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Old 11th Dec 2017, 10:30
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GKSS, congrats for passing the interview!
Can you give us a quick feedback of the questions asked (HR and technical) and your sim ride?
Thanks!

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Old 12th Dec 2017, 17:40
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Well done to all of you passing selection lately. A huge piece of advice.

Every new starter must join the local pilot association . There is a huge battle at the moment and the plight of cadets is a big talking point, we are trying to make things better for you all.
This is probably the last time we have this opportunity at Ryanair, help it become the great airline it should be.
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Old 12th Dec 2017, 18:13
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Read the posts above, these guys would sell their mother for an underpaid job in this company, they won't bother.
They will probably be the ones to fly in their days off and out of the base to cover for the strikes of the other pilots, so they can make hours and get out to something better, as they say. Until there will be nothing better around.
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Old 12th Dec 2017, 21:47
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And are you blaming the cadets?
These conditions are up to the cadets?
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 09:50
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No, I was merely stating that they will NEVER help out their collegues. Quite the opposite in fact.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 11:20
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Jolax, Not blaming the current cadets because obviously they had nothing to do with the current situation. Those that joined before them are very much to blame because they allowed this situation to continue.

However every one that joins Ryanair now are very much to blame because they are weakening the crew's hand.

Edit: Yes the conditions are up to the cadets, they can always say no or demand better T&C
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 11:34
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So basically what you’re saying is that now all the current pilots (who were probably all P2F cadets when they joined) have the right to complain about new cadets joining just because they now have their snouts firmly in the trough?

Seems a bit hypocritical that pilots who P2F with FR 1,2,3 etc etc years ago have the audacity to complain about new cadets doing the same
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 11:40
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I am not saying that at all. If you go over my post again you'll see that those who joined before them are very much to blame because they are the ones who let this to even become a practice in the first place and then allowed it to continue.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 11:47
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Originally Posted by Skipname View Post

However every one that joins Ryanair now are very much to blame because they are weakening the crew's hand.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 12:49
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I don't think the cadets will necessarily be weakening the current pilots hands as there is no shortage of inexperienced FOs.
The real shortage lies in the Captains, this is being exacerbated by the fact that now a lot of the experienced FOs close to command hours are choosing to leave rather than upgrade. This will not be an easy fix for them.

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Old 13th Dec 2017, 17:55
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Originally Posted by Captain-Random View Post
What is so hard to understand? The pilots that joined Ryanair since they started the P2F are to blame for allowing Ryanair to pull this

Also the cadets that choose to join now instead of waiting for few months until the dispute for better T&C between crew and Ryanair is over, are ( cadets or otherwise) to blame for allowing the situation to continue from this point on.

Fredbr: Not everything that bursts your bubble is false rumours. Yes there is a backlog of cadets waiting for the line training. I can't tell you how long it will take to clear the backlog but I personally know few people that started the type rating in January 2017 and earned their first pay check at the end of September.

Do you really believe Ryanair when they said they messed up the pilot's holiday? It's true that they had to change the roster year from April to January but they also gave the holiday on a prorated base, Ryanair are not that generous.

The fact is that Ryanair is short of experienced crew that is why they have the current issues. Who is going to train you so you can do the line training after 1.5 months?

http://www.pprune.org/terms-endearme...lights-55.html - have a look at the last few pages of this thread and see how many bases are going on strike or have planned a strike. This should give you an idea of what's happening in Ryanair.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 18:22
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What is so hard to understand? The pilots that joined Ryanair since they started the P2F are to blame for allowing Ryanair to pull this :mad
100% agree but you can’t expect prospective cadets to sit around and wait just because current pilots have finally got their act together and are trying to take action now they’re logging hours and receiving a pay check. It sounds a tad hypocritical to me.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 20:21
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Yes I hope for your sakes by then conditions will have improved. Every cadet coming into the company should immediately be placed on a direct contract and receiving a basic salary.

The new guys won't be affecting the battle the current pilots are having with management however it wouldn't take long for a freeze of people joining to change things all round. Currently it's 60+ new entrants per month (so probably around 150 interviewed) all willing to pay for type ratings and go unpaid for months. Unfortunately they won't need to change their behaviour towards cadets with this endless supply. I'm not saying you should be the one to say no because of course there'll be someone behind you in the queue to step in and take your place but at some point I do hope they have to start treating people differently one way or another.

