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Old 15th Aug 2008, 21:53
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Well today's over and done with. Think I did ok on all the sections, except for the cubes of course. I only just about made it to the third net. Not sure if thats bad or normal. Wish I knew what the pass mark was!
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Old 16th Aug 2008, 08:28
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Stage 2

Well, I have done it and pretty sure I failed miserably on the computer tests (or are the numbers supposed to crash into each other really). Don't think I did a single one of the arithmatic questions, and those I attempted I answered after they had diappeared and another one came up. Argh!
I was always good with numbers, but they've let me down this time.

Nevermind, "drinks or snacks anyone" (I'll stick to what I'm good at).

Good luck to everyone else.
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Old 16th Aug 2008, 10:19
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^^^^^^Don't worry too much about the computer tests. How did you think the rest of the day went?
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Old 16th Aug 2008, 11:16
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EzyChic,
Don't be too pessimistic. A friend of mine used to do "drinks and snacks anyone", and she went on to be, (by all accounts) a very good controller.
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I also came out of stage 2 convinced of failure after the last computer test, and didn't fail! So there is hope don't worry!
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Old 16th Aug 2008, 14:28
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Well, I believe that anyone who manages to get to the 2nd stage has done brilliantly. Because when I did those cubes yesterday, I'd rather have been down the back doing drinks and snacks on a Lagos!!!
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Old 16th Aug 2008, 18:55
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What is it about the (dreaded) cubes you guys are warning each other about? Are they more difficult than the four examples we've got on the careers website?

Six sides, four possibles, but not too many possibilities after you've eliminated a couple??

I've never quite been sure what these test, other than how to vector an aircraft which has entered a spin inverted perhaps, but they surely get some of you in a spin
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Old 16th Aug 2008, 20:52
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well, I'm not sure, the interview I was expecting was some hard hitting interogation, but instead it felt really chilled, like an informal chat with some questions thrown in. I can't work out whether that's a good thing or not.

But seriously those computer tests!

Why wasn't the keyboard one like it showed on the screen? That'd have made it easier.

Oh well.

Ezy
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Old 17th Aug 2008, 17:26
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Nats medical

Could anyone tell me how long it takes to get the results of the initial medical, i've got mine on the 12th Sept and am just curious will I find out there and then or is it a case of playing the Nats "waiting game" for the results.
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Old 17th Aug 2008, 17:43
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You should find out on the day unless there's something that needs further investigation
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Old 17th Aug 2008, 17:55
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The interviewer was rather gorgeous? Sound like the same person I had last time around! Think I should recognise her this time if it is.
Does anyone have any tips on how to prepare for the computer tests? It's not so much that they're difficult to understand, it was that one I made a stupid mistake I was so annoyed I made another. Not an ideal trait I understand, but one that should be able to be overcome.
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Old 17th Aug 2008, 20:09
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I'm currently doing the application form for stage 2, but I am unsure who to use as a referee as the following statement has got me confused?

"Your reference should cover every employer/academic tutor during the last 3 years."

Does this mean I need someone who has known me throughout this time?

thanks
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Old 18th Aug 2008, 08:36
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ATC 2007 mobile game

This could be of interest to some. I just came across an ATC mobile game

http://www.atcgame.com/

which is quite similar (and more challenging in some aspects) to he ATC landing game on the natscareer website.

Needless to say, the game is far from the real thing (not like the ATC simulators around) but it is quite enjoyable and puts you in some challenging situations (especially if you run it at high speed). Thought I might share that here.

(BTW, I have no connection/interest whatsoever with the people making the game , did my stage 1 in Belfast on the 1st of August and I am now waiting for the date of my stage 2)
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 22:02
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Congrats matey. Now the hard work starts
 
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Well done aewaite .
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Old 21st Aug 2008, 10:01
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Stage 2

Well chickens, unless there was an admin error I am through to stage 3. I thought I did terribly on those tests, I really did. Guess this bit is gonna be the hardest huh.

Ezy

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EzyChic,
Drinks and snacks are on you then!
Best of luck for round 3 and don't forget to visit a few ATC units before the big day.
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"What is it about the (dreaded) cubes you guys are warning each other about? Are they more difficult than the four examples we've got on the careers website?

Six sides, four possibles, but not too many possibilities after you've eliminated a couple??"

S@T - what on Earth are you trying to achieve with this comment?
There is no point to it whatsoever.
I haven't looked at the website recently but the examples I saw before were all in the T formation - have you ever considered the possibility that the patterns of the flattened cubes could be something a little more challenging that a standard T?
I'm not sure what nonesense Zooker is spouting but be careful about taking advice from him - unless it's how to listen to RT.
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Old 21st Aug 2008, 15:54
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Quick question to any ATCO's out there.

Just reading through all the stage 2 motivation paper stuff, and it says the Ilyshin 62 designator is IL52. Is that right or is it actually IL62?

Also, I actually fly a Piper Cherokee and the designator I use with ATC is PA28, yet here it has P28A?

I just want to be sure I'm remembering the right stuff.

Thanks
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Old 21st Aug 2008, 16:08
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Check here:

Doc8643 - ICAO Aircraft Type Designators
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