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Forum: Middle East
21st Nov 2022, 10:36
Replies: 19
Views: 15,354
Posted By MissChief

Bit surprising to be attracted to any ME-based...

Bit surprising to be attracted to any ME-based flying job. Esp if you are Swiss-based. Takes all sorts though. Good luck.
18th Nov 2022, 23:13
Replies: 59
Views: 47,246
Posted By MissChief

Hmm. Not good. Training exercise on an active...

Hmm. Not good. Training exercise on an active runway?
30th Sep 2022, 13:50
Replies: 128
Views: 20,262
Posted By MissChief

So the SFO seated next to me has a beard and...

So the SFO seated next to me has a beard and moustache, and is wearing a skirt with tights. And perhaps facial and eye make-up.

This will distract me, and at the same time make me feel...
26th Sep 2022, 19:39
Replies: 16
Views: 3,825
Posted By MissChief

Idiocy

What a foolish comment. The low-hours pilots graduating from Hamble, Oxford and Perth had not simply completed 200 hours GA flying. How inaccurate. Au contraire, one can complete 5000 hours of GA...
26th Sep 2022, 19:35
Replies: 266
Views: 94,439
Posted By MissChief

What on earth is it with the French? I flew on...

What on earth is it with the French? I flew on contract for Air France back in the day, out of CDG and ORY. The confidence of both pilots and ATC was occasionally misplaced. And it only takes an...
12th Jul 2022, 13:56
Replies: 266
Views: 94,439
Posted By MissChief

On the first approach, why did the PF not engage...

On the first approach, why did the PF not engage TOGA and thereby initiate to go-around as soon as the aircraft reached the indicated MDA? (It appears not from the diagrams above).

And why did...
6th Jul 2022, 22:54
Replies: 54
Views: 26,122
Posted By MissChief

Hmmm....comms between cabin crew and cockpit crew...

Hmmm....comms between cabin crew and cockpit crew in EK? Limited, to put it mildly.
21st Jun 2022, 22:17
Replies: 61
Views: 22,020
Posted By MissChief

It is simply not possible to rule this sort of...

It is simply not possible to rule this sort of tragedy out. . Suicide of a pilot, involving and often including all crew and passengers, is an unlikely but possible event. It will remain so. No...
30th May 2022, 23:12
Replies: 61
Views: 26,044
Posted By MissChief

Hmmmm

Surely not?? Where do you have proof of this?
2nd May 2022, 22:39
Replies: 55
Views: 32,821
Posted By MissChief

Honesty?

No accident report? No surprises from Egypt. nor Pakistan, nor Cuba, nor a host of other 3rd world countries. Their pilots are never to blame, nor the airline's maintenance, nor anything remotely...
17th Apr 2022, 15:26
Replies: 520
Views: 231,796
Posted By MissChief

BA Check-in at Manchester is appalling. Nothing...

BA Check-in at Manchester is appalling. Nothing to do with airport security. The fact that there are insufficient staff (maximum 3) is BA's fault, whether or not they are contracted. It is better to...
9th Apr 2022, 23:22
Replies: 53
Views: 39,815
Posted By MissChief

The slope probably fractured the fuselage, as...

The slope probably fractured the fuselage, as shown. Airfields such as this can be downright dangerous.
23rd Mar 2022, 22:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By MissChief

Quite right. My confusion. BA refers to...

Quite right. My confusion. BA refers to destinations, which I assumed places where one was flying to. But they mean from. A destination is where one flies to, is it not? More than ambiguous, BA are...
23rd Mar 2022, 21:07
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By MissChief

BA masks

British Airways are certainly not living up to their claim concerning the wearing of masks on flights to destinations where masks are not required. I just experienced this on a flight yesterday from...
3rd Jan 2022, 10:44
Replies: 358
Views: 162,878
Posted By MissChief

There has been no mention of this event in the...

There has been no mention of this event in the UAE press. Had this taken place at JFK, LHR, CDG, wherever, it would have been headline news.

No doubt an official report will eventually be issued,...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Jan 2022, 10:29
Replies: 130
Views: 83,382
Posted By MissChief

I concur. And going back further, such as the...

I concur. And going back further, such as the Melbourne take-off near-disaster, one can see that their luck continues to hold.
31st Dec 2021, 22:40
Replies: 358
Views: 162,878
Posted By MissChief

Correct

Quite right, the Canarsie approach is a visual, cannot be performed on instruments from well before the final turn. This airline’s training department were either daft, or/and risk oriented.
14th Dec 2021, 23:42
Replies: 87
Views: 12,840
Posted By MissChief

Why should anyone bar the pilots and engineers...

Why should anyone bar the pilots and engineers need to know exactly why a flight is delayed?