Good luck with the training
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 20:25
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Originally Posted by Captain-Random View Post
100% agree but you can’t expect prospective cadets to sit around and wait just because current pilots have finally got their act together and are trying to take action now they’re logging hours and receiving a pay check. It sounds a tad hypocritical to me.
I am not expecting them to sit around and do nothing. I would advise them to try with all the other airlines and leave Ryanair as the really last resort. There are literally lots of jobs out there, Airlines, Corporate, General Aviation, Instruction you name it. 2017 was the best year in terms of pilot recruitment I have ever seen and I think it will continue in 2018 as well.

Fredbr, I forgot to mention that the people I personally know that started the type rating in January 2017 spent around 43-45 000€ until they got their first pay check. You should keep that in mind too.
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Old 14th Dec 2017, 17:30
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Trouble is, by the time you've started the TR you've already signed your self-employed contract with FR....which states you can't work anywhere else.
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 12:04
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Ryanair Assessment in December

Hey Guys, I attended a session in Dublin this December and was sadly unsuccessful. Wasn't seen until 2PM and when I was the sim was very rushed, not even allowed a full brief, was to be done outwith of the sim in private.

Take off with heading and altitude request, climb and descents, radial interception then an approach. (My GS failed but was visual) No emergency so no chance to really explore any CRM or MCC traits.

Personal was about myself, training family then few technical's. (Seats, Hydraulic system and how flight controls are moved.)

Best of luck to all who attend in future.
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 16:36
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I hope you have all seen the news today.

Epic.

As long as you all join your national pilot associations. When you get your base, you must join the country of your base, regardless of your nationality. In the mean time, nothing to say you don't join your home nation when you start your TR.

We all want to make Ryanair a company where we can stay for 20 years. They need our help to do that.

Last week I flew a cadet to his wings ceremony in dub. He started his TR in may 2017 Been told he won't start line training til March 2018. That means no pay until April, maybe May.

1 year with 0 pay. We need to make this company the company it could be. This treatment cannot go on.
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Old 17th Dec 2017, 18:11
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ATR Type Rating

Hi guys.

It will be my second interview with Ryanair, i was there in OCT 2016 and i fail.

Now received a new phone call and a new date.

Im currently working in France as ATR First officer and im wondering if they will make me different questions because of my current Type Rating.

Anyone with a type Rating invited for an interview? How it was? Technical questions about your current Type Rating?

Thank you very much guys
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 15:23
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Hello,

Thanks to everyone who has shared his experience in the interview.

I sent the application 2nd week of November. Email 5 weeks later, call on the next day. Will have the assessment on the 18th January.

The call was very simple. They asked me how was my MCC experience and what I have been doing since then. It looked like they just wanted to make sure that I can communicate in English (that's why it was a rather random question and the answer itself wasn't really relevant). When that was clear, she invited me to the assessment and explained me the required documentations and steps.

Best regards!

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Old 19th Dec 2017, 11:24
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Originally Posted by Rookie4711 View Post
I applied this summer via McGinley for APC, email one day after application, phonecall another few days later and assessment one week after the phone call. Typerating started late summer and now I am done with base training and waiting for linetraining (no idea how long we have to wait).
My advice for the assessment: study this forum, the official briefing package and know the SOPs and profiles, know everything about your previous MEP, the B737, Ryanair itself and about your own profile (strengths & weaknesses and examples where you did what and why, why should they hire you, why Ryanair etc.)
You should also be able to basically handle the 737 sim e.g. how to fly a SID / airwork / raw data ILS, basic briefings, nav setup skills and navtech chart knowledge. They also look for good english skills and if you are able to become a captain within the next 4 years.
Update: we finished a couple of weeks ago and the first one of our group is now rostered for linetraining (even got a base next to his hometown). Others still waiting though. I think 4 months are extreme cases and the average waiting time might be 1-3 months right now. But the waiting time is also different for everyone and might change every month...
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