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23rd Jan 2022, 13:16
Replies: 118
Views: 25,991
Posted By PilotLZ

A type rating course usually features no less...

A type rating course usually features no less than nine four-hour sessions in the FFS. However, the exact number can vary depending on a few things. First, there are usually some fixed-base sessions...
22nd Jan 2022, 23:07
Replies: 118
Views: 25,991
Posted By PilotLZ

Many opinions here are rather polarised. I don't...

Many opinions here are rather polarised. I don't think that it's a simple choice between "fly manually and on raw data at all times, no matter the conditions and the complexity of the airspace you're...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By PilotLZ

What happened with those who had their training...

What happened with those who had their training terminated when COVID came around? Have they all been placed with EZY so that new ones are needed?
20th Jan 2022, 12:15
Replies: 118
Views: 25,991
Posted By PilotLZ

There is a lot of idyllic talk about some ideal...

There is a lot of idyllic talk about some ideal world where initial training would be more extensive, cadet FOs would first start on conventional, less automated aircraft and all the likes. And only...
17th Jan 2022, 20:01
Replies: 19
Views: 1,943
Posted By PilotLZ

I was quite surprised to read that there are...

I was quite surprised to read that there are companies which treat base training as an examination event. How can one be examined on something they're doing for the first time in their lives, given...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jan 2022, 19:57
Replies: 18,577
Views: 2,220,772
Posted By PilotLZ

Any boosters with the present vaccines will...

Any boosters with the present vaccines will likely have marginal or no effect past the third shot. Hence, it probably makes sense to start the development of next-generation vaccines which will be...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jan 2022, 09:47
Replies: 16
Views: 2,370
Posted By PilotLZ

My company has an internal limitation on...

My company has an internal limitation on visibility and cloud base for a raw data ILS (AP and FDs off). Hence, it's perfectly fine to practise in non-demanding conditions (and it's actually a good...
11th Jan 2022, 07:49
Replies: 537
Views: 118,457
Posted By PilotLZ

Can anyone shed any light on the situation with...

Can anyone shed any light on the situation with the experienced lot? Are they flying a decent number of hours already? I guess that this depends on the base though, with some bases being busier than...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jan 2022, 20:51
Replies: 52
Views: 8,677
Posted By PilotLZ

Exactly. I am yet to see anything past anecdotal...

Exactly. I am yet to see anything past anecdotal evidence that travel has a significant impact on case numbers once community transmission is rife.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jan 2022, 15:28
Replies: 52
Views: 8,677
Posted By PilotLZ

Whatever travel restrictions you put in place, it...

Whatever travel restrictions you put in place, it will eventually get through. Lots and lots of proof to that, ranging from the Antarctic research station to Australia and many other countries with...
28th Dec 2021, 20:20
Replies: 297
Views: 109,151
Posted By PilotLZ

This is well and truly unbelievable. Flight...

This is well and truly unbelievable. Flight directors, whatever they show, were never meant to be followed during rotation. At least not on any aircraft I have flown. Once the aircraft is off the...
23rd Dec 2021, 22:01
Replies: 28
Views: 10,378
Posted By PilotLZ

Quite a bit of exclusivity was created around...

Quite a bit of exclusivity was created around driving Tube trains throughout the years. You can only become a driver by internal promotion and with a certain amount of experience in a non-driving...
1st Dec 2021, 10:50
Replies: 537
Views: 118,457
Posted By PilotLZ

If you choose to remain quiet while the PF is...

If you choose to remain quiet while the PF is deviating from the safe flight path, you're simply not doing what you're supposed to be doing as the PM. The fact that the guy in the LHS is more...
21st Oct 2021, 08:38
Replies: 81
Views: 10,292
Posted By PilotLZ

SAS, Norwegian, Flyr and Wideroe are waiving the...

SAS, Norwegian, Flyr and Wideroe are waiving the mask requirement for flights within Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Still applicable to flights outside this region though.
11th Oct 2021, 13:26
Replies: 258
Views: 89,652
Posted By PilotLZ

Capt Scribble Exactly what you can expect when...

Capt Scribble
Exactly what you can expect when you let the non-tech lot run the show in recruitment. This is not to say that non-technical skills are not important. They are absolutely vital. But...
10th Oct 2021, 20:04
Replies: 81
Views: 10,292
Posted By PilotLZ

Depends on the origin-destination pair, I guess?...

Depends on the origin-destination pair, I guess? In Europe, the significant easing of travel restrictions resulted in traffic levels very close to 2019 at some popular leisure destinations throughout...
10th Oct 2021, 15:47
Replies: 258
Views: 89,652
Posted By PilotLZ

I know a few excellent guys of all ranks who...

I know a few excellent guys of all ranks who failed the WZZ assessment. Some before COVID, others recently. Why was that, I can only guess - but probably more because of the HR part than because of...
7th Oct 2021, 08:07
Replies: 81
Views: 10,292
Posted By PilotLZ

I was about to say the same. If the trip is...

