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Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jul 2022, 09:17
Replies: 62
Views: 6,561

Quite right too. Who do they think they are? Work...

Quite right too. Who do they think they are? Work your arse off on minimum wage then the most you should expect from life is to be warmish with a light bulb in the middle of winter. Next thing they...
Forum: Italian Forum
1st Jul 2022, 20:23
Replies: 2
Views: 941

My previous post was deleted. I'll ask it again...

My previous post was deleted. I'll ask it again though. Are you flying an Airbus? Had the same issue with a particular A321 numerous times in Turkish airspace. Could hear other aircraft but not the...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jun 2022, 13:20
Replies: 341
Views: 27,354

Rwanda Removal Flights.

Anyone know who is planned to fly the first deportation flight on Tuesday? Given the depth of feeling on both sides of the argument I think there could be considerable "brand damage". Personally, I...
31st May 2022, 21:52
Replies: 65
Views: 21,736

I think it's good to see someone using their...

I think it's good to see someone using their initiative to solve a problem. Someone using their common sense rather than worrying about all the unlikely "what ifs". I've done the same in years gone...
31st May 2022, 18:03
Replies: 792
Views: 283,568

Without a doubt TUI are getting a pasting in the...

Without a doubt TUI are getting a pasting in the media. More so than Jet2 who are now their biggest rival. I'd be interested to see how this has affected booking levels. Surely people are going to...
Forum: Freight Dogs
30th May 2022, 14:03
Replies: 1
Views: 596

That question has given me food for thought.

That question has given me food for thought.
29th May 2022, 11:29
Replies: 792
Views: 283,568

Wow. TUI seem to have got this badly wrong. The...

Wow. TUI seem to have got this badly wrong. The airline MD (really good guy) put out a video yesterday asking for help from all the crews to get through this period. But unless there are people ready...
28th May 2022, 23:02
Replies: 792
Views: 283,568

Mrs Hacker works for TUI. She can see how many...

Mrs Hacker works for TUI. She can see how many flights are uncrewed. Lots of them.

Iím lucky that I have left the industry but it reminds me of constant delays and disruption of the charter...
21st May 2022, 20:00
Replies: 55
Views: 14,593

Comms from TUI management point to some...

Comms from TUI management point to some significant upheaval for the winter 23/24 season. The Sunwing arrangement ends summer 2023 and they then have a fleet which is too big for the low season.
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27th Feb 2022, 20:51
Replies: 136
Views: 69,344

I see Aeroflot overflying Turkey. As a NATO...

I see Aeroflot overflying Turkey. As a NATO member I would like to see the Turks offer the same hospitality to all Russian owned/operated aircraft as the rest of NATO. Ground their bloody fleet so...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2022, 21:53
Replies: 20
Views: 7,875

I did the same just before I came on here. Canít...

I did the same just before I came on here. Canít be difficult!
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2022, 18:09
Replies: 20
Views: 7,875

Yep. That was one of my thoughts. Surely all...

Yep. That was one of my thoughts. Surely all Russian aircraft should be banned from landing in or overflying the EU.
8th Feb 2022, 17:06
Replies: 9
Views: 12,753

I was once asked if I could help somebody on...

I was once asked if I could help somebody on their journey out of the door as part of a sim check. Now long defunct UK operator. I politely refused.
2nd Jan 2022, 14:07
Replies: 65
Views: 32,722

An airline offers you a job. There is a choice of...

An airline offers you a job. There is a choice of type. A320/1 NEO or 737 MAX. Pay is the same, as is route structure. Which one would you choose and why?
1st Jan 2022, 13:10
Replies: 358
Views: 157,428

This is the same company that diverted from MAN...

This is the same company that diverted from MAN to LHR because the clever box thought 23R was too short. Says a lot about the culture there.
Forum: Tech Log
29th Dec 2021, 20:54
Replies: 64
Views: 9,710

"BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHT MANUAL CLARIFICATION Of...

"BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHT MANUAL CLARIFICATION
Of the procedure known in the US as a "monitored approach":

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29th Dec 2021, 20:39
Replies: 358
Views: 157,428

Surely any half decent professional pilot should...

Surely any half decent professional pilot should be able to look through the FD if the commands are rubbish. This is basic stuff.
28th Dec 2021, 13:29
Replies: 358
Views: 157,428

Pilots terminated. Problem solved. Nothing to see...

Pilots terminated. Problem solved. Nothing to see here....move on.
27th Dec 2021, 21:35
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Flown both. But would love to meet the idiot in...

