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2nd Nov 2016, 20:23
Replies: 173
Views: 113,074
Posted By v6g

UPDATE TSB #A16P0192: G-XLEB, an Airbus A380-841...

UPDATE TSB #A16P0192: G-XLEB, an Airbus A380-841 aircraft operated by British Airways, was conducting flight BAW286 from San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) to London/Heathrow, England (EGLL) with 388...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,839
Posted By v6g

Don't forget that flight training costs are tax...

Don't forget that flight training costs are tax deductable in Canada too.
Replies: 16
Views: 2,480
Posted By v6g

Go to your library, get out "Superfreakonomics",...

Go to your library, get out "Superfreakonomics", and read the chapter on why drug dealers still live with their Moms.

A clearer explanation of the aviation industry you will not find.
27th Jul 2011, 20:04
Replies: 36
Views: 11,291
Posted By v6g

I still remember the key moment I decided that...

I still remember the key moment I decided that aviation was a schmucks games and is best left as a hobby. It was when I applied for my first mortgage, and the lady in the bank wanted to know my...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jun 2011, 00:09
Replies: 72
Views: 5,053
Posted By v6g

^ at least we should be able to get some good...

^ at least we should be able to get some good food!
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jun 2011, 22:50
Replies: 72
Views: 5,053
Posted By v6g

I make four predictions: 1) Increasingly...

I make four predictions:

1) Increasingly expensive oil as Saudia Arabia goes into terminal production decline, leading to significant investment in rail and shipping infrastructure and further...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th May 2011, 22:29
Replies: 144
Views: 12,077
Posted By v6g

^ I suspect they're not increasing their...

^ I suspect they're not increasing their production for the simple reason that they can't. Probably also related to why the Saudis are pouring money into tertiary production techniques - a clear sign...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th May 2011, 21:25
Replies: 16,378
Views: 3,659,993
Posted By v6g

Just so long as they take their share of the...

Just so long as they take their share of the national debt.
Forum: Jet Blast
5th May 2011, 19:27
Replies: 52
Views: 6,079
Posted By v6g

It's all because of cheap oil over the last...

It's all because of cheap oil over the last couple of decades.

It's starting to reverse though, as oil prices increase and push up the cost of long distance shipping, first-world manufacturing...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st May 2011, 14:53
Replies: 144
Views: 12,077
Posted By v6g

This thread is amusing, it's as if KAG is trying...

This thread is amusing, it's as if KAG is trying to explain to the CEO's of tobacco companies that smoking causes cancer.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2011, 21:45
Replies: 61
Views: 3,765
Posted By v6g

The thing I like about bananas is how, with a...

The thing I like about bananas is how, with a little gentle massaging, they can be divided into 3 precise thirds right down their longitudinal axis.

I was simply amazed the first time I saw it.
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Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2011, 02:51
Replies: 144
Views: 12,077
Posted By v6g

Slasher - as long as oil is a globally-traded...

Slasher - as long as oil is a globally-traded commodity and the US is a free-market economy, US domestic consumption rates are irrelevant to this discussion - it's global figures that matter.

The...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Apr 2011, 03:23
Replies: 144
Views: 12,077
Posted By v6g

I've paid a lot of attention to this subject over...

I've paid a lot of attention to this subject over the past 8-ish years.

I'm an engineer by trade, and take a fairly analytical view on most things - I'm not one to believe in things without clear...
13th Apr 2011, 16:24
Replies: 312
Views: 88,994
Posted By v6g

That just sent shivers down my spine.[/quote] ...

That just sent shivers down my spine.[/quote]

Actually it gave me a warm fuzzy feeling. Knowing that there are still schmucks out there willing to work so hard, for so long, for so little reward,...
Replies: 18
Views: 4,188
Posted By v6g

To be perfetly honest I think it's a bad decision...

To be perfetly honest I think it's a bad decision to become a pilot if you're a qualified doctor.

The posters above who mention Doctors they know at their airlines - those doctors most likely...
Replies: 135
Views: 16,579
Posted By v6g

But a large part of the global crisis WAS caused...

But a large part of the global crisis WAS caused by the oil price.

Expensive oil doesn't just add to the price of an air ticket, it also makes it more expensive to get to work, to buy food, to...
14th Feb 2011, 02:47
Replies: 48
Views: 17,742
Posted By v6g

....and my usual response to these claims, that's...

