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5th Aug 2021, 19:57
Replies: 137
Views: 56,959
Posted By Trossie

Hmmmmm! Are you sure?

Hmmmmm! Are you sure?
8th Jun 2021, 20:09
Replies: 146
Views: 68,146
Posted By Trossie

How many pilots are "fairly current" right now? ...

How many pilots are "fairly current" right now?

I suspect that Delta Hotel is amongst the only lot at are anywhere near that!
27th Mar 2021, 12:38
Replies: 850
Views: 1,044,860
Posted By Trossie

A delightful story that I heard about Charlie...

A delightful story that I heard about Charlie from an 'old and bold' DC3 pilot who had flown Constellations from Sao Tome into Biafra during that war. All their ops were at night to avoid...
30th Sep 2020, 03:55
Replies: 67
Views: 45,366
Posted By Trossie

BBC 18:18 29 Sep South African Airways...

BBC

18:18 29 Sep

South African Airways operations suspended

Operations of South African Airways (SAA), the country's national carrier, have been suspended with immediate effect.

"This...
1st Sep 2020, 12:18
Replies: 162
Views: 194,861
Posted By Trossie

ALM -- I like it!! It appears that the...

ALM -- I like it!!

It appears that the disadvantage that pilots in English speaking countries might have had when language wouldn't have been a useful tool to filter out 'foreign' pilots might...
Forum: Questions
1st Sep 2020, 12:04
Replies: 63
Views: 20,324
Posted By Trossie

Regarding all those failed predictions, I clearly...

Regarding all those failed predictions, I clearly remember the predictions decades ago that TV was going to cause the imminent collapse of the cinema. This horrible virus is having a terrible effect...
Forum: Questions
31st Aug 2020, 05:20
Replies: 63
Views: 20,324
Posted By Trossie

About the Zoom, Skype, whatever - two family...

About the Zoom, Skype, whatever - two family members (separately) ended up working from home. Eventually they were 'screaming at the walls' wanting to get back into the office to be able to see...
30th Aug 2020, 12:35
Replies: 850
Views: 1,044,860
Posted By Trossie

Don't know when those days were, when I last flew...

Don't know when those days were, when I last flew out of FALA they had 24hr ATC and hence lighting 'when needed'. FALA and FAJS were the only two in the whole country with 24hr ATC. On a clear night,...
Forum: Questions
30th Aug 2020, 11:32
Replies: 63
Views: 20,324
Posted By Trossie

ericsson16 I fully agree and 'IMHO' I feel...

ericsson16

I fully agree and 'IMHO' I feel that polax52 has got it spot on.

Cautious measures now might appear painful, for a while, but if that is what is needed to get the domestic economy...
Forum: Questions
29th Aug 2020, 16:29
Replies: 63
Views: 20,324
Posted By Trossie

Stop blaming your local politicians. Look instead...

Stop blaming your local politicians. Look instead at the source of the real problem. Are you helping to 'feed' it? Or are you actively doing your bit to starve it? Or are you just sitting and...
25th Aug 2020, 20:41
Replies: 850
Views: 1,044,860
Posted By Trossie

Glad to see this Thread is back up and running....

Glad to see this Thread is back up and running. So I'll have to do my bit to keep it live. People have been mentioning airport lights...

Many years ago I flew a friend of mine (a PPL) and our...
1st Aug 2020, 07:49
Replies: 10
Views: 1,922
Posted By Trossie

One should expect entirely different concepts for...

One should expect entirely different concepts for "off season leave" over the next few years, methinks!
18th Jul 2020, 11:07
Replies: 220
Views: 42,480
Posted By Trossie

Over 70 years ago, George Orwell predicted...

Over 70 years ago, George Orwell predicted exactly this sort of re-writing history, with facts that don't suit current political dogma being permanently deleted and then even the 'new' facts being...
17th Jul 2020, 07:41
Replies: 220
Views: 42,480
Posted By Trossie

1984 is coming to life. Winston Smith too. ...

1984 is coming to life. Winston Smith too.

The truth cannot be tolerated. History must be changed to suite the 'diktat' of the day. It will be changed again to suite the next 'diktat'.

Is that...
12th Jul 2020, 11:44
Replies: 2,998
Views: 2,806,612
Posted By Trossie

You quoted my entire Post, but then only...

You quoted my entire Post, but then only commented on the last short sentence. (And while I am not condoning it, some might consider a £480 addition to the cost of a well needed holiday to be worth...
12th Jul 2020, 08:47
Replies: 2,998
Views: 2,806,612
Posted By Trossie

All the new outbreaks in Spain have been in the...

