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Old 13th Nov 2013, 00:48
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Tiger now employing DEC Astronaut's.......

Wow, 15,000 hours TT?

Who pulled these requirements out of their butt?

Hilarious.
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Old 13th Nov 2013, 01:49
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15000 TT = mouldy blue shirt club?
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Old 13th Nov 2013, 03:51
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That would have to be someone looking after their mates. Who's the CP at Tiger?
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Old 13th Nov 2013, 04:29
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Impressive-the ex AN legacy seems like it will never die. Thats nearly double the requirements for DEC at EK-which has just a few more challenges
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Old 13th Nov 2013, 04:38
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Reality is that if you are an Australian and you already have airline jet command time you would be close to that anyway. The majority of the Captains at VB/Jetstar/QF would have that easy.

This ain't Europe where you start flying a 737/A320 with 250 hours. Most guys start in jets around 5000 total.

Tiger want guys with experience and good luck to them Whether they want to pay for that or not will be the question!
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Old 13th Nov 2013, 05:52
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My guess is its a typo.
For the conspiracy theorists out there- tiger won't be able to get any pilots with those requirements so will call for 457 visas.
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Old 13th Nov 2013, 05:55
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15000hrs TT hahaha..for a 320 job? hahaha Oztranoughts only perhaps
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Old 13th Nov 2013, 06:16
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Funniest thing is, I personally know a handful of the Captains there, 1 a Trainer, and none of them have 15,000 hours.

does that mean they should quit?!?!?

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Old 13th Nov 2013, 09:03
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The majority of the Captains at VB/Jetstar/QF would have that easy.
I just tried a straw poll of five friends at VA, four are captains, they are between 8300 and 12800 total time.
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Old 13th Nov 2013, 09:39
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"your application was not as competitive as other applicants in this instance."
Lots of competition and highly experienced applicants don't you know.
It's not about if you cut the grade, it's all about comparing you to others post testing assessment, I guess they want some pilots that will surpass everyone else.
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 08:02
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They are targeting experienced aussie expats from dragon/cathay/emirates ect. And they will get them. No shortage of keen guys to come home...
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 08:11
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An expat mate tried Tiger for a while but it was so bad, he went overseas again.

And I can tell you personally that I know of no-one in CX who is interested.

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Old 14th Nov 2013, 11:22
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The plan, or at least what has been purported as the conditions for the purchase of 60% of TT by VA, was that TT be brought to profitability. This aint' gunna happen with just 11 aircraft.

Probably asking a bit much for highly experienced crews to leave secure positions until at least some sort of movement is seen in this regard.

Personally, I don't know how they(VA) are going to do it?
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 11:29
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15,000 TT - not a typo
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 14:23
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15000 TT is more than fair as long as Tiger are willing to pay commensurate with that experience.
Somehow I think that's unlikely.....
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 16:27
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Ok....for my 20000 hours what are they paying? I will throw in 13 years as a TRE for free...what's the offer?..I didn't think so.
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 16:40
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SOPS I reckon about a dollar per hour per month would be minimum acceptable....
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 17:59
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Here's a guy that's almost qualified for the job .. has 13500 hours TT at 33 years of age. (So he averaged 900 hours per year, every year, since he was 18 years of age to have that amount of hours ). Pity he doesn't have an A320 TR.
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 19:36
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The A in Astronaut stands for Ansett... Clearly the managers are trying to recruit their ex-Ansett mates....this is what happens in the smaller companies. After a long exile the misunderstood are invited back to Australia...

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Old 14th Nov 2013, 20:09
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...or is it ex-Ansett ex-mates?
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