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23rd Nov 2015, 10:21
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Views: 7,318
Posted By aces low

Ageism alive and well

I have applied several times to the agency dealing with B737 rated FOs, and even applied directly to one of the senior managers (who forwarded my cv to the agency).

Net result...nothing, even...
24th Sep 2015, 18:46
Replies: 25
Views: 8,254
Posted By aces low

[QUOTE]DHL UK might be worth a try, they seem to...

[QUOTE]DHL UK might be worth a try, they seem to struggle to get rated 75 drivers so if you fancy a new type on your licence [QUOTE]

Council

Thanks Mr Angry

LEJ based, no struggles, no turn...
24th Sep 2015, 18:44
Replies: 25
Views: 8,254
Posted By aces low

Some fair points raised. I did have a job to go...

Some fair points raised.
I did have a job to go to but it fell through after I resigned. I didn't burn my bridges but it was too late to return.

The age vs experience argument is relevant to...
24th Sep 2015, 11:10
Replies: 25
Views: 8,254
Posted By aces low

In a nutshell - this is where I came in. Most of...

In a nutshell - this is where I came in. Most of the contracting jobs for FOs are age limited...typically between 45-50. Only Qatar goes to 55 openly. So as far as the 'usual suspects' in China,...
24th Sep 2015, 10:29
Replies: 25
Views: 8,254
Posted By aces low

PMd you 👍👍👍👍

PMd you 👍👍👍👍
24th Sep 2015, 08:54
Replies: 25
Views: 8,254
Posted By aces low

Thanks. I've tried Air Contractors. I'd ideally...

Thanks. I've tried Air Contractors. I'd ideally like to use my experience on the B737 but maybe I'm running out of options?
24th Sep 2015, 08:52
Replies: 25
Views: 8,254
Posted By aces low

No...but I think your analysis is spot on

No...but I think your analysis is spot on
23rd Sep 2015, 19:43
Replies: 25
Views: 8,254
Posted By aces low

I've applied (where possible) without favour or...

I've applied (where possible) without favour or discrimination but the compliment has not been returned. I'm clutching at straws with the CRM 'assumption/theory' as I can't see why experience...
23rd Sep 2015, 08:52
Replies: 25
Views: 8,254
Posted By aces low

Can travel

[QUOTE=pithblot;9125812]I feel your pain aces low. If you were in Australia, I'd suggest heading to one of the aeromedical operators, who still seem to value flying, and life, experience.


Mach E...
22nd Sep 2015, 22:22
Replies: 25
Views: 8,254
Posted By aces low

Thanks Tonker Just left Jet2 ( a mistake in...

Thanks Tonker

Just left Jet2 ( a mistake in hindsight)!
22nd Sep 2015, 21:46
Replies: 25
Views: 8,254
Posted By aces low

WTF -

I'm struggling to understand the recruitment policies 'as advertised' for experienced B737NG FOs? I've got 5000hrs total and 2400 on B733/8 yet am deemed too old at 55 for an FO job for the majority...
26th Jul 2012, 19:47
Replies: 4,104
Views: 2,301,459
Posted By aces low

Angel Mr Boeing reckons that a 737-800 with a landing...

Mr Boeing reckons that a 737-800 with a landing mass of 60 tonnes will stop in 5000' on a wet runway (autobrake 3). This assumes touching down at the touchdown point (on the sloping away runway32 at...
26th Jul 2012, 16:04
Replies: 4,104
Views: 2,301,459
Posted By aces low

Screeeech

A 737-800 with a full load of passengers on a wet runway will struggle to stop before the end of the runway. For that reason, I doubt whether the 738 will be used out of LBA unless the loads are...
1st Mar 2011, 07:54
Replies: 18
Views: 5,905
Posted By aces low

Thumbs up Thanks to everybody for their comments and...

Thanks to everybody for their comments and support...it has given me food for thought. The Desert is not an option as I am separated and would need to be nearer the UK to see my children but a good...
28th Feb 2011, 11:21
Replies: 18
Views: 5,905
Posted By aces low

Mistakes...I've made a few

Thanks for the comments and advice. I have tried all the operators mentioned, and have had interviews and some 'positive' responses but as we all know that a maybe/promise made in aviation is worth...
28th Feb 2011, 08:58
Replies: 18
Views: 5,905
Posted By aces low

FO Caught in the middle - too experienced and too expensive

I've never found it easy to find a job in UK aviation, but with the introduction of 'cadet-biased' recruitment policies (and web systems that only allow you to apply when there are definite...
4th Aug 2010, 08:57
Replies: 21
Views: 7,528
Posted By aces low

It is not black and white?

Is there a command bond? (e.g. 8k flat for two years).Do you have to pay for type rating on jet (23k?). If so you need to gauge the market. Market going UP get jet time as FO, Market going DOWN get...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Dec 2008, 13:36
Replies: 5
Views: 6,769
Posted By aces low

Thanks for taking the time to reply. I am now...

Thanks for taking the time to reply. I am now slightly wiser (more wise?), better informed ...and grateful.
7th Dec 2008, 09:42
Replies: 100
Views: 32,374
Posted By aces low

Signings

How about some signings Up North, John?
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Nov 2008, 17:19
Replies: 5
Views: 6,769
Posted By aces low

Taxiway Nomenclature

As a commercial pilot, it would be nice to understand the logic or tradition that is used for naming taxiways and holding points. Is there an ICAO publication or website that would give an insight as...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Jan 2008, 10:50
Replies: 9
Views: 2,529
Posted By aces low

The range of the trimmer depends upon whether you...

The range of the trimmer depends upon whether you are using the auto trim feature or the manual handles. Full range only available in manual. I am afraid I have no idea how many revs the wheel will...
5th Nov 2007, 13:59
Replies: 477
Views: 116,468
Posted By aces low

Sorry chaps...only took 12 pages for me to get...

Sorry chaps...only took 12 pages for me to get the drift. I'm improving
5th Nov 2007, 09:21
Replies: 477
Views: 116,468
Posted By aces low

SAS to ground all Q400's?

http://www.abtn.co.uk/SAS_grounds_all_Q400s
25th Sep 2007, 10:00
Replies: 7
Views: 2,411
Posted By aces low

Not surprised he crashed if he ran out of steam....

Not surprised he crashed if he ran out of steam. Maybe he neglected to check both bunkers were brimming before flight or that the poker and shovel were correctly stowed. As the railways discovered in...
6th May 2007, 15:19
Replies: 17
Views: 5,305
Posted By aces low

Before I left my last employer, they stated...

Before I left my last employer, they stated categorically that I could not take a reduced salary for my notice period. They said it would be tax avoidance?

Maybe they were stringing me along but...
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