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19th Jan 2019, 21:25
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Posted By speed freek

That's assuming you can get into your regional...

That's assuming you can get into your regional base of choice. How is Bristol, Liverpool, Belfast or any of the Scottish bases looking? Still dead man's shoes? Maybe you meant Portugal and the award...
19th Jan 2019, 00:50
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Views: 6,054,898
Posted By speed freek

Riskybis, I never said everything is rose tinted...

Riskybis, I never said everything is rose tinted and perfect. Read my post again. And if you did go to virgin I know many guys there who are unhappy and looking at their options. Deteriorating Ts and...
18th Jan 2019, 20:00
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Views: 6,054,898
Posted By speed freek

Couldn't give you numbers but many get in touch...

Couldn't give you numbers but many get in touch and apply.
18th Jan 2019, 19:59
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Posted By speed freek

Red 9, yes quite right. Yet more clear evidence I...

Red 9, yes quite right. Yet more clear evidence I can't multi task :}

MikeAlpha, it's very clear both our experiences of both companies are widely different, such is the nature of this job. But to...
18th Jan 2019, 17:19
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Posted By speed freek

it wasn't a personal attack on you but seeing as...

it wasn't a personal attack on you but seeing as you've taken it that way yes I am at BA, I haven't been a cadet for many many years and when I were a lad my first flying job wasn't a shiny A320 with...
18th Jan 2019, 12:41
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Posted By speed freek

Because it's fashionable to badmouth the company...

Because it's fashionable to badmouth the company whenever possible.

The best flying job is flying for a legacy in your home country. Dutch pilots going to KLM isn't an accurate reflection of...
12th Dec 2018, 17:55
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Posted By speed freek

[/left] They have and they do. Ask me how I...

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They have and they do. Ask me how I know. Like yourself many staff there commute on other airlines to stay out of the spotlight.
12th Dec 2018, 14:02
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Posted By speed freek

Never was a truer word said. Just like everyone...

Never was a truer word said. Just like everyone on this thread is looking for a fresh start, why don't those same names look elsewhere? Plenty of airlines and plenty of opportunities.

I'm 3 years...
22nd Jun 2018, 11:29
Replies: 235
Views: 172,776
Posted By speed freek

Until the agreement is in place rumours aren't...

Until the agreement is in place rumours aren't worth a great deal. PBS took a long time to come.

Thanks for the info but to me nothing has changed. The northern UK bases are still dead man's...
21st Jun 2018, 22:39
Replies: 235
Views: 172,776
Posted By speed freek

I didn't realise 7/7 was on the UK contract....

I didn't realise 7/7 was on the UK contract. That's a good roster pattern to get and might have changed my decision to leave.
21st Jun 2018, 07:43
Replies: 235
Views: 172,776
Posted By speed freek

For balance, if the OP were to join today, how...

For balance, if the OP were to join today, how long would he or she be waiting for that regional base? Be prepared to spend many a year at LGW where things aren't so rosy.
12th Jul 2017, 21:01
Replies: 77
Views: 43,198
Posted By speed freek

Yes but what is the waiting list like for your...

Yes but what is the waiting list like for your base? To anyone contemplating joining, be under no illusion you'll do your time in a base not to your liking while waiting for literally someone to...
26th Oct 2015, 21:23
Replies: 39
Views: 12,646
Posted By speed freek

For example?

For example?
22nd Sep 2015, 09:31
Replies: 1,325
Views: 1,115,232
Posted By speed freek

Apparently the locals have been migrating to an...

Apparently the locals have been migrating to an in house start-up Union and BALPA's membership fell below a threshold.
22nd Sep 2015, 00:14
Replies: 1,325
Views: 1,115,232
Posted By speed freek

I've heard a rumour that BALPA have lost...

I've heard a rumour that BALPA have lost recognition and VS won't honour the existing T's and C's once the union goes :eek:

Any truth?
Forum: Tech Log
19th Apr 2015, 10:52
Replies: 65
Views: 35,336
Posted By speed freek

But isn't that what people are saying with...

But isn't that what people are saying with backdriven controls?

If you treat the autopilot as a third pilot in the flight deck, then surely you'd like to see what it's commanding alongside what...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Sep 2013, 10:20
Replies: 61
Views: 11,799
Posted By speed freek

What was the forecast for destination? The PF's...

What was the forecast for destination? The PF's wiper (in this case, the captain) is required for CAT II and III.
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jul 2013, 23:55
Replies: 29
Views: 6,949
Posted By speed freek

Well done Ovt, good photo. Shows the offset...

Well done Ovt, good photo. Shows the offset exactly.

I just assumed it was one of those things about BCN we've all come to love :E

Anyone have a copy of that spoof ATIS doing the rounds a few...
24th Jun 2012, 18:34
Replies: 132
Views: 46,109
Posted By speed freek

Not technically correct. It's considered...

Not technically correct.

It's considered good practice to drop the gear using the alternate system when you have a failure of one of the main systems. The idea being that the gear is a 'heavy'...
Forum: Questions
24th Jun 2010, 17:32
Replies: 3
Views: 1,660
Posted By speed freek

Lemo plug headsets

Are Lemo plugs compatible with Airbus aircraft? Found my headset manufacturer does a replacement cable ending with a Lemo plug.
Replies: 15
Views: 2,329
Posted By speed freek

Anyone know a cost effective way of renewing MEP and IR?

Basically as the title says. Got to get it done before I hit the 5 year limit on the ratings but cost is a factor. Anyone know anyone who has a twin and an examiner's rating?

Didn't there used to...
23rd Mar 2009, 22:02
Replies: 519
Views: 299,658
Posted By speed freek

Just a question (observation) so please don't...

Just a question (observation) so please don't shoot me!

Everybody seems to be going on about the reduced tailplane authority of the MD-11 but how can this be when any pitch moment goes through a...
9th Feb 2009, 07:02
Replies: 47
Views: 17,690
Posted By speed freek

Quite right.....but how quickly people forget!!...

Quite right.....but how quickly people forget!! :}

And to a previous poster:

Why would Emirates be unhappy with the Trent? Until the arrival of the A380/new 777s and the departure of the...
10th Jun 2008, 22:42
Replies: 30
Views: 7,147
Posted By speed freek

Is it just me or is Labour going out if it's way...

Is it just me or is Labour going out if it's way to pi$$ off as many people as possible? Bit like next year's new road tax system. What's next? Probably get taxed by the number of times we flush the...
17th Sep 2007, 00:38
Replies: 155
Views: 56,296
Posted By speed freek

Well what about a bit of common sense? Or...

Well what about a bit of common sense? Or experience on the type you fly?

Some background info on the Q400. Big props and an even bigger engine. Single engine it's fine to fly. Probably better...
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