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Forum: Middle East
30th Oct 2020, 00:49
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Someone will need to buy him a pocket calculator...

Someone will need to buy him a pocket calculator for Christmas or draw him a very simple and small diagram. The business plan of operating airplanes which carry 10% more than everyone else's but...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Oct 2020, 08:18
Replies: 22
Views: 15,312
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

EK made a mistake. They paid a big fine with...

EK made a mistake. They paid a big fine with good grace and humility. So far so uninteresting.

Your chosen thread title, however, is idiotic.
Forum: Middle East
4th Sep 2020, 23:07
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Dubai is like that Emirates pilot most of us...

Dubai is like that Emirates pilot most of us know....
Forum: Middle East
27th Aug 2020, 19:27
Replies: 8
Views: 6,866
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

A few hundred pounds well spent with an advisor...

A few hundred pounds well spent with an advisor would set you at ease. I know of at least one case in a country with a similar tax regime where the unfortunate individual had his funds deposited...
Forum: Middle East
11th Aug 2020, 20:43
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Being successfully interviewed by Albert Teugels...

Being successfully interviewed by Albert Teugels would result in a few decades of good times.
Forum: Middle East
5th Aug 2020, 19:27
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

On the subject of traffic/travel returning to...

On the subject of traffic/travel returning to normal, this will of course happen first in countries where the government has at least a tenuous grasp of reality. Ergo, our Ozmates could be waiting...
11th Jul 2020, 01:05
Replies: 2
Views: 2,287
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Take a moment

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/surviving-pilot-battle-britain-last/
Forum: Middle East
11th Jul 2020, 00:41
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

For the many of you struggling to find a pattern...

For the many of you struggling to find a pattern in the redundancy list, an anecdote may be of assistance.

Some years ago a colleague of yours needed a day-surgery. An unexpected result was that...
Forum: Middle East
10th Jul 2020, 18:00
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Who will fly them? Well, no one of course. ...

Who will fly them? Well, no one of course.

If you think the airline's recovery plan hinges on the implementation of a grotesquely inefficient device you will have some surprises ahead.
Forum: Middle East
9th Jul 2020, 14:22
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Asking for a friend in Dubai but in another...

Asking for a friend in Dubai but in another industry: what happens to the redundant/visa-less individual who has a mortgage in the UAE? Any restrictions on outbound movement?
Forum: Middle East
26th Jun 2020, 14:10
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

I'm pretty sure that if you check your wallet you...

I'm pretty sure that if you check your wallet you will not find an EKalpa union membership card.

How then does it become "vindictive" and "disgusting" when the employer culls the ranks as and when...
Forum: Middle East
21st Jun 2020, 19:43
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Huddled around the boardroom table and trying to...

Huddled around the boardroom table and trying to cut costs, the first thing that any executive will notice is that for the price of one twenty-year TRE who takes the accomodation allowance it is...
Forum: Middle East
9th Jun 2020, 16:56
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Every airline in the world is laying off pilots...

Every airline in the world is laying off pilots but when Emirates does the same it becomes a moral outrage.

Explain.

I doubt you are capable of doing so.
Forum: Middle East
8th Jun 2020, 23:34
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

It is unlikely that the people cutting your pay...

It is unlikely that the people cutting your pay checks have failed to notice that they can have two new captains for the price of one who is at the top of the scale. To avoid any nasty last in/first...
24th May 2020, 02:13
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,629,049
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

"Training for positive rate/climb identification...

"Training for positive rate/climb identification is based on teaching pilots to recognise a positive V/S trend and increasing RA."

Two wrong statements in less than twenty words - pretty...
Forum: Middle East
21st May 2020, 20:03
Replies: 1,047
Views: 1,174,517
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

We could have let one "dribble" usage slide but...

We could have let one "dribble" usage slide but now there are two. The word is "drivel".
Forum: Middle East
16th May 2020, 05:08
Replies: 19
Views: 3,995
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

When products are described as a "no-brainer" it...

When products are described as a "no-brainer" it is not a description of the investment opportunity, it's a description of the prospective clientele.

Some of you may recall a thing called EPI.
Forum: Middle East
12th Apr 2020, 07:42
Replies: 39
Views: 10,723
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

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Forum: Middle East
7th Apr 2020, 12:04
Replies: 39
Views: 17,769
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Can we have an award category for "Most...

Can we have an award category for "Most tone-deaf, ignorant, and self-centered response to a global tragedy"?

There are some peerless winners on this thread. Imagine sitting in your free home on...
8th Mar 2020, 18:46
Replies: 68
Views: 33,897
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

How nice - after a long absence we get to see one...

How nice - after a long absence we get to see one of those vitriolic, curt, anti-EK rants which are entirely unsupported by the facts. It restores my faith in Australian culture.
8th Feb 2020, 17:16
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Korean Air Law exam query

Has anyone had recent experience with this? Am I correct in observing that rather than learning the material itself, the method for success is just rote learning of a database of questions and...
4th Feb 2020, 04:18
Replies: 120
Views: 87,981
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

If you have departed from a runway you can safely...

If you have departed from a runway you can safely land on that runway with one engine, or safely go-around after a single-engine approach to that runway. This assessment can be done in one half of a...
3rd Feb 2020, 23:35
Replies: 120
Views: 87,981
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Ya think? I'll disagree. Landing after 35 minutes...

Ya think? I'll disagree. Landing after 35 minutes might get you a "perfect", but after 4 hours of shilly shally not so much. Engine failure on a two engine airplane? Land. There are no reasons for...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jan 2020, 17:07
Replies: 3
Views: 2,581
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Just give us a tic to run that throught the...

Just give us a tic to run that throught the Enigma machine down in the basement.

Or you could type what you want to say in English.
Forum: Tech Log
4th Dec 2019, 16:28
Replies: 14
Views: 3,293
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

B377-800 rotation

Just in the middle of full flight for the type endorsement and would ask of someone who has experience on the actual type:

Does the rotation effort change markedly at a precise point in the...
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