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Old 28th Apr 2018, 12:17
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Pity the days are gone when we took a ride as a civvy IRE in a Herc or Tristar to qualify the RAF guys for a civil IR. We all flew the same Airways!!
Common sense departs again. Although prob didn't do the Service pilot retention stats much help.
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 13:03
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Originally Posted by VinRouge
[on the last recruitment cycle] a fair few C17, A400M and Herc mates without the Type Rating too, taken on via DEP, whom will also qualify for ZFT (effectively you get an unfrozen ATPL upon completion of the Type rating with the company, hours dependent).
These are the people who I think will feel unfairly excluded by the TR requirement this time round. I don’t fall into the category but I wonder if the TR requirement can be ‘overlooked’ for those that do...
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 13:14
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Originally Posted by Easy Street View Post


These are the people who I think will feel unfairly excluded by the TR requirement this time round. I don’t fall into the category but I wonder if the TR requirement can be ‘overlooked’ for those that do...
I am not convinced it is a requirement if you take a close look at the DEP application.

Current type rating and a minimum of 500 flying hours (not including simulator time) on a Zero Flight Time (ZFT) qualifying aircraft, ideally with flying experience on this type within
the past 12 months. Preference for the longhaul fleets will be given to those currently flying
a jet type with a MTOM of 25 tonnes or greater and holding an unfrozen ATPL (A)
NB - for information on the EASA ZFT requirement please refer to CAP 804 section
FCL.730.A.
My understanding is that most of the RAF's AT fleet are ZFT qualifying... again, doesn't affect me, but for those that suspect it does, I think it would be worth clarification.
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Old 5th May 2018, 18:32
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BA Day 1

Can anyone share the current day 1 tests for BA these days. I went 4 years ago but I believe there have been some changes to the tests recently?? Any advice much appreciated. 😃
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Old 6th May 2018, 13:21
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Originally Posted by Don Logan View Post
Can anyone share the current day 1 tests for BA these days. I went 4 years ago but I believe there have been some changes to the tests recently?? Any advice much appreciated. 😃
Hi, I was studying on latestpilotjobs and it seems that verbal reasoning has changed...
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Old 6th May 2018, 19:37
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Originally Posted by Don Logan View Post
Can anyone share the current day 1 tests for BA these days. I went 4 years ago but I believe there have been some changes to the tests recently?? Any advice much appreciated. 😃
Does this mean people have started to be offered assessments for the DEP application?
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Old 7th May 2018, 07:40
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Originally Posted by kendrick47247 View Post
Does this mean people have started to be offered assessments for the DEP application?
I was just wondering that too.
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Old 11th May 2018, 23:59
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Anyone else having issues with the on line application form?
I can fill in the type rating section just fine, but it will not let me answer the 3 questions below. It doesn't let me click in the box to type out my answers.
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Old 12th May 2018, 12:02
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Originally Posted by Globally Challenged View Post


I was just wondering that too.
Seems like all has gone quiet until the application closes? Perhaps they're waiting to see how successful all the A320 interviews go
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Old 12th May 2018, 16:15
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Originally Posted by kendrick47247 View Post
Seems like all has gone quiet until the application closes? Perhaps they're waiting to see how successful all the A320 interviews go
They have been offering assessments in May, about 3/4 different dates available ...
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Old 12th May 2018, 16:43
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Anyone has done the first day selection in the last year? There is some talk of some of it having changed, but I can't find something concrete.
I did the selection 3 years ago when it was verbal and numerical reasoning, the multitasking test with ATC and system monitoring, and the multitasking crosshairs/countdown/shapes ?
Does anyone know if this is still the case?

Cheers!
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Old 12th May 2018, 17:44
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Originally Posted by NukeHunt View Post
Anyone else having issues with the on line application form?
I can fill in the type rating section just fine, but it will not let me answer the 3 questions below. It doesn't let me click in the box to type out my answers.
Yeah I'm having exactly the same issue. Just been on hold to BA I.T. dept for over an hour but no one is answering! Any idea when the closing date is, can't find it on the application.
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Old 13th May 2018, 11:14
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Originally Posted by Redthruster View Post
Yeah I'm having exactly the same issue. Just been on hold to BA I.T. dept for over an hour but no one is answering! Any idea when the closing date is, can't find it on the application.
Did you have any luck getting this sorted?
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Old 13th May 2018, 14:06
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Originally Posted by Shadyxc1 View Post

Did you have any luck getting this sorted?
Click the top box.

Fill in your hours.

Use the Tab key to move the cursor down.
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Old 14th May 2018, 12:30
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Originally Posted by Redthruster View Post
Yeah I'm having exactly the same issue. Just been on hold to BA I.T. dept for over an hour but no one is answering! Any idea when the closing date is, can't find it on the application.
same issue, any luck? closing date has been moved up to this Friday, 18th.
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Old 14th May 2018, 18:22
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Originally Posted by The Foss View Post
I got an email offering an assessment but when I click to book it says “no entries”.

Has anyone had any experience of this? Do they email you when more dates become available or do you just need to keep checking it yourself?
May I ask when you've sent your application in?
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Old 15th May 2018, 05:49
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Originally Posted by The Foss View Post
I got an email offering an assessment but when I click to book it says “no entries”.

Has anyone had any experience of this? Do they email you when more dates become available or do you just need to keep checking it yourself?
Got the email last night, clicked straight on the link and it showed available dates.... Go back today and get ‘no entires’... Either slots are tight or something has gone wrong... sent them an email, see what happens I guess
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Old 15th May 2018, 12:36
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BA application should be carefully considered and not rushed.HR department can recognise that immediately.
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Old 15th May 2018, 14:30
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QUOTE=The Foss;10147068]


I think there was only the odd place on those dates as I know a guy who booked onto one of them a week or so ago. I could see three as soon as I got the email then by the time I’d checked when I could make it (only 10 mins or so) all were gone. Sent an email too.

I am having the same issues. Checked it couple of time it still show “no entries so far”
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Old 16th May 2018, 10:32
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Can anyone recommend what to use to prep for day 1, latestpilotjobs.com any good?
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