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24th May 2021, 05:11
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Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I remember JP fondly. A true leader, a great...

I remember JP fondly. A true leader, a great character and a great operator.

I had the honour of being sat next to him at a dining in night at Brize once. He was the only American present and was...
19th May 2021, 15:07
Replies: 288
Views: 122,666
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I guess everyone's situation is different but...

I guess everyone's situation is different but here's mine. UK citizen, resident in Asia, made redundant from my flying job in September 2020. I have an Irish EASA ATPL with B777 type rating which I...
Forum: Middle East
18th May 2021, 10:33
Replies: 1,912
Views: 1,721,802
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I am not far off 60 so have, from a financial...

I am not far off 60 so have, from a financial point of view, come to regard redundancy as early retirement. That said, I do miss the fliying and the people. So if something comes along which would...
Forum: Middle East
18th May 2021, 08:56
Replies: 1,912
Views: 1,721,802
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Those figures do not include Provident Fund which...

Those figures do not include Provident Fund which would be worth another GBP1.5k pcm
Forum: Middle East
17th May 2021, 23:49
Replies: 1,912
Views: 1,721,802
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

felixthecat We enjoyed our time in Dubai but...

felixthecat

We enjoyed our time in Dubai but didn't do Friday brunches, only had the one car (no loan), didn,t have a boat and socialised at each others houses with barbies etc rather than at...
Forum: Middle East
17th May 2021, 01:54
Replies: 1,912
Views: 1,721,802
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I left Emirates as a line captain last year. The...

I left Emirates as a line captain last year. The effective measure of salary is the amount you can save each month. We lived fairly simply in Dubai and saved around GBP7k pcm for 10 months of the...
17th May 2021, 00:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1,709
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Very sad news. I flew with John on 10 Squadron...

Very sad news. I flew with John on 10 Squadron many times and I always ended our flights wiser than I started them, thanks to John's expertise and patience.

Rest In Peace John.
17th May 2021, 00:16
Replies: 6
Views: 2,157
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Very sad news indeed. I only really knew Martin...

Very sad news indeed. I only really knew Martin from Dominies at Finningley but we instantly hit it off and we really enjoyed flying together. He was truly one of nature's old school gentlemen,...
15th May 2021, 03:20
Replies: 11
Views: 2,813
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

That is, unfortunately, the likely outcome. The...

That is, unfortunately, the likely outcome. The job itself looks ok and the area looks beautiful. But if the numbers don't add up then it isn't going to happen. Almost fifty per cent of net pay would...
14th May 2021, 13:20
Replies: 11
Views: 2,813
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Yes, that checks out. Low-mid 50K is what he...

Yes, that checks out. Low-mid 50K is what he heard for Culdrose.
14th May 2021, 12:56
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Views: 2,813
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

It does, indeed, look lovely. Somebody may have a...

It does, indeed, look lovely. Somebody may have a big decision to make as it does seem a shame to miss out on that view.
14th May 2021, 05:22
Replies: 11
Views: 2,813
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Yes, Seen that. Ascent are being a little coy...

Yes, Seen that. Ascent are being a little coy about the salary apparently. It might be a deal breaker if the figure I have heard is accurate. Nothing worth renting or buying would be doable on the...
12th May 2021, 12:11
Replies: 11
Views: 2,813
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

ASCENT FLIGHT TRAINING - CULDROSE

I am interested in feedback on the ASCENT FLIGHT TRAINING UKMFTS set up, at Culdrose, for a pal who has an interview with them. He is currently living outside UK and would be setting up from scratch...
Forum: Middle East
28th Apr 2021, 00:18
Replies: 1,031
Views: 832,316
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Totally agree. My response to anyone who insists...

Totally agree. My response to anyone who insists on minimum fuel all the time is quite simple:

'Taking a little extra may cost a little more but not taking enough can get real expensive, real...
Forum: Middle East
29th Mar 2021, 05:57
Replies: 1,912
Views: 1,721,802
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

The thing with opinions is that they are like...

The thing with opinions is that they are like @77holes. Everyone has one and nobody else wants to hear it.

you are entitled to your opinions but my opinion could not be more different to yours.
Forum: Middle East
28th Mar 2021, 04:48
Replies: 27
Views: 9,479
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

It's all about your appetite for risk. Make sure...

It's all about your appetite for risk. Make sure you do all your due diligence checks before embarking on your proposed course of action. Nobody can predict the future of the aviation industry,...
11th Mar 2021, 01:36
Replies: 213
Views: 206,705
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

You are quite correct as far as you go but there...

You are quite correct as far as you go but there is, for many, a bit more to the story. I started my expat career in the 1990's and the enhanced, tax free salary, and general terms and conditions...
Forum: Middle East
1st Mar 2021, 04:36
Replies: 78
Views: 24,772
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Whilst the FAA may not approve non US vaccines...

Whilst the FAA may not approve non US vaccines that does not auto imply an FAA licence problem. It may simply mean that you need a dose of the US approved vaccine (in addition to whatever you may...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Feb 2021, 01:20
Replies: 1,912
Views: 1,721,802
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I was made redundant last September. Would I come...

I was made redundant last September. Would I come back if it was to be offered? Well, I'd have to look at Ts & Cs offered but, probably, yes. Principles are a fine thing but they don't put food on...
Forum: Middle East
14th Jan 2021, 04:20
Replies: 1,912
Views: 1,721,802
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I tend to agree. There are still too many...

I tend to agree. There are still too many variables imho to expect STC to start offering jobs back in any numbers any time soon. The effectiveness of the vaccine against Covid-19, including the new...
19th Dec 2020, 13:32
Replies: 11
Views: 3,827
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Thanks for all the above info. My interest was...

Thanks for all the above info. My interest was triggered by an email from a recruiting agency which stated NTR DEC for F100 was an option. Clearly it isn't or, if it is, is likely not desirable.
...
16th Dec 2020, 12:35
Replies: 11
Views: 3,827
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Thanks for the info, Yes, that isn't great -...

Thanks for the info,

Yes, that isn't great - but then neither is being unemployed. What would your thoughts be on bringing the family with me to PNG?
13th Dec 2020, 12:41
Replies: 11
Views: 3,827
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Apologies for slight thread drift here but I am...

Apologies for slight thread drift here but I am interested in a pilot position with Air Niugini as / when they recruit again. Main attraction is the age I can continue flying to (I am 58) and that...
Forum: Middle East
6th Dec 2020, 07:48
Replies: 30
Views: 17,912
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Rie Quote bringbackthe80s What a breath...

Rie

Quote
bringbackthe80s
What a breath of fresh air!!

But He is about right,
Forum: Middle East
2nd Dec 2020, 05:32
Replies: 1,912
Views: 1,721,802
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

A nice, positive post and not unrealistic....

A nice, positive post and not unrealistic. Fingers crossed.
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