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Forum: Tech Log
25th Jan 2023, 09:57
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By excrab

Yes you are, but my reference material would be...

Yes you are, but my reference material would be my airline’s ops manuals, so probably best to ask your chief pilot ? Hope that helps.
24th Jan 2023, 18:59
Replies: 380
Views: 176,015
Posted By excrab

As far as it is possible to tell without insider...

As far as it is possible to tell without insider knowledge of training, there is no shortage of promotable F/O’s for the B737 and many more who will meet the requirements next winter. So most DEC...
19th Jan 2023, 00:36
Replies: 424
Views: 415,345
Posted By excrab

Roll Following yaw, resulting from letting speed...

Roll Following yaw, resulting from letting speed drop below vmca after an engine failure. It would be nice to think that two pilots with the amount of experience these had between them wouldn’t let...
Forum: Questions
11th Jan 2023, 09:02
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By excrab

Do you have any contact, maybe on Facebook or...

Do you have any contact, maybe on Facebook or other social media, with any of the trainers. I had to do the same thing a few years ago and managed to find a head of training from one failed airline,...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Dec 2022, 11:07
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By excrab

Possibly because of the obvious problems in the...

Possibly because of the obvious problems in the case of pilot incapacitation if the dead bolt is on. Using it in a security situation is an airline specific SOP, and pretty pointless. You can always...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Nov 2022, 10:32
Replies: 35
Views: 4,157
Posted By excrab

Maybe it doesn’t really matter. Airlines will...

Maybe it doesn’t really matter. Airlines will decide whether to follow the manufacturer’s guidance or not. Somewhere other than BA I fly with F/O’s who experience varies from 300 hrs and three months...
31st Oct 2022, 17:49
Replies: 40
Views: 2,477
Posted By excrab

Quite likely in the USA, but remember that this...

Quite likely in the USA, but remember that this exam is based on U.K. terminology. In the U.K. the pilot would normally measure the True Track on the chart, apply variation (in this case zero) to get...
12th Oct 2022, 10:18
Replies: 22
Views: 3,015
Posted By excrab

Another opinion, I would say (having done it)...

Another opinion, I would say (having done it) that operating a light jet on a short and presumably low level sector single crew isn’t a problem. It’s easier than doing it in an MEP, if an engine...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Sep 2022, 11:02
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By excrab

Totally agree with Nickler, when I did my U.K....

Totally agree with Nickler, when I did my U.K. TRE standards course with the CAA twenty years ago they were saying that it is far better to start as a TRI in the sim. Learn to instruct, and really...
16th Sep 2022, 19:22
Replies: 119
Views: 25,553
Posted By excrab

Out of interest which authority would regulate...

Out of interest which authority would regulate that. If it’s an aircraft which is no longer allowed to fly by the CAA for whatever reason how can they claim to control it. It’s no longer an aircraft,...
26th Aug 2022, 17:19
Replies: 16
Views: 8,368
Posted By excrab

apparently looking for 120 pilots, mainly F/O’s...

apparently looking for 120 pilots, mainly F/O’s possibly a few DEC once all internal command upgrade applications have been processed. Exception to the DEC thing maybe type rated Airbus TRI / TRE....
22nd Aug 2022, 12:38
Replies: 267
Views: 73,804
Posted By excrab

So, ‘bill, have you been trained for and operated...

So, ‘bill, have you been trained for and operated an airliner into JSI? I’m prepared to accept your “challenge”. I was trained to fly into Skiathos in a fully modelled simulator and went there with a...
22nd Aug 2022, 09:15
Replies: 267
Views: 73,804
Posted By excrab

Maybe the “Chuck Yeager wannabes” have been...

Maybe the “Chuck Yeager wannabes” have been trained properly, by airlines which use fully modelled simulators for JSI and then send Captains there with a training Captain in the right hand seat...
11th Aug 2022, 23:29
Replies: 267
Views: 73,804
Posted By excrab

I’ve landed there six times in the last three...

I’ve landed there six times in the last three months, all night landings. In good visibility, if anything, it’s easier than in daylight, as the PAPIS are clearly visible from further out. You fly a...
11th Aug 2022, 18:48
Replies: 267
Views: 73,804
Posted By excrab

At least one company I know of has an approach...

At least one company I know of has an approach for both runways at JSI coded into the fmc database. If you reach the 1600 ft DA and have the runway in sight it gives guidance don to the threshold so...
8th Aug 2022, 11:30
Replies: 780
Views: 432,297
Posted By excrab

If it was due to family and personal...

If it was due to family and personal circumstances preventing you resting it isn’t. If it was due to rostering practises then in view of the topic it might be of legitimate interest.
1st Aug 2022, 13:48
Replies: 380
Views: 176,015
Posted By excrab

As this thread is supposed to be about Jet2...

As this thread is supposed to be about Jet2 recruitment let’s be honest, as a J2 captain on the 737 if you work 4 days a week they will invariably be Friday to Monday, although it’s possible to get...
28th Jul 2022, 11:02
Replies: 380
Views: 176,015
Posted By excrab

Probably is the right forum as it’s of interest...

