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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 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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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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Old 20th Apr 2019, 00:51
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Originally Posted by airbourne View Post
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?
You might find command times are associated with job stability and job satisfaction. Quick commands are either from a airlines growth or a sign that Captains are leaving. One might find it preferable to waiting 10-12 years for a command in a good operation, with a good contract than taking a quick command only to find out it wasnít what they expected.
Before the current growth cycle 10 years was about the current jet upgrade at major airlines.
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 03:49
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Australia tax
mostly worth it
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 03:55
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Originally Posted by airbourne View Post
Who in their right mind would wait 12-15 years for narrow body command?
When you join a company you canít know how long itís going to be; you may see how long the current upgrade candidates have taken but like investing past performance is not an indicator of future performance.

Personally I would decide where I want to be in 20 years time and jump on that ladder.

When you want to come back to Aus how will your command hours at Ryan help you jump the queue?
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 11:57
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Up coming ground Schools

With Virgin Currently recruiting, does anyone know the number of groundschools forecast, and for what type of aircraft ? I would imagine the hold file is getting pretty big.
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 20:23
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I have a Skype interview in about 10 days for an ATR Captain position. Has anyone been through the process recently? Any feedback on the content would be much appreciated.
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 20:33
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Mainly a steady requirement for ATR/777 occasionally F100 and VANZ737.

New CEO in the hot seat and Federal Election coming up so anything can happen.
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