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24th Jul 2019, 14:18
Replies: 242
Views: 352,434
Posted By whitemonk

Profit Share announced for July 2019

Captains 8500
SFO 5600
FO 5000

Before tax obviously but not a bad start for the inaugural year :ok:
1st Jun 2019, 20:25
Replies: 242
Views: 352,434
Posted By whitemonk

757 is an option for new joiners in theory, but...

757 is an option for new joiners in theory, but not the right option for you in my opinion.

By your comments you would join with less than 2000 factored hours - the money here is poor as an FO...
28th Nov 2018, 11:27
Replies: 242
Views: 352,434
Posted By whitemonk

Not exactly true either though, there is a bunch...

Not exactly true either though, there is a bunch of nonsense on that page, for reference the FO pension rate is 8%. The rumoured merger with Air Tanker makes no sense either. I do wonder sometimes...
27th Nov 2018, 19:27
Replies: 242
Views: 352,434
Posted By whitemonk

People have been messing around with PPJN for the...

People have been messing around with PPJN for the last few months, I wouldn't put much credence into anything written on there, seems like someone with an axe to grind is just making things up and...
26th Oct 2018, 20:17
Replies: 242
Views: 352,434
Posted By whitemonk

You can't take anything 'there she blows' has...

You can't take anything 'there she blows' has said as serious, because if they knew anything at all he/she would know the curry club is old news....

Proud member of the Steak and Eggs club. :ok:
1st Sep 2018, 08:13
Replies: 61
Views: 27,698
Posted By whitemonk

The only Jet2 pilots who think they work hard are...

The only Jet2 pilots who think they work hard are the guys/girls who have never worked for any other airline. Maximum of 10 days flying a month for 4 months and between 2 and 5 days flying a month,...
30th Aug 2018, 08:50
Replies: 61
Views: 27,698
Posted By whitemonk

I don't disagree with anything posted above and...

I don't disagree with anything posted above and the new aircrew manager job is a complete joke, however, I spoke to another 'Jet2 old timer' recently who told me two things which really struck me:
...
10th Aug 2018, 07:21
Replies: 242
Views: 352,434
Posted By whitemonk

As an SFO on the 757, flying 400 hours a year...

As an SFO on the 757, flying 400 hours a year (which is 100 hours more than the last two years!): matching the companies 8% pension contribution expect about 3500-3700 a month take home in the...
24th Jul 2018, 19:20
Replies: 11
Views: 6,204
Posted By whitemonk

In Ryanair's defence MCDU... (not a sentence I...

In Ryanair's defence MCDU... (not a sentence I would ever have imagined saying) that was my editing, not their fault! :}

As for the 2100 hour requirement I would imagine it is simple maths, 2100 +...
24th Jul 2018, 14:09
Replies: 11
Views: 6,204
Posted By whitemonk

Ryanair Fast Track Command - Europe

https://careers.ryanair.com/search/#job/b2e8e

Ryanair have a fantastic and Unique opportunity for Non-Type Rated First Officers to join our new Southern Italy and Sicily Fast Track Command...
24th Jul 2018, 14:01
Replies: 242
Views: 352,434
Posted By whitemonk

It is not even a close decision, do the SH...

It is not even a close decision, do the SH command at BA and then come as a direct entry captain. Jet2 Captain in your local base is among the better jobs in the UK at the moment (albeit still...
21st Jun 2018, 08:37
Replies: 232
Views: 186,813
Posted By whitemonk

I'm an experienced Boeing SFO at another UK...

I'm an experienced Boeing SFO at another UK airline (the red and silver one) and would love a European base, particularly PMI... is there any chance easy will get rid of or lower the type rating cost...
1st May 2018, 13:30
Replies: 234
Views: 196,783
Posted By whitemonk

What is the take home pay for an FO? BCN or LGW? ...

What is the take home pay for an FO? BCN or LGW?
Do you have to pay the bond in cash?
Is it commutable, currently based in the Northern UK but looking to move to PMI.
Cheers
27th Feb 2018, 09:29
Replies: 30
Views: 13,776
Posted By whitemonk

Jet2 = 3% + 3000

Jet2 = 3% + 3000
26th Jan 2018, 12:52
Replies: 1,173
Views: 964,090
Posted By whitemonk

While I don't have a success rate percentage for...

While I don't have a success rate percentage for you I gather it is quite high. I myself was NTR and passed the assessment a few years ago on the same day some TR candidates did not. I have met...
14th Dec 2017, 11:38
Replies: 1,173
Views: 964,090
Posted By whitemonk

Yes, all ranks for those on full time contracts....

Yes, all ranks for those on full time contracts. Not sure how it will effect part timers but as they are paid percentages of the equivalent full time contract I would imagine there will be a pro rata...
13th Dec 2017, 18:16
Replies: 1,173
Views: 964,090
Posted By whitemonk

Pay Offer 2018

3% pay rise from April 2018, plus an additional 3000 on basic salary according to a letter in the post today.

Still not quite at industry standard, but the rate of pay for the work we do.... :ok:
10th Oct 2017, 17:06
Replies: 1,173
Views: 964,090
Posted By whitemonk

Figures above...

