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COPA Airlines interviews

Old 23rd Jul 2014, 03:06
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Panama
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Unless you are a US citizen you all will need visa's. But don't worry you'll be sent to the US embassy to get it while you are in training. You can not get it if you are not hired.
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Old 23rd Jul 2014, 10:03
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Join Date: Jul 2007
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Thanks for the info oagzz!

Garba
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Old 23rd Jul 2014, 12:38
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Join Date: Jun 2014
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Garba, if you call to Panama and ask about colot blind ou daltonism is a problem,let us now if is really a problem or nt, cause a friend of mine has this and is little worried about it.

Thanks and good luck
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Old 23rd Jul 2014, 16:01
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so it appears they can only do a 3rd class medical with day flights only and then they send the papers to the US for other tests.

Good luck

G.
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Old 23rd Jul 2014, 18:04
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Medical

The initial medical is much stricter than the FAA Class I. All the usual stuff, but add in EKG, blood test and brain scan. After the initial your recurrent is the same as that required by the FAA.
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Old 23rd Jul 2014, 22:01
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Thanks lifemaster,

I'm used to that as I'm doing all except the brain scan for any recurrent where I live. However, I'm more concerned about this f..ing colour blindness. I can't imagine moving there without knowing if I can get it unrestricted overthere. It appears that they request FAA Class 1 only as there reference, so I guess if I get my FAA Class 1 without restriction, it will be ok colour-wise at least.

Rgds,

G
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Old 30th Jul 2014, 13:16
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Uruguay
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Agree with Peter

I will verify everything that Peter has said. Absolutely true. Can't say it was the worst decision coming here, but it's up there. Bad pay, Bad Schedules, Bad benefits, and although I don't have many problems with the flights crews per se, the Panamanian culture as a whole is about as rude and unwelcoming as they come.

At the moment they have more people leaving than coming in (due to the fantastic conditions), creating a shortage where they have canceled ALL vacations (in there words it's just reassigned to next year) through the end of the year, however, they keep trying to expand the operation. Very poor planning.
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Old 31st Jul 2014, 17:07
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Many places
Age: 31
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My 2 cents

Current FO on the Ng here and here's is what I can say.
New and well maintained aircraft , lots or routes for experience in your pocket.
Pay is VERY LOW as in Master Warning LOW.
Yes you have to spend money on certificates , uniform and pay to the union is mandatory by law. Vacations are being withdrawn due to the mess "lack of pilots" that scheduling makes. According to union the vacations can't be postponed unless the pilot agrees... I did not and still we're withdrawn. Training is ... Well...
Good luck
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Old 4th Aug 2014, 06:05
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Mexico
Age: 33
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Hi next test in few weeks

Hey men can you help me? Im trying to figure out what i need to study for the knowledge test. Thanks men
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Old 5th Aug 2014, 13:52
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: FL
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No answer

On July 22 I received an email requesting some documents. I sent and until the moment got no answer. Does anybody know if this is normal?
I had heard that after the submission of documents, a recruiter sent an email to say that a file was being created. it is true?
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Old 5th Aug 2014, 16:36
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I sent them off a month ago haven't heard anything. Apparently it does take a bit of time until you hear anything (if anything).
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Old 7th Aug 2014, 07:43
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Europe
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Copa interviews

@Garba 51 & others.
I guess some of you have been recently in Panama for an interview.
Can you please share with us? Give some info about the assessment and company's presentation? Number of Pilots they are looking to hire in 2014-15??? Thank you in advance!:

I applied in early July and forwarded all requested documents end of July. No response yet.
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Old 10th Aug 2014, 01:51
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Mexico
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Copa airlines same situation

Hello aviators!
I sended my cv and they answered in one week., im studying phak and atp and jeppesen because i really dont know which are the bases of their knowledge tests., i have my screening interview at the end of august, please if some of u allready took the tests please sheer the screening interview info and topics for study. Have good flights
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Old 10th Aug 2014, 16:12
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: FL
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Reply

Hello aviators!
I sended my cv and they answered in one week., im studying phak and atp and jeppesen because i really dont know which are the bases of their knowledge tests., i have my screening interview at the end of august, please if some of u allready took the tests please sheer the screening interview info and topics for study. Have good flights
Could you be more specific? When you applied on the website?
When you sent the requested documents?
How long after sending the requested documents they invited you for the interview? Days, weeks?
When you sent the documents you received any email confirming the receipt?

Tanks!
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Old 10th Aug 2014, 18:49
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Mexico
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Specific

I sended my cv on july 22 july 23 they answer me, july 29 i send my documents. July 31 they send me a screening interview invitation
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Old 11th Aug 2014, 05:39
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Mexico
Age: 33
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Please .....

Hey men can you help me and give me some advice of focus in what i need to study for the exams? Thanks
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Old 11th Aug 2014, 12:57
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: FL
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Sorry

sorry, can't help you.
I never attended a screening interview on Copa Airlines.
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Old 11th Aug 2014, 21:04
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Brazil
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Copa has requested my documents last week.

Does anybody know exactly what is the payment expected for FO ?

I would a full information if is posible with ours.

I'm actually Captain of Business Jet ( Citation ) in my country with good payment.
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Old 12th Aug 2014, 01:12
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kissimmee
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I would consider twice leaving your CAPT job for Copa. Ask around and get all thr facts straight. That said, good luck.
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Old 13th Aug 2014, 11:50
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: world
Age: 35
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@MORALES0787 everything, regarding the interview process, is already explained in details previously in the other pages
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