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22nd Jan 2023, 22:38
Replies: 43
Views: 13,113
Posted By Monarch Man

Well I've heard there are plenty of overseas...

Well I've heard there are plenty of overseas experienced former jet pilots currently going through the link process. I'm told that there are more than a few ex Cathay, EK, KE and QR drivers who have...
Forum: Middle East
7th Dec 2022, 18:34
Replies: 48
Views: 18,058
Posted By Monarch Man

Medical Nonsense

I had a minor issue with raised BP whilst in a medical setting (called whitecoat) which developed whilst at EK. A certain "Garden Knome" got wind of this and decided to use me as part of his career...
Forum: Middle East
17th Nov 2022, 07:55
Replies: 579
Views: 250,806
Posted By Monarch Man

Nothing changes

The more things change, the more they stay the same. I've been out of the pit for more than 3 years now and the friends I know who are still in are all looking to leave.
The simple reality is this,...
2nd Jul 2021, 04:55
Replies: 16,916
Views: 748,135
Posted By Monarch Man

"Whaddya mean its a BIG spider"

"Whaddya mean its a BIG spider"
28th Jan 2021, 01:29
Replies: 40
Views: 15,897
Posted By Monarch Man

Similar experiences if memory serves correctly,...

Similar experiences if memory serves correctly, ahhh the ignorance of youth
Forum: Middle East
11th Jul 2020, 00:49
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,023
Posted By Monarch Man

What Don said.... Im struggling to see how EK...

What Don said....
Im struggling to see how EK will crew the blunderbus in anything like the numbers required going forward, perhaps they have a well connected Habibi who knows more than most...
Forum: Middle East
9th Jul 2020, 05:57
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,023
Posted By Monarch Man

I genuinely hope that those who have had a little...

I genuinely hope that those who have had a little more breathing space before getting chopped have taken as many steps as possible to financially disengage from the UAE.
I can’t emphasise enough how...
Forum: Middle East
28th Jun 2020, 07:36
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,023
Posted By Monarch Man

Couldnt agree more, sadly in my time the trainers...

Couldnt agree more, sadly in my time the trainers that actually wanted to impart decent knowledge and helpful tips and tricks were whittled down to basically a person or two whom had escaped the...
Forum: Middle East
18th Jun 2020, 21:18
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,023
Posted By Monarch Man

You forgot fluctuations in the Rouble, the Zloti...

You forgot fluctuations in the Rouble, the Zloti cratering against the US dollar and of course a market oversupply in Pork belly’s
Forum: Middle East
31st May 2020, 23:15
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,023
Posted By Monarch Man

Good luck to one and all....

Good luck to one and all....
18th May 2020, 01:33
Replies: 283
Views: 196,691
Posted By Monarch Man

Speaking as a former QFI. Looks initially...

Speaking as a former QFI.

Looks initially like an engine failure after T/O, followed by an attempt to trade energy for altitude and then a turn back leading to a loss of control and ejection....
Forum: Middle East
18th May 2020, 00:43
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,023
Posted By Monarch Man

Hardly a surprise really, and lets be honest...

Hardly a surprise really, and lets be honest here..any business is looking at the demand going forward.
As an expat you assume a certain level of risk, in this instance it would be wise to be...
Forum: Middle East
8th Feb 2020, 22:33
Replies: 408
Views: 503,692
Posted By Monarch Man

Kenny, had the aforementioned “Commander” pushed...

Kenny, had the aforementioned “Commander” pushed the thrust levers foward, rather than merely pressed the Toga switches, this discussion would be moot. There is a larger point to this however, and it...
Forum: Middle East
8th Feb 2020, 11:35
Replies: 408
Views: 503,692
Posted By Monarch Man

I’m betting there were large sighs of relief in...

I’m betting there were large sighs of relief in the EK muppet err training dept, roaches scattering when the light comes on springs to mind when they examined the incompetence contained within the...
Forum: Middle East
7th Oct 2019, 21:31
Replies: 31
Views: 18,754
Posted By Monarch Man

Kenny...I read that..pint in one hand, spray...

Kenny...I read that..pint in one hand, spray happened! Pure gold.
Tis true Don, plenty of very very capable young fellas and ladies chomping at the bit for an F35 or Typhoon slot.
Speaking frankly...
Forum: Middle East
6th Oct 2019, 19:49
Replies: 31
Views: 18,754
Posted By Monarch Man

Howdy Harold, The rumours of my demise...

Howdy Harold,



The rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated, I am alive and well and enjoying my contract life at Her Majesty’s behest.
Contrary to Dons comments, my little sportscar...
Forum: Middle East
1st Oct 2019, 11:31
Replies: 31
Views: 18,754
Posted By Monarch Man

Good to see that firm grip of the non essential...

Good to see that firm grip of the non essential is still alive and well at EK, I’m guessing you are one of those special individuals who inspect your crew for uniform standards and feel naked walking...
Forum: Middle East
30th Sep 2019, 19:43
Replies: 8
Views: 3,989
Posted By Monarch Man

Whilst it’s a team effort with ATC, they are...

Whilst it’s a team effort with ATC, they are there to help and facilitate for you, not the other way around. A simple “unable” is all that is required as it’s their problem to plan appropriately with...
Forum: Middle East
18th Aug 2019, 14:06
Replies: 8
Views: 4,600
Posted By Monarch Man

In order for there to be anything remotely...

