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10th May 2019, 19:41
Replies: 60
Views: 15,609
Posted By The Old Fat One

Thanks for the lecture Tuc, but I don't need it,...

Thanks for the lecture Tuc, but I don't need it, because I recognise you are educated, informed and passionate about your subject, of which you know immeasurably more than I do. I therefore I defer...
9th May 2019, 20:51
Replies: 34
Views: 14,632
Posted By The Old Fat One

Unthinkable isn't it...and yet... Tuohy...

Unthinkable isn't it...and yet...

Tuohy then ordered everyone out of the reactor building except himself and the Fire Chief in order to shut off all cooling and ventilating air entering the...
9th May 2019, 13:48
Replies: 34
Views: 14,632
Posted By The Old Fat One

It is very tempting to watch this and just point...

It is very tempting to watch this and just point the finger at good ol communism. Problem is power (in the form of people) is always infinitely corruptible...in communism through party prestige and...
8th May 2019, 20:04
Replies: 46
Views: 57,631
Posted By The Old Fat One

Residual alcohol from a bevvie, 12 hours...

Residual alcohol from a bevvie, 12 hours previously and very marginal fail - stow the outrage bus, could happen inadvertently to all sorts of people in all sorts of professions.

'fessed up at the...
2nd May 2019, 05:34
Replies: 103
Views: 49,179
Posted By The Old Fat One

The defence rests (no pun intended)

The defence rests (no pun intended)
1st May 2019, 21:18
Replies: 103
Views: 49,179
Posted By The Old Fat One

Seriously, I struggle to find any other response...

Seriously, I struggle to find any other response than "jocularity" when it comes to all matters Westminster. I have that in common with most other intelligent life forms on Planet Earth right...
1st May 2019, 19:27
Replies: 103
Views: 49,179
Posted By The Old Fat One

hahahahahaha "Strong and stable government" ...

hahahahahaha

"Strong and stable government"

lololololololololol
30th Apr 2019, 04:54
Replies: 60
Views: 15,609
Posted By The Old Fat One

HS Well said, but you are wasting your time.

HS

Well said, but you are wasting your time.
23rd Apr 2019, 13:02
Replies: 23
Views: 6,260
Posted By The Old Fat One

well that jerked back a few memories...cheers...

well that jerked back a few memories...cheers Beags. I remember smoking in lectures (filthy SNCO aircrew training at Finningley, but much the same ambiance) but I don't remember doing the...
7th Apr 2019, 19:34
Replies: 43
Views: 14,226
Posted By The Old Fat One

Excellent post imo. Be a good thing if someone...

Excellent post imo. Be a good thing if someone with clout & cojones bought into it.
7th Apr 2019, 07:12
Replies: 718
Views: 449,962
Posted By The Old Fat One

They know it for sure...whether they think...

They know it for sure...whether they think anything is wrong with it, or that it needs changing is debatable. When I suggested to my QC cousin "12 good men/women" juries be replaced by "specialists"...
6th Apr 2019, 15:57
Replies: 43
Views: 14,226
Posted By The Old Fat One

From an economic perspective I think this is a...

From an economic perspective I think this is a battle that military aviation cannot win. Its not just about pilots...as rewards (not just financial) of an easy civilian life grow, it becomes ever...
6th Apr 2019, 09:43
Replies: 718
Views: 449,962
Posted By The Old Fat One

Absolutely! My exact thoughts as I sat thru it! ...

Absolutely! My exact thoughts as I sat thru it!

Even more chilling...I have a cousin-in-law who is a prominent QC. Try telling someone like that, that juries decisions are frankly random and...
30th Mar 2019, 00:42
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,790,459
Posted By The Old Fat One

Interesting what you chose to highlight from the...

Interesting what you chose to highlight from the article Mike.

I go with this...



MM is a total legal eagle monster.

All involved with this tragedy can look forward to their arses being...
18th Mar 2019, 22:48
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,790,459
Posted By The Old Fat One

Actually this is not quite true. In several...

Actually this is not quite true. In several industries the rules regarding "compliance" have been progressively developed to promote transparency and consumer rights (financial conduct since circa...
4th Mar 2019, 11:21
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,790,459
Posted By The Old Fat One

Within the current legislation and as it is laid...

Within the current legislation and as it is laid down, I concur. And that will be a very inconvenient truth for a great many involved parties, so don't expect them to necessarily take this line...
27th Feb 2019, 06:16
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,790,459
Posted By The Old Fat One

From someone who works in compliance (including...

From someone who works in compliance (including legal contract compliance) and the software/finance industry, its pretty hard to think this discussion about logbooks and license validation is taking...
22nd Feb 2019, 06:07
Replies: 42
Views: 36,462
Posted By The Old Fat One

I don't think so??? Plenty of info in the PF...

