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Old 31st May 2023, 05:16
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Originally Posted by PilotLZ
Can anyone shed some light on the following:
-Is the winter one-month vacation assigned in a single block or can it be used in parts to supplement the 7 days OFF per rotation?
-With the establishment of a new AOC and extensive hiring of ICAO-licensed pilots, will European pilots get predominantly projects in Europe?
winter month is on advertisements only. Is a fake.
pilots with icao are hired to feed gaps, Brazil AOC is another dream. In summer you will not have regular rest and days off, roster responsible is well known as best killer as was awarded by company last year.
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Old 31st May 2023, 08:28
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Thanks for the insightful comments. But what about winter roster? Are you actually on base 23 days on, 7 days off, not doing much? Or are they offering you to "buy" extra off days, like their competitors do, i.e. stay at home more in exchange for a lower service provision fee?

As a side comment, there's no denial that someone looking for a more stable life would rather be fighting for a spot in their local legacy or LCC carrier that would allow them to return home after most, if not all flights. So, ACMI is largely left to either youngsters looking for flight hours that would allow them to take the next step or guys in a more advanced stage in life with grown-up kids who don't mind working hard over the summer in exchange for a quiet winter with some basic salary still coming in every month.
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Old 31st May 2023, 19:00
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What makes you believe any past rostering arrangements, individual or fleetwide, are indicative what you may encounter after joining?

Similar can be asked about the advertised / promoted rotations.

​​​​​​Oh boy, annual leave at Emirates is not what's written on the paper, duty patterns at Qatar are not what their own regulation require (ever pending the upcoming change to re-align: the regulations!).

It is the end of May, if you are fishing in this barrel then sure choice grab AvEx now and make the most of it. In experience and widening own horizons, then go thrive elsewhere.


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Old 1st Jun 2023, 06:35
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Originally Posted by PilotLZ
Thanks for the insightful comments. But what about winter roster? Are you actually on base 23 days on, 7 days off, not doing much? Or are they offering you to "buy" extra off days, like their competitors do, i.e. stay at home more in exchange for a lower service provision fee?

As a side comment, there's no denial that someone looking for a more stable life would rather be fighting for a spot in their local legacy or LCC carrier that would allow them to return home after most, if not all flights. So, ACMI is largely left to either youngsters looking for flight hours that would allow them to take the next step or guys in a more advanced stage in life with grown-up kids who don't mind working hard over the summer in exchange for a quiet winter with some basic salary still coming in every month.

ACMIs also attract tax dodgers due to zero tax paid at source. It's the extra dough that makes the whole experience even remotely worthwhile.
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Old 1st Jun 2023, 12:54
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And what's the technical assessment like for rated candidates these days? Is it A320 only or also ATPL?
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Old 1st Jun 2023, 16:48
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Originally Posted by PilotLZ
And what's the technical assessment like for rated candidates these days? Is it A320 only or also ATPL?
A pilot license and a pulse will suffice
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Old 21st Jun 2023, 05:03
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Hi guys
I’ll be having my sim check with AE,
has anyone recently done that to give me some info please?

thanks
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Old 28th Jun 2023, 03:26
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Originally Posted by EZeg
winter month is on advertisements only. Is a fake.
pilots with icao are hired to feed gaps, Brazil AOC is another dream. In summer you will not have regular rest and days off, roster responsible is well known as best killer as was awarded by company last year.
Good insight mate, what's the source? Your balls?
As far as I am concerned, no one had anything else than 8 days off +2 positioning unless you sold them. Seems like someone got rejected... Or maybe not promoted to captain?

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Old 30th Jun 2023, 13:42
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EZeg
The sooner you will have realized that ​​​​​most of the people are runaways from dubious outfits or kicked out from decent ones ,from ground to flight depts the better will be the explanation of everything mentioned in this thread for everybody.
The unpresentable characters have been sent away since we have a rock bottom too but ,hey guys we need also to keep running the show here...
Obviously that goes in our favor because the more we need to attract people the more our salaries will keep going high,until taxation office doesn't catch us and we will need to sell our souls !
I had a nice car and i had to sell it when i have been caught,i had to beg the company to let me fly ,luckily is over now.
i would have never dreamed about these figures but it is demand-offer rule.
You choose...
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Old 12th Jul 2023, 07:34
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Hello dear colleagues,

Anyone knows please which bases avion express are offering for the moment?

