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Old 8th Apr 2017, 22:12   #661 (permalink)
 
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Does anyone know what to expect for the psychological evaluation with the Local Aviation Authority? Thanks for any inputs!
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Old 15th May 2017, 15:57   #662 (permalink)
 
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To the guys that went through the screening process. Upon successful completion, what is usually the next step and how long it takes?
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Old 16th May 2017, 22:58   #663 (permalink)
 
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To the guys that went through the screening process. Upon successful completion, what is usually the next step and how long it takes?
The average I've heard of is that it takes about 2 months for the entire screening process to end from the first invitation to the final job offer. The screening process consists of:

Phase 1: Compass Test / HR Interview
Phase 2: Simulator / Polygraph
Phase 3: Skype English Evalaluation / AAC Psych Test

They are extremely busy processing probably thousands of applications for a large number of needed pilots.

Once you are cleared you receive the job offer and can expect a 4 to 5 months training period before you are done with the IOE.

Best of luck!
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Old 17th May 2017, 00:14   #664 (permalink)
 
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Ok, so upon successful completion of those tests, comes the job offer and that can be two months later?
Also, what did you guys use to prepare for the screening process- COMPASS and general knowledge tests?
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Old 17th May 2017, 15:21   #665 (permalink)
 
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Ok, so upon successful completion of those tests, comes the job offer and that can be two months later?
Also, what did you guys use to prepare for the screening process- COMPASS and general knowledge tests?
The job offer comes and depending on how well they coordinate your paperwork, they may give you as early as 7-10 days before you have to leave for PTY. Sometimes more...

For the Compass Test, the most useful one I think is the one available from latestpilotjobs.com

For the general knowledge test, they seem to have their own question bank but I'd recommend you use ASA ATPL Prepware.
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Old 17th May 2017, 15:26   #666 (permalink)
 
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Thank you very much!
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Old 24th May 2017, 15:39   #667 (permalink)


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Has anyone been invited to the process without been flying for more than 12 months? It's been 3 years for me.
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Old 25th May 2017, 03:36   #668 (permalink)
 
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Most airlines accept FAA English Proficient as a 4.... you will be required to do an English test within 3 years? From date received certificate.
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Old 4th Jul 2017, 01:30   #669 (permalink)


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Has anyone been invited to the process without been flying for more than 12 months? It's been 3 years for me.
As you have no flights in the last 24 months, I think they expect you to perform a flight review.
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Old 4th Jul 2017, 01:32   #670 (permalink)


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Most airlines accept FAA English Proficient as a 4.... you will be required to do an English test within 3 years? From date received certificate.
Copa is hiring expats with Level 5 as minimum.
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Old 4th Jul 2017, 17:35   #671 (permalink)
 
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They seem quite desperate, called me 2 times and send me 6 email since 3 weeks...
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Old 7th Jul 2017, 22:17   #672 (permalink)
 
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They seem quite desperate, called me 2 times and send me 6 email since 3 weeks...
you can always reply to the email and Say No. worked for me
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 18:37   #673 (permalink)


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Trying to get invited

Hey guys, maybe someone could help me. I would appreciate it.

I'm trying to apply for copa as an first officer, but I just received one email with the application and sent it back. I'm already waiting 3 weeks, but still no confirmation of receiption of my documents nor any other feedback.

I have around 1500 hours on the 737 NG and speak as well basic spanisch.

Any ideas?
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Old 24th Jul 2017, 15:48   #674 (permalink)
 
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Hey guys, maybe someone could help me. I would appreciate it.

I'm trying to apply for copa as an first officer, but I just received one email with the application and sent it back. I'm already waiting 3 weeks, but still no confirmation of receiption of my documents nor any other feedback.

I have around 1500 hours on the 737 NG and speak as well basic spanisch.

Any ideas?
Do you have icao 5 or 6? If yes try again
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Old 28th Jul 2017, 21:09   #675 (permalink)
 
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Hi, can anyone give me a hand on how to pass the poly test? I'm going to Panama for interviews, test, etc next week! Thanks.
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Old 28th Jul 2017, 23:57   #676 (permalink)


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Do they are now accepting ICAO 4 as minimum requirement?
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Old 29th Jul 2017, 00:19   #677 (permalink)
 
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Hi, can anyone give me a hand on how to pass the poly test? I'm going to Panama for interviews, test, etc next week! Thanks.

There's no way to help you on the polygraph.

They're going to ask you several questions about your life and you must answer them honestly.

All answers are yes or no.
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Old 29th Jul 2017, 18:19   #678 (permalink)
 
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There's no way to help you on the polygraph.

They're going to ask you several questions about your life and you must answer them honestly.

All answers are yes or no.
Ok, got it!

My concern is because I read that 90% fails on the poly test and only 10% on the rest of the tests. Do you know any of those questions and what should I expect?

And also, any advice on how to succeed on this process will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks.
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Old 29th Jul 2017, 18:32   #679 (permalink)
 
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Ok, got it!

My concern is because I read that 90% fails on the poly test and only 10% on the rest of the tests. Do you know any of those questions and what should I expect?

And also, any advice on how to succeed on this process will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks.
Don't know if those figures are correct, but I seriously doubt it. If people fail a lot it's because they lie a lot.

Questions about the polygraph are related to drugs, alcohol, problems with the police/justice, if your flight experience is real, if you lied during the interview and etc. It's uncomfortable because they place a bunch of electrodes on your body and you sit on an armchair faced to the wall while answering the questions, so you feel I little bit like a criminal, but the questions are really no big deal and all yes or no answers.

For the rest of the process, I'd highly recommend you buying the preparation package at latestpilotjobs.com and study through it.
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Old 29th Jul 2017, 21:59   #680 (permalink)


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Don't know if those figures are correct, but I seriously doubt it. If people fail a lot it's because they lie a lot.

Questions about the polygraph are related to drugs, alcohol, problems with the police/justice, if your flight experience is real, if you lied during the interview and etc. It's uncomfortable because they place a bunch of electrodes on your body and you sit on an armchair faced to the wall while answering the questions, so you feel I little bit like a criminal, but the questions are really no big deal and all yes or no answers.

For the rest of the process, I'd highly recommend you buying the preparation package at latestpilotjobs.com and study through it.

Do you know if they are now accepting ICAO 4 as minimum?
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