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11th Jun 2017, 08:07
Replies: 32
Views: 19,732
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Pilt, it's market forces. If the EU airlines...

Pilt, it's market forces. If the EU airlines don't have the spaces for everyone and the locos don't offer good packages, then where do you expect pilots to go? Should they accept lower conditions...
10th Jun 2017, 16:48
Replies: 32
Views: 19,732
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Piltdown man, you do talk some rubbish. For a...

Piltdown man, you do talk some rubbish. For a start, the expats in the ME aren't using home nations' resources or services. If they're not, why should they pay home taxes? As it happens, many do...
Forum: Middle East
9th Jun 2017, 09:21
Replies: 96
Views: 139,497
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Ironic that it's Air France complaining...:{

Ironic that it's Air France complaining...:{
Forum: Middle East
6th Jun 2017, 14:54
Replies: 197
Views: 245,128
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

TOGA, yes I have visited the USAAF cemetery near...

TOGA, yes I have visited the USAAF cemetery near Cambridge. And I'm sure I don't need to remind anyone that the Pacific War wasn't fought by the US alone.

As for where I saw these medals, that...
Forum: Middle East
6th Jun 2017, 05:15
Replies: 197
Views: 245,128
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Spot on Harry, but you know the rules - it's only...

Spot on Harry, but you know the rules - it's only bad when it's not the US doing it. :hmm: I remember seeing USAF personnel in the UK with medals and ribbons for serving in a "war zone", which is...
Forum: Middle East
5th Jun 2017, 12:04
Replies: 14
Views: 4,775
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Have you been there? You say everything,...

Have you been there? You say everything, everywhere is a scam.
Forum: Middle East
4th Jun 2017, 08:53
Replies: 14
Views: 4,775
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

This is the legitimate UK outfit he's talking...

This is the legitimate UK outfit he's talking about, not the Turkish facsimile playing on the same name.
3rd Jun 2017, 11:32
Replies: 19
Views: 10,070
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Whoever (mis)handled that police response should...

Whoever (mis)handled that police response should be prosecuted for negligence and reckless endangerment of the passengers and crew. Sitting around and evading decision making as an emergency...
Forum: Middle East
30th May 2017, 15:58
Replies: 30
Views: 27,602
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

That is rather my point, DCS - without the large...

That is rather my point, DCS - without the large state burdens of universal "free at point of service" education and healthcare, housing, nursing homes or pensions for the 90% expat community, the...
Forum: Middle East
30th May 2017, 12:17
Replies: 30
Views: 27,602
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

It's interesting that the EMF, which has been so...

It's interesting that the EMF, which has been so well discredited of late (especially Lagarde) and has utterly failed to rectify the crumbling economics of both the EU and the Euro, is telling...
Forum: Middle East
19th May 2017, 03:19
Replies: 4,944
Views: 3,299,372
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Unless the rules have recently changed, and as...

Unless the rules have recently changed, and as Don says, things do change, then you can reapply after two years.
Forum: Middle East
13th May 2017, 02:56
Replies: 36
Views: 25,866
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

It's the "I want it now" culture of modern youth....

It's the "I want it now" culture of modern youth. It's the same explanation as to why personal debt is so high while so many young people are driving around in flashy cars or buy the latest phone...
Forum: Middle East
12th May 2017, 09:45
Replies: 36
Views: 25,866
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Starting a family anywhere is expensive and...

Starting a family anywhere is expensive and stressful, not just DXB. Harry is exactly right in his post. Blaming the company for someone looking older, a bit more tired and more worried is showing...
Forum: Middle East
9th May 2017, 13:00
Replies: 13
Views: 12,595
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Troff, the difference is that hold baggage is...

Troff, the difference is that hold baggage is weighed and has a paper trail, so overweight baggage might be flagged on the system and a surcharge unavoidable, while few companies weigh hand baggage. ...
Forum: Middle East
27th Mar 2017, 04:11
Replies: 108
Views: 56,369
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

But how does putting said explosive iPad in the...

But how does putting said explosive iPad in the hold help? It'll still cause structural damage. But by putting all these genuine PEDs in the hold, the authorities are eroding flight safety, and in...
Forum: Middle East
26th Mar 2017, 14:30
Replies: 108
Views: 56,369
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

No, I'm not in management, and nor would I ever...

No, I'm not in management, and nor would I ever want to be; if that silly act of name calling is your best retort, then god help you. The US has many things to be proud of, and many to be ashamed...
Forum: Middle East
24th Mar 2017, 13:21
Replies: 108
Views: 56,369
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Are you saying that all other nationalities...

Are you saying that all other nationalities should be glad to have their job jeopardised and flights endangered so that rich US pilots with cushy jobs can take their place? That's how it comes...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Mar 2017, 15:24
Replies: 108
Views: 56,369
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

That still does not explain why the US3 are...

