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Old 6th Mar 2023, 22:14
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Taking a PRA does not jack on the company - it jacks on a workmate who now has to fly the shift you are being paid for. If you need a birthday off
a morally intact person should do an organised swap. I've always felt a PRA is a dog act on a mate.
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Old 6th Mar 2023, 22:35
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Swapping is not that simple. If your work mate is on standby they now get 4 hours minimum pay to cover you. If they choose to work a day off they get 5 hours. The lack of an actual usable swap system and CMS aa promised is not the fault of the crew.
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Old 6th Mar 2023, 22:38
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Originally Posted by Captn Rex Havack
Taking a PRA does not jack on the company - it jacks on a workmate who now has to fly the shift you are being paid for. If you need a birthday off
a morally intact person should do an organised swap. I've always felt a PRA is a dog act on a mate.

Not at Virgin. They’re so short on pilots it means one of your workmates would probably get a day off payment because they’ve nominated to work. Everybody wins on a sickie!
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Old 6th Mar 2023, 23:41
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Can anyone confirm it’s the COMPASS test they use on the assessment days?
Thanks
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Old 6th Mar 2023, 23:45
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Yes it is
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Old 7th Mar 2023, 01:37
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Originally Posted by Captn Rex Havack
Taking a PRA does not jack on the company - it jacks on a workmate who now has to fly the shift you are being paid for. If you need a birthday off
a morally intact person should do an organised swap. I've always felt a PRA is a dog act on a mate.
you must be new here.

the only time it’s a ‘dog act’ is Xmas day.
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Old 7th Mar 2023, 02:03
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Originally Posted by murder most fowl
Swapping is not that simple. If your work mate is on standby they now get 4 hours minimum pay to cover you. If they choose to work a day off they get 5 hours. The lack of an actual usable swap system and CMS aa promised is not the fault of the crew.
indeed. You may have done them a favour -instead of getting zero $$ if not called out they get minimum 4.
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Old 9th Mar 2023, 11:15
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So from limited intel I have VA checkies mostly hate life and endeavor to make everyone around them hate life too.

Honesty whats up with that? It just so toxic!

After 25 years and 10k+ hours Im out you have fixed me you strange arse truckers.

New Recruits run for the hills, Much better options than this b grade airline IMO.
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Old 9th Mar 2023, 11:55
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Oh bollocks, 90% of the checkies are great, there’s always exceptions, but gross generalisations like that are not at all helpful.
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Old 10th Mar 2023, 03:42
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Going to call out this crap as well. Checkies are great at this airline. As always, there will be exceptions but the vast majority of them are good to work with.
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Old 10th Mar 2023, 05:58
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Originally Posted by bb_turn
So from limited intel I have VA checkies mostly hate life and endeavor to make everyone around them hate life too.

Honesty whats up with that? It just so toxic!

After 25 years and 10k+ hours Im out you have fixed me you strange arse truckers.

New Recruits run for the hills, Much better options than this b grade airline IMO.
Check with your limited intel source, I bet they have 717s, wrong airline buddy.

I think you will find the group that dislikes the place are line captains, and FOs who are stuck in a the never ending upgrade queue.
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Old 15th Mar 2023, 01:45
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Does anyone in the know, know if Virgin plans on recruiting into the Perth base in the near future? All inactives over the past year seem to be getting directed to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide so far.
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Old 15th Mar 2023, 02:39
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Originally Posted by Theflyingsosijman
The camaraderie is second to none and they can never take that away from us
Ah yes, the comraderie amongst colluegues. With solidarity like we have, they'll never take that away from us!

Originally Posted by Theflyingsosijman
You’re not a bitter old fart who hates the world because it’s not what it use to be. Remember the glory days? (I don’t, I’m too young).

by the looks of it you could dump 20 metric tonnes of gold on most (not all) of their doorsteps and they’d still look down their nose, over their bifocals, take a sip of their $800 bottle of red wine, and tell you it’s not shiny enough
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 09:58
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How is VA's current recruitment drive for FOs going does anyone know? Are they getting the quantity of applicants they hoped for? I hear rumors that with such a large portion of the eligible demographic having gone state-side, these aussie jet FO gigs may be easy grabs.
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Old 21st Mar 2023, 07:48
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There are a few passing on the Virgin recall and choosing Air North and Alliance gigs on the Embraer. Choosing a lower queue on the upgrade.
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 21:02
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Since it looks like they've plumbed the depths of those that want to come back (for the moment at least), have any externals been offered start dates yet?

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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 22:10
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Yes they have
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 22:12
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Originally Posted by belongamick
Since it looks like they've plumbed the depths of those that want to come back (at the moment at least), have any externals been offered start dates yet?
I know they are interviewing a few each month up until at least June. All have been told there are start dates from May onwards, whether that materialises is yet to be seen but my guess is successful externals will start in the second half of 2023.
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Old 27th Mar 2023, 18:32
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Out West.

I see VARA’s F100’s are being replaced by ex KLM 737-700’s which I understand are going onto the VA AOC, not VARA’s , but the 737 crews will be VARA employees?
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Old 12th Apr 2023, 06:11
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Practice aptitude testing

Can anyone provide a link to purchase practice aptitude test specific to those used on the VA assessment day? TIA
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