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Old 13th Feb 2015, 06:17
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Hey folks
Quick question for the 737 fleet.
How's the new roster coming along. Any chances that management is rethinking their situation.
I believe lots of new class dates next 2 months. So a lot of new faces. Which really does not bode well ....
Where all are the layovers and for how long ( just minimal rest or more)
Thanks all
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Old 13th Feb 2015, 08:31
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Just to bring this back to the top, there is another distinction between you and I. I do not hide behind a username. You are just petty and cowardly. Seems you have all the attributes to be in FJ management. Good luck with the upcoming audit.
not even close. remember the tanoa
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Old 27th Feb 2015, 23:40
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Hi Folks

I read all the negative side to this mob anything positive about FJ .......im kinda interested in flying in the part of the world.
pls advise
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Old 1st Mar 2015, 10:16
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There are many positives. It depends on your personal circumstances. I've spoken with many about the pros and cons over the past few weeks by pm initially.
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Old 22nd Mar 2015, 16:16
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If you are willing to move to Fiji and live there indefinitely with no set date to go back to whatever country you hail from, and if you are just looking for a short-term position with the possibility of being rendered redundant at any time, and if you don't mind being paid in NZ dollars, then, it's a fun job, with decent destinations. It is NOT a commuting job. Most of the layovers are min-rest. They are actively localizing. Many new local captains moving immediately to instructor positions with "waivers" of the company's own experience requirements.

Fijians are extremely gregarious people, the climate is nice, but the nearest white sand beach is about an hour away from base. The crew hotel is about 20 years in need of a renovation, and most of the ex-pat pilots you will end up hanging out with until you move out of the hotel are whiney no-lifers who sit around the bar bitching about work all day.

On the other hand, if you move to Fiji with a partner/ spouse, spend your time off visiting the local destinations and getting to know the local culture and activities, it could be a fun one to two year adventure.

They absolutely, unequivocally do NOT upgrade foreign FOs, so don't let anyone fool you into thinking that is going to happen.
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Old 24th Mar 2015, 07:17
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CAAFI now have my overview of FJ.

PM me for a version by email.

No mention yet of the bullying of JC nor the vagaries of FJ managers.

CAAFI first, CASA/Qantas next, then ICAO. Really should have paid my passage home plus the 90 days notice.
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Old 27th Apr 2015, 03:44
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It seems that your most recent post has been removed Ray. Was it a retraction by you, of was it PpPrune Towers censoring your activity?
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Old 22nd May 2015, 11:21
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updates ??

I C that they have now advertised a return to the 20/10 roster choices - can anyone comment or PM me

To discuss the current environment rosters or conditions now as of May - I have a few questions and would greatly appreciate the insight.


Best regards

WJP
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Old 26th May 2015, 11:56
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Ozdork, it was removed by me.
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Old 29th May 2015, 19:41
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Whenever I need a good chuckle or a pick me up, I just come here


More cheeeeese Gromit?
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Old 30th May 2015, 09:16
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I guess flying with our Chinese cousins you would need a pick me up !!
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Old 1st Jun 2015, 07:25
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I see that your Chinese cousins will be down there on a RPT basis soon.
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Old 1st Jun 2015, 17:07
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Well someone has to move the freight to and from Fiji. Since the 74s were replaced by 33-200 ( get rich quick scheme for someone), NZ take the freight to NZ, FJ cannot take it to Hong Kong. It has to move somehow.

Another national airline about to be shut down due to incompetent management and politicians.

I suggest any of the good locals start proceedings to obtain a proper ATPL for employment elsewhere soon. The Fiji ATPL is not recognised in many regions. That is no slur on Jim. He was a bastion of strength in a pathetic, weak organisation.
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Old 1st Jun 2015, 20:36
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Are you saying that Jim the FOI has left? - if so that is very bad news.
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Old 4th Jun 2015, 03:42
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Afraid so. He left in early 2014(?) after the idiot chief of the village thought that he was important enough to change the rules on a whim and fly 2 crew NAN - LAX.

Josh was grounded but political pressure reinstated him.

Guess who Jim's replacement is related to?
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Old 4th Jun 2015, 06:08
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Any truth to the rumour that Jim went to PNG?
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Old 4th Jun 2015, 15:48
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I believe he did. Not there now though, or so I believe.

I wonder what it would take for FJ to begin a legal action against me?

JC, JT, Malakai, SFW, DG, AK, all incompetent. None able to obtain nor retain a licence.



As you may perceive, I do not take kindly to being dicked over. I will have satisfaction.

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Old 4th Jun 2015, 22:43
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Jim's still there (PNG). Had him on board last tour while he observed a base check.
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Old 9th Jun 2015, 01:31
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Didn't know DG ever flew? Otherwise, I agree with you completely.
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Old 14th Jun 2015, 19:45
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Welcome to a new week. This will be interesting. My terms are clear. My intentions more so.

Shortly Fiji and NZ open for business. My patience ran out a wee while ago. I wonder if they prefer to flee or fight?

I suspect the arrogant FJ management ( all grounded and failed pilots) would think they want to fight. The agency, I suspect would prefer to extricate themselves from this situation.

Whichever they decide to do works for me. I'm not going away until I have satisfaction.
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