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Shenzhen & Hainan A/Ls hiring

Old 10th Apr 2004, 16:07
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Thanks for the thought LP.

BTW those still considering Shenzhen may wish to know hiring continues and from feedback I have had, one should go direct to Direct and avoid the others. They are the only professional agency working with the airline that has a (more-or-less) permanent presence there. F.S is very thorough and pleasant to deal with. The training has been streamlined somewhat as their experience with foreigners continues and the sim check is nowhere near the nightmare it once was.

Now where's that bottle of Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon?

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Old 11th Apr 2004, 00:30
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"........and the sim check is nowhere near the nightmare it once was."
Umm, is that another way of saying, "They've lowered the standards.", Ivan?

Sorry to hear that you won't be making it to Bris. for the p!ssup, LP, although I hear that Budapest (not to be confused with Buddapist) is nice at this time of the year.
A little Hungarian bird told me that a lot of the money in Hainan is from a Hungarian gentleman by the name of George Soros - some of you MAY have heard of him - and that MALEV will be supplying some aircraft (767's?) along with crew, to operate on behalf of your airline, LP.

The fact that Mr Soros is investing heavily there, and that the World Bank has indicated that some Asian countries are holding "vast" reserves of USD's (tens of trillions, apparently), AND that the good ol' USofA is complaining that the yuan is UNDER-valued, seem to me to be good reason to purchase some yuan and sit on them for some short-medium term gain.
Any comments from anyone?
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Old 11th Apr 2004, 04:03
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Hey Ivan, Chilean Chardonnay is available at the following:

Park & Shop Shekou
Rainbow Nan Shan
Wallmart's at Shekou & Nan Shan

Why ? would you want to drink that when the good Aussie Chard's and Red's are avail at the above outlets as well.

You must have a touch to much pollution !
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Old 11th Apr 2004, 04:23
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Hey Ivan,

Also available in the smaller grog shops around Shekou.
Try the one sext to Goodfella's..................

Or were you really looking for LP to maidan for you?




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Old 11th Apr 2004, 05:48
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Unhappy VB withdrawal symtoms

Hey any of you guys know where I can get slabs of VB in the delta instead of lugging it up from Honkers - and getting the odd bit of grief coming through the Shekou customs.

Had enough Tsing Tao for a lifetime!
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Old 11th Apr 2004, 20:59
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Cap Snooze; actually I was hoping LP would maidan a maiden for me!!

Leftie I noticed too, no VB around here-must be aweful for you. Can you get it through a pharmacy, intraveinously perhaps?

Loose, yeh don't you just love that stench passing 15,000' on descent into the Pearl basin? Or are you doing it at low altitude all the time offshore?

Any of you dudes around on Sat night? Start at the Snake Pit sounds like a good idea to me- around 6pm. Have been the last to be kicked out of Goodfellas a few times recently, having done the last jig to the Irish Rovers. May be one last jig left in me, though sadly my jig partner has left.

Kap; For the benefit of others, coz I know you are not interested, the sim check is a real check now with all the usual suspects thrown in, unlike before. When it first heralded, it was done at an airport at 7,500' surrounded by mountains up to 20,000'. The charts were in Chinese, the F/D, A/P, A/T were all U/S and lo and behold, an engine simultaneously had a fire and failure at V2 in shit vis. You were then expected to follow this extremely complicated engine out escape and return to land procedure. Just when you thought you were comfortable on base leg, with all your ducks lined up, on one engine, IMC and hills impossibly close to you, the GPWS barks at you! Many ventured...... Standards? You got a bottle to discuss it over? I will be on the GC around the time of yr pissup-to-end-all-pissups taking delivery of a new house but depart that day (thankfully!!) so will miss it. Have a JDs or seven for me. Don't throw the speakers off the balcony this time; they have better sound if you carry them down the stairs!

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Old 11th Apr 2004, 22:00
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Work in China

I have plenty of time on the 737, both Classic and NG, and a good job for a major airline. I'm an F/O but have a left seat type rating (B-737 3/900) and both FAA and JAR tickets. Thing is that I flew and lived worldwide for many years and still have an itch for adventure. I can get a LOA for a few years, but would prefer the left seat. Will these outfits deviate from the 500 hour rule at all?
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Old 11th Apr 2004, 23:46
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Yes Ivan, "The Don" has kept us informed - Congratulations...and as you've twisted my arm, I'll have those JD's for you! You might be able to get back into wind-surfing a LOT more regularly again.

I remember the rough scenario of the sim ride you (and those early "pioneers") were subjected to - what do you think was their "rationale" - or was it just another example of bastardry of Western devils to prove their obvious superiority? A common trait in this part of the world, it would appear.

By the way, Yukawa has re-located to across the road from where your previous Penthouse stands - just not enough hours some nights!! Re-cycling is a wonderful thing isn't it!

Sorry to to other readers, if some of this appears to be in code - it's NOT. It's just the way one starts talking, after having lived in the area for extended periods.

Note to freightdog:- IF you do manage to get a job with some of these newer operators, after having flown with the "odd" one or two other expats you'll wonder if some them have ever flown ANY aircraft, and have 5 hours in the lhs - let alone 500.
"Creative accounting" is one probable explanation!
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Old 12th Apr 2004, 04:43
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Hey Ivan good to hear you have that SIM finally sorted - remember though, real aeroplanes don't have hubcaps !