I don't think so???

Plenty of info in the PF forum on another thread. Point is with two flights now splashed all over the media re "cost sharing", I suspect the CAA will have no choice but to wake...
21st Feb 2019, 19:59
Replies: 42
Views: 36,462
Posted By The Old Fat One

Hands up if you think the current application of...

Hands up if you think the current application of "cost sharing" rules will shortly be taken out, dusted down and subjected to the same sort of compliance standards that are de rigueur in many other...
17th Feb 2019, 06:31
Replies: 14
Views: 9,134
Posted By The Old Fat One

Exactly. People (including politicians) can...

Exactly.

People (including politicians) can pontificate all day long about the where's and wherefore's of brexit (or BREXIT, if you need to yell) but if Joe Public decides to give flying a miss...
10th Feb 2019, 20:32
9th Feb 2019, 08:58
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,790,459
Posted By The Old Fat One

I don't. There are some outstanding...

I don't.

There are some outstanding contributions on this thread, from posters who, like me, wish to see the biggest, brightest spotlight possible turned full on into the murky opaque world of GA...
4th Feb 2019, 15:01
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,790,459
Posted By The Old Fat One

^^ I am 100% confident that the official...

^^

I am 100% confident that the official response to this loss would have entirely consistent with any previous "lost at sea" incident, given similar circumstances. Obviously search assets...
3rd Feb 2019, 10:20
Replies: 46
Views: 11,305
Posted By The Old Fat One

I have no great interest in politics, brexit, or...

I have no great interest in politics, brexit, or prophesies of doom and gloom (or bountiful riches). I am interested in objective reality. The opinions of (successful) businessmen, (successful)...
2nd Feb 2019, 04:18
Replies: 46
Views: 11,305
Posted By The Old Fat One

Just in case dear readers mistake levity, for a...

Just in case dear readers mistake levity, for a lack of homework.

In the absence of offsetting tax rises or spending cuts, this would widen the government’s budget deficit over time and put public...
1st Feb 2019, 20:35
Replies: 46
Views: 11,305
Posted By The Old Fat One

No disrespect...oh, ok, maybe a little bit...

No disrespect...oh, ok, maybe a little bit then...

I think you are all being a tad parochial. It really, really isn't about the defence budget, it is much bigger than that.

A couple of years...
1st Feb 2019, 18:08
Replies: 46
Views: 11,305
Posted By The Old Fat One

Tip of the iceberg. Several years of Zombie...

Tip of the iceberg.

Several years of Zombie government (with or without brexit so no "project fear" here please) pigeons will roosting, worms will be emerging from cans and shortly we should all...
31st Jan 2019, 10:35
Replies: 23
Views: 7,063
Posted By The Old Fat One

She sure sounds like one heck of a...

She sure sounds like one heck of a lady/pilot/warrior. The sort of person you'd love to have round the dinner table,

Gone to soon. RIP.
29th Jan 2019, 04:35
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,790,459
Posted By The Old Fat One

Not going to post on this particular subject...

Not going to post on this particular subject again, because it is irrelevant to any aspect of flight safety which is the only reason a lot of us will be posting here in the first place. R30, if you...
28th Jan 2019, 21:54
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,790,459
Posted By The Old Fat One

Every company has a duty of care to its...

Every company has a duty of care to its employees, rarely would that extend to oversight of an employees travel arrangements during off duty hours. I think it is way too early to seek to apportion...
26th Jan 2019, 07:35
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,790,459
Posted By The Old Fat One

Watching, nothing more to contribute at the...

Watching, nothing more to contribute at the moment, but wanted to plus one this very succinct and accurate quote, which imho opinion goes well beyond this incident.
25th Jan 2019, 17:12
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,790,459
Posted By The Old Fat One

No, absolutely not. The vast majority of...

No, absolutely not. The vast majority of professional aviators I have worked with over the years (measured in hundreds) would have stopped a shambles like this before it started. That said, I worked...
25th Jan 2019, 09:05
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,790,459
Posted By The Old Fat One

Insurance is important because the act of getting...

Insurance is important because the act of getting correctly insured is a major step in the validation or otherwise of any given commercial activity (like commercial aviation). Insurers do not...
25th Jan 2019, 06:04
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,790,459
Posted By The Old Fat One

And effectively uninsured . I believe his estate...

And effectively uninsured . I believe his estate was was sued and his family lost their home.

...he (Damon Hill) and his mother and two sisters were to discover that, because important documents...
24th Jan 2019, 05:59
Replies: 83
Views: 26,746
Posted By The Old Fat One

Correct and I agree. However, one thing alters...

Correct and I agree. However, one thing alters the equation completely. And that is when the pilot has taken responsibility for the life of another - especially in any form of commercial...
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