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Old 28th Jan 2012, 17:36
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I doubt any 'furloughed' NJE crew are at Vista.

Furloughing is a more American concept and the voluntary options available to NJE crew preclude working for direct competitors unless you have taken a redundancy package at which point you are free to join anyone but then have no links whatsoever to NJE with no risk of recall.
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Old 28th Jan 2012, 18:04
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Iver - 4. Yes, the CL850 is a bit of a dog and often you end up stuck in all the weather around FL330-340. No, they are not modified more than other CL850s as far as performance goes.
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Old 28th Jan 2012, 23:00
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Another question to add to my original questions:

- What types of pilots do VistaJet typically hire (specific profile)? Do they favor pilots with VIP corporate experience? I assume having time and experience on type is helpful. Do they also hire airline and military pilots or do they tend to hire pilots with specific bizjet experience more?
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Old 28th Jan 2012, 23:48
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They are hiring pilots with very mixed backgrounds.
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 15:53
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When you say, "mixed backgrounds", do you mean an assortment of FI's looking to move to something bigger, disgruntled EZY and RYR guys, TP chaps looking for their first jet, etc?

I notice their application form basically doesn't send if you have "0" in the "Jet" column.

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Old 30th Jan 2012, 17:10
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RedTree, check the ARGUS site if you have access and look for the official list... downgraded to gold.. that leaves question marks.
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 09:54
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Yes, mixed background. This is how it used to be at least. Perhaps they are able to find enough jet experienced guys these days but I doubt it.
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Old 1st Feb 2012, 10:49
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Preacher_Av, please find below a link which should put VistaJet's platunum rating beyond doubt.

Working for VistaJet myself, I can assure you this information is correct.

CHEQ Operator Registry
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Old 4th Feb 2012, 03:46
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Could somebody verify the 28 bases you can choose from as mentioned by: 'luggage'. If somebody can tell me where I can find those bases, I would appreciate it!

Thank you!
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 17:07
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You can safely ignore Preacher_AV and Flyingmechanic, no base for either rumour

There are no "bases" per se, you suggest a gateway and see if it gets accepted. If not, you find a compromise - main factor being a good internatinal network. In your case, you may prefer GRO, but would probably, given the right job offer, settle for AMS
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Old 9th Feb 2012, 11:33
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Is anyone able to answer questions 1 and 2 in post #20 regarding initial fleet postings and internal fleet transfers/promotions?
I was curious about that as well.

Also looking at the figures on ppjn, starting salaries seem on the low side, although I note a previous post mentioned an increase after six months.
I was wondering does everyone start on the lowest scale, or does previous experience influence starting salary?

And a related question, again on ppjn, there is a range of per diems, what determines which rate is paid?
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Old 16th Feb 2012, 13:34
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Take the opportunity to go try biz Jet and compare yourself. You can most likely Always go back to being a hamster on the boring airline hamster wheel.

Pros and cons in both. Getting up at 4 to do regular charters.. [email protected] me, no thanks.. On the other hand flying the airliners is so much easier, but equally less fun, in my opinion.

Good luck
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Old 16th Feb 2012, 13:35
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Well, if you are unemployed its a no brainer, take the full time position... Go for CL605 if you can chose as this is probably a better rating than CL850 should you lose your job.
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Old 17th Feb 2012, 13:14
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Is there anyone who can give some information regarding the recruitment process? I have heard that it will be some telephone interview at first stage and after that you will have another interview?
As mentioned earlier in this thread, if you are hired on the Lear, what is the chances to move on to another type?

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Old 17th Feb 2012, 15:47
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Rumour has it, that they fired a whole bunch of Lear60 Pilots mid 2011... (sourceprune).
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Old 18th Feb 2012, 13:04
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This rumor is not true
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Old 18th Feb 2012, 14:40
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I have heard that they are recruiting at the moment.
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 08:11
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Vista jet application on line

Does anybody know if Vistajet email you with an acknowledgement after you apply online? They are currently accepting applications....
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 08:58
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Yes, I got an email saying that my application had met the requirements and was being progressed to the line manager for further action. Took about a week though.
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 09:02
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Thanks littco... Appreciate your reply..... Best of luck...
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