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Old 29th Apr 2004, 15:39
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GF New Hiring Practice

As of August 2004, GF will be hiring non type rated A320 First Officers. There are no other details as of yet.
I will post them as soon as we know more.

Good Luck for those looking for a job.

Later

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Old 30th Apr 2004, 14:59
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Yeah, I heard the same thing, but don't kid yourselef it is only

for local country men not for x-pats. GF have alot of local FA

with their wings, as well engineers with type ratings from

maintenance on A.320,A.340/330,and B.767 which they have

good understanding of systems and current in flying as

well. It would be nice to see x-pats in their as well but that's

going to be difficult.

Regds.
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Old 10th May 2004, 13:23
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They have a right to a job too !!
It is their country after all !! Isn't it ???
But seriously, we don't know that yet !!
Be positive for a change..

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Old 11th May 2004, 00:58
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In response to Sabastienl's post - the last thing Gulf Air needs is a flood of inexperienced pilots in the RHS.

Attrition and training pressures would suggest it prudent to maintain experience levels in the RHS. This would cost management money as the pool of experience drying up.

Edited previous posts as some how misconstrewed as having racial undertones.

Nothing farther from the truth.

Either my poor english expression or a convenient deflection of the issues by others.

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Old 12th May 2004, 17:32
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Who said anything about inexperienced pilots in the RHS Bagshaw. I think the topic here is non type rated pilots. There is a huge difference you know between non type rated and inexperienced pilots.

The non type rated applications will be accepted from any nationality who meets the requirements for your information.

Bagshaw it's evident how rasist you are and I fail to see why in this case you remain in GF. I guess it's just because you're a blatant hypocrit of the worst kind.
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Old 13th May 2004, 05:45
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Bagshaw, your comments are offensive and your thinking is as vintage as a bagshaw crusher. Some of the LHS locals would fly rings around some LHS from your past.
No more to say on this aspect of your post.
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Old 13th May 2004, 06:51
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Thumbs down

bagshaw you dont belong near an aircraft,maybe a garbage collector would be in line with your talent
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Old 14th May 2004, 06:49
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Hey Bagshaw,

You shot your arguement in the foot when you said you don't work for GF anymore. Nothing worse than a pilot with an axe to grind. You did not fit in maybe, so get over it and let the rest of the guys do the job you could not.
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Old 12th Jun 2004, 03:23
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To all non rated pilots out there, Gulf Air finally opened up the hiring to you guys/gals.
Check out the www.gulfairco.com, go to careers and there it is.
Go ahead and apply.

Good Luck.

Later,
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Old 13th Jun 2004, 13:02
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Any ideas of how many First Officers they are looking for? Finally somebody is offering a chance to A320-without asking money for it.


HS
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Old 13th Jun 2004, 13:10
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No idea of how many, but all you have to do is to apply.
And the best thing is It is free
This is a very good opportunity for those with no type rating.
And suprisingly enough, it is from a carrier that is getting bashed very often....
you don't get that kind of chance very often, so go for it...

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Old 13th Jun 2004, 14:36
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GF, in the past (circa. 1989), has hired non type rated F/Os (nominally S/Os ‘till completion of training). Nearly all of these pilots, with the exception of a couple of “colourful characters” (bless them), progressed through the system to gain command.

BC, please don’t take this personally, but none of the aforesaid pilots could have been described as short on experience, only short on heavy/medium jet and airline time.

So depending on the conditions of contract then this may be a good opportunity for some. However read the contract carefully, in the hope it will be honoured, and remember that famous line: “a verbal agreement isn’t worth the paper it’s written on”. Also as far as promotion goes then past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance (I’ve also heard that line before).

Bahrain a pleasant enough place to live and GF people easy to work with once YOU adjust. Good luck.
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Old 13th Jun 2004, 19:36
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Thanks for responding NTM and Possum 15. NTM enjoy your time there I am sure its great flying with great people. If you hear any updates would you share that with ppruners.

HS
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Old 14th Jun 2004, 17:03
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This is good news. GF's induction course for new hires is almost a type conversion anyway. just a couple of extra sims and a bit more ground school and it should cover everything if the pilot was already high on turbo time. New commands are going through as fast as the training dept can cope. we also have a lot of short term contract captains who will be let go as soon as we can fill from below. all in all gf is on the up. its my view that if it continues time to command could shorten considerably. What we need is less of the bagshaws of the world here and more happy people.
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Old 14th Jun 2004, 19:49
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Thumbs up Hey! Hello ppruners, guys&gals

Does any of you GF guys have an HR contact numbers? the job info. would be appreciated. Chief Pilot name etc.

Thank you! and Happy landings! and good luck in your job hunting

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Old 14th Jun 2004, 20:28
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Don't have any numbers as such. what do you want to know?
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Old 15th Jun 2004, 17:35
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Cool ia1166 Hello mate,

Just want it to know, if I could apply via fax, I believe their on line application system is down, I am having trouble attaching and submiting my cv. I called and wrote their support web-syst but as of today no reply, I also look for a number in the GA web to call BAH and to obtain further info. such Chief Pilot's name in order to write a cover letter directly to him...and so on... any suggestions? thank you!

Cheers,
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Old 15th Jun 2004, 22:10
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Which fleet? i believe the internet app site is working for non type rated applications.
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Old 16th Jun 2004, 03:47
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Cool ia1166

A340 or none type, I believe is the same online-app syst.
I will try again! thank you!

Cheers,
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Old 16th Jun 2004, 05:16
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jet4hire,

I had the same problem with finding contact info. So I wrote an email thru the 'feedback' page and was relayed to the chief, hameed ali, I think. I received a reply the next day.


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