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27th Jan 2019, 11:02
Replies: 39
Views: 15,293
Posted By Landflap

Long time retired now but just a thought ; are...

Long time retired now but just a thought ; are the regulatory licence revalidation exercises carried out with all the automatics connected ? I too enjoyed entry at highly selected level in the 70's....
Forum: Middle East
11th Jan 2019, 10:28
Replies: 193
Views: 92,901
Posted By Landflap

I thought UAE and Bahrain were not pals anymore...

I thought UAE and Bahrain were not pals anymore (?). Indeed, I was told that in Bahrain, it was an offence to imply anything nice about Bahrain's neighbours (?). Cripes, and Donnie having huge...
11th Jan 2019, 10:19
Replies: 16
Views: 13,994
Posted By Landflap

We are all a bit globally challenged trying to...

We are all a bit globally challenged trying to keep up with events, especially when discussion is, indeed prohibited and, or, individuals are legally intimidated . Bit of insight in the Middle East...
23rd Nov 2018, 11:10
Replies: 35
Views: 22,343
Posted By Landflap

Larryboy ; no assumptions really. This is the...

Larryboy ; no assumptions really. This is the "rumours" forum and speculative debate is the norm & often, quite interesting.
FLCH ; Thanks. 2200 metres is roughly 6600ft which makes the 7700 ft...
21st Nov 2018, 10:23
Replies: 35
Views: 22,343
Posted By Landflap

I would have liked something a bit longer....

I would have liked something a bit longer. Awaiting the replies from those with access to the 757 minimum rwy length charts. Was anywhere longer available ? Two hydro systems out also means landing...
Forum: Middle East
13th Nov 2018, 11:09
Replies: 193
Views: 92,901
Posted By Landflap

airborneska, you are absolutely spot on too. What...

airborneska, you are absolutely spot on too. What you advise will never happen though. The wasta system well in control. Too many sticky fingers in too many tills as well.. It is not just the middle...
Forum: Middle East
26th Oct 2018, 15:54
Replies: 193
Views: 92,901
Posted By Landflap

Gordo, keep looking through rose. Much better...

Gordo, keep looking through rose. Much better than Gypsey looing at you through his green tinted raybans !
9th Oct 2018, 10:12
Replies: 21
Views: 10,513
Posted By Landflap

Maybe quite a few Nigel Francis's out there. Knew...

Maybe quite a few Nigel Francis's out there. Knew of one who was in AE on the 757. When they went bust, Nige was last heard of in Emirates with a very limited group who got in there after AE went...
Forum: Middle East
24th Sep 2018, 10:57
Replies: 8
Views: 8,259
Posted By Landflap

Mate of mine flying mostly Asian Labourers home...

Mate of mine flying mostly Asian Labourers home from the Gulf on the night OJ Simpson was cleared , ended one of his legendary warm,welcome PA's with ; " Oh and by the way, if you hadn't heard, as...
Forum: Middle East
7th Sep 2018, 10:54
Replies: 18
Views: 5,986
Posted By Landflap

If we are going to be silly for the week-end : Dr...

If we are going to be silly for the week-end : Dr told the Capt there were many sick people on board and asked how soon it would be before they could land. Capt replied that it was difficult to say....
3rd Sep 2018, 10:58
Replies: 259
Views: 44,604
Posted By Landflap

Nemrytter : Agreed. Again, Wayne's case is a...

Nemrytter : Agreed. Again, Wayne's case is a simple challenge to the Regulatory Authority on the absurdity of the current, quite arbitrary age cut-off for PROFESSIONAL PILOTS. Many have tried to...
1st Sep 2018, 11:21
Replies: 3
Views: 1,939
Posted By Landflap

THEGYPSY ; Reading the "Fragrant Harbour" threads...

THEGYPSY ; Reading the "Fragrant Harbour" threads I would say that you were saved. On thread though, RIP Mr Swire. Were it not for chaps like you, none of us pilots would have jobs anywhere.
29th Aug 2018, 11:17
Replies: 259
Views: 44,604
Posted By Landflap

SHOT-ONE way off again.Safety critical component...

