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Old 21st Apr 2019, 02:57
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Originally Posted by Flyboy1987 View Post


Who in their right mind would aspire for a career at ryanair?
Home every night.

Fixed roster pattern so you can plan things on days off months in advance.

Quite a quick route to command with decent pay once you get there.

Over 80 bases all over the continent so a lot of flexibility and choice on where you can choose to live.

Fairly wide and varied route network with quite a lot of opportunities to do short term basings in plenty of different parts of the continent.

Not every aspiring pilot wants to sit in the right hand seat for 20 years or spend multiple days per month commuting to a base or getting to spend the productive years of their lives experiencing jet lag or spend lots of time away from home just to fly a widebody Jet.

Whilst Ryanair has a lot of turnover the nature of its operation does appeal to a lot of pilots.




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Old 21st Apr 2019, 09:33
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Originally Posted by Flyboy1987 View Post


Who in their right mind would aspire for a career at ryanair?
Who in their right mind would aspire for a career at Virgin Australia?
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 10:16
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 11:50
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still bitter from getting rejected from VANZ are we MattyJ?


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Old 21st Apr 2019, 13:51
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Originally Posted by morno View Post


Who in their right mind would aspire for a career at Virgin Australia?
😂😂😂

Something to fill the time until qf open applications I guess!!!
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 05:07
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Originally Posted by Flyboy1987 View Post


😂😂😂

Something to fill the time until qf open applications I guess!!!
might be a while before mainline open their doors again
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 23:07
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Originally Posted by Flyboy1987 View Post
😂😂😂
Something to fill the time until qf open applications I guess!!!
Yes, waiting awhile is the thinking. Plenty of possibles coming from the company internals. We’ve got Jetstar in Asia, local Jetstar, link and networks then all the jet time Australia’s coming home. Anyways, you get an interview, you get the psychological exam, you get the medical, you get the sim, you wait for that you wait on the holding file. All waiting for something maybe 2 or 3 year plus or never. Qf never has desperation for appropriate candidates.
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Old 6th May 2019, 04:44
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Hey Guys,

Wondering if anyone has done the interview recently and would be able to recommend a website with the most relevant/appropriate aptitude test preparation??

Thanks in advance!
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 00:37
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Hey Guys,

Curious if anyone has any information on timeline from initial web application to reply to next step etc.

Cheers
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 14:21
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Interesting to see the minimums went up/changed slightly.
Now need to have MCC course completed....
No longer specific about Virgin Cadet progam eligability......
Slightly higher mins......
Specific mention of Virgin Jet time......
And removal of all copilot (excluding Virgin jet time) being acceptable.

Narrows the field a bit......
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 01:47
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Probably buried in the thread, however.....I have all info regarding interview. Just need to know likely questions for VIDEO interview. Any info would be very much appreciated!
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 01:57
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Whats wrong with a career at VA?
Reasonably new equipment (mostly), stable rosters, generous employment conditions, get to stay in Aus or NZ, great crew to fly with........
I get QF would be most peoples first choice but VA is not a bad place to work and it certainly seems to be a much happier place than Jetstar, Tiger, the middle east or China.
Good Luck to those successful with their Qantas application. I'm sure its a great place to work but not everyone is going to get that job. Back in the day, those successful at AN may not have been elsewhere and vice versa.
One knock back does not mean you will be unsuccessful as an airline pilot somewhere else.
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 07:40
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Jimnhorace,

I would keep in mind that, for pilots seeking a career in VA, joining Tiger is joining Virgin. It just may be your first (and likely third) position in the group, and just as valid as a 777 SO, ATR FO or VAINZ FO, but Tiger is probably the best paid of those entry jobs, and certainly sets you up for VA 737 FO as well as any of the others.
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Old 6th Jun 2019, 00:12
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What fleet are you on Jim?
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Old 6th Jun 2019, 04:36
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MCC

Are GA drivers really forking out $6k+ for the MCC?!
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 07:19
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Originally Posted by Berealgetreal View Post
What fleet are you on Jim?
Currently flying the bus but when i joined Virgin, there was only one type and no-one expected we would be any more than that.
I had interviewed and been successful elsewhere but my choice was to stay in Australia.
I am very happy with my choice and still would be if we were still a single fleet airline.
The point i wanted to make by posting was for anyone contemplating career moves, work out what is important to you.
If that is the quickest left seat in a big jet, then you will be heading overseas but if you value a life in Australia, then concentrate on getting a job here. it will take a lot longer to get to that seat but in the meantime you are enjoying the beaches and fresh air. Plenty of time off and a quality of life not found many other places in the world.
I have seen so many people give up their airline job in Australia to head overseas and then realise just what they sacrificed. Difficult for them to then come back to Australia and start their career over again but lots do and lots more wish they could. Even if it wasn't to work for Qantas.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 07:24
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Absolutely agree Goat Whisperer. The long game is the one that counts. Work out who you want to work for and get on the list. If they don't want you, get on the other list. You will still have a lot of fun, make plenty of money and enjoy flying some good gear.
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Old 9th Jun 2019, 04:16
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Off topic slightly. Is the VA 777 Simulator they purchased in 2008 still in Sydney or has it moved to the Boeing/VA Training Centre in Brisbane?

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Old 9th Jun 2019, 05:52
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It's in Brisbane.
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Old 9th Jun 2019, 07:07
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It's in Brisbane.
Thanks for that
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