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Forum: Middle East
15th Aug 2019, 15:14
Replies: 390
Views: 467,699
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

As pilots we tend to see things, understandably,...

As pilots we tend to see things, understandably, from the operational point of view first and the business point of view second.

If Boeing had altered the auto speedbrake design as a direct result...
Forum: Middle East
31st Jul 2019, 17:57
Replies: 2
Views: 3,151
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Applying for Chinese Pilot positions from UAE

I am currently 'exploring options' and enquired of CAE about a position with CSA, based in Guangzhou recently.

The reply I have from CAE states, amongst other things, that;

'CSA cannot accept...
Forum: Middle East
24th Jul 2019, 15:54
Replies: 20
Views: 17,375
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Another 68 unmentionable pilots were released in...

Another 68 unmentionable pilots were released in the last week for 'performance.'

Obviously just an excuse to lighten the wage bill.
Forum: Middle East
26th May 2019, 10:35
Replies: 29
Views: 13,038
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Raw data flying ability is probably very good on...

Raw data flying ability is probably very good on the turbo prop guys when they arrive but the EK policy of mandatory autopilot above 10k, mandatory use of full time auto throttle, way fewer (but much...
Forum: Middle East
19th Sep 2018, 14:48
Replies: 79
Views: 40,880
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I have had some time to think about this now and...

I have had some time to think about this now and it really concerns me on several levels - none of which are good for either EK or DXB.

First, what does it say about the mentality and competence...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Sep 2018, 18:02
Replies: 79
Views: 40,880
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Whoever is responsible for this really hasn't...

Whoever is responsible for this really hasn't thought it through have they!

First, it won't work as most posters spend considerable periods of time out of UAE and this has just given them more...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Aug 2018, 17:50
Replies: 131
Views: 85,105
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

No argument there. But, it is all part and...

No argument there.

But, it is all part and parcel of life in Dubai - whether you partake in it or just observe it and that amount of disposable income in circulation is a major driver of inflation...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Aug 2018, 16:51
Replies: 131
Views: 85,105
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Agreed. Unfortunately, the expensive prices apply...

Agreed. Unfortunately, the expensive prices apply to most everyday items too.

It's not a competition and we do see high prices around the world but Dubai does seem to kick it to the next level in...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Aug 2018, 16:19
Replies: 131
Views: 85,105
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Perhaps I should have added. Not my bill. It...

Perhaps I should have added.

Not my bill. It was doing the rounds on social media a while ago.

But it does show how easy it is to spend/waste money here.
Forum: Middle East
22nd Aug 2018, 15:44
Replies: 131
Views: 85,105
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

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An extreme example maybe but that is over $100,000 for a night out - and this...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Aug 2018, 04:38
Replies: 42
Views: 23,678
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Not berating anyone. Just explaining my position...

Not berating anyone. Just explaining my position and correcting what appeared to be a misinterpretation from you.

We each have different personal situations, financial goals, personal goals,...
Forum: Middle East
21st Aug 2018, 14:02
Replies: 42
Views: 23,678
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

No. Either you are choosing to miss the point or...

No. Either you are choosing to miss the point or I am not explaining it simply enough to you.

I am not 'stuck' here at all.

But when I compare the financial costs, disruption etc just to go...
Forum: Middle East
21st Aug 2018, 12:26
Replies: 42
Views: 23,678
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

There are quite a few of us old gits who are...

There are quite a few of us old gits who are still a little too young or financially sorted to retire but too old to want to start again anywhere else.

it doesn't mean we are happy or unhappy and...
Forum: Middle East
8th Aug 2018, 17:03
Replies: 4,920
Views: 2,844,236
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

If you want to fly and have a lifestyle you need...

If you want to fly and have a lifestyle you need to get a well paid job in finance or law and hire a Cessna at the weekend.

Good lifestyle and airline are words seldom seen in the same sentence...
Forum: Middle East
25th Jul 2018, 13:35
Replies: 30
Views: 8,894
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Which is one of the many reasons why pilots are...

Which is one of the many reasons why pilots are responsible for degrading their own profession. You can't blame employers for coming down hard when our own are abusing the system.

Personal...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jul 2018, 07:51
Replies: 30
Views: 8,894
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

JAYTO does raise a perfectly fair observation in...

JAYTO does raise a perfectly fair observation in my opinion. If the company regards this new policy as merely delivering another fare paying seat in the flight deck, they will try to take full...
Forum: Middle East
17th Jul 2018, 14:01
Replies: 73
Views: 37,189
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Tractor, LHS. Just the 90 hours, a day in...

Tractor, LHS.

Just the 90 hours, a day in groundschool and a couple of sims.

Totally unsustainable and unhealthy. If I feel unfit now I just press 2 and go SF. To be fair, I haven't been...
Forum: Middle East
15th Jul 2018, 12:47
Replies: 36
Views: 13,462
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

It's a brave Commander who overrides a cabin crew...

It's a brave Commander who overrides a cabin crew member who has stated that they are unfit for discretion, and thereby, unfit to fly.

The OMA quite clearly, and separately, places an obligation...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jul 2018, 12:15
Replies: 36
Views: 11,434
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Top post Glofish. If I may presume to...

Top post Glofish.

If I may presume to summarize it;


The lunatics are now running the asylums!
8th Jul 2018, 03:51
Replies: 45
Views: 48,162
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Singapore is the best place to live in the world...

Singapore is the best place to live in the world if you have $ in your pocket. It can also be the worst place to live if you don'thave $ in your pocket.

It is an incredibly expensive place to...
Forum: Middle East
5th Jul 2018, 11:30
Replies: 44
Views: 40,036
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

The fatigue, rosters and degraded quality of life...

The fatigue, rosters and degraded quality of life are just as bad in the left seat as the right.
Forum: Middle East
5th Jul 2018, 10:49
Replies: 44
Views: 40,036
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Dusty is quite right. It is easy to look at...

Dusty is quite right.

It is easy to look at an average roster and think 'I can cope with that' but can you (and your family) cope with that type of roster each and every month?

It doesn't just...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jul 2018, 11:16
Replies: 185
Views: 80,906
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I think the sad realisation that the situation...

I think the sad realisation that the situation will never be fixed has now been understood by the last of the Kool Aid drinkers and we are now concentrating on updating resumes and arranging...
Forum: North America
2nd Jul 2018, 11:05
Replies: 22
Views: 5,280
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

The most impressive interview (from an airline...

The most impressive interview (from an airline perspective) that I ever attended consisted of a one on one interview with the Chief Pilot, in his office.

After the usual pleasantries he said,...
Forum: Middle East
28th Jun 2018, 22:21
Replies: 36
Views: 11,434
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

At risk of sounding like a grumpy old (wide...

At risk of sounding like a grumpy old (wide bodied) git, can I offer the reply that no answer will ever satisfy 99% of the narrow body guys who ask this question.

There are handling issues such as...
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