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Eurocontrol Testing and Interviews

Old 7th Oct 2018, 12:16
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Anyone done testing recently? What's new?
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 07:05
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Grrr

Originally Posted by ajl165 View Post
Anyone done testing recently? What's new?
I have done both FEAST 1 & 2 and passed both of them. First the DART and then the Multipass, which seemed kind of how people describe the Flight Strip Management.

Even though i passed both there was some part test of the FEAST 1 which i didn't pass although the total result was passed i did not get through to the interview stage due to many applicants whom probably had better results.
I have applied for Eurocontrol Maastricht now aswell and we'll see how that goes, atleast i don't have to redo all the tests.
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 20:22
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Thanks for your reply. I'm doing FEAST 2 in few weeks. I wonder what FEAST Plus is all about and what are new tests in that one.
Sorry about you not getting through to interviews, it happens here as well. Too many applicants
Best of luck with your application at Eurocontrol
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 21:05
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Originally Posted by ajl165 View Post
Thanks for your reply. I'm doing FEAST 2 in few weeks. I wonder what FEAST Plus is all about and what are new tests in that one.
Sorry about you not getting through to interviews, it happens here as well. Too many applicants
Best of luck with your application at Eurocontrol
I have not heard of any FEAST Plus, i did DART and MULTIPASS. There is an online software called "SkyTest" to replicate these, these are basically the exact same tests.

I did not see that there online programs for this until afterwards and i managed anyway. I did a pilot's aptitude test and got multitasking ability in the 98th percentile, so i guess that's what helped me. Just a lot of multitasking here and some stress.
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Old 9th Oct 2018, 05:15
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Maybe you did FEAST plus and you don't even know it. Depends on where you took the tests I suppose. Feast plus should be part of series of tests in FEAST 1.
We don't have multipass here, so the biggest challenge will be DART and possibly new FEAST tests. Last year, most ppl over here struggled with cubes and didn't even get to DART.
We will see how I'll do.
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Old 10th Oct 2018, 07:28
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Originally Posted by ajl165 View Post
Maybe you did FEAST plus and you don't even know it. Depends on where you took the tests I suppose. Feast plus should be part of series of tests in FEAST 1.
We don't have multipass here, so the biggest challenge will be DART and possibly new FEAST tests. Last year, most ppl over here struggled with cubes and didn't even get to DART.
We will see how I'll do.
Good luck, pro tip for DART is to use your finger on the screen to estimate headings, makes it easier. I read that afterwards but i guess it would be easier using a finger lol.
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 14:40
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Oh thanks for the pro tip!! Can you please elaborate more about it?
I don't wanna sound dumb lol but can you tell me more details about how you can use your finger to estimate headings during DART. Or was it explained in more detail in this thread?
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 14:54
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Originally Posted by ajl165 View Post
Oh thanks for the pro tip!! Can you please elaborate more about it?
I don't wanna sound dumb lol but can you tell me more details about how you can use your finger to estimate headings during DART. Or was it explained in more detail in this thread?
Did not see a thorough explanation of it here but the test is split in to 3 exercises and then 3 real tests where you get points.

You have a radar screen in front of you, just like the one on SkyTest: (Doesn't seem like i can like the image but search for "DART radar test on google images and you will see it)


The first part which you get points in you have 1 aircraft which you are supposed to guide through the orange marks in numerical order (1-2-3-4) and do this as efficiently as possible (accurate and without making too many turns)

To do this you first have to estimate the turning radius of the plane + response time until the aircraft starts to turn. When you have estimated the turn radius you can put your finger on the display at the angle you estimate and then move it to the cross in the middle and you'll get a better estimate of the heading you should tell the pilot. How you perform the test will be explained thoroughly in the guide and the practice tests before the real tests and you'll understand how i mean. I just used my mouse and tried to imagine a straight line and was pretty successful but not always 100% accurate.

In the second parts you will have 4 planes to guide and do the same thing.

Third part you do the same but there is surrounding traffic which you have avoid by adjusting your altitude which are 3 selections (100, 200 or 300) and 2 planes cannot be withing 2.5nm of eachother or withing 100 altitude. 2.5nm corresponds to HALF of the distance between two lines on the radar screen.

Not 100% if i remember all the parts correctly but you'll see how it works when you're there. Good luck
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 16:46
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Thanks for your reply. Yes, I guess I will see how it is when I get there. Fingers crossed I will be good enough to pass the test.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 17:13
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Thanks for your reply. Yes, I guess I will see how it is when I get there. Fingers crossed I will be good enough to pass the test.
Lets hope so! Just take it chill and methodically, you have time!
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 14:51
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05.11.2018 Phase 1

Anybody in for the FEAST in Maastricht on Monday, 05.11.? Feel free to PM me, maybe there is a chance for a get-together the evening before or in the morning for the bus ride.

BRGDS
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 20:40
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FEAST PHASE 1

Hi! I' m going to MUAC on the 6 November for the Phase 1 of Feast. I'm staying at the hotel they provide the night before. Anyone taking the test on the same date?
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 12:10
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They indeed changed most of the tests for the EUROCONTROL selection in the battery from FEAST1 as well as the already known addition of the Multipass test. However, no need to panic. All tests are manageable without dedicated preparation. Good luck to all!
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 12:33
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Hello to all of you who have had the FEAST 1 this summer/fall.
Can anybody give me detailes regarding those changes made by Eurocontrol to FEAST 1 and what Multipass means ?
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Old 16th Nov 2018, 16:56
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The basic skills which are tested in phase 1 remained the same. It's just the specific tests which where modified, but it is of no help for you if you know the specific new tests. If you want to prepare, you can do this with skytest, but it is well manageable without intense preparation. You will find the multipass in there as well. Otherwise you might search for Multipass on google and you'll find a screenshot and a description of the task.
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 19:12
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Originally Posted by ajl165 View Post
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I guess I will see how it is when I get there. Fingers crossed I will be good enough to pass the test.
How was the FEAST test? Is it different to the Skytest examples?
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 22:38
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Originally Posted by scottishguy1980 View Post
How was the FEAST test? Is it different to the Skytest examples?
DART seemed similar to screenshots I have seen here and elsewhere online. I would say it must be close to the same.
Though, I still don't get 'use your finger' method doggepe described lol I know now what he meant, but I found it impossible to use your finger when traffic on the screen was busy, so I only estimated right headings.
New two tests I've done that day are pretty easy, no need to worry about it. Otherwise, I remember reading wikipedia info and I think FEAST was described really well over there if you wanna have a basic idea.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 12:58
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Students

hi,

any atco students here from EUROCONTROL? I passed the selection and registered for the Training Start in october, but looking for some trainees to get to know the current Situation in Training and some other questions. If yes I would be happy If you PM me.

brgds, Planetick
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 18:43
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Congrats on passing and best of luck in training
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Old 16th Jan 2019, 08:20
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Hi there,

Anyone who has been to the FEAST test in CPH (Naviair) recently?
I am going to the first test shortly and I would really appreciate ANY information and advice.
I have been reading on WIKI and other pages.

Thanks in advance :-)
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