....and my usual response to these claims, that's never answered -

What price of oil are they basing their forecasts on?

There aren't many of the worlds airlines that can have credible...
Replies: 1,015
Views: 617,463
Posted By v6g

Fair question. The 65,000 is what the...

Fair question.

The 65,000 is what the integrated schools charge. But then their prospective employers, realizing they have an oversupply of eager young things who have already proven themselves...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,301
Posted By v6g

You sure you want to get a metroliner rating? ...

You sure you want to get a metroliner rating?

It's the chariot-of-choice for the near-defunct company. There's a reason why the airframes are cheap - astronomical maintenance and running costs....
Replies: 27
Views: 2,997
Posted By v6g

Sure, I'm generalising. But it's a trend, and...

Sure, I'm generalising. But it's a trend, and it's a fairly accurate generalisation in my recent observations.


A "proper career" is one where advanced experience and knowledge is recognised and...
Replies: 27
Views: 2,997
Posted By v6g

But that would exclude a large number of people...

But that would exclude a large number of people who want to (and I believe should have the right to) improve their knowledge and abilities for personal gain (yes there really are people out there who...
20th Dec 2010, 16:28
Replies: 122
Views: 23,456
Posted By v6g

Remember that BAA is the company that lost a...

Remember that BAA is the company that lost a billion pound contract at Gatwick because they couldn't hire a few extra security guards.

They're a retail company, not an aviation company. They make...
Replies: 27
Views: 2,997
Posted By v6g

But what about the people who want to learn to...

But what about the people who want to learn to fly for fun? They're an important part of the GA end of the industry.
Replies: 27
Views: 2,997
Posted By v6g

I don't see there's anything wrong with the...

I don't see there's anything wrong with the industry. Thousands upon thousands of people still throw themselves at it year after year. They're happy to degrade their future earning potential and...
Replies: 38
Views: 7,617
Posted By v6g

I don't see what the problem is ... it's just the...

I don't see what the problem is ... it's just the nature of advertising.

You never see a car ad that says "This car won't make you more attractive to the opposite sex", do you?

Or, "Most likely...
27th Nov 2010, 16:55
Replies: 27
Views: 10,953
Posted By v6g

The answer is simply because that is what people...

The answer is simply because that is what people are prepared to pay.
20th Nov 2010, 16:23
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By v6g

I'm not suggesting "insecure", merely "less...

I'm not suggesting "insecure", merely "less secure" - an alternative air travel service where passengers don't have their genitals fondled and they are allowed to take bottles of water, toothpaste...
20th Nov 2010, 14:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By v6g

Maybe it's time for a two-tiered security system...

Maybe it's time for a two-tiered security system at airports, adopting the Ryanair business model.

There should be a premium service, where you experience a full ("deluxe") strip & cavity search -...
Forum: Canada
23rd Oct 2010, 19:49
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By v6g

Don't try is my opinion. There are loads of...

Don't try is my opinion. There are loads of unemployed instructors looking for work right now. Every month the schools are pumping out more instructors and only adding to the line.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2010, 18:23
Replies: 38
Views: 3,257
Posted By v6g

Good gosh - they'll be letting them vote next....

Good gosh - they'll be letting them vote next....
19th Oct 2010, 05:52
Replies: 9
Views: 2,085
Posted By v6g

Moustaches. Lots of moustaches.

Moustaches.

Lots of moustaches.
19th Oct 2010, 02:54
Replies: 7
Views: 1,826
Posted By v6g

But that's the nature of a glamour career,...

But that's the nature of a glamour career, whether it's perseived or otherwise.

I don't doubt your story of a 4-years-in guy who's on 90K, but for every one of him there's likely hundreds of...
30th Sep 2010, 04:00
Replies: 122
Views: 24,638
Posted By v6g

How much of a disadvantage is it in Namibia to...

How much of a disadvantage is it in Namibia to not speak German?

Danke.
3rd Sep 2010, 17:53
Replies: 16
Views: 2,469
Posted By v6g

Most likely is someone in HR inventing a new...

Most likely is someone in HR inventing a new policy to protect their own jobs. Remember a lot of HR folks are struggling with lack of work right now also.
18th Aug 2010, 04:08
Replies: 23
Views: 6,333
Posted By v6g

Let me be the first to congratulate you - well...

Let me be the first to congratulate you - well done.

You've earnt it.
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