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Old 11th Apr 2007, 11:37
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Thanks

Many thanks to you egelsbach, finally a constructive post about Ryanair

That will helps a lot

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EMA Assessment on May 03rd?

Anyone here going to EMA for assessment on 03rd May?
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Thank you very much egelsbach.
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Old 11th Apr 2007, 23:04
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737-800 Sim partner?

I am going for assessment at EMA on May 03rd. Im willing to pair up with anyone for a sim session (preferably in the next 2 weeks). Many thanks!
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Those questions were roughly what I was hearing guys were being asked that have been through the process over the last few months. Only problem with information being in the public domain is that it tends to get changed pretty quick. Just like how the Luton departures got scrapped for the sim ride once everyone had found out and could do them in their sleep on MS flight sim.

My advice would be to go through your air law as well particularly stuff like runway centre lighting, HIAL. Know about Cat 1, 2 and 3 approaches, turbine engines, free turbines, jet streams, how come we have wind and how do we get upper winds etc etc?
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hello robert

how did you go on your raynair assessment and interview on the tenth. was it what you had thought it would be like.

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EIDW FR Sim check

This may be usefull for people who are due to do their assessment in Dublin.
http://www.liveatc.net/feedindex.php?type=international
Live Dublin ATC. It's good and live to the second, i.e no delays.
Aslo,
Check out http://www.iaa.ie/safe_reg/default.asp here you can view the Ireland AIP and all the SIDs and STARs for EIDW. I sent an email regerding Aeronautical charts in general a few months ago to the IAA and they sent me out the AIP folder, free! Which I heard was strange and they send me out the ammemdments now too. So it's worth a try!
I don't know maybe the above will be of no use to a person preparing for a sim check in a 737 at Dublin for FR but I'm a student pilot that is only completing the PPL now, and I find both of them usefull!

All the best with the checks and the interviews.

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Old 15th Apr 2007, 00:16
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Ryanair assessment in EMA

Hi chaps,

Had my assessment last week in EMA. Tech interview, was ok, on last aircraft flown, system, question on propellers, swept wings.
HR, asked me questions on the airline, what I know about FR, and why I wanted to join them.

Sim, was the pole hill 4T departure, from Liverpool, followed by steep turns. then NDB DME RWY 27, be careful for situational awareness, as they might freeze the sim and put you somewhere else. Always scan RMI.

They made us fly manual, although in the email I received, was saying autopilot and FD, so work on your gen handling guys, very important.

I received a phone call in the evening saying that I passed. Overall, they are very relaxed people over there and they will try to help you and relax you during the day.

Good luck to all of you and if you need help or questions, feel free to ask.

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Assessement Experience

Hi Dear colleagues,

last week I had my assessment with Ryanair at EMA, and would like to tell you how my day there was. Thanks to this forum I alread knew a little bit, of what to expact, nethertheless, here is some more new information.

Before I start some info about me. 25 years old, 202TT, MCC B737-800.

Meeting time was at 9.45 at EMA training facility. Unfortunately we could start at about 11 o'clock with the interviews. This day we were 4 pilots, all Cadets, with not more then 300TT. I was the first one with the interview. A very kind guy called ..., I suppose from the HR departmet, picked me first up. I took exactly 45 minutes and was actually the technical and the normal interview mixed up. Interviewers were ....(responsible for the tech questions and the sim assessor), then ...(HR) and ....(chief of the Pilot Recruitment). Sorry I don't want to mention any names here. All three guys were great. Very kind and patient trying all of the time to be fair and nice to you. I could also notice that for me(English non-native speaker), they tried to talk slower and clearly.
The questions I had, were mixed, so I could not notice a separation between technical and interview part.
Technical questions were like, Jet Streams( I know its met), critical engine, service ceiling and also why Ryanair, tell us about yourself, etc....
We also had some opprotunities to make jokes and laughed, all together very relaxed. I can recommend everybody the book "Technical pilot", which helped me to prepare very good.
The other three colleagues were there for about 30 minutes.

The sim was blocked for a 4 hour session from 14-18 o'clock, and we had about 1h for a lunchbreak. Usually we could decide how to be paired for the sim, I would recommend, the first two guys to start, who also started with the interview first.
With the invitaion for the sim, you will get a very good descrpition, of what to expact in the sim. All the procedures and for every phase of flight, call outs, etc.... and it is really important and necessary to study this brochure and know it by heart. For the approach it said we could use the A/P + F/D only throttles to be handled by the PF. This was not the case, so don't focus so much on the atomatic flight and train more real raugh data flying. But the good news are no 737-200 now the the 800 sim...... Wowwww, great plane. I took some hours in a 800 sim. Just to be sure, because my MCC was a few months ago. And I would also recommend to take 1-2 hours.
SIm ride:I was PF.... Liverpool RWY 27, SID was straight ahead 5000ft Level of, stabilize, then Steet turns, accelerating 250kt and climbing to 8000ft with 250kt, while turning into e certain heading. When reaching 8000 desencing to 5000ft no restrictions. In that case, PWR Idle, nose down, just be carefull, not to accelerate over the Vno speed(is indicated) about 320kt as far as I remember. Then levelling of 5000ft I had enige fire, my colleague as PF had back door opened.Both were solved after 1 min and had engine back. Here very important good decision making and CRM(returning back). Then recall items(for fire), then QRH(only mentioned to do). Informing ATC(fire is mayday!!!!!, and returning back to A/P). Then Info to Cabin Crew(NITS) and finally call to the paxes.
As PF i was cleared inbound NDB(direct etry), here the sim was frozen, nethertheless I made e controll change with the PM, and prepared for Holding, with Holding briefing and then for NDB App with briefing. After I had finished, took back the controls and sim moved on. Hodling----direct entry on the outbound course, short befor 1min, right turn inbound NDB and cleared for APP....landing.
Nothing special nothing tricky. Basic IFR flyinig skills, all the briefings and good CRM were the main points.

