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15th Apr 2018, 07:07
Replies: 56
Views: 29,943
Posted By Captain Boers

Never Ever Forget History - or a Leopard Never Changes its Spots

Dear Cx Colleagues - worrying times I know but re-read this post and you know what to expect.


Good luck to you all
4th Apr 2018, 09:27
Replies: 10
Views: 6,958
Posted By Captain Boers

As a retired CX 25 year pilot I can vouch for the...

As a retired CX 25 year pilot I can vouch for the accuracy of the events and the responses from John Findlay. Fools are those who do not learn from history.

It is true that the aviation world...
5th Feb 2015, 17:09
Replies: 17
Views: 8,895
Posted By Captain Boers

Gary Rogers - Farewell

RIP Gary and condolences to his family. As has been said throughout this thread - a gentleman through and through.

His Oman escapade lives on though! :ok:
5th Sep 2014, 13:40
Replies: 287
Views: 136,457
Posted By Captain Boers

Aaaagh Nostalgia

As an RAFG WIWOL mid 70's (you know the Sqn - there was really only one!!!) my observations:

As a low level day fighter - unsurpassed until the 'computer jets' arrived on the scene.

As an all...
29th Jul 2014, 10:09
Replies: 26
Views: 11,862
Posted By Captain Boers

Gone but Never to be Forgotten

Wally was a character, a friend and an outstanding professional. So sad to see him depart this life at such a relatively young age.

Thanks Wally for making life that much better for all of us.
8th Dec 2013, 14:10
Replies: 78
Views: 18,401
Posted By Captain Boers

Think what you Wish For

Sad to see this bickering but then satisfying to know that nothing has changed.

Guys, heed the sages on this thread - the seats on the aircraft belong to CX. It is our privelege as Captains to...
17th Jun 2013, 19:34
Replies: 73
Views: 17,995
Posted By Captain Boers

CX Looking Seriously at 777 x

As CX is a serious airline I would hope that whenever there is a new aircraft in the pipeline it would run the numbers to see if it fits CX requirements. There's no point in doing it any other way...
1st Apr 2013, 11:34
Replies: 7
Views: 4,123
Posted By Captain Boers

Thumbs up Come on CX - Life is to be enjoyed

Another offering from Air Malta for your enjoyment.

The finished article


Air Malta offers Hawker Hunter jet experience | di-ve - Malta's news,...
23rd Dec 2012, 11:09
Replies: 6
Views: 5,292
Posted By Captain Boers

Work to Live not Live to Work

Air Malta - The airline of the Maltese Islands - YouTube
Flying The Pride Of Malta - YouTube

Ok - a couple more clips for your entertainment CX.

All the best
19th Dec 2012, 19:31
Replies: 6
Views: 5,292
Posted By Captain Boers

Cool Happy New Year CX - fm Air Malta

Air Malta Gangnam style - timesofmalta.com (http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20121218/odd-news/air-malta-gangnam-style.450076)

Link to a bit of fun - may you all have a good 2013. :ok:
5th Dec 2012, 14:11
Replies: 62
Views: 19,164
Posted By Captain Boers

Greener Pastures

So it begs the question - 'why the f...k did u leave?'

Everything always such a bag of shite in CX - really?

grow up guys.
17th Sep 2012, 20:14
Replies: 3
Views: 4,392
Posted By Captain Boers

Silk Purse from sow's ear

So whose fault is that! Pls don't tel me that it's the 'training system' - no airline hires pilots with the intention of failing them at initial training.
29th Aug 2012, 23:07
Replies: 9
Views: 5,910
Posted By Captain Boers

What frequent Airbus anti-skid problem? Maybe in...

What frequent Airbus anti-skid problem? Maybe in HKA but I've flown them (A330 and A340) since 1995 and this is NOT a recurring problem.
30th May 2012, 18:20
Replies: 51
Views: 14,723
Posted By Captain Boers

Ejection Injuries

Modern rocket ejection seats give a peak accelaration rate of some 18g, older ejection seats (cartridge) of 23g which is close to spinal limit.

It is not true that to use an ejection seat means...
7th Apr 2012, 13:05
Replies: 65
Views: 23,158
Posted By Captain Boers

Redress of Grievance - Use it

Guys, no use blowing off steam in this forum. Nothing will change. So look at the Grievance procedure and USE IT. :ok:Also make official complaints to AOA:ok:
Now where's the coffee shop...
30th Dec 2011, 16:11
Replies: 18
Views: 3,222
Posted By Captain Boers

To continue the history lesson. CoS 94 was...

To continue the history lesson. CoS 94 was introduced unilaterally by a previous DFO, initials GC. In it was the basis of our protection in that one had to OPT IN to be rostered for more than 700...
19th Dec 2011, 13:51
Replies: 19
Views: 5,281
Posted By Captain Boers


Comments such as these are quite despicable even if in jest.
29th Nov 2011, 11:41
Replies: 60
Views: 10,812
Posted By Captain Boers

Bid Lines

CX wisdom is that such a system requires more crew. If that is so it is dead in the water.
18th Nov 2011, 05:26
Replies: 24
Views: 6,318
Posted By Captain Boers

Aviation Medicine - Radiation

What has changed that makes a 'career flying the polar route' a no no from a medical hazard perspective?

We aircrew are our own worst enemies - what is totally unacceptable if one is HK based is...
14th Nov 2011, 15:17
Replies: 24
Views: 6,318
Posted By Captain Boers

Reality Check

When u discuss bases / availability of bases do so from the company perspective cos that's what will drive the issue. Bases, apart from a very brief honeymoon period circa 1989, are a tool to reduce...
7th Jun 2011, 09:34
Replies: 45
Views: 8,029
Posted By Captain Boers

Re-Inventing the Wheel (or Aviation)

Without going into the detail of each and every call there there is one overriding reason for calls - it is communication between the crew and certainly aids monitoring and awareness.

Yes modern...
5th Mar 2011, 19:06
Replies: 29
Views: 13,763
Posted By Captain Boers

Yeah Yeah

Saturn, here we go again. I've heard this for the many years I've been in the company and you know what - few ever seem to go. This is so very unfortunate because an inability to crew the aircraft...
22nd Dec 2010, 15:39
Replies: 37
Views: 12,436
Posted By Captain Boers

Thread Drift

Well said STP. Agree with you on all points.
22nd Dec 2010, 09:40
Replies: 9
Views: 3,348
Posted By Captain Boers

Hours = Experience

The industry requires a yardstick and hours is the simplest and cheapest - hence it is the common currency for aviation experience. Further, insurance companies will normally set a hours limit...
20th Dec 2010, 14:21
Replies: 9
Views: 3,348
Posted By Captain Boers


I suppose it was only a matter of time - at least we got to 900 odd viewers - before the non-sensical crap floated to the surface.

Flight Hours is a meaningless gauge of experience and ability....
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