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Old 22nd Oct 2013, 06:27
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zondaracer,

Thanks for the pay chart. What are taxes like for a single expat living in Panama?
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Old 22nd Oct 2013, 09:38
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Hi guys question, I applied for this position a couple of years ago and was updating my information to apply again on the peoplesoft (terrible bit of software) page.

It wouldn't let me apply for the FO position. When I checked for positions applied for, it said rejected.

1. In the first place I can't understand why it would be rejected and...

2. My online resume has been updated, surely I should be able to apply again.

Any ideas?
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Old 22nd Oct 2013, 15:54
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I did my application, and got an email from them, where they said I would be handled, but I needed to send more documents to them.

Some of the documents they need are neigh impossible to get hold of where I work now, and it will take a lot of time. So I guess it aint gonna happen for me.
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Old 3rd Nov 2013, 21:01
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AAC Panama Psycological Test

Hi Folks,

I have passed the first part of the pilot selection process and need to comeback in two weeks to absolv the civil aviation autorities Psycological test, any infos about this, will be very grateful

RA
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Old 4th Nov 2013, 01:30
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Hello everyone.

I have been invited to Panama on day 25 last month, selected a date which should be next tuesday (day after tomorrow) and have not received any kind of confirmation yet.

Called on Friday to HHRR and nobody answer as they are on holidays and for what I know, they will be until wednesday.

Is this normal? Some of my friends have been confirmed 24 hs before their flight but not sure if that's standard procedure or what happened.
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Old 4th Nov 2013, 12:40
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Hi William, I got my confirmation a week before the flight, they need to receive the booking confirmation before the can send it to you, I would try to ask them again via email or calling them...

all the best RA
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Old 4th Nov 2013, 15:57
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Thanks for your reply. Are you having your interviews this month or have you already traveled?
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Old 7th Nov 2013, 10:11
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Help!

Hi guys!

I am an ATR pilot willing to change it for a 737 or a 190 and join COPA! I have fill the form through their website but no answer... and this was more than a year ago!
How did you do it to get an interview? Any chance that someone could give me a contact, email or something?

Thanks everyone for the help!
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Old 7th Nov 2013, 22:57
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Thumbs up

Hi William, I´m already done with the first part. just coming back for the psycological test of the CAA ( civil aviation agency) unfortunatelly nobody seems to have information for this test...i didn´t have any problems with communications and cordinations with the Copa recruiters, they are very easy and helpful....
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Old 10th Nov 2013, 19:46
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hello Mike and everbody.



Does anyone know how long before the COPA sends the e-mail about the assessment day for travel to Panama?
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 19:40
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How much does a F/O get net? I saw the money chart, but wanted to know how much will end up coming in my pocket! Besides, how expats are sending money to their countries?

How about life cost for a young couple (30 yr) + a young baby? I mean rent, a reasonable car, grossery, etc.

And any tips on where to live out there?

Thanks!
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 01:32
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Housing and car cost estimates

Hi,

I recommend looking for housing ONLY in the following areas for security reasons: Costa del Este, San Francisco, Bella Vista, Marbella, Paitilla, Punta Pacifica, Coco del Mar, Altos del Golf, Area Bancaria (banking area), El Cangrejo, El Carmen, Via Argentina, Via España, Clayton, Albrook.

This is a link to the biggest website for property rental and purchase where you can get an idea of the going rates for real estate lately: Inmuebles en Panamá: alquiler y venta de casas, apartamentos, oficinas, terrenos, locales y otras propiedades - compreoalquile.com

I'm also married too.We are leasing a car from the bank for USD $350/month + USD $60 on car insurance.

We also got into a mortgage for a small 2 bedroom apartment (aprox. 65 mts2) for aprox. $700 monthly. I still have to pay for utilities (electricity, water, cell phone, etc).

We spend aprox. $500 to $600 on groceries and personal stuff for both of us a month

Dont get a maid, its not safe to have anyone in your house lately. Never ride a taxi for any reason, you will get robbed and possibly shot.

It's better to get a ride from a friend or rent a car on a day you know you have to do a lot of errands. Even the bus is safer than the taxis, stay away from Taxis!
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 20:16
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What? Stay away from taxis? Why? i´ve been leaving here for 4 months and i ride a taxi daily and i´ve never had a problem with this.
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Old 27th Nov 2013, 23:21
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Type rating

I have passed all the tests and will start in January as captain, does somebody know if they are hiring for the B737 or Emb-190 fleet?

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Old 28th Nov 2013, 02:17
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On Hiring

Last thing I heard is that everyone is getting sent to the B737.
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Old 28th Nov 2013, 17:53
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Does copa pay per diem on layovers? Cash? Tks
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Old 28th Nov 2013, 19:50
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Hey guys!

Right now I have 1100TT with 900hrs on E190 and I really want to get hired by COPA! Do you think that my experience is competitive for what COPA is requiring?

Anyone can confirm that COPA is currently hiring FO's?

How much time take from applying in the website to get an interview?

I really want to fly the Boeing - or even the Embraer - and get out of this country!

Thanks for the help!

Sorry my english!
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Old 28th Nov 2013, 20:46
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Hi guys,

Is Copa taking foreigners with no hours on type?
I am rated with 2500 TT ( 2000 heavy turboprop).

Thanks for the inputs.
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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 01:01
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Yes, you have the experience requirements for FO.

Dear Ex Brazilian: Yes you qualify. Send in your papers ASAP.

Hey guys!

Right now I have 1100TT with 900hrs on E190 and I really want to get hired by COPA! Do you think that my experience is competitive for what COPA is requiring?

Anyone can confirm that COPA is currently hiring FO's?

How much time take from applying in the website to get an interview?

I really want to fly the Boeing - or even the Embraer - and get out of this country!

Thanks for the help!

Sorry my english!
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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 01:04
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COPA hiring FO's

Last thing we were told is that 2 scheduled classes for early 2014 had to be put on hold because they cant seem to get enough FO's. What they are looking for is total time. Jet time is a plus but not a requirement.

TyRod it seems that you meet the experience requirements.

Hi guys,

Is Copa taking foreigners with no hours on type?
I am rated with 2500 TT ( 2000 heavy turboprop).

Thanks for the inputs.
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