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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 14:23
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Originally Posted by tbfka
That makes two of us. Seems like there isn't much info available about the adapt testing and what sort of questions can be expected.
Yeah info seems hard to come by but I think I will use https://pilotaptitudetest.com/knowledgebase/adapt/ for practice.
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 23:56
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Yeah, I’m all booked in as well. I don’t suppose anyone knows what ‘physics’ will be involved? Never did physics in high school and not sure how or even what I should be expecting....
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Old 4th May 2018, 10:33
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Has anyone heard back from a recent interview??
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Old 4th May 2018, 20:30
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Never did physics in high school and not sure how or even what I should be expecting....
And you wanted to be a pilot? Is this a millennial thing?
I don't wish to play the man and not the ball, but physics has got to be the lead contender for anyone serious about flying at high school. Bit more relevance than film studies....
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Old 4th May 2018, 23:40
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Originally Posted by Daylight Robbery
And you wanted to be a pilot? Is this a millennial thing?
I don't wish to play the man and not the ball, but physics has got to be the lead contender for anyone serious about flying at high school. Bit more relevance than film studies....
From when I did the testing the physics questions were very limited and basic. Physics in high school isn’t a prerequisite for the course. Daylight, don’t have a go at a bloke for asking a question. I didn’t study physics in high school and I’m a pilot for Jetstar. It isn’t necessary, the basic aerodynamics that you need to know are a part of the PPL, CPL and ATPL studies.
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Old 5th May 2018, 12:28
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I agree with Daylight..geez, how do you get through high school without any physics?? It’s a core subject isn’t it!?

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Old 5th May 2018, 13:56
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Unless you can solve E=MC^2 and find Hawkings ‘a brief history of time’ an easy and interesting read. You shouldn’t be a Pilot.

If if you can do those things, you probably can’t fly an aeroplane very well or drive a car for that matter.

Or you worked for Ansett :P

Seriously it’s a practical job with a lot of responsibility. Do maths English and science and you should be fine.
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Old 5th May 2018, 14:01
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Originally Posted by Daylight Robbery
And you wanted to be a pilot? Is this a millennial thing?
I don't wish to play the man and not the ball, but physics has got to be the lead contender for anyone serious about flying at high school. Bit more relevance than film studies....
I disagree. Currently occupying the left-seat of a wide-body, I can honestly say at no stage in my career have I used any of the physics I learned at school and personally think it was a total waste of my time. They didn't offer 'aviation' as a subject when I was there, but apparently do now? Perhaps that would be more relevant these days with most airlines dropping the subject requirements.
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Old 5th May 2018, 15:04
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Originally Posted by Daylight Robbery
I don't wish to play the man and not the ball, but physics has got to be the lead contender for anyone serious about flying at high school. Bit more relevance than film studies....
Distance, Speed & Time. If you know any of those two you can work out the third. That's all of the physics I needed when I did my three ATPL's.
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Old 5th May 2018, 23:11
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3 x tables should really do you in this industry. We don’t need to work out anything else and even then the cta steps bugger up that
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Old 7th May 2018, 05:45
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Essentially because they don’t want people from GA, less applications to sort through.

