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Strange Requirement for Pilot Job

Old 24th Jan 2021, 01:08
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Strange Requirement for Pilot Job

If you are ready for a new vocational challenge come and join our team at Flight Operations. We are looking for a

Copilot Boeing (m/f) - Seasonal

Main duties: Participate in offering a first rate welcome to passengers and operate all flights under strict observance of safety regulations and procedures in force.

Minimum required criteria:

Current Type Rating B737

EU/EFTA national

Arranged military obligations

No criminal records (certified by competent authority and by candidate)

No drugs, alcohol and driving problems history (certified by candidate)

High school diploma or equivalent

Part-FCL (European) ATPL licence (or CPL/IFR with frozen ATPL)

Valid class 1 medical

Have a swimming certificate or be able to demonstrate/certify corresponding swimming skills

Height between 157 and 193 cm

Speak and write fluently English
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Old 24th Jan 2021, 02:57
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Looks perfectly normal to me.
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Old 24th Jan 2021, 03:17
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The last time I saw that reference to swimming was many years ago when someone had pinned up an advertisement for flight attendants who needed swimming skills.
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Old 24th Jan 2021, 03:29
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Ask Captain Chesley Sullenberger if it might not be a useful skill to have in the command structure .....
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Old 24th Jan 2021, 03:36
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Looks normal to me - In aus its standard for most airline jobs to list a requirement to be able to swim for 50 metres fully clothed unassisted, as this is competency for the emergency procedures training.
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Old 24th Jan 2021, 06:34
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Looks fairly normal to me as well..we (UK airline) certainly used to have demonstrate our ability to splash around in a swimming pool as part of initial SEP training.
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Old 24th Jan 2021, 07:31
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In EASA land, many companies now accept a swimming/ditching drill certificate issued by another, even if it's 20 years old! Don't believe UK airlines caught up with this though. I'm a poor swimmer. Can do just enough to stay alive, forget pulling someone for 50m. No way thats going to happen in freezing waters after a bone crunching 14 hours at altitude.
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Old 24th Jan 2021, 10:19
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I wonder if they would except my expired lifeguard qualification?
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Old 24th Jan 2021, 11:01
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If you can have a proof of previous training done with your current employer, like just a presence list, you should be exempted. Pilots are required to do this only once, flight attendants every 3 years.
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Old 24th Jan 2021, 12:30
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Had to do a renewal a couple of years ago in the local pool.

SEP Facilitator, with whistle attached to company lanyard, yelling from the poolside .. "Right, you've all got your life jackets on, now link arms and form a circle".

Me ... "Are you sure about that ? There's only two of us."

SEP Facilitator ... "Good point. Let's go and have a cup of tea instead"
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