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Old 25th Feb 2018, 02:45
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Hey All, hoping someone with prior experience can shed some light.

I went through the whole process, got through the AD. That was about 4-5 weeks ago. But I have heard absolutely nothing. I have come to the conclusion that I did not make the cut, which I can accept and continue to improve myself on.
But I have received no "No Thank you" Email, no phone calls, my Current Status on my application still reads Invite Accepted

I would think that sending the no thank's email is a quick process, has anyone else had to wait this long for one ?
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 10:32
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Over there - some people receive a no after a year or more of silence, some receive a yes after a similar wait. Some have their references checked before they leave the car park?
Best thing at this stage is perhaps to take the Ďno news is good newsí philosophy and start picking out a nice tie for the next interview.
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 09:07
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The guy who is running recruitment has been appointed to another managerial role and has been a tad busy.

I would expect that once he gets his stuff sorted he will get back to the recruiting stuff.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 00:40
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Anyone know what the FO 737 bond period and bond price is?
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 03:26
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Anyone know what the FO 737 bond period and bond price is?
Under the 2018 EBA (yet to be ratified by FWA)

$15,000 less than Level 1 FO for first year
$15,000 bond over 36 months, reducing pro rata.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 05:19
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Originally Posted by Goat Whisperer
Under the 2018 EBA (yet to be ratified by FWA)

$15,000 less than Level 1 FO for first year
$15,000 bond over 36 months, reducing pro rata.
Wonderful, thanks Goat Whisperer.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 11:19
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Not withstanding;

71.2 Following an endorsement which Virgin Australia has paid for, Virgin Australia may require that a Pilot:

(a) Be frozen on the aircraft type to which they were endorsed for a minimum of 36 months from the date of successful completion of the initial simulator type and instrument rating check rides; and

(b) Repay $45,000 (on a reducing pro-rata basis, calculated monthly) if their employment with Virgin Australia comes to an end (other than by way of redundancy, for medical or compassionate reasons or retirement) during the 36 month period.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 15:01
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Does anyone have preview of what the 737/fokker rosters are like?
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 20:26
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Originally Posted by jasonrf
Does anyone have preview of what the 737/fokker rosters are like?
Asking for a roster is irrelevant. People bid for what suits their lifestyle. Some want trips, some want day trips, some want weekends etc. Iím sitting on about 70hrs a month. Some people are doing more. Itís just how the cookie crumbles.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 21:24
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Originally Posted by Altimeters
Asking for a roster is irrelevant. People bid for what suits their lifestyle. Some want trips, some want day trips, some want weekends etc. Iím sitting on about 70hrs a month. Some people are doing more. Itís just how the cookie crumbles.
Canít speak for the Fokker. However, east coast 737 is around 70-85 flight hours per 28 day roster. Minimum guaranteed 11-12 days off per month. There is a mix of day duties, overnights and multi-day trips. There is also the option of part time 50%, 75% and roster on/roster off. Obviously, there is a waiting list for these.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 21:41
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A roster can also be affected by which base you are in.

Are you choosing between the two?
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 01:41
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Backlog

Given how busy recruitment is, how long is it taking to hear back on new applications? (VA, not subsidiaries)
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 06:35
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Originally Posted by Berealgetreal
A roster can also be affected by which base you are in.

Are you choosing between the two?
Yes I'm looking at both. And also looking in comparison to my roster now. The amount of Guaranteed off days is good
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 14:39
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Originally Posted by aviator777
Given how busy recruitment is, how long is it taking to hear back on new applications? (VA, not subsidiaries)
3 months from application submitted to online tests.
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 22:44
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Anyone know an approximate start date time frame from receiving a hold file email ?
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Old 13th Mar 2018, 07:09
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Originally Posted by 2020Balance
Anyone know an approximate start date time frame from receiving a hold file email ?
Impossible to tell. I know people that got a start date pretty much the second they walked out the door, others have been on the hold for 8 months and havenít been told anything. Seems like if you have what they want (TT, multi/turbine, MCC, multi crew time etc) then youíre straight in or else you wait for them to have no choice to give you a start date
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Old 14th Mar 2018, 04:35
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Hi Folks,

Just a few questions regarding the Kiwi side of things that I hope someone will be kind enough to answer. Do Virgin normally run separate intakes and courses for the NZ operation? How many aircraft based in CHC? How many hours per roster may one expect? The latest NZ EBA I can find online is from 2013, any updates?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 07:27
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Pop into the VA office at CHC airport (over the road from Sudima beside the toll office). I am sure they would be helpful and answer your questions, or at least give you a managers card to email them if a manager was not available (-: Good luck!

As far as a CEA/EBA goes, VA recruitment were very happy to email me one. If you email them, it shows you are serious and I am sure they will oblige.
Originally Posted by O for awesome
Hi Folks,

Just a few questions regarding the Kiwi side of things that I hope someone will be kind enough to answer. Do Virgin normally run separate intakes and courses for the NZ operation? How many aircraft based in CHC? How many hours per roster may one expect? The latest NZ EBA I can find online is from 2013, any updates?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 10:35
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Originally Posted by 2020Balance
Anyone know an approximate start date time frame from receiving a hold file email ?
I got the hold file email about a month ago havenít heard anything yet, but apparently one of the guys in my interview group got an August start date.

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Old 16th Mar 2018, 00:24
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Company email this week suggests no more externals onto the B737 for VAA. They will be building up their hold file on all fleets and still will be taking applicants onto the B777, VANZ B737 and ATR aircraft until at least the end of 2018.
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