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Old 16th Dec 2018, 18:44
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Command
East coast wide body- 24 years.
West coast wide body- 22 years
737 ADL- 17 years.
737 PER- 17 years
737 MEL- 18 years
737 SYD- 19 1/2
737 BNE- 19

F/O
A330 west coast- 13 1/2 years
787 west coast- 15 years
Any chance you can put that on a poster for the coffee shop located near the QCA, QCB, QCC? I bet 99.9% of the customers there have no idea of those numbers. But they do generally like the fact they are separated from the pilot group by a big shiny building and the street.
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 03:52
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Originally Posted by Keg View Post

The retirement numbers quoted by AIPA indicate only 76 pilots hitting 65 from 2019- 2021.

2019- 20
2019 will be at least one higher than that....
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 04:37
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Hi,

Looking at joining the mothership.

Could someone give me an indication of the pay.

737 FO
330 SO
787 SO

I presume these would be the lowest rank.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 11:04
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'Also plans to trend back towards interviews that look for more 'pilot like attributes'

In other breaking news, Price Waterhouse Cooper have announced plans to pivot their selection process toward 'people who are good with numbers'
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 08:02
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has anyone on the hold file been contacted this year re a start date for feb, march or april?
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 02:29
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I know of one guy who was contacted Thursday (10th Jan) with a start date in April
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 07:22
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Internal or external?
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 09:31
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Originally Posted by cqd View Post
Internal or external?
external recruit
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 09:33
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Originally Posted by bulldog_pirate View Post

external recruit
How long was he on hold for though?
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 07:06
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i know someone with an april start date. They said they were looking at Perth base as the only preference base which kinda meant that only Perth base was an option at this stage. Can anyone back this up? Would there not be bases over east since the 787 is starting to ramp up work out of Melb/Brisbane and Sydney shortly?
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 09:05
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Originally Posted by cqd View Post
How long was he on hold for though?
18 months or so from hold start to course start date
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 10:52
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Originally Posted by Boss100 View Post
i know someone with an april start date. They said they were looking at Perth base as the only preference base which kinda meant that only Perth base was an option at this stage. Can anyone back this up? Would there not be bases over east since the 787 is starting to ramp up work out of Melb/Brisbane and Sydney shortly?
all the SO’s in Perth currently that wish to be on the east coast will be in front of someone just joining so it depends on how many want out of Perth. I believe there is still movement due growth and fast sideways step to 737 FO but once the music stops it could be a long time waiting
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 21:24
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Any rumours re SO recruitment? Main website mentions Trainee SO Scheme however no such position on the HR site.
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 23:22
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They’re increasing numbers in Perth for all 787 ranks, and S/Os already in Perth may be awarded transfers over new joiners. However that doesn’t mean there won’t be East Coast slots for new S/Os on the 787 or 330 in the months to come, and time to transfer is also relatively short at the moment.

Jobs will only appear on Workday when applications are open.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 04:21
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Originally Posted by *Lancer* View Post
They’re increasing numbers in Perth for all 787 ranks, and S/Os already in Perth may be awarded transfers over new joiners. However that doesn’t mean there won’t be East Coast slots for new S/Os on the 787 or 330 in the months to come, and time to transfer is also relatively short at the moment.

Jobs will only appear on Workday when applications are open.
fingers crossed that there is movement for a bit longer.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 10:19
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Anyone this year received any news as to whether they’ve progressed to medical / psychologist or to hold file or been given the no?
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 01:01
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Hello Everyone,
I've just finished Year 12 (with good grades in Physics, Methods and English) and am looking to become a commercial pilot for a major airline such as Qantas etc.
The Qantas program sounds promising to me but there has been very little news on its progression since it was announced mid-2018 to be situated in Toowoomba - does anyone know the approximate date that applications will open for the program / an outline of the program, costs or simply just more information will be released? Cheers in advance
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 19:24
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TY777, before you get started down the pilot road, go and get an initial CASA class 1 medical. You would need to pay for this regardless of which path you go if you decide to fly. That way you can be ruled in or out. For instance for males colour blindness is approx 1in 8 which can be problematic. Without a Class 1 commercial aviation won't be possible, this is a show stopper. You need to visit a DAME, CASA has a search function to find your nearest one. You should also look at the fees, further details and information: First-time medical certificate applications. It will probably cost $1000+ for the medical, tests and fees. Annual renewals are cheaper $200~$300 if you don't need additional specialist reports. You should keep your renewal up to date so you don't need to go through a second initial application if it has lapsed.

As for the proposed QF scheme, I would not be holding my breathe. Do not depend upon any airline to deliver anything to you. You could be waiting for an eternity, or they could open applications next week. If and when it does open, it would likely have very similar characteristics to the Jetstar program: JETSTAR CADET PILOT PROGRAM 2019. Study the document extensively, then use the PPRuNe search function get almost all the answers to your questions.

Do you intend to be a Cadet only or not at all pilot? ie is this a binary choice for you? Would you consider doing it yourself if you didn't get into the Cadet program? Between the medical and the Jetstar info, that should keep you occupied for quite some time just getting your head around the key concepts.

There is a huge amount of information on PPRuNe The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions for someone considering this industry, learning to fly and the various pathways. I suggest you trawl there extensively, there is much hidden gold about how this business works. If you don't have contacts in the industry it will take months to begin to figure out how this pilot business *ACTUALLY* works. Before you commit to potentially financially ruinous path, I suggest extensive due diligence before committing a cent. If you aren't ruthlessly determined and a self-directed, this business isn't for you.

Good luck with your research and decision.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 05:45
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Well done Twitcher, a sensible reply to the youngster.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 06:49
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Agree with everything Twitcher said in his well thought out post.

I certainly wouldn't recommend putting your life on hold for the Qantas program. It will always be just one of several avenues into QF and given how recently it was announced, I wouldn't expect to see them taking students at Toowoomba any time soon.

Your uni preferences for 2019 are probably already set in stone, but at the moment the quickest way into the QF group for someone in your position is to study aviation at one of the approved universities in the Qantas Group Future Pilot Program. A significant number of graduates of these degrees are already working at QantasLink as FOs and will have a pathway into QF mainline available to them.
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