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Old 21st Mar 2016, 10:13
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I felt the sim process was very open, and the radar circuit was unassessed. However, given that the assessor was in all likelihood giving you handling feedback during and after your circuit, I believe that your ability to incorporate that feedback into your assessment sectors WAS assessed given that trainability was one of the three key areas I was told were under assessment.
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 17:42
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Join Date: Jan 2016
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For long haul new starters, After getting a blindline roster, can you still swap with someone? Especially if it's a swap of flights operating on the same day. Say one flight with a duty start at 9am, swapped with another at 9pm.
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 18:28
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In broad brush terms you can try swapping any trip with anyone on your status who is agreeable, regardless of days and timings, but both swaps have to still be a legal fit on the receiving lines and that has become more difficult under EASA...You will generally only find out if a swap is permissible when you try to action it though the rostering system (eMaestro). That's when you find out if the computer says "no".... or not.

Especially if it's a swap of flights operating on the same day. Say one flight with a duty start at 9am, swapped with another at 9pm.
More info required - the outbound sectors depart LHR on the same day, but may well return into LHR on different days, even if they are trips of exactly the same length (i.e. time away from base). On a tight roster if moving the return into LHR back by 12 hours puts it into another local day there might be a conflict with EASA Minimum time off at base prior to the next trip...

In short every swap is different, you have to run your plan through eMaestro every time to see if what you're planning is allowable.

Last edited by wiggy; 23rd Mar 2016 at 08:09.
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 18:49
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: uk
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I understand there have been over 100 DEPs onto the longhaul fleets this year alone, how is this affecting the 320 pilots coming up to the end of their freeze, are any being allowed to change fleets or is it just not happening?

If that's the case is it affecting morale amongst the shorthaul pilots?
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 18:58
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Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: mobile
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Is anyone able to give a description (perhaps even based on recent experience) of the computer aptitude tests?
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 09:23
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Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: London
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Swing state - It's been said time and time again on this thread, all the information is there from a number of good posts. Do the research and go back through this thread. You'll get everything you need.
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 10:17
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: england
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Have to agree with the EASA restrictions. It is really making it difficult doing swaps now. Even clashing via eMaestro is almost impossible unless you are picking up an African/ME trip.
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 14:34
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Join Date: Feb 2016
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Does anyone know the roster for a typical month on the A380? Report times, days off per month etc...

Thanks
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 16:36
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Join Date: Aug 2010
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Quick question regarding the 74 Sim check. Does the 747 have a FPV or "bird" for us Airbus types? If so are you allowed to use it for the Assesment?
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 16:37
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Yes to the first (I think), an overwhelming no to the second.
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Old 28th Mar 2016, 17:31
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Join Date: Mar 2015
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Happy Easter everyone! Anyone who would like to share a fairly junior A320 roster and also shed some light on if the new EASA rules have affected your work greatly on short haul? PM or public, whatever floats your boat Thanks in advance!
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Old 28th Mar 2016, 20:25
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LGW or LHR base?
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Old 28th Mar 2016, 20:44
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Join Date: Mar 2015
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Ah, of course I forgot something... LHR base please, if possible?
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Old 30th Mar 2016, 00:01
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Join Date: Feb 2016
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Hi all,
do you know what is,usually, the waiting time to get a reply after having applied as DEP?
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Old 30th Mar 2016, 07:15
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Join Date: Jan 2016
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Originally Posted by angelo26 View Post
Hi all,
do you know what is,usually, the waiting time to get a reply after having applied as DEP?
Regards
Angelo26
My personal application - I'm sure this varies massively:
-25th November application.
-27th November notification of successful application.
-7th December assessment day 1+2 (A one off occurrence I believe having both days in one)
-8th Decemer notification of successful assessment.
-5th January 757 Sim.
-13th January notification of successful sim - entered into the hold pool.
-26th January given a start date to meet my notice period for my current employer.

Applied for LH DEP
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Old 30th Mar 2016, 11:39
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: TBA
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Thx Jimboy, I was wondering how long it takes after the sim to get an entry date

In my case, Day 1 and 2 weren't combined so it took a bit longer:

- 11th December: Application submitted
- 7th January: Application Outcome
- 21st January: Aptitude tests day
- 26th January: Assessment Outcome
- 10th February: Interview and Group Exercises
- 11th February: Interview Outcome
- 2nd March: 757 Simulator
- 11th March: Sim Outcome
- ???: Still waiting for an entry date :0
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Old 31st Mar 2016, 08:23
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: South East UK
Age: 31
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Does anyone know how tax works on the various elements of pay? Salary taxable at basic/higher rate but what about sector pay (new flying pay allowance) and the time away from base payment? Do either attract any form of tax relief?
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Old 31st Mar 2016, 08:53
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Join Date: Jul 2010
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Sector pay taxed as normal. TAFB payments are undergoing HMRC review at moment but currently only 20% is included within your taxable income. Might change in a couple of months though.
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Old 31st Mar 2016, 13:48
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: santiago
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Originally Posted by jimboy473 View Post
My personal application - I'm sure this varies massively:
-25th November application.
-27th November notification of successful application.
-7th December assessment day 1+2 (A one off occurrence I believe having both days in one)
-8th Decemer notification of successful assessment.
-5th January 757 Sim.
-13th January notification of successful sim - entered into the hold pool.
-26th January given a start date to meet my notice period for my current employer.

Applied for LH DEP
Thank you very much Jimboy473,
That was very fast!!
I applied 6 day ago on SH fleet.... finger crossed!

Regards!
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Old 31st Mar 2016, 15:10
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Uk
Posts: 9
Hi
Does anyone have any info on the new recruitment process and verbal reasoning? Thanks
Copy of email below.


The intention is that we would request you to sit the new Verbal Reasoning test combined with our interview and group exercise element of selection. All other parts of your testing are currently valid.
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