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Old 8th Mar 2019, 17:07
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has anyone recently started with VANZ and have some insight into length of training time away from NZ? also by the looks of the CEA are you paid a full FO wage from the very start of training?
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Old 11th Mar 2019, 07:40
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Originally Posted by Thewnz View Post
has anyone recently started with VANZ and have some insight into length of training time away from NZ? also by the looks of the CEA are you paid a full FO wage from the very start of training?
General gist is first 3 weeks in Auckland, then 5 weeks in AU for the TR, then three sets of 4 days away for a total of 7 VA sims in AU, two days in Auckland in the middle of those sims somewhere, for a line training brief, then line training.

If if you have a start, get those Boeing CBT is done before your TR, and try to get the flows as memorised as possible. (-:

As per the CEA, pay is from date of induction (your first day)
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Old 11th Mar 2019, 08:13
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Thanks a lot for the info, much appreciated. Is the line training essentially based out of Auckland?
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Old 18th Mar 2019, 10:14
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Originally Posted by Thewnz View Post
Thanks a lot for the info, much appreciated. Is the line training essentially based out of Auckland?
Yes. You get rostered out of the base you are offered and accept (although they will change some positioning flights if you live elsewhere)
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 20:49
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Does anybody have any ideas how the change in CEO may affect hiring NZ based FO's? Have heard various things regarding Tiger taking over trans tasman but also that virgin have injected a lot of resources to try and compete with Air NZ etc
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 11:52
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Originally Posted by Thewnz View Post
Does anybody have any ideas how the change in CEO may affect hiring NZ based FO's? Have heard various things regarding Tiger taking over trans tasman but also that virgin have injected a lot of resources to try and compete with Air NZ etc
The new guy running the joint literally took over the shop today. How could anyone know the answer to your questions with any certainty?
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 20:26
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Not meaning to be naive but people in the company may already have heard certain rumours etc especially if the news is already talking about tiger. This is a rumour website after all
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 21:03
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Originally Posted by Thewnz View Post
Not meaning to be naive but people in the company may already have heard certain rumours etc especially if the news is already talking about tiger. This is a rumour website after all

Yes it is, so probably best you don’t make any decisions for your future applications here then.
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 21:27
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Cheers for the tip
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Old 12th Apr 2019, 09:59
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Hi,

Just a few questions about VANZ.

How likely would a CHCH base be for a new joiner?
How many nights away per typical roster?
Typical salary with allowances - or a link to the current agreement?

Thanks
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Old 12th Apr 2019, 19:05
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Met a guy the other day that went straight into VANZ 737 off the street. He was brand new if that helps. If you don’t get CHC take AKL. Before you know it you’ll get the transfer. Best of luck.
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Old 12th Apr 2019, 21:44
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http://vipa.asn.au/wp-content/upload...h-VIPA-ToC.pdf
http://vipa.asn.au/wp-content/upload...-CEA-FINAL.pdf
http://vipa.asn.au/wp-content/upload...ement-2015.pdf
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Old 13th Apr 2019, 01:51
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Berealgetreal,
when you say off the street and brand new. Do you mean low hours basic licence?
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Old 13th Apr 2019, 03:11
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Thanks for that
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Old 13th Apr 2019, 05:15
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No, I think he had some multicrew time.

The VAA agreement is old btw. 2018 is the latest one.
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 21:16
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What is the time frame from 737 FO to 737 Command?
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 21:29
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Would be based on retirements of current captains most of which are in early mid 40s. I’d say 20 to 25 years. If you want a quick jet command vara would be your best bet. Australia isn’t the place for career progression.
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Old 19th Apr 2019, 03:48
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Join Date: Sep 2012
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I would have thought 12-15 years?

there are a bunch of guys who are in their mid to late 50ís who will give it away in their early to mid 60ís, that will drive movement.

depends a lot on what the new boss ends up doing I guess.
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Old 19th Apr 2019, 21:59
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What’s the outlook on wide bodies? More on the horizon?
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Old 19th Apr 2019, 22:14
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Wow ok, I wasn't thinking it would be that long. I am not there yet. Just starting out in Europe. Was thinking 5-8 years in Ryanair and when Mrs Airbourne wants to move back to Oz it would be an option Ryanair can give you your command within 5 years. Who in their right mind would wait 12-15 years for narrow body command?
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