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Old 25th Jan 2023, 12:05
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Originally Posted by ctacik
Sounds like that you didn't pass. They lost a motivated local guy who would probably stay for ever. When I was a candidate as direct entry pilot, they rejected a Latvian pilot in the sim assessment. He was an experienced guy, even a mistake in sim doesn't mean much and least for pilots who fly on specific SOP's and then they are asked to fly a completely different profile from what they fly as airline pilots. He would probably stay for ever.
Same in your case, I guess the difference in you and someone who passed is how many hours were spent doing math exercises.
I would suggest you to focus on wizz cadet program, they have a base in Vilnius and pay better than AB and provide quicker upgrade to command.
If you wanna to insist, you will have better chances in the near future, is expected a mass exodus of the Dutch pilots as KLM is asking for NTR First Officers, everyone who speaks dutch and have more than 500 hours will apply.
Listen, im not complaining. Obviously some of these exercises were made to measure your thinking on the spot, which are hard to prepare for. But now i dont have to think where to get 25k. Ofc im gonna be worried if i fail wizzair assessment, but lets pray for the best.
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Old 7th May 2023, 08:46
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Hey Guys,

i will have the assesment online test via MS Teams tomorrow. Any Ideas if the online test is still the same as FL410 postet on page 9?

Greetings
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Old 3rd Jun 2023, 17:54
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What is salary for CS capt. in Airbaltic ?
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Old 19th Jul 2023, 07:54
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Hi, this page pretty much sums up the reality salary wise at airBaltic, so depending on CPT level, the salary is form 6800 eur to 8200 eur fixed minium up to 60h block, plus 55-70eur per block when roster goes above 60h: pilotjobsnetwork. com/ jobs/ airBaltic

As an FO working at airBaltic for a year, I can say that it is very close to reality, plus of course the standard additional double pay on Holiday or Night duty, plus per diem for flying from outstations.
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Old 14th Aug 2023, 14:23
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Does Air Baltic offer commuting contracts?

stupid question, I know but would be interested to find out.

many thanks
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Old 14th Aug 2023, 14:48
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Originally Posted by cessnagirl
Does Air Baltic offer commuting contracts?

stupid question, I know but would be interested to find out.

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No, it's relocation.
Hard to get a leave during highseason
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Old 27th Aug 2023, 20:12
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Would any AirBaltic Captains mind speaking to a FedEx pilot? Would like to DM a few questions.
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Old 29th Aug 2023, 12:21
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Hello Guys,

I managed to pass the inital online assessment and next is the HR interview. Have any of you been through it? how was it and what to expect?

Thanks in advance
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Old 6th Sep 2023, 07:20
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Originally Posted by couldbe
Hello Guys,

I managed to pass the inital online assessment and next is the HR interview. Have any of you been through it? how was it and what to expect?

Thanks in advance
Hi! Are you applying for the FO position or at the Pilot Academy?
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Old 6th Sep 2023, 09:08
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I checked that the basic salary for FO is 2815 euros
Can someone who lives in Riga say how much are the basic expenses like rent, gas, bills and grocery?
Thank you in advance
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Old 6th Sep 2023, 20:29
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I checked that the basic salary for FO is 2815 euros
Can someone who lives in Riga say how much are the basic expenses like rent, gas, bills and grocery?
Thank you in advance
All these expenses you mentioned plus parking is 1700 euros for me, especially rent prices aren't as low as many people would've expected. Parking is a must cause of the snow. Local girls are old fashioned to put it politely, they never reach for their wallet and restaurants are quite expensive. Only in Lido you can find reasonable prices. Avoid old Riga and centre, are super expensive. There are some decent bars and restaurants near the old Laima chocolate factory with more reasonable prices
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Old 7th Sep 2023, 11:00
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Working at airBaltic

Originally Posted by lekker92
All these expenses you mentioned plus parking is 1700 euros for me, especially rent prices aren't as low as many people would've expected. Parking is a must cause of the snow. Local girls are old fashioned to put it politely, they never reach for their wallet and restaurants are quite expensive. Only in Lido you can find reasonable prices. Avoid old Riga and centre, are super expensive. There are some decent bars and restaurants near the old Laima chocolate factory with more reasonable prices

Hey there!

Can anyone who is actually flying there share updated insights on how the rosters, treatment , colleagues, general mood in cockpit etc is?

Also how trustworthy the Fast Track Command programm is in terms of „is the CP upgrade actually happening or is it a marketing claim?“

I am due for the assessment in rix soon.

Thanks a million in advance
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Old 7th Sep 2023, 13:27
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Originally Posted by chris1311
Hey there!

Can anyone who is actually flying there share updated insights on how the rosters, treatment , colleagues, general mood in cockpit etc is?

Also how trustworthy the Fast Track Command programm is in terms of „is the CP upgrade actually happening or is it a marketing claim?“

I am due for the assessment in rix soon.

