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oldmacdonald757 28th Aug 2021 13:09

Good afternoon everybody,

Later in September I have been asked to attend B757 simulator assessment. There is a B757 simulator at CAE Gatwick; the operator will only lease the simulator in complete 4-hour blocks. The rate is GBP750 per hour. I have arranged a skilled B757 trainer to assist throughout.
Looking tentatively at 13-14-15 September.

Would anybody also looking to brush up be interested? Please PM.

Many thanks.

SpamCanDriver 28th Aug 2021 16:29

I was away on leave so didn't get my application in until the 25th. Anyone heard back after applying on the 25th or later?
Few friends who applied a bit earlier got emails asking for further details, hope I didn't miss the boat

felixthecat 28th Aug 2021 18:10

It only closed on Thursday so I think it will be next week before anyone gets called forward

SpamCanDriver 28th Aug 2021 19:09

Yeah don't know anyone who has been called for an interview.
But some friends who sent in their applications before me, have had emails asking them to fill out an application form.

Just being paranoid I guess 😬

hobnobanyone 29th Aug 2021 07:04

Recruitment is going to be ongoing for a while to come - provided the plans come to fruition in the next few months/couple of years and onwards.




SpamCanDriver 29th Aug 2021 09:13

Thanks Hobnob

hobnobanyone 29th Aug 2021 10:25


Originally Posted by SpamCanDriver (Post 11102857)
Thanks Hobnob

You’re welcome. I suspect that the number of 90 day current pilots will be quite limited at the moment - so we shall see.

It’s not going to be “instant”, these are positions for aircraft that are arriving. internal upgrades will be going on from the 767 fleet, but there is likely to be a shortfall over the course of the first 777s for both C and FO positions.

The other thing I would say is that I came here with my eyes open from the passenger world. And really like it here. They treat us well nowadays - as Deltahotel said - there’s occasional flashpoints and gripes, but they exist everywhere. For me, we’ve made it through Covid so far on full rosters, full pay, with a pay rise honoured (4% C, 3% FO, 0.5% from company into pension - and with DHL Express making record breaking profits, they’re likely to honour a similar pay rise again next April!). We had a 5% bonus and 2 bonuses for working through Covid. Hotels normally good too!

777 rosters… a work in progress. around the world routes. 767 to continue on the Atlantic ex U.K.




SpamCanDriver 29th Aug 2021 11:59

Again Hobnob many thanks for the detailed reply

I currently fly a mix of pax & cargo so I do know what I'm in for (actually prefer cargo) I have well in excess of the required experience. So hoping its a rush of applications a couple of days before the deadline, rather than me not even passing the CV stage cut.
Especially seeing as I put in a'lot of effort into my CV & Cover letter 😅

Strange question, but do DHK allow you to bring family/friends on the flights? I've seen Cargolux guys taking family on flights and thought that was a really nice benefit


SaulGoodman 29th Aug 2021 13:59


Originally Posted by hobnobanyone (Post 11102902)

777 rosters… a work in progress. around the world routes. 767 to continue on the Atlantic ex U.K.

How are you able to do around the world routes on a “non N-registration”? You are not allowed to change the loads in Anchorage and continue to the states. That’s why DHL has always used the Americans for these routes. I really can’t see a G-reg going around the world..

EAM 29th Aug 2021 18:09

Aerologic does the same, the routing will not go via Anchorage.

SaulGoodman 29th Aug 2021 18:19


Originally Posted by EAM (Post 11103108)
Aerologic does the same, the routing will not go via Anchorage.

which route(s) does Aerologic do? As far as I am aware they do not cross the date line.

SaulGoodman 29th Aug 2021 18:43


Originally Posted by SaulGoodman (Post 11103109)
which route(s) does Aerologic do? As far as I am aware they do not cross the date line.

ICN-LAX I see now on FR24. I wasn’t aware. Is that a DHL flight or LH Cargo?

EAM 30th Aug 2021 08:50

DHL Flight. (As far as I know). Anyway, the DHK 777 route will be different, might go via Japan, but who knows, its DHL, might all change tomorrow. ;-)

felixthecat 7th Sep 2021 09:03

Has anyone been called for interview or anything? It’s gone very quiet and the application deadline was a while back now.

deltahotel 7th Sep 2021 10:17

Masses of applications, loads of sifting to do. I believe there are some interviews later this month.

hobnobanyone 7th Sep 2021 11:08

Some interviews being done (and ongoing!) at the moment.

thousands of applications received. massive job for the recruitment team!



felixthecat 7th Sep 2021 11:22

It would be nice it they do let people know either way, a PFO email at least…….

deltahotel 7th Sep 2021 12:17

I’m sure they will - give them a chance, they’re only just getting going!

Right20deg 8th Sep 2021 13:30


Originally Posted by deltahotel (Post 11107533)
I’m sure they will - give them a chance, they’re only just getting going!

Just my luck to have retd DHK six years too soon. I hope that internal promotions will be first and foremost.
Good that you have it under new leadership. Great new for the crews that this sort of work will suit.
As for VIE bases, how is that going to fare with the young apartment renters ?

deltahotel 8th Sep 2021 14:08

Although DHA will be OE reg and VIE HQ the crews will still be lej based.


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