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Jobs in Aviation Ltd - Privacy Policy

Why do we have a Privacy Policy?

It is really important to us that we keep any personal information that you give to us safe and secure and whilst we realise that it is not the most interesting of subjects, we would encourage you to read our Privacy Policy as it gives you important information about your personal information and your rights.

Our website provides a platform that can be used by job seekers to find jobs and for employers to advertise vacancies and look for suitable candidates. You can set up your own account and have complete control of the personal information that you give us and what we do with it.

We will always be open with you and so we have written this policy to tell you:

  • What personal information you can give us
  • How we may use your personal information (if you agree)
  • Who we work with to provide your account and our website
  • Where we keep your personal information
  • How long we keep your personal information
  • How we keep your personal information safe
  • Your choices and rights

This website is owned and operated by Jobs in Aviation Ltd. When you have any comments or queries about this website please contact us at jobs@jobsinaviation.com and a HUMAN will reply.

We last updated this Privacy Policy on 13.04.18.

Personal Information you give to us

Setting up an account or using our website

You may provide us with the following information about yourself:

  • your name and address
  • your contact details including email address and telephone number
  • other information to allow us to provide the services you have requested
  • your CV/details relating to your qualifications and experience
  • what sector you are interested in
  • what jobs you are applying for and have applied for previously

Other times you can give us personal information

You can give us information when you:

  • Set up an account on our website
  • Apply for a position that we are advertising on behalf of an employer
  • Submit a CV to our website
  • Sign up for our newsletter (blog notifications)
  • Sign up for a job alert email
  • Save a job
  • Comment on a blog
  • Contact us via email or by telephone for any reason

Cookies

Cookies are text files that sites store on users' computers. They make sites easier to use. They don't do anything to your own computer (they can't run software or send viruses).

As said, our cookies are used to improve your experience of our site.

We don't follow or track your own personal movements on the site. It provides us with information that isn't personally identifiable. And it also allows us to make your experience of the site better. For instance, when you hit Apply and have to register, you might want to land back on the page you started on.

Remember that you may be able to set your cookie preferences via your browser. But be aware that many sites may not work properly, or as easily, once you do this.

To find out more read our Cookies Policy.

How we may use your Personal Information

With your agreement, we may use your personal information:

  • to process your request to be added to our CV database
  • to pass on to an employer where you have told us you wish to apply for a specific position
  • to pass on to employers looking for candidates like you where you have given us permission to do so
  • to pass on to recruitment agencies who are seeking to fill positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in and you have given us permission to do this
  • to fulfil any contracts you have entered into with us
  • to tailor the services that we offer to you with your needs and interests
  • comply with our legal obligations
  • to tell you about changes to our services or website
  • to help us develop our website to make it better for all users
  • to get your feedback on our website and services
  • to administer our website (such as troubleshooting, data analysis, research)
  • to keep our website safe and secure

Our legal basis for using your information

The law only allows us to use your personal information in certain limited circumstances. We have listed these below and what information they allow us to process.

1. With your consent

With your agreement we may:

  • set up an account on our website
  • process your request to be added to our CV database
  • provide your details to an employer where you have told us you wish to apply for a specific position
  • provide your details to employers looking for candidates like you
  • to pass on to recruitment agencies who are seeking to fill positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in and you have given us permission to do this

2. When we have a contract with you

We may use your information to comply with a contract that we have entered into with you:

  • to provide the services you have requested
  • to administer and provide the website (such as troubleshooting, data analysis & research)
  • to tell you about changes to our website or our services
  • to help us (or our software developers) improve the website

3. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests

We may provide you with marketing information about our own products and services similar to those that you have purchased or enquired about (unless you tell us to stop).

4. To comply with a legal obligation

We do this when we have to comply with legislation such as tax laws.

Our Marketing

We may provide you with information about products, services, special offers, and other news where we feel these may interest you.

Depending on what contact information you have given to us, we may contact you by email or post. We will only do this where you have consented to receiving such information from us.

