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Old 28th Jan 2015, 19:43
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About the other Captain and the Havana flight

That captain could have handled the issue differently. There are ways to swap flights amongst crew members well in advance.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 10:48
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This guy up knows haha
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Old 1st Feb 2015, 19:33
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Hi

Greetings
I wonder if someone can help me i've recently sent all my doc and everything to copas webpage an i am waiting for an answer
Do you know how long that it takes to have one back? Im from Panama and have oaci 5 does it helps?
Thanks dear friends
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Old 2nd Feb 2015, 20:40
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Dear N_hernandez90

My friend, that question is hard to answer accurately. One thing that I was personally told by HR is that they receive so much documentation through email and through the website that sometimes the system/inbox is full and will simply not be able to accept any more applications (however there is no message to indicate this to you).


What I'm trying to say is that sometimes they email you, and ask you to send in stuff by email, and unless they reply to you and tell you that they have your documentation, then most likely they never received anything at all...


I can only speak for my own personal experience, and in my case I had a girlfriend that worked at Copa at the time hand deliver my documentation to HR personally.


I also recommended to fellow friends to just drop by Costa del Este and attempt to personally deliver their documentation. I know of 1 friend who did it this way and he was given interview dates on the spot.


If you know anyone that already works at Copa, just talk to them and ask them to personally take your paperwork to HR.


As for the ICAO level 5, well that just means that you comply with one of the requirements, so it's a good thing that you have that. But keep in mind that there's many other applicants that also have level 5, or even 6 out there. They will take a look at everything you have/are.
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Old 2nd Feb 2015, 20:57
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thanks a lot factor-x

Thanks for you help factor-x Ive recived this reply "su currículum en línea ha sido enviado correctamente a Recursos Humanos el . Si desea revisar y/o actualizar sus datos, haga clic en el siguiente enlace." I think that this means that they ve recived mi cv and the other docs haven't they??

I have some friends who work for copa, so as you said its better to asked them to deliver my things to H.R. right?? Or should I go to their office by my own??

Thank you once again
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Old 3rd Feb 2015, 03:31
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Dear N_hernandez90

Also you can send your docs to [email protected] or call Copa HR Department (507) 304-2263
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 14:06
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I did not need Copa

I was a furloghed pilots who went back to United just because I couldn't by pass the call more than once, I did not need Copa to get called by a major. I am just stating that I would rather work for Mesa than Copa. I had over 10000 hours of jet time when I was hired by Copa, the 737 time I built in South America did not help me with Southwest, the place where I really wanted to work. Most of the pilots in my initial class did not make it through training not because they were not good pilots, but just because they did not adjust to the bs of that place. If you wanna go there go and good luck to you, but be ready to deal with insanity.
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 16:41
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Dear colleagues


Despite all the negative comments, I would like to apply for COPA in the next couple of months whaen I will reach 1000 Flying hours.

Now around 940hTT, 850hFlying hours, 440h 737-200, 150h 737-300EFIS

My question looking for advice is the following.
I have an ICAO CPL SE/ME/IR ELP 6 and SIC 737-200 to 500 all Current.
Then I have an EASA SE/ME/IR ELP 6 where the ME/IR is expired by 1 month.

Should I revalidate the EASA ME/IR before applying to COPA?
Would that make me more appealing to them to hire me or it would not make a difference?

Thank you all for the suggestions!

Happy landings
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Old 6th Feb 2015, 12:21
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There may be something wrong if you can´t get the job that you want with 10.000hrs
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Old 7th Feb 2015, 04:26
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I had a great time after the long long Copa training
I was a 737 captain and made many friends there
It's not like United thats for sure however it was a great experience all around
Money was ok and since I knew what it was and decide to go then I guess I should not complain.
Flew all over south and Central America met good people and cultures.

If I get laid off from United I will go back for sure
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Old 10th Feb 2015, 21:52
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COPA Airlines interviews

Has anyone conducted the Copa interview lately and have anything to add on the interview process as of late? I've got the Latestpilotjobs interview prep but how accurate is this and does anyone have anything to add to this?
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Old 10th Feb 2015, 23:06
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About the Copa Recruitment process

Read all 28 pages of this thread, that's all you need to know about Copa.
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Old 12th Feb 2015, 03:09
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Stay out of this forum, you Copa managment ass kisser!

