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Old 21st Nov 2023, 02:44
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Have February start dates been given yet?
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Old 21st Nov 2023, 06:07
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Originally Posted by Cancelspeeds
Have February start dates been given yet?
Feb start date is being allocated this week
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Old 22nd Nov 2023, 02:09
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Happen to know if thereís many people on the hold file currently?
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Old 27th Nov 2023, 02:25
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I am not sure sorry mate. I know for 2023 people only waited 2 to 3 months once successful to start. The hold file likely is building slightly over this xmas period given slow down of recruitment (only due to the time of year) so maybe expect 3 to 4 months wait for start date. Feb 5 start date has been allocated already mainly for Perth base I hear.
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Old 27th Nov 2023, 03:28
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Thanks mate, always a nervous wait for the start date. Someone from my interview got a march start date for perth too
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Old 4th Dec 2023, 08:38
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IMO have you considered becoming a plumber or electrician? You will get paid more, have Christmas off plus other day that are important to you. Is Being paid 1987 rates normal to you? . IMO as someone that took these clowns lies for 10 years run for the F#5ken hills.
it's embarrassing what VA pilots get paid. Shame. Shame.
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Old 4th Dec 2023, 09:47
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Originally Posted by bb_turn
IMO have you considered becoming a plumber or electrician? You will get paid more, have Christmas off plus other day that are important to you. Is Being paid 1987 rates normal to you? . IMO as someone that took these clowns lies for 10 years run for the F#5ken hills.
it's embarrassing what VA pilots get paid. Shame. Shame.
Unfortunately in Aus its an absolute race to the bottom not helped by an ununited front to improve T&C's by the pilot group. Everyone is happy to undercut the next bloke in line, management play them like the absolute fools they are.

Glad to have flown that coop long ago!
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Old 4th Dec 2023, 10:36
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IMO have you considered becoming a plumber or electrician?
Once said pilot gets to experience crawling through a roof space at forty degrees or clearing a blocked sewer line then the almost white collar job in air conditioned comfort, sitting down and being fed and watered looks pretty good.
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Old 4th Dec 2023, 20:34
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Originally Posted by Track5milefinal
Unfortunately in Aus its an absolute race to the bottom not helped by an ununited front to improve T&C's by the pilot group. Everyone is happy to undercut the next bloke in line, management play them like the absolute fools they are.

Glad to have flown that coop long ago!
It's the Australian way. FYIGM.
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Old 11th Dec 2023, 04:22
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Originally Posted by skypilot646
Thanks mate, always a nervous wait for the start date. Someone from my interview got a march start date for perth too
Anyone know when April start dates are going to be given?
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Old 12th Dec 2023, 02:31
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My Application has been moved on to the Chief operations officer and is under review, been like that for about a week, any time line from application to hearing if moved onto the next stage?
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Old 12th Dec 2023, 04:39
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Think long and hard before joining this mob. If you want career progression, a supportive training environment and good pay and rosters, this isnít the place for you. Consider any other jet operator and youíll likely have a much more fulfilling career.
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Old 13th Dec 2023, 10:02
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And in more news, VA just applied to fly adl per dps and ool per dps. No idea where theyíre going to get the pilots to fly those routes when they canít even manage their current schedule. Donít think there will be many pilots keen to fly that pairing either.
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Old 17th Dec 2023, 23:38
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Originally Posted by Skippy69
My Application has been moved on to the Chief operations officer and is under review, been like that for about a week, any time line from application to hearing if moved onto the next stage?
I spoke with a Checkie, being in a similar situation, he said to expect a start date in second quarter 2024. I assume April starts will probably be given out early Jan, as they usually try and give about 3 months notice
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Old 18th Dec 2023, 08:23
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Originally Posted by Red69
Think long and hard before joining this mob. If you want career progression, a supportive training environment and good pay and rosters, this isnít the place for you. Consider any other jet operator and youíll likely have a much more fulfilling career.
Care to expand on that or are we just meant to take your word for it?
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Old 18th Dec 2023, 08:57
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I would just ignore him. Most of his posts are incoherent geriatric ramblings aimed at VA.
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Old 18th Dec 2023, 22:53
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I would just ignore him. Most of his posts are incoherent geriatric ramblings aimed at VA.
Incoherent? What parts would you like me to clarify? If you think Iím rambling, go and talk to any VA pilot and ask for their genuine thoughts. Morale at VA has never been lower for many reason.
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Old 19th Dec 2023, 21:11
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Originally Posted by Red69
Incoherent? What parts would you like me to clarify? If you think Iím rambling, go and talk to any VA pilot and ask for their genuine thoughts. Morale at VA has never been lower for many reason.
I'd be happy to see you have crack at clarifying all of it, if you are in the know. With facts would be great, not just hearsay.

I've heard differing figures on progression. Time to command being anywhere from 10-15 years depending on who you talk to.

Regarding pay, 13 x 57.5 x 182 = $136,045. In another thread it was mentioned recently that it was not uncommon for crew to credit 1000 - 1300 hours a year. At the lower end of that, 1000 x $182 FO hourly rate = a salary not to turn your nose up at, I would have thought.

I can't speak on the training environment. On morale, I've heard there are issues, as everyone is working hard. That is not isolated to Virgin.

Would be happy for you to expand on any and all of this.

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Old 19th Dec 2023, 21:38
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Originally Posted by plotplot
a salary not to turn your nose up at, I would have thought.
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Until you compare it to just about every other first world country on the planet.

Cue the "go to the US if its so great" and "I'm not in it for the money" posts. But wouldn't it be nice to be paid even 70% of what the yanks are being paid for doing exactly the same work. Just dream about it for a sec 'being valued for your profession and paid like you should be, even if you arent in it for the money' ahhh wouldnt it be nice....
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Old 22nd Dec 2023, 02:03
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Originally Posted by Red69
Think long and hard before joining this mob. If you want career progression, a supportive training environment and good pay and rosters, this isnít the place for you. Consider any other jet operator and youíll likely have a much more fulfilling career.
How about you elaborate on this statement...
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