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Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2019, 23:41
Replies: 65
Views: 11,442

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...
17th Dec 2018, 00:40
Replies: 21
Views: 6,489

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, 03:31
Replies: 22
Views: 7,224

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...
1st Sep 2018, 00:58
Replies: 28
Views: 10,279

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, 17:55
Replies: 28
Views: 10,279

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, 09:17
Replies: 259
Views: 49,049

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, 22:34
Replies: 1,924
Views: 1,200,947

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, 15:45
Replies: 1,924
Views: 1,200,947

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, 01:24
Replies: 40
Views: 6,056

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, 01:08
Replies: 1,924
Views: 1,200,947

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, 16:11
Replies: 417
Views: 351,071

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, 22:08
Replies: 10
Views: 3,120

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
17th Aug 2018, 00:26
Replies: 191
Views: 14,131

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, 17:17
Replies: 63
Views: 4,776

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, 18:39
Replies: 63
Views: 4,776

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, 23:35
Replies: 191
Views: 14,131

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, 23:03
Replies: 11
Views: 3,064

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, 23:56
Replies: 1,924
Views: 1,200,947

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, 23:23
Replies: 235
Views: 172,811

Mylius - a very accurate and incisive post.

Mylius - a very accurate and incisive post.
28th Jun 2018, 01:01
Replies: 11
Views: 3,064

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...
28th Jun 2018, 00:45
Replies: 235
Views: 172,811

Forgive me if I repeat some things that I may...

Forgive me if I repeat some things that I may have said elsewhere, but I will give you my input on the subject matter for those that are interested. I am a TRE at easyJet and have worked there for...
7th Jun 2018, 11:15
Replies: 1,924
Views: 1,200,947

If that last post is for me, can the PM please be...

If that last post is for me, can the PM please be resent as I never got it. Thanks.
6th Jun 2018, 02:33
Replies: 1,924
Views: 1,200,947

There is absolutely zero possibility of DEC...

There is absolutely zero possibility of DEC positions at a regional base here in EZY - as 737 Jockey says, they are like gold dust and you have to wait your time for them (a very long time of many...
1st Apr 2018, 23:28
Replies: 1,088
Views: 858,817

Pilot_GDN. I am not sure which companies you are...

Pilot_GDN. I am not sure which companies you are thinking of that are better than easyJet, but do share here as we all want to go there. I can only think of national carriers like BA and for some...
31st Mar 2018, 21:55
Replies: 90
Views: 25,987

I have seen both sides of this. In a previous...

I have seen both sides of this. In a previous life I was a turboprop captain and worked for a small outfit where no women were employed. One of the most embarrassing (and a conversation I now feel...
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