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Old 31st May 2016, 20:55
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BA future Pilot Scheme salaries

I am interested in applying for this scheme when it is next open, but would be leaving a well paid job in order to do so, so I need to ensure that the numbers add up in order to follow my dream.

I wondered if you anyone can give me any idea on the salary progression for those who join BA through to FP Scheme? Starting salary is 26500, which is half my current salary. I appreciate that there are flying pay hours on top of that and that the loan is also being paid off my BA over 7 years, but I wondered how quickly this would increase to get me back up to where I am now.

Also, does anyone have any info on BA pensions?
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 14:04
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Some information here : British Airways pilot jobs news for airline pilots and aviation schools
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 15:01
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You might want to spends some time going through the BA DEP thread in the T&Cs section. I know there are differences between DEP entry and FPP ( such as repaying the loan) but a lot of the basics such flying pay and pensions are the same.
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Old 2nd Jun 2016, 21:23
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If you are unattached, and have a burning ambition to fly, you will do it, either with BA or the modular route.
The question is quite simply.....do you have that passion?

The analogy is joining the Church......do you have that commitment
Something about an eye of a needle springs to mind ?

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Old 5th Jun 2016, 14:55
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If I was unattached this decision would already have been made and I wouldn't be asking these questions.

I have a family to consider, which is why I need to balance the numbers...

Thank you to all who have replied.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 19:17
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I am in a similar situation and asking the exact same questions. As wiggy suggests, the BA DEP thread contains many of the answers. But in the Easyjet MPL 2014 thread, LastPastthePost posted some (predicted) numbers after allowances etc comparing BA FPP to Easyjet. Bearing in mind I'm not entirely sure how they (helpfully!) got to them, I'll quote the first eight years:

YEAR BA easyJet Deficit
1 45,425 38,750 6,675
2 50,704 38,000 19,379
3 55,982 57,006 18,355
4 63,372 70,396 11,331
5 69,707 70,396 10,642
6 72,874 70,396 13,119
7 75,513 70,396 18,236
8 65,842 70,396 13,682
My question for anyone in the know is how does the BA FPP scheme join up with BA's PP34 structure? My best guess is that FPP cadets join at PP8 once the bond repayments are done but this may be optimistic?

And just to caveat as this is my first post, I know FPP is tough, but as a career changer with responsibilities beyond just me, the reality is I have to aim for something with a predictable return or it just won't happen.
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 21:24
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Although the financial aspect is an important issue, there are other considerations.
The BA course for licence issue at an ATO lasts for over one year, and it will come as no surprise to learn that it does put a strain on relationships, which clearly is the last pressure you need on an intensive course. And this is when the family is supportive of the scheme.
The BA style of flying can mean that you are away from home for days at a time.
Other airlines have rosters where you return to base daily.

And although BA encourage more mature people to join through the diversity program, the older you are, the more difficult it can become to learn the necessary skills.

So although the integrated course is usually the fastest route for licence issue, the modular route has its attractions where family is the no.1 priority.
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 07:59
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FFP go straight on to PP8 after their scales. Probably on a Captains scale at current seniority for commands if that's your goal.

Put it this way, I earned waaaay more than the headline 24k figure in my first year as an FPP.
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