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Old 2nd Nov 2017, 19:18   #561 (permalink)
 
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just had an email telling me i’ve passed stage 3 and welcoming me to the ‘Generation easyJet and CAE Oxford Aviation Academy pilot training programme’, however they did say (after 6 weeks already) that they are still finalising my route, and the guy on the phone also said that i could still be offered whitetail, or ‘route 4’ as they bill it, even though only 15% of applicants were successful. do any of you guys know how long do they normally take to finalise a route? would be gutted to get whitetail
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Old 3rd Nov 2017, 00:06   #562 (permalink)


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The first say at dibden is all about maths and pilapt.the maths is basic arithmetic such as 25x12 and then moves onto addition and subtraction . There are currency conversions e.g.how much is $70 in £s if £1 = €1.20 €1=$1.30

Then you move onto pilapt which is the the pilot aptitude test . Maybe practice using a joystick but I wouldn't advise paying for tests online . You either have it or you don't . I didn't bother practicing this section and I passed .

And yes I'd recommend wearing a suit. The day I went there were 24 people in 3 different groups and everyone was wearing a suit including myself so it's a must.

Any other questions let me know !
Many thanks for everyones help!

So on Day 1, is it only tests? I'm guessing there are no interviews until you get accepted onto Day 2?
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Old 3rd Nov 2017, 13:12   #563 (permalink)
 
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Has anyone been given a start date recently? Seems to have gone a bit quiet on that front.
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Old 4th Nov 2017, 12:41   #564 (permalink)
 
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Well BBVA didn’t go to plan... now looking at high street lenders. Has anyone had any luck with a particular bank?
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Old 4th Nov 2017, 19:40   #565 (permalink)


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Could you let me know if you hear or find out anything?
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Old 5th Nov 2017, 09:31   #566 (permalink)
 
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I am nervously waiting for stage one tomorrow at Dibden and was wondering what to expect.

I have previous flying experience in the form of 200 hours in South Africa and was wondering if this stands me in good stead or could hinder me. I imagine most people are ab initio but I will be competing against some pretty high calibre individuals who know a lot more about the European aviation climate than I do. I guess it's just going to be maths and joystick stuff to start with?

And I guess a suit will be mandatory. Better to be over dressed than under dressed

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Old 5th Nov 2017, 10:32   #567 (permalink)
 
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If you have 200 hours, surely you could just convert those to a UK licence, complete the ATPL theory, obtain a CPL/ME/IR and JOC, all for less than a third of the price Easyjet/L-3 are charging?

If Easyjet were taking the financial risk, it might be worth going for it but unfortunately they are not. There's a thread in the Professional Pilot Training part of the Wannabes forum about CTC with a PPL you may wish to take a look at. It does involve a Whitetail student but nontheless worth a read.

A suit would be a good idea.
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Old 6th Nov 2017, 18:59   #568 (permalink)
 
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I've only been in the UK for a few weeks and haven't flown for nearly a decade. The myriad of options is overwhelming and I'll be exploring all routes, but I like the relitively linear approach to an airline job, although you are right, I'd be paying through the nose for it.

Just got back from day one. It was friendly and well organised. There was some tricky maths and long division. I kind of have no idea if it went well or not. It's strange, the aptitude was tough and is designed to be apparently, with captains and FOs struggling with it all the time. The coordination tests were realistic as to what you would expect flying a plane IRL, like following a glidescope and localiser manually (whilst counting down in fours or threes from 497!) I'd say if you have a few hundred quid to spend, if nothing else it's an interesting insight into the kind of motor skills that will be expected of you if you want to go all the way, or the most expensive custard creams in the world.

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Old 7th Nov 2017, 20:36   #569 (permalink)


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Hi @langeveldt
As you mentioned South Africa im pretty sure we were on the same assessment time yesterday. Would you mind me asking if you got through to the next stage or not?

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Old 8th Nov 2017, 15:04   #570 (permalink)
 
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the most expensive custard creams in the world.
Exactly what I said after I got out of the apptitude test ! Although it was worth it now
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Old 10th Nov 2017, 19:21   #571 (permalink)
 
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Hey Harvey

I didn't get through unfortunately. Looking at other routes, although I must say I'm a bit jaded now. I struggled through my instrument rating and maybe I won't cut the mustard past Cessna standard... Drop me a PM with your Facebook if you want to stay in contact. How did you do?
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 10:59   #572 (permalink)
 
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Just a quick one!

What happens if you fail one of the stages at EZY MPL with L3?
I know you can reapply for example for stage 2 (if you passed day 1) but would they make you to pay again?
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 16:52   #573 (permalink)
 
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I was on the phone to CAE today to gather information about my resit. I got to stage 3 last November, upon reading the L3 website it says I cannot apply seeing I've already applied unsuccessfully at another training provider, so they're out of the question, however I was told by CAE that I can reapply to EZY and I'd have to sit stages 2+3 again, I was told the earliest start dates are now going into 2019 and it's recommended I embark on the whitetail course with their 96% placement rate. I was quite pleasently surprised by that percentage!
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 18:10   #574 (permalink)
 
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Be very careful with that statistic. It’s just like buying shares; past performance does not represent future performance.
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 19:19   #575 (permalink)
 
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Also if they’re not starting courses til 2019 that shows spaces are pretty clogged for eJ, that would make me very nervous doing an untagged route.
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Old 15th Nov 2017, 00:17   #576 (permalink)
 
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At my interview at L3 in early September, I was told to expect a start date early 2018, around April.
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Old 15th Nov 2017, 08:47   #577 (permalink)


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How long has people waited on average to be told their route allocation after passing the assessment process?
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Old 15th Nov 2017, 23:55   #578 (permalink)
 
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Hi guys, how is everyone getting on? Is anyone starting with L3 CTS / CTC Aviation on EZMP27 or CP184? Best of luck to everyone still going through their selection events!
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Old 16th Nov 2017, 00:44   #579 (permalink)
 
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How long has people waited on average to be told their route allocation after passing the assessment process?
It took me 10 weeks mate. Good luck
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Old 16th Nov 2017, 00:46   #580 (permalink)
 
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Hi guys, I have a spanish Class 1 medical and I have to convert it to the CAA UK before they can give me a start date. Has anyone done this before?
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