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24th Sep 2022, 03:56
Replies: 25
Views: 5,297
Posted By ElZilcho

777X is to big apparently... for us anyway. ULR...

777X is to big apparently... for us anyway.
ULR Configured 787-9's will also have the GEnx engines which are more efficient than the Rollers.
Been told the HGW 787-10's has been finalized as in...
21st Sep 2022, 18:30
Replies: 8
Views: 2,849
Posted By ElZilcho

Both. For the time being, Regional Pilots...

Both.

For the time being, Regional Pilots can lodge standing bids for upcoming courses in the same manner current Jet Pilots can, so it’s more internal transfer than it is recruitment​​​​​​.
...
21st Sep 2022, 01:18
Replies: 8
Views: 2,849
Posted By ElZilcho

Incentive Pay Base Salary covers 60 hours...

Incentive Pay
Base Salary covers 60 hours Flying per roster, work harder, get paid more with percentage increases at 75 and 90hrs.
20th Sep 2022, 10:51
Replies: 8
Views: 2,849
Posted By ElZilcho

Can’t give an average fortnightly pay for 3...

Can’t give an average fortnightly pay for 3 Fleet/Ranks, especially including allowances since they’re entirely Port/Meal specific thus dependant on how you bid.

However, assuming you have access...
19th Sep 2022, 21:46
Replies: 25
Views: 5,297
Posted By ElZilcho

Probably sold too many seats for the return leg. ...

Probably sold too many seats for the return leg.
I believe the intent was to have a purpose fit ULR Cabin for these flights, but for a variety of reasons, have had to launch the route with the...
16th Sep 2022, 08:36
Replies: 20
Views: 4,712
Posted By ElZilcho

Well with 2 Fleets, it would be 50 each so...

Well with 2 Fleets, it would be 50 each so probably not a major hurdle, especially if they plan ahead for it. They couldn’t sustain that for consecutive years however as they’d run out of qualified...
14th Sep 2022, 20:18
Replies: 20
Views: 4,712
Posted By ElZilcho

Yep, someone clearly has an axe to grind with...

Yep, someone clearly has an axe to grind with people "jumping the queue" and it's quite pathetic.
There’s was already a 2 year stand down in place if you left the group, but seems it got ignored for...
14th Sep 2022, 05:59
Replies: 20
Views: 4,712
Posted By ElZilcho

Honestly, the timing is amusing. Zero talk of...

Honestly, the timing is amusing.
Zero talk of external Recruitment to Jet yet has a rant on Prune about it the day before a Company memo stating a 100% internal recruitment goal.

Honestly, the...
29th Aug 2022, 10:39
Replies: 20
Views: 4,712
Posted By ElZilcho

As dctPub said, a lot of them will be Regional...

As dctPub said, a lot of them will be Regional pilots and their reasons will be varied. Some Regional pilots were on a Jet Course when COVID hit and found themselves redundant, having resigned from...
28th Aug 2022, 20:43
Replies: 20
Views: 4,712
Posted By ElZilcho

Recruitment policies are always changing, but the...

Recruitment policies are always changing, but the current mantra is the pathway to Jet will be via the Regionals and they plan to plan to increase regional crewing numbers to achieve it.
No talks of...
21st Jul 2022, 03:31
Replies: 165
Views: 29,523
Posted By ElZilcho

That was always going to happen as the virus...

That was always going to happen as the virus mutated. Early on we were dealing with the Alpha strain, now we’re up to Omicron BA.5 which I believe has an R0 value around 18 compared to Alpha’s 3 and...
1st May 2022, 06:25
Replies: 165
Views: 29,523
Posted By ElZilcho

Whenever you multiply a very small number (chance...

Whenever you multiply a very small number (chance of something happening) by a very large one (number of people exposed) you’ll get a result greater than 1. It’s just basic maths.

I have...
14th Apr 2022, 02:19
Replies: 402
Views: 376,581
Posted By ElZilcho

Single Pilot Cruise isn't far off I agree. But...

Single Pilot Cruise isn't far off I agree. But that's a relatively small step from where we are right now, compared to the mammoth leap to Single Pilot ops entirely.

-edit-

While I'm here, I'll...
20th Mar 2022, 05:48
Replies: 13
Views: 6,561
Posted By ElZilcho

Jets have started recalling Pilots with plenty of...

Jets have started recalling Pilots with plenty of seat changes this year. We’re about 50 names into the recall list, but not everyone has accepted a start, instead opting to take LWOP for various...
14th Jan 2022, 23:58
Replies: 35
Views: 12,001
Posted By ElZilcho

Aircraft were stored as per Boeing, engines are...

Aircraft were stored as per Boeing, engines are leased so were also stored in consultation with GE and as per the maintenance contract requirements.
No ones going to argue that Auckland wasn't the...
12th Jan 2022, 22:34
Replies: 258
Views: 205,374
Posted By ElZilcho

I suspect the varying experiences in migrating...

I suspect the varying experiences in migrating from one Software to the other comes down to the different operating environments and Logbook formats.
If your MCC Database was mostly RPT, Sector...
6th Jan 2022, 18:22
Replies: 35
Views: 12,001
Posted By ElZilcho

3 of our 773’s have been kept in Auckland, the...

3 of our 773’s have been kept in Auckland, the other 4 are offshore. There has been some engine corrosion reported, but the severity and cost of repairs appear to depend on who you’re talking to.
...
21st Dec 2021, 21:22
Replies: 258
Views: 205,374
Posted By ElZilcho

Thanks to CrewLounge PilotLog I’ve reverted to...

