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3rd Dec 2002, 00:42
Hi guyz,

I know everyone is sick of this question come up every few months, but thought id reopen it anyway. Any help in the matter will be most appreciated.

"QF Start Date

Has anyone out there been given a start date with the big Q recently, or does anyone have any info on upcoming courses to be run??? Any info would be great!!!"



Freek Flyer
3rd Dec 2002, 11:16
I know of a couple of ppl with a start date on the 16th of dec, no idea what a/c type. Both Direct Entry, Also know of a couple having reference checks done.

Things are moving along! From what I hear courses are starting every month basically.

Cheers All

3rd Dec 2002, 22:09
Thanks Freak Flyer,

Have another quesrion actually. If ur reference cx have been done, does it mean, your in? and if so, any idea on the waiting period?

I realise my questions reflect impatience, but as someone said on one of the other threads, its the wait that really kills.

Really would appreciate any comments/news etc!!



Freek Flyer
4th Dec 2002, 02:22

With regards to reference checks, I don't think it means your in, but things are definately looking very good, one would assume that if they are going to the trouble to check references they must be interested. Put it this way, I've never heard of anyone get reference checked and not get in. Took me two weeks after ref checks to get a start date, but have heard of guys and gals with only a day or two wait.

Hope this all helps

Cheers All

4th Dec 2002, 06:07
Thanks again for that!! and congrats!!

Well, its been a few weeks for me too. so i hope its soon!! and i hope i dont make history!!

4th Dec 2002, 10:34

Hope all goes well with QF.
Do you mind me asking how many hours do you have and your age. Just checking for myself really, as I have over the 500 hours command for QF minimums, but am in my early 30's. Cheers for the info.

Freek Flyer
4th Dec 2002, 10:47
23, just under 3000hrs

4th Dec 2002, 23:39
If it is any use to those with an iminent start date, I am on classic conversion at present as are three others.

We were told that there will be a total of 12 classic S/O conversions, including us, in the very near future.

I don't think any of the remaining 8 have been filled as yet so would expect the next couple of courses to include 4 classic.

You won't know for sure until your first day.

Freek Flyer
5th Dec 2002, 04:12
Thanks IsDon,

Just a question, how long from start to your first flight is classic training? I've heard various things from 3 to 6 months, anything more solid than that?

5th Dec 2002, 05:24
Java, im 24, 1700hrs!!

well, my case has been slightly different to the norm. My Reference cx's were done on the day of my medical and CHC's.
So basically, they did not have my results at that stage. So im really not sure as to the waiting period to be expected etc!! :confused:
and its been close to 3 weeks since all that!!

5th Dec 2002, 07:14
Apparently at least 4 of the Dec 16 course are on the 767, and those 4 have already been notified...


Jimmy Pop
5th Dec 2002, 07:18
There were 4 classic guys on the November course.

5th Dec 2002, 18:41
Thanks DJD and Good Luck

Too Anyone Elso out there-
Don't mean to hijack this thread, but can anyone tell me if they have been or anyone they know been accepted in to QF with about 1000 hours and meeting all other criteria, but be in their 30's. Just trying to gauge my chances.



5th Dec 2002, 23:14
Java - don't give up mate - it happens!

Metro Boy
6th Dec 2002, 00:41
How long does Qantas take to notify you after your interview?

6th Dec 2002, 00:49

your 3-6 months is correct as it has taken these 2 extremes depending on sim and instructor availability.

In our case we started in the last week of Sept and are programmed to do our last sim (of about 40) on 5 Jan but this date already looks like blowing out by a week or thereabouts, so 3 1/2 to 4 months for our course.

The classic course is the longest as it also includes a Flight Engineer conversion. S/Os also relieve the F/E, but you probably already knew that.

If the statement above about 4 classic PUITs on the November course is correct then expect another 4 in the new year. There are also some F/Os being trained on the classic at present.

6th Dec 2002, 05:57
About 3 months in my case. Really depends. And I am not sure, what it depends on.

9th Dec 2002, 05:52

Keen to know more about your plight. Got a number I can call?