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Old 20th Dec 2011, 01:30
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Tolerant Dubai!
Thanx for the info. I guess I'll continue to update my info with CTC/flydubai...hopefully they will do some hire throughout 2012!
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Old 20th Dec 2011, 17:35
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Phase #2 of Hiring Process!

Good Day. I am a non-rated pilot with 5400 hours. I have passed level 1 of the screening process. Just wondering when the interviews will be running again.

Are upgrades based on seniority or performance based?

Thank You.
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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 07:12
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Iraq

40 dead and 140 wounded today in Bagdad, I guess tht should meet the criteria for flydubai to commence services
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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 19:07
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@ LookingSouth not really sure when the interviews are taking place but as for upgrades they are seniority based. However you need to meet the requirements for upgrade ie 2 successful Proficiency Checks, 1000 hrs on the 737 I think 500 with FD aircraft and 4000 hrs total time. Pass the assessment interview, pass 12 of 14 assessment flights, and then you will head off to training. My colleages can confirm if I have the upgrade requirements correct, been a while since I have seen the requirements here. However they should be correct. Right now upgrade is not going as fast as people were expecting but hopefully that will change once they stop the Direct entry captains. Best of luck and remember "Be careful what you ask for!"
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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 19:10
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@ Abbot at least 69 dead now just hope that no one gets a tech in Baghdad! We can always ask for a flack vest when we pick up our EFB ;-)
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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 16:37
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Food for thought......

Today I flew to Kabul. During push an aircraft asked for clearance to Kandahar, the tower recommended delaying start as Kandahar was closed due to Rocket attack.......

Please read this as a food for thought.......

At Kandahar Airfield, rocket attacks part of daily routine - The Whig Standard - Ontario, CA
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Old 25th Dec 2011, 03:25
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Par for the course old chap... the safest part of Kandahar is the airlfield/base.... enjoy flying into the Stan!
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Old 25th Dec 2011, 13:57
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Another 737-800 delivery

More upgrades on the way... Looks like another new 737-800 should be arriving shortly (or just arrived):

A6-FDW - Fly Dubai Boeing 737-800 Aircraft Photo ID: 173743 | Airplane-Pictures.net
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Old 25th Dec 2011, 15:08
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I guess that would be this one Iver:
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Old 31st Dec 2011, 06:00
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3 year hiring ban?

Jan schedules look great but now a new 3year hiring ban???? December resignations must have been high? Another great way to promote trust!!!
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Old 31st Dec 2011, 11:13
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Banned

Really ? Where did u hear this? Does this apply to ek only?
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Old 31st Dec 2011, 22:49
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Guided,

Yes the 2 year period between moving to EK is extended to 3 years.
I don't know about other carriers.

Maybe there was an overwhelming number of FZ pilots that had done 2 years applying. Easy way to curb that trend.
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Old 31st Dec 2011, 23:45
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FZ 2012 hiring!

So with all the December resignations, does this mean that this year FZ will be hiring more aggressively or just to fill a small number of vacancies?
Also what is the success rate of the pilot assessment for FZ?
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Old 1st Jan 2012, 04:52
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Non-Rated Captains

Any addition to what CaptKirk has said,

Are they actively looking for Non-Rated Captains? Are they filling up with Rated Captains? I know alot of companies put the posting on their website but then do not end up calling many people for interviews
 
Old 1st Jan 2012, 09:03
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Can someone confirm or quash these rumors please?! I keep hearing that 7 of our f/o's have gone through the EK interview and have been successful. They were all at their 2 year point (or more). From what I understand, once you're done with 2 years, you can use the 'gratuity' to pay off the last year of the bond (the 3rd year) so you walk away net-net, not at a gain, but not at a loss.

Now the company have gone ahead and changed the bar from a 2 year lock in to a 3 year lock in (even if you're wiling to buy yourself out?!) That is absolute pants.

Absolutely knackered from my current roster - just wrapping up a batch of long nights in a row. Cannot function properly. Thank God next months schedule is a little more user-friendly. I just hope the rosters keep improving as I will add, the January rosters may be great for some, but mine is just 'ok' - nothing to write home about.
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 21:12
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Just curious from guys working at Flydubai. I have head a lot of reasons why you do not like it. (Scheduling, Kabul, Etc). Just wondering what are some of the things that you do like about it.

Also any updates on interviews for non-rated guys?

Please PM me if you have honest opinions about the company you prefer not to discuss on the public chat.

Thanks


Lookingsouth.
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Old 6th Jan 2012, 06:15
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Honesty!

It's such a shame that in one knee jerk reaction that FD has again proven they have absolutely no sense of honesty. The once 1 year hiring ban got extended to 2 years and now 3 years......who's to say they won't keep doing this each year to keep their pilots in an illegal contract! Even UAE law is about to be lowered to just 6 months, but FD has just demonstrated that they only do what suits them. Several of the guys who got hired at EK were told their start dates have been postponed for at least an extra year! Anyone thinking of joining FD, be VERY VERY VERY careful!
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Old 6th Jan 2012, 09:07
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Security ?

Potential joiners take note !

Consider also the impeccable timing of the launch of flights to Baghdad and Najaf..

Bombs target Iraqi Shi'ites, kill at least 73 | Reuters

Please be Guided accordingly
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Old 7th Jan 2012, 00:38
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Thanks for all the good info gents.
I put my application in this morning.. THEN read this thread..
Is anyone willing to PM me? I'd really appreciate a skype chat or something.
WWA
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Old 7th Jan 2012, 06:43
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Notice to Crew removed?

All operations are warned that there are ongoing military operations in Iraq and non-military flight operations could be at significant risk. *There are continuing reports of indiscriminate missile and small attacks on aircraft operating in Iraq. *Operators undertake flights within the Baghdad FIR at their own risk.
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