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Old 28th Mar 2018, 02:28
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Hello,

I will go to the assesment in the next weeks to Dublin, its my first time, its not impossible, complete all the documents, even if you have more than 30 years.

Which accommodation is better Premmier Inn or Travelodge? Really interested in transport shuttle from the Airport, I haveīt stayed before at Dublin.
Internet wifi is important, clean of bathrooms and to have near ways to have cheap food. I had listened about a Supermarket LIDL nearest to Travelodge, is that Correct? (with google and tripadvisor it seems better Premier Inn about transport-internet-clean, but i dont know really, because here i see different).


I had to ask to lot of pilots and coleagues about the documents to upload to CAE website(it could take days or weeks to have all the documents from flight schools if you didnīt had please be sure to have before apply flight school reports-MCC...), if you havenīt got any one, CAE will advice you .
PDFs must be reduced of size and could be with some pages (with different sides or parts of required documents).

They are very kind at phone, call about 1 month after aply correctly, few days after e-mail for near call, it`s part of the interview for checking your english level.

There is an important amount of documents for those that have modular ATPL frozen, even you need legal translators for your other titles...when you have confirmation you have again to complete more details in 4 pages...


Well im so nervous, and excited, I have prepared typical ACE book with some questions from the webs, that are similar to those that you show here, and expect that some hours on 737Simulator will help, expect to practice really more than 10, because with less than 10 you have a risk to fail the simulator, in my case MCC was on other kind of aircraft.

In my case i dont have money for type rating, but i have saved for accomodation in Type rating that takes 3 months theory+simulator, and other expenses(perhaps 5000-7000 euro you need? it seems a lot 10k that I have read before), normally banks could lend you the money with the contract of Ryanair in your Hands.

Good luck for every one!, and please advice me if you go in next weeks to Dublin via MP, I think that its the best choice for a begginner pilot to start at Ryanair in Europe.
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Old 28th Mar 2018, 07:48
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I stayed at the Premier Inn - there's a shuttle bus going to/from Dublin Airport every 30mins for 2€/way. Otherwise take a taxi which will be around 8€ (at least for me it was at midnight...maybe there's a higher price at night). Travellodge is closer to the RYR HQ, and most of the other guys stayed there...but even the Premier Inn is maybe 10mins walk from the HQ. Most of them said that the Travellodge is a very "basic" hotel so I'd recommend the Premier Inn; but I don't know about the difference in price. There are a few bars/restaurants - even a McDonalds - nearby so you surely won't starve to death...

As prep I'd recommend uPilot.ie - very nice guy who really gets you ready for the assessement. I'm sure if you have never been sitting in a 737 cockpit before it's helpful to learn the layout of the instruments and for a refresher on your CRM/briefings/useful tips for the assessement. Don't expect it to fly like the Ryan 737 sim. He even picks you up from your hotel.

Regarding the TR: You can choose now between the 295oo€ non-bonded way or the 5ooo€ 5-year bond. Just FYI.

Last edited by flyfan; 28th Mar 2018 at 12:08. Reason: Thanks "Skyhigh" vv for pointing that out. I forgot to mention that in my post. (see inclined text in my post)
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Old 28th Mar 2018, 11:47
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As prep I'd recommend uPilot.ie

The SIM at Upilot has no feedback, you should try and do your preparation in a proper 737 Sim. Many guys who went to Upilot struggled at the assessment
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Old 28th Mar 2018, 12:41
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Thanks Flyfan!

I will prefer Premier Inn.

For the training I have a simulator selected dont worry.

Thanks
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Old 28th Mar 2018, 22:22
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As prep I'd recommend uPilot.ie

Originally Posted by Skyhigh_ View Post
The SIM at Upilot has no feedback, you should try and do your preparation in a proper 737 Sim. Many guys who went to Upilot struggled at the assessment
In response to the comment from Skyhigh, UPiLOT are in the process of upgrading our yoke control system, we have already ordered the new equipment and have been assured by the manufacturer that it will be delivered very soon. The new yoke system will include a brand new industry standard feedback system.

