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Old 8th Mar 2016, 03:04
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 13:26
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A question to those folks flying in Qlink:

Qlink is currently recruiting for Level 1 trainees (those without ATPL theory passes).

Would they accept a person who's been flying heavy turboprop in overseas but only with CPL + MECIR (no ATPL theory passes) for Level 1 trainee position?

Or is it better to complete ATPL theories on my own and apply for direct entry?

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Old 8th Mar 2016, 21:02
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If you read the criteria the level one entry requires only 1 atpl theory credit
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 23:03
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Originally Posted by lee_apromise View Post
A question to those folks flying in Qlink:

Qlink is currently recruiting for Level 1 trainees (those without ATPL theory passes).

Would they accept a person who's been flying heavy turboprop in overseas but only with CPL + MECIR (no ATPL theory passes) for Level 1 trainee position?

Or is it better to complete ATPL theories on my own and apply for direct entry?

Cheers guys.
Depends how much you want in...you probably have a better chance of scoring an interview at least with level 1 traineeship if you have hf atpl at least as thats what they're currently advertising. The only real advantage in waiting as I see it is if you have 2000 or more hours slightly better pay.
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 00:50
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Depends how much you want in...you probably have a better chance of scoring an interview at least with level 1 traineeship if you have hf atpl at least as thats what they're currently advertising. The only real advantage in waiting as I see it is if you have 2000 or more hours slightly better pay.
Is Qlink providing in-house training (outsourced to other schools) to complete the rest of ATPL theories (except ATPL human factors) for Level 1 trainees?

or Level 1 trainee is going to fly Dash-8 without completing all ATPL theories like Air NZ Link FOs?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 01:25
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There's currently no in-house training for ATPL subjects and I can't see the company paying for that.
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As I read it, you don't require ATPL HUF for level 1, it merely states a "Pass in a Australian Human Factors Theory". This sounds like CPL level is acceptable.

Obviously the more you have the better...
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 04:08
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When do applications close? I couldn't find a date specified.
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 05:00
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70 hours PIC? Good to know toddlers are up front
Guess i'll take my 700 pic elsewhere \
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 13:58
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As I read it, you don't require ATPL HUF for level 1, it merely states a "Pass in a Australian Human Factors Theory". This sounds like CPL level is acceptable.

Obviously the more you have the better...
That's what I thought too. Looks like HUF req. is for NZ license holders.

Still no idea what they wanna do with Level 1 trainees.
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 19:47
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Hmmmm on AFAP...
Pass in Australian ATPL Human Factors Theory
On QLink page:
Passes in all Australian ATPL Theory subjects (Level 2 only)
Pass in a Australian Human Factors theory (Level 1 only)
Don't AFAP just copy/paste ads they receive from employers?

ATPL HF makes more sense to me.

In any case, I'd stick in an app except for the bit about NZCAA licence holders needing to convert to CASA licence before applying... That's NOT a quick or easy process from what I hear! :P
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 22:40
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I thought they did some deal a few months ago with UNSW to provide Lvl 1 Trainees. UNSW to offer ?QantasLink approved? pilot training scheme | Australian Aviation
All previous trainee-ships have had all of the required qualifications taught outside of the airline before actually joining (some as an inclusion in the traineeship). ATPL CMEIR included. Rex would be the only airline with the capability to train a pilot to ATPL in house (and maybe some of the smaller regionals with attached flying schools), everyone else outsources it to a dedicated flying school.
If you want an airline job and haven't sat the ATPL theory exams you are kidding yourself.
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 22:42
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 00:00
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70 hours PIC? Good to know toddlers are up front
Guess i'll take my 700 pic elsewhere \
Nearly.....70 is baby, 700 is toddler ( enough confidence to negotiate the slippery footpath, not enough experience to do it slowly) .
Ps, half tongue in cheek, half true....I'm sure you're better than I was at 700 PIC I was a menace!
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 05:37
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Does anyone feel like not applying for this in anticipation of mainline recruiting?
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 05:45
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I see Cobham advertised today for SAR and Dash 8 pilots. I get the feeling that there will be more ad's from companies of a similar size in the next little while as the major's begin to ramp up hiring.

Now fingers crossed for no bird flu/SARs/9-11/economic collapse/whatever else that tends to kill off hiring booms.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 06:09
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Does anyone feel like not applying for this in anticipation of mainline recruiting?
You haven't been in aviation for very long have you to know how it works?
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 07:52
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Does anyone feel like not applying for this in anticipation of mainline recruiting?
Have you ever gone through any recession? It's not you choose the job mate. It's the job that either chooses you or not.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 08:19
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Not my personal situation but just wanted to get peoples thoughts, a pilot could have achieved the level one requirements by just doing training to CPL + MECIR without any work experience - any chance these people could get in? Or would it be expected to have at least some GA employment?
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 08:54
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Command Positions

Does QLink have the required process in place to eventually upgrade these trainees to command positions?

I thought only REX was able to offer ICUS time to meet the minimums for command...
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