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Old 27th May 2018, 02:01
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Originally Posted by Jetsbest View Post
Certainly, in the last 15 years, there has been at least one Virgin pilot join Qantas, reassess the reality, and return to Virgin at the bottom of the list again. I'm not saying the decision was taken lightly, but perception can be misleading.😕😉
But to be fair...... most that have left think its the best decision they ever made.
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Old 27th May 2018, 09:22
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Next QF ground course has nine VA pilots on it.
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Old 27th May 2018, 09:28
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Jetbest, to complete the story ... after 6 years at VA he went back to QF.
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Old 30th May 2018, 03:26
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Has anyone from hold file habe any idea when they start the next course???
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Old 30th May 2018, 03:51
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Next QF ground course has nine VA pilots on it.
Yep word is the QF course that started yesterday had 10 VA group pilots out of a total of 16 on the course. Wow.

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Old 30th May 2018, 10:23
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Originally Posted by davidclarke View Post


Yep word is the QF course that started yesterday had 10 VA group pilots out of a total of 16 on the course. Wow.
And apparently more to come.....
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Old 1st Jun 2018, 23:07
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Recency

pilotchute,

​​​​​​A very good friend of mine had her interview resheduled 3 times and by the time she finally got there was told she didn't meet the recency requirements
Do they have an informal requirement such as xxx hours TT or IFR in the last 6 months, or was it regulatory recency?

Some carriers dont list recent experience requirements in their criteria. It comes out during the knock back stage.

Thanks.
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Old 1st Jun 2018, 23:15
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VA recruitment is dead.
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 03:20
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Originally Posted by Superawsome View Post
VA recruitment is dead.
i would have thought with VA people moving to QF . Virgin recruitment would be far from dead?....
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 03:31
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i would have thought with VA people moving to QF . Virgin recruitment would be far from dead?....

I say that because I know many people that have been in hold pool for over 5 months now and still heard nothing
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 04:28
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Based on attrition rather than growth.
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 04:39
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Originally Posted by Superawsome View Post
I say that because I know many people that have been in hold pool for over 5 months now and still heard nothing
There are 180-odd pilots who have been on hold with mainline for over 12 months, calm down about 5 months.
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 09:31
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Iím curious. If you were called tomorrow and offered an ATR FO position would you accept it?

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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 13:36
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Originally Posted by Superawsome View Post
I say that because I know many people that have been in hold pool for over 5 months now and still heard nothing
Just because you haven't been called to start doesn't mean others haven't.
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 22:40
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Exactly unhinged, hence my question above.
Anyone waiting for a DE 737 slot are dreaming.
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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 03:04
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Proís & conís
ATR FO vs 777 SO?
Even throw in tiger 320 if you know about all.
cheers,
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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 03:47
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DONT join as a ATR FO ( if you have a choice ) You will be stuck there forever under the 10% per base per year rule. You will be lucky to see a RH 737 in the same time you would as an RFO. The only guys on the SO list there after their 30mth freeze are those who have chosen to stay. Get your hands on a GDOJ list from someone you know and see for yourself. A significant pay difference to consider as well between the two.

You will hear lots about how the unions are planning on scraping that 10% rule. Donít make decisions based on speculation, especially at Virgin. Iíll just say that again ESPECIALLY AT VIRGIN!!

If youíre in a position to move to a major then go jet and only jet. Donít be stupid and think youíre to good for an RFO slot. There are currently ex fast jet drivers there who understand itís the quickest way to a RH seat in a 737. Also a few from the 737 who have taken RFO slots purely for the lifestyle.

Tiger.... um yeah... Well, you can go to Virgin and get a new set of RMs every three years or get $21 per year uniform allowance. Iíll let you figure that one out... ( donít quote me on the $21, but itís shithouse figure what ever it is ) and letís just remember that all the Tiger new hires are falling over themselves to get onto the Virgin GDOJ... says a lot. Probably cause they spend all their money on car parking at ML they canít afford RMs ... ( relax, being facetious! )

VANZ is a pretty good option, I think commuting will get very hard soon so if able Iíd suggest you move over. Get yourself a 737 TR and a few hours on type and the world just opened up to you !! A few recently have gone from VANZ to China jobs and making some pretty good coin.

F100 with VARA is another option. Itís jet and few more A320s heading to the West.

Youíve gotta remember that you just need to get onto a GDOJ list and do your time. At the end of the day you will most likely spend the majority of your time in the LH seat of a 737 and you will only get that seat with time. It really doesnít matter what you join on, you just gotta start.

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Old 7th Jun 2018, 02:58
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I got a call a while back from HR at Virgin offering some feed back from my interview which I was very appreciative of.......... HR - You're not successful at this time as we were not sure on your motivation to work for Virgin. Me - But you asked me in the interview whether I would take a job with Tiger or Virgin so it seems a little strange that you would question my motivation to work for Virgin alone. HR- Ummmmmmmmm. HR - On a positive note you're sim was above average. Me- Great so I've demonstrated I have the ability to learn to fly the aircraft, so should be suitable for employment as an FO? HR - Well no. And also you need to learn more about our company and our aircraft types, numbers etc. Me - I know those and you didn't ask me a single question on any of the aforementioned topics. HR - Hmmmmmmmmmm. You can re-apply in 12 months. Me - Thank you kindly for the feedback.

I won't be applying again.
Now that is odd. I got phone call from the HR girl which pretty much went along exactly the same lines. Some stupid HR box not ticked, therefor you didn't get the job.

But hey you did great in your sim and you will be able to learn, but still doesn't matter you didn't answer this question right. Never ceases to amaze me.
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 06:02
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WTF does aviation Australia do for Virgin in the selection process??
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 07:15
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WTF does aviation Australia do for Virgin in the selection process??
Iíve heard that Flight Experience FBT B737 is used for the sim assessment.
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