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by pilot_gent
12 Aug 2018, 17:10
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Flight Diversions
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Flight Diversions

That would depend on the company they work for, I can give you 1 vision. All alternates are checked for the following: - weather above legal minima; - NOTAMS affecting the airport; - opening hours OK for the time frame; - OK performance wise. - Fire fighting and rescue service category OK. The airli...
by pilot_gent
25 Jul 2018, 09:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2018
Replies: 259
Views: 53226

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2018

The Embraers were brought into place for some reasons: - destinations where a small 737 was still too big (e.g. Lourdes) - Flying direct routes in stead of triangle flight (Dubrovnik, Brindisi, Naples, Athens etc). These used to be flown in triangle rotations (Athens-Thessaloniki / Dubrovnik-Brindis...
by pilot_gent
07 Jul 2018, 11:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2018
Replies: 259
Views: 53226

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2018

2. Give short-field training to TuiFly B7378/max crew in case they need to land-t/o exceptionally at ANR (with average 110 pax,this should be no problem for destinations as BCN, TLN or PMI). Since I was quite interrested I did some calculations, 112 pax and fuel for ALC. B737-800: Take-off only pos...
by pilot_gent
13 May 2018, 17:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 218491

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

You know what I would do if I would work for such a bad employer? I would quit. I would go to a competitor like KLM or Ryanair, who apparently pay sooooo much more and where pressure (werkdruk) is sooooo much lower. So, the people at Lidl and Carrefour should also quit their job and move to Holland...
by pilot_gent
12 May 2018, 03:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 218491

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Jetter wrote:
12 May 2018, 01:27
Flanker3 wrote:
12 May 2018, 00:50
SN pays the worst wages of the industry
I keep hearing this by the pilot-supporters. Does SN really pay a pilot less than Ryanair?
Base salary is at least 40% more at RYR, depending on base.
by pilot_gent
05 May 2018, 11:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 218491

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

At the 19hrs news of VTM, they said that the gross wages of SN pilots are equal to those of KLM and British Airways but that more taxes are levied on their wage. I wonder where they get their information, especially KLM. A 1 year captain at KLM earns +- 18% more than his colleague in Brussels. A fu...
by pilot_gent
04 Feb 2018, 13:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 218491

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Sure they do. Problem with the shareholders? F*ck the passengers. In every business in the entire world, when employees go on strike, the clients are always fucked. So what's your answer, make strikes illegal everywhere? What would you do if the back-office is moved (> 1000 people), uncertainty abo...
by pilot_gent
03 Feb 2018, 14:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 218491

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Sad news if the brand would disappear, don't count on the flying public however to back Brussels Airlines. They don't care about a name. Cheap, cheaper, cheapest. Just type in some airline names in your search engine of choice and you will always find something in the format of this: Airline name - ...
by pilot_gent
12 Dec 2017, 14:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Snowfall hits European airports (10/11/12 December 2017)
Replies: 75
Views: 5484

Re: Snowfall hits European airports (10/11/12 December 2017)

Unfortunately, snow & Belgium is always chaos. Probably this is indeed due to the inexperience and insufficient means that are available at BRU & other airports (management's fault, not the people working that day). In countries that are used to snow, clearing a runway takes about 10-15 minutes and ...
by pilot_gent
18 Jul 2017, 01:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: [Accident Report] 11/07/2017 SAS CRJ-900 (reg EI-FPG) on flight SK-589 Stockholm-Brussels
Replies: 19
Views: 3498

Re: On 11th July 2017, a SAS CRJ-900 (reg EI-FPG) performing flight SK-589 from Stockholm to Brussels

Me thinks that a notice "tyre debris has been found on the runway" should lead to a return and/or a precaution landing. Such notice means it's not just a flat tyre. They asked for emergency services on standby = at least precautionary. Regarding a return: with no evidence of other damage you are lo...
by pilot_gent
09 Jun 2017, 10:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 06/06/2017 power failure at Belgocontrol
Replies: 17
Views: 3393

