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30th Jul 2020, 10:19
Replies: 96
Views: 50,367
Posted By Tick Tock Man

The order was supposed to be trainers and...

The order was supposed to be trainers and management pilots first followed by everybody else in order of join date (with some flexibilities built in). Instead it appears to have been random and no...
18th Jul 2020, 18:50
Replies: 96
Views: 50,367
Posted By Tick Tock Man

He's just a facsimile of WB who gave false...

He's just a facsimile of WB who gave false evidence in another Ryanair court case. And in the middle we had Edward Scissorhands who turned up stuffed her pockets then b*****ed off. Being a charlatan...
18th Jul 2020, 15:57
Replies: 96
Views: 50,367
Posted By Tick Tock Man

Because he knew of, and had agreed to, the...

Because he knew of, and had agreed to, the restrictive covenants placed upon him and yet joined easyJet anyway, prior to this judgment. Either he misled easyJet about the covenants in place or...
16th Jul 2020, 05:50
Replies: 96
Views: 50,367
Posted By Tick Tock Man

Is that actually true though if it can be...

Is that actually true though if it can be demonstrated not to discriminate against any one group?

Where I am nearly all of the first officers are 'young' so whatever criteria are used it is going...
13th Jul 2020, 18:35
Replies: 96
Views: 50,367
Posted By Tick Tock Man

I hear you, MT, and I just happen to have had...

I hear you, MT, and I just happen to have had twice as many sick days last year than I ever had in any year prior, all due to illness or injury that I could have done nothing about, but unfortunately...
13th Jul 2020, 07:32
Replies: 96
Views: 50,367
Posted By Tick Tock Man

I believe it's calculated by dividing the number...

I believe it's calculated by dividing the number of absences by the number of days available for work, not the absolute number of absences. Those with less than two years' service will have their...
12th Jul 2020, 21:57
Replies: 96
Views: 50,367
Posted By Tick Tock Man

It's a level playing field in law whether you...

It's a level playing field in law whether you like it or not. I've got young children and I'm forever catching things off them. Do you think if I'm selected by easyJet in a few weeks I will get a...
12th Jul 2020, 17:36
Replies: 96
Views: 50,367
Posted By Tick Tock Man

Playing devil's advocate, I think Balpa will have...

Playing devil's advocate, I think Balpa will have a hard time arguing against the use of absence, and here's why.

It is not only perfectly legal but a recommended way for a company to...
3rd Jul 2020, 12:50
Replies: 138
Views: 25,582
Posted By Tick Tock Man

I am a little surprised by the anti-Brexit...

I am a little surprised by the anti-Brexit sentiment on here but not at all surprised at the accompanying specious arguments, glib comments and general desire to see it fail. I know it's hard for...
1st Jul 2020, 15:42
Replies: 85
Views: 86,774
Posted By Tick Tock Man

The only problem with using LIFO as the sole...

The only problem with using LIFO as the sole method, as far as I can make out, is that it can inadvertently lead to age discrimination and it is that, not LIFO itself, which is unlawful. If it can be...
1st Jul 2020, 10:34
Replies: 85
Views: 86,774
Posted By Tick Tock Man

This is certainly true but what else is there to...

This is certainly true but what else is there to go on? We are generally unknown to management and HR outside of our immediate base captain and line trainers. Will they have a say in the final...
19th Mar 2020, 19:31
Replies: 637
Views: 549,963
Posted By Tick Tock Man

Logging in for the first time in years to applaud...

Logging in for the first time in years to applaud this post. An excellent summary, well done.
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jan 2009, 13:58
Replies: 18
Views: 4,768
Posted By Tick Tock Man

Question Driftdown procedure and V-speeds

As I understand it, the sequence of events in the driftdown procedure is as follows:

Twinjet cruising at 1.32Vmd for max range. Engine failure and therefore loss of thrust means you can't...
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By Tick Tock Man

Technically an aircraft always takes off at the...

Technically an aircraft always takes off at the same EAS as you should consider the effects of compressibility at all airspeeds no matter how small.

However the difference is insignificant at...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,169
Posted By Tick Tock Man

Oh come on Max, don't knock us Oxford types for...

Oh come on Max, don't knock us Oxford types for having a uniform!

I think Oxford's average is around 94% just to throw an extra bit of information in for you Chariot. You will get treated like an...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Jan 2009, 08:54
Replies: 16
Views: 14,394
Posted By Tick Tock Man

Ahh, okey dokes. Then for my own education... I...

Ahh, okey dokes. Then for my own education... I realise that there are two distinct graphs (drag/ias, power/tas) when looking at piston and jet aircraft. I understood that both Vmd and L/Dmax always...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,169
Posted By Tick Tock Man

I know you're not currently considering distance...

I know you're not currently considering distance learning but if you change your mind then I can recommend Bristol Groundschool over Oxford.

The course is cheaper, there's a very good study...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jan 2009, 18:59
Replies: 16
Views: 14,394
Posted By Tick Tock Man

Having just read pilotmike's answer I have to...

Having just read pilotmike's answer I have to correct him in turn!

Vmd is coincident with L/Dmax in level flight, both occur at the lowest point on the drag curve. Flying at Vmd means you will be...
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