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19th Sep 2019, 20:10
Replies: 485
Views: 536,309
Posted By Rocket Ron

Looking forward to you being one of the...

Looking forward to you being one of the passengers on the first flight of a pilotless plane. :hmm:
23rd Aug 2019, 20:22
Replies: 57
Views: 22,358
Posted By Rocket Ron

I told you I’d forget. Don’t worry, I’ll be...

I told you I’d forget.

Don’t worry, I’ll be there when you’re having watersports with LGW fire service. :ok:
23rd Aug 2019, 19:08
Replies: 57
Views: 22,358
Posted By Rocket Ron

... before it was your round... :p

... before it was your round... :p
15th Aug 2019, 17:13
Replies: 20
Views: 7,470
Posted By Rocket Ron

Not sure, I’ll pop down from Andrewsfield in my...

Not sure, I’ll pop down from Andrewsfield in my Pup, assuming I don’t forget, which is always a distinct possibility these days. :O

I used to cycle there. Is Barry Robinson still with us? He did...
15th Aug 2019, 17:07
Replies: 7
Views: 2,032
Posted By Rocket Ron

I talk to them both professionally and privately...

I talk to them both professionally and privately - Amanda is just the best ever in my 25 professional years of operating from STN. :ok:
14th Aug 2019, 12:14
Replies: 20
Views: 7,470
Posted By Rocket Ron

Hey Nightstop, at least there’s one person out...

Hey Nightstop, at least there’s one person out there who can eyeball Eric at the same level! :p

I’ll try to fly in - blissful memories of learning on the Condor in the long hot summer of ‘76, and...
1st Aug 2019, 20:47
Replies: 235
Views: 169,645
Posted By Rocket Ron

As an EZY lifer skipper having just reached 60 I...

As an EZY lifer skipper having just reached 60 I can tell you that the long days just get harder and harder and for us LCC guinea pigs, burn out is a fact, as the 75% of skippers at my base who are...
27th Jun 2019, 09:34
Replies: 16
Views: 4,436
Posted By Rocket Ron

I wondered what the noise was.... just seen a...

I wondered what the noise was.... just seen a Typhoon zoom climbing away after circling a few times.
30th May 2019, 22:24
Replies: 11
Views: 4,137
Posted By Rocket Ron

Take LGW if you can. I’m STN based, a great place...

Take LGW if you can. I’m STN based, a great place to be if you’re near retirement as I am.
28th Feb 2017, 21:27
Replies: 14
Views: 2,394
Posted By Rocket Ron

Johnm, I'm considering buying a GTN650 for...

Johnm,

I'm considering buying a GTN650 for the additional features over a GNC255.... it'll cost me overall another 5,000 but seems more future-proof, even though I only have a Beagle Pup.

With...
29th Oct 2014, 17:17
Replies: 36
Views: 39,458
Posted By Rocket Ron

Sonic boom heard at STN, and just heard sound of...

Sonic boom heard at STN, and just heard sound of fighter pass downwind.
25th Sep 2014, 15:32
Replies: 686
Views: 476,395
Posted By Rocket Ron

Judging from the feedback of ex EZY guys who...

Judging from the feedback of ex EZY guys who joined BA, I don't see much difference in SH lifestyle, except the BA guys spend much more time away from home, twiddle their fingers for an hour or two...
9th Sep 2014, 14:39
Replies: 46
Views: 19,886
Posted By Rocket Ron

In my 17 years at STN I've never heard Ryanair...

In my 17 years at STN I've never heard Ryanair described as being "the place to be". :E
23rd Jul 2014, 18:55
Replies: 41
Views: 34,499
Posted By Rocket Ron

Just seen military fast jet zoom climb to the...

Just seen military fast jet zoom climb to the north. I'm just south west of STN.

Coincidence perhaps but VERY loud sound of explosion about 45 minutes ago.

Perhaps an escort for aircraft just...
17th Dec 2013, 19:53
Replies: 10
Views: 10,862
Posted By Rocket Ron

737 Jockey, 81,000? Is that a typographical...

737 Jockey,

81,000? Is that a typographical error? For a STN captain?

I left in '98. Seems like the best thing I ever did. :eek:
4th Dec 2013, 07:31
Replies: 136
Views: 31,412
Posted By Rocket Ron

Justagigolo77, there's probably no question in...

Justagigolo77, there's probably no question in anybody else's mind either.
24th Sep 2013, 08:45
Replies: 1,919
Views: 1,170,083
Posted By Rocket Ron

I don't think it's necessary for anybody to have...

I don't think it's necessary for anybody to have an "issue" with what easyJet are offering. You obviously made the right decision in turning easyJet down. :hmm:
30th Aug 2013, 15:52
Replies: 1,919
Views: 1,170,083
Posted By Rocket Ron

SB, have you been offered a position?

SB, have you been offered a position?
8th Aug 2013, 07:30
Replies: 93
Views: 48,555
Posted By Rocket Ron

My dream job was my first job - Euro Direct on...

My dream job was my first job - Euro Direct on the J31 - BRU and back in the morning, Bournemouth beach in the afternoon.

EasyJet in the beginning was great too - visual approaches every day on...
16th Apr 2013, 12:53
Replies: 22
Views: 14,593
Posted By Rocket Ron

The last rumour I heard had us leasing 50 Boeings...

The last rumour I heard had us leasing 50 Boeings as a stopgap.
18th Aug 2012, 13:06
Replies: 340
Views: 108,799
Posted By Rocket Ron

If you ask anybody in Europe about the...

If you ask anybody in Europe about the "disparity" they'll tell you it's all down to the exchange rate. :zzz:

Thanks for your concern but there are plenty of people out there who would love to be...
18th Aug 2012, 11:56
Replies: 340
Views: 108,799
Posted By Rocket Ron

Sk8, I was paraphrasing the earlier post...

Sk8,

I was paraphrasing the earlier post regarding the 110k. The total package for me from October is not far short of 140k if I include the Company pension contribution. Still not a King's...
17th Aug 2012, 19:47
Replies: 340
Views: 108,799
Posted By Rocket Ron

I'm one of the fat rich 110k captains alluded to...

I'm one of the fat rich 110k captains alluded to above.

I was a flying instructor.

I spent two years on a Jetstream 31.

10 years on the 737, 5 years on the 319.

I've got 20,000 hours.
5th Jul 2012, 13:48
Replies: 965
Views: 534,883
Posted By Rocket Ron

It's a pity EZY are losing some excellent F/Os to...

It's a pity EZY are losing some excellent F/Os to Monarch, all because we can't be bothered to offer them proper contracts.

Shame on us. :(
30th Jun 2012, 09:10
Replies: 55
Views: 16,892
Posted By Rocket Ron

ADM, having just had a long conversation with one...

ADM, having just had a long conversation with one of our colleagues in MAD I am truly shocked by what is happening in Spain and it is apparent (although not perhaps to Roberto1234) that the numbers...
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