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Old 12th Nov 2007, 21:23
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Surely no kid with half a brain would sign up to this.....

Where are the instructors to train these kids coming from??...they haven't even started the flying school yet..

With qantas having their own growing cadet scheme I urge any wannabe considering this look at the Qantas one first!!

7 years at rex is 6 years too long!!
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Old 12th Nov 2007, 23:14
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Rex Cadet Scheme

Anyone being invited to the first batch? Just want to say a hello to those who will be going on the 10th Dec. batch because we have to arrange our own transport to MEL.
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Old 12th Nov 2007, 23:52
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I wonder what the background of these cadets are, namely their age range.
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Old 13th Nov 2007, 01:12
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Pilotdude, ask the hot blonde what she'd think of sharing the room with you
hahahaha well thats a different story......

Pilotdude, I had submitted both online form and email....
Cool, just submitted the online one as well.

6-7 years is a very long time in Aviation but i guess if its what you want to do you may be happy.

But when you look at the other side of the coin, it may be cheaper and better for you to go through somewhere like West Aussie Aviation College do your CPL then go north do your time and then go join REX, Skippers etc etc do your time then hit the Jets. You would be on jets well before 7 years!

Just on the side they dont ring from Adelaide do they? had a couple missed calls from an (08) 7xxxxxxx number i would assume it wasnt them.
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Old 13th Nov 2007, 01:53
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Cheaper and better?

I think that is what they are trying to avoid, and if they have a choice they probably would not select "mobile" pilots.
That seems to be what is happening now.
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Old 13th Nov 2007, 02:01
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I'm still shaking me noggin' in disbelief about not being able to "leave the academy during the week".
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Old 13th Nov 2007, 03:46
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Pilotdude, ask the hot blonde what she'd think of sharing the room with you.
Who said it had to be a girl?
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Old 13th Nov 2007, 04:18
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I found out that i have been not called for inteview due to having.............................................to many hours!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 13th Nov 2007, 06:43
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How many hours is "too many?"
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Old 13th Nov 2007, 07:01
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How many hours is "too many?"
Enough that you could afford to pay out the loan and leave whenever you wanted to
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 06:19
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I think that too many people are casting aspersions without full consideration or understanding of the facts. Until you have sat down with members of REX, voiced your concerns and received their response (face to face) you are ill informed.
I don't believe most people understand what REX currently has in place and/or the myriad of variations and options they are still considering, with a view to benefit the individuals selected for the program.
Like anything, it is not perfect, granted. However, at some point pilots with airline aspirations have to bite the bullet and invest time and money into their own future. Like most worthwhile causes or ambition, sacrifice from the individual is required; an airline career will not be handed to you on a silver platter.
What REX offers is a great deal more than many other airlines, and is a step in the right direction. It is an opportunity for young pilots that deserves more than just the flack it continues to cop.
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 07:30
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Just "young" Pilots ehhh?

What REX offers is a great deal more than many other airlines, and is a step in the right direction. It is an opportunity for young pilots that deserves more than just the flack it continues to cop.
Flyer07 you sound like you're closer to the source than most of us.

Apart from the obvious concept that has been alluded to many times (that of looking after the existing, experienced crews to attempt to make them want to stay)- why would REX only be looking at offering places to young Pilots (as per your post)?

The people running this show obviously don't realise the value of guys like myself- in the 30+ age group. Blind freddy should be able to see that this demographic is more likely than not to give a longer return of service than those who are younger.

Maybe- just maybe- REX are only interested in the younger ones because they are generally going to be more financially dependent on their jobs than older guys with some money in the Bank? "Treat 'em mean keep em' keen".

Another odd aspect is placing such a huge emphasis on VCE/ HSC results. Don't they realise that the brighter students are going to be more appealing to Qantas Group Airlines when they are desperately short of experienced crew (which given the recent order for narrowbodies will most likely happen)?

I find it a bit of a joke. I'm not saying that I'm the perfect candidate, but with 250hrs TT, multi engine endorsement, UK CPL/ IR (easily converted to an Oz CPL/ IR) and ATPL subjects done and dusted, I would have thought that I'd at least be considered after having submitted their application form? Seems they're not interested, because I don't have fantastic VCE results, nor am I "young".

Oh well.....
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 07:53
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flyer07,
I don't think you realise how much of a scam this scheme is. For $80,000 you get a job in a SAAB for 6-7 years unless you're willing to pay out a loan up front!

Why not get yourself an $80,000 loan (not that you need anywhere near that amount to do your CPL) and have the freedom to go where ever you want! And also the freedom to get a job that pays a lot more than Rex will ever pay you, well inside of those 6-7 years.

All I can say is anyone who takes this option up, deserves everything they get when they find they're stuck there!

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Old 15th Nov 2007, 09:34
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flyer07 = Rex PR dept., (Or Tintin reincarnated...) don't feed the troll.
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 11:25
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freedom to get a job that pays a lot more than Rex will ever pay you, well inside of those 6-7 years
anyone who takes this option up, deserves everything they get when they find they're stuck there!
morno has hit the mark.

I'd suggest applicants take some time to really go through this and think about it...by the time 2 years has passed, you'll be sick of it and ready to move on. Now imagine realising that you're stuck for another 5 years, whilst those around you move on to bigger and better (much better) gigs.

Think hard about this one lads, and read what all the current/ex REX boys are saying before committing to this nonsense.

LP
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 03:24
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true that!
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 04:14
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For these cadets, or anyone for that matter, what are the min requirments to be able to be a captain on a Saab or Metro? Do they differ with companies or is there a rule for everyone? I thought there would be something in the CAO's or CAR's but then again Qantas cadets can move onto Captain without any multi-command.

Will this just lock them in as FO's as never be able to move on?

I think i read somewhere on one of these Rex threads it was 250 command, but I was just wondering if anyone could fill us in...
Thanks in advance
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 06:56
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Right on the mark Gearupandorrf...totally agree with your comments regarding "young pilots".

I know of at least 5 guys in their mid 30's with CPL, MECIR with around 400 hrs TT (including military time), currently working in various industries bar aviation. Four of the five are married with a mortgage, and could not afford to remain in the industry.These guy's would be more than happy to retire doing a regional airline gig. The airlines need to wake up and take advantage of this age group before the overseas airlines do. Only a matter of time I assure you!

I too once recently came under this banner, and decided to join the military. Never looked back since!

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Old 16th Nov 2007, 09:04
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Hmm seems a bit weird that mil guys only having 400 TT. I would expect them to be in the thousands.....
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 09:58
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Thumbs down

Ur Local,

You're obviously not a Mil pilot then?

The transport guys are doing heaps of hours, I believe, but the fast jet guys and maritime patrol guys barely do enough to remain current. My best man has 10 years in maritime patrol and has fewer hours than I had after 5 years GA.
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