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Old 18th Jul 2016, 08:19
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Hello everyone, I'm doing my stage 2 soon and am hoping someone can answer a few questions for me. Firstly how much of the airplane detail do we have to remember and secondly what can i do to revise for feast and dart.
Thanks
I'd also be interested to know this. Also, for anyone who has done stage 2 recently and made it through all the tests, how long did it take? I know the email said done by 17:00, but earlier in this thread I think people were saying it could be a lot quicker than that.
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 12:29
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stage 2

Hi Saisay and 0880,

Stage 2 has three parts, every one is knockout.
1.- Test about the document you got by email ( about 20 minutes plus time to check it) If you pass then
2-.- FEAST ( about 2 hours, 2'30 hours)
If you pass, you have a little break, maybe a snack, if you don't pass... go out, time more less 12:30, 13:00....
3.- DART ( about 1 hour, maybe 1'30) Every one has to finish the test, so you will have to wait there, so .... between 16:00 -17:00

They will send you an email telling if you have pass or not.

Good luck!!!
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 14:23
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 15:28
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 20:34
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Thumbs up Friday

Good luck to anyone on stage 2 Friday
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 13:45
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New Stage 3?

Hi all,

Found this thread today and I have a question. Stage 3 seems to be described by everyone as just a competency interview, but I'm attending in August and my email says the day will consist of a Competency based and Technical Interview; a Personality Profiling Interview and a EuroControl Computer-Based Assessment. Where did these two extra activities come from?!

Can any recent Stage 3ers shed any light on this?

Thanks!
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 17:22
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Is anybody going to the Stage 3 this Wednesday? (27th July)

Just cramming up on the airline details now (surely we don't need to know specific seat numbers for obscure Embraers etc, do we? Anyone who's done stage 3 already care to comment??) and going over all the terminal control area names etc as well as the various technologies.

Getting nervous and hoping I've done/will do enough prep!
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Old 23rd Jul 2016, 12:54
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Makehimfly - I think they mean the personality based questionnaire at the end of stage 2 forms the basis of your personal interview - i.e. they taylor it to the responses you gave.
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Old 25th Jul 2016, 12:22
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Shaft - ...and the "EuroControl Computer-Based Assessment"?

I thought I'd finished all of that with FEAST and DART at stage 2!
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Old 25th Jul 2016, 14:12
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Tomorrow is my stage 3! Managed to get that booklet inside my head in time! Anyone booked for tomorrow?
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Old 25th Jul 2016, 21:10
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Hey guys, I've been invited to a stage 2 day but can't decide if it's worth going because it's right at the bottom of the country and will cost >200 to get there and back (and if I pass, that amount again for stage 3, and again for the medical bit). It's a shame they don't reimburse expenses because it limits a lot of potential candidates.

Would you say in your experience that people have decent odds of being offered a place? Especially a student without much work experience. Imagine it's a great job but can't decide if it's worth that much with a chance of failing, plus I suck at big interviews XD
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Old 26th Jul 2016, 10:24
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HotshotJacko, the odds are not decent at all. When I did my stage 2, only 1/3 made it to the end of the day. I haven't done stage 3 yet, but based on the infographic on the NATs website I imagine an even smaller fraction will make it through that.

That said, if it's something you want to do you might regret not at least trying. You could always wait a few years until you are no longer a student and have a job, that way the money won't be as big of an issue.
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Old 26th Jul 2016, 15:09
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Old 26th Jul 2016, 15:10
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Well that's me out at DART - might have another crack in 2 years as I think I know what I did wrong and bloody kicking myself now.
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Old 26th Jul 2016, 16:47
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Hi saisay,

Congrats on passing stage 2! - I have my stage 2 next week and I am just wondering if you prepared in any way for feast/dart?
Just I'm in the dark at the moment at what to do as a lot of previous people said not to prepare for the tests, but then it's a horrible feeling feeling unprepared haha
Hi Chloe. The only preparation I did was learning the material they send you. For FEAST/DART, everything is well explained before starting the tests. I don't think there is much you really can do to prepare, especially for the DART. Good luck with your stage 2.
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Old 27th Jul 2016, 15:41
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Now waiting at the airports for my return flight to Portugal. Looks like my stage 3 yesterday went OK and was enough to earn me a ticket as an Air Traffic Controller Trainee!!! I'm so happy that this Ryanair flight os going to feel like an Emirates flight!!!!!!!!!
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Old 27th Jul 2016, 15:52
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Yuju Congratulation MNAsantos!!!!
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 04:45
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Ahh enough lurking.

Somehow managed to fail Stage 1 on the diagramatic and spatial tests.

This was really quite a kick in the teeth as i'd always considered spatial awareness among my strongest abilities and part of the reason for applying.

Apparently not.
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Those who passed Stage 3 and WON'T be on august's course can contact me, as I'm interested in sharing a house!
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Congratulations MNA!

I'll hopefully join you! Got my stage 3 in a few weeks.

Did you have two different interviews and another computer test, like my email invite says?
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