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Old 10th Sep 2018, 13:36
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Most of the Stateside lot in the early to mid nineties were all rushing from Part 141 schools to Flight Safety Int’l to “buy” their job at a regional airline...but I guess because they are Americans that was okay.
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Old 11th Sep 2018, 12:17
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Originally Posted by annakm View Post
Where IS Direct Bondi these days? He was always a font of knowledge and full
of opinion on anything about Norwegian.


I guess he figured that people eventually can find the O'Leary bullshit themselves, without him having to point at it.
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 17:12
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It's official, those on the Global Crew (Rishworth) contract are about to get their training bond refunded or bank guarantee released. No reduced salary either. You will still sign to accept that in the event you leave within 3 years of joining, you will repay training costs in full, but there is no longer an upfront payment required.

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Old 24th Sep 2018, 09:05
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They are represented by BALPA in the UK with OSM.
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 15:06
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LGW roster

Can anybody shed any light on what the rosters like at LGW as an FO? Ive seen the ones from a year or two ago and wondering if its changed?

How much time away on trips? Can you still expect up to two weeks with W pattern rotations?
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 22:03
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Right, so, at present, Norwegian UK, only flies long haul out of LGW. So your version of a W pattern, involves 2 rotations with 1 or 2 rest days in the middle at Gatwick. Very nice for those who live near Gatwick.
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 06:38
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Norwegian interview

Guys, anyone has an interview in Amsterdam or Utrecht next month?
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Old 20th Oct 2018, 10:39
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Hi,

Does Norwegian recruit Airbus 320 rated pilots for the 787? I would like to try long haul staying in Europe as I am quite fed up with the 4 sector short haul days.

Thanks


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Old 20th Oct 2018, 14:12
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Hi Ricky

Yes they do. They took on a lot of ex Monarch pilots in late 2017 early 2018. On every course of 14-16 there's always 5 or 6 who have no experience on Boeing but non Boeing pilots are waiting longer for a course start date (I waited one year).

Regards
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Old 20th Oct 2018, 16:50
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Many thanks Smooth Airperator! I will give it a try then
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 07:40
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I have my interview in November for Relief Cpt. Anyone can tell me what to expect during the interview ? Technical questions ? Or just HR ?

Thanks for your time and your help
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 10:25
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Hi, well done. According to the training manager you will have done a lot of the hard work already to get to the interview. The selection process, aptitude test and chat with the man from Rishworth is a big part of it. Over 60% pass the interview/sim check. This is from a year ago...
  • Arrive in the morning for meet and greet, then standard company intro, recruitment team intro. Then a mini group exercise in the same room. "How many footballs can we fit into this room?"
  • After that, you are split into your groups. The first group sits around in meeting area until called for interviews, whilst the other group does the sim check. After lunch, you then swap over.
  • Interview, usually 2 senior pilots. No tech questions, couple of 'give me an example of when you had to do this?' style questions. Nothing tricky, more to get to know you and if you are likable
  • Sim ride, for me was 737Max, departure from JFK 31L, into downwind and then some problem develops (fight in the cabin, suspected bomb etc). Do the standard CRM thing and land. Then reposition to takeoff again, this time some kind of engine problem and land.
I completely screwed up the handling part. My first Boeing and first 'flight yoke' jet aircraft and even though I was mentally prepared for it, it didn't work out so well. There was a sim fault on the day too (some kind of visual lag but this was from a year ago). My partner was an experienced Boeing 777 pilot and was obviously better in this regard. However, I got in and he didn't. The reason? Probably the level of CRM displayed, even though I couldn't fly the damn thing. In that is a lesson for you maybe?

Good luck
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 11:40
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Similar experience to Joe, I wasn't going to say it but here goes... The ex-Alitalia guy lacked basic manners, let alone CRM skills.
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 11:59
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Thanks a lot for the shared experience Smooth Airperator and Joe le Taxi. Really appreciated and helpful. Let's go to work now !
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Old 30th Oct 2018, 01:23
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Hi all, I have a few questions.. Thanks for helping me out if you could

Are the example rosters realistic? They gave as an example a 5-5 roster and an 8-4 rosters and it honestly looked pretty good.
Is there still a lot of W trips?
Is it easy to get 80% part time ?
How likely is it to get requested annual leave period?
Is it allowed to commute on your own if you have a flight out of another base? For example if you are LGW based with a flight out of CDG, can you go to CDG on your own transport?

