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7th Jan 2022, 03:12
Replies: 15
Views: 4,165
Posted By scroggs

I knew John in many worlds; as a QFI, a tanker...

I knew John in many worlds; as a QFI, a tanker driver and on the Classic 747 at Virgin. A great instructor and pilot, he was always helpful and great fun to be around. I wish I could remember some of...
25th Apr 2020, 13:59
Replies: 605
Views: 538,594
Posted By scroggs

Virgin Atlantic (not Richard Branson) is not...

Virgin Atlantic (not Richard Branson) is not seeking a 'hand out'. It is looking for a line of credit of approximately 500m on commercial terms. If it can achieve that without guarantees from the UK...
10th Jan 2018, 22:44
Replies: 415
Views: 180,775
Posted By scroggs

Yes, the reclining tramp was one of the murals....

Yes, the reclining tramp was one of the murals. If I remember rightly, there were three in the bar and a couple of others elsewhere in the building in rooms that were no longer public. The relocation...
10th Jan 2018, 16:48
Replies: 415
Views: 180,775
Posted By scroggs

I'm on one of my very rare visits to Pprune these...

I'm on one of my very rare visits to Pprune these days, but I've spent a great couple of hours enjoying the stories in this thread. Some memories from Gutersloh in the mid-70s:

I was a 'brat',...
29th Apr 2017, 03:38
Replies: 4
Views: 3,272
Posted By scroggs

Thanks all. The funeral looks likely to be quite...

Thanks all. The funeral looks likely to be quite a WIWOL party. Been practising the 'hand combat' but still no good at it; I shall have to rely on my uncanny ability not to spill a G&T in turbulence...
20th Apr 2017, 10:09
Replies: 4
Views: 3,272
Posted By scroggs

AVM Peter S Collins, CB, AFC, BA, RAF (Rtd)

My father died on 17 April 2017 at Farleigh Hospice, Chelmsford.

The funeral will be at St Andrew's Church, Boreham, Essex at 1400, 3rd May 2017.

No flowers, please. Donations to the RAFBF or...
19th Feb 2016, 00:09
Replies: 255
Views: 116,856
Posted By scroggs

I'd like to thank everyone for their interest in...

I'd like to thank everyone for their interest in this topic. While some of the submissions have been a bit beyond what is reasonable and realistic, both publicly and privately I've received some...
17th Feb 2016, 01:40
Replies: 255
Views: 116,856
Posted By scroggs

Those are - to me at least - good points, and, as...

Those are - to me at least - good points, and, as I'm the star player in today's teacup tornado, hopefully I'll get a chance to ask some pertinent and hopefully difficult questions which can be...
17th Feb 2016, 00:51
Replies: 255
Views: 116,856
Posted By scroggs

Some of you will know who I am. Most probably...

Some of you will know who I am. Most probably don't. However, I am the Captain in this event. I haven't been involved in Pprune for many years, but I used to be very involved, for which I offer...
Replies: 38
Views: 5,217
Posted By scroggs

In general, airlines aren't interested either in...

In general, airlines aren't interested either in your degree or your ambitions to join the ranks of management. You are being recruited as a pilot, not a manager. The elements of management you need...
25th May 2011, 13:56
Replies: 265
Views: 61,440
Posted By scroggs

Frankly, I can't see the point of spending any...

Frankly, I can't see the point of spending any more time in London than you absolutely have to, so perhaps my RAF Club membership was shaky from the word go. However, I have to echo others who say...
27th Mar 2011, 08:37
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,222,962
Posted By scroggs

The other thread has not disappeared; it's in...

The other thread has not disappeared; it's in R&N. I don't know why it's bounced between here and there.
20th Mar 2011, 02:57
Replies: 51
Views: 13,549
Posted By scroggs

I'm not disagreeing with you, BEags. But show me...

I'm not disagreeing with you, BEags. But show me an organisation that is what it used to be? Virgin, like all airlines, got caught up in chasing the bottom line many years ago. Its USP has been...
19th Mar 2011, 18:38
Replies: 51
Views: 13,549
Posted By scroggs

Virgin was never the airline 'it once was'! The...

Virgin was never the airline 'it once was'! The rose-tinted backwards-facing specs have transformed earlier days at Virgin into a non-stop, alcohol-fuelled romp with hot and cold running hosties and...
20th Feb 2011, 22:13
Replies: 7
Views: 2,515
Posted By scroggs

Yes they are, I believe. It just looks white in...

Yes they are, I believe. It just looks white in most photographs - and, in fact, in the metal except when the sun is directly on it.
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Feb 2011, 16:50
Replies: 56
Views: 14,048
Posted By scroggs

In the US, en-route IFR clearances within ATC...

In the US, en-route IFR clearances within ATC sectors below transition will include the altimeter setting in use, eg 'route ALB-SAX as filed, maintain 14,000 Stuart altimeter 30.28'. Seems pretty...
3rd Feb 2011, 19:45
Replies: 147
Views: 91,584
Posted By scroggs

Perhaps my post seems overly cautious; of course,...