You can opt out of such marketing at any time and If you wish to do so, please email us at jobs@jobsinaviation.com.

Working with other organisations

Employers and Recruitment Agencies

With your consent we will make available your 'CV Profile' with hiring employers and recruitment agencies. If you want to see the current list of employers and recruitment agencies, please see here.

When you submit your information you are given a choice as to whether you want your details to be visible to companies advertising on our website, our options are:

  • By selecting hiring organisations to contact you we will allow employers and recruitment agencies to view your CV Profile if they are looking for candidates for positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in.
  • By selecting to 'Hide' this option your information will only be visible to the company whose job you have applied for and yourself and the staff of Jobs in Aviation Ltd for administrative purposes.

We are not a recruitment agency and we provide our website and services to you free of charge to allow a simple and easy way to access your future job. As such we do not have any control over how an employer or recruitment agency deals with your information once they have downloaded it from our database and they make their own decisions as to what to do with your personal information. We do ensure that any organisation who accesses your information has signed up to terms and conditions requiring that they deal with your information safely and securely and that they comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and any subsequent UK legislation.

If you have indicated to us that you wish to apply for jobs overseas, then we may provide your information to organisations who are not subject to the same data protection legislation that we have in force in the UK. In these cases, we only deal with organisations who have agreed to deal with your information in line with GDPR and UK legislation.

Other third parties

In order to provide your account and our website we may have to allow our trusted partners to have access to your personal information. These organisations include:

  • Our business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you
  • Our website developers who need to see your information in order to keep our website up and running

We work with the following organisations:

What laws we may have to comply with

We may have to disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • If we sell our business in which case the personal information that we hold will be part of the transferred assets
  • If we are required by law, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use. This includes exchanging information with other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction

Third Party Privacy Policies

Our site may contain links to websites owned by other organisations. If you follow a link to another website, these websites they will have their own privacy policy.  We suggest that you check the policies of any other websites before giving them your personal information as we cannot accept responsibility for any other website.

Where we keep your Personal Information

Storage of Personal Information

We are committed to ensuring that our suppliers have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to ensure that your information is protected against loss or misuse. All personal information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers or on secure servers operated by a third party located in the EEA.

All third parties who provide services or software to us are required to sign a contract requiring them to have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to ensure that your information is protected against loss or misuse.

Retention of information

We will store your CV Profile (name, email, employment history etc) for as long as you wish us to.

At any time you can login to add to it, edit it or remove it completely.

After a year of first registering a process will start to regularly remind you that you are storing your file with us.

As soon as there has been a period of 12 months since you last logged in we will:

  • a. automatically 'Hide' your CV Profile (even if you originally consented to it)
  • b. email you*
  • c. make it clear how you can add to your CV Profile (to add new qualifications, update your recent employment records etc), edit your details or remove everything completely
  • * if your email no longer receives we'll delete your records since you won't be able to log in to do it yourself or receive our notices that it needs updating

Plus, we will email you 6 months after you last logged in to remind you to hide your CV Profile if it is still visible.

And we will stay in touch to remind you that you are using the site to store your CV Profile for future easy use throughout your entire career.

If we do not have hear from you (if you do not login), we will delete your account after 5 years.

Emails

If you chose to send us information via email, we cannot guarantee the security of this information until it is delivered to us.

Your rights

Access to your information

You have the right to access information that we hold about you. If you wish to receive a copy of the information that we hold, please contact at [Data queries Email] or write to us at the address above

Changing or deleting your information

You can ask us at any time to change, amend or delete the information that we hold about you or ask us not to contact you with any further marketing information. You can also ask us to restrict the information that we process about you.

You can request that we change, amend, delete your information or restrict our processing by emailing us at jobs@jobsinaviation.com

You can also login to see all the information you have given us about your career profile to do the above yourself, at any time.

