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29th Nov 2020, 15:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,956
Posted By PilotLZ

There's no magical number. Any fractions are a...

There's no magical number. Any fractions are a consequence of two factors: how many vacancies are available and how many applicants are competing for them. In the past couple of years, I have seen a...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Nov 2020, 15:25
Replies: 109
Views: 9,327
Posted By PilotLZ

The airline policies which tend to take the most...

The airline policies which tend to take the most heavy-handed approach against manual flying are mostly concentrated in a certain part of the globe where there are lots and lots of expats who often...
28th Nov 2020, 17:35
Replies: 36
Views: 3,144
Posted By PilotLZ

Getting on the seniority list of a major airline...

Getting on the seniority list of a major airline can be delayed by multiple reasons. Luck with timing, willingness and ability to relocate, bonding arrangements, momentary perception of the benefits...
28th Nov 2020, 09:34
Replies: 1,613
Views: 1,115,343
Posted By PilotLZ

All predictions of recruitment in early 2021 were...

All predictions of recruitment in early 2021 were based on the assumption that there would not be a resurgence of the pandemic, a second round of lockdowns and travel restrictions and abysmally low...
27th Nov 2020, 22:58
Replies: 36
Views: 3,144
Posted By PilotLZ

Something I am a firm advocate of is - try and...

Something I am a firm advocate of is - try and get some exposure to aviation before jumping onto that zero-to-hero fATPL/MPL course. Join a gliding club. Man the reception desk at an aeroclub or a...
23rd Nov 2020, 23:42
Replies: 86
Views: 18,164
Posted By PilotLZ

Someone mentioned that a one in a million risk of...

Someone mentioned that a one in a million risk of serious side effects should be enough of a deterrent against a vaccine. Let's suppose that you decide to take the natural course of things instead...
23rd Nov 2020, 16:57
Replies: 86
Views: 18,164
Posted By PilotLZ

It's not a unique situation. From some decades...

It's not a unique situation. From some decades ago until present days, many countries have always had a requirement for any entrant or visa applicant to have certain vaccines. In many other...
22nd Nov 2020, 22:32
Replies: 36
Views: 3,144
Posted By PilotLZ

Myself, I would undoubtedly do it again. I love...

Myself, I would undoubtedly do it again. I love flying and have always found it a worthwhile career path, even if it involves a lot of personal sacrifice and compromise with many things in life. I...
21st Nov 2020, 15:12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By PilotLZ

Yes - that's why I said it was until this winter....

Yes - that's why I said it was until this winter. It was changed about January or February time. And some internal applicants actually lost their advantage over it as before the change it had been...
20th Nov 2020, 15:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By PilotLZ

Another way of looking at the "magical" number of...

Another way of looking at the "magical" number of minimum hours for any given job is that it's a tool to reduce the number of applications the HR team have to read through. Until this winter (and...
18th Nov 2020, 17:47
Replies: 13
Views: 3,671
Posted By PilotLZ

As things stand now, I will be mightily surprised...

As things stand now, I will be mightily surprised if there's any recruitment at Wizz for at least a year from now. They are currently planning to fly about 20% of their pre-COVID capacity in the...
18th Nov 2020, 12:04
Replies: 13
Views: 6,908
Posted By PilotLZ

It might help the survival of some ACMI carriers....

It might help the survival of some ACMI carriers. Many of those already have a track record of transporting PPE from China in temporarily converted passenger aircraft. The question is, how is that...
17th Nov 2020, 23:22
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By PilotLZ

I understand that it wasn't the right job for you...

I understand that it wasn't the right job for you on many levels and I am sorry about the apparently bad experience you've had. However, some of your points are specific to the type of operation you...
17th Nov 2020, 12:32
Replies: 13
Views: 6,908
Posted By PilotLZ

Employment law in many countries outside the...

Employment law in many countries outside the highly developed Western and Northern European legislations is very crude, pretty much giving the management a free hand in firing whoever is least...
16th Nov 2020, 19:12
Replies: 13
Views: 6,908
Posted By PilotLZ

Do bear in mind that furloughs more often than...

Do bear in mind that furloughs more often than not aren't short-term. All it means is that you'll be called back with priority over an external candidate if and when more pilots are required. So,...
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By PilotLZ

I know that this will break many people's...

I know that this will break many people's illusions, but... When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

In the ME, locals are the only ones who stand any chance of walking into a...
15th Nov 2020, 00:21
Replies: 70
Views: 22,346
Posted By PilotLZ

While it's certainly true that recruitment for...

While it's certainly true that recruitment for European, USA or whatever regional short-haul will start first, I see it as a case of mass exodus of long-haul pilots towards short-haul for the sake of...
13th Nov 2020, 15:13
Replies: 70
Views: 22,346
Posted By PilotLZ

Agreed. Some sort of draft timeline for the time...

Agreed. Some sort of draft timeline for the time being could be:

Now - hit the theoretical knowledge books, with the view of passing the PPL ground exams by the end of Q2 2021. Closer to that...
12th Nov 2020, 15:35
Replies: 70
Views: 22,346
Posted By PilotLZ

JP73, I largely second what you say. There seems...

JP73, I largely second what you say. There seems to be a middle ground for the FOs which is when they are already not cadets, but nowhere near command yet. And some airlines seem to leave those guys...
Replies: 80
Views: 15,705
Posted By PilotLZ

It's true that pretty much every job has a...

It's true that pretty much every job has a routine element to it. Unless you're an industry-leading researcher, a designer or something else which actually involves making brand new things from...
11th Nov 2020, 14:58
Replies: 70
Views: 22,346
Posted By PilotLZ

And what about 9/11? That was also predicted to...

And what about 9/11? That was also predicted to be the end of ALL mass air travel, not just business travel. Lots of experts suggested that people would be so scared of the prospect of their plane...
Replies: 80
Views: 15,705
Posted By PilotLZ

To me, sitting at a desk and going over the same...

To me, sitting at a desk and going over the same standardised papers over and over again is a far more boring and repetitive job, as compared to flying. I am a pilot, so this suggests that I'm in...
10th Nov 2020, 22:48
Replies: 70
Views: 22,346
Posted By PilotLZ

dns, further to the social and the learning...

dns, further to the social and the learning elements (which are both very real - teaching a novice how to do a real-life job only by Zoom and shared screen is a lot harder than in person) there's...
10th Nov 2020, 21:23
Replies: 70
Views: 22,346
Posted By PilotLZ

Wholeheartedly agreed, fastidious bob. Right now,...

Wholeheartedly agreed, fastidious bob. Right now, a life largely devoid of mobility and face-to-face contact isn't a matter of choice for most people. It's a rather unpleasant matter of necessity....
10th Nov 2020, 21:14
Replies: 90
Views: 16,911
Posted By PilotLZ

Would you prefer an afternoon of headache and...

Would you prefer an afternoon of headache and fatigue or getting infected, quarantined for two weeks, risking infecting an elderly family member or coworker? To me, the choice is rather obvious, but...
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