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12th Apr 2019, 07:06
Replies: 35
Views: 24,840
Posted By L1011

Unhappy As good as the service is, 9W does not have the...

As good as the service is, 9W does not have the support of the Indian Government. So it will probably be gone by next week.

Between the basket-case national carriers on the sub-continent and the...
Forum: Middle East
23rd Dec 2017, 03:30
Replies: 6
Views: 6,609
Posted By L1011

RIP old mate. Could not believe the news when I...

RIP old mate. Could not believe the news when I heard it. We'd just ridden together at Meydan a few weeks ago and he was as fit as I've ever seen him.
20+ plus years of squabbling and being the best...
Forum: Middle East
10th Oct 2015, 06:03
Replies: 5
Views: 2,835
Posted By L1011

The Phantom Caravan

The end is here.

Computer getting disconnected today. Passport goes in tomorrow for visa cancellation. Just a few weeks short 26 years.

Thank you everyone for an amazing journey. Will not be...
Forum: Middle East
1st Oct 2015, 05:48
Replies: 854
Views: 750,770
Posted By L1011

EPC/APC Direct Debit

Chaps,

The Pilots Club direct debit is a real pain in the ass to cancel. Requires you to drive all the way to the Fairmont, spiral up into the parking lot, find an office that is not marked and...
Forum: Middle East
17th Sep 2015, 11:53
Replies: 854
Views: 750,770
Posted By L1011

Police Clearance letter

Just started the exit dance.

The HR leaving module is a classic. SNM.

Police clearance - whoever posted about the Port Rashid Police. I owe you a beverage. Best bureaucratic experience in...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Jun 2015, 15:24
Replies: 67
Views: 22,617
Posted By L1011

A380 LHS Credit 28.....but Block 92 RTGS...

A380
LHS
Credit 28.....but Block 92
RTGS and two night simulators sessions for PPC.
18 days leave
3 days off.......

That's the least block I have done this year.

next leave is 5 (forced)...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Jun 2015, 12:23
Replies: 43
Views: 21,177
Posted By L1011

Very sad news. Knew Jim since Falcon days. Have...

Very sad news. Knew Jim since Falcon days. Have flown together many times and shared many laughs.

Think he was quitting this year. There is a lesson in this for all of us.
Forum: Middle East
8th May 2015, 06:00
Replies: 28
Views: 8,886
Posted By L1011

The end of an era in many ways. Sir M was...

The end of an era in many ways.

Sir M was such a charmer. He'd sit on the jumpseat and regale us with stories in the old days. Knew most of us by name and always had a kind word. Even hosted us...
Forum: Middle East
26th Apr 2015, 05:11
Replies: 20
Views: 9,678
Posted By L1011

Split profit share

Many moons ago, when the very first profit-share was paid, it was split into two payments. The May and September pay checks if memory serves.

Since then the EM states that it will be paid in the...
Forum: Middle East
9th Mar 2015, 07:04
Replies: 44
Views: 15,325
Posted By L1011

Open Skies reminds me of a passage from Brothers...

Open Skies reminds me of a passage from Brothers Karamazov.

Says Fyodor Dostoyevsky ďAbove all, donít lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that...
Forum: Middle East
22nd May 2014, 13:48
Replies: 47
Views: 34,290
Posted By L1011

It's back - but can't log on

Well iCrew is back on the FOIP. Downloaded it but can't log on.

It shows in Portrait mode with a low-res picture of a happy FO. Then the keyboard appears in landscape mode!

But can't find a...
Forum: Middle East
19th Jan 2014, 16:23
Replies: 134
Views: 41,814
Posted By L1011

First DXB-Melbourne/Sydney used to be Dh 780. ...

First DXB-Melbourne/Sydney used to be Dh 780.

Now Dh 920.

Keep Discovering.
Forum: Middle East
22nd Oct 2013, 05:25
Replies: 48
Views: 17,790
Posted By L1011

Reasonable turnout on Day2. Some very senior guys...

