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Old 12th Feb 2018, 12:54
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Originally Posted by General Dogsbody View Post
Same Character claims to be an Native American ex USAF and claims to have been at various times a B-1, F-16 and F-22 Pilot
And the airlines are hiring like crazy back in the States. Why doesn't he get a job in the U.S.?

Lemme guess, relatives in Lahore, DXB is a garden spot, a man of his abilities must be in command, those folks at Delta, United and American wish they could fly for Emirates etc., etc., etc...

From past experience when an American passes up job opportunities at home to remain in an expat job there is often a back story.
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 14:53
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I flew with an American who flew the F-22 and went to Stanford. I forget his name but I could look it up.
He claimed he was still in the Reserves and went to Bahrain one weekend a month for Drill Weekend. I asked how he gets off that weekend and he said the US and UAE have an agreement that allows Reservist to attend Drill Weekend.
I was surprised but everything sounded in the ballpark. I never checked his claims but I wonder if this is the same guy.
A bigger question should have been whatís a guy from Stanford and was smart and good enough to fly the Raptor doing at Emirates? If I wasnít so tired and fatigued I guess that should have set off alarm bells but at the time I didnít really care.
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I knew a Navy pilot who went to Stanford. His name is Auburn Calloway.

He flew for Gulf Air. Not the one in the Middle East though, it was the L-188 operator in Biloxi Mississippi.

Auburn is a household name over at FedEx, just ask around.
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 15:33
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Lahore is not in India! Airbubba

Airbubba,
Lahore is a few miles on western side of Indian border, that place the concerned originally is from.
I thought to correct you & its just for your benefit & nothing more.
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And the airlines are hiring like crazy back in the States. Why doesn't he get a job in the U.S.?

Lemme guess, relatives in Lahore, DXB is a garden spot, a man of his abilities must be in command, those folks at Delta, United and American wish they could fly for Emirates etc., etc., etc...

From past experience when an American passes up job opportunities at home to remain in an expat job there is often a back story.
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 15:57
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Ah but it was once ...
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Airbubba,
Lahore is a few miles on western side of Indian border, that place the concerned originally is from.
I thought to correct you & its just for your benefit & nothing more.
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Yep, I've been there. Judging from the name, I would say that this guy possibly has plenty of relatives on either side of that Punjabi border.

Sounds like you do as well, thanks for the 'correction'.
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 16:07
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Originally Posted by Airbubba View Post
I knew a Navy pilot who went to Stanford. His name is Auburn Calloway.

He flew for Gulf Air. Not the one in the Middle East though, it was the L-188 operator in Biloxi Mississippi.

Auburn is a household name over at FedEx, just ask around.
Arshad is not quite as famous as Auburn, but he quite easily could have been.
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 18:53
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Xiamen: yes indeed, some of us have certainly been here long enough to recall 'The Guvnor' (aka. that nonce Neil Duncan Robertson<-- click link).

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Cod & Co.

WTF happened to Harry and the rest of his fg shoal?
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 19:47
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Maybe even they got tired of defending the indefensible.
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 20:00
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WTF happened to Harry and the rest of his fg shoal?
Watching with amusement as your dramatic crap - amongst others - has failed to produce a link to a govt site, DOJ wbsite, Cal state felony database, local media link - etc etc, validating a conviction.

Once produced, we old fellows will be happy to park our suspicion and celebrate the downfall of a convicted sex offender-

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Old 12th Feb 2018, 22:51
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I'm still here Bonway but tiring of your constant negativity and repetitive verbal aggression to non dissenters!Perhaps you need to calm down and look at the thread title. Nobody was defending this indivudual, merely discussing matters related to the rumour of solo landings.

The thread has now moved onto something completely different, of which I know nothing about. His guilt or innocence is not for me to comment on or defend nor should it be given the seriousness of the allegations.

