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Virgin Atlantic A350 Recruitment

Old 1st Feb 2019, 17:01
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Virgin Atlantic A350 Recruitment

Virgin getting ready for their A350 orders...BA to follow suit soon. Get your applications in quick if you donít want to miss the boat Feb 10th cut off. Good luck lads 👍

https://careersuk.virgin-atlantic.co...officer-airbus
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 18:48
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Yes but you won't be on the A350 initially with VS. You'll be A330 for at least a year.
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 19:33
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Originally Posted by Roy De Kantzow View Post
Yes but you won't be on the A350 initially with VS. You'll be A330 for at least a year.
... and in a year at CX, NOTHING will have changed.
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 23:38
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Originally Posted by cxorcist View Post


... and in a year at CX, NOTHING will have changed.

+1 such wisdom in that post!
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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 02:18
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Don't forget one of the first questions the online portal asks : Do you hold a current UK EASA licence inc type endorsement ?
If you answer 'No' then it's PFO time.
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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 08:20
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It's not that difficult to get the A330/A350 on the license if you have 500hrs on type. Getting the EASA license is also not that difficult. Work permit is probably the stumbling block if you're a non-EU citizen.
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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 08:31
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Originally Posted by MainDude View Post
It's not that difficult to get the A330/A350 on the license if you have 500hrs on type. Getting the EASA license is also not that difficult. Work permit is probably the stumbling block if you're a non-EU citizen.
Apart from the fact you need to do 14 EASA exams, an instrument rating in the Sim and potentially an English language test as well. Could take well over a year, and with the new style EASA questions requiring working out to be shown, and new questions appearing each month, I would say it actually takes an individual quite a bit of endeavour to get an EASA licence.
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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 06:48
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I'd say the problematic bit in the UK EASA licence requirement is UK more than EASA!
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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 07:49
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Originally Posted by bringbackthe80s View Post
I'd say the problematic bit in the UK EASA licence requirement is UK more than EASA!
Come 30th March EASA licences revert to UK licences. Although common licencing was agreed months ago that is only in the event of a UK Brexit with a deal. Crashing out sees no licencing agreement in place.
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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 08:54
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Yes that was my point
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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 10:31
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Recently there been a number of Cathay crew members sitting UKCAA exams in KL, Would you blame them under the current toxic Cathay Management.
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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 10:59
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Originally Posted by Roy De Kantzow View Post
Yes but you won't be on the A350 initially with VS. You'll be A330 for at least a year.
Not (necessarily) - itís an internal policy but they reserve the right to put experienced A350 pilots directly on to it.
Basically if youíre currently flying the A350 youíll be given the A350....probably.
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Old 4th Feb 2019, 06:28
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Basically if you’re currently flying the A350 you’ll be given the A350....probably.
I would say certainly. It saves them a course.
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Old 4th Feb 2019, 10:51
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I see, screw the Virgin Pilots who want to get onto the A350, we deserve it as we are from Cathay! I can hear you all scream if Cathay tried that, SENIORITY.
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Old 4th Feb 2019, 11:00
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I see, screw the Virgin Pilots who want to get onto the A350, we deserve it as we are from Cathay! I can hear you all scream if Cathay tried that, SENIORITY.
Absolutely, it was only a few months ago that we suffered all that wailing and gnashing of teeth when our own A350 FOs were kept on the A350 after their Command Courses.
Time to wake up I think.
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 17:31
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Hi everyone,
Could anyone offer some guidance with the Virgin Atlantic pilots interview, with details as to what to expect, including questions and the interview format etc please.

Many thanks
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 07:14
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Originally Posted by Roy De Kantzow View Post
Apart from the fact you need to do 14 EASA exams, an instrument rating in the Sim and potentially an English language test as well. Could take well over a year, and with the new style EASA questions requiring working out to be shown, and new questions appearing each month, I would say it actually takes an individual quite a bit of endeavour to get an EASA licence.
RDK, apparently, due to recent changes to the HKCAD exams (now based on and run by EASA) some who have joined have since 2012-2013 have actually been able to get an EASA qualification via their HKCAD exam results. I'm not sure of the details or 'how' to do it, but a few guys have claimed to have done this.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 09:02
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Originally Posted by HoldenCaufield View Post
RDK, apparently, due to recent changes to the HKCAD exams (now based on and run by EASA) some who have joined have since 2012-2013 have actually been able to get an EASA qualification via their HKCAD exam results. I'm not sure of the details or 'how' to do it, but a few guys have claimed to have done this.
EASA licences will be invalid from 30th March unless issued by the UK when they will be transferred to a UK licence again. The UK/EU licensing agreement forms part of the "withdrawal agreement package" which has yet to be approved. Apparently if you have a nonUK EASA licence ( eg Irish ) it will be validated for 6 months to permit you to gain your UK licence. Look at other PPRuNe links on this in the licensing section.
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 19:39
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Originally Posted by Roy De Kantzow View Post
Apart from the fact you need to do 14 EASA exams, an instrument rating in the Sim and potentially an English language test as well. Could take well over a year, and with the new style EASA questions requiring working out to be shown, and new questions appearing each month, I would say it actually takes an individual quite a bit of endeavour to get an EASA licence.
I managed the whole licence conversion process in 5 months, with a young baby and punishing short haul roster. Not saying it was easy, but if you put your mind to it you can do it a lot quicker than a year.

oh and the instrument rating test was very straightforward, 1 session costing around £1200. (A320).

good luck to those doing it!
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