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Old 22nd Mar 2017, 19:39
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Their tests are VERY much like the ones at OSM.

All compass tests I would say is between easy and medium!

Math test

This test has 24 questions and is time limited to 20 min. Time WILL be an issue. Best advice: If you know you cant do the excersise – skip/guess! For some reason all the easy questions will come last.
Examples on test questions:

0.79 x 1000

De-icing fluid consist of 75% glychol and 25% whater. How much de-icing fluid can you make from 210L glychol? (Answer 280L)

An aircraft travels 500 km/h. 1NM = 5/8. How far will the aircraft have travelled after 2 hours and 30 min? (answer 1200NM)

(5 x 4) +8 = 28Y

365.495 / 13

13 x 28.250

5554 – 4446

Atpl quest:
This test consist of 30 multiple choice questions (3 answers). No time limit.
These questions AND answers may not be correct. This is only what I remember.

Take off roll with an engine failure on LEFT engine (wind from the left). How will the B737 react?
- Nose will turn towards left
- Nose will turn towards right
- Nothing

What colour is the taxi lights on the taxiway?
- Centerline lights green and taxi edge lights blue
- Centerline lights blue and taxi edge lights green
- All white

You are on an ILS and the runway is 1% upslope.
- It will give the impression that you are low
- It will give the impression that you are high
- It has no effect.

How long does gear retraction take on a B737?
- 4
- 8
- 12

Where does SPEEDbrakes (not spoilers) has the biggest effect?
- Just after touchdown
- On final approach
- Rapid descent with VMO

When will steady red lights appear on the centerline ligts?
- 900m
- 300m
- 100m
How long will a B737 travel in distance when its descending from 37.000ft to 7.000ft?
- Approx 50NM
- Approx 100NM
- Approx 150NM?

What happens when you take air from engines to deicing?
- More fuel required
- Drops in temperature and thrust
- Nothing

TUC in 33.000?
- 20 sec
- 50 sec
- 120 sec

TUC in 35.000ft
- 5 sec
- 35 sec
- 1 min 30 sec

What has best effect upon landing?
- Reverse thrust
- Spoilers
- Antiskid braking

You are flying towards and under a CB. What do you experince?
- Updraft/downdraft/updraft
- Downdraft/updraft/downdraft
- Nothing

You are flying into known turbelence. What is your action?
- Secure cabin and cockpit, fly rough air speed and maintain altitude
- Call cabin crew, descent at VMO.
- Call cabin crew

The runway is reported wet and slippery upon landing. After landing you start to skid. What do you do?
- Use reverse thrust
- Use diferential thrust
- Use rudder until and wait for nosewheelsteering to take effect.

How long does it take for a jet aicraft to spool up the engines to max?
- 4 sec
- 8 sec
- 12 sec

What is the easiest way for pilots to loose situational awareness?
- Both pilots in FMC
- ATC

When can you descend on a NDB approach?
- +- 5 degrees of inbound track.

You are flying on a ILS (IMC) and suddenly you get GPWS warning ”Pull up”. You do what?


Technical interview:
None typerated F/O. Few questions on my current aircraft. Alot of questions was asked about planning minima and operational minima. Also questions for a specefic plate. My case London Heathrow.
I was NOT asked all of these questions, but gathered them from several colleagues.

What is TRU? What is inverter?

How will you fly this approach? (He took a plate from Heathrow).

How will you fly a missed approach if you loose the aiport on downwind on a circling?

Differents between MDA DA?

When can you start descend on a NDB approach?

What does the blockfuel consist of?

What is final reserve?

When are you stabilized on approach (in your company)?

Tell me about balanced field take off?

What is screen height?

Why different screen heights?

What is V1? What is V1 compared to VMCG?

What is V2?

What is VMCG

What could you clear an obstacle with after you have reach V2 and 35ft

The 4 segments?

Landing climb gradient?

Approach climb gradient?

Considerations on landing distance on a wet/dry runway (hint: 70% / 115%)?

On an ILS approach in 700ft (IMC) you get an GPWS warning ”Pull up”. What do you do?

Tell me about Low Vis?

Tell me about CAT 2 and CAT 3 holding points?

What is MCT? (Max contenius thrust)?


HR
Very relaxed. Have situations/real life experiences prepared. Talk slowly and have eye contact.

Tell me about yourself?

What did you think of the group exercise?

Why Norwegian?

1 strong side?

1 negative/bad side?

Tell us about a situation where you used good CRM?

Tell us about a situation where you challenged the captain?

Tell us about a situation where the captain challenged you?

Tell us about a situation where you took a decision?

Tell us about a situation where you took a bad decision?

Willing to move?

Which base would you like?

Ever not followed SOP?


SIM (was not full motion)
I flew at EKEB (Esbjerg). No B737 callouts since we were not rated. No autothrottle and very little Flight director time (I didnt work). Basic radarvectoring around after T/O. Raw data ILS 2 engine. Engine failure on/after Go Around. No memo items. Just kicked in the rudder and trimmed. After GA we were told to make an holding entry. But we said (im guessing the correct) entry and it became a full procedure.

Single engine approach (I did ILS as I recall, but expect non-prec) with landing.

The sim is VERY straight foward. However, it takes alot of time trying to fly the airplane.

Other colleagues have done the same, but with ENZV (Stavanger).

No airwork. CRM is the most important here!!!
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