Perhaps my post seems overly cautious; of course, Oxymoron666 is quite right that there is still much to be said for the Virgin lifestyle, but it does require that you are free and willing to put the...
3rd Feb 2011, 17:29
Replies: 12
Views: 4,757
Posted By scroggs

Nick, condolences from me too. My old man...

Nick,

condolences from me too. My old man has no doubt been in touch already; I know he is deeply upset by your news.

All the best

Tim
22nd Jan 2011, 19:00
Replies: 147
Views: 91,584
Posted By scroggs

I think you mean the one I wrote about 9 or 10...

I think you mean the one I wrote about 9 or 10 years ago? It's still available from within the Wannabes - Interviews and Jobs forum. However, it probably needs updating!

Virgin still operates to...
12th Jan 2011, 14:44
Replies: 21
Views: 6,171
Posted By scroggs

Bill, I hope you have a bloody excellent...

Bill, I hope you have a bloody excellent retirement bash, and an even better retirement. It was a pleasure to fly with you, in and out of the RAF.

All the best mate

Tim Collins
2nd Dec 2010, 20:49
Replies: 8
Views: 3,741
Posted By scroggs

And it was voted the best cover of all time!...

And it was voted the best cover of all time! http://www.nme.com/news/muse/53090 (http://[url=%22http//www.nme.com/news/muse/53090%22)
2nd Dec 2010, 20:39
Replies: 44
Views: 12,475
Posted By scroggs

I have only just heard about this, through the...

I have only just heard about this, through the Lyneham Lepers network (thanks, Richie). My self-imposed exile from Pprune has left me out of the loop somewhat.

Fryboy, Stretch, Cunny and several...
10th Oct 2010, 23:27
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,222,962
Posted By scroggs

You must apply online, via the Virgin Atlantic...

You must apply online, via the Virgin Atlantic website. The pre-screening is directly from the online application. If that hurdle is successfully passed, you may be invited to interview. In the last...
10th Oct 2010, 21:50
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,222,962
Posted By scroggs

Before anyone gets too excited about Virgin being...

Before anyone gets too excited about Virgin being back in the recruiting market, this is just a toe-dipping exercise which may well not actually result in any new recruits. The company is not certain...
15th Apr 2010, 10:35
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,222,962
Posted By scroggs

Virgin is not recruiting. As Stan said, there are...

Virgin is not recruiting. As Stan said, there are several people on unpaid leave, secondment and other forms of gardening leave waiting to come back. Until they have been accommodated, no-one else...
11th Apr 2010, 17:44
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,222,962
Posted By scroggs

See here...

See here (http://www.pprune.org/terms-endearment/249469-virgin-atlantic-master-thread-volume-2-a.html?highlight=virgin{). Don't expect any recruiting at VS for some considerable time.

Scroggs
1st Apr 2010, 06:20
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,222,962
Posted By scroggs

We don't know yet where they're going to go. The...

We don't know yet where they're going to go. The company has. as yet, made no announcement whether the aircraft will be additional to the current fleets or will replace current aircraft, or some mix...
27th Mar 2010, 14:57
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,222,962
Posted By scroggs

It's this kind of rose-tinted viewpoint which...

It's this kind of rose-tinted viewpoint which creates expectations which are bound to be shattered and lead to disillusion and discontent! Virgin is not a charity, or some kind of benevolent...
11th Mar 2010, 15:42
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,222,962
Posted By scroggs

Yes, I agree. The numbers are somewhat larger...

Yes, I agree. The numbers are somewhat larger than WW says, and it will take some time to reabsorb those who've been displaced. I wouldn't expect that process to be complete either this or next year....
11th Mar 2010, 11:42
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,222,962
Posted By scroggs

Virgin is neither the pilots' panacea nor the...

Virgin is neither the pilots' panacea nor the horror story that some would claim. It's somewhere in between - and just where depends on your experiences and expectations. For those whose only...
25th Feb 2010, 18:57
Replies: 283
Views: 90,349
Posted By scroggs

There was no airbridge to the islands - the...

There was no airbridge to the islands - the Argentinians weren't too keen on us landing at the time! But there were supply flights from Ascension to the Task Force and certain other units throughout...
25th Feb 2010, 18:41
Replies: 214
Views: 113,292
Posted By scroggs

From ancientsoul's site: ...

From ancientsoul's site:

http://www.sg-etuo.de/bilder/23Januar76_CrownCopyrig.jpg

My old man and some floozy. Good times!
19th Nov 2009, 09:06
Replies: 65
Views: 9,213
Posted By scroggs

Well done to the boys and girls of 24 & 30 Sqns...

Well done to the boys and girls of 24 & 30 Sqns and all their supporting peeps. Like all aircraft, the C130J had its introductory hiccups but, as Stoppers and others report, it's matured into an...
24th Mar 2009, 00:50
Replies: 519
Views: 314,771
Posted By scroggs

It is indeed open; I'm watching aircraft depart...

It is indeed open; I'm watching aircraft depart from 34L from my hotel room. I hope to be departing from it myself by tomorrow morning.
13th Jan 2009, 09:37
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By scroggs

The route is as WHBM states, almost without...

The route is as WHBM states, almost without exception. At this time of year, the majority of the flight is at night whether you're on the VS200 (2130 dep) or the VS238 (1600 dep). Even more so on the...
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