That still does not explain why the US3 are completely exempt. This is not a security matter, it is protectionism. Again.
22nd Mar 2017, 12:15
Replies: 326
Views: 226,769
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

That was on the correct profile until they...

That was on the correct profile until they stalled due to a radalt failure affecting the autothrottle and piss poor pilots. Whatever happened to this Westjet is unrelated to the Turkish.
22nd Mar 2017, 12:11
Replies: 392
Views: 210,673
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

This is not a genuine security issue; it's an...

This is not a genuine security issue; it's an economic war by the US on companies with which it can't compete because it's services is so woeful. Rather than up their game, they again unlevel the...
22nd Mar 2017, 12:06
Replies: 392
Views: 210,673
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

There are far easier containers to use. As...

There are far easier containers to use.

As for the ban duration, the liquids ban was meant to be for about six months, back in 2010. Of course, airports have been making fortunes selling...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Mar 2017, 11:42
Replies: 108
Views: 56,369
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

OK, then, for the defenders of this new policy. ...

OK, then, for the defenders of this new policy. Why, if this security excuse has the smallest shred of credibility, does the US ban exclude all US airlines, given their pax are using airports on the...
17th Mar 2017, 11:19
Replies: 237
Views: 138,181
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

It's interesting how a BBC journalist has been...

It's interesting how a BBC journalist has been hanging around in the ME section trying to dig up dirt on fatigue in the ME airlines, but she seems curiously absent from this thread. It's...
17th Mar 2017, 11:04
Replies: 326
Views: 226,769
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Such cross checks are fundamental airmanship, and...

Such cross checks are fundamental airmanship, and I don't think anyone could legitimately criticise anyone for performing them. However, they are not in typical SOPs, and the point has been made in...
16th Mar 2017, 12:10
Replies: 326
Views: 226,769
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

In seven operators, I've never seen anyone use it...

In seven operators, I've never seen anyone use it as a crosscheck, Herod. Rad alt and baro alt seldom match, really just over the sea and Norfolk, so (probably) nobody has an SOP to do that.
16th Mar 2017, 05:40
Replies: 326
Views: 226,769
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Escape path, altimeter error is not limited to...

Escape path, altimeter error is not limited to forgetting to set QNH on transition. They could have been passed/misheard an incorrect QNH and set 1029 instead of 1019, for example. I've had that...
16th Mar 2017, 05:36
Replies: 95
Views: 29,717
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Amazing how much research can go into a patently...

Amazing how much research can go into a patently stupid idea.
15th Mar 2017, 18:01
Replies: 326
Views: 226,769
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Rat, the "M" is the missed app point. It's not a...

Rat, the "M" is the missed app point. It's not a great name for it. It's not the point at which you should commence a missed app; that should happen at the minima on the glide path. It is the...
Forum: Middle East
15th Mar 2017, 17:45
Replies: 32
Views: 25,318
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Enforcing the Open Skies agreement fairly?...

Enforcing the Open Skies agreement fairly? Seriously? What about the huge advantages the US3 had under Chapter 11 for over a decade? Were they banned from everyone else's airspace? Typical US...
15th Mar 2017, 11:00
Replies: 326
Views: 226,769
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Airbubba, misset alts is the most plausible...

Airbubba, misset alts is the most plausible explanation to cover the actual and ADSB profiles. My comment about lower than standard pressure would have made the error even easier to make, simply...
14th Mar 2017, 09:15
Replies: 326
Views: 226,769
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

If the photo is real, then altimetry error would...

If the photo is real, then altimetry error would explain the low altitude and the ADSB reports of being on profile as the ADSB would report GPS 2d position and baro altitude. Given how many non...
Forum: Middle East
25th Feb 2017, 10:33
Replies: 7
Views: 5,820
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Frequentflyer, are you an APC member? They sold...

Frequentflyer, are you an APC member? They sold my details to a Jakarta based investment company that kept hassling me. An idiot, dishonest neighbour gave my number to DeVere when he was getting a...
Replies: 237
Views: 138,181
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

To their credit, the IAA treat all ASRs as MORs,...

To their credit, the IAA treat all ASRs as MORs, preventing any concealment (intentional or otherwise) by company managers. The CAA are less enlightened, as I suspect are most EASA member...
Forum: Middle East
30th Jan 2017, 14:26
Replies: 4,944
Views: 3,299,372
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Really? I have flown with five guys in the last...

Really? I have flown with five guys in the last two months that got promoted six months ago at their 4.5 year points.
Forum: Middle East
30th Jan 2017, 06:28
Replies: 4,944
Views: 3,299,372
Posted By Aluminium shuffler

Long time to command? Four and a half years is...

Long time to command? Four and a half years is still commonplace. That is pretty short by any standard for a wide body company with seniority lists.
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