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Old 21st Apr 2017, 11:22   #1 (permalink)


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Pilot selection

Hey guys, I'm 17 now, almost finished school. Next week I'll be doing my medicals and pilot selection, obviously, I have studied for it. But is there anything I really need to know before i go there? A great tip, or something super essential?

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Old 21st Apr 2017, 12:34   #2 (permalink)
 
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First of all, every school has a different selection method. A little more information would be handy. I see you're Dutch, most likely you're going to AIS, since both KLS and EPST (the only remaining flight schools) won't let you get your medical until you've passed all the tests.

One thing in general: You're 17. All the other guys are probably 22/23, have their bachelor and/or degree and much more live experience. Sounds discouraging, but it's not something that you can't do anything about. It's very important that you're able to compete with your fellow aspirant pilots. For example, in a group exercise, stick to your point and convince the fellas that your point is the best. Also, listen to an others input and use it for the group process.

In addition, where a suit, be polite (but don't overshoot it) and be focused.

Good luck!
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Old 21st Apr 2017, 14:19   #3 (permalink)
 
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Don't be intimidated by people who are older than you, have more credentials than you or have the 'gift of the gab'. Just be yourself, relax, treat it as experience if nothing else, give it your best shot and don't be shy!

Everyone is the in the same boat, it all depends on how you perform on the day and how you come across. If you have met the minimum requirements in order for you to attend the selection, then you have as good a chance of being successful as the next guy!

Good luck!
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Old 21st Apr 2017, 21:13   #4 (permalink)


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First of all, every school has a different selection method. A little more information would be handy. I see you're Dutch, most likely you're going to AIS, since both KLS and EPST (the only remaining flight schools) won't let you get your medical until you've passed all the tests.

One thing in general: You're 17. All the other guys are probably 22/23, have their bachelor and/or degree and much more live experience. Sounds discouraging, but it's not something that you can't do anything about. It's very important that you're able to compete with your fellow aspirant pilots. For example, in a group exercise, stick to your point and convince the fellas that your point is the best. Also, listen to an others input and use it for the group process.

In addition, where a suit, be polite (but don't overshoot it) and be focused.

Good luck!
I'll be doing my selections in Portugal, I'm from the Netherlands indeed. I followed a class for 5 years where you had projects and worked together, so it teached me a lot about group assignments. Thanks for the tips
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Old 21st Apr 2017, 21:17   #5 (permalink)


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Don't be intimidated by people who are older than you, have more credentials than you or have the 'gift of the gab'. Just be yourself, relax, treat it as experience if nothing else, give it your best shot and don't be shy!

Everyone is the in the same boat, it all depends on how you perform on the day and how you come across. If you have met the minimum requirements in order for you to attend the selection, then you have as good a chance of being successful as the next guy!

Good luck!
Thanks . I'm not intimidated fast because I'm 2.00 tall just 3cm short of the limit . Luckily I have a nice job which teached me a lot of handy skills with quite a big responsibility.
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