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Old 7th Apr 2008, 16:25
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Atlantic Airlines Cadet Pilot Recruitment (Part-Sponsored)

Just to reiterate the post I made on the Highland thread under a more suitable title...

If you have (or nearly have):

A PPL (either NPPL or JAA should be OK)
A JAA Class 1 Medical
A driving licence
Are aged 18-26 (upper limit is flexible-ish)
Are enthuastic, energetic, open-minded, love flying and are willing to take a bit of HARD WORK.
And are able to live/work in the UK as a permanent resident...

Then go to this website: http://www.flyaft.com/contentok.php?id=74

Fill in the form and get it sent in. The scheme is undergoing some change at the moment - you may be offered a cadetship/training subject to a payback of a proportion of your training costs when you finish. However, this is still a great deal - you will be almost guaranteed secure flying employment for several years and it's FUN if you are happy to work hard in the short term while focussing on long term gain.

The scheme isn't traditionally advertised very publicly, and word tends to be spread through personal contacts and Atlantic Flight Training students. So, you've been spoon-fed the essential info...what are you waiting for?!
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Old 8th Apr 2008, 11:12
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I can't see many details about the commitment required from a cadet on the website.

Also this statement:

"you will be almost guaranteed secure flying employment for several years and it's FUN if you are happy to work hard in the short term while focussing on long term gain."

...It doesn't really mean much, I've heard that some cadets work for up to a year before starting flying training and then are heavily bonded upon completion.

Where would the cadets be for their 'secure flying employment', Could they expect a job flying an Electra / ATR / 404? There is a big difference.

Care to add a few details.
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Old 8th Apr 2008, 11:36
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The scheme isn't traditionally advertised very publicly
How many people do you think read this Mike...!
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Old 8th Apr 2008, 12:18
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The scheme isn't traditionally advertised very publicly
Why not? wouldn't it be better to have wide audience, a wide variety and high number of applicants and therefore be able to pick the best candidates.

Why the secrecy?
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Old 8th Apr 2008, 12:21
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I think you'll find that Atlantic Airlines only flies Electras and ATP. The Atlantique group split sometime time ago and now operate as 3 or 4 seperately run companies.
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Old 8th Apr 2008, 12:27
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Thanks buzzc152.

I should think that would be a lot better as the candiates would, eventually get multi-crew time.
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Old 8th Apr 2008, 13:03
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Maybe. I spent 2 years flying 404 and alike single crew.... hardest job I ever did but also the most enjoyable.

Anyway, I hear AA is a good outfit to work for so best of luck to those who apply.
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Old 8th Apr 2008, 16:44
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As Mike said it is hard work and long hours but it really is short term pain for a long term gain and will be well worth it in the end

the scheme definatly isnt for everyone it is difficult and very testing but as ive mentioned before if you want it bad enough you will do it

Yes there is a bond its over 5 years and includes 50% of your training fees and your type rating

ive been with atlantic airlines as a cadet now for 6 weeks and although its tough i do still really enjoy it all

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Old 8th Apr 2008, 19:35
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Bit more info:

the "traditional" cadet has been a low houred PPL, no ATPL groundschool, just the basics as outlined above by Mike.

After employment by the company, the cadet can expect 6 months of full time "fug duties". Full time means full time. 7 days a week, 24 hr standby. Basically ferrying aforementioned Electra / ATP crews from the Coventry base to the aircraft. In addition to this, the cadet will be expected to help out in ops / engineering / on the ramp acting basically as semi-skilled labour.

During the first 6 months (usually after 3 or so months) the cadet will be cleared to start supervised, constructive hours building on the C152. Initially 4 hours per month will be permitted by Atlantic Airlines.

After the first 6 months, the cadet will start distance learning for the ATPL groundschool, and will recieve 2 days per week away from work to study.

After that it depends on how quickly you can get through the ATPL's as to when you start CPL/MEP/IR/MCC. And after that, you will be put on the next type rating course being run by the company.

Anything else to mention?

Well, it is HARD WORK. As i said, first six months are tough, but worthwhile. You learn a lot about yourself, and how much you want to be a pilot. They are fun though - i have a lot of fun memories from my first six months. It all depends on what you make of it.

Although the model is based on cadets with the bare basics, don't be put off if you have more than that - we have fugs with the groundschool completed, some have even joined with CPL/IR before.

personally i think its a cracking scheme (but then maybe i'm a bit biased)

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Old 21st Apr 2008, 12:03
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Airlines are actively recruiting cadets, with an intake planned to start next month so if you fancy being a pilot nows the time to get your application in!

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Old 6th May 2008, 17:33
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Good luck on Monday & Tuesday lads!!
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Old 7th May 2008, 21:08
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GoGoGadgetGear and John, where you guys staying when you are over?

Do you know who got through?

Good luck for Monday and Tuesday, see ya then
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Old 7th May 2008, 21:44
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MikeSamuel your link on post 1 is dead.

http://www.flyaft.com/
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Old 11th May 2008, 08:46
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Word!

ow u doin ,op i find u well i was intested by ur thread about e cadet trainin program ,ba i cldnt access e link so cl u help me out

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Old 12th Oct 2008, 11:16
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Does anyone know what the latest on this scheme is?

if not ill be sending an email
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Old 12th Oct 2008, 11:24
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I don't think they need fuglies anymore as they've persuaded pilots to do the Cadet's jobs.

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Old 12th Oct 2008, 14:31
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Gutted
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Old 12th Oct 2008, 16:11
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Straight from the horse's mouth there...though from what i've heard I don't think you could really call it "persuasion"...
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Old 12th Oct 2008, 16:40
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Hey Everyone
Does anyone know if Atlantic are running any cadetships recently? And what do Atlantic normally require if you come fresh out of training on your own with a fATPL?
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Old 12th Oct 2008, 19:55
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As long as they keep dangling the carrot...
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