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Air Mauritius ab-initio program 2006/2007

Old 16th Apr 2007, 10:24
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hi there

went to interview and psychometric test
Gud luck to those who haven't done it yet..

asked them a couple of question
they said they gonna call next week, to say whether u have been successful or not..

Then there gonna be a final panel interview..

C ya
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Old 16th Apr 2007, 13:22
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hi

hi bombardier,
i feel for u as i went through the test as well. This interview is only a preliminary one to see if u fit in the group, the tough one is yet to come.
I believed that u've applied for "aircraft pilot" rather than ab initio considering the fact that u r 27.
I'd prefer to wait until the second stage is over to ask u what kind of questions did the panel 'bombard" u! for me the interview was much concentrated on my license n training as i already have a CPL, plus stuff on myself.
Did they take a photo of urself from their laptop?
I also asked HR on the day n was advised that only stage left is final interview.
PS: I would also imagine someone with shirt n pants would be semi formal than casual, i guess a tie would make it formal!

Cheers
VD
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Old 16th Apr 2007, 17:02
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hi there...

they took my pic as well....

i've heard from a friend that one guy whose mum n dad were pilots or ex-pilots accompanied him to that psychometric test and interview.. May be his mum n dad feared he would get lost at SSR International Airport. If he's been mature enough, he wouldn't have done that, still holding mummy's hand..Grow up n be independent..

No one is a born pilot...

When MK talks about "No canvassing....." in the press ad, sometimes i have doubts.. I'd love to wait for the result to see if that statement is true or not...

[p.s If you are the one am referring to and u r reading this... next time don't bring ur mum n dad with u... Grow up dude]
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 09:50
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2nd stage

Hello guyz

just been back from the tests n interview! Well i found it bit tough .. it's very different from the last selection exercise and i agree with others when they are saying that the next stage will be tough!!

well gudluk 2all of U!! N let us know as soon as U r getin calls for the next stage.

Anyone aware if MK is still plannin to double its intake for this selection exercise?

And any guess how many might be called for the next stage??
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 14:11
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Fire at AML

yeps the fire started in an air conditoner!!!(How could this happen??)
About the damage; I've heard that a room and two civics were good for the crap!!
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 16:15
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my 2 cents

Hi all,
Its not my style to start arguments or be negative, but frankly bombardier I find you weird and from your posts I wouldn't look forward to sitting next to you on a flight deck! I didn't find your "joke" funny, the misleading nature of which I find hard to understand! To me it sounds like you might have a bit of an inferiority complex! Which again I find difficult to understand as actuarial science is a tough course!
No doubt you've lost all credibility on this thread!
Some words of advice, if you think MK is a crap airline, then get lost and let someone take your place. Also, please post useful stuff, i don't think anyone cares if you love Mumbai or not! Probably you should go there if you do and let us get on with it!
Agreed, its a bit strange to have parents accompanying a candidate. Mummy won't be there when your engines are on fire!!
As far as I know, it does happen that a fire starts in the AC unit, I recall that recently a BA aircraft had to land in UK due smell of fumes in the cabin and it turned out to be a problem with the AC. I only know the basics of the AC, but i'd say an electrical fault is probably likely.
So are there any more tests this week? theengineer, did they say what day they would call?
"no one is a born pilot"....i've seen some guys with a lot of natural talent though!! They moved on to Eurofighter now!
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 16:44
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so sorry

I am very sorry to actually have offended people on this thread. I wish also to put out that the fire did not occur in a plane but inside a building.

Again so sorry to have criticised Air Mauritius I don`t have any right to actually do so especially on this thread as I have realised that most of you really love the airline, for me my interest is just flying independent of the airline I work with.

From now on I will not make anymore jokes on this thread.

UAU242, I myself will not want to sit next to you in a cockpit as you as a pilot should not be so blunt to your mate, this will create tension in the cockpit and later could cause problems.I wish you could make it through the interview and become a pilot some day. Insult won`t get you anywhere.
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 16:56
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alternative path!!

Eloo guyzz

I was thinking of the same thing on my way back home!What are the alternativ ways one could make his way as a commercial pilot?

Indeed, money is a BIG problem .. any of you who can adviz ..

However, is it worth?? Because getting a CPL doesn't guarantee a job at MK. In fact, i wouldn't want to go for my CPL with a student loan and have problems financing my loan if im not offered a job.

hear frm you guyzz
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 17:14
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hi

first of all bombardier,you're not my mate! and secondly i didn't know you were an expert on Crew Recource Management! Or maybe you're not. Or maybe you're joking! Who knows!
I don't mean to insult you, maybe you're a nice guy (with a complex). I'm just going from what i'm reading on your posts,which you have not defended!
Don't worry, i'd not be so blunt on the flight deck, but once the aircraft lands i am free to speak my mind, just like anyone else!

