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Forum: Middle East
10th Jul 2020, 23:49
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Monarch Man

What Don said.... Im struggling to see how EK...

What Don said....
Im struggling to see how EK will crew the blunderbus in anything like the numbers required going forward, perhaps they have a well connected Habibi who knows more than most...
Forum: Middle East
9th Jul 2020, 04:57
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Monarch Man

I genuinely hope that those who have had a little...

I genuinely hope that those who have had a little more breathing space before getting chopped have taken as many steps as possible to financially disengage from the UAE.
I can’t emphasise enough how...
Forum: Middle East
28th Jun 2020, 06:36
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Monarch Man

Couldnt agree more, sadly in my time the trainers...

Couldnt agree more, sadly in my time the trainers that actually wanted to impart decent knowledge and helpful tips and tricks were whittled down to basically a person or two whom had escaped the...
Forum: Middle East
18th Jun 2020, 20:18
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Monarch Man

You forgot fluctuations in the Rouble, the Zloti...

You forgot fluctuations in the Rouble, the Zloti cratering against the US dollar and of course a market oversupply in Pork belly’s
Forum: Middle East
31st May 2020, 22:15
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Monarch Man

Good luck to one and all....

Good luck to one and all....
18th May 2020, 00:33
Replies: 279
Views: 172,363
Posted By Monarch Man

Speaking as a former QFI. Looks initially...

Speaking as a former QFI.

Looks initially like an engine failure after T/O, followed by an attempt to trade energy for altitude and then a turn back leading to a loss of control and ejection....
Forum: Middle East
17th May 2020, 23:43
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Monarch Man

Hardly a surprise really, and lets be honest...

Hardly a surprise really, and lets be honest here..any business is looking at the demand going forward.
As an expat you assume a certain level of risk, in this instance it would be wise to be...
Forum: Middle East
8th Feb 2020, 21:33
Replies: 408
Views: 489,205
Posted By Monarch Man

Kenny, had the aforementioned ďCommanderĒ pushed...

Kenny, had the aforementioned ďCommanderĒ pushed the thrust levers foward, rather than merely pressed the Toga switches, this discussion would be moot. There is a larger point to this however, and it...
Forum: Middle East
8th Feb 2020, 10:35
Replies: 408
Views: 489,205
Posted By Monarch Man

I’m betting there were large sighs of relief in...

I’m betting there were large sighs of relief in the EK muppet err training dept, roaches scattering when the light comes on springs to mind when they examined the incompetence contained within the...
Forum: Middle East
7th Oct 2019, 20:31
Replies: 32
Views: 17,301
Posted By Monarch Man

Kenny...I read that..pint in one hand, spray...

Kenny...I read that..pint in one hand, spray happened! Pure gold.
Tis true Don, plenty of very very capable young fellas and ladies chomping at the bit for an F35 or Typhoon slot.
Speaking frankly...
Forum: Middle East
6th Oct 2019, 18:49
Replies: 32
Views: 17,301
Posted By Monarch Man

Howdy Harold, The rumours of my demise...

Howdy Harold,



The rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated, I am alive and well and enjoying my contract life at Her Majesty’s behest.
Contrary to Dons comments, my little sportscar...
Forum: Middle East
1st Oct 2019, 10:31
Replies: 32
Views: 17,301
Posted By Monarch Man

Good to see that firm grip of the non essential...

Good to see that firm grip of the non essential is still alive and well at EK, Iím guessing you are one of those special individuals who inspect your crew for uniform standards and feel naked walking...
Forum: Middle East
30th Sep 2019, 18:43
Replies: 8
Views: 3,788
Posted By Monarch Man

Whilst it’s a team effort with ATC, they are...

Whilst it’s a team effort with ATC, they are there to help and facilitate for you, not the other way around. A simple “unable” is all that is required as it’s their problem to plan appropriately with...
Forum: Middle East
18th Aug 2019, 13:06
Replies: 8
Views: 4,349
Posted By Monarch Man

In order for there to be anything remotely...

In order for there to be anything remotely employee friendly in the region, there would have to be a monumental cultural awakening allowing movement from the 12th century to the present.
Forum: Tech Log
12th Aug 2019, 12:54
Replies: 39
Views: 7,446
Posted By Monarch Man

The fog of time has dulled my memory but I recall...

The fog of time has dulled my memory but I recall we did something similar on the Jag along with a distance remaining or used check.
Far more critical however was having a place to aim the jet at...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Aug 2019, 11:13
Replies: 39
Views: 7,446
Posted By Monarch Man

Itís effectively the same thing in a transport...

Itís effectively the same thing in a transport Aircraft, but itís reliant in all cases on the validity of the data input.
I use a good rule of thumb that works most times as a gross error check....
Forum: Middle East
5th Aug 2019, 16:56
Replies: 24
Views: 24,508
Posted By Monarch Man

I think most genuinely honest Ex EK bods will...

I think most genuinely honest Ex EK bods will tell you that the place sucks the life and soul out of you in a variety of ways, armed with this knowledge I’d argue that you can in theory mitigate a...
29th Jun 2019, 20:44
Replies: 86
Views: 105,191
Posted By Monarch Man

Rex, first of all NEVER underestimate living in a...

Rex, first of all NEVER underestimate living in a land where the rule of law is applied equally and fairly for the vast majority, secondly last time I checked, organisations such as BALPA have...
29th Jun 2019, 19:23
Replies: 86
Views: 105,191
Posted By Monarch Man

10 years and then some at EK on the 777, and I...

10 years and then some at EK on the 777, and I can gladly as well as happily say I escaped with both my health and sanity intact.
Whilst BA might not be the place it was 10 to 15 years ago, it is...
Forum: Middle East
27th May 2019, 19:46
Replies: 1,000
Views: 706,594
Posted By Monarch Man

Capt numbers as emailed to me recently.

Capt numbers as emailed to me recently.
Forum: Middle East
20th May 2019, 11:37
Replies: 6
Views: 5,548
Posted By Monarch Man

Wash thy mouth out Don, the mighty Jag.....mighty...

Wash thy mouth out Don, the mighty Jag.....mighty Jag!
Id prefer for self preservation a decent ECM package, maybe a decoy or two...and for the bad guys to be shooting at someone else!
All good...
Forum: Middle East
19th May 2019, 19:28
Replies: 6
Views: 5,548
Posted By Monarch Man

Even the mighty Jag would struggle Don, best...

Even the mighty Jag would struggle Don, best advice is to stay below 50í AGL and fly into a notch, that however generally requires an accurate idea of where the emitter is.
Iím sure the distance...
Forum: Middle East
14th May 2019, 09:51
Replies: 19
Views: 6,761
Posted By Monarch Man

Tomuchwork, wholeheartedly agree, fortunately...

Tomuchwork, wholeheartedly agree, fortunately I’ve vacated the airline world and have traded the 777 for a 7G bangseat equipped flying sports car as a Civvy contractor. A busy day is 2 x 1 hour...
Forum: Middle East
12th May 2019, 17:02
Replies: 19
Views: 6,761
Posted By Monarch Man

Flyboy, there is a reason the miserable ones...

Flyboy, there is a reason the miserable ones amongst us left, it was because EK made us that way.
I was warned before I joined, I was told in no uncertain terms what the reality of the place was,...
Forum: Middle East
12th May 2019, 16:55
Replies: 37
Views: 57,105
Posted By Monarch Man

Merely adjust your CI to suit your level of...

Merely adjust your CI to suit your level of roster satisfaction.
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