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15th Jul 2015, 23:09
Replies: 12
Views: 5,111
Posted By X-Centric

Wink Maybe O'Leary should get into motorsport, he...

Maybe O'Leary should get into motorsport, he could help trash that circus too along with Bernie they'd make a great team, what do you think? :{
21st Apr 2015, 05:45
Replies: 84
Views: 115,151
Posted By X-Centric

Rank:SFO Current a/c type: B747-400 ...

Rank:SFO

Current a/c type: B747-400

Years in service: Nine

Type of airline (name if you’re brave!): Long Haul Cargo

Base country: USA (on contract)
6th Dec 2014, 09:16
Replies: 51
Views: 11,629
Posted By X-Centric

Chocsaway 08, why oh why would you want to join...

Chocsaway 08, why oh why would you want to join this industry? I'd love to know just for my own personal knowledge. The average profit margin for all of the western world's airlines in 2012/13 was...
25th Nov 2014, 22:46
Replies: 58
Views: 41,836
Posted By X-Centric

Unhappy Yes, Fly By Wire, all true. I've worked for the...

Yes, Fly By Wire, all true. I've worked for the same airline for nine years now. In that time I've seen the Ts & Cs eroded to such a degree that it is unrecognizable from the company I joined. Our...
17th Nov 2014, 08:22
Replies: 58
Views: 41,836
Posted By X-Centric

Angry Up the Workers

I am in total agreement with FRying & DooblerChina. This isn't about emotions nor even hysteria: this is about the continuing decline of value of the airline pilot & it is us, the pilots, who have...
7th Aug 2013, 00:23
Replies: 11
Views: 5,123
Posted By X-Centric

Angry The lunatics have taken over the asylum! :ugh: ...

The lunatics have taken over the asylum! :ugh:

And so long as we, as a professional workforce, keep on putting up with this kind of lunacy they will keep on dishing it out to us, on every level. ...
Forum: Questions
21st Apr 2013, 13:40
Replies: 9
Views: 1,452
Posted By X-Centric

Cheers deltahotel thank you for the heads up. :ok:

Cheers deltahotel thank you for the heads up. :ok:
Forum: Questions
19th Apr 2013, 14:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,452
Posted By X-Centric

Thanks for the feedback, Folks; it looks like...

Thanks for the feedback, Folks; it looks like they are all pretty much the same. If I use my UK MBNA credit card then I'm charged 2.99% overseas transaction fee, as well as a pretty poor exchange...
Forum: Questions
18th Apr 2013, 15:22
Replies: 9
Views: 1,452
Posted By X-Centric

Question Which Bank?

Does anyone have any recommendations as to which bank they use for a long haul pilot, like myself, who constantly has the debit card declined overseas, or has to call so the bank can check that it's...
18th Mar 2013, 09:47
Replies: 4,329
Views: 2,674,280
Posted By X-Centric

£70 million loss last year i'm told. Renort - are...

£70 million loss last year i'm told. Renort - are these figures correct or BS?
31st Aug 2012, 17:23
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By X-Centric

Thank you

Thanks for the very informative answers everyone, much appreciated.

Whopity, I should have said that I have a current JAR UK issued licence so that, from what I understand, is a straight swap for...
31st Aug 2012, 00:20
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By X-Centric

Question Renewing an Expired FI Rating?

I last worked as an FI 12 years ago before moving on (financially speaking) to the world of airline flying. I visited a local airfield & the memories of those halcyon days came back to me (ok, ok so...
16th Jul 2012, 21:54
Replies: 964
Views: 552,477
Posted By X-Centric

Really surprised that no-one has yet mentioned...

Really surprised that no-one has yet mentioned the pension deficit that they've run up , we're talking hundreds of millions of pounds here . And about ten million (?) a year from the company goes...
13th Jul 2012, 11:52
Replies: 62
Views: 13,192
Posted By X-Centric

m8rvk, not wanting to take the thread off course,...

m8rvk, not wanting to take the thread off course, but you are required to report 60 minutes after your call. Therefore, taking into consideration you need to get yourself ready, drive x distance to...
13th Jul 2012, 10:26
Replies: 62
Views: 13,192
Posted By X-Centric

Built4Speed: Yet another exaggeration...

Built4Speed:

Yet another exaggeration regarding Ryanair: if your Standby starts at 05:00 then you should be ready to walk out of the door at that time, therefore you will have been awake from...
17th Feb 2012, 11:04
Replies: 207
Views: 43,938
Posted By X-Centric

I'd wager that BB is involved as a mentor pilot...

I'd wager that BB is involved as a mentor pilot for their MON CTC Wings thing and thus is hopeful of future earnings ... .
Why are you so myopic that you can't/won't see that when this scheme...
17th Dec 2011, 14:56
Replies: 123
Views: 64,634
Posted By X-Centric

fmgc - if you look at Jet2 they are doing just...

fmgc - if you look at Jet2 they are doing just that - getting the right people they want , at the bases that they want - and are taking on ordinary cadets ( non Captains Taking Cash) , ground staff...
26th Nov 2011, 12:23
Replies: 2,654
Views: 635,264
Posted By X-Centric

Edi will be a 757 crewed by Man flight deck (so...

