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Old 31st May 2009, 09:46   #61 (permalink)
 
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@captain-slim, I appreciate your optimism. But let not our naiveity blind us. Like I said before, this isn't the first time I'm applying for the ab initio recruitment. In fact last time it happened, a close buddy was lucky enough to go the whole way and I followed his progress religiously. Unfortunately I never got a reply or regret to my application. But my pal made it to the final 12 who attended the orals. Such was his optimism after the last interview that he started bidding farewell to family and friends only for him to suffer a shocker. Six of them were to be sent regrets. The remaining six were joined by a new batch of six who had never yet appeared even once all through the interview process and were all flown together for training. Well, I guess for you to really understand what he felt, the same would have to happen to you.
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Old 31st May 2009, 10:11   #62 (permalink)
 
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I haven't bid farewel to anyone. If it happens to me, it would be for a reason. I am optimistic that whether or not i make it through, it doesn't have to be the end of my intentions to become a pilot. I applied for the program because i knew it would be a catalyst to my dream of having such an 'office' but yet again, i aint puttin my life on the line to get through. In other words, even if i dont go through, i will struggle the long way workin to pay for flying school.
I jus comented on the rumors coz peeps r jus blowin it all outta proportion for notin. I have not verified this but do u know that enirates this year also had such a program and those given priority were children of current workers.... its all in policies. If kq decide they will take 6 from the public and 6 others from relatives of workers, who are we to judge? They could as well scrap the whole thing off and there is very little we could do about it. I jus hope u understand that what am tryin to say is that we shouldn't bank on it as though our lives depend on it (mayb it does but some things we jus av no control over)....
Lets jus take it easy, if we meant to get through, we will. N if not, mayb its for a reason. AND NO, am not confident or anything, just prepared for either outcome, as a wannabe, try the same, u go up there not sure of any. have a blessed sunday
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Old 1st Jun 2009, 23:48   #63 (permalink)
 
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I hear you, but what I'm trying to point out is that the process should be transparent. If indeed they have policies to take employees siblings first, then they should let them be known. Otherwise it would be a breach of corporate law not to do so. In addition, there's the consequence of putting potential trainees through psychological trauma to deal with. All in all, all the best for tomorrows announcement. Brace yourself captain-slim.
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 16:11   #64 (permalink)
 
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Tail Enders

I know it's late but I've just got this. Give it a try if you can.
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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 15:35   #65 (permalink)
 
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Oral Interview finalists

Hi guys,
I hope you are still enjoying your long weekends. This is to inform you that my mental tension Index has just hit an all-time high and as if to make matters worse, it's still soaring higher and higher; and that will continue to be as long as those guys up there continue keeping us in suspense (if at all it's what they want to achieve). It is also with deep sorrow that I announce here that my entire central nervous system has just switched off and does not want to think about anythign else other than what it is thinking of and this is the time that i wished most that I was the pastor's neighbour so that we could be praying together all night long!
Look guys, this is the situation of somebody who is not just ready to accept any other result, and i sincerely wish him te best.
See u guys.
Yours faithfully,
Formertaxcollector.
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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 15:37   #66 (permalink)
 
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KQ are taking too long to make the announcement. Have any of you heard anything from them yet?

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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 16:07   #67 (permalink)
 
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I feel ya'll

Thanx for the breather coz for a moment i thot i was the only one this tensed. But i ges they'v managed get us to our last breath. But atleast i managed get my head ocupied today unlike yesterday. I think i was operatin my email ad ol day jana! I dont know when they wanna tel us but if not soon... They wil be taking a bunch of mentally disturbed cadets... Lmao.
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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 18:38   #68 (permalink)
 
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Oral interview finalists

Hey guyz, thanxxx 4 giving me hope, i thought i was the only one chilling for that mail....think i can win a yahoo award for being the most frequent user...anyway, i have had so many cases of the KQ guyz not replyin n jst livin' sme guyz in suspense without sendin a regret....this so damn unfair, am stl not sure yet wether to pay my fees for 2nd yr for aeronautical engineerin' or not coz of this guyz....stl hopin for the best though.., if any of ya'll hear from them, halla so tht sme of us wont hav to wait for ages n jst move on. All the best guyz!!!
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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 19:11   #69 (permalink)
 
