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Old 27th Nov 2019, 23:33
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B787 conditions

Hi guys. I was recently on the interview for B787, still waiting for reply.
In the meantime, could somebody please tell me, how many hours do they actually fly on average? I heard rumors that they just fly the minimum 40h guarantee, hopefully this is just the rumor. I would really appreciate some opinion from a pilot on 787, mostly about a rosyer, number of stbys per month and how many off days do you usually get in a block.

And about the interview, it wasn't that hard. One day thing consisted of 3 parts. Simulator, psychology (or more like inteligence test, matrix shapes and multytasking) and interview. Question on interview were why you want to join them, some positive/negative expirience from your career, your previous airplane type related questions, metar+taf to decode (plus something meteorology related related to it), sigmet chart and then some jeppesen chart to explain or brief. They were nice and friendly.
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 07:00
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Originally Posted by requesting.direct View Post
Hi guys. I was recently on the interview for B787, still waiting for reply.
In the meantime, could somebody please tell me, how many hours do they actually fly on average? I heard rumors that they just fly the minimum 40h guarantee, hopefully this is just the rumor. I would really appreciate some opinion from a pilot on 787, mostly about a rosyer, number of stbys per month and how many off days do you usually get in a block.

And about the interview, it wasn't that hard. One day thing consisted of 3 parts. Simulator, psychology (or more like inteligence test, matrix shapes and multytasking) and interview. Question on interview were why you want to join them, some positive/negative expirience from your career, your previous airplane type related questions, metar+taf to decode (plus something meteorology related related to it), sigmet chart and then some jeppesen chart to explain or brief. They were nice and friendly.
the average is 60 hrs a month , roster is nice with a lot of days off , layovers 24 h to 48h usually unless u donít fly charter destinations . you get also all benefits of a flag carrier. Management is nice too and help you out with days off or flights requests.

Just if you are a foreigner donít belive any promise of career or quick upgrade.
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 09:40
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You can expect three to four rotations a month on the 787 at the moment. Closer to max hrs than min hrs. 40hrs is more likely on the 737 due to the Max issue.
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 16:03
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Originally Posted by wondering View Post
You can expect three to four rotations a month on the 787 at the moment. Closer to max hrs than min hrs. 40hrs is more likely on the 737 due to the Max issue.

Have the minimum requirements gone up for Dash 8 and Embraer FOís?

some agency say 200hrs TT

others say 400 TT

so what are they looking for?
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 11:20
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LOT has been hiring pilots with minimum hours out of flight school this year. No idea if that has changed recently.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 11:27
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It hasn't.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 20:00
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I know one personally. Maybe the odd one?

And btw, I donīt share the negative comments regarding foreigners. So far, my experience has been positive.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 20:56
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But how many hours are they flying on average on the 737 fleet? I know the MAX grounding is hitting the 737 guys quite hard...
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 12:25
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40-50h / monthly on 737, 45-70h / on EMB. I started flying for them about one year ago, terms looked decent. After that time I would strongly reconsider going that route again. Roasters are terrible, a lot of 2-3 day stays which end up in about 8-12h total BH. There are different pay scales depending on TT (not time in company), for most guys the increase in pay equals decrease in time, so in the end you've got the same money but less flight time (doesn't mine less duty). My average DT to FT ratio is 2,5:1 and that of course doesn't count in layovers over 10h (Most of them in BUD and VNO). Skippers are fine, mostly nice guys, but office staff is terrible, they are unwilling to help anyone (of course its a different story if your're some old captains kid ). Besides myid tickets, which are also very limited to other airlines, no additional benefits, they even deduct parking fee from your salary (you can't find parkings spots most of the time).
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Old 21st Dec 2019, 19:46
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Hello Colleagues,

Can anyone inform about the latest recruitment procedure of LOT for non type rated 200 hours pilots who just out of flight school ?

Paper logic test ////// HR + Technical Interview ///// Psychometric test (Which test ? any name of test ? Vienna test ? ) ///// Simulator screening ?
Or something else ?

How big is the chance for an expat pilot (non EU citizen) to get the job ?
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Old 22nd Dec 2019, 06:19
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Originally Posted by jetjockeyjoe View Post
Hello Colleagues,

Can anyone inform about the latest recruitment procedure of LOT for non type rated 200 hours pilots who just out of flight school ?

Paper logic test ////// HR + Technical Interview ///// Psychometric test (Which test ? any name of test ? Vienna test ? ) ///// Simulator screening ?
Or something else ?

How big is the chance for an expat pilot (non EU citizen) to get the job ?
Normally for non-Polish its already very low. But if you don't have an EU passport, your application will be gently placed in the trash.
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Old 22nd Dec 2019, 08:01
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Normally for non-Polish its already very low. But if you don't have an EU passport, your application will be gently placed in the trash.

I see. Thanks for info. So what about unlimited work and residency permit ?
Also any further info about recruitment process ?
Greetings
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Old 23rd Dec 2019, 11:15
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Originally Posted by jetjockeyjoe View Post
I see. Thanks for info. So what about unlimited work and residency permit ?
Also any further info about recruitment process ?
Greetings
I tried to respond to your DM but didn't go through.

You don't have an unlimited work and residency permit, you're limited to Poland and that is a limitation. They specifically ask the right to live and work in the European union. The only way to have that is EU citizenship.
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Airlines in Europe hire without EU Passport in very limited cases, Ryanair did for captains (only) as late as 2018.

The recruitment process posted here is still the same, have heard rumour they will use a FBS 737.

https://www.pprune.org/terms-endearment/616183-lot-polish-airlines-hiring-3.html#post10470914
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Old 23rd Dec 2019, 11:31
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Originally Posted by Hawker400 View Post
I tried to respond to your DM but didn't go through.

You don't have an unlimited work and residency permit, you're limited to Poland and that is a limitation. They specifically ask the right to live and work in the European union. The only way to have that is EU citizenship.
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Airlines in Europe hire without EU Passport in very limited cases, Ryanair did for captains (only) as late as 2018.

The recruitment process posted here is still the same, have heard rumour they will use a FBS 737.

Many thanks for kind explanation. That was the exact thing what I was digging for.
Wish you safe landings. Regards
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Old 6th Jan 2020, 20:06
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777 in LOT

I heard that LOT will use 777 this year , they plan for a wet lease or they will need 777 type rated pilots ?
Regards ,
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Old 6th Jan 2020, 22:02
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Originally Posted by MIKI380 View Post
I heard that LOT will use 777 this year , they plan for a wet lease or they will need 777 type rated pilots ?
Regards ,
Well sourced rumours say it will be 3 years dry lease.
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 21:01
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Anyone in here flying the 737 with LOT? Would it be possible to commute or is that a no-go? Are there many foreigners in the company or is it mostly locals?
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Old 11th Mar 2020, 08:43
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Isn't the recruitment frozen?
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Old 11th Mar 2020, 09:09
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Well lets hope the interview process has improved. I know somebody that went a couple years back in 2018 and said it was a disaster. The feedback from lots of pilots is that at the time (not sure about now) was that they came across as very arrogant and not interested in foreigners in the slightest.

I have heard the interview is done over 1 day now including the sim instead of being called back but then again I cannot verify that information, maybe a recent attendee can. Im sure COV-19 will not help the situation now but lets see what happens.
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Old 11th Mar 2020, 13:44
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Can anyone say that are they still recruiting? Because I always see their application offer on the most significant pilot recruitment websites almost every week.

Are they really not welcoming non-Polish pilots in their corps? Are the above arguments true? or really they only seek for Polish pilots?
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