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17th Dec 2018, 10:50
Replies: 233
Views: 436,095
Posted By Birdstrike737

Donít Parc it here

Rishworth has a very mediocre reputation and Parc, forget about it. Parc does not do anything for pilots they donít absolutely have to ó Parc is out for Parc, and thatís it.
17th Dec 2018, 10:35
Replies: 38
Views: 14,405
Posted By Birdstrike737

Sounds a lot like a certain gigantic Chinese...

Sounds a lot like a certain gigantic Chinese airline based in Guangzhou. The agencies advertise all over the internet things like reverse-roster bases in LAX and JFK which they have no intention of...
29th Oct 2018, 05:34
Replies: 2,100
Views: 1,177,198
Posted By Birdstrike737

Itís OK to offer a hypothesis!

To those of you admonishing your colleagues for tossing around first-impressions while ďbodies are still warm,Ē THATíS WHAT WE DO! WEíRE PILOTS! This thread is not a news organization, itís a...
29th Oct 2018, 05:08
Replies: 3
Views: 7,553
Posted By Birdstrike737

Lion Air 737 Max off Jakarta

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asia-46014463
Forum: Middle East
14th May 2018, 22:45
Replies: 135
Views: 70,646
Posted By Birdstrike737

Withheld pilot records?

i heard from a Chinese recruiter that EK pilots can no longer get the necessary records they need for a CAAC license? If true, thatís a kind of slavery. Pilots should always be MOBILE, able to...
5th Jan 2017, 19:00
Replies: 20
Views: 9,113
Posted By Birdstrike737

Cleared up

Yeah a GA aircraft landed gear-up. On the only jet runway at a busy jet airport. An airport which has a small GA parallel runway.

~sigh~
5th Jan 2017, 17:34
Replies: 20
Views: 9,113
Posted By Birdstrike737

LIML accident or incident?

Anyone know what's going on at Milan Linate? I was boarding a Lufthansa flight, commuting to work, and the airport was suddenly "closed for an an accident." I called the ATIS landline and got the...
1st Jan 2017, 11:31
Replies: 227
Views: 166,606
Posted By Birdstrike737

RYR is confusing

Tomuchwork: I was based in Rome for 8 years, flying for Ryanair. I know you don't want to start a Ryanair-bashing session here, but it's pretty tough to talk about Ryanair without airing a bit of...
Forum: North America
1st Oct 2016, 22:29
Replies: 149
Views: 117,942
Posted By Birdstrike737

Pilot fired for doing his job

Lucky him, he's in the states and can easily exercise his legal rights. If he was flying for a low-cost carrier in Europe, he would be wasting his time (LOTS of time, and money) trying to sue the...
18th Feb 2016, 09:06
Replies: 21
Views: 7,351
Posted By Birdstrike737

Nothing gets better by wishing....

Well put, Rat 5. What I saw up-close at RYR was a pilot workforce composed mostly of people who thought they were profiting from O'Leary's crimes, never realising that they were in fact among the...
10th Feb 2016, 12:41
Replies: 21
Views: 7,351
Posted By Birdstrike737

I really hope I'm wrong about money flowing from...

I really hope I'm wrong about money flowing from Ryanair to IALPA/RPG. Any other theory to explain their mindblowing incompetence?
10th Feb 2016, 10:40
Replies: 21
Views: 7,351
Posted By Birdstrike737

Getting the blindfolds off the RYR pilots

I don't work for Ryanair anymore, so technically it is not in my interest to care about those who do. Technically. The fact is, however, if a large and financially successful...
10th Feb 2016, 02:23
Replies: 31
Views: 9,030
Posted By Birdstrike737

Ryanair explained simply

http://youtu.be/PaOe_LVEF6M

http://youtu.be/KeCP338AOKM

http://youtu.be/vlmI10qjRds
10th Feb 2016, 02:17
Replies: 21
Views: 7,351
Posted By Birdstrike737

ECA/RPG/IALPA

It is high time for the pilots of legacy carriers to circumnavigate the inept ECA. There is an emergency going on in Europe, the fire warning bell is sounding, and the ECA is still fumbling around...
10th Feb 2016, 02:14
Replies: 57
Views: 23,029
Posted By Birdstrike737

Ryanair explained in simple terms

http://youtu.be/PaOe_LVEF6M

http://youtu.be/KeCP338AOKM

http://youtu.be/vlmI10qjRds
Forum: Middle East
10th Feb 2016, 02:10
Replies: 74
Views: 27,646
Posted By Birdstrike737

For the German pilots' union

It is high time for ECA-backed unions to circumnavigate the inept ECA. There is an emergency going on in Europe, the fire warning bell is sounding, and the ECA is still fumbling around looking for...
22nd Aug 2015, 20:31
Replies: 40
Views: 14,944
Posted By Birdstrike737

spot on about the ECA

Rat 5 you are a scholar and an airman of sage wisdom. Thank you for that post. You put it right on the line, as it lay, in Europe at the moment. Every word of it -- I wish I could grab every...
22nd Aug 2015, 06:57
Replies: 13
Views: 10,108
Posted By Birdstrike737

more to the story

The way GTD went quiet is worth recounting.

When I put my name and picture on the website and took responsibility for it, I expected to be sent a contract termination letter the next day. It took...
21st Aug 2015, 15:55
Replies: 26
Views: 17,696
Posted By Birdstrike737

In case anyone still cares....

Good news: Amsterdam "reverse roster" base opening Sept. 1 with 8 captains, expected to get to 25 captains within a year and will then be considered a Europe-wide 777 captain's reverse-roster base.
...
21st Aug 2015, 15:43
Replies: 13
Views: 10,108
Posted By Birdstrike737

Thanks to you all....

I've been a very infrequent visitor to PPrune in recent months, but just read these posts. It's always nice to hear that my project was on the right track and that its first-try failure was not due...
21st Aug 2015, 14:47
Replies: 40
Views: 14,944
Posted By Birdstrike737

Aviation Finishing School to the World

If/when EASA ever adopts the FAA's rule that you must have at least 1,500 hours before you can sit in the F/O seat of a medium/large aircraft on scheduled air carrier duty: Ryanair's game is over.
...
21st Aug 2015, 11:25
Replies: 5
Views: 4,402
Posted By Birdstrike737

Don't DO IT!

DO NOT, I repeat: DO NOT buy property in Italy.

I did exactly what you are talking about: was based in Rome with Ryanair, and bought what seemed like a nice, inexpensive country home 45 minutes...
28th Jun 2015, 13:29
Replies: 3
Views: 2,724
Posted By Birdstrike737

Spectrum Aviation: 737 classics in Italy for summer

Has anyone checked into this ad going around from a small agency in Ireland? They're seeking captains and first officers for 737 classics, 3 months only, to start right away. Base Italy but no info...
14th Apr 2015, 22:58
Replies: 13
Views: 10,108
Posted By Birdstrike737

GTD Aviation

I wasn't following PPrune much last year but just had my attention directed to this thread. I'm the founder of GTD, and I'm the guy who got sacked for trying to upend the current scheme of...
24th Feb 2015, 20:31
Replies: 258
Views: 131,046
Posted By Birdstrike737

Article in Aviation Week on Europe's Low Cost Pilots

Sorry it's not accessible right now if you don't have a subscription to AW&ST, but it should be open to non-subscribers in a week or two:

Poor Work Conditions For Many European LCC Crews |...
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