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Forum: Middle East
20th Sep 2022, 16:49
Replies: 262
Views: 107,382
Posted By VThokie2

That is very evident! Good luck in your...

That is very evident! Good luck in your propaganda campaign! It comes down to a simple question….. Do Emirates pilots deserve more or should they shut up and be happy with what they have? I say they...
Forum: Middle East
20th Sep 2022, 15:49
Replies: 400
Views: 134,033
Posted By VThokie2

That post was sarcasm…. Apparently lost on you!

That post was sarcasm…. Apparently lost on you!
Forum: Middle East
20th Sep 2022, 15:06
Replies: 262
Views: 107,382
Posted By VThokie2

Is that the same friend that told you that you...

Is that the same friend that told you that you have to be a 30 yr training Captain at a US legacy to earn the same net pay (while working half the hours) as an EK Captain? If that’s the case your...
Forum: Middle East
18th Sep 2022, 23:04
Replies: 262
Views: 107,382
Posted By VThokie2

Hmm I’m an EX EK driver, Now a 5 yr FO at a US...

Hmm I’m an EX EK driver, Now a 5 yr FO at a US low cost NB operator… 230K this year, work a day or two extra every month granted but still over 15 days off a month. Not bragging at all, but to...
Forum: Middle East
16th Aug 2022, 13:32
Replies: 262
Views: 107,382
Posted By VThokie2

If it is they need to realize there is a life...

If it is they need to realize there is a life outside the cockpit.
4th May 2022, 13:09
Replies: 42
Views: 13,531
Posted By VThokie2

Many Ozzies love using phrases they know...

Many Ozzies love using phrases they know international audiences wouldn’t understand precisely for that fact alone.
3rd Jan 2022, 17:31
Replies: 358
Views: 160,408
Posted By VThokie2

Completely the opposite, busy terminal...

Completely the opposite, busy terminal environment and still just blindly following the FD to an ILS final. High risk low reward time to practice. Ideally in a quieter airspace without a bunch of...
3rd Jan 2022, 17:13
Replies: 358
Views: 160,408
Posted By VThokie2

You could also read it that you should always...

You could also read it that you should always elect to do go around WITH thrust…. They elected to do it without! Either way punitive safety culture, fatigue and over reliance on automation produces...
30th Dec 2021, 19:24
Replies: 358
Views: 160,408
Posted By VThokie2

Don’t see how you gleaned out of my statement...

Don’t see how you gleaned out of my statement that I’m naive, looks like we voicing the exact same opinions of the place….. I guess you missed where I finished my post with “Then again one can...
30th Dec 2021, 15:47
Replies: 358
Views: 160,408
Posted By VThokie2

From my time there, close but not quite. When I...

From my time there, close but not quite. When I was there Flight Director and AT usage was mandatory, AP was mandatory above 10,000 (I believe now they bumped it up to 20k). You were free to hand fly...
30th Dec 2021, 07:25
Replies: 358
Views: 160,408
Posted By VThokie2

Ha, the Voice Recorder might have been...

Ha, the Voice Recorder might have been overwritten but EK knows everything from every flight…. Everything is downloaded and analyzed (to say nothing about deidentification). Big brother was watching...
29th Dec 2021, 22:58
Replies: 358
Views: 160,408
Posted By VThokie2

As an ex EK “John Deere” Tractor driver this is...

As an ex EK “John Deere” Tractor driver this is so disappointing to hear about and certainly not reflective of the vast majority of pilots when I was there, equally skilled and capable of dealing...
Forum: Middle East
16th Jul 2021, 22:54
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,947
Posted By VThokie2

Un_Limited It was just a little joke guys,...

Un_Limited

It was just a little joke guys, he obviously meant no ill will and is harkening back (and almost taking a dig at) the whining of the 777 drivers of about 10 yrs ago.
Forum: Middle East
16th Jun 2021, 22:53
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,947
Posted By VThokie2

Yup the problem was the epaulettes.........

Yup the problem was the epaulettes...... absolutely ridiculous.... talk about ego in the extreme, same as TCAS wearing 4 stripes in an EK uniform yet never being an actual EK Captain (perhaps before...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jun 2021, 15:49
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,947
Posted By VThokie2

TBL Warrior I agree. This is what happens...

TBL Warrior

I agree. This is what happens when people wrap their self identity with their equipment, title and status at their employer (exacerbated by an employer that is not conducive to a...
Forum: Middle East
11th May 2021, 17:00
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,947
Posted By VThokie2

No one I see suggested a debate on race or creed,...

No one I see suggested a debate on race or creed, the issue is solely the ability to attract, train pilots for a HUGE airline with those with the aptitude and willingness to work from a (relatively...
Forum: Middle East
4th May 2021, 16:45
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,947
Posted By VThokie2

Fired600 Im saying EK drivers deserve AT...

Fired600

Im saying EK drivers deserve AT LEAST as much with all you have to put up with! Also adding perspective for the benefit of those who consider flying for an LCC beneath them, which some...
Forum: Middle East
4th May 2021, 16:17
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,947
Posted By VThokie2

WB1900 Wasn’t doing any slapping bud.... you...

