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Old 23rd Mar 2015, 17:08
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Just wanted to say thanks for all of the encouragement and advice from many people on these boards. I joined the pool this morning. Very excited. Keep the faith to those of you waiting to hear.
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Old 23rd Mar 2015, 17:41
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Well done fella, hope I have better luck next time! Still
Gutted.
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Old 23rd Mar 2015, 18:14
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EMB-145LR; Well done and good luck
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Old 23rd Mar 2015, 19:01
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Congrats EMB. Good for you and well done.

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Old 26th Mar 2015, 00:45
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Is anyone able to answer my question above re overtime/generally high hours?
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Old 26th Mar 2015, 07:31
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Lead, the answer is no

The overtime system at BA is complex, as not all hours are paid off, some go into the bank. Others are paid off but a lot depends on when the extra work is picked up and how. The simplistic scenario you ask about does not apply.
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Old 27th Mar 2015, 04:35
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Thanks Juan
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 09:55
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Are we at the latter end of the current recruitment or is there still day one assessments going on?
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 10:22
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311 this year, similar number required next year, this from a senior manager to me last week!
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 10:25
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Great news but I'm a little dumbfounded. How does an airline go from hiring a trickle of pilots each year to over 300 without expansion?
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 10:43
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No need to be dumbfounded, it's the BA way.

How does an airline go from hiring a trickle of pilots each year to over 300 without expansion?
Quite easily. "They" have wanted to run the op with minimum recruitment for a long time...think bonuses....

However:

1. There are now genuine signs of a forthcoming retirement bulge....

2. IMHO "they" were critically under manned last year, which "they" just got away with, by the skin of "their" teeth, by driving through changes to the rostering system. Having used that remedy once "they" can't do it again....

As SinBin has said, at last management are now publicly saying they need more pilots.

In the meantime it's going to be an interesting few months with an increasing number of folks already hitting the 900 hour bell early in the summer season.
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 10:47
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Hi Superpilot,

BA are expanding, The slots aquired from BMI are slowly being turned into longhaul routes which require more pilots than short haul routes. Also next year is the start of retirements again, altough only a few expected more people are going part time.
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 13:47
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Do BA tend to run type rating courses for new hires over the summer, or do they take a break to ensure that it's all hands on deck for late July/all of August as some other airlines are known to? If so, when do new hire courses tend to restart? Hoping to get plucked out of the pool soon!
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 17:56
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Very much hope next years requirements are as quoted or a similar figure. After falling at the last hurdle in the 74 sim I very much would like another crack, hopefully with a better outcome. Any ideas when a new campaign will open?
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Old 10th Apr 2015, 09:27
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I see recruitment has opened again...
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Old 10th Apr 2015, 10:13
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Recruitment Open

Great news - I see that most of the positions are A320 SH from Gatwick or Heathrow...

Could anyone tell me if those are likely to be run as single-day flights, or would it be more of a 4-5 day 'tour' of short haul sectors?

Thanks
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Old 10th Apr 2015, 10:29
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As far as I know, at the moment LGW base for 320 has no nightstops

LHR, is a mix of day trips and 2/3/4/5 day tours.
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Old 10th Apr 2015, 11:19
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While we're talking about nightstops, how easy is it for a junior LHR FO to get mainly day trips on the A320 fleet? If living within an hour of LHR, what sort of trips would provide the best quality of life for a new joiner with a young family?
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Old 10th Apr 2015, 11:46
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Thumbs up BA Pilot jobs.....

Just heard from a friend of mine that BA are recruiting Direct Entry Pilots again


Check out their careers website for details.


Getting my application ready now.....
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Old 10th Apr 2015, 11:50
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With the levels of recruitment on at the moment, you won't stay junior for very long, and day trips are easy to come by, only had 1 blindline in my time at BA. They're not the most popular trips as they usually carry low credit (ie you have to work more days to meet CAP) the higher credit day trips are usually hoovered up by more senior bods! For instance there are a few charters this summer that carry 9hr+ credit for one day's work, a typical GVA and back carries 4hr30 credit, so you get my drift. The other thing to remember is swapping is very easy at BA, all done online mutually between pilots on the emaestro system.
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