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5th Jul 2011, 13:10
Replies: 7
Views: 1,645
Posted By alphaadrian

I agree with Irish Jason

I agree with Irish Jason
Replies: 23
Views: 16,251
Posted By alphaadrian

The simple answer to your question i guess is (by...

The simple answer to your question i guess is (by and large) YES! It takes a hell of a lot of money to become a pilot and with very few sponsorships around...the majority of us have had to either...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By alphaadrian

You are certainly not too old to train and obtain...

You are certainly not too old to train and obtain a professional licence. But I think you may struggle to obtain employment afterwards. Certainly a lot of avenues are already closed. Even if you were...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By alphaadrian

Hahaha!!... the "imminent pilot shortage...

Hahaha!!... the "imminent pilot shortage eh"..that one did make me laugh!! It must be the UKs second most popular myth, coming in just behind the Loch Ness Monster one!:yuk:
Has anyone enquired...
3rd Jun 2011, 22:24
Replies: 16
Views: 2,470
Posted By alphaadrian

But lpyypd.......U would leave them high and dry...

But lpyypd.......U would leave them high and dry if you got offered a flying job!!! And lets be honest...dont say you wouldnt! Hardly any one would!
A friend of mine got a job dispatching after his...
Replies: 26
Views: 5,651
Posted By alphaadrian

Bristol Ground School

Did my ATPLs with them back in 2002. Couldnt fault them at all and they were the most professional part of my training BY FAR!

And when the CAA "forgot" to send me my ATPL results.. a quick phone...
20th Apr 2011, 10:34
Replies: 15
Views: 3,770
Posted By alphaadrian

As a previous poster has mentioned...with all the...

As a previous poster has mentioned...with all the speed cameras and mobile speed guns around these days I think a lot of pilots and members of the public will have speeding/parking offences! I have 3...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,619
Posted By alphaadrian

Hi Nick Im not saying it cant be done but...

Hi Nick

Im not saying it cant be done but you certainly won't have the same opportunities as younger guys (Im an oldie myself and started age 35 btw!). Some companies will rule you out straight...
Replies: 16
Views: 9,394
Posted By alphaadrian

I have to agree with Mad Jock on this one. Im...

I have to agree with Mad Jock on this one. Im J31/32 rated and it really is becoming a dead rating. Not a lot of them around and many coming up to their "sell-by" dates. Only a handful left in the UK...
Replies: 135
Views: 14,492
Posted By alphaadrian

Hi Cefey I got an ATPL and 2700hours. 1100...

Hi Cefey

I got an ATPL and 2700hours. 1100 turbine/multi-crew. Applied for several hundred jobs since my last company went bankrupt. With all your experience:yuk:and positive attitude I thought...
6th Feb 2011, 20:36
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By alphaadrian

Not wishing to seem "pedantic" but it is a...

Not wishing to seem "pedantic" but it is a RENEWAL you require as opposed to a revalidation (since your IR has expired). And as far as I understand a renewal MUST be completed on an A/C rather than a...
27th Jan 2011, 13:42
Replies: 2
Views: 1,132
Posted By alphaadrian

At the moment it is difficult to get ANY job in...

At the moment it is difficult to get ANY job in aviation regardless of what type of flying it is and where in the world you are prepared to relocate. These "non airline" jobs are often unavailabe to...
27th Jan 2011, 13:32
Replies: 12
Views: 3,155
Posted By alphaadrian

Will there be panic hiring? Short answer?...

Will there be panic hiring?


Short answer?

Er....NO!!
27th Jan 2011, 13:27
Replies: 41
Views: 8,022
Posted By alphaadrian

Mynameisjon I dont wish to sound nasty or...

Mynameisjon

I dont wish to sound nasty or vitriolic by this comment but isnt this an issue that you should have addressed or thought about BEFORE obtaining your licence? Surely you had had some...
27th Dec 2010, 17:18
Replies: 15
Views: 5,628
Posted By alphaadrian

Please guys.....enough of this "pilot shortage...

Please guys.....enough of this "pilot shortage bullshit"!! It aint ever gonna happen. Its a myth that I have been hearing since I started flying and im sure its been around a heluva long time before...
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By alphaadrian

Hi Im from the UK and English is my first...

Hi
Im from the UK and English is my first language. My ATPl was issued recently by the CAA. Even so, it does not state in my licence "level 6".
I completed my LPC today and the TRE mentioned this...
5th Dec 2010, 16:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,845
Posted By alphaadrian

Maybe thats why the government want to raise...

Maybe thats why the government want to raise student fees lol!
And does any student get enough of a loan to pay for their upkeep AND fly!! God..that amount of saving would even put Scrooge to...
5th Dec 2010, 16:23
Replies: 33
Views: 9,177
Posted By alphaadrian

Thanks for all your replies and thoughts guys....

Thanks for all your replies and thoughts guys. Very useful.
If I had no job and 200 hours TT then I may be tempted but i have over 2500 TT and am currently in a TP job that pays better than EA!...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By alphaadrian

With zero hours on type and possibly having done...

With zero hours on type and possibly having done little or no flying in the past year you are not really going to be "current" whether your rating is lapsed or not-are you?
Personally I would hang...
2nd Dec 2010, 10:40
Replies: 33
Views: 9,177
Posted By alphaadrian

M33 Dont know about other people but in my...

M33

Dont know about other people but in my case, I have a lot more than 1000hrs.


Alph
Replies: 5
Views: 1,674
Posted By alphaadrian

Its going back a few years now but I did mine...

Its going back a few years now but I did mine distance learning with Bristol Ground School. They were absolutely fantastic in all respects and probably the most professional part of my entire...
29th Nov 2010, 18:50
Replies: 33
Views: 9,177
Posted By alphaadrian

Self-Funded TR at Eastern Airways?

Hi Guys&Gals

Does anyone know or know of anyone joining Eastern Airways recently and NOT having to pay for their TR upfront? Or is the "pay up or bugger off" scenario set in stone? Is there a...
18th Nov 2010, 11:05
Replies: 9
Views: 3,301
Posted By alphaadrian

For what its worth, I do see an improvement next...

For what its worth, I do see an improvement next year in instructing jobs....but then again it couldnt possibly be any worse than it is now could it?
One point I would make to any aspiring FIs (and...
18th Nov 2010, 10:05
Replies: 1,419
Views: 615,941
Posted By alphaadrian

J2 Recruitment

Submarine Dog

2 accquaintances of mine just got accepted and neither of them were rated. Both had ATPLs with about 1500hrs total (TP). Another friend and colleague with the same experience never...
Replies: 20
Views: 2,625
Posted By alphaadrian

As an ex CPL/IR instructor, I would definitely...

As an ex CPL/IR instructor, I would definitely advise completing your IR as quickly as possible, due to the reasons mentioned by previous posters. I have come accross guys who have attempted to...
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