You say "I hope we take on a good bunch of experienced guys and gals, not just those who paid for a rating and don't have any serious experience on it. I say this as it upsets me that the industry seems to be cutting out the old style progression from turbo to jet by just getting those who have paid for rating in the hope that one day they may get some line experience."
Do you really think your 300 hours TT prior to joining the RHS of an A320 entitles you to say this? Even if you were a safety pilot on a Navajo...
Pot kettle black springs to mind and a typical comment from someone who has had a leg up and wants to stand on the fingers of others trying to claw their way up.
No, he was from a company that went bust late last year.
Oh, so he was type rated, but just with little or no experience on type? I'm just wondering how many non type rated guys they looked at.
I come under the "experienced but not type rated" criteria (3000 hours light turboprop), just finding it a bit difficult to get any interest in my CV at the moment. For basically the reasons that CABUS has outlined, I would surmise.
If people start moving through the industry it would mean that guys with low hrs can get their first commercial jobs, which we would all like to see! Most UK jet operators are not taking on direct low hour modular pilots anymore, which is a real shame. However if the progression I spoke about from turbo/light to jet started again it would start to clear up the pool of low hour mod guys which sadly being missed, as they would be taken into the turbo/light cat. The massive spanner in the works are the integrated schools which offer low hour direct jet jobs and the airlines see this as an easy option as it doesn't appear to cost the airline much. This is bypassing everyone and is halting the career progression which would benefit all.
Mine is the same, I have 737 TR no 75/76 rating. I can't believe they would still need people for the summer now with no TR summer would nearly be over by the time you got on line but hey this is aviation i mean airlines just don;t leave things to chance and do things last minute......do they!!!!! LOL.....
Interesting that some people still think they are owed a job by an airline just because they have a few flight hours. Please don't misunderstand me - I wish this were the case, but it isn't! Anyone serious about a position with an airline must join the fight to be better qualified than the next person. Inevitably this means being type rated. Choose your rating wisely and it will be a good investment. If unable or unwilling, continue to complain about those who make their choice differently.
What are the chances of finding B757 rated guys at this stage in the season?
Plenty of 757 rated folks out there but very few unemployed and ready to start within 3 months ie ready for the Summer season. I don't know of any that would give up a permanent position for a seasonal contract.
As said previously, I think they'll struggle. Improve the T's and C's and maybe......
Sorry I bothered, I expect you want someone to make a personal introduction for you and maybe even put in a good word. If you need a job on a 75, perhaps you should keep your own eyes open, next time you may be in a position to apply within the deadline.
Funnily enough I happened to subscribe to this thread when it began just out of interest, never actually expected to get the email quoted above at such a late stage in the summer... but was quite pleasantly surprised when I got it and was able to reply and say I was type rated on the A320.
Just wondering if anybody had a profile of what they were looking for? I cant imagine there are too many guys sitting around at this point in the year with 500 hours on type, but who knows really. Personally I don't have time on type but have higher totals and I would hope a higher skillset than a newbie cadet as Im currently flying as a jump pilot.
Just wondering where I would stand really?
PM me if anyone has any info, thanks in advance, and best of look to anyone who gets in.
Just wondering if anyone has any updates on the situation at TCX after the email a fortnight ago asking to contact them?
Anyone been invited to an interview / Assessment? Does seem very late on to be looking my application still says under review i think they must have a maybe pile as i am not TR on the 75/76......but have Boeing time, who knows!!!
About 600 applicants of which about 30 had 500 hrs+ on 320/757. After filtering, the numbers for interview were a little low so we requested emails from those rated with lower hours. It's a little difficult to explain the online system which is used company wide, but it's hard to pick up that one answer without reviewing all cv's (if filed).
Some pilots took this specific request to email back that they hadn't got the rating but ..etc and also someone posted an email address on the forums. As you can imagine, neither of those actions help us and would tend to reduce your likelihood of selection.
As it is, the requirement has stabilised, we have recruited from the initial numbers and are complete for this summer.
If you are as it would appear replying in an official capacity, can I ask why are TCX using a public "rumour" forum to update applicants on the recruitment process? I've never heard of an airline utilise such a medium to communicate, and if I'm honest it doesn't seem a particularly professional method.