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Old 24th Jan 2013, 14:27
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Hi,

Some questions about Flydubai!
Minimum for non type rated are 2500 hours total time and 1000 hours on aircraft over 10 tonnes, are some guys selected with that minimum or all non type rated guys are way way more experienced ? Or type rated pilots are so many to apply that only a few guys without TR are selected?

Besides what is the ratio between the selected pilots? ( between guys without TR and guys coming with a TR?)

Thanks
I'd be interested to know that too.
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Old 24th Jan 2013, 15:30
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I applied to fly dubai well over a year ago and still no response . When I logged in to cbeck the status its say awaiting decision. How long does it take to get a call for a interview. I dont have a 737 type . Times are 4200 2800 jet emb 145 crj 200 atp
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Old 25th Jan 2013, 08:55
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Hi speedhold, Iīm tt 5500 with +- 3000h on erj 145 and after waiting 2 years I just got an email telling me that I didnīt make the cut...
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Old 26th Jan 2013, 06:32
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Dont feel bad fellows, i have 3000+ tt with 737ng type and time and nothing at all.
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Old 31st Jan 2013, 06:51
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To all those, who have not yet heard replies.

Just a heads up that the possible reason may be that the current head of recruitment has resigned, quit or suitable alternative!

Therefore the position is being temporarily filled, and it is a very small department considering the rate of expansion. 2/3 people managing 1800 staff.

The company is running at the bare minimum of pilots IMHO. So there is and still will be a requirement for pilots now and in the future.

Just yesterday I was having an informal chat with a colleague who confirmed that 6 more 737NG's are coming asap and the remainder of the order to take the fleet to 50 will be honoured by the end of the year. Currently the fleet stands at 26/28 not sure of specifics.

Also I am pretty sure there is going to be a review of the recruitment procedure and the use of CTC, as again IMHO they have not delivered the best results.

All I would say to those who have applied is, keep updating your details, for those that are rated, keep current. Those Non Rated, dont lose hope the company will continue to recruit Non TR, as they have been very pleased with the standard of those new to type, hired from Aer Arran, flybe and Air Southwest.

I am not in a management position or based in FZ head office, Im just a humble servant who "monitors the situation" from the inside.

MAB

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Old 31st Jan 2013, 09:33
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Thanks for the info MAB. Appreciate it.
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Old 31st Jan 2013, 09:39
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6 more airplanes with Emirates gazillion more...and we are headed for a one year operation with single runway as they resurface the other. Hmmm....how is that going to work??
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Old 31st Jan 2013, 15:20
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Assessment

I'll go to CTC soon as well, as a non type-rated FO.
In the middle of gathering as much info as possible to prepare for the CTC assessment.
Cheers to you all!!
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Old 1st Feb 2013, 21:19
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Max --- not all you say checks out ... Airline operates on the minimum crew required as per our ops .. You know you work for a LCC don't you ?

All the others that haven't heard I suggest that you email CTC and inquire , I hear that there is a lot of activity going on at the moment ... You wouldn't want to miss out ? Hiring both TR n NTR
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Old 4th Feb 2013, 08:49
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CTC & Dxb

Hi guys.
CTC- the post by rkramer787 on page 75 is pretty close to the mark(90%) in my case.all pretty much as said happened.
The intvw in Dxb was straight forward and followed similar lines to intvw at CTC-one pilot and one hr guy-both lovely chaps and straight talking.Medical in Shj was fun-NOT-just hassle.heard from them pretty quick afterwards and am embroiled now.
t and c's are pretty much as in previous posts-certainly not the worst out there and COULD always be improved on.

any other direct q's then pse pm me and will try to help.biggest thing be yourself as nvr had clue at any stage what they were looking for or how assessment was progressing.the FD team have experience of intvw and will suss u out if not being straight.

good luck.
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Old 5th Feb 2013, 16:31
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Just a few questions, perhaps more suited to those who have just gone through selection/been employed or for those just about to go through selection at CTC

1- does anyone know how often assessments happen at CTC/Dubai for FZ?
2- how long from application did it take for CTC to get back to you for an assessment?

(I am fully aware some haven't heard anything for a long time)

3- For those with assessments coming up- what is your experience levels?
4- Were you employed/current at the time?

Just trying to gauge a general timeframe of events, although I am under no illusion that everyone's experience is the same as I know everyone's circumstances are different!

Thanks in advance,

Flyer.
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Old 6th Feb 2013, 08:05
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Hey flyer

I heard back in about 2-3 weeks. I'm due to go to assessment at the end of the month I have 1850 on type 2000 total currently employed
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Old 6th Feb 2013, 09:44
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jkd

Thanks for the reply, good to know it can happen quite quickly, good luck with your assessment.

Flyer
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Old 11th Feb 2013, 08:29
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Application screening

Hi guys,

anybody knows how long does it take to have the first response about the screening process?

Tanks guys!
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Old 16th Feb 2013, 19:46
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Reapply...

Anybody have any pointers on 're-applying' - I threw my info on the app website before I had the 3000/1000 for a non typed pilot, it subsequently did not make the cut.

I now have more that the required mins and live, work and fly in the UAE - but can't see how to 'reapply'. My application just appears to be a:
"...previous and now in-active application"

Any tips? Or do I have to start an entirely new application?

Any FD pilots in Abu Dhabi want a few free beers? All it will cost is information. PM me and let me know!

Thanks

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Old 16th Feb 2013, 22:09
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Could anyone give a quick statement of the FZ philosophy of hand flying the aircraft? Many thanx in advance
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 03:24
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P2Prep, P2Interview, P2Fly.... where does it end?

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Old 18th Feb 2013, 05:05
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From our supplementary SOPs (1.6.1):

When traffic and workload are light, hand flying is encouraged to maintain proficient flying skills.

I hand fly often on climb-out and descent. It is all dependent on the situation.

Hope that helps,
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 11:35
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Hello there.

My application has been approved some while ago for the assessment at CTC. Does anyone have any info on how many are hired vs the ones that start the CTC assessment? I am non- type rated with 4000 hours Fokker 50 turboprop co-pilot time.

Are Flydubai only recruiting via CTC or by other means as well?

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Old 18th Feb 2013, 12:58
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Randy, Thank you very much!

That helps a lot. I consider to apply to FZ. However, I would never work for an Airline that prohibits hand flying. Thanx a lot!
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