Edi will be a 757 crewed by Man flight deck (so no Man based 757 next summer!). And cabin crewe i agree , the new colours are appalling , must have taken someone at least 5 minutes to come up with...
28th Oct 2011, 16:24
Replies: 2,654
Views: 635,264
Posted By X-Centric

Schnadt

So , who's this very non-Lutonian sounding ex air trafficker and new commercial director ,i can't say i've ever heard of him !! He can't be any worse than the last lot of PB management puppets tho'!
29th Aug 2011, 21:36
Replies: 2,654
Views: 635,264
Posted By X-Centric

Tartin - the 787's will be the replacement a/c...

Tartin - the 787's will be the replacement a/c for all that huge amounts of long haul flying that you are currently doing .... exactly!
It's another 767 Nordstress job if you ask me.
26th Jun 2011, 13:21
Replies: 18
Views: 6,127
Posted By X-Centric

Thumbs up Good on Captain Epton for at last speaking out...

Good on Captain Epton for at last speaking out about the plight of today's airline pilots. It's just a damning shame that the governing bodies around the world, along with the unions, have sat on...
23rd Jun 2011, 01:27
Replies: 92
Views: 26,679
Posted By X-Centric

Absolutely Permafrost & when I'm not in the...

Absolutely Permafrost & when I'm not in the country I always remember to download my Daily Mail on the iPad, can't live without them giving me my opinions :O

Seriously, I find it very sad when any...
22nd Jun 2011, 16:08
Replies: 92
Views: 26,679
Posted By X-Centric

Angry I couldn't have put it better myself,...

I couldn't have put it better myself, Craggenmore. We moved back to London after spending the best part of four years living in California. We have been back in England for just five months & we...
18th Jun 2011, 23:49
Replies: 36
Views: 11,323
Posted By X-Centric

I'm sorry Mr. Gusset, I just have to sit down. ...

I'm sorry Mr. Gusset, I just have to sit down. It's opinions such as yours that mean we pilots have to continually take it up the starfish with no lube! Your post is an outrage. And when the young...
5th Jun 2011, 15:29
Replies: 36
Views: 11,323
Posted By X-Centric

Xerox 25, you smoking crack, Buddy?

Xerox 25, you smoking crack, Buddy?
31st May 2011, 07:55
Replies: 36
Views: 11,323
Posted By X-Centric

dl_88, I'm delighted that you, "still love...

dl_88, I'm delighted that you, "still love flying," I really am. I see from your profile that you are 23 years old & I remember the time (not that long ago ;))when I too, loved flying. However, now...
28th May 2011, 11:45
Replies: 36
Views: 11,323
Posted By X-Centric

I think the reason that it's not happening in...

I think the reason that it's not happening in this industry dl_88 is there are simply too many younger guys who still see this job as something that it once used to be, i.e., well paid, glamorous,...
25th May 2011, 21:38
Replies: 36
Views: 11,323
Posted By X-Centric

Kirks Gusset - You are twisting stats it's outrageous!

Dear Mr. Gusset,

That claim is outrageous! := There is no way that you can justify your statement; are you seriously trying to say that a young inexperienced cadet, who is paying for his seat...
3rd May 2011, 10:44
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,222,963
Posted By X-Centric

Thumbs down Nigel Wannabes

OBK: Surprising, or even amazing, as it may seem to you Virgin do need pilots to fly their aircraft otherwise, guess what? They sit on the ground. There: basic aviation industry lesson over for...
2nd May 2011, 11:00
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,222,963
Posted By X-Centric

Question Why?

I have a question for all of you queuing up to apply to Virgin: why? Remember when they got rid of the Classic years ago? Branson tried to dismiss all of the Classic pilots because he claimed that...
25th Jan 2011, 07:25
Replies: 2,654
Views: 635,264
Posted By X-Centric

1- Yes. 2- Depends long term on state of the...

1- Yes.
2- Depends long term on state of the Irish economy.
3- ok , they will be fine , but most of this is due to the fantastic crews and the diligence of all the staff in head office . They are...
23rd Jan 2011, 10:00
Replies: 2,654
Views: 635,264
Posted By X-Centric

Tartin - you don't get it . Some quite learned...

Tartin - you don't get it . Some quite learned guys on here have been quietly suggesting to you that Olympic are not "shysters" or "parasites" at all - it is maybe , just maybe the fault of MON for...
22nd Jan 2011, 11:18
Replies: 2,654
Views: 635,264
Posted By X-Centric

Tartin - from your seat in the ivory towers that...

Tartin - from your seat in the ivory towers that is ZB res , can you give me an honest answer to these questions. How much of this Olympic debacle is totally their fault ?, and do you not think that...
Forum: Freight Dogs
29th Nov 2010, 07:52
Replies: 41
Views: 14,102
Posted By X-Centric

Question "JAA General ATP Questions" covers a whole...

"JAA General ATP Questions" covers a whole multitude of possibilities. Does anyone have the exact 20 questions asked, please? I've been out of aviation college & flying for a number of years now &...
15th Nov 2009, 14:57
Replies: 11
Views: 2,870
Posted By X-Centric

Thumbs down Of course he has a point with regard to pilot...

Of course he has a point with regard to pilot pay. :rolleyes:



With salaries as low as this with regional carriers is it any wonder that safety is becoming an issue, as B767PL states: you get...
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