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16th Aug 2011, 07:10
Replies: 629
Views: 168,137
Posted By Pelikanpete

PPL aged 17 then no flying again until I left the...

PPL aged 17 then no flying again until I left the Army in 2008. Since then Frozen ATPL via the modular route. Total time working in scabby places over 10 years has been in excess of 5 years (none of...
15th Aug 2011, 21:23
Replies: 629
Views: 168,137
Posted By Pelikanpete

I thought my comments would not be liked by some....

I thought my comments would not be liked by some. My point was to be careful to look before you jump - the private sector opportunities and pay scales are not as good as they once were, even for...
15th Aug 2011, 14:42
Replies: 629
Views: 168,137
Posted By Pelikanpete

This will no doubt fall on deaf ears or annoy...

This will no doubt fall on deaf ears or annoy those who don't like hearing it. Check carefully that the grass is actually really greener on the other side. The private sector is in as much pain as...
Replies: 6
Views: 17,725
Posted By Pelikanpete

I'm not sure what the problem is here - both CT...

I'm not sure what the problem is here - both CT 0.8 and CT 1.0 lines are hairlines. Your aircraft will have one probe or the other fitted (or less likely something in between that needs...
25th Jul 2011, 08:38
Replies: 8
Views: 2,937
Posted By Pelikanpete

The guy in the video (who works for that very...

The guy in the video (who works for that very expensive flight school) managed to keep a straight face throughout that shameless piece of marketing. It will no doubt squeeze a bit more cash out of...
18th Jul 2011, 16:33
Replies: 78
Views: 15,198
Posted By Pelikanpete

Sadly the wannabe's section of prune is a place...

Sadly the wannabe's section of prune is a place where pilots in training convince pilots about to start training that it's a good idea. Of course the later group assume the first group are...
13th Jun 2011, 08:48
Replies: 39
Views: 7,433
Posted By Pelikanpete

I don't have a downer on aircrew. Many of my...

I don't have a downer on aircrew. Many of my mates are aircrew, my dad is an ex 13 Sqn pilot and I hold a CPL/IR myself. In fact I think the vast majority of aircrew from all three services are top...
4th Jun 2011, 08:56
Replies: 39
Views: 7,433
Posted By Pelikanpete

I'm desperately trying to avoid the temptation to...

I'm desperately trying to avoid the temptation to troll here (and annoy the many good guys) but a couple of you are really asking to have your cages rattled. It may surprise Tourist and Talk...
2nd Jun 2011, 14:14
Replies: 39
Views: 7,433
Posted By Pelikanpete

Talk Reaction, you don't work for a rival airline...

Talk Reaction, you don't work for a rival airline - you're in the military. There may be a crossover of skill but that's where is ends. Your attitude comes across as a little arrogant.

The BA...
Replies: 62
Views: 9,052
Posted By Pelikanpete

Wannabes are like lemmings they don't think about...

Wannabes are like lemmings they don't think about these things and no amount of logic or reason will prevent them from trying to pursue their dream. They can worry about the debt and financial...
31st Mar 2011, 13:47
Replies: 12
Views: 2,390
Posted By Pelikanpete

All this neurotic nonsense and scare mongering -...

All this neurotic nonsense and scare mongering - it's great for selling newspapers and for news channel's ratings.

The BBC love a great story and never let the truth get in the way - and most...
20th Mar 2011, 17:02
Replies: 6
Views: 2,777
Posted By Pelikanpete

Overall, probably fewer than 1 in 100 newly...

Overall, probably fewer than 1 in 100 newly qualified are getting jobs with these airlines and yes they are just about the only ones employing people. To make things worse Ryan and Easyjet have now...
18th Mar 2011, 10:06
Replies: 9,399
Views: 5,215,015
Posted By Pelikanpete

Are Ryan Air subject to the same rules about...

Are Ryan Air subject to the same rules about freedom of information as UK based organisations?

I would be interested to know what proportion/numbers of cadets taken on in the last year have been...
Replies: 956
Views: 542,466
Posted By Pelikanpete

Clanger32, Oxford is significantly cheaper than...

Clanger32, Oxford is significantly cheaper than FTE and cheaper than CTC. I've not included 15K just for living - check the OAA website - it's for all the test fees and other expenses that are not...
Forum: Questions
15th Mar 2011, 13:00
Replies: 33
Views: 8,565
Posted By Pelikanpete

Jcjeant - there are newer and safer reactor...

Jcjeant - there are newer and safer reactor designs than Fukushima (being used in Japan and other countries). In 40 years the technology has made quite a few advances. With Fukushima, the fuel rods...
Forum: Questions
14th Mar 2011, 15:16
Replies: 33
Views: 8,565
Posted By Pelikanpete

It's impossible to hide a radiation leak because...

It's impossible to hide a radiation leak because anyone with a Geiger Counter will be able to detect it straight away. Geiger Counters are widely available at universities, hospitals, through the...
Replies: 956
Views: 542,466
Posted By Pelikanpete

65K for an integrated course seems like a very,...

65K for an integrated course seems like a very, very low estimate. A quick look at OAA prices showes 75K for the basic course and exam fees. Once you include the extra costs - food,...
28th Feb 2011, 15:59
Replies: 18
Views: 5,885
Posted By Pelikanpete

The grass always appears greener on the other...

The grass always appears greener on the other side but the reality is that although it may appear as though low hour cadets are being picked up by airlines it is in actual fact just a tiny proportion...
19th Feb 2011, 12:48
Replies: 7
Views: 2,332
Posted By Pelikanpete

Multiflight in Leeds and even Oxford Aviation...

Multiflight in Leeds and even Oxford Aviation Academy have courses approved for Enhanced Learning Credits. I used them for my ATPL Ground School at Oxford.
13th Feb 2011, 13:26
Replies: 45
Views: 6,524
Posted By Pelikanpete

Modular vs Integrated has been covered ad...

Modular vs Integrated has been covered ad infinitum but:

I cannot think of another example, for anything, where the all inclusive package deal that has everything stripped to the bare minimum can...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Dec 2010, 16:40
Replies: 47
Views: 6,011
Posted By Pelikanpete

Just buy a set of 4x winter tyres on steel rims. ...

Just buy a set of 4x winter tyres on steel rims. They are not just for snow but actually provide much much better grip than standard tyres whenever the temp is below 7 degrees (and can be used...
Forum: Middle East
6th Nov 2010, 15:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,774
Posted By Pelikanpete

The jobs you are asking about don't exist. They...

The jobs you are asking about don't exist. They were made up by flying schools marketing departments. I hope you did not borrow money for your training because you may have an expensive and long...
6th Nov 2010, 15:29
Replies: 49
Views: 9,409
Posted By Pelikanpete

As a former military man who has worked with the...

As a former military man who has worked with the French (and enjoyed the experience):

The last war with the French was nearly two hundred years ago. We have had almost continuous treaties and...
20th Sep 2010, 09:13
Replies: 13
Views: 21,333
Posted By Pelikanpete

Perhaps some kind of missing plug-in in the...

Perhaps some kind of missing plug-in in the browser is needed.
20th Sep 2010, 08:42
Replies: 9
Views: 2,065
Posted By Pelikanpete

The troops in Afghanistan are a facilitator. ...

The troops in Afghanistan are a facilitator. Their role has been to establish and preserve an environment that is safe and stable enough for agriculture, industry, education and society to have a...
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