WB1900

Wasn’t doing any slapping bud.... you missed the jist of my post. Which is long haul heavy flying is not the be all end all, and yes everyone at EK deserves so much more. Do you not agree?!...
Forum: Middle East
3rd May 2021, 01:08
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,947
Posted By VThokie2

Wow..... you guys need to stop fighting amongst...

Wow..... you guys need to stop fighting amongst yourselves! You guys and gals are worth so much more than what you are credited and paid for! Glad I left EK when I did in ‘17.... at a US LCC making...
Forum: Middle East
26th Mar 2021, 02:24
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,947
Posted By VThokie2

I’d hardly call it a chip on their shoulders to...

I’d hardly call it a chip on their shoulders to have misgivings about coming back..... everyone’s options (or lack thereof) are different, good luck to all!
Forum: Middle East
9th Feb 2021, 18:01
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,947
Posted By VThokie2

Perfect mixture of wishful thinking wrapped in...

Perfect mixture of wishful thinking wrapped in confirmation bias
Forum: Tech Log
11th Dec 2020, 03:27
Replies: 9
Views: 3,916
Posted By VThokie2

Yup, I operate in and out of there at least once...

Yup, I operate in and out of there at least once a month.... just a Seattle”ism”, many other US airports have their own variety, Philly comes to mind!
Forum: Tech Log
10th Dec 2020, 14:06
Replies: 9
Views: 3,916
Posted By VThokie2

Nothing to do with LVO or hotspots.... simply...

Nothing to do with LVO or hotspots.... simply ramp entry/exit reference spots, on the way out in SEA you would hear Ramp: “Taxi up to greenbox 99, then contact ground for taxi”
On the way in you...
Forum: Middle East
29th Nov 2020, 13:46
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,947
Posted By VThokie2

If you read carefully none of us are saying that!...

If you read carefully none of us are saying that! EK pilots ARE among the best in the industry.... nothing has been said otherwise.
Forum: Middle East
28th Nov 2020, 00:35
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,947
Posted By VThokie2

WB1900 Precisely!

WB1900

Precisely!
Forum: Middle East
27th Nov 2020, 23:08
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,947
Posted By VThokie2

If you saw my previous post I made sure to say...

If you saw my previous post I made sure to say there were many excellent TREs and TRIs there in my time which were stifled by the organization ... it was the training organization as a whole I was...
Forum: Middle East
27th Nov 2020, 22:23
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,947
Posted By VThokie2

Ha, sorry never came close to failing a training...

Ha, sorry never came close to failing a training event at EK here.... the safety culture there was disgusting to say the least! And when u ask for something to be clarified during recurrent and you...
Forum: Middle East
27th Nov 2020, 21:56
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,947
Posted By VThokie2

WB1900 Quite right, anyone who calls that a...

WB1900

Quite right, anyone who calls that a training department does not know what a real training department looks like. There were many excellent TREs when I was there, TRIs less so, but...
25th Nov 2020, 17:57
Replies: 115
Views: 74,601
Posted By VThokie2

We understand that and when our brethren on here...

We understand that and when our brethren on here proclaim that this crew will most certainly be going in for Tea and Biscuits with the CP, those of us in this safety culture here in the US are...
24th Nov 2020, 13:31
Replies: 115
Views: 74,601
Posted By VThokie2

Again highly unlikely they will ever have to meet...

Again highly unlikely they will ever have to meet with a CP for a “carpet dance” (as we say here) over this.
24th Nov 2020, 11:22
Replies: 115
Views: 74,601
Posted By VThokie2

CDRW Oh without a doubt, I spent 5 yrs in...

CDRW

Oh without a doubt, I spent 5 yrs in the sandbox as an expat.... they would have had their resignation letters already printed out for them to sign upon return to base in that part of the...
24th Nov 2020, 09:40
Replies: 115
Views: 74,601
Posted By VThokie2

“If getting a 777 into a stall situation on climb...

“If getting a 777 into a stall situation on climb out doesn't get you tea and biscuits with the CP - what the hell does?”

Like others have posted.... lying about it or covering it up! We have...
23rd Nov 2020, 19:30
Replies: 115
Views: 74,601
Posted By VThokie2

Different ways to skin a cat, as long as the...

Different ways to skin a cat, as long as the outcome is not in doubt, keeping the automatics in if you are quick with your recognition and button pushing definitely keeps it tidy, especially at high...
23rd Nov 2020, 19:14
Replies: 115
Views: 74,601
Posted By VThokie2

Reread my post and realize I in no way was I...

Reread my post and realize I in no way was I trying to be snarky or condescending as you just did. My point is I still have my 777 Boeing FCTM and FCOM in my hands, and yes I was trained by Boeing...
23rd Nov 2020, 14:14
Replies: 115
Views: 74,601
Posted By VThokie2

Not in the Boeing FCTM at my old shop..... most...

Not in the Boeing FCTM at my old shop..... most operators and Boeing are now encouraging more handflying. This verywell could have been caused by said automation as previously discussed the little...
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