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Old 16th Apr 2011, 06:50
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I know and agree with you Hans, but that does not make it wrong to actually highlight the situation on these boards.

Now us pilot's should know our place, we accepted so much crap with regards to getting first employment, I guess we just have to accept this too!
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Old 16th Apr 2011, 09:36
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thanks mystico, I hadn't realised they had so many applicants, it was the first place I sent my cv upon finishing so certainly wasn't my last resort, from what i hear ryr training is top class and pilots leaving the compny are dont have much trouble finding other jobs
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Old 16th Apr 2011, 14:35
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Hello everyone,
anyone who goes to stansted on May 18?
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Old 18th Apr 2011, 11:01
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RYR ASSESSMENT ON 4th MAY 2011

HI GUYS!!

DO ANYBODY HAVE THE ASSESSMENT ON THE 4th OF MAY 2011??

I'll be there the day before till the day after this date...

I need some technical infos, such as which jepp plates do they use for the test... I know it's randomic, but just to have an overview on it..

THX!!!

CONTACT VIA PM PLEASE!!
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Old 18th Apr 2011, 18:12
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BoeingDreamer,

For your info. I was a late starter, exactly 38 when I started the TR course (with NO flying exp before). Been here 2.5yrs now and I am not the only one.......though the majority are straight from College

Speaking to some in the know, and they do actually prefer those with a little more worldly experience behind them...

Sorry you did not make it this time. Good luck for the future.
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Old 20th Apr 2011, 11:33
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assessment

Hi david and michele,
Could you please tell me, when did you first send your cv so that I could have an idea for how long I have to wait, before and if I get called for an assessment.
Thanks,
Much appreciated
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Old 21st Apr 2011, 13:28
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Hi boeing_23,
I applied in February via OAA and they called me about a month later.
Bye...
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Old 21st Apr 2011, 18:02
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Does anyone know if you can reapply to ryanair and how to do it? had an assessment 6 months ago and never got it
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Old 22nd Apr 2011, 11:19
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thnx

Thanks a lot for the info and good luck for the assessment
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Old 23rd Apr 2011, 16:41
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hello guys,
anyone who has recently attend an assessment can give some info about technical questions asked. Mine is next month and i´d like to hear sth from anyone, would u recommend any book to prepare it ???

thanks in advance..
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 07:07
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@ OCH....

I had my assessment the 30th or march. These were my technical questions and of my pal.
Feel free to PM me if you need any more info.

· Describe High-Bypass
o Bypass ratio 5:1 so 80% gets bypassed and 20 % goes into the standard 4 stroke cycle (interrupted)

· Ok, Which engines does the 737 have and is this high bypass?
o CFM 56-7 and yeppers

· Ok, how much voltage does the engine produce? and How much Hertz?
o 115 V and 400Hz

· Ok, what is the Hertz when the engine doesn't rotate that fast(f.e. during landing or on the ground?)
o Still 400Hz. (Constant speed drive, but didn't even got the time to explain this)

· Does a Seneca has a critical engine.?
o No. (Didn't even got the time to explain why:P)

· What is a yaw damper?
o To make coördinated turns and to prevent Dutch roll.

· What is Dutch roll?
o A negative effect of swept wings. Basically when your plane banks to the right, the left wing goes up resulting in a bigger angle of attack. That left wing will stall into the bank making the turn uncoordinated and eventually a roll.

· Name more disadvantages of a swept wing!
o Wing tip stalling, less lift in low speeds(and again he immediatly interrupted me with the next question)

· Ok, how do we counter the effect of low lift?
o Flaps and slats to increase area and camber.

· Ok, how are the flaps operated?
o By 2 hydraulic systems, A and B.

· Ok, how are those systems driven?
o Engine driven and electrically driven.