Probably is the right forum as it’s of interest to people applying for jobs, although tbh I expect most out of work pilots would sign a contract with the devil at the moment, especially if they’re...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jul 2022, 18:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,768
Posted By excrab

Probably the answer to “why” is that if you need...

Probably the answer to “why” is that if you need some sort of electronic thing to automatically stop you hitting another aircraft then you’re not experienced / skilled enough to be there in the first...
24th Jul 2022, 11:45
Replies: 24
Views: 1,711
Posted By excrab

Only if the test is for a licence or rating,...

Only if the test is for a licence or rating, which a “club check out” is not.
Replies: 125
Views: 18,565
Posted By excrab

Start at the beginning, learn the first five...

Start at the beginning, learn the first five letters A to E. learn it as “dits and dahs” (so A is dit dah, not just dot dash). Doesn’t take long to learn them, then practise decoding every car number...
19th Jul 2022, 12:11
Replies: 55
Views: 8,687
Posted By excrab

Obviously we’re looking at this from the point of...

Obviously we’re looking at this from the point of view of U.K. pilots, but U.K. operators probably didn’t want Brexit either. If the supply of ACMI from the EU was stopped then the companies using...
10th Jul 2022, 17:02
Replies: 141
Views: 40,066
Posted By excrab

I think I must have a somewhat simplistic view...

I think I must have a somewhat simplistic view compared with everyone else on this forum. I’ve been flying the 737 for sixteen years, first the 500, then 300 then 800 then the Max8. If something goes...
Forum: Middle East
29th Jun 2022, 19:34
Replies: 14
Views: 5,760
Posted By excrab

Look for property to rent on “Dubizzle” which is...

Look for property to rent on “Dubizzle” which is a good place to start for anything in Dubai, be it property, furniture, second hand cars etc.

Personally I like Uptown Motorcity, as it is one of...
29th Jun 2022, 10:16
Replies: 10
Views: 2,076
Posted By excrab

I originally had a U.K. ATPL in 1994 which became...

I originally had a U.K. ATPL in 1994 which became a U.K. JAA ATPL then eventually
a U.K. issued EASA ATPL, then last year I added an SEP related rating, and the license came back as a U.K. part FCL...
25th Jun 2022, 13:03
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By excrab

Stall / Spin awareness for student pilots

A flying club where I sometimes fly has started advertising stall / spin training in a Chipmunk (they normally train in PA28s).
They say that in order to under take the course students must have...
18th Jun 2022, 12:17
Replies: 380
Views: 176,015
Posted By excrab

And it pretty well makes my point for me, if...

And it pretty well makes my point for me, if 1201alarm has done all these things by his or her mid thirties, and mastered all the challenges a short haul airline can offer what is she or he going to...
16th Jun 2022, 19:20
Replies: 380
Views: 176,015
Posted By excrab

I guess that depends if your world is...

I guess that depends if your world is Londoncentric. Stansted is in the South, and so is Bristol. And Birmingham and even East Midlands are Southish.

But you’re right about the career thing....
8th Jun 2022, 16:45
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By excrab

I had a similar issue two years ago, my...

I had a similar issue two years ago, my multi-crew IR on the front of my licence but not current, my IRR was on the back, and I had a current SEP. I could have just done a SE SPA IR renewal and had...
7th Jun 2022, 13:43
Replies: 10
Views: 1,739
Posted By excrab

Another issue is that Bush flying isn’t easy,...

Another issue is that Bush flying isn’t easy, realistically you need a
minimum amount of experience and ability to do it safely, at least CPL level, that’s only an opinion, but have a look at the...
1st Jun 2022, 14:04
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By excrab

But to answer the OP’s question yes, they can...

But to answer the OP’s question yes, they can tell you where to park, because the parking area is designated by the airfield operator and the A/G operator is just passing that instruction on behalf...
1st Jun 2022, 13:59
Replies: 8
Views: 1,534
Posted By excrab

Probably because at £30.00 an hour and about 500...

Probably because at £30.00 an hour and about 500 hrs a year (if you’re lucky) in the U.K. it’s impossible to make a living at it. Flying schools are feeling the squeeze and can’t really afford to...
29th May 2022, 18:01
Replies: 380
Views: 176,015
Posted By excrab

If you want to come on a professional pilots...

If you want to come on a professional pilots message board and suggest that Ryan air are better than Jet2 because their staff are on zero hour contracts I’m afraid I have no interest in your opinion,...
Forum: Tech Log
28th May 2022, 15:43
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By excrab

When I was a line trainer, and at every airline...

When I was a line trainer, and at every airline I’ve worked for before or since there was no need for a “line check question bank”. When I first started as a line trainer we would do checks from an...
27th May 2022, 02:40
Replies: 380
Views: 176,015
Posted By excrab

Only sensible feedback is that if you got as far...

Only sensible feedback is that if you got as far as being offered a place and turning it down you must have at least one contact in HR, so email them or call them and ask the question.
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