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Old 23rd May 2014, 12:14
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Any. Updates on when K.A. is finalizing the last DEP's fate and when they intend to call the next entry if not June?
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Old 26th May 2014, 07:49
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Entry to DEP Program

How successful are students who have studied flying locally in getting into the DEP program?
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Old 28th Jun 2014, 22:14
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DEP Chances

Oldtimer, chances of getting into KA as a DEP are not realllllly dependent on where you trained or gain your flying experience, I believe they are quite fair and give the very same treatment and testing irrespective. As long as you meet the requirements the rest is up to your effort.
In other news, congratulations to the guys who have made it in! Long journey, sleepless nights but it has paid off. For those who didn't, keep the hope up your clearance will be issued soon
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Old 15th Jul 2014, 13:40
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DEP Chances

Thanks Kenyann 254. How about age what are the chances of someone in their late 20s or early 30s?
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Old 16th Jul 2014, 15:25
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Oldtimer, so far I haven't heard any cases of anyone within the said age bracket being turned down since it is not a requirement for their program (someone correct me if I'm wrong) unlike Ab Initio where there is an age limit. The chances are good therefore especially if you have something on the side like a degree or so..
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Old 18th Jul 2014, 09:01
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I know of a 45yr old who got hired as a FO a few yrs ago with a fresh CPL! I think DEP is very relaxed. If you are older(30's-40's), i would say best you also do your ATPL theory subjects and get a degree too like what Kenyann254 mentioned ealier.
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Old 18th Jul 2014, 09:15
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Interesting

"Please be advised that processing of the next direct entry pilot applications will commence in September 2014 . We will however maintain your application in our recruitment database for processing then. We thank you for the interest shown in working for Kenya Airways, the Pride of Africa." - from Ab Initio web page.


Please be advised that processing of the next direct entry pilot applications will commence in October 2014 . We will however maintain your application in our recruitment database for processing then. We thank you for the interest shown in working for Kenya Airways, the Pride of Africa." - from Direct Entry web page.

Which is which? September or October? Does this also confirms that DEP has 2 intakes in a year!
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Old 3rd Aug 2014, 10:47
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Any movements in the last few months?
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Old 12th Aug 2014, 18:32
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I think they have just taken 14 DE right seat pilots.
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Old 14th Aug 2014, 13:46
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Thanks mate. Do you happen to know how many in total applied and when are the guys leaving for SA for MCC course and AMS for TR?
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Old 15th Sep 2014, 23:00
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RHS to LHS

For DEP hop from right to left takes approximately 7 years ofcourse depending on the seniority list
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Old 16th Sep 2014, 12:37
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So when someone starts, how many yrs are they stuck on EMB190 before moving to heavies or medium bodies?

Apparently there are guys who have moved to RHS in less than 5yrs due to their exceptional work and discipline. True or just rumours?
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Old 17th Sep 2014, 07:16
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RHS to LHS

I was told of this Captain who does not drink. He is therefore usually available on short notice, and in a condition to fly, so he made it in about 3 years.

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Old 17th Sep 2014, 09:55
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Yup! i couldn't agree more with you mate.

Discipline is a big factor in K.A drivers. Some drivers are overwhelmed with overnight success as such they can't keep up with work.

In the past i have known some drivers who have been stood down due to no show at work and failing basic flying skills!
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Old 18th Sep 2014, 09:23
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Is it possible to apply for a DEP with a UK CPL/IR?
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Old 18th Sep 2014, 11:25
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Nope! Only Kenyan CPL/IR and the program is only for Kenyan citizens.
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Old 12th Oct 2014, 10:28
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Post Direct Entry Pilot 2014

I thought that the intakes were in September
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Old 13th Oct 2014, 07:30
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@AirPilottobe

I heard that they've recently returned some planes and that they are encouraging pilots to go on leave.
This expansion thing will not be that straight forward.
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 10:33
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Yeah all B767 and E170 have been phased out. Affected drivers have been moved to other fleets. With West Africa still a no go zone, plenty of drivers on the bench.

I think announcement of K.A 3rd quarter financial results will tell a lot. My verdict is recruitment will slow down until sometime next year. Happy to be corrected.
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 12:48
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DEP

@Pilot Breezy I hope not some of us are really looking forward for the interviews to commence though it seems like a gruesome ordeal but it pays off at the end.


Has the 2013 group left for South Africa already?
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