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Forum: Middle East
27th Jul 2019, 14:38
Replies: 241
Views: 263,959
Posted By The African Dude

Who is saying congratulations? In my flight deck...

Who is saying congratulations? In my flight deck before EK I always shook my colleague’s hand to say thanks for a nice day out, in the interest of professional courtesy. Had always assumed that was...
Forum: Middle East
18th Mar 2018, 09:13
Replies: 63
Views: 42,285
Posted By The African Dude

Couldn’t agree more... That said, when you...

Couldn’t agree more...

That said, when you are used to having a higher disposable income, it DOES require some “getting used to” and readjustment in instinctive spending habits. The poster is...
14th Aug 2017, 19:45
Replies: 6,510
Views: 5,464,394
Posted By The African Dude

Maybe your mother should have taught you to come...

Maybe your mother should have taught you to come across as a bit less of a :mad: ? This chap/chap-ess is discussing the pros and cons of BA Direct Entry from their background and experience. And in...
Forum: Middle East
25th Jun 2017, 07:55
Replies: 4,839
Views: 2,673,578
Posted By The African Dude

Probably a bad idea to take a job with a company...

Probably a bad idea to take a job with a company based in the sandpit, then.
21st May 2017, 10:32
Replies: 53
Views: 36,650
Posted By The African Dude

Not even easyJet, in fact. Because as a Captain,...

Not even easyJet, in fact. Because as a Captain, you ain't getting an MXP base for years and years.

More realistically you might get that kind of money in VCE but on a flexible roster with no...
Forum: Middle East
15th May 2017, 10:29
Replies: 36
Views: 24,987
Posted By The African Dude

Fair comments, MonarchMan. Also regarding big...

Fair comments, MonarchMan. Also regarding big egos... which should never exist in an airline flight deck but seem to be endlessly prevalent anyway.
Forum: Middle East
15th May 2017, 07:35
Replies: 36
Views: 24,987
Posted By The African Dude

Fully agree with the need to have knowledge,...

Fully agree with the need to have knowledge, skills AND attitude. Just wanted to point out to the previous poster that it's not reasonable to slap the same paintbrush on everyone.
Forum: Middle East
14th May 2017, 21:31
Replies: 36
Views: 24,987
Posted By The African Dude

That's a pretty cheap shot. These are the same...

That's a pretty cheap shot. These are the same guys who fly visuals in to greek islands, 4 sectors of $hitty EU wx every day, circling approaches and non-precision without all the gubbins of a 777...
Forum: Middle East
14th May 2017, 17:06
Replies: 12
Views: 8,611
Posted By The African Dude

Sorry but (if only to make myself feel a little...

Sorry but (if only to make myself feel a little less bad) but I think it's worth pointing out that the 5% VAT isn't going to be applied unilaterally across the board.

However the cost of...
Forum: Middle East
9th May 2017, 16:22
Replies: 6
Views: 3,682
Posted By The African Dude

MCC will suck it out of the system for you,...

MCC will suck it out of the system for you, including tail nr, other crew names and PF/PM.

It never used to work very well before but now it does. No idea why.

Good luck
21st Apr 2017, 16:53
Replies: 6,510
Views: 5,464,394
Posted By The African Dude

Has anybody just emailed Lucy for an update?...

Has anybody just emailed Lucy for an update? Wasn't that what she said we should do when we saw her over sandwiches?
14th Apr 2017, 18:01
Replies: 56
Views: 17,930
Posted By The African Dude

Become a pilot, they said. See the world, they...

Become a pilot, they said. See the world, they said. Stick with easyJet, they said, it's safer, they said. Pilot training is a gamble they said... no guaranteed job they said.

I mean why even...
14th Apr 2017, 08:49
Replies: 56
Views: 17,930
Posted By The African Dude

Having experienced two out of the options listed,...

Having experienced two out of the options listed, I can only compare between them, so cannot advise. But EZ LGW and EK A380 are really comparing apples and oranges. This decision has to be based on...
21st Mar 2017, 08:59
Replies: 6,510
Views: 5,464,394
Posted By The African Dude

Slight tangent but, for folks being given...

Slight tangent but, for folks being given part-time now, how long have they been waiting? It is pretty much impossible to say, or is there an average or fleet-specific waiting period? What would one...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Jan 2017, 13:38
Replies: 7
Views: 3,314
Posted By The African Dude

Was under the impression that once clean you get...

Was under the impression that once clean you get the engine back; the behaviour is to allow the aircraft to successfully land without any other way of knowing what the LVR commanded thrust setting is.
Forum: Tech Log
24th Jan 2017, 12:02
Replies: 20
Views: 6,015
Posted By The African Dude

1. LOC and GS modes are available. 2. They are...

1. LOC and GS modes are available.
2. They are an external source tuned via the nav radio, whether automatically or manually, therefore do not require any level of nav accuracy in terms of GPS or...
17th Dec 2016, 15:07
Replies: 6,510
Views: 5,464,394
Posted By The African Dude

For the comments from before that said "If you're...

For the comments from before that said "If you're based abroad, say in the ME and want to come home, BA would be like a dream." I would just like to say that the wanting to come home bit would be the...
18th Oct 2016, 22:15
Replies: 6
Views: 5,786
Posted By The African Dude

EZY command is more realistically 5-6 years, not...

EZY command is more realistically 5-6 years, not 9-10.
121k is about right, however for a skipper.
Forum: Middle East
5th Aug 2016, 06:35
Replies: 25
Views: 9,923
Posted By The African Dude

Don't they have enough SOs to upgrade?

Don't they have enough SOs to upgrade?
Forum: Questions
22nd Jun 2016, 15:11
Replies: 10
Views: 2,929
Posted By The African Dude

As others have said, below minimums (200ft on a...

As others have said, below minimums (200ft on a standard CAT1 ILS) you are VISUAL ONLY. The PAPI do not count. Fly at the runway and land on it without hitting anything else. Your eyes are your...
14th May 2016, 19:42
Replies: 6,510
Views: 5,464,394
Posted By The African Dude

Didn't Plastic787 fail them the first time...

Didn't Plastic787 fail them the first time around?! :}
8th May 2016, 16:52
Replies: 1,262
Views: 980,832
Posted By The African Dude

What are the future prospects for external Airbus...

What are the future prospects for external Airbus bods at the moment, guys and girls?
6th May 2016, 21:11
Replies: 1
Views: 3,625
Posted By The African Dude

Any luck A320baby? I'm considering the same. ...

Any luck A320baby? I'm considering the same.

Cheers,
AD
6th May 2016, 11:35
Replies: 6,510
Views: 5,464,394
Posted By The African Dude

I also imagine that they are on the 25-point pay...

I also imagine that they are on the 25-point pay scale, not the 35-point system which applies to new joiners. So the comparable rise for an pp8 LH FO would be about two-thirds the amount over 8...
19th Apr 2016, 15:17
Replies: 50
Views: 33,041
Posted By The African Dude

The Italian pension system is generous but you...

The Italian pension system is generous but you have to be in it for many years to take advantage - that is IF there's any money left in the national pot by the time you get there :suspect: Minibase...
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