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Old 24th Jan 2019, 12:02
  #5821 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 42
Originally Posted by cBoxMungo View Post
Hi all,

I've got a start date soon but I'm worried my IAA licence isn't going to be transferred to a CAA one in time. Does anyone have recent experience with this? Any estimate for how long the entire process took for you? Apparently the CAA have got over 2000 licences they're trying to convert before March 29th thanks to the B-word.

Apparently BA can send the CAA a 'request to expedite' email, has anyone tried this?

Is it absolutely required to have the CAA licence on day 1? Or is it possible to continue with training up to maybe the final sim (LST) check?

Any help appreciated. Feel free to PM.
The expedite request worked well for me, although this was a few years ago. Iím pretty sure as you said you would just need the licence in hand by the LST.
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Old 24th Jan 2019, 16:59
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Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: UK
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Originally Posted by JulietSierra6 View Post


The expedite request worked well for me, although this was a few years ago. Iím pretty sure as you said you would just need the licence in hand by the LST.
PMed mate
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Old 24th Jan 2019, 18:31
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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Winchester
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Originally Posted by TangoAlphad View Post
This is a concern if I'm successful with the final stages.. current employer is forcing us all to the IAA away from the British License and if I'm successful I'm not sure on the time line or post brexit situation of getting my uk one back!
Standing by to be corrected but I thought U.K. government had said it would continue to recognise ďEU licencesĒ, certainly in the event of a negotiated Brexit.
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Old 24th Jan 2019, 19:26
  #5824 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: EU
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Originally Posted by wiggy View Post


Standing by to be corrected but I thought U.K. government had said it would continue to recognise ďEU licencesĒ, certainly in the event of a negotiated Brexit.
They have said that but some companies arenít taking the risk. I donít think itís guaranteed yet and the CAA are still working on it. So Iíve been told anyway.
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Old 24th Jan 2019, 19:30
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Originally Posted by pudoc View Post


They have said that but some companies arenít taking the risk. I donít think itís guaranteed yet and the CAA are still working on it. So Iíve been told anyway.
Understandable given the circumstances (whatever they turn out to be )
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Old 24th Jan 2019, 22:23
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: ZKPY
Posts: 83
Was invited to an assessment (777/787 DEP) and given the opportunity to schedule an appointment. When I however tried to book that assessment, no available dates were shown. In fact, the page is basically blank. Does anybody else experience this issue?
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 09:57
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Where the company needs me not where I want to be!
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Originally Posted by lansen View Post
Was invited to an assessment (777/787 DEP) and given the opportunity to schedule an appointment. When I however tried to book that assessment, no available dates were shown. In fact, the page is basically blank. Does anybody else experience this issue?
i have the exact same issue. I thought it was a browser issue so I downloaded google chrome but apparently you just have to keep refreshing the screen at 9am for newly released slots a friend told me? Seems a bit poor to me so was thinking to phone and check.
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 10:13
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: EU
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It's completely normal, they usually email you once or twice a week around 9am saying "we've released new dates". When you get that e-mail they'll all be gone within hours so be quick.
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Old 26th Jan 2019, 14:42
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Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: France
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Hello there,

Anyone here doing the BA simulator assessment soon wanting to go in a sim with an instructor before to get ready ? So we can split the costs ?

PM me if interested.

Thanks a lot.
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Old 26th Jan 2019, 19:34
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: ZKPY
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Originally Posted by papajulietpapa View Post
Hello there,

Anyone here doing the BA simulator assessment soon wanting to go in a sim with an instructor before to get ready ? So we can split the costs ?

PM me if interested.

Thanks a lot.
Tried messaging you, but your inbox seems to be full.
Which fleet are you applying for?
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Old 26th Jan 2019, 22:41
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Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: France
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Hey try again if you are going to do the simulator soon. Not sure yet which fleet I will apply for.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 08:45
  #5832 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Kernow
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Originally Posted by lansen View Post
Was invited to an assessment (777/787 DEP) and given the opportunity to schedule an appointment. When I however tried to book that assessment, no available dates were shown. In fact, the page is basically blank. Does anybody else experience this issue?
Out of interest, do you have hours on the 777/787? Thanks in advance and best of luck.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 09:12
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Kernow
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Originally Posted by The Foss View Post

I have a frozen atpl and was offered 787 about two months ago if that helps.

I think it more depends on your experience, type etc, as I know another guy that was offered SH and was told they couldnít consider him for long haul.

It could be that they unfreeze people during the training?
Hi and apologies for the questions out of the blue,

Did they offer you SH before LH? At what stage/how did you indicate that LH would be your preference? And which role did you initially apply for (DEP/A320 DEP/777/787 DEP etc)?

All the best and thanks in advance.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 09:45
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 249
Provided long haul and short haul is available your offer is based on your simulator performance.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 10:24
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Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 12
Originally Posted by Reversethrustset View Post
Provided long haul and short haul is available your offer is based on your simulator performance.
That is the official stance from BA. Although I would take that with a pinch of salt, it seems like theyíve just put that in place so people wonít moan about getting SH cause they can just say itís due to performance. As always, they will just place you where they need you, if they happen to need to fill a lot of SH slots and you perform very well in the sim, you still might get offered a SH position.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 10:46
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 249
Several of my base colleagues, including myself were successful at the sim stage and their experiences along with mine is they got offered SH/LH based on how well they did. Of those that got SH they said "Yes, it could've gone alot better, not sure if I've passed" whereas those who got LH said the opposite. I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just stating what happened in our instances.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 13:17
  #5837 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: ZKPY
Posts: 83
Originally Posted by Nauti View Post
Out of interest, do you have hours on the 777/787? Thanks in advance and best of luck.
Yes, currently flying the 787.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 13:19
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Join Date: May 2018
Location: london
Posts: 27
Originally Posted by lansen View Post


Yes, currently flying the 787.
Sent you a PM
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 14:28
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Kernow
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Originally Posted by lansen View Post


Yes, currently flying the 787.
Great, thanks for the reply.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 14:31
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Kernow
Posts: 19
Originally Posted by The Foss View Post


When I applied I donít think it was split like that, it was just DEP. I had mentioned I wanted SH LGW at phase 2 and 3, and also on getting the news Iíd passed the sim check. They then offered LHR 787 so I asked again if SH LGW was available, and got that instead later the same day! As a side note, they did say they donít usually accommodate requests, but as what I was after was usually less popular they could do it on this occasion, so canít hurt to ask.
Thank you for the very thorough reply. All food for thought. All of my hours are A320, though I do more than meet the requirements for LH that I see in the job descriptions etc. Not sure LH will be an option for me (sim dependant of course) but I'd be more than happy with SH LGW.
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