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Old 5th Apr 2018, 21:30
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Join Date: Aug 2017
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Originally Posted by Kinbo View Post
He got a call on good Friday? A known bank holiday.
They call from Netherlands, 30th is not Bank Holiday in there, only Monday 2nd
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Old 6th Apr 2018, 09:14
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Originally Posted by pilotczj View Post
Could you please confirm that your friend applied on the given date or got the application completed mail on the 9th of march? I am just curious because I applied on the 7th, and got the application completed on the 20th of March and no calls yet.

Thank you
He applied a couple of days before the 9th. He received a mail saying his application was completed the 9th.....i applicated the same days but the 16th i received a mail saying my application was incomplete(i forgot to upload a file), after that i received the mail the 18th, so i consider my application started that day....fingers crossed
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Old 6th Apr 2018, 11:14
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Originally Posted by yankee.romeo View Post
He applied a couple of days before the 9th. He received a mail saying his application was completed the 9th.....i applicated the same days but the 16th i received a mail saying my application was incomplete(i forgot to upload a file), after that i received the mail the 18th, so i consider my application started that day....fingers crossed
Thanks for getting back to me. I hope the mail arrives next week, keep us updated if you receive the mail
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Old 6th Apr 2018, 11:39
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Hi fellows,

I applied on 19th march and today received mail about complete application. Wish you luck and will keep you updated further.
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Old 6th Apr 2018, 22:31
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Originally Posted by hubabuba254 View Post
Hi fellows,

I applied on 19th march and today received mail about complete application. Wish you luck and will keep you updated further.
That's good to hear, I applied 3 days before you but nothing yet... maybe I can expect something soon.

Though I think I may have "delayed" my application by not uploading all documents at once, stupid me... let's see what happens next week.
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Old 7th Apr 2018, 00:22
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Hi guys,

In the Package they only require our Logbooks and copy of the last two pages.
But do you usually go with your official documents wich details Flying hours, or is not necesary?

I suppose is not necesary, but with modular ATPL I donīt Know really.

Is anyone for Assesment 10th? at 8.00. (PM if someone goes)

Good Luck again for everyone, its beautiful how aviation is growing after years without future and a lot of my coleagues has entry on Ryanair or similar Airlines with incredible Aircrafts to start like those 737NG.

Last edited by Aeromet2.0; 8th Apr 2018 at 00:00.
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Old 7th Apr 2018, 06:43
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Originally Posted by Dynamite995 View Post
At first I did not know that the CPL and ME/IR results were necessary, I thought just my license was enough, so I added the CPL/ME/IR results after 13 days when I found out here.

Didn't get any emails about incomplete application in the meantime. And of course no "application complete" email yet.

I find it odd how some of you got the "application incomplete" email so fast, even on the same day as your application, and I did not get any warning about it before adding my CPL results, even though it's been almost 2 weeks between applying and adding the missing stuff.

Also I have one more question, what did you guys write under "Total Flying Hours" in the application? Did you count your simulator time, or only aircraft time? I am fresh out of flight school so I have only 142 aircraft hours, so I wrote that just in case. With sim time it would be 197 hours.
By CPL, ME/IR results You mean exam report ?
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Old 7th Apr 2018, 09:21
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Originally Posted by cavok82 View Post
By CPL, ME/IR results You mean exam report ?
I attached CPL, IR/ME exam reports and received application completed email.
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Old 7th Apr 2018, 10:02
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Iíve recieved the email from CAE regarding the phone call in the next 14 days.

Comes at an awkward time actually, Iíll be working in Abu Dhabi and donít answer calls on my personal phone when Iím away to save racking up enormous phone bills. Can anyone provide the number which they call you from so I can watch out for it?

Cheers
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Old 7th Apr 2018, 10:11
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Originally Posted by Slipstream86 View Post
Iíve recieved the email from CAE regarding the phone call in the next 14 days.

Comes at an awkward time actually, Iíll be working in Abu Dhabi and donít answer calls on my personal phone when Iím away to save racking up enormous phone bills. Can anyone provide the number which they call you from so I can watch out for it?

