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British Airways Future Pilot Programme.

Old 2nd Nov 2012, 01:31
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Does anyone have much experience at any of these FTOs? I've heard a few pros and cons only of CTC?
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 07:56
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From the FPP site

We will be opening the website for applications on Monday 19th November 2012. We will close the website for applications on Thursday 13th December 2012, unless we receive an overwhelming number of applications in which case we reserve the right to close the application window early. If we have to do this, however, we will make it clear on this page that we are closing the application window early and will email everyone who has started an application to give them 48 hours’ notice of the window closing
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 08:25
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The vast majority of this years FPP cadets are going through OAA, take from that what you will, I really dont think it makes much difference whichever one you go for...
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 09:07
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17PA - The vast majority of cadets are going through Oxford this year.

I read on the Jerez website yesterday that all three schools are allocated an equal share of the cadets. Is this something new to this years intake ?
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 11:04
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Can somebody who has applied in the past, successful or not, give us some tips on what the assessments are like? I know there will be an aptitude test, and I don't think you can get any sort of training on that, which is a shame.
But what a bout 2 lots of interviews? What do they ask? What is it that they look for in your interview?
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 13:34
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Re.BA FPP - Medical

Greetings, re. B.A. - F.P.P. I read a Class 1 Medical is required for application. I would value any information on this matter; is there a minimum age for a Class 1 Medical Certificate.
My reason for asking; Currently 17 years of age, and am the proud holder of my PPL, achieved 1 day after my 17th Birthday. Still at the beginning of the runway of my career, therefore, valuing any advice.
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 14:29
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You need to be able to satisfy the requirements of a Class 1 medical to apply but not necessarily hold one. Prior to you signing any offer in the final stages you will undoubtedly need the paper certificate however.

You hold a Class 2 so contact your AME, they will have your details from your initial exam and they should be able to advise you on whether you will have problems obtaining a Class 1.
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 15:22
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Just do the Class 1. If you do progress to professional aviation you'll need it, if there's something wrong and you can't get it you'll save yourself and the recruiters loads of work and in answer to one of the first interview questions "what have you done to further your interest in a career in aviation?" you'll have a pretty good starting answer.
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 19:04
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Nathan, have a look on the BA FPP website. It says that applicants must be 18-55. Perhaps if your birthday is soon, you might be able to get away with applying at 17. Not sure.
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 22:01
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Hey guys. I will be applying for the BA FPP. I have one concern/query. In 2006, I was treated for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and completed treatment in 2009. I have only recently been eligible for a CAA Class 1 as I've had to wait 3 years post treatment. BA do there own health check. Should I be concerned about this?

I was hoping that such a life changing dramatic and emotional experience might work in my favor. I know BA look for people with life experience and for me there is no bigger experience than this. However, they may look at it as a potential problem in the future (although I am completely healthy now and fitter than most).

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 18:21
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Go for it

I can't see where in the assessment process it would cause a problem (given you have a class 1) but there is the post-assessment BA medical. Without being a BA Doctor I think it's hard to say what view they'd take of your medical history. IMHO, I would say go for it but if you get accepted, save popping the Champagne until you've cleared the BAHS medical. And be prepared for some hefty exceptions on your loss of medical insurance!
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 19:48
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Not at all, people who have a CPL IR and no job were naive for parting with 100K without understanding the market.
Air Brake, totally agree not everyone has 100K. Those that funded themselves could not always borrow 100K for a full time course or may have had personal circumstances. The market does change, some people do understand and often reduce their risk as much as possible or sometimes the market changes during training for the worst.

I personally fly with many people that are not from a middle class background and have come from all walks of life, who did not have a 100K or similar, but had determination. Often those self fund the training to reduce risk and pay for the training as much as as possible without getting large loans or debts, whilst working full time.

BA are advertising this when they have many people with experience from other operators they interviewed last year in a hold pool they are now ditching who went through selection.

Its possible someone could do this scheme, get to the end or mid training and still get ditched like those in the hold pool at the moment or worse, be left with debts to pay back in some form or another.

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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 20:09
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I think those with poor academic results are kidding themselves if they think aptitude or attitude is more important.

Good results at school or uni implies intelligence, maturity and a willingness to work hard. Why wouldn't BA look to recruit that sort of person (regardless of background)? The company may have dispensed with applicants with good academic backgrounds who also had experience on jets, so who knows why they now feel untried cadets is the way forward...

I suspect the majority of the successful candidates will have strong school and/or University results. And most will be middle class because most Nigels have that kind of a background. There will be exceptional candidates without great academical results who will get through.

That may be you.
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 20:32
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If you weren't successful last time, can you still apply this time?
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 21:42
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Yes will be able to reapply, according to the BA q&a session.

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Old 4th Nov 2012, 00:41
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Thanks; and does anyone know who assess the initial applications? Is it BA or the selected FTO?
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Old 4th Nov 2012, 01:08
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BA screens the application forms.
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Old 4th Nov 2012, 10:41
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Indeed those with poor academic result would waste their time trying into this kind of selection process.

They normally select just people with a graduation and mainly from engineering
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Old 4th Nov 2012, 11:42
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You're absolutely wrong. Did you not attend the BA seminar yesterday?
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Old 4th Nov 2012, 16:27
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I didn't attend the seminar yesterday, what did they say? There were a fair few who had only just left school that got a place in the programme.
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