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20th Aug 2013, 21:11
Replies: 145
Views: 141,527
Posted By Ace Springbok

There are lots of riff raffs with parker penned...

There are lots of riff raffs with parker penned hours who somehow ( not that difficult if you know how to con the Korean hilly billies, especially if you have
some buddies embedded there ) made it...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Aug 2013, 20:53
Replies: 1,033
Views: 408,979
Posted By Ace Springbok

A friend's observation over six packs...human...

A friend's observation over six packs...human error? Well if you wish to sugar coat it. Complacency and a case of skygod teflonism perhaps?
17th Aug 2013, 11:53
Replies: 119
Views: 79,723
Posted By Ace Springbok

Had UPS Flight 1354 been a pax flight, we would...

Had UPS Flight 1354 been a pax flight, we would be seeing many many body bags.

Me thinks we must salute our Asian brethren for not going onto the UPS 1354 thread and posting insults and racial...
26th Aug 2012, 06:47
Replies: 64
Views: 40,044
Posted By Ace Springbok

It has been always that way that some pesky...

It has been always that way that some pesky expats use others for their agenda. The Aussies and Canucks have been passing rumors that the South African Captains were frauds with fraudulent...
18th Apr 2012, 21:04
Replies: 177
Views: 33,305
Posted By Ace Springbok

After so many many years in command, I am still...

After so many many years in command, I am still not able to have my wings perfectly level in strong crosswind landings. I get on the centreline about 98% of the time, but wings level...er, maybe 50%...
6th Apr 2012, 02:19
Replies: 49
Views: 17,720
Posted By Ace Springbok

Circling approaches like the old NDB approaches...

Circling approaches like the old NDB approaches of old ( level off at MDA and then dive? ) have little place in modern day long haul operations in big heavies. In my old nippy B737-200 days I did...
6th Apr 2012, 02:00
Replies: 434
Views: 224,962
Posted By Ace Springbok

Oldgrunt wrote : Oh dear el cheapo...with...

Oldgrunt wrote :

Oh dear el cheapo...with you expats lining up for the free meal coupons, the company will never ever increase your per diem in ICN! Come on, have a little bit of class as well as...
12th Jan 2012, 06:15
Replies: 16
Views: 8,573
Posted By Ace Springbok

There were token numbers of expat trainers and...

There were token numbers of expat trainers and checkers. A few on each fleet. Some expat chaeckers can be arseholes too....sadly, most checkers and auditors had not much previous training experience...
7th Dec 2011, 14:57
Replies: 58
Views: 14,562
Posted By Ace Springbok

Unfortunately outfits like EK, CX, RBA, KAL, EY,...

Unfortunately outfits like EK, CX, RBA, KAL, EY, etc afforded the opportunities for such insufferable miscreants to be launched well above their station. They created situations to lock themselves...
23rd Nov 2011, 17:34
Replies: 114
Views: 29,107
Posted By Ace Springbok

A probie?

No business landing crosswinds of 65kts; wow, without option? Not if you had been exercising due diligence in monitoring weather at your destinations and all possible alternates, shouldn't be reading...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Nov 2011, 09:22
Replies: 5
Views: 3,041
Posted By Ace Springbok

Go for the 744; the easiest plane to land, almost...

Go for the 744; the easiest plane to land, almost always greasers! Crosswind landings are a dream compared to the DC-10 which I reckon the MD-11 taes after. But then it makes you complacent, so watch...
15th Sep 2011, 08:13
Replies: 12
Views: 2,737
Posted By Ace Springbok

Ha ha ha, that's all dandy until you run afoul of...

Ha ha ha, that's all dandy until you run afoul of their " system " or someone put in a secret report against you! The secret report can come from anywhere, your f/o, the cabin crew, the ground staff,...
15th Sep 2011, 00:09
Replies: 12
Views: 2,737
Posted By Ace Springbok

B737NG, did you bail out of KAL? It looks...

B737NG, did you bail out of KAL?

It looks like the A330 fleet expats' turn to be on the chopping block has come again; full circle from 1999!
15th Sep 2011, 00:04
Replies: 128
Views: 61,464
Posted By Ace Springbok

Kalistan...well said and I certainly agree with...

Kalistan...well said and I certainly agree with you. Glad you are not of the herd that graze all over this awesome planet of ours. I take issue though at the use of the world " sheeple "; sheep are...
23rd Jul 2011, 22:21
Replies: 56
Views: 17,619
Posted By Ace Springbok

During my time in KAL years ago there were quite...

During my time in KAL years ago there were quite a number of expats who did bent metal! I may get some flak about this, some did get away without the summary sackings but their contracts were...
23rd Jul 2011, 22:11
Replies: 109
Views: 76,914
Posted By Ace Springbok

KAL frowns badly on any pilot innovation not to...

KAL frowns badly on any pilot innovation not to use the autothrust. Their punishment culture puts fear in anyone deviating from SOP of maximizing use of automation. I've seen instructor management...
18th Jul 2011, 06:37
Replies: 56
Views: 17,619
Posted By Ace Springbok

Some insiders on the 7th floor OC intimated that...

Some insiders on the 7th floor OC intimated that rk would have been unceremoniously sacked because of a landing episode some 4 months ago. Apparently on an F/O's handling sector from ZGGG to RKSI,...
Forum: Tech Log
30th May 2011, 04:45
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,361,573
Posted By Ace Springbok

stall warning deactivated at below 60 kts?

I fail to understand why the stall warning had to deactivate at below 60kts. Wasn't there a ground mode/air mode logic on this wonder bus?
8th Dec 2010, 03:50
Replies: 50
Views: 45,134
Posted By Ace Springbok

Lots of "fakees" in Korean Air who somehow got...

Lots of "fakees" in Korean Air who somehow got through the hoops and performed better than the local korean pilots. Go figure; flying by the numbers ain't too difficult if you know how to play the...
21st Oct 2010, 01:40
Replies: 434
Views: 224,962
Posted By Ace Springbok

Issues?

OK, I left KAL many suns ago but I do remember it was a great commuting contract. In those days we got first class travel without question and the expat pilots were treated fine by the ground staff....
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jul 2010, 11:56
Replies: 36
Views: 7,179
Posted By Ace Springbok

What If Israel Attacks Iran?

Then World War 3 starts, the four horsemen of Amageddon ride into the sandpit and the "Lord " keeps everybody, everything in the world in his grip.:{:{:{
23rd May 2010, 01:45
Replies: 18
Views: 4,515
Posted By Ace Springbok

Come on, Sunny. It ain't no brainwashing, just...

Come on, Sunny. It ain't no brainwashing, just disseminating some company info and highlighting boo boos by the korean boys. To top it, guys get some free booze and a dinner thrown in! Don't be such...
7th May 2010, 21:22
Replies: 47
Views: 11,005
Posted By Ace Springbok

If you don't need to be in KAL, by all means stay...

If you don't need to be in KAL, by all means stay away. That airline really wears you down; things look good when you need the money badly, the free meal tickets ( sic ), the first class duty travel...
8th Feb 2010, 03:57
Replies: 18
Views: 5,807
Posted By Ace Springbok

Beg to differ here; with the recent movement of...

Beg to differ here; with the recent movement of hordes from the deserts to the land of the morning calm, things are slowly going pear shape. Loss of first class travel, tightening of other benefits,...
Forum: Middle East
8th Feb 2010, 03:51
Replies: 40
Views: 17,298
Posted By Ace Springbok

Such sad things happening in DXB are going to be...

Such sad things happening in DXB are going to be repeated in SEL as the hordes abandoned the sandpit for the land of morning calm; recent developments in KAL mirror that had happened in EK!
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