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Old 1st May 2022, 15:45
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Originally Posted by 380Mrat
For a "Captain" you should take care with the language you use. ..it gives you away as immature.

Good for you if you can obtain a free type rating with a salary of 200K(no currency mentioned!) wherever you are. Not everyone gets entitled to free type ratings so stop acting like a brat...and dont tell me what to do. Chances are I have seen Aviation longer than you have.

Perhaps when you feel the pangs of unemployment in the not too distant future you could pull a stand up joke career..and I suspect you might be good at it..after quite a few gaffs!
Well said 380Mrat
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Old 1st May 2022, 16:23
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Abu Dhabi base will have longest sectors and as the network is mostly east- west-east any number of days off you will be struggling to wear off the jetlag. Even if you do not fly much. I assume you will be doing back to back service to Europe with minimum night stops. It would help a lot to get night stops at least...otherwise burn out and resignations plus crew attrition will happen faster. I have done these Mid East Europe dailies sometimes with 2 or 3 sectors and even if it was not a low cost jet..bloody knackering! And we were served proper meals on board and they all ended with night stops and breakfast on a 4-5star hotel. What is the standard of hotels provided by Wizz? Like ibiz I suppose?
Wizz doesn't do hotels, unless you go AOG. Hence, no Jetlag problem either. You're sleeping in your own place/base every night.
As AUH has the longest sectors, you will have the most days off. 10 hour flying days and 100 hours max a month (not sure exactly about GCAA limits) means 10 working days.
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WAAD lkng duty trips vs jetlag/fatigue

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Wizz doesn't do hotels, unless you go AOG. Hence, no Jetlag problem either. You're sleeping in your own place/base every night.

As AUH has the longest sectors, you will have the most days off. 10 hour flying days and 100 hours max a month (not sure exactly about GCAA limits) means 10 working days.
That makes sense.Even if you sleep at base daily you will be sleeping upside down your body clock and so jet lag will still impact! Fatigue will chew your circadian cycle up... The extra off days will help to sone extent in addressing that (provided ops does not disturb your peace during rest periods) .What I was informed that there will be more time off in WAAD and some night stops on occasion due to long block times as.am sure you end up doing 13 hr duty days..per sector easily. Already Vienna is posted and it probably will be the longest sector yet at approx 3000miles.Am sure the 321N is capable of longer. Moscow is a 11 hr block time and I can not imagine going there without a night stop or else do a 24 hr duty day unless a small hiccup develops With the expansion rate they are planning and due to most demand for western destinations from AUH being the western European destinations and Far East and Indian Ocean/East African leisure and trader cities; I can envision the 321N being utilized as far south as Zanzibar if not further and Far Eastern destinations like Thailand and beyond.

Here is a quote for the mission capability of this type from Airbus:"Extending the flight distances for A320 Family aircraft opens even more exciting travel possibilities. The longest-fuselage A321 variant can fly routes of up to 4,000nm with 206 passengers in its A321LR (long range) configuration, with extra fuel carried in three Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs). The A321XLR version provides a further range extension to 4,700nm. Its increased maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 101 tonnes enables the aircraft to be fitted with a permanent Rear Centre Tank (carrying 12,900 litres of fuel) and an optional forward ACT. This gives the A320XLR a flight time of up to 11 hours, with passengers benefitting throughout the trip from Airbus’ award-winning Airspace interior, which brings the latest cabin technology to the A320 Family."
Exciting times ahead if the network expansion fleet, crew resources and traffic rights indeed materialize. That is when they might work crew to the bare bones by having in flight deck relief staff.
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Old 4th May 2022, 17:59
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Interview slot

Did someone manage to get an interview slot this week?
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Old 5th May 2022, 07:02
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A quick glance at the departure times and it does appear to be morning and afternoon departures, afternoon and night time arrivals.

no night flying? On a 5/4 pattern that could actually be quite nice and not too fatiguing. Random roster probably makes it more tiring as I’m sure they’re not organised enough to roster a row of earlies or lates.
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Old 5th May 2022, 22:48
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Originally Posted by santacruz
A quick glance at the departure times and it does appear to be morning and afternoon departures, afternoon and night time arrivals.

no night flying? On a 5/4 pattern that could actually be quite nice and not too fatiguing. Random roster probably makes it more tiring as I’m sure they’re not organised enough to roster a row of earlies or lates.
Agreed in general
I today saw a Wizz Air pilot using a public transport bus walking the streets of AbuDhabi in uniform under a 38C heat. He looked pretty worn out and untidy(dobt think they have time to iron uniform). I wish I did a spot interested view on him to check the reality show at WZZ. That picture is not an encouraging one. Not familiar with LCC airline rosters 5/4 means?
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Old 6th May 2022, 04:43
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5 early shifts, 4 days off, 5 late shifts, 4 days off.

