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23rd Nov 2021, 08:43
Replies: 43
Views: 28,222
Posted By featherman

That bizarre feeling I get each morning waking up...

That bizarre feeling I get each morning waking up when I realise “it’s over!”. After 14 years, cx is no longer in my life. I never thought I’d wind up where I have, being furloughed and then forced...
26th Jan 2012, 12:23
Replies: 167
Views: 86,764
Posted By featherman

Astraeus

R.I.P Astarueas

Thanks Hamrah for the "once I a lifetime break".

I probably speak for the other 3 pprune cadets when I say they were halcyon days never forgotten.

All the best.
21st Jan 2005, 03:44
Replies: 51
Views: 9,713
Posted By featherman

Hiya! Just seen this thread and read about...

Hiya!

Just seen this thread and read about the interesting events of the last few days. I Would like to congratulate those of you who got through the assessment and made it into Astraeus. Well...
20th Jun 2004, 00:28
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By featherman

Hi Salapilot...It is good to hear that you’re...

Hi Salapilot...It is good to hear that you’re still keeping a positive view and I wish you every success.

Astraeus have of course launched us all a tremendous career and I am sure I speak for all...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,123
Posted By featherman

Hi Fonwah, Just came across your posting...

Hi Fonwah,

Just came across your posting regarding us elusive "Astraeus Cadets"

Well we are all still alive and kicking, albeit almost two years (shock horror!) down the road. And, yes, I am...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By featherman

Hi, Can't resist replying to this one as it...

Hi,

Can't resist replying to this one as it reminded me of myself once upon a time.

There are few professions that can boast of being as prestigious and glorified as that of becoming an airline...
23rd May 2003, 09:17
Replies: 67
Views: 23,349
Posted By featherman

Thumbs down I just fail to understand what kind of justice...

I just fail to understand what kind of justice system we have in this country. This just about says it all....makes you wanna give up. Wonder why we bust our backsides struggling to become aircrew...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,431
Posted By featherman

Cool Stapleford - Anyone trained there and got a job? ...

Stapleford - Anyone trained there and got a job?

..........Just to get back to the topic of the thread.....found myself last night (as F/O) sitting next to a bloody nice chap whilst chugging...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By featherman

Hi Lavdumperer, Good questions! Well,...

Hi Lavdumperer,

Good questions!

Well, as far as comfort goes… the NG is very comfortable….I think that Mr. Boeing gave a lot of thought into the design of the seat and cockpit arrangement. It...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By featherman

Just saw this post......so I'll put down a few...

Just saw this post......so I'll put down a few thoughts regarding the questions raised.....

On a day-to-day basis the job still holds great excitement for me. Although I am constantly reminded of...
Replies: 32
Views: 3,939
Posted By featherman

As Calypso said the pace hasn't quite reached...

As Calypso said the pace hasn't quite reached fever pitch yet. I brave the M25 on the days I am rostered allowing a good 2hrs for what is essentialy a 1hr 15min drive. (I drive in from Chingford...
Replies: 32
Views: 3,939
Posted By featherman

Well done Grobit, we both made it in the end eh! ...

Well done Grobit, we both made it in the end eh!
Where are you based?
Replies: 32
Views: 3,939
Posted By featherman

Thanks everyone, Yeah, it’s a great buzz...

Thanks everyone,

Yeah, it’s a great buzz knowing that all the hard work has paid off! I’ve heard people say that after a while it wears off but even having instructed for a year before this break...
Replies: 32
Views: 3,939
Posted By featherman

First line flight completed… After several...

First line flight completed…

After several jump-seat rides it was time to take the plunge and go for the right seat.

Gatwick to Zakinthos and back. All the training and hard work can’t quite...
Replies: 32
Views: 3,939
Posted By featherman

Talking Well put PJDJ.... Yes, well everything has...

Well put PJDJ....

Yes, well everything has moved along somewhat and gotten much more exciting. The jump seat rides are certainly invaluable. From my own experience I have a greater understainding...
Forum: Questions
20th Jun 2002, 21:20
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By featherman

I, like many others who knew Gary, am deeply...

I, like many others who knew Gary, am deeply saddened by this tragic accident. His boundless enthusiasm and friendliness amongst the aviation communities with which he was involved will be sourly...
3rd Jun 2002, 12:11
Replies: 30
Views: 7,783
Posted By featherman

Both my husband and I, are deeply saddened by the...