Hi simplifire. There are cheaper ways to becoming a commercial pilot, but its normally the long way! There are a shortage of intructors, certainly in UK, and possibly in the states and elsewhere. You don't need your IR to instruct PPL students, only a CPL and FI rating. I completed my PPL with a school in the states and they organise a visa that allows you to work as an FI for about 6 months. In that time you can build some experience and make some contacts. If you want more details then PM me...
c
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 18:33
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Tay19, as you said, this thread is a serious one for ab-initios. My problem is someone posting misleading information about themself and possibly everything else, and posting completely irrelevant information. To me this is rude, so don't call me that! When i'm annoyed with an idiot i can be blunt and honest. I don't pretend, I'm sorry for you if you do. If you are happy to let him joke and post things about his love for mumbai, then please don't call this a serious thread. I find it incredible you are defending him.

Now, can we please get back to the subject!!
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 18:44
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Thumbs up Good LUCK for the PsYCHOMETRIC test


To all of you who have to go for it!! A very good LUCK!!
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 18:50
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Thumbs up Good LUCK for the PsYCHOMETRIC test


To all of you who have to go for it!! A very good LUCK!!
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 18:59
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Thumbs up Good LUCK for the PsYCHOMETRIC test

Will there be numerical questions in the PsYCHOMETRIC test?? Those who have been through the test give us some CLUES
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 19:06
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Clues??

Don't be naive man!!How come we would put ourselves at a disadvantage just to give you some clues??
Go there and do your best!!That's the only clue you can be given!!
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 19:17
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Small and Smart

Hello Boys,
I understand the nature of this forum is about Ab-Initio program 2007. Lately, I seems to me that this forum is going nowhere because of me so I am going to do what`s right.
UAU peace man.I am sorry that I have offended you I am no expert at judging you psychologically.Please forget about this incident.
Dan I understand your fustration, I applied for co-pilot when I was 19, I was rejected as well because of my age.I can assure you that I am indeed 24.I can`t prove it to you.If you are still unsatisfied by my answer, you`ll have to take a chill pill and move on.Don`t let frustration build up.
About taking a loan to finance your studies I am totally against it for a few reasons:
1. Mk might not select you.
2. You might not be able to pay back your loan.
3. You will be investing your time and money in something completly risky.
Dan I am actually impressed with your qualifications and also by your memory.
Small and smart airline was actually the exact terms Dr Arjoon Suddhoo said about Air Mauritius in April 2003 in an interview when there was the airline crisis.Dan having a master`s in aviation does not mean you would be selected.I once met someone in 2005 who had(or was doing) a smililar degree, he did not make it to the group exercise, guess his profile said he did not possess the right aptitude to become an airline pilot.
About the age limit, in 2005 (you might be suprised) the took 19 candidates aged between 21 to 36.
Word of advice to those selected for the interview use small and smart airline catch phrase it will help.Also remember even off the cockpit do not speak your mind "freely" might create tension whenever you are flying again with that person.

Take care,
Boys

P.S: I met some South African Pilot who flew for Air Mauritius.They said the only reason they applied was to get their A340 ratings.They complained they were paid in Rs not USd.They left Mk and are currently flying for SAA.

P.P.S:Who said I don`t form part of the MK management myself.Just kidding or am I?
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 19:25
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Do you really want to be a PILOT?

Am wondering how much who have applied + having GREAT qualifications really want to be pilot???

Well for me, i have always dream to be a PILOT....
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 19:34
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To zakiyyEMAMBOKUS

Boy,

It` a psychometric test. Pscycho - mind , metric - measurement.
I hope you get what I am trying to say.Want a major tip play video games before the test and go to bed early tonight.

Good Luck,
Brother

P.S: Do as the politicians say "Keep Cool"
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 21:03
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ok

ok bombardier no problem, lets just keep to the subject.
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 21:49
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Incident at SSR

Good Morning Boys,

Dan I never said you do not have the profile of a pilot.I just said someone I knew was doing the same degree as you, that`s all that did not make it.I did not say that you do not possess an ideal pilot profile.I also never said you were a geek and also you don`t have to tell me that you have done all sort of profiling test and seen some Psych who all conclude you are going/is an excellent pilot for me to believe you are a good pilot, just say so and I`ll trust you.I know that on the next selection process you will surely be selected.Please don`t get me wrong I wish you well.I still wish to apologise to you man.

Anyways, does someone recall an incident happening at the airport last year with an Indian pilot?If you do please post it up I would really appreciate it.

Take care
Boys

P.S: You might be born with natural abilities to fly a plane.This does not mean you will be able to take the reponsibility of 200 passengers atleast.You are not born a leader, You become one.
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 22:59
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Incident at SSR

Yeps!!one of the military aircraft landed with its gear retracted.
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