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Old 1st May 2018, 19:43
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Originally Posted by 254HEAVY View Post
Really.....? you want to fly for the carrier but "caught offguard" you should be prepared all times if it's within your passion!
Really? Seems a bit harsh for someone sharing their honest experience...
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Old 2nd May 2018, 07:15
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Originally Posted by kibz2005 View Post
Really? Seems a bit harsh for someone sharing their honest experience...
I thought so too @kibz2005. We all come out of these interviews with different experiences and @swiftfront was just sharing his. Everyone here, we're all brothers and sisters so let's encourage one another and keep the updates coming.
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Old 2nd May 2018, 08:39
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Originally Posted by Deltasaf View Post
I thought so too @kibz2005. We all come out of these interviews with different experiences and @swiftfront was just sharing his. Everyone here, we're all brothers and sisters so let's encourage one another and keep the updates coming.
it's harsh and inconsiderate seeing as kq have changed the interview process depending on experience. There's now a tricky online psycometric test (not morrisby profile) and a personality inventory which is what @swift was typing about. And yes off guard because the invite was sent with only one day to practise and prepare.
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Old 2nd May 2018, 16:37
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Hey guys any word from KQ??
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Old 2nd May 2018, 18:50
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Originally Posted by kibz2005 View Post
Really? Seems a bit harsh for someone sharing their honest experience...
Thanks for shading some light in the matter. I did not expect that someone can really talk in such a way. like you clearly stated l was just experiencing what l felt which is relative from person to person. It is such behaviors that hold guys from experiencing there feeling as they will criticized one way or another but thanks guys for the support. I was speechless that l couldn't even reply back but all is good sina ubaya.
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Old 2nd May 2018, 18:56
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Originally Posted by Schnackster View Post
it's harsh and inconsiderate seeing as kq have changed the interview process depending on experience. There's now a tricky online psycometric test (not morrisby profile) and a personality inventory which is what @swift was typing about. And yes off guard because the invite was sent with only one day to practise and prepare.
Exactly my point, we all have undertaken interviews before and nothing can prepare you for what l faced regardless of what other people think- @schnackster don't worry, l know you did your best. all will be well.
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Old 2nd May 2018, 18:59
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Originally Posted by Deltasaf View Post
I thought so too @kibz2005. We all come out of these interviews with different experiences and @swiftfront was just sharing his. Everyone here, we're all brothers and sisters so let's encourage one another and keep the updates coming.
Thanks @deltasaf, l wouldn't agree more, l will do my level best to try and keep guys informed.
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Old 3rd May 2018, 01:06
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Originally Posted by kibz2005 View Post
Really? Seems a bit harsh for someone sharing their honest experience...
Not really and i was also sharing my honest worth!

From day one when you apply for any job you get ready all times! You don't even stop when you are unsuccessful coz you start preparing for the next or looking for the next!

Piloting is a profession where your are expected to be prepared all times with NO excuses! You can't even blame the weather! You have to deal with it @ 40,000ft!

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Old 3rd May 2018, 16:39
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Originally Posted by 254HEAVY View Post
Not really and i was also sharing my honest worth!

From day one when you apply for any job you get ready all times! You don't even stop when you are unsuccessful coz you start preparing for the next or looking for the next!

Piloting is a profession where your are expected to be prepared all times with NO excuses! You can't even blame the weather! You have to deal with it @ 40,000ft!
So...to qualify to be called a pilot in your eyes, you must be 100% prepared for absolutely ALL possible eventualities and permutations at ALL times? Glad to have finally met the legendary pilot who is never surprised and never makes mistakes! Congratulations on being the best in the world!

You sound like a world of fun to hang out with.
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Old 4th May 2018, 08:33
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Originally Posted by kibz2005 View Post
So...to qualify to be called a pilot in your eyes, you must be 100% prepared for absolutely ALL possible eventualities and permutations at ALL times? Glad to have finally met the legendary pilot who is never surprised and never makes mistakes! Congratulations on being the best in the world!

You sound like a world of fun to hang out with.
Hahaaha well put
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Old 9th May 2018, 22:44
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Originally Posted by kibz2005 View Post
So...to qualify to be called a pilot in your eyes, you must be 100% prepared for absolutely ALL possible eventualities and permutations at ALL times? Glad to have finally met the legendary pilot who is never surprised and never makes mistakes! Congratulations on being the best in the world!

You sound like a world of fun to hang out with.
Thank you for the compliments and you are welcomed!
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Old 9th May 2018, 22:51
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Originally Posted by Schnackster View Post
Hahaaha well put
Life lessons........"we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit"!

And instead of laughing at my compliments from kibz2005 you should ask him to share how he got in if he really wants to help you guys!
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Old 10th May 2018, 05:03
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Wow. I am speechless. As others have mentioned, and from a now retired pilot after 36 years, none of my long long forgotten high school abilities helped me be a better or safer pilot.

I could no longer pass this sort of test. But I finished with 19000 hours in many types, most of which was left seat in large transport category jets. Like everyone, learned through experience.

So technically, an experienced pilot in the very same aircraft types could not be employable.
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Old 11th May 2018, 13:53
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Originally Posted by 254HEAVY View Post
Life lessons........"we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit"!

And instead of laughing at my compliments from kibz2005 you should ask him to share how he got in if he really wants to help you guys!
Excellent quote, although I think you may have misinterpreted the meaning. How do you define excellence? Because for me, it is certainly not being 100% perfect, ready for anything at all times and never making mistakes. It's learning from error, willing to accept that you do not know it all and above all, a willingness to be taught by anyone.

I was not laughing at you, I was trying to get you to look at yourself and what message you are conveying to potentially inexperienced brothers and sisters in this industry. The work is hard, the learning curve is steep, the hours are long, you will make many mistakes in your career, and God-willing it will be many years of joy enjoying your passion. But above all, never ever will you be expected to know 100% everything there is to know about the career, nor will you be prepared for everything you see. Every day you will learn something new on the job.

Lastly, I never actually said I work for the carrier. I tried and it was hard. I learned more from my failures than my successes.
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Old 23rd May 2018, 10:48
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According to internal KQ reports no one passed talent Q. Any one else want to shed some light ?
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Old 7th Jul 2018, 06:00
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KQ officially posted Direct Entry Pilot advertisement on their website on 3rd of May 2018 as "on-going"......

...... but not much activity as far as a "massive" recruitment !!!
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 16:16
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There doesn't seem to be a set number of DEP taken per year. Apparently some captains have been complaining about the standard of the cadets coming on line and whether that affects hiring practices is yet to known.
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Old 1st Sep 2018, 03:18
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My apologies if this has been addressed elsewhere on the site. I have searched but to no avail. Could someone please inform me how the KQ pilot roster is like? What about annual leave?
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 21:32
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Originally Posted by Bola1 View Post
There doesn't seem to be a set number of DEP taken per year. Apparently some captains have been complaining about the standard of the cadets coming on line and whether that affects hiring practices is yet to known.
KQ has a Cadet program? Please shed some light on this ?
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 06:45
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USA DIRECT

Congratulations to the KQ team on the launch of the USA direct route. 10 Years of planning and preparation is now a reality.

We hope and trust this growth will translate to Flight Crew movement( F.O > Capt), and new D.E.P recruitment as we close the year 2018.
Happy Landings and a prosperous 2019!!!
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