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Old 20th Oct 2016, 11:19
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Best idea is to use pinstripe solutions if you decide to go for the interview. She has all info regarding the interview, including tech questions.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 12:18
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If you are breathing and can count to 10 then you are in with a pretty good shot these days! I wouldnt waste money on interview coaching etc.....
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 12:22
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If you are breathing and can count to 10 then you are in with a pretty good shot these days!
I think you just have to turn up don't you?
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 12:41
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Calldepartures,

Most of the current VA S/O's will be too busy doing their QF testing to be able to answer your questions at the moment.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 01:12
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Actively hiring? Not one person I know has been contacted for VANZ or 777 spots. Few have been contacted for the ATR but id hardly call it actively!!
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 02:19
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In spite of the advertised requirements, additional requirements will ensure a call. The 'shadow' requirements for Virgin are as follows:

Minimum

- 250 PIC lunar module
- 4 months ISS (max 14 days transit can be used towards this)
- Certificate 4 in pole climbing (greasy preferred)
- Advanced diploma in bodily pineapple storage
- 6 weeks intensive jacket wearing in temperatures above 40 degrees celsius

Preferred

- Proven history of taking accountability for mistakes of others
- Masters of finger pointing (Ph.D preferred)
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 03:34
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What makes you say that kirkbridge?
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 11:29
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His sense of humour? .... Made me chuckle anyway
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 11:51
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Calldepartures, you've got the job.
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 05:01
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VA are facing some challenges getting the required numbers at the moment.

QF opening up their process is not helping, but neither is their integration model. The only way in now is either SO, FO on ATR in OZ or FO on 737 in NZ.
This is not the most attractive career path for most regional or military applicants I would suspect, and to make matters worse, less experienced candidates (or anybody for that matter) will not be offered a position unless they hold a multi crew rating, which incredibly the company are unable to offer in the endorsement process as VA themselves are not an approved MCR provider????

Even though nothing has been signed off yet, Tiger may offer a better path into the company than any other means. If they are part of the integration system, upon joining you will have a VA number at the bottom of the current list, as will any new hire direct into VA. The only difference being an opportunity to crew a jet based in Australia.

They really have gone from one of the more attractive employers to absolutely one of the least.
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 08:01
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But they are getting applicants who are appropriate but they aren't looking at us for whatever reason. Myself and others who I know applied on the first day application opened for VA , crew multi crew RPT turboprops
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 08:22
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Tiger are not part of the integration system and probably never will.

Think Jetstar with Qantas. Associating Tiger and Virgin pilots in any form will just result in tears and no doubt union headaches in the future.
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 10:48
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The only way in now is either SO, FO on ATR in OZ or FO on 737 in NZ.
I would suggest it will not stay like that for much longer.
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 11:18
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Originally Posted by wheels_down View Post
Tiger are not part of the integration system and probably never will.

Think Jetstar with Qantas. Associating Tiger and Virgin pilots in any form will just result in tears and no doubt union headaches in the future.
Prepare to be surprised

All so that they can keep Virgin FO's happy.
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 21:40
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Originally Posted by Icarus2001 View Post
I would suggest it will not stay like that for much longer.
I think you may be right on that, but only after the situation has reached critical mass and they realise there is no other way I suspect!
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 00:06
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Originally Posted by fpvdude View Post
Has a single person with ATPL subjects only been given a reply? Seems like you can meet the requirements, but not the "requirements"..

And CASA said "frozen" ATPLs wouldn't have any impact of pilots' ability to move up in the industry..
I don't know if having a frozen ATPL is affecting it as a lot of us have full ATPL and haven't heard a thing!
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 01:10
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Most of the current VA S/O's will be too busy doing their QF testing to be able to answer your questions at the moment.
Not just VA SO's.....

Considering that QF SO's have better T&C's then most domestic VA FO's...
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 04:45
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The only thing I can think is that since recruiting these days is HR based I would guess that since the position hasn't closed yet they will still be processing them. I wouldn't expect anything till after the closure date of 31 Oct.
I did hear that after the first round of applications back in Aug that they only got 140 odd applicants and of those only a very small few (<12) had MCC or better (read ATPL).
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 08:55
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Qantas SO on the 787 make almost double the VA 777 SO.
Add to that, the VA SO makes 15k less than the cabin Crew CS manager on the same aircraft. (An absolute disgrace)
At 74K for being a pilot and less than a cabin crew member why would anyone bother.
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 09:11
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Because it's still better than flogging a 50yo piston around on 45k/year
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