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Flight deck positions at FlyDubai Master Thread - Merged

Old 20th Nov 2013, 06:32
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Thanks Vortac 1 for your reply. I'll do as you have suggested.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 08:57
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Any NTR people had an assessment recently? If so who's arm did you twist?

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Old 20th Nov 2013, 10:17
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sorry for the side track but does anyone know if Gerry Conway is working for flydubai ?
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 10:31
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Danger MGQ soon

MGQ already on the flydubai website destination list

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Old 20th Nov 2013, 12:56
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looks like daily flight to MGQ starting March 30th 2014

3:00 am report time to boot

fun stuff!!!
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 14:35
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Certainly will keep things interesting for otherwise "jaded" pilots...
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 03:57
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To Bultaco

There is nobody with such a name here for the time being.
I have checked the last published crew list and this name is not there.
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 04:28
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bultaco: now that would be an interesting rumour!! (i.e. bringing onboard a dyed-in-the-wool ryanair aficionado of the last +18 years!)
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 12:32
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MGQ travel warning for ALL US citizens

US Department of State
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Somalia

June 21, 2013

The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Somalia. This replaces the Travel Warning dated December 26, 2012, to update information on security concerns.

There is no U.S. Embassy or other formal U.S. diplomatic presence in Somalia. Consequently, the U.S. government is not in a position to assist or effectively provide services to U.S. citizens in Somalia. In light of this and continuous security threats, the U.S. government recommends that you avoid all travel to Somalia.

The security situation inside Somalia remains unstable and dangerous. Terrorist operatives and armed groups in Somalia have demonstrated their intent to attack the Somali authorities, African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and other non-military targets. Kidnapping, bombings, murder, illegal roadblocks, banditry, and other violent incidents and threats to U.S. citizens and other foreigners can occur in any region. In addition, there is a particular threat to foreigners in places where large crowds gather and westerners frequent, including airports, government buildings, and shopping areas. Inter-clan and inter-factional fighting flares up with little or no warning. This has resulted in the deaths of countless Somali nationals and the displacement of more than one million people.

In February 2012, Al-Shabaab announced that it had merged with Al-Qaida. Al-Shabaab-planned assassinations, suicide bombings, and indiscriminate armed attacks in civilian populated areas are frequent in Somalia. While Mogadishu and parts of south/central Somalia are now under Somali government control with the military support of African Union forces, al-Shabaab continues to demonstrate the capability to carry out attacks in government-controlled territory with particular emphasis on targeting government facilities. On June 19, 2013, Islamist militants carried out a deadly assault on the main U.N. compound in Mogadishu killing at least 17 people. African Union (AU) soldiers restored order after a 90 minute gun battle. On April 14, a combined suicide bombing/armed assault by al-Shabaab gunmen killed 29 and wounded 58. On May 5, an attack on a government convoy carrying foreign diplomats killed eight bystanders. In addition to larger attacks, assassinations, grenade throwing, and kidnappings remain a daily threat in Mogadishu and elsewhere.

Pirates and other criminals have specifically targeted and kidnapped foreigners working in Somalia. In October 2011, a U.S. citizen aid worker living in Somalia was kidnapped, and in January 2012, another U.S. citizen was kidnapped while on work-related travel in Somalia. In both cases, as well as in recent kidnappings of other westerners, the victims took precautionary measures by hiring local security personnel, but those hired to protect them appear to have played a key role in the abductions. A strong familiarity with Somalia and/or extensive prior travel to the region does not reduce travel risk. U.S. citizens contemplating travel to Somalia, including Somaliland and Puntland, are advised to obtain kidnap and recovery insurance, as well as medical evacuation insurance, prior to travel.

Additionally, U.S. citizens are urged to avoid sailing close to the coast of Somalia as attacks have occurred as far as 1,000 nautical miles off the coast in international waters.Merchant vessels, fishing boats, and recreational craft all risk seizure by pirates and having their crews held for ransom in the waters off the Horn of Africa, especially in the international waters near Somalia. Somali pirates captured and killed four U.S. citizens aboard their boat on February 22, 2011. If transit around the Horn of Africa is necessary, it is strongly recommended that vessels travel in convoys, maintain good communications contact at all times, and follow the guidance provided by the Maritime Security Center – Horn of Africa (MSC-HOA). You should consult the Maritime Administration’s Horn of Africa Piracy page for information on maritime advisories, self-protection measures, and naval forces in the region.

