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Pacific Blue with no crew?

Old 22nd Aug 2008, 06:44
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I cant afford that and being off work for 7 weeks for the rating.
7 weeks? surely there must be some mistake......

you could build a 737 in 7 weeks

Most initial jet type ratings should take between 4 and 5 weeks..my first jet rating took 4 weeks at Alteon.
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Old 22nd Aug 2008, 20:50
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Im a bit slow....These things takes me a bit longer.
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Old 23rd Aug 2008, 21:26
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Devil Devils advocate

Good news on direct recruitment , although Rishworth still have the vacancy on their website , so perhaps a gradual transition across from contractors. Some really capable senior trainers have recently walked away from PB...I don't think it's a happy camp
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 00:57
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Yes 2 more "Checkers" have walked etc.
Another Capt just walked too...

PBN on 20 July: "Take my word for it mate, double figures in the last 6 months. Last year around 20 or so."

What is the count now Delta-T ?
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 06:11
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mmm, from late last year, plus your 3, that would now make 10
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 09:25
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Alot more than that champ
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Old 31st Aug 2008, 10:03
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DeltaT

FACT
I just went through the April 08 phone list and found 9 Capt MIA. I counted 47 Skippers less 4 management pilots, leaves me with 44 minus the 9 is over 20% attrition IN 4 MONTHS. I have not taken into account any F/O's or anyone else who left prior to April 08. I have included recent upgrades as part of the 44. Them the facts people. As the forum title suggests Pacific Blue with no crew.
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Old 1st Sep 2008, 05:43
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Well my phone aint ringin to offer me a job...
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Old 1st Sep 2008, 10:10
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Guess things aren't that desperate after all then huh?
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Old 2nd Sep 2008, 00:11
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From the Terms and Conditions on PB's online application form, 'Initially Flight Crew will be based in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand and Pacific Blue may allocate Flight Crew to alternate bases to meet operational requirements'..

Has anyone been lucky enough to be based in Brisbane? or is this just a carrot?


go_soaring! instead
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Old 2nd Sep 2008, 02:58
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Any news on salary sacrifice?? The application form hints at it? are there too many fellas/lass's coming back with the NG rating. or too many people with 40 - 45 k depending on how the oz $ feels.
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Old 2nd Sep 2008, 10:43
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Brisbane = heard no (Go VB if u want that)
Salary sacrifice = no (foreign idea to N.Z.)

20% attrition IN 4 MONTHS. ouch!
40-45 for the rating - double ouch!
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Old 2nd Sep 2008, 15:37
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Change the Guard !

Looks like the boys in Swan Hill or the Master in London should take a closer look at the monkey management in that lil ol island east of Tassie.

Never seen Sir R put up with crap like is going on in CHC.
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Old 3rd Sep 2008, 10:11
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This may've been covered earlier.
Did I hear something about an ex Eagle pilot heading back to the 1900 from PacBlue?
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Old 3rd Sep 2008, 22:52
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Blimey - thats a sad indictment, returning to EAGLE. Something tells me RB doesn't give a flying fig, unless it costs him money or there's a smoking hole.
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 01:02
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Lots of changes happening at Pac Blue from what I am finding out. PB helping you out with the type rating isn't off the ground yet so no info on that.
I did hear (and yes treat it as heresay) that PB have recently put some pilots in Brisbane, but they are still on NZ$ pay. -Which I guess stops the other pilots from complaining.
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 07:05
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And VB are putting 15 or so pilots up in NZ to fly PB a/c for the next 6 months? why don't they just base the VB guys out of BN?
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 08:12
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an ex Eagle pilot heading back to the 1900 from PacBlue?
Correct

Cjam, about 75% of the flying happens out of Auckland, 24 hours a day 7 days a weeek.

Yes, Brisbane is a major hub but it seems they are needed for rostering out of Auckland with the early starts and back-of-the-clock schedules there.

Why not a Brisbane base for all, then? Terms and conditions are 1 issue, being on VB's patch I guess another?


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Old 4th Sep 2008, 22:35
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wholly crap, back to Eagle after Pac Blue, now that says something
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