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Old 11th Jun 2018, 10:01
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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, 12:47
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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, 02:28
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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, 04:09
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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, 12:57
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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, 07:48
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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, 10:38
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Plenty of virgin pilots started careers funded by pushing trolleys. Keep going.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 11:27
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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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Old 14th Jun 2018, 21:24
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Turned down Virgin for Cobham?
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Old 15th Jun 2018, 11:36
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I hope itís not true but apparently it is.
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 07:52
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Hold file

Hey guys,
Has anyone heard any whispers from the VA SO hold file? Also would anyone know many courses are they are likely to shoot through this year?

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Old 16th Jun 2018, 08:38
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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...

Talk about rolling the dice!! That may be the last call they receive from recruitment. If you really want to work for Virgin wouldn't you just try to get your foot in the door and your name on the list?
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 10:54
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Talk about rolling the dice!! That may be the last call they receive from recruitment. If you really want to work for Virgin wouldn't you just try to get your foot in the door and your name on the list?
I canít understand the logic either. I suspect that some may have knocked it back for the old ĎIím too good/qualified to be an SOí mentality.
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 13:23
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I canít understand the logic either. I suspect that some may have knocked it back for the old ĎIím too good/qualified to be an SOí mentality.
​​​​​Probably on the hold for QF as well.
If they knew they were in the mix for QF, ​​​then I can understand trying their luck for a better position at VA.
It's brave but, while waiting for virgin to call them back (if ever) they get a call from QF it was an ace move.
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 13:31
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Originally Posted by cLeArIcE View Post
​​​​​Probably on the hold for QF as well.
If they knew they were in the mix for QF, ​​​then I can understand trying their luck for a better position at VA.
It's brave but, while waiting for virgin to call them back (if ever) they get a call from QF it was an ace move.
still doesnít make sense. Wouldnít you just take the seniority number and then quit and goto QF when you get the call? Seniority is everything down the road. I know at least 3 guys at VA doing exactly this.
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Old 17th Jun 2018, 07:41
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Not that it has stopped everyone but there is a type rating bond of 45k. Pull the pin before the 36 months I think it is and you pay the 45k pro rated for your time in the business.
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Old 17th Jun 2018, 10:23
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which Aircraft????

Which aircraft is that out of interest?
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Old 17th Jun 2018, 10:43
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777 and 737 has a 45k bond 36mths
ATR is 20k 3 Years
A320 is 30k 3 Years
F100 is 25k 3 years


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Old 17th Jun 2018, 23:05
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Cobham?

I still can’t get my head around it. Lol.
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Old 17th Jun 2018, 23:35
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Maybe said individual prefers to actually do takeoffs and landings?
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