- Feb 13, 2010
I did here of a Virgin pilot who got Bali Belly on the return sector back to Melbourne and they made his life hell apparently. I've had to ground myself at the moment due to a sudden deterioration in my eyesight - not sure how long that is going to take to get back to something flyable... was very close to making it to 50 and 20:20 in 2020 but fell over three months short...I see them as a bureaucratic bully. In many ways weak, captured by the airlines they are supposed to regulate, but happy to use their weight against an individual. In particular, the medical side is somewhere between utterly incompetent, and criminally vindictive. Happy to mistakenly ground someone, but then making it an expensive, and very long winded, process to give back their medical. And never any admission of error.