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13th Oct 2017, 13:05
Replies: 417
Views: 348,490
Posted By Desk-pilot

Glad you're happy there - I was too although as...

Glad you're happy there - I was too although as others have said the rostering was harsh on the Q400 in my early days due the lates to earlies.

Brilliant people, brilliant training, approachable...
2nd Oct 2017, 11:01
Replies: 1,188
Views: 875,969
Posted By Desk-pilot

A very sad day for aviation - thoughts are with...

A very sad day for aviation - thoughts are with fellow aviators and staff. Thankfully the market is buoyant so remain hopeful and optimistic - there are a few decent airlines left out there so...
28th Sep 2017, 08:21
Replies: 1,298
Views: 991,832
Posted By Desk-pilot

The big issue here is whether staff at Ryanair...

The big issue here is whether staff at Ryanair will finally make the push to establish a trade union to represent them. My reading of the irish law is that staff are free to join trade unions and...
11th Sep 2017, 08:23
Replies: 155
Views: 70,183
Posted By Desk-pilot

I have some perspective from both sides of the...

I have some perspective from both sides of the coin as I worked for BA many years ago in a different capacity and so have a few years service in a NAPS pension but re-joined a few years ago as a...
Replies: 878
Views: 444,365
Posted By Desk-pilot

Just for info as it might help some of you...

Just for info as it might help some of you wrestling with the decision. I gave up a secure final salaried IT career at 34 and followed the dream. After an integrated course at Oxford I spent 18...
20th Jun 2017, 12:10
Replies: 6,711
Views: 5,870,601
Posted By Desk-pilot

It might not be for everyone but there are...

It might not be for everyone but there are options. I took the decision years ago to hold on to the house (4 bed detached 650k) despite not having the level of income required to support it when I...
20th Jun 2017, 11:18
Replies: 6,711
Views: 5,870,601
Posted By Desk-pilot

I'm a recent joiner (20 months) from a well known...

I'm a recent joiner (20 months) from a well known regional - I'm also 48 and have a 12 year old daughter.

It has been my ambition to fly for BA from the age of 6 and I've suffered all sorts of...
28th Dec 2016, 16:06
Replies: 127
Views: 69,138
Posted By Desk-pilot

Thoughts on BA

For what it's worth I have no experience of Easy, only of Flybe. I joined BA a few years ago on the A320. Being junior and also a family man I can say that my move has been a mixed bag overall but...
18th Dec 2016, 11:56
Replies: 417
Views: 348,490
Posted By Desk-pilot

Just to clarify

Just to clarify Flybe got rid of lates to earlies rostering around a weekend years ago so I have no idea how that's still happening. I worked there for 8 years and was generally happy - especially...
31st Jul 2016, 09:03
Replies: 6,711
Views: 5,870,601
Posted By Desk-pilot

About a year in

I'm about a year in on shorthaul having spent several years at a regional airline. There's lots of positives to BA which have been covered above like the generally nice Captains and crew, the roster...
18th Jul 2016, 17:47
Replies: 41
Views: 27,914
Posted By Desk-pilot

Disparity

I find it interesting that Turkey is considered too dangerous for USA planes and pilots but apparently not for Europeans...

The CAA don't even have a stated position on the matter.

DP
28th Mar 2016, 08:55
Replies: 417
Views: 348,490
Posted By Desk-pilot

Q400

Having flown Q400, E-Jet and now Airbus I have to say the Q400 was the most demanding to fly - which is precisely why the jet prejudice is a nonsense. I'm not sure that I'd class a Q400 as slippery...
27th Mar 2016, 02:39
Replies: 417
Views: 348,490
Posted By Desk-pilot

My view

Having spent 8 years at Flybe and now moved on to a bigger jet operator my take is:

Fantastic training, superb culture, great camaraderie, lovely small and friendly bases. The Dash 8 is noisy,...
Replies: 878
Views: 444,365
Posted By Desk-pilot

Tough decision

If it helps any of the posters here, I bailed from a well paid IT career aged 34, did an integrated course, went back to IT for 18 months job hunting and finally landed a turboprop job with a leading...
4th Nov 2015, 17:43
Replies: 1,355
Views: 823,113
Posted By Desk-pilot

E-jets at SOU

I've never really understood why Flybe didn't make Southampton a key jet base. For anyone living in Surrey, Hampshire or Sussex the reality is that travelling out of Sou is probably a nicer and...
Forum: Questions
14th Jun 2015, 19:09
Replies: 9
Views: 3,169
Posted By Desk-pilot

Thanks guys

That's great and I really appreciate the replies. Just being able to park at T5 chops a good 20mins or so off the commute I guess because otherwise you're into parking at Compass and catching the...
Forum: Questions
14th Jun 2015, 13:05
Replies: 9
Views: 3,169
Posted By Desk-pilot

Anybody use a motorbike to get to LHR?

I'm due to start commuting to LHR and as I live along the A3 corridor am contemplating getting a motorbike at least for dry days to reduce the amount of time spent sitting in traffic.

Does anyone...
19th Mar 2015, 18:32
Replies: 128
Views: 72,316
Posted By Desk-pilot

Thanks

Thanks Mike, I will keep my ear to the ground and hope it re-opens for us - good to hear that the Flybe peeps were a good fit - I guess if you can fly a Dash 8 you can fly pretty much anything!!
18th Mar 2015, 20:44
Replies: 128
Views: 72,316
Posted By Desk-pilot

Grammar Schools

You raise an interesting point about Grammar Schools. I've never understood why the Labour Party are so ideologically opposed to them when the Grammar School system was the best bridge out of...
5th Mar 2015, 11:49
Replies: 131
Views: 38,906
Posted By Desk-pilot

Upgrade

Upgrade to Capt gives a basic of about 61k I think which is respectable but still only barely comparable to some of the better FO jobs on jets.
4th Mar 2015, 20:13
Replies: 131
Views: 38,906
Posted By Desk-pilot

Fuellers

I just wanted to comment on the poster who said he has to laugh at pilots saying how knackered they are - well it depends massively on what kind airline you fly for and what your sector lengths are. ...
3rd Mar 2015, 15:47
Replies: 131
Views: 38,906
Posted By Desk-pilot

I can only empathise

I wish you well in your endeavours. Being an airline pilot was all I ever wanted to do from the age of 5, ended up in a well paid IT career and then decided to follow the dream in my early thirties....
8th Dec 2013, 10:00
Replies: 99
Views: 17,312
Posted By Desk-pilot

Policy F

Spandex,

The company state that Policy F is non-contractual

The lawyers state that written policy becomes contractual if accepted by both parties over a period of time.

In short I think the...
8th Dec 2013, 09:30
Replies: 99
Views: 17,312
Posted By Desk-pilot

LIFO

As one of the pilots on the jet fleet at risk of redundancy I have to say that there needs to be some system in place to protect loyalty surely? If all airlines are just allowed to make people...
17th Nov 2013, 16:54
Replies: 3,930
Views: 1,826,015
Posted By Desk-pilot

Ejet v Q400

Truth is that the E175 burns slightly more go-juice than a Q400 but costs less to finance and less to operate overall because of less downtime, spares, and disruption. It is a superb aircraft -...
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