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26th Jul 2022, 13:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,392
Posted By olster

Between 55 and 57….plus pension and staff travel.

Between 55 and 57….plus pension and staff travel.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2022, 13:01
Replies: 170
Views: 47,731
Posted By olster

I would have thought a little more compassion...

I would have thought a little more compassion would have been appropriate. A tragic event for a 22 year old boy with his life ahead of him regardless of wealth or ‘taking a selfie’. No empathy for...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,299
Posted By olster

The AIB report is accurate. The culture at L3 was...

The AIB report is accurate. The culture at L3 was one of unbelievable incompetence matched by venality and greet. Toxic to the core. Good riddance from U.K. airspace. No disrespect to the hapless and...
Replies: 21
Views: 7,610
Posted By olster

If it is true that L3 are closing down their ab...

If it is true that L3 are closing down their ab initio flight training bases @ Bournemouth and Cranfield then they are doing a big favour to the U.K. flight training industry. And to the toxic...
22nd Jul 2022, 12:32
Replies: 36
Views: 19,376
Posted By olster

My own dealings with L3 corroborates a...

My own dealings with L3 corroborates a spectacular level of incompetence @ middle management level not least the lack of experience, common sense and empathy usually required for these roles....
18th Jul 2022, 08:07
Replies: 57
Views: 7,536
Posted By olster

Absolutely correct biddedout. The odious and oily...

Absolutely correct biddedout. The odious and oily Shapps has completely sold the UK pilot group out. He holds an FAA licence to fly an N reg aircraft in the UK. Hypocrisy in the red zone even for a...
16th Jul 2022, 11:33
Replies: 51
Views: 12,899
Posted By olster

I don’t know anyone in Jet2 who thinks that they...

I don’t know anyone in Jet2 who thinks that they are ‘better’ than anyone else. Personally just trying to gently suggest an option to the thread starter; advice he can take or leave as he wishes. I...
16th Jul 2022, 09:55
Replies: 72
Views: 28,375
Posted By olster

Good post BBK. I believe the dreadful Shapps has...

Good post BBK. I believe the dreadful Shapps has his greasy hands all over this. The previous Uk licence was EASA compliant and there is zero difference in the licences in terms of syllabus and...
15th Jul 2022, 15:56
Replies: 51
Views: 12,899
Posted By olster

No firm views on this to a certain extent. I have...

No firm views on this to a certain extent. I have had a nomadic career that has generally worked out ok. It would appear that some have entrenched views on the airline based oop north. I am biased...
18th Jun 2022, 17:43
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By olster

Korean simulator instructor / Boeing

Anyone got any views on this? Seems like a good job. Any input would be appreciated. Cheers.
18th Jun 2022, 17:37
Replies: 228
Views: 50,794
Posted By olster

The BBC documentary on the Falklands war was...

The BBC documentary on the Falklands war was riveting. For once the BBC put aside woke posturing and allowed the veterans to talk with astonishing and direct honesty. Truly poignant and revealing;...
15th Jun 2022, 20:40
Replies: 244
Views: 101,674
Posted By olster

In fairness Whitemonk I agree and think that the...

In fairness Whitemonk I agree and think that the cabin crew work hard and deserve a better than usual uplift, fair play to them. Also, Jet 2 didn’t have to do anything but they did. I may be biased...
15th Jun 2022, 19:53
Replies: 244
Views: 101,674
Posted By olster

So a 19 year old cabin crew is as important as a...

So a 19 year old cabin crew is as important as a 50 year old, highly experienced captain with associated training etc....? Hmmm, I didn’t know that I had gone to sleep and woken up in 1960s chairman...
13th Jun 2022, 15:50
Replies: 499
Views: 207,915
Posted By olster

Oh and by the way, thanks Kenny. I have been in...

Oh and by the way, thanks Kenny. I have been in the business many years and I can indeed tell when a pilot can fly. It is often obvious within a short time. In the interests of perspective I see some...
13th Jun 2022, 15:40
Replies: 499
Views: 207,915
Posted By olster

As is the way of the Internet assumptions are...

As is the way of the Internet assumptions are made and taking offence kicks in backed up by our old friends victimhood and grievance. For clarity Mrat I have nothing whatsoever to do with Wizz, not...
13th Jun 2022, 08:58
Replies: 499
Views: 207,915
Posted By olster

Obviously about to be accused of old fogeydom but...

Obviously about to be accused of old fogeydom but here goes….I have been involved with airline pilot recruitment at various times and the standard of tech knowledge is quite disturbingly low by some....
9th Jun 2022, 14:15
Replies: 102
Views: 39,396
Posted By olster

A lot of airline managers are thick as mince half...

A lot of airline managers are thick as mince half wits but this bloke seems of Olympic standard. Time to draw that line fellow pilots.
3rd Jun 2022, 20:06
Replies: 24
Views: 10,435
Posted By olster

I also knew John @ CX. I agree with all the above...

