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2nd Nov 2019, 14:14
Replies: 94
Views: 55,430
Posted By glofish

Arrived as active skipper after a 14 hour flight...

Arrived as active skipper after a 14 hour flight in Melbourne and have been separated from the rest of the crew, then seriously patted down in front of all passengers. Being an old, unattractive...
28th Sep 2019, 05:18
Replies: 80
Views: 39,043
Posted By glofish

Many older farts on here have called out this...

Many older farts on here have called out this misery for a long time now. And here we are, the FAA "discovers" it finally!

May i re-post an earlier one from me:

​​​​​​Training pilots for...
17th Sep 2019, 03:54
Replies: 103
Views: 114,668
Posted By glofish

Here: 40+ years of airline flying, thereof 24 on...

Here: 40+ years of airline flying, thereof 24 on LH and ULH.
byllit, your answer is bs.
I almost fully agree with Obama57, although i would go further and say that if you can't execute a visual at...
Forum: Middle East
6th Sep 2019, 02:04
Replies: 10
Views: 6,244
Posted By glofish

Itís the eternal blaming game. As the economy...

Itís the eternal blaming game. As the economy takes a turn that was not predicted by the megalomaniac plans of TC, it simply canít be his fault, as per many other megalomaniacs today (the Donald, the...
3rd Sep 2019, 14:01
Replies: 91
Views: 166,334
Posted By glofish

Since the pioneer's days of Freddie Laker,...

Since the pioneer's days of Freddie Laker, Longhaul Lowcost has always and only gone in one direction.
But still some Willheneverlearn finds some Willtheyneverthink who invest in the next hopeless...
Forum: Middle East
1st Aug 2019, 08:59
Replies: 241
Views: 268,936
Posted By glofish

To be fair, not everything about EK is that bad....

To be fair, not everything about EK is that bad. Compared to legacy carriers it might not hold up, but those represent about 10% of the industry. Then there are the Chinese outfits Ö.. but compared...
14th Jul 2019, 14:09
Replies: 72
Views: 38,040
Posted By glofish

No need to be a cynic, just ask the Boeing...

No need to be a cynic, just ask the Boeing finance department about how many fatalities it takes to annihilate the penny pinching in manufacturing aircraft and pilot quality/training.
The chicken...
Forum: Middle East
25th May 2019, 09:01
Replies: 29
Views: 13,038
Posted By glofish

This is not an easy one, but since i exposed...

This is not an easy one, but since i exposed myself, i will try to give an answer.

The ideal candidate would have a complete aviation curriculum: Single, twin piston, aerobatics, twin prop, RJ FO,...
Forum: Middle East
25th May 2019, 06:42
Replies: 29
Views: 13,038
Posted By glofish

WB1900 you are perfectly right in saying that it...

WB1900 you are perfectly right in saying that it is difficult judging somebody/something you haven't done before. I have gone through the steps single/twin/prop/single-aisle/heavy, therefore i can...
Forum: Middle East
23rd May 2019, 17:18
Replies: 29
Views: 13,038
Posted By glofish

Reading still seems to be a major problem on here...

Reading still seems to be a major problem on here ....
I stated: "The step from low hour prop directly onto B777 and even more A380 is a challenge that would require a lot more training that the...
Forum: Middle East
23rd May 2019, 11:28
Replies: 29
Views: 13,038
Posted By glofish

Well, after more than 15 years around here...

Well, after more than 15 years around here there's not much surprising me no more. You're not wrong, but i did not question specific handling skills, i stated: "elementary mishaps related to low...
Forum: Middle East
23rd May 2019, 10:02
Replies: 29
Views: 13,038
Posted By glofish

No. The reports just portray elementary mishaps...

No. The reports just portray elementary mishaps related to low experience on heavies with that kind of engagement field. Too many in my view.
The step from low hour prop directly onto B777 and even...
Forum: Middle East
23rd May 2019, 04:09
Replies: 29
Views: 13,038
Posted By glofish

.... and their cadets have neither. Good...

.... and their cadets have neither. Good combination for the future!
The weekly reports tell a story ....
1st Apr 2019, 05:38
Replies: 30
Views: 19,066
Posted By glofish

Having a bone to pick with commercial aviation

After more than 42 years in commercial aviation and slowly leaving the building, I allow myself having a bone to pick with it.

To start my case I present a sarcastic resume of the latest events:
...
Forum: Middle East
15th Feb 2019, 13:22
Replies: 26
Views: 18,546
Posted By glofish

Any airline can fit a wide body with a lounge and...

Any airline can fit a wide body with a lounge and a shower, if they wish to make it a (mostly free-two or upgraded) passengers darling but a commercial flop.
I don't know how popular it was to cut...
15th Feb 2019, 13:14
Replies: 261
Views: 242,861
Posted By glofish

Putin's Tupolev has a shower

Putin's Tupolev has a shower
Forum: Middle East
14th Feb 2019, 11:14
Replies: 26
Views: 13,523
Posted By glofish

I guess the somewhat antiquated NEOs are simply...

I guess the somewhat antiquated NEOs are simply available earlier than the modern and more desired 350ies. And EK desperately needs smaller equipment but came too late on to the order sheet for...
Forum: Middle East
14th Feb 2019, 08:05
Replies: 39
Views: 56,099
Posted By glofish

Agent Orange

Agent Orange
Forum: Middle East
14th Feb 2019, 08:02
Replies: 26
Views: 13,523
Posted By glofish

Finally some common sense! I guess the sacking of...

Finally some common sense! I guess the sacking of CM a few days ahead of that decision is to have AAR lose only half of his face ("in the future we will need the bigger 380, because we open the doors...
Forum: Middle East
14th Feb 2019, 07:53
Replies: 28
Views: 13,539
Posted By glofish

There are most probably hundreds of...

There are most probably hundreds of subcontinental pilots with such creatively enhanced logbooks.
Anyway, this policy will certainly enrich the weekly reports even beyond their actual soap opera...
21st Jan 2019, 11:51
Replies: 72
Views: 55,315
Posted By glofish

Well, no. Because i have to clear the screens of...

Well, no. Because i have to clear the screens of my good ol' John Deere before every flight from the greasy fingerprints of the "touchscreen loving generation" previous crew .... :yuk:
Not looking...
Forum: Middle East
17th Dec 2018, 06:11
Replies: 19
Views: 8,505
Posted By glofish

The Merry Christmas from the company: Late...

The Merry Christmas from the company:

Late Rosters
15th Dec 2018, 13:31
Replies: 107
Views: 44,221
Posted By glofish

I wouldn't call them idiots, they're only inept...

I wouldn't call them idiots, they're only inept and incapable.
Idiots, and i am staying politically correct because privately i use more stringent terms, are the regulators giving them a licence and...
4th Nov 2018, 15:45
Replies: 261
Views: 242,861
Posted By glofish

... and at the same time ask himself why only low...

... and at the same time ask himself why only low qualified pilots apply and generate the shortage.
Oh, i forgot, he calls the shortage 'fake news' doesn't he, but my obscene roster tells the truth ...
31st Oct 2018, 16:50
Replies: 2,100
Views: 1,139,607
Posted By glofish

Edmund You might be after something ...... ...

Edmund
You might be after something ......
Luckily enough you say you're not a pilot because if any old [email protected] would state the same he would be cried down big time ".... wait for the final...
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