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Old 28th Sep 2016, 11:22
  #1001 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: England
Age: 35
Posts: 363
Does anyone know what the automation policy is at Virgin? At my current airline I like to do lots of manual flying but I know that in airlines such as BA it's discouraged and you can't take the A/THR out on their A320 fleet for example...
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Old 28th Sep 2016, 12:38
  #1002 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: UK
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No problem. Take it all out and fly as much as you like, I personally always take out the A/THR with the A/P and a significant proportion of other guys do as well.

Can't speak for the Boeing fleets but it's certainly not an issue on the bus - as long as you're not over loading the PnF of course.
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Old 28th Sep 2016, 12:40
  #1003 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: EU
Age: 29
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The recruitment page states: "You must hold a current UK Class one Medical and a full EASA ATPL licence (UK issue) at date of application".

My licences at the moment are not uk issued, but I could transfer them easily, would this be a problem when sending in my application?

Seems like a great place to work!
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Old 30th Sep 2016, 19:04
  #1004 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North West
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I know it's been asked before but I can't find a good answer, just wondering if anyone has a sample a330 roster you can post or pm to me? Many thanks
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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 07:05
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Bobermo at the date of application means at the date of application. In other words you are ******
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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 08:11
  #1006 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: London
Posts: 23
To be honest I can't think why it would be a problem if its at the application stage or not. If you are lucky enough to be called for an interview make sure you turn up with what they have asked for.

I should imagine its TRTO approval is CAA only hence why they want you to have a UK license.
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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 09:20
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Spain
Age: 43
Posts: 9

Does anyone know how many A320 type rated pilots they are looking for?

I submitted my cv but I guess there will be hundreds if not thousands of applications.

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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 22:33
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Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: EGDL
Age: 49
Posts: 1,407
Surely it doesn't matter? If you never apply for anything because lots of other people are applying too then you'll never get anywhere. If your CV ticks all the boxes and your cover letter makes you stand out then you're in with a chance of an interview. If they don't then you ain't. Simple.
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Old 3rd Oct 2016, 19:47
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Where the company needs me not where I want to be!
Posts: 397

Anyone heard anything yet? Follow up? Interview? PFO?
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Old 3rd Oct 2016, 22:01
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Join Date: Jun 2011
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Nothing.. Any info on what the aptitude test involves? If there is one...
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Old 4th Oct 2016, 08:02
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Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: United Kingdom
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Considering recruitment does not close until this Friday, I think the earliest anyone will hear, will be the beginning of next week....!

Anybody have any advice, who went through the last round of recruitment?
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Old 5th Oct 2016, 09:58
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Dubai, UAE
Posts: 42
I've had a look though the threads and it's mainly about 787 and 330.

I assume 747 is only LHR and LGW? What sort of trips and destinations are on it? Is the fleet planned to reduce and how would this affect promotion, change to another type etc etc?
Thanks in advance
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Old 5th Oct 2016, 11:19
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: The EU
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747 is only at Gatwick (+ flights from MAN/BFS/GLA). Does Orlando, Vegas, Cancun, Montego Bay, Havana, Varadero and the odd Barbados in Winter.
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 10:51
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Paris
Age: 43
Posts: 34
Any news anyone?
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 14:51
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Likelihood of A380's arriving? Hell will have frozen over, thawed and then frozen over again before there is the merest hint of that happening. By which time Airbus will have stopped production and the Earth will have been consumed by the Sun.
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 16:26
  #1016 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Uk
Posts: 11
Fryva most things are based on seniority (S) and some are First to ask (F)

- Fleet change (S) - I would expect to do 3 years on any type I joined on but maybe less.
- Base change (dunno F I think)
- Part Time (F) - bit of a queue at the moment I think and must do 2 years before eligible
- Positioning - not much these days
- Perks - staff travel awesome, loss licence, private med dental, uniforms, pension 15pc
- Days off - Golden Days, region preferences, destination prefs, days off requests and swaps
- Avg days off varies but you get min 2 days off after any trip and 3 days off after any longer trip.
- 380s (we got 350s instead)
- Long term (better placed than ever probably after trimming costs). Remains to be seen how much Norwegian / Wow model threatens our leisure biz but don't see a threat to LHR biz traffic.
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 19:25
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Location: Barcelona
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Heads up for those with non UK issued EASA licences. My invite to interview turned to a PFO in less than 24 hours when their recruitment team asked me to confirm EASA licence state of issue. I said I was willing to convert to UK if successful with the application but they insist on UK EASA licence at interview stage. Seems a bit extreme but their train set I guess.

4000hrs TT...330 rated.
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 20:04
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Good luck to all that applied, it's a great place to work
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 20:58
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Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: LHS 737-800
Posts: 53
Seems strange that they insist on a UK licence at interview stage. I know loads of folk that joined BA and Thomson lately with non UK licences and just completed the paper work exercise prior to starting with zero issues.
I also know quite a few Norwegian guys joined on the 787 last year on Irish licences and converted prior to starting. I would assume they will be cutting down the pile to just EZY, JET2, Monarch,Titan,DHL,West Atlantic? With all due respect I can't see many applicants high enough up the seniority lists at BA Thomson or TCX applying so the pool of eligible candidates with Boeing or Bus time is relatively small? Thoughts?

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Old 11th Oct 2016, 21:29
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Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 45
The trouble with getting your licence converted by the time you start, is will you really have it before you start your training?
Getting your license converted depends on how quick your current CAA is at sending over your medical and license documents, then it depends on how long the wait is to get that paper work processed and a licensed issued by your new CAA.
I had a colleague who was offered a job, started the conversion process the next day, 3 months later no license, issues with his paperwork. Luckily the airline was understanding, and kept him on the ground 5 weeks later the licence came through.
4 months and 1 week it took them to get their new licence issued, they missed their company induction and type rating course, not good for the training department.

Secondly it could be used as a criteria to narrow down the applicants.

Good luck to all involved.
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