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11th Sep 2022, 12:20
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By happyjack

It may be out of date as it was a few years ago...

It may be out of date as it was a few years ago but I got up early in the morning to get to the London Chinese Embassy an hour before opening time to get a visa. It was raining and there was already...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2022, 13:51
Replies: 39
Views: 6,588
Posted By happyjack

I have huge sympathy for the poor woman but how...

I have huge sympathy for the poor woman but how can an apparently very experienced heli pilot not know that many many robinsons have broken apart mid air over the years? Aus and NZ have a huge...
30th Jul 2022, 15:04
Replies: 6
Views: 5,080
Posted By happyjack

"-Over-exceed Flight Duty limitations -Hiring...

"-Over-exceed Flight Duty limitations
-Hiring freelances for commercial ops
-Flying with AOG airplanes
-Hiding accidents
-Hiring non EU pilots for commercial ops
-Not paying tax
-Not giving...
29th Jun 2022, 14:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By happyjack

Change your reg to "F". You would be welcomed...

Change your reg to "F". You would be welcomed tomorrow!
10th Jun 2022, 13:21
Replies: 102
Views: 39,899
Posted By happyjack

Not an airline but I cannot help but to remember...

Not an airline but I cannot help but to remember the discussion I had with a Private Jet Management company that thought I was being unreasonable to refuse 36 hours between rests! Their arguement...
Replies: 126
Views: 27,864
Posted By happyjack

33 years in it. The last few I saw a huge change....

33 years in it. The last few I saw a huge change. Really nasty characters everywhere. My love of flying dimished. I became very disheartened. It became an unpleasant rat race. I am not one to...
Replies: 126
Views: 27,864
Posted By happyjack

'Been unemployed, had to start again more times...

'Been unemployed, had to start again more times than I can think in aviation. Now the only thing employers are interested in you bringing to the table is a current ready to go licence and rating....
7th May 2022, 11:26
Replies: 76
Views: 10,744
Posted By happyjack

Whalejet. I get no joy whatsoever from reading a...

Whalejet. I get no joy whatsoever from reading a story like that and I wish you better fortune elsewhere.
However, your story completely re-inforces my point. Obstacles are put in the way of British...
7th May 2022, 10:08
Replies: 76
Views: 10,744
Posted By happyjack

There are thousands of Brits working in the EU...

There are thousands of Brits working in the EU who have been sponsored by their employer to be there. Not so much in aviation I grant you but also prior to Brexit how many British pilots were working...
7th May 2022, 06:41
Replies: 76
Views: 10,744
Posted By happyjack

The often quoted term " No right to live and work...

The often quoted term " No right to live and work in the EU anymore" is not correct. What has been forfeited is the automatic right only. It is still entirely possible.

The UK completely screwed...
5th May 2022, 14:48
Replies: 76
Views: 10,744
Posted By happyjack

Brexit was a good thing. The Brexit we got is a...

Brexit was a good thing. The Brexit we got is a disaster? That is all down to the traitors in Westminster. Their continous attempts to trip Brexit up have resulted in the worst possible deal....
29th Mar 2022, 13:30
Replies: 81
Views: 11,373
Posted By happyjack

Some companies use other terms when referring to...

Some companies use other terms when referring to their staff. I called in to see my Mother once after a flight and threw away the flight paperwork in her kitchen. She found it and then saw me named...
8th Mar 2022, 15:26
Replies: 12
Views: 5,947
Posted By happyjack

Well I had many years working for Russians...

Well I had many years working for Russians previously but if I was in this right now I would be very concerned indeed for my next move considering there are hundreds and hundreds in the same boat at...
8th Mar 2022, 11:20
Replies: 12
Views: 5,947
Posted By happyjack

My post received massive views but no following...

My post received massive views but no following comments, much like this post is going?
After a few days it was clear to me that it was a pointless post as no-one was going to contribute so I...
Replies: 10
Views: 5,498
Posted By happyjack

Flying in cruise, suddenly 2 CAS messages. Before...

Flying in cruise, suddenly 2 CAS messages. Before I had a chance to even read them the russian f/o piped up... " I know what that is", made some selections overhead and now we have multiple pages of...
22nd Nov 2021, 13:31
Replies: 402
Views: 116,285
Posted By happyjack

I wrestled for many years with my consience...

I wrestled for many years with my consience whilst paying these guys as I could clearly see having a handling agency as nothing but money for old rope! A few contacts a caterer, which I had and he...
22nd Nov 2021, 12:32
Replies: 402
Views: 116,285
Posted By happyjack

Salary maybe OK for a low hour youngish guy...

Salary maybe OK for a low hour youngish guy looking for the next 30+ years in aviation? The issue is that it's the same deal for an ex Falcon 900 Captain (for example) with thousands of hours and...
20th Nov 2021, 01:49
Replies: 402
Views: 116,285
Posted By happyjack

Yes you are correct, the euro did not exist as a...