Right to prevent Automated decision making

You have a right to ask us to stop any automated decision making. We do not intentionally carry out such activities, but if you do have any questions or concerns we would be happy to discuss them with you and you can contact us at jobs@jobsinaviation.com

Transferring Personal Information

You have the right to request that your personal information is transferred by us to another organisation (this is called "data portability"). Please contact us at jobs@jobsinaviation.com with the details of what you would like us to do and we will try our best to comply with your request. If may not be technically feasible, but we will work with you to try and find a solution.

Complaints

If you make a request to us under this Privacy Policy and you are unhappy with the response, you can ask for the request to be reviewed under our internal complaints procedure. Our internal complaints procedure allows your request to be reviewed by Managing Director who will do their best to try and resolve the issue.

If you have been through the internal complaints procedure and are still not happy with the result, then you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office. They can be contacted as follows:

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Telephone: 03031231113

Address:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We review our Privacy Policy on a frequent basis to check that it accurately reflects how we deal with your information and may amend it if necessary. You should check this page regularly to see the most up to date information.

How to Contact us

We welcome questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy which can be sent to jobs@jobsinaviation.com

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Is the life of a long-haul pilot for you?

Is the life of a long-haul pilot for you?

If you have been a pilot for any length of time or if you are considering becoming a pilot, you know there are various pilot jobs you can take. You can work for a small, regional airline or you can aim for the big time and find a job with a major airline flying large passenger jets.

What you end up doing turns out to be the result of a mix of things: what airline jobs are available, how much experience you have, the schedule you want to keep and a host of other factors. In general, you have a couple of different options: short haul or long haul.

Short Haul Pilots

Short haul pilots typically start and end their day at a particular base of operations. They usually don’t do overnight flights, so they are home each night, although they are occasionally exceptions. Flights generally last anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours, while medium haul flights last three to six hours. Your schedule is usually fixed, with planned days off, making your life easier to schedule. A typical pattern of work might be five days on and then three or four days off.

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Depending on how long the flights are, short haul pilots operate between two and six flights a day. This involves lots of takeoffs and landings and a high workload for the flight crew. Smaller airlines will want to get as much productivity out of a flight crew as they can, so they will get close to the maximum number of hours allowed. You will usually fly to a range of destinations as a short haul pilot, often to smaller airports.

Long Haul Pilots

Long haul pilots, on the other hand, operate flights longer than six hours. They fly all over the world and spend a lot of time away from home. Their trips can last from a few days to more than a week, and the ever-changing time zones can be very tiring. They usually have more days off between flights because they spend so much time away from home – when they return, they need time to rest and reset their body clocks.

Long haul pilots usually start out as short haul pilots to gain experience before making the move to long haul. They need the experience first – as a long haul pilots, they may only have to land a plan a couple of times in a month.

Because the flights are so long, several pilots usually travel together so they can rest during the flights. In general, long haul pilots are paid more than short haul pilots.

So, which type of piloting is for you? Let’s take a look at few considerations you will need to think through before making the move to become a long haul pilot.

What Do You Like?

Part of the answer for you may come to down to this simple question – which type of flying do you like better? And, depending on where you are in your life, the answer may change. You may even like to mix it up during the same time periods. Some pilots do short, medium and long haul passenger service, while others like to specialize in just one type.

It’s kind of like different flavors of ice cream – your favorite will be different than the person next to you, and your favorites can change. If you want to be home every night to see your young kids, then you will prefer shorter North American turnarounds that get you back home in the evening.

If you enjoy traveling and visiting different cultures and the time away from home isn’t a problem for you, long haul is the way to go.

Much of the work of flying takes place in the preparation, takeoff and landing phases, so running through several of those cycles in a day can be more tiring that one long eight-hour flight, for example.

Federal Regulations

Because of long flights, the Federal Aviation Administration has developed rules (first put in place in the 1940s) that long haul pilots must follow regarding rest, the number of hours you can fly and the number of crew that must be on a flight. As a long haul pilot, you will have to be familiar with and abide by these regulations.

