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Old 10th Apr 2017, 05:31
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Thanks captplaystation,

Do you know if there is any felxibility to compress those 5 to maybe 4 days by doing longer shifts?
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 10:49
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Hi guys, does anybody have information about cs300 life? Flying hours, duties, schedules....
I guess crews have to be pretty busy in this period.
Thank you!
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 12:18
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Originally Posted by Iver View Post
I taxied behind one of the CS300s recently - a beautiful airplane and bigger than I expected. Any flight reviews of it yet? Anyone on PPRuNe fly it yet?
Can only talk about the CS100. Wonderful plane to fly! The FBW gives you a really good feedback (especially on pitch), HUD works really well. In general quite easy to fly & operate.

What i heard from colleagues trying the 300 in Montreal, it is supposedly even better to fly. More stable, some guys said it was quite similar to an 330 with improved FBW.
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Old 2nd Jun 2017, 11:57
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Hi all,
does anybody know if new airBalitc F/Os on the CS300 "have to buy" a line training? And for what price?
Thanks for any hint
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 23:06
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They offer me direct upgrade to captain. I'm flying 737NG. Any idea of salary, Roster, type of contract...?

Cheers
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Old 27th Jun 2017, 23:04
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Originally Posted by bnackdal View Post
Great post WMB

I was offered f.o. position on CS300 just now. I know its 5/2 schedule and I will have my family back home. Is there any way to work harder for lets say 4 days and be able to go home for a longer period?

Thanks for info
Nice video of flying the CS300 at Air Baltic if you are interested:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_tJCnKUx930
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 17:55
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B737 Fo situation presently at Baltic

Hi Air Baltic pilots, I have a good offer for 737CL type rating with "possibility" to stay at the company in case of good performance during type rating. Any of you have information regarding the present situation in terms of 737 FOs? Do they need FO for 737 or this offer was only "theoretic". I would very much appreciate some info.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 09:38
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I spoke to some training center sales person and he confirmed that they are keeping the 737 for at least two more years. That makes sense from what I read that so far only 6 out of their 20 CS300 are delivered which will replace the 737 and until then they will fly. Good luck!
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 14:16
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Change of horses during race?

Did anybody register change of conditions for DEC from 12k-15k to half of what was proposed initially...
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Old 22nd Aug 2017, 13:23
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Roster

Hi!
Does anybody can explain the basic roster rules for airbaltic?
They literally say: 5 days/2 days, with 4 consecutive days off, and guaranteed total 8 days off per month.

Morover: home leave ticket are valid only traveling with airbaltic or even with codeshares and interpartners?

Thank you to whoever will be so kind to answer.
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Old 5th Oct 2017, 19:16
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Actually its more like 6 on, 2 off, some even have 6 on, 1 off, 7 on
I have been told. Q400 staff operates at legal limits.

Home leave tickets only on Air Baltic flights. Nothing more.

Not a good choice if you have family at home, prepare to not see them a lot if not relocating.
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Old 6th Oct 2017, 03:53
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Sounds great
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Old 2nd Nov 2017, 15:30
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Any Air Baltic 737-pilots on this frequency?

Hi,
I have been offered a B737 DEC contract position. Can anybody tell me how many hours per month captains usually fly and how many days off do you usually get? I would commute to Helsinki but are there any layovers in Helsinki on the 737? Thanks!
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Old 4th Nov 2017, 18:12
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Hours are very variable. Extra payment is triggered above 60Blk hrs. Last Winter (mainly because of training on CS) the hours were similar to Summer, varying from 75-95 between individual pilots. This Winter, looks like the 60 hr trigger won't be breached.

Days OFF usually 8-12 , with one Blk of 4 , the rest single/double days.

In Summer, very variable, some guys on nearly max (100) others barely making 70. The new rostering system purportedly offers ability to alter work/life-style balance. . . but. . . .

Very few layovers in HEL, that is mainly a Q400 night-stop, although that could change as it used to be Boeing, but mainly short night (Bed 24:00 wake up 04:30 from & to Riga )
This Summer there was also a small charter programme from HEL to Greece etc for some tour company, don't know if it is foreseen again for 2018.
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Old 4th Nov 2017, 18:19
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Saw one in Abu Dhabi other week long flight to Riga but with only 8 pax on it no problem....
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Old 6th Nov 2017, 09:22
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Greetings to everyone.
Do you confirm that all recent options are Riga based?
And also, is there any possibility of commuting roster?
Thank you
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Old 10th Nov 2017, 18:14
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Yes Riga based, no possibility of commuting roster. I hope I'm wrong.
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 14:38
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For all low hour pilots seeking first job, if they ask you to pay for the interview, because they want to make sure your plans are "serious", DO NOT accept, unless you have money to throw away.
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 10:34
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I was told by someone currently working there that they intend to keep flying the 737's till 2022 and that next summer there will be another charter program for a UK tour operator. All of this is to take with a pinch of salt. Facts will tell.
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 13:38
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Originally Posted by Sonicfox View Post
For all low hour pilots seeking first job, if they ask you to pay for the interview, because they want to make sure your plans are "serious", DO NOT accept, unless you have money to throw away.
is this your own experience or someone told you so? how much did they ask for? I applied, did the online test and now I am invited for an assessment, no mention of any payment. Did they ask you to pay before or after the online test or before the sim?
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