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3rd Mar 2021, 10:51
Replies: 11
Views: 4,499
Posted By rifruffian

Is this the notion of 'piece-work' where...

Is this the notion of 'piece-work' where earnings depend on the useful work completed ? It is a commonplace feature in many occupations and this has long been the case; including some sectors of...
11th Jan 2021, 16:53
Replies: 40
Views: 27,585
Posted By rifruffian

jobless on an island outside EU......that'll be...

jobless on an island outside EU......that'll be UK then.
Forum: Questions
23rd Oct 2020, 22:12
Replies: 8
Views: 1,796
Posted By rifruffian

look short term and go for the quickest pay...

look short term and go for the quickest pay cheque.
16th Oct 2020, 23:39
Replies: 109
Views: 37,492
Posted By rifruffian

I flew to qualify for the ppl amongst that...

I flew to qualify for the ppl amongst that stuff.....
6th May 2020, 17:44
Replies: 77
Views: 35,325
Posted By rifruffian

Going back to the OP......minimum wage...

Going back to the OP......minimum wage pilots?.......yes,yes,yes........(there always has been)
4th May 2020, 18:10
Replies: 12
Views: 4,741
Posted By rifruffian

thanks for these replies and I think that both of...

thanks for these replies and I think that both of you have identified my sighting.
4th May 2020, 17:29
Replies: 12
Views: 4,741
Posted By rifruffian

an unusual sighting

an unusual sighting from the ground in south Lanarkshire. Overhead at about 2000 feet height and in good VMC I saw an airplane, about the size of a small airliner, heading West in the direction of...
27th Feb 2020, 21:14
Replies: 24
Views: 6,949
Posted By rifruffian

There is not any doubt in my mind that the OP...

There is not any doubt in my mind that the OP should pay all costs of recovery to base airfield; he could request a breakdown of the final account and dispute any element thought to be unreasonable....
Replies: 22
Views: 4,800
Posted By rifruffian

funding

I was self employed heavy truck owner/driver/operator...
20th Jan 2020, 16:32
Replies: 13
Views: 4,976
Posted By rifruffian

There is not anything uniquely interesting about...

There is not anything uniquely interesting about reaching 80 yo; your doctor probably wants to know but who else ?.....boring...
20th Jan 2020, 16:02
Replies: 13
Views: 4,976
Posted By rifruffian

Sometimes it is the same for us.

Sometimes it is the same for us.
23rd Dec 2019, 12:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,843
Posted By rifruffian

treat it as a transport tool; go for...

treat it as a transport tool; go for utility...206.
10th Nov 2019, 16:31
Replies: 9
Views: 4,431
Posted By rifruffian

Entirely harmless, what is wrong ?

Entirely harmless, what is wrong ?
24th Sep 2019, 18:40
Replies: 2
Views: 1,282
Posted By rifruffian

about fifty years ago when I was checked for my...

about fifty years ago when I was checked for my initial CPL medical, the assessor mandated septum straightening for a pass on the medical. I underwent the procedure, it was painful and unwelcome, but...
16th Jan 2019, 10:34
Replies: 29
Views: 15,951
Posted By rifruffian

One day I checked in (with family) at LHR for...

One day I checked in (with family) at LHR for flight to Trinidad. We were in a fully loaded bus speeding across tarmacs to embark for the Trini adventure when the Caribbean grannie next to me said:...
Replies: 51
Views: 18,921
Posted By rifruffian

hum ho....the question of performance in sims and...

hum ho....the question of performance in sims and check-flights/exams has long fascinated me.

I am retired but when I was flying and some sort of test came up......I prepared with the idea simply...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,415
Posted By rifruffian

You enter this field initially by face to face...

You enter this field initially by face to face chit chat and subsequently progress by your reputation as a reliable flier.

Hours of experience single crew counts for a lot.

So......start...
13th Dec 2017, 12:26
Replies: 16
Views: 7,093
Posted By rifruffian

take the money

Take the very short term view and enrol for the best money on offer today.......
25th Oct 2017, 15:51
Replies: 1,288
Views: 1,161,946
Posted By rifruffian

Elephant and Castle you and I refer to different...

Elephant and Castle you and I refer to different sectors of the market. You are correct inasmuch as some will tend to the spending pattern to which you refer.
Some others will fly to and from Malaga...
25th Oct 2017, 11:30
Replies: 1,288
Views: 1,161,946
Posted By rifruffian

hum,ho.....

