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Old 9th Jan 2018, 10:14
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Originally Posted by baronerosso_ View Post
Hi folks,

is there anyone who did the interview in 2018 and already got the answer? Thanks!
Not yet, waiting for the email ...
The wait should be up to 7 working days though
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 10:18
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Originally Posted by Fouga_GVA View Post
Not yet, waiting for the email ...
The wait should be up to 7 working days though
Thanks Fouga_GVA !
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 16:03
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Hi guys,

I did my CPL and Theoretical ATPL in a school, and the IR/ME in another school. I got the "flight school report" from those two flight schools.
However, I took my PPL in a third school previously. Does anyone know if they need a report from the school in which I took the PPL course???

Thanks a lot!!
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 17:11
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Originally Posted by Winglet757 View Post
Hi guys,

I did my CPL and Theoretical ATPL in a school, and the IR/ME in another school. I got the "flight school report" from those two flight schools.
However, I took my PPL in a third school previously. Does anyone know if they need a report from the school in which I took the PPL course???

Thanks a lot!!
I would doubt that. I think they are the most interested in ME/IR and MCC. Just upload those 2 files and you will get an email is the application is incomplete, but again, I don't think they would require a report for your PPL
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 18:12
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Great, thanks a lot for your answers!
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 09:42
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Hi everyone,

I am in Dublin on the 1st of february and I wanted to ask if you know what charts and what airports they are using for the simulator screening.
And does anyone know a cheap hostel close to the Ryanair HQ ?
Thank you very much!
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 10:45
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When do they usually send successful emails? Is there any pattern?
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 11:08
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from what I've heard from some friends it seems to be around 3-5 working days after the assessment.

For getting a call after application at CAE it varies greatly from 10 days to 3 months at the moment.
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 11:10
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I waited 4 working days for the call after I got the email from CAE
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 18:07
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Just done the assessment. Nothing new to report, Sim and tech interview as described many times before.

HR interview felt a little different... No questions about why Ryanair, why they should employ you etc. Just questions about previous work, flight training, can you pay for type rating. Basically the kind of chat you’d have with a friend down at the local pub.

I’m guessing they’re desperate to get people onto TR courses because as of this week they are interviewing 12 people a day instead of the usual 8. I presume they’re assessing more people to get a higher number of assessment passes rather than lowering their standards to get more people through.

I got the impression that the sim is a big part of the assessment because it seemed there was little emphasis on the interview side of things...
If you ask me the tech interview is pointless because if they really wanted it to mean something they would at least spice up the tech questions rather than use the same basic ones listed over and over on this thread, winglets, seats on 737 etc.

In a nutshell I think they’re desperate to hire pilots but don’t assume this means they’re going to reduce the quality of the candidates they put through TR’s.

My sims partners friend was assessed recently only 11 months after failing their first FR assessment.

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Old 11th Jan 2018, 20:03
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Do you know how many days you have to wait for the result?
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Old 12th Jan 2018, 11:12
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Hi lads,

This thread has been a valuable help to prepare this assessment.
Here is my feedback to help the next chaps.

Technical interview
Xwind DA42
Calcul xwind component
Xwind during the sim
What powered the flight controls on the 737 ?
Describe Hydraulics systems on the 737
Standby hydraulic power used for which systems on the 737?

HR
Why ryanair ?
When can you start?
Can you pay for the TR ?
Most complicated part of your training ?
Any fail in theory or praticable exams ?

Sim ride
Sim Liverpool W2T SID
Airwork turns a 30 - Slowing accelerations
My buddy got ILS vectors, I got procedural and emergency passenger heart attack
No go around
Tricky part in the sim check is to strictly follow the speed and altitude bug 5000ft and not 5020ft Same for speed 220kts and not 222kts during airwork

Got positive call 1 week after.
Good luck !

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Old 12th Jan 2018, 12:01
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Well done mate
About the questions on the 737, isn't it too much for a non type rated or something? I think it is too much for someone who has never flown a 737, isn't it?
About your procedural, what did you do?

Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 12th Jan 2018, 12:11
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Hi guys,
Thought I'd give you some feedback from my process with RYR. Have a series 2 in groundschool, partialled the IR and first time pass on the CPL. I applied on the 17/10, got the email saying they'd phone me on the 20/11 and had the phone call two weeks later. Nothing tricky, just asked about hours and resits, then had to wait for them to phone the airline to discuss my application, but they phoned back within half an hour and offered me as assessment on the 3rd Jan.

Everyone was out of BXH on the Trent 4D SID, and the assessor goes through the plates in the morning to make sure everyone is happy with them and how to fly it. We were also briefed for the hold as the other assessor liked making candidates do them. Anyway, we weren't assessed until the afternoon so we had a fair while to go through the plates with our partners, and to go through the take off and saftey brief as they don't want you to do this in the sim.

