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Old 30th Aug 2016, 19:19
  #6501 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Spain
Posts: 5
Got the positive answer recently

Since PPRuNe helped me a lot in getting prepared for the assessment, I want to share my experience so others can benefit from it:

Less than a week after I applied, I got an email saying that they would call me within the next 14 days. I was called on the 3rd one for the phone interview, and the next day I was called again to be offered an assessment date. I couldn’t attend that day, I explained the reason and they kindly offered another date. (When talking about days I mean WORKING days)

The day before the assessment I booked a sim prep session in Simtech (Dublin). It was of invaluable help, and if I went back in time, I would go there again. It probably made the difference for the next day.

On the assessment day, the assessors were really nice and tried to make us feel relaxed. You start at 8.00 am with a briefing on how will the day go on, and some basic things about the simulator (pfd, nd, toga buttons, flight profiles…). You are also told in which airport are you going to fly from that day, the SID clearance and the METAR. In my case it was Liverpool RWY 27, SID WAL2T, and the met conditions were 300/10KT 8000 OVC008.

Then I went into the tech/personal interview, and the questions I can remember are:
Cruising altitude along a transatlantic flight
VOR range
INS, IRS
Great circle/rhumb line
They would draw a great circle in the northern hemisphere curved towards the Equator. It is wrong and explain why.
Is it faster to travel over the Atlantic westbound or eastbound?
737 pax, engines, absolute ceiling, flight controls, hydraulic systems and pressure
Some basic questions about my MEP aircraft during flight training
Type and number of fleet in RYR.
Why do you want to work for RYR?
Have you applied to other airlines? Which ones?
Do you have any friends working in RYR?
How can your academic background help you in the cockpit?
When can you start? Base preferences?
Can you self-fund your TR?
Also a presentation about myself and some political information about my country.

After that, we went into the sim. Short departure briefing and then takeoff. Amended clearance during the SID, turn right hdg 360 and climb 5000 ft. Then some maneuvers (climb, descend, turn, increase/decrease speed). Then we were frozen and asked to point in the app plate where we were. After that, continue flying, asked QDM to the locator, and ATC called to clear us to fly inbound with a different QDM. When we were approaching the locator, ATC clearance to hold, asked which entry into the hold and suddenly the assessor acting as cabin crew no. 1 comes and says we have a fire onboard, or that we have a dying passenger. Hand over control to the PM, brief DODAR, NITS, take back control, declare mayday or pan pan and ask for vectors to come back to land. ATC will probably answer that vectors are unavailable and probably give you an undesired clearance, so don’t be pleased with it. Request what you want. Then raw data full NDB ILS procedure to land again in RWY 27 Liverpool, and ILS failure on final approach. We were visual so decided to continue. My partner got roughly the same exercises, changing altitudes, headings, QDM, type of emergency…

Bear in mind that you are assessed both as PF and as PM, they want to see good CRM. It’s not a big deal if your handling skills aren’t perfect, after all, you are not type rated. What matters is that both of you have good communication. If you make a mistake (turn the wrong side into the holding entry, have difficulty finding that new QDM, or struggle to follow the ILS) it won’t be that important if your partner corrects you. It is OK to ask your partner to advise you before a turn, when to deploy the flaps… So try to release workload when acting as PF.

Also the briefings are important. Although you don’t have much time to do them, since you won’t be for long in the simulator, make good and concise briefings in a methodic manner and try not to forget any important aspect (MHA, max speeds…)

Best of luck to all of you
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Old 30th Aug 2016, 22:31
  #6502 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Lisbon
Posts: 12
Originally Posted by 802 View Post
Hi,

Can anyone explain about the APC course that Andre got?

- Is this an MCC course?
- If you do good in this course, you go directly to the type rating or you have to do another assessment ?
- If I get this right, in the case of Andre, he will have to pay APC+Type rating.

Thanks in advance
That's a good question, not even me that I was selected know the exact plan and details for the APC course.

HereRyanair pilot jobs news for airline pilots and aviation schools
we can find in the "scholorship" section an information that makes us think we need to pass the MCC that is part of the APC successfully. I hope there is no doubt wether we will proceed to the Type Rating course or not...

But if successful, the course cost will later on be deducted in our payment after each month.

I'm lookinf forward to get more information regarding the program as well.

