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Old 28th Jan 2023, 06:24
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this is completely incorrect


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Skyplod,

Nope, 3 checks minimum. LPC/OPC now once a year so I would say year and a half to 2 if you nail the checks
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Old 28th Jan 2023, 06:57
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Originally Posted by airspeed75 View Post
Had anyone non TR been called out of the hold pool recently?! I know guys who have passed assessment who seem to have been treading water for an awfully long time with no update! I hope they're not wasting people's time and doing assessments without the jobs for them.
The hold pool was emptied last May before recruitment and all were asked to apply again. Therefore the hold can't have been that long!!
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Old 28th Jan 2023, 09:53
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Originally Posted by goaroundnow View Post
this is completely incorrect
can you please explain what the process would be then?

Iím seriously considering moving to Jet2 from TUI but Iíd be taking a significant pay cut and with command fast approaching here, I donít want to jump and then extend that wait unreasonably.
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Originally Posted by Skyplod View Post
can you please explain what the process would be then?

Iím seriously considering moving to Jet2 from TUI but Iíd be taking a significant pay cut and with command fast approaching here, I donít want to jump and then extend that wait unreasonably.
None of my business, so feel free to ignore the question.

But was curios why you would want to leave TUI? Especially if you're coming up for command
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Old 28th Jan 2023, 14:38
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Originally Posted by SpamCanDriver View Post
None of my business, so feel free to ignore the question.

But was curios why you would want to leave TUI? Especially if you're coming up for command
itís a perfectly valid question.

Thereís a few different reasons but top of my list right now:
- our management seem to be completely blinkered to the damage our brand and reputation have taken as a direct result of their mismanagement of certain areas of the product because it all still works on their spreadsheets (apparently).
- Iím also in one of the regional bases and I fear that in 30 years when I retire we may not have many regional bases left. I know the same could be said for Jet2 or indeed any operator but Jet2 seem more committed to the regions than anyone else - as far as can tell.

If I were in MAN/BHX/LGW or I wanted to move to one of those bases I probably wouldnít be considering leaving and would continue on, hoping that the management either see sense or move on.
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Old 29th Jan 2023, 15:46
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By the sounds of things Jet2 are breathing down TUIs neck .
Maybe better to jump ship now than being pushed ?
All speculative of course , but no smoke without fire
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Old 29th Jan 2023, 17:58
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Originally Posted by goaroundnow View Post
this is completely incorrect
Whats your answer then? What does the book say? I have just had a quick look and you need 3 check reports minimum so can’t see how my earlier answer is wrong? I dont usually print incorrect info as I’m here to help but will always stand corrected. Let me know and I will look it up.

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Old 29th Jan 2023, 18:27
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From what I've heard from those in J2 SFO can be applied for 6 months after final line check as long as you have the
factored hours, SIM was to a good standard and you have the recommendation from your base Capt. For those with the hours that
means around 10 - 12 months. I'm not in J2 personally but have friends who are who have achieved it during that time frame. 👍
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Old 29th Jan 2023, 18:41
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Originally Posted by Pork chop express View Post
From what I've heard from those in J2 SFO can be applied for 6 months after the final line check as long as you have the
factored hours, SIM was to a good standard and you have the recommendation from your base Capt. For those with the hours that
means around 10 - 12 months. I'm not in J2 personally but have friends who are who have achieved it during that time frame. 👍
The fact that there seems to be either mixed info on what is required or, there is a disparity between what the manuals say and what actually happens, does cause me concern. It would be great to hear from someone who has gone through the FO-SFO process in 6-12 months otherwise, I would have to base any decisions based on what the manuals say which as mesh has alluded to is an 18-24 month process.

For clarity - I don't for one second claim to be a sky god and expect a command within 5 minutes of getting in the door but it would be nice to make a somewhat lateral move.
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Old 29th Jan 2023, 19:55
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Originally Posted by Skyplod View Post
itís a perfectly valid question.

Thereís a few different reasons but top of my list right now:
- our management seem to be completely blinkered to the damage our brand and reputation have taken as a direct result of their mismanagement of certain areas of the product because it all still works on their spreadsheets (apparently).
- Iím also in one of the regional bases and I fear that in 30 years when I retire we may not have many regional bases left. I know the same could be said for Jet2 or indeed any operator but Jet2 seem more committed to the regions than anyone else - as far as can tell.

If I were in MAN/BHX/LGW or I wanted to move to one of those bases I probably wouldnít be considering leaving and would continue on, hoping that the management either see sense or move on.
As I stated earlier in this post you are qualified in terms of factored hours. You will be time limited by your checks and how well they go and how quickly you get them. The book states 3 sim checks and 2 line checks MINIMUM before you can apply. If someone would like to show me where it doesnít say this and Iím completely wrong then please do. Letís assume Iím not making it up. You join, take 2 months to finish your induction, ground school bits, sims and line training and thatís not over generous. You pass with flying colours and bag a sim check and a line check. You now have 2 more sim checks and another line check to bag before you can apply to your base team. If you believe some here that thatís possible then ok go for it. If you are based in Leeds you may be able to beg, borrow some checks or have them thrust on you as you are easy stand in material. But if you are in one of the more regional bases you will not get this done as easily. Iím just trying to tell you the average. You will always have someone who has done it quicker but I wouldnít make your next career move on these figures. As always I stand to be corrected but remember Iím talking averages.
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Old 29th Jan 2023, 20:33
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Itís not a case that Meeson is one step ahead of Balpa Ė the union secured trade union recognition despite the company doing its best to persuade pilots from support a length campaign to gain recognition rights. Balpa remains recognised for collective bargaining purposes Ė but the statutory recognition agreement forced upon the company by the Central Arbitration Committee is not fit for purpose. It allows for a hostile employer like Jet2 to circumvent the prescribed negotiation steps.

