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23rd Oct 2012, 10:02
Replies: 71
Views: 39,962
Posted By courtney

Ah, the usual nonsence that pilots T's and C's...

Ah, the usual nonsence that pilots T's and C's are not to blame. The tour operators are concerned with overheads and the pilots are a significant cost. If the job can be out sourced more cheaply then...
23rd Dec 2011, 08:17
Replies: 45
Views: 11,328
Posted By courtney

No worries

No worries
21st Dec 2011, 20:03
Replies: 45
Views: 11,328
Posted By courtney

Lives in Norfolk Dick, flew Whirlwinds Leconfield...

Lives in Norfolk Dick, flew Whirlwinds Leconfield 1971, Sea Kings, CFS and Nigeria. Has a vivid imagination it would seem. Nasher isn't registered and doesn't wish to be, wonders why WW makes up...
20th Dec 2011, 16:51
Replies: 45
Views: 11,328
Posted By courtney

I'm afraid your memory seems to have aged as well...

I'm afraid your memory seems to have aged as well Whirlwind. Nasher assures me that this is utter rubbish, the closest he ever came to frang ing was scratching one in dispersal, also he employs chaps...
19th Dec 2011, 12:28
Replies: 45
Views: 11,328
Posted By courtney

Alex Nash and Barry Paton were heli pilots and...

Alex Nash and Barry Paton were heli pilots and instructors on CFS, both went to Air 2000 / First Choice on B757/767. Oh, and Gnashers runs a 911 these days.
13th Jul 2011, 22:26
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,065,324
Posted By courtney

It depends on how evidence is presented and what...

It depends on how evidence is presented and what it sets out to prove, As you continually state there is no evidence except that the aircraft flew into a cliff at high speed in controlled flight....
13th Jul 2011, 22:09
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,065,324
Posted By courtney

Really, and how much experience has the judge of...

Really, and how much experience has the judge of SH Ops? The BOI were only allowed to establish what happened not to establish fault, that was the job of the AM's. But what does this dealing in...
13th Jul 2011, 21:53
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,065,324
Posted By courtney

Chocks, the aircraft was rotated rapidly shortly...

Chocks, the aircraft was rotated rapidly shortly before impact and struck tail first, perhaps the fadec did this as well? Poltergeist, the AM's did take the responsibility, John Day knew what he was...
13th Jul 2011, 21:51
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,065,324
Posted By courtney

I don't think that there is any doubt that the...

I don't think that there is any doubt that the aircraft impacted the Mull at high speed!? Who was in charge?
13th Jul 2011, 21:42
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,065,324
Posted By courtney

Airborne Aircrew, the two incidents you quote are...

Airborne Aircrew, the two incidents you quote are not relevant, ZA715, flown into high ground in bad weather, this incident was not the aircrafts fault, but visual dis orientation by the crew. ZA...
13th Jul 2011, 21:38
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,065,324
Posted By courtney

OK so how many HC2's have we lost? If it wasn't...

OK so how many HC2's have we lost? If it wasn't cleared for icing, by no means uncommon in the heli world, then you don't fly into icing, you don't have to. How many fadec run aways have cost us...
13th Jul 2011, 21:17
Replies: 93
Views: 31,066
Posted By courtney

I also have displayed at Duxford and have been...

I also have displayed at Duxford and have been alarmed on a number of occasions in the pre display work ups, cowboys seemed an apt discription at times. Why is it necessary to formate, aerobat and...
13th Jul 2011, 20:30
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,065,324
Posted By courtney

Nonsence, Wratten and Day had no axe to grind and...

Nonsence, Wratten and Day had no axe to grind and it is not true that no one at High Wycombe agreed. 'This problem began much earlier in the RAF' what is that supposed to mean? The problem began just...
13th Jul 2011, 19:54
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,065,324
Posted By courtney

We have long reached the point where reason has...

We have long reached the point where reason has departed this discussion to be replaced by obsession. I thought that the point of this campaign was to remove the 'gross negligence' label, but it...
10th Jul 2011, 21:23
Replies: 16
Views: 7,445
Posted By courtney

Surely the argument has been over whether it was...

Surely the argument has been over whether it was right to label the pilots 'grossly negligent' in the absence of proof. In the absence of any evidence how can they be cleared of any blame? The...
Forum: Cabin Crew
4th Jun 2010, 15:36
Replies: 5,357
Views: 1,887,665
Posted By courtney

They say familiarity breeds contempt but I cannot...

They say familiarity breeds contempt but I cannot fathom how CC can compare themselves to pilots, utterly amazing. Perhaps they should all be allowed to sit in on a base check and then judge their...
Forum: Cabin Crew
26th May 2010, 21:01
Replies: 5,357
Views: 1,887,665
Posted By courtney

Juan, if you are BA cc and are not a union member...

Juan, if you are BA cc and are not a union member and are on strike then you are in breach of contract and can be instantly dismissed. Only union members are allowed to strike.
Forum: Cabin Crew
23rd May 2010, 07:20
Replies: 5,357
Views: 1,887,665
Posted By courtney

This whole business is now getting beyond belief,...

This whole business is now getting beyond belief, amazing even to us who have always had a jaundiced view of BA cc, how can the company recover from this? Even the miners dispute wasn't, publicly at...
Forum: Cabin Crew
19th Dec 2009, 10:25
Replies: 6,533
Views: 1,030,402
Posted By courtney

Balpa an intelligent bunch, do me a favour. The...

Balpa an intelligent bunch, do me a favour. The only reason they compromised was that they could not afford to take WW on, he threatened to sue them. Otherwise we would have the same intransigence...
Forum: Cabin Crew
17th Dec 2009, 15:06
Replies: 6,533
Views: 1,030,402
Posted By courtney

WW 1 - UNITED 0 Ah but Fincastle, your chances...

WW 1 - UNITED 0
Ah but Fincastle, your chances of getting 'morons' on your next flight have just increased by about 80%. Oh dear.
Forum: Cabin Crew
17th Dec 2009, 14:46
Replies: 6,533
Views: 1,030,402
Posted By courtney

Strike ruled illegal. But who is going to book...

Strike ruled illegal. But who is going to book with BA now, knowing that the union will have another go in the near future?
Forum: Cabin Crew
15th Dec 2009, 11:17
Replies: 6,533
Views: 1,030,402
Posted By courtney

20 Dec BA59 62A/B N & M Well now we all...

20 Dec BA59 62A/B N & M

Well now we all know Fincastle, you may wish for a sympathetic crew and presumably extra perks but then again you may get some 'morons'. How very silly.
Forum: Cabin Crew
15th Dec 2009, 10:26
Replies: 6,533
Views: 1,030,402
Posted By courtney

kirkukk 'If you faced evacuation on a flight,...

kirkukk
'If you faced evacuation on a flight, who would you entrust to get you out safely. BA CC or Low Cost Airline.'

I can assure you kirkukk, having worked in the charter business for many...
Forum: Cabin Crew
15th Dec 2009, 08:58
Replies: 6,533
Views: 1,030,402
Posted By courtney

The reaction in the press and the subsequent...

The reaction in the press and the subsequent readers comments provides depressing reading for the cc of BA. Far to many first hand examples of poor and rude treatment of even first class pax by cc....
Forum: Cabin Crew
15th Dec 2009, 08:19
Replies: 6,533
Views: 1,030,402
Posted By courtney

No Fincastle, you are not spoiling my fun, quite...

No Fincastle, you are not spoiling my fun, quite the opposite in fact. Reading these forums I find it incredible that anyone would book with BA, those that go and experience other airlines will...
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