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14th Jun 2022, 09:51
Replies: 50
Views: 13,408
Posted By macdo

I'm only commenting on this because you used the...

I'm only commenting on this because you used the B word. I don't like whats been said, so lets get it banned, so 21st century. For anyone that worked in aviation prior to the invention of low cost...
31st May 2022, 20:06
Replies: 65
Views: 21,818
Posted By macdo

Did this myself with a Skipper who utterly hated...

Did this myself with a Skipper who utterly hated nightstops. Baggage strike in ZTH, middle of the night, we unloaded and loaded an a320 with help from the local rep. Left about 1/2hr late, well...
31st Mar 2022, 18:34
Replies: 59
Views: 28,622
Posted By macdo

Years ago we had a guy who had logged loads of...

Years ago we had a guy who had logged loads of mil flying, got in, was capable. I believe he got busted when he got a command and someone who should have known him from their previous life didn't....
24th Feb 2022, 16:14
Replies: 165
Views: 26,548
Posted By macdo

Wizz aircraft and staff stranded in Ukraine

WIZZ were crowing about continuing ops into Ukraine only a day or so ago. Maybe unwise with...
22nd Feb 2022, 13:42
Replies: 358
Views: 157,508
Posted By macdo

Common sense is not very fashionable in the 21st....

Common sense is not very fashionable in the 21st. century.
Display some and someone will quickly point out the error of thinking like that.
The root cause is fear of legal liability.
IMHO
9th Feb 2022, 11:16
Replies: 9
Views: 12,756
Posted By macdo

Bit of a sad tale all round and you could discuss...

Bit of a sad tale all round and you could discuss the command decisions he made. Interesting that he made a claim for 1.7m but only got the maximum UK unfair dismissal cap of 89k. If that total claim...
12th Jan 2022, 22:37
Replies: 87
Views: 43,209
Posted By macdo

Brake Fans? Even so it seems short for a 130kt...

Brake Fans? Even so it seems short for a 130kt reject.
EK cropping up on here a bit too often for my liking.
26th Dec 2021, 23:01
Replies: 33
Views: 13,621
Posted By macdo

Tube drivers work in a very small, difficult to...

Tube drivers work in a very small, difficult to access industrial bubble, backed up by powerful and aggressive union, the union which has a some times during the last few decades had the sympathy...
27th Sep 2021, 22:30
Replies: 49
Views: 29,040
Posted By macdo

Not condoning it, but what did you expect? And...

Not condoning it, but what did you expect?
And do think its going to get better, or even return to pre-covid T&C's.?
You'd be better off driving a truck.
The race to the bottom has stepped up a...
15th Jun 2021, 20:10
Replies: 146
Views: 69,967
Posted By macdo

Sick If Tui had opened its recruitment to...

Sick

If Tui had opened its recruitment to publicly, they would have indeed been inundated with applicants, can't argue with that. From an economic POV recruiting from the TCX pool was efficient...
15th Jun 2021, 09:07
Replies: 146
Views: 69,967
Posted By macdo

I suppose in this highly stressful year it is...

I suppose in this highly stressful year it is inevitable that fear will drive people to think bad things. But it is worth remembering that when TCX went under, TUI were embarking upon expansion which...
26th May 2021, 14:54
Replies: 155
Views: 79,181
Posted By macdo

MrZed By coincidence, I spoke to someone...

MrZed

By coincidence, I spoke to someone this morning who is very high on the list of those likely to be taken back. Nothing happening just now.
24th May 2021, 18:54
Replies: 1
Views: 3,031
Posted By macdo

BA261 div to Moscow.

Reported on Twitter in the last hour that BA261 London to Islamabad has diverted into Moscow after being unable to traverse airspace in the Belarus and Ukraine area. Not a fun day out for the crew...
2nd May 2021, 09:41
Replies: 2,033
Views: 1,511,833
Posted By macdo

Clop_Clop You are absolutely right. Workers...

Clop_Clop

You are absolutely right. Workers trying to organise labour in the early 20th century learnt the hard way how hard employers would push back against the Unions, up to and including the...
18th Apr 2021, 10:15
Replies: 2,033
Views: 1,511,833
Posted By macdo

I doubt it, I remember virtually the same...

I doubt it, I remember virtually the same sentence being used to describe us in 1999. Since then, pilot demand has ebbed and flowed, during times of oversupply the same chant re-surfaces and there is...
16th Apr 2021, 16:14
Replies: 23
Views: 13,380
Posted By macdo

Poor old Simon Calder got a kicking on Twitter...

Poor old Simon Calder got a kicking on Twitter for referencing the notam requirement for the Welsh announcement, pilot distraction and the Air Canada wrong runway incident. The nationalists came out...
9th Apr 2021, 12:58
Replies: 27
Views: 22,408
Posted By macdo

737 MAX some airframes withdrawn from service.

Credit to Daily Telegraph 13:49 9th April 21
"Boeing is back in the headlines: Southwest Airlines is removing 30 of its 58 Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes from its schedule after a notification from the...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 08:46
Replies: 41
Views: 7,573
Posted By macdo

Too many unknown unknowns, but the trajectory is...

