Interviews, jobs & sponsorshipDo ya feel lucky, Punk? Well do ya? If so, here's the place to swap the hot gen on who's sponsoring or employing, their selection criteria, and where those oh so elusive first jobs can be spotted in the wild. Watch out for the tumbleweeds...
And yes they do seem to be recruiting, although not in any great volume. A CPL/IR and MCC with the bare minimum of hours meets their requirements, however with this alone your cv will often travel to the bottom of the pile. A recommendation from someone who has a bit of influence will usually go a long way so I'm told.
I also believe Paul Dandeker will have less involvment with recruitment as of this month. I was informed a new appointment has been made in this area. Will be interesting to see any changes this may bring?
The SF340 at Derry was a Loganair SF340 and nose wheel steering, well, it's a possible problem on the Saab.
I think the point that is been made, rather harshly put, that the experience levels at the front of these Logi Saabs are now zero in both seats. And they are now seeing what happends when you promote people into the LHS that are generally known to be not suitable but hey, have an ATPL.
D2's idea of bringing in Self Sponsored type rated guys from Sweden is false economy, i'm sure Scott Grier would think it's great but these guys are looking at going home the day they arrive...the longterm cost of this goes to Loganair.
Really sad cos it's truly a great company with awesome flying.
Let's hope Logan have reinstated the tradition of employing FIs based in Scotland. When I was looking for a job they would always make up a load of b^%ocks about requirements. 1000hrs, 1500hrs blah blah blah. I was based at one of their bases had over 1000hrs and a personal recomendation and it meant squat to PDD. Then you would see a 160 hr Cabair person online and already asking for a transfer. Let's hope they have learned their lesson.
Think this thread is creeping a little bit. I realise the name rumour appears on the title of this website, but for the moment could we stick to the facts! slamaccel - to answer your question - yes three 340 B aircraft arriving, (date of which as yet unknown), however at the moment it's looking like there will only be a net increase of one, as two will prob replace the two leased 340 A's at EDI. In addition at the moment, crew compliment seems to be fairly settled, not many leaving. saying that however it does appear that recruitment is continuing. SD & Duir. Think if I were you I'd try my level best to get my facts straight before posting nonsense.
Duir. Think if I were you I'd try my level best to get my facts straight before posting nonsense
Would you like me to send you a copy of the emails that Logan sent me with hrs requirements changing each time or would you prefer to come and meet the low hrs integrated pilots they took on in person?
While I accept the fact that a few of these guys may have went off to do an FIC, dropped meatballs, towed banners...whatever; I would imagine that a large majority were recruited with the bare minimum of hours. And this is Oxford alone.
I kNOW of at least 2 integrated students who were taken out of an FTE course this year (they were on my friends TR course in Sweden) and Cabair publically advertise that graduates have been taken from them also (albiet it may not be completely 'direct')
Therefore JTFC, I wouldn't discount duir's comment. You may be spending a little more time meeting low houred integrated graduates than you first anticipated.
p.s. this insn't any sort of gripe at Loganair's recruitment. It obviously works for them and these guys have been taken on some degree of merit I'm sure. I also know that they take low houred modular guys as well, along with instructors who have built a little SEP time. So fairs fair
I haven't seen any evidence of "immatureness" if thats a word, when controlling the LOG crews in and out of PB (LSI). In fact they seem to have some of the best airmanship skills i've seen, given the very testing conditions that can occur.
They are also after direct entry captains. This kind of suggests that they don't have enough pilots "coming through." It's not just low hour pilots that have been targeted, they are also after people with hours. I was offered a job by them recently and I have the 1000+ hours and a fairly varied background.