14th August 2017 at 22:34 #822863
Quite an enjoyable start to the series of programmes featuring EasyJet’s pilot training on ITV.
The last 5 minutes of the rookie pilot alone in the flight-deck with the mandatory cabin crew in the Captains seat was interesting in the chat subject matter. Was he a tits or bum guy etc, etc?!! Definitely not BOAC calibre….!15th August 2017 at 07:26 #822879
A close friend of mine, ex BA Captain out of LHR, is one of the pilot trainers down there. He started off training Easyjet pilots on Airbus as opposed to the Boeing they were familiar with.
Odd that he didn’t mention the telly programme to me last time we spoke. I’ll need to check it out, see if he’s part of it.15th August 2017 at 08:03 #822883
Here’s the link15th August 2017 at 08:28 #822888
I also enjoyed the opener last night. I’m probably not the only one on here, of a certain age, who thought “they are so young”. Very amused by Cornelius’s mother asking when he was likely to be promoted to Captain, so that she could see some return on her hefty investment (c£120K).
The cockpit chat was cringe-worthy but it could be the start of the “love interest” thread for the series!15th August 2017 at 09:33 #822896
I chose the wrong job for dating opportunities! That line about “real or fake boobs?” had my mouth hanging open.
I will be watching the next episode.15th August 2017 at 13:03 #822915
I was a little concerned at the amount of help the trainees had from the check pilot on what was described as their final check ride before flying passengers.
The atmosphere with the other trainees filming their buddies, whilst standing by the open cockpit door was for me a little too jolly for what basically is meant to be a sign off to take control of an £80 million jet + the lives of nearly 200 passengers…16th August 2017 at 22:51 #823157
I was surprised at the line “what’s important, boobs or arse”? And totally agree with Martyn about the check pilot. He should have kept quiet and judged, and probably failed the pilot.
When I did my check flight, the check pilot, a friend of mine as well, gave no help or advice. I could have been alone. He was totally professional, as he should be, and yes I passed first time.17th August 2017 at 21:19 #823302
Interestingly, the link no longer works, and if you search for the programme in itv, it is no longer available.
Have EZY found a way of censoring something that sounds as though it may have been a touch embarrassing?17th August 2017 at 21:27 #823303
I think you’re right18th August 2017 at 08:14 #823334
People get shocked and ofended by everything these days. I wasn’t shocked, just surprised it was shown. But that’s life. I’ve been asked the same question many times by female friends so it’s not unusual.18th August 2017 at 08:37 #823339
I bet the producers, on strict instructions from Easy management, are doing the headless chicken bit to ensure that next mondays programme shows EasyJet pilots in a more professional light!19th August 2017 at 15:22 #823514
re-appeared on You Tube (S1 E1)19th August 2017 at 18:27 #823523
I watched it and, hot dates, boobs and arse excepted, actually found it quite interesting, particularly toe rookie girl taking her first solo flight in NZ.21st August 2017 at 07:54 #823577
Estelle…agreed!21st August 2017 at 09:13 #823593
Another interesting operating procedure, which I know is relevant to all airlines, were the number of airports (or rather approaches) that could not be considered for the live medical emergency, due to it being too complex for the inexperienced F/O to take over in the event of the captain becoming incapacitated once committed to the approach..
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