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Forum: Middle East
25th Nov 2022, 11:38
Replies: 662
Views: 328,912
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Cheers for this, 10 years is a non starter, I'd...

Cheers for this, 10 years is a non starter, I'd be better off staying where I am and coming as a DEC
Forum: Middle East
23rd Nov 2022, 21:39
Replies: 662
Views: 328,912
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Questions!

Got sent the tests in August, did them out of curiosity and have been invited to interview every month since but haven't been able to accept any of the dates as they were all within 4 - 6 weeks...
Forum: Middle East
10th Nov 2022, 09:17
Replies: 91
Views: 37,759
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Exactly. I've flown 8 hours block time across the...

Exactly. I've flown 8 hours block time across the Atlantic in my bug smasher and I'm pretty sure it dosent get more complicated with the increase in seat rows, in fact I regularly complain its easier...
21st Oct 2022, 13:27
Replies: 31
Views: 8,546
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Then they must be putting absolutely nothing into...

Then they must be putting absolutely nothing into their pension or be dodging tax, I call BS on this. You'd need to earn 160 k+ with zero pension deductions to take home that kind of money in the UK...
20th Oct 2022, 21:01
Replies: 31
Views: 8,546
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Expected salary as Captain at BA??? Crazy...

Expected salary as Captain at BA???
Crazy question considering it will take you decades to even get a long haul command if you managed to get in...
18th Oct 2022, 20:51
Replies: 326
Views: 145,513
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

35 Airbus 320 Neo firm orders confirmed today...

35 Airbus 320 Neo firm orders confirmed today with an additional 35ish plus options to go with the 70 odd A321s already on order. Total Airbus order now 140+ airplanes and an additional 12 737 mid...
4th Oct 2022, 09:18
Replies: 4
Views: 1,418
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Any recommendations on which law firms to use and...

Any recommendations on which law firms to use and any rough idea of price? I hit 10 years professional experience in January and considering giving it a go and getting my paperwork in order over the...
29th Sep 2022, 09:50
Replies: 326
Views: 145,513
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

You don't progress to the sim if you don't pass...

You don't progress to the sim if you don't pass the interview, unless it has changed this year
Forum: Middle East
8th Sep 2022, 20:04
Replies: 265
Views: 116,095
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Honestly, sounds pretty awesome!

Honestly, sounds pretty awesome!
Forum: Middle East
6th Sep 2022, 20:18
Replies: 91
Views: 37,759
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Short answer. Yes. Nobody from the West is paying...

Short answer. Yes. Nobody from the West is paying thousands of pounds to go on a long haul trip with no alcohol, dead on arrival if they even tried it.
Forum: Middle East
6th Sep 2022, 12:32
Replies: 91
Views: 37,759
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Incorrect, no airline is going to survive flying...

Incorrect, no airline is going to survive flying long haul with no alcohol, unless the fares are so so cheap to make up for it. Which given their wealth is not out of the question but the most likely...
Forum: Middle East
29th Aug 2022, 07:32
Replies: 662
Views: 328,912
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Invitation to PSA

Anybody managed to move the dates of their PSA invite to a month or two later? 4 weeks notice isn't enough time to book time off
19th Aug 2022, 18:52
Replies: 326
Views: 145,513
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Patience. Last week they sent out the...

Patience.

Last week they sent out the requirements for internal Airbus transfers and fleet plans moving forward. Cliff notes:

All 757s staying for next summer (which is a change to the...
Forum: Middle East
10th Aug 2022, 17:14
Replies: 662
Views: 328,912
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Anybody who managed to understand those 4...

Anybody who managed to understand those 4 questions with the red and yellow dots in the PSA is a better man/woman than me, hadn't a clue I just guessed each one, all of the other questions were...
Forum: Middle East
9th Aug 2022, 16:02
Replies: 662
Views: 328,912
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Just got the PSA invite, just wondering how long...

Just got the PSA invite, just wondering how long from start to finish can the selection process take, might sound like a wierd one but I'm not really interested in joining until around 12 months from...
8th Aug 2022, 21:59
Replies: 326
Views: 145,513
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

I was counting full TR courses so yes the number...

I was counting full TR courses so yes the number would be much higher for those already rated but from memory (and I'll admit it gets fuzzier as I age) that was the number back in 18-19 not counting...
8th Aug 2022, 21:03
Replies: 326
Views: 145,513
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

If you don't mind me asking what does a Captain...

If you don't mind me asking what does a Captain get paid at DHL based in the UK ? I've always liked the idea of a stint cargo at some point but considering the potentially amount of night flying it...
8th Aug 2022, 05:54
Replies: 326
Views: 145,513
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

And one of those requirements is to have in your...

