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Posted By Kelly Hopper

Well I did almost 35 years in it and never got...

Well I did almost 35 years in it and never got close to 200k! Close to 100k was doable but for that you had to be flying a "heavy" in the left hand seat, and doing it in unsavoury places with NO life...
9th Aug 2021, 11:23
Replies: 132
Views: 60,596
Posted By Kelly Hopper

Such irony when you consider that partly, Brexit...

Such irony when you consider that partly, Brexit came about by "Johnny Foreigner taking Brit jobs" but anyone saying that was of course termed a racist.

And yet after Brexit happens the ineptitude...
4th Aug 2021, 14:11
Replies: 132
Views: 60,596
Posted By Kelly Hopper

I am afraid I have come to the unavoidable...

I am afraid I have come to the unavoidable conclusion that this UK left wing tory government are quite deliberately doing everything they can to change the demographics of the country

Right at the...
2nd Aug 2021, 15:43
Replies: 132
Views: 60,596
Posted By Kelly Hopper

UK has a pilot union... BALPA. Many pilots...

UK has a pilot union... BALPA.

Many pilots pay 1% of their salary to finance this union to support their cause?

The situation being described above is the singularly biggest threat I have ever...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jul 2021, 17:37
Replies: 41
Views: 10,948
Posted By Kelly Hopper

The subject of this discussion makes me never...

The subject of this discussion makes me never want to board a commercial flight again!
30th Jun 2021, 15:35
Replies: 51
Views: 38,418
Posted By Kelly Hopper

20 years ago Netjets paid a small fortune to a...

20 years ago Netjets paid a small fortune to a uniform company, on the back of the advice from head of cabin services, for a new uniform.

It was camp as hell and gave captains 2 stripes, F/O's...
Forum: Questions
20th Jun 2021, 12:25
Replies: 5
Views: 2,254
Posted By Kelly Hopper

What renewal is 1500 pounds?

What renewal is 1500 pounds?
28th Apr 2021, 15:42
Replies: 10
Views: 6,542
Posted By Kelly Hopper

I had a situation a few years ago with this.......

I had a situation a few years ago with this.... Hawker 125 pilot with many years experience on all variants. Then I was offered a job on the 800 XPi. with Collins Proline 21 avionics. I had not flown...
26th Apr 2021, 18:47
Replies: 10
Views: 6,641
Posted By Kelly Hopper

I'm old and decrepid but really??? 801? Speaking...

I'm old and decrepid but really??? 801? Speaking of old and decrepid here is one in my logbook!...
7th Apr 2021, 10:53
Replies: 21
Views: 9,310
Posted By Kelly Hopper

My two all time favorite aircraft decided to have...

My two all time favorite aircraft decided to have a mid air snog!
14th Oct 2020, 13:55
Replies: 36
Views: 8,671
Posted By Kelly Hopper

Not the same runway admittably but I once had a...

Not the same runway admittably but I once had a go around on rwy 27 LBG and it's equally ambiguoius G/A procedure. This was also pre having everything in the FMS. As soon as it was announced "going...
28th Sep 2020, 15:36
Replies: 81
Views: 27,878
Posted By Kelly Hopper

I had the immense displeasure experience of...

I had the immense displeasure experience of flying with a PPL instructor that abused, ridiculed and swore at the student even before line up! In the air is was non stop. A total psychopath! But so...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Sep 2020, 15:27
Replies: 552
Views: 138,861
Posted By Kelly Hopper

All are saying "haighth" What the hell? IT...

All are saying "haighth"
What the hell?
IT IS AIGHTH.
So......... I wont be buying!
13th Sep 2020, 12:09
Replies: 27
Views: 7,113
Posted By Kelly Hopper

I originally came from a Bizjet background, spent...

I originally came from a Bizjet background, spent a few years in the Airlines and then went back to Bizjets. It really pissed me off when at an airline interview I was asked many times by a tainted...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2020, 13:59
Replies: 14
Views: 2,668
Posted By Kelly Hopper

I have a David Clark H10-60. The entire lead is...

I have a David Clark H10-60. The entire lead is interchangable for helis and F/W. I've used it on both with no issues whatsoever. Now no longer of any use so for 10,000 bucks you could prise it off...
19th Feb 2020, 14:49
Replies: 9
Views: 8,229
Posted By Kelly Hopper

A.D = Antoine Davide

A.D = Antoine Davide
19th Feb 2020, 14:43
Replies: 8
Views: 3,132
Posted By Kelly Hopper

These FTO's are tuned to business jet owners...

These FTO's are tuned to business jet owners paying the bill and their associated costs. Therefore they are charging whatever the market will stand. Coupled with such little competition the cost is...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2020, 10:41
Replies: 90
Views: 52,456
Posted By Kelly Hopper

A bit of perspective.... After an 11 hour...

A bit of perspective....

After an 11 hour flight landed at Vnukovo, Moscow. Right turn off the active, round the airline apron and back to the threshold to cross and taxi to VNO3.

Held at the...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Dec 2019, 19:10
Replies: 11
Views: 3,995
Posted By Kelly Hopper

Isn't the definition of a flying car.... an...

