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Kenya Airways AB Initio Pilot Recruitment

Old 10th Mar 2014, 07:29
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Well...

I was able to contact Career connection and was told that they have already handed over all results to KQ for the 25th group, and should call KQ for any further inquiries. Well...If we don't get contacted today, it seems we will be out.
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Old 10th Mar 2014, 09:49
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MASTER CAUTION!!!!! stool test!

Better take your own beaker or cut. The top half of 500ml bottle(they don't give you a deposit beaker!).If it is at the KQ clinic in town..you will struggle to get the sample...and things can get messy..especially if you are bigger than their midget toilet seat! They also don't provide surgical gloves either!Bring a paper bag also in case you have to parade your poopsie on your way to the depository.They are always grinning when they receive it...don't worry..you may grin back.If yo sht don't shine..you WILL be failed!
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Old 10th Mar 2014, 10:30
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poopsie

lol.. The longest journey to a promising career
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Old 10th Mar 2014, 12:42
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@rookAviator

Hey man,

How you holding up on your end?
Still waiting, haha
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Old 10th Mar 2014, 13:42
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Brainiarc7

Until the fat lady sings, I still have that little glimmer of hope, but the wind is quickly extinguishing my candle of hope.

I have moved on, I am detaching myself from the process. But in this forum I have made friends, the process brought us together.

One day, we will fly budda, hard luck this time round..
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Old 10th Mar 2014, 17:15
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congrats to all those guys who have made it this far. Kudos!!! For those who havent, keep your hopes high. The world isnt over yet. I was also eliminated long ago b4 the interviews began just coz i do not yet have a degree. I am still counting down the 4 years then i'll apply. Thanks for all the information shared and keep it coming.
It sure feels lyk one big class here..
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Old 10th Mar 2014, 18:09
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My fate

Well, I called Career Cinnections today only to be told that I did not pass the Psychometric test. Well, sounded suspicious knowing how I fared in the test.

Will be at Pride Centre tomorrow to confirm the same from KQ. Having aced the aptitudes, and having a feel of what the Psychometric was, I know that somehow, I must have passed. A morrisby test is a raw aggregate, and as such, has a high correlation with an aptitude test . Inconsistent results are always open to investigation.
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Old 10th Mar 2014, 18:11
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Fate

Note that so far, KQ hasn't sent me a regret email...Yet.
Also note that:

1. I was able to complete mechanical reasoning and all grammar tests
2. Did 75% or more in all parts.

My verdict: That was a pass.
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Old 11th Mar 2014, 06:31
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Quick question.

Hey guys. Congratulations to those who've made it to the medical stage. For those who unfortunately haven't, please continue keeping the hope of flying alive. If it is what you really wanted, it will eventually come to you.

The question is, can a common cold make one fail the medicals? I can feel the onset of one and by around Friday it may have become a full blown cold. I did psychomotor on Friday the 7th so I'm yet to receive my invite for the medicals.
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Old 11th Mar 2014, 06:42
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@ChegeAviator

Unless you feel it's life threatening! It's called a common cold for a reason. Don't worry, You'll be just fine.
Your confidence is admirable that a common cold is the only thing that can stand in your way. All the best
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Old 11th Mar 2014, 07:59
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Second call

Hello people,

A friend of mine who did his Psychometric on 25th got a regret email yesterday at 10 pm.
It seems KQ sends regret emails at night.

Still in the cold. No email yet.
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Old 11th Mar 2014, 08:58
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Hi guys, all the best to those doing their pyschomotor today and also to us the 7th group who are awaiting the medical emails which we might be receiving today.

To those who went for the medicals yesterday, how was the experience and how many were you?

@chegeaviaror, don't worry about your cold, i dont think it can be a deal breaker
@brainy, its unfortunate KQ is yet to contact you and hope they'll do so soon and that you'll find the answers you seek.All in all, keep the hope of flying alive if its reallt what you want to pursue
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Old 11th Mar 2014, 09:13
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medicals

hi guys, congratulations to those proceeding. those awaiting calls, just keep the faith and hope alive.

so we started our medicals yesterday where we gave urine, stool and blood samples( a little too much blood). height, weight, BMI, heart rate, bp...these were also taken. eyesight and hearing we're tested and we were hooked up to an ecg and our hearts were checked for something or other. oh fyi, it's all done individually and there were 12 of us so it takes a while.

afterwards we were sent for chest xrays.

at 1 pm we went to see the kcaa medical examiner where a little further testing and discussion was conducted.

today at 830, a visit ti the cardiologist for a treadmill stress test. here your hooked up to another ecg anda baseline reading is recorded. then it's a few minutes on a treadmill with one minute intervals at different speeds. don't worry it's all walking no running, granted its really fast but it's cool.

tomorrow, a visit to mater hospital for lung tests. will update you guys how it goes.

have a great day all

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Old 11th Mar 2014, 09:53
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Nickmory
Thanks for the update man! Were you probably told when the next group will be slotted in for medical?
I wish you all the best and please keep us posted ....hehee
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Old 11th Mar 2014, 10:04
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medicals

Anyone from the group that did the psychomotor test on 7th who has received an invite for medicals?
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Old 11th Mar 2014, 10:11
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Brainiarc7

Hi mate,

Sorry to hear that you didn't cut the cheese! It's not the end of the world lad. All the best next time. Best is you give it a rest lad and focus on other avenues of becoming a driver like what the other lads are going. Not a good idea going to Pride Centre. Like what are you gona say to them? Is not gona change anything infact it may make things worse for you.

You don't wana jinx your future with K.A as your employer. Just take it on ur stride and move on.

K.A medicals are way brutal than CSA China Southern medicals!

Seriously all the best to those who are doing their medicals!
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Old 11th Mar 2014, 10:12
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thanks @cap. and no, they didn't even know how many to expect. best we can do is speculate....maybe two more groups of 12 would be my guess.
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Old 11th Mar 2014, 10:54
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@gear up job

Heh, I never made it to Pride Centre . Just made a second call to Career Connection and that's when they told me that I didn't pass the Psychometric.

Did the psychometric on 25th, morning session with @aviatorette and co. Seems these who did their tests on 25th have all been called, though . Implies a high possibility of being totally out.

At my age, 24, it seems I may never get another chance to apply again.So I'll take the hard route and do training on my own. At KSF. Either way. I must make it .

Haven't received a regret email from KQ so far, application reads as active .
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Old 11th Mar 2014, 10:57
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Brainiarc7

I side with @gear up job on this.

Man, no need to follow with these guys. They hold the cheese, and they decide whom to give a slice. We all been in those campuses where the more you bug the lecturer, the higher chances of getting a supplementary. Not that I am condoning the status quo, but it is a cruel world.

I am yet to receive a regret, what I feel is like being a bull in a slaughter house, having watched other ones being saved, and witnessing the killing of the remaining ones. When my chance comes to be killed, I am returned to the back of the herd, to "fatten" up. But I know I will have to face the butchers (Career Connect) knife, who is just toying with me, giving me a false hope that I will be also saved.

All the best to the successful peeps, for the not so successful, other regional and international airlines do employ pilots, start training now. Live the dream
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Old 11th Mar 2014, 11:16
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More opportunities!

To those who didn't make it and being a pilot is your dreams and hopes, I would say by all means go for it!

In 5-10 years time or less aviation dynamics in Africa (including Kenya) would have change alot! The need for Pilots will be overwhelming! Most carriers would be establishing their bases in Africa.

At the moment, EU can't expand any more. Planes fly in every corner of EU. Same is with Austrasia countries and North America. Carriers have started flying to South America in search of more growth.

Africa is next. So get your license ready and you will never regret!
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