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3rd Mar 2017, 18:07
Replies: 1,109
Views: 454,649
Posted By sidestickbob

TBH I don't believe for a moment that this...

TBH I don't believe for a moment that this accident was anything to do with "reversion to type" or inadequate training in escape manoeuvres. I believe that this individual was well know for...
19th Aug 2014, 15:44
Replies: 274
Views: 134,423
Posted By sidestickbob

"the aircraft will follow" just like it did...

"the aircraft will follow"

just like it did during the event in question - bouncing down the runway and out of control with nobody flying it. TBH it sounds more like the aircraft was doing the...
19th Aug 2014, 13:28
Replies: 274
Views: 134,423
Posted By sidestickbob

Silverstrata, spot on :-)

Silverstrata, spot on :-)
19th Aug 2014, 09:40
Replies: 274
Views: 134,423
Posted By sidestickbob

I think what you have to remember here is that a...

I think what you have to remember here is that a normally healthy and able-bodied person becoming incapacitated (for whatever reason) is a temporary (regardless of the outcome) and UNFORESEEN event....
24th Mar 2014, 07:47
Replies: 426
Views: 190,192
Posted By sidestickbob

Spot on polax52, well said sir. Flying...

Spot on polax52, well said sir.

Flying training nowadays has very little to do with safety, especially when it comes to the low cost carriers. All they want is people who are willing to sell their...
24th Mar 2014, 00:23
Replies: 426
Views: 190,192
Posted By sidestickbob

This mass exodus won't worry RYR - they will just...

This mass exodus won't worry RYR - they will just get another load of youngsters to sell their souls and pay a huge amount of money to work for them. They have an almost endless supply of desperate...
23rd Mar 2014, 23:23
Replies: 22
Views: 8,448
Posted By sidestickbob

Why?

I am a Captain with a major UK carrier and have been flying for almost twenty years. Like everyone else, during the last ten years or so, I have witnessed the demise of our profession thanks to...
24th Jun 2013, 06:24
Replies: 6
Views: 1,933
Posted By sidestickbob

Sundowner

Hi, I'm thinking of buying a light aircraft and am presently looking closely at a Beech Sundowner based on the south coast.

I've never flown a Sundowner so I would like to "try before I buy" as it...
13th Dec 2012, 19:05
Replies: 1
Views: 2,129
Posted By sidestickbob

Prescription Sunglasses

Evening all,

I'm in the market for a new pair of prescription sunglasses. I'm planning to use the glasses both at the sharp end of an airliner and in light GA aircraft.

I found a company in the...
Forum: Questions
23rd Aug 2012, 18:37
Replies: 9
Views: 2,165
Posted By sidestickbob

TopBunk You have never met me, you don't...

TopBunk

You have never met me, you don't know who I am and you don't know me personally yet you seem to have made a judgement about my personality based on one comment you have read on this site....
Forum: Questions
22nd Aug 2012, 15:42
Replies: 9
Views: 2,165
Posted By sidestickbob

Thanks Jockster, that has been my suspicion all...

Thanks Jockster, that has been my suspicion all along. I think i've made my mind up.

Cheers
Forum: Questions
21st Aug 2012, 13:43
Replies: 9
Views: 2,165
Posted By sidestickbob

BALPA - is it worth it?

Hi all,

I fly professionally (major UK airline) and have been a member of BALPA for several years now.

I've never had any real dealings with BALPA (certainly on a personal level) but I know...
25th Apr 2012, 18:09
Replies: 186
Views: 86,301
Posted By sidestickbob

Tu144, I think you've hit the nail on the...

Tu144,

I think you've hit the nail on the head especially with your last paragraph.

I have to say that having read through most of the posts on this topic, how disappointed I am that there are...
25th Apr 2012, 17:34
Replies: 186
Views: 86,301
Posted By sidestickbob

Guys, guys, the real question here is: Can...

Guys, guys, the real question here is:

Can the Captain FORCE/INSTRUCT/TELL/COMMAND another crew member to go into discretion???

I have read and re-read our OPS MANUAL this afternoon and I'm...
25th Apr 2012, 12:55
Replies: 186
Views: 86,301
Posted By sidestickbob

Discretion

In our company it is up to individual crew members as to whether or not they exercise discretion. EVERYONE has the right to say no, they don't HAVE to operate just because the captain says so. A...
18th Mar 2012, 20:04
Replies: 173
Views: 41,998
Posted By sidestickbob

At last progress and sense. I personally always...

At last progress and sense. I personally always thought it was a scandal that someone could get a UK ATPL without flying anything bigger than a Seneca but I think the FAA not requiring f/o's to have...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Nov 2011, 19:55
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By sidestickbob

TFS r/w 26

Evening all, I've landed on TFS's runway 26 on a number of occasions now, mainly at night. I seem to find the visual picture not quite right laterally - it always looks like I have right bank on when...
30th Sep 2011, 09:04
Replies: 2
Views: 2,126
Posted By sidestickbob

CPL & MULTI-IR Instructor wages/salary

Hi all,

I've been out of flying training for some years now so my info isn't really very current -hence the reason for this post. I have the opportunity to go back into the training environment...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd May 2011, 16:15
Replies: 11
Views: 2,396
Posted By sidestickbob

F speed too low?

Hi all,

I've been flying the A320/321 for a number of years now. On final to XXX the other day I reduced to F speed in CONF 2 (with the gear UP). There was a fair bit of convection and...
11th Feb 2011, 12:28
Replies: 1,357
Views: 723,706
Posted By sidestickbob

Mmmm

So folks, let me see if i've got this right. This was a UK airline (without an AOC) using a GERMAN carriers AOC, who were using SPANISH registered a/c and crew flying routes in IRELAND. Great...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Sep 2010, 18:27
Replies: 138
Views: 16,120
Posted By sidestickbob

MOL - what a t**t

Why does anybody work for this prick? If Ryanair pilots hate MOL so much why don't they stop acting like a load of big girls and vote with their feet? I wouldn't work for MOL if Ryanair was the last...
2nd Dec 2007, 22:05
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By sidestickbob

Virgin drivers - quick question

Hi Guys and Girls,

I currently fly the Airbus for a major UK Airline. I like my job/employer but I'm getting itchy feet and fancy a bit of longhaul. I'm thinking of applying to Virgin Atlantic in...
25th Oct 2007, 21:22
Replies: 11
Views: 6,993
Posted By sidestickbob

I know what you mean. I've been into PFO 7 times...

I know what you mean. I've been into PFO 7 times this year (so far) and I can say on every occasion ATC have managed to screw something up. There very good at using ambiguous terminology when giving...
6th Oct 2007, 08:57
Replies: 82
Views: 24,341
Posted By sidestickbob

Speed, speed

It's a lot more civilized when everyone does 290Kt in the descent. I bumbled into PFO the other week behind an Airbus that I'm sure was taking part in a slow flying competition - I think it won too!...
3rd Oct 2007, 21:40
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By sidestickbob

UK CAA PPL to FAA PPL

Hi there,

I'm off to the states in a weeks time. :) Just wondering how to claim an FAA PPL on the strength of my CAA PPL (ATPL).

Cheer's

:confused:
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