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Old 10th Mar 2017, 17:53   #201 (permalink)
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And the sim assessment is made on the e-jet ! Easy plane to fly ! Been one of the E-jet contractor took by flybe 2 years ago and on the dash 8 now full contract, if you fly a dash regularly, the e-jet will be soooo comfy and no catch !
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Old 11th Mar 2017, 18:33   #202 (permalink)
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Hello. First of all, my apologize to those I may have offended with my mistake writting "a" instead of "u".
Secondly, BusterHot, I completely agree with you about the way you and flybe think regarding the selection process. It is quite comprehensible you to want the best pilots and trainable ones. I hope to be one of them. I am doing my best to be prepared for technical questions since I finished my aeronautical studies long time ago....
Ah! one last thing, I do not like boasting at all, It was not my intention to look like that. Sorry again just in case, and I wish all of you a good weekend.
Good luck all of you.
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Old 16th Mar 2017, 19:56   #203 (permalink)
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What are the chances of getting an EXT base at Flybe?
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 07:00   #204 (permalink)
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In what capacity?

FO - reasonable
CP - slim to none
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 08:31   #205 (permalink)
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Old 19th Mar 2017, 09:37   #206 (permalink)

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Buster Hot writes
If everyone learns the interview questions parrot fashion and can fly the profile with their eyes shut, then what are we really getting?
Couldn't agree more, years ago I had the misfortune of line training a CTC graduate who appeared to have no flying aptitude whatsoever, when I asked him how he had prepared for the sim assessment he told me he had hired a defunct trident sim and under the tuition of it's owner, had practiced the assessment route for a week.

Amusingly, during the line training he complained that I was making too many notes in his training file, to which I replied "well if you wrote down a few notes yourself, I wouldn't have to!"

the fare paying public deserve better
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Old 21st Mar 2017, 11:09   #207 (permalink)
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the fare paying public deserve better
Sadly, Alycidon, some are often little more than members of the fare paying public in terms of skill, ability and interest.
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Old 25th Mar 2017, 20:18   #208 (permalink)
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Three aircraft that are owned by Flybe (not leased) are currently available for primarily for sale, although lease options available.

Effected aircraft are; G-JEDU, G-JEDV and G-JEDW - these are the aircraft Flybe purchased in 2014 at the end of their leases.

Must be downsizing the fleet a fair amount, with two Embraer's being leased to Stobart Air this summer, too.
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Old 25th Mar 2017, 20:22   #209 (permalink)
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I was under the impression they were a bit tight on Crash8 availability for the summer schedule? Modernising the fleet/different type or no real shortage?
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 09:36   #210 (permalink)
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Can anybody give me an idea of the roster pattern for a Dash Captain based out of Exeter please? I have been working abroad since I left Flybe and would like to come home now! However if the roster is the same as 2007 then I guess I will be staying where I am. The 5 on 2 off earlies to lates was bloody awful. It is the reason I left.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 06:36   #211 (permalink)
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Indeed, and the fact they're not supposed to do it any more is only because a few years ago the pilots went the brink with the company and they blinked. So we're supposed to have a minimum of 60hrs over 2 days off, which you'll usually get, although normally not an hour more. However bad as that was, now the gloves have come off under EASA, the same individual is in charge of rostering and issuing EASA complaint rosters with brutal pleasure and you would think of your workload and energy levels 5y ago as a kind of halcyon golden age in comparison, I know I do. Also I doubt you'd get near EXT for a while as I believe it's the Northern bases that are permanently short. Make sure you talk to lots of people at Flybe before jumping back here.

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Old 18th Apr 2017, 07:42   #212 (permalink)
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Just announced to the markets this morning, that the CFO PDK has resigned and will be leaving in October for a position elsewhere.
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Old 21st Apr 2017, 10:40   #213 (permalink)
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And the DFO has just jumped ship too with immediate effect
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Old 21st Apr 2017, 10:52   #214 (permalink)
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Jumped ship or pushed?
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