And one of those requirements is to have in your possession a UK license. Less than 30% of those who applied currently have one but that is still 1500 people ahead in the que who do
5th Aug 2022, 13:48
Replies: 3
Views: 2,765
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Somebody get the popcorn! 🙈 ​

Somebody get the popcorn! 🙈

4th Aug 2022, 15:47
Replies: 326
Views: 145,513
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

That's a fair post so I will jump back in to say...

That's a fair post so I will jump back in to say what yourself and the Fiddler have said is where this discussion should lie until their is further news/developments with recruitment. It's a good gig...
30th Jul 2022, 22:54
Replies: 326
Views: 145,513
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

There isn't a Jet2 pilot feeling inferior to any...

There isn't a Jet2 pilot feeling inferior to any other UK airline these days, but whatever helps you sleep at night.
28th Jul 2022, 12:51
Replies: 326
Views: 145,513
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Very good post and I couldn't disagree with any...

Very good post and I couldn't disagree with any of it.

One thing I would add is that if someone seen my rosters for July and August they would probably balk and say that is fatiguing, I would...
23rd Jul 2022, 21:26
Replies: 172
Views: 69,855
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Are you joking? A year 1 Jet2 or Easyjet Captain...

Are you joking? A year 1 Jet2 or Easyjet Captain would take 15 years to get back to the same payscale, work harder and have to move to London. If the former stayed put they will be flying to Barbados...
23rd Jul 2022, 11:23
Replies: 172
Views: 69,855
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Thanks for the reply, those numbers would have me...

Thanks for the reply, those numbers would have me going from approx Cap 5 to SFO1 and while the job would appeal I wouldn't be able to justify that level of paycut and a 15 year wait to get back up....
23rd Jul 2022, 09:04
Replies: 172
Views: 69,855
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Time to command for an experienced pilot joining...

Time to command for an experienced pilot joining now?

Also what's the pension and how much on top of those figures could you expect as an FO in duty pay etc. Cheers
23rd Jul 2022, 08:58
Replies: 281
Views: 77,623
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

I am glad the above posters are sharing the truth...

I am glad the above posters are sharing the truth to any potential joiners from within the airline. I said much the same in the ACMI thread and got lambasted as a Fanboy of Yorkshire Airlines but the...
16th Jul 2022, 22:38
Replies: 57
Views: 18,945
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Well to be fair I actually do get where the Jet2...

Well to be fair I actually do get where the Jet2 bashing comes from but it is a bit weird how quick people on here go mental about any pro Jet2 posts... However, back on thread, if you are going to...
15th Jul 2022, 17:17
Replies: 56
Views: 8,350
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

I haven't heard anything to say they aren't and...

I haven't heard anything to say they aren't and I'm sure their will be a certain level of TR recruitment from abroad if required but logic would suggest those already with a UK license are going to...
15th Jul 2022, 15:56
Replies: 56
Views: 8,350
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Can only speak for J2 but the ACMI usage is less...

Can only speak for J2 but the ACMI usage is less to do with lack of crew and more to do with adding that extra summer capacity at little to no long term risk to the business. It's not like there are...
15th Jul 2022, 15:22
Replies: 57
Views: 18,945
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

I've never worked for BA but this is such a bad...

I've never worked for BA but this is such a bad take I had to interject. If we hit the mother of all recessions in a year or two, given the level of debt and poor management at all levels of BA and...
Forum: Middle East
11th Jul 2022, 09:19
Replies: 498
Views: 193,538
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

Which means it was the Legacy carriers who set...

Which means it was the Legacy carriers who set the standards, and not EK pilots
Forum: Middle East
8th Jul 2022, 20:25
Replies: 662
Views: 328,912
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

I get what you are saying, but the reality is I...

I get what you are saying, but the reality is I would wager the accident rate in Europe would stack up extremely favourably to basically any other part of the world so it dosent really hold water...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jul 2022, 10:03
Replies: 662
Views: 328,912
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

I know these things change depending on the level...

I know these things change depending on the level of applications and obviously at the moment there is no shortage but one thing I noticed is the hour requirements seem very oddly structured.

6000...
1st Jul 2022, 21:15
Replies: 326
Views: 145,513
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

I genuinely don't know what had been offered this...

I genuinely don't know what had been offered this time round but the quote above has historically been for non jet rated pilots, jet pilots usually got offered 100% from day one but we live in...
18th Jun 2022, 18:19
Replies: 326
Views: 145,513
Posted By Whitemonk Returns

5 years, wow, so which company are you Chief...

5 years, wow, so which company are you Chief Pilot for at the moment?
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