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Old 30th Oct 2014, 16:51
  #4461 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2014
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Hi All,

I am booked onto the Assessment on 3rd November in Dublin.

I booked a sim refresher with Simtech the night before 2/11 from 6-8pm. I received an email from Simtech saying that another person is booked 8-10pm.

I believe the plan is that we are going to be PM for each others session. If this is you that has booked the 8-10pm session, send me a PM and we can make contact before next week.
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Old 30th Oct 2014, 18:16
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Hi all,

Since the day I had the 1st answer from CAE about my application I started reading this forum and it has been very helpful. That's why I think the best way to thank those who wrote and helped me with their experiences is writting here my own point of view.

My assessment day was the 9th Oct in Dublin. I meet with the rest of candidates and interviewers did a short briefing. After that they made sim pairs and gave us jeppesen SID, approach plates and departure clearance. We had like.. 15min to talk with our sim partner and refresh procedures. We were 8 from all over Europe. Very nice guys, everybody was nervous but friendly at the same time. Me and my partner were the 1st to fly. Arp was Liverpool, the instructor told me to do a non-std departure, rwy heading till d3, left turn heading 180 climbing 4000' or something like that. Once there, he ask me if I was receiving a ndb which was in the vicinity. "What's your QDM?" "Intercept QDM090 and fly dct to the station". After that I had fire on the galley. Radar vectors were not available so I had to complete the entire NDB ILS 27. Once on the GS I was expecting a GA but I saw the Rwy and landed.
Then, my partner had the same but changing the SID, which was the Walasey 2T.
In my opinion, in this stage is important to show you can "fly" the acft, good CRM and teamwork and your decision making capacities. They also looked very happy when asking for C/Ls.

I met again with the guys and we talked a bit about the sim and about us mainly. In about 45 min I was called to do my personal intvw! I was very nervous.

I went into the room, there was the same instructor that was on the sim and another guy. They asked me all papers you have to bring and started asking personal questions. How are you? Did you find the beer hidden on the candidates room? Why did you decide to study there? Why Ryr?... Basic stuff, name 3 ryr bases.. After that they asked my "what's the most important thing on MCC" and how would I describe a good Capt. It was a very nice atmosphere, no tricks, no pressure. Then, they said I was free to go. I had a very strange feeling as I was expecting typichal technical questions but I wasnt ask anything!

I met again with the other candidates and talked about it. Some of them were asked jetstream, engines on 737, what's v2, t/o segments... anything new.

After 7 days 1 candidate received a negative answer. Next week the rest received a positive answered via email. We were 5/8 in from my assessment day.

Now, I have my TR at CAE scheduled for the 2nd of March. We are all preparing documentation and filling forms for CAE and the contractor agency.

Hope my lines help candidates as much as previous writers helped me. Feel free to PM in case of doubts not already explained.

Best luck to everyone!
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Old 31st Oct 2014, 22:46
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I passed the phone interview and got the assessment day date on 13th of November.
If someone else is planed for this day and want to contact me, you are welcome.

Good Luck.
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Old 3rd Nov 2014, 08:19
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Join Date: Oct 2014
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Assessment 13Nov


I got the call from CAE this morning. As said before in this thread there was nothing special.

They asked be about my TT, PIC, medical, me/ir and if I passed the ATPL and ME/IR at first attempt.

Then she read me a short text about "in flight fire" and the asked me 3 questions.

Nothing special at all.

After the questions she told me I had passed the "interview" and that I am booked for an assessment at Stansted next thursday(13nov)

Anyone else booked for the same date, please contact me so that we can meet up in advance
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Old 3rd Nov 2014, 09:15
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CAE1419 Facebook group

Anyone in the CAE1419 course starting 30th March, PM me to join the Facebook group
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Old 3rd Nov 2014, 10:45
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Assessment in Stansted

Hi Guys,

Anyone attending the assessment in Stansted on the 13th of November?

PM me if so

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Old 3rd Nov 2014, 12:37
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Hi Everyone,

@RMY & @ propelah thank you for taking the time to post your experience of your Ryanair interviews. Can I ask you both if you can remember the strength of the wind they used for the simulator detail and how far off it was ?

Did you use any interview preparation packages from latestpilotjobs/flightdeckfriend and if so were they accurate to the questions you got ?

Can I please ask people who are on interview this week to post the type of questions they had regarding technical side as they seem to be mixing it up a little.
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Old 4th Nov 2014, 05:41
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Can I ask you both if you can remember the strength of the wind they used for the simulator detail and how far off it was ?
We used RWY 27 in Liverpool. The strength was 300/10kts.
It may depend on the assessor, but I dont think you will get more.

Ceiling was 700AGL

I attended interview last week in Dublin, and received positive answer today!
Everything at the interview was as expected. No tricks etc.

Last edited by anderse; 4th Nov 2014 at 12:53.
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Old 4th Nov 2014, 13:54
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How Long is it taking from successful assessment to tr
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Old 4th Nov 2014, 14:07
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@ henricho it depends, but generally 3 to 5 months.
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Old 4th Nov 2014, 14:30
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30th oct

Has anyone from 30th oct. assessment heard anything yet?
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Old 4th Nov 2014, 14:57
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TR LGW1405

Anyone in the LGW1405 course starting 16th March, PM or email me to join the Facebook group
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Old 5th Nov 2014, 16:24
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Anyone doing the assessment in London the 13th November? please PM me
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Old 5th Nov 2014, 17:38
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RYR Assesment 30th

I havent heard anything... I take it you didnt either? how did yours go?
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 08:49
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Hello everyone, done my assessment on 22nd of October at Dublin, positive reply on 31st of October, allocated for FR1417 TR course starting on 23rd of March 2015 is anyone in this group?
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 20:51
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I am! Check the FR1417-group on Facebook
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Old 7th Nov 2014, 06:51
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Guys, I applied via CAE a year ago and never heard back from them despite updating my data and (of course) meeting all the formal requirements. Does it make sense to withdraw the application and re-apply? Has this worked out for anybody? Has anybody been contacted swiftly after such a re-application?
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Old 7th Nov 2014, 13:22
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Those who have had a telephone interview - would you say they are only interested in:

First time passes on the

- ME/IR and
- all 14 ATPLs?

Are they allowing partial's / fails on the CPL and one or two resits on ATPLs..?
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Old 8th Nov 2014, 08:35
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Anyone Type Rating Course LGW1403 ?
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Old 8th Nov 2014, 21:16
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I applied through CAE, did the interview in STN on the 30th Oct 2014 and I got the positive answer 2 days ago via email from McGinley Aviation.

However, differently from some friends of mine who got through few days before me, I haven't received any date for the beginning of the TR course yet.
The reason for this, as explained in the e-mail, is because all courses planned up to March 2015 are fully booked and RYR is working with CAE in estabilishing the new set of course dates. I can expect to receive course dates in the next couple of weeks.

I crosschecked with my simulator partner and he got the same e-mail.
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