Reasonable turnout on Day2. Some very senior guys there.
BB was very open and frank about what the T&Cs are and what was achievable. It looks like a good deal, provided you are on a base that's...
9th Jul 2012, 15:32
Replies: 3
Views: 2,225
Posted By L1011

RIP Robert Helmreich PhD

Just got the sad news that Bob Helmreich, Professor Emeritus of the University of Texas at Austin, passed away today.

Bob made a critical and long lasting contribution to aviation safety. His...
12th Jun 2012, 18:18
Replies: 24
Views: 5,531
Posted By L1011

Go via Colombo. Sri Lankan just joined Oneworld....

Go via Colombo. Sri Lankan just joined Oneworld. Sydney, Melbourne, Brsbane via CMB to London, Frankfurt, Paris, Rome.
Exact midpoint between Aus and London. Good airport, not much weather, close...
3rd Oct 2011, 11:57
Replies: 180
Views: 114,283
Posted By L1011

China ATPL question

Guys and Gals,

Thanks for all the helpful tips and suggestions. Trying to study for the China ATPL myself so I can get a commute contract.

One type of question keeps puzzling me. It sounds...
Forum: Middle East
25th Apr 2011, 09:15
Replies: 13
Views: 4,321
Posted By L1011

Flew with Bob many years ago on the L1011. ...

Flew with Bob many years ago on the L1011.

He was a CRM nightmare now that I think about it, but then many of the skippers were back then.

Sure knew how to wind people up though, he was an...
Forum: Middle East
24th Feb 2011, 08:03
Replies: 12
Views: 4,426
Posted By L1011

Investment brokers (aka salesman) make their...

Investment brokers (aka salesman) make their money up-front from commissions taken out of your money.

Then the investment company takes their cut. Whatever is left is put into the market> Which,...
Forum: Middle East
30th Jan 2011, 07:18
Replies: 37
Views: 8,898
Posted By L1011

I think I'll buy another Apple product :E

I think I'll buy another Apple product :E
30th Dec 2010, 07:51
Replies: 46
Views: 10,352
Posted By L1011

Cadets are here to stay. Get over the angst and...

Cadets are here to stay. Get over the angst and deal with the fact.

Low time trainees have been flying revenue trips for airlines for many years all over the world.

Not only in 'Third-world'...
Forum: Middle East
30th Dec 2010, 07:28
Replies: 707
Views: 165,729
Posted By L1011

Thanks guys - got it solved. I had to...

Thanks guys - got it solved.

I had to uninstall the old VPN and download the newer, stronger (and more expensive) one. Works great! :ok:

Love the folks at W*****a - very helpful. :D
Forum: Middle East
29th Dec 2010, 07:40
Replies: 707
Views: 165,729
Posted By L1011

DU and VPNs

HI All,

Hope you guys had a great Xmas.

just moved from Etislut to DU and having trouble with my VPN.

W***pia worked perfectly at my old place with ET. Does not work at all in my new place...
19th Aug 2009, 15:58
Replies: 22
Views: 5,226
Posted By L1011

A reasonable thread for a change. Here's my 2c...

A reasonable thread for a change. Here's my 2c worth:

The fuel dumping scenario is even more complicated than A388 pointed out. The aircraft tends to fly at fairly aft CG positions - 41% in the...
Forum: Middle East
10th Aug 2009, 08:58
Replies: 95
Views: 36,390
Posted By L1011

The photos (of the crew taking photos) were taken...

The photos (of the crew taking photos) were taken by a group (i.e. more than one) of passengers. They demanded that they be sent to EK management along with a complaint.

Doubt anyone would be...
Forum: Middle East
9th Aug 2009, 02:34
Replies: 95
Views: 36,390
Posted By L1011

Passed through CMB and tried to get the real...

Passed through CMB and tried to get the real story from the SM.

Evidently there had a been a long technical delay and that the engineers were working on the aircraft. The crew were on-board but...
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