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British Airways DEP Selection - THE lowdown Part 1

Old 3rd Sep 2008, 18:49
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thats a negatory there big fella

I'm in the hold pool - got the great phone call last week ( ) and was told that the 12 months is from day 1.
For military guys I beleive the rules are different.
I'm still pretty confident however that things will develop early next year.
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Old 3rd Sep 2008, 18:56
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Congrats 757 driver!

Hope you get a course, thought I was going mad for a minute as I was sure they said it was from day 1 haha
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Old 3rd Sep 2008, 19:35
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757-Driver - Well done, hope any info was kind of helpful.

Also, it is definitely from Day 1 assesment.
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Old 3rd Sep 2008, 21:24
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757 driver,

You are correct. For the military guys/gels the 12 months start from the day they do the sim. This is because they can do day 1 upto 2 years before they leave the forces and without a license.

regards
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Old 3rd Sep 2008, 23:52
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Have any black pilot applicants been seen at the assessment?
Any Indian's? Asian's?
Last time I was there, I only saw young white males entering the building!
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Old 3rd Sep 2008, 23:55
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So did they give you an feedback on your rejection ABM?
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 07:27
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ABM

I know from a Black guy who did AND PASSED his assesment on day 1

Lots of whites failed !

But do we really want to go in this kind of discussion ? I flew with this great fellaw in another airline and from my point of view as well as our colleagues it is a great pilot and he did not suffer any discrimination during his carreer.

cheers
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 08:24
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********** Newsflash ************
* possibly, maybe seen on newsbiscuit *
* or the Sun? or just made up :-) *
******************************
Entire BA fleet grounded for retro fitting of 'Cool Jive', wheel chair accessible, brail encoded cockpits after the company was discovered to scandalously under represent disabled people in the flight deck area. 'Blind and people with muscular wasting diseases should have the same opportunity as normal able bodied pilots' a representative was overheard to say. 'It has made base training a little exciting though and a portion of our profits, if any, will be taken to repair those base training aircraft but we are certain it won't happen with the passengers on board'.

Come one ABM, we have been through this rubbish on this thread before. Your the only one peddling the racism card, no one else is in the slightest bit bothered and your concerns have been answered previously.

Perhaps you should spend less time watching those going into 'Braincrank' and spend a bit more time studying so you can spout your rubbish from within?

No? Thank god for that :-)
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 10:06
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Come on guys, ABM is obviously a troll.

Biting just makes you look silly.
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 11:36
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Not really, it's quite good fun trying to illicit his next ill thought out dig!
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 15:03
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I know i may have posted this a few times now but i'm getting a little nervy now as it's getting close to my check date.

I want to do some prep before my sim assessment so if anyone is interested in joining me plz PM me for details.
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 18:24
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I heard of one black male pilot not getting through, purely on the grounds of not wanting to reduce the size of his massive afro!

Although he could have balanced his hat on top, there would have been issue's such as ... entering the flightdeck, getting his headset on, and of course the covering-up of the majority of the overhead pannel



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Old 5th Sep 2008, 14:39
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Keep it under your hat - ABM is a honkey.

If they brail the cockpits, I'll unhang my headset and apply for a job!
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Old 10th Sep 2008, 14:00
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Hi Guys

I don't really have a lot to say but I just thought this thread had gone a bit stagnant!!

Anyone got any news of BA's current thinking with regard to recruitment - or lack of it?!

I am in the hold pool with the clock ticking and cannot imagine what a
s*!t it would be if it "expired!"

Cheers
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Old 10th Sep 2008, 14:47
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What about rumours of "extending" hold-pool?

(and I do not want to know what your friend's colleague's budgie may have heard about it!!)


Just Joking. Cheers!!
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Old 10th Sep 2008, 14:53
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I had heard that they may start to pluck from the holding pool in the next 6 months or so.
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Old 10th Sep 2008, 15:26
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Out of interest - any newly recruited DEP's starting on the 777 in the next few months???
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Old 10th Sep 2008, 16:05
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one-post-only - you are a liar!! (sorry a crap joke I know)

You have interesting news - is it substantiated?
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Old 10th Sep 2008, 17:45
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I hope he isn't
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Old 10th Sep 2008, 19:16
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Mr R - probably need a bit of revision though!

PTang - no Im not on the course but being juniorish on the fleet (with Mr Ripley!) was just hoping for a bit of new blood to help us up the list a little.

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