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24th May 2021, 09:07
Replies: 286
Views: 139,092

Clearly this was air piracy by any credible...

Clearly this was air piracy by any credible definition of the term. I also agree with 2unlimited's take on this - he is completely correct. No one is going to do anything about this. The Russian...
23rd Apr 2021, 21:39
Replies: 235
Views: 82,612

Loathe as I am to admit, Chief Willy is correct....

Loathe as I am to admit, Chief Willy is correct. The A380 is an incredible technical achievement, but that is not the exam question. It was the right aircraft at the wrong time. If you are an airline...
16th Dec 2020, 17:06
Replies: 57
Views: 12,942

pba_target - this is a really difficult issue and...

pba_target - this is a really difficult issue and there is no easy answer, but I personally am not into quotas. I now am a senior training captain flying Airbuses (long story, but that's for another...
16th Dec 2020, 15:47
Replies: 57
Views: 12,942

I am a former RAF Officer and in a past life was...

I am a former RAF Officer and in a past life was a navigator on the Tornado GR1/1A/4, with a bit of time on the Buccaneer and Phantom. The world has changed since then and there is an enormous rush...
Forum: Middle East
27th Sep 2020, 11:08
Replies: 1,933
Views: 1,737,893

So, what are the final numbers of pilots and crew...

So, what are the final numbers of pilots and crew fired?
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2019, 22:41
Replies: 65
Views: 13,028

I am Glasgow born and bred. My mum was a Londoner...

I am Glasgow born and bred. My mum was a Londoner and my dad a Glaswegian. Until the day she died my mum could not get her head round any aspect of sectarian thinking. Nonetheless you were immersed...
16th Dec 2018, 23:40
Replies: 19
Views: 6,883

Scotland is a beautiful country that has fallen...

Scotland is a beautiful country that has fallen into the hands of small-minded nationalists who dream of dogs running around the streets wearing tartan coats and every cat having its own kilt. I am...
12th Sep 2018, 02:31
Replies: 22
Views: 7,618

There is no dealing with a very determined...

There is no dealing with a very determined nutter. If some guy, who is clearly not playing with a full deck of cards, takes it upon himself to do something completely deranged, it is very hard to...
31st Aug 2018, 23:58
Replies: 28
Views: 11,214

Depending on the airline, it is not as simple in...

Depending on the airline, it is not as simple in most cases as just accepting a new type and collecting your 4 stripes at the front office. There is a course to be passed, and history shows that a...
31st Aug 2018, 16:55
Replies: 28
Views: 11,214

How can anyone who has an Airbus rating have the...

How can anyone who has an Airbus rating have the slightest doubt that he should have flown a 737? No one will look back and wish they were on a 737 when they are a captain on a proper aircraft like a...
31st Aug 2018, 08:17
Replies: 259
Views: 55,165

I am 59 and retirement approaches. I have loved...

I am 59 and retirement approaches. I have loved my working life but will be glad to slow down as working low cost is pretty tiring (it is probably is tiring for nearly everyone these days). As I read...
27th Aug 2018, 21:34
Replies: 2,006
Views: 1,298,546

I have just been flying with a Portuguese guy...

I have just been flying with a Portuguese guy based in OPO. I discovered, to my astonishment, that part of Portuguese law is that they get paid for 14 months' work each year (one extra month in the...
26th Aug 2018, 14:45
Replies: 2,006
Views: 1,298,546

Just so everyone understands, the bit about 62%...

Just so everyone understands, the bit about 62% is due to a sneaky rule whereby your ‘personal allowance’ is reduced for salaries above 100k. The 62% only applies to that portion between 100k -...
26th Aug 2018, 00:24
Replies: 40
Views: 7,888

I would have to differ with a lot of the advice...

I would have to differ with a lot of the advice here. I am an ex-turboprop pilot who now flies the A320. If you want to be a pilot, you need a Boeing or an Airbus on your licence to be safe. The 320...
26th Aug 2018, 00:08
Replies: 2,006
Views: 1,298,546

Regarding the Manchester base for DECs, the short...

Regarding the Manchester base for DECs, the short answer is No! There is an internal queue miles long of pilots trying to get commands at MAN and the biggest danger you face as a captain there is...
25th Aug 2018, 15:11
Replies: 403
Views: 365,958

The nature of turboprop flying is that for most...

The nature of turboprop flying is that for most people it is a short-term necessity rather than a career choice. Do your time, get a few command hours and then get an A320 or B737 on your licence....
24th Aug 2018, 21:08
Replies: 10
Views: 3,204

Qatar difficult to get into? It depends whether...

Qatar difficult to get into? It depends whether you can write your own name or not. And if you can do that why would you apply, when virtually every other company on the planet is a better place to...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Aug 2018, 23:26
Replies: 191
Views: 17,134

The ranting continues from offended Muslims and...

The ranting continues from offended Muslims and their fellow travellers desperate to stop any sniff, hint or suggestion of criticism about their religion. We all believe in various things that mean a...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2018, 16:17
Replies: 63
Views: 5,499

The line between mad and bad is always a tricky...

The line between mad and bad is always a tricky one. Because most of us do not want to run down old ladies in the street with hired vans, kill a party of school children because they look happy or...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Aug 2018, 17:39
Replies: 63
Views: 5,499

i will be surprised if the bloke driving the car...

i will be surprised if the bloke driving the car is called Fred Smith. Or is that not very PC?.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2018, 22:35
Replies: 191
Views: 17,134

Boris is not going anywhere. He represents a vast...

Boris is not going anywhere. He represents a vast swathe of UK public opinion and he knows it. Future PM written all over him.
19th Jul 2018, 22:03
Replies: 11
Views: 3,487

Hi guys - there is no ultra cheap option to do a...

Hi guys - there is no ultra cheap option to do a revalidation on the A320. I am an A320 TRE and do revalidations regularly. The typical cost for a TRE is typically 400-500 for a sim session. As a...
4th Jul 2018, 22:56
Replies: 2,006
Views: 1,298,546

The problem is not with the new entrant FOs - I...

The problem is not with the new entrant FOs - I am told they were all being given 100% contracts. The problem lies with our current FOs who were being left on 75% contracts whilst new entrants get...
4th Jul 2018, 22:23
Replies: 232
Views: 180,185

Mylius - a very accurate and incisive post.

Mylius - a very accurate and incisive post.
28th Jun 2018, 00:01
Replies: 11
Views: 3,487

You may struggle to do a reval in 2 hours -...

You may struggle to do a reval in 2 hours - assuming it is done properly! Three hours is more realistic as the TRE has to see a full start-up, taxi, take-off and departure. You will be struggling to...
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