I was PF first. Set up and briefed for the SID. We took off and I accidentally asked for 090 to be bugged instead of 009. PM didn't pick up on it so we ended up flying 090 until I realised it was wrong and turning back onto 009. Didn't take us long to reintercept that radial, so I don't think we'd flown in the wrong direction for long. We then were given a couple of turns and climbs to do before the assessor asked my partner where we were on the plate. I then passed over control for me to point out our location on the map. My emergency was an uncontrollable fire in the galley so I handed over control, did a DODAR and NITS after deciding to return. Did the set up and approach brief, took control, ended up 200ft low at the platform altitude, but I don't think PM was being very active as the assessor was telling me 'altitude'. Anyway, ended up getting a GPSW of 'too low gear' for some reason on the approach, so PM called go-around so we did. Was repositioned on a 3 mile final to land, ended up bouncing and veered off to the right (slightly off the runway.) That was the end of my sim. Me and the PM started debriefing straight after the landing of what went wrong during the SID which I think the assessor liked, and he joined in on the debrief too.

We swapped seats, the PF didn't rebrief SID, but I mentioned that as we'd already messed up the first one that it could be a threat to happen again. We took off, did some more climbing a descending before the being told by ATC that Dublin was closed due to a security threat. PF did a DODAR whilst flying the plane, decided back to land at BHX. Called ATC who told us to turn direct to the beacon and to let them know when we had. Started turning and for some reason, PF asked me to do the NITS brief for him. Called ATC after to let them know we were inbound to the beacon, they gave me a really long clearance to fly outbound of the beacon on 180 and to report radial established. Turned to the PF to tell him this, he was going to give me control to do the approach brief but by this point we were 1.5D from the beacon so I suggested it wasn't really a sensible time to hand over control. He asked me to set up for the ILS which I did, but I also mentioned that as we were outbound we really needed to start getting flaps in and try stable (at this time he was still trying to intercept 180). By the time we had flap 5 in, we were vectored onto our final intercept heading for the ILS so he didn't have time to brief for the ILS, to which he said was I happy with the brief from before. Anyway, came down the ILS, I thought I saw a truck on the threshold as we passed over it and called go around (according to the assessor there wasn't anything there so that was my bad) anyway, was repositioned on a 3 mile final and he landed fine and that was the end of the sim. The assessor was very friendly and gave us advice and tips during the sim (like when going visual how often to look in and out).

Interview wise, I got a right grilling. The sim assessor is the interviewer. Most interviews were done within 10-15 minutes with 4/5 questions on tech. Mine lasted nearly half an hour and I was asked the following questions: what needs to be kept ice free on a 737, where does the warm air come from to melt the ice (I said the compressor then he started asking how hot the engine gets. I said around 1000 degrees and he said so how do we cool that down so it doesn't melt the wing? He was getting at the hot air is taken from the front of the compressor but he basically guided me to the answer) pressurisation on the 737 and when you need extra oxygen on an unpressurised aircraft, what the crews first actions during a depressurisation should be, time of useful consciousness, DA42 cruise speed and how long it would take to fly a distance, the freezing level for the day, calculating a cross wind, he also asked if the SEP I had flown recently was fuel injected or not. I said no and that the issue was carburettor icing which I said was caused by the Venturi and needed carb heat to melt it. Got asked a fair few questions on the training side, my series 2 for ground school. Asked what I thought of Simtech, whether I had heard any bad reviews and if there was anything I would warn future students about. Asked if I had an extra sim session and who my instructor was, there was a load more HR questions but they were really easy and straight forward so I can't remember them. The interview was really laid back and was more of a chat than an actual interview.

Received the good news today with the TR starting on the 2nd April
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 14:28
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Were you allowed to use flight directors?
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 16:27
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FD only used during the SID. Once you level off, FD OFF.
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 21:36
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Guys and Girls

There are many good companies recruiting at the moment.
Look for a company who will provide good terms and conditions.

Good Luck to you all.
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 06:07
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Interview on the 10th Jan, positive email on the 12th Jan.

Type rating should start on the 2nd of April.

Anybody knows when I can expect a second email explaining things further now? What can I start preparing already?

Thank you all, this forum has been of great help.
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 10:29
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What a delusional reply

Let's see some of the T&C of this "great" company:
- Bogus self-employed contracts. Some pilot's houses in German bases were raided by police because they were accused of tax evasion.
- No medical or any other type of insurance.
- Charging you around €4.50 (not sure the rate at the moment) per flight hour for the simulator.
- Salary below the industry average, admitted by MOL himself.
- No union recognition. I know they said they will recognise them but they said many things before and never happened so I wouldn't hold my breath.
- Charging you around €32 000 for the type rating plus other expenses which in reality will make it to 40k + until your first pay check.
- The CEO is a bully and hates the crew. Manages the company by intimidation.
- Many pilots are leaving, forcing the company to cancel a large number of flights.

I could go on and on...... feel free to add to the list.

But don't worry fredbbr as long as you are in the pointy end none of that matters
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 11:07
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what is the point on blaming the company and comparing it with many other? Do we know what's in it? Yes. Do we still want to work for them? For sure we ( I ) would. Is there any possibility of improving the contracts? No doubts, they are fighting for it. Discouraging people won't make anything but create a bad mood inbetween everyone.

Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his any other company which, in fact, they are not even close to what "FR" is offering, as much as they do with "FR". Just to mention, when I say close, I mean not even 1500 euros per month ( and yes, european )
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