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6th Oct 2022, 23:57
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Posted By BANANASBANANAS

So, the question to be asked is 'when does a...

So, the question to be asked is 'when does a defensive response become a pre emptive strike?' If we have proof positive that the Russians are about to start pressing big red buttons, is that not, in...
6th Oct 2022, 22:56
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Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Not quite. We do anything to avoid/deter use...

Not quite.

We do anything to avoid/deter use of WMD. However, once we have proof positive (intelligence based) of Russian intentions to use WMD and see physical activity to support that proof...
24th Sep 2022, 16:22
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Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I have been keeping my powder dry on this after...

I have been keeping my powder dry on this after my initial post but I am also hearing lots of independent evidence that gives the rumour credibility - without being able to 100% confirm it.
24th Sep 2022, 11:14
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Posted By BANANASBANANAS

This is a Rumour Network so I will post this...

This is a Rumour Network so I will post this here. No idea how true it may be or what effect it may have on Chinese influence with Russia over Ukraine but President Xi is rumoured to have been placed...
19th Sep 2022, 10:32
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Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I would imagine that 'actions on' have already...

I would imagine that 'actions on' have already been throughouly discussed between Ukraine and the West in the event of TNW or Chemical/Bio weapons being used by Putin.
14th Sep 2022, 09:43
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Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Yep, that cheap oil from Russia probably doesn't...

Yep, that cheap oil from Russia probably doesn't feel like quite such a good deal right now to India.
14th Sep 2022, 08:45
Replies: 289
Views: 76,084
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Just watched that interview. I have no time at...

Just watched that interview. I have no time at all for Kay Burley but Wigston's on air performance was shocking. How is that supposed to inspire his subordinates?
12th Sep 2022, 15:01
Replies: 87
Views: 21,060
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

In '86 I was the (Flying Officer) F/O and the...

In '86 I was the (Flying Officer) F/O and the Captain was the (Wg Cdr) Squadron boss if that helps.
12th Sep 2022, 14:27
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Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I flew the 'spare' VC10 on Operation Haze in...

I flew the 'spare' VC10 on Operation Haze in 1986. It is a memory that will never leave me even though I was very much just playing a supporting role.
Forum: Middle East
4th Sep 2022, 06:49
Replies: 265
Views: 115,374
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Not my fight but, just for accuracy, Nimrod (one...

Not my fight but, just for accuracy, Nimrod (one word as in nimrodjoe) means 'Mighty Hunter.'

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Nimrod
20th Aug 2022, 05:48
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Posted By BANANASBANANAS

If 6 reactor cores are blown then, yes, I would...

If 6 reactor cores are blown then, yes, I would agree. But Putin is sly and I would suspect something much smaller but which still carried a great threat and which Putin would then try to use as some...
19th Aug 2022, 17:21
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Posted By BANANASBANANAS

As much as that might provide some short term...

As much as that might provide some short term satisfaction it would all but guarantee such an escalation that we would have a full on NATO v Russia conflict very quickly. That said, I think that is...
18th Aug 2022, 06:18
Replies: 80
Views: 36,315
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Well put beardy. That is what we get paid the...

Well put beardy. That is what we get paid the extra $50k per day for isn't it! 😂
16th Aug 2022, 16:46
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Views: 36,315
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

a) Should passenger aircraft be operating into a...

a) Should passenger aircraft be operating into a commercial airport without medical staff on immediate call? What happens if a passenger has a heart attack during taxi in? Surely there is a...
16th Aug 2022, 15:52
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Views: 36,315
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Any airport which has arriving and departing...

Any airport which has arriving and departing passengers will (or most certainly, should) have the required medical capability.
16th Aug 2022, 13:21
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Views: 36,315
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

You would have a report from a doctor who...

You would have a report from a doctor who examined you at the time. The company could not match that. And even if you didn't get a medical report, there is nothing to stop the company from getting a...
16th Aug 2022, 13:02
Replies: 80
Views: 36,315
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

We are largely on the same side here but why...

We are largely on the same side here but why would you risk having to go into bat against the company without an important weapon - namely a medical report? It doesn't matter what the doctor asks...
16th Aug 2022, 12:56
Replies: 80
Views: 36,315
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

The only thing you write that I might disagree...

The only thing you write that I might disagree relates to getting a medical check on the ground during a turnaround. A cabin crew member should be afforded the same priority as a passenger if they...
16th Aug 2022, 12:38
Replies: 80
Views: 36,315
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I'm not saying you legally require a medical...

