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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 03:31
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Originally Posted by Far Canel View Post


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?

IH
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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.

IH
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 02:58
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Originally Posted by bunghole View Post
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, 03:52
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Hi all,

Has anyone gone through the Aviation Australia assessment process for VA yet, if so are you able to provide a run down on the days please?

Thanks
SA
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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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Originally Posted by Biatch View Post
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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Old 11th Jun 2018, 09:01
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That Flight experience sim is a bucket of sh.. it’s been in no fewer than 4 locations over the years. Airways pulled the plug and packed up the other day leaving a few good people pissed. Things are pretty bad when candidates are doing sim evaluations in back yard home made sims for major airlines.
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 11:47
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Originally Posted by 2020Balance View Post
That Flight experience sim is a bucket of sh.. itís been in no fewer than 4 locations over the years. Airways pulled the plug and packed up the other day leaving a few good people pissed. Things are pretty bad when candidates are doing sim evaluations in back yard home made sims for major airlines.
Based on some of the sim/interview feedback mentioned in recent posts, the sim eval could equally be done in Timezone
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Old 12th Jun 2018, 01:28
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Qlink, Cobham, Virgin have in the past or are currently still using it for sim assessments. I guess it comes down to cost. Why take up CAT D sim slots, when the same can be achieved in a fixed base for much less.
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Old 12th Jun 2018, 03:09
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Originally Posted by Gligg View Post
Based on some of the sim/interview feedback mentioned in recent posts, the sim eval could equally be done in Timezone
Plus you could play air hockey and have a frozen Pepsi while you wait your turn.

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Old 13th Jun 2018, 11:57
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Would anyone have any information on the aptitude testing at Aviation Australia? Talentq, compass, ect
Many Thanks.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 06:48
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Red face

Gents/Gal,

Ive notice the recruitment is open until the end of this month, but after reading all the punterís post not many got excepted or are on hold file.
What kind of hours are they looking for and experience?

I guess I have 2 hope = > Bob Hope and No Hope....:-(

Back to pushing shopping center trolley for me!!!!!.........:-((((((

stilllearning.....1..432...

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Old 14th Jun 2018, 09:38
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Plenty of virgin pilots started careers funded by pushing trolleys. Keep going.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 10:27
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Told at the bar...4 hold file calls put out to fill a EOY Second Officer course and 3 turned it down opting to wait for a VAA 737 position and 1 had a start date with Cobham on 717...

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