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Old 7th Dec 2022, 05:54
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Yes I think the closer we get to 2026 (recall expiry) the further up the list the recalls we go/happen. I and many are in the States having a burn on a wide body with Atlas and the like, full intentions on returning to VA but not quite yet. Having too much fun getting this out of our systems.
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Old 7th Dec 2022, 06:52
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Originally Posted by Vne_ View Post
Anyone in the know re how many redundant 73 drivers there are still out there to be called up. I assume VA will be turning to their EOI external list in the new year
There would still have to be over 500 pilots left on the list who are inactive. How many of those have retired / left the industry / have no intention of coming back to VA - well your guess is as good as any.

Good on those that are off doing the Atlas thing who are hedging their bets with a position to return - you’d just have to be careful not to leave your run too late if you were planning on coming back. This level of recruitment is unprecedented and there has to be a time approaching soon enough where you think the doors will close and recruitment will stop or at least slow significantly.
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Old 8th Dec 2022, 02:02
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With VA being set up for sale and a possible economic recession pending as interest rates rise its a risk for those on the inactive list delaying their return.
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Old 15th Jan 2023, 04:45
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Has anyone been through the interview process recently and made it onto the hold file? What timeline are the giving for a possible start date?
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Old 16th Jan 2023, 01:14
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Has anyone been through the interview process recently and made it onto the hold file? What timeline are the giving for a possible start date?
I was told mid 2023 by recruitment.
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Old 16th Jan 2023, 03:04
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Originally Posted by kjvmw View Post
Has anyone been through the interview process recently and made it onto the hold file? What timeline are the giving for a possible start date?
I've heard people say mid-2023 at the earliest. But, also heard people more recently say towards the end of 2023. Either way, there are still a few handfuls of inactive that haven't had the opportunity to come back yet. A solid 2 or 3 pages on the list, it seems. How many have bids in? How many above those pages have put bids in recently? Recruitment of inactive has been slow and quiet since November. You'd assume the time of year contributes to that.

"Somewhere" in the second half of 2023 is probably as accurate as anyone can be at the moment.
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Old 16th Jan 2023, 04:06
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I wonder if there’s a reason that so many are in no hurry to go back to VA?
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Old 16th Jan 2023, 05:38
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Becuase if they go back they are burning their free 737 job to come back to card. Why play it so soon? You can still be in America or at a different job knowing if $hit really hits the fan you have a 737 Australian job to fall back on for the next year or two….
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Old 16th Jan 2023, 05:45
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I wonder if there’s a reason that so many are in no hurry to go back to VA?
Maybe this.
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https://www.watoday.com.au/business/...16-p5ccs2.html
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Old 23rd Jan 2023, 08:03
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Finally some good news on recruitment. March/April grounds school are filled and not far off the bottom of the list. Externals aren’t far away!
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Old 23rd Jan 2023, 11:02
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Originally Posted by big buddah View Post
I wonder if there’s a reason that so many are in no hurry to go back to VA?
Or the ever growing number of active VA pilots, many with double digit years of service, that have left to come to the US...
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Old 24th Jan 2023, 01:35
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Anyone know how many are on the external hold file (not inactive list)? Thanks
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Old 24th Jan 2023, 03:06
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Have also heard that VA are paying for flights and accommodation in BNE for external applicants to interview. About time!
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