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8th Feb 2010, 18:30
Replies: 25
Views: 3,922
Posted By loftustb

I ain't no fool and I haven't parted with any...

I ain't no fool and I haven't parted with any cash, but I have been conned at interview by a seemingly "nice guy" owner. I said I was happy to start work and wait for the contract to come through. ...
23rd Jan 2010, 11:02
Replies: 31
Views: 5,849
Posted By loftustb

25,000 is a straight-out-of-university starter...

25,000 is a straight-out-of-university starter salary for someone entering a Profession, young, single, renting a flat, office-based 9-5 job, expecting a significant rise after a year or so or after...
13th Jan 2010, 19:19
Replies: 135
Views: 91,477
Posted By loftustb

And I too know pilots who have done private deals...

And I too know pilots who have done private deals with management.........and those deals were accepted. Some of us lost our jobs and the ones who paid are still flying.
1st Jan 2010, 10:32
Replies: 184
Views: 117,749
Posted By loftustb

They might be "ahead of other employers" but...

They might be "ahead of other employers" but they're no saints. A few years ago, they were quick to start charging for a sim check and to introduce the pay-your-own-type-rating-upfront scheme when...
30th Dec 2009, 17:20
Replies: 184
Views: 117,749
Posted By loftustb

Lots of people with 13-15k to spend?

Lots of people with 13-15k to spend?
Replies: 25
Views: 4,393
Posted By loftustb

Listen to Quagmiregiggidy, he's teling it like it...

Listen to Quagmiregiggidy, he's teling it like it is.
22nd Dec 2009, 21:53
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By loftustb

It's rumoured that some UK airlines don't like...

It's rumoured that some UK airlines don't like Spanish licences or Spanish IRs but I've no idea if this is true.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Nov 2009, 17:33
Replies: 21
Views: 1,970
Posted By loftustb

Doing unskilled manual work while I'm "between...

Doing unskilled manual work while I'm "between flying jobs". Lovely stress-free environment and stable roster. No need for pristine white shirts and pressed trousers. Get out of bed at a...
31st Oct 2009, 17:46
Replies: 21
Views: 2,721
Posted By loftustb

Stay where you are. A steady job/income and...

Stay where you are.

A steady job/income and a little bit of flying is probably as good as it gets at the moment. Being an unemployed pilot, watching your ratings expire and skills getting rusty...
20th Sep 2009, 19:59
Replies: 23
Views: 7,180
Posted By loftustb

Trust relies on honesty. It's sickening when the...

Trust relies on honesty. It's sickening when the colleagues who were agonising with you over the collective future of the group have gone behind your back, sorted out a deal and said nothing about...
13th Sep 2009, 19:53
Replies: 23
Views: 7,180
Posted By loftustb

Do You Trust Your Colleagues?

We're under threat of "rationalisation" and of course, it's the hot topic amongst the crews. Seemed like we were all in it together, supportive of one another, etc., etc,. However, it's now...
13th Sep 2009, 10:50
Replies: 2
Views: 1,447
Posted By loftustb

I have friends in Aer Arann and they haven't...

I have friends in Aer Arann and they haven't heard that rumour - I don't believe it.
4th Sep 2009, 08:27
Replies: 23
Views: 3,903
Posted By loftustb

For everyone, it's a dream before they do it but...

For everyone, it's a dream before they do it but for quite a few, it has turned into a nightmare. Think debt, fatigue, uncertainty, stress, redundancy. You won't become a highly trained, respected...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2009, 15:35
Replies: 41
Views: 2,545
Posted By loftustb

Possibly prudent, maybe a cheapskate, can't tell...

Possibly prudent, maybe a cheapskate, can't tell by an isolated incident, but certainly not romantic. He could have made enquiries before arriving at the restaurant and disappeared to pay the bill...
5th Aug 2009, 11:56
Replies: 124
Views: 271,333
Posted By loftustb

I'd say no, morally, if for no other reason.

I'd say no, morally, if for no other reason.
3rd Aug 2009, 20:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,760
Posted By loftustb

My company did it, upgraded an FO to Captain on...

My company did it, upgraded an FO to Captain on FO salary for the first x months. They're shafting us but they know that no-one will refuse when there are no other jobs out there. It's not right...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2009, 19:56
Replies: 0
Views: 485
Posted By loftustb

Getting a Romantic Relationship Going

You think the interest is mutual.............but you're not sure. Most of the signs are positive, or are you just convincing yourself? You've been totally bowled over so really want to go for...
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By loftustb

Beware! This thread contains a few facts and a...

Beware! This thread contains a few facts and a lot of duff gen.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jan 2009, 21:15
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By loftustb

The worst bit has to be dealing with the...

The worst bit has to be dealing with the half-wits at airport security day after day.
1st Jan 2009, 21:53
Replies: 69
Views: 15,915
Posted By loftustb

We're all drifting off the point here. The point...

We're all drifting off the point here. The point is that if you choose to buy a type rating, you ain't "lucky". If you get a job in the current climate without buying a type rating, then you're...
Forum: Questions
25th Oct 2008, 22:02
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By loftustb

No Cockpit Door

What's it like to fly pax in an aircraft with no cockpit door? I'm thinking of scheduled public transport flights rather than corporate charters. How do the pax react? How do you feel with all...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2008, 23:01
Replies: 1
Views: 639
Posted By loftustb

Eddie Izzard

Does anyone know if Eddie Izzard kept up his PPL? Has he defected to the States or is he still UK based?
Replies: 25
Views: 18,283
Posted By loftustb

What Does "Challenge and Response" Mean

As a new FO, I've discovered that my understanding of "challenge and response" is different from reality and I'd welcome advice on how it should be done. It was a systematic, item by item...
2nd Apr 2007, 21:43
Replies: 3
Views: 1,539
Posted By loftustb

If you don't mind me asking, are you being...

If you don't mind me asking, are you being interviewed following the recent Electra/ATP ad in Flight? Are you going for Captain or FO and are you type-rated?


PS Sorry, don't know anything...
10th Feb 2007, 21:07
Replies: 20
Views: 2,573
Posted By loftustb

The cost of my Class One increased by 55 at the...

The cost of my Class One increased by 55 at the last renewal. I think AMEs ARE trying to preserve their income.
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