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Old 11th Feb 2012, 10:39
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Agreed. Not the greatest of titles for thread starters...
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Old 23rd Feb 2014, 05:43
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Question Safety or Economics?

Just met a 34 year old T7 skipper with one year of Command on the widebody already under his belt...o-0

Wonder if this is what the future is going to be hereon. What with the explosive expansion of the ME and other world air carriers.

Safety or Economics...?!
( Not indicating for a moment eitherways ).
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Old 23rd Feb 2014, 07:53
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but at least no stupid young male hormones.

Young but female, so at least no stupid young male hormones to make things worse.
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Old 23rd Feb 2014, 09:22
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I never said the skipper was a 'she'. I was talking about a male 34 year old skipper.
Sorry about the mis comm. But your valuable gender biased comment holds true nevertheless.



PS-I had the good fortune of flying with the Original holder of the 'Youngest Pilot' title Captain Sunny Kapur mentioned here... http://www.pprune.org/south-asia-far...ml#post6171302 , a couple of weeks ago on one of my many USA return flights with a certain 5 star airline.
Three things I'd like to state here.



1) What I experienced with him was one of the best take off and landing that I have ever experienced with ANY airline within the few million miles that I do every year!



2) For what its worth, he is not with Singapore Airlines anymore. Rather with the Legacy and Original Five Star Airline, Qatar Airways.

I say this because of the exemplary in flight service I received from the QR cabin staff and because of the phenomenal flying conditions that I experienced first hand via the skills of Commander Sunny Kapur's Take offs and Landings. I would feel very safe with QR henceforth knowing that young and experienced Captains like him are at the controls of this huge aeroplane.

I know his skills to be legendary in their own right.



3) One of the best in flight and pre flight announcements that I have heard from a captain of QR in a very very long time.
( But to put things in perspective, the others I liked were with Qantas and then with Virgin ). But by far one of the best was from Sunny.

I think Safety rules well over Economics with this expanding ME carrier.
Would be an interesting few years to watch out for.
Watch this space.

Thanks people.
Over and out.

KOAW

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Old 24th Feb 2014, 13:53
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KOAW,
I know Captain Kapoor quite well.
And I would wholly agree with your post....
Enjoy your trips and flights with him.
Are you with Qatar Airways? Are they currently hiring any DEC skippers on the Airbus fleet?
the website says otherwise.
Please check your PMs.
Tks
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Old 24th Feb 2014, 14:29
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What I experienced with him was one of the best take off and landing that I have ever experienced with ANY airline within the few million miles that I do every year!

yawn . .. . . an everyday . . . an every hour occurrence . .. . in parts of the world you may not have flown

if its a smooth descent and greaser after greaser that gives you a warm inner glow . . . . sample 'death-stars' A320 men and women at it in the wheelhouse .. . they too have the game scunned

not entirely relevant - 'the take-off is optional . . the landing is compulsory'
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Very well written post, King on a Wing,
Not too many men, especially aviators, have the mental maturity or the inner strength and confidence of character to appreciate a good colleague's good work.
Case in point the previous poster.
You for one have shown both confidence in yourself and the ability to appreciate another. What fleet is this pilot on, with QR.
Job well done.

Fantome-A good landing begins with a good approach which begins with a good descent which in turn depends directly onto a well choreographed flight.
Complacency(your yawn for example) is the enemy.
Cheerio
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Old 2nd Mar 2014, 11:33
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A380 Jock. If this is the same sunny kapur that I know of then I can tell you on good authority that he's not just an ace pilot but equally strong in his vast technical knowledge.
A very deep thinker, an avid reader a great instructor and mentor and one of the kindest souls I have had the good fortune of flying with.
Besides me he also tutored and mentored my lil brother. Taught us the valuable 'tricks of the trade' which I in turn teach my own pupils on an everyday basis!
And yes. He was one of the youngest pilots of his time. And a brilliant one at that!
An equally misunderstood human being by his 'well wishers'. An asset he will be to any company he flies with. And full of loyalty for his employers.
My words will never be enough...

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Old 1st Feb 2017, 17:28
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Now I hear of this 26 year old lady captain from easyjet claims to be the youngest captain.
Hmmmmm
I think that ship has sailed
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 17:48
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What a load of rubbish.

The youngest captain only means that, at that particular moment in time, there was no one else with the minimum experience and ability in line at that company. I am sure that there would be even younger and better pilots out there somewhere but, they were not next in line. Youngest does not mean best so,what is the big deal?

The unfortunate part is that even if this 21 year old or cpt Sunny are any good, their abilities and qualifications will always live under the shadow of the Asian aviation industry. This is an industry that is rife with graft, corruption , cheating and sycophancy in order to gain promotion. I wish I could have included ability.

King on a wing,
Your post about wonderful take offs and announcements appears to come from an uninformed or sycophantic person.

