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16th Sep 2017, 12:42
Replies: 200
Views: 36,947
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

Well historically I suppose it goes back to the...

Well historically I suppose it goes back to the early days of commercial aviation where civil aviation found its roots in the military?

In an airline it's a visible indication of rank - and in any...
15th Sep 2017, 17:15
Replies: 200
Views: 36,947
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

:}:}:} I agree - but a flying suit is useful...

:}:}:}

I agree - but a flying suit is useful in old aeroplanes, as such a a Chipmunk, where I always seemed to get oil everywhere - and for gliding to keep warm and dry.

Gold bars ......
15th Sep 2017, 16:59
Replies: 9
Views: 2,502
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

I remember DC3s and Bristol Freighters (Silver...

I remember DC3s and Bristol Freighters (Silver City); DH Dragon.

Pleasure flights in an a Piper Tripacer and Lockheed/Aermacchi LASA-60 back in the day (Air Navigation and Trading). Seem to...
25th Aug 2017, 15:30
Replies: 83
Views: 23,903
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

It's a sad fact, but all the PPLs in our Group...

It's a sad fact, but all the PPLs in our Group seem to think wearing a life jacket (of the less than 100 kind) and carrying a dinghy (in the 'back') somehow provides 'magical' protection in the...
8th Jun 2016, 20:05
Replies: 742
Views: 277,034
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

The two Chipmunks I mentioned previously were/are...

The two Chipmunks I mentioned previously were/are WK565 and WD373, taken over Old Sarum during Summer camp in 1970.

For some reason I can't get this photograph to upload via Flickr?!

I hope...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th May 2016, 19:25
Replies: 54
Views: 7,162
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

We are not alone after all?!

So Barack Obama has apparently stated that he will release documents relating to alien life and UFOs before he leaves office.

So, we have to presume there is 'something' to release?!

I always...
19th May 2016, 20:51
Replies: 742
Views: 277,034
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

ATC Summer Camp 1970 2431 (Keighley)...

ATC Summer Camp 1970

2431 (Keighley) Squadron ATC

I must try and dig out the air-to-air shots, then I will be able to see which Chipmunks they were?!

...
29th Mar 2016, 14:24
Replies: 126
Views: 66,498
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

Reminds me of the old joke: Captain on PA:...

Reminds me of the old joke:

Captain on PA: Ladies and Gentlemen I'm afraid the Nr 4 engine has failed. Our flight will be delayed by an hour ...

Sometime later:

Captain on PA: Ladies and...
22nd Mar 2016, 09:54
Replies: 1,543
Views: 1,572,414
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

Yes, it looks like snow/ice on the fuselage side,...

Yes, it looks like snow/ice on the fuselage side, ice on the emergency exit, but nothing on the internal components?
21st Mar 2016, 15:36
Replies: 1,543
Views: 1,572,414
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

... just out of interest, what's that white...

... just out of interest, what's that white 'stuff' on the external parts of the aircraft shown on the Wikipedia photographs? snow, ice, foam? It seems to be on the exterior parts but not on the...
8th Jan 2016, 16:29
Replies: 1,174
Views: 931,586
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

Thanks HeartyMeatballs. To be fair to Jet2,...

Thanks HeartyMeatballs.

To be fair to Jet2, by accepting my application and CV they have shown considerable latitude - although I applied for a non-type rated position this was because my B737 had...
8th Jan 2016, 15:09
Replies: 1,174
Views: 931,586
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

dboy Thanks for your comments. ...

dboy

Thanks for your comments.



Yes, having NEVER failed any aptitude tests in the past, I must admit I c****d up the numerical reasoning - just seemed to have a mental block at the time.
...
7th Jan 2016, 19:42
Replies: 1,174
Views: 931,586
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

E-mail received from the Jet2 Recruitment Team on...

E-mail received from the Jet2 Recruitment Team on Christmas Eve included the following words:

'... Thank you for your application for our Non Type Rated First Officer positions. We wanted to...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Nov 2015, 23:29
Replies: 9,715
Views: 819,042
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

Anyone know where this is? ...

Anyone know where this is?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/UD6862
4th Aug 2015, 12:15
Replies: 1,160
Views: 1,105,725
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

... and maybe there will be a lower number of...

... and maybe there will be a lower number of available 'starstruck wannabes' in the future - Ts&Cs reducing making a career as a pilot less attractive, widening gap between supply and demand?

If...
4th Aug 2015, 12:03
Replies: 24
Views: 13,915
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

Just out of interest - does that mean that pilots...

Just out of interest - does that mean that pilots with existing contracts will be offered permanent employment as well?
23rd Jul 2015, 12:40
Replies: 57
Views: 15,429
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

Surely common sense dictates that you aren't...

Surely common sense dictates that you aren't going to carry out steep turns when you are too low, close to cloud, in controlled airspace or near airfields - and a good lookout both before and during...
26th Mar 2015, 19:55
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,011,247
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

... a change required due to the unprecedented...

... a change required due to the unprecedented demand for pilots caused by the growth of the the low cost carriers in the 90s and early 2000s - not for the best, in my opinion.



Well all the...
26th Mar 2015, 15:29
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,011,247
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

Years ago when I started commercial flying a...

Years ago when I started commercial flying a large number of Captains and First Officers were ex-military.

I never had any reason to consider these individuals as anything other than stable,...
14th Mar 2015, 15:25
Replies: 53
Views: 14,957
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

No there aren't, but you do lose some...

No there aren't, but you do lose some functionality with the iPhone 5 - and the screen can be a bit small for some.

I've used an iPhone 5, iPad Mini and seen a normal iPad in use and all users...
13th Mar 2015, 19:02
Replies: 53
Views: 14,957
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

I've used it for a year now in a PA28 with no...

I've used it for a year now in a PA28 with no problems whatsoever.

Battery seems to last (exactly) 5 hours when navigating, from a full charge.

Only caught out once with the battery - but...
13th Mar 2015, 18:49
Replies: 19
Views: 2,392
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

Worth repeating, I think! :)

Worth repeating, I think! :)
24th Feb 2015, 16:27
Replies: 34
Views: 4,576
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

It's surprised me just how quickly you become...

It's surprised me just how quickly you become dependant on GPS in a GA environment.

I still back up with a chart, but the idea of switching off the GPS enroute would be a bit of a shock I'm sure....
24th Feb 2015, 16:22
Replies: 9
Views: 2,149
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

Congratulations to her :) Quite a number of...

Congratulations to her :)

Quite a number of airline captains I know started out helping at the local flying club - assisting with reception duties, cleaning aeroplanes in exchange for hours and...
24th Feb 2015, 15:00
Replies: 9
Views: 2,149
Posted By FlyingOfficerKite

Just out of interest was this flight carried out...

Just out of interest was this flight carried out in a sailplane or an aeroplane under the auspices of the UK CAA or EASA?

Just that CAP804 states:

FCL.020 Student pilot

A student pilot...
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