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2nd Oct 2019, 23:51
Replies: 15
Views: 6,964
Posted By Arfur Dent

WHAT DO YOU MEAN - SOMBER?? Do you mean...

WHAT DO YOU MEAN - SOMBER??
Do you mean "Sombre"?? If so, take the trouble to, at least, spell your question correctly.
Innit? FFS.
9th Sep 2019, 13:34
Replies: 485
Views: 535,802
Posted By Arfur Dent

Great thing about these strikes -ie BA and...

Great thing about these strikes -ie BA and Ryanair is that it tends to stop the continual attack on COS everywhere against the sharp end of aviation ~ the Aircrew.
Post Mr O'Leary and his ignoramus...
6th Sep 2019, 08:40
Replies: 13
Views: 10,773
Posted By Arfur Dent

He will take with him an enormous pension so be...

He will take with him an enormous pension so be sure he neither needs nor wants our sympathy. Swire decided long ago to shaft the many and look after just a few right at the top of the tree. For...
5th Sep 2019, 15:35
Replies: 28
Views: 10,455
Posted By Arfur Dent

Are those "pilot contractions negotiations" just...

Are those "pilot contractions negotiations" just for the lady pilots?
5th Sep 2019, 06:55
Replies: 28
Views: 10,455
Posted By Arfur Dent

Brilliant, evocative video. Thanks!

Brilliant, evocative video. Thanks!
1st Sep 2019, 09:31
Replies: 80
Views: 74,782
Posted By Arfur Dent

How do you leave if the protesters boycott and...

How do you leave if the protesters boycott and close the Airport?
29th Aug 2019, 08:13
Replies: 27
Views: 15,738
Posted By Arfur Dent

The deliberately insulting nickname for pilots...

The deliberately insulting nickname for pilots originating in the Hong Kong Club in the early '90s was to describe us as "millionaire morons".
The main cadre of Senior managers are trawled from...
27th Aug 2019, 10:06
Replies: 27
Views: 15,738
Posted By Arfur Dent

People mourning the death of Adrian Swire...

People mourning the death of Adrian Swire recently forget that he presided over one of the biggest hatchet jobs against aircrew that the Airline industry anywhere in the world has ever seen. In...
16th Aug 2019, 09:45
Replies: 58
Views: 49,967
Posted By Arfur Dent

Bye! Good Riddance!

Bye! Good Riddance!
13th Aug 2019, 22:38
Replies: 48
Views: 37,855
Posted By Arfur Dent

Cathay Management (sic) have been anticipating...

Cathay Management (sic) have been anticipating this for decades. Merlin, with his Billions, is able to leave. I suggest the rest of you do the same ASAP.
What more incentive is there that Cathay...
1st Aug 2019, 20:09
Replies: 13
Views: 6,461
Posted By Arfur Dent

Ken Sherwood

One of the nicest guys ever has succumbed to pancreatic cancer. RIP mate - what a star.
1st Aug 2019, 19:15
Replies: 14
Views: 5,399
Posted By Arfur Dent

My second Boss on 1(F) Squadron Harriers at...

My second Boss on 1(F) Squadron Harriers at Wittering. Absolutely top man in all respects with a cheeky sense of fun that I just loved. Saw him at the Pegasus "do" 2 years ago and he looked great...
31st Jul 2019, 16:14
Replies: 38
Views: 26,436
Posted By Arfur Dent

One pilot has been arrested according to UK News....

One pilot has been arrested according to UK News. Not sure if the pilot is CX - didn't say.
29th Jul 2019, 11:15
Replies: 3,262
Views: 2,843,415
Posted By Arfur Dent

Would anyone volunteer to fly on a 737 Max? Ever?...

Would anyone volunteer to fly on a 737 Max? Ever?
I most definitely would not. That is Boeing's problem. They can say "Safety is our Number One Priority" all they like but (more fool them) it wasn't...
15th Jul 2019, 09:35
Replies: 29
Views: 9,842
Posted By Arfur Dent

Confirmed - Red 7

Confirmed - Red 7
10th Jul 2019, 10:43
Replies: 44
Views: 9,901
Posted By Arfur Dent

Stories like this emphasise just what a brilliant...

Stories like this emphasise just what a brilliant team the Red Arrows are. Never heard of them displaying in the wrong place or confusing timings/run-ins or whatever. Well done chaps - I bet someone...
8th Jul 2019, 11:18
Replies: 45
Views: 37,335
Posted By Arfur Dent

Why do you think Merlin and his Family have been...

Why do you think Merlin and his Family have been down playing everything about Cathay Pacific and its previously elite and, dare I say, experienced Aircrew for the last few decades? Military fast jet...
3rd Jul 2019, 07:20
Replies: 34
Views: 21,474
Posted By Arfur Dent

In those halcyon days when I was TRAINING...

In those halcyon days when I was TRAINING students on the Command course we did about 20 sectors together. I would never write up silly, one off errors that candidates inevitably made - they would...
1st Jul 2019, 15:59
Replies: 34
Views: 21,474
Posted By Arfur Dent

Course for Command with an "approved" Senior FO...

Course for Command with an "approved" Senior FO known to the Company for 10-15 years before getting the promotion. How many sectors would that guy/gal need? Maybe 2 or 3 Sims plus about 10 sectors?...
27th Jun 2019, 09:39
Replies: 34
Views: 21,474
Posted By Arfur Dent

A few guys have been Cat "D" (unsuitable for...

A few guys have been Cat "D" (unsuitable for Command) but subsequently given a chance (and presumably some decent Training) and passed the Course. Doesn't always work out well.
13th Jun 2019, 11:38
Replies: 164
Views: 130,632
Posted By Arfur Dent

Don't think I made my point very well Landflap....

Don't think I made my point very well Landflap. "The few" (who became "Everyone") were those after about 2008/9 who simply stayed on the pax Fleet until 65 on their Bases etc - that was an...
12th Jun 2019, 07:27
Replies: 164
Views: 130,632
Posted By Arfur Dent

COS 08 was simply bringing retirement age into...

COS 08 was simply bringing retirement age into line with the rest of the world. 55 is far too young to retire so some of us took advantage of the opportunity to stay. No regrets from me and when a...
6th Jun 2019, 22:31
Replies: 61
Views: 20,309
Posted By Arfur Dent

Guy Martin is obviously brave and self effacing....

Guy Martin is obviously brave and self effacing. As an ex fighter pilot I see a man who is basically fearless (but clever) and who will accept a challenge if he deems it reasonable.
He was...
31st May 2019, 11:12
Replies: 25
Views: 12,609
Posted By Arfur Dent

I travel BA on a regular basis. 10 times better...

I travel BA on a regular basis. 10 times better treatment of Staff Travellers than this apology for a LCC. Well done you.
31st May 2019, 08:49
Replies: 25
Views: 12,609
Posted By Arfur Dent

Friend of mine's last flight in CX after a career...

Friend of mine's last flight in CX after a career spanning over 30 years was an AL to HND. "No Lounge" on his Boarding pass on the repat flight to Europe. Nice……………..
You work for a bunch of self...
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