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8th May 2019, 15:52
Replies: 137
Views: 63,213
Posted By Glassos

In the US, exit row passengers are asked if they...

In the US, exit row passengers are asked if they can help during an evacuation. If the passenger is unable or unwilling to help, they are simply moved to another seat. Just wondering why that wasn't...
12th Dec 2018, 15:37
Replies: 1,343
Views: 676,896
Posted By Glassos

Thanks for being so helpful! Could you define the...

Thanks for being so helpful! Could you define the low and high seasons from the flying/tourism perspective?
12th Dec 2018, 00:54
Replies: 1,343
Views: 676,896
Posted By Glassos

What is the high season in Maun? I'm interested...

What is the high season in Maun? I'm interested in doing some flying seasonally but not year round. Do they take pilots on a seasonal basis?
4th Oct 2018, 02:29
Replies: 2
Views: 5,295
Posted By Glassos

Yawn. It was likely a low fuel state. In the...

Yawn.

It was likely a low fuel state. In the US you can declare 'min fuel' without declaring an emergency. Not so in Australia. You have to declare an emergency to receive any preferential...
Forum: North America
20th Aug 2018, 19:17
Replies: 22
Views: 12,721
Posted By Glassos

Nice try :) Fedex/UPS pilot contracts will...

Nice try :)

Fedex/UPS pilot contracts will not permit 'foreign' pilots to be hired and staffed overseas.
20th Aug 2018, 18:58
Replies: 25
Views: 11,585
Posted By Glassos

I guarantee that if you were on any reputable...

I guarantee that if you were on any reputable seniority list, you'd disavow those stupid comments. Seniority lists protect pilots from those who never 'made it' and would undercut the hard-fought-for...
Forum: North America
3rd Aug 2018, 14:09
Replies: 22
Views: 12,721
Posted By Glassos

The requirement is for a Bachelors Degree. It...

The requirement is for a Bachelors Degree. It takes three years in most of the world to complete it, but four years in the US.
Forum: North America
1st Aug 2018, 15:42
Replies: 22
Views: 12,721
Posted By Glassos

I'm a South African expat living and working in...

I'm a South African expat living and working in the US for the last 30+ years. Currently I'm flying as a B787 Captain for a major.

I can sympathize with what you're going through having been there...
16th Jun 2018, 16:46
Replies: 40
Views: 18,031
Posted By Glassos

It would certainly be expected after such an...

It would certainly be expected after such an event. As far as I know, outgoing crews go through normal screening on departure from the US. The crew screening for outbound crews is totally different...
16th Jun 2018, 15:56
Replies: 40
Views: 18,031
Posted By Glassos

As a US based crew member regularly going through...

As a US based crew member regularly going through the 'over the top' security screening, that crews are constantly subject to at Heathrow, I find it quite ironic hearing a UK crew member complaining...
21st Feb 2018, 17:50
Replies: 123
Views: 24,301
Posted By Glassos

Which is why US airlines require a Degree to get...

Which is why US airlines require a Degree to get hired. Getting an ATPL in any other country is an academic challenge, which fills the same square that US airlines need by requiring a degree. Namely,...
Replies: 6
Views: 3,733
Posted By Glassos

Very interesting review. I have to ask; how much...

Very interesting review. I have to ask; how much cheaper was 43 to the competition you mentioned?
11th Oct 2017, 19:16
Replies: 32
Views: 8,704
Posted By Glassos

What are the prospects for a retired airline...

What are the prospects for a retired airline pilot? Grew up in african aviation but have spent the last 30 years flying heavies for a major US airline. Looking to go back to my roots when I retire.
31st May 2017, 19:37
Replies: 12
Views: 6,131
Posted By Glassos

What are the rates for 787 captain, if you don't...

What are the rates for 787 captain, if you don't mind me asking?
27th Apr 2017, 19:41
Replies: 21
Views: 14,293
Posted By Glassos

Thanks for the info. Very poor salary, makes one...

Thanks for the info. Very poor salary, makes one wonder how they find anybody!
23rd Apr 2017, 16:44
Replies: 21
Views: 14,293
Posted By Glassos

Ethiopian T&C's?

Anybody have any info on what Ethiopian is offering for 787 skippers?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Canada
7th Apr 2017, 17:54
Replies: 47
Views: 25,769
Posted By Glassos

Land asap, or dump fuel?? My 2 cents worth. ...

Land asap, or dump fuel??

My 2 cents worth.

It depends on circumstance. If the remaining engine is operating normally, I would definitely dump fuel before landing. A Vref20/flaps 20 landing at...
25th Nov 2016, 19:37
Replies: 1
Views: 1,626
Posted By Glassos

Mike Walker ex- Bop Air, Gulf

Looking for an old friend who I flew with many moons ago at Bop Air in Mafeking, South Africa.

We both moved on to greener pastures and lost contact in the pre-Facebook days.

If anybody knows...
9th Apr 2012, 17:17
Replies: 68
Views: 51,840
Posted By Glassos

Just finished transition training from 777 to...

Just finished transition training from 777 to 787. Anybody who thinks this can be done in 3 days is smoking something!
Forum: Tech Log
24th Feb 2009, 15:49
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By Glassos

Flew DC 3's in South Africa for the SAAF and...

Flew DC 3's in South Africa for the SAAF and Comair. Still one of my favourite planes!
17th Feb 2009, 13:09
Replies: 38
Views: 5,481
Posted By Glassos

Makes me proud to be a Seffrican! Every time...

Makes me proud to be a Seffrican!

Every time one of these incidents occurs, customs is going to pay extra attention to the airline in question.

I'm not condoning this activity, but if this...
2nd Feb 2009, 12:57
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By Glassos

Well I live in FLA but fly out of EWR. That is...

Well I live in FLA but fly out of EWR. That is our international per diem rate - one size fits all - whether we're going to an expensive location or not!
2nd Feb 2009, 12:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By Glassos

Meal Allowance Question

I work for a US carrier and we don't get a meal allowance per se, but a per diem rate. It has stagnated over the last few years. I'd like to see what some of the UK, Aus, SA, European, Asian airlines...
30th Jan 2009, 23:06
Replies: 34
Views: 2,704
Posted By Glassos

And, by the way, I do agree with the fact that a...

And, by the way, I do agree with the fact that a seniority system doesn't always protect you. Fortunately, a decent union can protect you against the nimrods who occasionally find their ways into a...
30th Jan 2009, 23:01
Replies: 34
Views: 2,704
Posted By Glassos

I disagree with the basic premise of your...

I disagree with the basic premise of your contention. The military hierarchy is not seniority based, it's based on competence (ostensibly). But, as an ex-SAAF jock, we all know the type of...
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