018, 17:20
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Originally Posted by donpizmeov View Post
Portuguese operator perhaps? Good luck to him. I hope it works out well.
Ah yes... I had forgotten about them!
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Old 23rd Jul 2018, 14:38
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I think the Moscow guy is also in HiFly
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