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By the Cabin Crew door?

Old 17th Apr 2006, 11:08
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Originally Posted by ciao
Anyhow, my question therefore is...will this be the same when I apply for Cabin Crew positions? Will the fact that I hold a license hinder my chances of becoming Cabin Crew because ultimately i'm waitng for my first pilot position?
Best advice? Don't tell em! I screwed up and interview with First Choice I think for saying I had a PPL - wait at least til your training course but better wait til your on line and maybe mention it to a few pilots and see what reaction you'll get.

It's a good way to keep your interest in aviation alive and to keep motivated, plus you;ll have a great time

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Old 17th Apr 2006, 11:53
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Originally Posted by MrHorgy
Best advice? Don't tell em! I screwed up an interview with First Choice I think for saying I had a PPL - wait at least til your training course but better wait til your on line and maybe mention it to a few pilots and see what reaction you'll get.
Opps...I've already sent a couple of applications off, stating that I've got my frozen ATPL, so i guess i'll have to play it by ear!

Thanks anyhow for the tip...
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Old 3rd Nov 2006, 14:56
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Question By the Cabin Crew door?


Anyone out there started off as cabin crew and got a sim ride and ended up as flight crew? Anyone tried it and got nowhere? any recommended airlines for this? Seriously considering this as an option.
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Old 21st Dec 2006, 20:22
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Cabin crew to pilot

Hey all,

Not sure if this is the right forum for this. Sorry if it isnt.

I was just wondering if there are many of you out there who started your flying career as cabin crew, trained to become a pilot and then landed a job in the RHS?? Also if you know anyone who has done this?

If so, please could you just give a brief insight of how you went about this.

I tried using the search engine but nothing came up.

Thank you


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Old 21st Dec 2006, 22:20
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Hi Mattycourt,

I am currently in the process of getting my ATPL, starting with a British airline as a First Officer early next year.

I flew as cabin crew for Monarch Airlines (hence the name) and am now doing my training on the CTC Wings Cadet scheme. I started the training last summer and am due to finish in March next year.

There is loads on PPRuNe on the CTC Wings Cadet Scheme (for those with very little or no flying experience) or have a look at

Good luck with it all!

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Old 22nd Dec 2006, 12:10
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Not me but I know 3 mates from various training routes who were cabin crew and now are doing RHS.

One was working for BA crew and did modular training in her spare time. Then got hired by BA for 737 and is now on the 744.

Another mate was working for Monarch, went to OAT, then got hired by Jet2 in 2004.

The last was working for Virgin, quit, went to Cabair, then put himself through the ATP scheme at CTC and now works for Easy.
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 07:09
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Me too.. Was Cabin Crew for Britannia/Thomsonfly.. Did my PPL very cheaply on their company PA28's.. Excellent instruction/aircraft/price.. Then went on to do the commercial stuff and returned to the cabin while job hunting.. Get in the Flight Deck as much as you can for T/O and landing and get to talk to the guys up there( without peeing off the purser ).. Continued to hour build on the Warrior.. Got a job with VLM now with XL on the 767.. Good luck!!
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 10:28
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I know of a bloke who is Captain with a large UK regional who started as Cabin Crew with a UK Charter. I think he did it the same way as most of the rest of us - saved a bit, borrowed a bit and then took the plunge.
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Old 22nd Jan 2007, 19:26
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Cabin Crew to Right Hand Seat at Ryanair?

Hello colleagues,

I am thinking about joining Ryanair as a Cabin Crew member in order to progress to the F/O's seat within the company.

Anyone in the know of this route? Any clues?

Thank you all for the attention.

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Old 22nd Jan 2007, 20:29
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Call me a sceptic but I doubt it will make much difference a Ryanair. I am sure you will still need to self fund the type rating. If they did recruitment the old fashioned way then working as cabin crew may help in getting your face known but I can't see it helping in the current climate of paying for your own rating.

Judging by your name I am guessing you are in Madrid. If so then bear in mind that easyjet are probably looking for cabin crew for their new Madrid base and they are undoubtably a better employer than their Irish counterpart. The Airbus is a more useful rating to have as well for moving on if you wish to do so.
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Old 24th Jan 2007, 06:56
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Hi All
I have 3 very good friends who started as CC and are now up at the sharp end. All worked as hard as poss and now love it. Go hard. It is worth it
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 19:14
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Ok, everyone is mentioning "you will make contacts". Can someone elaborate on this, I mean, ok you get to know a lot of pilots... and what else? Who could help you? the chief pilot? how will he make u get into that position?


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