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Old 3rd Nov 2019, 13:27
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Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: rome
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Thank you for those very detailed info. In fact, If not commuting, i was interested in being able to go back to Germany quite often on days off to see my family there, but still having a place to live in Riga. If days off are always single, it can be quite tricky, but if they at least come in pairs, it is far more doable. I suppose there is absolutely no way for a FO to negotiate a fixed roster. What can you bid in the system : flights, days off, everything ?

And do you have any idea on how many FOs they need for the Dash fleet ? It might be quite low... Is there a pool ?

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Old 3rd Nov 2019, 18:23
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Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Riga
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Originally Posted by Rocket61 View Post
Thank you for those very detailed info. In fact, If not commuting, i was interested in being able to go back to Germany quite often on days off to see my family there, but still having a place to live in Riga. If days off are always single, it can be quite tricky, but if they at least come in pairs, it is far more doable. I suppose there is absolutely no way for a FO to negotiate a fixed roster. What can you bid in the system : flights, days off, everything ?

And do you have any idea on how many FOs they need for the Dash fleet ? It might be quite low... Is there a pool ?
We connect with Germany quite well, there are multiple flights a day going to Munich, Berlin, Diseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg etc, you will also have access to ID (staff) travel that will give you serious discounts on other carriers, such as Lufthansa, so I would say Germany shouldn't be a problem as such. I read that your location is Rome and that could be a bit more problematic. They will pair 2 days off as well whenever they can.

Bidding wise, you can bid on days off, flights, layovers etc. Some people who commute like to bid for a night stop followed by a day off, so they finish a flight at 7am in the morning and go straight to next aircraft that will take them home. Some other people bid for TLL layovers, this way you can get a decent work week with plenty of flights that result in more days off.

Regarding FOs, there is no pool as far as I know. We have about 50 FOs on dash at the moment. We need probably about 60. The very first Pilot Academy group is about to finish and they will all start on the dash in the next few months, there's 12 people there. At the same time lots of guys on the top of the seniority list are very close to moving on to the left seat and the guys in the middle will move to the Airbus. Realistically I expect to see a massive movement in the next half a year or so. If they are recruiting, the vacancy is there. You also have to take into account that if they hire you tomorrow, it will probably take around 2 to 3 months before you even get close to the aircraft - company course and type rating takes time!
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Old 6th Nov 2019, 14:18
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Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: italy
Posts: 7
Hi I have been invited 8th of December for the assessment in Riga , anyone invited too ? Any suggestions or tips for the assessment on the Q400?
about the online test for those who asked it was quite straight forward with some English idioms some easy math problems and some shapes where you need to choose the different ones.
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Old 21st Nov 2019, 09:42
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: Germany
Posts: 2
Hello everyone,
I have the assessment on the 8th of December too. Does everybody go through the b737-300 sim? What kind of air-exercise should we expect?

Thank you in advance
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 14:42
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Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: n.hemisphere
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Originally Posted by Luftganza View Post
Hello everyone,
I have the assessment on the 8th of December too. Does everybody go through the b737-300 sim? What kind of air-exercise should we expect?

Thank you in advance
Takeoff (be sure to check rvr not to low), follow radial outbound and answer some basic math questions like - give estimate arrival time of outbound 30 miles and return. then maybe few tcas ra and engine failure. On first approach expect go around with special one engine out departure procedure and maybe windshear. Not very hard though few people occasionally crash in windshear)
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 15:02
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: Germany
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Thank you sir,

Do they use RIX or some other airport?
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 06:21
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Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: n.hemisphere
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Originally Posted by Luftganza View Post
Thank you sir,

Do they use RIX or some other airport?
I was expecting RIX, but they put me in HEL.
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Old 30th Nov 2019, 16:35
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Europe
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Originally Posted by Rocket61 View Post
Thank you for those very detailed info. In fact, If not commuting, i was interested in being able to go back to Germany quite often on days off to see my family there, but still having a place to live in Riga. If days off are always single, it can be quite tricky, but if they at least come in pairs, it is far more doable. I suppose there is absolutely no way for a FO to negotiate a fixed roster. What can you bid in the system : flights, days off, everything ?

And do you have any idea on how many FOs they need for the Dash fleet ? It might be quite low... Is there a pool ?
Forget it, it will not work, 2 days off will give you less than 24 hours at home if you are not living in one of the cities they fly to, know someone who tried it and failed with the attempt to have a family life. New job offers say you have to relocate in any case.
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 05:31
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Prague
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Why not relocate to Riga, it is a great place, really had a good vibe from it. I am sure you can have great time and make interesting projects out of work even.
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