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12th Aug 2011, 07:57
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Posted By northern boy

From what I understand, the G650 is fly by wire...

From what I understand, the G650 is fly by wire whereas the 550 is conventional. The FAA decided that was a big enough difference to warrant a new type rating. Gulfstream would have been delighted...
10th Aug 2011, 05:27
Replies: 37
Views: 13,484
Posted By northern boy

It would have to be the Global. Far more of the...

It would have to be the Global. Far more of the type around in Europe. Also helps if you are a Captain.

I used to be G5/550 rated and with time on type. I couldn't get the slightest interest...
1st Nov 2010, 11:41
Replies: 1,318
Views: 1,092,854
Posted By northern boy

True enough, loosing 3 years seniority pretty...

True enough, loosing 3 years seniority pretty much finished off a few careers although it was not apparent at the time. The pill was sweetened somewhat by taking previous service into account, so...
30th Oct 2010, 09:53
Replies: 1,318
Views: 1,092,854
Posted By northern boy

Last time around (post 9/11) it was (if memory...

Last time around (post 9/11) it was (if memory serves)

1:Those on unpaid leave
2:Those made compulsorily redundant
3:Those who took voluntary severance
4:New entrants as needed

They had...
2nd Sep 2010, 10:05
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

If that is actually the case then I am genuinely...

If that is actually the case then I am genuinely delighted to hear it.

If this position had been made generally known from the outset (not just on a restricted website to which nominees have no...
31st Aug 2010, 20:05
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

Oh come on. If outreach is such a tiny minority...

Oh come on. If outreach is such a tiny minority the how can it possibly compromise the might of SEA? That is not a sensible argument, more like sour grapes that anyone would dare to disagree with...
30th Aug 2010, 18:54
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

Fair enough, I haven't been in NJE that long, I...

Fair enough, I haven't been in NJE that long, I have however been in the aviation business for 15 years and in that time I have seen plenty. From both sides. For 15 years prior to that I worked as a...
30th Aug 2010, 14:26
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

What is the makeup of the skyshare board in terms...

What is the makeup of the skyshare board in terms of nationalities and spread of employees represented?

Just asking.



Attack the message, not the man.

Ambition is human nature. I have no...
29th Aug 2010, 11:11
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

You and anyone else have every right to ask the...

You and anyone else have every right to ask the questions and I will always give a reply.



The views expressed here, which would appear to be in support of ss and the silence from ss on this...
29th Aug 2010, 01:41
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

Anyone who wants representation will have it from...

Anyone who wants representation will have it from any member of the board. There is a cross section of representatives. Some from the more senior pilots (the majority) and two from the junior end of...
28th Aug 2010, 22:21
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

You can vote for whomever you like, that's the...

You can vote for whomever you like, that's the whole point of elections.

When did you have the chance to vote for the union board?



Oh dear, the outreach scheme must have you very worried...
28th Aug 2010, 15:00
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

Honoring jobshare/LTLOA agreements! Fair...

Honoring jobshare/LTLOA agreements!

Fair enough or not!?

Open discussions please, not secret deals done behind closed doors.

Ok?
19th Aug 2010, 13:26
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

Wingspan, My hammer is safely in the toolbox...

Wingspan,

My hammer is safely in the toolbox so relax.

BALPA represent pilots working for British companies (BRITISH airline pilots association). They would not be a lot of use or even be...
10th Aug 2010, 09:01
Replies: 1,318
Views: 1,092,854
Posted By northern boy

RHINO: 51. Feel 102 most days.

RHINO:

51.

Feel 102 most days.
9th Aug 2010, 14:26
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

That will not be much comfort to the JS/LTLOA...

That will not be much comfort to the JS/LTLOA crew who sacrificed 40% of salary in order to be ring fenced from redundancy and then find themselves out on the street because the union has insisted...
9th Aug 2010, 13:17
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

Some of us "junior" ones have more experience and...

Some of us "junior" ones have more experience and hours than the "senior" ones. Please don't get me started on the relative merits and demerits of seniority again.

The world is not black and white...
9th Aug 2010, 13:13
Replies: 1,318
Views: 1,092,854
Posted By northern boy

How did you manage that? well done by the way. 6...

How did you manage that? well done by the way. 6 years on the 744 with VS, facing near certain redundancy at NJE and I can't get a look in anywhere, even as a TP FO. And yes, I have tried everything...
9th Aug 2010, 13:02
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

None taken. The pension plan costs money....

None taken.

The pension plan costs money. Delaying or messing around with it it saves a few euros at the cost of annoying people.

Breaking the terms of employment contracts will cost a lot more...
9th Aug 2010, 12:42
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

I've done that three times and have been less...

I've done that three times and have been less than impressed with the results on each occasion. Three redundancies. Thats quite enough for one lifetime thank you.





So which is it to be...
9th Aug 2010, 10:44
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

Which is precisely the problem. There is already...

Which is precisely the problem. There is already a legally binding mechanism in place, Jobshare and I think LTLOA are protected from redundancy, in return for a hefty reduction in salary. I don't...
8th Aug 2010, 21:26
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

Correct south coast. I shall sit back and watch...

Correct south coast. I shall sit back and watch with rapt interest. If/when I get fired off then I may have something further to say.

IMHO all the eventualities will have been planned for by...
8th Aug 2010, 15:04
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

If they do, the redundancies will not come from...

If they do, the redundancies will not come from the ranks of the jobsharers, they are protected from redundancy for the period of the scheme. If cuts are needed they will not wait for another 3...
7th Aug 2010, 10:38
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

OK gents, It would appear that I am a lone voice...

OK gents, It would appear that I am a lone voice in the wilderness. Nothing new there then.

The ballot is now upon us. You vote your way and I will vote mine. I may be a bitter, nasty old thing...
6th Aug 2010, 09:24
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

Exactly. It's easy to support something and...

Exactly.

It's easy to support something and insist it is imposed on others when it will not affect you due to your good fortune in joining at the right time.

That is hypocrisy. I have said it...
5th Aug 2010, 15:56
Replies: 99
Views: 22,786
Posted By northern boy

Actually old thing, those who volunteered for...

Actually old thing, those who volunteered for jobshare are protected from redundancy for the 4 year period so the axe will in this case fall on others first, regardless of their position. If the...
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