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Old 1st Jul 2011, 08:33
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Tut tut silly old Wizz - recruiting guys with experience rather than locals - what ARE they thinking of?! How short sighted of them to want people who know what they are doing flying their aircraft rather than someone who lives down the road and has just finished their type rating!

With that sort of attitude, I'm relieved it's a foreigner (read "experienced") involved in the recruiting and not you my friend.

With time, things will equal out. The experience level will become such that they will be able to recruit local guys. That is the lot of the expat contract pilot and is something most of them accept as a reality of their working lives.

I am employed by a major UK airline that counts pilots from around the world in it's ranks - they were recruited for their experience and ability, not their nationality.

This is about safety, not providing jobs for locals.
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Old 1st Jul 2011, 19:11
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I just registered to add a few thoughts to this thread.

I agree 100% with FLEXPWR and disagree with Daniel777 whom I guess is Hungarian. He still thinks a Hungarian airline operating multiple bases OUTSIDE Hungary must employ, or has the obligation to employ, a certain amount of Hungarians. "In my opinion an airline should take responsibility for giving work to the pilots of its country in the first step."

Rubbish and nonsense! How many times have I heard "look at the flag on the tail" from Hungarian pilots who seem to forget that they are not in Hungary and Wizz is not Malev. Easyjet and Ryanair hire different nationalities but only in Wizz Air do Eastern Europeans still believe that they should have a priority over Western Europeans. Again nonsense. If BA doesn't hire Eastern Europeans is maybe because the majority (not all of them) have no idea how to speak/write in English.

Even if I don't enjoy it, I understand why Wizz wishes to have local pilots and not commuters. It just makes sense. Most Eastern Europeans are glad to accept 4000 euros as a captain based at home. In the end, if you are from Bucharest based in BBU and speak the language, I believe that Wizz Air is not a bad airline and hopefully they do not reduce the standards any lower then they already did for safety reasons but the day will come when Wizz management will also realize that they can also take advantage of local pilots.

As was said before come to Wizz Air get your hours as F/O or even better get your upgrade, do 1,000 hours and leave. That is what Wizz is for.
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Old 1st Jul 2011, 21:06
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I wonder how many foreign guys does British Airways or other UK carriers hire at the moment...probably hardly any
Are you kidding? BA are willing like no other to take other nationalities.
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Old 4th Jul 2011, 21:06
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I agree 100% with FLEXPWR and disagree with Daniel777 whom I guess is Hungarian. He still thinks a Hungarian airline operating multiple bases OUTSIDE Hungary must employ, or has the obligation to employ, a certain amount of Hungarians. "In my opinion an airline should take responsibility for giving work to the pilots of its country in the first step."

Rubbish and nonsense! How many times have I heard "look at the flag on the tail" from Hungarian pilots who seem to forget that they are not in Hungary and Wizz is not Malev. Easyjet and Ryanair hire different nationalities but only in Wizz Air do Eastern Europeans still believe that they should have a priority over Western Europeans. Again nonsense. If BA doesn't hire Eastern Europeans is maybe because the majority (not all of them) have no idea how to speak/write in English.
No problem, you are free to write down your point of view.
I was mainly aiming at foreing pilots flying from the Budapest base.

I don't think it is about the language. An exeptional high standard of English is not needed to fly an Airbus from A to B, I think.

Obviously you are working for Wizzair because in the current climate you didn't find a better job offer to fly for your national carrier or some other major airline. I'm sure as the economy picks up, many of the experienced flight deck crew will leave...at least that's what the situation looks like at the moment. Already many are trying to step out.
 
Old 8th Aug 2011, 16:31
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Hi to understand could you please tell me how many days off per month ?
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 21:55
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A minimum total flight time(1) of 500 hours of which:
250 hours(3) Airbus FBW

Notes

1. Synthetic (simulator) shall not be counted towards flight experience.
2. Airbus Fly-By-Wire (FBW) includes A318-A319-A320-A321, A330, A340, A380.
3. Applicants holding an Airbus FBW rating, but not meeting the hours requirements, are advised to apply for the Cadet Pilot A320 position.
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 23:09
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Dear all,

I am thinking about applying for a DEC (non-rated) position. On the Wizz Air page I found links that led directly to TRTOs and did not contain as much information as the link provided DownThreeGreens. Is there any difference? Also, what are the chances of being based in Budapest? Latest I heard was that all new hires went to places far more to the east? Has anyone applied via CAVOK recently and received a response yet?

