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1st Aug 2021, 23:20
Replies: 509
Views: 187,133
Posted By lucille

From the ad : Previous experience as a...

From the ad :

Previous experience as a Fleet Standards Manager or Check Captain in a high capacity RPT airline


Cuts it down to very few possibilities. Ex VA,KA,EK,CX to name a few.


And
31st Jul 2021, 16:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,729
Posted By lucille

Why on earth would he/she go through the testing...

Why on earth would he/she go through the testing process in the first instance?

But the answers are 1) Yes and 2) No idea. Avmed is a total mystery.
31st Jul 2021, 11:25
Replies: 14
Views: 3,956
Posted By lucille

Depends how current you are and your level of...

Depends how current you are and your level of local knowledge. I’m not sure I can recall any non flying days of VFR charter 45 years ago. I can however recall not making the destinations on numerous...
23rd Jul 2021, 21:49
Replies: 51
Views: 6,537
Posted By lucille

Interesting that some people think the old SCPL...

Interesting that some people think the old SCPL exams were ďdifficultĒ. My experience was entirely the opposite. Conversely, a few years later I did a science degree majoring in Computer Science and...
18th Jul 2021, 01:29
Replies: 76
Views: 8,148
Posted By lucille

The need for supplemental O2 is an interesting...

The need for supplemental O2 is an interesting one. How and why did they choose 10,000 or 12,500 PA as the cutoff? Why not 8,000? Which is the cabin altitude limitation of pressurised aircraft. Or...
16th Jul 2021, 20:29
Replies: 110
Views: 28,809
Posted By lucille

Wonder how those victims who said “shut up and...

Wonder how those victims who said “shut up and take my money” feel?
12th Jul 2021, 20:02
Replies: 144
Views: 54,953
Posted By lucille

One wonders how those thousands of former expat...

One wonders how those thousands of former expat pilots who lived and flew solely in the PRC ever managed to exist. Must have been super men.One can’t even begin to imagine the privations of not...
11th Jul 2021, 11:50
Replies: 34
Views: 4,328
Posted By lucille

After retiring, I had the cataract lens...

After retiring, I had the cataract lens replacement surgery. Best thing ever! Truly life changing not having to carry a spare pair and constantly cleaning or losing the active pair. Now I have 6/6...
10th Jul 2021, 00:06
Replies: 18
Views: 4,008
Posted By lucille

OK, it wonít happen tomorrow but for sure itís...

OK, it wonít happen tomorrow but for sure itís coming. Thereís UAVs traversing the skies of the Middle East continuously. Iíve seen one at FL500 (as reported by ATC) about 15 years ago overhead...
9th Jul 2021, 23:49
Replies: 18
Views: 4,008
Posted By lucille

Read the link to the paper which Peterlike...

Read the link to the paper which Peterlike originally posted. Itís not by some Extinction Rebellion nutjobs.

It is written by a bunch of serous academics in the UK and spells out the pathway to...
9th Jul 2021, 23:36
Replies: 214
Views: 65,957
Posted By lucille

Interesting that the prosecutor did not make...

Interesting that the prosecutor did not make himself available to the court. Looks like the nobbling process is well underway.


So it will be left to some hapless police sergeant with at best a...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jul 2021, 20:59
Replies: 18
Views: 6,476
Posted By lucille

Agreed, Riyadh is hell on earth nothing more than...

Agreed, Riyadh is hell on earth nothing more than a nest of nasty Wahabis.

Jeddah, however, is totally different and really quite a nice place to be. The people are completely different, they’re...
2nd Jul 2021, 11:51
Replies: 110
Views: 28,809
Posted By lucille

Ahhh… ya gotta luv aviation in Oz. More spivs per...

Ahhh… ya gotta luv aviation in Oz. More spivs per square meter than anywhere else on earth.
28th Jun 2021, 09:38
Replies: 92
Views: 27,227
Posted By lucille

Imagine if you will, three generations of...

Imagine if you will, three generations of aircraft forward in time. The aircraft will be designed to cope with every single emergency. Chap in the front will be there to polish his four bars and...
25th Jun 2021, 00:23
Replies: 23
Views: 6,809
Posted By lucille

A day at the beach, and a bit of warming respite...

A day at the beach, and a bit of warming respite from the Melbourne winter for the crew. Can't say I blame them for kicking the tires and lighting the fires and shooting up to the Sunny Coast.

But...
24th Jun 2021, 12:26
Replies: 23
Views: 6,809
Posted By lucille

Engine failure or weather issue?

Engine failure or weather issue?
22nd Jun 2021, 21:17
Replies: 92
Views: 27,227
Posted By lucille

Interesting thread evolution… looks like the...

Interesting thread evolution… looks like the inevitability of a pilotless passenger aircraft is dawning on upon us. The journey towards that goal will begin with reducing numbers of crew on the...
Forum: Middle East
21st Jun 2021, 05:42
Replies: 6
Views: 3,300
Posted By lucille

A couple of Buffaloes and a turbine Islander...

A couple of Buffaloes and a turbine Islander equipped with rudimentary NVG seems to ring a bell - especially the reluctance of anyone to go practice landing that thing onto a dark bit of desert.
17th Jun 2021, 23:03
Replies: 92
Views: 27,227
Posted By lucille

Actually, all they need is a failed didi driver...

Actually, all they need is a failed didi driver to taxi the aircraft out to the holding point and line up. Probably getting his taxi instructions via WeChat.

As for passenger reassurance? Do you...
16th Jun 2021, 22:39
Replies: 92
Views: 27,227
Posted By lucille

Do they in fact need any human pilots on the...

Do they in fact need any human pilots on the flight deck in cruise? With the ever increasing reliability and coverage of modern data comms. is there any reason why the aircraft can’t be controlled...
12th Jun 2021, 21:44
Replies: 29
Views: 5,222
Posted By lucille

You want to ensure pilots do “generous” and...

You want to ensure pilots do “generous” and frequent fuel drains? Simply make sure they’re poor and they drive old diesel engined vehicles.
11th Jun 2021, 18:00
Replies: 214
Views: 65,957
Posted By lucille

Bad news, Ducky. That he isnít sharing a cell...

Bad news, Ducky. That he isnít sharing a cell with 15 highlanders in Bomana for the next 10 years would tell you that he is getting special treatment. You can bet your bottom dollar that there is...
5th Jun 2021, 23:15
Replies: 353
Views: 185,644
Posted By lucille

Everywhere else in the world, nationals are...

Everywhere else in the world, nationals are employed preferentially. It is also true that expats are terminated in order to create positions for the unemployed nationals.

This is the risk we all...
28th May 2021, 20:40
Replies: 22
Views: 3,970
Posted By lucille

Flying for food. Pretty much what some in the...

Flying for food. Pretty much what some in the profession have been forced to do of late.
24th May 2021, 16:06
Replies: 67
Views: 17,495
Posted By lucille

The problem is one step up the information food...

The problem is one step up the information food chain - the “aviation journalist” in the mainstream media.

Most are only capable of doing reviews of business class lounges or commentary of the...
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