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31st Mar 2019, 03:22
Replies: 6,708
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Posted By matzpenetration

As someone with over 15 years in BA, I can say...

As someone with over 15 years in BA, I can say that, in my opinion BA is only worth it if you live within 60mins of LHR and want to remain living in the SE of England. To get any quality time with...
21st Mar 2016, 00:47
Replies: 417
Views: 348,403
Posted By matzpenetration

It's a good airline for your first job, but...

It's a good airline for your first job, but that's about it. The recruitment was a bit of a mess. We all received the "Dear xxx, There are no jobs at present", 2 days before being called for...
21st Mar 2016, 00:29
Replies: 6,708
Views: 5,865,392
Posted By matzpenetration

The 10 mins time for you to get used to the Sim...

The 10 mins time for you to get used to the Sim is totally unassessed. You are not secretly being monitored at this point. BA is such a large and prominent employer in this industry and is so...
16th Oct 2014, 19:52
Replies: 61
Views: 25,526
Posted By matzpenetration

Is this email genuine? I'm not so sure. The...

Is this email genuine? I'm not so sure. The standard of English is so poor and the content so badly written that it makes me think it was fabricated, (or heavily "edited") to elicit a response on...
23rd May 2014, 00:29
Replies: 6,708
Views: 5,865,392
Posted By matzpenetration

Thread creep.......... To get back on topic, DEP...

Thread creep.......... To get back on topic, DEP recruitment will start soon for A320 rated pilots. I know it is frustrating if you have experience on a different type but market forces dictate type...
24th Dec 2013, 14:11
Replies: 739
Views: 666,560
Posted By matzpenetration

Ladies and Gents. Wisden Wonder is only trying to...

Ladies and Gents. Wisden Wonder is only trying to be inflammatory and spark a reaction in between trying to break the password for the porn filter that his parents had to activate. Best not to...
Replies: 29
Views: 6,644
Posted By matzpenetration

Have to agree with the comments that have been...

Have to agree with the comments that have been made. I trained and then worked at Ravenair. Recently, I went back to do some flying and felt like I had stepped back in time. Nothing had changed....
16th May 2007, 23:12
Replies: 8
Views: 3,732
Posted By matzpenetration

The chances of recruitment onto A320 at LHR are...

The chances of recruitment onto A320 at LHR are very very high as new buses will be the first of the deliveries and the planned disposal of the old CFM s**t heaps has been postponed to effectively...
16th May 2007, 12:06
Replies: 8
Views: 3,732
Posted By matzpenetration

There will be ongoing recruitment all year. Spoke...

There will be ongoing recruitment all year. Spoke to a friend of mine in recruitment the other day. Latest figures are approx 250-300 SH pilots over the next 12 months.
19th Mar 2007, 03:23
Replies: 390
Views: 77,009
Posted By matzpenetration

The hours are similar to other low cost outfits....

The hours are similar to other low cost outfits. The thing that used to bug us was that we always finished on a late b4 days off, then started on an early. Very few weekends off as you invariably...
4th Dec 2006, 00:17
Replies: 920
Views: 192,321
Posted By matzpenetration

:hmm: It is understandable that those of you at...

:hmm: It is understandable that those of you at BACON are wary of working for Flybe. As an ex Q400 driver at Flybe I can testify that it is not the place to be if you are looking for a reasonable...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Nov 2006, 00:01
Replies: 140
Views: 30,453
Posted By matzpenetration

As a bus operator at LHR you have my sympathy if...

As a bus operator at LHR you have my sympathy if a/c cannot maintain assigned speed. If certain airlines are frequent culprits just send a letter to the fleet manager highlighting your concerns and...
5th Sep 2006, 23:57
Replies: 42
Views: 5,720
Posted By matzpenetration

EGBKFlyer, I can only comment on what I saw...

EGBKFlyer,

I can only comment on what I saw after attending for a couple of years. Although there were crowds of people around each stand if one airline rep spotted one of his old buddies, then it...
5th Sep 2006, 01:32
Replies: 42
Views: 5,720
Posted By matzpenetration

Angry BALPA are next to useless for wannabees.The...

BALPA are next to useless for wannabees.The conference is basically an opportunity for flight managers / recruiters / and ex servicemen now in recruitment to have a bit of a catch up and a bite to...
31st Aug 2006, 00:14
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By matzpenetration

I can thoroughly recommend Primo at ravenair....

I can thoroughly recommend Primo at ravenair. Heard that Craig may well be be running FIC courses soon. Good standard of instruction but if you use Primo don't expect punctuality or any form of...
20th Aug 2006, 04:15
Replies: 3,327
Views: 1,265,619
Posted By matzpenetration

Thumbs up Latest Recruitment News

Apart from the courses already planned to the end of '06, BA has filled this years requirement for DEP's. The company is now waiting to get a feel for how many pilots wish to extend their retirement...
12th Aug 2006, 21:47
Replies: 35
Views: 5,710
Posted By matzpenetration

The comments about our CC are very true although...

The comments about our CC are very true although there is seasonal variation in the way they socialise on SH. Invariably in the summer season they will join us for a few drinks and something to eat...
30th Nov 2005, 10:17
Replies: 85
Views: 14,660
Posted By matzpenetration

Post Most of the points raised about BA are absolutely...

Most of the points raised about BA are absolutely true.

There is no point in drawing comparisons against the "heady days" of max allowances, final salary pensions and hardly any flying. The...
12th Aug 2005, 13:47
Replies: 6
Views: 2,799
Posted By matzpenetration

OATS are half right. There is a shortage of...

OATS are half right. There is a shortage of experienced pilots but it is just as difficult to break into the market as it ever was for a newly qualified graduate. Beware of the marketing hype that...
12th Aug 2005, 13:42
Replies: 15
Views: 3,370
Posted By matzpenetration

Thumbs up Log onto www.ppjn.com (http://) or join the IPA...

Log onto www.ppjn.com (http://) or join the IPA www.ipapilot.com (http://) . They will give you a list of all the air taxi operators in the UK. These companies rarely advertise so you just have to...
6th Apr 2005, 01:58
Replies: 83
Views: 14,627
Posted By matzpenetration

Angry As RAFAT has already posted, air your views on...

As RAFAT has already posted, air your views on the Flyingbe forum.

Discussing this on Pprune will not help the situation, as those who do support the Flybe pilots cause can do nothing...
22nd Mar 2005, 14:52
Replies: 22
Views: 7,503
Posted By matzpenetration

Welcome to aviation! Most companies receive...

Welcome to aviation! Most companies receive applications every day and simply do not have the resources, time and/or inclination to reply.

There are plenty of posts on this forum on strategies of...
20th Mar 2005, 22:58
Replies: 61
Views: 14,311
Posted By matzpenetration

Angry Wasn't the vast majority of knowledge acquired...

Wasn't the vast majority of knowledge acquired for our ATPL exams largely b*****s as expressed in the opening thread? We still jumped through the hoop though.

We have all jumped many more...
18th Mar 2005, 14:55
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By matzpenetration

Red face EZY probably the best to go for in terms of...

EZY probably the best to go for in terms of salary, conditions, promotion prospects etc... If you are even considering FR then more fool you. As for Jet2, they seem ok to work for speaking to the...
11th Feb 2005, 00:41
Replies: 25
Views: 5,558
Posted By matzpenetration

Angry Paper lad, Routes are on the Jet2 website....

Paper lad,

Routes are on the Jet2 website. Loads appear to be >75%. Working 2-4 sectors per day. Average 65 hours per month. Some time, (1week / month I think) spent flying night cargo in EDI.
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