I also knew John @ CX. I agree with all the above sentiments; more integrity than the apparent management and ‘star chamber’ put together. RIP John.
24th May 2022, 18:12
Replies: 280
Views: 121,610
Posted By olster

Great film in its day, beautiful photography of...

Great film in its day, beautiful photography of the F14s etc. Cheesy and dated plot and dialogue now though.
24th May 2022, 17:44
Replies: 573
Views: 965,357
Posted By olster

In terms of pilot mental illness I made a big...

In terms of pilot mental illness I made a big mistake in not reporting a colleague many years ago that worked for a very large U.K. airline. This individual came to me with a bizarre proposition...
24th May 2022, 17:34
Replies: 23
Views: 8,262
Posted By olster

Oh ok. Never known any other solo display to do...

Oh ok. Never known any other solo display to do that plus (excuse my ignorance) but presumably google maps is not sufficient for that purpose or even a briefing from ATC. Or...even flying around solo...
24th May 2022, 09:01
Replies: 23
Views: 8,262
Posted By olster

Yes, that was what I was thinking. It did not...

Yes, that was what I was thinking. It did not appear very well coordinated or well planned. Just 2 fast jets randomly flying around. Strange.
6th May 2022, 13:24
Replies: 80
Views: 10,550
Posted By olster

Ok, that is half of the U.K. electorate defined...

Ok, that is half of the U.K. electorate defined as stupid and / or selfish. Don’t ya just love the Internet? The fact remains that the legislation surrounding pilot licensing is archaic and confused....
5th May 2022, 21:56
Replies: 80
Views: 10,550
Posted By olster

The facts are that EASA has nothing to do with...

The facts are that EASA has nothing to do with the EU. There was no reason for the U.K. CAA to disengage from EASA. The licences are non compliant with Part FCL because a bunch of bureaucratic morons...
5th May 2022, 16:04
Replies: 80
Views: 10,550
Posted By olster

Happy Jack you are spot on. The current vogue is...

Happy Jack you are spot on. The current vogue is to disrespect democracy and do your level best to disrupt and obstruct all post Brexit protocols to allow the Remainers if we must call them that to...
24th Apr 2022, 20:30
Replies: 55
Views: 14,940
Posted By olster

I agree hec7or. You are correct in saying that...

I agree hec7or. You are correct in saying that the plot was lost and never found again...
24th Apr 2022, 15:59
Replies: 55
Views: 14,940
Posted By olster

TUI / Thomson / whoever have long been overrated...

TUI / Thomson / whoever have long been overrated since a proper airline, Britannia was hijacked by external chancers and voila you have a 7k fee for a 6 month job. A joke. For clarity, my first jet...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2022, 18:15
Replies: 61
Views: 9,968
Posted By olster

Also, not colonialism admittedly but the...

Also, not colonialism admittedly but the Argentina regime at the time of the Falklands war was extraordinarily brutal. Refer the ‘missing’ that left bereft relatives and friends behind. Hurling...
1st Apr 2022, 14:10
Replies: 59
Views: 28,993
Posted By olster

Yup. Long haul Walter Mitty type gets fired from...

Yup. Long haul Walter Mitty type gets fired from very well known uk long haul airline for logbook falsification. No prosecution as the ceo a very well known Uk entrepreneur with prior links to the...
31st Mar 2022, 07:36
Replies: 212
Views: 91,577
Posted By olster

Great writing fdr as well as technical insight. A...

Great writing fdr as well as technical insight. A pleasure to read your views. Especially on the vagaries of the 737 stabilizer trim. Regardless of the MCAS debacle I have long mulled over the fact...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2022, 16:02
Replies: 53
Views: 7,677
Posted By olster

For saying Greta Thunberg was mentally unwell....

For saying Greta Thunberg was mentally unwell. Big cyber pile on. Moderator ban for 1 month. Can’t say it has affected my life or that I care very much. Mustn’t upset the wokesters! There’s probably...
Replies: 53
Views: 16,142
Posted By olster

Not L3, really bad news. Overpriced and not as...

Not L3, really bad news. Overpriced and not as advertised.
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2022, 15:24
Replies: 23
Views: 3,028
Posted By olster

A friend of mine is a noted physician who is...

A friend of mine is a noted physician who is responsible for Her Maj when north of the border. He told me in fairness with a jocular tone that when his tenure was over he would be knighted. Also in...
4th Mar 2022, 10:16
Replies: 212
Views: 91,577
Posted By olster

The A380 at normal landing weight has a lower...

The A380 at normal landing weight has a lower Vapp than the B737-800 at proportionally similar weight value. I always thought that the high Vapp on the -800 was due to geometry ie potential tail...
3rd Mar 2022, 23:57
Replies: 212
Views: 91,577
Posted By olster

Fdr you really nailed it. The 737 as you are well...

Fdr you really nailed it. The 737 as you are well aware has a large powerful stabiliser attached to a small elevator. I have anecdotally seen in the simulator a stab runaway that would have had a...
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