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    openfly
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    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….!

    #822879

    seasonedtraveller
    Participant

    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.

    #822883

    Tom Otley
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    #822888

    Poshgirl58
    Participant

    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!

    #822896

    Bath_VIP
    Participant

    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.

    #822915

    MartynSinclair
    Moderator

    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…

    #823157

    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    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.

    #823302

    esselle
    Participant

    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?

    #823303

    Tom Otley
    Keymaster
    #823334

    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    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.

    #823339

    openfly
    Participant

    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!

    #823514

    MartynSinclair
    Moderator

    re-appeared on You Tube (S1 E1)

    #823523

    esselle
    Participant

    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.

    #823577

    openfly
    Participant

    Estelle…agreed!

    #823593

    MartynSinclair
    Moderator

    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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