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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 01:48
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Thanks factor-x!

I didn't make my ICAO English test yet, so I will apply my CV to the website only in the next 15 days!

You work at COPA??

Thank you again!
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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 23:18
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Hey Guys, been a couple of weeks ago for the interviews and waiting for a response.

Everything went well except polygraph. After talking for 2 hours in which this guy made me YES/NO questions, like 5 times where I was telling the truth as I don't have anything to hide finally sit on the machine.

Asked me if I was related to drugs and blah blah, which I'm not and I have never tried any kind of drug in my entire life. Told him "NO" several times and finally let me go.

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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 23:28
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Working for Copa

Ex-Brazilian, you're welcome my friend. And yes, they hired me. I'm undergoing the training to fly the B737-NG.

Thanks factor-x!

I didn't make my ICAO English test yet, so I will apply my CV to the website only in the next 15 days!

You work at COPA??

Thank you again!
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Old 4th Dec 2013, 19:49
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Hey factor-x, could you tell me when did you do the interviews and how long did they take from interviews to invitation email to civil aviation tests?

Thanks!
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Old 4th Dec 2013, 20:19
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williamwithaker

A friend of mine who flew with COPA tells me that COPA had some major problems with pilots from Argentina in the past, don't remember why...

Somehow, it seems that they don't like argentinian's.

I really hope that is not the case!!

...

When did you have applied?? How much time took for you from applying in the website to get an answer or invitation from COPA?

Thanks!
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Old 5th Dec 2013, 09:46
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Well, my opinion is opposite.

I think Argentineans are a good resource for them as most of my friends flying in my country have been interviewed by COPA. If they wouldn't like them, they wouldn't call them and hire them.

With brazilians, they have language issues. Most of them don't speak spanish well. They have B737 experience because of Gol and Webjet but speak portunhol or a very basic english.

The rest of latin america is not a good place to find a < 30 yrs with multi/jet experience, OACI >= 5. (Which is not what they require but I'm sure they appreciate).

But at the end it's a about completing their process well and not what they like or dislike.
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Old 5th Dec 2013, 13:12
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williamwithaker

Totally agree with you!

What I said before is not my opinion. It's just what I heard from a guy who flew with COPA in the past. Maybe that "major problems" was about drugs, so, by this reason they insisted with you about drug problems.

I wish you the best of luck!


Now I will insist with my previous question! hehe

When did you have applied?? How much time took for you from applying in the website to get an answer or invitation from COPA?

Thanks!
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Old 5th Dec 2013, 16:24
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About my interview and recruitment process

I walked into their offices on a Monday and I negotiated to have the simulator that same Wednesday, the compass test and interview on Thursday. My polygraph was the Wednesday of the following week. On the 3rd business day after I completed the polygraph they sent me an email with the good news.

Everything was smooth. I'm loving COPA.
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Old 6th Dec 2013, 21:53
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That sounds great!

But have to say to the rest of PPRuNe members, it's not typical. It usually takes around 2 or 3 weeks after you do the interviews to get a result email.

I know like 10 people that have been through their process and they all have to wait the same.
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Old 7th Dec 2013, 08:26
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Dear All!!

i read almost the entire forum about Copa, and i'ld like to ask, how much are really true the voices about their way to work?!... i mean, are there so "dangerous"?!
and their salaries for f/o's are so low?!...
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Old 7th Dec 2013, 14:21
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Dear Friend

If you speak Spanish and English very well.
Why didn't you understand the polygraph?
Spanish and English are basic for you, but your writing here in Englhish is bad.
Do not judge your friends.
You can fly with them tomorrow. CRM is very important to COPA.
Problem with Argentines is fact , I do not thinking.
Your behavior here show because you were bad in the polygraph.
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Old 8th Dec 2013, 00:25
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I can't understand why I do not get called 1000+ 737 applied twice in the last 18months and I have never heard a peep, JAA licensed
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 22:44
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Probably because with that experience and a JAA license they consider that it is probable that you leave the company soon.
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 23:02
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Did you suffer hypoxia at FL390 and got your brain affected?

- Polygraph is not a matter of understanding
- I have not judged my friends
- What is the problem with argentineans?
- Which behavior are you referring to?
- What about your english?
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 08:07
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COPA Airlines interviews

I heard that the "problem" with pilots from Argentina was the same of pilots from Brazil : many pilots got hired in the past and then left few time later!
Now probably it has changed a little cos they re hiring Brazilians and Argentinians!
Just a personal opinion: Portunhol is not a issue, portuguese speakers are able to communicate in spanish after 2 or 3 months!

Fly safe guys!
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Old 17th Dec 2013, 18:36
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Hey guys,

Any current Copa pilots in here who's willing to give out an e-mail address or telephone number for the HR department? A friend of a friend at Copa gave me Kaze's e-mail address but i'm not sure if he's still over there...

2200 TT, 500 Jet (U.S regional), and desperately need to get on with Copa

I know the company isn't perfect, I know the salary is close to the poverty wage we make here in the States but for what I want to do in the future, Copa seems to be one of the better options.

Thanks a bunch,

Sina
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Old 17th Dec 2013, 20:23
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Sina320

Try to apply your CV and details at the COPA website.

https://www.nuestrohub.com/psp/ps8hr...languageCd=ENG


Best of luck.
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Old 17th Dec 2013, 20:50
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Thanks for the reply

I actually did that over a month and half ago but haven't heard anything, yet.
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Old 25th Dec 2013, 18:40
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COPA Airlines interviews

How abou upgrades? A F/O getting in the company today with around 4.000h total time (2.000h jet time) will be seating at the right seat for how long until getting his chance to jump ober the throttles and seating at the left seat?

Even though the salary for a F/O is low, that's something to consider since Captain's salary is not that bad (compared to other places where salaries are better but life cost is rising rapidly).

Talking about life cost, for those who have been there, how much left at your pockets after paying all life cost there (rent, car fuel, grossery, etc), considering F/O sallary?

Thanks and fly safe!!
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Old 25th Dec 2013, 21:40
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Calculation

Hi,


FO's make $56 x hour. Max hours you can fly is 100 per month. So that's $5,600.


Substract government taxes and union payments and you are left with aprox. USD $5,000


Substract mortgage payment for a new apartment in a good area of the city. $5,000 - $1,000 (the $1,000 mortgage will get you a nice apartment) -- $5,000 - $1,000 mortage = $4,000 // my mortgage is $700 for a 2 bedroom apartment, good neighborhood downtown.


$4,000 - $600 car note payment (this will get you a really fancy car too) = $3,400 // my car payment is $350 + $40 insurance


$3,400 - $1000 for groceries, personal items, utilities, haircuts, etc = $2,400


$2,400 - $400 on gasoline (this will vary depending on driving habits and cars fuel consumption) = $2000


$2,000 - $60 for medical insurance = $1,940


Anyways PM me for questions...
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