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jadrolinija 8th Dec 2018 10:04

I forgot to ask, how do you manage your family and social life in Europe or other places? How often can you go to Europe if you have direct flight to your hometown? I understand this is not commuting airline with 6/4 or 20/10 roster pattern but is it realistic to expect to go for 5 days each month home?

Che Xindamail 8th Dec 2018 10:50


Originally Posted by jadrolinija (Post 10330951)
I forgot to ask, how do you manage your family and social life in Europe or other places? How often can you go to Europe if you have direct flight to your hometown? I understand this is not commuting airline with 6/4 or 20/10 roster pattern but is it realistic to expect to go for 5 days each month home?

Every pilot gets a guaranteed four days off in a row per month. You can request up to six in a row and luck will decide if you get them. If you happen to fly the aircraft type that operates to your hometown you can probably expect one or two layovers every month at home as well. Learn the tricks of the bidding system. We don’t yet fly to Split, but in your case, if you are on 320, we fly to Zagreb, Sarajevo and Belgrade. Hope that helps.

Che Xindamail 8th Dec 2018 11:04

You can also use the leave system to maximize your time at home. Effectively you can get seven blocks of seven days leave (one day off is added to each six days of leave). Spread them throughout the year and you will have a block of four days off plus a seven day leave block (but not together) for seven months of the year. For the remaining five months you have only the block of days off. So traveling back to Europe regularly is doable, but not ideal. Hope that helps.

jadrolinija 8th Dec 2018 11:19


Originally Posted by Che Xindamail (Post 10330999)
You can also use the leave system to maximize your time at home. Effectively you can get seven blocks of seven days leave (one day off is added to each six days of leave). Spread them throughout the year and you will have a block of four days off plus a seven day leave block (but not together) for seven months of the year. For the remaining five months you have only the block of days off. So traveling back to Europe regularly is doable, but not ideal. Hope that helps.

Thank you my friend a lot for your effort and explanation! I really appreciate it!

APU_inop 8th Dec 2018 14:33


Originally Posted by 737driverUS (Post 10330045)
Good day fellow aviators,

New on this forum thing and would like to get some feedback. I have been scrolling through previous posts but since its a huge forum, excuse me for asking questions you might have seen.

I am from the US and currently flying for a airline here on the Boeing 737. I am coming close to meeting the requirements of various carriers in the Middle East and Qatar is one of them for sure. I know with the pilot shortage worldwide, I can perhaps walk into a legacy airline here in the US in the future but since I hail from the sandpit originally, I would love to fly back closer to home and culture that I have my roots from, so therefore, flying for a carrier in the ME is my first priority.

I did see on the forum for Qatar that currently they are recruiting for TR Boeing First Officers, i am flying all series of the Boeing right now however bulk of my time is on the classic 737. Since they specifically stated they require NG time, can I still apply for the TR or my best bet would be just to wait for the NTR window to open and apply as a NTR candidate as I have the 1000hr jet time requirement made.

Also, how is the training structure in Qatar Airways, i have heard some stories about other carriers in the GULF so would like for someone to elaborate more on that, and secondly how to prep for their interview process and what prep programs others have used in the past.

Lastly, how is the medical process in Qatar, are they picky like they are in UAE. The reason I ask is, I had a friend of mine who went to EK and they gave him a hard time about his weight, even though he was perfectly healthy and in good shape as he worked out, they follow the BMI number more there and his BMI was high and cause of that it took him about 3 months of medical tests/screening to clear him.

Honestly i thought it was a money making spree but, yes these are some of the questions I have in mind, before I apply at Qatar. Feel free to inbox me and I look forward to all of your feedback. Good luck to all in everything they desire to do. Cheers.

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You can’t use the Private Messaging system, add url links or images until you have an established posting history.

You can always try and see if they accept the hours.

Training is quite good. Organized, straight forward and done according to the book.

The medical is quite straightforward as well, certain areas are under extra scrutiny though such as previous contagious infections (Tuberculosis etc) where they are very picky.

tony the jesus 8th Dec 2018 15:20


Any clue on the induction front for DEC Airbus 320 qualified pilots who are in the hold pool ?
I have the same question. If someaone have any input it would be very welcome.

vector220900 9th Dec 2018 05:42

What is your opinion about the blockade? Will it affect growth potential of ordered aircrafts?

