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# NATS interview process

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# NATS interview process

9th Feb 2009, 14:55

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Maybe I should use this as a time wisely... and study the other material during the looong wait of 6/12 months.

Can someone please send me the link to the S2 / S3(if there is any) material?

I pretty much know the S1 book by heart, and could prob start memorising the S2 stuff from now.

If you can either post a link up here or email it to me at
[email protected]

GhostUK [Currenty depressed]
9th Feb 2009, 15:12

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DST Solutions

Hi everyone,

I have picked up all these DST problems from througout this page and was wondering if anyone could give me answers so I could clarify I am doing them correctly (especially the first 2).

1. -An a/c is flying at 540mph at FL320, and starts descending at 800feet per minute. How many miles will it travel before it reaches FL250?
2. -Aircraft 40 nautical miles away, at 30,000 ft descending at 3000ft per minute and travelling at 240 knots.. can it make it?
3. -a/c doing 420 knots/mph, how far will it fly in 20mins...
4. -a/c flies 40 miles in 10 mins, what speed is it doing...
5. -a/c needs to travel 120 miles, is doing 480mph, how long will it take...

6. -If a/c flies at 420kts for 40 mins how far will it travel?
7. -If a/c flies 60 miles in 10 mins how fast is it moving?
8. -If point A and point B are 50 miles apart and a/c is doing 200kts how long will it take?

Cheers

Gogz
9th Feb 2009, 15:19

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1/ 78.75miles

2/ Yes - but only just

3/ 140 miles

4/ 240 mph

5/ 15 minutes

6/ 280 miles

7/ 360 mph

8/ 15 minutes
9th Feb 2009, 15:59

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Should be noted that Q1 is a bit harder than you would expect in the questions for interviews - they can usually/almost always be worked out in your head - this one is a bit trickier (but the same principle is used in the tests).
9th Feb 2009, 16:31

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Ghost, i can well relate to how you're feeling. I had the same dreaded e-mail just a few moments ago...
9th Feb 2009, 17:11

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HR just confirmed it is a 12 month wait from the date of your S1.
9th Feb 2009, 17:51

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To all that sadly don't make it at some stage....
It's a horrible wait, but stick out the time and make the most of it with more prep. Many moons ago I failed the interview stage and was fortunate enough to make it on the second go and am now a happy controller with NATS for a few years now. I also know others that didn't make the tests, but reapplied and they are also now controlling too.
If you really want it, it's worth sticking it out.
Good luck!
9th Feb 2009, 19:14

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Got the call from HR today, passed my stage 3 !

Just medical and security to go... Good luck to all others applying at whatever stage you are at.
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Anyone know how the search function works on here? I am trying to find posts about Stage 2 and whatever I type in the box it comes up with an error message saying my words werent long enough??????

Anyway, can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong, or just shove me in the direction of any useful stage 2 stuff.

Ta
9th Feb 2009, 19:47

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whitelighter,

I used Google to get round the search problem - use the search term: nats stage 2 site:www.pprune.org and you should get some useful stuff back.

Nokio's post on p35 is probably one of the best on this thread, so have a look at that but feel free to PM me if you think I might be able to help
9th Feb 2009, 19:51

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Thanks Bud,

Will have a good look and try the Google route. No idea what might be of help, so far all I know is its a computer test with colliding numbers and an interview???
10th Feb 2009, 00:15

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Traffic is...

That is too true! I have just passed stage 3 after my third attempt. I was gutted for months after the first two fails but you just have to pick yourself up. Good luck for next time!
10th Feb 2009, 10:17

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Personality questionnaire

First of all, bad luck to everyone who didn't make it to the next stage and well done to those who did.

I attended my S1 in London on the 23rd and got the email with that awful questionnaire in it yesterday, pretty pleased actually as I believe this is a good sign? I completed it yesterday afternoon, god knows how I came out of it.

I was just wondering if anybody knows how long it may take until I hear anything about the results and stage 2?

Thanks, this thread has been amazingly useful so far!
10th Feb 2009, 10:57

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jfriday,

I got an email the day after filling in the online questionnaire to say I'd passed it - you then have to fill in an online application form, and after that, get invited to Stage 2.

Well done!
10th Feb 2009, 13:23

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Area Course 219 (May 5th)

Hey guys, just wondering if anyone else on these forums is on Area 219?

I just got my course date (just there so I'm still bouncing about). Would be great to get chatting to folk, maybe meet up if your from Glasgow area.

If you want to get in touch, PM me for MSN/Mobile etc

Cheers,
Andy
10th Feb 2009, 13:38

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Anyone else who took S1 in Manchester on Jan 26th heard back yet?

I heard today...I got through so now got to do the online questionnaire.
Anyone got any tips for that or is it a case of just being honest and seeing how it turns out?

*eta* i have no idea how i got past those cubes! so to all who think they are dreadful...they are, but you do better than you think!
10th Feb 2009, 13:52

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Thank goodness February is a short month as otherwise waiting for 18th March (S1 in London) would seem an even longer time away! :-(
10th Feb 2009, 16:10

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Airliners.net

Hi everyone,

I have been on the airliners.net website and have been trying to take in aircraft pics for my stage 3 coming up. I heard there was a quiz you could do on the website but I can't seem to find it; could you give me any directions as to where it is on the page?

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I have been on the airliners.net website and have been trying to take in aircraft pics for my stage 3 coming up. I heard there was a quiz you could do on the website but I can't seem to find it; could you give me any directions as to where it is on the page?
follow: community-member fun- aviation data quiz
some of them are bit difficult...

but, as far as i know, in stage 3 there´s not aviation photo quiz....or is there??

enjoy

Ps: jetphotos.net is also a good one!!

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11th Feb 2009, 07:34

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I sat my Stage 1 in Manchester on the 26th aswell, I had an email saying my application has been withdrawn as I didn't attend

Has this happend to anyone before?