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24th Nov 2021, 23:01
Replies: 11
Views: 2,634
Posted By Douglas Bahada

BATUS no more? Tell us your stories.

Rumour has it that the British Army is deserting Suffield for Oman. What would the Middle East have to replicate the gophers, Cheetahs and other exotic wildlife and nightlife to be found in and...
17th Oct 2021, 15:45
Replies: 26
Views: 18,363
Posted By Douglas Bahada

Dct_Mopas Nothing official from Flight...

Dct_Mopas

Nothing official from Flight Operations yet on winter planning levels. So just a rumour l am afraid.
6th Oct 2021, 21:14
Replies: 731
Views: 321,604
Posted By Douglas Bahada

Michael Collins "Carrying the fire". Superb....

Michael Collins "Carrying the fire". Superb. Military. Test Pilot. Apollo 11. A defining Classic.
2nd Oct 2021, 23:42
Replies: 232
Views: 53,317
Posted By Douglas Bahada

Gazelle then Chipmunk, last airliners. Nothing...

Gazelle then Chipmunk, last airliners. Nothing could beat the agility and power to weight ratio of the mighty chicken leg. A true delight. No real military use though.

Those who have not had the...
1st Oct 2021, 06:15
Replies: 731
Views: 321,604
Posted By Douglas Bahada

Bomber by Len Deighton. Fiction

Bomber by Len Deighton. Fiction
27th Aug 2021, 03:17
Replies: 26
Views: 18,363
Posted By Douglas Bahada

No return to full time at the moment. Decision to...

No return to full time at the moment. Decision to be reviewed October. My thoughts are that 2 bases still vulnerable. Glasgow and Liverpool. Not helped by governments myopic travel restrictions. I...
10th Aug 2021, 07:46
Replies: 132
Views: 61,419
Posted By Douglas Bahada

For those crowing about BREXIT and the law of...

For those crowing about BREXIT and the law of unintended consequences it may be worth considering that the EU is not the bed of roses it’s advocates believe it is. The Netherlands and France have...
5th Aug 2021, 21:10
Replies: 132
Views: 61,419
Posted By Douglas Bahada

So that will require a pilot having the right to...

So that will require a pilot having the right to work/live in EU presumably EU citizen, operating on G reg aircraft on a UK ATPL. Is that correct?
4th Aug 2021, 01:08
Replies: 132
Views: 61,419
Posted By Douglas Bahada

The vitriol on here is off the scale. Many of my...

The vitriol on here is off the scale. Many of my colleagues hold EASA licences and commute into the UK to fly G reg aircraft. They have just 16 months to apply for a UK License to continue flying our...
21st Jun 2021, 07:54
Replies: 908
Views: 297,937
Posted By Douglas Bahada

The Telegraph says that the order has come from...

The Telegraph says that the order has come from parent company IAG – possibly implying that British Airways management is not in favour – which is paranoid about the long term impact of losing...
12th May 2021, 13:54
Replies: 874
Views: 274,800
Posted By Douglas Bahada

Faro based aircraft. Pretty horrible flight times...

Faro based aircraft. Pretty horrible flight times for UK customers. No threat to Jet 2 and others.
2nd May 2021, 12:52
Replies: 79
Views: 27,383
Posted By Douglas Bahada

wrt Sam Drennan he was a serial “offender”. A...

wrt Sam Drennan he was a serial “offender”. A true one off.

Seven years later, by then a major serving with the Northern Ireland Regiment AAC, Drennan was called out on December 16, 1989 to...
1st May 2021, 20:45
Replies: 79
Views: 27,383
Posted By Douglas Bahada

I had the pleasure of being taught by Sam Drennan...

I had the pleasure of being taught by Sam Drennan who won a DFC for his actions at Tumbledown. From 656sqn.org.....while Drennan and Rigg accomplished a particularly difficult mission successfully...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Mar 2021, 20:23
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Jan 2021, 11:30
Replies: 57
Views: 16,838
Posted By Douglas Bahada

I tend to agree with Marly Lite. Bristol ATC can...

I tend to agree with Marly Lite. Bristol ATC can be difficult. Most "based" pilots are aware of those who are less than helpful and the service varies depending who is on duty. However ATC provide a...
11th Jan 2021, 13:50
Replies: 2,245
Views: 437,319
Posted By Douglas Bahada

Any truth to the rumour easyJet are considering...

Any truth to the rumour easyJet are considering closing Luton Base?
29th Dec 2020, 20:41
Replies: 120
Views: 121,365
Posted By Douglas Bahada

Well. Some thoughts. UK AOC. Cut to the bone...

Well. Some thoughts.

UK AOC. Cut to the bone with 3/4 of workforce on various part time contracts.
Germany. CR already affecting the workforce there.
Italy. Base closures. Possibly more...
9th Jul 2020, 17:46
Replies: 120
Views: 121,365
Posted By Douglas Bahada

Close enough to bury the knife in to the hilt

Close enough to bury the knife in to the hilt
1st Jul 2020, 04:52
Replies: 120
Views: 121,365
Posted By Douglas Bahada

As feared. "​​We will look at redeployment...

