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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 20:11
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Winter 2 week on, 2 week off rotation

Can I get an idea of how much flying you do during those two weeks on in the winter season? is it Like one or a couple trips a week? (assuming you not off to canada, but you're at a UK regional base)

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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 21:44
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no trips. the odd flight here and there and lots of standby(737)

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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 23:12
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xollob, are u on the 737?
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 19:03
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Can anyone provide info on what MAN 73 summer rosters are like?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 26th Sep 2016, 21:19
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I'm on the 73 at Manch. This summer I've done 12 flights in May, 13 in June, 15 in July and 9 in August (due to 10 days leave). Mix of earlies, lates and deep nights, but mainly earlies as that is what I bid for in the bidding system. Variety of destinations from 2 hour salzburg's and gerona's to 4.5 hour turkey and canaries. Almost all home base flying apart from a couple of trips to Leeds and Newcastle, but again you can express a preference for this one way or the other if desired. No standby in any of those months so all my other days were days off or quasi days off - ie. blank days. Hope this helps.
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 08:14
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Hi all,

I've been lucky enough to be invited for interview. Part of the process requires me to document a full 5 year employment history with agreement for them to contact my employers for references, and this must be submitted at the interview.

Do they contact your current employer prior to offering you a position? I would prefer for my current employer not to know I had applied, and for me to be able to tell them myself if I am offered the job.

Thanks
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 13:34
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I would think its all done after any job offer, it's pretty standard for companies to offer you a job subject to successful referencing. Also it's just a check that you have worked at these places, and haven't made anything up, your previous employers can't offer opinions on you anymore.
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 17:48
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"Your previous employers can't offer opinions on you anymore".

Well, not in writing anyway.
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 18:00
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Or if you haven't coughed any bond up..........
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 18:30
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The flying game, even in the 21st century, is still a pretty small mafia.

I retired in 2006. At that time, I knew and swallowed ale with four of my old friends in the industry who were then currently Flight Ops Directors in UK airlines. I also had aviation friends in many other countries from Bangladesh to the USA.

Would it surprise anyone in this industry to realise that the professionals talks to one another in the pub?

Even in writing, such a phrase as this could be construed as unhelpful to your future career:

"When FO Bloggs turned up for work, the result was usually to a satisfactory standard".

If it is at all possible, try very hard to leave your present airline in as nice a way as is possible. You might want to go back there one day.
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 21:11
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For those that are still interested in TOM, the company and BALPA announced today the end of PPY for current pilots (who don't want it) and new recruits going forward for the foreseeable future. To change back it would have to be agreed again with the union.

Although I don't believe anyone who hasn't wanted PPY has been forced onto it for over two years now anyway...
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Old 19th Mar 2017, 11:33
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What would be the chances of an EXT base?
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 13:04
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Recruitment open again.

Pilot Recruitment Thomson Airways
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 10:04
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Only 300 on type required. Seems unusually low.
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 18:32
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Has any Fo's from a well renowned European 737ng operator made the jump recently? Would like to hear you're thoughts and opinions with regards to the company and salaray differences?
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Old 14th Apr 2017, 16:28
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Loads of guys, i'm not one and wasn't going to reply but as no else has i thought i'd just post something. i've flown with quite a few who within a year or two have progressed into the 78, and they all seem really happy. Everyone (i believe) is full time now and the previous part time deal has been lifted. One ex 73 loco i flew with was taking home about 4-4.5k a month as the 78 generates lots of duty pay.

A big change however this time is that any 75/76 joiners will have to be based in Scandi land for Winter which will put lots off... maybe that's why the hours requirement is so low.

Cheers
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Old 14th Apr 2017, 16:56
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Thomson recruitment:
Can anyone post a sample roster for 757/767. Is the long haul roster commutable? I only ask as I'm fairly interested, however I live about 1:45hr away from a couple of the bases and I'm getting a bit long in the tooth for moving house for a job! (I'm already gainfully employed, but always worth considering other options).
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 06:35
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Originally Posted by DooblerChina View Post
Loads of guys, i'm not one and wasn't going to reply but as no else has i thought i'd just post something. i've flown with quite a few who within a year or two have progressed into the 78, and they all seem really happy. Everyone (i believe) is full time now and the previous part time deal has been lifted. One ex 73 loco i flew with was taking home about 4-4.5k a month as the 78 generates lots of duty pay.

A big change however this time is that any 75/76 joiners will have to be based in Scandi land for Winter which will put lots off... maybe that's why the hours requirement is so low.

Cheers
Is that for definite and only 757/767? That would put me off having to live elsewhere in the winter.

What about the 737? I read the seasonal aspect is equalling out a little, are they flying more in the winter from the uk or is it still fairly quiet?
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 10:02
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The Scandi deal is a bit more expansive. On the 756 fleet it will be 767 work so all LH mostly (potential for some SH too, nobody really knows yet). You can choose to either be based there in which the company supply downtown accommodation and give a monthly allowance or you can choose to commute from your UK base in which you will get 5 days off between trips and you can expense your flights to/from upto a certain value as well as hotels the night before/after a trip. On the 76 its expected to be 4 day trips, so you will most likely do 3 trips per month with 15 days off albeit a few of those will need to be used to commute back/forward.

This was put out to our current pilot pool as a bid, the fact its going to recruits seems the uptake wasn't enough to satisfy the requirement. You can bid off it when your in the company.
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 13:36
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Guys,

Are there any pilots with Thomson who commute from lets say France, Holland to their base? Is it do-able on the 787/767?
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