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Flight deck positions at FlyDubai Master Thread - Merged

Old 6th Jun 2012, 06:58
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Kandahar

Heard from someone who heard from groundcrew there that a misile hit the airfield last week and barely missed one of our planes? Is it true? False? Partly True? Does anyone know anything?
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Old 6th Jun 2012, 12:50
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Chirpy, sorry to hear your story. I know any job when you need it is a blessing, but I think you've had a lucky escape. I endorse Iver's comments. Ryanair of the Middle East is apt.
A company that bonds type rated pilots for $24000 and then also blocks them from moving for a minimum of three years within the Middle East is outrageous. Everyone who signs knows about the bond and accepts it, but for a company to hold pilots prisoner because they are so scared that professional pilots will seek to work for a professionally run company simply "stinks" (for the want of using a printable expression).
No rise in transport allowance and no rise in housing allowance since the abolishment of A scale, when living costs are going skywards in Dubai shows the complete and total lack of understanding and appreciation of the workforce by this management, who show a complete total incompetence in communication with the workforce.
I wish you well with your career Chirpy and hope you find an employer worthy of your experience. Don't even think about looking over your shoulder with a glance back at Flydubai - the management at least are not worthy.
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Old 6th Jun 2012, 16:27
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Is this what you're talking about? A bomb near Kandahar Airport. BBC report today.

BBC News - Kandahar hit by suicide attackers
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Old 8th Jun 2012, 07:17
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Rockets Red Glare - KDH

OK so I'm prefacing everything below with, this as general rumour not reported action. Certainly nothing remotely as formal as a Safety () Dept. notice about events, and I've not yet run into the crew members involved for confirmation. However in the absence of "official" information, the FD drivers that read this migh find it informative.

Technically it should probably have its own thread, but people asked and look here.

Event happened some 3 weeks or so back. Twin rocket attack on KDH, one of which struck the ramp pretty well at the location FD usually park up at the scheduled time the FD aircraft should have been there. Fortunately this particular day the flight was running a little late. So it was all done and dusted by the time the FD flight arrived, and beyond some shrapnel damage to the tarmac no harm done. Had they been on time that day ......

Apparently the people with the rocket launchers "just got lucky" that and the chances of it happening again like that is negligible. So that nice.

Crew filed a full report to The Spaceman in the hope that it would be released via the official channels 3 weeks later nothing and so the rumour mill grinds to slowly into life and smoke signals and tom-toms send the message "Careful team there are nasty men with guns out there"

"The air attack warning sounds like...
This is the sound
When you hear the air attack warning
You and your family must take cover."

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Old 8th Jun 2012, 09:27
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Tripoli siege - quick! Let's fly there!

I am shocked! No news on this delightful destination....it would surely be another money spinner and benefit those greasy palms with all the hazard pay our crews don't see!
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Old 9th Jun 2012, 07:22
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F-C

I do have the story first hand from one of the crew involved and you are on the money.

And guess why they were late and missed being hit by a rocket on ramp kilo in KDH...

Yup - they had a TCAS RA in OAZ and had to fly a missed approach!

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Old 9th Jun 2012, 14:11
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For the adventurous people out there, certainly would be more "interesting" than flying back-and-forth into Stansted 2-3 times per day...

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Old 13th Jun 2012, 08:00
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Fly DUBAI assessment at CTC

Hello guys, does anyone have any news about the new Fly Dubai Assessment. Please if u have any updates let me know.. Safe Flying to all..
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Old 26th Jun 2012, 13:19
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Has FlyDubai changed their hours requirements for FO applications? I am sure it was 1500 hours total but now I've just been on the website and it says 2500 hours.
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Old 30th Jun 2012, 10:32
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Youíll end up with around 24-26,000 AED per month.

My advice, donít bother, most people I know (including me) are all leaving. This is probably THE worst company I have ever worked for.

The pay this month is delayed. Company will not take responsibility for the mess and has said that any financial liabilities are our own problem. This is despite the pay being late. As you know, financial liabilities in the UAE can really cause you problems, even jail.

You pay peanuts, you get........

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Old 30th Jun 2012, 15:16
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I'm no company apologist if you've ever read any of my posts, but this months debacle with salaries is not flydubai's fault. Yes its a mess and it affected everyone at the company who does not use NBD. You would be surprised that if you got up off your duff and called your local financial institution to explain the issue with the central bank, most if not all late fees would be refunded, but hey its more fun to get on here on a Saturday night to moan

This has to be second worst company I've ever worked at

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Old 30th Jun 2012, 21:09
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Congrats.

'but this months debacle with salaries is not flydubai's faultí.

Iím glad you think itís all OK. I do apologise, I thought it was OK to voice my own opinions on here.

By the way, have you read any of the emails from the CFO?

May I ask how you are able to tell me that this is not flydubai's fault?

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Old 1st Jul 2012, 09:44
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Medical

Hi there,

I have a single but important question:

does an eye surgery (myopia correction) done in 2005, respecting all the pre and post requirements by the medical aviation law (JAA) compromise the medical fitness in flydubai?
Every year declared suitable by the Medical Authority during the First Class Medical renewall.

Is the medical check performed during the selection or before joining?

Thanks a lot
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Old 1st Jul 2012, 15:43
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hello i am Hs125 900xp pilot with over 1000 hrs can i apply for flydubai?? i dont have Airbus or boing type.. any advice mates..
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Old 2nd Jul 2012, 12:02
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Advice? How about checking there web site for yourself!

...and once you've looked don't bother !
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Old 8th Jul 2012, 05:51
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Applied

Just applied.. Will see how it goes..Rated on type
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Old 11th Jul 2012, 10:10
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Cool

Well there is some thing FDB is good at , and that is crew turnover, actual we are right up there in the top, when it comes to pilots and cabin crew leaving the company.

13 % of the pilot corps has left Flydubai from day one. That's 47 pilots during a world recession...Well done , keep up the good work, canīt wait to see the numbers when the economy is back on track

Easyjet had back in 2006 when everything was booming a turnover at 10 %...
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Old 11th Jul 2012, 12:35
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Applied last week (near 3k hours on type).

Received the rejection email yesterday. I am not shortlisted for any interview with them.

I wonder if they have a common system with EK and they saw there that I was already in the successful applicants pool for Emirates.

Otherwise I can't understand that I am suitable for a EK position and not for a FD one.

Well, will have to look for another "B plan".
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Old 11th Jul 2012, 14:35
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Upcoming Interview

I do have an interview coming up with flydubai. I know there has been lots of information posted in the past regarding the interview with CTC. But does anyone have any updated information within the last few months?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 04:23
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Things that make a company bad

The real questions people should be asking (and maybe someone can confirm the accuracy of) is the pilot attrition rate - I heard 20%
When looking at a potential company you should also ask what kind of punitive culture do they have? Rostering culture? Are they bound by the contracts or change things to suit themselves? Honesty? Openness? Safety? Discretion being expected rather than optional?
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