ATC IssuesA place where pilots may enter the 'lions den' that is Air Traffic Control in complete safety and find out the answers to all those obscure topics which you always wanted to know the answer to but were afraid to ask.
Just got the dreaded email for my Stage 2 results today, and failed .
This was quite a surprise to me actually as I thought I did really well. It goes to show how exceptional you have to be at this stage! I just hope things go better in 12 months time. The email says I can re-apply in 12 months but im sure people on here have said I can apply again 12 months from when I originally applied, which is January.
Thanks for all the help many of you have given me up till now. I just pray I dont have to return a 3rd time!
I'm due to attend the Stage 1 tests in a few days and was wondering how many of the motivation paper questions are related to specific aircraft details? Would anyone who has already passed stage 1 be able to provide a couple of examples?
I'm just wary of spending all of my remaining revision time trying to remember flight level stats and the difference in speeds between a 200 & 300 series Dash 8 lol!!
1. Is the aptitude test computer based??? And if so, can you back to the question you may have left out for later?? 2. What types of question do they ask regarding the reading material that was given. i.e. basic one word or indepth descriptive answers. 3. Would I need to know the aircrafts and airlines section?? i.e. the aircrafts speed, flight level, seating etc
1. No, it's on paper. 2. All questions have multiple choice answers (4) 3. Learn everything they sent you, plus have some knowledge of distances in nm between major cities and know how to do speed/distance/time calculations.
To everyone that recently got the dreaded email saying you didn't make it, don't look upon it as failure, look upon it as good experience! Now they've raised the age a bit gives you plenty of time to gain experience, although 12 months is long enough!
I failed on S3 the first time round, admittedly I was un-prepared.. Got accepted the second time round and looking forward to training.
Sorry to hear the news... I know you think you know why you failed, but have you asked for feedback? It's worth getting feedback from NATS - they might have picked up on things you didn't notice and could stand you in better stead for next year...
Hello,i've been lurking on here for a while, just looking and reading the info, which is great btw! I have my stage 1 booked for 22nd June (had to rearrange cos of work and stuff, was originally in April, so have had lots of time to study the motivation paper!) Anyways, I feel pretty prepared, thanks to you guys, but i'm just doing some practice S/D/T questions, and was wondering, what sort of distances between cities should i be studying? Like, London to European cities, or pretty much anywhere!?
Still got my fingers crossed for you, but I am suprised they leave you hanging for a week!!!!! Maybe check the online application system in case an email has slipped through un-noticed?
As others have said, definitly worth ringing HR and getting some feed back as to what part of your interview let you down. You sound like its not a big suprise, but it would be a shame to go through it all again and *maybe* tripping up again because you hadnt asked.