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Old 10th Jan 2017, 19:06   #181 (permalink)
 
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Many thanks, Buster.

I've 6000 hrs on 747s and C-130s, relief command on the former and management captain on the latter. Getting my license back was straightforward enough, it's a bit like riding a bike although I'm not one to take things for granted. I'm also a keen flight simmer and, yes, I know the hours don't count but the checklist/flow routine is still ticking over.

I attended a Flybe roadshow for DEC and was asked how I'd feel about RHS on a Dash 8; I pointed out that our job's getting from A to B safely and that I'm there to support the operation, not to worry about status and who had the most hours. Anyway, I'm daring to hope at the moment but I'll post back after the event and pass on anything not already here for others. All the best,
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 09:58   #182 (permalink)
 
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In which case, I'm sure you'll be fine. Good luck!!
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 22:39   #183 (permalink)


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Any current Flybe pilots able to give the lowdown on whether the rostering situation has improved? Wannabe here going for selection in a few weeks, but after hearing them described as 'worse than easyjet' I'm getting cold feet. Thanks.
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Old 14th Jan 2017, 08:33   #184 (permalink)
 
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I can only speak for myself when I say that I haven't seen any disruption for two months and February is looking quite light. I've had a fair bit of SBY recently and haven't been called. It'll be a hectic summer but the noises from flight ops states we should have the right number of crew for the summer.
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Old 14th Jan 2017, 09:45   #185 (permalink)
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Agreed, Jan and Feb are looking good for me.

I have heard spring and summer will be busy. If BA don't start recruitment until later this year Flybe should manage without too much disruption over the busy summer months.

Captains have been promised more Leave (35 days per annum from joining) and all dash8 pilots less block hours so things are looking brighter.
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Old 14th Jan 2017, 11:58   #186 (permalink)
 
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Things are supposed to improve however I'm getting overtime payments this month I'm flying so much (not working any days off) and I still have standbys left... I haven't had much disruption this winter so far though.

@MoeFreeman: Not trying to put you off just want to give another perspective. On the whole I'm quite happy here.
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Old 14th Jan 2017, 15:49   #187 (permalink)
 
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Overtime??
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Old 14th Jan 2017, 16:10   #188 (permalink)
 
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Sorry should have clarified in my original post, above a certain number of block hours you get paid more, supposed to compensate for working hard but to be getting it in winter is disappointing.
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Old 14th Jan 2017, 21:21   #189 (permalink)
 
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Well as an FO, Nov 70 block hours Dec 55 Jan 45 Feb 35 but do have leave in Feb.
Got a lot of standby in Jan.
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 21:05   #190 (permalink)


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Anyone willing to discuss this in a private message? I'm having a small crisis here

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Old 18th Jan 2017, 10:08   #191 (permalink)
 
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Anyone willing to discuss this in a private message? I'm having a small crisis here

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