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10th Nov 2021, 13:58
Replies: 994
Views: 297,521
Posted By Bealzebub

UAV689, What is the “market rate” for a 250 hour...

UAV689, What is the “market rate” for a 250 hour CPL holder?

I ask because when I look back 30 or 40 years ago, a CPL in the U.K. or Ireland wouldn’t have been possible (outside of the rare full...
17th Oct 2021, 23:55
Replies: 20
Views: 5,242
Posted By Bealzebub

I’m not sure it’s worth getting too excited at...

I’m not sure it’s worth getting too excited at the foreshortened webcam footage on YouTube? I’m curious as to how you know the Vueling crew was “oblivious” to another aircraft on the approach? That...
8th Oct 2021, 10:32
Replies: 32
Views: 17,598
Posted By Bealzebub

Sorry, but it’s not “their” fault! It’s our fault...

Sorry, but it’s not “their” fault! It’s our fault as an industry.

we fly around with full cabins and almost empty baggage holds because we have made it more expensive to check a suitcase in than...
Forum: Middle East
28th Sep 2021, 08:57
Replies: 43
Views: 46,241
Posted By Bealzebub

British airways 777 crews being canvassed for 6...

British airways 777 crews being canvassed for 6 month detachments (and possible extensions) to QR based in Doha. That should ease the pressure a little? Up to 20 full flightdeck crews (Captains and...
Forum: Middle East
15th Sep 2021, 03:55
Replies: 9
Views: 3,448
Posted By Bealzebub

Two words “potential” and “reasonable.” One you...

Two words “potential” and “reasonable.” One you used and the other you didn’t.

I am afraid that “potential” isn’t a reason for exclusion. Every day most travellers (and others) are subject to...
8th Sep 2021, 16:07
Replies: 994
Views: 297,521
Posted By Bealzebub

….and sometimes you just have to be smart and...

….and sometimes you just have to be smart and wait a decade or so, and then approach the problem from a different direction to achieve the solution?
...
Forum: Questions
29th Aug 2021, 01:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By Bealzebub

Yes as a “CAT C” airport it has a number of...

Yes as a “CAT C” airport it has a number of special requirements, not the least of which is that an operating airline has to subject the Captain to an approved simulator course of training such that...
Replies: 70
Views: 22,945
Posted By Bealzebub

No, that isn’t correct. Being arrested isn’t a...

No, that isn’t correct. Being arrested isn’t a bar to entry, it requires that you apply for a visa rather than utilising any visa waiver programme. The visa process would normally require you to...
1st Jul 2021, 23:10
Replies: 5
Views: 1,899
Posted By Bealzebub

Probably not my place to comment, but seriously?...

Probably not my place to comment, but seriously? You have been here 19 years and I have been here 22 years so I am guessing we both have an idea of how this works!

Since when has “R&N” been the...
Replies: 12
Views: 3,879
Posted By Bealzebub

Giggity. I m not sure what you would be suing the...

Giggity. I m not sure what you would be suing the doctor for? The OP was aware of the deficiency from the first forum and then tried a different forum where the deficiency was confirmed but a second...
30th Apr 2021, 19:08
Replies: 25
Views: 6,238
Posted By Bealzebub

Every few months I get a marketing postcard from...

Every few months I get a marketing postcard from our local Estate agent (Realtor) telling me that now is an excellent time to buy or sell....or indeed both! For decades now they have been sending...
29th Apr 2021, 16:30
Replies: 25
Views: 6,238
Posted By Bealzebub

I guess for the same reason people buy Bitcoin...

I guess for the same reason people buy Bitcoin and do other things that appear to buck the trend. It is a gamble that might pay off?

Truth is nobody knows what’s going to happen so you pay your...
29th Apr 2021, 16:19
Replies: 9,974
Views: 6,231,941
Posted By Bealzebub

Might be wise not to read too much into a...

Might be wise not to read too much into a username as well? Particularly when it is a bit too obvious.
24th Apr 2021, 11:13
Replies: 9
Views: 2,510
Posted By Bealzebub

I would agree with all of the advice you have...

I would agree with all of the advice you have already been given and congratulate you on using the “aerial work” route to get where you already are. If that opportunity is still available to you then...
Replies: 231
Views: 199,354
Posted By Bealzebub

Rob, Do something that you feel you would be...

Rob,

Do something that you feel you would be good at, and that makes you happy. Life isnít all about professional flying and certainly it isnít a career for everybody for any number of reasons....
Replies: 121
Views: 26,039
Posted By Bealzebub

I think I would say much the same now as I did 11...

I think I would say much the same now as I did 11 years ago and 11 years before that. 2009 was just after the “sub-prime” banking crisis and subsequent recession. At the time I didn’t think the...
Forum: Questions
23rd Dec 2020, 22:00
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By Bealzebub

Very often. Usually it is minor items such as...

