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Old 13th Jun 2015, 09:03
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What should make you wonder is why on earth would BA need to roadshows..? Not a good sign if you ask me
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Old 13th Jun 2015, 13:34
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I went to the assessment (tests) yesterday and I'm non rated, with experience on a Biz Jet. I got the overall impression that BA are only really looking for A320 rated people and it seems quite strange that they have invited some non rated people for assessment. Still hoping to hear the good news next week, my fingers remain crossed!
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Old 13th Jun 2015, 13:40
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How was the assessment flyboy1818? Just like the emails or anything out of the ordinary?

Best of luck!
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Old 13th Jun 2015, 14:59
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While I'm not A320 rated, it doesn't mention you need to be to attend this seminar. So I might pop by...
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Old 13th Jun 2015, 15:04
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Question regarding roadshows at Gatwick

A Flight instructor with 3000hrs, Non type rated, is it worth attending?

Too many hours to apply for FPP, not experienced enough for DEC as no Type rating. Stuck in between the two extremes.

Worth attending?
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Old 13th Jun 2015, 16:30
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Capn,

I am sorry to say that this is probably not for you. On the bright side though, with all the recruitment that BA is doing, sucking in pilots from other UK airlines, there should be plenty of opportunities come the autumn as these airlines start recruitment for next year.

What should make you wonder is why on earth would BA need to roadshows..? Not a good sign if you ask me
This will be just the first roadshow of many planned across the country. It should allow pilots to learn more about BA, ask a few questions and decide whether BA is for them prior to applying. It may cut down on wasted applications or persuade some to apply who thought they were not suitably qualified. A better understanding of BA and what it does or does not offer cannot be a bad thing surely (don't call me surely)

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Old 13th Jun 2015, 19:36
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I agree BB80s......why on earth should Britain's legacy carrier, hitherto regarded as nirvana to many British airline pilots, be in need of road Shows?? Could it possibly be that folks out there are waking up to the fact that the grass on the BA side of the fence is'nt actually that green after all? I could post a helluva lot more but it might come back and bite me in the arse. Do your research folks to get the TRUE picture of what life in BA is really like. Don't be under any illusions as to how hard the company will work you should you join. I'm not suggesting BA is a bad company to work for but things have changed a heck of a lot over last coupla years and definitely not for the better. Good luck
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Old 14th Jun 2015, 07:03
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Do your research folks to get the TRUE picture of what life in BA is really like. Don't be under any illusions as to how hard the company will work you should you join
Find out all you can from people on the fleets you are likely to join, find out from people who have joined recently what life is really like. BA rosters are different from other companies out there - there has been much talk in BA comparing Easyjet and Ryanair rostering to BA rostering, little of it favours BA at the moment.

Longhaul is different but is "evolving", the EASA FTLs that come in later this year are likely to change LH rostering hugely. Life in BA is very different to what it was two years ago when Bidline still existed.
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Old 14th Jun 2015, 07:15
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Juan & Sid - Wise words....

when Bidline still existed.


Exhibit A: My 2010 paper copy of Bidline Rules..
Exhibit B: The latest Notice/e-mail entitled something like: "Work Coverage; this month's attempt to get a quart out of a pint pot...."

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Old 15th Jun 2015, 08:14
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Bidline?

Ballots?
New System?

Even that is back up in the air! Ludicrous situation all around!
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 08:32
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I reckon the last remaining carrot to dangle is a DE Command at LGW.
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 08:34
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This will be just the first roadshow of many planned across the country. It should allow pilots to learn more about BA, ask a few questions and decide whether BA is for them prior to applying. It may cut down on wasted applications or persuade some to apply who thought they were not suitably qualified. A better understanding of BA and what it does or does not offer cannot be a bad thing surely (don't call me surely)
binsleepen are you for real? I don't see AF, LH or KLM doing roadshows
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 10:07
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Question

Hi all, does anyone have any idea what the " unofficial cut off age" of BA is ? Through the years rumours I've heard vary from 28-32, anyone able to corroborate ? PM me if you prefer...
Surely galley fm has heard something different as there always is an exception to the "rule"
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 10:12
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There's no age limit. Lots of guys hired in their 30s, 40s etc.
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 10:16
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I'm due to attend initial assessment in mind July. 0 jet experience and now 30 yrs old, just 1800 TT.
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 10:26
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Originally Posted by bringbackthe80s View Post
binsleepen are you for real? I don't see AF, LH or KLM doing roadshows
I would argue that, simply put, BA is no longer the employer of choice for those who wish to fly SH and live in the UK. From my own perspective: I cannot be bothered with LHR, the roster is worse than my current airline (5/3 5/4) where I am flying less than 800 hours per year. The financial package is not appreciably different either from what I can see.

BA need to be competing on either remuneration or lifestyle to attract more type rated, experienced folk from the UK to their SH fleet.
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 11:19
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binsleepen are you for real? I don't see AF, LH or KLM doing roadshows
Sometimes you need to see the forest for the trees! A look at both Lufthansa's and Air France/KLM's current balance sheet, drastic cost cutting and future aircraft order book should tell you a lot about why they are NOT doing 'roadshows'.

A little rumour is going around that a bunch of managers were off to SEA to have a chat with Boeing about a future order of a large twin jet. Wonder which one that might be? Willie Walsh has stated in the past that IAG will no longer be a launch airline. A policy that has borne fruit after the messes that were the A380 and the 787. He also intimated that the order of 16 A350-1000's was a 'stop gap' measure.

A fair bit of smoke and mirrors from the management has resulted in, yet again, a lack of flight crew for this summer. The company wants to expand but is currently struggling to cover the summer flying programme. The source of DEP's is being trolled through, there are few, if any ex-Mil guys coming through and the FPP programme is, currently, choc-a-bloc.

Retirements are starting up again, fleets are expanding and the company is pushing to find people to join. Is it really only and all about T's & C's?

Yes we are all working harder, yes EASA is going to throw the whole mix back in the melting pot but I for one welcome recruitment if it reduces CAP.

All IMHO of course.
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 13:14
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Yes we are all working harder, yes EASA is going to throw the whole mix back in the melting pot but I for one welcome recruitment if it reduces CAP.
That is a huge "IF" there Wirbelsturm.
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 14:16
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Granted.
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 14:31
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LH command on 777 now down to nearly 1500. Looks like all the changes are finally starting to clear the log jam. Killing Bidline seems to have relieved the logjam caused by the changes to the retirement age. SH commands at 3100 too.
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