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Joining Qatar Airways (QR) - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Old 14th Mar 2013, 17:10
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Join Date: Dec 2011
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Type

Hey,

As a non TR FO, what are the chances that you will get a diffrent type when joining QR if you sign your contract for FO A320.

Has it happend in the past ??

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Old 16th Mar 2013, 22:43
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Join Date: Mar 2012
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Talking copy/paste

Hi guys,

For info and to give you an idea on the timeframe, a frined of mine who passed the selection in January 2012 as NTFO (He was captain with +6000 Hr) got a starting date for december 2013... no kidding, it's an absolute joke, about two years to get flying again... He refuses as he got a job with Emirates with only 2 weeks of waiting time... One less on the holding pool list. Hope this help to see where you are standing in the queue if still there.

cheers,
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Old 18th Mar 2013, 07:46
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Join Date: Apr 2006
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I was hired after two years of not touching an airplane or simulator and my FAA license was intact as were my flying skills. this recency stuff doesn't make sense for non commercial flying.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 10:42
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Resignation from current employer

Hi guys,
For those already with QR, how did you deal with your resignation from current employer while your QR work visa wasn`t ready yet ? It`s a bit of a tricky one...
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 13:48
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Join Date: Jun 2004
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A mate of mine at Qatar has mentioned that the PAT the company is putting guys through has lead to several terminations. So if you are already in the company and you don't achieve the desired level you can lose your job!!!!

Would you like to back the above statement with some proof. It's the first I've heard of any terminations as a result of PAT, indeed, the company have stated that they will offer support to anyone who conducts the test and is deemed unsuitable for upgrade/transfer etc.

All pilots have also been invited to volunteer for the test, if they so wish, but I doubt there will be many of those

PL
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 13:56
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Join Date: May 2003
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The company's official position on PAT results:

"No matter what the results of the PAT the Company can be expected to provide the level of support for personal development that is required to ensure that all pilots currently employed with the Company would expect from a world class organization."

A company that needs pilots is not going to fire ones with a proven
track record with the company because of a fuzzy psyc test.

Now if you are a still in the recruitment phase, then this is another hill to
get over, and if it says you are not really that suited to the job..........

I hear Subway is hiring.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 15:53
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Washington, DC
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Does anyone know when they will be accepting FO applications? I keep checking the official careers website and all I see are CA applications.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 16:44
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Join Date: May 2003
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Java the truth is in the story itself. If the Captain joined
3 months ago, and PAT is only applied to joiners after Mar 1.

Then why was he doing the test ?
Answer, he never did.

BS swirls around this place like a tornado crossing a manure field.

Don't get sucked in, you won't end up in Kansas.
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 02:44
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Where aviation management replaces common sense
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Actually, psych testing is prob what he may be referring too, and this applies to cpt upgrades, instructors, new hires, fleet transfers and anyone else who is selected to do it.
Selected to do it is based on anyone seen under stress.
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Old 23rd Mar 2013, 12:29
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Beyblade, clearly your not in the know then. (Re: fo murders).
either way, if you don't know then don't try to say things to trump what is true. You do no justice to any victims by playing dumb or denying reality.

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Old 24th Mar 2013, 05:53
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Malaysia
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Dear all,
Sorry for the off-topic, I found no better place to ask my question.

I wanted to know are Qatar Airways flight attendents able to choose or vote for their destinations? Maybe to see their relatives.

I appreciate your answer.
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Old 24th Mar 2013, 23:05
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Red face

Sorry to hear the above.

Psych tests finally at QR, good they have finally caught the train on this one.
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Old 25th Mar 2013, 09:52
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Yes Farshid
C.C. Do have a bidding system as well for their flights.
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Old 25th Mar 2013, 11:33
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: earth
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information about PAT

Please , some info about this new aptitude test for new entries.

i have an interview and no info until now.

any sites to help us prepare for it?

Many thanks

H
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Old 25th Mar 2013, 16:42
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hairyA320 try the site: Human Performance Company & Training Design Specialist. Is the official site of the company which has created the test. Good luck. give me some infos about your invitation for interview: when did you apply, which position, your experience.....
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 13:33
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Thanks, will give it a look.
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 10:36
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Just a quick question that I would appreciate help with. Is Qatar no longer accepting applications for First Officers due to the size of the holding pool? My account seems to have been deleted (wanted to update) , and I can't find any FO openings on the career site.

Last edited by Max Stryker; 27th Mar 2013 at 10:37.
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 13:07
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sorry for this seems to be an obvious question maybe... maybe not.
Q3 on the application, it asks do you have a current IR? seriously? is this Instrument rating?
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 13:53
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sorry for this seems to be an obvious question maybe... maybe not.
Q3 on the application, it asks do you have a current IR? seriously? is this Instrument rating?


yes it does....you flying 360's on Kwajalean?
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Old 28th Mar 2013, 04:32
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Iron,
thx, instrument rating it is then...
no, I am Ca on a 747-400.

loved the Shorts though!! first love..
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