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27th May 2021, 09:28
Replies: 113
Views: 23,152
Posted By slowjet

What a thread and what a drift, got me thinking...

What a thread and what a drift, got me thinking of KLM DC4 but, Mooncrest, Air Florida XL also did a stint with Air Europe in, around 1984. Without log-book check, I think I would have flown it a...
24th May 2021, 08:18
Replies: 313
Views: 179,607
Posted By slowjet

Old advice of not arguing with anyone who is...

Old advice of not arguing with anyone who is holding a loaded gun to your head. Crew under the most immense pressure imaginable acted safely and professionally. Highly commendable. But, hey, it's why...
23rd May 2021, 09:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By slowjet

Again, confused and hot-headed response with a...

Again, confused and hot-headed response with a slam of the hissy door. You claim "Landflap" places you & passengers sat risk (post 4 ) but in post 9, claime he is NO RISK. Gosh, wouldn't want to be...
20th May 2021, 08:36
Replies: 42
Views: 10,171
Posted By slowjet

Dunno about the 10 but it was available on the...

Dunno about the 10 but it was available on the Trident. Being a newbie, I was keen to give it a try but the sensible and experienced peers didn't like it. They suggested that it's use was admission...
16th May 2021, 08:41
Replies: 365
Views: 209,474
Posted By slowjet

Politics and business ethos never on a level...

Politics and business ethos never on a level playing field. Purely politically, I favour jobs for the locals. Purely on business lines, I favour jobs for the more suited and talented. The two go...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jun 2020, 08:58
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,775
Posted By slowjet

Just wish we had the balls to do what our...

Just wish we had the balls to do what our Commercial Licences privilage us to do ; Fly for Hire / Reward. Doesn't matter a dam what is written on the side of an aeroplane. But, we all fall in the...
22nd Jun 2020, 08:33
Replies: 146
Views: 69,734
Posted By slowjet

Mate of mine rapidly easing out of his local...

Mate of mine rapidly easing out of his local lockdown has, throughout, asked all he knows ; "Do you know of anyone who got the virus ?" Not one. "Do you know of anyone who got the virus and died OF...
15th Jun 2020, 08:48
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By slowjet

Me too. Failed part one of the selection...

Me too. Failed part one of the selection procedure.Fellow candidate got through but failed subsequent stage. He went on to get sponsored by BKS and after a while set up his own B707 freighting...
22nd May 2020, 14:43
Replies: 1,269
Views: 1,005,280
Posted By slowjet

Probably behind the drag curve, apologies, but...

Probably behind the drag curve, apologies, but yesterday's National Newspaper business section Headline was "Norwegian Air Saved after GBP221m bailout." Er, "saved" is explained as "The budget...
Forum: Middle East
5th Apr 2020, 08:37
Replies: 213
Views: 179,811
Posted By slowjet

From a Country not famed for ever playing a...

From a Country not famed for ever playing a "clean" game, hardly surprising.
Forum: Middle East
5th Apr 2020, 08:34
Replies: 39
Views: 20,520
Posted By slowjet

Damn . Actually misty eyed. Gettin too soft for...

Damn . Actually misty eyed. Gettin too soft for this lark !
Forum: Middle East
2nd Apr 2020, 10:08
Replies: 270
Views: 201,595
Posted By slowjet

Any news on how GF are riding the storm ? R & N...

Any news on how GF are riding the storm ? R & N showing how neighbours are re-acting. Interesting that QR operating almost as though nothing has happened in the world. Hope the falcon can surf this...
30th Mar 2020, 09:06
Replies: 45
Views: 19,181
Posted By slowjet

Yes, it was Qatar & QR have a regular flt into...

Yes, it was Qatar & QR have a regular flt into LHR from Doha. Pax released into CV-19 land without any checks by the UK. Mind boggling eh ?
22nd Mar 2020, 10:59
Replies: 605
Views: 538,383
Posted By slowjet

But, if these entrepreneurs were not around, who...

But, if these entrepreneurs were not around, who would employ us pilots ?
13th Feb 2020, 09:55
Replies: 10
Views: 4,129
Posted By slowjet

Bit of a parallel thread going on over at...

Bit of a parallel thread going on over at "Rumours & News" .
29th Jan 2020, 08:49
Replies: 7
Views: 2,215
Posted By slowjet

High Blood/Sugar

I know the Type 2 debate has been done to death but the thing I am just not getting is why, if you have type2 and you lapse into a diabetic coma you are given anything sweet to pull you around ?...
13th Jan 2020, 08:00
Replies: 385
Views: 321,567
Posted By slowjet

Mate of mine with Blue Island. Would they be in...

Mate of mine with Blue Island. Would they be in trouble too ?
11th Dec 2019, 10:37
Replies: 215
Views: 271,051
Posted By slowjet

Back to thread, I guess as an old school real ...

Back to thread, I guess as an old school real pilot as opposed to the current world of the magenta line button pushers, the guy in discussion probably did "free up mental capacity"and "lighten the...
11th Dec 2019, 10:09
Replies: 134
Views: 91,371
Posted By slowjet

I go with the idea that in uniform, the...