· What is V2?
o A safe speed for SE operations to reach the screen height. It’s limited by VMCA and VR. (He asked if I knew some other speed) Oh yeah VS of course.
o Ok now he tried to fool me. He said ok. So V2 = 1.2x VMCA and 1.1 Vs. I corrected him and said no, it is 1.1x VMCA and 1.2x Vs. He laughed and continued


These were the questions I heard. Basically I prepared by using 'Ace the Technical pilot interview".
I kinda saw it as the bible and I took it everywhere with me and learned my ass off.
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 15:50
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Thank you Mystico for a great writeup, very useful info.

Do you mind sharing how you experienced the sim, and what you got? (Which SID, approaches, and any emergency?)

Thanks!
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 18:19
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Thanks Mystico!

If you could provide some feedback on personal/HR questions that would be much appreciated.

Regards.
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Old 27th Apr 2011, 08:43
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Sure thing. I got accepted so I can finally breathe again with a normal bloodflow I will post my experience and some experiences of my mates.

Personal/HR questions

  • How did you got into flying?
  • What is your backup plan when you lose your medical tomorrow
  • What is your current job. Do you like it? Do you have a term to break the contract(sorry for the bad explanation)
  • What did you like about your course. What did you dislike
  • What do you think is the most important part from the MCC
  • Why do you want to fly for Ryanair
  • Did you apply to other airlines
  • What do you know about Ryanair
  • What are your weaknesses/strengths
  • How did you finance your training. How are you going to finance your TQ
  • How would you react to a younger captain
  • How would you confront a captain who is misbehaving (drunk, making bad decisions)
SIM Assessment

I will summarize this if you don't mind. Feel free to PM me in order to call/email/skype or whatever.
I was placed with 2 others (there were 7 that day so 2 groups of 2 and one of 3).
Our assessor decided that I would be the first PF and my friend (other Dutch guy) would be my PM.
Basically we got a departure plate 3 hours before the sim session and you get a lot of time to prepare this. I checked every route I could fly and even set some radials just to make it a lot easier.
Your assessor plays ATC. So no questions regarding what to do. Just use normal ATC communication.
ATC: Ok, depart from Rwy and make a right turn to intercept 290 outbound. Cleared to 6000' (trans level).
After this he gave me plenty of time to brief the departure. Setting the communcations, emergency briefing(Before V1 when I call stop you close the levers, after V1 we continue to 400' than state failure bladibla)

Ok, take-off and turn 290 outbound to 6000'. Then when leveled off he asked me to keep the plane steady. He really helped me although I had it under control (annoying if you ask me but ok).
ATC: Make a right turn till advised
Turn right and after approx. 200 degrees he said to increase bank angle to 45 degrees (ignore warning)
This steep turn took 540 degrees and than he asked me to roll out on heading 090.
ATC: Continue directly to NT and your cleared for the ILS/DME/NDB approach
Time to brief the approach and set everything. Easy approach so fast briefing (Jeppessen chart) and done. Overhead NT turn left to intercept.
ATC: Your cleared to land on rwy... (forgot :P)
Land...

Done!

Sorry for the bad writing, but Im at work and can't really focus :P
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Old 27th Apr 2011, 13:23
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Thanks Mystico for the info and congratulations!! Hope to join you in a few months
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Old 27th Apr 2011, 13:33
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Just got called from CAE today.

I've been invited to the assessment may 5th 2011...

Anybody else...?
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 08:29
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Hi everyone, I just recieved a mail from CAE requesting my CV and some more information...how long do they take to call you?? Do they make you any question (technical) during the call?

Thanks for the info!

Happy landings
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 11:58
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Hi Liveview...

I had a 5 days wait from I mailed my CV till I got the phonecall...

No tech.-questions, just information about the assessment...
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 15:07
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i just noticed liveview 2 threads above said HAPPY LANDINGS that might be the case until you get off the plane and then face reality with fr staff.flying is good but rest not so good.for example guys getting new base after training new apartment etc thinking all going well then get a phone call or check roster and see that they have been asighned a new base . its great getting your first job but be aware of what can happen here
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 17:24
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@Nicolarsen, is this first time application? Which is your experience, total time and first passes for IR and CPL flight exams?

Best of luck.
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