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7th Feb 2019, 10:28
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Posted By 4engines4longhaul

And PS part time is not being discontinued....

And PS part time is not being discontinued. However with the entry of the 350 this year there is a requirement that to go on it early you need to be full time for a year, and then limited to 85%...
7th Feb 2019, 10:24
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Posted By 4engines4longhaul

For those that have asked the chances of going...

For those that have asked the chances of going straight to MAN are slim to zero. Everybody joins at LHR and on day one you put your name on the waiting list. The base is full of F/O’s so dead mans...
23rd Jan 2019, 08:33
Replies: 28
Views: 18,348
Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Perhaps a bigger concern with onboard...

Perhaps a bigger concern with onboard connectivity is what happens when a pilot gets an email or similiar to tell him of a serious family issue ? Perhaps wifey telling him that their young child has...
22nd Jan 2019, 07:11
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Views: 5,386,624
Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Not quite correct Cessnapete. Course 1 is out on...

Not quite correct Cessnapete. Course 1 is out on the line, albeit after about 100 sectors of line training. Course 2-5 is at or off to Easy for a year or so which was probably the most sensible...
12th Jan 2019, 19:37
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Views: 10,715
Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Nice one Fast Cruiser spoken like a Virgin Bloke....

Nice one Fast Cruiser spoken like a Virgin Bloke. Been paying my mortgage for 25 years and nearly paid off. At the end of the day we are the best kept the secret
26th Oct 2018, 12:05
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Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Yep, salaries in China are going through the...

Yep, salaries in China are going through the roof, but one has to ask the question why that is ?

You are quite right “The Crew” when you quote net UK salary but that is not Virgin’s fault that we...
8th Oct 2018, 11:30
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Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Risky Bis Year 1 F/O starts on £74000 and...

Risky Bis

Year 1 F/O starts on £74000 and rises through 16 increments to £101000

Year 1 Capt starts on £121000 and rises through 14 increments to £163000

Plus extra working/overtime/day off...
5th Sep 2018, 14:59
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Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Out of about 1000 pilots I would hazard a guess...

Out of about 1000 pilots I would hazard a guess and say about 200 are ex military which isnít a lot really.

In terms of lifestyle and security etc... nothing much has changed in the twenty years I...
9th Aug 2018, 19:06
Replies: 69
Views: 19,025
Posted By 4engines4longhaul

love that comment White Knight

love that comment White Knight
9th Aug 2018, 19:03
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Views: 58,264
Posted By 4engines4longhaul

250 quid for an interview, am I reading that...

250 quid for an interview, am I reading that right ? Crikey no wonder they are short of crew. Would love to hear from one of their HR luvvies on here trying to justify it. In fact, having just gulped...
28th Jul 2018, 15:59
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Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Well the 750 limit has been here for the 22 years...

Well the 750 limit has been here for the 22 years I have been at Virgin, and management have stated they are quite happy with this arrangement
14th Mar 2018, 16:29
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Views: 335,384
Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Aimhigh and Deano thanks for that info. Yep it...

Aimhigh and Deano thanks for that info. Yep it would be for DEC on the Q400.
14th Mar 2018, 11:28
Replies: 418
Views: 335,384
Posted By 4engines4longhaul

What are the chances of an Exeter base ? I...

What are the chances of an Exeter base ? I understand it is very senior
2nd Dec 2017, 11:52
Replies: 60
Views: 35,091
Posted By 4engines4longhaul

I thought you had just joined Virgin from Monarch...

I thought you had just joined Virgin from Monarch and were incredibly grateful ? Why do you want to now move to the states ?
Forum: North America
29th Nov 2017, 10:47
Replies: 41
Views: 31,413
Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Sailvi767 “I would allocate this incident...

Sailvi767

“I would allocate this incident 50% to JFK and split the other half between the two airlines”

During your tenure with the NTSB did you have to investigate a similiar incident at JFK...
21st Oct 2017, 17:15
Replies: 149
Views: 149,111
Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Evening Trotts Part time is 85/75/50% which...

Evening Trotts

Part time is 85/75/50% which is 23 on 7 off, or 20 on 10 off, or 16 on 14 off respectively but the 50% might be 15/15 but not sure.

There is a large waiting list at the mo...
9th Oct 2015, 08:08
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Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Rex People have been predicting the demise...

Rex

People have been predicting the demise of VS for years as well, but it hasn't happened. A brief troll through this website for the past 15years will highlight all the doomsayers who got it...
4th Jun 2015, 06:28
Replies: 78
Views: 28,949
Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Here at VS the 48hour layover is more as a result...

Here at VS the 48hour layover is more as a result of our scheduling agreement than it is because of CAA ftl's

We also get 3 clear days free of duty afterwards back at base
26th May 2015, 15:24
Replies: 15
Views: 10,360
Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Land flap Much like the very outdated view...

Land flap

Much like the very outdated view that only ex mil people are welcome, is the view that we are all in the funny handshake club. In my 18 years here I have only once been offered a certain...
12th Nov 2014, 01:02
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Views: 935,178
Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Trust me Manutd 1999 by the time your career has...

Trust me Manutd 1999 by the time your career has reached a stage that you need to worry about whether you are "stuck" on a 330 or whether the chance to move to the 787 is an option you won't care.
...
29th Oct 2014, 18:28
Replies: 1,244
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Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Yep fully fledged base trained in a real...

Yep fully fledged base trained in a real aeroplane First Officers. Fully funded by the the company with 9 year bond and slightly reduced pay until pay point 9 to cover costs then non cadet pay as far...
27th Oct 2014, 14:01
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Posted By 4engines4longhaul

Followed by 90 sectors of line training so I have...

Followed by 90 sectors of line training so I have been told by those running the scheme, as well as regular sim sessions for handling skills
16th Mar 2014, 00:42
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Posted By 4engines4longhaul

The elephant in the room is the usually the one...

The elephant in the room is the usually the one people can't bring themselves to talk about.

Given what is in the public domain as of now, is the probability that the one or both of the flight...
29th Jan 2014, 18:25
Replies: 1,244
Views: 935,178
Posted By 4engines4longhaul

C Star It won't be a lack of hours, on the...

C Star

It won't be a lack of hours, on the contrary. Recruitment is largely an HR process to filter the literally thousands of applicants, so things like covering letter, CV etc count initially....
1st Nov 2012, 10:21
Replies: 134
Views: 83,319
Posted By 4engines4longhaul

QAR and Narrow runway Fundamentally I...

QAR and Narrow runway

Fundamentally I broadly agree with your sentiments. Like most long haul carriers it can be a miserable place to be until you have seniority behind you. Then once you have...
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