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11th Jul 2019, 21:40
Replies: 131
Views: 186,687
Posted By macdo

Nope, part of the same group.

Nope, part of the same group.
10th Jul 2019, 14:27
Replies: 17
Views: 5,041
Posted By macdo

3-4 Trips a month Summer 2-3 in Winter Random...

3-4 Trips a month Summer 2-3 in Winter
Random Roster 75% pattern
Away from home 4-7 nights a month
Mostly bullets or 1 clear day.
1 Long trip per half year on average.
About 370 block hrs. Away...
4th Jul 2019, 09:24
Replies: 84
Views: 31,137
Posted By macdo

Sorry, you misunderstood me, I was advocating a...

Sorry, you misunderstood me, I was advocating a few years in crappy aircraft with no automation for all, but the opportunity for all to do this has now past. The only chance for improvement is for...
3rd Jul 2019, 22:21
Replies: 84
Views: 31,137
Posted By macdo

Or you could just insist everyone spends a couple...

Or you could just insist everyone spends a couple years tooling around in a knackered old turbo prob with no Ap! Sorry that bus has already departed, hasn't it!
28th Jun 2019, 06:48
Replies: 7
Views: 5,012
Posted By macdo

I'm in a very similar situation to you. TUI is...

I'm in a very similar situation to you. TUI is the only viable option for CWL all the way through the year, but you'd need to establish how long it would take from joining TUI to getting a CWL base,...
10th Jun 2019, 15:45
Replies: 89
Views: 90,752
Posted By macdo

The UK is a democracy. One aspect, namely...

The UK is a democracy.
One aspect, namely Brexit is testing it in a way that would not be possible in many other countries.
The only country with a democratic model in the ME is Israel.
If living...
13th May 2019, 22:18
Replies: 7
Views: 3,493
Posted By macdo

Oh god, private equity! My sympathies to the...

Oh god, private equity! My sympathies to the WestJet staff.
4th May 2019, 11:03
Replies: 37
Views: 21,888
Posted By macdo

\\sacked/Prosecuted/licence suspended until...

\\sacked/Prosecuted/licence suspended until psychologically profiled. Likely? Maybe.
Somebody of that temperament shouldn't be anywhere near a flight deck. Rare now, but I'm sure we have all met...
29th Apr 2019, 07:13
Replies: 31
Views: 22,913
Posted By macdo

TBH, I think this comments applies to airline...

TBH, I think this comments applies to airline work across the board. I'm told that the % of part timers at EZY increases every year. So, for sanity's sake, PT LH in an airline that doesn't do...
19th Apr 2019, 08:11
Replies: 37
Views: 13,848
Posted By macdo

Gove NT has a very good point. Airline pilots...

Gove NT has a very good point. Airline pilots are, or should, be, valuable witnesses for both ecological and weather changes that are happening globally.
In my 30 yr career I have noticed:...
18th Apr 2019, 14:32
Replies: 37
Views: 13,848
Posted By macdo

Hopefully, if they do attempt this, it will force...

Hopefully, if they do attempt this, it will force the authorities to do what they should have done on day 2. Stop them. London has joined Parliament as a global laughing stock.
15th Apr 2019, 22:28
Replies: 82
Views: 43,823
Posted By macdo

Bus Driver usually guides the conversation to...

Bus Driver usually guides the conversation to other things :-)
10th Apr 2019, 09:33
Replies: 5
Views: 5,940
Posted By macdo

Welcome to 21st. century Britain.

Welcome to 21st. century Britain.
9th Apr 2019, 15:58
Replies: 65
Views: 48,118
Posted By macdo

That made me laugh, I got Day 2 of Command...

That made me laugh, I got Day 2 of Command upgrade, Bomb Warning, Bomb goes off, depressurisation, e-descent and to top it all Fuel Percolation! Epr gauges going up and down like a one arm paper...
27th Mar 2019, 20:53
Replies: 38
Views: 9,813
Posted By macdo

To address a couple of your points. To an...

To address a couple of your points.

To an airline, most airlines, you are an expensive necessity. From that point, there will be some employers who will abuse you and some who will make some...
27th Mar 2019, 15:49
Replies: 38
Views: 9,813
Posted By macdo

Oh! I forgot, Security, the damn security,LoL

Oh! I forgot, Security, the damn security,LoL
27th Mar 2019, 15:48
Replies: 38
Views: 9,813
Posted By macdo

By far and away the biggest hassle is the...

By far and away the biggest hassle is the constant tension between work and social/family life. The best mitigation is part time and planning to retire as early as you are able. The aggravating...
14th Mar 2019, 23:47
Replies: 8
Views: 3,013
Posted By macdo

You might find these useful ...

You might find these useful
https://www.pprune.org/terms-endearment/557114-salary-working-conditions-thread-2015-16-a.html
...
12th Mar 2019, 13:28
Replies: 32
Views: 15,000
Posted By macdo

I'm not ex-mil but would like to comment on the...

I'm not ex-mil but would like to comment on the age aspect. I entered aviation at 38 and it was no issue. In fact, I have come across folks up to nearly 50 starting with us.
Second point, if you had...
12th Mar 2019, 11:10
Replies: 36
Views: 10,774
Posted By macdo

I can't disagree with anything that either of us...

I can't disagree with anything that either of us have stated. The advantage that we have, is the perspective which age and experience have taught us.
The standard career path is to get onto the jet,...
12th Mar 2019, 08:48
Replies: 36
Views: 10,774
Posted By macdo

This is a 'heart or head' question. We mostly...

This is a 'heart or head' question. We mostly realise that in commercial flying lifestyle is the most precious factor the older you become, especially when wife/family issues compete for our...
28th Feb 2019, 13:32
Replies: 45
Views: 22,958
Posted By macdo

Only half correct. The deal TCG are aiming to...

Only half correct.
The deal TCG are aiming to do would include an agreement for supplying seats to the tour operator. Would give a potential owner around 40%-60% filled capacity guaranteed. Likewise...
28th Feb 2019, 09:37
Replies: 45
Views: 22,958
Posted By macdo

Fly4more is spot on. If you are not near the top...

Fly4more is spot on. If you are not near the top of a seniority list, the safest place has got to be Orange,Harp or Big. Personally, I'd go for Big to weather the storm. Sound financials and well...
28th Feb 2019, 07:00
Replies: 45
Views: 22,958
Posted By macdo

Not sure that it does, Marcus. I hope that Dart...

Not sure that it does, Marcus. I hope that Dart are not doing a Purple Bricks.
27th Feb 2019, 22:27
Replies: 45
Views: 22,958
Posted By macdo

Frying pan to fire, that's aviation for you!

Frying pan to fire, that's aviation for you!
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