We continually strive to improve our service and would like to point out that this comment is contrary to the overwhelmingly positive response we have had preparing pilots for airline interviews over the past four years.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 06:45
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Originally Posted by JohnPaul79 View Post
In response to the comment from Skyhigh, UPiLOT are in the process of upgrading our yoke control system, we have already ordered the new equipment and have been assured by the manufacturer that it will be delivered very soon. The new yoke system will include a brand new industry standard feedback system.

We continually strive to improve our service and would like to point out that this comment is contrary to the overwhelmingly positive response we have had preparing pilots for airline interviews over the past four years.
I went to upilot the day before assessment in February and was successful. I found it to be very good preparation for the day.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 12:00
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Originally Posted by JohnPaul79 View Post
In response to the comment from Skyhigh, UPiLOT are in the process of upgrading our yoke control system, we have already ordered the new equipment and have been assured by the manufacturer that it will be delivered very soon. The new yoke system will include a brand new industry standard feedback system.

We continually strive to improve our service and would like to point out that this comment is contrary to the overwhelmingly positive response we have had preparing pilots for airline interviews over the past four years.
I haven't heard the overwhelmingly positive response from all the guys who failed the assessment and did the preparation at Upilot. Your "instructor" is not even a Pilot apparently, I would still recommend guys to do a proper preparation in a proper 737 Sim in order to improve their chances of passing the assessments. You should maybe remove the Ryanair logo from the map on your website as it is misleading.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 13:19
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Hi all,

I have applied on March 16th and uploaded all documents except the CPL and ME/IR results (didn't know they were mandatory until yesterday, thought just my license was enough). Today I have added the copies of my CPL and ME/IR results. I see that I have an option to remove ONLY those two files from My Documents on the CAE site, and I can't remove any of the other files (CV, ATPL results, license, medical etc.).

My question is: does that mean my application was already under review before I added the missing two documents, or the possibility to remove those docs doesn't mean anything?

I haven't had any response to my application yet, so I was wondering about this. I do know that they inform you if something is missing in your application, so I'm not sure about this.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 21:39
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Originally Posted by Skyhigh_ View Post
I haven't heard the overwhelmingly positive response from all the guys who failed the assessment and did the preparation at Upilot. Your "instructor" is not even a Pilot apparently, I would still recommend guys to do a proper preparation in a proper 737 Sim in order to improve their chances of passing the assessments. You should maybe remove the Ryanair logo from the map on your website as it is misleading.
I’m not sure what rock you’ve been living under but Upilot are extremely highly regarded amongst people who have gone for ryanair assessments, including myself and a significant number of my colleagues. If you can’t fly the upilot sim then you shouldn’t be flying, end of story. The feel system in upilots sim has very little to do with how you perform in the ryanair assessment.

Even this thread alone, if you look back over it for the past number of years you will see the large number of recommendations and referrals from pilots who have used upilot for their assessment prep sessions and who have subsequently been successful at the ryanair assessment.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 23:01
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Hi everyone,

Anyone going to the assessment on the 11th of April?
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 07:07
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Originally Posted by Whiskey Hotel View Post
Iím not sure what rock youíve been living under but Upilot are extremely highly regarded amongst people who have gone for ryanair assessments, including myself and a significant number of my colleagues. If you canít fly the upilot sim then you shouldnít be flying, end of story. The feel system in upilots sim has very little to do with how you perform in the ryanair assessment.

Even this thread alone, if you look back over it for the past number of years you will see the large number of recommendations and referrals from pilots who have used upilot for their assessment prep sessions and who have subsequently been successful at the ryanair assessment.
You keep recommending them which makes me think that you probably work there? If not, apologies!
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 08:33
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I went to uPilot and didn't pass the assessment, my friends also went there and they did pass the assessment. Extremely helpful and friendly guy who knows a lot about the Ryanair assessment and I would go there again.

Read carefully, I did not pass the assessment yet I still suggest people visit him for the sim preparation because it does help.
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 11:15
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Originally Posted by Skyhigh_ View Post
You keep recommending them which makes me think that you probably work there? If not, apologies!
I keep recommending because I hold them in such high esteem for ryanair preparation, as do many of my colleagues, as I have already mentioned.

