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Old 9th Jan 2018, 19:11
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Hi Michael,

Congratulations! I was on your selection day yesterday and I also passed!
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 19:16
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dgwhitc

I'm in a similar boat with wife and kids albeit a bit older.

I looked into CTC etc. but decided after reading many reviews it would be safer to go modular for about £55-60k (assuming minimum hours etc.) and not risk losing the house and also I couldn't easily relocate. Having Staverton (Gloucestershire) Airport and some great FTO 5 minutes away helps sway things toward modular too.

Hope that helps?
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 22:55
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Well Congrats

So they already said if you pass it that’s really quick !
What is the next step then (Medical, etcc.. ?)


I’ve book my assessment but didn’t got the link for the Cut-e online, do you remember approximately when they send it to you ?
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 08:28
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Well my assessment was a Monday they were sent the Thursday before

you have to wait for route allocation and in that time you can get your medical
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 11:02
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Remember to be careful as at this point as your route allocation can still be whitetail - class 1 med isn't cheap
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 11:19
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For me it's no issue as I already have my class 1. I'd recommend people do it before they go for assessment.
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 21:24
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Either group of 6 or a group of 4
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 22:34
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Originally Posted by liammc95 View Post
Remember to be careful as at this point as your route allocation can still be whitetail - class 1 med isn't cheap
If it helps, it took 3 weeks for them to tell me that I was MPL. We all kept in contact. I think out of the 14 on my day, 4 got route 1, 3 got route 2, and 1 got route 3. 2 were given whitetail, so yeah whitetail is still an option, especially because places on the easyJet scheme are limited. I personally got my medical after finding out the result, some may say that's risky, but bearing in mind the medical is fairly expensive, spending £500 on a medical, when you may not be issued with the route you want, may not be the best move - everyone's circumstances are different though obviously
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 22:45
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Congrats on that. Have you started yet?

Yes but also at least you know youll be even able to pursue a career as a pilot before going for assessment. Thats my outlook on it
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 23:31
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I start on Feb 13th (EZMP27/CP184) So it should be good fun, at least when GS is out of the way

Yeah, that's true actually. But for lots of people, airline schemes hold far more security, and therefore it is understandable that people want some confirmation of their route before getting a medical. Although it's good to have it booked at least, as most can be paid on the day. I got lucky and managed to grab a cancellation at 2 weeks notice, but some friends had to wait 3 months...
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 07:30
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Was there much time between being given route allocation and your start date in February?
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 11:14
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I think it is strongly dependant on how quickly you can get medical/funding sorted since they are both required before you are given your start date. For me I was given my route allocation on the 22nd Sept and then because I found it particularly difficult to get a funding option sorted I was only given my start date, of March 13th (CP186), on December 22nd!
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 15:31
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Originally Posted by Michael249 View Post
Was there much time between being given route allocation and your start date in February?
Hey man, I think it all really depends on what's going on at the time to be honest... I got my route confirmation in September, and got my start date confirmed in November, simply because it was approaching the end of the year, and not many courses were going to be starting before Christmas... i'd say if you have the money though, it's good to get the medical, as it tells you whether you're fit to fly or not, but £500 for a lot of people is a lot to spend without the security of an offer / route they are happy with
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 16:00
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I wouldnt complain about starting asap . Hopefully EJ will be quick in allocating routes . Fingers crossed
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 21:22
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Originally Posted by dgwhitc View Post
I am currently a teacher and want to change career. I am 30 with a wife and two kids who are very supportive of my potential change. It is always something I have wanted to do but I had my family young and teaching was a safer route. I used to fly gliders as a teenager with the Air Cadets so I am not a complete novice with a 'pie in the sky' dream. I am at early stages with my research but would like some advice on the EasyJet MPL route (assuming I were to be successful of course!).

I am more interested in what happens at the end of the 18months of training. There is lots of information regarding possible training routes but not quite so much on what happens at the end. I understand that my base could be anywhere (hopefully in the UK) which we can deal with for a few years until a space in Edinburgh opened up but what sort of "take home pay" would I be looking at? The advertised salaries of 40 - 50k in the first few years are very tempting and similar to what I am earning now but I understand this could be misleading depending on how many hours i'd be used as well as paying back bonds etc.

Many Thanks.

£40k is about right as a starting salary if you're based in UK, France or Italy. At the moment there are zero hours contracts in the UK still though, which results in much less pay over the winter than summer.

You have to factor in loan repayments of up to around £1500 a month though, unless you have managed to save up £100k.
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Old 12th Jan 2018, 10:51
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anyone else from day 2 heard back this morning?
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Old 12th Jan 2018, 12:42
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Hi all,

Congratulations to those who've been successful on the eJ programme. I received the good news in Nov myself and I'm currently finalising bits before getting a start date.

My question is - and it is slightly speculative - whether anybody has heard any information relating to the abolishment of Flexi-crew in the UK. I had heard Aug 2017 which has obviously passed now, and also that "it's being discussed in the latest pay deal" but nothing official on the eJ, BALPA etc. website.

Thanks in advance for any info and good luck to those going through selection.
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Old 12th Jan 2018, 12:51
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Well in the EJ presentation I got on Monday it said the first 12 months of UK based cadets are on flexicrew but no other information was given
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Old 12th Jan 2018, 12:55
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I received an email newsletter from a current EZY pilot which stated that there will be a meeting on 18th Jan regarding the negotiation of the eradication of flexicrew so we will find out some time after that I imagine!
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Old 12th Jan 2018, 14:08
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The chances are now that anyone starting a course by the time you finish I.e. 18 months that it will be gone.
Thatís what Iíve heard anyway.
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