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28th Jul 2022, 10:25
Replies: 267
Views: 66,755
Posted By Sick

are BA type ratings still unbonded?

are BA type ratings still unbonded?
9th Apr 2022, 14:09
Replies: 180
Views: 89,723
Posted By Sick

If pilots of a developing nation struggled to...

If pilots of a developing nation struggled to control perfectly serviceable airliners like AF seem to do, they would be banned from European airspace!
Forum: Middle East
7th Apr 2022, 17:24
Replies: 4,705
Views: 2,483,272
Posted By Sick

If they can't even be bothered to provide a...

If they can't even be bothered to provide a ticket on their own network and hotac at their own corporate rates, they can forget current typed crew and make do with desperados who have no choice but...
Forum: Middle East
15th Dec 2021, 18:16
Replies: 4,705
Views: 2,483,272
Posted By Sick

Bonds should never ever be used as handcuffs (not...

Bonds should never ever be used as handcuffs (not the golden sort). And in most jurisdictions, it would also be illegal for it to exceed modest costs. In normal industry, if an employee comes with...
14th Dec 2021, 16:11
Replies: 192
Views: 91,636
Posted By Sick

Well, I can see this being real"lo cost" ha ha -...

Well, I can see this being real"lo cost" ha ha - mainline (LHR?) crews for who knows how long, mainline everything including the mindset, a cheapo version of the already pretty shabby BA product (oo...
26th Sep 2021, 14:23
Replies: 12
Views: 10,403
Posted By Sick

The VA advisory also looks a bit on the small and...

The VA advisory also looks a bit on the small and low side.

Visually, the puffy VA cloud seems to go far above FL 110, and there's also a long grey streak from it to the NE, much longer than the...
26th Aug 2021, 20:56
Replies: 391
Views: 99,432
Posted By Sick

You over complicate it - there's only one answer...

You over complicate it - there's only one answer they are looking for - gender - pale male? - 'sorry, wrong answer'

Wizzair "we have to act in the short term by trying to identify where the female...
23rd Aug 2021, 09:42
Replies: 13
Views: 4,040
Posted By Sick

Smooth Airperator Well, money talks, and...

Smooth Airperator

Well, money talks, and their paying client base (both airline and crew) is walking away to other licensing authorities in droves. OTOH, post covid, most uk business seem...
16th Aug 2021, 18:11
Replies: 391
Views: 99,432
Posted By Sick

No disrespect to co-pilots, but in the two...

No disrespect to co-pilots, but in the two airlines I worked where they handed over pilot selection to co-pilots (albeit in tandem with an HR person), there was a steady stream of awkward odd balls...
3rd Aug 2021, 09:43
Replies: 25
Views: 13,035
Posted By Sick

I was told that too - let's say they prefer...

I was told that too - let's say they prefer pilots who live locally, (and nothing wrong with that) Mostly quite short sectors - tiring stuff in the middle of the night, but that aside, reputedly one...
2nd Aug 2021, 10:24
Replies: 132
Views: 60,739
Posted By Sick

The OP is tilting at the wrong windmill, to mix...

The OP is tilting at the wrong windmill, to mix metaphors.

It has long been legal to base a foreign flagged plane in another country (including eg FAA, etc), and no amount of lobbying is going to...
19th Jul 2021, 20:59
Replies: 66
Views: 42,061
Posted By Sick

Banana Joe It already has - remember the...

Banana Joe

It already has - remember the freighter pilot killed at CDG in the runway collision, unaware that the conflicting departing traffic had been issued a takeoff clearance in French.
16th Jul 2021, 19:47
Replies: 129
Views: 52,051
Posted By Sick

Dorf If pprune is a place we can speak...

Dorf

If pprune is a place we can speak freely without implicit woke censorship, can I observe the French have a record of basic handling failures of perfectly serviceable aeroplanes, stretching...
16th Jun 2021, 11:09
Replies: 2,033
Views: 1,535,778
Posted By Sick

And vice versa. But since the UK government is...

And vice versa. But since the UK government is set on the destruction of UK based airlines, that's not much help to Brits
15th Jun 2021, 10:19
Replies: 146
Views: 70,831
Posted By Sick

Of course, that's complete nonsense - If TUI UK...

Of course, that's complete nonsense - If TUI UK DEC recruitment had been publicly opened up, there would have been a deluge of applications from experienced type rated captains. That, and rumours of...
Forum: Questions
21st May 2021, 14:35
Replies: 11
Views: 2,897
Posted By Sick

And conversely, I wonder, when pilots are...

And conversely, I wonder, when pilots are rostered to return from furlough, how many will return. I know my patience is wearing mighty thin with being fobbed off with taxpayer funded furlough, and...
10th May 2021, 13:13
Replies: 38
Views: 13,373
Posted By Sick

They don't do it for free!

They don't do it for free!
10th May 2021, 09:43
Replies: 38
Views: 13,373
Posted By Sick

Nice. I'd be interested to hear how you get on....

