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Old 2nd Jun 2014, 18:49
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Someone used Skytest?
Its enough to study it for compass?

About aviation questios, performance, balnce, theory, whant kind are these ones on test?
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Old 5th Jun 2014, 11:44
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If you have a passport from a country that doesnt require a visa to fly into the usa then youre good. I see youre in europe my guess is your passport should be good. For example im in canada so if i were to apply, my visa is pretty much my canadian passport since i can enter the us multiple times.
I hope this helps.
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Old 5th Jun 2014, 13:25
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Visa Waiver Program does not apply for airline crews.

Visa Waiver Program | Consulate General of the United States Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Visas are always required for airline crew members, crew members of commercial, private or maritime vessels
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Old 10th Jun 2014, 02:00
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Hi guys,

Applied for Copa multiple times but never received anything until this evening. Received an email asking if I am still interested in the application process and to update my details. Anyone else receive the same email?

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Old 10th Jun 2014, 06:48
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I just got the e-mail as well, it was sent based on an application I filled about a year ago, now I need to gather the docs and reply as soon as possible. Hopefully they are indeed looking for FO's right now.
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 18:28
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Doing the same here. Actually quite happy they are calling back past applicants than going for new ones. I never received anything from them, well apart from now.....
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 21:07
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Hi Oagzz

Would you please check your PM's and reply at your convenience.

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Old 12th Jun 2014, 22:43
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Are there any European citizens who applied for this job?
I've sent in most of my documents, but they still require a USA visa.

Can you even get a us air crew visa without being currently employed as air crew?

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Old 20th Jun 2014, 03:58
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guess no one knows
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Old 26th Jun 2014, 20:16
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I am an EU citizen and I have a crew visa. However, I had to get a letter from my company before getting it. You can try taking Copa's document requirements to the embassy to show them why you need a crew visa. Give your closest american embassy a call!
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Old 27th Jun 2014, 17:51
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Same here, I am a EU cit with an FAA ATPL. I have the US crew visas as recently an old colleague/friend of mine might be needing me to accompany him on some ferry trips so I had to get the crew visa sorted. You need a letter from an employer stating the reason why you need the visa.

I'm hoping that might boost my chances a little; as its a 10 year visa and it's one less thing for Copa to worry about.

Concerning the accident report. As I am aware the FAA don't issue such things, anyone else come across this hurdle?
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Old 30th Jun 2014, 09:24
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anyone know how long is the instrcution for a new joiner with 737 type rating and hours on type?

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Old 1st Jul 2014, 19:39
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I am an american citizen and I had to take the lie detector. It's not that big of a deal, they only ask you about 4 or 5 questions, reworded several different ways. It is basically, have you ever been involved with the trafficking of drugs. Have you used illegal drugs in the last 5 years. Have you ever transported drugs. Something along those lines.

As a side note.......I wouldn't recommend working here anyways. Worst place I have ever flown. Has a lot of potential, but falls WAY short!!!
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Old 1st Jul 2014, 20:03
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So has anyone any positive things to say? response to your question. I have been here 2 years and will take the first semi decent offer I get to get out of this place. Although the people at work aren't too bad to work with, the Panamanians in general are some of, no, not some of, they are the most rude people I have ever been around. For such a beautiful country, it is filled with people of the lowest caliber. Amazing since Costa Rica, and Columbia (neighbors to the north and south) are such nice people. As far as working at Copa, do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. Worst training event I have ever been through. very few benefits whatsoever, and whoever mentioned the housing allowance, yeah, they aren't doing that anymore.

I will say, with the route structure they have, if you are a single guy with no family, it is a good opportunity to see some great places.
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 01:36
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COPA is a very good airline that will soon be great! I did the interviews a few months ago and was very impressed by the morale of the employees i met. I was very impressed with the interview process. Even the AAC psych test was fine.

I have now been offered five different course dates and have had to pass on all of them. I am no special pilot 737 time, 15,000 hours with air canada but only 5,000 pic, couple three year degrees, have lived in south america, used to speak french, portuguese and spanish...long since unused and forgotten. More significantly...I am 59 years old!!! Why hire me?

I can only say that if you are determined to get on with COPA and persist, you will likely get the nod. They need pink bodies with pilot licenses. Huge growth planned with mucho aircraft on order.

If you are a non-panamanian be aware that training could take up to nine months to get your visa and be released to the line. That's a long time away from home and sharing an apartment with your course mate. (then only seven non consecutive days off per no commuting) Too long for me. I have a pension and content to let the young folks take my course slot. Perhaps when its minus 40 degrees next winter ill regret my decision.

As far as panamanians go...i find them wonderful people...just like people anywhere, some worse, some better, but no different from me or anyone else.
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 04:24
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I am now just finishing ground school here. I have to say the whole process until now was perfect, very challenging, very demanding, but they try their best to make your life easier. Now Sim and IOE will take some time, very long training because the lack of instructors.

Copa has good and bad things, like all airlines do.

About the screening, well I'm still trying to figure out what profile they are looking for. I think the psicological profile test and the interview are a big deal to them, more than people think. I have friends who I thought would pass, and did not. The truth is that Copa needs a lot of pilots not just because the expansion, but because trained and experienced line pilots are leaving looking for money.

The crew Visa will be done by Copa, you will receive in Panama all the instructions. And if you do not require a Visa to enter the USA as tourist, let's say EU passport, you do not need a Visa of any kind to apply.
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 08:51
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Hm. They seem to be adamant that I need a B1/B2 visa, even when my country is definitely part of the visa waiver program.
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 13:03
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Does anyone know if it's actually possible to get a business visa like this without business in the USA?
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 20:38
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Did they email you asking specifically for one?

Like I said above you need a letter from an employer (or anyone) to justify you needing one, the US embassy should (I say should, its still their choice) then issue you one if you need it.
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Old 5th Jul 2014, 13:05
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Couple of questions, I am rated with over 1k on type 737, how long would training take if i got in? for the lie detector test, what do they ask and why do they do this? what is the pay like? I am european applied two years ago and last year heard nothing will try again.
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