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Old 12th Aug 2015, 07:28
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I second that.

I was lucky enough to have HSBC bankroll my training before 9/11, followed by a (then) small airline taking a chance on me with only 170 hours total flying experience.

Without that opportunity I wouldn't be here - so it's nice to see Marcus is benefitting from one of the few opportunities to get a foot on the ladder without a financial benefactor (although there's nothing wrong with that either I may add - you play the cards you are dealt with of course).

Good luck and look forward to flying the line with you in the future!
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Old 12th Aug 2015, 21:44
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Hi

Please can someone tell me what time to command is at Jet2.

High houred rated guy. 10000hrs TT. 2000NG. 4000 756. All RHS.

Thanks
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Old 12th Aug 2015, 22:19
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Jet2 is a "meritocracy", once you have the required hours you apply for Command, are then assessed and finally go through the Command process. So, the answer to your question is that it depends on your ability. Without previous Command experience you would join as an FO, it's then down to you, there is no reason why you couldn't get a Command within 12 months providing you make the required standards.
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Old 12th Aug 2015, 22:40
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Originally Posted by Johnny [email protected] Pants View Post
Jet2 is a "meritocracy", once you have the required hours you apply for Command, are then assessed and finally go through the Command process. So, the answer to your question is that it depends on your ability. Without previous Command experience you would join as an FO, it's then down to you, there is no reason why you couldn't get a Command within 12 months providing you make the required standards.
Tell that to any one of the numerous command ready people that have either recently left or are in the process of leaving. From what I gather, the current command selection procedure is in the process of being looked at and re-written.

With 10k hours you'll certainly have no problem with the 3000 Factored Hours required and would appear experienced enough to handle a mature and sensible command assessment....when one is written.

2 stripes until 6 months from final line check, then you can apply for SFO and Command at the same time. Both of which go to a selection panel for review.

Good luck!
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Old 13th Aug 2015, 00:22
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Hi Guys,
Anybody Knows the average take home for DEC? Im considering to apply for B737 DEC. Is it possible to be Based in ALC for flying the NG in the future?
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Old 13th Aug 2015, 01:17
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Originally Posted by Richard_Richard View Post
Hi Everyone,


Just wondering if any type rated, experienced First Officers had heard back any news yet regarding assessment (or even heard anything back).


I applied approximately a month ago but still not a word. Would have expected something if the rumours regarding the number of leavers at J2 are true. My application status on the careers page is still stating "application received".


737 rated and current (+2500 hours on type).
I've heard that NTR bods are being dealt with first as they take longer to get on line.

Stick with it.
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Old 13th Aug 2015, 01:21
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737 CL, average take home could be anywhere between about 4200 to 5400 - winter/summer/base/pension etc. dependent.

Forgot to say you will probably get an ALC base of you want but there's no NG there at the moment.
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Old 13th Aug 2015, 11:55
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I've heard that NTR bods are being dealt with first as they take longer to get on line.
Is that after the raid to the sandpit will be over? NTR, no-jet, every other box ticked.

Same reply/situation R_R (which is at the opposite end of the spectrum)...and likewise 2011. Application received since >6 weeks.

Headless chickens spring to mind...

DK
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Old 13th Aug 2015, 13:38
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Application Status

Does anyone know what or if there's a significance between 'application received' and 'under review' in the application status ? (Apart from the pure English meanings of the phrases!)

Thanks
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Old 13th Aug 2015, 16:36
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Have any non rated FO applicants been called for interview? If so what types are they coming off ie Airbus, dash 8-400 etc, larger types?
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Old 13th Aug 2015, 17:55
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Pin head

Tried to send you a PM but your inbox is full.
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Old 13th Aug 2015, 20:31
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Originally Posted by silverhawk View Post
Just spoke with Philip

Will speak with him again very soon. Be assured at the top there is an understanding. The process may seem elongated. There is a reason.

Cream rises.
Really?

You'll have to excuse my scepticism but when I spoke to Phillip about 6 weeks ago there was zero understanding, just got talked at with a sales pitch and told how lucky we were to have a job......what's changed? (that's a serious question, not sarcasm)
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Old 13th Aug 2015, 22:00
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Ha Ha Ha......

Well done "Silverhawk"..... 2 Whites 2 Reds obviously doesn't know of your "connection"
Hook, Line and Sinker comes to mind.

Cream rises....and shit floats !
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Old 14th Aug 2015, 08:21
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PM and jet2

Silver hawk, nice wind up!!
Hope you are using the correct HiVis now.
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Old 14th Aug 2015, 09:12
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I wasn't aware of Silverhawk's identity or his "connection", but I am now.....
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Old 14th Aug 2015, 10:08
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When the big man PM told me he had one of the best tasting toasties he's had in a very long time onboard his LBA-ALC flight, I shut off after that.

I have to say when you talk to the big man, you do get a sales pitch.
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Old 14th Aug 2015, 10:41
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When PM appeared on our flight, he spent a good 10 mins delivering what was a pleasant enough but very patronising sales pitch. We were told over and over how lucky we were to have a job and that he's a firm believer in remunerating people well as paying below market money only leads to experienced people leaving. While doing so he made reference to MON Engineering losing experienced engineers due to a dive in T's and C's.....

All of this with no sense of irony at all. My colleague and I starred blankly at each other and laughed all the way home. Unreal.
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Old 14th Aug 2015, 12:01
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Originally Posted by AIMINGHIGH123 View Post
Is this for real:

Pilots - Come and Meet Jet2.com in Dubai and Abu Dhabi-Latest Pilot Jobs-Latest Pilot Jobs

They are going all the way to UAE to look for pilots!!!!
Is it that unbelievable?

There's alot of experienced pilots out there looking for a way home. Jet2 isn't the only option at the moment though although if your heart is set on a particular base then it might well be.

The standard of the apprentices I have flown with has been excellent, without exception. However you can't expand an airline without bringing in experience.

Jet2 needs pilots and the Middle east has plenty of pilots wanting a UK job. Sounds like an innovative and entirely logical idea to me. I'm sure they'll bring home a big wodge of CVs.
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Old 14th Aug 2015, 14:03
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Originally Posted by AIMINGHIGH123 View Post
Well I don't understand why they are going out there unless they do plan on running assessments whilst they are there.

I know people want to come back but surely RYR would be better.

In the last year I know of 18 pilots who have moved from Jet2 to RYR and that's just at 1 base I know of.
But Ryanair want guys to pay for the 737 rating and won't commit to your base of choice on the contract.

You won't get many experienced guys who: (1) are prepared to pay for a 737 rating and (2) prepared to go any base other than North UK / Scotland or wherever is home.

Sure - it's significantly less pay - but as long as it's enough to get by, then taking the family to your home base is too good an opportunity to turn down for many.
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Old 14th Aug 2015, 15:11
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Originally Posted by AIMINGHIGH123 View Post
While it's true there are guys/gals who don't end up in the base of there choice I know personally 7 people who all got the base of there choice. 6 cadets and 1 direct captain.
I too know guys who got their base of choice with RYR - but they were all rated 737 guys ex-RYR who were offered the chance to return as DECs from being FOs in EK.

The opportunity that Jet2 are presenting is to experienced EK current Captains not rated on the 737/757 who want to come home to the North UK / Scotland / NI. For them it's a case of compromising on the money, in return for a base that's written in stone on the contract - which Ryanair just won't do for NTR DECs at the moment. Maybe that will change in the future if they are short enough of crew.

I know that there are a fair few EK DECs wanting home right now, even with the pay cut. Some will want to wait a few years, some are ready to jump ship now. I'm one of the ones packed up ready to go.
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