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Old 11.08.2011, 19:16
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BA Recruiting 800 new pilots

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British Airways (BA) has launched its largest pilot recruitment campaign in more than a decade as it gears up for an influx of new equipment into its fleet.
The carrier plans to increase its current 3,200 strong pilot force by more than 25% by 2016.
Most of these positions will be based at Gatwick and Heathrow. Loans will be available to fund some training.

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Old 11.08.2011, 20:46
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Most of these positions will be based at Gatwick and Heathrow. Loans will be available to fund some training.

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I've always wanted to be a pilot....if they train me i'm willing to accept the job
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Old 11.08.2011, 20:51
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Re: BA Recruiting 800 new pilots

Here is some more information on training from BA

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Re: BA Recruiting 800 new pilots

Paging hoppy. There's your chance to put your money where your mouth is.
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Old 12.08.2011, 15:22
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Re: BA Recruiting 800 new pilots

"Loans will be available to fund some training."

Sounds like moving to the USA scenario.

Costs a fortune to train a as a pilot.
Then you get your first job at a not exciting salary.

You have the loans to pay off so you have to live in cheaper property a long way from your job base Heathrow/ Gatwick . You add x hours commuting to your flying time.

You fall asleep when on duty

BANG!
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Paging hoppy. There's your chance to put your money where your mouth is.
Difficult; it keeps moving.
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Re: BA Recruiting 800 new pilots

Now...if we were talking helicopter pilot, that might be something.
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You have the loans to pay off so you have to live in cheaper property a long way from your job base Heathrow/ Gatwick . You add x hours commuting to your flying time.
Which is all extremely heavily regulated, and any additional travel over a one-hour commute is factored in to shorter rostered and/or increased rest periods. Which your employers, in turn, would not accept.
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Which is all extremely heavily regulated, and any additional travel over a one-hour commute is factored in to shorter rostered and/or increased rest periods. Which your employers, in turn, would not accept.
so people are encouraged to lie about where they live
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