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17th Apr 2019, 10:05
Replies: 12
Views: 9,600
Posted By DDobinpilot

Itís what youíre used to. And it depends what the...

Itís what youíre used to. And it depends what the rostering is like where you are.

Having done both I found long haul much easier. I also know many guys who were at short haul and went to long...
2nd Apr 2019, 13:09
Replies: 245
Views: 329,591
Posted By DDobinpilot

There are old contracts out there where guys have...

There are old contracts out there where guys have year round 6 on/8 off. But these arenít being offered anymore as far as I am aware.
1st Apr 2019, 17:10
Replies: 245
Views: 329,591
Posted By DDobinpilot

Off the top of my head. Unless itís changed, the...

Off the top of my head. Unless itís changed, the only options when joining are 70%/100% contracts. We then get offered optional winter leave each year, where you can take upto 5 months off at 50% pay...
30th Mar 2019, 16:05
Replies: 61
Views: 53,573
Posted By DDobinpilot

Are you talking about checks we do every 6 months...

Are you talking about checks we do every 6 months or the sim check to get the job?

Never really had a terrible sim, had one sim in my early days. Volcanic ash (a training exercise, not checked) I...
15th Mar 2019, 16:17
Replies: 8
Views: 4,356
Posted By DDobinpilot

How old are you out of interest? And I donít...

How old are you out of interest?

And I donít know where you live, I assume UK of Europe as you are talking of the investment in £?

Iíll firstly say a £60k investment is probably on the...
15th Mar 2019, 01:12
Replies: 7,016
Views: 6,394,270
Posted By DDobinpilot

Iíve always found the BA recruitment process a...

Iíve always found the BA recruitment process a little bit strange tbh. Very set in their ways, I feel there is no scope for example saying ďwell he didnít have the best interview, but he seems like...
8th Mar 2019, 18:44
Replies: 36
Views: 13,750
Posted By DDobinpilot

Not sure how old you are or your background etc....

Not sure how old you are or your background etc. Or what both packages offer. But I would 100% go for the airbus.

It gives you so many options down the road if you wanted to move to long haul and...
28th Feb 2019, 13:57
Replies: 7,016
Views: 6,394,270
Posted By DDobinpilot

Hey guys, was looking for some thoughts from guys...

Hey guys, was looking for some thoughts from guys who have applied and been unsuccessful but kept going and eventually got in. Tempted to apply again this year but not entirely sure what I would do...
10th Feb 2019, 12:22
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,188,352
Posted By DDobinpilot

Out of interest is the aim to still retire all of...

Out of interest is the aim to still retire all of Virgins 747 fleet by the end of this year?
6th Feb 2019, 12:37
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,188,352
Posted By DDobinpilot

CAA thing I think. Seems a common rule. They...

CAA thing I think. Seems a common rule. They would probably be required to give more sectors to someone who hasnít operated a large aircraft in the last 6 months?
6th Feb 2019, 10:36
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,188,352
Posted By DDobinpilot

Cheers Rex.

Cheers Rex.
5th Feb 2019, 19:46
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,188,352
Posted By DDobinpilot

Has anyone heard any rumours about how many...

Has anyone heard any rumours about how many pilots VS are actually looking to recruit over the next 12-18 months? 🤔 an educated guess will do.
6th Jan 2019, 13:21
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,188,352
Posted By DDobinpilot

I am the same, heard nothing. But I believe they...

I am the same, heard nothing. But I believe they have interviewed people for the current campaign. I was offered an interview before 2-3 years ago (was forced to turn it down which is another story)....
20th Jul 2018, 08:12
Replies: 245
Views: 329,591
Posted By DDobinpilot

I can’t comment on the Belfast base aspect. Type...

I can’t comment on the Belfast base aspect. Type rating is an old fashioned bond for 3 years. Expect to fly 700 hours a year, maxed out in summer and quiet in winter, but you will still be on min...
4th Jul 2018, 17:15
Replies: 7,016
Views: 6,394,270
Posted By DDobinpilot

Mixed, sometimes good, sometimes bad. I would...

Mixed, sometimes good, sometimes bad. I would concentrate on finding a method of doing the questions as quickly as possible. When I was doing the practice ones I would read the whole passage then...
5th Jun 2018, 16:41
Replies: 7,016
Views: 6,394,270
Posted By DDobinpilot

I did the assesment 2 years ago, I have heard...

I did the assesment 2 years ago, I have heard from friends who have done it that they have ditched the crosshairs test. So just Maths, Verbal Reasoning and TCAS type computer test. It sounds like...
5th Dec 2016, 19:54
Replies: 31
Views: 22,321
Posted By DDobinpilot

If Jet2 offers you a better lifestyle I would say...

If Jet2 offers you a better lifestyle I would say go for it, take Jet2 and nail the command course in a years time, if your plan is to enter Jet2 as a captain I assume they operate out of a base you...
18th Oct 2016, 02:57
Replies: 1,174
Views: 931,910
Posted By DDobinpilot

I was told by Jet2 (so take with a pinch of salt...

I was told by Jet2 (so take with a pinch of salt maybe) that flight/sector pay I could expect to add about £6k-£8k per annum. I would hazard a guess that the guy above stating the £3900 net each is...
17th Oct 2016, 00:15
Replies: 1,174
Views: 931,910
Posted By DDobinpilot

Well I'm at a pax and cargo operator, either way...

Well I'm at a pax and cargo operator, either way I think most operators don't have set rules on when you have to engage the autopilot, might be wrong though.

Agree with Wireless, if it's a 3am...
16th Oct 2016, 22:10
Replies: 1,174
Views: 931,910
Posted By DDobinpilot

Ahh I dunno, I have a friend who works at...

Ahh I dunno, I have a friend who works at Cargolux flying the jumbo and they'll often disconnect at 20,000ft and hand fly all the way to landing. I can't say I have a huge amount of interest in hand...
16th Oct 2016, 20:32
Replies: 1,174
Views: 931,910
Posted By DDobinpilot

The airports on long haul are still pretty...

The airports on long haul are still pretty interesting, Canarsie approach into JFK springs to mind, or the LDA into Haneda, or into Saporro on a clear day they just clear you to self position...
13th Oct 2016, 12:43
Replies: 1,174
Views: 931,910
Posted By DDobinpilot

I agree with all of those points H44. Strikes me...

I agree with all of those points H44. Strikes me as it would be a big cost saving to them if they could retain most of their pilots also and wouldn't be hard to do.
13th Oct 2016, 11:55
Replies: 1,174
Views: 931,910
Posted By DDobinpilot

I'll add my 2 cents for what it's worth, as I am...

I'll add my 2 cents for what it's worth, as I am joining Jet2 from an airline with extensive staff travel benefits, for single guys or young couples I can understand the desire for it, but for guys...
20th Sep 2016, 06:00
Replies: 1,174
Views: 931,910
Posted By DDobinpilot

Hey guys, As this thread has been so helpful...

Hey guys,

As this thread has been so helpful I thought I'd post my assessment experience.

Online tests: Do some practice beforehand as time is tight, and once your scores in your practice are...
15th Sep 2016, 11:01
Replies: 1,174
Views: 931,910
Posted By DDobinpilot

Just out of interest, Guys who have been accepted...

Just out of interest, Guys who have been accepted in the past couple of weeks what sort of start dates are you being given?
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