Like everything...they vary. As you'd expect, the ex RAAF people can all fly, but they have virtually zero exposure (even the VIP & C17 people) to the world of airline operations. They could, easily enough, slot into the right hand seat on arrival. When the time comes, not all of them pass command training.How do pilots who may have sat in the left seat of aircraft like the C17 go? Or even the RAAF's VIP fleet? What ages would they be at a minimum?
Well, they don't have to join if they don't want to...and I doubt that it's any more frustrating than it is for the fighter people, and they have a greater percentage of command time.It must be frustrating for them to have to sit in the jump seat for a long time after being in command, themselves.