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BALPA Direct Entry Pilot Conference

Old 1st Oct 2012, 11:44
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How does one enter indirectly?
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Old 1st Oct 2012, 13:43
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How does one enter indirectly?
I wouldn't worry about that, BALPA will do the entering, which shall be mostly from the rear.
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Old 2nd Oct 2012, 21:53
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Was anyone else as disappointed with the "definitive pilot recruitment event" as I was?
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 13:22
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Glad I didnt pay, was good for the free food (except the chicken) good oppetunity for networking though and off load some CVs
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 14:02
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You did pay...you pay through the nose every month and get nothing for it!

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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 16:56
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Oh contraire, Camel old chap. As you can see PARC have been recruiting Dash8 captains for nipples for several hundred years.

I am sure they would bite your arm off....
Old 3rd Oct 2012, 17:00
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I don't see how 'networking' helps with agencies....

Do you have a starship rating ? tick
Do you have 500 hrs PIC on starship ? tick

All the networking they need.

Or in my case " yes korean will take you with 2000hrs P1". 400 forms /4 months later....."oh sorry Korean need 3000 hrs..."

Personally I conclude forget Japan/China/Korea, it's a waste of ....... time even applying.
Old 3rd Oct 2012, 17:55
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How many BRITISH airlines turned out for BALPA's big day?
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 22:33
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A big fat NONE........ahhh but it's ok, because we invited LOADS
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Old 4th Oct 2012, 12:34
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The real point is that BALPA clearly don't have the connections and goodwill within BRITISH airlines to have any positive influence.

What on earth do they do with the 5.5 million they collect and spend every year?

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Old 4th Oct 2012, 15:00
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I was on the verge of paying to attend this event but a last minute engagement came up, I'm thanking my lucky stars it did! A friend of mine who attended confirmed what is being said above - a total waste of time and money which BALPA should be ashamed to have supported. In regard to the Emirates representative, I believe he spent 50% of his presentation talking about himself and his experience didn't he?
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 10:27
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Goldcup, people aren't stupid. They don't need a BALPA showcase to tell them what way the wind is blowing. However I doubt there would be much bitching if they hadn't bothered setting anything up. BALPA have more pressing matters that they should be devoting their efforts towards, instead of advertising a 'quality' careers event which can be construed as nothing more than an attempt appease the poor buggers at bmi baby; they aren't stupid either. From what I am told there was nothing revealed here that they wouldn't have known about already.

If anyone's at fault, it's not the people who turned up to this event expecting something; it's BALPA for putting together a careers event based on nothing more than hope. It irritates me that I paid a subscription to this lot for nearly two years. I joined a union fit for purpose, should've done it much sooner.
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 15:21
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One bit of good news !

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