@ RadioStar737, I've heard of those 6 months before reapplying as well.
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Old 31st Aug 2016, 14:58
  #6503 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: lollove
Age: 32
Posts: 18
Originally Posted by dondapin12 View Post
Got the positive answer recently

Since PPRuNe helped me a lot in getting prepared for the assessment, I want to share my experience so others can benefit from it:

Less than a week after I applied, I got an email saying that they would call me within the next 14 days. I was called on the 3rd one for the phone interview, and the next day I was called again to be offered an assessment date. I couldn’t attend that day, I explained the reason and they kindly offered another date. (When talking about days I mean WORKING days)

The day before the assessment I booked a sim prep session in Simtech (Dublin). It was of invaluable help, and if I went back in time, I would go there again. It probably made the difference for the next day.

On the assessment day, the assessors were really nice and tried to make us feel relaxed. You start at 8.00 am with a briefing on how will the day go on, and some basic things about the simulator (pfd, nd, toga buttons, flight profiles…). You are also told in which airport are you going to fly from that day, the SID clearance and the METAR. In my case it was Liverpool RWY 27, SID WAL2T, and the met conditions were 300/10KT 8000 OVC008.

Then I went into the tech/personal interview, and the questions I can remember are:
Cruising altitude along a transatlantic flight
VOR range
INS, IRS
Great circle/rhumb line
They would draw a great circle in the northern hemisphere curved towards the Equator. It is wrong and explain why.
Is it faster to travel over the Atlantic westbound or eastbound?
737 pax, engines, absolute ceiling, flight controls, hydraulic systems and pressure
Some basic questions about my MEP aircraft during flight training
Type and number of fleet in RYR.
Why do you want to work for RYR?
Have you applied to other airlines? Which ones?
Do you have any friends working in RYR?
How can your academic background help you in the cockpit?
When can you start? Base preferences?
Can you self-fund your TR?
Also a presentation about myself and some political information about my country.

After that, we went into the sim. Short departure briefing and then takeoff. Amended clearance during the SID, turn right hdg 360 and climb 5000 ft. Then some maneuvers (climb, descend, turn, increase/decrease speed). Then we were frozen and asked to point in the app plate where we were. After that, continue flying, asked QDM to the locator, and ATC called to clear us to fly inbound with a different QDM. When we were approaching the locator, ATC clearance to hold, asked which entry into the hold and suddenly the assessor acting as cabin crew no. 1 comes and says we have a fire onboard, or that we have a dying passenger. Hand over control to the PM, brief DODAR, NITS, take back control, declare mayday or pan pan and ask for vectors to come back to land. ATC will probably answer that vectors are unavailable and probably give you an undesired clearance, so don’t be pleased with it. Request what you want. Then raw data full NDB ILS procedure to land again in RWY 27 Liverpool, and ILS failure on final approach. We were visual so decided to continue. My partner got roughly the same exercises, changing altitudes, headings, QDM, type of emergency…

Bear in mind that you are assessed both as PF and as PM, they want to see good CRM. It’s not a big deal if your handling skills aren’t perfect, after all, you are not type rated. What matters is that both of you have good communication. If you make a mistake (turn the wrong side into the holding entry, have difficulty finding that new QDM, or struggle to follow the ILS) it won’t be that important if your partner corrects you. It is OK to ask your partner to advise you before a turn, when to deploy the flaps… So try to release workload when acting as PF.

Also the briefings are important. Although you don’t have much time to do them, since you won’t be for long in the simulator, make good and concise briefings in a methodic manner and try not to forget any important aspect (MHA, max speeds…)

Best of luck to all of you
Hey Dondapin12, how long have you been waiting for the answere after the assesment?

thank you
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Old 31st Aug 2016, 15:56
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Join Date: May 2014
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@darkshine: the 2nd working day after the assessment I had the answer.

Hope it helps!
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Old 31st Aug 2016, 19:39
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Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: France
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Hey guys,

one question please guys I had the mail for the phone interview in the 14 coming days, how long have you been waiting for the call ?

Thank you

Best of luck to all of you
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Old 1st Sep 2016, 12:11
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Join Date: May 2015
Location: Norway
Posts: 10
Mario21, They called me 2 days after I received the email.

I have attended to the phone interview and they told me to expect a call or email with the interview date. I dont know if thats a negative sign, but I havent heard anything after the phone interview for like 4-5 days now....
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Old 1st Sep 2016, 12:38
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Brussels
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I had the call 5 days after the mail but missed it.
I emailed as instructed to be called again. They called me again 3 days later and did the phone interview. It was as previously described in this forum. She read a text twice and asked few questions about it. The text was easy but her strong indian accent wasn't so easy to understand, I missed the point sometimes !

