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15th Jul 2020, 20:31
Replies: 794
Views: 585,330
Posted By LlamaFarmer

Find me 10 people outside of ABZ and SOU that...

Find me 10 people outside of ABZ and SOU that know Eastern even exist...


I'm being slightly facetious, but by far the vast majority of the public don't know they exist.
Even a lot of my UK...
15th Jun 2020, 09:58
Replies: 1,292
Views: 965,882
Posted By LlamaFarmer

People didn't really know we were resuming flying...

People didn't really know we were resuming flying though.

Outside of work emails, I have seen NOTHING indicating we were starting flights again today.


So maybe NOW people see it in the news...
1st Jun 2020, 21:46
Replies: 794
Views: 585,330
Posted By LlamaFarmer

I suppose he made a lot from selling it to...

I suppose he made a lot from selling it to Bristow then buying it back, so I guess he can afford to keep it going for a while.
1st Jun 2020, 17:06
Replies: 794
Views: 585,330
Posted By LlamaFarmer

JTK I was of the same opinion, I was surprised it...

JTK I was of the same opinion, I was surprised it survived as far as January 2020.

I'm completely flabbergasted that coronavirus lockdown hasn't killed it off. Perhaps it has managed to furlough...
31st May 2020, 22:55
Replies: 794
Views: 585,330
Posted By LlamaFarmer

Good to see they ran it through a spellchecker...

Good to see they ran it through a spellchecker first
11th Mar 2020, 11:14
Replies: 6,999
Views: 6,758,434
Posted By LlamaFarmer

If you have a notice period of 3 months, you have...

If you have a notice period of 3 months, you have to give notice.
You can't just walk out the door. They will sue you for breach of contract, which you will lose. And it will cost lots.

If you've...
3rd Mar 2019, 12:22
Replies: 232
Views: 187,627
Posted By LlamaFarmer

Bases vary. But time to command should in...

Bases vary.

But time to command should in theory be similar anywhere... if you're willing to move for your command.
Anyone who's an SFO in a small base (NCL etc) , or highly sought-after base...
1st Mar 2019, 16:13
Replies: 232
Views: 187,627
Posted By LlamaFarmer

I'm hearing of several colleagues who left to BA...

I'm hearing of several colleagues who left to BA who are regretting it and wanting to come back. Some got SH LGW, some got SH LHR, some got DEP LH. At least one of each wants to come back to EZY......
Replies: 1,024
Views: 638,328
Posted By LlamaFarmer

Monarch, Air Berlin, Alitalia, Primera, FlyBMI,...

Monarch, Air Berlin, Alitalia, Primera, FlyBMI, Flybe, Germania, Cobalt, Small Planet... and that's not even all of them.

Wow and Norwegian are in very big trouble too.


So I would be careful...
14th Feb 2019, 11:00
Replies: 6,999
Views: 6,758,434
Posted By LlamaFarmer

Ah I see... So the [/left] referred to...

Ah I see...

So the
[/left]
referred to the stuff in the box.

:ok:
14th Feb 2019, 09:43
Replies: 6,999
Views: 6,758,434
Posted By LlamaFarmer

What does a Training Copilot at BA actually do? ...

What does a Training Copilot at BA actually do?

Are they essentially a RHS line-trainer? TRI(A)?
7th Feb 2019, 16:20
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,842,606
Posted By LlamaFarmer

Because, presently, they don't need to. There is...

Because, presently, they don't need to. There is a big enough supply of pilots paying their own way up front.



I believe Aer Lingus opened it up again. I also believe MANY MANY cadets/FOs leave...
21st Jan 2019, 08:38
Replies: 6,999
Views: 6,758,434
Posted By LlamaFarmer

I guess as far as VS are concerned, you can't all...

I guess as far as VS are concerned, you can't all be APIC.

VS MPL didn't work though, they're doing line training at EZY now and going back to VS after they have a couple years experience
13th Oct 2018, 22:45
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,842,606
Posted By LlamaFarmer

I think it was when they traded their reputation...

I think it was when they traded their reputation for cash, by selling themselves. And then did it again, and the investors decided to maximise their return by opening the floodgates and turning it...
20th Jul 2018, 14:56
Replies: 232
Views: 187,627
Posted By LlamaFarmer

The 75% is a travesty on EZY FOs, and until very...

The 75% is a travesty on EZY FOs, and until very recently, the company were recruiting DEFOs onto 100% whilst "loyal" FOs were stuck on 75% (which is 100% summer, 50% winter roster) because there...
12th Jul 2018, 15:50
Replies: 232
Views: 187,627
Posted By LlamaFarmer

I wouldn't presume to tell anyone what to do, as...

I wouldn't presume to tell anyone what to do, as every individual has different circumstances, but for me, sticking with EZY is the way to go.

I became a pilot because I love flying. The flying I...
21st Apr 2018, 14:33
Replies: 6,999
Views: 6,758,434
Posted By LlamaFarmer

A friend who was renewing his, having worked for...

A friend who was renewing his, having worked for his current employer (not BA) at the same base for 10 years now took 11 weeks for Procius to sort it out.

His old pass ended up expiring and had to...
18th Mar 2018, 13:05
Replies: 92
Views: 152,707
Posted By LlamaFarmer

And what's Eastern like these days??