'Tech issues" is a perfectly satisfactory response for cabin crew and ground staff to impart to...
Forum: Middle East
6th Dec 2021, 00:58
Replies: 61
Views: 46,642
Posted By MissChief

Sad story. But with a certain inevitability....

Sad story. But with a certain inevitability. Locals in the ME outside their own family/ tribe are not to be trusted. Omani/Saudi/UAE nationality means something, especially in their own country, but...
6th Dec 2021, 00:38
Replies: 27
Views: 15,916
Posted By MissChief

Direct Law....so what? I've landed a 321 in...

Direct Law....so what?

I've landed a 321 in Direct Law, after a longish straight-in approach. No biggie. (Caused by port icing initially, hours before)
6th Dec 2021, 00:21
Replies: 57
Views: 30,497
Posted By MissChief

Probably half the folk working at EDI were...

Probably half the folk working at EDI were "drunk" if 40mg/100ml was the definition of drunk. Particularly in that neck of the woods. Interestingly, one cannot be a "drunk" driver, airside included,...
6th Dec 2021, 00:18
Replies: 79
Views: 28,862
Posted By MissChief

Why single-channel AP on the ILS?

Why single-channel AP on the ILS?
25th Nov 2021, 23:43
Replies: 57
Views: 30,497
Posted By MissChief

Saintsman Of course the accused were not...

Saintsman

Of course the accused were not drunk. How can someone be drunk when they are legally permitted to drive an automobile, therefore not drunk....?
5th Oct 2021, 23:51
Replies: 232
Views: 53,334
Posted By MissChief

Light single...the Tomahawk (PA-38)....sensitive...

Light single...the Tomahawk (PA-38)....sensitive and responsive, you just wore the aircraft. Good in aeros, although frowned upon.

Twin..the Seminole (PA-44)...straightforward and controllable...
6th Aug 2021, 11:09
Replies: 91
Views: 33,255
Posted By MissChief

The laughter and shouts from matey in the right...

The laughter and shouts from matey in the right seat suggests that the experience was enjoyable. Hmmm

As others have posted, domestic flights in Indonesia should carry a government health warning....
5th Aug 2021, 11:43
Replies: 13
Views: 5,458
Posted By MissChief

Angry Naughty

Turkish exec jets and crews were involved in the recent escape of Carlos Ghosn from Tokyo via Istanbul. Now this, a big criminal event. It seems that the Turkish authorities may be a wee bit lax in...
Forum: Middle East
10th May 2021, 23:27
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,870,491
Posted By MissChief

If every airline restricted its employees to...

If every airline restricted its employees to their own nationals, the airline world would be very strange.......and perhaps less safe?
Forum: Middle East
3rd May 2021, 12:51
Replies: 0
Views: 2,396
Posted By MissChief

Crazy weather in UAE

Massive rainstorms and dust storms occurring. BBC reported cloud-seeding experiments using drones this week.

Questionable sense.
25th Mar 2021, 00:27
Replies: 55
Views: 14,539
Posted By MissChief

And you Australians have the audacity to moan...

And you Australians have the audacity to moan about "whingeing Poms?". This is pathetic coming from some of you.

Flying is now cheap. Food on aircraft is generally rubbish. And pricey. Buy a nice...
31st Jan 2021, 17:41
Replies: 81
Views: 17,750
Posted By MissChief

Interesting thread. I recall on a few occasions...

Interesting thread. I recall on a few occasions leaving the 2-person Flight Deck of an A330, trotting to the rear of the aircraft (QRH in hand) and pulling a whole raft of c-b's. Then re-setting the...
Forum: Middle East
31st Jan 2021, 17:16
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,870,491
Posted By MissChief

Question Remainers

I'll bite, Don. What does remain?
Forum: Middle East
28th Jan 2021, 19:44
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,870,491
Posted By MissChief

The likely beneficiary in the short-term will be...

The likely beneficiary in the short-term will be QR, for transit traffic. And perhaps Ethiopian too. Longer run, who knows?

There will always be support for long-haul traffic, either through hubs...
24th Jan 2021, 12:54
Replies: 4
Views: 2,270
Posted By MissChief

Crowded British Airports

The worrying issue of high concentrations of passengers in close proximity has arisen at LHR.

The same thing has been happening continuously at MAN since March 2020. In particular, I refer to the...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jan 2021, 20:12
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,870,491
Posted By MissChief

Nothing to be puzzled about, Emma. People either...

Nothing to be puzzled about, Emma. People either love or hate DXB. No half-way house. Most hate the place but need/love the money and do the work. The small and better-off minority who also happen to...
Forum: Middle East
19th Jan 2021, 12:26
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,870,491
Posted By MissChief

Few Guaranteed Returners......

About the time EK and the other sandpit airlines start to rehire, it is likely that other airlines around the globe will be doing the same. Given the possible pent-up demand, not many experienced...
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