I'm not saying you legally require a medical report. Indeed, the company would probably be very happy that you hadn't got one. What I am saying is that it is not very clever not to get some form of...
16th Aug 2022, 11:54
Replies: 80
Views: 36,315
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

However you might feel or know your fitness to...

However you might feel or know your fitness to fly, it is only one small part of the equation. By far the most important part (sadly) is having to get documentary proof to support your decision to...
16th Aug 2022, 11:14
Replies: 80
Views: 36,315
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Agreed, but the crew member would be well advised...

Agreed, but the crew member would be well advised to first have a brief medical examination to confirm fatigue/not fit to fly. To do otherwise leaves the crew member open to various arguments from...
16th Aug 2022, 11:05
Replies: 80
Views: 36,315
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Not at all. The Captain has overall...

Not at all. The Captain has overall responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of the flight.

I don't think you have properly read my very even handed post. If you are not fit to fly,...
16th Aug 2022, 06:06
Replies: 80
Views: 36,315
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I respectfully beg to differ. It is called...

I respectfully beg to differ. It is called 'Commander's Discretion' for a very good reason.

To protect individual crew members most OMA's have a phrase such as this inserted. 'No crew member shall...
15th Aug 2022, 11:47
Replies: 80
Views: 36,315
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

What you say is quite correct. Most OMA's include...

What you say is quite correct. Most OMA's include words to the effect 'No crew member shall operate a flight when he believes himself to be unfit or when he believes he may become unfit during the...
13th Aug 2022, 15:58
Replies: 22
Views: 3,160
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

When I flew B747F on a Singapore licence I flew...

When I flew B747F on a Singapore licence I flew with an EU F/O who had a FAA PPL in addition to his CAAS ATPL. On a layover at ANC he called in at the local FAA office to check his FAA PPL was still...
17th Jun 2022, 09:09
Replies: 173
Views: 33,441
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

The Finningley Aircrew Feeder in the 80's/90's...

The Finningley Aircrew Feeder in the 80's/90's was quite acceptable to me. Always very busy and the quality of the food was perfectlty ok. Or am I looking back through rose tinted glasses?
16th Jun 2022, 02:03
Replies: 173
Views: 33,441
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I remember once being detached to RAE Farnborough...

I remember once being detached to RAE Farnborough about 1981/82. At dinner one weekday evening the mess steward asked me if I was staying for the weekend (I was) and if so, what would I like for my...
Forum: Middle East
24th May 2022, 02:43
Replies: 265
Views: 115,374
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

There are always at least two sides to every...

There are always at least two sides to every story.

Even pre Covid, Emirates had enough negative press to deter many people so it is a little disingenuous to accept the job offer and then complain...
Replies: 126
Views: 28,503
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

Uplinker has it right, sadly. I left the industry...

Uplinker has it right, sadly. I left the industry 2 years ago and, as much as I miss my colleagues, I do not miss the lifestyle. The industry has changed (and continues to change) and the lifestyle...
13th May 2022, 10:00
Replies: 155
Views: 26,605
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

NATO (USA) could destroy Moscow without leaving...

NATO (USA) could destroy Moscow without leaving its own shores. Western technology has moved on (as Russian forces in Ukraine are discovering to their considerable cost) and the only reason that...
Forum: Middle East
9th May 2022, 09:08
Replies: 265
Views: 115,374
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I expected nothing from EK in my last year and...

I expected nothing from EK in my last year and they still managed to disappoint me!
14th Apr 2022, 14:09
Replies: 444
Views: 164,673
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

In this situation, it's a yes from me. If it is...

In this situation, it's a yes from me. If it is not sunk it could become operational again and be a threat. Take it out as soon as you have the shot.
14th Apr 2022, 13:10
Replies: 444
Views: 164,673
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I am inclined to agree with you regarding the...

I am inclined to agree with you regarding the Russian people not believeing the fire on board story. But will enough people not believe Putin to start undermining his authority?
14th Apr 2022, 12:34
Replies: 444
Views: 164,673
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

It probably would if Putin had admitted that the...

It probably would if Putin had admitted that the loss of the ship was due to attack by Ukraine Forces but the party line seems to be that an on board fire triggered an amunition explosion. So Putin...
14th Apr 2022, 09:21
Replies: 444
Views: 164,673
Posted By BANANASBANANAS

I think the difference is the open government...

I think the difference is the open government reporting to the country of the Thatcher government in 1982 re the loss of Sheffield versus the Russian population slowly beginning to realise (maybe,...
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