Both my husband and I, are deeply saddened by the news of this tragic event.

Our sympathies are with his family.

As a close friend and work associate of Gary's, I know how much he was...
Replies: 79
Views: 8,825
Posted By featherman

Thanks Lil'KiwiPaddy, We have a week of...

Thanks Lil'KiwiPaddy,

We have a week of SEP's....Survival and Emerg. training before they let us lose on the line...nevertheless the elation of completing the base training is tremendous. I am...
Replies: 178
Views: 21,419
Posted By featherman

Hi fmardani, I take it from your post that...

Hi fmardani,

I take it from your post that you have been busy concentrating on the theory side of things first before the flying. Finishing off the exams now at least leaves you free to enjoy the...
Replies: 31
Views: 5,003
Posted By featherman

Quicksilver, As is quite often the case,...

Quicksilver,

As is quite often the case, getting that elusive first job isn't easy. One thing it is not, however, is impossible. The first thing to have in your mind is exactly why it is you want...
Replies: 79
Views: 8,825
Posted By featherman

Well three days of sim. training and a break for...

Well three days of sim. training and a break for a few days. All the theory and ground schooling being put into practice. Each sim. detail lasts 4 hours. 2 hours as pilot flying and 2 as pilot...
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By featherman

Thumbs up I dunno....but I bet they won't be attatched to...

I dunno....but I bet they won't be attatched to wires in 50' circle!

Best of luck (NOT that you need it!!!!!)
Replies: 79
Views: 8,825
Posted By featherman

Talking .......and just when you thought they'd...

.......and just when you thought they'd dissapeared the Happy Five fell out of Cranebank waving their little bits of paper.......

Phew!!!! All finally passed the gound exam!....Simulator...
Replies: 79
Views: 8,825
Posted By featherman

Hope your doing well Grobit, Despite the...

Hope your doing well Grobit,

Despite the quantity of work it is very interesting. Like you I can't wait for the sim.
Replies: 79
Views: 8,825
Posted By featherman

Now I know why they call it Braincrank..... ...

Now I know why they call it Braincrank.....

pj...was that the " DC switched hot battery standby bus"
...or the " DC standby hot stickly bubbly lovely jubbly fun bus" (?)

(sorry Hasell...
Replies: 79
Views: 8,825
Posted By featherman

hassel> We do have to take progress tests...

hassel>
We do have to take progress tests (first on Monday) but not confined to one particular system or subject. There will be a final exam at the end of the ground based training.

What is...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By featherman

Well G.C. I suppose you could say it was a "joint...

Well G.C. I suppose you could say it was a "joint decision". No regrets at all looking back...Did me a world of good. And along the way met a great bunch of like minded aviators...some of whom I have...
Forum: Questions
4th Apr 2002, 21:09
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By featherman

Well done G.C. for the candid openess of your...

Well done G.C. for the candid openess of your experience. Certainly helps to get things out in the open and talk about 'em......All my hard work paid off I can see!
4th Apr 2002, 20:58
Replies: 79
Views: 13,113
Posted By featherman

Cool Congratulations!!! ......as one of "the...

Congratulations!!!

......as one of "the five" I feel more than just a little chuffed being part of all of this. Had a great day....... thanks guys.
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By featherman

Well couldn't resist adding my two bits worth on...

Well couldn't resist adding my two bits worth on this one as I have both trained and worked at Stapleford.

To anybody considering Stapleford may I reassure you that you would be hard pushed to do...
Replies: 79
Views: 8,825
Posted By featherman

Post Thanks everyone,. .. .Well, we are not all over...

Thanks everyone,. .. .Well, we are not all over thirty and I am sure you can appreciate, judging from the range of experience we have, that it came down to personality and how we handled the sim....
Replies: 79
Views: 8,825
Posted By featherman

Post Ok here we go….. .. .Matt, 34, 1400hrs, frozen...

Ok here we go….. .. .Matt, 34, 1400hrs, frozen ATPL FI/IRI/Night, MCC, FAA CPL ME/IR. I initially trained and flew in the USA building time on twins (PA34’s) and singles before studying in the UK. I...
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By featherman

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