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Old 17th Feb 2014, 19:07
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Hey jeff_coe4 I am trying to reply to you but google keeps telling me that it can't deliver to your email.
If you have another email pm me or post your questions here.
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Old 18th Feb 2014, 19:12
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Interview

Just curious if anyone knows how long after your initial interview do you have to wait to hear anything back?

I just interviewed for FO position last week. If you were in the interviewing group please send me a PM

Thanks
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Old 21st Feb 2014, 15:32
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You'll have to wait between 1 and 3 weeks. We got the reply in 7 or 8 days !
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Old 21st Feb 2014, 18:04
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I had a contact with one recruiter last year, a few weeks ago I sent her all the required documents with no answer, I believe she is not there anymore. If anyone could PM me another recruiter's email I'll appreciate it. I am flying B767, but it's not easy to get in touch with COPA.
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Old 24th Feb 2014, 05:38
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I've been type rated

Just got the "Copilot - 737" rating added to my license. Now straight to IOE!
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Old 27th Feb 2014, 06:14
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Congrats Factor-X

Good job on your hard work Factor-X. I just finished my AAC psychological test yesterday. Everything with Copa has excited my expectations, so far. I normally have to wait 7-9 days for a reply for the next step in the process. The HR employees are helpful and willing to give you advice. All of the pilots and employees that I have met are very nice and friendly. The website to apply is difficult but just make sure you do everything correct. They will contact you if they want to.

Cheers-Good luck to everyone.
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Old 2nd Mar 2014, 20:55
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ATP

Will it behoove a Copa Airline pilot applicant doing his FAA ATP before applying?
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Old 4th Mar 2014, 03:43
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FAA

Yes, you wanna get that. You still have to convert that here. But the Panama ATP exam is a copy of the FAA ATP. You get paid more if you have the ATPL
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Old 4th Mar 2014, 13:43
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Thanks for replying factor-x, does the conversion process involve retaking the written and the practical test? Will it be more convenient to just take the Panamanian ATP instead?
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Old 4th Mar 2014, 20:02
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Panama ATPL conversion

My brother,


Yes, you are correct. It involves retaking an exact copy of the FAA ATPL written test down here. And you have to fly 3-4 hours in a Cessna 172.


The decision is really up to you as to how you will approach this. What I would do is get my ATPL up there, and then just convert down here.
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Old 4th Mar 2014, 21:34
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factor-x, check your PM!
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Old 5th Mar 2014, 03:12
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All right. Thanks. Is it a process you do on your own or does Copa assist you in setting up/paying for the exam?
By the way, Congrats on the type rating! Does the entire process from interviewing to flying the line really takes 8 months as another member stated?
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Old 19th Mar 2014, 00:54
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It does take 8 months right now because of a lack of instructors. Add that to the fact that you'll change instructors all during IOE. A friend of mine had 9 during his training from start to finish.
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Old 19th Mar 2014, 17:03
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Thanks. Where does the certificate conversion take place in the hiring process. I am a CFI, so during those 9 months would it be possible to Flight Instruct? In that 9-month process, I am assuming there are days and possibly weeks when you are doing nothing.
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Old 3rd Apr 2014, 21:48
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Hi all, I just applied last week thru the web, I'm applying for F/O, 4200 TT, A320 and E190 f/o time. Has anybody heard anything lately?
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Old 16th Apr 2014, 23:13
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Join Date: Apr 2014
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Hi everybody!

I finally finished those 17 long pages and I still have a few questions... Sooorry

I am currently flying in europe as FO on small jets. I've been doing that for 7 years now but there is no possible evolution here, or maybe in 10 years. I am a bit more ambitious! So i’m done with that now, I am trying to jump on the big busses, but as you surely know finding something here without funding his own TR and a 500h Line Training is almost impossible... That’s why I wouldn’t mind getting some experience for a few years with copa, even if I read all your advices to stay clear of this airline!

I applied online a few months ago and I’ve just received their famous email with the pdf file and all the beautiful pictures I am going to send them everything un a few days.

Do you guys know if all the people that received this email have been invited to the interviews?
A question for JAR licences holders, did you managed to get your TR on your JAR licence when going back in your country?
I never heard of a no accident/incident report here in my country. I read a few things on how to have something on this thread but that was for US, any advice for me?

Thank you guys!

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Old 21st Apr 2014, 15:06
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Hello Crazypilot34!

I received the famous e-mail in mid-February and sent all the documents requested, but for the moment, no news...
Does it happened to someone else recently?
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 12:29
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Join Date: Apr 2014
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Ok thanks. Still no news for me neither...
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Old 26th Apr 2014, 19:31
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For information

I passed interview last week

They need pilot with type rating first

Company training long as 6 to 8 month

I have been offered job direct entry Captain

For first officer, huge need, but training is difficult

Cheers
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Old 27th Apr 2014, 13:43
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Hi Captainbbj,

thanks for the info...

Can you please confirm that even for F/Os they prefer pilots with a Type Rating already?

I have applied 3 weeks ago, 1700htt, 1500h Multi-Turboprop, I know my chances are slim....
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