You would be surprised how many senior, instructor(?), gifted and deep thinking "aviation gods" ( yes with wonderful announcements as well as wonderful take offs and landings) that I have found to be completely inept when challenged with even a relatively minor abnormal.
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 18:51
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International traitor.
Do I sense a little bit of green algae under the stagnant waters of your own self esteem and career.
Sour grapes maybe.
Any achievement is worth it's worth. If viewed correctly.

But I don't blame you.
Have a great weekend.
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 00:36
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TG,
An interesting slant on my name but, based on what line of thought?
Am I a traitor to the aviation industry or just your version of it?
Even more interesting is someone who choses to name himself as a "Top Gun" of a plane that doesn't even exist. Are you already logging hours on the type?

I have no envy ,my self esteem is intact and my career complete. I however, find it now very liberating to tell the truth about what I have seen during my career.

I find it very short sighted and actually disgusting that people today prefer to cheat instead of even trying to do the work to obtain a standard. They have cheapened the profession that they have entered and will probably complain about their loss of esteem later,never admitting that they were the cause. Do they even care? I think not.

Ever wonder why professionals ( doctors, lawyers and pilots)from third world countries have difficulty in having their credentials recognized in the first world? They and their credentials are just not trusted.


Noticed the trend for third world students ( that 21 year old cpt included)to obtain any sort tertiary qualification from a Western University ( even if it is 'The Blah, Blah ,On Line, University of The Grand Canyon')?
Why not stand proud of obtaining a qualification from a quality university in their own country? The jig is up, that's why.

A good weekend to you, Top Gun 797.
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 04:04
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Well if you got 3000hrs and 1000 jet. You could pay for a captain seat.. So a very young FO flying for a LCC, pay a large deposit and be a captain within a year..
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 11:35
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International trader, that's a load of burnt bull crap.
Could smell it right here from the Inernational Space Station.
Feel bad for the likes of you.

@ A380 Jockey, Cp Sunny Kapur is sadly no longer with Qatar or Singapore. I think he is with some other Middle East carrier as we speak. I shall try my best to re establish contact with him. And I shall PM you once I do. It will be well worth my while to reconnect with the legend.
Check your PM's.
Adios.

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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 10:21
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Good for her. I seem to recall my some of my peers getting left seat on C130s, P3s and even 727s in their early 20s and flying around the world. We were a hell of a lot sharper then than we are now.
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 00:28
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I completely agree. We were a whole lot sharper then.
Could well be the absence or relative lack of cutting edge aerospace technology so readily available on the current flight decks.
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 00:47
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Could well be the absence or relative lack of cutting edge aerospace technology so readily available on the current flight decks.
Glass killed skills.

Wonder how many of the current bunch of LCC entrants would handle a 732.

Obviously a rhetorical question.
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 17:10
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Thumbs up

Even the ab initio lot of pilots who started off on the very next gen B734 couldn’t handle the B732
Was a real beauty to fly. Especially the ‘over rated’ -17A engines
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 19:31
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Originally Posted by flash8 View Post
Glass killed skills.

Wonder how many of the current bunch of LCC entrants would handle a 732.

Obviously a rhetorical question.
Mmmmmm well I seem to remember a few skippers in a regional outfit flying around in large steam driven gauge turboprops with no autopilot all raw data but failed courses on the glass panel turbo props so we're put back onto the old girls. Another skipper failed a 737-300 sim check interview with an LCC as he couldn't fly 'glass'.

I find the two types of flying are arguable differnt and have their own challenges but none more so than the other just differnt. If one didn't have some mutual respect you could say.....

'Wonder how many pre historic poor CRM old school people could handle a complex emergency in an advanced jet such as an A320'

I for one respect both past and present
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 10:05
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Originally Posted by Flaperon777 View Post
International trader, that's a load of burnt bull crap.
Could smell it right here from the Inernational Space Station.
Feel bad for the likes of you.

@ A380 Jockey, Cp Sunny Kapur is sadly no longer with Qatar or Singapore. I think he is with some other Middle East carrier as we speak. I shall try my best to re establish contact with him. And I shall PM you once I do. It will be well worth my while to reconnect with the legend.
Check your PM's.
Adios.
Well , Flapperon777,
Nothing like a scathing reply after...... a year ( almost to the day). Talk about burning bull dust, it reminds me of descending into India at night. As you passed 3000', you could smell the sh-t through the air conditioning or, was it you spouting off?
My comments were nothing to do with the individual, just about the corrupt system in Asia and India ,in particular . Your god of aviation , Cpt Sunny, is probably a nice guy but, you have cast a shaddow on him with your obvious amateur adoration and participation in a corrupt and immoral aviation system.
There was a time when pilots were men of honour and integrity. We have all been tarnished by the lies and deceptions of those without morals. Thankyou , "gentlemen"?

By the way, I have checked my messages and, nothing. Perhaps, when you tried to re-connect with Sunny , he has distanced himself from you. I know that I would.
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