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perritopiloto 23rd Jan 2012 08:51

Thanks inner.
The problem comes if QR request it and I can not provide it.
CAA said to me that they can send me a letter informing that they are not allowed to provide it.
Should it be ok for QR?

inner 23rd Jan 2012 08:57

Yes i think it should be ok. And if not, bad luck for them, they have to accept that. You or they can not change the rules of the caa of your country.
Good luck.

SAS-A321 23rd Jan 2012 09:30


With the exception of guys who do not like the Middle East can anyone please tell me why Qatar Airways is loosing so many pilots?
I read in the Terms and Endearments forum in the B777 jobs thread that it has something to do with the attitude of the airline.

"Don't go Qatar mate. They're losing 160+ pilots a year because of the airline's attitude."

I really don't get the airline's hiring policy. They would rather hire pilots with 2000 hours turbo prop time and give them an A320 rating, instead of hiring people who already have an A320 rating, 300+ hours on it but less than 1000 hours TT. I know several of the latter, who have been waiting more than 3 months for an invitation, while turbo prop guys have zoomed by and received an invitation in less than half that period.

It has also come up that their training facilities are heavily booked due to all the type ratings they have to give, so why not just hire rated guys. It would take considerably less time to get these pilots online and save money.

menikos 23rd Jan 2012 09:44

You will be asked for that letter, FYI the UK CAA doesn't provide the letter to the pilots but if it is requested by the company itself the UK CAA will provide the letter of verification because this is what they are asking for in the UK format it is included if any action has been recorded against you, so yes you need the letter, many spanish in Qatar so maybe you can try to ask them how they did.

:ok:

perritopiloto 23rd Jan 2012 09:49

Thnks inner and menikos.
Will contact any spanish.

Cheers

AKing 23rd Jan 2012 10:21

28th December Interview
 
Did any of you do interviews on the 28 December 2011? Did anyone receive a reply of success or failure as of yet?
The four weeks that they mentioned that we would get an answer in is almost up and as of yet I have heard nothing.
TX.

victor75 23rd Jan 2012 10:35

Aking don't worry...It's been 3months that I've passed and still havn't got any news!
So be patient

AKing 23rd Jan 2012 11:50

I suppose patients is the name of the game. Thanks Victor75.

stud7094 23rd Jan 2012 11:59

Quote:
With the exception of guys who do not like the Middle East can anyone please tell me why Qatar Airways is loosing so many pilots?
I read in the Terms and Endearments forum in the B777 jobs thread that it has something to do with the attitude of the airline.

"Don't go Qatar mate. They're losing 160+ pilots a year because of the airline's attitude."

I really don't get the airline's hiring policy. They would rather hire pilots with 2000 hours turbo prop time and give them an A320 rating, instead of hiring people who already have an A320 rating, 300+ hours on it but less than 1000 hours TT. I know several of the latter, who have been waiting more than 3 months for an invitation, while turbo prop guys have zoomed by and received an invitation in less than half that period.

It has also come up that their training facilities are heavily booked due to all the type ratings they have to give, so why not just hire rated guys. It would take considerably less time to get these pilots online and save money.


1000 tt hours? I can not get a invite and I have 5000 tt. 4000 turbojet. Who cares if they have a type. You still have to complete the training anyway with a check ride. I have been waiting 80 days for invite. Have to reapply next week. Patience.

inner 23rd Jan 2012 13:38

I'm waiting now for almost 1.5 month after submission. So far no reaction. This waiting is killing me. :\

ronburgandy 23rd Jan 2012 19:51

To those currently with Qatar. What is the best fleet to request / hope for? I am aware that the 320 is most likely for new joiners (FO) with no type rating but with an interview in Qatar coming up in a few weeks then the question about what fleet I would like to join is bound to be asked. From what I gather the 320 fleet seems to be the workhorse of the airline, I am not afraid to work hard but with a wife and 2 young children is the benefit of being at "home" as regularly as possible offset by the current 320 roster? Clearly, I would be allocated to the fleet most required by the company but in an ideal world where is the place to be for career progression and more importantly, lifestyle with a young family? Any thoughts most welcome.

Iver 23rd Jan 2012 20:22

787s will be arriving in May/June. That would be a nice fleet to join as they ramp it up... :D:ok: Sometimes timing is everything. Perhaps you could get lucky and get a FO seat. That said, sounds like the A320/19 is the likely fleet for newbies.

jibba_jabba 24th Jan 2012 00:29

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Black Pudding 24th Jan 2012 08:07

ronburgandy


Some advice for you


If asked which fleet you want, tell them any.


Would you be joining as a first officer or as a captain ?


If you're joining as a first officer, I am guessing the 320 would be the best fleet for you to see your family the most.


The 330 guys and 777 guys are away from Doha a lot which is ok if you don't have a family here or a very understanding wife.


All aircraft here are work horses. I have first officer friends on the 320 who hate it, I also have first officer friends on the 777 who hate it. You either like it or you don't. What I must point out is some love the 777 and also some love the 320, so it depends on the person and circumstances.

I never hear many 330 first officers complaining, but if and when they have been changed to frieghters and that could change ?


Regarding fleet for career progression, anybody's guess. If you join 320, when you have 5000 hours and 3 years in the company, you will proberbly get command.


The 320 is not a bad fleet to be on and depends what it is you want in life. Some people hate it and some people love it. The problem with pprune is you only here from those who hate it. The 320 rating is a better rating to have and is a golden ticket to getting another job should you or Qatar decide you're not going to be working here anymore.


With the exception of guys who do not like the Middle East can anyone please tell me why Qatar Airways is loosing so many pilots?

Don't go Qatar mate. They're losing 160+ pilots a year because of the airline's attitude
As of today, we have just over 1700 pilots although I am guessing the last couple of 100 are in training


People leave or get sacked.


They either leave because the have been here for several years and want to have a change in life or location


They may want to return to their home country where jobs are picking up

They may have been sacked because they did not perform as they should have done during training


They may of been sacked because they have done something very stupid and put themselves or others at risk


I am not sure where this 160 pilots a year figure came from, but considering there is over 1500 pilots in Qatar, is 160 a year a big deal considering most will be leaving because they want to. What's the big deal in this. They may find jobs that suit them more and good luck to each and everyone of them.

Captain Krunch, can you remind us again on the figures for those who left in 2011 as I guess you have the facts


Some captains I have met and flown with have been in Qatar for 7 8 or 9 years and love it.


Some are longing to return to their home county, depends on individual circumstances


Some are just wanting to leave Doha


Some realise that its not too bad a place to be and get on with it

perritopiloto 24th Jan 2012 09:43

Hi all.
When replying the mail I received confirming I passed the selection, should I expect any acknowledge from them or just should wait for the contract in a few weeks?

Thanks

F14 24th Jan 2012 09:50

Doe anyone have an e-mail for QCAA ? the [email protected] inbox has been full for a couple of weeks.

gdukkoq 24th Jan 2012 09:59

Perritopiloto, you will probably get ure contract before me, I did the interview almost 6 months ago and waiting for the contract for almost 5 months... Called them today... still processing...

Black Pudding 24th Jan 2012 11:15

FasterStronger


Get the 1000 hours and apply for FO

perritopiloto 24th Jan 2012 12:06

gdukkoq

When you replied the mail where they confirmed that you had passed the selection, did they give you any feedback?

Good luck

ronburgandy 24th Jan 2012 18:28

Thanks Black Pudding. Your advice / thoughts much appreciated!


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