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Old 7th Mar 2016, 15:31
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BA are going to be "saved by" British Summer Time!
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 13:19
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I may have missed some information?

Can some confirm that you no longer need jet hours, and the Turb-prop weight limit has been reduced to be able to apply for direct long haul.
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 17:31
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Originally Posted by Kirk out View Post
I may have missed some information?

Can some confirm that you no longer need jet hours, and the Turb-prop weight limit has been reduced to be able to apply for direct long haul.
Not sure what the official line is but at the moment (8th March) this is in part what is written on the BA Longhaul DEP requirements page at:

British Airways - Careers - Job Details

To hold a current type rating, an ATPL(A) and have a minimum of 2000 hours total flying experience including 1000 hours on Jet transport category aircraft with MTOM greater than 25 tonnes or multi-crew turboprop transport aircraft/military equivalent with MTOM greater than 50 tonnes. Candidates must also have relevant experience, on an aircraft enabling a ZFT training course, within the 12 months preceding the start of their BA conversion course
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 18:28
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I hear that some people are going straight from a prop (atr and dash8) direct to 777 and 747.
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 19:26
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Curse my A320 rating!! Still as long as their start date is after mine I'll be laughing in the long run. I hope.

Don't forget these people may have previous Jet time, especially in the case of Q400 Captains coming over from Flybe where they would have banked the jet time requirement on the Embraer as FOs and SFOs.
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 19:53
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Originally Posted by highfive View Post
I previously attended a BA roadshow . I recorded the whole thing, inc the questions and answer session with Lindsey Craig and his colleagues. 90 mins of Lots of interesting stuff inc heads up of useful information on the interviews and where BA is going and what fleet does what and the bid lines.

If anyone wants it, please PM me and i will put it on You Tube if enough folks have intrest .
HIghfive,

I would have thought that if you put it up on Youtube and gave a link to it on this thread and the "Wannabees" forum it would become very popular very quickly!
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 11:01
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Is anyone who is flying long haul at BA and has had new children during that time willing to answer some questions via PM?
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 02:12
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Yep. Go ahead and I'll have a stab at them for you
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 12:23
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Sorry to change the subject however I am confused about some wording in the application, it says 12 months if you were unsuccessful at any stage of testing/interview/simulator assessment. You are welcome to reapply 12 months from the date you attended initial aptitude testing. I was invited back to do the interview again approx 8 months ago without having to do stage one again however my initial aptitude testing was 2 years ago, so as i see it i can apply?
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 09:08
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Polepilot-If I were you I'd probably call the recruitment team to confirm. They have been very helpful on all the occasions I made any telephone queries during the recruitment process. The worst outcome would be to put in all the work and fall foul of something as minor as the 12month rule. Good luck!

On a slightly different topic- are there any fellow LH hold pool swimmers that have been allocated courses in Jul and Aug yet? I'm guessing the average lead time on call to course is 3-4 months due to the notice period most recruits have with their own operators. It seems the first half of the year for DEPs had a distinctly 787 slant. Does anyone know if this is still the case or are other fleets now soaking up some of the new entries?
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 17:32
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RC10: I know people that have been offered 777 courses recently, with their start dates being in June.
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 17:50
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And A380 with June start dates.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 11:07
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When I was given my offer on the 777, I asked the lady about a few things and she said the 787 courses were mainly full and no more would be going across until the Autumn.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 06:53
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Hello people. Does anyone know a way to prepare for the VTS1 test? Like a book or software or something else
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 11:54
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I did day one just over 9 months ago, didn't pass, I believe BA have asked people in earlier than 12 months, is that automatic as I telephoned the recruitment team 3 weeks ago and they said it's still the full 12 months because of legality reasons the tests are still valid and that would need to wait, shame really as there long haul dep has been extended again now till April, are they getting enough applicants or are people struggling with the assessments
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 19:04
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Just like to thank everyone who took the time to get in touch and answer my questions!

Club World - I believe the call back was only for those in the latter stages - interview, group or sim rather than day 1, which in my view is the hardest part of the process.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 19:14
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Thank you Jwscud - makes sense now, and I agree that day one is tough
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 22:35
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People were asked back to Day One earlier than twelve months if they were type rated. I can confirm that as I was one of them.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 22:41
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Interesting Rexbanner - I'm type rated too long haul, I guess you and others were boarderline as in you all did well, I don't believe I did at all great on those two computer tests which is probably the reason for not getting the invite earlier, another 3 months to prepare if I am selected again
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 22:51
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We were all told that we were borderline pass, only having to resit one thing or the other. Apparently you were only invited back under those circumstances, if you failed everything then no chance. I think that was mainly an A320 thing though when it happened. One of the gents from recruitment happened to tell me during lunch on day two that of the people who had been invited back, not that many had managed to pass second time around. Whether that's true or not who knows?
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