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2nd Sep 2016, 08:59
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Posted By G-F0RC3

Thanks for asking. I've been flying the Airbus...

Thanks for asking. I've been flying the Airbus for BA for almost three months now.


Biggest challenge: For me was probably Line Training. Transitioning from the simulator into the real aircraft...
6th May 2016, 18:58
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Posted By G-F0RC3

The family day isn't compulsory; a few haven't...

The family day isn't compulsory; a few haven't been able to make it for one reason or another. But definitely agree that it's worthwhile (and a great opportunity for relatives to [attempt] to fly the...
11th Nov 2015, 05:49
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Posted By G-F0RC3

Based on what I've seen, 80%+ of self sponsored...

Based on what I've seen, 80%+ of self sponsored guys at FTE are getting airline jobs within a year of leaving. FlyBe and Aer Lingus have actually been coming to FTE to interview self sponsored guys,...
2nd Sep 2015, 18:35
Replies: 365
Views: 129,833
Posted By G-F0RC3

All the talk of nepotism is nonsense. The number...

All the talk of nepotism is nonsense. The number of rejected applicants who have relatives in the company far exceed the number who are accepted. And just because someone makes it who does happen to...
24th Aug 2015, 21:00
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Posted By G-F0RC3

CAP 393 Air Navigation - The Order and...

CAP 393 Air Navigation - The Order and Regulations (https://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP%20393%20Fourth%20edition%20Amendment%201%20April%202015.pdf)

Page 81 seems to be relevant.

Based on that it...
28th Jun 2015, 17:08
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Posted By G-F0RC3

BAHS = British Airways Health Services ...

BAHS = British Airways Health Services

You'll need to go to Waterside for a cadet pilot medical some time after obtaining your Class 1. You can phone them to arrange. It's nothing to worry about...
4th Jun 2015, 20:59
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Posted By G-F0RC3

I agree with JDA. There are no guarantees that...

I agree with JDA. There are no guarantees that the FPP will run again after next year and if being an airline pilot is your number one career ambition then it would be wise to apply for the next...
3rd Jun 2015, 19:20
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Posted By G-F0RC3

No contact is made with anyone until you have a...

No contact is made with anyone until you have a place on the course.
3rd Jun 2015, 11:04
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Posted By G-F0RC3

smatticus; the checking process is completed...

smatticus; the checking process is completed before you start but is initiated quite soon after you get all the paperwork through the door. The reason being is that it's actually quite an involved...
1st Jun 2015, 15:21
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Posted By G-F0RC3

Our Family Day was literally a week before we...

Our Family Day was literally a week before we flew out to Spain. It was the first time we had all met each other since the assessment days (a good five months or so earlier). It's a really fun day!...
1st Jun 2015, 12:04
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Posted By G-F0RC3

We were allowed three guests. If you want to take...

We were allowed three guests. If you want to take more it might be possible, but you'd need to get permission beforehand. :)
21st May 2015, 15:40
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Posted By G-F0RC3

Congratulations to those who have been...

Congratulations to those who have been successful! :)

Commiserations to those who didn't make it. As many have said above, lots of other opportunities will come your way so don't give up.
24th Apr 2015, 15:00
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Posted By G-F0RC3

This is debatable in my opinion. Inevitably there...

This is debatable in my opinion. Inevitably there are a limited number of places on the DEP as well (BA have recruitment targets they are trying to meet, after all). And in previous FPPs they haven't...
24th Mar 2015, 18:45
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Posted By G-F0RC3

Spain is a lovely place to train. Of course,...

Spain is a lovely place to train. Of course, learning to fly involves a lot of hard work. But it's nice to get out and explore every once in a while too, absorbing some of the local culture in the...
23rd Mar 2015, 13:40
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Posted By G-F0RC3

It would seem fair to assume the level of the...

It would seem fair to assume the level of the assessment papers will be consistent with the minimum entry qualifications for the course. Not sure if this has been the case at OAA or not.
22nd Mar 2015, 21:19
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Posted By G-F0RC3

Numeracy involves calculations, and numerical...

Numeracy involves calculations, and numerical reasoning is applied numeracy. So numeracy is the 567 3 type of questions, and numerical reasoning is the if one packet of crisps costs 67p type of...
21st Mar 2015, 16:38
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Posted By G-F0RC3

There are 12 FPP3 cadets training at FTE. :ok:

There are 12 FPP3 cadets training at FTE. :ok:
19th Mar 2015, 12:21
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Posted By G-F0RC3

Contrary to what many people think, I genuinely...

Contrary to what many people think, I genuinely don't believe there is one type of person that fits what BA are looking for (i.e. there's no such thing as "BA people"). In my opinion the variety of...
15th Mar 2015, 14:02
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Posted By G-F0RC3

There are people aged from 18 to 40+ on the FPP....

There are people aged from 18 to 40+ on the FPP. Some are just out of school with little in the way of work experience, while others had careers as doctors, engineers, IT managers etc before joining....
12th Mar 2015, 12:04
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Posted By G-F0RC3

You also have to pay the additional fee, which is...

You also have to pay the additional fee, which is 7200 this year at FTE compared with 9000 last year, so that's a good thing. But there are other things to pay for as well, such as medical fees and...
9th Mar 2015, 07:39
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Posted By G-F0RC3

Suggest you call them asap this morning. They...

Suggest you call them asap this morning. They should be able to re-open your application to allow you to finish and submit it before 12:00 today.
21st Feb 2015, 14:59
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Posted By G-F0RC3

Well thanks Hamburger! :) bravok73; all the...

Well thanks Hamburger! :)

bravok73; all the details are on the BA FPP website:

Future Pilot Programme - Future Pilot - Reach higher...
21st Feb 2015, 08:12
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Posted By G-F0RC3

If you have a Class 1 medical then you'll not...

If you have a Class 1 medical then you'll not have any problems with the BA medical.
19th Feb 2015, 17:52
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Posted By G-F0RC3

Good luck to all who are applying! :)

Good luck to all who are applying! :)
30th Dec 2014, 21:53
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Posted By G-F0RC3

This was a skillful landing. It will be...

This was a skillful landing. It will be interesting to read more about what went wrong with the gear in the coming days and weeks. Presumably not serious enough to warrant the grounding of other...
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