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Flight deck positions at FlyDubai Master Thread - Merged

Old 2nd Apr 2014, 18:42
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If asked, on the HR form, what (if any) further education / degree qualification you might hold?... simply write 'none',.. wherein, for aircrew applications, it is NOT (repeat NOT) a requirement.
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Old 5th Apr 2014, 22:55
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Any other type rated fos starting in august?
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Old 8th Apr 2014, 13:58
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Just wondering, any former FR FOs in FD around that can share their minds?
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Old 9th Apr 2014, 12:28
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After applying it says one should here back within 28 days or application is unsuccessful, in reality is this correct?
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Old 9th Apr 2014, 12:40
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Experienced and rated FO on type (737) still have to go through CTC?
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Old 11th Apr 2014, 08:30
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hey guys been called april last week for a screening date, any suggestions apart from fcoms and jepp stuff?

been doing some smart cockpit though
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Old 11th Apr 2014, 12:53
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question

Hi everyone.. may be i will be joining FZ in the near future..anyone could tell me (more or less) how long is the training..
Do they give any days free at the end?
thanks a lot for your help
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Old 11th Apr 2014, 13:19
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Mukul,
you could go through previous posts on this thread, that will give you a good idea of what to expect. For a quick and short brief, on the first day - PILAP test, group discussion, situation given to the group whereby the decisions of the group have to be unanimous. After lunch break, those who get through will be interviewed. Successful candidates are given a sim brief for the next day. Sim consists of SID departure with no A/T, no FD, no FMC, no automation, followed by procedure locator ILS app. Go around at minimums, landing gear up - engine failure. Radar vectors if provided are to follow a track, and not heading as in India. Remember to follow the white line on the compass rose of the PFD, which will give you the track and not the magenta, which will be the heading line. All the best.
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Old 12th Apr 2014, 03:36
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Coming over for screening in Dubai late April. I have 6000 hours B737EFIS but completed the NG difference course and 737/300-900 is on my license .But no actual flight hours on the 738.My last 2 LPC were on a 738 sim. FD would consider me as a TR candidate or NTR? True or false that Command upgrade is something like 2 years from joining. Thanks in advance.
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Old 18th Apr 2014, 12:35
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I wonder why everyone is so desperate to join this outfit, where you will fly like crazy in the worst times, only to see your senior 'colleagues' earn more, fly less, have double the days off than you do in a month, whilst you will NEVER be in a position to even get close to that, even when the company has 100 aircraft.

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Old 18th Apr 2014, 15:36
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Still at it pole?

You use the word "senior" as if it implies something negative. Show some respect to the senior pilots who helped start this airline. They were the ones doing proving runs, sitting 15+ standbys a month the first year of operations, and didn't have many of the luxuries that you and your fellow "junior" colleagues enjoy when you walk in on day 1. You probably will never understand the concept of seniority and rewarding those who stay with a company for many years. That's unfortunate as you might want to consider changing careers. Maybe you would prefer an office job in bldg 2 where everyone is "equal"?
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Old 18th Apr 2014, 18:46
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It's ok, no need to feel embarrassed when people eventually find out what is really going on. No one can take it away from you, nor your scale A, nor your privileged rosters.
As founders of this company you have every legitimate right to enjoy the fruits of your hard work earlier on of so many years as you say.
Respect and consideration should be shown to those doing the donkey work, rather than advice and compassion.
As aviation is such a small world, you may find your self one day into the position of every new joiner in this company.
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Old 18th Apr 2014, 19:36
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Do flydubai provide the option to bring your wife to Dubai for the final interview as emirates do?
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Old 18th Apr 2014, 20:01
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Not sure what emirates does. FlyDubai does not cover any expenses for your better half on the final interview. I brought mine with me, but on my own dime.

Hope it helps.
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Old 18th Apr 2014, 21:03
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Thanks vortac, I believe emirates give your better half a ticket aswell to have a look around
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Old 19th Apr 2014, 14:17
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Pole,

Embaressed by what? That I took a job at an airline when I did? That I signed the contract that I signed? That seniority and longevity are honored and respected by pretty much anyone with any understanding of the airline industry?

You sound bitter that someone (anyone) was able to take a job at FZ before you and have anything better. Also, you signed your name to your contract so if you want to place blame, blame only yourself for agreeing to work at a lower pay scale. The B scale is something of a bad idea from the company, but if people were not willing to accept the terms the company would have to raise them. I sincerely hope everyone gets a housing increase shortly, although I suspect it won't be as much as is needed. Something that should make you giddy is that I suspect the A scale won't ever see any raises! If you truly think you are doing donkey work it is only because the stuff you write on here makes you look like a donkey

As for finding myself in the position of a new joiner, it is an individual choice to jump ship to another airline. If you choose to make that choice you should be very aware of what you are leaving and where you are going as the grass is usually never greener. The company's seniority system is based on the thought that its better to reward those who commit to stay rather than those who change jobs every few years. Right or wrong, its the system management chose.....
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Old 19th Apr 2014, 16:06
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What does it mean A scale and B scale? Is it a seniority transition from B to A? It is only about rostering? Does anybody can show a same FZ roster? Too many questions...sorry๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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Old 19th Apr 2014, 19:49
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The company decided it was paying the pilots too much, so after two months of operation it started offering a different contract to new joiners. The new contract paid 10% less than the original contract. Of the 50 pilots hired under the original pay, only about 30 have remained with flydubai and are known as the "A-scale" pilots, however some people who have no respect for seniority or just can't grasp the concept that there are things out of their control consider the A-scale pilots the "privileged" ones. There is a much more detailed post earlier in the thread, but that's the short version......
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Old 19th Apr 2014, 21:20
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Thanks a lot LostinT2DXB..now much clearer!
Can't see anything so "unbelieveble" in it...
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Old 23rd Apr 2014, 10:25
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