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Old 7th Jan 2016, 06:59
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easa atpl theory
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Old 8th Jan 2016, 20:07
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So in 13 days you get one off.

They let you de ice when you want ? How very charitable.
It's thinking like that's a plus point that will get you killed.

What a pile of steaming....
Old 8th Jan 2016, 20:27
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And during the 7 days off? Are they really off or are some standby days??
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Old 8th Jan 2016, 21:31
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Some standby of course.
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Old 8th Jan 2016, 21:40
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Dirk you are wrong, 6-1-6-7 on your 7 OFF days, you will be off. No stbys
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 12:03
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Sorry, my bad, I was referring to the 12 days on duty out of the first 13 of the pattern.
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Old 13th Jan 2016, 04:41
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Thumbs up Pilot shortage problem solved!

So the Captains don't want to work for Wizz Air? No problem! Lets hire First Officers!

A320 FO to A320 Captain ? RAPID COMMAND POSITION job with Sigma Aviation Services | 1401433836
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Old 14th Jan 2016, 06:38
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I particularly enjoyed the fact that even the agency couldn't bring themselves to use any of the usual buzzwords when describing the package (FANTASTIC! EXCEPTIONAL! ATTRACTIVE! etc.) They contented themselves with 'decent'.
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 14:43
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Is there actually any trick to get invited?

I applied last year for NTR Experienced 2016 and did not hear anything.
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 14:50
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what's your experience?
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 14:51
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I have 900hrs Total including 700hrs Multi Pilot - Jet.

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Old 31st Jan 2016, 17:16
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Alright thanks. Sounds like there is nothing to do but wait
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Old 31st Jan 2016, 18:43
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Isn't it great in this European Union! Roll on the vote. Maybe we can lose EU261 at the same time.
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Old 8th Feb 2016, 14:03
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Hello guys , anybody know if wizz did assesments for NTR experienced F/O in the last couple of months ??
I have applied for NTR F/O 2016 and still nothing ...
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Old 16th Feb 2016, 08:37
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If wizz is really this horrible place go somewhere where your skills, experience, expertise and professionalism is rewarded to your satisfaction.

If you have none of the above because you are a cadet with nothing to offer yet, maybe it's a good idea to join. Personally I've never felt intimidated by anyone, no one ever got involved in any kind of fuel or de-icing decisions (actually very very much the contrary) or forced you to work off days. What happened to telling people to piss off if they call you in your free time anyway? Wizz is a place where you need to have a pair on you, because you are the only one representing your own interest. Do what is required of you in your contract and nothing more (unless charging 15 extra sectors or something, then you might want to reconsider), and you will see how easy life can be.

All I can say is; I had a great time flying there and I do miss the giggles that we all shared as a crew on a daily basis. I also miss the pristine aircraft we were operating and the superb maintenance. What I don't miss is the low pay, crap holidays and four sector extension/discretion days in winter. Flying 600 hours in a 6 month period during the season didn't go unnoticed either.

However, look at your own situation. Do some basic arithmetic and decide for yourself whether it is worth it for you to suffer all these indignities. If it is, go for it. If it is not, I'm sure you'll let us know where you went. The fact I went there eventually landed me an infinitely better position, and that's something you might want to think about before discarding it. If you do decide to go there, avoid the numpties in BUD (exempting one or two) and make your own plan. Know your rights and obligations and execute. Easy as pie. Good luck, the market is looking pretty good for pilots right now. I hope it starts reflecting in Europe as it is in other places.
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 17:08
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hey guys, any updates on how the hiring is going? were there any NTR classes lately?

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Old 11th Mar 2016, 12:39
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I recently attended PSP in BUD for NTR DEC. There were over 20 candidates for F/O positions and 4 for DEC. After the HR interview and exercise I did not progress to the next stage, only one candidate from our group of five was invited for the next day. Some twenty other candidates with various levels of experience stayed at another hotel. I don't know how successful they were.
I was shocked that the three guys I interviewed with did not qualify. They were great guys, with a lot of experience and positive attitudes. I wonder what WIZZ HR team is into? These corporate rats do not understand the current market situation and sabotage the operational side of the business. I wonder how long will it take for the managment to realize what their junior employees are doing. I suppose that they have to start parking their aircraft.
Those of you who consider applying or already have, by all means do so. Wizz pays for flights and hotels (Wizz covers hotel costs for DEC candidates only). If you can spare a day or two, it is a great learning experience, especially for those who have not been exposed to behavioral interview head games.

Best of luck.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 09:42
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I got offered a NTR DEC interview last year but I just kept stalling them, at the end actually never went for the interview.

Reason mainly , if you believe this forum and some other internet sources, the low pay and the, for a western European, crappy bases. Would be honestly only interested in Budapest, but they don't give it to new joiners I got told.

Well, good for me that I waited, got a job now at home with another big low cost operator. Sometimes waiting pays off.
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Old 14th Mar 2016, 02:10
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5000+ hrs on the Bus, didn't even get an interview ..... Go figure��
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Old 14th Mar 2016, 06:54
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Smokie it's because they know full well you'll be gone at the first available opportunity.
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