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Virgin Atlantic MPL 2018

Old 13th Nov 2017, 15:34
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Virgin Atlantic MPL 2018

Hello! Does anyone know if this is due to make a return this year (for 2018)?
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 16:58
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When I saw the thread title I got all excited!

Sadly not - I spoke to L3 a couple of days ago who told me VS haven’t made any contact to launch the programme this year.

I haven’t spoken to VS directly though so I guess there is a chance they could launch it with another training school...
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 17:49
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Ah, apologies haha. I feared it might have that effect on someone!

Cheers for the info! Fingers crossed it reopens at some point.
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 21:13
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No worries!

I hope so too - one of the best programmes out there!
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 23:17
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From what I understand, the scheme won’t be running again anytime soon. This was from speaking to L3 at PCL in London.
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 00:02
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I can't remember which bank Virgin Atlantic used for this programme but it wouldn't surprise me, if like BBVA, they stopped offering "pilot mortgages". Perhaps the decision by BA to market a self-funded programme and Virgin to not seemingly not run theirs is to do with the lack of any banks wanting to provide a pilot training product. That would leave the airlines between the choice of a fully funded programme, like Aer Lingus, or a self-funded one, like BA's latest offering, without the option of an FPP/FFP-style funding option.

Pure speculation but that's my angle on it, of course I may indeed be proven wrong. There's also the ex-Monarch folk and of course the Ryanair exodus provide a supply of qualifieds.

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Old 14th Nov 2017, 19:48
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One of my neighbours had contacted Virgin Atlantic (for her son), this was in September/October, about the scheme. She was told it usually opens in November but she was given the impression it wasn't opening this year.
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