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Old 13th Jun 2024, 05:56
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Originally Posted by Plastic787
Absolute minimum 15 years I would say but difficult to say in future. As of right now itís 19 years (those doing command courses in July and a couple Iíve flown with whoíve just completed their line check joined in 2005) but itís on the way down from the long term average as previously explained. You will get a SH command much sooner than that if you bid for it. Pretty much as soon as you have the requisite time in the company I would expect but it will be a much longer wait to widebody command. The optimism is more for those already with a decent amount of time in the company than new joiners coming in today.
Surely, it will be all single pilot operations by then 🤦‍♂️🤣
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Old 15th Jun 2024, 18:25
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Originally Posted by takeoff320
Hi! I believe you had tried to PM me ... my mailbox was full ... it now has space! Feel free to message again!
Can you please pm some info on the capacity test ?
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Old 16th Jun 2024, 19:05
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Originally Posted by MrNoName1997
Yea pretty much but they are trying to schedule the eagle test on one day and group exercise/interview on separate days. Sometimes they do hold a one day event to give some options for people who are travelling far but it's just a free for all so first come.

The sim seems to be on either the 320/380 and you won't know until the day so need to learn pitch/power for both which isn't the hardest thing. They are asking you what pitch/power you're looking for so definitely make sure you know these for the day.

Long Haul suitability also, this was a big question mark in previous posts. From an assessor, they told me that aside from having the required 1500 hrs on type, they are judging this in the sim on how you perform and if they can be satisfied that you will be able to pass the intense conversion course to LH as it's short, intense and expensive. So they are looking to ensure that you can cope with it. Take that how you want but great CRM and IFR knowledge at a minimum.

I'd really appreciate it if you could please provide some info on the EAGLE capacity test ?
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Old 16th Jun 2024, 19:07
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[QUOTE=Logun94;11669610]Hi everyone I've got the egale test booked for later this week.
does anyone know if its possible to reschedule it to a later date? And how would i go about this

Thanks guys



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Old 18th Jun 2024, 18:48
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Hi everyone,

also going through the selection process and wanted some info on the Eagle tests? What to expect and is it worth paying to prepare?

Thanks
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Old 19th Jun 2024, 11:21
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Originally Posted by iFunFlyer
Hi everyone,

also going through the selection process and wanted some info on the Eagle tests? What to expect and is it worth paying to prepare?

Thanks
Skytest is probably the closest you can come to the real thing, although it still has some differences. It gives you the general idea what to expect so I wouldnít spend too much time practicing. Ä80 for the pleasure though
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Old 22nd Jun 2024, 08:57
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How does it compare to Eagle test, is it worth doing both ?
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Old 23rd Jun 2024, 04:59
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Originally Posted by therel
How does it compare to Eagle test, is it worth doing both ?
I would recommend Skytest , yes it is expensive but it gets you into the flow of checking multiple systems in a similar pattern to the real test !
It definitely isnít perfect and not the same as the real test
I think it helped me through
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Old 23rd Jun 2024, 11:59
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A mate right now is up at around 40% 320 and is still working most weekends. How many years are you looking on LH before you might get a full weekend off?
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Old 23rd Jun 2024, 16:25
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Originally Posted by Seosan
A mate right now is up at around 40% 320 and is still working most weekends. How many years are you looking on LH before you might get a full weekend off?
I have literally no idea who is getting weekends off. Am well into top 3rd of 320 fleet and I'd say I average 6 weekend days worked out of every 8 (in other words I get my required 2x weekend days per month and no more than that).

Good luck

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Old 25th Jun 2024, 23:24
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Hi everyone. Is anyone starting any 350 course any time soon? PM me! Also, does anyone know much about the 350 fleet/rostering?
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Old 26th Jun 2024, 10:33
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SIM preparation providers.

Hey everybody. Can anyone recommend a good SIM preparation provider based in London?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 26th Jun 2024, 10:53
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If you don’t mind travelling to Cambridge, VA Airline Training will be able to help.
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Old 28th Jun 2024, 13:04
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Would greatly appreciate it if anyone can please DM me details about the capacity test. Thanks in advance
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Old 29th Jun 2024, 06:11
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Old 29th Jun 2024, 15:41
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Originally Posted by Deporflyer
Hey everybody. Can anyone recommend a good SIM preparation provider based in London?
Thanks in advance!
I am looking to do some prep as well if you, or anyone else, would like to pair up send me a DM!
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Old 1st Jul 2024, 11:45
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Hi All,

Apologies if it is in here somewhere but a thread search has yielded no results. Got the email for the Eagle Test, went to book and the options are all on one day which I just cant do. Do these dates update as they become available or do I need to contact someone and see if there is anything I can do?

Cheers in advance
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Old 3rd Jul 2024, 23:13
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BA 777 September

Was just wondering if there is anyone in this thread starting on 777 in september?
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Old 5th Jul 2024, 10:33
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Sim prep 21st

Someone would like to pair up for a sim prep on the 21st of July on the 380 with PMflight?

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Old 5th Jul 2024, 10:36
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Originally Posted by leonardicsr
Someone would like to pair up for a sim prep on the 21st of July on the 380 with PMflight?
Iíd be keen!
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