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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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https://www.casa.gov.au/standard-pag...rseas-licences
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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 View Post
Whatís your experience gypsy?
6000 hours and yours?
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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 View Post
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 View Post
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 View Post
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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