Very often. Usually it is minor items such as dents, fluid leaks, tyre damage, fan blade nicks, evidence of bird strike etc. Occasionally it can be more serious. I’ve had flap track fairings hanging...
22nd Dec 2020, 08:08
Replies: 183
Views: 98,054
Posted By Bealzebub

Their 707 simulator certainly was, but that is...

Their 707 simulator certainly was, but that is going back a little way!
14th Dec 2020, 21:17
Replies: 35
Views: 10,478
Posted By Bealzebub

https://www.balpa.org/About/Files/M-Simkins-vs-Tho...

https://www.balpa.org/About/Files/M-Simkins-vs-Thomas-Cook-Airlines-Ltd-ET-Judgment.aspx
Replies: 1,016
Views: 631,339
Posted By Bealzebub

Thank you for considering your reply for nearly a...

Thank you for considering your reply for nearly a month Mr Trouser snake. The problem is that the licence doesn’t matter (a point you seem to have missed?) It is what you do with it. For many people...
Replies: 71
Views: 16,320
Posted By Bealzebub

I did Alex, because the BCPL was a very short...

I did Alex, because the BCPL was a very short term phenomenon that wasn’t really relevant. It was a Basic commercial pilots licence that was upgradable as you have said. The CPL (in the U.K.) had...
Replies: 71
Views: 16,320
Posted By Bealzebub

Climb 150, I have worked with cadets for...

Climb 150,

I have worked with cadets for over 20 years and speak from experience rather than “what somebody has told me.” Those airlines that have cadet programmes have traditionally taken pilots...
Replies: 71
Views: 16,320
Posted By Bealzebub

I think you are confusing low houred commercial...

I think you are confusing low houred commercial pilots with low houred airline pilots? Airlines have never traditionally had much of a requirement for the former outside of their cadet programmes....
Replies: 71
Views: 16,320
Posted By Bealzebub

No! They never have done. “Self improver” pilots...

No! They never have done. “Self improver” pilots have always been a major part of the career landscape. It is the expectations that have changed. Read these forums for the last 20 years (and longer)...
Replies: 71
Views: 16,320
Posted By Bealzebub

HMRC didn’t “take a dim view of it.” HMRC agreed...

HMRC didn’t “take a dim view of it.” HMRC agreed it.
Replies: 71
Views: 16,320
Posted By Bealzebub

Not in the 42 years I have been flying for them....

Not in the 42 years I have been flying for them. Usually the only sourced low hour pilots have come from their own cadet schemes ( where they have them). The other two primary sources have been...
Replies: 71
Views: 16,320
Posted By Bealzebub

dns Why wouldn’t you be able to amass...

dns

Why wouldn’t you be able to amass experience from instructing? People have been doing it for decades. What will you do if that airline job isn’t ready and waiting when you acquire your...
Replies: 71
Views: 16,320
Posted By Bealzebub

Yes, 1500 hours in that case. Even then that...

Yes, 1500 hours in that case. Even then that simply represents the minimum number of hours required for ATR (ATPL) issue. It’s likely nowhere near the average experience level to be invited to an...
Replies: 71
Views: 16,320
Posted By Bealzebub

This should give you some background. ...

This should give you some background.

https://www.travelweekly.com/Robert-Silk/How-1500-hour-rule-created-pilot-shortage
29th Nov 2020, 01:35
Replies: 12
Views: 3,522
Posted By Bealzebub

The purpose of the selection procedures are to...

The purpose of the selection procedures are to ensure that very few candidates fail subsequently. In my experience very few do.

The selection process itself is a pyramid. A lot apply and that gets...
22nd Nov 2020, 17:00
Replies: 81
Views: 26,489
Posted By Bealzebub

A lot of it is just luck but.... I would do...

A lot of it is just luck but....

I would do it all (well most of it) again in a heartbeat! Flying has provided me with an excellent career and opportunities that I could never have dreamed of in...
20th Nov 2020, 10:00
Replies: 13
Views: 2,542
Posted By Bealzebub

We often tend to equate more flight hours with...

We often tend to equate more flight hours with more “experience” so it seems as if it should help. It really depends on whether the added “experience” is relevant to what the buyer wants? There are...
Replies: 1,016
Views: 631,339
Posted By Bealzebub

The answer two above is often trotted out, but it...

The answer two above is often trotted out, but it isn’t really accurate.

Firstly, it isn’t a case of which method is cheaper since the modular is nearly always going to be cheaper. It was designed...
18th Nov 2020, 13:07
Replies: 18
Views: 8,406
Posted By Bealzebub

If you send another fifty to different companies,...

If you send another fifty to different companies, you will probably be quite pleased with the result you have already had.
Replies: 20
Views: 5,230
Posted By Bealzebub

27,000 pilots needed worldwide in 2021 is quite...

27,000 pilots needed worldwide in 2021 is quite close to CAE’s projection of 264,000 pilots needed worldwide over the next 10 years!

Sounds wonderful until you do the maths. Now I appreciate there...
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