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Old 4th Jun 2015, 19:16
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Papa_Golf in my experience British Airways are very flexible when it comes to rescheduling people who need to postpone their date. Just call them up as per the details on your invitation. If there are no dates available you may have to wait a while - you will just have to log into the online portal as you did to book the initial date.
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Old 4th Jun 2015, 19:19
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Widebody thank you very much!
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Old 5th Jun 2015, 13:20
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Crew Visa; Who/how is this facility, Entry clearance, into Turkey for short haul, Russian, et cetera and indeed to other destinations where automatic entry is not in any privilege. I suppose this has a bearing on bidding!


In lay, how is entry arranged to certain Visa destinations, such as Turkey etc, at short notice especially for short haul for standby pilots and others?

Last edited by kirungi1; 5th Jun 2015 at 15:46. Reason: followed Cattivo's advice, with thanks!
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Old 5th Jun 2015, 14:58
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Kirungi1

Try arranging the above post into some sort of sentence. You might get the response you're looking for.

PS Apologies if you typed that whilst completely leathered, that would make perfect sense
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Old 5th Jun 2015, 15:49
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PS Apologies if you typed that whilst completely leathered, that would make perfect sense
Cattivo; Grandpa used to be a master of executive briefs - maybe his influence! Thanks for guidance.
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Old 5th Jun 2015, 20:02
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It's done with Gendec's and passports from my experience, and has no effect on bidding.

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Old 5th Jun 2015, 20:56
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AFAIK the only country that BA operate into that demands crew have a formal printed visa stuck in their passport is the good old US of A, so if you end up going onto a fleet that visits the States you'll have some admin to do during the conversion course and a visit to a nice embassy near you. Every ten years you have to jump through the hoops again.

Most everywhere else it's done a clearofconflict describes, you gain entry with ID and/or Passport by the simple fact that you are on the General Declaration and in the case of the PRC, the company submits your name on the quaintly titled waterguard list....
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Old 5th Jun 2015, 21:24
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clearofconflict & wiggy; Thank you for your thorough responses
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Old 8th Jun 2015, 15:30
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Application Questions??

Hey Guys!
i know that the applications closed today (8th June) i had the screen up with the required questions on my Macbook, but accidentally refreshed it and its all disappeared :/ Now getting to my point, has ANYONE still got a copy of those questions they wanted us to answer as part of our application? As i would have completed my licence conversion prior to the next open date, and would love to start preparing those answers beforehand to save time!

Cheers

PS: If anyone has any gossip on the next openning dates, i understand its prob a guess at most - but all answers appreciated
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Old 8th Jun 2015, 22:00
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got my sod off letter today...very sad
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Old 9th Jun 2015, 23:31
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Was that after the assessment day Manflx?
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Old 10th Jun 2015, 01:27
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got my sod off letter today...very sad
Very sorry to hear that. I have so many sod off letters dating back decades. I have kept all of them and my retirement project is to wallpaper my downstairs loo with them so I can read them while.........well you know. I probably have enough for your loo too! Chin up........you will get where you want to be. Good luck!
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Old 10th Jun 2015, 18:27
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thanks , i will, got passed the assessment in 2008 but that only resulted in a years swim, since then been consistently told to sod off, 2011, 2014 & now 2015 without even attending crane bank again....puzzling to say the least
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Old 10th Jun 2015, 22:05
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That is unfortunate, and makes the whole system look a bit naff- how have you got worse over the years?
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Old 11th Jun 2015, 22:33
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Hi all,

BA is having a roadshow at at Gatwick for experienced airline pilots. Details and tickets can be found here: British Airways Flight Operations Pilot Recruitment Team Events | Eventbrite

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Old 11th Jun 2015, 23:01
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I wonder who they're targeting.......
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Old 11th Jun 2015, 23:09
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Anyone else got their initial assessment on the 24th of June?

Or anyone done the assessment recently, and know what to expect? Thanks!
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Old 12th Jun 2015, 18:54
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If you're thinking of it, don't bother since comprehension is quite important!

The presentations are aimed at experienced pilots including those who hold type ratings on any of the aircraft BA currently operates or has on order. We are not seeking attendees who are low-hour or trainee pilots, but if you fall into one of these categories we'd be delighted to meet you at one of the other events we support including Pilot Careers Live, formerly the Flyer Professional Flight Training Exhibition.
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Old 12th Jun 2015, 23:25
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They might have heard that there are alot of disgruntled Cathay Pacific guys and gals who are either 777, 747 or Airbus rated who might be interested.
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Old 13th Jun 2015, 05:08
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Might be a few EK people interested as well.
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