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Old 11th Jan 2019, 23:44
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Few courses happening recently with predominantly overseas pilots with turboprop experience.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 06:05
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Does anyone know how many people are starting each ground school course?
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 06:39
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Direct entry commands here we come 😬
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 02:01
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Originally Posted by Brakerider View Post
Few courses happening recently with predominantly overseas pilots with turboprop experience.
With so many local pilots on active hold?
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 05:13
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Originally Posted by Caedus View Post
With so many local pilots on active hold?
Yes - you should be contacting AFAP. They are pushing back hard on this but seeing as though the labour proposal has already been approved there is not a lot that can be done.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 05:19
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Originally Posted by seneca208 View Post
Yes - you should be contacting AFAP. They are pushing back hard on this but seeing as though the labour proposal has already been approved there is not a lot that can be done.
If youíre on hold.....give them the middle finger and go somewhere else.
They still think itís a ďpriviledgeĒ to fly for QantasLink.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 08:51
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6 vacant commands in Brisbane with no suitable candidates to fill these positions. No other choice but to go overseas and employ qualified pilots.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 21:50
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Originally Posted by Fujiroll76 View Post
6 vacant commands in Brisbane with no suitable candidates to fill these positions. No other choice but to go overseas and employ qualified pilots.
Australian DECís?
Was the position ever advertised to Australians?
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 22:18
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Originally Posted by Fujiroll76 View Post
6 vacant commands in Brisbane with no suitable candidates to fill these positions. No other choice but to go overseas and employ qualified pilots.
Where was the advertisment?
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 22:58
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Originally Posted by Flyboy1987 View Post


Australian DECís?
Was the position ever advertised to Australians?
QantasLink to bring in overseas pilots and instructors - Australian Aviation
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 23:18
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Latest bunch of saffer's in the latest DH8 ground school are all entering as F/O's.

Most have minimal dash experience by the sounds of it, mainly CRJ's etc.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 23:54
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Looks like the brakes have been applied to the trainee FO side of things...
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Old 14th Jan 2019, 02:27
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Originally Posted by Fujiroll76 View Post
6 vacant commands in Brisbane with no suitable candidates to fill these positions. No other choice but to go overseas and employ qualified pilots.
Probs don't wanna sit around in reserve all roster period.
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Old 14th Jan 2019, 02:28
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Originally Posted by MikeHatter732 View Post
Latest bunch of saffer's in the latest DH8 ground school are all entering as F/O's.

Most have minimal dash experience by the sounds of it, mainly CRJ's etc.
These ones not going to the NZ op? Or instructing for the Sims?
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Old 14th Jan 2019, 20:07
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Originally Posted by Hold_Filer View Post
Probs don't wanna sit around in reserve all roster period.
Iíd take the reserve for the 50k payrise.
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Old 14th Jan 2019, 20:09
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Originally Posted by Flyboy1987 View Post


Australian DECís?
Was the position ever advertised to Australians?
Internal vacancies...still vacant..sit tight. Company v AFAP
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Old 14th Jan 2019, 21:41
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Originally Posted by Fujiroll76 View Post
6 vacant commands in Brisbane with no suitable candidates who applied to fill these positions. No other choice but to go overseas and employ qualified pilots.
That's a more accurate description.

I think there may be some strategic plays going on. Whether or not it works though will remain to be seen...
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Old 14th Jan 2019, 22:48
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Originally Posted by Going Nowhere View Post
That's a more accurate description.

I think there may be some strategic plays going on. Whether or not it works though will remain to be seen...
Not wrong. When the music stops 😬
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 03:36
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Originally Posted by Fujiroll76 View Post
6 vacant commands in Brisbane with no suitable candidates to fill these positions. No other choice but to go overseas and employ qualified pilots.
From what Iíve heard the company only have themselves to blame. There are Dash 200/300 FOs who have the seniority and total hours for commands, but lack the company aircraft hours (probably because they are only rostered for 10-20 hours flying per month!). They have successfully bid for the Q400, where theyíd fly more hours per month (and achieve the require Dash hours), but the company wonít train them.

Also a bunch that are holding off applying for commands while they are going through the Qantas recruitment process. Seems to be a belief that more valuable pilots (potential Captains and C&T staff) have recently been knocked back to preserve required numbers.

Not saying itís true, just what Iíve heard.

On a a side note, maybe Qlink need to chat to the people involved in the mass overseas DEC recruitment/training for Skywest/VARA ops a few years ago. Thereís a good reason why Virgin arenít turning to this solution again despite having a worse ATR Pilot shortage than Qlink.
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 05:18
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Why doesn’t Qantas offer seniority numbers to those captains or suitable captains at QantasLink so they don’t get disadvantaged by staying a bit longer?

Wouldnt this solve most of their experience and crewing problems?

Last thing we want are more overseas pilots taking our jobs.
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