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easyJet pilots, your management are taking the piss now

Old 9th Mar 2010, 14:46
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beachbud you have since edited and removed your second sentence from your original post. I'm paraphrasing from memory so apologies for any errors:

"or any other airlines acting as a flight school".

All airlines train pilots. Some take 250TT fATPLers, some ask for a TR attained elsewhere first, some (such as Virgin) ask for 2,500TT. All airlines train pilots in some form. However, only a few ask pilots to contribute financially towards already revenue generating flights and hopefully it can be combated effectively.

Your post led me to believe that you were passing on information to someone/something that could bring this to light to a larger audience. I merely advised you to be aware that this argument should be presented rationally. It is clear we have to distinguish between this scheme and how airlines have traditionally operated with respect to pilot training. You have to be able to cover your bases and the comment you made (even though the sentiment was correct) would leave what you are trying to achieve open to criticism.

As for the rest of your comments in the above post I agree wholeheartedly.

I don't know what your outlet is however we all need to be aware that the media tend to soup up a story as it tends to sell more copy.
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Old 9th Mar 2010, 15:36
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Thanks for your comments. Removed that post as you rightly pointed out it could be misleading. Dont worry, we will be stating nothing more than facts and it will be quite clear as to our intent. Best.
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Old 9th Mar 2010, 16:45
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Training within an airline is a cost, with a bond, maybe, but a cost.

But these programs are not a cost. They are a bussiness, where those who buy "the product" are the pilots.

It is simply perverse, and I am convinced that it is not legal, though it seems to be.
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Old 9th Mar 2010, 18:09
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Well put Agaricus/MB2002

While executives have targets assigned by shareholders resulting in juicy bonuses, the unending search for efficiencies and the eroding of T&C's to align us with bus drivers will not cease.

Does the EUR 13,000 TR include a base check?
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Old 11th Mar 2010, 10:43
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No it doesn't.

I saw that advertisement in AMS a few months ago.

Times are not good for TRTOs, right now, because fewer and fewer people are taking the risk of self sponsoring their TRs (of which I am glad). That's why we have "sales" now. But the base training is the problem. Along with the problem of keeping currency in type without actually flying the airplane.

They say that JAR FCL, right now, permits renewing type rating without the 10 sector in 12 months requierement. All you have to do is the sim. So you can be a 737 or 320 rated pilot for 30 years if you do 4 hours sim each year. Amazing, isn't it?

So maybe they will eliminate the requirement for a base training in the real airplane, too. In order to help the TRTOs in these times of crisis. They are suffering so much...
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