Cheers

It's a number from the Netherlands. Maybe this helps
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Old 7th Apr 2018, 11:38
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Originally Posted by cavok82 View Post
By CPL, ME/IR results You mean exam report ?
I mean the reports from my CPL and ME/IR skill test, both in one flight in my case.
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Old 7th Apr 2018, 12:17
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Originally Posted by flyfan View Post
It's a number from the Netherlands. Maybe this helps
Thanks very much
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Old 7th Apr 2018, 23:09
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Originally Posted by cavok82 View Post
By CPL, ME/IR results You mean exam report ?
cavok82, found an example online, mine looks similar but has a little bit more info about my ATPL studies and flying hours and a few more written lines.
Petter Natvig - Flight School Report

Hope this helps
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 09:09
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I applied to Ryanair in March 2016, and received a rejection in March 2017. I understand that after a rejection, one cannot create a new application, but instead can update their application. The problem is, I cannot 'EDIT' my application, but can only 'VIEW' it. I have a friend in a very similar situation, who can 'EDIT' their application. I just want to know what I can do to edit all the changes to my old information, like medical expiry date, total hours, and so-forth.

Thanks guys!
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 12:40
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Originally Posted by Keane1981 View Post
Hello Quistgaard,
did you do simulator first or the interview?
did you have the possibility to choose?

Thanks!
Interview first. No choosing :-)
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 16:12
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Originally Posted by Quistgaard View Post
Interview first. No choosing :-)
Except when you notify the assessor that you have a flight to catch, he might schedule in the morning group. They are pretty flexible.
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 16:13
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Originally Posted by Slipstream86 View Post
Thanks very much
In my case it was +31 26 567 XX XX. My iPhone showed ĎHaarlemí as origin from the call.
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 16:50
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Hi everyone,
here some feed back about the assessment done on the 3rd of April :

INTERVIEW

1st Technical questions:
- the guy looked my log book and ask me some questions about my previous aircraft flown and when i've completed PPL/CPL/MEIR
- skill test attempt
- tell me about the DR400, the MS 893 what is the main difference between these two
- explain how leading edge flaps work and what are they use for
- carburetor explanations/risks, is there any possibilities of carburetor icing if the OAT is 30į
- tell me about the engine on the C172, fuel consumption (L and USG), what the advantage with fuel injection, then MTOM of the C172
- what the effects of the altitude on the performance/ explain why

2nd HR:
- few questions on my resume
- why did you start an aviation career at 28 year old
- new contract what do you think
- did you apply somewhere else
- which airline would you choose

I might do not remember everything but it was quiet quick.


SIMULATOR

PF 1st:
- with WAL 2T from Liverpool runway 27, flight directors on
- after that FD off for general handling, turns/climb/descent
- then the examiner ask the PM about our position on the approach chart
- intercept R090 from WAL vor
- a litle bite before the interception the number 1 ask to talk with the PF
- hill passenger (DODAR/NITS)
- back to Liverpool via radar vectors and ILS R27

Almost the same as PM but we get some smoke in the cabin.

End of the assessment.

Positive answer on the 6th of April.

Good Luck Folks.
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 20:29
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Originally Posted by 119.10 View Post
Hi everyone,
here some feed back about the assessment done on the 3rd of April :

INTERVIEW

1st Technical questions:
- the guy looked my log book and ask me some questions about my previous aircraft flown and when i've completed PPL/CPL/MEIR
- skill test attempt
- tell me about the DR400, the MS 893 what is the main difference between these two
- explain how leading edge flaps work and what are they use for
- carburetor explanations/risks, is there any possibilities of carburetor icing if the OAT is 30į
- tell me about the engine on the C172, fuel consumption (L and USG), what the advantage with fuel injection, then MTOM of the C172
- what the effects of the altitude on the performance/ explain why

2nd HR:
- few questions on my resume
- why did you start an aviation career at 28 year old
- new contract what do you think
- did you apply somewhere else
- which airline would you choose

I might do not remember everything but it was quiet quick.