I go with the idea that in uniform, the simulation is complete. Mate of mine flew with an outfit (pardon the pun) that demanded uniforms and even memo'd staff that "we are not a Jeans & T-shirt...
20th Oct 2019, 08:57
Replies: 12
Views: 14,190
Posted By slowjet

Hard to wade through all the posts but...

Hard to wade through all the posts but interesting debate going on in the "Terms & Endearment" section regarding "Seniority Lists". Casts some light on the situation facing some companies trying to...
23rd Sep 2019, 08:46
Replies: 183
Views: 297,219
Posted By slowjet

And why should Governments bail out businesses ?...

And why should Governments bail out businesses ? Business is business and it is often in a very hard commercial world. I didn't see the Government bail out British Eagle, Court Line, Laker, Air...
14th Sep 2019, 09:31
Replies: 116
Views: 116,217
Posted By slowjet

We all know that the key to this is to have very...

We all know that the key to this is to have very rigorous aptitude and selection programs .We have dumbed down education standards. The only really important consideration from Flight schools is how...
26th Aug 2019, 10:12
Replies: 21
Views: 15,125
Posted By slowjet

Sorry to rub in the "in the good ole days" but,...

Sorry to rub in the "in the good ole days" but, as a candidate for the College of Air Training in 1965 , it was a three visit procedure. I got a rail warrant (yeah, free return ticket) , met outside...
Forum: Middle East
26th Aug 2019, 09:39
Replies: 32
Views: 12,104
Posted By slowjet

Obbie ; "The "few" (?)....c'mon, where are the...

Obbie ; "The "few" (?)....c'mon, where are the "few" ? Consider the mess if you lost the other donk while circling about dumping fuel. Twin engine, one out..........don't mess about !
Forum: Middle East
24th Aug 2019, 10:18
Replies: 32
Views: 12,104
Posted By slowjet

Gordo ; c a m e down. See you up there. Lithos...

Gordo ; c a m e down. See you up there. Lithos is closest but the barmaid is not suitable . Russian chicks at the High Heels Bar are more suitable & I think, downhill from your res, you will get...
23rd Aug 2019, 08:45
Replies: 6
Views: 7,321
Posted By slowjet

Paul ; of course. The big mouths of the past have...

Paul ; of course. The big mouths of the past have been silenced but, frankly, you & I would too. Also, very busy packing up and readying to move out, I hope .Shades of the Etihad silencing. Gagged...
14th Aug 2019, 09:42
Replies: 109
Views: 127,403
Posted By slowjet

Gordo, apologies on both counts. Gypsy, you are...

Gordo, apologies on both counts. Gypsy, you are wrong to consider yourself a "failure" too, although I get the most probable jest. Probably far too bright and worldly for ASL anyway.I do side with...
13th Aug 2019, 09:21
Replies: 109
Views: 127,403
Posted By slowjet

History serves up the best lessons. Mate of mine...

History serves up the best lessons. Mate of mine was ready to join Iranair in 1978. His Dad tried to put him off and himself, had lived and worked in Iran for 30 years. Mate listened to very high...
7th Aug 2019, 08:28
Replies: 12
Views: 8,167
Posted By slowjet

ER340790 ; HK to BAH. Was it onwards to LHR in...

ER340790 ; HK to BAH. Was it onwards to LHR in which case you might have been celebrating successful CX selection. Oh no, 1989 , don't tell us it was ASL Cargo success and after return to BAH you...
10th Jul 2019, 09:04
Replies: 65
Views: 64,782
Posted By slowjet

Mods cheerfully allowing this to morph, a bit....

Mods cheerfully allowing this to morph, a bit. Deep joy, keep it going to ,maybe, the " Best Crew Party of All Time " ? Then it'll be moved to Jetblast. Meantime, I offer that Legacy carriers wrote...
2nd Jul 2019, 08:51
Replies: 34
Views: 22,898
Posted By slowjet

Mate of mine reminds me of t he time we both...

Mate of mine reminds me of t he time we both worked for a Company that had no idea what "Training" meant but embraced the "Testing" mentality. They looked at an EX RedArrow, SQ Ldr and Team Manager...
15th Jun 2019, 09:45
Replies: 160
Views: 140,162
Posted By slowjet

Yeah , and they are also convinced that by...

Yeah , and they are also convinced that by reducing EPR you INCREASE the RTOW. Thanks for my customary larf of they day Boxey !
10th May 2019, 08:46
Replies: 28
Views: 14,571
Posted By slowjet

Wasn't there a thread about last week's programme...

Wasn't there a thread about last week's programme too ? The feature being Lady pilots who got lost at AMS. Whole thread seems to have been taken down or moved.
Forum: Middle East
27th Apr 2019, 09:10
Replies: 69
Views: 37,125
Posted By slowjet

Mods seem to allow a lot more leeway these days....

Mods seem to allow a lot more leeway these days. Mate of mine did jail time (Banned) for much lighter stuff & I too was given a severe dressing down by the Mods for using words like "Twerp" ! I...
Forum: Middle East
14th Apr 2019, 08:50
Replies: 270
Views: 201,595
Posted By slowjet

IB. Don;t wish to get too bogged down in legal...

IB. Don;t wish to get too bogged down in legal specifics that might drift too far for the thread but mate of mine was one of the previously referred to "Age over 60" pilots transferred to A340 on one...
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