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British Airways
Professional Pilots - Salary
Sunday, 25 November 2007 22:05

Pilots Salary in
British Airways

Cadet Pilot
Starts at
£ 28,160 (USD56,528)
 First Officer
 £28,160 (USD56,528)
Captain (Short Haul)
1st Year
£57 121(USD 114,865)
12th Year
£81 557 (USD163,532)
£108 213 (USD 217,611)

Captain (Medium Haul)
£110 646 (USD 221,630)
Captain (Long Haul)
£127 677 (USD256,823)


Flight Pay / Per Diem

Captain - £10 per flying hour, £2.58 check-in to end of duty.

FO - £10 per flying hour and £2.73 per duty hour, £10 pound for nightstop (£5 in case of domestic)

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Pension Details last update

For new entry pilots, contribution is 6% with company contributing 12% of pensionable pay which is 80% of basic after 5 years.

Exchange Rates (4th October 2006)

One Unit Equals
In Malaysian Ringgits
1 British Pound
1 Euro
1 American Dollar
1 Canadian Dollar
1 Australian Dollar
1 Singapore Dollar
1 Hong Kong Dollar


1.Rates are effective from 27.1.05

2. Employment Situation For Pilots - Currently only taking in very small number of Direct Entry FOs onto the Boeing 777 fleet.

3. Outlook: May be recruiting Direct Entry Pilots soon

A Typical Recruitment Process: Two day process.


1. Numerical and verbal reasoning tests.

2. Computer based co-ordination test (lasts about 2.5 hours).

3. Interview with one HR person and a pilot. Non-technical questions.

4. Group exercise.

5. You are given simulator information (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.


1. Simulator check and more computer based co-ordination tests, which are the same as day before.

2. Simulator check - fly as PF (pilot flying) and PNF (pilot non flying).

Questions when acting as PNF - mainly on airmanship, eg. what groundspeed are we doing, how far from X do we need to start descent, etc. Scenario involved short flight from 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 the B747-400 with basic AP usable. 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.


Day 1 - Interview, Group Exercise, Computer Based Tests, Maths and English Timed Tests.

Day 2 - Sim Ride Only. (B747-400) Given a good brief, then taken to simulator. Allowed 1 take-off and ILS to get used to the B747. Then the test is a take-off, basic SID to track an NDB and VOR. Asked basic maths question throughout this stage, then Climb and descents. Steep turns. Then put somewhere near the airfield. You then have to fly a Hold, then go around to do an ILS. All Manual flying.

Current Fleet:

B747-400, B777, B767-300, B757-200, B737-300/400/500, Airbus A319/A320/A321


4 B777/200 ER from 2009 and 4 options for B777/200ER

Sources: PilotJobsNetwork.com


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So whats the requirements for cadet pilot for BA?
Thanks Capt LIm..
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