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9th Apr 2019, 02:48
Replies: 37
Views: 26,520
Posted By jonathon68

2019 44 retirements 2020 58 2021 53 2022 51...

2019 44 retirements
2020 58
2021 53
2022 51
2023 58
2024 57
2025 58
2026 47
2027 70
2028 62
5th Apr 2019, 03:02
Replies: 27
Views: 16,721
Posted By jonathon68

Aviation Induced Divorce Syndrome....It's a...

Aviation Induced Divorce Syndrome....It's a similar affliction to Australian Induced Divorce Syndrome.
10th Feb 2019, 11:17
Replies: 3
Views: 2,067
Posted By jonathon68

Retirement age 97 then!

Retirement age 97 then!
17th Apr 2018, 02:16
Replies: 12
Views: 10,352
Posted By jonathon68

What a shame. A Gentleman and one of the great...

What a shame. A Gentleman and one of the great characters on the 777 and 747.
10th May 2017, 17:01
Replies: 9
Views: 7,124
Posted By jonathon68

Minimum 200 hours or completion of their...

Minimum 200 hours or completion of their probation (six months) - whichever is later.

I recall there were issues in the past when JF/O's were on the Tristar and Classic fleets as they were wound...
21st Apr 2017, 01:45
Replies: 51
Views: 28,077
Posted By jonathon68

My memory is a bit hazy so I may be incorrect on...

My memory is a bit hazy so I may be incorrect on the following.

VSS was 1 months salary per year of service or 3 months salary per years remaining until retirement, whichever was less.

Some...
16th Jan 2017, 00:00
Replies: 14
Views: 4,713
Posted By jonathon68

Under the current system of cash allowances, CPA...

Under the current system of cash allowances, CPA have to deposit millions of dollars/yen/euro's etc with Hotels around the world so that cash is on hand to distribute to Crew "on the spot".
...
11th Jul 2016, 15:50
Replies: 41
Views: 17,691
Posted By jonathon68

Previous AEX course preferred ( so retired...

Previous AEX course preferred ( so retired IRE/TRE - STC/BTC). Otherwise a very long upgrade process.

My understanding is that they will not need a Class 1 medical, but will need to demonstrate...
9th Mar 2016, 12:03
Replies: 10
Views: 4,887
Posted By jonathon68

If this were a poker game, the opponent just...

If this were a poker game, the opponent just blinked.

Stay the course.
3rd Feb 2016, 15:10
Replies: 41
Views: 15,011
Posted By jonathon68

Groan. Oh..OK I will bite. Get some time...

Groan. Oh..OK I will bite.

Get some time in...

In my early years on the 777, our rosters had all the current issues that some (not all) of the Airbus guys are now whinging about.

In summary...
14th Jan 2016, 13:24
Replies: 54
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Views: 20,815
Posted By jonathon68

Average pilot. One of a few who made me...

Average pilot. One of a few who made me uncomfortable on the 400 back in the day. "[email protected] off".

Mediocre (at best) trainer. I watched him train two S/O's. Both left.

But one of the...
12th Dec 2015, 13:03
Replies: 18
Views: 10,585
Posted By jonathon68

The manual refers to "Training Officers". ...

The manual refers to "Training Officers".

Why have expensive F/O's train S/O's. We can have Training S/O's... They can train each other!
5th Sep 2015, 15:08
Replies: 66
Views: 23,206
Posted By jonathon68

The whole point of the 100 and 900 hour limits is...

The whole point of the 100 and 900 hour limits is to put a cap on work-load.

Adding non credit duties onto Crew who have reached their legal limits is totally absurd. They should be recovering to...
8th Aug 2015, 04:58
Replies: 13
Views: 6,243
Posted By jonathon68

One of the -400 dinosaurs recently retired and...

One of the -400 dinosaurs recently retired and was given some momento by Boeing for being the first pilot to have flown the "747" continuously for over 30 years.

If I go to 65 then I should...
22nd Mar 2015, 03:55
Replies: 7
Views: 6,996
Posted By jonathon68

The fact that the loads were generally high is...

The fact that the loads were generally high is only part of the story. The key issue is the yield from the load, especially with the state of the Rouble.

Over the past year the Rouble has gone...
19th Aug 2014, 03:27
Replies: 15
Views: 3,960
Posted By jonathon68

Far East wide-body Captain IRE/TRE. 89 hours...

Far East wide-body Captain IRE/TRE.

89 hours (40% simulator, 60% aircraft), 14 sectors, 9 simulator duties.

6 nights away from home. No night flying, no standby and no jet-lag.

9 days off.
7th Jul 2014, 03:08
Replies: 31
Views: 9,369
Posted By jonathon68

It costs me approximately HK$480 000 pa to send...

It costs me approximately HK$480 000 pa to send my two kids to a good school in HKG. The "assistance" with school fees is based on school tuition fees alone, which are only a portion of that total...
6th Jun 2014, 15:06
Replies: 17
Views: 11,239
Posted By jonathon68

Two kids in a good school here in HKG cost me...

Two kids in a good school here in HKG cost me HK$450 000 a year.
5th Jun 2014, 12:37
Replies: 65
Views: 23,667
Posted By jonathon68

Philippines FIR, back in the "good old days"...

Philippines FIR, back in the "good old days" there were some low level way-points which had slightly non-politically correct names. My favourite's were NIPIL and SEXEY.

FEDEX to Manila female...
18th May 2014, 05:00
Replies: 48
Views: 16,601
Posted By jonathon68

Not for at least a year. The 350 will initially...

Not for at least a year. The 350 will initially be a separate fleet until some sort of mixed fleet flying starts to take place.

The ex 330/340 guys will have a shorter 350 conversion course...
15th May 2014, 14:16
Replies: 48
Views: 16,601
Posted By jonathon68

HKG based DEFO on HKPA. Easy and cheap way...

HKG based DEFO on HKPA.

Easy and cheap way to crew up for the A350.
10th Apr 2014, 15:53
Replies: 5
Views: 3,537
Posted By jonathon68

When he left CX in the mid/late 90's I recall a...

When he left CX in the mid/late 90's I recall a brief conversation about him heading off to the west country. Exeter?
1st Oct 2013, 14:27
Replies: 10
Views: 5,358
Posted By jonathon68

It must be time for a sudden downturn and rapid...

It must be time for a sudden downturn and rapid layoff's of newly hired pilots in the US once again!
18th Aug 2013, 14:17
Replies: 9
Views: 5,336
Posted By jonathon68

Glad I ignored all that nonsense. Now if we...

Glad I ignored all that nonsense.

Now if we could only dispense with the archaic 300 knot descents. They worked well for the Convair 880 and 707, when there was very little traffic around. Times...
23rd Jul 2013, 15:23
Replies: 50
Views: 26,444
Posted By jonathon68

Actually it can be done in one session. All it...

Actually it can be done in one session. All it needs is 3 unassisted landings and off they go.
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