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19th Oct 2017, 16:56
Replies: 9
Views: 2,024
Posted By Looker

US / Canadian METAR rmks

Iím trying to decode some of the rmks in US Canadian METARS.

Iíve made some progress with AO1/2, SLP.

But Iíve hit a brick wall with SF1SC7AC1 & PRESFR

Anyone have a good reference for a...
17th Dec 2014, 13:20
Replies: 1,191
Views: 886,281
Posted By Looker

Thinking of joining Norwegian?

This may be of interest to you before you make up your mind;

Dear Pilots,

We have spoken and mailed with very many of you regarding your concern over the contract offer from OSM and the...
23rd Nov 2013, 12:27
Replies: 296
Views: 171,756
Posted By Looker

Sympathies to all you Flybe crew going through...

Sympathies to all you Flybe crew going through the wringer at the moment.

I faced a similar situation at bmi Baby a year or so ago. I survived several rounds of redundancy only to be caught by Mr...
23rd Nov 2013, 11:40
Replies: 1,191
Views: 886,281
Posted By Looker

Command prospects at Norwegian

To add to SR71's post.

There are at least a couple of FO's now actually undertaking command line training at LGW and I believe 4 of the FO's who recently passed the command evaluation will start...
17th Oct 2013, 16:01
Replies: 16
Views: 9,903
Posted By Looker

NAS company restructures

Looks like NAS are not paying too much attention to the pilot union and forging ahead with restructuring the company.
It would appear that there will be a Norwegian company established in Finland...
25th Jan 2013, 10:02
Replies: 1,191
Views: 886,281
Posted By Looker

Experienced FOs

On my ground school course approx 40% were experienced FOs, the rest were DECs. We met some of the cadets doing the full type rating whilst at the Oslo sim.
4th Jan 2013, 18:35
Replies: 1,191
Views: 886,281
Posted By Looker

NAS recruitment

I'm a recent joiner with only Classic experience.
My observations so far are:
1. Recruitment was somewhat chaotic. Like many I had no acknowledgement to my application and it took a 'recommend'...
28th Nov 2012, 06:18
Replies: 1,419
Views: 617,295
Posted By Looker

I think Firestorm has it spot on, Jet2 tried...

I think Firestorm has it spot on,

Jet2 tried to be too cute with the 60 - 70 Baby pilots they interviewed. Whilst the compass testing didn't endear the Company to most, being told "congratulations...
1st Oct 2012, 12:39
Replies: 15
Views: 8,055
Posted By Looker

Just email Chris White at Storm McGinley and ask...

Just email Chris White at Storm McGinley and ask for a draft contract - why waste time going through unreliable 3rd parties?
21st Aug 2012, 18:25
Replies: 134
Views: 84,748
Posted By Looker

Virgin

So long as you havent received a PFO email you're still in the game.

I understand that people should start hearing by the end of the month.
21st Aug 2012, 18:21
Replies: 964
Views: 541,986
Posted By Looker

Hidden message

Yes the message is not the easiest to open - for those having trouble it reads;

Dear Applicant

Thank you for completing the online application for First Officer positions.

I am pleased to...
7th Jul 2012, 09:34
Replies: 107
Views: 36,297
Posted By Looker

As one of the Baby pilots facing redundancy in 8...

As one of the Baby pilots facing redundancy in 8 weeks time - perhaps I might be permitted to share some thoughts.

The Baby business model wasn't flawed per se, it was just starved of investment....
31st May 2012, 13:45
Replies: 52
Views: 14,270
Posted By Looker

I further understand that the aircraft leases...

I further understand that the aircraft leases were paid up by Lufthansa - so BA are effectively getting 12 aircraft for free.

When you consider the timing of the Flybe announcement of starting...
31st May 2012, 13:31
Replies: 52
Views: 14,270
Posted By Looker

I understand that BA plan to take 12 of the Baby...

I understand that BA plan to take 12 of the Baby B737s as they are in better nick than the BA B737s at LGW.

So why are the Baby pilots being discarded by BA? It doesn't seem to make sense given...
3rd May 2012, 14:17
Replies: 644
Views: 250,853
Posted By Looker

Well we've been waiting for some unambiguous news...

Well we've been waiting for some unambiguous news since October - looks like we might get some tomorrow.

My gut feeling is that it's not going to be positive 😡 otherwise we would have heard the...
29th Jul 2011, 13:52
Replies: 2,987
BMI
Views: 965,171
Posted By Looker

Whilst Baby is far from being out of the woods it...

Whilst Baby is far from being out of the woods it certainly isn't as gloomy as some would have you believe.

Baby is on target to make a small operating profit this year - which is a much better...
24th Jun 2011, 15:09
Replies: 1,654
Views: 490,313
Posted By Looker

As an employee of Baby I take a less pessimistic...

As an employee of Baby I take a less pessimistic view of the future than a certain poster.

Since DLH took over all the dead wood at senior management level has been eradicated and we now have a...
29th Mar 2010, 07:50
Replies: 32
Views: 4,943
Posted By Looker

UNITE were briefly looked at as an alternative to...

UNITE were briefly looked at as an alternative to BALPA at bmi Baby - but they were clearly not interested in representing a body of pilots.

I know others at Baby who are UNITE members and, as...
29th Mar 2010, 07:38
Replies: 55
Views: 9,778
Posted By Looker

Roomparty

That is a pretty accurate precis of recent events and why Baby pilots are resigning from BALPA en masse.
25th Mar 2010, 20:33
Replies: 55
Views: 9,778
Posted By Looker

Numbers on the website show support is 60+%

Numbers on the website show support is 60+%
23rd Mar 2010, 16:29
Replies: 55
Views: 9,778
Posted By Looker

Will anyone notice when he's gone? He...

Will anyone notice when he's gone?

He perfected the role of the grey man - anonymous to the core.

The DLH broom being put to good use.
22nd Mar 2010, 21:47
Replies: 55
Views: 9,778
Posted By Looker

bn1

Firstly welcome to PPRuNE - we're glad to welcome 1st timers to the debating chamber.

You make a valid point about the complexities of GDOJ v BDOJ. When Baby was expanding quickly then GDOJ was...
22nd Mar 2010, 21:15
Replies: 55
Views: 9,778
Posted By Looker

SR71

I think the number of disgruntled pilots at Baby must be close to 100%, nobody I speak to in the crewrooms thinks that life is perfect at the moment.

If your comment is aimed at the people who had...
17th Mar 2010, 19:18
Replies: 55
Views: 9,778
Posted By Looker

Ipa / Ipf

Whilst I can understand your viewpoint about divided union representation I don't think that is likely at Baby now.

BALPA membership has plummeted in recent months/weeks due to the inept...
26th Feb 2010, 08:50
Replies: 35
Views: 4,784
Posted By Looker

My Company makes holiday payments to the CAs...

My Company makes holiday payments to the CAs based on average on board sales commission. This holiday pay is then spread over the year and paid as a monthly addition to basic pay - for a SCM this...
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