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Forum: Middle East
27th Aug 2020, 21:28
Replies: 873
Views: 846,018
Posted By springbok449

Hi Felix, I got mine approximately 3 weeks after...

Hi Felix, I got mine approximately 3 weeks after my last day of service (about 2 weeks after I got back to the UK)
Forum: Middle East
28th Jul 2020, 14:09
Replies: 1,986
Views: 1,834,514
Posted By springbok449

I agree with 3 greens, having taken a few flights...

I agree with 3 greens, having taken a few flights in the last 6 weeks, to FRA, AMS and GVA the loads are healthy...
Forum: Middle East
10th Jun 2020, 15:52
Replies: 873
Views: 846,018
Posted By springbok449

Everything in UAE is linked so my understanding...

Everything in UAE is linked so my understanding is that if you have an active loan, you will not receive a clearance letter and your residency visa will not be cancelled....
4th Jun 2019, 09:01
Replies: 3
Views: 4,532
Posted By springbok449

This is such sad news, I knew that Eric had been...

This is such sad news, I knew that Eric had been taken ill shortly after his retirement. He was a very well respected colleague, Captain and instructor in EK.
Deepest sympathy to his family.
Merci...
Forum: Middle East
18th May 2019, 03:29
Replies: 28
Views: 26,704
Posted By springbok449

He is/was at Korean, wasn’t he?

He is/was at Korean, wasn’t he?
Forum: Questions
27th Apr 2019, 22:22
Replies: 5
Views: 2,801
Posted By springbok449

No max shear for LIDO unlike Jepps

No max shear for LIDO unlike Jepps
1st Mar 2019, 17:47
Replies: 28
Views: 22,839
Posted By springbok449

Was he actually a Flight Engineer or a Second...

Was he actually a Flight Engineer or a Second Officer operating the panel, it was fairly common in SAA that Second Officers operated the panel in lieu of Flight Emgineers on the 747-200, 747-300 and...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Aug 2018, 07:40
Replies: 125
Views: 89,754
Posted By springbok449

YP, That’s one of the best and most accurate...

YP,

That’s one of the best and most accurate post I have read in a long long time...
it makes me laugh when some people say that the weather is only bad in July and August but from September it’s...
Forum: Middle East
6th Jun 2018, 22:38
Replies: 873
Views: 846,018
Posted By springbok449

Regarding the US visa, my C1/D is annotated...

Regarding the US visa, my C1/D is annotated Emirates Airlines and I use it 3 times/month to enter the US without any problems, just like I used to do with my previous C1/D when I first started to...
Forum: Middle East
13th May 2018, 08:59
Replies: 33
Views: 13,636
Posted By springbok449

Craggenmore, sorry for insinuating that you were...

Craggenmore, sorry for insinuating that you were there for the money and I am happy that you can practice your hobby 24/7/365 but that would not be enough for me to justify my kids breathing the dust...
Forum: Middle East
13th May 2018, 05:42
Replies: 33
Views: 13,636
Posted By springbok449

Flight, thats correct except that I don’t always...

Flight, thats correct except that I don’t always get to sleep in the same time zone as am widbody F/O... ;-)
Forum: Middle East
12th May 2018, 20:50
Replies: 33
Views: 13,636
Posted By springbok449

If like Craggenmore and BigGeordie all you're...

If like Craggenmore and BigGeordie all you're interested in is the money side of things and you don't care about how hard you work to earn it and with no set of defined rules and you don't mind...
Forum: Middle East
17th Mar 2018, 16:50
Replies: 62
Views: 44,543
Posted By springbok449

Just to add to my earlier post, as mentioned...

Just to add to my earlier post, as mentioned above which Orange base is crucial, regional bases and some European bases are fine but LGW and others are best avoided. Part-time would be the only way I...
Forum: Middle East
17th Mar 2018, 05:01
Replies: 62
Views: 44,543
Posted By springbok449

If you join the Orange LCC in LGW, one thing you...

If you join the Orange LCC in LGW, one thing you won’t have is a stable roster, EK roster is far more stable especially during the summer months..
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There’s a lot to be said about being in your own...
8th Feb 2018, 10:29
Replies: 15
Views: 6,088
Posted By springbok449

Sorry to read that John has passed away, always...

Sorry to read that John has passed away, always enjoyed flying with him out of LGW with EZY. He was a gent. He was a good operator.

Jacko, Jack Brown and John are all part of some good aviation...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jan 2018, 18:54
Replies: 873
Views: 846,018
Posted By springbok449

You can use your repatriation ticket up to 28...

You can use your repatriation ticket up to 28 days after your visa has been cancelled.
We left about a week after my LDS.
Forum: Middle East
17th Jan 2018, 06:29
Replies: 67
Views: 39,452
Posted By springbok449

Payload restrictions out of ADL was never...

Payload restrictions out of ADL was never uncommon as EK often sent cargo across from MEL by road as the MEL sector was alway much busier than the ADL sector.
Forum: Middle East
13th Jan 2018, 10:49
Replies: 48
Views: 36,312
Posted By springbok449

Oddins post sums it up nicely, it all depends...

