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29th Aug 2021, 01:40
Replies: 82
Views: 25,449
Posted By nolimitholdem

His method of "taking issue" with his superior...

His method of "taking issue" with his superior officers must be heavily considered. It's one thing to express misgivings through the chain of command, quite another to post a YouTube video to the...
Forum: Middle East
18th May 2021, 17:10
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,905
Posted By nolimitholdem

Based on what logic? That EK managers had no idea...

Based on what logic? That EK managers had no idea what their pilots were paid until it was posted on PPrune? lol

Salaries are based on market dynamics - supply and demand, so a little more...
Forum: Middle East
18th May 2021, 01:12
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,905
Posted By nolimitholdem

£7000 savings/month for a captain with a few...

£7000 savings/month for a captain with a few years in sounds perfectly reasonable to me. I'm thinking that assumes wife/kids, which obviously change the cost structure a bit. I was a single captain...
7th Mar 2021, 14:54
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By nolimitholdem

Why would an EASA state accept UK exams when the...

Why would an EASA state accept UK exams when the latter is no longer part of EASA?

Setting aside partial licenses, even ICAO full ATPL holders ie Australia, NZ, US, Canada etc all have to do the...
9th Feb 2021, 10:35
Replies: 88
Views: 17,573
Posted By nolimitholdem

Wikipedia aside the JTF-2 kill in 2017 made the...

Wikipedia aside the JTF-2 kill in 2017 made the news in most major outlets, not sure why Karnak66 is so baffled.

Not like it hadn't happened before either. With a small military and shrinking...
20th Dec 2020, 07:56
Replies: 18
Views: 5,947
Posted By nolimitholdem

*sigh* Pedants of the world, rejoice. The...

*sigh* Pedants of the world, rejoice.

The point is, the UK will be excluded from the defence and security aspects of Galileo from 2021 onward. Not to mention the small matter of the £1.2bn...
19th Dec 2020, 15:18
Replies: 18
Views: 5,947
Posted By nolimitholdem

"Insanity & beyond" is the UK losing access to...

"Insanity & beyond" is the UK losing access to Galileo in a couple weeks for precision military position/nav/timing but not a peep how that may affect capabilities. Still have yet to hear what the...
Forum: Middle East
25th Aug 2020, 11:22
Replies: 16
Views: 6,246
Posted By nolimitholdem

Good grief. Drammmmmaaaaaaa.... Dubai may be...

Good grief. Drammmmmaaaaaaa....

Dubai may be d-bag central and have a particularly high concentration of oxygen thieves but it's not like you're being waterboarded at EGHQ.
10th Jul 2020, 14:17
Replies: 89
Views: 36,416
Posted By nolimitholdem

That it changes every week demonstrates how...

That it changes every week demonstrates how useless an estimate it is. Sheer tea-leaves-reading nonsense.

The fact is no one knows where the world, or the industry will be by Christmas, let alone...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jul 2020, 22:45
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,905
Posted By nolimitholdem

A once-in-a-century (hopefully?) global...

A once-in-a-century (hopefully?) global catastrophe was always going to have outsized consequences. A bit of perspective? The three months notice pay of an EK captain is more than most on the planet...
7th Jul 2020, 21:53
Replies: 476
Views: 210,801
Posted By nolimitholdem

Shagadelic baby!!

Austin Powers would be proud.

Sorry, which country is this from again? I had to squint to make out the tastefully discreet flag and script...

...
Forum: Middle East
14th Jun 2020, 15:52
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,905
Posted By nolimitholdem

I thought it was an SMS? 🤔

I thought it was an SMS? 🤔
Forum: Middle East
21st May 2020, 17:06
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,905
Posted By nolimitholdem

Kind of bizarre to see don of all people pleading...

Kind of bizarre to see don of all people pleading for sensitivity, speaking of emotional dribble. Next Sir Tim will be on here asking that we all just get along and give each other a hug.

As to...
13th May 2020, 16:28
Replies: 1,269
Views: 997,829
Posted By nolimitholdem

I see my earlier reply was deleted - no reason or...

I see my earlier reply was deleted - no reason or notification given. Just disappeared, wow. Interesting, and telling.

I wish SEPLA well in their fight. But they cannot "win", as even if the...
11th May 2020, 22:11
Replies: 1,269
Views: 997,829
Posted By nolimitholdem

Current CEO has been with Norwegian for six...

Current CEO has been with Norwegian for six months.

Not defending past Norwegian hiring practices, but putting all the blame on this individual is ignorant of the facts.

I also find it a bit...
Forum: Middle East
10th Apr 2020, 12:58
Replies: 39
Views: 20,037
Posted By nolimitholdem

Do you mean "get out" as in resign, or get out as...

Do you mean "get out" as in resign, or get out as in leave the UAE during the panicdemic?

Even at half pay, not sure resigning would be a great move in a, um, rather unfriendly global job market....
14th Mar 2020, 23:12
Replies: 633
Views: 590,321
Posted By nolimitholdem

I like a good doomsday scenario as much as the...

I like a good doomsday scenario as much as the next guy, but a virus with the CFR you describe wouldn't be that effective at spreading as it would kill its host too fast.

Paradoxically, one large...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Mar 2020, 17:37
Replies: 37
Views: 15,477
Posted By nolimitholdem

Can't believe no one's mentioned Barracuda's or...

