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16th Jul 2019, 17:05
Replies: 176
Views: 55,997
Posted By Chris the Robot

7 pages already and no-one has even been invited...

7 pages already and no-one has even been invited to the main assessments yet, let alone attended. If ever there was an argument for fully funded programmes, it's this.

Self funded BACF down the...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By Chris the Robot

It is wrong, however there does seem to...

It is wrong, however there does seem to unfortunately be a growing view that it is perfectly acceptable if it benefits minorities. Double standards.
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By Chris the Robot

Two wrongs don't make a right.

Two wrongs don't make a right.
Replies: 24
Views: 3,086
Posted By Chris the Robot

You basically want to earn the maximum amount of...

You basically want to earn the maximum amount of cash in the minimum amount of time whilst having something which will be a reasonable backup should the pilot training plan not work out (medical,...
13th Feb 2019, 11:07
Replies: 42
Views: 10,174
Posted By Chris the Robot

I wasn't necessarily implying that money is one...

I wasn't necessarily implying that money is one of the best things about an aviation career, I wouldn't know since I'm still saving up myself. However, the unfortunate reality is that, with the...
12th Feb 2019, 23:17
Replies: 42
Views: 10,174
Posted By Chris the Robot

A sector where money is typically good straight...

A sector where money is typically good straight off the bat is the railway. Plenty of overtime opportunities too and if you live in London in particular, lots of job opportunities too. I've listed...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Dec 2018, 15:10
Replies: 29
Views: 3,215
Posted By Chris the Robot

It sounds like there are some real Rest Day...

It sounds like there are some real Rest Day Kings/Queens on the Underground. Rest Day Working (aka overtime) can be a way to boost one's income as a driver, though personally I tend to avoid it for...
25th Nov 2018, 21:46
Replies: 32
Views: 9,216
Posted By Chris the Robot

I've heard of a few who've voluntarily given up a...

I've heard of a few who've voluntarily given up a place in the RHS of a jet for the opportunity to drive a train, haven't met them myself though most have ended up at one or two train companies which...
25th Oct 2018, 19:09
Replies: 29
Views: 5,757
Posted By Chris the Robot

I know of at least one industry where companies...

I know of at least one industry where companies tend to stipulate that you must live within a certain distance and/or commuting time of your place of work. The idea is that fatigue during commuting...
21st Oct 2018, 18:01
Replies: 30
Views: 5,916
Posted By Chris the Robot

It does surprise me that many of the airlines...

It does surprise me that many of the airlines appear at least to be less favourable to older applicants. I've known people aged 50-55 change career into a safety critical industry and perform as...
13th Oct 2018, 19:09
Replies: 4,878
Views: 1,669,682
Posted By Chris the Robot

I'm just about old enough to remember when the...

I'm just about old enough to remember when the topic of CTC was on here in 2006-2007. Back then the cost was about 60k (which you generally got back), type ratings were generally paid for by...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By Chris the Robot

You want a job in the meantime which will eanble...

You want a job in the meantime which will eanble you to save yet will provide you with useful life experience for the airline interview. If I was 18 again, I'd look closely at becoming a railway...
Replies: 935
Views: 490,428
Posted By Chris the Robot

Thank you for the advice, I've taken a few days...

Thank you for the advice, I've taken a few days to think things through and simply going for a PPL at this point makes good sense. It'll give me an idea of what sort of workload to expect, and will...
Replies: 935
Views: 490,428
Posted By Chris the Robot

I'm in my mid-twenties and I'm tempted to start...

I'm in my mid-twenties and I'm tempted to start modular over the next six months or so, there are however a few practicalities that I'm thinking about.

Piloting is the only career that I would...
18th Sep 2018, 00:36
Replies: 7
Views: 2,548
Posted By Chris the Robot

Ryanair/AFTA Mentored Pilot Programme

It would appear that Ryanair are launching a rather large ab-initio cadet programme.

https://www.pilotcareernews.com/ryanair-launches-training-programme-for-450-new-pilots/

No information on...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2018, 14:25
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By Chris the Robot

For most of us train drivers it's a 4 day 35 hour...

For most of us train drivers it's a 4 day 35 hour week, average 8:45 shift with a fully paid Personal Needs Break (PNB) lasting on average 45 minutes. The freight drivers tend tend to get longer...
11th Sep 2018, 13:59
Replies: 12
Views: 1,653
Posted By Chris the Robot

Thanks Parkfell, I currently have a suspected...

Thanks Parkfell, I currently have a suspected injury so it will be a while since I can start up again. Before the suspected injury I was running 5k every other day and got my time down to just over...
8th Sep 2018, 01:57
Replies: 93
Views: 35,637
Posted By Chris the Robot

I've seen offshoring first hand through a...

I've seen offshoring first hand through a previous job, it was a total disaster however getting anyone from management to admit as much was impossible.

Firstly, a lot of the really good people...
30th Aug 2018, 20:38
Replies: 963
Views: 369,006
Posted By Chris the Robot

Based on how difficult many people say ATPL...

Based on how difficult many people say ATPL Theory is, I can't help but think it's going to be a big jump from GCSEs. The benefit an airline would get from demanding reasonable A-Level (or...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Chris the Robot

There are quite a few options around London which...

There are quite a few options around London which the OP hasn't mentioned and as someone who's also thinking of doing a PPL in the SE, there's a few below I can think of. You don't necessrily need to...
18th Aug 2018, 12:17
Replies: 18
Views: 2,458
Posted By Chris the Robot

First of all, unless you were offered an...

First of all, unless you were offered an unconditional for an Aero-Eng degree (or similar) at a top ten uni, or you can get such an offer through Clearing (which is apparently a buyers' market at the...
15th Aug 2018, 23:09
Replies: 13
Views: 2,061
Posted By Chris the Robot

I don't have €130k sitting around, I don't speak...

I don't have €130k sitting around, I don't speak Italian and I'm over 25.

They have mentioned banking connections to enable loans but they haven't stated what sort of security is required, most...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2018, 11:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,827
Posted By Chris the Robot

In my opinion, anything that is not proven in...

In my opinion, anything that is not proven in court should never appear on a CRB check, even if it's one of the enhanced ones.

Regarding disclosure, I think one of the main goals for the defence...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Aug 2018, 13:31
Replies: 15
Views: 1,827
Posted By Chris the Robot

I did take a quick look at the Mark Steyn case,...

I did take a quick look at the Mark Steyn case, it looks to me to involve libel of some sort, I presume it's a civil case too. It's shocking that the costs associated with it are so high. I'm...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Aug 2018, 15:16
Replies: 15
Views: 1,827
Posted By Chris the Robot

UK Legal System - The Innocence Tax

I currently work in a job which has potentially criminal legal responsibility, therefore I decided to spend a bit of time researching the legal system here in the UK.

I came across something...
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