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23rd Oct 2019, 06:31
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,167,686
Posted By Semaphore Sam

"Willow, pity the likes of Joe Sutter or Kelly...

"Willow, pity the likes of Joe Sutter or Kelly Johnson were not still around to sort the engineering issues."

Apparently they were around, but were blackballed from the industry for making...
Forum: Middle East
24th Feb 2018, 03:53
Replies: 29
Views: 13,438
Posted By Semaphore Sam

What are FDs...Flight Directors? Ignorant Sam

What are FDs...Flight Directors? Ignorant Sam
15th Dec 2017, 07:07
Replies: 29
Views: 13,248
Posted By Semaphore Sam

U.S. Navy more impressive...especially the orbs. ...

U.S. Navy more impressive...especially the orbs. Sam
Forum: Middle East
13th Nov 2017, 07:00
Replies: 1,883
Views: 887,351
Posted By Semaphore Sam

I hired on in June '78; we were told there would...

I hired on in June '78; we were told there would be no expat crew left by the beginning of 1981. Sam
Forum: Middle East
6th Aug 2017, 17:24
Replies: 24
Views: 5,795
Posted By Semaphore Sam

Consider Horley.

Consider Horley.
20th May 2017, 05:25
Replies: 473
Views: 428,424
Posted By Semaphore Sam

What a wonderful idea, a DME vrs. Altitude graph,...

What a wonderful idea, a DME vrs. Altitude graph, right on the approach plate! When I first saw that, on one of the first constant descent NPA approach charts, I thought it was brilliant (and it...
Forum: Middle East
6th Feb 2017, 06:06
Replies: 1,883
Views: 887,351
Posted By Semaphore Sam

Hi Ya'll... History repeats...my family (and...

Hi Ya'll...
History repeats...my family (and many others) waited 3 years in Sharbotly Village, and various others scattered in apartments around Jeddah, for the 'original Saudia City' to open; when...
Forum: Middle East
25th Aug 2016, 05:29
Replies: 1,883
Views: 887,351
Posted By Semaphore Sam

I arrived in JED in June 1978; the first day, our...

I arrived in JED in June 1978; the first day, our first meeting, we were told that by June 1980 the whole expat group (pilots, f/o's, flight engineers (remember?), would all be gone, due to...
Forum: Middle East
4th Jul 2016, 19:14
Replies: 58
Views: 66,048
Posted By Semaphore Sam

Started on L1011, finished in Special Flight.

Started on L1011, finished in Special Flight.
Forum: Middle East
4th Jul 2016, 02:17
Replies: 58
Views: 66,048
Posted By Semaphore Sam

I left Saudi Arabia 11 years ago as a captain,...

I left Saudi Arabia 11 years ago as a captain, after 27 years. I can vouch Saudi first officers (always exceptions, of course, but not many) being of high quality and well trained (unless things...
14th Mar 2016, 03:03
Replies: 128
Views: 38,062
Posted By Semaphore Sam

Knee-jerk Responses

Whomever/whatever persons/groups decided to take the O2 masks out of the lavs were very myopic; the masks were there for very good reasons. Hopefully this will be universally rectified ASAP, before...
18th Feb 2016, 02:42
Replies: 4
Views: 4,812
Posted By Semaphore Sam

Taxiing incident Detroit

My understanding is, that, surprise, the Southwest aircraft was hit by the American. Anyone have any info? Happened in Detroit around 6AM local on the 17th. Sam
4th Jan 2016, 07:54
Replies: 27
Views: 12,586
Posted By Semaphore Sam

There are 2 runways at BHM; 06/24, and 18/36. ...

There are 2 runways at BHM; 06/24, and 18/36. Don't know which runway they were using, but there must be some good reason why an alternate runway, more into the wind, wasn't used, if indeed the...
18th Dec 2015, 08:34
Replies: 24
Views: 17,668
Posted By Semaphore Sam

Overdue with this company's taxi history, no?

Overdue with this company's taxi history, no?
Forum: Middle East
10th Dec 2015, 08:51
Replies: 207
Views: 257,966
Posted By Semaphore Sam

Things get worse, then better. Life is cycles. ...

Things get worse, then better. Life is cycles. When retention becomes less than required, things will improve, to where they will attract enough candidates, when they will again cut back. You...
28th Nov 2015, 14:39
Replies: 74
Views: 25,548
Posted By Semaphore Sam

It has happened before....poor design leads to...

It has happened before....poor design leads to inevitable results (cowl separation, in this case) over time. What is unfathamable, is that it has taken this long to ID and fix it! Sam
18th Feb 2015, 10:45
Replies: 24
Views: 30,739
Posted By Semaphore Sam

Let's get our priorities right, first! Were the...

Let's get our priorities right, first! Were the first-class nuts served in a gilded silver dish, and not a bag? If so, "What Me Worry"? Fire, crash, who cares?
...
Forum: Middle East
20th Nov 2014, 20:21
Replies: 34
Views: 9,127
Posted By Semaphore Sam

Too Twue, we 'Muricans wouldst never use...

Too Twue, we 'Muricans wouldst never use "whilst". Sam
7th Nov 2014, 23:45
Replies: 124
Views: 62,547
Posted By Semaphore Sam

Well, it seems obvious, to me at least, that if...

Well, it seems obvious, to me at least, that if the SIC is flying the approach, and the PIC says "I have it", the duty of the SIC is to relinquish control, and to assume the Pilot Monitoring duties. ...
Forum: Middle East
11th Sep 2014, 04:25
Replies: 4
Views: 2,259
Posted By Semaphore Sam

As Mutt sez, booze is the highest expense, EXCEPT...

As Mutt sez, booze is the highest expense, EXCEPT if you become a beer man or a wine man. I wuz a wine guy...grape juice is readily available; with a little sugar and yeast, and a few chemicals, and...
11th Sep 2014, 04:03
Replies: 262
Views: 121,580
Posted By Semaphore Sam

"As UPS emphasized quite strongly the crew were...

"As UPS emphasized quite strongly the crew were coming in from time off! But that is precisely my point, there does not appear to be any acknowledgement that change in waking and sleeping hours...
22nd Jul 2014, 07:33
Replies: 40
Views: 8,191
Posted By Semaphore Sam

Ya pays yer money, and takes yer chances...great...

Ya pays yer money, and takes yer chances...great question, which airlines avoid these danger spots, and which don't? Why is this so stupid a question? This is the sort of thing which should be...
Forum: Middle East
6th Jul 2014, 06:45
Replies: 1,883
Views: 887,351
Posted By Semaphore Sam

I came to Saudia a year later than jumbocpt...

I came to Saudia a year later than jumbocpt (78)...I concur totally with his input. Many find the environment extremely frustrating...but, if you can take the long view, and not demand immediate...
Forum: Middle East
26th May 2014, 18:05
Replies: 1,883
Views: 887,351
Posted By Semaphore Sam

Thanks to both of you! Sam

Thanks to both of you! Sam
Forum: Middle East
23rd May 2014, 04:35
Replies: 1,883
Views: 887,351
Posted By Semaphore Sam

Hi all... I am a Saudia retired pilot. I...

Hi all...
I am a Saudia retired pilot. I understand there is a new website where employees and retirees can get other airline non-rev tickets...I can get to the website, but can't figure out how to...
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