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Old 21st Jan 2016, 20:18
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Originally Posted by bucket_and_spade View Post
The other thing to remember is that on LH you'll be acting PIC when the skipper's in the bunk so there are also experience requirements related to that.
what about when skipper goes for a piss on SH
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Old 21st Jan 2016, 21:58
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Anyone prepared to share any recent sim feedback as they've now changed from the 747 to the 757?
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Old 22nd Jan 2016, 00:23
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Nothing seems to have changed apart from the sim itself. The best tip I can give is to buy 757 Professional for X-Plane. It was identical to the real thing except for the speed tape was missing. Even the power settings worked. Helped me feel much more relaxed knowing where everything was. Got into the hold pool just before Christmas.
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Old 22nd Jan 2016, 05:21
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The other thing to remember is that on LH you'll be acting PIC when the skipper's in the bunk so there are also experience requirements related to that.
Yep.

what about when skipper goes for a piss on SH
Well...unless he/she's got a rather large bladder or serious GI problems they aren't likely to be off the flight deck for several hours.......
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Old 22nd Jan 2016, 13:25
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Originally Posted by wiggy View Post
Yep.



Well...unless he/she's got a rather large bladder or serious GI problems they aren't likely to be off the flight deck for several hours.......
3 minutes rounds up to 0.1 of an hour... it all adds up
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Old 23rd Jan 2016, 18:31
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looking for career advice in europe

Ladies and gentleman, i am brand new to PPRuNe, and am hoping someone in the know may be able to help me.... Is there any information out there as to when BA may open up direct entry pilot recruitment for A320 again. Am in the middle of converting my full atpl to easa atpl just now. Currently have 2000 hours on dash 8, 3000 total, therefore don't quite meet requirements for BA long haul. Very keen on BA, but general info on uk airline industry would be most appreciated.
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Old 24th Jan 2016, 14:18
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Geronemo,

I was at an interview late last year (end of November), officially from the horses mouth, they are looking to hire in the region of 350 guys this year. Apparently quite short on long haul at the moment, hence the long haul vacancy, and the big drive in the ME to get type rated 777,787,A380 guys to come back - the scheduled 3 day open day in DXB had to be extended to 5 days as it was so over subscribed! Read from that what you will but I would guess SH would open up again this year once they have got some space in the training department... but that is my own opinion not fact.
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Old 24th Jan 2016, 16:17
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LlamaFarmer I hope you meant 6 minutes is 0.1 hours.....good luck with the BA maths test
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Old 24th Jan 2016, 16:26
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He didn't say it equals .1 hours, he said it rounds up to .1 hours.

Good luck with the verbal comprehension test...



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Old 24th Jan 2016, 17:05
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Originally Posted by VJW View Post
LlamaFarmer I hope you meant 6 minutes is 0.1 hours.....good luck with the BA maths test
Originally Posted by Buter View Post
He didn't say it equals .1 hours, he said it rounds up to .1 hours.

Good luck with the verbal comprehension test...



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Indeed I did Buter. At least someone can read.
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Old 24th Jan 2016, 21:36
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Does anyone on the inside know if this recruitment bonanza is likely to still be going on this time next year - or is this direct to LH looking like a one time fix?
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Old 24th Jan 2016, 22:48
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Wodka, not sure if anyone's crystal ball is good enough to answer that one, I'd be wanting some lottery numbers off them as well....
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Old 25th Jan 2016, 05:44
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Another quick question guys,


In the cross hair exercise, do they invert the axis from times to times?
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Old 25th Jan 2016, 09:54
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Another quick question guys,


In the cross hair exercise, do they invert the axis from times to times?
Not in my experience which was a few months ago!
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Old 25th Jan 2016, 18:51
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Another quick question guys,


In the cross hair exercise, do they invert the axis from times to times?
When I went through it was reversed in pitch but correct in roll.This could be random so expect the unexpected.
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Old 25th Jan 2016, 21:37
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If anyone has any thoughts about verbal reasoning, I'd love to hear them. Do you think it's possible to train your brain to "see" the correct answer?
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Old 25th Jan 2016, 22:03
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If anyone has any thoughts about verbal reasoning, I'd love to hear them. Do you think it's possible to train your brain to "see" the correct answer?
Can't offer any specific info on the BA assessment, but as far as verbal reasoning in general goes... don't rush it, read the whole question and don't jump to a conclusion too hastily.
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Old 26th Jan 2016, 06:37
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When I went through it was reversed in pitch but correct in roll.This could be random so expect the unexpected


Did it change during the test? or it stayed like that during the all test?




The math tests, are they very similar to the ones we received from BA? Any good books or website to train for them?

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Old 26th Jan 2016, 08:52
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Originally Posted by spyce View Post
When I went through it was reversed in pitch but correct in roll.This could be random so expect the unexpected


Did it change during the test? or it stayed like that during the all test?




The math tests, are they very similar to the ones we received from BA? Any good books or website to train for them?
Hey Spyce,
When I replied earlier to your comment, this is what I meant, it was reversed pitch but stayed that way - no change. Sorry if there was any confusion.

Most of the maths is the basic stuff, long/short division and multiplication, ratios and percentages. I still needed to visit a few GCSE websites to dust off the cobwebs. A quick google online and I'm sure you can find some fairly accurate examples from airline prep websites...depends how much you want the job and how much cash you're willing to splash!

Happy studies and best of luck!
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Old 26th Jan 2016, 11:09
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Non rated courses

Following the last pool update email from last week have any non-rated people found out if they are one of the lucky 4 who were going to get a course that Lindsay mentioned?
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