U.S. citizens who choose to travel to Somalia despite this Travel Warning are strongly urged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) in order to receive the most up-to-date security information and be included in our emergency communication system. Travelers to Somalia should enroll with the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. U.S. citizens traveling by sea to the area of high threat are urged to inform MSC-HOA by emailing [email protected], with the subject line 'Yacht Vessel Movement.' The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi is located on United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya; telephone (254)(20) 363-6000; after-hours emergencies (254)(20) 363-6170. The mailing address is P.O. Box 606 Village Market 00621, Nairobi, Kenya.

U.S. citizens should also consult the Department of State's Country Specific Information for Somalia, the Worldwide Caution, and the International Maritime Piracy Fact Sheet, which are located on the Department of State's website. Travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. Stay up to date by bookmarking our Bureau of Consular Affairs website, which contains current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well. You can also download our free Smart Traveler App, available through iTunes and the Google play store, to have travel information at your fingertips.
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 13:25
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What is currently the kidnap and recovery insurance cover for FZ crew?

Good luck guys! I've flown over Mogadishu a number of times, and that is as close to that s.hithole as I ever want to come.

About 90 % of FZ destinatinations fall into my "Avoid" category.
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 14:33
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If and when we do begin MGQ then I would imagine watching the current Tom Hanks film 'Captain Phillips' will be part of the pre flight briefing. I admit that it is based on the sea instead of the air but that is where we could be going folks! They do say though that worse things happen at sea.....

May be best NOT to have that as one of the films on the IFE heading that way?!?
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 19:24
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Wrt MGQ, fear not dear friends; one will be reliably assured that FZ are "Monitoring the situation" and of course there's always the "duck & dive" procedure if things suddenly get a bit too hot !
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 20:37
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So now we know what the 'up to' in the CEO's e-mail refers to.
It's 75 confirmed MAX 8's and 25 options.
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Old 23rd Nov 2013, 10:52
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Wink

Hi guys
I applied to fly Dubai over a year ago, 3 months later the status changed to unsuccessful, I applied non rated FO,
I re-applied a year later and since than my status=Awaiting Decicion, been like that for over 4 months, can some one shed some light on hiring status of FD,
I'm 28 Yrs old
ICAO ATPL
5000+ hrs Total
4500+hrs A320
I beleave according to the requirement on FD website I meet the requirement for
Non Rated FO
Any suggestions Really appreciated,
Thanks
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Old 23rd Nov 2013, 13:19
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More light reading material.
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Old 23rd Nov 2013, 15:05
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Well now that get dust has settled/been washed away, it's interesting to see how things are panning out. I guessed 40/20 firms & options, which was along the right lines but almost 100% out on the firms. Hats off to calmcavok who was a lot closer on the numbers. Never let it be said that the UAE do anything by halves!

I suppose the tail end of the order may well start being replacement aircraft as the fleet gets older. It'll be interesting to see when they're actually likely to appear. The 11 more NG's might be bridging the delivery gap.

It's not the greatest order in the world (despite the size), but I guess it makes business sense (a la Ryanair). I can see how it will give FZ space to hit more routes & increase frequency, but I can't exactly see it opening up many more key markets. I think it's unlikely that the MAX'll have the legs for China/SE Asia, though I'd be happy to be proved wrong. Who knows maybe they'll end up copying Air Arabia, and just opening other bases. Not this week though. I think we've all had enough news for now!
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Old 23rd Nov 2013, 18:03
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The 737 MAX 8 has a range advantage of 325nm compared to the A320 NEO. (Boeing's figures) Don't have the range comparison between NG and A320 but with Air Arabia starting China in Q1 2014 and us starting ETOPS things could get interesting.

Still rumors about a Colombo base...
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Old 25th Nov 2013, 06:44
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Christmas next month and roster still not out, nice to see things have not changed
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Old 25th Nov 2013, 10:35
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Wasn't there an e-mail stating publication between 25-27, so expect 23:59lt on the 27th.
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Old 25th Nov 2013, 12:44
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Rumor is that the roster will be puplished on a two week basis from 1/1/14 due to lack of crews and the extra flights commercial will bring in on short notice
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