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24th Oct 2019, 09:59
Replies: 29
Views: 5,328
Posted By pitotheat

I match you in flying experience, first solo...

I match you in flying experience, first solo 1978, in civilian flying, military and airline. I still think the OP was correct in his/her decision making for all the reasons given by me and others. ...
24th Oct 2019, 08:48
Replies: 29
Views: 5,328
Posted By pitotheat

BEB You are displaying commendable levels of...

BEB You are displaying commendable levels of maturity and reasoning.
I presume you run a school and far more concerned about profit than the safety of your customers and staff and whether the...
23rd Oct 2019, 15:51
Replies: 29
Views: 5,328
Posted By pitotheat

BEB Itís all about mitigating threats. In the...

BEB Itís all about mitigating threats. In the case of incapacitation the risks are different dependent upon the circumstances and have to be accepted for a trial flight verses a lesson with a student...
22nd Oct 2019, 11:59
Replies: 29
Views: 5,328
Posted By pitotheat

Covec your decision was entirely justifiable. As...

Covec your decision was entirely justifiable. As others have said it depends on what stage of training the student is at and what they could reasonably get out of a lesson in such conditions. ...
1st Oct 2019, 16:46
Replies: 17
Views: 2,804
Posted By pitotheat

I remember as a junior ATCO at Chivenor declaring...

I remember as a junior ATCO at Chivenor declaring the airfield black due to worms on the runway.
After heavy rain the blighters all climbed onto the blacktop to escape the waterlogged ground. The...
9th Aug 2019, 19:14
Replies: 149
Views: 128,989
Posted By pitotheat

Why do people think paying more to park their car...

Why do people think paying more to park their car at the airport car park for a week than a ticket on a 2 hour flight with their partner is ok?
There is a heavy price being paid by those employed in...
31st Jul 2019, 20:21
Replies: 232
Views: 177,192
Posted By pitotheat

CEJM You have been with EZY for 18 months. You...

CEJM You have been with EZY for 18 months. You know nothing about the long term effects. If you were a member of BALPA you would be aware of the alarming statistics.
29th May 2019, 20:17
Replies: 32
Views: 17,318
Posted By pitotheat

blastcalvy as others have said you have been a FI...

blastcalvy as others have said you have been a FI for 25 years in which time there have been many cycles in the job prospects for commercial pilots including periods of sponsorship. This period has...
1st May 2019, 10:07
Replies: 157
Views: 160,544
Posted By pitotheat

Iím not too sure how SLF think they are qualified...

Iím not too sure how SLF think they are qualified to comment whether they have 5 hours or 5 zillion hours they have no idea about the mess this incident highlights in the competency of the regulator...
27th Mar 2019, 20:08
Replies: 35
Views: 10,930
Posted By pitotheat

Bloated Stomach. The guy/girl in the LHS is in...

Bloated Stomach. The guy/girl in the LHS is in charge let there be no misunderstanding.
15th Mar 2019, 20:15
Replies: 39
Views: 24,925
Posted By pitotheat

Knockknock I left the RAF in 2000, I flew down...

Knockknock I left the RAF in 2000, I flew down the back. I got my F/ATPL and CPL/IR whilst still in. My squadron were superb at releasing me for courses. Compared to me you are in a lot stronger...
12th Jan 2019, 16:20
Replies: 23
Views: 4,753
Posted By pitotheat

Just2010 I hate to be blunt but if at the age of...

Just2010 I hate to be blunt but if at the age of 28 you are having this continuous conflict between your ďdreamĒ and ďconscience ď then may be you are better suited to other professions. How about...
6th Aug 2018, 17:37
Replies: 245
Views: 329,610
Posted By pitotheat

For Jet 2 guys. I am an easyJet pilot thinking...

For Jet 2 guys. I am an easyJet pilot thinking of booking a last minute package with Jet 2 rather than use eJ staff travel. The reasons are:
1. eJ have had a [email protected] summer with many massive delays...
25th Jun 2018, 17:06
Replies: 232
Views: 177,192
Posted By pitotheat

Interesting wiggy I hadnít realised fatigue and...

Interesting wiggy I hadnít realised fatigue and going part time were such issues in BA. Sad that lifestyle and sustainable rostering are under constant threat everywhere. Is this an issue on both SH...
25th Jun 2018, 10:59
Replies: 232
Views: 177,192
Posted By pitotheat

When comparing pay between eJ and BA take in to...

When comparing pay between eJ and BA take in to account many eJ Captains go part time after a few years to address work/life and fatigue issues. I donít know if that is such an issue at BA.
27th Feb 2018, 15:33
Replies: 30
Views: 13,048
Posted By pitotheat

Itís pointless comparing either total pay or...

Itís pointless comparing either total pay or increases in pay across different professions. Pay is awarded with regard to retention, shortages of skills, bench marking as well as inflation. Therefore...
16th Jan 2018, 19:00
Replies: 27
Views: 8,687
Posted By pitotheat

Saw the news about this. Quick question. Do the...

Saw the news about this. Quick question. Do the Army practice formation flying?
24th Feb 2016, 10:55
Replies: 5,176
Views: 1,448,771
Posted By pitotheat

Chitterne Flyer Few people on here have...

Chitterne Flyer
Few people on here have criticised the original "pause" decision. How the VGS aircraft got into such a poor state of "airworthiness" is quite another question. There are too many...
18th Oct 2015, 11:07
Replies: 5,176
Views: 1,448,771
Posted By pitotheat

I would expect the RAFP to be involved in an...

I would expect the RAFP to be involved in an investigation to see if this sorry situation is the result of gross negligence or criminal action. There has to be some follow up to this mess where...
29th Sep 2015, 09:48
Replies: 5,176
Views: 1,448,771
Posted By pitotheat

What about binning the aircraft and teaching the...

What about binning the aircraft and teaching the course on the simulators, you then have a pool of recruits to become Reaper Pilots which is where the RAF is heading anyway.
14th Sep 2015, 19:19
Replies: 5,176
Views: 1,448,771
Posted By pitotheat

It's not just the lack of staff that will be...

It's not just the lack of staff that will be challenging. The communities around these now dormant airfields have grown use to the quiet weekends. The re-introduction of operation, particularly...
20th Jul 2015, 17:37
Replies: 5,176
Views: 1,448,771
Posted By pitotheat

That is my point. Now that he has halted flying...

That is my point. Now that he has halted flying OC 2FTS and his staff have a far higher threshold to satisfy themselves it is safe to resume flying compared to the regular review of continued...
20th Jul 2015, 16:16
Replies: 5,176
Views: 1,448,771
Posted By pitotheat

I fear that we will have to wait until all those...

I fear that we will have to wait until all those who were involved in the "pause" decision have moved on to their next posting so that there is some daylight and deniability between the decision to...
24th Jun 2015, 17:47
Replies: 5,176
Views: 1,448,771
Posted By pitotheat

Do the RAF want to continue to be responsible for...

Do the RAF want to continue to be responsible for Air Cadet flying, particularly VGS flying? It does not easily fit into the present structure, it is hard to properly monitor with so many remote...
7th Jan 2015, 23:03
Replies: 5,176
Views: 1,448,771
Posted By pitotheat

Unfortunately whatever return to flying programme...

Unfortunately whatever return to flying programme is put in place can not estimate the number of staff that may wish to recommit to sacrificing their weekends after such a long break. Their families...
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