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Old 30th Nov 2010, 20:25
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Well good luck dcoliv.
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Hey guys,

Trying to prepare for my phase 1 tests this Friday at Prestwick.

Has anybody done the test that could shed a bit of light as to where I should spend most of my time studying, I know it will be important to know it all but some areas may carry more value than others or is it fairly spread?

I have done the FEAST test for Eurocontrol in Holland in August and failed by one point on the script match test so I feel confident in the cube test and all the rest of it as I found that part easy so I have no worries there!

Cheers, Luke
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 12:45
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looks like my badgering paid off - just got the email, I passed Stage 1 and am now gonna embark on the personality questionnaire!
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Sambatc - I'm in the same boat, just got home and come home to that email! Time to the the questionaire!
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Well good luck dcoliv.
Thank you
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well it seems they like my personality - I'm down for Stage 2 on 26th Jan
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 14:05
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I look forward to seeing you there sambatc!

Just booked plane tickets to london, insane prise, cost me less than 40 to get back and forth between Gothenburg and Stansted. Not complaining though (let's just hope my flight doesn't get cancelled due to snow or something, would be just my luck
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well done guys! That's awesome! Still waiting for my stage one pass/fail news!

Glad your personality checks out! :P Maybe I'll cya at stage 2?

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Old 1st Dec 2010, 14:19
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That was a quick turnover sambatc! I'm hoping mine will be that quick, submitted it about 30mins ago, so you never know
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 15:02
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well it seems they like my personality - I'm down for Stage 2 on 26th Jan
Congrats!

Is 26th of January the earliest possible date? I ask this because you are about 3 weeks ahead of me in the whole process, and if I pass stage 1 next week and if 26th of January is the earliest possible date, maybe I can attend stage 2 in early/mid February.

Thanks!
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 15:03
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Congrats everyone!

Sam, where abouts in Thailand are you going? I'm heading out there myself in a couple of weeks.
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 15:03
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yep, it was. If there were any earlier I'd be jumping at the chance! Late Jan is ages away!!!

I'm going to a place called Cha'am - less known to tourists I think but it's very popular with the Thais

how about yourself? I travelled through Thailand a few years back between uni and work - of all the typical touristy islands, we had the best time on Koh Samui
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yep, it was. If there were any earlier I'd be jumping at the chance! Late Jan is ages away!!!
Okay, thanks. The waiting period is definitely the worst part of this process. I have already been involved in a similar process in Portugal and I also had to wait 15 working days to know the results of the FEAST tests. And, unlike what happens at NATS/EUROCONTROL (from what I've been told), the FEAST test in Portugal is split in two stages. Doing the tests isn't so bad, but waiting for the results can be nerve-wrecking some times, especially at the end of the waiting period.

Anyway, congrats again!
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Hi Guys,

Congratulations for the ones that finally are through to the next stage!!!

Anyone know if there is a web where I can practice the cubes like the one in the stage 1?

Thanks
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Old 2nd Dec 2010, 10:40
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thank you Sofia, though I'm afraid I don't think there is anywhere to practice cubes. I've read this whole thread (many of it several times over) and I've never seen any mention of cubes websites.....


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Can't BELIEVE after months of studying and looking forward to Stage 1 - NATS have decided to cancel it for Friday 'due to weather'. Ridiculous !!!!!! Now I'm away for a month on Monday and have no idea when I can do it again. That's just great...
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I was supposed to be sitting Stage 1 tomorrow at Prestwick too, I can't believe they have been cancelled!!

I've e-mail HR back asking if they will be re-scheduled and when we will find out. Does anyone know already if they are being re-scheduled?
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Old 2nd Dec 2010, 12:21
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that's terrible mate - I'd be absolutely gutted
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Thanks sambatc - really really disappointed !!!

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Wow gazb2, I'm really sorry to hear that. That was pretty inconsiderate of them... to warn with less than 24 hours notice.

I sent them an email right away asking whether they're planning to cancel Stage 1 in Whiteley next Tuesday. I have already bought the plane tickets and I have already booked the hotel, but as long as they warn me until Sunday night I guess I can cancel everything, no problem. But if they warn me on Monday afternoon, by that time I'll already be in London, so... yeah.

Let's just hope the weather improves over the weekend
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