I was about to say the same. If the trip is important or desirable enough for you, masks will not put you off. A few hours with a mask on is not too steep a price to pay for the chance to go...
3rd Oct 2021, 10:45
Replies: 27
Views: 6,411
Posted By PilotLZ

I flew a GA aircraft which crashed fatally after...

I flew a GA aircraft which crashed fatally after stalling at low altitude a day later. It was certainly sad news to hear, like every time when you lose someone you know, but the fact that I had...
3rd Oct 2021, 09:36
Replies: 81
Views: 10,292
Posted By PilotLZ

Any federal mandate is still a political decision...

Any federal mandate is still a political decision which involves lots of the proverbial lower back covering. Would the government like to be seen as the one to blame if the rules were relaxed and the...
2nd Oct 2021, 20:08
Replies: 81
Views: 10,292
Posted By PilotLZ

Many COVID measures are by and large about...

Many COVID measures are by and large about liability avoidance on part of those in charge. Just because, you know, if someone gets sick, their lawyer might decide that the local government, the...
Forum: Questions
27th Sep 2021, 06:43
Replies: 14
Views: 3,662
Posted By PilotLZ

As much as vaccinated people can get infected and...

As much as vaccinated people can get infected and possibly infect others, they're 90% less likely to end up in hospital. And I think that this is the driver of most mandatory or semi-mandatory...
26th Sep 2021, 07:13
Replies: 258
Views: 89,652
Posted By PilotLZ

The aptitude test is indeed in the final stage....

The aptitude test is indeed in the final stage. People who have recently attended say that it's like 2-3 hours long. Indeed, I wonder why it's not in the beginning, like in most other companies....
Replies: 12
Views: 2,182
Posted By PilotLZ

The exact answer depends on where you're from....

The exact answer depends on where you're from. Recovery is rather uneven even within regions, let alone globally. But it's not unreasonable to expect more than one or two beginner-level opportunities...
23rd Sep 2021, 20:50
Replies: 15
Views: 3,024
Posted By PilotLZ

As long as your speech is clear enough to be...

As long as your speech is clear enough to be understood by the average person to whom English is not native, accent doesn't matter at all. There are multiple accents in any language across its native...
19th Sep 2021, 18:37
Replies: 88
Views: 23,744
Posted By PilotLZ

Just as the old joke goes: "I was going through a...

Just as the old joke goes: "I was going through a pile of pilot CVs and every other one listed "duel time". Apparently some candidates had lots of blood on their hands!"
Forum: Tech Log
18th Sep 2021, 22:36
Replies: 23
Views: 4,906
Posted By PilotLZ

Habitually setting the parking brake with the...

Habitually setting the parking brake with the brakes still being hot and keeping it engaged for longer than until the chocks have been insterted results in degradation of some components, e.g. seals....
16th Sep 2021, 15:43
Replies: 29
Views: 12,056
Posted By PilotLZ

Maybe it's because they're looking for people who...

Maybe it's because they're looking for people who feel at least somewhat positive about the job? Working with the "I'm here because I couldn't find any better and the bills just keep coming in" lot...
12th Sep 2021, 10:28
Replies: 27
Views: 7,559
Posted By PilotLZ

Taxation. You need a seriously good accountant,...

Taxation. You need a seriously good accountant, if possible - one who has prior or current experience dealing with contractor pilots. Ask around the pilot community of your country, there are always...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2021, 15:28
Replies: 44
Views: 4,154
Posted By PilotLZ

Whenever you want to lean outside, take off your...

Whenever you want to lean outside, take off your jacket or do anything else that requires displacement from the normal driving position, the wise thing to do is get the car out of gear and set the...
9th Sep 2021, 21:51
Replies: 73
Views: 9,859
Posted By PilotLZ

Most learners who struggle with flare don't look...

Most learners who struggle with flare don't look in the right place. You should be looking slightly ahead of the aircraft. If you're looking straight below the nose, you will flare too late. If...
9th Sep 2021, 13:17
Replies: 258
Views: 89,652
Posted By PilotLZ

Was that due to pay only? Or did the "take it or...

Was that due to pay only? Or did the "take it or leave it" base arrangement also play a part? And does the rule that you cannot change bases in the first 2 years still apply?
8th Sep 2021, 07:46
Replies: 93
Views: 22,891
Posted By PilotLZ

If you can spend an entire career, from school to...

If you can spend an entire career, from school to retirement, on flying only - you've either done something right to deserve it or you've been plain lucky. For most pilots it simply doesn't work this...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Sep 2021, 19:49
Replies: 13
Views: 3,541
Posted By PilotLZ

On the A320, the primary job of the PF until 400...

On the A320, the primary job of the PF until 400 feet is to establish a proper flight path, trim the rudder and engage the autopilot. By the time this is all done and the AP is on, you're reaching...
1st Sep 2021, 15:05
Replies: 258
Views: 89,652
Posted By PilotLZ

Rumours suggest mandatory vaccination or testing...

Rumours suggest mandatory vaccination or testing for all crews starting 1 December 2021. Can anyone confirm or deny? If it's true, it has to be the first major EU airline with such a policy.
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