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Old 12th Jan 2005, 05:54
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As per the website:

1) ICAO ATPl/ frozen JAA ATPL

2)Current medical

3)1500 hrs total including 500 in multi-crew aircraft with a max gross weight of over 12,500KGS

4) glass cockpit time preferred

good luck
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Old 12th Jan 2005, 06:38
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I think I can help with this question! I should be starting with gulf air in Feb 05 with the A320 TR...

My background:

2300 hours Total time
More than 1500 Jet/Jar25 (different types of Learjets)
500 Hours PIC Learjet
full ATPL (of course)

I was one with the lowest hours, I met some guys at the assesment day (Oct 2004) with approx the following:

-one guy: 4000 hours with 767 TR
-one guy: 3000 with 737/Ryanair
-one guy: 737/SunExpress with also hours I dont remember exactly hom many...
-one french: 5000 hours / 737 Sky Europe

Many Brits: with TR on ARJ, DORNIER, etc...


I hope it helps a little bit!

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Old 12th Jan 2005, 08:12
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Thanks Phil,

That is the info I was looking for.

Cheers JB
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Old 12th Jan 2005, 16:19
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Out of interest and curiosity,

did GF hire anyone with Beech1900D time in the recent intakes ? and if so what have been approximate experience levels.

Many thanks
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Old 13th Jan 2005, 09:16
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Congratulations Learjet 35 !!

Your first drink is on Ironbutt's tab...
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Old 13th Jan 2005, 09:56
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Cadet Pilot / Second Officer

They are looking for both now, so I guess hour limits are a thing from the past.

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Old 14th Jan 2005, 06:49
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Yes NTM, you can count on me, we will do it the french style !!!!

For the BEECH1900D I really dont know, but I think having a kind of Jet / Efis / Heavy Turbo experience, is good!

I must really say that I was really surprised that the guy who had the 767 TR with 4000 hours (and was a nice guy), was not accepted!!! strange, because GF was also looking for 767 first officers!

I think the tests + interviews seems to be more important than your type rating / background. of course they are looking for a minimum level of expertise: ATPL + hours + first experience in an airline etc...

What's your backgroung JB?

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Old 14th Jan 2005, 07:21
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My background/flying experience is:


total hrs 1450 (of which 530 MEP)

So, I don't have the hours yet to apply if you look at the GF requirements.

But maybe I should apply anyway.

Cheers JB
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Old 14th Jan 2005, 11:33
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No luck so far for me either....
I did have their minimum requirements.
Totalizing nearly 3000 hours, 1300 on 737 and the rest
turboprops Jar-25.

On their website it says that they are reviewing my application.
I apply last june....

Anyway good luck et a+

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Old 18th Jan 2005, 21:23
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Question Gulf Air Selection Process

May anybody state what to expect regarding GF's selection process?

Sim Check?
Paper Pencil , ATP Questions?

Applied for non type rated first officers A320.

I really need your help, any information welcome!
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Old 7th Feb 2005, 16:31
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Gulf Air Interview

Hey Just wondering about the Gulf Air interview I have one later this month anything Technical?? like an exam?? would appreciate any help thanks
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Old 8th Feb 2005, 02:12
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Hi Propp Spinner,

I have a good frien who has also just applied and has been in contact with them! What kind of experiance do you have? and when and where is your interview?
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Old 8th Feb 2005, 19:27
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Still interested in any info...
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Old 24th Mar 2005, 15:46
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Gulf Air assessment

I have a Gulf Air assessment that I have been asked to attend. Anyone gone thru it recenlty? Please shed light on on what kind of questions are asked, what the whole process entails. Any information, tips, pointers will be much appreciated. Thanks folks.
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 11:04
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did you apply for 767 or airbus. Cpt or F/O?
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Old 26th Mar 2005, 06:04
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non-rated A320 F/O..............although they havent specified which aircraft they are interviewing for......they said whatever the current requirement maybe.

am looking to know what the group discussion entails and what sort of tech questions. any particular study material i should refer to?

cheers and thanks all.
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Old 26th Mar 2005, 16:20
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Old 19th Jun 2005, 13:59
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Career path for new FO at Gulf Air

If you are one of the recently employed FO's at Gulf Air, joining as a non typed pilot, as has been the case in the past 12 months or so: Where do you see your career path going, should you decide to stick it out on the magic island?

Seems that some of these guys will be moving to the 340 soon.... rumour has it? Truth or fiction? Great for them if it happens!

Further down the track, seems new times at GF air over the past year or two have bought about changes for the better and seniority does at last seem to mean something there.

Can these guys expect a 320 Command or is it going to be an FO airline for expats joining as expats? If so, is it worth playing ball with the boys in the Pink Palace and hanging on for that elusive left seat or up stakes and jumping on board with someone else???

Have heard some interesting opinions myself - ranging from "those guys will never get a Command" to "with the movement on the island - Command may be as soon as 2-3 years!" I wonder what the reality is!!

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Old 20th Jun 2005, 05:26
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Trag Hi,
As everything in life the time frame to command will depend on supply and demand. If the airline has sufficient number of captains it will be a considerable time to command, if however the exodus continues and the turnover is high you could anticipate a command upgrade withing 3-4 years.
With all due respect I hear several of our F/O's complaining about when they'll get command but they don't focus on the real issue, preparing for the command. To be offered the chance to command is not the same as getting command, you will go through evaluation, interview, training and checking. A laborious task which is quite demanding and requires both good preparation and above all self discipline. I sincerely hope things go well for the airline and the command upgrade continues at the present tempo. But if I may offer some of my meager experience, my best advise to you would be don't worry about command, strive to increase your personal standards to the highest level possible and command will come.
Best regards and safe flying
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Old 20th Jun 2005, 10:11
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I have been told from people inside GF that time to Command for the time being is around 11 years. It doesn’t really matter if exodus continues or not because they hire DEC all the time but they call them contract Captains in order to avoid seniority problems.

Anyone care to comment
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