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Old 29th Mar 2010, 11:38
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which of these 3 would you like to work for

budding jet pilots and current airline pilots out there, given the choice of
Tiger, J* and Virgin Blue, who would you work for and why. Assume you'll join as an F/O and at what point will you get your command? All have expansion plans but who has the longest staying power? Who offers the best rostering practise?
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Old 29th Mar 2010, 11:46
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Oh I am going to enjoy this thread

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Old 29th Mar 2010, 12:04
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palmdeira, take option 4 - Driving diesel trains in India !!
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Old 29th Mar 2010, 12:05
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Palmdeira

May I please expand the choices in your offering?

You mentioned Tiger, J* and Virgin Blue . . . can I kindly add QF especially as you postulate "you'll join as an F/O and at what point will you get your command"?

To paraphrase from your post . . .

All these airlines have expansion plans but who has the longest staying power? Who offers the best rostering practise?
Open questions indeed - and I agree with Track5milefinal about the potential of enjoying this thread.

Cheers

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Old 29th Mar 2010, 12:49
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None of them, I'll stay where I am.
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Old 29th Mar 2010, 12:59
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I'd rather be flying Chieftains.
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Old 30th Mar 2010, 00:31
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None of the above options.

I'm with Peter Fenelli.
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Old 30th Mar 2010, 00:57
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Ahh classic stuff.... Funny how none of the 2000 odd folks doing the above jobs could be bothered with you lot.
Enjoy your whinging and "hands on"

It is "greener" than you think.

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Old 30th Mar 2010, 01:06
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There's always one...

I know you are a huge sh1t stirrer buzzy, but I will bite.

I do love the assumption that because we don't want to fly for them, we must have been given the knock back. I guess it wouldn't have crossed your mind that some of us make the choice to stop at a level, to secure a way of life, instead of chasing th big shiny jet. Let's face it, the airlines just aren't that appealing anymore. But you're right, it's probably cos we got the knockback from all three...

What number wife/girlfriend are you up to buzzy?

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Old 30th Mar 2010, 01:15
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I too love the assumption you make that airline folk have unhappy home lives.

Personally, I have no problem with any job that any individual chooses in life. We have all done plenty of different jobs before settling into one that suits.

Just remember who started and who is continuing this thread and ask "who has the problem with jobs that others do?"

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Ahh classic stuff.... Funny how none of the 2000 odd folks doing the above jobs could be bothered with you lot.
Enjoy your whinging and "hands on"

It is "greener" than you think.

And yet NONE of the pilots here who do fly airline jets ever come in here and post a story about a memorable day flogging up and down the east coast in a 737 or A320, but a few of those airline pilots like nothing more than to write about their days in New Guinea or slogging away in the outback in GA or about rebuilding and restoring their aircraft.

I met some wonderful people and had some great times during my time in GA, just wish I'd done something about recording it.
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Old 30th Mar 2010, 01:26
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Likewise Peter, I was given a camera when I left to chase flying and am lucky enough to now have a couple of big boxes of prints that I will gladly bore visitors with.
I had a great time in GA also. Would work there again. Unlike some here, I don't feel a need to be critical of others working in other facets of the industry to my own.

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Old 30th Mar 2010, 01:58
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Buzzy,

If you don't feel the need to be critical, would you mind explaining this comment then?

Funny how none of the 2000 odd folks doing the above jobs could be bothered with you lot.
Enjoy your whinging and "hands on"
If that isn't critical, then I don't know what is...?!?!?

and this one

I too love the assumption you make that airline folk have unhappy home lives.
I was simply making a stupid generalisation, just like yourself...

And as far as continuing the thread, you're helping to do a pretty good job of it...

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Old 30th Mar 2010, 03:58
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As for me, never applied to one of the 'majors' and never will.

Don't have the requirements, and too old anyway.
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Old 30th Mar 2010, 05:58
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okay, okay. so if the 3 referred to are not on your wish list, who is??? all i want is a combo of decent lifestyle and (half)decent pay!!
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medivac? ADF?
win lotto buy ..........................and a hanger
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Old 30th Mar 2010, 06:53
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you are never going to believe this, but i am actually enjoying instructing! and the pay is equiv to Rex. get to go home every night, students become good friends, flying is always hands on and different every time, what more could you want.
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Old 30th Mar 2010, 07:58
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okay, okay. so if the 3 referred to are not on your wish list, who is??? all i want is a combo of decent lifestyle and (half)decent pay!!
Me too, but throw in being able to live in, or close to one of the captial cities (or Canberra ) so that the other half can make a descent $$ too.

If you don't want to fly for the majors (or you for whatever reason don't get in) what other "good" long term jobs re there? Obvioulsy RFDS.......???
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I still say whoever serves the best coffee goddamit.
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Old 30th Mar 2010, 14:38
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Pedota

To paraphrase from your post . . .

You mentioned Tiger, J* and Virgin Blue . . . can I kindly add QF especially as you postulate "you'll join as an F/O and at what point will you get your command"?
In the kindest possible way possible, would it be remiss of me to question your request to add "QF"?

As it is not possible to join "QF" as an "FO", as the original question that was posed stipulated and if you don't mind me paraphrasing

Assume you'll join as an F/O..
.. should that then not preclude the mention of "QF" as a potential offering? (as it is not possible to join QF as an F/O..)

and may I respectfully say I agree with Mr.Buzzy and if you don't mind me metaphrasing

"hands on"
I also agree with the potential of enjoying this thread

Cheers

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