Ryanair uses this pattern in most bases. Wizzair used it Pre-covid and they even gave you a preference to have mostly lates or mostly earlies. However, since covid I believe wizzair is random roster which I wouldn’t touch with a barge pole if I was you!

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5/5 roster explained

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5 early shifts, 4 days off, 5 late shifts, 4 days off.

Ryanair uses this pattern in most bases. Wizzair used it Pre-covid and they even gave you a preference to have mostly lates or mostly earlies. However, since covid I believe wizzair is random roster which I wouldn’t touch with a barge pole if I was you!
Many thanks gor your inputs Santacruz. Yes am getting the jitters about Wizz. Also saw salaries are very low compared to say Air Arabia(another cheap carrier) even if you work hard. For second officers you would be earning same as or less than a nurse in UAE which is low but they get accommodation and sone perks provided but you dont! Not even duty transport. Having to use a public bus in UAE to work is low. Metro, I could live with it if golden class but bus...rolling my eyes...
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Old 6th May 2022, 07:53
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What exactly is the Captains salary at AUH? Figures were posted for FO earlier but not captain.

salary, sector pay and any other allowances given?

health care and education for kids?
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Old 6th May 2022, 16:07
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Originally Posted by santacruz
Random roster probably makes it more tiring as I’m sure they’re not organised enough to roster a row of earlies or lates.
They are organized all right. Lately pilots who were crew dispatchers/planners before are rostered for office duty to look for cew. In May. Wonder what's the plan for July.
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Maltese AOC.
Intention to form a new airline in Malta - 11:57:31 17 May 2022 - WIZZ News article | London Stock Exchange
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AOC MALTA

Wizz hs planning a base in Malta?

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Old 19th May 2022, 05:47
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Originally Posted by 380Mrat
Many thanks gor your inputs Santacruz. Yes am getting the jitters about Wizz. Also saw salaries are very low compared to say Air Arabia(another cheap carrier) even if you work hard. For second officers you would be earning same as or less than a nurse in UAE which is low but they get accommodation and sone perks provided but you dont! Not even duty transport. Having to use a public bus in UAE to work is low. Metro, I could live with it if golden class but bus...rolling my eyes...

A pilot taking the bus in the UAE, wow. Better have something to wear over the uniform because that person will definitely be getting some strange looks.
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Old 19th May 2022, 15:28
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Can anyone tell me about Doncaster... is there a long wait for this base?

What are the chances of getting it upon joining as NTR DEC?

Thanks
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Old 19th May 2022, 20:23
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Hello everyone, I wonder if someone can help answer a question?

I am in the holding pool awaiting base and start date. How long do people usually wait before hearing back about the base and start date?

Thanks.
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Old 19th May 2022, 20:29
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Originally Posted by Bloated Stomach
Hello everyone, I wonder if someone can help answer a question?

I am in the holding pool awaiting base and start date. How long do people usually wait before hearing back about the base and start date?

Thanks.
From screening to confirmation email NTR candidates have to wait up to 2 weeks

BTW. What do you remember about this first ATPL test? What did they ask about? Which atpl subjects were the most visible? What kind of difficult questions do you remember? What about wizzair company questions?
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Old 20th May 2022, 08:07
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WZZ interviews latest questions

Originally Posted by dziabanek
From screening to confirmation email NTR candidates have to wait up to 2 weeks

BTW. What do you remember about this first ATPL test? What did they ask about? Which atpl subjects were the most visible? What kind of difficult questions do you remember? What about wizzair company questions?
Any feed on latest questions and topics on WZZ NTR interviews?

Day 1
HR interview (Required original docs)Tech interview and if Chief pilot attendsATPLMATHS​​​​IQ
DAY 2PsychomotorPsychometrics
Sim brief
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Old 20th May 2022, 10:25
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ditto the above question - what are the plans for Doncaster? I understand there are current Wizz pilots waiting for this base?
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Old 20th May 2022, 10:27
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How are UK (London) rosters at the moment? 6/4 as promised or more variable, are you likely to be able to go home for 4 days?
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Old 21st May 2022, 15:25
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Does anyone have any information on average number of kilometers flown as well as the average number of sectors one could expect?
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