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Air Mauritius ab-initio program 2006/2007

Old 5th Feb 2007, 16:48
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but it already says that you need photocopies of your educational certificates, I thought testimonials referred to references....I guess it would have said References if that was what they were looking for. I assume testimonials refers to photocopies of your CPL or IR licence...
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Old 5th Feb 2007, 16:57
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re:testimonials

I guess that testimonials are not essential for the abinitio scheme. unless( for instance) u have been at uni and been involved in extra curricular activities or student union and u've been praised for ur contribution to uni life. hence the organisation can recommend ur invaluable asset to any department.
I got 2 from the student union at the university and I'll attach them to cv.
Also in the application form, they ask u to give a candid about ur strengths and weaknesses, how much(long) r u guys writing?
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Old 5th Feb 2007, 17:14
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the application form

i'm applying for ab-initio so can't answer that one, sorry. But I would say write as much as you feel is neccessary, but not too much! I'd say an extra half-page at most!
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Old 5th Feb 2007, 20:56
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I applied in December, so i should be in the pile. I'm looking into Self Sponser aswell. What type of license do you get in Mauritius is it JAR type?


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Old 6th Feb 2007, 11:00
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Hi im not going to be going to FTE, i dont justify the costings. I will be taking there aptitude testing in the coming the months however. I have applied to the Western Australian Aviation College, for my JAR Integrated Course. I have my interview in the next coming days.
If im sucessful i will press ahead for self sponsered approach. Still not forgetting Air Mauritius. I will wait on Air Mauritius for there response on my application. Though in the meantime i must press ahead with doing my training. If im sucessful at the WAAC i would aim to start in July.
If this route is followed i will reapproach Air Mauritius, to see if they will be interested in taking me after my training is finished.


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Old 6th Feb 2007, 21:13
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I'm also skeptical about Air Mauritius doubling the number of cadets. I've been told that they've been recommended to slow down because they won't have the capacity to line train them all when the type rating is done. The fleet is too small!

ATPLWhoops, Mk advised me to train for the JAA license and I understand WAAC do that. FTE is too expensive, you can train for half the price by going modular! But WAAC is quite good value I hear, and I also know for sure that they have some excellent ground instructors - I was taught by one of them! Mk do take most licences for interview as far as I know, but they will make you do the JAA license if you get a job with them, that means all 14 ground exams! Also be weary, with an Australian license you will only be able to work in Australia! Anywhere else and you will have to do a conversion!

Take a look at Egnatia in Greece, I hear they do a very competitive JAA integrated course. If I was you I'd also factor in the cost of doing an instructor rating, you might have to build hours if you don't get a reply from Air Mauritius!
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Old 7th Feb 2007, 10:54
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Presumably after the CPL/IR MK will line train you on the ATR42 as FO, or do you go as second officers, not quite sure what there policy is.

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Old 7th Feb 2007, 13:42
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UAU242,

At the WAAC if sucessful, i will be doing a CAA JAR Integrated ATPL Course. My aim is to have a JAR license, it's one of the cheapest integrated route (correct me if im wrong). Is it possible with your fATPL to be taken by MK to do a type rating etc???
In otherwords do they take low houred guys (200h)


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Old 7th Feb 2007, 17:50
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hi ATPLWhoops,

Yes, thats what the Aircraft Pilot recruitment running in conjunction with the Cadet Pilot recruitment is for. If you have looked at the requirements you'll see they don't specify any hours, hence they're looking for minimum (200hrs).
This by no means guarantees you a job, there are guys who applied last year and who didn't get through! Thats why I suggested the instructor rating afterwards.
I understand that WAAC is one of the cheapest around., the USA is possibly cheaper. Not sure.
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Old 8th Feb 2007, 05:13
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Hey danythau
I've heard that usually, cadets start on the ATR til they reach 1000hrs tt(sometimes more) and then move on to the A319 or A340. Those having more than that [>1000 hrs and applying for direct entry(mru pilots)] will probably skip the turbine and jump straight on to the airbus. I'm not totally sure but I think that's the only way to reach the "80% local pilots in 5 years time".
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Old 8th Feb 2007, 09:45
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fleet

hey all,
hope u r all doing well and busy sending ur application forms.
how's the preparation for the aptitude test going?

n yes Tay, our current fleet:
on the airmauritius website, under company then in our fleet.

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Old 8th Feb 2007, 14:06
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list already updated.

hey Tay,
the list has already been updated, we no longer have any Boeing.
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Old 8th Feb 2007, 20:55
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Does anyone have any idea about when they might start calling people for aptitude test?
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Old 9th Feb 2007, 04:27
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hey

hey UAU,
Ravimk mentioned in early post that the selection process would be faster this time. On the above note, one would speculate that they would be starting to call candidates for aptitude test within 2-3 weeks after the closing date of the application.
PS: on the assumption that MK decides to go full throttle on the selection process.

btw Tay, preparation going slowly but surely with reading hints how to tackle psychometric tests.

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Old 9th Feb 2007, 16:57
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yeah thats what you would expect, but in my experience Mk take much longer than that!! I'd expect no less than a month! so maybe around end of march - beginning april? does anyone know for sure?
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Old 10th Feb 2007, 13:16
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the amount of time they take is of huge importance to me. I need to work to pay for my licence, last time i lost 6 months waiting for Air Mauritius! Also i'm not in Mauritius and I'm trying to find out when to come back!
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Old 12th Feb 2007, 04:26
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Closing date for post cadet & aircraft pilots

Hey all, hope u r all keeping well.
ok for those who aren't aware of this, please be advised that the closing date for Cadet pilot and Aircraft pilots positions has been amended and is is now due on the 23rd Feb 2007.
this is due to fact that candidates with glasses and/or contact lenses MAY also apply provided that they meet the requirements for a JAA class 1 medical.

Good luck!

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Old 13th Feb 2007, 03:37
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Does anyone know what the job reference for aircraft pilot(direct entry) is? I think it was on the newspaper when they advertised.
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Old 13th Feb 2007, 16:29
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ref details.( hope that's what u r referring to)

hey mk943,
there's not ref number for the direct entry pilot.
Your ref. should only be "Aircraft Pilot" or "Cadet Aircraft Pilot" depending in which category one is applying?
U can also check the vacancy notice on the Air Mauritius website in "note 2".
http://www.airmauritius.com/careers/hr/pilot.pdf

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Old 19th Feb 2007, 00:18
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G'day people....
Any of you guys...pilots/trainee around the Perth scenery? Would love to catch up....
PM me...
All the best,
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