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4th Mar 2019, 04:14
Replies: 36
Views: 11,391
Posted By windypops

Having flown the King Air for a few years I would...

Having flown the King Air for a few years I would take the A320 job. In Europe it seems King Air flying is not that well recognised amongst recruiters and even EASA seems to work against you.

If...
24th Jan 2019, 17:27
Replies: 2,067
Views: 2,546,431
Posted By windypops

If you suspect it’s happening, call the police. I...

If you suspect it’s happening, call the police. I did. They were great, took a statement from me, 48 hours later the “illegal charter operator” had ceased doing dodgy charters. The police called me 3...
9th Jan 2019, 20:33
Replies: 730
Views: 423,071
Posted By windypops

I’ve just spent half an hour or so reading this...

I’ve just spent half an hour or so reading this thread, but would like to see what people’s thoughts are on the following:

1) I’ve not changed my UK licence, and I’ve missed the “suggested...
Forum: Questions
11th Sep 2018, 14:41
Replies: 4
Views: 2,071
Posted By windypops

Old thread, but as I stumbled across it -...

Old thread, but as I stumbled across it - https://chesterandjones.com do really nice shirts.
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2018, 22:11
Replies: 33
Views: 6,346
Posted By windypops

Filming in commercial flightdecks

What are people’s opinions on professional pilots filming themselves flying a take off or landing and putting it on social media?

The bit that makes me think “mmmmmm, not sure about this”, is that...
27th Mar 2017, 21:29
Replies: 66
Views: 26,260
Posted By windypops

Does anyone have any insight into EK's minimum...

Does anyone have any insight into EK's minimum requirements changing?

It's currently on aircraft over 10T (which in itself is lower than previously advertised) and there are lots of pilots...
25th Oct 2014, 18:59
Replies: 39
Views: 12,194
Posted By windypops

Have you considered corporate? It's not for...

Have you considered corporate? It's not for everyone, I've flown with ex airline folks and some take to it like a duck to water, others struggle to adapt.

If you think you can make the swap...
5th Oct 2014, 18:43
Replies: 41
Views: 12,587
Posted By windypops

Wow. I remember why I stopped posting a while...

Wow. I remember why I stopped posting a while ago. So much hostility.

None of this affects me. I merely stated that I knew of operators who were not as happy as they used to be on the M reg and...
5th Oct 2014, 14:28
Replies: 41
Views: 12,587
Posted By windypops

"Managers of flight departments" - good...

"Managers of flight departments" - good one!
5th Oct 2014, 10:18
Replies: 41
Views: 12,587
Posted By windypops

I still think if you're making a significant...

I still think if you're making a significant change to your ANO that has massive impact on the operators then yes the authority has a duty to notify ALL operators. In this instance they changed the...
4th Oct 2014, 12:30
Replies: 41
Views: 12,587
Posted By windypops

I'm sorry for any confusion, but nowhere did I...

I'm sorry for any confusion, but nowhere did I say I knew of operators who HAVE changed.

I do however know of some who were unhappy that the IOM changed their rules on RNAV approaches but failed...
Forum: Questions
4th Oct 2014, 12:16
Replies: 26
Views: 5,435
Posted By windypops

2000 hours on multi engine aircraft with PT6...

2000 hours on multi engine aircraft with PT6 engines and I've seen 2 major failures.
29th Sep 2014, 14:27
Replies: 41
Views: 12,587
Posted By windypops

I can't be specific of tail numbers but I know a...

I can't be specific of tail numbers but I know a few operators were caught out when the IOM changed their rules on flying RNAV approaches but didn't make the change obvious, you now need approval...
27th Sep 2014, 22:47
Replies: 41
Views: 12,587
Posted By windypops

The Channel Islands are outside the EU, so if you...

The Channel Islands are outside the EU, so if you can find an M or 2 or N reg operator you could in theory get a job with your FAA licence.

The thing is the M register is becoming less attractive...
4th Nov 2013, 07:28
Replies: 30
Views: 13,639
Posted By windypops

I "work" for a great company. Interesting flying,...

I "work" for a great company. Interesting flying, good t&c's, good bosses and most importantly treated with respect.

I've not worked for a few years as I enjoy it so much :ok:
30th Dec 2012, 18:44
Replies: 28
Views: 8,348
Posted By windypops

I take home quite a bit more than friends of mine...

I take home quite a bit more than friends of mine who work in the airlines, folks with similar experience levels to me. As has been said it all depends on who you work for though.
27th Dec 2012, 12:40
Replies: 28
Views: 8,348
Posted By windypops

2 things will be a massive help. 1)...

2 things will be a massive help.

1) networking
2) being a "good egg"

Since getting my first corp job a few years ago (which was done by networking and a LOT of luck), I've found myself...
13th Nov 2012, 09:42
Replies: 23
Views: 8,392
Posted By windypops

Why would one "choose" a PC12 over a twin...

Why would one "choose" a PC12 over a twin turboprop in the context of this thread (not talking economics here). Personally I know which I would rather be in should an engine go quiet.
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Oct 2012, 11:34
Replies: 6
Views: 2,618
Posted By windypops

London climb Rates

A question please to controllers in the London area.

Coming out of biz jet airports in the London area (Luton, Cambridge, Biggin etc) is it easier for you folks if we climb like the clappers or...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Sep 2012, 04:29
Replies: 14
Views: 3,989
Posted By windypops

Definitely not a "silly question". It's...

Definitely not a "silly question".

It's really important that you brief the clearance limit on the STAR, and you will only know this if you know which STAR you are on.

I always try and get...
24th Aug 2012, 04:42
Replies: 283
Views: 182,040
Posted By windypops

@ Its me I've flown with guys like...

@ Its me



I've flown with guys like you before, guys who think that unless you're a pilot you shouldn't be in a management position within an aviation department. I work for a great...
20th Aug 2012, 20:30
Replies: 12
Views: 2,621
Posted By windypops

4 months in jail for one guy and 200 hours...

4 months in jail for one guy and 200 hours community service for another??
20th Aug 2012, 20:25
Replies: 24
Views: 20,567
Posted By windypops

There are a couple in our hangar and both the...

There are a couple in our hangar and both the owners and pilots seem to like them. The cargo door is awesome! All the guys I know went on a type rating course in Bournemouth. Is it true than on...
19th Jul 2012, 21:43
Replies: 20
Views: 9,815
Posted By windypops

I went to groundschool with one of the pilots...

I went to groundschool with one of the pilots from Specsavers and they are apparently almost 9-5 flying. I believe they fly Mon-Fri with occasional weekend work and as they are flying staff about...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jul 2012, 11:12
Replies: 13
Views: 3,106
Posted By windypops

Yes the ones I've seen appear to have straight...

Yes the ones I've seen appear to have straight trailing edges and as you say an "apparent swept leading edge". What is the design reason behind this?
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