Remember what Jet2 was like before union recognition, pilots were some of the lowest paid in the UK. In spite of the fact that Jet2 take an unconventional approach to union engagement, it is worth noting how far the company has progressed since BALPA won a hard-fought campaign for union recognition in 2010-2011. It is incredible to see the company thrive in such a competitive market and in doing so, recognise and award its crew accordingly. Jet2 has clearly developed to become a market leader - however, it could be argued that part of the companyís campaign to undermine collective bargaining is to announce pay increases before the union has been permitted (through the steps prescribed in the statutory recognition agreement) to submit a pay claim. Great whilst the going is good - but buyer beware - what an employer gives with one hand can be taken back with the other - without a strong trade union.



Jet2 was forced to concede at the Hight Court in an appeal hearing just for the company to recognise that Ďhourís are in scope of pay bargaining. The company has only rostering protocols in place so no agreements or real protections. These protocols were agreed with the PLOG a pilot group sponsored and promoted by Jet2 to undermine Balpa. Ryanair used to have something similar, Wizz currently do. So although Jet2 seems a great place Ė you would not have the same agreements, protections as you would in easyJet or TUI for example. The company culture is that it resists all trade unions. why? Trade unions speak as a collective wish to address an imbalance of power. It is that simple. If pilots want a voice then they need to get behind the recognised union - it will be too late to build organisation at short notice if something significant happened at Jet2
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Old 30th Jan 2023, 03:19
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Originally Posted by Skyplod View Post
itís a perfectly valid question.

Thereís a few different reasons but top of my list right now:
- our management seem to be completely blinkered to the damage our brand and reputation have taken as a direct result of their mismanagement of certain areas of the product because it all still works on their spreadsheets (apparently).
- Iím also in one of the regional bases and I fear that in 30 years when I retire we may not have many regional bases left. I know the same could be said for Jet2 or indeed any operator but Jet2 seem more committed to the regions than anyone else - as far as can tell.

If I were in MAN/BHX/LGW or I wanted to move to one of those bases I probably wouldnít be considering leaving and would continue on, hoping that the management either see sense or move on.
Thanks for the answer

I guess I still have rose tinted glasses from my time in Thomson (even though I was made redundant) best job I ever had
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Old 30th Jan 2023, 11:24
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I joined on the 737 in Jan 2022 as an experienced FO, final line check was in April, SFO upgrade went through 6 months later in October. The OM-A states 3 "check reports" as a requirement, not specifically sim checks. For me that was the initial LPC/OPC, a line check, and a recurrent sim. No extra stand-in sims or anything like that. You also need the approval of base management who are checking a load of "Personal Performance" and CRM-type requirements too. So it's do-able in that time frame, I'm nobody special. Having said that, not everyone on my intake got the SFO upgrade in minimum time as there's no room for any snags on those 3 checks, those guys will wait until their next check (which will hopefully go smoothly and not delay things too much for them).
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Originally Posted by stasis View Post
I joined on the 737 in Jan 2022 as an experienced FO, final line check was in April, SFO upgrade went through 6 months later in October. The OM-A states 3 "check reports" as a requirement, not specifically sim checks. For me that was the initial LPC/OPC, a line check, and a recurrent sim. No extra stand-in sims or anything like that. You also need the approval of base management who are checking a load of "Personal Performance" and CRM-type requirements too. So it's do-able in that time frame, I'm nobody special. Having said that, not everyone on my intake got the SFO upgrade in minimum time as there's no room for any snags on those 3 checks, those guys will wait until their next check (which will hopefully go smoothly and not delay things too much for them).
Thanks for that, that's really helpful.
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Old 30th Jan 2023, 13:55
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Originally Posted by Skyplod View Post
Thanks for that, that's really helpful.
I stand corrected, the 2 line checks is for command.
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Old 31st Jan 2023, 18:39
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Anyone have any up to date info on the current selection process for NTR DEC? Is the info on latest pilot jobs correct?

Psychometric tests, interview, group exercise, sim?

Many thanks
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Originally Posted by SpamCanDriver View Post
Anyone have any up to date info on the current selection process for NTR DEC? Is the info on latest pilot jobs correct?

Psychometric tests, interview, group exercise, sim?

Many thanks
correct. However you only get through to the sim if you pass their metrics of the interview and group exercise. View is NTR DEC is tailed back.
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Originally Posted by KruegerFlappage View Post
correct. However you only get through to the sim if you pass their metrics of the interview and group exercise. View is NTR DEC is tailed back.
Thanks
Do you do yhe full cut e tests? Or is it just the personality questionnaire?

Yes I was very surprised to get called forward for interview, wasn't expecting it at all to be honest. A very pleasant surprise though
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Originally Posted by SpamCanDriver View Post
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Do you do yhe full cut e tests? Or is it just the personality questionnaire?

Yes I was very surprised to get called forward for interview, wasn't expecting it at all to be honest. A very pleasant surprise though
the online tests are pretty basic , from memory itís flying through a tunnel with shapes to avoid / an ATC listening thing / a multi action task (basic maths ) and the personality questions which they use the results from to generate questions for the interview .
might have been some other things but nothing that difficult
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Unfortunately had my assessment as NTR FO back in October but have hardly heard anything since, I have about 2500 hours and currently with a Scottish regional however have decided to start pursuing other jobs as think this hold pool is more aimed at 2024 than anything more for 2023 possibly. Disappointed in the lack of comms after going too so much effort and cost for the assessment yet they are still advertising for more recruitment
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