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Old 12th Feb 2018, 21:18
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Years, how many? Who knows but it will be years
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 21:50
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Years, how many? Who knows but it will be years
As said above, new hires are being awarded SYD and MEL 737 FO slots. Are they a once off? Who knows
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 05:48
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Strong internal rumour that 50 new commands to be announced soon and another 50 by the end of the year. If that happens you'll be able to take your pick of bases, new hire or not.
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 10:23
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It makes no sense to me but the ranks of training captains are swelling.

TCs leaving? Pilots leaving? Recruitment surge? I dunno, mate, I just work here.
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 12:28
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Originally Posted by "Littlebird"
Most if not all from the ATR have requested a later start date awaiting some decision. Big Trouble In Little Downunder
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What do you mean by the ATR having a later start date? This decision by applicants or the company? And what is the reason behind it?
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 20:56
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Originally Posted by Bumble_Pilot
What do you mean by the ATR having a later start date? This decision by applicants or the company? And what is the reason behind it?
What I said was 'most if not all from the ATR have requested a later start date awaiting some decision' not the 'ATR having a later start date'.
A significant amount of ATR pilots have successfully interviewed and subsequently been offered contracts in Asia. The majority of applicants have requested a later start date with the new employer as they are apparently waiting on the results of their last bid prior to deciding what's next.

Maybe someone in the know can elaborate...

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Old 14th Feb 2018, 03:22
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Originally Posted by "Littlebird"

In the past couple of weeks alone I've seen or heard of 1 assessment day with all 6 applicants from the ATR (all FO's). I've also heard of a couple of Fokker jet pilots (FO's) and several 777 SO's interviewing.

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What are the 777 SOs interviewing for? To move to the Fokker? Doesn't make a helluva lot of sense to me......
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 05:10
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Originally Posted by surfer rosa
What are the 777 SOs interviewing for? To move to the Fokker? Doesn't make a helluva lot of sense to me......
Is there an exceptionally long road to upgrade to FO on the 777?
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 06:43
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Is there an exceptionally long road to upgrade to FO on the 777?
About 20 years for a new joiner.
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 07:29
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Originally Posted by Berealgetreal
About 20 years for a new joiner.
That's a pretty long wait- how about likelihood of fleet transfer to the 737 once the type freeze is lifted?
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 08:12
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That's a pretty long wait- how about likelihood of fleet transfer to the 737 once the type freeze is lifted?
The likelihood is close to 100%... but the timeframe is a little hazy. 2-4 years??
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 12:28
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So for a new joiner what would be the best fleet to try and get onto? (assuming you met all the requirements)
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 20:16
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Personally I think the 777. You get to have a look at that operation and work out how you feel about long haul. You eventually will end up on the 737 where you will probably spend a significant portion of your career. If you are living in Canberra the ATR as I think there is a base there.

Beyond that some choose to stick around for a 73 command and others opt for a wide body FO. Everybody has different needs and circumstances, there are a lot of options to choose from.

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Old 20th Feb 2018, 05:01
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https://www.afap.org.au/pilot-jobs/p...Zealand%202018

That will probably be the story "for the foreseeable future". If you look at some retirements and pilots leaving for overseas then demand will be healthy. Especially if the world economy picks up.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 07:29
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457 visas anyone?
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 11:46
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A few years ago (2015-2016) Virgin posted on AFAP for Auckland based pilots and the requirements stated that both Australian or NZ ATPL theory papers were required.
However, for the latest set of reqs NZ ATPLs have been left off.
It this yet another example of an HR department not actually understanding what actually is suitable, or was this actually intentional?
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 14:10
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Surely under TTMR either ATPL would be acceptable? Virgin wanted local theory exams rather than having people head off to the US and doing a quick FAA ATP.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 02:25
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 06:18
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Anyone got a start date in March on the 737?
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Old 24th Feb 2018, 11:28
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Originally Posted by ThunderstormFactory
Whatís your experience gypsy?
6000 hours and yours?
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