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Old 15th Oct 2013, 15:38
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What's the policy at VS - if you leave are you "dead to them" or will they welcome people back with open arms?
I don't think I'd be welcomed back! Not that I'd want to.
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Old 15th Oct 2013, 16:32
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How many B747 rated FOs are they recruiting this time round. 5? 10?

When will any 787 recruitment start?
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Old 16th Oct 2013, 07:33
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Just to mix things up a little. I left Emirates to come home to the uk and was in the pool for virgin. I'd take a long wait for command anytime over continuing to work for Emirates in the desert. Things are not all there cracked up to be out there, with company and location.
 
Old 17th Oct 2013, 12:44
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Is the VA recruitment page down?
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Old 17th Oct 2013, 14:08
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Yeah - message on the top is that they've announced Cabin Crew ops, so demand is a bit high.....
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Old 18th Nov 2013, 00:35
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Airbus rated or Military "heavy jet" experience? Take a look here then:

https://careers.virgin-atlantic.com/...xhjnfwgajaqveu

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Old 18th Nov 2013, 08:53
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It's nice to see the heavy mil guys getting opportunities outside of the mob.
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Old 18th Nov 2013, 09:02
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Good for them

*To meet with our requirements you must have flown heavy jet transport aircraft until at least January 2013 (to be eligible for our 747-400 Type Rated courses) and be available from June 2014.
But what about us Boeing pilots

I know a lot of 777 pilots who are waiting, myself included
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Old 18th Nov 2013, 12:11
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Good for them

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*To meet with our requirements you must have flown heavy jet transport aircraft until at least January 2013 (to be eligible for our 747-400 Type Rated courses) and be available from June 2014.
But what about us Boeing pilots

I know a lot of 777 pilots who are waiting, myself included
Did you not know that ex-Mil guys with no airline experience or Boeing time are more suitable candidates!
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Old 18th Nov 2013, 14:13
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Did not know VS operated L-1011s or C-17s...
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Old 18th Nov 2013, 14:26
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Virgin want the right candidate, not . The simple truth is that ex-Mil has proved very successful so the lack of airliine/type experience isn't a problem. If you can get the right candidates with appropriate type ratings then great.

It's a face fit organisation.
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Old 18th Nov 2013, 18:44
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To be fair VS did a load of non tr recruitment last year and indeed have for the last few years. As employers go, i think they do mix up who they recruit quite a bit. Just because it isn't your turn this time round doesn't mean it won't be soon.
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 10:26
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To be fair VS did a load of non tr recruitment last year and indeed have for the last few years. As employers go, i think they do mix up who they recruit quite a bit. Just because it isn't your turn this time round doesn't mean it won't be soon.
Fair point, well made
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 15:01
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face fit

eye off the ball is spot on and you can't blame an organisation continuing with a tried and successful selection procedure. That said, I have seen one or two oddballs actually make the cut! Still, I could say the same about the BA process.
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 18:45
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Sorry for the slight thread drift....

Does anyone have a current list of which routes/destinations that the Airbus operates, or able to point me in the right direction via the Google minefield of misinformation.

Thanks in advance
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 21:01
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Not too scientific, but here's a website: v-flyer

Airline Route shows some information but not a complete list, eg in schedule amendments:
  • VS026 JFK0830 1940LHR 333 D
  • VS004 JFK1830 0650+1LHR 346 D
  • VS046 JFK1930 0800+1LHR 744 D
  • VS010 JFK2130 0925+1LHR 744 D
  • VS003 LHR0905 1150JFK 346 D
  • VS045 LHR1400 1640JFK 744 D
  • VS009 LHR1615 1905JFK 744 D
  • VS025 LHR2005 2300JFK 333 D
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 10:50
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The 340 does Far East (narita, shanghai, hong kong/sydney rotation) and the west coast US (shared with the boeing - LA, Vegas, San fran). It also does various New york rotations and also cape town, Joburg, lagos. the 330 changes seasonly. Mainly Caribbean, indias and Dubai in the winter with some New yorks and more east coast US and Chicago in the summer. I think thats fairly accurate.

If you download the virgin app then you can see which flights are flown by which aircraft.
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 11:22
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Thanks guys
But.....
2 sensible helpful answers without put downs or sarcasm on PPRuNe????
What on earth has happened?
;-)

Thanks again
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 11:30
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No longer accepting Airbus rated applications according to website.
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 11:32
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Yep, was only open for 3 days...
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