Can't believe no one's mentioned Barracuda's or is that gone too now?!?
Forum: Canada
16th Jan 2020, 17:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,979
Posted By nolimitholdem

For **** sake. If they had been allowed to travel...

For **** sake. If they had been allowed to travel and the vomiting had turned out to be caused by something serious, the airline would be vilified for not exercising an abundance of caution. Of...
7th Dec 2019, 11:00
Replies: 215
Views: 267,838
Posted By nolimitholdem

Your multiple posts on the same theme make you...

Your multiple posts on the same theme make you seem a tad defensive. Relax.

There are still some good pilots flying, this video just celebrates an era when it was more the norm than the exception...
Forum: Middle East
19th Nov 2019, 15:21
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By nolimitholdem

Could always consult the CAA website. It has a...

Could always consult the CAA website. It has a list of ways to be tested, including approved language schools.
...
Forum: Middle East
11th Nov 2019, 17:59
Replies: 110
Views: 211,918
Posted By nolimitholdem

I get spammed with contract jobs on LinkedIn all...

I get spammed with contract jobs on LinkedIn all the time, idly picking through the latest KAL offering it seemed they've reduced the package from 10 days to 9 - is that correct?


[/LIST]I always...
Forum: Middle East
9th Sep 2019, 19:01
Replies: 29
Views: 23,061
Posted By nolimitholdem

Or perhaps he should be asking himself if he...

Or perhaps he should be asking himself if he really wants to spend time locked in a tube with precious babies who think their lot in life at EK is so completely unique in the aviation world that they...
27th Aug 2019, 19:06
Replies: 61
Views: 62,240
Posted By nolimitholdem

I am interested in Easyjet's comment . My AME...

I am interested in Easyjet's comment . My AME must have forgotten this part of the examination last time....and the time before...and the time before[/QUOTE]

I'm pretty sure that all AME's have...
Forum: Middle East
9th Aug 2019, 19:16
Replies: 24
Views: 26,957
Posted By nolimitholdem

Having lived in both the UK and Dubai I'm...

Having lived in both the UK and Dubai I'm genuinely uncertain as to which one you are referring to as half decent and which one the arse end...



You nailed it. After X number of years folks...
18th Jul 2019, 08:47
Replies: 77
Views: 87,127
Posted By nolimitholdem

While I see your point that ATC believing a VFR...

While I see your point that ATC believing a VFR circuit was what the crew wanted is defensible, I have to agree that using the phrase "lap and land" is stupid. Not everyone speaks fluent hillbilly. I...
15th Jul 2019, 19:00
Replies: 48
Views: 33,760
Posted By nolimitholdem

^^^ This. Having done time in that part of...

^^^
This.

Having done time in that part of the world, I would consider this, combined with the usual "lost in translation" factor, by far to be the most likely explanation of the bizarre story.
...
6th Jul 2019, 10:26
Replies: 26
Views: 18,211
Posted By nolimitholdem

Not at all Cough, I'm on exactly the same page....

Not at all Cough, I'm on exactly the same page. Although a Norwegian flight number, not much point in examining Norwegian SOP's and fuel jettison procedures on the B787 when the incident occurred...
5th Jul 2019, 14:30
Replies: 26
Views: 18,211
Posted By nolimitholdem

Oh get off your high horse. If we're going to...

Oh get off your high horse. If we're going to ruminate about the technical details of an incident, the company it actually happened at operationally is far more relevant than the logo on the ticket....
5th Jul 2019, 08:49
Replies: 26
Views: 18,211
Posted By nolimitholdem

All of which strongly supports clarifying that it...

All of which strongly supports clarifying that it was a HiFly machine and crew, not a Norwegian one, on an aviation site of all things. Instead of perpetuating the confusion, how about changing the...
Forum: Middle East
26th Jun 2019, 10:47
Replies: 16
Views: 8,874
Posted By nolimitholdem

Oh dear, I incorrectly assumed only an American...

Oh dear, I incorrectly assumed only an American would be grasping enough to suggest that EK is advertising in the US due to having a "crap" product.

So what IS your excuse then? Just bitter? :{
Forum: Middle East
25th Jun 2019, 17:19
Replies: 16
Views: 8,874
Posted By nolimitholdem

Wasn't defending EK at all, was defending logic...

Wasn't defending EK at all, was defending logic and reason. Hate to break it to you but Etihad and Singapore both also have big advertising budgets.

Just thought an American stating that EK is...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jun 2019, 09:00
Replies: 16
Views: 8,874
Posted By nolimitholdem

By that logic the US majors would have to up...

By that logic the US majors would have to up their advertising budget by about 1000%.

Hate on EK all you want, and yes their product has probably slipped over time with their growth and...
16th Jun 2019, 22:07
Replies: 45
Views: 59,599
Posted By nolimitholdem

Nope, not taxing but you serve my point well -...

Nope, not taxing but you serve my point well - it's just too hard to account for the wing's characteristics in the software? Don't seem to hear many of my AB colleagues with similar complaints, much...
16th Jun 2019, 14:19
Replies: 45
Views: 59,599
Posted By nolimitholdem

Absolutely agree with every point. Especially the...

Absolutely agree with every point. Especially the VNAV. What an absolute joke. I'm completely certain they slapped the B777 software in and called it done. Very dicey when starting descent from above...
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