Re: 06/06/2017 power failure at Belgocontrol

So because you've taken the worst examples, automatically Belgian ATC are good? Have YOU ever flown in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Scandinavia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland,... And the discussion here is not about single mistakes from one controller. Off course they make them. It's about an insta...
by pilot_gent
08 Jun 2017, 12:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 06/06/2017 power failure at Belgocontrol
Replies: 17
Views: 3393

Re: 06/06/2017 power failure at Belgocontrol

Pilots don't want German or any other kind of quality: they want to know how long they will fly and be safely on the ground as fast as possible (taking into account traffic and weather conditions of course). Must be the definition of ATC I guess... While I agree with you this is not a Belgian thing...
by pilot_gent
08 Jun 2017, 12:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 06/06/2017 power failure at Belgocontrol
Replies: 17
Views: 3393

Re: 06/06/2017 power failure at Belgocontrol

We all know it's typical for Belgians to complain, especially on our own systems. Of course there is room for improvement but the above post is really exaggerated: - "one of the poorest in Europe": Have you ever flown in Italy, Spain, Greece? It's typical for belgians to expect German quality while...
by pilot_gent
08 Jun 2017, 10:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 06/06/2017 power failure at Belgocontrol
Replies: 17
Views: 3393

Re: 06/06/2017 power failure at Belgocontrol

When are they going to change? This ATC provider is one of the poorest of Europe: has any pilot ever received an expected approach time when coming into BRU? At peak times they sometimes vector you miles and miles away at low altitude (like if they forgot that holding patterns exist), noone knows w...
by pilot_gent
14 Apr 2017, 23:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 69-year old passenger doctor David Dao dragged off overbooked United Express flight UA3411
Replies: 113
Views: 17093

Re: 69-year old passenger doctor David Dao dragged off overbooked United Express flight UA3411

Consumer rights ARE the law. This article on LawNewz.com (US) confirms there is a difference between "denied boarding" and "refusal of transport": http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/united-cites-wrong-rule-for-illegally-de-boarding-passenger/ Pfff :-) I still think any business owner can decide who to...
by pilot_gent
14 Apr 2017, 00:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 69-year old passenger doctor David Dao dragged off overbooked United Express flight UA3411
Replies: 113
Views: 17093

Re: 69-year old passenger doctor David Dao dragged off overbooked United Express flight UA3411

There is no legislation that obliges passengers to obey to all crew orders (example: "get off"). Passengers only have to obey when a crew demand is related to flight operations and/or to flight safety. The relevant legislation here is FAA’s Aviation Regulations FARS, 14 CFR § 125.328: “… No person ...
by pilot_gent
22 Feb 2017, 11:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels region noise regulation
Replies: 647
Views: 93713

Re: Brussels region noise regulation

As well as Brussels REgio has the right to fine all aircraft overflying his terriroty (the dB limit is really soft, by the way). But is this a solution ? I hope all airlines refuse to pay the fines (like they did in the past). Just imagine you are driving along a road which has a sign with a speed ...
by pilot_gent
22 Feb 2017, 11:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels region noise regulation
Replies: 647
Views: 93713

Re: Brussels region noise regulation

As well as Brussels REgio has the right to fine all aircraft overflying his terriroty (the dB limit is really soft, by the way). But is this a solution ? I hope all airlines refuse to pay the fines (like they did in the past). Just imagine you are driving along a road which has a sign with a speed ...
by pilot_gent
10 Feb 2017, 19:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium in 2017
Replies: 90
Views: 21323

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium in 2017

Also about Carpatair, why would TUI take Thomas Cook Airlines if Carpatair was cheaper. Aviation is business, not charity. Actually, when I was still with TUI (some years ago :) ) there was some kind of agreement. If I remember well, the checklist when needing a subcharter in JAF was to look for ai...
by pilot_gent
11 May 2016, 10:23
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: 07L or 07R at BRU
Replies: 2
Views: 1597

Re: 07 L or 07R

The VOR approach on 07L is only allowed during daylight hours, that's why they use 07R at night :-)