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Old 24th Aug 2019, 11:20
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On linkedin it was stated 7/5, from them directly I got info 6/4 in summer and 6/5 in winter...bit confusing
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 11:22
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I interviewed there recently. I did the sim first on a Citation XLS I think, cant remember but it was one of those smaller corporate jets. They do not give you a profile before you arrive but give a fairly thorough briefing before you go to the sim. A bit of a funky aircraft but was fun to fly. My sim and my partners went well, we were both pretty accurate on what we did.

The day started off with us showing up at 8.15am, meeting the HR lady Sarah and another line captain who talked to us about the company, day to day issues and answered any questions we had. The final salary for both CA and FO is still in negotiation but was told it will be finalised this coming week and would be told how much.

After the sim we had about a 30 min break to have a drink of water and some lunch which they paid for, rather nice of them and made us feel welcome and relaxed all day.

Then we had the face to face interview, took us one at a time for about an hour each. All in all the day was about 6 hours long for 2 candidates to be interviewed and completed. We were bone by 2.30pm

Face to face was about getting to know you and how you think, what are your priorities in aviation, putting the customer first, safety and some tech questions like approach ban, fuel requirements, gen failures and how you have dealt with bad situations in the past and your understanding of corporate aviation.

The sim consists of a climb out, clean up at acceleration altitude, get to 4000, steep turns, climb and descend at 1000fpm and 200 knots, an ILS and a V1 Cut. Really not as bad as it sounds and they are very understanding, know you have not flown that plane and make it clear they are not looking for IFR TEST STANDARD but they do expect you to identify mistakes and correct them.

Like any other sim assessment, can this guy be trained and does he learn from mistakes, is there progress etc? The rotation is 7 on and 5 off with travel on day 1 and 7, never on your off days, so basically 6 nights away and 6 nights at home if you include day 7 which is your go home day.

Overall I think it is a very fair interview and they are straight forward and honest with you.

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Old 25th Aug 2019, 12:11
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Originally Posted by Daddy Fantastic View Post
I interviewed there recently. I did the sim first on a Citation XLS I think, cant remember but it was one of those smaller corporate jets. They do not give you a profile before you arrive but give a fairly thorough briefing before you go to the sim. A bit of a funky aircraft but was fun to fly. My sim and my partners went well, we were both pretty accurate on what we did.

The day started off with us showing up at 8.15am, meeting the HR lady Sarah and another line captain who talked to us about the company, day to day issues and answered any questions we had. The final salary for both CA and FO is still in negotiation but was told it will be finalised this coming week and would be told how much.

After the sim we had about a 30 min break to have a drink of water and some lunch which they paid for, rather nice of them and made us feel welcome and relaxed all day.

Then we had the face to face interview, took us one at a time for about an hour each. All in all the day was about 6 hours long for 2 candidates to be interviewed and completed. We were bone by 2.30pm

Face to face was about getting to know you and how you think, what are your priorities in aviation, putting the customer first, safety and some tech questions like approach ban, fuel requirements, gen failures and how you have dealt with bad situations in the past and your understanding of corporate aviation.

The sim consists of a climb out, clean up at acceleration altitude, get to 4000, steep turns, climb and descend at 1000fpm and 200 knots, an ILS and a V1 Cut. Really not as bad as it sounds and they are very understanding, know you have not flown that plane and make it clear they are not looking for IFR TEST STANDARD but they do expect you to identify mistakes and correct them.

Like any other sim assessment, can this guy be trained and does he learn from mistakes, is there progress etc? The rotation is 7 on and 5 off with travel on day 1 and 7, never on your off days, so basically 6 nights away and 6 nights at home if you include day 7 which is your go home day.

Overall I think it is a very fair interview and they are straight forward and honest with you.
Thank you for your feedback Daddy Fantastic and good luck! May I ask where did the interview take place?
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 13:36
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Originally Posted by Daddy Fantastic View Post
I interviewed there recently. I did the sim first on a Citation XLS I think, cant remember but it was one of those smaller corporate jets. They do not give you a profile before you arrive but give a fairly thorough briefing before you go to the sim. A bit of a funky aircraft but was fun to fly. My sim and my partners went well, we were both pretty accurate on what we did.

The day started off with us showing up at 8.15am, meeting the HR lady Sarah and another line captain who talked to us about the company, day to day issues and answered any questions we had. The final salary for both CA and FO is still in negotiation but was told it will be finalised this coming week and would be told how much.

After the sim we had about a 30 min break to have a drink of water and some lunch which they paid for, rather nice of them and made us feel welcome and relaxed all day.

Then we had the face to face interview, took us one at a time for about an hour each. All in all the day was about 6 hours long for 2 candidates to be interviewed and completed. We were bone by 2.30pm

Face to face was about getting to know you and how you think, what are your priorities in aviation, putting the customer first, safety and some tech questions like approach ban, fuel requirements, gen failures and how you have dealt with bad situations in the past and your understanding of corporate aviation.

The sim consists of a climb out, clean up at acceleration altitude, get to 4000, steep turns, climb and descend at 1000fpm and 200 knots, an ILS and a V1 Cut. Really not as bad as it sounds and they are very understanding, know you have not flown that plane and make it clear they are not looking for IFR TEST STANDARD but they do expect you to identify mistakes and correct them.

Like any other sim assessment, can this guy be trained and does he learn from mistakes, is there progress etc? The rotation is 7 on and 5 off with travel on day 1 and 7, never on your off days, so basically 6 nights away and 6 nights at home if you include day 7 which is your go home day.

Overall I think it is a very fair interview and they are straight forward and honest with you.
Very good feedback, thanks a lot.

Is the sim for Captains flown raw data or with the flight directors on?.