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Wel... I think iv talked to a total of 5peeps so unles we all the unluky ones... I think they havent responded yet. But yet again, if any of u gets to hear any, let the rest of us know coz wah... I think its best to know, gud o bad!
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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 19:40   #70 (permalink)
 
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KickStart

Thanks for KickStarting the thread. The number of times I've refreshed today hoping to see something new is crazy. However, I wish I was refreshing my email inbox.
Tail-Enders and Direct Entries, any comments on the PilApt today?
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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 21:03   #71 (permalink)
 
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Tension management

A buddy of mine also waiting for kq to respond described the anxiety as worse than waiting for his VCT results.

Knowing that we all haven't been contacted, we should take it a little easy. I was worse off on Tuesday as well but I had to get myself busy with tasks today. I would recommend the same for the rest of you.

Besides, we aren't too sure that tomorrow is the d-day. In my opinion, KQ might be trying to merge the two groups. And bearing in mind that the tail-enders have just done their psychomotor tests, we might be in for a longer wait. Maybe even much longer if they are to do their orals first.

Fellows, relax. We will make it.
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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 21:48   #72 (permalink)
 
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kq direct entry

pple..Heard that Kq is hiring pilots who have already trained.
could someone please assist by telling me where to send the cv at!Maybe can help me with the email or something of assistance to send the details at.Will highly appreciate it
And how long does it take to convert to a kcaa licence if one has a foreign licence?
And when does the direct entry application close?
And and and....

And for all the aspiring pilots,wish u all the best as the list is chosen for the ab initio trainees.The road ahead is tough,but focus and patience pays!
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Old 4th Jun 2009, 07:39   #73 (permalink)
 
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KQ direct

Kenya Airways: The Pride of Africa I hope that has helped @papawhiskey.
Waah, time haisongi; an hour sonds like a whole day!

lakini Goodl luck ye'all
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Old 4th Jun 2009, 08:15   #74 (permalink)
 
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PilApt

Being one of the Tail-Enders, I must say that I felt that I did 90% of the PilApt wrongly. We are to know today how we fared.

This is mega cool! The tension here is palpable.
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Old 4th Jun 2009, 11:17   #75 (permalink)
 
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Direct entry

Papawhisky, check this link.

Kenya Airways: The Pride of Africa
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Old 4th Jun 2009, 11:22   #76 (permalink)
 
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2techno... time inafaa kusonga to what time?? you got info that i dont know.... coz seriously... WHEN are they tellin us anything??
am simply BORED
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Old 4th Jun 2009, 13:43   #77 (permalink)
 
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Patience as the last option

....:captain-slim i never meant that i know when the result of the interview is to be know (afterol who am i t kno?) i was just expressing my anxiety in public. However if it's according to wannabe's assumption that we r likely b told after the tail-enders are thru with their stuff, then we neeed to kno 4rm them when theyll be going 4 their orals in order to gauge an appropriate date. @chetekei kazi kwako!
Right now am taking my cool after reading a few insiprational quotes from this link, Motivational and Inspirational Quotes my favourite pick being
"Impatience never commanded success."
Edwin H. Chapin


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Old 4th Jun 2009, 14:00   #78 (permalink)
 
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Halleluyah!! Halleluyah!! I'm In!!
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Old 4th Jun 2009, 14:31   #79 (permalink)
 
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Hey guyz KQ finally decided to halla and am in....gud luck 2 all ya'll who haven't been contacted
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Old 4th Jun 2009, 15:19   #80 (permalink)
 
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deep breath...

Sam1 pliz confirm to me that by them callin it means we in n no mo suspense??? Pliz! Either way... God IS great! Just gettin that call was enough
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