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7th Oct 2020, 19:49
Replies: 4
Views: 1,209
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

Anyone know of any airline hiring any pilots on...

Anyone know of any airline hiring any pilots on anything, anywhere? :hmm:
1st Sep 2020, 01:48
Replies: 144
Views: 156,507
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

ia1166 mate, with the greatest of respect, you...

ia1166 mate, with the greatest of respect, you weren't part of the A330 debacle, and I feel like you're trying to defend the indefensible a little bit here

Some of us were senior FOs on A330 for...
19th Jun 2020, 21:35
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

Yangon tower's OK these days, maybe got...

Yangon tower's OK these days, maybe got themselves an upgrade

As previously mentioned, the area frequencies quite often have a strong echo, and there's a coverage gap in the far south of the...
8th Mar 2020, 11:15
Replies: 60
Views: 22,650
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

I would hold off until the situation becomes...

I would hold off until the situation becomes clearer

In addition to the previous mentioned Thomas Cook and Flybe guys, there are a lot of very very experienced captains who have basically been...
7th Mar 2020, 02:41
Replies: 16
Views: 2,399
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

My friend if you have a job right now consider...

My friend if you have a job right now consider yourself lucky. Cling onto it like a starfish to a rock, regardless of whether you are "happy at your current employer" or not. The time will come to...
Replies: 30
Views: 11,612
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

Well according to the collective wisdom of me...

Well according to the collective wisdom of me (Vietnam A320 skipper on indefinite unpaid leave), my Cathay mate (A350 skipper on unpaid leave) and my China Southern mate (A380 skipper on indefinite...
27th Jan 2020, 05:03
Replies: 10
Views: 2,088
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

Hey send me a PM and I'll add you to the Facebook...

Hey send me a PM and I'll add you to the Facebook "Kiwi Pilots" group, post your questions in there and there are lots of Taupo / Rotorua based skydive and bizjet pilots who will be glad to help and...
24th Jan 2020, 13:01
Replies: 185
Views: 77,254
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

Captain Sully Sullenberger, is not what anyone...

Captain Sully Sullenberger, is not what anyone would call an incompetent or poorly trained crew

He is one of the few who has actually flown the profile of the two fatal crashes, in a 737 max sim
...
19th Dec 2019, 03:38
Replies: 97
Views: 33,740
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

Don't worry, the airlines are already taking the...

Don't worry, the airlines are already taking the necessary steps to ensure that you'll never even know you're flying on it :ok:
https://simpleflying.com/vietjet-boeing-737-max/amp/
11th Nov 2019, 08:16
Replies: 211
Views: 138,405
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

Airstripflyer makes the relevant point If...

Airstripflyer makes the relevant point

If you tanker fuel to a place like the Seychelles or Kathmandu because it's expensive, that fuel has ALREADY been tankered there in trucks and boats. Which...
21st Oct 2019, 11:20
Replies: 5
Views: 2,379
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

They bought a bunch of A321XLRs just the other...

They bought a bunch of A321XLRs just the other day, the Aussie market is definitely big on their radar...
2nd Oct 2019, 04:24
Replies: 61
Views: 63,722
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

You can't join as a "cadet" without paying...

You can't join as a "cadet" without paying massive $. It's absolutely definitely pay-to-fly

You can't join as experienced FO unless you have 1500 total, 500 on type
23rd Sep 2019, 23:31
Replies: 1,693
Views: 873,979
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

Hope they don't introduce that test, we would...

Hope they don't introduce that test, we would have no FOs left :}

Check2 the sim is pretty old-school, they love to get it into raw data, alternate law, man thrust, and spend most of the exercise...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,903
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

Yes. If you join at the bottom of an airline,...

Yes. If you join at the bottom of an airline, you go where they want you to go. The typical airlines with big bases in your area are Easy and Ryan and as I recall the northern bases were quite...
25th Aug 2019, 05:30
Replies: 61
Views: 63,722
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

jsfboat you won't get a simple answer to that...

jsfboat you won't get a simple answer to that here, for the simple reason that none of the medical regulations are written in English and none of the CAAV doctors speak English. A few things like...
15th Aug 2019, 14:18
Replies: 239
Views: 269,174
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

Nothing to add except hats off to that crew, and...

Nothing to add except hats off to that crew, and further proof that the A321 is built like a damn tank :O

Enjoy that vodka lads, you earned it :ok:
16th May 2019, 03:10
Replies: 144
Views: 156,507
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

No Vietnamese airline provides accommodation. ...

No Vietnamese airline provides accommodation. VNA are the only ones that give free, business class, tickets home on rostered weeks off.
Forum: Middle East
18th Apr 2019, 05:50
Replies: 43
Views: 42,082
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

Accommodation in QR was, and sounds like it still...

Accommodation in QR was, and sounds like it still is, a MAJOR issue

EK the policy is, married gets a villa and single gets an apartment. QR the policy is, captain gets a villa and FO gets an...
17th Apr 2019, 04:15
Replies: 2
Views: 1,305
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

Gotta request it through your agency normally,...

Gotta request it through your agency normally, but yes I have also heard they're just ignoring all requests at the moment

Almost as though they are desperately trying to stop people from leaving...
3rd Mar 2019, 01:01
Replies: 144
Views: 156,507
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

I don't get it with regard to the crazy...

I don't get it with regard to the crazy recruitment of foreign pilots, they only have a couple of VN reg aircraft, the rest are wet leased from Turkey

And there is a LOT of local pilots from VNA...
20th Feb 2019, 02:29
Replies: 54
Views: 58,635
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

So all these agencies throwing the Peach contract...

So all these agencies throwing the Peach contract around, and with the standard example showing 1,420,000 JPY for a typical month ... that's BEFORE tax? Have to subtract a third of it for nett in...
26th Jan 2019, 02:15
Replies: 32
Views: 13,682
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

Looks like it ends up after tax being much the...

Looks like it ends up after tax being much the same as Peach and Skymark, but, Peach and Skymark are an 18 on/ 12 off roster
15th Jan 2019, 08:35
Replies: 1,693
Views: 873,979
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

You can "apply" for a different pattern once a...

You can "apply" for a different pattern once a year, but it's up to them whether they'll approve it. At the moment and for the foreseeable future, it's highly unlikely they'll approve anything that...
12th Jan 2019, 09:56
Replies: 1,693
Views: 873,979
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

If you had ever actually worked in the middlle...

If you had ever actually worked in the middlle east you wouldn't even have to ask that question

There's one thing that all the ex QR guys here can agree on, leaving that place and coming here was...
12th Jan 2019, 00:24
Replies: 1,693
Views: 873,979
Posted By Luke SkyToddler

Well then don't be the guy that lands on the...

Well then don't be the guy that lands on the wrong runway or goes off the side of it. YOU can still be a safe captain here, if other people want to fly to a different standard, then that's their...
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