Flown both. But would love to meet the idiot in Airbus that set up a red warning with all the bells and whistles for lav smoke. Scared the shit out of me mid Atlantic the first time I heard it.
15th Dec 2021, 21:00
Replies: 80
Views: 54,072

Hard to believe that over 30 years have passed...

Hard to believe that over 30 years have passed since we started with the Mad Dog at Airtours. Hope everyone is still clinging on! Happy Christmas all.
Forum: Tech Log
5th Dec 2021, 20:03
Replies: 26
Views: 5,510

Seems like your instructor likes to test the A320...

Seems like your instructor likes to test the A320 redundancy to the design limit. Somebody spent a lot of time and money fitting an APU. Ask him why.....
5th Dec 2021, 19:54
Replies: 80
Views: 27,898

The problem for the training department is...

The problem for the training department is satisfying the requirements of the LPC. A "test" that is so out-dated it is not fit for purpose. It hasn't been relevant for about 30 years or more. I went...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Nov 2021, 20:32
Replies: 19
Views: 3,212

This thing has been doing the rounds for at least...

This thing has been doing the rounds for at least 30 years. What's the actual difference in the drill? Severe damage means you override and pull the fire handle. Which is actually reversible if...
17th Nov 2021, 18:25
Replies: 187
Views: 83,785

Friendly Low Fares will be the way forward. Basic...

Friendly Low Fares will be the way forward. Basic pay is streets ahead of this. Captains should be grossing around £125K with sector pay/allowances. Pension contribution of 10% and probably about to...
Forum: Middle East
14th Nov 2021, 14:53
Replies: 16
Views: 8,189

Presumably the pilots have now been asked to...

Presumably the pilots have now been asked to resign?
14th Nov 2021, 14:07
Replies: 31
Views: 6,413

I've read the articles. If Grant Shapps is out to...

I've read the articles. If Grant Shapps is out to help aviation I would love to see what he would be like when working against it! Sadly, Boris' excuse for a government is not fit for purpose.
7th Nov 2021, 17:33
Replies: 55
Views: 37,321

I'm not trying to piss on anything. I've plenty...

I'm not trying to piss on anything. I've plenty of good mates looking for work. I heard it from a source last week. He is ex Norwegian and had been approached for a management role. I hope they pull...
6th Nov 2021, 20:10
Replies: 55
Views: 37,321

I hope you are correct. Does anyone think...

I hope you are correct.

Does anyone think this latest low cost long haul start up will ever turn a profit? Any of the well established LoCo's could add a few wide bodies or even the A321LR to...
5th Nov 2021, 11:59
Replies: 55
Views: 37,321

I heard that the Norse startup will now be kicked...

I heard that the Norse startup will now be kicked into 2023. It certainly doesnít look like anything is on sale for Q1/Q2 2022.
2nd Nov 2021, 18:58
Replies: 792
Views: 283,568

Downwind_Left Yep. I'm just surprised that...

Downwind_Left

Yep. I'm just surprised that any employer would be shocked. Entirely predictable given the pay and working conditions. There are plenty of pilots in the same boat.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Nov 2021, 20:00
Replies: 49
Views: 6,882

I live in a stone walled barn conversion. Walls...

I live in a stone walled barn conversion. Walls are solid stone 2 feet thick with very rudimentary insulation between the stone and dot and dab plasterboard. The roof insulation is a bit better. We...
18th Oct 2021, 17:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,451

That should do it for you. The whole process is a...

That should do it for you. The whole process is a pain in the arse. The examiner can sign the licence as it won't have moved onto the back of the licence. I can't remember if the CAA need sight of...
18th Oct 2021, 16:44
Replies: 8
Views: 1,451

Did you get an ATO (with the 737) to assess the...

Did you get an ATO (with the 737) to assess the training required prior to renewal? Even if none is required (there wouldn't be any) I think you'll still need the piece of paper.
13th Oct 2021, 23:23
Replies: 476
Views: 194,795

The chickens will be coming home to roost in...

The chickens will be coming home to roost in aviation this winter. So many people have retired early or fallen out of love with flying because of their treatment by their employers. Very few...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Oct 2021, 18:47
Replies: 22
Views: 4,536

Rate one turn of 3 degrees per second will take...

Rate one turn of 3 degrees per second will take the same time whether clean or flaps extended. Assuming you want minimise fuel burn then you would be better to clean up as soon as your procedures...
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