Thanks for your input.
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 09:34
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Hi guys. I've read they require 1500h TT minimum but has there been any occurrences where pilots have been invited with somewhat less, let's say a thousand or so?

Thanks in advance and all the best!
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Old 22nd Aug 2011, 05:35
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And the questions go on and on...
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Old 22nd Aug 2011, 06:54
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Cpt_Schmerzfrei,

No chances for Budapest base, period. I would go for CAVOK as it is the only TRTO that is run by Wizz Air pilots with Wizz Air SOPs.

Good luck
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Old 22nd Aug 2011, 09:55
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Thanks for the advise. It is appreciated.
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Old 22nd Aug 2011, 12:48
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Captain Schmerzfrei

I would not say that you will NEVER get a base in BUD. There is a waiting list, which is strictly adhered to.

No matter how much a few vocal locals will piss and moan, when your name gets to the top of the list, you will be offered BUD.

However, there is a loooooooooooooooooooooooooong waiting list. I wouldn't bet on being based there inside the next 5 years, unless the base doubles from it's current size.

Most likely bases to be offered to new hires: KTW, CLJ, BBU, TGM or at least historically this was the case.
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Old 22nd Aug 2011, 19:30
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Thanks a lot. Any top tips for the online aviation knowledge test?
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 15:19
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Hi everybody,
I just received a conformation of my application for FO position /6500 total,2000 on type/.

This is from their e-mail to me:

"Thank you for applying for the position of First Officer Airbus A320 (Type Rated).

We have now had the opportunity to discuss your application, and are pleased to advise you that you have met our initial application criteria.

We would like to ask you to complete our online quiz. The multiple-choice quiz is designed to assess your aviation general knowledge, ability to reason, and a few Wizz Air specific facts.

General Information:

* The quiz contains 40 multiple-choice questions and shall be completed within 40 minutes.
* The quiz shall be finished in one session; it is not possible to save and finish later.
* Five questions will be displayed per page, and you will be able to go back and review your answers. All questions must be answered.
* Work quickly and accurately; there is no negative marking, but avoid guessing
* The pass mark is 75%

May we suggest that you take some time to review Aviation General Knowledge (ATPL theory level) and Wizz Air Facts before attempting the quiz"


any help with aviation general knowledge, ability to reason, and a few Wizz Air specific facts......?

Thanks in advance....I will keep y'all posted
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 08:25
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maybe spend a couple of weeks to revise the ATP, and air law.
or give these questions to a specialist against $.I think 100-200$ would be perfect to answer 45 questions only.

and dig around for info about wizzair.
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 11:26
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I took wizz air online test a couple of days ago, but once you're done you don't get any feedback. I haven't received any news about them since then. Does anybody know how long it takes?, I mean since you finish your test until you get any feedback, positive or negative.

Cheers
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 11:38
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@CHECHE,

I guess you will be bombarded with questions about the questions you were asked, so I will restrict myself to ask you whether you agree with usualguy's assessment that one should plan to prepare for several weeks.

I keep my fingers crossed for you.

Regards,

Cpt.
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 17:42
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Hi All

In order to pass the online test, you only need a couple of colleagues beside you and your computer to answer the quiz. Or much better, gather several TRI & TRE .
It seems to me that the stage about the online test it is ridiculous.

But, you have to make it
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Old 27th Aug 2011, 13:40
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Wizz online test

Is anybody able to post here in forum or email me answers or feedback about wizz onlie quiz. Thanks to all

feedbacks or answers to: verticalstepclimb at gmail com
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Old 28th Aug 2011, 12:41
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Hi,

I have not written that I took the online test.

What I said is the fact to take a stage at home with some colleagues. You are not going to be honest during your online test.

The quiz must be done over there at wizz air, not at home.

The way of thinking in Wizz is ridiculous.
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