Thanks again and have a great day.

KR.

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Old 25th Aug 2019, 13:40
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Is it only for the Nextant or can you go direct entry onto the Legacy?

Really great feedback, thanks for sharing!
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 15:42
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I was told last week on the phone interview that now they are recruiting mainly for the Nextants but there might be a few slots for the Legacy.

Also they spoke about the possibility of G650s coming in the near future and the Red Label program subjected to individuals performance and merits.

Dont shoot the messenger

KR.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 16:42
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Interview Location

Originally Posted by 191sos View Post
Thank you for your feedback Daddy Fantastic and good luck! May I ask where did the interview take place?
Burgess Hill at CAE
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 16:50
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Originally Posted by Mister View Post


Very good feedback, thanks a lot.

Is the sim for Captains flown raw data or with the flight directors on?.

Thanks again and have a great day.

KR.


It is raw data for both FO and CA, no FD or autothrottle...think Cessna 172 with jet engines strapped to it. In clean level flight 48% to 50% N1 works well and even for configuring.

Keep those power settings and just let the speed bleed from 180 clean to 160 at F15, then gear down and full flap gives you 140 knots, no other settings and no other power changes in level flight. Once you intercept the GS just adjust accordingly, really easy.

I believe 70% in climb at about 10 degrees gives you 200 knot and 1000 FPM but could be as high as 80% but it is in that range.

My advice would be fly it like the jet you currently fly using your procedures and adapt to these power settings and you will sail thru.

Thats really it, no big tricks

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Old 25th Aug 2019, 16:51
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Originally Posted by Mister View Post
I was told last week on the phone interview that now they are recruiting mainly for the Nextants but there might be a few slots for the Legacy.

Also they spoke about the possibility of G650s coming in the near future and the Red Label program subjected to individuals performance and merits.

Dont shoot the messenger

KR.
Thats the plan and its confirmed in the interview.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 17:01
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Originally Posted by Twin_Otter View Post
Is it only for the Nextant or can you go direct entry onto the Legacy?

Really great feedback, thanks for sharing!
About 95% sure you will get the Nextant but there is a small possibility for the Legacy however I would say unlikely unless you have Legacy experience or they really feel they need you there now.

The CA I spoke to about the Nextant says its a blast and they are getting a lot of time off, looking at 30 to 40 hours a month which for a guy like me who does not need to hour build is perfect.

If jet hours are your thing and you suffer from SJS and are looking to be an Emirates 777 CA then join Ryanair and do 900 hours a year and eventually get into Emirates.

If you are looking for quality of life and dont feel the need to retire with 25000 hours like me then go for it. They are expanding and I can guarantee for sure they will be getting a bigger and better fleet over the next few years including the Embraer Praetor and Gulfstream aircraft.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 18:20
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Bearing in mind there have only been two candidates interviewed at CAE under this process, I would question the wisdom of such a thorough brief being posted to an open forum.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 22:30
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Originally Posted by Daddy Fantastic View Post
It is raw data for both FO and CA, no FD or autothrottle...think Cessna 172 with jet engines strapped to it. In clean level flight 48% to 50% N1 works well and even for configuring.

Keep those power settings and just let the speed bleed from 180 clean to 160 at F15, then gear down and full flap gives you 140 knots, no other settings and no other power changes in level flight. Once you intercept the GS just adjust accordingly, really easy.

I believe 70% in climb at about 10 degrees gives you 200 knot and 1000 FPM but could be as high as 80% but it is in that range.

My advice would be fly it like the jet you currently fly using your procedures and adapt to these power settings and you will sail thru.

Thats really it, no big tricks
Thanks a lot again. You are very kind.

All the best.

KR.


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Old 26th Aug 2019, 12:00
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Hi guys,
do you know if Flexjet applies any bond for successful applicants type rating?

Thank you
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 12:31
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Hi there,

I was told there is no bond at all.

KR.

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Old 26th Aug 2019, 13:09
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Originally Posted by Mister View Post

Hi there,

I was told there is no bond at all.

KR.


Thank you!
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 19:01
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Originally Posted by Jaydee27 View Post
Bearing in mind there have only been two candidates interviewed at CAE under this process, I would question the wisdom of such a thorough brief being posted to an open forum.
It's hardly insider information really is it! It's exactly what you'd expect from a SIM assessment. If you're not any good at these basics the brief isn't going to help anyway.
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 21:23
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How can a piece of shit aircraft like the H400 become a blast all of a sudden ?
I do not get why they did not pick a good jet (like Lear 35 etc etc) and retrofit it... Why pick a jet that was shite from the beginning ?
Because its extremely cheap ?
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 22:26
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Originally Posted by Delta12 View Post
How can a piece of shit aircraft like the H400 become a blast all of a sudden ?
I do not get why they did not pick a good jet (like Lear 35 etc etc) and retrofit it... Why pick a jet that was shite from the beginning ?
Because its extremely cheap ?
What exactly makes it a POS aircraft in your estimation? I found it to be a solid little jet back when I flew it.
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 22:30
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Regardless of the choice of aircraft: Am I the only one to question the timing of this Flexjet Europe relaunch? It looks to me like the next recession is fairly imminent. I for one would launch a new offering in the early days of a strong economy, and not when the downturn is just a question of "will it happen this year or next?".
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 13:28
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Originally Posted by 733driver View Post
Regardless of the choice of aircraft: Am I the only one to question the timing of this Flexjet Europe relaunch? It looks to me like the next recession is fairly imminent. I for one would launch a new offering in the early days of a strong economy, and not when the downturn is just a question of "will it happen this year or next?".
Recession? Really? I don’t see that happening any time soon. What do you base that on?

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