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1st May 2020, 21:01
Replies: 11
Views: 5,283
Posted By UberPilot

The A320 operators seem to want either 500 or...

The A320 operators seem to want either 500 or 1000 PIC. Itís a bit of a moot point though as all the expats were sent home in December and not much has happened since. I doubt anyone who loses a job...
11th Mar 2020, 09:13
Replies: 257
Views: 65,097
Posted By UberPilot

Guys, eJ crews in Italy have been stood down...

Guys, eJ crews in Italy have been stood down until April 3rd at the earliest. Crews will be paid basic only with state assistance for the rest. We lease approx 30% of the fleet, so we can retract by...
26th Dec 2019, 19:34
Replies: 177
Views: 113,280
Posted By UberPilot

Dude, we fly airliners, not the space shuttle!...

Dude, we fly airliners, not the space shuttle! Having had the benefit of a military flying training I am quite happy with my hand flying skills. I am also very happy with that of my new colleagues....
16th Oct 2019, 07:10
Replies: 23
Views: 17,256
Posted By UberPilot

You can apply after your 6 month probation period...

You can apply after your 6 month probation period is over. This starts the ball rolling. The time required to start a command course will be dictated on your base choice and where the company need...
14th Oct 2019, 18:20
Replies: 142
Views: 56,275
Posted By UberPilot

I think thereís a key misconception amongst...

I think thereís a key misconception amongst pilots concerning how valuable they believe they are to companies. They are valuable in the sense that each company needs 2 pilots to fly each aircraft;...
14th Oct 2019, 12:20
Replies: 142
Views: 56,275
Posted By UberPilot

How does anyone ever get promoted then if you say...

How does anyone ever get promoted then if you say experience on type bypasses any seniority or waiting list system?
4th Oct 2019, 06:56
Replies: 20
Views: 14,844
Posted By UberPilot

There is no DEC at present, and not for the next...

There is no DEC at present, and not for the next financial year.
22nd Sep 2019, 05:17
Replies: 2,008
Views: 1,274,486
Posted By UberPilot

PMI has a huge internal waiting list for...

PMI has a huge internal waiting list for transfers and upgrades already, so that would take many years to upgrade into. OPO on the other hand is not popular at all. At present, the key factor in...
19th Aug 2019, 22:28
Replies: 23
Views: 17,256
Posted By UberPilot

It looks like the next year at least will be...

It looks like the next year at least will be lean, only about half the recent usual internal upgrades this year means less movement and consequently less need for DEFOs, especially those more...
31st Jul 2019, 09:20
Replies: 232
Views: 176,721
Posted By UberPilot

Thatís the point though, if you relax and donít...

Thatís the point though, if you relax and donít get stressed about the inevitable slots and delays then perfectly fine! If Iíve got a block of earlier then I go to bed at 8 the Night before and then...
23rd Jul 2019, 09:46
Replies: 577
Views: 687,285
Posted By UberPilot

I fear that youíre hope is in vain! My company...

I fear that youíre hope is in vain! My company uses airport hotels when we visit the sim or have the occasional night stop and I reckon theyíre almost all at least a third full of crew. Airlines...
31st May 2019, 08:27
Replies: 11
Views: 4,596
Posted By UberPilot

Having experienced quite a few different eJ bases...

Having experienced quite a few different eJ bases so far I would say take LGW to start. Mini bases are great for lifestyle once youíre older and sorted with command etc, but initially you will get...
18th May 2019, 16:36
Replies: 10
Views: 5,091
Posted By UberPilot

The base captain is over seen by the HQ in Luton....

The base captain is over seen by the HQ in Luton. All command interviews are follow a 'Standard' format now - if you study and put the expected effort in then you will encounter no problems or...
17th May 2019, 14:30
Replies: 10
Views: 5,091
Posted By UberPilot

Factored hours are what the company deem...

Factored hours are what the company deem equivalent hours. Short haul co-pilot is 0.8, so you need a minimum of 2500 'other' hours to get 2000 factored eJ hours. Obviously hours flown for eJ are...
17th May 2019, 13:58
Replies: 10
Views: 5,091
Posted By UberPilot

easyJet has a pretty thorough and clearly...

easyJet has a pretty thorough and clearly documented command process. Minimum entry to the command process is 2000 factored hours, a good training record and a base captain recommendation. The...
19th Apr 2019, 21:11
Replies: 31
Views: 21,195
Posted By UberPilot

No, they probably wonít. However, I have friends...

No, they probably wonít. However, I have friends on the reserve list for LGW commands this training year (until June) yet to be called which indicates there is no shortage of people willing to take...
19th Apr 2019, 18:30
Replies: 31
Views: 21,195
Posted By UberPilot

Command positions are still easily filled...

Command positions are still easily filled internally, except Portugal. Also, hundreds of ex-Air Berlin FOs have now entered the command process with more than enough hours.
16th Apr 2019, 11:43
Replies: 11
Views: 5,559
Posted By UberPilot

Unless you will have the right to work in Europe...

Unless you will have the right to work in Europe following a hard Brexit it looks very unlikely that youíd be assigned to a European base. This has already been implemented for internal transfers to...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Mar 2019, 15:25
Replies: 7
Views: 2,832
Posted By UberPilot

Had this scerio in the sim recently. In the sim...

Had this scerio in the sim recently. In the sim at least, if you reset the gravity extension handle and have G Hyd power available then the gear will retract.

The context was a scenario where the...
11th Mar 2019, 14:22
Replies: 14
Views: 6,451
Posted By UberPilot

I would look seriously at which company is likely...

I would look seriously at which company is likely to be around in the next for years and which probably wonít as a priority! Base choices are less important... If you joined EJ you could expect an...
2nd Mar 2019, 15:23
Replies: 232
Views: 176,721
Posted By UberPilot

Time to command is heavily base dependant....

Time to command is heavily base dependant. Portugal, LGW, LTN: Basically no wait and as soon as you meet the requirements and finish the assessments youíll probably get something within 2 years.
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14th Feb 2019, 10:18
Replies: 2,008
Views: 1,274,486
Posted By UberPilot

TXL looking full for now. No more internal...

TXL looking full for now. No more internal promotions to the base. Also, with numerous ex-AB FOs with more than enough hours now eligible for internal upgrades I would suggest DEC in Germany wonít...
12th Feb 2019, 14:33
Replies: 20
Views: 8,763
Posted By UberPilot

After expressing a desire to start the command...

After expressing a desire to start the command process (min 2000, full ATPL, and base captain recommendation) you have to Complete 2 personality evaluation tests, and have an interview with a...
9th Jan 2019, 07:01
Replies: 2,008
Views: 1,274,486
Posted By UberPilot

My understanding is that like the internal...

My understanding is that like the internal reserve list, there is also always a pool of suitably qualified and selected DECs available to fill any positions that cannot otherwise be filled. I would...
8th Jan 2019, 21:42
Replies: 2,008
Views: 1,274,486
Posted By UberPilot

Regarding DECs, there are 148 commands available...

Regarding DECs, there are 148 commands available this training year. DEC will only be used where there is no internal upgrade to available and willing to fill the space. Hence Portugal normally...
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