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Old 11th Jan 2011, 19:30
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could you elaborate as to why??
Just a change of scenery after doing your time with them?
Or has there been a change in management/routes/stops down route/ lifestyle etc etc for you to have a change of heart?
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Old 11th Jan 2011, 20:17
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Change of management. Over time, yes.

Change of stops. You bet.

Opportunities. None.

Deterioration of terms. Yes.

Fatigue. Yes.

Fun. No.

You name it, it's happened. It was the least fun job in flying I ever had. I'm glad I left and took their redundancy.

This is, of course, my experience. Others love it. I didn't.

Marmite. The ad was invented for VAA but stolen by Marmite. You either love it or hate it.
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Old 11th Jan 2011, 20:35
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VSflight. Take the bull by the horns go join Stans airline, least he had the balls to leave and take his life into his own hands. Mind you it might involve a pay drop? Maybe VS not that bad then.
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Old 12th Jan 2011, 00:25
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But there is more to life than a few quid and feeling you owe Branson a favour for letting you fly one of his jets.
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Old 12th Jan 2011, 02:23
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I always smile at the comments about VS. It is all relative. In my current airline lifestyle is non-existent, morale is poor, management poor - the list goes on and on.

VS is not for everyone. However, it suits some better than others and to me it is almost heaven compared to the crap I put up with now. You are all welcome to the lo-co scene with stable rosters, home every night etc... But for me that is not my thing, I have been there and done that. I am currently with a piss poor airline and now what VS is offering is good.

For those that criticise it, fair play but realise that it is far better than a lot of 'jobs' out there!

BB
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Old 12th Jan 2011, 07:04
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Mr Angry: Long time, no speak. Hope you're well. No pay cut from VAA FO to current Captain salary. Especially not if you add in the extra jobs I get paid for now

Busbar: good luck, I hope you have a very satisfying career at VAA. For me, it was not the job I thought, but for many it is. As I said it's Marmite. Good luck and enjoy
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Old 12th Jan 2011, 17:34
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Its a shame Pilots can't job swap every now and then then things would be rosy as they would see the grass is not always green, or greener

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Old 16th Jan 2011, 18:15
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Hi Guys,

Are applications still being accepted for B744 rated pilots?
I looked on their website but to no avail.

Cheers.
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Old 16th Jan 2011, 18:21
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Dihaz,

The applications for the B744 vacancies had a closing date of the 29th December 2010 - that was as advertised on the Virgin careers website page during the period when they were looking for people.

May be worth giving them a call though? You never know. Best of luck
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Old 16th Jan 2011, 19:27
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Busbar,

Damn, missed it! I hear without a contact though in VS its quite difficult.
Anyhow, thanks for the info.

Cheers.
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Old 23rd Mar 2011, 22:59
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VS 747 Hold Pool

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!
Fortunately i have an interview upcoming with VS. Just wandering if anyone has information concerning the assessment day in London. What kind of group exercises do we have to expect? Any "compass tests" to expect. Maybe some Airbus mates can shed some light, who were previously tested ,a few months ago... Thank you very much in advance, i would really appreciate some profound information.
Cheers
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Old 24th Mar 2011, 00:09
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Congrats!

That's very nice news for you! May I ask your background?

Good luck to you!
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Old 24th Mar 2011, 09:36
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Congrats Highlevel390. Did you apply during the recent campaign over the last 2 weeks?

Good luck!
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Old 24th Mar 2011, 14:19
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Ditto, and good luck to all !


PS: Ditto on your background - I do not have an assessment.
Thanks!

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Old 24th Mar 2011, 18:58
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Company want 4 months notice.

Boeing rated but on the B737.

I applied the second day it went live.
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Old 24th Mar 2011, 19:52
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Anybody applied over the last 2 weeks and already been called in for assessment? I applied on the first days but heard nothing yet....A330 rated myself.
Thanx!
AB
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Old 25th Mar 2011, 22:44
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B737, 757, 767 and 777 all by age 28 - thats pretty good going!!
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Old 25th Mar 2011, 23:49
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Hi all!
Applied in Dec. 2010, got invited in March. Appr. 7000h total, 3000h on 744. Any help appreciated! Maths test? Tech Quiz? Thx.
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Old 26th Mar 2011, 09:05
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Im sure spamcan would rather be just 73/75/76 rated and still in the UK.

777 rating is useless dear boy!
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Old 26th Mar 2011, 15:24
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virgin

Speaking to a friend earlier today,


He applied 2 weeks ago and got an email yesterday confirming he was in the holding pool

4500hrs A320 330
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