Domestic flight rules do not explicitly address how long a pilot can be on duty, but they do address flight time limitation and required rest periods. On domestic flights, pilots are limited to eight hours of flight time during a 24-hour period. This limit can be extended if necessary if the pilot gets extra rest at the end of the flight.

A pilot is not allowed to accept (and an airline cannot assign) a flight unless the pilot has had at least eight continuous hours of rest during the preceding 24-hour period. Individual airline regulations may be even more strict than these regulations.

For international flights operated by United States carriers, rules are more complex. These flights often involve more than a two-pilot flight crew because of their length. For international flights that involve more than 12 hours of flight time, airlines must establish rest periods and provide sleeping facilities outside of the cockpit so pilots can rest during the flight. Most well-known carriers have special bunk rooms or provide lie-flat first class seats for the pilot to sleep.

Long haul pilots may not fly if the assignment will make them exceed the regulatory limits. Both pilots and airlines are responsible to prevent pilot fatigue by following regulations and acting responsibly, which includes taking into consideration health and other personal circumstances that might affect a pilot’s job performance.

The FAA recommends that airlines include fatigue training as part of their management training programs.

Jet Lag and Schedule

The pace of long haul flying is different than shorter flights as well. Everything takes longer because the flight is longer and there is more of everything – loading the flight plan, listening to briefings, etc.

Managing rest on the flight is crucial because busy, crowded airfields such as New York or Chicago require full concentration. Avoiding fatigue requires planning ahead – a typical schedule will see you go to work when everyone else is going home. You’ll land somewhere after midnight, sleep and then you may fly through the night again.

If you have a couple of days off in the city where you landed, the extra time is nice but it is tough on your body to adjust. As an example, you might have a 12-hour flight to Japan and get to your hotel room at 4:30 p.m. Japan time. If you get to bed by 7 p.m. local time (that would be 3 a.m. in California), you’ll be doing well, but your body may wake you up in the middle of the night because it’s not the middle of the night at home.

Some pilots never quite get the hang of adjusting to time zones and jet lag, and they go back to being a short haul pilot so they can sleep in their own beds instead of in planes or hotel rooms.

If you are flying west after the sun, you will have extremely long days. If you fly east, you will create the shortest nights in the world. Flying south can leave you in the dark for a long time as well – a flight that takes off in the dark from Los Angeles for Sydney will land in the dark 15 hours later. This kind of extended darkness can make a mess of your natural sleep time in a 24-hour period.

Culture

One highly-rated benefit of life as a long haul pilot is that you get extended time off in new places and cultures, and if you run the same route regularly, you can become a regular visitor. This gives you the chance to get to know other cultures and ways of life. You can read the local papers, adopt a local sports team and find your favorite restaurants and out-of-the-way spots just like a local. This can be a rewarding experience that carries benefits far beyond how much you get paid.

Salary

Speaking of getting paid, we mentioned earlier that long haul pilots generally make more than short haul pilots. According to some data, long haul captains can possibly make within a range from $124,000 to $250,000, while long haul first officers (co-pilots) make a range of $94,000 to $187,000.

Short haul pilots come in a little lower level. Captains make between $109,000 and $205,000, while short haul first officers are from $55,000 to $109,000.

These are not absolute numbers, but they give you a basic idea of what to consider as you think about looking for a long haul pilot job.

Wrap Up

What kind of flying appeals to you? Short haul and long haul flying both offer pros and cons – you just have to decide which is a better fit for you at this stage of your life. If you have a chance to take an airline job as a long haul pilot, think about this article as you consider your options.

Your office will be the world, and the view outside your window will be tough to beat. You might even see the sun set, then rise, then set again on the same flight. Geography and meteorology will come to life in front of you, and you will have a front-row seat. You’ll be away from home and you might be tired, but you’ll be learning new cultures and having a great time doing so.

If this sounds like magic to you, consider making the move to become a long haul pilot!

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