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Thank God they don't, otherwise I wouldn't have...

Thank God they don't, otherwise I wouldn't have had a 30 year career! Unfortunately, even years ago cadet schemes (incredibly rare) required higher academic results, but as ever there are other ways...
11th Oct 2020, 14:24
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Posted By macdo

Unfortunately, civil aviation became commoditised...

Unfortunately, civil aviation became commoditised and as a direct result cost cutting is the absolute goal of everyone involved on the business side. Olsters' complaint is hardly news. But if mass...
9th Oct 2020, 12:50
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Views: 7,327
Posted By macdo

bingofuel Thats a co-incidence. I knew a...

bingofuel

Thats a co-incidence. I knew a Saab 340 pilot who had built up shoes and another who only had one leg. Was that an airline in bonny Scotland by any chance?
9th Oct 2020, 09:23
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Posted By macdo

Hi Rob, I see that you also started the thread...

Hi Rob,
I see that you also started the thread on tallness as well as this one. Lets say you end up being issued a C1 medical with or without an OML. Lets say you do your training over the next few...
8th Oct 2020, 22:09
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Posted By macdo

If you want it enough, you'll find a work around,...

If you want it enough, you'll find a work around, plenty do.
8th Oct 2020, 22:01
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Posted By macdo

Pretty sure there is no published after take off...

Pretty sure there is no published after take off check list in the standard Airbus SOP. We used a customized one about 15 years ago, then ditched it to align more closely with the Airbus SOP. Seem to...
8th Oct 2020, 10:26
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Posted By macdo

Thats the most sensible thing I have seen a...

Thats the most sensible thing I have seen a travel company do since this all started, however, with all the bells and whistles, I'd like to know the price and I'd read the small print very carefully....
Forum: Tech Log
7th Oct 2020, 10:28
Replies: 34
Views: 6,870
Posted By macdo

IMHO the general public won't accept the idea of...

IMHO the general public won't accept the idea of a pilotless passenger flight until the successful adoption and proving of autonomous cars which will normailise the idea of automation in their minds....
30th Sep 2020, 18:44
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Posted By macdo

Possibly so he/she might live a few extra years...

Possibly so he/she might live a few extra years in retirement enjoying that massive maxed out pension?
Trouble is, it is never that simple, some can't because they are on the 3rd. marriage, some...
26th Sep 2020, 22:19
Replies: 35
Views: 16,893
Posted By macdo

Buster the Bear All true, but a change of...

Buster the Bear

All true, but a change of sentiment drives the share price down and people make money out of that. Just as they did with all the airlines you mention, whether there really is a...
26th Sep 2020, 16:51
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Posted By macdo

Seems as though they are fighting back before the...

Seems as though they are fighting back before the markets warm up on Monday, although I suspect this recording was known about in the city a few days ago, judging by the trajectory of easy shares...
26th Sep 2020, 13:35
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Views: 16,893
Posted By macdo

I was sent this recording and it made fairly...

I was sent this recording and it made fairly depressing listening. However, I suspect that had I been privy to a similar briefing from the Union reps of any other airline in Europe (or further...
22nd Sep 2020, 21:42
Replies: 118
Views: 33,223
Posted By macdo

Future Rodney King Trouble is, in the global...

Future Rodney King

Trouble is, in the global market we operate in, there are people out there, from outwith Western Europe/USA who will work for these numbers. I bet Wizz is not short of FO...
14th Sep 2020, 22:09
Replies: 282
Views: 130,396
Posted By macdo

I do not think there are any worthwhile tips in...

I do not think there are any worthwhile tips in this climate. If you have good contacts and a decent resume then use them. In the meantime it is a case of keeping going and not giving up. This is not...
14th Sep 2020, 22:02
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Views: 68,102
Posted By macdo

One of my sons friends, who is nearly at the end...

One of my sons friends, who is nearly at the end of training, has just been let go. Very sad.
14th Sep 2020, 16:31
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Posted By macdo

Transport for Wales were open for applications...

Transport for Wales were open for applications til Oct 15. Based Cardiff or Camarthen . If was about 50k a year after training.
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Aug 2020, 22:49
Replies: 28
Views: 5,069
Posted By macdo

surprisingly uplifting

surprisingly uplifting
28th Aug 2020, 22:36
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Posted By macdo

LoL, I'll revisit this thread in 2030 and see how...

LoL, I'll revisit this thread in 2030 and see how it all panned out.
28th Aug 2020, 13:41
Replies: 604
Views: 496,948
Posted By macdo

Perfectly reasonable question. Virgin has been...

Perfectly reasonable question.
Virgin has been talking about running Pakistan flights since 2007, but hasn't done so, in spite of a growing year round demand for such flights from the UK. So,...
28th Aug 2020, 12:27
Replies: 62
Views: 32,834
Posted By macdo

Outsourcing? Not training up the next gen of...

Outsourcing?
Not training up the next gen of engineers?
Cost Accountants?
Greedy shareholders?

Take your pick
28th Aug 2020, 08:08
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Posted By macdo

Sorry, not going down this ancient rabbit hole. ...

Sorry, not going down this ancient rabbit hole.

Just to address one point. KLM use their short haul services from regional airports as a loss leader to feed their long haul hub out of AMS. Nothing...
28th Aug 2020, 07:54
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Posted By macdo

I'm afraid they do add up to such a premium....

I'm afraid they do add up to such a premium. Unfortunately I have seen the management spreadsheets of the cost to run a base at CWL for what was a major operator in the past. CWL is expensive and the...
28th Aug 2020, 07:46
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Posted By macdo

For what its worth, I spoke to a friend yesterday...

For what its worth, I spoke to a friend yesterday who is flying for them currently and he indicated that several thousand applicant had been made for 200-300 potential jobs.
27th Aug 2020, 22:58
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Views: 694,556
Posted By macdo

Lets not let the facts get in the way of a bit of...

Lets not let the facts get in the way of a bit of good old fashioned nationalism!
The reason holidays from CWL were more expensive than elsewhere was the fact that the charges made by CWL were...
27th Aug 2020, 22:43
Replies: 118
Views: 33,223
Posted By macdo

Having been laid off and no prospect of another...

Having been laid off and no prospect of another gig in the near future, the single piece of advice I'd give is to get a very tight understanding and control of your finances. We have mostly been used...
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