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Old 10th Jan 2017, 18:06   #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, 08:58   #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, 21:39   #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, 07:33   #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, 08:45   #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, 10:58   #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, 14:49   #187 (permalink)
 
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Overtime??
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Old 14th Jan 2017, 15:10   #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, 20:21   #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, 20:05   #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 24th Jan 2017, 11:22   #191 (permalink)


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Hi guys. I passed the whole selection for FO and I'm waiting to be contacted by Flybe to start the course. Can anyone tell me how long Flybe take to call you up ? For me its already been almost 2 months without hearing from them.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 06:14   #192 (permalink)
 
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Well, I attended the selection and didn't even make the interview stage. I guess I'm not Flybe material. I only wish there were some feedback rather than wait a year and try again. I'm 53 and can't wait that long.

I feel rather like an older lady who's made herself up to look younger, been knocked back and ends up feeling ashamed for trying. Who am I kidding?

Well, time to get back on the horse.

All the best to those who made it.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 08:30   #193 (permalink)
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Sorry it didn't work out BB, I guess that was the CTC selection. The company has taken some of the selection back in house as they have had problems with it previously.

Keep in touch with the recruitment people.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 08:34   #194 (permalink)
 
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They've only taken direct entry captain selection back in-house, not first officer recruitment.
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Old 15th Feb 2017, 10:13   #195 (permalink)
 
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Bummer you didn't make interview - I assumed everyone was interviewed and group exercised regardless of PILAPT result...?
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Old 15th Feb 2017, 10:41   #196 (permalink)
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BB if you were assessed by CTC for a FO position suggest you approach Flybe directly for DEC. Others have done so successfully, I'm told.
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 08:41   #197 (permalink)
 
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Hi gays, I am attending to a DEC on Q400, has anybody info about the assessment; interview, simulator profile?.
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 11:10   #198 (permalink)
 
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You're probably not going to appreciate my reply, but what you ask is precisely the reason we took the DEC command selection process back "in house". If everyone learns the interview questions parrot fashion and can fly the profile with their eyes shut, then what are we really getting?

In the past, people got job offers without being adequately probed but when they started their Sim training, we'd find out "in a heartbeat" that actually they weren't as good as they'd have had us believe. What would then ensue was an embarrassing episode of hand wringing, bull$hit excuses, shifting blame onto others, failing LST's, extra training, poor base training, possible demotion to FO or ultimately termination.

If you're good enough to have been picked out of a bunch of applicants for an interview, then one would hope that given a bit of homework by yourself and paying attention to the brief they give you, then, if you've got a modicum of common sense and can fly to a standard commensurate with your supposed experience, then you shouldn't have a problem.

Ultimately we want to find out about you and see if you can fly so that, putting it bluntly, we don't waste our time. I would humbly suggest that now it's all been brought back "in house", that finding out what questions Fred Bloggs was asked isn't really going to help you as the interviewers are quite good at sifting bull$hit. And the profile is such that the instructors that do it can actually tell whether or not the person can fly; they need to as we've been stung too many times. But quite honestly if you CAN actually fly, it's really not that hard. Just be yourself, be honest and fly accurately. Best of luck.
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 12:10   #199 (permalink)
 
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By FIRGCCC:

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Hi gays,
I only have a LPE 5, but i do feel assaulted.....
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 12:30   #200 (permalink)
 
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I couldn't help but notice that you have already been offered a job with Air Baltic (Air Baltic information forum). You also have an assessment with Flybe. I am really pleased for you (I am not being sarcastic, I mean it).
The only thing I would like to say to you is work your way through, without boasting so much. If you are a Commander, I am sure you are well capable of succeeding in your interview. There are many pilots around, who cannot afford to fund a type rating, and they are really struggling to get a single interview.
All the best.
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