Thanks to CrewLounge PilotLog I’ve reverted to pen and paper.
I use an Excel Spreadsheet to keep a record which I eventually transfer to my permanent Logbook.

I’ll never use LogTen Pro because,...
31st Oct 2021, 22:59
Replies: 34
Views: 11,670
Posted By ElZilcho

Given this is a Pilot related forum I assumed the...

Given this is a Pilot related forum I assumed the OP isn’t interested in picking Kiwifruit.
31st Oct 2021, 11:17
Replies: 34
Views: 11,670
Posted By ElZilcho

We have mask mandates everywhere and very soon...

We have mask mandates everywhere and very soon Vaccine passports.
We have plenty of Anti-Vax nutters here… pick your conspiracy and you’ll find someone pushing it.
Once we reach 90% Vaccinated...
29th Oct 2021, 00:13
Replies: 34
Views: 11,670
Posted By ElZilcho

You will find more Job prospects and better...

You will find more Job prospects and better overall lifestyle opportunities by moving states within the US than you will moving to New Zealand.

If however you're determined to fly Caravans around...
14th Oct 2021, 20:05
Replies: 1,268
Views: 226,500
Posted By ElZilcho

Again, you aren’t accounting for the denominator....

Again, you aren’t accounting for the denominator. Your claims are unsubstantiated because your methodology is flawed as you have not taken into account the population group sizes of vaxxed vs non...
21st Sep 2021, 05:18
Replies: 1,268
Views: 226,500
Posted By ElZilcho

On PPRune, absolutely. Unfortunately, my...

On PPRune, absolutely.
Unfortunately, my reference to Pilots include those who wear the same uniform as I do and feel compelled to share their "facts" on the Flight Deck along with Company Q&A...
21st Sep 2021, 04:58
Replies: 1,268
Views: 226,500
Posted By ElZilcho

The Anti-Vaxx crowd using Data from countries...

The Anti-Vaxx crowd using Data from countries such as Israel fail to realise the Data actually supports the Vaccines. I would expect it from the usual mouth breathers on Social media, but I've been...
17th Sep 2021, 04:27
Replies: 19
Views: 7,716
Posted By ElZilcho

Real terms refers to the buying power of your...

Real terms refers to the buying power of your income.

At Air NZ we’ve negotiated CPI +1% as a mechanism for calculating annual increases. Meanwhile, house prices have increased on average 20-25%...
31st Aug 2021, 04:59
Replies: 458
Views: 253,525
Posted By ElZilcho

We are losing Herd immunity to Measles due to the...

We are losing Herd immunity to Measles due to the spread of Anti-Vaxx rhetoric and thus will never get anywhere close to 100% Vaccination uptake given how many people, who aren't strictly Anti-Vaxx,...
31st Aug 2021, 03:28
Replies: 458
Views: 253,525
Posted By ElZilcho

At the moment, there is no more Green flying so...

At the moment, there is no more Green flying so at best (if/when we come out of Lockdown) they could fly Domestic only as any Legal Challenge through the Courts will likely take a very long time,...
17th Jun 2021, 01:50
Replies: 92
Views: 31,257
Posted By ElZilcho

lucille If commercial Aviation had the same...

lucille

If commercial Aviation had the same safety records as the UAV’s I doubt anyone would ever fly again.
A small percentage of accidents, scaled to the same number of flight hours as...
8th Jun 2021, 04:05
Replies: 441
Views: 84,393
Posted By ElZilcho

The worst reactions do seem to be after the 2nd...

The worst reactions do seem to be after the 2nd jab, just from anecdotal evidence of talking to people I know.

After my 2nd Pfizer, I got a headache and cold sweats for a few hours that night....
22nd Apr 2021, 08:39
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,594,934
Posted By ElZilcho

If AZ was the only Vaccine available I highly...

If AZ was the only Vaccine available I highly doubt any Governments would be making a fuss over the extremely rare side effects... however, AZ has been highly politicised in EU AND there are...
14th Apr 2021, 23:35
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,594,934
Posted By ElZilcho

Unless COVID Mutates and dies out, it's not going...

Unless COVID Mutates and dies out, it's not going anywhere. Just like the Flu.
The Vaccines, in theory, will reduce the spread and the effects enough, that it wont overwhelm the Health Systems....
13th Apr 2021, 20:20
Replies: 33
Views: 13,419
Posted By ElZilcho

The queue to join an Airline in NZ/Aus is long...

The queue to join an Airline in NZ/Aus is long and experienced at the moment, with a lot of Redundant/Stood down Pilots waiting to get their Job backs. Air NZ for example, have agreed that once all...
21st Oct 2020, 20:13
Replies: 111
Views: 40,226
Posted By ElZilcho

My deepest sympathies to our redundant...

My deepest sympathies to our redundant colleagues, but yes, as per the CEA and agreed Variations that could happen. When the AFFA expires, if ALPA are not able to negotiate a contractual IP trigger...
19th Oct 2020, 04:56
Replies: 111
Views: 40,226
Posted By ElZilcho

The AFFA was always due to expire. It was self...

The AFFA was always due to expire. It was self renewing every 3 rosters to a maximum of 9 and would require another ratification ballot to extend any further... many of us pointed out in the early...
17th Oct 2020, 19:18
Replies: 111
Views: 40,226
Posted By ElZilcho

If true, that would be a massive own goal for the...

If true, that would be a massive own goal for the company when they’re desperately trying to preserve cash.
Most Pilots took furlough. If the company attempts to sever them, they’ll all be owed...
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