Yes you are correct, the euro did not exist as a litteral currency then. But it did exist as a pseudo currency. So NJE worked in euros and then a conversion to some other local currency apllied.
19th Nov 2021, 13:37
Replies: 402
Views: 116,285
Posted By happyjack

Some realism here guys... Wake up... I...

Some realism here guys... Wake up...

I worked for NJE 23 years ago. The deal has not changed since then. That is what I was earning 23 years ago!!! Mid 50's euros plus the 70 euro per diem daily. ...
12th Nov 2021, 12:13
Replies: 2,402
Views: 2,806,545
Posted By happyjack

"Grey Charter" ??????? To me grey means in the...

"Grey Charter" ???????
To me grey means in the middle/ debatable?
This was in no way "grey."
A man running a charter business with no AOC, employing PPL's without ratings, on an American...
1st Oct 2021, 11:48
Replies: 232
Views: 52,840
Posted By happyjack

[QUOTE]Of the jets, in order (best to worst):...

[QUOTE]Of the jets, in order (best to worst): BAe146, Westwind, 737-300, 737-700, A320/QUOTE]

I was waiting for someone to mention the BAe146. I have heard others say the same. I found it...
25th Sep 2021, 12:19
Replies: 402
Views: 116,285
Posted By happyjack

"Sorry I wasn't clear with what I meant. I meant...

"Sorry I wasn't clear with what I meant. I meant that an aircraft with a weight of around 50 tons would qualify you for more options than a phenom/XLS type of weight. Not meaning a Global/Challenger...
21st Sep 2021, 12:56
Replies: 402
Views: 116,285
Posted By happyjack

EatMyShorts. It may have changed but they...

EatMyShorts.
It may have changed but they still refuse to own up to their past errors. I am still waiting for the tens of thousands of euros they owe me in court costs plus, most importantly, an...
20th Sep 2021, 14:13
Replies: 402
Views: 116,285
Posted By happyjack

It can only be fair if I am allowed to vent my...

It can only be fair if I am allowed to vent my NJE experience...?
Against my better judgement as an airline captain I was talked into joining NJE more than 20 years ago. There were weeks of...
21st May 2021, 15:01
Replies: 99
Views: 52,267
Posted By happyjack

Or perhaps there is much more to this? ...

Or perhaps there is much more to this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpsLvHOjHCA
9th Jul 2020, 16:11
Replies: 13
Views: 1,552
Posted By happyjack

capngrog. Well that's just brilliant....

capngrog.

Well that's just brilliant. Advertised as a G450, It's a 125-800 or later. When people don't actually know what they are selling I kinda back away?
19th Jun 2020, 14:54
Replies: 17
Views: 8,592
Posted By happyjack

I have had some amazing owners that wanted to...

I have had some amazing owners that wanted to provide for their crew big time Unfortunately these type of decisions were made by a terrible management company who knocked it all back at every...
20th May 2020, 08:59
Replies: 100
Views: 51,484
Posted By happyjack

"Wow ! That is a terrific statement to call...

"Wow ! That is a terrific statement to call NetJets a scam !! I am flabbergasted big time."

Read my comment again? I called their employment a scam.
19th May 2020, 12:52
Replies: 100
Views: 51,484
Posted By happyjack

It has nothing to do with the size of the...

It has nothing to do with the size of the company. BA is much bigger and many have gone to law with successful results against them over the years. It has everything to do with the structure of the...
28th Apr 2020, 12:34
Replies: 100
Views: 51,484
Posted By happyjack

If you know anything about NetJets Europe...

If you know anything about NetJets Europe management you must surely know that they are a bunch of greedy [email protected] getting rich at the expense of everyone else? Including the owners.There is a very long...
27th Apr 2020, 08:44
Replies: 208
Views: 146,638
Posted By happyjack

Many years ago with another aviation downturn I...

Many years ago with another aviation downturn I found myself out of work. I applied for a crewmember position on a ferry boat. It was incredibly difficult to secure the position as once they knew my...
20th Mar 2020, 18:40
Replies: 35
Views: 16,319
Posted By happyjack

My guess is very busy in the short term but then...

My guess is very busy in the short term but then with border controls and closers we will see the market dry up?

Without the airlines the infrastucture will be gone. ATC, agents, catering, etc. So...
15th Feb 2020, 12:41
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By happyjack

Call them. They are friendly, helpful and speak...

Call them. They are friendly, helpful and speak English. https://www.transportstyrelsen.se/en/aviation/Flight-Training-and-Licensing/
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jan 2020, 07:32
Replies: 23
Views: 17,767
Posted By happyjack

There is no downwash on the water.

There is no downwash on the water.
30th Oct 2019, 19:18
Replies: 8
Views: 3,570
Posted By happyjack

International Jet Management Vienna

Regarding IJM.. I have heard quite incredible stories..
f/os On 1500 euros pm, captains on 3500 euros pm, while the company is billing the client 12000 euros pm for crew plus management costs plus...
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