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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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@FIRGCCC:

You do know that you can go back and edit your own posts don't you?
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Old 19th Mar 2017, 09:37   #206 (permalink)


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Buster Hot writes
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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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Old 10th Aug 2017, 15:16   #215 (permalink)
 
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Current Situation

Hi all. Wannabe here considering potential cadet programmes, one of which is an MPL with FlyBe. Have read through this forum and there is some great insights. I'm just looking to tap into any knowledge you can share on the current situation at FlyBe (noticed they were loss making) and also whether there is good prospects to transition to a jet (within or outwith the company) in the future. Much appreciated.
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 18:14   #216 (permalink)
 
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Just curious. How junior is the E175 for FOs? What are the most junior and most senior E175 bases? Don't worry, I realise nobody can ever be hired into the E175 and that the long progression is from the Dash.
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 18:39   #217 (permalink)
 
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It's been a story of extremes. Up until 2y or so ago guys were RHS Dash for 6-7y with no sniff of RHS jet. 18 months ago we couldn't give away spaces on some jet conversion courses, because of pilot attrition rates and E195's coming out of mothballs guys were getting on it with only 12m or so on the Dash. That attrition has slowed down markedly so has movement, along with the return of some E195's everything's slowing down again. Most junior bases probably the smaller ones (DSA CWL) with not a lot in it between BHX/MAN and maybe EXT being a bit more senior.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 07:22   #218 (permalink)
 
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A couple of questions on joining the dash fleet..

Greetings all, I'm in the process of applying for Flybe through the MPL cadet scheme, just a couple of quick questions if anyone could assist?

How many sectors does line training typically take? Is there a minimum number of sectors?
I assume Flybe will fly you all the way up to the 900 hours per year maximum?
What is the likelihood of being based at Southampton? (First choice)

Many thanks, have a great day.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 08:02   #219 (permalink)
 
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About 40.
The company are supposed to be capping Dash drivers at 775 this financial year and 750 the next, we'll see about that come next March though. Rolling totals are about 800-850 at the moment.
It's not unheard of but I wouldn't rely on a southern base straight out of the gate.
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Old 17th Aug 2017, 10:11   #220 (permalink)


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On the Q400, you are more likely to be given Scottish bases to begin with. After 2 years you will be able to apply for a transfer, if operations allow.

Fantastic company for a first job, with the prospect to command in 3 years.

One of the lowest 5yr bond in the industry, 18K GBP, payable over 4 years, starting from year 2.
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