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Old 25th Oct 2015, 15:03
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GS-Alpha - only calls of late have been to A320 rated. No non-rated calls have been made for some time, and recruitment advised that non-rated positions will start to be offered again late October.

Some have been waiting in the pool for 3-4 months for a call. Personally I've been swimming for almost 2 months.
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Old 25th Oct 2015, 18:38
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The last group to be offered a course were the 16 rated folk starting in January. They were offered I believe late last month. There hasn't been anything since then so I believe.

I believe with the SIM move and the overloaded training dept. they just haven't been able to offer any more dates as yet.

Been swimming for some time now so hoping for the phone call soon 😃
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 17:12
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Has anyone ever needed to change the date of their assessment day. I've been asked to attend day 1 and the dates available are all around my simulator renewal with my current airline and those dates are not confirmed 100% yet. I've got a few reminder emails from BA asking me to pick a date and I'm wondering if I do and then cannot make it - are they happy to change? I've emailed them but no response yet, obviously I want to avoid messing them around while not missing out.
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 20:08
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VJW, I've changed assessment dates a couples times by calling the number. Never received replies to my email, as they must get a multitude of emails every day.

They were very helpful over the phone.
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 00:58
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Yes, call the recruitment number. The guys at pilot recruitment are extremely helpful. Coming from the Middle East I've had to change every single stage so far on several occasions!
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 01:30
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For you lads that attended stage one how did you go with the numerical did you get through all the questions? Otherwise how did you go with the last computer test?
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 12:29
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Anybody willing to enlight how long will it take for a NEC to bid/take an LGW command?

Thank you
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 17:07
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About 5 years at the moment. Maybe less if BA agree to waive engagement freezes.
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 17:10
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About 5 years at the moment. Maybe less if BA agree to waive engagement freezes.
I suppose if you're 'stuck' on the 'Bus you may as well be 'stuck' in the LHS.

There is always a reason when Commands go so junior. You will be stuck on SH for a very long time and at the bottom of the seniority list! Picking up every poorly constructed blind line going! Consider the fact that a lot of the Captains from Gatwick on the initial run of Airbii there went back to the RHS of LH!

Says something doesn't it!
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 18:50
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767

Does anyone know if there is likely to be any recruitment onto the B767?

Also, I have been told that the hours requirement to go DEP to long haul is 2000 hours jet. Does this apply to the 767?
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 19:13
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When you get the call, is there an initial medical assessment before you start or not? Just pondering what to do with my expiring medical...

Thanks for any help guys and gals!
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 20:11
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Jetting I've been told different. My sources say 3000 total, 1000 Jet above 50 Tonnes MTOW and ATPL. Direct Entry Long Haul is going to be scarce though this year by all accounts, although still will happen in small numbers. My guess is those with command experience.
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 20:20
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My understanding of long haul hours is the same as jetting's - I think it was mentioned at the roadshows.

They also said they are expecting still to recruit onto the 767 though if the fleet dies inside your engagement freeze you will hopefully get some element of choice in where you go next.
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 20:39
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Thanks RexBanner. I don't meet the requirements either way!

My guess would be that LH slots will go to those with a Boeing rating, particularly as it has been mentioned many times that training capacity is stretched.

Any idea if the long haul hours requirement applies to the 76?
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 20:43
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Rexbanner,

I've been told completely different. I've been told that DEP on to long haul in 2016 will be at similar levels as in 2015. I guess when the PRIAM results are published everyone will have a better idea of actual numbers.
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 20:47
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I think we've all been told completely different as when I did my sim the instructor said it was 3000 Total, PPJN says 2000 Total including 1000 Jet and you guys are saying 2000 Jet!

I think the Boeing type rating is a bit of a moot point unless they have 777 rated guys in the pool who could slot in on the 787. There's no CCQ on the Boeings like Airbus that would reduce the training footprint, 737 to 747/767/777/787 for instance is still a full type rating.
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 22:52
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Long haul DEP will continue. No one knows how many until the results come out...
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 05:01
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Plenty of EASA rated B777 guys in EK would consider Long Haul. Not much life on SH A320. Thats for your ab initio 200 hour low timers.
But I hear they getting EZ captains applying for RHS, so what do I know..
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 10:55
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I've seen plenty of colleagues (including captains) from my current airline join BA on the B747 and A320, even a few on the B767 and B787. I also know several former colleagues who were flying the B777 in the Middle East who all joined on the B747. So you just don't know, all depends on what course is available at the time.
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 12:27
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There's plenty of very experienced guys joining on the 320. From rated to non-rated.
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