Nice. I'd be interested to hear how you get on. When I did the conversion to UKCAA, start to finish was less than a month, so it looks like you have a hold up on one side or the other (I aborted the...
10th May 2021, 09:27
Replies: 38
Views: 13,373
Posted By Sick

In February, you posted you had converted from...

In February, you posted you had converted from UKCAA to IAA, and now you are (permanently) going back to CAA? Surely just downloading the UK validation of the EASA IAA licence would be preferable?...
29th Apr 2021, 09:26
Replies: 213
Views: 42,950
Posted By Sick

I say again, nothing to do with British pilots...

I say again, nothing to do with British pilots working there. I'm talking about the aviation regulatory structure, whether it's just an rough alignment, or through to the Belgrano being like an FAA...
29th Apr 2021, 08:58
Replies: 213
Views: 42,950
Posted By Sick

Hardly, negan, and don't get me started on the...

Hardly, negan, and don't get me started on the EUs wrongful triggering of article 16, while hypocritically making threats about borders checks, which with their current siege strategy, only serves to...
29th Apr 2021, 07:06
Replies: 213
Views: 42,950
Posted By Sick

As the hostility and protectionism of Europe ...

As the hostility and protectionism of Europe becomes more apparent by the day, I dearly wish UK Aviation regulation and licensing would pivot to America's FAA, like the so many other industries who...
Forum: Middle East
28th Apr 2021, 08:47
Replies: 1,251
Views: 1,182,452
Posted By Sick

Commercial departments DO do that calculation, ...

Commercial departments DO do that calculation, and for most operations, the cost of routinely carrying excess fuel for no good reason, exceeds the marginal cost of an occasional diversion .
10th Apr 2021, 15:11
Replies: 2,033
Views: 1,535,778
Posted By Sick

The saga might though, bring into question the...

The saga might though, bring into question the concept of 'base captains". Some are great, but some can have very strange philosophies, which can often royally hack off either the crew or the...
15th Mar 2021, 09:25
Replies: 3
Views: 3,981
Posted By Sick

You're assuming lower pay post Covid? Is there...

You're assuming lower pay post Covid? Is there any scope for them to go any lower, without the pilot paying for the privilege of coming to work? ... (cue Monty python Four yorkshireman's sketch)!
2nd Mar 2021, 16:56
Replies: 11
Views: 4,499
Posted By Sick

That was full time employee. If I had to find a...

That was full time employee. If I had to find a positive, they did offer a defined benefit pension (unlikely that's still up for grabs though)
2nd Mar 2021, 16:50
Replies: 1,269
Views: 1,005,422
Posted By Sick

So that's the end?

So that's the end?
2nd Mar 2021, 13:28
Replies: 11
Views: 4,499
Posted By Sick

Last time I looked at their TRE/SFE salaries,...

Last time I looked at their TRE/SFE salaries, they were shockingly low - and that was before covid. Many instructors used to freelance on the side to make ir bearable, but I heard they clamped down...
22nd Feb 2021, 20:11
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,795,222
Posted By Sick

Pips are squeaking.. British Airways to defer...

Pips are squeaking.. British Airways to defer 450m of pension contributions (https://amp.ft.com/content/7076813e-23f8-4419-9ca3-7fdd22aff368)
4th Dec 2020, 14:39
Replies: 2,033
Views: 1,535,778
Posted By Sick

Yes, a pay/demand equilibrium does require that...

Yes, a pay/demand equilibrium does require that pilots are willing to relocate - if Wizz is the only show in town, and the pilots are a captive market, then can pay whatever they want (to a point...
4th Dec 2020, 11:00
Replies: 2,033
Views: 1,535,778
Posted By Sick

I'm not talking about now. I think a pilot crunch...

I'm not talking about now. I think a pilot crunch could be sooner than you think, maybe two years, plus about 6 to 12 months for that realisation to be reflected in pay. I know first hand that at...
4th Dec 2020, 10:46
Replies: 2,033
Views: 1,535,778
Posted By Sick

History tells us a surplus turns to a desperate...

History tells us a surplus turns to a desperate shortage very very quickly, and while I fully support pilots accepting big pay cuts, when the boots on the other foot, they MUST MUST MUST either walk...
29th Oct 2020, 19:08
Replies: 110
Views: 61,082
Posted By Sick

Gib IS a peninsula. The bit with the airport on...

Gib IS a peninsula. The bit with the airport on is an isthmus!
20th Oct 2020, 16:22
Replies: 4,519
Views: 2,891,891
Posted By Sick

Man, what are those dashes going to be like after...

Man, what are those dashes going to be like after a year+ of not being flown?! Wasn't it the TriStar that had good serviceability, just so long as you didn't shut it down!
17th Oct 2020, 17:12
Replies: 17
Views: 14,310
Posted By Sick

It would be handy at the end of all this to have...

It would be handy at the end of all this to have an unofficial black list of world airlines for pilots to give a swerve of in future.
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