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Old 25th Feb 2016, 12:02
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Zanthrus,

Maybe they get their training paid for because they volunteer to deploy and potentially die for you? What a bitter outburst.

Just a thought.
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Old 25th Feb 2016, 13:04
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Originally Posted by zanthrus View Post
Tell the RAAFies to F off! They do not meet Civvie standards.

Karma? Good enough for them to be picky why can't we return the favour?
PAY FOR THERE TRAINING like the rest of us had to?
Haha! I needed a good laugh!

Also, you might want to head back and complete year 12 English before you apply... There, their and they're are easy to confuse!
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Old 25th Feb 2016, 13:42
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I think they tripped over the civvie standards on the way into the RAAF.
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Old 26th Feb 2016, 06:15
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Zanthrus you are a clown. Clearly you have never been in the ADF so you are not qualified to comment (or spell either by the look of it).

There are many GA Pilots that have gone to fly in the ADF and also many ADF Pilots that have gone to fly in GA after their ROSO is up. They have done both and can hold whatever opinion they like.
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Old 26th Feb 2016, 09:51
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Unlike Zanthrus (although I suspect that post was a wind up), no issue here with some RAAF pilots joining airlines, but please when you get there don't complain about how you find airline flying boring and you're only "taking" the job for the money and the lifestyle, there's plenty of guys and gals slogging it out in GA and cadetships who would crawl over broken glass to get a major airline gig, it'd be their career dream. And yes these pilots from a purely "civvie" background (who'd comprise at least 90% of your new work colleagues) can fly planes, and fly them well, and have had varied backgrounds and experiences, just like you.
Otherwise welcome aboard

Originally Posted by allthecoolnamesarego View Post
I think they tripped over the civvie standards on the way into the RAAF.
I'm not going to have a go at standards required or probably more accurately the personalities wanted in the military vs the airlines, but I will say there have been former military pilots who have failed selection processes at airlines and who have failed training courses at airlines, success at one doesn't guarantee success at another.

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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 10:25
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Thread revival - how many have their apps in with Qantas?
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 08:37
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323. I just checked
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 12:57
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I'd heard 327...
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 21:20
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...which would be the total number of pilot's in the RAAF?
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 22:06
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There are a lot of good opportunities for a smart pilot to gain early captaincy on B737 and A330 and C-17, multi-engine overseas airways time. Then when their return of service is up, they naturally will hop to the airlines.

In the Bad Old Days only the Herc, Orion and the VIP pilots had an easy path.
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Old 28th Oct 2016, 09:12
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The word is that very few RAAFies got a call up to the second stage with Qantas...
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 18:22
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Surely this thread needs a refresher...I hear the exodus has begun.
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 18:45
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Shades of 87/88?
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Old 29th Mar 2017, 01:36
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A hint to anyone wanting to fly for Qantas. HR pretty much runs all recruitment now. So no need to bone up on anything technical (eg engine types, destinations etc). It's all touchy-feely stuff. 'When was the time you helped someone in need?' 'How did feel when ....?' 'How do actively promote diversity?' etc Wearing a rainbow lapel pin will probably get you fast tracked to CP.
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Old 29th Mar 2017, 07:10
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Not that I was around for it, but from what I've read historically this seems similar to 87/88.


The exodus is definitely underway.
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Old 29th Mar 2017, 10:32
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Aren't they hanging around to fly those wonderful, shiny new F-35's, junior?
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Old 29th Mar 2017, 16:08
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Originally Posted by gerry111 View Post
Aren't they hanging around to fly those wonderful, shiny new F-35's, junior?
It's not the tech that'causing people to want out...
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 10:49
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my guess: some HR pr1ck saying that a 'new generation pilot" is needed for the F35 and by definition anyone with significant F18 experience is a "legacy pilot". that is how one avoids critics of the new model of anything.....
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 17:42
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Originally Posted by Sunfish View Post
my guess: some HR pr1ck saying that a 'new generation pilot" is needed for the F35 and by definition anyone with significant F18 experience is a "legacy pilot". that is how one avoids critics of the new model of anything.....
Well that would be totally incorrect.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 18:18
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Originally Posted by Sunfish View Post
my guess: some HR pr1ck saying that a 'new generation pilot" is needed for the F35 and by definition anyone with significant F18 experience is a "legacy pilot". that is how one avoids critics of the new model of anything.....
Nothing like a bit of burley in the water.....
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