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Old 10th Dec 2015, 12:32
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Roster is as follows: you are either on duty, or off duty.

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Old 23rd Jan 2016, 06:28
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Hi everybody,

Can anybody shed some light on the TAG interview or PM me. Couldn't find any info on the last 3 pages.

Thanks,

SOAB
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 22:55
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Ladies and Gents,
I may have an upcoming interview with Tag Aviation Asia in HK. Can anyone please give me any information on the interview process and do's and don't's? Thank you very much.
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Old 16th Mar 2017, 08:16
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last year I did an interview with TAG.

A written exams. The first part of the written exams was mainly aimed at operational, everyday stuff. With experience from an airline or previous corporate flying and good knowledge of any EASA OM-A you'll have no problems with his one. Second part is more ATPL stuff and things you are perhaps not directly working with in your daily operations. A lot of Vspeeds and their relationships, legal requirements around choosing Vspeeds etc. Also some more straight fwd questions on landing and t/o distance requirements, wet runways, climb requirements etc etc.

Interview with a panel consisting of the Flight Ops manager and a HR ladies. General personal interview questions and some questions concerning my results on the written exams.

My sim ride was in a Hawker 400.

I had a copilot that was applying at the same time as my partner in the right seat. In the back a guy from Flight Safety running the sim and a third guy, training manager at the time, assessing me. I was told that I would have no major failures and that it was more about managing scenarios.

Having never flown the Hawker they were helpful with speeds, flap settings etc. "Ask for any info and we'll help you". Flight was from Gatwick to Southampton. All raw data. Weather in scenario was not the best so I made sure I used anti-ice and took standard winter precautions that I would normally do. Took off and had various turns to headings and level offs and step climbs from QNH to first FL. Remember to set 1013 straight away when cleared to first FL, it was pretty tight if I remember correctly....easy to forget when under pressure in sim with small step climbs. Then short transition between SID and STAR.

On approach passenger reports that there was smoke in the cabin (no cabin crew). Dealt with him with a short "we are landing soon". Declared emergency Asked for QRH. Was given a 5 minute holding and said i wanted to divert. I was then immediately given a heading for the ILS. Landed a few minutes later and the training manager asked me to stop on the runway and that was it. Did the same scenario one more time for the F/O

One thing I know is that they are putting great emphasis CRM and teamwork. Standard stuff, but I made sure I always asked for my sim partners opinion before taking final decision on pretty much everything.

I was told that they would not give me any feed back as such there and then but was told I had done well. About a week later I was informed I had passed and was put in the hold pool.

Out of pure curiosity, which type are you interviewing for?
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Old 23rd Nov 2017, 08:16
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How many days free of duty do you have in a month with Tag Asia, and has anyone ever attempted commuting from other parts of Asia e.g. Phuket?
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Old 24th Nov 2017, 02:17
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Originally Posted by flamingmoe View Post
How many days free of duty do you have in a month with Tag Asia
None. TAG Asia offers only non commuting positions. There are no guaranteed days off per month.
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Old 24th Nov 2017, 19:13
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Until further, just about all the HKG based management companies are able to hold their grounds in not offering commuting, let alone rotation options. Let's see how much longer this lasts. The threat is that the best will leave HKG for better jobs "at home" (away from the air pollution!) and they'd be left with the [email protected] that goes around, unable to attract new pilots.. It's a choice they'll soon have to make!
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Old 24th Nov 2017, 22:26
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So it's all stby? Or are you able do go do things outside of HK when "off duty"?
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Old 25th Nov 2017, 16:56
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Don't know specifically about Tag Asia, but in my experience, it's widely accepted that you go away within the region - say big city vacations, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand etc. Flight permits and airport slots at HKIA all adds to the limited possibility of a short notice.
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Old 25th Nov 2017, 23:46
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Thanks Klimax...I'm mainly exploring the possibility due to the high cost of housing in HK, so was wondering if it's possible to live an hour or two flight time away, or possibly Macau..doesn't seem like an option however.
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Old 26th Nov 2017, 18:36
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Originally Posted by flamingmoe View Post
Thanks Klimax...I'm mainly exploring the possibility due to the high cost of housing in HK, so was wondering if it's possible to live an hour or two flight time away, or possibly Macau..doesn't seem like an option however.
I don't think that would be in line with the spirit of the management company "looking the other way" when browsing off on a regional trip. The housing, or salary inclusive of it, is intended for the client to have his crew in Hong Kong. There are know examples of pilots, where the client, accepts one of their pilots to live in say; Macau or Phuket, but most management companies in HKG will not advocate it - and it's usually when the client instructs the management company to accept it. In other words, I wouldn't plan on this a part of taking up a Hong Kong contract. Good luck.
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 13:35
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Originally Posted by flamingmoe View Post
How many days free of duty do you have in a month with Tag Asia, and has anyone ever attempted commuting from other parts of Asia e.g. Phuket?
Zero days free of duty unless on annual leave. You get 28 days per year and you not permitted to be absent from Hong Kong unless on A/L
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 13:52
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Sounds like one hell of a job. Do you also get a black and white striped uniform?
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 14:00
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No we don't, but we get to say we work for"THE BEST AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT COMPANY" in Asia
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 14:24
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Originally Posted by globalexpress62 View Post
No we don't, but we get to say we work for"THE BEST AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT COMPANY" in Asia
May I join ?
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Old 28th Nov 2017, 10:48
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Originally Posted by globalexpress62 View Post
Zero days free of duty unless on annual leave. You get 28 days per year and you not permitted to be absent from Hong Kong unless on A/L
or 35 days if you join Jet Aviation or 42 days at Sinojet. More days away from HKG also means healthier lungs. Good luck with the choice.
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