Isn't the definition of a flying car.... an aeroplane?

If you "could fly it" you'd use an aircraft? If you had to drive it? A car?

So I'm lost. What use is a "flying car?"

The nearest I can...
10th Dec 2019, 15:37
Replies: 134
Views: 91,363
Posted By Kelly Hopper

I always felt I could perform a little better in...

I always felt I could perform a little better in uniform. Which is why I always wore it on POS flights. But in the sim??? That is another story. Another story again when all sim trg is done on your...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Dec 2019, 15:30
Replies: 46
Views: 12,706
Posted By Kelly Hopper

When I was sitting on a PPL(H) and a Jet Ranger...

When I was sitting on a PPL(H) and a Jet Ranger rating they wanted 400 hours P1 before sitting a CPL exam!!!!

I spent years trying to make that work. It never did. I went to planks!
2nd Dec 2019, 13:07
Replies: 7
Views: 1,627
Posted By Kelly Hopper

I don't know your aircraft at all but assuming it...

I don't know your aircraft at all but assuming it is like other turboprops Why is the PIC expecting you to set power?

Who is rejecting a T/O when there is a control split during take off?

I am...
7th Oct 2019, 15:23
Replies: 21
Views: 6,248
Posted By Kelly Hopper

More Fake Nonsense.

Seriously. Have you ever read such nonsense? Who on earth is writing this crap?https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-7544475/Private-jet-pilot-shortage-hit-super-rich.html
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jul 2019, 14:46
Replies: 18
Views: 9,356
Posted By Kelly Hopper

1983 I was No. 481. I think 480 have died...

1983 I was No. 481.

I think 480 have died since?

I am number one!!!!! At last!
24th Jul 2019, 13:20
Replies: 19
Views: 3,166
Posted By Kelly Hopper

I think the issue here is the immediate...

I think the issue here is the immediate resignation to paying for TR? ie. planning to do that.
Only 5 years ago it was unheard of in GA yet here we are discussing the merits of it. To me it is an...
29th Apr 2019, 16:25
Replies: 5
Views: 2,559
Posted By Kelly Hopper

Good luck with Dubai. It’s a GV sim not a G550!...

Good luck with Dubai. It’s a GV sim not a G550! And it is always broken! And good luck with Gulfstream personalities!
18th Apr 2019, 15:52
Replies: 84
Views: 78,952
Posted By Kelly Hopper

Well, I will give you this..... Never in my...

Well, I will give you this.....
Never in my life have I experienced a situation where pilots are distanced from management like comlux! They are in Malta and you can never go there as that creates...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2019, 18:23
Replies: 1
Views: 2,364
Posted By Kelly Hopper

Bell 222 down., permanently.

https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1097604/Jan-Michael-Vincent-dead-cause-of-death-age-Airwolf-news-latest
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Oct 2018, 18:03
Replies: 20
Views: 9,164
Posted By Kelly Hopper

I never flew with Eric but we were Moscow "crew...

I never flew with Eric but we were Moscow "crew mates." His and my lifestyles co-incided in a way I don't think he realised. He lived a different life to most. But we kept in contact always and...
25th Apr 2018, 16:03
Replies: 12
Views: 5,153
Posted By Kelly Hopper

Now I can confuse the issue even more.. 'flew the...

Now I can confuse the issue even more.. 'flew the 200 only. Given a rating (yes there is one) on the 90,99,100,200,300,350,1900!
i suggest you speak to the CAA?
12th Apr 2018, 16:37
Replies: 30
Views: 12,809
Posted By Kelly Hopper

Ah that's an easy question to answer... Short...

Ah that's an easy question to answer...
Short haul, Europe destinations, just a few sectors per month, nice sensible aircraft, good crew, good pax, good hotac and most importantly a company that has...
12th Apr 2018, 07:49
Replies: 30
Views: 12,809
Posted By Kelly Hopper

I wouldn't say "sad." Just an anti-Klimax!! I...

I wouldn't say "sad." Just an anti-Klimax!!
I went back to good flying and got back my enjoyment of the job. I am afraid I am not alone in my experience either as more and more are beginning to see...
10th Apr 2018, 17:09
Replies: 30
Views: 12,809
Posted By Kelly Hopper

Do not hanka after a gulfsteam job. The flying is...

Do not hanka after a gulfsteam job. The flying is detrimental to your health, utterly boring beyond belief and full of egomaniacs that will kill you at the 1st opportunity. 'Worst decision of my...
19th Feb 2018, 15:01
Replies: 20
Views: 6,458
Posted By Kelly Hopper

There is another way..... Many airlines will...

There is another way.....
Many airlines will let you travel around Europe particularly, with your "small" pet in the cabin but not into the UK. So...you can fly to say Paris, and then get someone to...
31st Jan 2018, 17:15
Replies: 30
Views: 23,250
Posted By Kelly Hopper

What a crazy excuse for a career?

I have just been looking at career opportunities on the BBC website. WOW! Why would anyone consider spending upwards of £100k for an utterly instable, abusive, piss taking excuse for a career in...
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