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Old 14th Jul 2017, 05:28
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The minimums for a fast track upgrade were 500 jet or PIC on an ATR/Dash 8 or similar. Unfortunately there are a lot of experienced SOs who still didn't make these requirements. Think turbo prop FOs and King Air/metro guys. One would think they'll be first out the door now.
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 05:32
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Interesting to note that current DEFO will remain at the bottom of the FO seniority list for the next 7-8 years whilst there is a slow trickle of SO upgrades who hold a higher seniority
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 05:48
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Not true, it was 1000 jet above 20tons aswell.


Originally Posted by gretzky99 View Post
The minimums for a fast track upgrade were 500 jet or PIC on an ATR/Dash 8 or similar. Unfortunately there are a lot of experienced SOs who still didn't make these requirements. Think turbo prop FOs and King Air/metro guys. One would think they'll be first out the door now.
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Old 1st Aug 2017, 08:13
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Can anyone please give more information on the assessment (questions asked)?
Thanks
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Old 11th Dec 2017, 04:17
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Oh mate, you are perfect for this place. Management will LOVE you.
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Old 17th Mar 2018, 18:30
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Has anyone had the interview for DEFO?
What to study? Any recommendation?

Tks
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Old 18th Mar 2018, 05:05
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What to study? Any recommendation?
The wannabees forum is probably a good start
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Old 18th Mar 2018, 08:59
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whats the forum called?
thanks
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Old 18th Mar 2018, 09:06
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South Asia And Far East Wannabees

https://www.pprune.org/south-asia-far-east-wannabes-99/
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Old 18th Mar 2018, 13:08
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thanks buddy
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 13:44
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I passed as SO. Great experience was intense though.
I prepped in a 777 sim. Perhaps the only sim available in Europe was in Rome. I booked this through base.mu

contact: [email protected]

They will get you through the sim profile, it was basically identical. Its not worth going on the 737. Much better to fly the 777. Pricing was reasonable also. Very happy overall.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 10:52
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Base, avarage salary, time to upgrade, environment

Hi guys. anyone know the bases that Cathay has? What is the avarage salary of a 747 pilot. What would be a time to upgrade for DEFO and how is the environment inside the cockpit and on training?
thanks
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 14:13
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Average the salary is indeed, time to upgrade will be as per the seniority and the environment in the cockpit is extremely dry.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 20:34
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 17:28
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Any news

Hey guys,

Any latest info on the demands for DEFO ? The pass rate for the interview ?
Time from initial application until being called to go there ?

Thanks
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 03:44
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Originally Posted by sky210 View Post
Hi guys. anyone know the bases that Cathay has? What is the avarage salary of a 747 pilot. What would be a time to upgrade for DEFO and how is the environment inside the cockpit and on training?
thanks
Donít listen to the whining on here. Some people are never happy.
expect about 30,000+ USD a month + a 4 bedroom apartment in town. All kids education paid for. Time to Jumbo command about two and a half years.
Atmosphere is great, no industrial talk, expect to party with the cabin crew on numerous overnights. Great hotels. Fantastic rosters with lifestyle options other airlines can only dream of. The base of your choice probably about 3 years down the line and you can remain on base with absolute security. Strict adherence to local law is observed.
Super management with a safety orientated, powerful vision for the future.
Great package ( especially for new joiners, POS18 is fantastic) Great career airline. Clever articulate GMís and directors. The GMA is amazing and you couldnít ask for better leadership, especially from our parent group. We also have a great union, but not really needed because of quality management.
Fantastic annual bonus formula. (Huge this year)
whats not to like?
Of course the usual suspects will appear with nothing but complaints, ignore them. Judge for yourself.


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Old 26th Mar 2019, 04:34
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Originally Posted by borntofly737 View Post
Hello!

I was wondering if anybody had information on the DEFO interview, or will be attending in May.

Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers,

have a pulse.....they are parking jets....
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 04:36
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Originally Posted by CyberT View Post


Donít listen to the whining on here. Some people are never happy.
expect about 30,000+ USD a month + a 4 bedroom apartment in town. All kids education paid for. Time to Jumbo command about two and a half years.
Atmosphere is great, no industrial talk, expect to party with the cabin crew on numerous overnights. Great hotels. Fantastic rosters with lifestyle options other airlines can only dream of. The base of your choice probably about 3 years down the line and you can remain on base with absolute security. Strict adherence to local law is observed.
Super management with a safety orientated, powerful vision for the future.
Great package ( especially for new joiners, POS18 is fantastic) Great career airline. Clever articulate GMís and directors. The GMA is amazing and you couldnít ask for better leadership, especially from our parent group. We also have a great union, but not really needed because of quality management.
Fantastic annual bonus formula. (Huge this year)
whats not to like?
Of course the usual suspects will appear with nothing but complaints, ignore them. Judge for yourself.


sarcasm i hope because thats all bullshit.
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 04:41
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Well spotted Scoreboard. You're on the ball today.
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Old 27th Mar 2019, 05:45
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Originally Posted by Fly747 View Post
Well spotted Scoreboard. You're on the ball today.

well he is logged from Venezuela...so unsure he had been drinking koolaid while doing his interview?


but ok "smack"
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