If by 4 months off you mean taking the optional winter leave then those figures seem way off. On the 737 as a DEFO with experience in the UK you would expect basic of 53,916 plus sector and duty...
28th Feb 2017, 06:12
Replies: 1,173
Views: 964,090
Posted By whitemonk

I'm not aware of anyone joining direct as an SFO...

I'm not aware of anyone joining direct as an SFO but then again I am here just over a year so not saying it hasn't happened. It is 2000 hrs factored, not 1500 but otherwise it is as Z states. Takes...
20th Feb 2017, 09:05
Replies: 1,173
Views: 964,090
Posted By whitemonk

The recommendations seem to work in my...

The recommendations seem to work in my experience, I put two people forward this year (one for the apprenticeship and the other as DEFO) and both got through to the sim stage. I was pleasantly...
11th Jan 2017, 08:07
Replies: 34
Views: 25,352
Posted By whitemonk

Forgive me if I am missing something here but at...

Forgive me if I am missing something here but at nearly 40 years of age surely there are better options than moving to Hong Kong to join a fading airline?
29th Dec 2016, 07:34
Replies: 31
Views: 24,008
Posted By whitemonk

Just to clear something up because going by some...

Just to clear something up because going by some comments there seems to be a bit of confusion regarding the bonding process...

The 7.5k bond is for rated guys, disappears after 12 months i...
7th Aug 2016, 14:15
Replies: 1,173
Views: 964,090
Posted By whitemonk

Just echoing what the guys above have said....

Figures all correct above, expect circa 2800 take home in the summer on 70% for the first year. And less than 300 hrs pa if on the 75.... :ok:
22nd Jul 2016, 09:18
Replies: 399
Views: 380,748
Posted By whitemonk

Jet2 don't charge for training and give you twice...

Jet2 don't charge for training and give you twice as much time at home than you would get at Flybe, on vastly better pay in a non London base.

Increasing the cost and duration of the bond is an...
22nd Jun 2016, 16:44
Replies: 399
Views: 380,748
Posted By whitemonk

Once you start you will be able to see the...

Once you start you will be able to see the seniority list, the bidding system is twice a year and depending on people moving up/on etc you will get the move after 6 months or one year I would reckon.
8th Jun 2016, 08:49
Replies: 51
Views: 20,606
Posted By whitemonk

No airline in the UK is going to allow a pilot...

No airline in the UK is going to allow a pilot from another airline on the jumpseat, period. In fact most only allow a jumpseat ride to their own staff, IF travelling for company business and there...
1st Jun 2016, 10:16
Replies: 399
Views: 380,748
Posted By whitemonk

Out of BHD I would expect 90-100 hour months in...

Out of BHD I would expect 90-100 hour months in the summer, in excess of 800 hrs per year total assuming full time, likely close to 900 in reality.
Flight/duty hours are relatively on par, in...
Forum: Middle East
17th May 2016, 06:43
Replies: 31
Views: 20,628
Posted By whitemonk

Depends on where you are going of course but I...

Depends on where you are going of course but I think with the current situation in the UK any reasonably competent guys/gals should pick up a job at Thompson/Jet2 or Monarch reasonably quickly. Not...
28th Mar 2016, 09:33
Replies: 399
Views: 380,748
Posted By whitemonk

^^^^^^^ Can only echo Desk Pilots post above....

^^^^^^^ Can only echo Desk Pilots post above. Having met the man on more than one occasion I was left completely underwhelmed by him both as a leader and a strategist.

90% of his decisions seem...
27th Mar 2016, 15:40
Replies: 399
Views: 380,748
Posted By whitemonk

As a recent exFlybee I can only affirm what has...

As a recent exFlybee I can only affirm what has been written in all of the above informative posts. Regarding the attitude of training departments towards ex Turbo prop guys the current situation is...
24th Mar 2016, 17:19
Replies: 3
Views: 3,667
Posted By whitemonk

It will ultimately depend on whether your right...

It will ultimately depend on whether your right to work in France allows you to work elsewhere in the EU? I would clarify this before making any major plans. If you are confined to France initially I...
22nd Mar 2016, 12:02
Replies: 2
Views: 1,388
Posted By whitemonk

It's not going to do your chances any harm, <1500...

It's not going to do your chances any harm, <1500 is still low houred so it will give you something else to talk about at an interview.
Regards to command relevance, the current factorisation in my...
21st Mar 2016, 13:35
Replies: 399
Views: 380,748
Posted By whitemonk

RexBanner I wouldn't disregard matxpenetrations...

RexBanner I wouldn't disregard matxpenetrations post I would simply say it was most likely an earlier time. The current wave of UK experienced pilot recruitment will not last forever and while Flybe...
14th Mar 2016, 13:57
Replies: 1,173
Views: 964,090
Posted By whitemonk

Variety, a lot of guys from Ryanair, Flybe and...

Variety, a lot of guys from Ryanair, Flybe and Eastern and a bunch of direct entry captains from the Middle East
10th Mar 2016, 11:50
Replies: 399
Views: 380,748
Posted By whitemonk

It is going down exactly how you would expect it...

It is going down exactly how you would expect it to.

Don't trust the managements BS (just look at the share price recently...), if you want to be based at one of there regional bases and don't...
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