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Capt top LH: £151500 439, MH: £133 420, SH: £122 426, LGW: £102 318 3/Feb/14
Capt base £64 615 but that is year 1 and SH commands are currently year 7 which is £79 696
FO top GBP113,561 16/Jul/12
FO base DEP Starting Salary GBP 53,218 8/Dec/14
SO top

SO base 22,239
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Additional Duty Pay / Per Diems for British Airways Pilot Jobs
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Capt GBP 10 Per flying hour + 3.31 per duty hour
FO GBP 10 Per flying hour + 3.31 per duty hour
Pension Details for British Airways Pilot Jobs
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BA pay 12% and you pay (at least) 6% of pensionable salary which is 95% of longhaul basic salary  
Conditions for British Airways Pilot Jobs
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Leave LGW SH: 6 weeks (sat-sat) with 3 wrap days either before or after each one of these weeks. Can be blocks of 2 or 3 weeks.
Staff travel Yes
Discounted holidays Yes

British Airways Pilot Jobs Situation

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Current Situation:  
positive. 300 pilots required next year 10/Nov/14
Large recruitment drive for direct entry pilot's expected for 2015. Continuing recruitment for FPP cadet scheme expected going forwards.   1/Sep/14
Overall Hiring Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):
Positive   10/Nov/14
British Airways Pilot Jobs Entry Requirements (including preferred pilot schools)
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Commands vary by type, with 777 and 747 having the longest wait time. SH LGW has the shortest, variable by the decade but probably circa 10 years at the moment. 15/Sep/10
To be considered for Longhaul vacancies (777/747) you will need: * A full UK issued JAA/CAA ATPL with 2000 hours TT and at least 1000 hours recent experience on either a jet aircraft with a MTOM>25 tonnes or Turboprop aircraft with a MTOM>50 tonnes. To be considered for Shorthaul vacancies (A320) you will need: * A UK issued JAA/CAA ATPL(F) with at least 750 hours recent experience on a jet/turboprop transport category aeroplane with a MTOM>10 tonnes or an approved seating configuration of not less than 20 seats 9/May/08
Just announced the Future Pilot Programme, training will be completed with either CTC, FTE or OAA. Visit:   10/Aug/11
Recruitment Process for British Airways Pilot Jobs
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Two day process. FIRST DAY - numerical and verbal reasoning tests. Computer based co-ordination test (lasts about 2.5 hours). Interview with one HR person and a pilot. Non-technical questions. Many "give examples of a time when you...." questions. Group exercise. You are given sim info (speeds, check list). You will get a phone call that evening to tell you if you have passed. If yes, you will be invited back for the second day, usually the next day. SECOND DAY - sim check and more computer based co-ordination tests, which are the same as day before. Sim check - fly PF and PNF. Questions when PNF. Questions throughout on airmanship, eg. what groundspeed are we doing, how far from X do we need to start descent, etc. Scenario involved short flight A to B with a reason for a diversion to C (medical emergency, weather, airport closed, etc.). or possibly to D! All raw data flying on BAC 747-400 with basic AP usable above TL. Tracking of VORs. Autopilot allowed in cruise. Approaches could be ILS, VOR, NDB or any combination. Expect late changes to runway or approach. Allegedly, landing not assessed. You will be given 5 minutes at start, non-assessed to do some basic handling. SSP: Day 1 - Interview, Group Exercise, Computer Based Tests, Maths and English Timed Tests. Day 2 - Sim Ride Only. (747-400) Given a good brief, then taken to sim. Allowed 1 take-off and ILS to get used to the 747. Then the test is a take-off, basic SID Track an NDB and VOR. Asked basic maths question through this stage. Then Climb and descents. Steep turns. Then put somewhere near the airfield. You then have to fly a Hold, then around to do an ILS. All Manual flying.   16/Jan/07
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2xA318. 33xA319. 61xA320. 11xA321. 9xA380 19xB737. 57xB747. 14xB767. 52xB777 8xB787 15/Dec/14
34xB787-900/1000 220xA320 (IAG Group order) 18xA350-1000 (+18 options)   15/Dec/14
British Airways Pilot Jobs Recruitment Contact
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Preferred method of application:  
Only via website in response to specific recruitment programs. No CVs are kept. You are strongly advised to subscribe to their job email alerts to avoid missing out. 26/Jun/11
Lindsay Craig 26/Jan/11
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Manager Pilot Recruitment 26/Jan/11
Flight Operations, Waterside, Harmondsworth, UB7 0GB 14/Jan/09
Tel: 0870 60 80 747 16/Jan/06
Fax: 020-8562-9930
Pilot vacancies webpage:  18/Sep/04  
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Bases For British Airways Pilot Jobs (including restrictions for recent pilot school graduates)
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