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10th Mar 2019, 14:50
Replies: 5,129
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Posted By caulfield

Is this the same Ethiopian Airlines that only...

Is this the same Ethiopian Airlines that only pays 8000USD to its 737 Captains and doesnt pay until Final Line Check and keeps extending that FLC so that payment can be delayed?Actions have...
29th Sep 2017, 14:18
Replies: 1,302
Views: 978,009
Posted By caulfield

Southwest goes from strength to strength by...

Southwest goes from strength to strength by valuing its passengers and employees.O'Leary's lamentable excuse for an airline and many like it drag the industry down.Very few airlines left worth a...
28th Mar 2015, 00:59
Replies: 3,530
Views: 4,911,985
Posted By caulfield

My two cents: -The last link in the chain is by...

My two cents:
-The last link in the chain is by tradition the "probable cause".Its the last link that made it inevitable.The door design introduced after 911 wasnt thought through properly.That Law...
9th Feb 2015, 18:10
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,774,436
Posted By caulfield

Well,I've followed the thread and its been an...

Well,I've followed the thread and its been an interesting read and there have been some excellent contributions,in particular Retired F4.I dont know the Airbus so I cant comment but it seems to me...
4th Jan 2015, 12:12
Replies: 142
Views: 40,854
Posted By caulfield

Ive listened to recording five times now and...

Ive listened to recording five times now and changed my mind.The "standby" at 0:24 is not Nigel taking the piss or playing for time.Hes getting the cabin ready call right then.He announces fullly...
4th Jan 2015, 11:41
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,774,436
Posted By caulfield

Good report.I noticed before that EK409 started...

Good report.I noticed before that EK409 started out being to 8501's right and ended up being well left(south-west)of their flight track.Their deviation appears to be considerable compared to...
4th Jan 2015, 10:43
Replies: 142
Views: 40,854
Posted By caulfield

Storm in a teacup.If youre asked to line up and...

Storm in a teacup.If youre asked to line up and still not ready, then I'd say you have to give in.You can play for time once.Three times is a bit cheeky.
But the ATCO cant engage crew in a dispute...
3rd Jan 2015, 02:25
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,774,436
Posted By caulfield

Well,all this talk is well and good but no one...

Well,all this talk is well and good but no one has the guts to say what is obvious.Airmanship is not taught and nurtured anymore,especially in Asia/Africa.Was it ever I hear you ask.Cant say third...
14th Dec 2013, 07:42
Replies: 136
Views: 31,153
Posted By caulfield

secondary action

It doesnt surprise me that this sort of thing goes on in today's airlines,especially a disreputable one like easyjet that has pay-to-fly and divide and rule mentality.BTW,I'm a Brit and was flying...
4th Dec 2013, 16:31
Replies: 326
Views: 215,263
Posted By caulfield

Theres a lot of disinformation coming from guys...

Theres a lot of disinformation coming from guys already in SXS..some are married to Turks and paint a much rosier picture of this "airline" than is the truth.Some are German and have an affinity with...
22nd Mar 2013, 14:27
Replies: 40
Views: 14,841
Posted By caulfield

I would not expect

anything different from a company such as easyjet.Worse even than ryanair and that says a lot.They are breaking every rule going.Free First Officers mortgaged to the hilt(ctc scam).Flexicrew?wtf?And...
20th Dec 2012, 23:36
Replies: 326
Views: 215,263
Posted By caulfield

Pilots should know

the following about this airline before applying:
a)Pay is poor
b)Base is on syrian border
c)Salary is paid into Turkish bank only..the bank card issued only works in Turkey.
d)Turkish training...
20th Dec 2012, 23:13
Replies: 45
Views: 12,973
Posted By caulfield

well the belgians

are an acquired taste.The problem is they think theyre the only ones who can fly.I passed their poxy little selection and turned them down.Arrogant SOB's.Besides they dont want pilots..they want...
13th Dec 2012, 15:56
Replies: 37
Views: 17,017
Posted By caulfield

Pilots should be very careful

China is very tricky.It takes 6 months to get the job.The ATPL exam is written in chinglish and doesnt make any sense so good luck passing that.The medical is crazy including brain MRI which entails...
10th Sep 2012, 21:22
Replies: 441
Views: 225,026
Posted By caulfield

This job offer makes me realize just how bad the...

This job offer makes me realize just how bad the state of our profession is.Dogsbody bucket and spade carrier wants you to PAY for the pleasure of flying with them and its only part-time and you can...
5th Sep 2012, 12:33
Replies: 95
Views: 13,898
Posted By caulfield

British aviation is very naff.I flew in the last...

British aviation is very naff.I flew in the last good company(dan Dare)>we would have given her a boarding pass and sent her on her way with a smile.Ryanair,easyjet,thomas C,thomson..whomever,naff...
31st Jul 2012, 23:16
Replies: 113
Views: 129,696
Posted By caulfield

Concur 100% with what is alleged in this thread.I...

Concur 100% with what is alleged in this thread.I wouldnt fly with any Turkish airline either as a pilot or passenger.And I can think of many other countries whose airlines I wouldnt trust either.And...
12th Jun 2012, 08:26
Replies: 326
Views: 215,263
Posted By caulfield

SunExpress a great company?Are you off the wagon?

SunExpress a great company?Are you off the wagon?
21st Apr 2012, 11:12
Replies: 186
Views: 86,197
Posted By caulfield

Joking aside

Airlines in Britain have really plummeted.Go back twenty years and you had some nice places to work.Now youve got a lot of back-biting,grassing,fiddly annoying procedures and just a generally...
14th Feb 2012, 18:09
Replies: 68
Views: 26,748
Posted By caulfield

You see thats the funny thing about Indian...

You see thats the funny thing about Indian aviation.They dont tackle the right and fundamental problem..ie,no base training and app/landing training for new pilots yet they want to be seen as tough...
13th Feb 2012, 12:30
Replies: 68
Views: 26,748
Posted By caulfield

Actually,the problem is much bigger than it...

Actually,the problem is much bigger than it appears.Not only should the supernumerary not be in the seat below 100 but..Jet airways doesnt train its regular co-pilots(ie already signed off) how to...
21st May 2011, 09:41
Replies: 19
Views: 6,648
Posted By caulfield

When all is said and done,its better than middle...

When all is said and done,its better than middle east/china.and ryanair.
20th May 2011, 13:50
Replies: 87
Views: 47,156
Posted By caulfield

Keep it in perspective

There are problems,some serious, in Indian aviation but it should be kept in perspective(ie nobodys perfect).The 2 biggest problems are:
i)Corruption in DGCA-but corruption is a way oflife in India...
21st Nov 2010, 00:52
Replies: 129
Views: 44,427
Posted By caulfield

3700 hours of what?Autopilot flying from 500' to...

3700 hours of what?Autopilot flying from 500' to 500'.Let me see now 3400 hours of commercial flying(take 300 from his total for flt school)..divide that by say 2 for his number of sectors or...
20th Nov 2010, 07:10
Replies: 195
Views: 84,680
Posted By caulfield

I concur with the sentiments of the initial...

I concur with the sentiments of the initial poster.The standard in ALL Indian airlines is very low but of course you cant say that because youre being racist.Their ATC is possibly the worst in the...
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