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allatp 14th Sep 2016 03:19


Originally Posted by gatbusdriver (Post 9506815)
I have just flown with a relatively new joiner, he is looking to change company accommodation or leave it to live closer to the airport. He was told that they would only deal with one request at a time. He was also told that due to an excess of company accommodation he would have to wait around 6 months before being allowed to opt out. This comes with the standard caveats.........firstly I heard this from someone else,and secondly in this industry things change on a daily basis!

Understood, thanks a lot Gat!!

B737NG_Pilot 14th Sep 2016 13:24

Are there any married pilots working in Qatar? How does the rostering system work in QATAR? Can we take off's together?

Is it advisable to give up command opportunity on the B737 and join on the B787/777 as P2

Black Pudding 14th Sep 2016 17:44

soakingpilot

If you're not flying at the moment, then you have nothing to lose.

Simply apply and just answer truthfully the questions asked on the application, nothing more, nothing less. At interview, answer all questions truthfully. If they don't ask, don't tell.

Regards and good luck

777AV8R 14th Sep 2016 21:50

Never Give Up a Command!
 

Originally Posted by B737NG_Pilot (Post 9507650)
Are there any married pilots working in Qatar? How does the rostering system work in QATAR? Can we take off's together?

Is it advisable to give up command opportunity on the B737 and join on the B787/777 as P2

It is never adviseable to give up a command and slide sideways. You learn nothing by giving up a command. Get some experience and you'll be able to get DEC to a good operation.

7Q Off 15th Sep 2016 01:49


Originally Posted by B737NG_Pilot (Post 9507650)
Are there any married pilots working in Qatar? How does the rostering system work in QATAR? Can we take off's together?

Is it advisable to give up command opportunity on the B737 and join on the B787/777 as P2

Never give up a command.

atpcliff 15th Sep 2016 05:30


One mile,
If someone got fired I doubt they are going to hire him back... It doesn't make any sense
One of the regionals here in the US, just recently called all the pilots who had previously failed out of training...asking them if they wanted to come back in a new hire class...no interview required.

A sign of the Pilot Shortage getting worse and worse.

Luibar 15th Sep 2016 12:18

Recently I flew with a FO that gave up his command 7 years ago to join a wide body operator with the promise to be made Captain as soon as possible. It was 7 years ago and the airline (a charter outfit) as gone bust shortly after he joined. He said it was the worst decision of his life giving up the command for the big jet syndrome.

All the best with your own decision.

Pulkdahulk 15th Sep 2016 12:56

Look - there are 3 of us who gave up command on the 757 to join right seat on Qatar. We in fact cleared our assessments to command also. But that isn't the point. One guy joined them a year back, one is in training and I am coming there soon. Qatar is expanding like crazy and all three of us are leaving or have left our current company for experiences of flying the globe, to keep learning from the many amazing guys we will fly on the left seat so we are better equipped to handle that responsibility on the left when the time comes in 7-10 years and we are quite young in fact (29-30 yrs), so age is by our side. Each one of us have a different way of looking at things, and to be in for reasons we chose to, but the ultimate decision is yours and yours only - you need to ask - what do you truly want from Qatar or whichever airline you wanna join?

I am leaving a couple of professions behind and both have served me really well. Apart from being an aviator, a photographer and a film maker while being the top 10 vendor in the country, I would like to travel the world not just on the ID travels or crew privileges but to also attend workshops when i am on vacation so that I can keep learning from others and to keep growing, etc etc etc; Of course things may change as the industry continuously does but the passion is to fly and learn and be flexible about the whole thing.

Whatever is your passion or desire, follow that!

aramcawy 15th Sep 2016 14:26

Pulkdahulk

You just spoke my mind! And you put it in words that I wouldn't have put better myself!

I am promised a command in my current employer (corporate) in a year or so in a B737-800w . But I know for a fact that the idea of not flying a wide body aircraft will haunt me for the rest my life.

I know the airline will squeeze every bit of my time and energy and thats fine; I am well prepared for that. However, I am expecting a lot in return in relation to my career (TRE/TRI, Safety, Training, etc)

I believe a pilot career and experience is not complete if he or she is has not worked for an airline. It will not make you any less of what you are but experience wise it is very tempting nowadays.

I hope my two cents was worth reading.

Southpole 15th Sep 2016 20:44

All very nice, but NEVER GIVE UP A COMMAND.

UAL777 15th Sep 2016 23:39

Soaking pilot, do not tell Qatar sh!t, their background check is a joke. You will NOT get hired if u tell them the truth about your DUI.

soakingpilot 16th Sep 2016 02:03

for the record I am flying now but flying in the regionals is not really a job. or respected. or paid. or pretty much anything.

vulture30 16th Sep 2016 02:12

Pulkdahulk
 

Originally Posted by vulture30 (Post 9472915)
@Pulkdahulk
are you typerated on 787/777 or 737?

I thought that your "757" answer for this question, you are joining as DEC...
Now I realized that you are joining as FO...

Southpole 16th Sep 2016 16:53

...plus he is talking all the time on how it is qatar airways and he is not even in yet!

Pulkdahulk 16th Sep 2016 21:18


Originally Posted by Southpole (Post 9509874)
...plus he is talking all the time on how it is qatar airways and he is not even in yet!

At least it's positive good stuff (lol) - anything negative and not true - hold me accountable 👍

Pulkdahulk 16th Sep 2016 21:22


Originally Posted by vulture30 (Post 9509308)
I thought that your "757" answer for this question, you are joining as DEC...
Now I realized that you are joining as FO...

Was just answering the type Question, haha sorry 😂

Pulkdahulk 16th Sep 2016 21:30


Originally Posted by aramcawy (Post 9505979)
Just received my interview dates on the 14th, 15th of Nov. I should have enough time to prepare. Any tips until then will be appreciated.

I have been navigating the thread for quite sometimes and would like to thank everyone equally for the contribution. It was a great help.

Thank you all and fly safe!

Thank you for the earlier reply - wanted to extend the offer of compliment back. I prepared for the interview from Dauntless software JAA ATPL Ground school. They have both iOS and android app. It was a 15,000-18,000 Question bank. All the 50 Questions came from it. Since you have the time, I suggest that. There are other tools but I wanted to be thorough in preps so I did this. This also helped me clear the Emirates interview from your post from there too. Good luck for both and congrats on working for 15 years for the Saudi Venture as your first and only employer. It's a great achievement.

Respect

CaptZeloZelo 17th Sep 2016 02:43

I don't mean to be negative but what I gather from this threat it shows me you have a horrible attitude Soaking Pilot.

I would make sure that going over there really is what you want and that you aren't going there just to chase metal and money because you seem like the kind of person who would get pissed off and be negative as soon as something negative happens.

Learn from your current position as much as possible and don't take it for granted. Lots of people out there would love the seat you're in.

Just my 2 cents.

B737NG_Pilot 17th Sep 2016 03:52

Any married couples who are both flying in Qatar? Not necessarily at the same time.

casablanca 17th Sep 2016 08:09

i have known several couples flyin here.....not sure how schedules work out.
One couple had a child and eventually wife had to resign as they couldnt get the time off that they needed.


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