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Old 29th Jul 2012, 11:24
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I agree- distinct lack of knowledge assuming someone with 1000 hours is experienced and that they'll be plenty of jobs waiting for them at this magic number. 1000 hours with my lot is still inexperienced, where you have limits put on you regarding take off and landings, hardly call that experienced when you can't land in a 16kt crosswind!
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Old 29th Jul 2012, 17:13
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So u are saying I can't land in 16kts crosswind LOL, haha you just made my day..... Do u honestly think that someone with 1000hrs on a 737 can't land in more than 16kts crosswinds?? That just shows your ignorance and lack of flying knowledge..... I guess you are a 200hr wonder wannabe.... right?
In my opinon someone who holds an ATPL and has over 1600TT 1000hrs on Jet aircraft can be considderd an experienced FO. The problem in this current climate is that there are baerly any jobs for FO's, they are just not needed. Most Outfits rather take 0 hrs, make some money on typeratings and then pay them a low salary. Why pay for something that you can get for free.... You will notice that 95% of job offeres with contractor companies are for Captains, there are barely any for FOs.
I am not trying to protect my salary, as there will be far more applicants than needed anyways, regardless of what I am writing here. I am just letting the new guys know what to expect. Just don't expect 700-800hrs a year and an easy life in the sun, as it used to be before, times in ryr are currently changing rapidly for the worse, believe it or not.... I would not be surprised if FOs soon will fly arround 400hrs a year, and there will also be no upgrades in seight in the near futere....
Good luck, cos you will need it.

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Old 29th Jul 2012, 19:04
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I have 2000 hrs on type and yet I cringe when Captains introduce me to pax as a 'senior FO'. Don't get me wrong, I am quite capable of landing with 16 kts + across. I think VJW was making the point that 1000 hrs is not experienced in industry terms, rather than suggesting that crosswinds are beyond their abilities. But even 2000 hrs is early days in one's career...
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Old 29th Jul 2012, 21:43
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Whilst i'm sure you are capable of handling a 16 kt x-wind, if you read VJWs post properly, he said that in his company (presumably FR) a 1000 hour FO is still restricted to a 15kt x-wind limit. In this example, calling someone who is still x-wind limited to 15 kts "experienced" seems a bit of an exaggeration!
 
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Can anyone who has recently been to a DEC (non-type rated) interview and sim assessment please share what questions were asked (technical etc) and what the latest sim exercises involved?

Many thanks

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Old 30th Jul 2012, 08:57
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So FR wannabees. Which one of the five options would you take?

1) SSTR with line training and line check package?
2) SSTR with line training, line check and 500 hours on type
3) SSTR with non renewable summer contract
4) SSTR with renewable summer contact after €5000 OCC (retraining fee basically) is paid prior to each renewal.
5) SSTR with 30 hours per month guaranteed but no greater. 2 months leave per year.

And you think I'm joking ehhh?

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Old 30th Jul 2012, 10:44
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Hey everyone!

I just got the email from the CEA and now I'm expecting the phone call. When do I have to sent them papers (license, medical...)? I'm asking because I'm still waiting for the MCC license (I've already completed the training).

Thank you!
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Old 30th Jul 2012, 19:11
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he said that in his company (presumably FR) a 1000 hour FO is still restricted to a 15kt x-wind limit
No, you presume incorrectly as he's most certainly not working for FO if that's the limit at his airline.

I think VJW's point was to do with experience. I believe he used the example of his airline's crosswind limit to emphasise the point that many airlines do not regard sub-1000 hours as 'experienced' and therefore put restrictions on what they regard as inexperienced pilots. I don't think he mean that he believed that pilots with less than 1000 hours can't physically manage a 16kt crosswind. A subtle difference.

Hang on, why an I trying to speak for him?! I haven't the foggiest what he really meant!
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Old 31st Jul 2012, 03:07
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Anyone who did the assessment recently could say what approaches are done in the sim? Liverpool, Dublin, EMA...

Thanks!
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Old 31st Jul 2012, 08:35
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When i did the assessment it could be from almost every uk airport thar fr flies to
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Old 31st Jul 2012, 11:35
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Hi all,

just recieved call from CAE. They said they will be in contact shortly after speaking with Ryanair, any idea how long this takes ? is it normally over the phone that they reject you for ATPL attempts ?

Thanks in advance for any information.
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Old 3rd Aug 2012, 13:30
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Hi,

For those of you who have a sim assessment coming up or have completed an assessment, please can you answer the following. On the go around profile, there is no mention of 'bugging up' to 220. Can I assume there is no acceleration segment in the go around prior to flap retraction (just flap retraction on schedule whilst maintaining 15 degrees go around pitch)?
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Old 3rd Aug 2012, 16:04
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Question Flight School Report???

I am about to send my application to Ryan, but I don't have a flight school report. The flight school i attended went out of business a while ago so I can't ask anyone there, but the former head of training and I fly gliders in the same flying club so he can help me and write one.

The only problem is that he has no clue what the report should contain and have never written one...

Can anyone here help me, what’s in your reports, what should be included?

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Old 4th Aug 2012, 00:30
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Bug up after leveling off at missed altitude is what they want you to do at the assessment
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Old 4th Aug 2012, 10:17
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Reports

My report said:

XXX was at XXX school to complete JAA CPL, ME and IR between the dates of XX and XX

CPL was completed in XX hours from XX to XX with a first time pass

(then repeat the same for ME and IR)

Then they talk about how I conducted myself in a diligent manner, how hard I worked, that I passed everything in minimum hours with first time passes, and so on....ending with that they can confirm I would make a great asset in any airline and wish me all the best for the future. Oh and also that they can be contacted if anyone needs any further information.

Just try to focus on the positives - unless there were major concerns about your safety in the air there should not be anything negative in your report and it should all be glowing stuff
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Old 4th Aug 2012, 11:04
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Anyone attending TR in Amsterdam sept 3rd? pm..
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Old 4th Aug 2012, 20:28
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Sterkulf,

So they expect you to accelerate whilst at 15 degrees pitch up in the go around (any min height for this?) and only when the flaps are up you can put your hands back on the thrust levers and ask for 'bug up'?

Thanks
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Old 5th Aug 2012, 11:43
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Assessment

Is anybody going on 15th of August to Stanstead for assessment?
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Old 5th Aug 2012, 11:59
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According to the brief pack, youre supposed to maintain F15 and atleast 147kts until levelling off, then bug up, accelerate and start flap retraction. when the flaps are up, thrust levers are PFs responsibility, until then just command your PM if thrust reduction is needed i guess
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Old 5th Aug 2012, 17:14
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1. Do you have to provide your original ATPL exams results? When I passed them I only received an email from my school with a CAA report with my marks and attempts. Is that okay?

2. My medical expired today, and I'm still waiting to receive my current medical. Is it compulsory to have it valid the day of the interview or just for the TR?

Thanks a lot!
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