Oddins post sums it up nicely, it all depends what your priorities are, I also left and took a big pay cut but have no regrets, am a new refreshed and less grumpy person!
Forum: Middle East
3rd Jan 2018, 06:28
Replies: 106
Views: 115,476
Posted By springbok449

Let’s face it, customs have probably been given...

Let’s face it, customs have probably been given the directive by EK, it is not first time!

Remember when we were made to go via EGHQ instead of going straight through the terminal so that we could...
Forum: Middle East
7th Nov 2017, 04:40
Replies: 143
Views: 144,258
Posted By springbok449

Sala, Two quotes that says it all about your...

Sala,

Two quotes that says it all about your post really, one made by you:
“I’m not a local, I’m an expat being treated here better than in my home country”

And here’s one made an industry...
Forum: Middle East
13th Oct 2017, 20:46
Replies: 34
Views: 33,882
Posted By springbok449

Blue sky +1 I wouldn't recommend doing it this...

Blue sky +1
I wouldn't recommend doing it this way but the word is indeed out on the street so don't think it will really affect him.
An acquaintance of mine bailed from an unmentionable airline...
Forum: Middle East
13th Oct 2017, 20:41
Replies: 873
Views: 846,018
Posted By springbok449

Send your resignation letter to your Chief Pilot....

Send your resignation letter to your Chief Pilot. cc your Fleet Manager or is it Manager Fleet? Anyways your resignation will be acknowledged from the date it was sent, giving you 90 days to...
9th Oct 2017, 20:11
Replies: 44
Views: 31,302
Posted By springbok449

Lucky it happened on the ground...

Lucky it happened on the ground...
Forum: Middle East
6th Aug 2017, 21:24
Replies: 24
Views: 6,204
Posted By springbok449

Horsham is a nice little market town very close...

Horsham is a nice little market town very close to LGW, Southwater is part of it just to the South and nice too.
If you're looking a little bit further Cuckfield is nice.
Haywards Heath is OK too,...
3rd Aug 2017, 20:26
Replies: 20
Views: 13,955
Posted By springbok449

Once such a great airline, very sad to have...

Once such a great airline, very sad to have watched its steady decline...
There used to be at least 3 SAA/SAL Jumbos a day in LHR now just a lonely 330!

Years of mismanagement and more recently...
Forum: Middle East
6th Jul 2017, 21:57
Replies: 5
Views: 2,537
Posted By springbok449

A couple of EK EASA approved instructors in Dubai...

A couple of EK EASA approved instructors in Dubai doing some revalidations...
Expired 1993? I was under the impression that if it was expired for a certain period of time you needed to go through...
Forum: Middle East
18th Jun 2017, 20:44
Replies: 73
Views: 39,954
Posted By springbok449

Maybe this one will be able to carry the...

Maybe this one will be able to carry the passengers bags....?

Alright I will get my coat....
Forum: Middle East
13th Jun 2017, 20:28
Replies: 20
Views: 12,723
Posted By springbok449

Personally I wouldn't be in such a rush to call...

Personally I wouldn't be in such a rush to call endless patterns of 5 on 4 off a choice of lifestyle...
Forum: Middle East
7th Jun 2017, 09:50
Replies: 179
Views: 248,247
Posted By springbok449

troff, Don't forget though that it was more...

troff,

Don't forget though that it was more for their benefit than yours...or was it simply that the 2 way arrow was more of a techniiique?
Forum: Middle East
27th May 2017, 07:48
Replies: 54
Views: 51,576
Posted By springbok449

TT, Thats probably one of the best posts I...

TT,

Thats probably one of the best posts I have ever read on this site...
Forum: Middle East
18th May 2017, 10:16
Replies: 27
Views: 13,053
Posted By springbok449

Ned, Look up liquid expat mortgages... ...

Ned,

Look up liquid expat mortgages...

Cragg,

Couldn't agree more...
Forum: Middle East
15th May 2017, 06:26
Replies: 30
Views: 23,220
Posted By springbok449

Joker, If you're serious about wanting...

Joker,

If you're serious about wanting unpaid leave, resign, one of the option to try and keep you is to offer you unpaid leave, happened to me but I turned it down, a friend of mine accepted...
1st May 2017, 10:21
Replies: 29
Views: 17,297
Posted By springbok449

Why would he want to get involved? A bit like...

Why would he want to get involved? A bit like some of the guys that you see micromanaging the whole operation and then missing the big picture...
Forum: Middle East
21st Apr 2017, 20:25
Replies: 11
Views: 3,797
Posted By springbok449

777, Funny you mention that, I ended up...

777,

Funny you mention that, I ended up walking out of there after an hour of waiting, very expensive and they can't even be bothered to see you on time...

Ended up doing mine on a layover, a...
Forum: Middle East
4th Apr 2017, 21:40
Replies: 95
Views: 84,004
Posted By springbok449

Does this mean that for the first time ever EK...

Does this mean that for the first time ever EK are admitting that there is a problem and that they are short of pilots...?!
As been said before, its a start but before anyone gets excited I think...
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