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COPA Airlines interviews

Old 25th Dec 2013, 23:00
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COPA Airlines interviews

Great man! Thanks a lot! PM coming soon.

Where are you from? US?
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Old 25th Dec 2013, 23:36
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Thanks for that breakdown!
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Old 27th Dec 2013, 18:52
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Copa time to command

Time spent on the right seat before being upgraded to captain depends. In the case of Panamanians that are hired with 250 hours straight out of flight school the time to command is 5 years.


You would have to ask them directly how they would account for SIC time or right seat jet time earned at another airline.


I've heard... and once again "I've heard"... that minimum hours to be eligible for upgrade is 4000 hours riding their jets.
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Old 28th Dec 2013, 23:55
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And how about per diems? days off?
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Old 29th Dec 2013, 19:14
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Hiring Mins

Greetings everyone,

I was wondering if they ever hire at the minimums they post on there website?

"Foreign pilots FO

Minimum age: 21.
Minimum operational experience: 1,000 flight hours as a pilot.
Single-engine, multi-engine and instruments commercial license.
English level 4 (ICAO)" Work at Copa Airlines as a First Officer, First Officers Requirements ? copa.com

Thanks
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Old 30th Dec 2013, 00:55
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COPA hiring minimums

The COPA hiring minimums are real. The hiring boom started back in 2006. I personally have many friends (both Panamanian and foreign nationals) that were hired with the minimum hours and the minimum age. Most Started flying for COPA at age 21, at age 26 got upgraded to Captain.
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Old 30th Dec 2013, 01:41
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Any idea how much it takes for a NG Rated captain from day 1 until his final line check?

Tks
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Old 30th Dec 2013, 17:33
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Mins

Do you know if they want ATP written done before submitting an application? I dont speak very much Spanish, do they care? I have just over 1000hrs and 150 multi.

Thanks
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Old 4th Jan 2014, 12:59
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just apply, there are many Americans flying. I would say that biggest drawback with Americans and Europeans is they will probably leave the company for going back flying home. The less opportunities you got at your home base, the more interested COPA will be on you.

I went to panama a month ago, still waiting for an answer from HR. I know that Panamanians and a foreign guy who was type rated on 737 got hired; two other foreigners got rejected.


Do anyone know if that's a standard procedure? Starting with locals and type rated people? Makes sense but wondering why the would take so long to answer me back.
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Old 5th Jan 2014, 03:41
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It took me 8 months from the time I got to Panama to get line qualified. There is at least 2 weeks of paper work before you start class.
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Old 5th Jan 2014, 04:01
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Liftmaster: you where NG rated? I am interested to know how much time it takes for a rated guy. Tks in advance.
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Old 5th Jan 2014, 12:25
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Pay

Do they compensate you during this 8 months while all this stuff is going on?
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 05:14
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8 months to complete training?!?!

What on earth takes so long? Would appreciate a rundown of the training process.
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 22:40
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Copa Screening Process

Hello guys,

I've only one question.. Could you please describe the screening process for each day?
I will appreciate any suggestion based on your experience.


Thank you
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Old 8th Jan 2014, 22:03
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What about HR Response time since interviews? It's been more than a month since I got my screening and haven't heard from them yet.

Some of my friends had news back 15 days after process was finished, some of them took 2 months.

Any clue? It's kinda weird.
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Old 9th Jan 2014, 09:46
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Any info on what questions they ask you on the interview? Or a gouge?
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Old 9th Jan 2014, 16:59
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I was rated, but not current. The training training is the same regardless.
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Old 9th Jan 2014, 20:46
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Questions

For those of you with specific questions, PM me and I will do my best to answer them. I do have some specific information regarding some questions.
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 19:40
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Ok guys, I applied my CV to the website. 1100TT, 900hrs on E190, ICAO 4.

What is the next step?

How much time it takes?
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Old 17th Jan 2014, 06:01
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Hello. VERY frustrated with the website. First I register with Chrome, just to realize I should have done with Explorer. Then I do the WHOLE thing again, only to reach the end and find out that it was not processed because the login is already in use (no kidding !). So, could someone PM me the Chief Pilot's e-mail so I can forward all my documents. Unfortunately HR has been less than helpful through e-mails.
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