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Old 14th Jan 2019, 18:15
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The Crew

So after 16 years you get a command and hey ho another 600/month. Just Saying !
Sorry but thatís totally incorrect. You havenít understood the BA way. A PP16 co-pilot becomes a PP16 Capt on promotion. The lower reaches of the Capt pay scale contain almost no members.
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 10:52
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Originally Posted by Busdriver01 View Post


makes sense - I imagine they get enough applications as it is without lowering the requirements! Would you say most have more than the required 2500?
yeah would say so , lots of ex captains etc .... I have around 5000 ex BA 787
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 13:28
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Recruitment is open... Please apply to this great company!
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 13:57
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300 hours shy of the requirement... Feels so bad to be missing out on this.
I hope they reopen for the airbus next year.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 22:47
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Originally Posted by Riskybis View Post

So when a skipper sees a 2 stripper they donít have to panic
Theres a joke here somewhere about a Virgin skipper seeing two strippers.


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Old 5th Feb 2019, 18:46
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Has anyone heard any rumours about how many pilots VS are actually looking to recruit over the next 12-18 months? 🤔 an educated guess will do.
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Old 5th Feb 2019, 19:16
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40 or so apparently.
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 09:36
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Cheers Rex.
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 10:29
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6 months rule

Does anybody know the basis of having to have flown the aircraft within the previous 6 months?
​​​​​​Wouldn't this be a bit irrelevant as the initial VA training would get the applicant current again?
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 11:37
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CAA thing I think. Seems a common rule. They would probably be required to give more sectors to someone who hasnít operated a large aircraft in the last 6 months?
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 11:49
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Originally Posted by DDobinpilot View Post
CAA thing I think. Seems a common rule. They would probably be required to give more sectors to someone who hasnít operated a large aircraft in the last 6 months?

Think they must be short of crews. Friend of mine 4 years seniority has been refused Part Time working, nearly top of request list. Company won't divulge the list, present part timers OK, but no new ones for foreseeable future?
Seems a good way to alienate your workforce.
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 11:57
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Originally Posted by DDobinpilot View Post
CAA thing I think. Seems a common rule. They would probably be required to give more sectors to someone who hasnít operated a large aircraft in the last 6 months?
Yeah. Bit of an odd one.
What's stopping me hopping in the sim of my old Airbus type, doing an OPC? Not sure if this would satisfy their "flying" in the last 6 months rule .
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 11:59
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Will the 40 include any Boeing rated people? Iím interested in the MAN base, any chance of recruitment directly into that base? Thank you for any info.
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 12:03
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Red face

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nearly top of request list..
Surely when they get to the top of the list, they'll get the next part time position??

That's how lists work. . . .
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 16:57
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Originally Posted by Akrapovic View Post
Surely when they get to the top of the list, they'll get the next part time position??

That's how lists work. . . .
He's been told that Part Time is being discontinued so doesn't matter where you are on the list! Not a happy person with present work levels for senior pilots stuck on the A340.
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 17:05
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To be honest the 340 will be a decent fleet when the 350 arrives! I'm flying MFF and average about 3/4 trips per month.
Once the 350 is here people will most probably be single fleeted on the the 340 until it dies out, heard a rumour they will keep a couple to do the charters! So interesting flying!
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 18:21
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What are the opportunities for moving between fleets?
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 18:30
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What are the opportunities for moving between fleets?
not great , but guys tend to stick to what they are on . The best fleet at the moment is the 787 (lifestyle) .
If you like the Caribbean and NY them the Bus is for you
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 21:33
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Originally Posted by DCT_ELSIR View Post
Will the 40 include any Boeing rated people? Iím interested in the MAN base, any chance of recruitment directly into that base? Thank you for any info.
Iíd be interested in the chances of a MAN base too if anyone can help?

Thx
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 21:45
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I applied during the Boeing rated campaign in Oct, havenít heard anything yet. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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