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Old 15th Apr 2016, 13:49
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VJW
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Asked this a few pages ago, as of yet I don't think I saw a reply, but of those of us who were emailed to come back within the 12 months, has anyone had a reply yet?
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Old 15th Apr 2016, 15:08
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VJW,

I was mailed back beginning of the month to sit the new verbal and day 2 combined at once. As for now I have not received a reply either. It keeps showing submitted on the career page.
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Old 15th Apr 2016, 22:47
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No reply here either!
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Old 15th Apr 2016, 23:18
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Originally Posted by stockportonealpha View Post
Hi all,

I am due to attend the initial assessment soon. Just wondering if anyone has done it recently, by that I mean in the last week or so. I have heard on the grapevine that the Pilapt test (numbers counting down, flying cross-hairs with the joystick and the shapes and colours test) have disappeared? Is this fact or fiction? Can anyone help!?

Thank you!
Hi,

I attended day 1 about 4 days ago.
verbal reasoning 36 questions in 20 mins
numerical reasoning 25 questions in 12 mins
computer based test lasting 24 min, you have a ND on your left side(to check for traffics) and an instrument panel on your right side of the screen (to check fuel page,elec page and altitude settings) meanwhile atc is calling you to change frequency and clearing you to new altitudes.
good luck for your day 1!
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Old 15th Apr 2016, 23:25
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Hi all,

anyone who attended day 2 in the last 1 or 2 weeks??
thank you in advance!
regards
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Old 16th Apr 2016, 08:24
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Point of info on the current state of play for those who ask about Bidline and rosters.

Those headed for 744 (and no doubt other Longhaul Fleets) can expect a busy time until the numbers get sorted out...if they get sorted out..

May final final rosters have just been released. One 744 P2 has a three day carry in from April i.e. trip departs end of April, but continues until 3rd May. He/she then has another 5 (yes, five) trips in May, plus a ground training day.

Another P2 has, for the third month in a row, achieved the mythical CAP level after bidding...but then had another trip assigned to his/her line by scheduling.

No doubt those are examples of the worse case outliers but perhaps food for thought for those planning on joining BA for the easy life/time off/roster control.

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Old 16th Apr 2016, 08:45
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It's very very quiet on the 787 P2 side. Flying blindlines. April 1 carry in from March and 2 trips. May 2 trips and 2 weeks leave. Same that we lost our FPA
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Old 16th Apr 2016, 08:57
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nrn

Interesting, manning not (yet) in the right place perhaps - I'll admit I haven't (yet) looked at your CAPs/rosters but I assume you are still slightly overborne due to the Fleet build up??? I recall decades back it being similar when I was a blindline holder on the 744 (it also helped that there were more long trips in the mix with shuttles, etc.... ).

The 744 P2 I was referring to earlier has effectively got the three day carry in plus 5 three day trips, plus the GT day........how times have changed.

Same that we lost our FPA
I know what you mean..........

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Old 16th Apr 2016, 09:49
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Angelo26 - just to confirm that the Joystick Moving Criss and Colours/Shape no longer feature in the BA selection at any stage?

Thanks
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Old 16th Apr 2016, 12:41
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Hi all
I know this question was asked a few pages back but nothing seems to have changed ;
Yesterday I got the stage 1 invite (15th), logged in today to book but the only date available is tomorrow (17th). Too short notice really, and I'm flying anyway.
Does anyone know if & when more dates will be available ? Is anyone else still waiting for more dates as I am ?
Thanks
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Old 16th Apr 2016, 14:50
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Daft question - what day of the month do you get paid and do you get flight pay at the same time or in arrears later?
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Old 16th Apr 2016, 14:57
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Originally Posted by VJW View Post
Asked this a few pages ago, as of yet I don't think I saw a reply, but of those of us who were emailed to come back within the 12 months, has anyone had a reply yet?

Vjw - I just want to check, which stage did you get through too last year? I only managed the assessment stage and received my "thanks but no thanks letter...". Planning on reapplying but was told I have to wait 12 months.
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Old 16th Apr 2016, 18:22
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jwscud

as far as I can recall, your salary is paid at the end of the month and all the variable pay at the end of the next month.

Online there is a payment schedule on the company intranet, but normally your account will be credited on the last (or 2nd last) weekday of the month, apart from December when it comes earlier, about a week earlier.
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Old 16th Apr 2016, 21:21
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Originally Posted by Club World View Post
Angelo26 - just to confirm that the Joystick Moving Criss and Colours/Shape no longer feature in the BA selection at any stage?

Thanks
Hi,

In my assessment I didn't have the joystick/shape exam.
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Old 17th Apr 2016, 06:12
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Originally Posted by buzzc152 View Post
Hi all
I know this question was asked a few pages back but nothing seems to have changed ;
Yesterday I got the stage 1 invite (15th), logged in today to book but the only date available is tomorrow (17th). Too short notice really, and I'm flying anyway.
Does anyone know if & when more dates will be available ? Is anyone else still waiting for more dates as I am ?
Thanks
I waited about ten days for more dates; they're loaded on by resourcing in one go, apparently. Worth giving them a call to find out when that might be.
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Old 17th Apr 2016, 08:01
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Jwscud

The system hasn't changed recently and TopBunk is indeed correct about the pay schedule and the comment about the statements for the likes of your variable pay being on the company intranet.

As an example any variable pay accrued this month (April) will be in end of May's pay packet, along with your May basic salary.
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Old 18th Apr 2016, 23:41
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Hi all.

I'm off to stage 1 in a few weeks.
When I went the first time (18 months ago) I seem to remember being tripped up by the rate of climb/descent part of the computer test. I can't now remember what exactly the problem was but I do recall that it wasn't presented in the normal ft/min way that we're used to in real flying.
Is anyone able to post a few examples of how this part of the test works ?

Thank you
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Old 19th Apr 2016, 00:40
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buzzc152 - check your PM. Let me know if you got it, as it doesn't seem to show on my sent box.
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Old 19th Apr 2016, 12:23
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Received and replied to. Thank you VJW
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Old 20th Apr 2016, 11:06
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VJW - thanks for the response.. Wish you the best of luck on your next attempt!
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