As feared.

"​​We will look at redeployment as part of the consultation. However given the overall headcount proposals across our business and the lack of suitable vacancies we want to be open by...
1st Jul 2020, 02:39
Replies: 120
Views: 121,365
Posted By Douglas Bahada

Having pondered the proposed changes l now think...

Having pondered the proposed changes l now think LIFO will not apply as they are proposing reductions at all UK bases. So much for loyalty. Orange spirit my arse.
30th Jun 2020, 16:58
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,409,472
Posted By Douglas Bahada

Also probably due to inflexible local employees...

Also probably due to inflexible local employees who "played the game" successfully over the years thus reducing base efficiency. I am told that late or non reporting resulted in a constant stream of...
30th Jun 2020, 16:24
Replies: 120
Views: 121,365
Posted By Douglas Bahada

"UK AOC. I can see bases like Newcastle and...

"UK AOC. I can see bases like Newcastle and Glasgow definitely going. The market in the NE serviced by W rotations from other bases and Edinburgh being a mega base in Scotland.

I then foresee a...
24th Jun 2020, 22:42
Replies: 120
Views: 121,365
Posted By Douglas Bahada

Current cash position £2.4 billion. 22 June 2020....

Current cash position £2.4 billion. 22 June 2020. 3 month full grounding to cost £1 billion. 6 month full grounding £2.1 billion.

15% of shares to be "placed" or created to gain £400 to 500...
16th Jun 2020, 15:04
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,798,075
Posted By Douglas Bahada

Err no. The governments reaction to the virus is...

Err no. The governments reaction to the virus is killing the industry.
4th Jun 2020, 10:27
Replies: 351
Views: 214,650
Posted By Douglas Bahada

MOL speaking sense again. LONDON (Reuters)...

MOL speaking sense again.

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain does not have a proper plan for its 14-day international quarantine and the introduction of such a “useless and ineffective” scheme will do...
28th May 2020, 20:27
Replies: 182
Views: 84,352
Posted By Douglas Bahada

here is no stitch up here just two organisations...

here is no stitch up here just two organisations making a mutually beneficial arrangement

​​​​​​So this is a mutually beneficial arrangement between the state and a private company facilitated by...
28th May 2020, 12:12
Replies: 120
Views: 121,365
Posted By Douglas Bahada

Seniority doesn’t exist per se - there isn’t “a...

Seniority doesn’t exist per se - there isn’t “a big list” and there is no way of finding specifically where you sit within a base or company.

There is obviously however ‘Date Of Joining’, which is...
27th May 2020, 21:32
Replies: 182
Views: 84,352
Posted By Douglas Bahada

The RAF does not need to recognise a thing. ...

The RAF does not need to recognise a thing.

You join or rejoin the services it will be at their pleasure. No sabbatical from BA. You will be subject to military law. No unions. You piss them off...
23rd May 2020, 18:40
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,878,101
Posted By Douglas Bahada

"Unfortunately, this may prove to be another...

"Unfortunately, this may prove to be another example of a super dangerous ex military jockey pushing things to the limit"

Or just generally incompetent crew regardless of background.
23rd May 2020, 18:37
Replies: 19
Views: 10,807
Posted By Douglas Bahada

I have some sympathy for Stelios. His view is...

I have some sympathy for Stelios. His view is easyjet will be massive when it goes bust. He considers 250 aircraft the "sweet spot" in terms of shareholder reward. I still think there might be a...
22nd May 2020, 12:35
Replies: 36
Views: 9,312
Posted By Douglas Bahada

Yes I am in total agreement but nothing is making...

Yes I am in total agreement but nothing is making any sense anymore. Apparently if you are under the age of 40 you have a greater chance of being struck by lightning than dying of Covid19.
20th May 2020, 23:54
Replies: 22
Views: 8,768
Posted By Douglas Bahada

Published Nov 2019 The​ bill to fix...

Published Nov 2019

The​ bill to fix Rolls-Royce’s Trent 1000 engine has risen by another 800 million pounds ($1 billion) as the aerospace group battles to reduce disruption to airline customers...
20th May 2020, 20:48
Replies: 1,268
Views: 1,006,970
Posted By Douglas Bahada

And they have been relegated 2 leagues in 2...

And they have been relegated 2 leagues in 2 years. I hope not but fear a similar decline for NAS
20th May 2020, 16:50
Replies: 109
Views: 71,567
Posted By Douglas Bahada

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-conornavi...

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-conornavirus-ryanair/unions-say-ryanair-exaggerating-covid-threat-to-undermine-conditions-idUKKBN22W1YZ
14th May 2020, 23:57
Replies: 182
Views: 84,352
Posted By Douglas Bahada

I repeat my point that BALPA should now take up...

I repeat my point that BALPA should now take up the cudgels on behalf of all its members and ensure that everyone of them should have an equal opportunity to be considered in such a scheme should...
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