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Norwegian B737 Pilot selection (Updated)

Old 16th Feb 2014, 20:01
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Hi guys, is there anyone on the inside knowing if they hire non-RYR first officers at the moment? I fulfil the requirements and I'm looking for some fresh air

Are they still grouping the off-days so that I can goto my home country in northern europe for a visit from time to time? Can you jumpseat on an ID-ticket in case of a full airplane?
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Old 17th Feb 2014, 17:50
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As far as I know there have been non ex FR FO's hired in recent times, even if they are in the minority.

Days off are 12/mth variable, but most contract bases seem to get 3x4 or a 3/4& 5, single days off are rare, although LGW was at one time receiving 3 off with an early start/late finish on the working days, but that seems to have been solved.

Travelling to & from home/work is done on a S2 (Duty SBY) ticket which you request via sms/computer. This takes precedence over leisure travel tickets, even if you are the most junior & the "holidaymaker" the most senior. Jump seats are at Capts discretion, I have never been refused, the only problem is the rules in UK airspace should you end up LGW based.
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Old 17th Feb 2014, 18:29
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Sounds like an excellent roster! can you take like 2-3 days of annual leave with one month of notice if something unforeseen happens? or are they picky on granting the leave?
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Old 17th Feb 2014, 19:00
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Leave system (in my experience) leaves a lot to be desired, 2-3 days extra off is very very unlikely, they like it in blocks of 1 week or more.

Others seem to have had more luck with the system, but it could be a lot better.

Request days off, so far has also been "problematical".
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Old 18th Feb 2014, 18:16
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HEL base... Probably quite good. Last year, 8 out of 12 of my course got HEL. Most of us have since moved base. Quite popular with Scandies... Easy commute for the Swedes.

It's a nice base, and great airport/ATC/ground handling, in my opinion.

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Old 18th Feb 2014, 18:33
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Hi guys, sorry if already answered. Just quickly, before committing to joining do you know the base? and say you have the base you want hence you join, do they tend to change that over time or are you relatively safe?

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Old 18th Feb 2014, 20:26
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In it to win it

You will not normally know the base before joining and that due to the lead time on the program and recruitment, but you can normally work it out!!!
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Old 19th Feb 2014, 19:45
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Recently, the company took the time to explain how they work out base requirements and how they manage the transfer requests etc. A very impressive piece of work and transparent communication, in my opinion.

I do believe that (subject to operational requirements) they try to place pilots in their base of choice. Within a year of joining, the majority of my conversion course are now in, or will shortly be in their base of choice. The biggest issue at the moment, is the lack of core positions, and therefore Scandi bases for the Scandi guys & girls. It is my hope that, with permanent employment this year, there might be some way of accommodating more Scandi pilots into the 'core' bases.

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Old 20th Feb 2014, 20:27
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Sorry guys, a bit off topic. What's the best way from OSL airport to Fornebu trainingcenter?
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Old 20th Feb 2014, 20:52
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Flytoget train to Lysaker station. Then a bus ride that stops right outside on No 31 or a 20 minute walk. Norwegian head office is right across the road from SAS and the Radisson Blue is just a 3 minute walk. The Telenor arena will be clearly visible from both head offices.
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Old 21st Feb 2014, 00:39
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Or if you are a skinflint take the local train from OSL to Lysaker & save a few bucks (Flytoget is NOT cheap ) if you have a little extra time available.
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Old 21st Feb 2014, 13:26
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We were picked up from the airport by norwegian and driven to our hotel in Fornebu
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thanks guys
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Old 21st Feb 2014, 15:59
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You are only picked up if you are attending an OCC and therefore have already been accepted. If you are attending an interview you find your own way.

That's how I understand it.
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Old 21st Feb 2014, 21:43
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I wasn't picked up for my OCC . . . . grumble , mutter, gnashing of teeth ( & having joined after a protracted period out to grass, that's why I suggested the "cheap option" ) maybe enough bods screwed up the navigating part to elicit the instigation of a "conscripts" bus
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Old 22nd Feb 2014, 07:13
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I was picked up monday and driven to the airport friday for the duration of the OCC. Hired permanently after a year and now based in my fav Scandi base
I am X-Evil Empire and what a difference in T and C, atmosphere..

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Old 6th Mar 2014, 14:28
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Hi all, how long after applying have all been waiting lately? I applied about a month ago
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 14:57
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I think they are just re-reviewing the numbers at the moment temporarily, as well as a bit of a shuffle around within the recruitment dept.

I applied over a year ago and still waiting
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 23:08
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Heard from just selected F/o that selections will decrease in the coming months
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Old 7th Mar 2014, 08:03
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Looking at the aircraft on order, we still need to recruit a lot more Pilots. In my experience, NAS have recruited a larger ratio of Captains than FO's, in the short term, as we can fly in both seats, which gives them more flexibility. We've also recruited a lot of experienced FO's, some of which are already upgrading within a year of joining, so, there will still be a significant requirement for FO's in the future. It's just a question of time and training department capacity.

May be an obvious point, but a personal recommendation from someone from within NAS, helps a lot!

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