And what's Eastern like these days??
16th Feb 2018, 12:43
Replies: 1,417
Views: 1,531,853
Posted By LlamaFarmer

It doesn't. BUT, do you know what the Ops...

It doesn't.

BUT, do you know what the Ops vehicle was doing and what it was responding to?
Do you know that it didn't have right of way, and reasonably expect the BA van to stop?
Do you know...
16th Feb 2018, 11:16
Replies: 1,417
Views: 1,531,853
Posted By LlamaFarmer

Doctors on an emergency call use green lights....

Doctors on an emergency call use green lights. They have no training and the green lights offer no privileges to disregard road traffic laws, but are an indication to other road users of the urgency,...
15th Feb 2018, 10:01
Replies: 794
Views: 585,330
Posted By LlamaFarmer

humbersidemotor I'm not saying gamblers...

humbersidemotor

I'm not saying gamblers shouldn't take a benefit from their success.

But that doesn't excuse them being fundamentally unpleasant to their employees who are making their money...
14th Feb 2018, 14:16
Replies: 794
Views: 585,330
Posted By LlamaFarmer

They also treated many of their employees with...

They also treated many of their employees with contempt, or worse.

They didn't do it for the good of anyone else or from the kindness of their heart, and many felt undervalued, under-compensated...
6th Feb 2018, 12:19
Replies: 6,999
Views: 6,758,434
Posted By LlamaFarmer

I think that might suggest so. I'd have...

I think that might suggest so.

I'd have thought they'd recruit rated guys onto SH before non-rated though. So does this mean that there are very few A320-rated swimmers left?!

Would explain why...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Feb 2018, 13:17
Replies: 20
Views: 15,535
Posted By LlamaFarmer

Ah I misunderstood then. I don't know if it...

Ah I misunderstood then.

I don't know if it does influence it, certainly from experience if there are multiple terrestrial navaids nearby, it doesn't seem to always pick the most useful ones,...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Feb 2018, 12:33
Replies: 20
Views: 15,535
Posted By LlamaFarmer

Yes. If your emergency turn takes place at a...

Yes.

If your emergency turn takes place at a set distance from a DME, or you are proceeding to a VOR/NDB or radial/distance to hold, then I am going to be putting that in the RadNav page....
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Jan 2018, 14:12
Replies: 8
Views: 3,034
Posted By LlamaFarmer

As a regular into Gatwick it's pretty standard...

As a regular into Gatwick it's pretty standard for us to plan the RNAV as a backup every time.

It's the same final app track and descent angle, it's basically the ILS with no ground equipment, but...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Jan 2018, 22:57
Replies: 13
Views: 4,336
Posted By LlamaFarmer

"Airport Director, Airline 12AB..." Usually...

"Airport Director, Airline 12AB..."

Usually that is when being handed from one controller to another, who are actually sat next to each other sliding the paper strips across. (Or at least that's...
Forum: Questions
2nd Dec 2017, 05:05
Replies: 16
Views: 7,347
Posted By LlamaFarmer

Being an RNP RF (P-RNAV) approach, is it not a...

Being an RNP RF (P-RNAV) approach, is it not a precision approach rather than a non-precision approach?

Usually an RNAV GNSS/RNP approach is a NPA, but I know there are other RNAV approaches out...
1st Dec 2017, 20:45
Replies: 58
Views: 39,156
Posted By LlamaFarmer

I think that's a fair point. As a pilot in most...

I think that's a fair point. As a pilot in most airlines you accept that you will be working weekends and holidays and earlies and lates.

If I wanted Xmas or NY off that badly I would have chosen...
27th Nov 2017, 17:48
Replies: 58
Views: 39,156
Posted By LlamaFarmer

In winter I hardly ever do 4 sector days, and...

In winter I hardly ever do 4 sector days, and when I do, they're not exactly brutal.

In December I've got a double GVA and that's it. I didn't have any 4 sector days in November, and only one in...
24th Nov 2017, 19:52
Replies: 58
Views: 39,156
Posted By LlamaFarmer

Right hand seat for EZY out of a base in South...

Right hand seat for EZY out of a base in South East of the UK.

Cost me 6 figures to get there, including the type rating, then a year on a zero-hour contract not employed by them with zero...
24th Nov 2017, 16:05
Replies: 7
Views: 2,391
Posted By LlamaFarmer

Have you tried getting a report from the doctor...

Have you tried getting a report from the doctor doing your cardiovascular report to state to your AME and the CAA that given your height/weight/body composition you are clearly at a low risk level...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Nov 2017, 14:51
Replies: 5
Views: 2,618
Posted By LlamaFarmer

Was it not that an EAT will not be issued if the...

Was it not that an EAT will not be issued if the delay is less than 20 minutes, rather than expect a 20 minute delay?
4th Jul 2016, 10:21
Replies: 54
Views: 51,450
Posted By LlamaFarmer

CTC isn't just a pilot training organisation......

CTC isn't just a pilot training organisation... it looks like it's become a pilot recruitment and pilot placement organisation.

I think they do recruitment/assessment/selection for a number of...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jun 2016, 20:51
Replies: 65
Views: 17,313
Posted By LlamaFarmer

Actually depending on the circumstances, it could...

Actually depending on the circumstances, it could well require two pilots talking to the ground crew.


A new pilot in their early line training, operating the sector as PF, (meaning they're the...
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