Airline pilots and wannabees looking for better T&C; and hoping a real or impending staff shortage will help them.
The advent of good T&C will raise DOC, therefore raise passenger fares.
A large...
1st Oct 2017, 15:09
Replies: 1,195
Views: 972,690
Posted By rifruffian

piperboy you are charged with (and summarily...

piperboy you are charged with (and summarily found guilty of) writing a bright idea..........
1st Oct 2017, 09:51
Replies: 1,288
Views: 1,161,946
Posted By rifruffian

Envy and hate seem to be sentiments that are...

Envy and hate seem to be sentiments that are infecting the current Ryanair situation.
29th Sep 2017, 22:33
Replies: 1,288
Views: 1,161,946
Posted By rifruffian

NM....hum ho....£9.99 to Malaga......funny you...

NM....hum ho....£9.99 to Malaga......funny you should mention that. I have just booked it and have been doing so, occasionally for years. (another £9.99 for the return trip). I do not buy any of the...
28th Sep 2017, 18:05
Replies: 1,288
Views: 1,161,946
Posted By rifruffian

Pilots are lucky people. They have good health,...

Pilots are lucky people. They have good health, good education and, one way or another.....access to vocational training. What rights do these workers want ?
27th Sep 2017, 16:07
Replies: 13
Views: 4,775
Posted By rifruffian

LOL....a ride on a pony.......equitation is the...

LOL....a ride on a pony.......equitation is the way to go. Ride for leisure any equine from Shetland pony to hi-speed racehorse without requirement for any lesson or any licence.......
25th Sep 2017, 09:29
Replies: 1,288
Views: 1,161,946
Posted By rifruffian

smug with a cheap air fare...?

Smugness has nothing to do with it. There is a sector of society with little disposal income. I do know this because I am within it. These people will take advantage of ultra low airfare offers to...
Forum: Nordic Forum
22nd Sep 2017, 15:39
Replies: 1
Views: 1,558
Posted By rifruffian

septum

.Many years ago at the initial medical for issue of my UK commercial flying licence an irregularity of the septum was detected and I was required to enter hospital for surgical reset in order to...
28th Jun 2017, 11:14
Replies: 5
Views: 1,702
Posted By rifruffian

I'm the OP, here is the final report and result. ...

I'm the OP, here is the final report and result.
My fingers were poking and pressing here and there in line with the various suggestions posted above when a notification flashed on to screen...
25th Jun 2017, 22:18
Replies: 5
Views: 1,702
Posted By rifruffian

Thank you for reply; there is built in audio...

Thank you for reply; there is built in audio inasmuchas I get quite useful sound through the built in speakers. There is a socket on the right hand edge which I think is there to accept earphones...
25th Jun 2017, 20:27
Replies: 5
Views: 1,702
Posted By rifruffian

specific to laptop acer aspire ES11 ES1-132-C22B

I just got it a couple of days ago and so far I like it BUT......
can't get sound into my earphones. There is a socket which looks like it is for earphone jack. I've tried a few settings of this and...
13th Jun 2017, 17:45
Replies: 21
Views: 9,866
Posted By rifruffian

do it.

It's probably "ME first or FAMILY first".
I chose me first and worked as a GA pilot world wide. Financed all my own training, I did not have a trade skill as fallback, I ran a separate small...
20th May 2017, 09:43
Replies: 19
Views: 3,049
Posted By rifruffian

Do not do it.

You post because you have valid doubts. If you comply with this request your resentment will penetrate your performance overall as pilot for this company.
So don't do it.
Be ready to move on.
21st Mar 2017, 15:41
Replies: 52
Views: 7,205
Posted By rifruffian

good work Tobster

Tobster it is pleasing to read that you seek to improve your knowledge of how to be a safe pilot.
Whether you 'should already know it' is immaterial. Shrug off the critical responses that follow...
19th Jan 2017, 11:54
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By rifruffian

overshooting the glideslope....?

Thank you for subsequent explanations ref 'overshooting the glideslope'. In dim and distant past I was IF qualified pilot, in fact instructor in same......do not remember any difficulties in this...
17th Jan 2017, 18:53
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By rifruffian

martin 123 I do not understand the term you use...

martin 123 I do not understand the term you use "overshooting your glideslope".....if you are able to explain further I request you to do so.
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