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Old 27th Apr 2016, 21:15
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PPY = permanent part year (although max 5 year and now everyone who joined before last month can now bid for full time on the 787 due to significant expansion on that fleet and lack of volunteers)

7k is for line training, unjustifiable to most but it is what it is.

Can't comment on the recruitment process.

hope that helps.
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Old 27th Apr 2016, 23:50
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chinny, why does my post need elaborating on? Are you expecting someone to give you all the questions? There's nothing to elaborate on, it really is how I've described it and if you are in current airline flying and you can't pass the tech quiz then you shouldn't even have a license, let alone be near an aircraft full of passengers.
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Old 28th Apr 2016, 06:45
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DooblerChina-thanks very much for that.

Deano- no i don't want the questions and answers and i agree with you.however, i also want to collate as much info as i can-failure to prepare is preparation to fail!!

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Old 29th Apr 2016, 15:46
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Which is the reapplying policy? How long to wait?
Thanks
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Old 23rd May 2016, 17:10
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12 months and you have to reapply from fresh.
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Old 23rd May 2016, 18:42
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The test is nothing to fear. If you are in current airline flying then you'll have no issues at all. It's multiple choice and dare I say it, even quite relevant, as is the whole process with Thomson
I've no dog in this fight whatsoever, but I've certainly heard different feedback from that! Here's an example, if the formula for VAquaplaning is something I should be using day to day and not have to look up then I'm certainly not in the right job.
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Old 23rd May 2016, 21:24
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Yeah but you're taking it too literally. I'm talking about the whole process - generally speaking. If you want to pull apart everything to the nth degree then yes you'll find bits that questions the veracity of my statement.
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Old 24th May 2016, 17:08
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Originally Posted by dum dum pacheco View Post
Which is the reapplying policy? How long to wait?
Thanks
You never know, in that time they may have got rid of the £7000 bond etc, could be a blessing in disguise.
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Old 25th May 2016, 07:15
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If not successful this time I believe that the future looks relatively bright here after ten years of limited movement. The command review board are looking at guys who joined in 2005 now, so that just over ten years for a command. That with the maybe an increasing number of departures at the top end due pension cap of £1million and enough is enough may create opportunities.

Thoughts people?
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Old 30th May 2016, 19:45
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Pension cap of a million and enough is enough sounds almost contradicting !
Give me a million and I'd be happy with any enough is enough . what's the difference between a pilot and a jet engine springs to mind....
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Old 31st May 2016, 11:28
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Try planning your future without a pension cap and then having to factor it in. Reflecting on your comments, the phrase ignorance is bliss springs to mind.
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 10:13
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What is the current time to 787 at Thomson?
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 06:02
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I believe it to be less than 3 months from joining to a confirmed bid onto 78.
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 22:43
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The most junior pilot to succesfully bid for the 787 joined Thomson in March 2013
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 17:04
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I think you mean joined in 2016 Matey?
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 18:48
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The most junior pilot to successfully bid onto the 787 joined at the end of February this year.

There is persistent talk of the possible need to recruit externally onto the 787. Make of that what you will.
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 22:46
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I stand corrected and suitably humbled.
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 02:16
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Originally Posted by EPRman View Post
The most junior pilot to successfully bid onto the 787 joined at the end of February this year.

There is persistent talk of the possible need to recruit externally onto the 787. Make of that what you will.
Can someone elaborate as to what might cause this? Are the 787 routes/schedules objectionable? Are we talking about 5-6 flights per month to Sanford, Cancun, Barbados, Punta Cana or Male? For those of us who don't have the option to fly Dreamliners to hot, sandy beaches, any insight/opinions would be appreciated...

PMs also welcome.
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 07:00
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it's just the first Captains on the fleet are now rapidly approaching retirement, the first F/Os on it are all getting their commands on the 737, the fleet expands by 1 this year, 1 next year and another in 2018, and the lifestyle doesn't suit everyone, those with young famillies appreciate being home every night, and currently, the 787 is ONLY based at MAN and LGW so if you are not based at those 2 bases, you will not get on it. And believe me, we have tried, but the Co only want 787 pilots based at MAN and LGW.
I don't believe it's a negative lifestyle (my own personal opinion), it's not that people are leaving it in droves, just a requirement for more pilots!!!!
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 10:00
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Iver,

For many it's a lifestyle issue. And long haul flying is mind-numbingly boring!

Regards.
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