What about crew life? Is there a good atmosphere, do you go out to dinner or activities together?

Thanks
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Old 30th Oct 2018, 13:16
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Originally Posted by rotordisk View Post
Hi all, I have a few questions.. Thanks for helping me out if you could

Are the example rosters realistic? They gave as an example a 5-5 roster and an 8-4 rosters and it honestly looked pretty good.
Is there still a lot of W trips?
Is it easy to get 80% part time ?
How likely is it to get requested annual leave period?
Is it allowed to commute on your own if you have a flight out of another base? For example if you are LGW based with a flight out of CDG, can you go to CDG on your own transport?

What about crew life? Is there a good atmosphere, do you go out to dinner or activities together?

Thanks
1.Yes they are. Til todays date, I have gotten all of my requested OFF days. Nicest part: It's possible to connect all of your 10 guaranteed OFF days to your vacation.

2. It's either point to point or W. You can put in a request and it's likely you'll get what you want.

3. No Idea

4. It completely depends on what period you are bidding for. First year in the company, bidding for easter/midsummer/christmas/new years eve? Not so likely. The system works with points (points are bad). You start of with your employee number in points and each year these points decrease/increase, depending on what you are bidding for (some day in October = low points, Christmas = max points). The requested vacation is then given to those guys/gals with the least amount of points.

5. Yes. Feels like the whole company is commuting. Coming to the crewroom in Paris before the flight, it's not unlikely you'll have people sitting there for hours already before a flight, since they were commuting from far away.

6. Crew life is disappointing. Or well, for me who's coming from a european charter company, crew life is basically inexistent. The cabin crew pisses off to their rooms on layovers and you'll see them again for checkin, if it's the same cabin crew on the way back. Feels like the flight deck sticks to themselves and cabin sticks to themselves.


Hopefully that helped
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Old 30th Oct 2018, 16:05
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Originally Posted by lansen View Post
1.Yes they are. Til todays date, I have gotten all of my requested OFF days. Nicest part: It's possible to connect all of your 10 guaranteed OFF days to your vacation.

2. It's either point to point or W. You can put in a request and it's likely you'll get what you want.

3. No Idea

4. It completely depends on what period you are bidding for. First year in the company, bidding for easter/midsummer/christmas/new years eve? Not so likely. The system works with points (points are bad). You start of with your employee number in points and each year these points decrease/increase, depending on what you are bidding for (some day in October = low points, Christmas = max points). The requested vacation is then given to those guys/gals with the least amount of points.

5. Yes. Feels like the whole company is commuting. Coming to the crewroom in Paris before the flight, it's not unlikely you'll have people sitting there for hours already before a flight, since they were commuting from far away.

6. Crew life is disappointing. Or well, for me who's coming from a european charter company, crew life is basically inexistent. The cabin crew pisses off to their rooms on layovers and you'll see them again for checkin, if it's the same cabin crew on the way back. Feels like the flight deck sticks to themselves and cabin sticks to themselves.


Hopefully that helped
Interesting comment on para 5. Wonder what the DFO and Safety Manager thinks to that ref Crew Members Responsibilities and the F word

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Old 30th Oct 2018, 16:47
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Originally Posted by lansen View Post
Hopefully that helped
Thanks for taking your time to answer the questions. I did the application and tests yesterday, so let's wait it out for now.
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Old 30th Oct 2018, 19:08
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If you are LGW based, chances are you’ll be NUK. NUK only fly from LGW at present.

if you are NAS you can be sent to any NAS base to fly,

LGW crews go out from time to time, but this isn’t British airways 5 night Barbados in 1970, we normally do one night stops, so mostly people are too knackered .
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Old 1st Nov 2018, 19:41
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How long is the wait for feedback after completing the online tests?
And did you guys add any references? Do they require this?

Thx
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