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Posted By Chief Willy

This is obviously a troll, no one is stupid...

This is obviously a troll, no one is stupid enough to think that going into flight training right now is a good move. Unless you hate money and love unemployment.
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Posted By Chief Willy

100% delay. There will be no jobs for years and...

100% delay. There will be no jobs for years and by starting exams you start the clock on getting your ratings. Most airlines are firing and wont be recruiting again for at least 3 years.
1st Jul 2020, 10:09
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Posted By Chief Willy

2021!!! Jesus thats optimistic! We are looking...

2021!!! Jesus thats optimistic! We are looking at about 1/4 to 1/3rd of all airline pilot jobs in Europe becoming redundant. Sadly there will be 10s of thousands of experienced and type-rated pilots...
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Posted By Chief Willy

A very wise move. Getting your first job in this...

A very wise move. Getting your first job in this industry involves hard work but also luck and timing. To an extent you can control the latter, and graduating within the next couple of years would be...
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Posted By Chief Willy

I hate to say it, but if you wanted to become a...

I hate to say it, but if you wanted to become a pilot and are now around the age you would start training, I think you might have missed the boat. There will not be any recruiting for many many...
19th Apr 2020, 07:37
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Views: 22,716
Posted By Chief Willy

Cargo airlines are enjoying a brief spike in...

Cargo airlines are enjoying a brief spike in demand only because belly-freight space on airliners have evaporated. The overall cargo market is still in decline, and will be in deep trouble when...
7th Apr 2020, 19:59
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Views: 3,541
Posted By Chief Willy

Id be astounded if there is a large influx of ...

Id be astounded if there is a large influx of
students after social-distancing restrictions are lifted.

Multiple news stories and analysis showing massive pilot redundancies and airline...
24th Mar 2020, 11:20
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Views: 64,961
Posted By Chief Willy

Airlines wont be recruiting for many years in big...

Airlines wont be recruiting for many years in big numbers. CAE will not tell you this as they still
want your money, obviously.

Walk away. Go do something else, then come
back in a couple of...
21st Mar 2020, 07:43
Replies: 60
Views: 22,716
Posted By Chief Willy

Very wise words Superpilot. I have seen too many...

Very wise words Superpilot. I have seen too many young lives ruined by going all-in on flying as a career with absolutely no back-up skill set for when the chips are down.

Delta Airlines are now...
16th Mar 2020, 09:43
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Views: 36,128
Posted By Chief Willy

Even Ryanair have frozen recruitment now....

Even Ryanair have frozen recruitment now. Airlines are closing up shop and bracing themselves for a torrid 2020. Things should hopefully improve by 2021 but these things tend to come back slowly.
...
12th Mar 2020, 07:11
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Views: 36,128
Posted By Chief Willy

I worry this will not be a V shaped recovery at...

I worry this will not be a V shaped recovery at all and it will take a protracted time for confidence to return to aviation. There is already a huge surplus of pilots and with more airlines set to...
5th Mar 2020, 05:19
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Views: 22,716
Posted By Chief Willy

No one has a crystal ball, but considering the...

No one has a crystal ball, but considering the sheer volume of unemployed pilots out there today due to TCX and now Flybe, with the risk of other airlines going bust, and almost no hiring at any...
3rd Mar 2020, 19:01
Replies: 105
Views: 36,128
Posted By Chief Willy

Rumours of cadets on various UK airline schemes...

Rumours of cadets on various UK airline schemes being delayed start dates. Id be very wary of starting any training course now. Things are rapidly slowing and may well reverse if airlines go bust....
3rd Mar 2020, 18:57
Replies: 7,018
Views: 6,379,384
Posted By Chief Willy

From what Ive heard all current offers remain, ...

From what Ive heard all current offers remain,
no change there. If you have an offer you are safe. Future opportunities have to be signed off via CEO/CFO.
10th Jan 2020, 09:17
Replies: 7,018
Views: 6,379,384
Posted By Chief Willy

Based on the PRIAM results I would expect plenty...

Based on the PRIAM results I would expect plenty of hiring on both the 787 and 777 this year. However, there might already be sufficient people in the hold pool to cover these needs. All longhaul...
28th Dec 2019, 10:25
Replies: 145
Views: 94,840
Posted By Chief Willy

Year 6/7 FO, longhaul at Big Airlines. Average...

Year 6/7 FO, longhaul at Big Airlines. Average about 5-5.5k net a month. Company pays 15% into pension. No real bonus scheme any more. Will not take shorthaul command as I cannot afford the pay cut...
28th Jun 2016, 00:04
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Posted By Chief Willy

Yes that article does make for worrying reading...

Yes that article does make for worrying reading Wiggy.

On the revenue side it seems like 2 large customer bases for BA will show less tendency to travel due to Brexit. The first group are the city...
26th Jun 2016, 12:33
Replies: 7,018
Views: 6,379,384
Posted By Chief Willy

I think I get what you are trying to say, but in...

I think I get what you are trying to say, but in a growing economy there is no reason why profits cannot continue to rise as we grab hold of our costs. IAG want their return on capital and will not...
26th Jun 2016, 07:43
Replies: 7,018
Views: 6,379,384
Posted By Chief Willy

Not sure what you are talking about there Wiggy....

Not sure what you are talking about there Wiggy. First I've heard of last year being an "outlier". Before Brexit the profit was forecast to continue to grow, in part due to the unwinding of fuel...
22nd Mar 2015, 10:19
Replies: 7,018
Views: 6,379,384
Posted By Chief Willy

Another option is to try and get an LGW base on...

Another option is to try and get an LGW base on SH. No "bidline" to deal with (they use Carmen at Gatwick) and you also get trump days for those all important weekends off, I am not sure how many...
9th Oct 2014, 16:45
Replies: 7,018
Views: 6,379,384
Posted By Chief Willy

4468, There are very few compulsory...

4468,

There are very few compulsory retirements for the next 5 years, and the masses do not hit 65 for about a decade hence the stagnation and long times to get off the SH fleets.

There are...
1st Oct 2014, 10:27
Replies: 7,018
Views: 6,379,384
Posted By Chief Willy

The number of pilots hitting CRA is low for the...

The number of pilots hitting CRA is low for the next 5 or so years, in the tens not hundreds, before it ramps up to around the 100 p.a. figure in a decade from now. Currently new commands and moves...
22nd Nov 2013, 09:34
Replies: 2,008
Views: 1,274,318
Posted By Chief Willy

Regardless, it does come across as dishonest to...

Regardless, it does come across as dishonest to tell candidates there are no more vacancies when clearly there are.
22nd Nov 2013, 08:45
Replies: 2,008
Views: 1,274,318
Posted By Chief Willy

Yet they are currently still interviewing flight...

Yet they are currently still interviewing flight school graduates for 2014 type rating courses.
11th Jan 2013, 14:57
Replies: 48
Views: 20,710
Posted By Chief Willy

The average course size at OAA is probably around...

The average course size at OAA is probably around the 20 mark. The odd double-course gets up to 50 but they are rare. As a guess I would hazard that 200-250 integrated cadets going through each year...
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