Can't make the Pit Sat night duty calls but sometime soon may be good. I have to go back and finish the other half of a bottle of Jamisons which topped me off a few weeks back - now what the f...........k happened to that Sun.

The jig girls getting a little expensive are they? New phone (with bells and whistles), clothes from Manhar, shoes etc etc.
I wondered why you mentioned that "mouthwash" Great Wall.

Leftie you can get VB at Park and Shop about Y16 a stubbie!
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Old 12th Apr 2004, 05:04
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Can't do the 'Pit on Sat either. You guys get weekends off ??
Hafta be another time.

Loosy, I gotta agree about the hubcaps.




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Old 12th Apr 2004, 07:51
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It's starting to sound like an AA get together in Shenzhen.

Here on the Devil's Isle we may not have VB but the Tiger and Anchor comes on tap

Lau Wai's of SHENZHEN - Invitation
All you suffering souls require some RNR, you're more than welcome.. Accomodation supplied (Max 5) Make some time and fly down here.. 350RMB (plus 50 tax) SZX-HAK.. I'll pick you up.Lau Wai's of Shenzhen
Make some time 24hrs or 24 days.
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Old 12th Apr 2004, 10:50
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Grrr

Le Pilot said, "I'll pick you up.Lau Wai's of Shenzhen

WHOOP WHHOP

Because Le P ALSO wrote:- "Being the owner of a Jiang Xiang m'cycle with side car..."
...and (myself) being somewhat familiar with LP's behavioral characteristics pre and post Al-K-Hall, would suggest that, as an alternative to his "kind" offer, you might also consider
(a)walking;
(b)crawling;
(c)renting a bicycle;
(d)hiring a charter aircraft;
(d)relocating;
(e)politely refusing.

Oops...sorry, there was one other option, but for legal reasons I refrained from suggesting it...
(f)taking a taxi
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Old 12th Apr 2004, 13:24
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Special Chinese Insurance

And for this week I carry Insurance

Kap..I've never killed anybody ..more than once!!

I do have access to a car (German with brakes... Ohhh and a serviceable horn!)
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Old 12th Apr 2004, 18:55
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Hubcaps? Thats not what they are. That is the standby main landing gear

So you guys must have unholy control of the three holey thing then. Is that extra thing up there an APU or what? You guys doing that blast to Macau must leave the gear down for that sector its so short.

German breaks (sic) ? LP I'm definitely coming to HAK if Helga the Kraut picks me up in the sidecar. Dis iz ze only vay! And what would the Vne of that beast be with five expats on board? Is the side-car plumbed with Tiger and Anchor on tap?
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Old 12th Apr 2004, 23:32
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Ivan, that 3 holey thing only has 3 speeds:

140kts, 250kts (cause we gotta) and Very, Very Fast.

Which freaks out the Honky Controllers

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Old 13th Apr 2004, 12:29
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Jeez... Who wants to fly fast? It costs us money here, as a frequent fuel saver rewards program is in force. The latest rankings reveal our Rio boys know how do it! We don't go near the barbers pole, but my girlfriend likes the barbers approach!!!!

Honky controllers....

Now you are freaking me out! "Daaarling, you are cleared to land.. but pleeeease be a good boy and call me after landing", as Abba's Dancing Queen plays in the background.
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Old 18th Apr 2004, 01:40
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moto scooter

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What, no new posts? Reading about dragon land and paradise isle are the only entertainment I get anymore. (-; ya didn't get that moto scooter stoked up on baijiu again now did ya. Ya know those durn things can do some wild stunts with a couple eye droppers of maotai in the petrol. Always remember only 6 local shaojies or 4 belarussians max or you may loose a couple in the turns.
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Old 18th Apr 2004, 10:10
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Just give me a double-double!

8 Canadians and a second Officer..That's the record. From the Club back home!.. One hell of a bike! Nearly lost the SO as he grimly held on to the spare!

Uncle Bobo you're the reason why I still dwell on the Devil's Isle waiting (With the Minsk Water Ballet company) For your return.

The last page of this post makes us all out to be a bunch of cowboys.... Well where's my hat and steed?

If you can't laugh, best you stay home. If you don't take life too seriously or just want to run away from your missus..Then come on down to the land that time forgot

If you need to know the seedy spots in town then PMs to Uncle Bobo plse.
We, including my esteemed colleagues in SZX all have qualifications in consumption of fermented beverages... Baijiu!! They said it was Chinese wine... Now wine..Say 12.5% Alcohol, 4 large glasses per hour.. I can handle that!
All was correct except Baijiu..Not wine but rotten Sorghum and 56% Alcohol..

I recovered with my Baijiu type rating and a new found respect for my porcelain steering wheel.

Now can we get back to the subject!!
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Old 18th Apr 2004, 14:20
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double double

A double double, your bringing a tear to my eye. I'm marooned on waikiki for a couple days and can't seem to get a work over even close for a hundred times the Haikou rates. Just spoiled I guess. Nothing like little toes squishing through your sacrailiac joint. Hope all is well
Cheers
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Old 24th Apr 2004, 01:55
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Well it appears Shenzhen have upped the stakes.
New salary is better than Hainan.. Well the housing allowance is more. US$6500 plus 4000RMB Accom.

For all those waiting on the HU expansion... It is at the 11th hour. Hiring more soon.

Hopefullly ZH leave some guys for HU!

Salary will continue to improve. Locals getting a pay increase too!(More than 40% for some!!)
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