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Old 14th Jan 2015, 19:48
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Of course I knew that - I just wasn't expecting it to change before the first 5 minutes have elapsed.
I'm just asking for people to bear in mind that for some of us, a lot hangs on any changes to what has been offered and perhaps bear that in mind before presenting unknowns as hard facts.
Thanks.
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Old 14th Jan 2015, 20:32
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Seems like this is a fairly significant change of plans for BA. Any ideas what's behind it?
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Old 14th Jan 2015, 21:07
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for some of us, a lot hangs on any changes to what has been offered and perhaps bear that in mind before presenting unknowns as hard facts?
Mate, you're joining(?) British Airways. The only 'factual' information you will ever receive is what happened yesterday!

EVERYTHING else is somebody's guess, based on somebody's estimate, built on somebody's prediction, predicated on the whim of an idiot! Once a butterfly flaps it's wings in Mongolia, the whole plan is sewage!

Recent history shows us our union is the same!

Please forgive those here attempting to pass on the most ACCURATE timely information to anyone interested. Something you object to, just because it gives you indigestion!

CC

The answer you are seeking may well be found in the relationship between BA and CTC, which was to provide a significant proportion of Airbus training!
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Old 14th Jan 2015, 21:13
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Reading this thread, forget "horses for courses" it really has become "whores for courses".... I can smell the ambition & desperation from here. I used to work for BA, I left back in 97, too many "arse crawler" PC types even then. The sages are right, it's certainly not for everybody!
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Old 14th Jan 2015, 21:28
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I've been looking but can't find it. Can anyone post the pp34 scales in full? The current overtime rates? Etc

Ppjn is not too helpful.

Thanks
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Old 15th Jan 2015, 01:27
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Originally Posted by 4468 View Post
The answer you are seeking may well be found in the relationship between BA and CTC, which was to provide a significant proportion of Airbus training!
Are you implying that CTC are now not providing a significant proportion of the Airbus training?
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Old 15th Jan 2015, 08:06
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Yes, a bit cryptic that, 4468! Care to elaborate?
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Old 15th Jan 2015, 12:53
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Whatever has caused the re-calculation, there are now 100 less pilots required for this year, so more like 200 new entrant spots rather than the 300-odd previously planned. That's pretty much the gist of it. Apparently.



Until they change their minds on Monday/1st week of April/whenever. If you already have a start date I wouldn't worry too much. Probably.
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Old 15th Jan 2015, 13:35
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Easy5072,

New interview slots have been released today.

Does this change in required numbers have anything to do with the new crew optimiser software 'Crystal'?
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Old 15th Jan 2015, 15:18
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How many have been offered a position/start date so far and how many can BA train a month?
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Old 15th Jan 2015, 16:49
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BA 2015

Does that indicate a return of the hold pool and its 12 month limit?
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Old 16th Jan 2015, 16:36
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Anyone who attended stage 2 this week heard anything yet?
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Old 18th Jan 2015, 17:28
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I have my Stage 1 assessment day coming up. Just trying to get up to speed on my mental maths. Anything in particular I should be looking to focus on? Long division, area of circles, squares, triangles etc? Any trigonometry or algebra? Can anyone recommend any practice sites?
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Old 18th Jan 2015, 17:40
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EMB145 there's plenty of guidance if you just look.
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Old 18th Jan 2015, 19:06
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OBK! granted this is true. However, much of it is well over ten years old now and it would seem the process has changed quite a bit. I was wondering if this extended to the maths portion too.
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Old 18th Jan 2015, 19:18
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EMB-145LR

See post #978 or latestpilotjobs.com and pay them £20ish for pretty good info on the whole process. It's nothing you won't find here though.

The maths is pretty basic stuff, just not enough time to finish the paper, so choose the easier to calculate questions.

Last edited by justanotherstat; 18th Jan 2015 at 19:22. Reason: Grammar and spelling!
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Old 19th Jan 2015, 14:54
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Sim assessment Feb

Anyone managed to get a sim slot at the beginning/middle of February?

Drop me a line!
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Old 19th Jan 2015, 17:44
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Right to work document?

Does anybody know if there is an actual "right to work document" for a European Citizen (i.e. some physical document or form), or could a passport from a European member state be considered as a "right to work document" in itself?
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Old 19th Jan 2015, 18:36
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Direct entry pilot.

How can there be a non-direct entry pilot?

Via Tesco?
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Old 19th Jan 2015, 19:19
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Know what you mean.....FWIW historically it's been used by BA to describe anyone who hasn't joined through one of it's cadet schemes.
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