Thanks a million in advance
Most of your questions are subjective
What I can tell is that a lot of FOs are in company for 5 years and are still not upgraded
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Originally Posted by lekker92
Most of your questions are subjective
What I can tell is that a lot of FOs are in company for 5 years and are still not upgraded
I see. Mind sharing your subjective view on my questions?
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Old 8th Sep 2023, 08:46
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Originally Posted by XMV6
What is salary for CS capt. in Airbaltic ?
It's around 4600 euros
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Old 10th Sep 2023, 12:49
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Originally Posted by chris1311
Hey there!

Can anyone who is actually flying there share updated insights on how the rosters, treatment , colleagues, general mood in cockpit etc is?

Also how trustworthy the Fast Track Command programm is in terms of „is the CP upgrade actually happening or is it a marketing claim?“

I am due for the assessment in rix soon.

Thanks a million in advance
Trustworthy?
I am not an insider but can't be a coincidence that in this forum there are negative feedbacks for every single airline in the Baltics, Heston, Getjet, Airbaltic, Smartlynx, Avion Express
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Old 11th Sep 2023, 14:48
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Stay away from any Baltic scam company...
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Old 11th Sep 2023, 15:48
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[QUOTE=batushka;11500275]Trustworthy?
I am not an insider but can't be a coincidence that in this forum there are negative feedbacks for every single airline in the Baltics, Heston, Getjet, Airbaltic, Smartlynx, Avion Express[
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Old 15th Sep 2023, 07:25
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Originally Posted by chris1311
Hey there!

Can anyone who is actually flying there share updated insights on how the rosters, treatment , colleagues, general mood in cockpit etc is?

Also how trustworthy the Fast Track Command programm is in terms of „is the CP upgrade actually happening or is it a marketing claim?“

I am due for the assessment in rix soon.

Thanks a million in advance
I've been flying at airBaltic for more than a year and I really enjoy a lot of parts of it, so here's a bit of an extended version of my experience:

In the realm of crew planning, BT has a diverse range of destinations, from nearby cities to far-flung gems like Dubai and the Canary Islands. It's like picking from a buffet every month when bidding for flight, but of course - you will not fly all of your favourite flights every day. The rule is to satisfy 60-70% of each pilots wishes, and for me works out pretty well. The more contentious thing our wet lease-out operations in Oslo, Düsseldorf, Zurich, and our very own base stations in Tampere, Tallinn and Vilnius. Many of our pilots choose to commute directly to these stations from their homes across Europe. I was just flying as a safety pilot for a new SFO's first line training flights - a very experienced captain from Finland, he said he will not even consider renting in Riga - he will commute to outstations. So it’s really up to you to pick your lifestyle and roster

Treatment colleagues, general mood:
Regardless of anything, those who are dissatisfied tend to be more vocal, while those who genuinely enjoy their experiences often prefer the tranquility of cruising at FL360, while sipping their coffee Which is a good thing, I guess, hence the reason this forum might lean toward negative opinions as a result. However, when it comes to life at our airline, BT, I'd like to emphasize that for me it's, in fact, quite pleasant. Communication here is transparent and flows both vertically and horizontally. The Chief Pilot's office is always open, encouraging an open dialogue. Adhering to standardised procedures, training, and simulator sessions is like a must in the company, so basically all are treated equally, and to be honest, for me this consistency makes it very transparent and comprehensible. In the mean time you ahve to know your stuff, be prepared, study, etc. Then again, any form of rude or aggressive behavior, whether directed towards cabin crew, operations, or colleagues is totally rejected. In my experience, I've seen cases where a few pilots were exceptionally rude or disrespectful, and the airline responded (in my opinion) appropriately. We have a lot of young captains who’ve been at airBaltic for several years, so the mood in the cockpit is the mood you choose to set

The CP upgrade is not just a claim, if you apply as an SFO you will have a chance to upgrade soon. Just do the math yourself - BT will have 50 aircraft soon, that means roughly around 250 captains, now we maybe have around 190 (+/- 10), AND they are working summer schedules of 80-90BH already. The other thing is - the Chief pilots have been very open about not wanting “Direct entry” Captains on the A220. So going through the SFO option basically is the fast track.

Apologies for the lengthy essay, but I wanted to provide a more balanced perspective amidst the prevailing negative sentiments, because I really like airBaltic from a lot pf perspective, and I think a lot of colleagues would agree.

Ad good luck with your assessment!
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Old 15th Sep 2023, 07:42
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Originally Posted by twentyfivehundred220
Hi, this page pretty much sums up the reality salary wise at airBaltic, so depending on CPT level, the salary is form 6800 eur to 8200 eur fixed minium up to 60h block, plus 55-70eur per block when roster goes above 60h: pilotjobsnetwork. com/ jobs/ airBaltic

As an FO working at airBaltic for a year, I can say that it is very close to reality, plus of course the standard additional double pay on Holiday or Night duty, plus per diem for flying from outstations.
Originally Posted by patituri;[url=tel:11499170
11499170[/url]]It's around 4600 euros
Is the basic salary for Captain 4600 or 6800 euros?
As for the captain upgrade, is it true that first officers with five years in the company are not promoted to captains yet?
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