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Old 20th Jan 2014, 19:23
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hi all,

can anybody who has applied in the past and got the call back say how long it took? I'm reaching 1 year without hearing anything from COPA...

regards to all
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Old 22nd Jan 2014, 14:54
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Sorry for the newbie question-

Middle of life career change and now on the long winding road of becoming a career pilot.

What is the minimum TT that COPA would entertain a foreign FO? Is the 1000hrs hard and fast or is there some room to maneuver?

My wife and I are able and willing to relocate/live anywhere and we have spent a lot of time in Argentina (she speaks Spanish and I know enough to order food).

If anyone is currently working for COPA who could provide some further information, it would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 16:50
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Hi all,

Would anyone browsing be able to share any Captain's salary information at COPA? I heard the salaries had changed relatively recently. It would be a great help. Thanks.

Z
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 18:53
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Two days after I applied to the website they made a contact with me by email, asking for documents.

On 27/01 I sent all the required documents... and I'm waiting for a response right now... some guys told me that it could take around 1 or 2 months for a new contact inviting for an interview.

I'm just above the minimuns... 1100TT and ICAO 4.


Anyone can confirm if they continue to make an skype interview, for a kind of spanish language proficiency test??


Best of luck to all.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 22:08
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agree

Only 1 1/2 years later it is much much worse! There are a few really good guys here, but that's it. Cannot wait to get out!! I would not recommend Copa until they get their s^%$^% fixed!
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Old 30th Jan 2014, 02:30
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Join Date: Dec 2013
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Greetings

I'm in the same boat. I sent my docs in last week. He just replied saying they received everything. If I here back about any interview I'll let you know. If you could return the offer as well it would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers
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Old 30th Jan 2014, 02:32
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Highflight 55: Can you be a bit more specific on what is going on there ? Thanks.
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Old 4th Feb 2014, 13:31
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applied as well. got the email to send docs. will be sending those in soon. then any idea how long the wait is? and what the next step in the process is? anyone have feedback, pls post here or PM. thanks
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Old 4th Feb 2014, 13:35
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I'm waiting for about 10 days so far...

Some guys told me that they waited for a month or two, until get an invitation for the interview in Panama.

Best Regards
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Old 4th Feb 2014, 13:36
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Ex-Brazilian. please check your PM.
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Old 4th Feb 2014, 16:50
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They have to check your documents first, and they will then send you an invitation. It takes between 3 weeks and 2 months.
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Old 4th Feb 2014, 17:12
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thanks! are you already flying for Copa Airlines?
also, is there any way to expedite this by maybe talking to your local CAA to confirm authenticity of the documents back to Panamanian CAA? do they send the documents for verification to your licensing country's CAA?
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Old 4th Feb 2014, 17:53
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What should I study

I'm just curious about the interview questions? If anyone has any pointers or what one can expect. I would like to focus my studying to match what they are looking for.

Thanks, it would be greatly appreciated.

Ralph
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Old 4th Feb 2014, 18:20
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No not flying yet ! I'm waiting for the results

@jklm05 : I'm sorry, I have absolutely no idea ! I believe they are taking care of all the verification, and they will ask you further informations if they need.

@ralphperea : You should check on " latest pilot jobs ", this will be very helpful for the selection process. Basically, during the interview, they go through your documents, ask you basic questions and a captain will make up a scenario with a couple of questions.

About the sim session, you should expect " Guatemala " or " El Salvador ". SID, VOR tracking, Holding, DME ARC + ILS/VOR APP to a missed app, then ILS to a full stop. You will also find those informations on " latest pilot jobs ".

Good look my friends
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Old 6th Feb 2014, 19:57
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Trainning

Does anyone know if you are selected for a position how long does it take to start training? How long does training take? an old post said 8 months I feel that is a long time. Next, During that training period does your family move down with you or are you living in an apartment/hotel that they provide with other people in training?

Thanks
Ralph
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Old 7th Feb 2014, 07:44
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Thanks fireball. So can u pls share your experience? Like wen did u apply and wen did u visit Panama for the interview?
Ralph those are all important questions. Pls do PM me if u get answers to them via a PM. Thanks
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Old 13th Feb 2014, 22:00
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some advise.

The training is going to take 6 to 8 months. The later being the normal. It doesn't matter what your previous experience was.
You have to have a lot of patients. It is long, frustrating at times and they put a lot of pressure on you.
Please do not bring your families until you have completed the entire training. That is until you pass your government airplane check ride at the end of you IOE. I have seen a Lot of people sing apartment leases buy furniture, autos only to get busted either in the simulator or in the airplane.
Never ever argue with the instructors either in ground school in the simulator and especially in the airplane. That's the best way to get busted. And they all have there own way on how it should be done. Don't argue JUST DO IT and keep your mouth shut.
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Old 13th Feb 2014, 22:18
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some advise

Training takes from 6 months to 8. The later being the normal. It is long frustrating at times and they put a lot of pressure on you. You share
an apartment with another guy. After you sim ride you have 30 days to find you own place. However you IOE could take 1 to 2 months more.
But please don't bring your families until you have passed your government check ride at the end of your IOE. NOW YOU ARE HIRED.
I have seen a lot of guys bring their families, sing apartment leases, buy autos, furniture and get busted at the blast check ride.
Do not argue with the instructors, not in ground school, not in the sim, and never in the airplane. They don't like that and you will be on your way home.
Every instructor has his way on how it should be done. Just shut up and do it.
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Old 15th Feb 2014, 17:52
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re-interview

I know it seems to be hard enough to get an initial interview with copa. Is there any chance they would consider you for a re-intervew like they say after 6 months?
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Old 17th Feb 2014, 03:17
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Probably as long as you meet the qualifications.
COPA is hurting for pilots badly. Low pay, long hours, the schedule is not friendly for those that want to commute.

I have been here for a year and a half.
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