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Flight deck positions at FlyDubai Master Thread - Merged

Old 14th Sep 2009, 18:39
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Ninish would a good time to call. They should be in.
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Old 15th Sep 2009, 07:47
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Anyone got a working email address for CV's? The advertised one just bounces them straight back.
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Old 15th Sep 2009, 12:50
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nine o`clock roughly.....
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Old 15th Sep 2009, 13:15
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Random75,

After submitting your application, was your first response from Flydubai the telephone call or had you received an email of some description from them beforehand?

Hope you get through to them...................
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Old 15th Sep 2009, 14:07
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I wouldn't worry too much about missing the call. I know that is easy for me to say, but in my experience, almost everything is done through email. The phone calls are more of a follow up. I would still try to call them, but look for an email soon too if it was a call for an interview invite.

Hope that helps!
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Old 15th Sep 2009, 18:17
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Hey FLY2AK thanks alot for your insight its really helped but at the end of it all its as you say the only way you can get a true picture of it all is being in the pit yourself as everyones view and experiences are different. All the same i really appreciate your honest opinion. Hope you dont mind me asking a few more questions. What was the interview process like? What sort of questions do they ask? What about upgrading to Capt? Are they looking at opening up other routes? Your assistance is highly appreciated. Keep the blue side up..cheers
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Old 16th Sep 2009, 04:57
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The interview process is very relaxed and stress free. Your questions will be based off your physch eval. So for example if the physchologist says your impatient they will ask you to tell them a time that required you to exercise patients. The computer testing is basic math, aeronautical information, task management skills, ect.... the sim is 2 approaches one VFR and the other is vectors for an ILS with an engine failure, you will also get a go around on the visual. You will get a sim brief so there will be no surprises. Then you do a pretty lengthy medical, that is pretty much the bulk of the interview. I have earlier post on here that is a little more in depth, it's been a while since I interviewed and there has been a few minor changes but not much I am aware of. Upgrade is looking at about a year to a year and a half. We have been adding some new routes and will continue to add more routes as new aircraft arrive. Destinations are anywhere within 4 1/2 hrs of Dubai. Good luck......Fly
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Old 16th Sep 2009, 16:23
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FLY2AK i appreciate all your answers to all my questions. Well guess will just wait for the call and see what happens when they call.cheers mate and hope to see you in the pit soon.
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Old 16th Sep 2009, 18:04
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Is this the same Kathryn Ferguson as in EK recruitment Department signing the informationletter?
Thought EK has nothing to do with Fly Dubai!
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Old 17th Sep 2009, 10:48
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Hi chaps. At the moment I'm not in the application process for FlyDubai however am looking at it in the next 18 months or so. My Mrs has a chance to head out there and we are considering it as from what we reckon we can save some cash to help us with getting on the property ladder back here in the UK. However, reading some of the posts on here I am a little confused as I seem to be getting conflicting information from people I know living out there (not flying) and this site.
With regard to the salary package as it is a the moment is the Housing Allowance of 12,000 part of the 17,000 Basic pay? Meaning if you spend all of your housing allowance you are left with just 5,000AED out of your basic pay? From what I understand from my friends that would make living there pretty much impossible. If not, then I can't quite understand why there is so much negativity towards the pay. If you take the basic pay, transport allowance and sector pay (based on the 80 hours which I know you're not flying at the moment because of the early days of the operation) that totals 26,700AED which when converted into GBP is 4,400. If your rent is then a seperate allowance from which you could also squeeze out your utilities if you don't blow it all on rent then surely this is an improvement over most jobs out there. I get currently about 3,500-3,800 a month in my 737-800 job here in the UK and out of that comes rent, utilities, car costs etc etc. To me looking at it the FD package is very good. I know about the other aspects of living costs in Dubai from people I know who live out there and bearing in mind that we will be a two income household I can't see how a move out to FD would be anything but a good one. Please can someone clarify this for me as being positive is clearly wrong!! FYI the Mrs would be on the equivalent of 3,000/month (about 18,000AED), with various insurances and a car. Would we survive???
Thank you chaps. I have other questions relating to flying in the Middle East and Sub Continent but one a time eh??!!!
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Old 17th Sep 2009, 11:02
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The housing allowance is seperate from the basic allowance. The grief comes from the 10% cut in pay. Many people give up a lot to come to Fly Dubai to make and save money for their future. So with FD cutting pay it has been discouraging for some. For many like myself, we are the only ones working and aren't fortunate to have two incomes while we are here in Dubai. I hope that provides a little insight on why there is negativity out there towards pay.
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Old 17th Sep 2009, 11:34
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Thanks for the quick reply. I can appreciate why that would be the cause of negative feeling. I work for Ryanair here in the UK so I'm fully conversant in feeling like you're taking it up the wrongun'!!!
Any other info would be greatly appreciated as well as any insights into the operating environment in the Middle East/Sub Continent. My experience thus far has been around the whole of Europe and North Africa and just wondering what the differnces are to be expected. Like I said I'm not looking to make any move for at least 18 months anyway but would be good to start getting an idea.
Thanks again.
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Old 17th Sep 2009, 17:35
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For all of you guys out there thinking about whether to apply or not, I have been here for a little over 2 months now, just completed my line training and I know it's still early days, but I am loving it out here!

Just rented a beautiful brand new apartment on the palm with spectacular views and the rent allowance covers the cost.
This is my fourth type rating course since entering commercial flying, and the training facilities provided were second to none that I have experienced.

The management team out here bend over backwards to help you settle in and I have absolutely no complaints............and no I'm not a management pilot....just a humble F/O.

The wife joined me just last week and she also thinks that she will be very happy here.

That said, there are some who are not quite as satisfied as I am, but I think if you have a positive attitude and are ready to embrace the life style you will enjoy life in Dubai, however if you just look for the negatives, then you will find them and Dubai will not suit everyone.
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Old 17th Sep 2009, 19:30
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Skysod is correct, basically you make this place and this job what it is. If you come in negative, it will be easy to be unhappy and on the flip side if you come in with a positive outlook then you will have an awesome time here. Where I come from is full of mountains, lakes, rivers, ocean, wildlife and plenty of snow in the winters. Coming to Dubai made me a bit nervous on how well I would adjust, so far I am having a great time here considering the complete polar opposite Dubai is from home. Working for Fly Dubai has been a great, stress free environment to work in thanks to a majority of our managment. I hope it stays this way. Enough PR for tonight if you have any questions that your looking for honest answers to, I will do my best to help.

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Old 18th Sep 2009, 01:24
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Does your schedule allow you to commute to work? Or do all the line pilots

live in Dubai?
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Old 18th Sep 2009, 03:36
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no it does not allow commuting, at best you will get 3 days off in a row. You do a lot of standby/reserve on the days your not scheduled to fly.
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Old 18th Sep 2009, 19:11
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The 50 credit hours or so that you are working right now, does this include all the reserve shifts? How long are the reserve shifts and how many credit hours do you get for each?

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Old 19th Sep 2009, 13:17
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This does not include your reserve shifts, which are about 10 hours. You get no credit for sitting on reserve. Hope that helps
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Old 20th Sep 2009, 03:25
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Was offered an interview sent them the date i wanted that they offered organised to get time off then never heard back from them again......
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Old 24th Sep 2009, 00:08
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Well Beeroclock, did you try emailing them about it??
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