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Posted By lederhosen

Private licenses are indeed issued by a local...

Private licenses are indeed issued by a local office (Luftamt). You will probably also need a reliability check (ZÜP) to make sure you do not have a criminal record, drink driving convictions etc....
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Posted By lederhosen

Without wanting to encourage anyone too much, I...

Without wanting to encourage anyone too much, I would point out that generally the best time to start (not to finish!) training is in a downturn. That has certainly been the case in the past. At what...
6th Oct 2020, 13:20
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Posted By lederhosen

My experience was the same and I note your...

My experience was the same and I note your emphasis on the word willingly. I suppose it depends where you worked. If you were in a series of companies that went bust you probably know more people who...
Forum: North America
6th Oct 2020, 06:44
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Posted By lederhosen

Some interesting information available...

Some interesting information available particularly from Blancolirio on YouTube. The pilot lost radio contact and was way past the normal descent point when he reestablished communication. The...
5th Oct 2020, 14:28
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Posted By lederhosen

Good post Joe and I am pleased that you have...

Good post Joe and I am pleased that you have found something you enjoy. I did it the other way around, moving from partner in a big consulting firm back into flying. Both are great jobs. Consulting...
4th Oct 2020, 05:29
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Posted By lederhosen

The Swiss government is guaranteeing loans and...

The Swiss government is guaranteeing loans and there is talk of nationalization if things don’t get better according to an interview with Swiss chief Thomas Kluhr in the Schweiz am Wochenende...
3rd Oct 2020, 16:30
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Posted By lederhosen

Same, same but different as they say! Your...

Same, same but different as they say! Your original post a couple of weeks ago led me to discuss this with some well informed sources. The numbers continue to be dire, which is not exactly late...
3rd Oct 2020, 09:24
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Posted By lederhosen

I also heard from reasonably well informed...

I also heard from reasonably well informed sources that LH has been losing 500 million a month and that savings were reducing that by maybe 100 million. the great unknown is how long the current...
26th Sep 2020, 11:27
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Posted By lederhosen

I am an easyjet frequent flyer and admit the...

I am an easyjet frequent flyer and admit the headline made me a little nervous about future bookings. However when you read the rest of what he said it makes perfect sense and had the desired effect...
20th Sep 2020, 20:02
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Posted By lederhosen

First solo was coincidentally a Condor in 1979...

First solo was coincidentally a Condor in 1979 just over 41 years ago. In a Cirrus group these days having flown various Boeing and Airbus models in the mean time.
18th Sep 2020, 08:33
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Posted By lederhosen

I had heard that there are limited training...

I had heard that there are limited training options for example with Learjets in Europe and that quite a lot of training is carried out on the aircraft. With Covid and US travel restrictions the...
17th Sep 2020, 06:25
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Posted By lederhosen

That is amazing! So some pilot‘s LPC costs 70,000...

That is amazing! So some pilot‘s LPC costs 70,000 plus dollars yearly? Is that when are no sims and this is all done on the aircraft? if this is the price for sim training then that looks to be a...
1st Sep 2020, 17:58
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Posted By lederhosen

A now deceased friend was tasked as a child with...

A now deceased friend was tasked as a child with taking some flowers to an aunt to mark her birthday. The aunt was a nurse in a Munich hospital and she was a little surprised how quiet everything...
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Posted By lederhosen

Can anybody explain how all of this will benefit...

Can anybody explain how all of this will benefit the UK? Switzerland and Norway are EASA members but not in the EU. So what is the logic in setting up a parallel organization?
17th Jul 2020, 12:09
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Posted By lederhosen

My interpretation of the report is that the...

My interpretation of the report is that the captain (non flying) was pushing the nose down (without saying I have control) while the co-pilot was pulling the other way. The captain appears to have...
17th Jul 2020, 08:00
Replies: 59
Views: 25,637
Posted By lederhosen

I am not entirely convinced that the captain did...

I am not entirely convinced that the captain did know what he was doing. According to the report he had just under 200 hours on type, so in most European airlines would have been barely out of line...
9th Jul 2020, 10:28
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Posted By lederhosen

On the bright side some of us are still getting...

On the bright side some of us are still getting paid until the parking brake is set (block hours contracts) so if I have to hold with one engine running at least I am not waiting on my own time....
3rd Jul 2020, 14:56
Replies: 105
Views: 34,294
Posted By lederhosen

I think we are all on the same page that you...

I think we are all on the same page that you can't do it without the chart (which is why I said in the good old bad old days). My company very clearly introduced guidelines about fifteen years ago...
3rd Jul 2020, 06:44
Replies: 105
Views: 34,294
Posted By lederhosen

I have vague memories of an Airtours 767 in...

I have vague memories of an Airtours 767 in Orlando diverting because the ILS was out and they said they were not allowed to fly NDB approaches any more. This must have been around 20 years ago. I...
2nd Jul 2020, 15:30
Replies: 105
Views: 34,294
Posted By lederhosen

From a human factors point of view this is an...

From a human factors point of view this is an interesting one. There obviously was a RNAV approach available because the controller offered it. Not having the plate is the tricky bit as with one it...
2nd Jul 2020, 11:05
Replies: 161
Views: 99,075
Posted By lederhosen

SAA introduced a requirement for their co-pilots...

SAA introduced a requirement for their co-pilots to have an ATPL. The guy who was involved in the incident did not get one when they changed the rules, but had somehow fudged things to continue...
2nd Jul 2020, 09:55
Replies: 161
Views: 99,075
Posted By lederhosen

It also raises the question about the level of...

It also raises the question about the level of qualification of long haul pilots at PIA. If they are able to fly the 777 on a CPL without having previously passed the ATPL theory than they are...
27th Jun 2020, 12:54
Replies: 28
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Posted By lederhosen

A British pilot in Vietnam came very close to...

A British pilot in Vietnam came very close to dying, in fact he is quoted as saying that he would probably have died had he been elsewhere. The worrying question is whether he and others who have...
26th Jun 2020, 08:51
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Posted By lederhosen

PIA have been banned internationally before and...

PIA have been banned internationally before and following their own government's highlighting of forged licences and other problems I would be surprised if this is not being currently considered. As...
25th Jun 2020, 09:00
Replies: 39
Views: 9,411
Posted By lederhosen

I don't fly for a week I notice, two weeks and...

I don't fly for a week I notice, two weeks and the copilot notices, three weeks and the passengers notice as the old saying goes. Personally I think three sectors in a front seat with at least one...
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