Thank you for your time

Best regards
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Old 11th Aug 2023, 19:36
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Originally Posted by Madp1lot
The latest contract is:
Cpt:
summer 5500+BH
winter 2800+BH
​​​BH=50

FO:
summer 2800+BH
winter 1600+BH
BH=35 (>1000H on type)
BH=30 (<1000H on type)

Before taxes?
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Old 12th Aug 2023, 07:42
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Originally Posted by ExLunaScientia
Before taxes?
Before what? 😎
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Old 26th Aug 2023, 16:42
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ASG group , avoid it like the plague. I think your average prostitute has better job security and a more legal contract in lithuania than any pilot that works for any company in that group.
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Old 27th Aug 2023, 14:43
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Originally Posted by level_change
ASG group , avoid it like the plague. I think your average prostitute has better job security and a more legal contract in lithuania than any pilot that works for any company in that group.
ASG, smartlynx, the real cancer of aviation
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Old 31st Aug 2023, 20:52
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Originally Posted by TheEdge
ASG, smartlynx, the real cancer of aviation
Totally agree. If you have other options just dont go for ASG group companies.
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Old 9th Nov 2023, 15:53
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Is anybody waiting for the online assessment (1st stage)? Looking for feedback on the technical part if someone can help! I am NTR.
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Old 13th Nov 2023, 09:24
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online assessment (1st stage)

online assessment (1st stage)? Would be helpful
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Old 18th Nov 2023, 10:19
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Bad experience with Avion Express

Dear Pilots.

I myself had a very bad experience in Avion Express and also heard some of my friends having it aslo.
Writing this to warn others so they dont experience the same:
in short here is what I experienced:
I payed 25000 euros to get at least 500 hours through EagleJet.
I start line training and get 14.75 hours. I get stopped on my line training and sent home. No reason given why.
I wait for about 1 month with no news on when I will continue line training. I get asked to be a support sim in prague on very short notice. It says start time on schedule and I was there then. I should have been there 2 hours before for briefing so after helping the company they decide to terminate me.
I get no refund from Avion Express but get 5000 euros back from EagleJet. I loose 20000 euros on this and also they are evil enough to wait 3-4 weeks until Avion Express tell me I am terminated so I miss out on finding another pilot job for the summer season.
Never experienced such an unpleasant evil thing.
Have heard this company have treated others bad also so please be aware.
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Old 19th Nov 2023, 01:07
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Originally Posted by Simon Rodin
Dear Pilots.

I myself had a very bad experience in Avion Express and also heard some of my friends having it aslo.
Writing this to warn others so they dont experience the same:
in short here is what I experienced:
I payed 25000 euros to get at least 500 hours through EagleJet.
I start line training and get 14.75 hours. I get stopped on my line training and sent home. No reason given why.
I wait for about 1 month with no news on when I will continue line training. I get asked to be a support sim in prague on very short notice. It says start time on schedule and I was there then. I should have been there 2 hours before for briefing so after helping the company they decide to terminate me.
I get no refund from Avion Express but get 5000 euros back from EagleJet. I loose 20000 euros on this and also they are evil enough to wait 3-4 weeks until Avion Express tell me I am terminated so I miss out on finding another pilot job for the summer season.
Never experienced such an unpleasant evil thing.
Have heard this company have treated others bad also so please be aware.
Thanks for sharing. Hopefully other can learn form your experience and stay clear of leaches such as EagleJet and crappy Avion Espresso! yikes.
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Old 19th Nov 2023, 09:51
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Thanks for sharing your experience.
Good you have mentioned your name. At least we all can see another instagram superpilot (don't want to say id..t) who is supporting nowdays the P2F scheme and supporting such ASG airlines destroying the european pilot job market.
hopefully recruiters from well established airlines are reading this forum as well to see whom to reject.
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