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Old 10th Mar 2016, 09:38
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Does QLink have the required process in place to eventually upgrade these trainees to command positions?
Fairly sure they had that in place before Rex did. They can even do ATPL check rides now.
A 150 CPL pilot with IR and ATPL theory could start at QLink and in 5 years be in the left seat, likely less if they try hard to find hours (not hard up North). QLinks training department is good at what they do, and most have the experience of training the previous generations of trainees.
I really really really hope there is no maximum hour limit. I'm also keen to here from any ex cadets or current insiders that might have an answer to that.
Cadets or Trainees? QLink doesn't have a Cadet program, it ran a babysitting program for Qantas's Cadets for about 8+ years.
Previous trainees have been dropped into lower courses than their hrs would have suggested. So yes it has been possible to be a trainee when you were close to Direct Entry, or 'in-between' the 2 options.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 10:54
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For those asking it states Pass in Australian ATPL Human Factors Theory, not sure if that was amended to make it clearer
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 12:17
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For those asking it states Pass in Australian ATPL Human Factors Theory, not sure if that was amended to make it clearer
Where does it say? It still says "Pass in a Australian Human Factors theory (Level 1 only)" on Qantas Careers. Just genuinely curious.

On a side note, does anybody know a good place to convert FAA ME-CPL/IR to CASA CPL/MECIR in Perth? Time to get back home it seems. If anyone has any recommendation, PM me plz. Cheers.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 19:56
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On the AFAP ad for me
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 22:29
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Where does it say? It still says "Pass in a Australian Human Factors theory (Level 1 only)" on Qantas Careers. Just genuinely curious.
It will be a requirement to have an ATPL pass in HUF, as with Part 61 it will then allow them to Issue your MCC based on your sim training.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 23:48
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Has anyone received any responses or updates on their applications yet?
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 00:26
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Also the qantas website was changed on Thursday to specify HUF ATPL rather than just a pass in Australian HUF
An interesting requirement. Not many applicants will have just this, as once you start your ATPL theory it all needs to be completed in a set time to remain valid. 2 years?
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 08:01
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Nope. But can hardly expect to hear back from them until they either close applications or if you have way more experience than the minimums. Also the qantas website was changed on Thursday to specify HUF ATPL rather than just a pass in Australian HUF.
One can get rejected for having more hours than the published minimum? what kind of logic is that?

Btw, does any insider know how long this recruitment will keep on going? May be until QF mainline starts S/O recruitment?

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Old 13th Mar 2016, 10:35
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Originally Posted by lee_apromise View Post
One can get rejected for having more hours than the published minimum? what kind of logic is that?

Btw, does any insider know how long this recruitment will keep on going? May be until QF mainline starts S/O recruitment?
Between April and December, about 70 to be hired. It won't stop there though.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 11:37
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AJ,

I thought QL were overstocked - what's changed/changing!? Good news for the rest of us I guess.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 11:45
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AJ,

I thought QL were overstocked - what's changed/changing!? Good news for the rest of us I guess.
Massive shortage for the last 6 to 12 months and looks like it is only going to get worse...many FO's already reached their annual quota and having a well deserved break. The problem is training a newbie is not a 3 or 4 day gig it takes several months and within that time Emirates and Cathay or other operators are taking more. But yes good for people that want to join!
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 11:45
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Originally Posted by ConfigFull View Post
AJ,

I thought QL were overstocked - what's changed/changing!? Good news for the rest of us I guess.
CF,

You'd be correct if you said that a few months ago. This industry is more cyclical than my bank balance.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 11:49
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Originally Posted by Density View Post
Massive shortage for the last 6 to 12 months and looks like it is only going to get worse...many FO's already reached their annual quota and having a well deserved break. The problem is training a newbie is not a 3 or 4 day gig it takes several months and within that time Emirates and Cathay or other operators are taking more. But yes good for people that want to join!
Thanks, that's good to know. Interesting though, EK etc. would be taking captains yes? So a pretty quick upgrade time for a new joiner? I imagine that way they can easily replace the FOs being upgraded?
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 12:01
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Time to command still 3-5/6 years depending on the base.

Still plenty of FO's in the queue for a command so very pre-mature to start talking time to command...
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 21:29
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Interviews in South Africa

I don't mean to throw a spanner in the works.I just thought j would mention that Qantas Link has been in South Africa looking for Dash 8 Q400 first officers.Apparently 30 guys interviewed already and still going on.
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Old 14th Mar 2016, 07:59
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Spend the money or wait or both

Bit shy on the twin time for direct entry but got triple all the other requirements, would they be strictly looking for newbies to train or would they rather people with a few thousand hours, multiple renewals, turbine time and most of the twin?
Hire a twin and get the hours or apply or do both that's the question isn't it?
Cheers
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Old 14th Mar 2016, 08:11
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Hi Guys,

Does anyone know or has done in the past 12 months the ASL exam, if it is the same format as it was about 2 years ago? Need to know about how many buttons a factory made over a period etc? My son has a direct entry FO email with this being the first stage.
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 00:26
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Over 2000TT and 1000 S/E turbine command isnt enough for direct entry FO it seems!
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Old 21st Mar 2016, 00:46
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Anyone got any replies yet?
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Old 29th Mar 2016, 07:11
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Hi People.

Has one done a QantasLink web interview? Trying chase up what's involved.

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