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Old 14th May 2011, 19:33
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Thank you for the quick answer. Do you recommend to buy both? I saw on amazon that the "Ace the Technical Pilot Interview" is full of errors. Is that true?
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Old 16th May 2011, 07:17
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@Aviator... Some of my classmates (even the one who won the price for best practical part) didn't got invited due to one ATPL exam under 75%. Don't know if our school chose this matter or the CAE..

@ReleasePT... Yes it has some mistakes. But those mistakes are very easy to find. I had my ATPL almost 4 years ago and while reading this book I found the mistakes myself.
This book is still the bible for assessments like Ryanair as they ask the same things. They also don't want you to go into detail, you just need to show that you know what you're talking about. Most of the mistakes in the book are detail related so don't worry. Buy the book, read it, live with it, sleep with it, make babies with it. It will get you through the technical part with no problems..
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Old 16th May 2011, 12:48
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Thank you Mystico. I think I'll buy it.

I did my application with CAE a week ago. Now I'll wait and see if they call me...
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Old 16th May 2011, 14:01
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I was asked...

HR
  • Why did you learn to fly?
  • Does anyone else in your family fly?
  • Why Ryanair?
  • Have you applied anywhere else?
  • What would you do if you lost your medical?
  • 3 Base choices

Technical
  • How does a ASI work? (Explained in very simple terms, hand out the car window pressure builds up)
  • How does the altimeter work? (I was asked to explain it as though it was my next door neighbour and he/she had no idea what static pressure was.)
  • What do we use for navigation? (GPS, Radar, INS, VOR, DME)
  • What is INS and how does it work? (Asked for a very simple explanation)
  • Why do we need a load and trim sheet?
  • Whats mach tuck?
  • How do we counteract mach tuck?
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Old 16th May 2011, 14:52
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Did you get accepted =D?
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Old 16th May 2011, 19:39
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Just an update..:

Got a phonecall earlier today: I was accepted and will be starting TR at EMA august 15th...:-)

I've opened a Facebook-group for anyone who is also starting at that date...

You can find it by searching for "Ryanair Type Rating EMA 15th August 2011"

Looking forward to hear from you...

//Nicolai
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Old 16th May 2011, 20:25
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@Aviator:

The questions vary from day to day and also depends on who is doing the interview. Some guys got difficult questions and were asked to explain in detail, others just had to give basic answers. Havenīt heard any story of Oxford students getting tougher questions.

ACE is a good book to prepare yourself. I also got the Pilot Reference Handbook, which has good illustrations.

@Nicolarsen: Congratz!
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Old 16th May 2011, 20:26
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Unfortunately not, they don't provide feedback but i'm sure it was due to a poor simulator performance

There have been people asking how long it takes to receive a reply from CAE after applying, I finished the MCC on the Thursday/Friday and on the same day I applied to CAE, 1 day later I was asked to send my CV, 2 days after that I was asked if I could attend the assessment in 7 days time at Stansted.
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Old 17th May 2011, 07:06
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@Aviator.... I'm not aware of the way CAE choses CV's and which they send. I got called by my school (which is a daughter company of CAE) if I wanted to send them my CV. They sended it to CAE and couple of hours later I was invited.(I was signed for 2 years with the RYR program on CAE website)
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Old 18th May 2011, 21:24
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I got and e-mail today from OAA for an assessment on th 6th of July in Stansted, is anyone else here going on this day?
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Old 18th May 2011, 22:04
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Quick question, how long does it normally take for CAE to get back in touch, applied over a month ago and being new to this dont know if thats normal or not, excuse my ignorance. Also each time i log into CAE it still just says, "You have applied to this program" Should you apply to both CAE and Oxford?
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Old 18th May 2011, 22:11
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I applied to CAE in January and to OAA in March and got the call from OAA.

If I were you I would apply to OAA also.

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Old 18th May 2011, 22:13
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Many thanks for the info, and good luck!
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Old 19th May 2011, 06:55
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I can and will say this for the 100th time.
If you apply it's really no guarantee that you will get invited.
There are thousands in front of you and behind you
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Old 19th May 2011, 07:45
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Like Mystico said: donīt expect a call, there are thousands of cadets applying.

I got an invitation 2 years after I submitted my application (did updated the info occasionally).
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Old 19th May 2011, 09:10
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Like I said in my original post, excuse my ignorance as this is new to me
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Old 19th May 2011, 10:07
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Don't worry. It wasn't meant to be an offensive response. Just a reminder that there are a lot of people applying and you have to be as lucky as winning the lottery to be invited to an airliner and passing their assessment.
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Old 19th May 2011, 12:15
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Does anyone know if people are getting there chosen bases at all? Ideally I would be looking a Leeds/Liverpool but is there little chance of getting one of them?

Thanks
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Old 19th May 2011, 16:09
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pilot hans,

When did you start working for RYR, and may I ask which base you chose?
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Old 19th May 2011, 16:31
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berimbau also got the email for July 6th
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