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Old 12th Oct 2016, 07:43
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EASA license

If you have an EASA FCL from another European Union country, what is the procedure to convert it to a UK license? I didn't find good information on this. Any advice is appreciated :-). However, I cannot believe that they require a UK license before you did the interview.
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 18:43
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The Airbus routes have changed significantly over the last 18 months. Occasional high houred trips which require a 3 man crew, otherwise all short 2 man trips. Normal full time rosters are now 4 to 5 trips per month, very occasionally 6 depending where you are on your hours target (minimum 2 days off between trips). This will reduce when the A350 comes in 2019 with longer houred trips. More hours = less trips in total throughout the year - so with a mixture of long Caribbeans (4 to 6 days away) and Long flights (20 hrs + 4 days trip) the rosters would probably reduce to 3 to 4 trips per month.

Our Pilot Schedule Agreement saves us from unpleasant rostering, however, the Airbus life is harder at the moment but will hopefully improve when the A350 arrives.
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Old 14th Oct 2016, 08:57
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Where the company needs me not where I want to be!
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Anyone else been called yet? They have not rung me yet so I assume they are off sick or the phones are not working.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 15:05
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Anything?

Very quite here to say how popular Virgin is!
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 17:13
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Do you perhaps mean quiet?
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 17:37
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AFAIK they have been interviewing A330 rated people this week and maybe next week
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 10:39
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Champagne anyone...?
 
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What s/he said.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 10:52
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What about 747 rated?
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 21:17
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Join Date: Mar 2010
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All seems very very quiet at the moment.
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Old 24th Oct 2016, 11:59
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PFO email today. A320 rated 3500+ hrs and UK ATPL
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Old 24th Oct 2016, 12:28
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Still awaiting PFO..... UK ATPL

6000 hours total time
1100 hours B777
4300 hours B737
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Old 24th Oct 2016, 19:08
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can i still apply? can't see any job offer on their website
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Old 24th Oct 2016, 19:28
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Artlite, afraid the application closed a while ago.
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Old 24th Oct 2016, 21:46
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PFO...6500hrs + 1500hrs command all A320.
Any A320 rated peeps invited?
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Old 24th Oct 2016, 22:27
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PFO e-mail today too. A320 rated 4000+ hrs and UK ATPL.
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Old 25th Oct 2016, 07:27
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PFO yesterday for me too, 6000+ hrs 320

Disappointed to not even make it to interview but that's life I guess! There's always next time...
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Old 25th Oct 2016, 09:31
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Looks like they've targeted A330 guys first, and maybe they have found enough before moving onto A320 people.
I imagine they will do with same with Boeing guys-747 first, then NTR if they can't get enough candidates.
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Old 25th Oct 2016, 11:24
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GA F15 - does certainly look that way, or at least that's what I'm telling myself for the sake of preserving my ego!

Until, of course, someone with only 320 experience rolls up saying they have been invited to interview, thus blowing the aforementioned theory out of the water... then it'll be straight back to crying
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Old 25th Oct 2016, 11:34
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Been invited for an interview.

Sorry to hear other guys haven't.

320/321 3,300 hrs.

Sorry Rusty.
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Old 25th Oct 2016, 12:41
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I applied last November, and got an email back in Demember saying that they are only looking for 787 rated people now (then) and that they'd hold onto my application for 12 months. Last month I got an email asking me to update my hours and to resubmit my updated application. I presume I'd have got a PFO last year had my application not been at least of some interest.

I don't remember any specific questions to answer on the original application other than personal details and to upload a CV; possibly a covering letter too. Find it strange if a cover letter wasn't required how they decide who gets an interview and who gets a PFO.

6500 hours (2800 PIC) 737- no reply yet.
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