Aircrafter1 9th Dec 2018 10:18

Aircraft, no S. The blockade has been in effect for a long time now and they have not stopped expanding. It has clearly not worked and it wouldn’t surprise me if Saudi and the other nations reduce their demands or lift it altogether.

APU_inop 9th Dec 2018 10:59


Originally Posted by vector220900 (Post 10331495)
What is your opinion about the blockade? Will it affect growth potential of ordered aircrafts?

In my opinion they've managed to tackle it quite well. Regarding the future, one can only speculate but it's obvious that it incurs significantly increased costs.

APU_inop 9th Dec 2018 11:02


Originally Posted by EDDO (Post 10331305)
Ask some B737 captains that are in the pool since January/February 2017 (yes nearly 2 years indeed)

Lots of guys getting dates of joining for next year. They seem to give priority to internal upgrades and wide body experienced captains hence the wait.

APU_inop 9th Dec 2018 14:01


Originally Posted by EDDO (Post 10331717)

They should make that clear immediately instead of thinking that everyone will wait years to work for them. Anyway, common sense in those parts of the world..

If they had their crystal ball handy back then predicting the blockade and trouble increasing training capacity they probably would.

APU_inop 9th Dec 2018 14:56


Originally Posted by EDDO (Post 10331793)

What I mean is that you should empty the pool according date of entry. Off course its different when you can get 777/787 rated cpts. But they also bypass 737 cpts for 767/747 rated cpts. I was not aware that with a 767 or 747 rating you can do a shortened 787/777 rating... Besides this it would be polite to advise the people that pass your “assessment” that you are second choice as heavy rated cpts will go in front of you.

We don't know according to what they give their date of joining as you are graded during the assesment and it makes sense to give priority to people who pass with flying colors rather than barely minimum guys who might cause troubles down the line. But I agree on that communication can be better at times.
Taking pilots with previous experience on similar types reduces resources needed for training, time to get on line and usually less problems due to difficulties adapting to the environment hence them being the preferred candidates when capacity is limited. The 737 DEC on 787 is a quick fix which typically only is used when other means aren't enough.

Tatarin 18th Dec 2018 09:23

Hello,
Does anyone know is it worth to buy an airline prep. software for QR assessment or there are some more useful softwares?
Thank you.

bill b 18th Dec 2018 11:29

Any news regards A320 DEC - I was told there might be some courses in April. Can't get a reply from HR . Anyone been offered a start date ?

FlyingOW 18th Dec 2018 12:03


Originally Posted by bill b (Post 10338364)
Any news regards A320 DEC - I was told there might be some courses in April. Can't get a reply from HR . Anyone been offered a start date ?

How long have you been waiting Bill? I have some friends interviewing in the upcoming months for DEC A also. Thanks.

OW

tony the jesus 18th Dec 2018 18:12


Any news regards A320 DEC - I was told there might be some courses in April. Can't get a reply from HR . Anyone been offered a start date ?
Been waiting for 5 months now. It would be great if things start to move again.

Atiq 18th Dec 2018 23:07

What is a talent pool
 
Can anyone tell what a talent pool is and how does it work. I have been interviewed and told by Technical person (Line Manager) that I am putting u in Development Engineering pool as your skills matches there rather than current vacancy posted. He advised HR to put me in talent pool.

​​​​​​or he said if u dont want that then I will put rejection against current role so option is urs. I have selected for pool but dont know how it works.

Will there be another interview or do they pick randomly from pool and give DOJ or what?

casablanca 19th Dec 2018 09:20

Qr has been updating questions for tech exam but still LPJ is probably best for brushing up on knowledge and type of questions you will encounter

casablanca 19th Dec 2018 09:26


Originally Posted by Atiq (Post 10338901)
Can anyone tell what a talent pool is and how does it work. I have been interviewed and told by Technical person (Line Manager) that I am putting u in Development Engineering pool as your skills matches there rather than current vacancy posted. He advised HR to put me in talent pool.

​​​​​​or he said if u dont want that then I will put rejection against current role so option is urs. I have selected for pool but dont know how it works.

Will there be another interview or do they pick randomly from pool and give DOJ or what?

As this is only pilots on here, talent pool is when someone passed the interview and waiting for a joining date or requirements for more pilots on fleet.
Your case sounds like you were not selected for an interview but rather than rejecting application decided to move you to a different category and maybe shortlisted as someone to call when interviewing for that position.....I would assume you would have to interview when position available

captain.weird 1st Jan 2019 21:31

While flying the 737, is it possible to ask for the A320?


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