Either you are a major toolbox or you are an infiltrated managment asshole from Costa del Este. I was never called from Southwest so I ve never interviewed there. My understanding is you don't even work for Copa, so do us a favour let the grownups talk, go to your fbo in Argentina and build your flight time on piston before you even get involved with things you don't even have the know how. Your english level is not even 4 according to ICAO standards so I suggest to write on the spanish forums, boludo! I wish I knew someone who knew about Copa before I went there, my effort is to inform my collegues, if you wanna be part of an airline where pay is horrible, schedule suck, union corrupted with 27 members indicted for stealing, low safety standards with continuos cheating on official documents such as mass and balance sheets and dangerous goods reports, if you wanna be poisoned by some FA's who put eye drops in your food just because they hate foreigners,( it did happen to two pilots, one american and one european), than by all means be my guest and work there.
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Old 13th Feb 2015, 04:55
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In the last part of your text is the answer to your bad experiencie , is very common in our latinamerican culture to treat assholes the way that they deserve
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Old 13th Feb 2015, 11:38
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You can´t expect to go to another country, with another history and culture, and spect that the things work like home, here in latinamerica a lot of people work all they life to get the retirement and the still have to rent their house, because you dont get much pay, or you are unable to get a credit, in the other hand you can be working on your own, without a title and at my age have two houses already paid 3 cars, go to europe on vacation every year, etc etc. COPA it´s a great oportunity not only for getting your jet time, for most of latinamerica people it´s an opportunity for make a life, a family and you home. It sad for you that you spend 4 years and you havent learn nothing.
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Old 13th Feb 2015, 18:08
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So many experts!

I am constantly amazed by all the experts on forums such as this!

We are free to give our opinions and advice and sadly, our vitriol.

I interviewed with COPA last March, 2014 and was thoroughly impressed with the airline. No, it doesn't work like a german machine or north American business. It is Panama!! and COPA is a very successful business and airline. Indeed a world leader.

The interviews were respectful and friendly. The sim ride was in a Emb-190 at BOG. The computer tests were just like others have posted here (Thanks, Merci, Gracias e Obrigado)...latestpilotjobs.com really helped. Lie detector test put me to sleep, psych eval was interesting too...what's with the paper folding?

I was very grateful for the various COPA courses I was offered as a direct entry captain but could not accept as my wife was ill with cancer. (fully recovered now thanks). Unfortunately, all further direct entry captains are indefinitely on hold. Understand they are promoting from within.

You can rest assured that there's no place like home. However, if you are looking for an opportunity to work with a vibrant, dynamic company, then this COPA is a great option. You really can be happy anywhere or bitter everywhere...your choice.

No, I am not from COPA management. However, I have lived in Brazil, Quebec and Bahamas. All foreign countries to a prairie boy! I travel a lot to central America although my Spanish still sucks. Nevertheless, I'd be very grateful to live in a place like Panama!!

Flew fighters in the RCAF and then flew with Air Canada for 26 years so I have an idea of what greatness is. I have two university degrees and working on a third so I can read a newspaper...in three languages but humble enough to admit my ignorance.

If COPA calls tomorrow, or next week...I'll be a dot on the southern horizon...and hopefully, not too fatigued to ever work! But grateful to thaw out.
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Old 21st Feb 2015, 14:20
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Contacts

Hola a todos!

Sorry to ask a maybe-yet-asked question, but coudn't find an answer, scrolling down the interesting posts of this thread, but I am looking for a way to send my "hoja de vida" and apply for a flight deck position in COPA.

The online application website does not seem to work very well, and I need to find a way (aka contact names and email addresses) to send my stuff.

Any good soul willing to help me?

Thanks
CptBlood

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Old 4th Mar 2015, 22:54
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Jorge Tapia Him (CM) <[email protected]>
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Old 4th Mar 2015, 23:42
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LMAO

"... is very common in our latinamerican culture to treat assholes the way that they deserve..."


LMAO, you made my day!
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Old 11th Mar 2015, 17:43
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Hr contact

Hi everyone,

Does anyone please know or have any number or email to directly get in touch with copa hr department, preferably pilot recruiting. I have sent in my application on their website and still not peap for a while now. I will really appreciate it. You can message me directly if you don't mind.

Thanks
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