As Iíve said already, itís not the upilot sim that causes pilots to fail the ryanair assessment, itís the candidates ability and performance on the day of their assessment. Bear in mind that lots of pilots pass the assessment with ryanair having completed their training anything up to five or six years previously, and have done very little flying in the meantime bar their renewals, and they pass the assessment having had no prep sessions beforehand. Which brings me back to my previous statement, itís not the upilot sim that caused you or you or friends to fail the assessment, itís your performance on the day of your assessment, and that performance is a reflection on your ability and how good of a pilot you are.
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 11:20
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Originally Posted by CessNah View Post
Anybody here on course FR1808 starting on the 14th of May? PM me if so!
Hi canít send a PM... is there a FR1808 group somewhere? FB? whatsapp?
Canít wait to start!
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 12:04
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Application sent: 15/02-2018

Call recieved: 28/02-2018

Assesment day: 28/03-2018

Positive email: 30/03-2018



HR questions:



- Tell us about yourself

- Why do you want to join Ryanair?

- Strengths?

- Weaknesses?

- How did you prepare for the assesment?

- What did you least like about your pilot training?

- Would you choose the new or old contract if you suceed?



Technical questions:



- Why does the DA-42 have a t-tail?

- How many generators/alternators on 737?

- What leading edge flaps on 737? (krueger on inboard side and slotted slats on outboard side)

- What is wing loading and when would you want a high or low wing loading?

- What is aspect ratio?

- Any APU limitations on 737?

- How many seats in Ryanairís 737?

- How do you calculate stallspeed if you are given a Vref?

- Who is the boss of Ryanair?



Simulator:



Me and my partner were the last in the simulator. I started as PM and we flew a modified SID out of Liverpool RWY 27 (Straight ahead to 3 DME from IBQ then right turn to 360 climb and maintain 5000 ft.) A bit of airwork (climbs, descends, turns) nothing special. Then a full procedure for ILS RWY 27 go around, and then reposition on 10 nm final for a full stop.



When i was PF the simulator kind of broke down, and i had to fly the ĒwholeĒ simulator part without autothrust, heading bug, altitude bug or flight directors. I think i flew 15 minutes with no emergencies only a take-off, some airwork and then reposition on 10 nm final for full stop landing.



Good luck out there guys!
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 12:40
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guys, as someone who was very close to this until recently, Simtech is a much better option where you will at least be prepped by a real pilot, in realistic conditions, Upilot prepped candidates have a much lower pass rate and it is real shame for cadets who are already paying €350 for the assessment, that they are not getting the prep expected. if you are thinking of wasting €400 going into something similar to microsoft flight sim, you are better off setting something up in your bedroom !
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 12:44
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Originally Posted by Whiskey Hotel View Post
I keep recommending because I hold them in such high esteem for ryanair preparation, as do many of my colleagues, as I have already mentioned.

As Iíve said already, itís not the upilot sim that causes pilots to fail the ryanair assessment, itís the candidates ability and performance on the day of their assessment. Bear in mind that lots of pilots pass the assessment with ryanair having completed their training anything up to five or six years previously, and have done very little flying in the meantime bar their renewals, and they pass the assessment having had no prep sessions beforehand. Which brings me back to my previous statement, itís not the upilot sim that caused you or you or friends to fail the assessment, itís your performance on the day of your assessment, and that performance is a reflection on your ability and how good of a pilot you are.
so why spunk Ä400 on a prep course then?
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 13:27
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Originally Posted by Quistgaard View Post
Application sent: 15/02-2018

Call recieved: 28/02-2018
They just called you out of nowhere? No warning about when they will call you beforehand like other guys said?
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 15:59
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Originally Posted by jonesyinthesky View Post
so why spunk Ä400 on a prep course then?
Thatís personal preference, some people choose to do it with no prep, others choose not to.
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 16:47
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Dear friends,

I am B737 classic rated, only SIM Time, what kind of technical questions I can expect?

And what about the SIM, what they are expecting to see?

I will have an interview for cadet position.
Thank you for the help.

Best regards,

Fayaz Rasac
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