After the day I had a good feeling. Enjoyed the interview and sim ride a lot and two days later my feeling was confirmed.

If one of you guys have any questions, the are always welcome.
Hope I could help some of you beeing invited there soon. Its not easy and may not be underaestimated, but with some preparation easyly to be passed.

Greetings Robert
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Well done BlueAngel_91 and thanks for a great write up of your recent experience, i'm sure it'll come in useful.

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Old 19th Apr 2007, 13:22
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RE:Dublin

Thanks for all the feed back guys and gals...still trying to find someone which has sat the Dublin interview recently???
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Old 19th Apr 2007, 13:33
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Hello

Thanks for the post...mine is in Dublin on the 4th May...Im dreading the SIM part as my MCC was a year ago...the SIM in Dublin is the 737-200 but I have booked 90 mins the day before...Im most worried about the emergencys... do you and your partner have time to prepare for the SIM as you may have been taught different things on your MCC...if so how much time do they give you before hand, thanks
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Old 20th Apr 2007, 19:11
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Hi guys i'll have the assesment in Dublin the 31st of May, any news regarding the technical interview is really appreciate, cause the sim briefing they sent me is clearly explain, so no tricks a i think, but for the tec. interview i have to review things from the ATPL manuals, so..


so, basicly anyone of you have done recently the assesment in Dublin??
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Old 20th Apr 2007, 19:37
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The briefing on the day will change, SIDS, Arrivals, EPR settings will all change. Don't get too stressed about learning the plates, I can nearly guarantee you won't be using them.
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 12:45
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Re:MCC

I know three people which failed their SIM check and all of them did their MCC on an aircraft other than the 737..(i.e. Not PARC) and everyone one I know which has passed the SIM ride has done their MCC at PARC...bit worrying since I did mine at BCFT...This is obviously a huge advantage..

Donnie Darko, I take it you have sat an interview recently? How can they change power settings??? Unless the WAT is going to be altered I dont see how they can do that...
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I receive a very detailed briefing about the simulator assesment directly from East Midland and honesty there's no tricky things to do or strange setting, remember the EPR is so easy i think, i practise myself every on FS for the basic IFR, i have a beautiful B737-300 to flight with a -200 panel installed..beautiful!!
In a couple of weeks i've booked two sessions of 2 hours each, maybe 4, in the sim where the assesment will be.
I think if you never fly this sim, it's hard to pass, but after 4-8 hours repeating costantly the simulator briefing with the trainer maybe will be easyer have a good result.
The only thing that for me remain a mistery it's the tec. interview cause there're so much things to review and remember that say some bull****s it's a moment, anyway we will see, don't want stress myself too much.....go go go

PS: on my breifing i received 3 STAR (Liverpool, Prestwick, Leeds), plus 3 NDB approach for the same airports.. No SID.
The EPR setting are so easy to remember 2.10 T\O 1.90 CL 1.25 Level flight for maintain 220kts clean and 1.25-30 for mainatin the Vref with flap 30 on the final vertical profile in landing config.
When i will try the real sim in a couple of weeks i will post my impression....
in the meanwhile if some of you will come the 31st of May in DUB please let know, we can share knowledge as much as we can before the "day"..

Bye bye
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Are people still being invited for assessments, or has the cadet scheme slowed down??
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 22:29
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Turkish 777,

Sorry when I said EPR settings, I meant speeds will change, I was told cruise would be 230, on the day they wanted 250.
Be ready for a different brief then they sent you.
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Are people still being invited for assessments, or has the cadet scheme slowed down??
I got an email last week asking for an update of hours, etc. I guess they still perceive a need.
 
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No probs Donnie Darko, thanks for the info.

Regarding tech questions a friend of mine sat the EMA interview recently and they asked him one question, how does a jet engine work?? others friends have said the old winglet question pops up and why do jets have swept wings.. What happens to V1 with a contaminated runway is another favourite. I think it really depends on the day..

If they are recruiting around 400 people this year they've got to see at least a 1000 people I would assume, (thats if theres a 1000 people out there with 20K to spend) how much time can they spend on each person if you think about it logically..
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