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Old 14th Apr 2020, 13:57
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Professional pilot unemployment forum

Love the PPRuNe thing, but for the unemployed professional pilot amongst us..

Can any of you (Professional Pilots only please, those who are under 60 who are completely currently engaged in the proffesion) recommend somewhere (A professional pilot forum) , where we can discuss and talk about future employment for those with say with 5-20 years experience with say 5000-20000 flying hours who are now for whatever reason find themselves looking for knowledge and news regarding employment post vivid-19.. Please, no mention of any of those agencies that plague the the industry.. Just plain, simple places to share knowledge.. Tx

It’s just that I cannot find any sub-forum that caters for us professionals currently looking for work.. Tx ..

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Old 14th Apr 2020, 14:46
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Perhaps the mods could create such a beast, with similar checks to the airline specific fora ?
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 14:48
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What about the poor bloke just out of line training with just little over 100 hours on type? Or the average low-cost carrier FO with around 2000 hours or just 2 years of experience? You are being very selective.
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 15:15
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 15:22
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Originally Posted by M.Mouse View Post
From the pinned disclaimer on the forum linked above:

This Forum is NOT for Job-hunting Experienced Pilots!...it is only for Wannabes trying to get their very first professional employment. So please do not clutter this forum up with requests for information about airlines and subjects of no value to Wannabes. We, of course, welcome contributions from experienced pilots who are here with the intention of informing and helping our wannabes.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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Old 14th Apr 2020, 16:19
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Originally Posted by The AvgasDinosaur View Post
Perhaps the mods could create such a beast, with similar checks to the airline specific fora ?
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 16:21
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Originally Posted by Banana Joe View Post
What about the poor bloke just out of line training with just little over 100 hours on type? Or the average low-cost carrier FO with around 2000 hours or just 2 years of experience? You are being very selective.
Yes, exactly that... I am deliberatly stating what is being looked for with this forum post... You can obviouly see it..Thanks for the input.. Now, can you give any positive input to the original post?
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 16:23
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Originally Posted by M.Mouse View Post
I'm talking about something that is completly different... It's not a joke forum post... Do you have anything positive to add to this post?
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 16:25
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Originally Posted by Airbubba View Post
From the pinned disclaimer on the forum linked above:
You are talking about one particular defined subforum within this forum.... When Danny started this forum it was for people just like me.. - the PPRuNe ( the Professional pilot).. Where on earth did that idea go ??
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 17:12
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You start a thread then bite at anyone who dares to have an input. Perhaps chill out?

Is that a positive enough input for you?
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 18:34
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You start a thread then bite at anyone who dares to have an input. Perhaps chill out?

Is that a positive enough input for you?
Again, another one.. My word .. Pilots... Yes the professional ones... Please, oh please prove to me that we are not left alone to wander the internet looking for signs of CRM? Is it the remit of everyone on this website to mock and make fun of an absolutly normal, honest post?

Bite at anyone? No, of course not .. But, in my time when asked an honest question. One would normally give an open and honest answer, not some foolhardy comment intended only to gain feedback such as this... Hey ho.. So the same question to you.. Do you have any positive information in reply to the original question of this thread?
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Again, another one.. My word .. Pilots... Yes the professional ones... Please, oh please prove to me that we are not left alone to wander the internet looking for signs of CRM? Is it the remit of everyone on this website to mock and make fun of an absolutly normal, honest post?

Bite at anyone? No, of course not .. But, in my time when asked an honest question. One would normally give an open and honest answer, not some foolhardy comment intended only to gain feedback such as this... Hey ho.. So the same question to you.. Do you have any positive information in reply to the original question of this thread?

I like all of us am staring down the barrel of unemployment. Going crazy flicking through daytime tele (which doesn't seem to have improved despite everyday now being practically a Sunday?) and looking out at the good weather thinking how a nice 4 sector day across our fine British Isles would go down. I moan like I always did, but enjoying a good moan and talking nonsense all day with a captain who's on his 4th divorce is something I do miss. Those overpriced hotel dinners with our good acquaintances from down the back, some smart, some pretty, some questionable ... ahhh. At home no one seems to enjoy complaining like we did at work. No less moaning about all the moaning. The cabin crew? what on earth are they moaning about now. Indeed I feel out of place in my domicile.

Alas it isn't going to be returning anytime soon. I agree with your idea. Though I don't quite have 5 to 20 years experience ... it will be a lot harder for those like me to find another job.

Nevertheless we shall prevail, battered and bruised our careers may be, though our spirit is sure to be enhanced through these tumultuous times of ours.

Anyhow a quick search of employment offers shows that if you have more than 1000 hours jet ... there are opportunities in EVA on the 787 and various other far east carriers. I don't fit the bill however ... anyone something to offer in return?
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Sorry for sidetrack but for the 2000 hour FO/cadets out there, how’s about taking this time to go back to GA and do a little real flying..maybe do an instructor rating and pass on some of your knowledge? If there’s any money in your account then going on some cross country missions in a light plane is an awesome way to spend a nice afternoon..and it might keep some aeroclubs out of insolvency.
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 21:18
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Sorry for sidetrack but for the 2000 hour FO/cadets out there, how’s about taking this time to go back to GA and do a little real flying..maybe do an instructor rating and pass on some of your knowledge? If there’s any money in your account then going on some cross country missions in a light plane is an awesome way to spend a nice afternoon..and it might keep some aeroclubs out of insolvency.
Yeah, sure if I can support my kids, wife and continue to pay my mortgage with GA job which by the way do not exist in my country in the first place
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[QUOTE=mattyj;10750126]Sorry for sidetrack but for the 2000 hour FO/cadets out there, how’s about taking this time to go back to GA and do a little real flying..maybe do an instructor rating and pass on some of your knowledge? If there’s any money in your account then going on some cross country missions in a light plane is an awesome way to spend a nice afternoon..and it might keep some aeroclubs out of insolvency.[/QUOTE

This must be one of the most out of touch comments I’ve seen on PPRuNe. You really think at this time there’s going to be an abundance of student PPL’s or schools desperate for instructors! GA flying is a luxury and let’s face it you could probably earn more driving a multi drop delivery van than instructing PPL’s. The 2000hr guys will likely have training loans to repay/mortgage kids etc.

Saying your going off to do an hour in a c152 is a waste of money, if money is tight for a recently made redundant FO. Would be better saving the money to keep your rating current in the sim.
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