All the new outbreaks in Spain have been in the north (Galicia, Aragon and Catalonia). Spain is a big country. Surely the 'ScoGov' could have specified those areas for the quarantine list? Other...
8th Jul 2020, 19:56
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

I'm glad to get people amused! ;) Especially...

I'm glad to get people amused! ;)

Especially as you might need some cheering up!
8th Jul 2020, 16:17
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

Is any country 'ready to receive' pilots from any...

Is any country 'ready to receive' pilots from any other country for quite some time considering the unemployed pilots that there are likely to be everywhere.

From the end of this year Britain will...
7th Jul 2020, 22:36
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

And quite clearly in referenda in the UK,...

And quite clearly in referenda in the UK, Commonwealth membership counts for a lot more than EU membership.

There is a big wide world out there.
7th Jul 2020, 00:03
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

Both Commonwealth members. Unlike Ireland. (But...

Both Commonwealth members. Unlike Ireland. (But then, I'm sure you knew that!)

giggity, you need to fly!!!!
6th Jul 2020, 17:06
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

Commonwealth citizens resident in the UK could...

Commonwealth citizens resident in the UK could vote in the referendum (from gov.uk):

be 18 or over on the day of the referendum (‘polling day’)
be a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen
be...
5th Jul 2020, 19:42
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

Please quote one such 'moan'? (I think I might...

Please quote one such 'moan'?
(I think I might have detected one or two 'moans' from you! But you're free to moan away as you like!)


I did that several posts ago...
5th Jul 2020, 18:44
Replies: 8
Views: 5,775
Posted By Trossie

Please justify that statement?

Please justify that statement?
5th Jul 2020, 18:40
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

As giggitygiggity has so convincingly...

As giggitygiggity has so convincingly demonstrated, Britain was doing quite well before 1993 (when the EU came into existence). "Sick man of Europe" before 1993? France was then even more sick (as...
5th Jul 2020, 17:09
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

What a weird view of history!! Is that what they...

What a weird view of history!! Is that what they taught you at school?

Britain was doing quite well before the EU existed.


Something strange that I am noticing: Many of these comments on...
4th Jul 2020, 15:31
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

Smile And that is where the 'playing field' has never...

And that is where the 'playing field' has never been level for the British as everyone speaks their 'local language' as it is the 'lingua franca'. You have demonstrated that with the language that...
4th Jul 2020, 15:24
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

Nothing is ever 'free'. Someone has to pay for...

Nothing is ever 'free'. Someone has to pay for it. The taxpayers in the 'host' country will be paying for that 'free university education'. Don't you think that it's an appalling attitude to have to...
3rd Jul 2020, 15:55
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

And exactly what pilot job opportunities do you...

And exactly what pilot job opportunities do you think there are going to be in " the nearest aviation market (7x the size)" for the next three to four years? Even within that 'place of peace and...
25th Jun 2020, 10:22
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

Raph, Thank you for your reply. 1. About...

Raph, Thank you for your reply.

1. About language. These days kids are poor at complex mental arithmetic. They don't need it, they have calculators in their pockets (on their phones) that can do...
24th Jun 2020, 19:59
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

Let me repeat what I said: It's you who...

Let me repeat what I said:

It's you who sounds miserable!

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24th Jun 2020, 18:02
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

Agreed!! Time to be serious for a bit. ...

Agreed!!

Time to be serious for a bit.

Much has been said about the 'language thing'. Yes, Brits are 'less good' at other languages, but I will refer everyone here to "The Outsider" by...
22nd Jun 2020, 20:01
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

Who is complaining? Yes, it is comfortable...

Who is complaining?
Yes, it is comfortable here. Would that be why so many others come here?

(Haven't had anyone comment on the state-subsidised airlines in the EU yet!)
22nd Jun 2020, 13:25
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

I think that we are a long, long way from...

I think that we are a long, long way from "getting that one out of the way". There will always be those with the firm belief that you can only be 'European' if you are subjugated to Brussels.

But,...
22nd Jun 2020, 12:47
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

By definition, Brits based in Britain are...

By definition, Brits based in Britain are "Europe-based".
22nd Jun 2020, 11:27
Replies: 138
Views: 32,217
Posted By Trossie

Both comments are nonsense. (And before I go...

Both comments are nonsense.

(And before I go into that in more detail, could I point out that all the British pilots working in the UK are Europeans. Britain is part of the continent of Europe and...
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