Too many unknown unknowns, but the trajectory is positive on the medical side. How it plays out politically between the nations that airlines link is another matter.
Replies: 231
Views: 197,889
Posted By macdo

I loved this comment because in some ways it is...

I loved this comment because in some ways it is true. You will often meet undereducated, degree-less, uncultured pilots who have had a perfectly acceptable airline career. You'll also meet some of...
Forum: Questions
3rd Feb 2021, 07:13
Replies: 35
Views: 9,489
Posted By macdo

what next Yes I do know people who have got...

what next

Yes I do know people who have got jobs within the last 12 months, Turkey, Vietnam and Malta. All experienced pilots. I am told that RYR have recently started TR courses. However, I have...
Forum: Questions
2nd Feb 2021, 16:33
Replies: 35
Views: 9,489
Posted By macdo

That is not true. Over the last few weeks I have...

That is not true. Over the last few weeks I have seen some adverts for aircrew in Europe which have required an EASA license, one such less than an hour ago for an airline that is reasonably well...
Forum: Questions
2nd Feb 2021, 07:06
Replies: 35
Views: 9,489
Posted By macdo

I think the saying is up #### creek without a...

I think the saying is up #### creek without a paddle, unless the politicians get their act together on this. Which, with the current situation in the UK, seems unlikely. An update from BALPA...
3rd Dec 2020, 12:56
Replies: 445
Views: 133,550
Posted By macdo

Nice to see some positive news about CWL for a...

Nice to see some positive news about CWL for a change. And I'm sure if its cheap enough they will thrive.
Just a shame it has to be Wizzair. They are taking the p##s in he way they treat their crew,...
28th Nov 2020, 23:07
Replies: 81
Views: 25,630
Posted By macdo

Quite a common thread developing here of having...

Quite a common thread developing here of having an alternative income source to fall back on. I can't help but agree, we've had a decade of exponential employment growth which has followed on from 2...
24th Nov 2020, 16:59
Replies: 81
Views: 25,630
Posted By macdo

It is a good question, particularly as I am now...

It is a good question, particularly as I am now recently retired.
The straight answer is yes, but with some tweaks.
I'd have got my flying started both earlier (I started at 35) in my life and at...
18th Nov 2020, 08:25
Replies: 48
Views: 22,323
Posted By macdo

Considering the loss of life and the misery...

Considering the loss of life and the misery caused to thousands, I'd say they got off light. A long dose of prison life for those responsible would have been a better (though unlikely) outcome.
6th Nov 2020, 22:18
Replies: 7
Views: 5,631
Posted By macdo

Might be a smart move. Word within the industry...

Might be a smart move. Word within the industry is that we may see a lot more ACMI use as the recovery from covid begins. Personally, I wouldn't want to put a timescale on that just yet.
2nd Nov 2020, 18:35
Replies: 48
Views: 20,558
Posted By macdo

720 or 1020, who cares? The baggage handlers will...

720 or 1020, who cares? The baggage handlers will be on more than that. Jeez.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By macdo

Thank God they don't, otherwise I wouldn't have...

Thank God they don't, otherwise I wouldn't have had a 30 year career! Unfortunately, even years ago cadet schemes (incredibly rare) required higher academic results, but as ever there are other ways...
11th Oct 2020, 14:24
Replies: 139
Views: 43,032
Posted By macdo

Unfortunately, civil aviation became commoditised...

Unfortunately, civil aviation became commoditised and as a direct result cost cutting is the absolute goal of everyone involved on the business side. Olsters' complaint is hardly news. But if mass...
9th Oct 2020, 09:23
Replies: 8
Views: 3,514
Posted By macdo

Hi Rob, I see that you also started the thread...

Hi Rob,
I see that you also started the thread on tallness as well as this one. Lets say you end up being issued a C1 medical with or without an OML. Lets say you do your training over the next few...
8th Oct 2020, 22:01
Replies: 81
Views: 44,590
Posted By macdo

Pretty sure there is no published after take off...

Pretty sure there is no published after take off check list in the standard Airbus SOP. We used a customized one about 15 years ago, then ditched it to align more closely with the Airbus SOP. Seem to...
8th Oct 2020, 10:26
Replies: 2,998
Views: 2,834,067
Posted By macdo

Thats the most sensible thing I have seen a...

Thats the most sensible thing I have seen a travel company do since this all started, however, with all the bells and whistles, I'd like to know the price and I'd read the small print very carefully....
Forum: Tech Log
7th Oct 2020, 10:28
Replies: 34
Views: 9,177
Posted By macdo

IMHO the general public won't accept the idea of...

IMHO the general public won't accept the idea of a pilotless passenger flight until the successful adoption and proving of autonomous cars which will normailise the idea of automation in their minds....
30th Sep 2020, 18:44
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,783,279
Posted By macdo

Possibly so he/she might live a few extra years...

Possibly so he/she might live a few extra years in retirement enjoying that massive maxed out pension?
Trouble is, it is never that simple, some can't because they are on the 3rd. marriage, some...
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