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Old 8th Mar 2010, 13:13
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No wonder the Germans cancelled their invasion plans!
I was always the fan of disgusted of wherever it might have been. His humour was exceedingly dry, like good English cider.
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Old 9th Mar 2010, 16:58
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Rainboe had just disgusted of Tunbridge under his name. I PM'd him to inform him it had to include Wells!! Pedantic I know and he chose to ignore it and continued with just Tunbridge. Clearly he did not like to be put right.
It wasn't Rainboe's choice to have that tag - it was bestowed upon him by a Mod as a joke!
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Old 9th Mar 2010, 17:00
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Smile Time to return

Come back Rainboe. You talked a lot of sense. And a spot of rubbish too, but hey! This is a place for fun, generally.
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Old 9th Mar 2010, 18:13
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I was once on the receiving end of one of Rainboe's lambastings! When I re-read my post he was absolutely right and I apologsed but mis-spelt his name!! I said at the time that it must be very frustrating for the professionals when they read some of the tripe posted by us spectators. Maybe he has just "had enough".
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Old 9th Mar 2010, 18:30
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He may have gone to .********** PM me for the addss
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Old 12th Mar 2010, 09:26
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Angel

Hammer, you're absolutely priceless.
You'll do.
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Old 12th Mar 2010, 15:27
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As another old phart, I was usually on the same side on PPRuNe as Rainboe except in so much that he was ex-BA but still flying for an independant airline whilst, at the same time, sitting on his fairly decent (and honestly earned) previously pension.

As an ex-Laker DC-10 captain trying to find work anywhere in the world in the 1980s, I used to find it a bit hard to swallow that I was competing with ex-BA retirees who would accept rubbish salaries; since they could afford to just "top up" their pensions.

Now, not only was Rainboe asked to defend his ex-BA pension position (not by me) but he found himself trying to defend the fact that he was working for an independant airline that was taking on a "strong union airline".

My guess is that the poor chap suddenly realised that his own VERY, VERY, PERSONAL concerns had overcome his lifetime belief in BALPA, IFALPA, BA etc. etc. and realised that his position was indefensible.

It is a great shame, for dear old Rainboe was usually worth listening to.

Sadly, he lost his street cred with a lot of us when he made it known that he had abandoned the great BALPA "Protection in the Sky" routine and made it very, very clear that his affairs were his and had nothing to do with the general good for the rest of us.

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Old 12th Mar 2010, 16:53
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Did this post have anything to do with it?
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Old 12th Mar 2010, 18:16
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Perhaps it should be pointed out that Rainboe is an aviator of 40+ years experience. Anyone who survives in the business that long must have been exercising sound judgement and doing something right, which deserves a modicum of respect even if you disagree with him. Most of his critics have next to no real flying experience.

PPRuNe is fast becoming a place where real aviators are beginning to feel uncomfortable. If he's gone Rainboe won't by a long way be the first to leave and he won't be the last, the way things are going here.
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Old 12th Mar 2010, 18:41
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I quite agree with you. I suspect that I have been flying for around 10 years longer than Rainboe and I have also just about had enough with the way PPRuNe is going.

I do realise that I can be quite outspoken at times but I was recently banned for "outing someone" who had already outed himself on a previous thread on more than one occasion.

I am also getting very close to quitting.

After all, what the hell can us old pharts, who have only been flying for over 50 years, possibly have to say that is worth listening to?
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 01:43
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I had not seen the thread that Capot referred to regarding VC10s but Old, Not Bold was my boss in the Middle East and I can vouch that everything he said about BA crew behaviour is true, whilst awaiting a company house I was in the same hotel for seven months. I also remember well the attitude of some of the retired BA skippers that came to the Gulf, not always a pretty sight!
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 10:28
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Dinna fash yirself Basil, I'll still buy ye a wee swally!
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 13:03
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Can anybody explain in plain English "Is Rainboe still with us and ok " ??
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 15:17
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Smile

So then........

Is Rainboe over or is he somewhere ?

GGR

Got the coat out just in case........
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 23:39
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I also have a bit of a thing about BA pilots working after retirement, especial seeing that so many of them now have second career opportunites as they have been trained to act as the airborne waiters for BA.
But I have to say that the argument against them working after 55-or whatever the retirement age-had more sense in the older days when the standards of airmanship and flying skills were better than today. These days, when all that so much flying is, is tinkering with the computer, it is most satisfying to know that there is a grizzled veteran sitting up front, ready to smack the wayward first officer on the back of the head.
In those old days, they possibly did remove a job opportunity for a well qualifed pilot. Today, the duck punters should be glad of their expertise and experience, a long and late lamented word. Keats, one of your poets, must have written the Ode to Lost Experience - probable in his case of the sexual nature, but still with feeling.
EWR this afternoon. Quite stormy and nasty actual weather was. Captain told the passengers that it would all be pretty rough but that the conditions were neither above the capabilities of the aircraft, B767, nor for that matter above capabilities of the flight crew. Delta Airlines.

Whoopsie-near to forget about Rainboe. Poor chap took a bit of a kicking there and I do not think he will be back. It is clear he upset a few peoples quite seriously and it cold be a bit of the difficult to see how he could return to PPRuNe and save face? But I for the one would like to see a new and streamlined Rainboe on PPRuNe. A Phoenix arisen from the coincidental wreckage of BASSA. Oh yes, most definitely, just think what he could have said about that little lot of showers.
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Old 14th Mar 2010, 00:09
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As Hammer says, "It is clear he upset a few peoples quite seriously".

How many of us were extremely offended by his remarks concerning the BA treatment of DANAIR pilots by stating that it was "fair and equitable given the circumstances". Anyone who spouts indefensible drivel like that deserves to be shunned. I have not found anyone else, even the most ardent BA/BALPA supporter, who would agree with that statement. Hopefully he will not be reappearing.
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Old 14th Mar 2010, 06:10
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Perhaps it should be pointed out that Rainboe is an aviator of 40+ years experience. Anyone who survives in the business that long must have been exercising sound judgement and doing something right, which deserves a modicum of respect even if you disagree with him.
40+ years of survival without displaying a degree of maturity and respect for fellow human beings is hardly a shining record Albert Driver.

Twelve months ago today, another poster summed up far better than I could the extremist and intolerant nature which Rainboe displayed to the world -

Fundamenalists, be they English or Taliban, are the unacceptable face of humanity: one grace the Scots have, like our brothers the Irish, is the innate ability to mix at all levels, adapt to their circumstances and surroundings, without being intrinsically arrogant and insisting that whatever they do or did is better than anything else.
Whether his absence is self imposed or involuntary, add me to the list of those well pleased to see the back of him.
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Old 14th Mar 2010, 11:30
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Relax everyone - we've found a replacement - necessity, mother, invention etc etc

Quote:
What is a better similie

Rather then invent a new simile for aviation use, wouldn't it be more desirable to know how to spell it??
Ken Borough, post #8 http://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/4088...ml#post5570331 - just a bit of honing and we are there.
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Old 14th Mar 2010, 12:59
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I would agree that there is most certainly smething fishy going on but the fisyness bears the greater resemblace to the ghostly images of Homer and Langley.
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Old 14th Mar 2010, 23:48
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As the Ides of March approach, we might ask ourselves...is that the end of the rainbow?
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