I don’t think much as changed but they want rpt prop drivers, namely those at Rex. The thing is, Emirates are now targeting those exact pilots after dropping minimums. A320 or shiny big 777?....They were not interested in those with time on type or overseas experience. It’s not uncommon, Tiger used to have a thing about only hiring those from Dragon. Things are a little different now there though.
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Old 7th May 2018, 06:15
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A320 based in Australia with the prospect of flying the B787 in 3-5 years or 777 based in the Middle East with no prospect of getting home. I think 90% of guys will go for the first option.
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Old 7th May 2018, 06:33
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Originally Posted by Airbus A320321
A320 based in Australia with the prospect of flying the B787 in 3-5 years or 777 based in the Middle East with no prospect of getting home. I think 90% of guys will go for the first option.
From the above sounds like you're a cadet since you did the "Phsyics Test" and have absolutely no idea what guys want, and neither do I quite frankly because everyone is different, and has different goals. My colleagues in GA ranged from 21 years of age to 40 years of age.
Some actually want a command before they retire and some have young families and need that job over there for financial reasons instead of getting paid peanuts for 4 years to work 12 hours day.
Probably need to check yourself before you go quoting bs statistics.
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Old 7th May 2018, 11:12
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From the above sounds like you're a cadet since you did the "Phsyics Test" and have absolutely no idea what guys want, and neither do I quite frankly because everyone is different, and has different goals. My colleagues in GA ranged from 21 years of age to 40 years of age.
Some actually want a command before they retire and some have young families and need that job over there for financial reasons instead of getting paid peanuts for 4 years to work 12 hours day.
Probably need to check yourself before you go quoting bs statistics.
Yes I did my initial training as cadet, but not sure what that has to do with anything as I have friends in all parts of the industry in all parts of the world.

Secondly, I said ‘I think’ 90% of people would choose the A320 job over a Middle East 777 job. It’s an opinion, not a statistic. I was only rebutting wheels_down’s opinion. So no, I won’t be ‘checking’ myself. I couldn’t care less why guys go overseas. All the old Ansett boys that I fly with only went over because of the collapse and are glad to be home.

Flying domestic jets is hardly for ‘peanuts.’ Most narrow body F/Os here at the star are making 160-180k.

It sounds like you have a bit of a chip on your shoulder and that you are either stuck in GA or stuck overseas. You should chill out a bit.
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Old 7th May 2018, 15:00
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Yes I did my initial training as cadet, but not sure what that has to do with anything as I have friends in all parts of the industry in all parts of the world.

Secondly, I said ‘I think’ 90% of people would choose the A320 job over a Middle East 777 job. It’s an opinion, not a statistic. I was only rebutting wheels_down’s opinion. So no, I won’t be ‘checking’ myself. I couldn’t care less why guys go overseas. All the old Ansett boys that I fly with only went over because of the collapse and are glad to be home.

Flying domestic jets is hardly for ‘peanuts.’ Most narrow body F/Os here at the star are making 160-180k.

It sounds like you have a bit of a chip on your shoulder and that you are either stuck in GA or stuck overseas. You should chill out a bit.
No I don’t work in GA or overseas but if I had to sit next to you for a long shift I might have to rethink that after that effort.
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Old 8th May 2018, 09:20
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You’d be be at max overtime (on level 3 pay - which is after 5 years of service) mixed up with a crapload of day-off payments to make 180k on the 320. 150k is more likely in a really busy year (speaking from experience)

New joiners now will be waiting a LONG time to get on a 787, if ever. - not to be negative, but realistic given the number of aircraft jq operate.

Having said that I would highly recommend it as a career choice. Great place to work, great people (for the most part) and the flying is varied and good fun.


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Old 9th May 2018, 02:53
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You’d be be at max overtime (on level 3 pay - which is after 5 years of service) mixed up with a crapload of day-off payments to make 180k on the 320. 150k is more likely in a really busy year (speaking from experience)

New joiners now will be waiting a LONG time to get on a 787, if ever. - not to be negative, but realistic given the number of aircraft jq operate.

Having said that I would highly recommend it as a career choice. Great place to work, great people (for the most part) and the flying is varied and good fun.


You must be at a cruisey base because I did more than that this year on level 1 pay and I do SFA WDO's. Most level 3 MEL fo's are sitting on around 200 gross each year.
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Old 9th May 2018, 05:44
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Has anyone from hold file heard anything???
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Old 10th May 2018, 08:49
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How long is a command at JQ these days? I have been hearing 10+ yrs, that's a long time to sit as an FO at a low cost carrier.
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Old 10th May 2018, 09:09
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How long is a command at JQ these days? I have been hearing 10+ yrs, that's a long time to sit as an FO at a low cost carrier.
Its 9-10 at the moment not +

Not a bad place to be, East Coast jet gig in Oz with great crews and reasonable pay
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