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12th Oct 2020, 22:30
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Posted By 4468

My daughter assures me it was Boris’ A330...

My daughter assures me it was Boris’ A330 (Voyager). Our “Air Force One”! A white aircraft with a very large Union Jack on the tail. She thought it was trying to land on Cleethorpes pier! 😳
12th Oct 2020, 07:20
Replies: 129
Views: 32,157
Posted By 4468

Stepping down as Chief Executive, but remains as...

Stepping down as Chief Executive, but remains as non executive Chairman for a “transition period.”

You just can’t get these people’s snouts out of the trough!

Replaced by Aer Lingus’ (and...
11th Oct 2020, 22:40
Replies: 129
Views: 32,157
Posted By 4468

Perhaps a private jet might be more appropriate...

Perhaps a private jet might be more appropriate for you? 🤔
11th Oct 2020, 10:18
Replies: 129
Views: 32,157
Posted By 4468

This got me thinking. According to...

This got me thinking.

According to skyscanner, booking ahead and flying from LHR to EDI with BA will cost Ł64 return.

If Luton is convenient for you, you can fly from there to EDI with Easy for...
10th Oct 2020, 15:36
Replies: 129
Views: 32,157
Posted By 4468

The management of BA don’t care. The ONLY thing...

The management of BA don’t care. The ONLY thing they are interested in is short term cost cutting, and their associated reward. (bonus) They don’t give a monkey’s whether you ever fly BA again. Truth...
10th Oct 2020, 14:04
Replies: 129
Views: 32,157
Posted By 4468

Precisely. Things that were possible in days...

Precisely.

Things that were possible in days of yore, no longer are! To rail against that is simply life shortening!

It’s where price comparison sites and the pursuit of ‘cheapest’ gets us. All...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Oct 2020, 23:57
Replies: 21
Views: 3,077
Posted By 4468

Just remember in Lvl Chg, your tail plane is only...

Just remember in Lvl Chg, your tail plane is only controlling the speed. Nothing else is being controlled, other than the thrust levers being closed. (in a descent!)

In v/s the autopilot is...
9th Oct 2020, 23:38
Replies: 129
Views: 32,157
Posted By 4468

Not that I am or wish to be any apologist for BA....

Not that I am or wish to be any apologist for BA. The company (though not many of the employees!) deserve to go to hell in a handcart! But it doesn’t sound like your problems had anything to do with...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Sep 2020, 08:47
Replies: 41
Views: 6,855
Posted By 4468

It was, and generally still is the case that a...

It was, and generally still is the case that a fixed wing police resource can ‘cover’ about 3/4 of tasks (some less well) at about 1/2 the cost of a rotary wing. Commentary of ground pursuits being...
25th May 2020, 01:40
Replies: 182
Views: 73,989
Posted By 4468

A mercenary: "An individual primarily...

A mercenary:

"An individual primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics."

Pretty much all of those currently considering rejoining the RAF will be taking a very considerable...
16th May 2020, 10:45
Replies: 36
Views: 9,541
Posted By 4468

I live in the next village, and occasionally...

I live in the next village, and occasionally visit the Blacksmith’s Arms at Rothwell. There haven’t been boots there for a very long time, but Nigel runs quite a nice gastro pub.

I’ve always been...
18th Mar 2020, 22:51
Replies: 7,018
Views: 6,379,501
Posted By 4468

Nor would one imagine, they have any intention of...

Nor would one imagine, they have any intention of being. IAG are utterly ruthless. Particularly with their Golden Goose, BA.
12th Mar 2020, 21:37
Replies: 7,018
Views: 6,379,501
Posted By 4468

bex88 Voluntary ‘redundancy’, (I presume...

bex88

Voluntary ‘redundancy’, (I presume that’s what you mean?) comes at a cost to the employer. As those volunteers may not come from the fleets the employer would prefer to shed pilots.

How...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Feb 2020, 09:37
Replies: 756
Views: 804,992
Posted By 4468

VFR flight entering into IMC when unintended,...

VFR flight entering into IMC when unintended, unexpected and undesired, is one of the most challenging situations any pilot can face. Perhaps particularly in a helicopter? Preceding that with...
9th Dec 2018, 23:31
Replies: 7,018
Views: 6,379,501
Posted By 4468

A VNC in the BACC? How many friends did you...

A VNC in the BACC?

How many friends did you say you have in BA?
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jun 2018, 22:43
Replies: 125
Views: 18,020
Posted By 4468

Absolutely correct, and precisely why I wrote: ...

Absolutely correct, and precisely why I wrote:

Of course the same may also be true of many CPL(H)

So don’t go up. Don’t go down. Just accept that if you don’t have the recent skills, the...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jun 2018, 21:06
Replies: 125
Views: 18,020
Posted By 4468

I guess you’ve never done UPs where the wings are...

I guess you’ve never done UPs where the wings are level, but many other crazy things are occurring? High vertical speeds? High rates of yaw? LOW ROTOR RPM?? 😳

in a helicopter, and particularly at...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jun 2018, 20:58
Replies: 125
Views: 18,020
Posted By 4468

Totally agree with SND regarding chopjock’s...

Totally agree with SND regarding chopjock’s spoutings! Anyone reading it without knowing any better. Please read the contributions of professionals, not cowboys!

But the truth is, even if a ppl...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jun 2018, 10:50
Replies: 125
Views: 18,020
Posted By 4468

Precisely the reason why some helicopter pilots...

Precisely the reason why some helicopter pilots can be so dangerous.

People think they can tool along in a helicopter in weather that is marginal. ‘Knowing’ that without adequate instrument skills...
16th Apr 2018, 22:50
Replies: 731
Views: 458,287
Posted By 4468

Is it just me, or do a fair number of these...

Is it just me, or do a fair number of these Brexit bashers appear to be non UK resident?

Why do they care???
Forum: Tech Log
16th Apr 2018, 19:16
Replies: 31
Views: 9,076
Posted By 4468

I accept there are different implications for...

I accept there are different implications for A319/320/321. But maybe have a chat with your colleagues?

I’m very much in the Tay Cough/Locked door school of thought!
Forum: Tech Log
16th Apr 2018, 12:11
Replies: 31
Views: 9,076
Posted By 4468

HaHaHaHa!! Only if they want to be sacked!!!...

HaHaHaHa!!

Only if they want to be sacked!!!

For the avoidance of doubt. BA’s SAC requires correct landing config at 1000’. Though there MAY occasionally be SPECIFIC acceptable reasons why...
14th Apr 2018, 06:02
Replies: 731
Views: 458,287
Posted By 4468

How will you keep an EASA licence current? When...

How will you keep an EASA licence current? When your 6 monthly checks are signed up on a UK CAA licence??:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

No problem at all for UK residents flying for UK airlines.
...
14th Apr 2018, 01:01
Replies: 731
Views: 458,287
Posted By 4468

My word. There’s a lot of undemocratic anti...

My word. There’s a lot of undemocratic anti Brexit, anti Brit feeling here!

Couldn’t have put it better myself.

I don’t foresee any problems for UK residents, using UK licences to fly for UK...
12th Apr 2018, 23:11
Replies: 46
Views: 30,555
Posted By 4468

At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter...

At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what BA decide, or what their costs are.

Simple fact is, we now have 600 co-pilots who are suddenly heavily incentivised to take a command to...
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