And for the record, the vast majority of EK pilots are not 'stuck' here, we choose to be here. Otherwise we would leave. I know that's a difficult concept to grasp but the sooner you do, the less desperate your posts will appear.

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Old 12th Feb 2018, 23:58
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No, I don't speak for the 4200, merely responding to Bonway's assumption that EK pilots are 'stuck' here. Nobody forces anyone to stay, as evidenced by an attrition rate of around 5%. Given also that it is always the same proportionally small number of negative posters, would it be wrong to conclude that a large number who don't read PPRuNe, let alone post, are generally content to stay? Being content to stay is also somewhat different to being content with all T&C's.

Perhaps it's Bonway you need to be lecturing about assumptions, not me.
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Really? You speak for 4200 pilots Harry? I didn't hear of the poll distributed to the pilots.

Don't make all-encompassing statements that you can't validate. The moment you do, any credibility you had as the (somewhat skewed, pro-EK) voice of reason dissipates into the ether.


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Old 13th Feb 2018, 06:12
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Is this the same guy?

Google:
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(use his name)
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 06:32
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I flew with an American who flew the F-22 and went to Stanford. I forget his name but I could look it up.
I flew with the same guy and what really got me is that he never heard that the T-37’s spin recovery boldface is 43 words. If you went through UPT or ENJJPT you’d know that’s impossible..

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Old 13th Feb 2018, 07:08
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 08:19
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Originally Posted by mmmbop View Post
That sounds a lot like the Boeing CP who stated at one of the meetings "it is the same 1 % of pilots who cause all the problems. There is too much negativity, you just need to think positive."

If it is only 1 % of pilots causing problems, why the sudden need for Management to conduct meetings during RGTS, in an auditorium, and run for over an hour when only 30 mins is planned? Especially knowing how extremely lazy they are?

As I read your posts Harry I keep thinking that it appears that you have placed yourself into a bubble for survival that comes very close to the Lego Movie mantra. Fair enough, if that is what gets you through. But at the same time, it is incorrect to state that the vast majority of pilots are not stuck in Dubai. From the bond (double bond now), to the requirement to get enough Command hours to get a job elsewhere, to the simple operation of seniority lists at airlines, many, many pilots are stuck. And that's not mentioning the pilots who have the wrong passports, who would run if they could. A simple chat to your colleague on the flight deck shows that the statement you are trying to defend is simply false.

I find that your posts are becoming merely a play on words, rather than a genuine contrary opinion.

Very true! Congratulations
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 10:58
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And that doesnít include the pilots that have gone for interviews at other airlines and have failed the process.
The vast number of Emirates pilots that have gone for an interview at Delta have failed. Buford and myself try and do everything to help the applicant in what to say and not to say and understand what Delta wants but it is not working out. The company knows that the EK pilots have extreme fatigue and are at 9 hr time zone disadvantage when they interview but you have to meet the minimums.
So I would never speak for an entire group but I would say some to a lot of pilots are indeed stuck at their current position. Poor Bastards. It is sooo much better on the outside.
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 13:44
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Could it be the advice you are giving that is fecking them up neptune?

Good thread drift. Starts with a rumour of a landing. Moves to kiddy fiddling. Then onto delusional past career choices. And now here we are with Delta....... Again.
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 13:48
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I know lots of guys at Delta and the other majors who couldnít get hired at EK & CX ten years ago - doesnít mean Iíll go on Airline Pilot Central and shout ď the only reason youíre there is you couldnít get on hereĒ because Iíd sound like a DB, you know the type - Airbubba

I donít know many Americans stuck at EK. I do know some guys who are exclusively looking at one or two carriers and either the interview didnít work out or they are waiting for that one carrier, which would not be my game plan if I decided to return, but we are all different. There are tons of jobs in US if one really wants to get back, hit the roadshows etc.

With all of the above said in no way can anyone speak for the entire group of Americans (263) at EK - no shortage of that from the usual suspects as always.
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