SHOT-ONE way off again.Safety critical component is the pilot. Safety critical component is, also, many mechanical units. Extending the life of a hydraulic pump because of heartfelt issues in the...
16th Aug 2018, 10:01
Replies: 0
Views: 673
Posted By Landflap

Sponsored Cadet Schemes

Sorry to ask, deep into Retirement & losing touch, a bit, but, on behalf of other chaps seeking my guidance, my question relates to the degree of sponsorship & repayment plans. Commonly asked is the...
Forum: Middle East
31st Jul 2018, 11:12
Replies: 8
Views: 4,403
Posted By Landflap

Don : your description sounds like me ! Not quite...

Don : your description sounds like me ! Not quite vain enough to have a wall-chart of myself though. Busje, sorry for the banter. You might want to try www.flighstore.co.uk. They sometimes have stuff...
31st Jul 2018, 10:57
Replies: 75
Views: 21,897
Posted By Landflap

STW: my interest remains as this is a public...

STW: my interest remains as this is a public forum for rumours and news and my questions were not answered by you having informed us that you had discussed the incident and obtained satisfactory...
Forum: Middle East
30th Jul 2018, 10:52
Replies: 8
Views: 4,403
Posted By Landflap

Blimey mate ! I got a wall chart of a page three...

Blimey mate ! I got a wall chart of a page three babe called Busty Morgan. Does it for me.
30th Jul 2018, 10:49
Replies: 23
Views: 8,903
Posted By Landflap

I witnessed Traf's increasing vitreol & advised...

I witnessed Traf's increasing vitreol & advised that he calm down & let it all go. Absolute silence for quite a while. Actually, a nice reply to my exhortation came first. Trust the period of illness...
30th Jul 2018, 10:39
Replies: 75
Views: 21,897
Posted By Landflap

Gosh, really heated discussion over very little...

Gosh, really heated discussion over very little in the way of facts. Original news article refers to an "accident". Of course, we all know it was an "incident". Three years after the event the...
Forum: Middle East
14th Jul 2018, 10:25
Replies: 193
Views: 92,901
Posted By Landflap

Charles : Who's the new management ? Worse, any...

Charles : Who's the new management ? Worse, any new management will find, like others before , that hands will be severely tied.Same old. Predictable outcome. It would be quite funny if it wasn't...
9th Jul 2018, 10:35
Replies: 10
Views: 6,617
Posted By Landflap

Oh cripes, having to explain my jokes is why I...

Oh cripes, having to explain my jokes is why I gave up stand-up comedy and became an airline pillock, oops, pilot.............Ihad, dya get it ? larf. Oh pleeze yerself.
Forum: Middle East
9th Jul 2018, 10:25
Replies: 193
Views: 92,901
Posted By Landflap

When you continue to place numbskulls in charge,...

When you continue to place numbskulls in charge, based on wasta , this is the inevitable result.Absolute joke but many people stopped laughing years ago.
9th Jul 2018, 10:15
Replies: 264
Views: 122,741
Posted By Landflap

Never liked the need for Unions but less than...

Never liked the need for Unions but less than adept airline managers did, really, bring it on themselves. I joined the airline business as a Loader at LGW while pursuing the PPL route back in the...
Forum: Middle East
28th Jun 2018, 10:13
Replies: 193
Views: 92,901
Posted By Landflap

Unmentionable down the road has an excess of...

Unmentionable down the road has an excess of pilots and is sourcing out to Emirates. Quite a few would love a two year stint back in Bahrain . Easy scenario, easy to solve, easy to impliment. Where...
27th Jun 2018, 10:38
Replies: 4
Views: 2,748
Posted By Landflap

Does remind me of the mess our beloved...

Does remind me of the mess our beloved beancounters and union reps can get caught up in. Bit fuzzy memories now but in BEA in the 70's, SFO's were of that rank because they missed out on Commands...
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