It seems I am in the same case as some people here, I didn't get any assessment date. She told me I will be contacted by phone/email.
I have been waiting for 3 days now, hope I am not out

Any news from the guys who were in this case as well ? did they contact you again ?
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Old 1st Sep 2016, 13:11
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Paris
Age: 28
Posts: 5
Hello all,

I got the first email the 22th of August in the morning and the phone interview the same day in the afternoon
She also told me at the end of the phone call that she will call me back soon.
I got a new phone call the 24th and they invited me for the interview the 7th of September
So don't worry this is normal and it doesn't mean that you have failed the phone interview
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Old 1st Sep 2016, 14:25
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Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: France
Posts: 4
Hello

Tks guys, yes I read everything on the subject Ryanair, I saw that the call is usually of 5/6 days after the mail... sometimes the same day. I wanted to know for the current period.

Because I'm waiting since almost 14 days now that which worries me a bit... It isn't specified if it's working days or... Is there some people un this situation?

Good luck guys
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Old 1st Sep 2016, 16:04
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Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: PL
Posts: 6
Hey fellas, anybody for the CAE1625 in AMS, beginning on 5th December?

Cheers
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Old 1st Sep 2016, 16:50
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: lollove
Age: 32
Posts: 18
@moseka

Hey moseka, check your pm thankkk youu
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Old 1st Sep 2016, 17:16
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Join Date: May 2015
Location: Norway
Posts: 10
Originally Posted by renren View Post
I had the call 5 days after the mail but missed it.
I emailed as instructed to be called again. They called me again 3 days later and did the phone interview. It was as previously described in this forum. She read a text twice and asked few questions about it. The text was easy but her strong indian accent wasn't so easy to understand, I missed the point sometimes !

It seems I am in the same case as some people here, I didn't get any assessment date. She told me I will be contacted by phone/email.
I have been waiting for 3 days now, hope I am not out

Any news from the guys who were in this case as well ? did they contact you again ?
I also had phone interview a couple of days ago, and they told me that they will call me or email. But it is 4 days ago I had phone interview and I hope thats not a negative sign. The english text was easy, but with some backround noise and stuff, I think I maybe had a mistake or two on the answer
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Old 2nd Sep 2016, 08:30
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Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Romania
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Hi guys! How long does it take them to email you after applying for APC programme?
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Old 2nd Sep 2016, 09:37
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Belgium
Age: 30
Posts: 5
i'm in the same position as you mario21, also waiting for 14days , think it's normal
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Old 2nd Sep 2016, 12:29
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Join Date: May 2014
Location: Spain
Posts: 5
Hey, there's a facebook group for the ones in CAE 1622, starting 7th Nov.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1574564669516337/

Feel free to join!
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Old 2nd Sep 2016, 21:16
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: lollove
Age: 32
Posts: 18
Originally Posted by ciaddi View Post
Hey guys, does unsuccessful interview get an answer by email too?
I know positive ones of course get an answer.


But what about negative? Do they get a feedback too, or it simply ends there without an answer?


Any thoughts?
Hey ciaddi, did you receive any feedback?
today i received a negative answer after 20 days from my assesment.
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Old 3rd Sep 2016, 02:19
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Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: London
Posts: 19
Lost password

Hi Guys,

I can't access my account. When I use the lost password link it does not work even if try to set up a new account the system says it has me in their database.

Anyone with the same problem?

Thank you

Last edited by Boldpilot2000; 4th Sep 2016 at 19:17.
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Old 3rd Sep 2016, 10:46
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Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Udine
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hi darkshine, I'm sorry for you, i'm still waiting some documents from Enac before to go to assestment , what do you think about reason for a negative answer???
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Old 3rd Sep 2016, 11:37
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: lollove
Age: 32
Posts: 18
Hi, i don't know the reason of unsuccess at all.
My sim was perfect (with my flight partner), i i thing something were wrong in my personal interview, but when i came back to home i felt very positive about assesment. It's a lottery and we are not able to understand their criterya.

Two guys in my assesment day have forgotten the reference. At the end, they passed the assesment and we (4/5 guys) failed..

Unfair
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Old 5th Sep 2016, 05:33
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Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Slovakia
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Hey moseka, I am scheduled for the CAE1625 too! Is there any FB group?

EDIT: I have been rescheduled for CAE1629. If there's anyone here for the same course - feel free to contact me.

Last edited by juris; 29th Sep 2016 at 20:11.
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