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Old 28th Jul 2018, 14:46
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virgin has 750 hour annual limit, so there’s a slight advantage there. Absolute gold dust that kind of contract these day.
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 14:55
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bex88 said "Saw that managed path has opened which is great news. "
Whats that then ?
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 15:16
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It’s the specific pathway/scheme for those joining from the military (and yes I agree with bex...it is good news)...

https://careers.ba.com/military-scheme
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 15:19
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Originally Posted by 3Greens View Post
virgin has 750 hour annual limit, so there’s a slight advantage there. Absolute gold dust that kind of contract these day.
And then last year they posted a loss in pretty favourable industry conditions. We’ll see how long the contract lasts
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 16:59
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Well the 750 limit has been here for the 22 years I have been at Virgin, and management have stated they are quite happy with this arrangement
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Old 29th Jul 2018, 04:30
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Bringing the thread back to BA DEP issues.....

I'd like to add a couple of links that might be useful for anyone going to a simulator assessment, if you have never seen a Lido chart before. (in the sim, I found the assessors to be really helpful, but I still found it useful to know where to look on the chart for critical things like MSA, DA/MDA etc).

Approach charts:

SIDs:

STARs:
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Old 29th Jul 2018, 06:26
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Has any in the latest recruitment drive been offered start dates or is it still long term swimmers?
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Old 29th Jul 2018, 12:34
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All I know is we need you guys on board ASAP. Caps ridiculously high for months now.
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Old 29th Jul 2018, 12:51
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And the more we get, the better it becomes!
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Old 29th Jul 2018, 13:44
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Dupre...Many thanks for the links to the Lido videos. There was more tuition there than I received from BA on
the use of the Lido charts. I certainly learnt a thing or two.
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Old 29th Jul 2018, 14:40
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Originally Posted by zero/zero View Post
Has any in the latest recruitment drive been offered start dates or is it still long term swimmers?
Are there a lot of swimmers now then?
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 12:03
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Join Date: Oct 2017
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Hi guys,
Been browsing the internet, but could not get any info on the BA rosters.
Can anyone tell how many days you can expect to be off on LH and SH per month?
I assume this will also differ in summer season and winter season?

Thanks!
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 12:11
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Pilloting: now there is a question. Extreme answer followed by a realistic one. CAP is 90hrs and minimum credit per day is 4:30 so if you are junior doing the crap nobody else wants then you will see 10 days off. If your senior and picking exactly what you want (JSS supposedly will allow this with some built in safe guards designed by BALPA to ensure fairness ��....yeah right) you could reach CAP in about 10-12 days. Ok the reality is probably somewhere in the middle. 12 days off if your junior and perhaps 15 days off if your senior and you bid for max credit trips.

Thats SH. Cannot really comment on LH too much. But some working days LH start at 8 or 9 in the evening or end at 6-7 in the morning so it can throw it out a bit. It’s like a night DME on SH. I don’t view it as two days work but officially it is
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 13:18
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Thanks Bex88! really helpful!
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 13:40
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At the risk of getting lynched by my SH colleagues, my junior LH roster has around 14 days off, plus or minus a couple. That said, my fleet is having a relatively quiet period due to certain, ahem, technical issues – I can’t speak for the triple or jumbo guys.

And while some LH ‘days’ might finish at 0800, I’m usually so knackered that the rest of that day is a write-off, and often the following day as well.
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 20:14
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Join Date: Feb 2018
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Short haul junior trash - Above CAP and 13 days off in August and only one evening where I won’t be having dinner at home with my family. Pretty standard month, definitely can’t complain about lifestyle. (Although I probably will)

Pay could be better and I’ve got high hopes for the new BACC, feel like the tide has turned and we’ve got great expectations of what can be achieved if we’re prepared to get behind them.
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 20:36
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Originally Posted by WhatTheDeuce View Post
Short haul junior trash - Above CAP and 13 days off in August and only one evening where I won’t be having dinner at home with my family. Pretty standard month, definitely can’t complain about lifestyle. (Although I probably will)

Pay could be better and I’ve got high hopes for the new BACC, feel like the tide has turned and we’ve got great expectations of what can be achieved if we’re prepared to get behind them.
Gatwick I guess?
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 20:55
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Join Date: Feb 2018
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Heathrow. Clean slate after JSS comes in though, as far as lifestyle goes watch this space I guess?
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 21:49
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I wouldn’t worry too much about JSS just yet. I don’t think we’re even close to its implementation right now. Not enough pilots, software issues plus the elephant in the room of the BMI zippering issue which isn’t even close to getting resolved. I honestly wouldn’t be at all surprised if we’re sat here this time next year still using bidline.
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Old 31st Jul 2018, 10:24
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Has anyone else been waiting several weeks for a sim assessment dates to be released?
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