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Old 7th Oct 2012, 15:52   #1221 (permalink)
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I had understood they didn't require fully trained ATCOs until 2017 (so training would begin 2014-2015)? This was the last news I had heard at the start of 2012 - is your information new Unreg?
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 11:35   #1222 (permalink)
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my information is 8 days old. look at the homepage, it is not possible to apply for the next years.

a friend who works in maastricht said, that eurocontrol has too many controllers at the moment, that is why trainees get money for quitting the training.

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Old 10th Oct 2012, 16:28   #1223 (permalink)
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Payment thing is not true.
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 09:30   #1224 (permalink)
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are you sure? One of the persons that are responsible for the training told him that. But it could be also possible that he missunderstood him.
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Old 19th Oct 2012, 18:00   #1225 (permalink)
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grid test

Hi guys,

Just a quick question...

When doing the grid test... are the only two measurement values 10(node to node along vertices) and 14(diagnol).

Will we be expected to calculate the diagnol across 2 squares where the diagnol would be 22 ( basically 10^2 + 20^2 = X^2, where X is the diagnol )
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 16:54   #1226 (permalink)

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Hi everyone. I have a little question and i'd really appreciate any sort of help. Is the DART on feast2 structured exactly as if you choose the 'Run all consecutively' scenario on the preparation program? I mean checkpoint, number of planes in each level and etc?? Thanks in advance
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 10:53   #1227 (permalink)

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Stage 1, Timing?

Hello everyone,
I just found that forum and I wen trough most of the comments.
Thank you, in advance.
Since I am going soon to the stage one of the feast test I would like to ask people who already passed it if the can share some light on the issue with the timing especially on the coordinate system?What is the time limit there per question?I went trough wikipedia link of the test and I saw the limit for the spatial orientation but there is nothing about the coordinate system.If you can add something in addition to the English part as what it might contain further than the explanation on wiki.
I apologize if someone wrote about the time and the English but I went through most of the comments and I did not find it.And finally of the people who recently went trough stage one did any of you had to do the strip test? Or it is already replaced by the DART?
Thank you very much
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Old 9th Nov 2012, 10:05   #1228 (permalink)

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The time issue

Hello Everyone,
I am new in he forum and I went trough most of the comments but I did not see anywhere the timing of stage one of the Feast test.I saw the link that you are referring to on wiki and there is information only about the cubes part.I would like to know for the coordinate system what is the time that you need to complete the task. Could you please tell me if the strip test are removed as it is said on wiki and it is replaced from the DART.If you can share some light on the English part as in terms of content? How long is the the whole feast 1 ?
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Old 12th Nov 2012, 06:22   #1229 (permalink)
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feast I

Hello! I cannot tell you much about the time you have for each test since I do not remember. Feast I takes approx 2 hours to complete. Indeed the strip test is replaced with DART. Now for the English test. You listen to a conversation between 2 people and then required to answer some questions. You will hear dates, numbers, prices, locations, you need to be very concentrated and obviously have a good memory. Then, you hear a sentence, at some point a biiip and then you choose the correct word or phrase that completes this sentence. Again, a sentence and you choose the word that means the same or the opposite word with the word that is highlighted. There's also the reading part. You read a passage, you can go back and read it again if you want, but as soon as you proceed with the questions part, you are not allowed to go back. Generally the English test is demanding and a bit confusing, but you should not worry about time cause you have plenty of it!
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Old 12th Nov 2012, 09:58   #1230 (permalink)

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Thank you,
It seems concentration is everything.
It might be a repetitive question but is there any chance the DART test to be on feast 1 or it is always on the second stage? And what is usually the time distance between the two stages?
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Old 22nd Jan 2013, 19:18   #1231 (permalink)
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In doubt

I passed feast 1 and the second test as well.

No math tasks yet so I am alright, but suddenly it hits me: should I even continue this when I know I suck at math?

Surely there will be some heavy math during the education? I don't want to waste my own time or the company's time.
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Old 24th Jan 2013, 09:07   #1232 (permalink)
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That all depends on whether you are talking about mental arithmetics or full-blown maths.

The first, you will have to be able to do a lot, do it quickly and fairly accurately. The second, you won't need very much.
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Old 4th Feb 2013, 22:03   #1233 (permalink)
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Sorry if this has already been asked, but I seem to be finding contrasting information.

To apply, do I need just 5+ GCSE's or do I need A Levels?

Also does anyone have an idea when they are recruiting trainee air traffic controllers again? The website says: "For the coming years there will be no recruitment of student air traffic controllers", however there are posts on here in the recent weeks about attending stages. Is any recruitment near?

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Old 9th Feb 2013, 20:43   #1234 (permalink)
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most likely 2017.
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Old 17th Feb 2013, 13:16   #1235 (permalink)
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@ Elafrican:

You can do what you want and say what you want - its your life and your opportunity.

You have a group of people on here (both successful and unsuccessful) Eurocontrol trainees trying to offer unbiased and helpful opinion.

If you would like to ignore it, feel free. It will not bother any of us

Lets see if you make it to the other side......

I wager not.
Sorry for the 1 year delay in response BeT. I believe you lost your wager considering I got in with a very decent score I might say, even if not at Eurocontrol, the tests are the same in difficulty.
In my opinion there are 2 types of ATCs. Those that are born(like a friend of mine here at courses that has been playing with aircraft simulators since he was a kid) and those the become one(like me, who have to study and practice for this). Point is, you can practice for tests as much as you wish, either you got it or you don't. Heck apparently I got it.
See you on this side and on frequencies or data-link.
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Old 3rd Mar 2013, 15:49   #1236 (permalink)
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So, just to clarify....

Are you now a qualified Air Traffic Controller?

I suspect not.
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Old 13th Mar 2013, 11:29   #1237 (permalink)
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elafrican , radio check...??
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Old 31st Mar 2013, 06:31   #1238 (permalink)
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What's the value of gridline spacing in Feast's coordinate system test? Is it 10 NM as it is in Skytest or it's different? Thx.
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Old 10th Apr 2013, 09:52   #1239 (permalink)
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FEAST 1 and 2

I want to ask about the DART and "strip management display" are in second part of the FEAST, or DART is in first part.
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Old 30th May 2013, 11:15   #1240 (permalink)

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I have a question, in a few days i'll take feast fase 1 and i don't understand the exercise coordonate system test, can some one explain iti to me
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atco, feast, feast part 2, part 2

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