In order for there to be anything remotely employee friendly in the region, there would have to be a monumental cultural awakening allowing movement from the 12th century to the present.
Forum: Tech Log
12th Aug 2019, 13:54
Replies: 39
Views: 9,013
Posted By Monarch Man

The fog of time has dulled my memory but I recall...

The fog of time has dulled my memory but I recall we did something similar on the Jag along with a distance remaining or used check.
Far more critical however was having a place to aim the jet at...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Aug 2019, 12:13
Replies: 39
Views: 9,013
Posted By Monarch Man

It’s effectively the same thing in a transport...

It’s effectively the same thing in a transport Aircraft, but it’s reliant in all cases on the validity of the data input.
I use a good rule of thumb that works most times as a gross error check....
Forum: Middle East
5th Aug 2019, 17:56
Replies: 24
Views: 27,958
Posted By Monarch Man

I think most genuinely honest Ex EK bods will...

I think most genuinely honest Ex EK bods will tell you that the place sucks the life and soul out of you in a variety of ways, armed with this knowledge I’d argue that you can in theory mitigate a...
29th Jun 2019, 21:44
Replies: 86
Views: 111,881
Posted By Monarch Man

Rex, first of all NEVER underestimate living in a...

Rex, first of all NEVER underestimate living in a land where the rule of law is applied equally and fairly for the vast majority, secondly last time I checked, organisations such as BALPA have...
29th Jun 2019, 20:23
Replies: 86
Views: 111,881
Posted By Monarch Man

10 years and then some at EK on the 777, and I...

10 years and then some at EK on the 777, and I can gladly as well as happily say I escaped with both my health and sanity intact.
Whilst BA might not be the place it was 10 to 15 years ago, it is...
Forum: Middle East
27th May 2019, 20:46
Replies: 1,021
Views: 785,350
Posted By Monarch Man

Capt numbers as emailed to me recently.

Capt numbers as emailed to me recently.
Forum: Middle East
20th May 2019, 12:37
Replies: 6
Views: 5,739
Posted By Monarch Man

Wash thy mouth out Don, the mighty Jag.....mighty...

Wash thy mouth out Don, the mighty Jag.....mighty Jag!
Id prefer for self preservation a decent ECM package, maybe a decoy or two...and for the bad guys to be shooting at someone else!
All good...
Forum: Middle East
19th May 2019, 20:28
Replies: 6
Views: 5,739
Posted By Monarch Man

Even the mighty Jag would struggle Don, best...

Even the mighty Jag would struggle Don, best advice is to stay below 50’ AGL and fly into a notch, that however generally requires an accurate idea of where the emitter is.
I’m sure the distance...
Forum: Middle East
14th May 2019, 10:51
Replies: 19
Views: 7,558
Posted By Monarch Man

Tomuchwork, wholeheartedly agree, fortunately...

Tomuchwork, wholeheartedly agree, fortunately I’ve vacated the airline world and have traded the 777 for a 7G bangseat equipped flying sports car as a Civvy contractor. A busy day is 2 x 1 hour...
Forum: Middle East
12th May 2019, 18:02
Replies: 19
Views: 7,558
Posted By Monarch Man

Flyboy, there is a reason the miserable ones...

Flyboy, there is a reason the miserable ones amongst us left, it was because EK made us that way.
I was warned before I joined, I was told in no uncertain terms what the reality of the place was,...
Forum: Middle East
12th May 2019, 17:55
Replies: 37
Views: 58,420
Posted By Monarch Man

Merely adjust your CI to suit your level of...

Merely adjust your CI to suit your level of roster satisfaction.
19th Apr 2019, 07:58
Replies: 20
Views: 17,562
Posted By Monarch Man

Reminds me so much of EK, almost by a process of...

Reminds me so much of EK, almost by a process of osmosis many eligible and capable individuals decided they wanted no part in the training department despite the company being desperately short, it...
Forum: Middle East
19th Apr 2019, 07:45
Replies: 28
Views: 20,568
Posted By Monarch Man

Stay where you are, despite what many actually...

Stay where you are, despite what many actually think about EK and the historical 380 rosters I’d suggest you take heed of what’s written on here.
Generally speaking, the 380 FO roster has been the...
26th Mar 2019, 21:43
Replies: 58,039
Views: 9,971,023
Posted By Monarch Man

It was at that moment that Hoskins realised it...

It was at that moment that Hoskins realised it was a mistake letting the work experience girl anywhere near a wrench....

Hoskins suddenly pondered...”Did I put the super-glue glue in the wrong...
16th Mar 2019, 17:29
Replies: 58,039
Views: 9,971,023
Posted By Monarch Man

Hoskins grew more and more suspicious as the snow...

Hoskins grew more and more suspicious as the snow he had been assigned to move was an unusual “yellow” colour...
13th Mar 2019, 10:04
Replies: 58,039
Views: 9,971,023
Posted By Monarch Man

Excellent efforts all round with a few “above...

Excellent efforts all round with a few “above average” however the creamy is most definitely Wensleydale with
“Unfortunately, Prince Philip had not handed in his pilot's licence at the same time”...
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