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6th Jul 2013, 21:25
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,917,892
Posted By ShockWave

This aircraft is a different model from the BA...

This aircraft is a different model from the BA incident with different engines. It was a shorter flight, not winter, not Polar and therefore the fuel temperature could not have been a factor.
Most...
21st Jan 2013, 08:48
Replies: 3
Views: 4,537
Posted By ShockWave

A couple of blades damaged and a stator needed a...

A couple of blades damaged and a stator needed a technical tap, No idea what caused it though.
22nd Feb 2012, 00:29
Replies: 136
Views: 35,073
Posted By ShockWave

The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence!

If you absolutely hate your job at QF and can see no future there for yourself then it can be a fun, challenging, beneficial, career move to head elsewhere.

If you are not absolutely sure then...
28th Jul 2011, 10:31
Replies: 24
Views: 8,383
Posted By ShockWave

There is only one main similarity between the 89...

There is only one main similarity between the 89 dispute and the current situation, and that is the fact that both pilot groups were/are being forced into taking action by the companies involved....
8th Aug 2010, 12:22
Replies: 37
Views: 7,107
Posted By ShockWave

My reference to politics, is just that! There are...

My reference to politics, is just that! There are some factions within the pilot group, union backed or not and ex pilots who now work as government inspectors that try to make a point or influence...
Forum: Middle East
4th Aug 2010, 02:23
Replies: 77
Views: 182,301
Posted By ShockWave

After being out of the sand pit for some time, I...

After being out of the sand pit for some time, I still find it staggering that an airline that has accomplished so much, can't manage to weed out the idiots from within their management. Are they...
3rd Aug 2010, 21:09
Replies: 37
Views: 7,107
Posted By ShockWave

I am with Kal on the 777. It is a job, they pay...

I am with Kal on the 777. It is a job, they pay me money to do it and I sigh hugely on the way home on the freedom flight each month. You will do a hard months work in under 18 days. The rest between...
3rd Aug 2010, 20:32
Replies: 44
Views: 6,233
Posted By ShockWave

If anyone can now remember what this thread is...

If anyone can now remember what this thread is supposed to be about??????

There could well be problems regarding pilots, their experience, and supposed qualifications, especially with the rapid...
Forum: Middle East
7th Dec 2009, 01:49
Replies: 67
Views: 25,838
Posted By ShockWave

As nolimitholdem said above, the EK accommodation...

As nolimitholdem said above, the EK accommodation department is run by people from the sub continent. 8 people living in a 1 room hovel is perfectly normal for them. Do not expect understanding or...
25th Nov 2009, 09:11
Replies: 26
Views: 6,264
Posted By ShockWave

I am yet to meet any 777 f/o trainees, but have...

I am yet to meet any 777 f/o trainees, but have heard they will be here soon.
So not sure really.
You will not be a threat to anyones eventual upgrade so do not see many problems with the job. The...
Forum: Middle East
25th Nov 2009, 08:49
Replies: 444
Views: 147,562
Posted By ShockWave

Gee would that be a bit of a chip on the shoulder...

Gee would that be a bit of a chip on the shoulder mate. Chill......and try to get some more sleep!
3 man crew, all can use the first class seat.
4 man crew, Captain first class, and F/Os have a...
Forum: Middle East
25th Nov 2009, 08:36
Replies: 24
Views: 8,909
Posted By ShockWave

Sandhound.... the accidents were more like...

Sandhound....
the accidents were more like 10-20 years ago and all involved locals.
There have been instances in the past where expats have misrepresented their qualifications here, which is why...
24th Nov 2009, 14:03
Replies: 26
Views: 6,264
Posted By ShockWave

Mactor re the KAL failure rate....the following...

Mactor re the KAL failure rate....the following is pasted from what I wrote on another thread because I am to lazy to start again.

An OIC attitude will be much better than a confrontational one,...
24th Nov 2009, 13:57
Replies: 26
Views: 6,264
Posted By ShockWave

Howdy BW, KAL is way different than EK to fly...

Howdy BW,
KAL is way different than EK to fly for. Professionally I found EK much better, but in the end life in the UAE with EK forced me to jump to KAL. Commuting to OZ is working well but it is...
Forum: Middle East
24th Nov 2009, 13:28
Replies: 24
Views: 8,909
Posted By ShockWave

Nabkin you are making an oversimplification of a...

Nabkin you are making an oversimplification of a complex problem.
An OIC attitude will be much better than a confrontational one, but is absolutely no guarantee of a problem free existence thru line...
Forum: Middle East
24th Nov 2009, 03:29
Replies: 444
Views: 147,562
Posted By ShockWave

Hey guys, I have to say that after 18 months...

Hey guys,
I have to say that after 18 months of not working for EK I have a much better understanding of how close to the dangerous level I was with EK.
I now fly my 900 hours a year plus another...
Forum: Middle East
24th Nov 2009, 02:54
Replies: 24
Views: 8,909
Posted By ShockWave

Guys, Kal will only get 5 A380 aircraft and there...

Guys, Kal will only get 5 A380 aircraft and there are more than enough locals who want the job. Even if the CEO says he wants expats to help crew it the Kal union check captains will never pass any...
30th Jun 2009, 14:22
Replies: 298
Views: 157,371
Posted By ShockWave

Scheduling an airline flight into Moroni at night...

Scheduling an airline flight into Moroni at night is a very dangerous thing to do. The risks involved are too high and the services available are very minimal. The non-precision app at night is a...
Forum: Middle East
1st Feb 2009, 10:49
Replies: 136
Views: 19,964
Posted By ShockWave

sobering thoughts on reality

Hi guys, I am still well aware of how frustrating the above ongoing issues with Ek were and obviously still are but for those of you thinking of jumping ship be very sure of your options first.
I...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jan 2009, 17:31
Replies: 127
Views: 14,753
Posted By ShockWave

DAE also set up a university in Dubai which they...

DAE also set up a university in Dubai which they then closed down last year because it could not generate a return on their investment fast enough. Be careful where you spend your money and make sure...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jan 2009, 17:15
Replies: 21
Views: 5,024
Posted By ShockWave

Go to Doha and get your 777 rating. If you can...

Go to Doha and get your 777 rating. If you can stomach staying there for a while, get your command and a few LH seat hours then you can go anywhere.
If you don't like Doha leave once your bond is...
10th Nov 2008, 01:19
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By ShockWave

Vibes, I am not currently flying the A345 and...

Vibes,
I am not currently flying the A345 and have no manuals for it now, but did instruct on it for a while.
"it states that to increase the rotation rate, further rapid and large aft movement of...
16th Jul 2008, 19:38
Replies: 42
Views: 5,778
Posted By ShockWave

Any one who is not confident to be able to...

Any one who is not confident to be able to perform their duties should not report for duty. Whether it is due to sickness or any other reason? If you belive you don't have the necessary skills to...
Forum: Middle East
5th Jul 2008, 09:45
Replies: 14
Views: 3,727
Posted By ShockWave

Hey Camber, that A310 course was without doubt...

Hey Camber,
that A310 course was without doubt the toughest transition I have ever had to do. Boeing to A310 was like having to undergo a frontal lobotomy and learn a new language at the same time....
Forum: Middle East
4th Jul 2008, 07:36
Replies: 14
Views: 3,727
Posted By ShockWave

Hey, I remember watching your moves on the dance...

Hey, I remember watching your moves on the dance floor at insomnia!
Cheers.
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