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Forum: Middle East
25th Nov 2017, 12:54
Replies: 7
Views: 2,740
Posted By SmilingKnifed

I just moved to Zurich from Top Cover, with the...

I just moved to Zurich from Top Cover, with the premium frozen for 15 years. Arranged via Mondial.
Forum: Middle East
21st Nov 2017, 17:18
Replies: 152
Views: 137,466
Posted By SmilingKnifed

JJ, just for background info if you’re unaware,...

JJ, just for background info if you’re unaware, Mondial are retained by Emirates for consulting on the company’s provident fund. Each pilot is eligible for a twice-yearly consultation meeting.
Forum: Middle East
14th May 2017, 12:18
Replies: 52
Views: 29,492
Posted By SmilingKnifed

Great post OKC! I have a sneaky suspicion that...

Great post OKC! I have a sneaky suspicion that you and I flew together a few years back.

I thought I was a hopeless case when I transitioned to heavies and saw my sim partner engage the...
Forum: Middle East
4th Mar 2017, 13:34
Replies: 6
Views: 4,886
Posted By SmilingKnifed

Valid points nolimit, but in our military we...

Valid points nolimit, but in our military we tended to deliver the banter face to face and not via anonymous internet forums.
Forum: Middle East
18th Jul 2016, 00:19
Replies: 3,953
Views: 1,837,798
Posted By SmilingKnifed

Guys, I'm not a frequent poster so you can take...

Guys, I'm not a frequent poster so you can take it that I'm only posting here to repeat, verbatim, the comment I wrote on my exit survey when I left FZ recently.

Unless there is a fundamental...
6th Feb 2013, 00:44
Replies: 296
Views: 169,218
Posted By SmilingKnifed

It could depend on who starts paying the bills. I...

It could depend on who starts paying the bills. I guess those short of money are sometimes prepared to do dirty things with unsavoury people.

Re. Press Speculation...
6th Nov 2012, 15:32
Replies: 5
Views: 2,586
Posted By SmilingKnifed

I'm not sure how much credit Nicola Tesla should...

I'm not sure how much credit Nicola Tesla should be taking for the somewhat fortuitous shot though.
Forum: Middle East
27th Aug 2012, 20:18
Replies: 10,058
Views: 5,471,995
Posted By SmilingKnifed

Excuse the thread drift chaps, but is anyone else...

Excuse the thread drift chaps, but is anyone else flying out from the UK next Tuesday (4th) for selection?
Forum: Questions
25th Aug 2012, 22:25
Replies: 5
Views: 3,192
Posted By SmilingKnifed

Really the only landing technique on that...

Really the only landing technique on that monstrosity is to shut your eyes and pray!
4th Aug 2012, 23:20
Replies: 38
Views: 4,297
Posted By SmilingKnifed

Go on then I'll bite. Who were Churchill's...

Go on then I'll bite. Who were Churchill's sponsors and in what sense did he lie?
2nd Aug 2012, 22:18
Replies: 10
Views: 4,932
Posted By SmilingKnifed

Potentially more positive developments for David,...

Potentially more positive developments for David, amidst a very uncertain time in Bangui (fairly standard for anyone who's been there).

centrafrique-presse...
22nd Jul 2012, 16:43
Replies: 10
Views: 4,932
Posted By SmilingKnifed

I've forwarded the article to my old ops manager...

I've forwarded the article to my old ops manager in Bangui and there's a growing awareness of David's plight amongst the NGO pilots there. If anyone has contact details for David's boss, I'd be happy...
1st Jul 2012, 23:39
Replies: 965
Views: 534,843
Posted By SmilingKnifed

Competence?

Competence?
17th Jun 2012, 20:24
Replies: 965
Views: 534,843
Posted By SmilingKnifed

Because a well-supported union enjoying a good...

Because a well-supported union enjoying a good relationship with management can only be an asset to both sides. The two best examples here being BA and Monarch.
7th Jun 2012, 12:01
Replies: 12
Views: 6,441
Posted By SmilingKnifed

There were also Gainjet and (I think still)...

There were also Gainjet and (I think still) whatever name Viking are trading under this week.

Both far from trustworthy when it comes to paying bills, but it could get you over the line in terms...
3rd Jun 2012, 22:42
Replies: 57
Views: 22,681
Posted By SmilingKnifed

I was told by a well-connected colleague that we...

I was told by a well-connected colleague that we have a requirement for F/Os at short notice that precludes some in the hold pool (3 months' required with their current employers) and that would...
26th May 2012, 19:04
Replies: 507
Views: 240,057
Posted By SmilingKnifed

Bex, the only thing I'd query is your numbers for...

Bex, the only thing I'd query is your numbers for those in the pool. I was number 60 a couple of weeks ago and was under the impression there were around 80 swimming.

Ho hum, looks like I'd better...
15th May 2012, 22:19
Replies: 52
Views: 13,820
Posted By SmilingKnifed

Did I date you in the past? :hmm:

Did I date you in the past? :hmm:
29th Mar 2012, 15:50
Replies: 9
Views: 5,754
Posted By SmilingKnifed

And just saying correctly. The endemic...

And just saying correctly.

The endemic corruption through the CAA there, not to mention the number of other cowboy operators makes it a mountain to climb. Don't get me wrong, I wish them well....
4th Mar 2012, 17:58
Replies: 46
Views: 13,878
Posted By SmilingKnifed

I for one would argue it takes far more 'moral...

I for one would argue it takes far more 'moral fibre' to recognise and deal with stress rather than take it (and it's performance degrading effect) into the cockpit of a fast jet, particularly one in...
29th Feb 2012, 23:48
Replies: 50
Views: 35,063
Posted By SmilingKnifed

Given StopStart's previous line of work, I doubt...

Given StopStart's previous line of work, I doubt he's blind to the risk.



And yeah.... Where do I sign?
22nd Feb 2012, 12:58
Replies: 1,042
Views: 257,048
Posted By SmilingKnifed

I can't help but get the feeling that as a...

I can't help but get the feeling that as a company, our eye has been off the ball in the UK while Nordic is launched.

Obviously this doesn't apply to the operational guys and gals and more to the...
18th Feb 2012, 21:42
Replies: 507
Views: 240,057
Posted By SmilingKnifed

Do excuse my dig in that case. I think regulator...

Do excuse my dig in that case. I think regulator approval is effectively a given at this stage of the game.
18th Feb 2012, 16:43
Replies: 507
Views: 240,057
Posted By SmilingKnifed

I wouldn't throw your toys around too much, there...

I wouldn't throw your toys around too much, there are only so many ways they can ask the same questions. The aim is to get a feel for the type of person you are and whether you match their model.
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Forum: Freight Dogs
15th Feb 2012, 22:59
Replies: 8
Views: 2,308
Posted By SmilingKnifed

It's a few years since I was there, but I'd say...

It's a few years since I was there, but I'd say AF is pretty much your lot if you're looking to ship from Europe. The only other traffic I recall is Congolese carriers (Hewa Bora :eek: ) and the odd...
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