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Old 20th Jun 2019, 00:14
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Originally Posted by Meester proach View Post
Depends which airline as to ď life down route ď. There are plenty that arenít party central like virgin. Personally I donít do longhaul for the life downroute, that would be a bit sad as 90% of people are colleagues not friends ( found that out the hard way ) but increasing my lifestyle at home.
miserable git!
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 07:54
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Some chaps/chapesses are colleagues. But some become friends. Ive already paired up on a few extra trips with guys/girls ive had a cracking time operating/socializing with. Its each to your own I suppose, but if 60% of your time is away with colleagues, I want to make that experience for others and myself as enjoyable and memorable as possible. I suppose I see that as part of my "job".

And I don't work for VS!
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 09:02
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Originally Posted by Meester proach View Post
Depends which airline as to “ life down route “. There are plenty that aren’t party central like virgin. Personally I don’t do longhaul for the life downroute, that would be a bit sad as 90% of people are colleagues not friends ( found that out the hard way ) but increasing my lifestyle at home.
I can assure you it’s not all “party central” in Virgin!
A friend of mine, he is with VS on the Airbus, sometimes does 5 Atlantic crossings, mostly night-stops a month. Occasionally with a Sim detail thrown in. ( if he’s lucky gets a Lagos, but hasn’t been to the Caribbean for a year or so)
Lots of last minute roster changes, some after check in at LHr., with subsequent family disruption.
He certainly is not party central, continually knackered!!

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Old 20th Jun 2019, 10:09
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Originally Posted by srjumbo747 View Post

miserable git!
aye, sorry !

Iím glad these days there isnít the continual pressure there used to be on colleagues 15 years ago to ď go out ď all the time.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 10:34
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Originally Posted by Meester proach View Post

aye, sorry !

Iím glad these days there isnít the continual pressure there used to be on colleagues 15 years ago to ď go out ď all the time.
Glad you took the comment with the humour that it was meant to portray. I posted that after a night out with colleagues on a trip but forgot to put a smiley face at the end! 😉
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 14:53
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Any idea when they plan to start recruitment next year?

Thanks!
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 07:18
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Should be soon
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 22:19
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Originally Posted by A320baby View Post
Should be soon
Perhaps there will be a slow down in recruitment? Is there a problem with the VS A350? A 340 pilots have been told they will remain on type for longer than envisaged and the retirement of the type further delayed. Delayed A350 delivery? Although BA now seem to be getting their A350 in service a month sooner.
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Old 24th Jul 2019, 11:27
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Anyone know if they'll be recruiting Boeing rated people? Thanks.
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Old 24th Jul 2019, 18:26
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Cessna Pete, Im afraid to report 340 pilots haven’t been told that.

all the best. C
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Old 24th Jul 2019, 20:59
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Originally Posted by CABUS View Post
Cessna Pete, Im afraid to report 340 pilots havenít been told that.

all the best. C
Having dinner with one whoís Manager told him just that!
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Old 25th Jul 2019, 09:14
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Originally Posted by cessnapete View Post


Having dinner with one whoís Manager told him just that!

thats rubbish
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Old 25th Jul 2019, 19:44
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At a guess your talking about
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/0...medium=ios_app

wouldnít say itís much of a delay, there is already a fix
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Old 28th Jul 2019, 17:17
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No, I’d been told it was a VS cabin configuration problem, possibly requiring rear ballast to be carried on early deliveries.

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Old 29th Jul 2019, 11:24
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Ballast is carried on empty A330 and A350 flights (eg delivery flights and positioners) due to limited CG range with no punters or suitcases on board.
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 14:04
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Long shot, but anyone recruited by VS as a 737 pilot and retrained on the 787?

2100 hours on type.

Thanks.
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 15:37
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Yes, quite a few recently but you're going to need a few more hours.
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 17:45
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Originally Posted by SilverFearn View Post
Yes, quite a few recently but you're going to need a few more hours.
What is the experience of the most junior/least experienced guy on the 78 fleet then?
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 17:54
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Originally Posted by captain.weird View Post
What is the experience of the most junior/least experienced guy on the 78 fleet then?
Good question - thanks. Interested person here is 23 years old, flying 737s for nearly 4 years in LoCo and as said before, 2100 hours to date although it sounds as though current hours are going to be an issue. Now keen to expand experience on Boeing to long haul and 787.
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 19:33
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Originally Posted by captain.weird View Post
What is the experience of the most junior/least experienced guy on the 78 fleet then?
Think heís alluding to the fact that the minimum requirements on the advertisement is 2500. There are people that get in with the minimum requirement and plenty that have a lot more. They/we get enough applicants that youíd have to be very lucky to get in with less than the advertised minimums
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