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Kenya Airways AB Initio Pilot Recruitment

Old 17th Jun 2009, 15:15
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"test" score..

@elpheba..

the test basically was to see if you've met all hte necessary requirements, pretty much like a "pre-screening" test..all the times i took mine, it shows 100..but, i wouldn't read that much into it, if i were you i suppose..

My sincere prayers to all you guys, those who've already gone through, and those who're waiting for an email like me..By God's will, we might all be flying together and doing our national airline proud real soon..
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Old 17th Jun 2009, 17:32
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You suppose?
Gah. I'm half tempted to get a new e-mail address and re-apply.
Can't I do that??
Like before the deadline?
Someone?
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Old 17th Jun 2009, 21:58
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I would reapply if was you.

That simple test is just to gauge if you've met the minimum requirements. Ordinarily it should be 100%.

If not, you obviously won't get called for any interview.
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 00:26
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am with wannabe on that one elpheba..reapply soonest something was not right there...
wish you all the best
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 01:28
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@elpheba:

thats exactly what I did too..used another email address, and re-applied..do it at the soonest, as wannabe capt and F.O. IronLion said..

then, see what the outcome is..all the best!
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 02:04
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Thanks guys, but here's what am thinking, how do I lie abt my height? Because am sure that's where I botched up.
Do I take the "you'll-find-out-about-my-5.3ft-when-am-in-the-door" approach. And won't they figure it out when they see 2 applications with my name on it??
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 03:42
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@elpheba..
well, if its the height issue, then im afraid im not too sure what to do..because from what i know, the height requirements are mainly for reaching the overhead instrument commands, and for safety issues too..i'd say, leave the application for now as it is..if you want to re-apply, then withdraw your current application, then start afresh by providing a new email address..
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 03:43
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Caution

To all the new applicants. Read the KQ Careers site conditions carefully. I think you make your application void by duplicating it. I remember something like that. Plus, I don't think they index applications by email address alone. I know it's not the best thing to say now, but several people were turned away before the first test at the AirForce Base on account of height. However, I don't remember the specific cut-off. What a queer requirement!
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 04:13
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@chetekei
i havent read the terms and conditions, but will do soon..just your thoughts then, i had applied for the 31st december cut-off..no reply from KQ, and thats the reason why i created a new application..do you think i should withdraw the previous one then?

as for height, its a safety requirement, and also so that pilots can reach all the controls with ease, rather than stretching and reaching out for them...
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 06:37
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@elpheba, not to discourage you but so many applicants were eliminated during the first interview in connection to height. Especially the female applicants, shockingly no girl made it all the way.The requirment was 5ft 4'. When the day comes, you just stand with an upright posture, it might add an inch or two.
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 06:40
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I talked to Captain Opere, 5.4 is the bench mark to work at KQ as a pilot.
It sucks, especially since I'm a bombshell midget ;-):-D
So I decided am leaving my application as it is, and finding a different way to become a pilot (unless I can get the President to make a call, anyone have his number? Hehehe)
But yeah.
Good Luck to you guys, and here's to defying gravity...
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 06:44
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At Capt...giddy, who said I'm a girl? Tsk
*wink wink*
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 06:53
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I just spoke to Capt. Opere too. The next batch starts interviews tentatively on the 20th of July.
As for my previous application, apparently its void now, so I guess i'm on the right track for having started a new application. He seems like a nice guy, and someone who knows exactly what he's doing!

@ elpheba: dont worry, if you do get that call, im sure you'll be fine..just keep your hopes up there..and, as you said, here's to defying gravity
*clink*

all the best!
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 06:56
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@chetekei....the hight requirement is part of safety regulation so that you can reach some of the instruments easily without stretching the civil aviation is very strict on such issues...but you never know....
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 07:11
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@flying hamster...al find out when i call him and post it here...ama??
@elpheba all the best in your application as well you just never know
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 07:41
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@ F.O IronLion: yeh, you can post it here, or you can PM me once you get it..
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 12:58
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where am I suppose to put my grades physics, math and English grades????
There are two tabs Qualifications and Grade/Levels???
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 14:00
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@Elphaba. On the qualification tab.
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 14:24
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Thanks Capt, and congratulations, your one of the few headed for S.A?
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Old 18th Jun 2009, 14:59
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You are welcome Elphaba, any time. And yes one of the few as you put it. Hehehe.
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