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Old 7th Jul 2014, 21:04
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Are you spanish speaker?
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Old 8th Jul 2014, 11:09
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very basic spanish
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Old 9th Jul 2014, 04:18
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for your information. In regards to the pay, this is one of the lowest paying companies. that's why they don't post the salaries on there advertisements.
Take home pay for captain is 5800.00 dollars to this you add flight hours over 66. For an FO it's about 3500.00 plus hours.
The'll tell you about a bonus that is paid in march of the following year. It's been about 8000 dollars for captains pre tax, less for FO's. What they don't tell you is that they will chip away from the bonus for several things like being sick for more that 7 days in the year or doing poorly on your training and other things they don't tell us. Three clowns called chief pilots decided who gets what amount of bonus. you guys are in for a surprise in regards to the pay system here.
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Old 9th Jul 2014, 04:39
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keep it to your self.
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Old 9th Jul 2014, 10:52
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Hi fellows,

I have just received an email asking to forward all my documents for an assessment within few weeks.

I am currently employed on heavy turboprop with a good salary.

Here comes the question. Proceed for jet and make the effort for few years.

But I would like to know about the whole process of training, how long it is going to last?
How long is the upgrade for left seat? Only for local?

Thank you men for your replies.

Cheers.
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Old 11th Jul 2014, 05:43
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Asides from the $2500 licence conversion, does anyone else know if there are any other expenses? Is the type rating still free or do we need to pay for it?
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Old 12th Jul 2014, 08:31
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Do I stand a chance to get hired?

6500 TT 2000 PIC JET spanish speaking with US Passport and COL Passport...only thing I don't have is time on aircraft more than 50 seats....all my time is on super mid-size corporate Jets.....
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Old 16th Jul 2014, 14:20
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@ Scott

I went for DEC and hopped thru the hoops. The Lie Detector is about 6 or 7 questions, wired up and stare at a wall. Questions mainly about drugs/smuggling and any previous criminal convictions.
The pay wasnt enough for me to relocate then but might go for it again. Circumstances changed. Full NG course regardless of type rating. About 3 months!
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Old 19th Jul 2014, 21:06
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Hi everybody,

Going for an interview next week. However, I've got a question, how is the medical (I mean the real Class 1 medical not the interview one) done overthere? I can't find any info on this one. I'm colour blinded with no restriction on my EASA Class 1 but I don't know whether it is possible or not to fly there with a colour blindness.

Good luck to those going there or waiting!

Garba
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Old 19th Jul 2014, 23:30
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Garba,

When did you send off the documents and when did you receive the date? Just curious.........
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Old 20th Jul 2014, 11:16
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Hi Jack,

Applied in may and got the invite 2 weeks ago. What about you?

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Old 20th Jul 2014, 16:16
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Got the email in June requesting documents then sent them off roughly a week or two later. No news yet.
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Old 20th Jul 2014, 18:19
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Nothing to worry about I guess. It took a while from the first website application to the doc request. However, it took a week roughly from sending all documents to get the invite. What are your qualification?
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Old 21st Jul 2014, 03:48
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Well I'm holding on, maybe they might contact. Different to what other gripers post on here..... I've worked at a lot worse for less pay, I'm not expecting a 5 star holiday camp, just a job that pays. Not flying at the moment so this would be a definite upgrade.

3000TT Contract work across the African continent, no types
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Old 21st Jul 2014, 14:30
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Thumbs up

Aviatorjack,

I also received the invitation to join the selection process beginning of July and sent the requested documentation a couple of days later. Still not heard anything back regarding an interview date. Also 3000TT and also contract experience in Africa.

Let me know if you hear anything!
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Old 21st Jul 2014, 18:01
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Will do the same here, might give an indication to the both of us
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Old 21st Jul 2014, 21:45
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Don t really know what they look at for contacting people but I m sure if they need as many pilots as it appears, you will have some reply one way or the other.

Good luck guys.

Ps: still no answer about my initial question... If any one has any info on the medical class 1 there, please let me know
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Old 22nd Jul 2014, 16:43
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I don't have a clue. I presume it may be similar to FAA standards. Maybe if no one here knows, try and find/contact an AME in Panama or contact the CAA.
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Old 23rd Jul 2014, 03:54
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The medical exam for your 1st class is identical to the FAA.
They do check you for color blindness so you may not pass the test.
You can call this doctor, I believed he is FAA AME also
Carlos Staff phone 507-227-5444 507-225-3963 cel, 507-6614-6683
Good Luck
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Old 23rd Jul 2014, 04:00
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jajajaj or hahaha depending an what part of the world you'r from.
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