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Old 5th Feb 2018, 06:22
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They should send you and an email stating you are on the hold file pending reference checks.
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 01:43
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If the EBA that is being voted on now gets up - and it looks like it will - a new hire onto the 737 will be on a base of $125,347 increasing to $128,167 in July this year. After one year of service (and assuming another click over to July next year and so on), $139,819 and $155,637 respectively. You increase to the next level after one year of service.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 04:35
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Do those figures include Super? I noticed the previous Long Haul EBA included super in the remuneration numbers but the new EBA does not.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 04:42
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On a separate note, any SYD based 73 FOs able to shed some light on typical roster (PM if you prefer). Trying to get an idea on how far out of Sydney one could live and still manage the drive times. Yes, I know a "typical roster" probably doesn't exist; just looking for indicative trip lengths, standby days and RDOs in a row between trips.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 05:04
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Quoted figures do NOT include super.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 05:06
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Rosters are completely random so no point in giving you an indicative roster. You can bid for trips or day trips, but are never guaranteed. Pilots living as far as Bowral and Central Coast seem to make it work.

Considering this is a recruitment thread, would you be in line for a 737 f/o gig off the street?
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 09:57
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Completely random is a good enough answer.....it at least lets me know that there is no common or "normal" pattern from which to work, hence live further away at your own risk. I suppose you can make it work from anywhere depending on your circumstances. As for whether I'd be in the running for a 737 f/o job off the street - I don't know. I hope so but make no assumptions. Either way, I'd just like to be armed with as much information as I can to make an informed decision if I'm fortunate enough to have the opportunity.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 11:28
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Originally Posted by turbantime

Considering this is a recruitment thread, would you be in line for a 737 f/o gig off the street?
Yes. I know of a few people who have received 737F/O upon offer of employment.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 18:12
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Plenty of people are now receiving MEL/SYD/PER 737 FO offers
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 22:38
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Getting a 737 gig off the street is great for those lucky enough to get it.

We bid for certain lifestyle parameters such as block of days off, trips etc but they are never guaranteed, heck your bids are sometimes completely ignored by the system. Only thing guaranteed is the min DDOs which alternate between 11 and 12 per 28 day roster cycle. The new eba being voted on will provide some very good protections around these DDOs.

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Old 7th Feb 2018, 23:03
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I hear BNE basing for new starts is also being offered! Should keep the moral high for those bidding internally.

With separate adds now up for 737/777 and ATR with very similar requirements, why would any one apply for ATR.
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 04:16
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How about over in Kiwiland.....still short?
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Old 9th Feb 2018, 01:04
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Rosa: yes. Perpetually.
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 01:28
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For those following from home: the Virgin Australia narrowbody pilot EBA was voted up, 73/27 with a very high participation rate. The document will be available on the Fair Work website soon.
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 02:30
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Originally Posted by White and Fluffy
I hear BNE basing for new starts is also being offered! Should keep the moral high for those bidding internally.

With separate adds now up for 737/777 and ATR with very similar requirements, why would any one apply for ATR.
These latest ads have me a bit confused:

Direct Entry First Officers Turbo-prop
Minimum total flight time of 400 hours of which:
300 hours in command of a powered fixed wing aeroplane (excluding ICUS), or,
Be a graduate of the Virgin Australia Cadet Pilot programme
A current Australian ATPL or CPL with passes in all ATPL theory subjects
Australian Multi Engine Aeroplane Instrument Rating (or in Cyclic programme)
English language Level 6 on licence
A current Australian Class 1 Medical Certificate
Direct Entry Second Officers

Minimum total flight time of 500 hours of which:
Minimum of 300 hours in multi engine or turboprop aircraft, or,
Be a graduate of the Virgin Australia Cadet Pilot programme
A current Australian ATPL or CPL with passes in all ATPL theory subjects
Australian Multi Engine Aeroplane Instrument Rating (or in Cyclic programme)
English language Level 6 on licence
A current Australian Class 1 Medical Certificate.
Direct Entry First Officers Jet

Minimum total flight time of 500 hours of which:
300 hours in Command of a powered fixed wing aeroplane (excluding ICUS), or,
200 hours in Command of multi engine aircraft (excluding ICUS), or,
Be a graduate of the Virgin Australia Cadet Pilot programme
A current Australian ATPL or CPL with passes in all ATPL theory subjects
Australian Multi Engine Aeroplane Instrument Rating (or in Cyclic programme)
English language Level 6 on licence
A current Australian Class 1 Medical Certificate
https://www.virginaustralia.com/au/e.../#requirements

Why, at least as advertised are the mins for S/O's higher than for DE 737 F/O's? According to the above the S/O job states min of 300 multi while the F/O job includes 'or' - is this correct?

Also what the real chances of a 500-800 hour pilot with little multi-time outside of the initial endorsement getting a look even at the ATR?
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 05:06
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Well considering a friend of mine who started a couple of months ago as a 737 driver says in induction HR mentioned cadets will soon be going straight into the RHS of a 737...Id say pretty damn high.
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 06:08
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Originally Posted by Titan Slave
Well considering a friend of mine who started a couple of months ago as a 737 driver says in induction HR mentioned cadets will soon be going straight into the RHS of a 737...Id say pretty damn high.
Yes can't wait until the cadets do. My sources tell me that just about everyone left on the ATR will resign soon after.
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 12:54
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My understanding is that the cadets going to the 737 in the future has more to do with CASA than Virgin. CASA are worried that standards and experience within the ATR training department are increasing the risks associated with cadets occupying operating seats during RPT operations. And that this was a concern even before the CBR hard landing incident.
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 23:21
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The "cadets to Aus 737" plan is on.. off... on... off...
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 19:21
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As I understand it, BNE is a pipe dream for any new join and PER is full for 737 FO. Can anyone shed some light on how long one realistically needs to wait before a transfer from SYD or MEL to one of those locations is likely.....talking 737.
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