SIMULATOR

PF 1st:
- with WAL 2T from Liverpool runway 27, flight directors on
- after that FD off for general handling, turns/climb/descent
- then the examiner ask the PM about our position on the approach chart
- intercept R090 from WAL vor
- a litle bite before the interception the number 1 ask to talk with the PF
- hill passenger (DODAR/NITS)
- back to Liverpool via radar vectors and ILS R27

Almost the same as PM but we get some smoke in the cabin.

End of the assessment.

Positive answer on the 6th of April.

Good Luck Folks.
119.10

Agewise I'm in a similar situation as you as you (28) and I was wondering how did you reply to that question?
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 13:42
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Since this forum really helped me, this was my experience. I got the positive reply today, 2 days after doing the interview.



We were only 4 persons for the interview. The assessor was very friendly and really tried to help us out. First they gave us a briefing about the sim and some points about the EFIS, throttle settings, speeds, configuration, etc. This is the time to ask anything you are not sure about.



The examiner then gave us the SID and APP plates for Liverpool. WAL 2T and ILS 27. He gave us our departure clearance, WAL 2T, non-standard altitude, 5000ft and briefed the SID and told us he only wanted to hear the essential parts of the briefing and that he wanted us to verify all coms/nav and other settings as we briefed the SID. And that he didnt want us to be doing the takeoff briefing in the sim so to brief that before hand with our partner. He also said that calling out the checklists was not necessary and that he would do them anyway but that if we were in the habit of calling them out, then to call them out anyway.



I was first for the technical/HR interview. First the examiner looked at my log book and asked me a few questions about my hours. Then we spoke quite a bit about the places I lived before and the current situations (very chill chat). Then he asked me which airplane I flew the most (c172).



Technical:

What engine did the 172 have? IO-360

What does the I stand for? Injected. What does the O stand for? Opposed.

So does it have a carburetor?

If it was 18 degrees and we went flying, could we get carb ice? Why?

Its 4 degrees in Dublin and we go flying, at what altitude would we encounter the freezing level?

What do you know about Ryanair's 737?

Whats the difference between a piston engine and a gas engine?



HR:

What have you been doing after your training?

Why did you choose your school?

Were you happy with the instructors?

Why did you decide to do your JOC in an A320?

Do you know anyone in Ryanair?

Would you be willing to move to Europe? (I dont live in Europe at the moment)

How long do you plan to stay in Europe? (Probably to see if my intentions were to build quick hours and go somewhere else)

What are some of your strengths?

What are some of your weaknesses?

Give me 3 reasons you want to work for Ryanair



I might be forgetting some. It sounds like a lot but it actually just felt like a chat and went by very quickly and was a rather pleasant conversation.



Sim assessment:

My partner and I went first. I started as PM on the right seat. We briefed and set up at the same time like we were asked to do. Then we asked for the before take off checklist and the examiner read it out loud. Got the departure clearance and took off RWY 27.

It was fly heading 268 and intercept the WAL 118 radial. Turn starts at 1.5nm so be alert for that (good to mention this on the departure briefing). Then fly some headings, headings then intercept radials. We had a sick passenger. Doctor on board said it was only getting worse. We did DODAR then NITS. Decided to return. We called atc and got vectors for the ILS 27. The PF handed me controls and briefed and set up for the approach. Then I handed controls back to him. The examiner asked us where we thought we were. I read the QRM and DME distance and said that was enough. We did the ILS, broke out of the clouds at around 800ft. The landing was a unstable so I called a go-around. We did the go-around without any problem and we were set up again for an approach and this time we did a successful landing.



Then my turn as PF, I remained in the right seat. Same exact thing except there was a security threat at DUB and the airport was closed. Again, DODAR + NITS and decided to return to land. Again vectors for the ILS.



Most important thing. SPEAK a lot. Say all your intentions to your partner. Ask him to help you with everything and you should help him with anything he might miss or even just remind him of the altitudes or headings by saying approaching xxxxft, approaching xxx HDG. Everything will come rather fast if you are not used to it and we are all concentrated in flying the plane and not missing anything that we are bound to miss something so help your partner out because you will be assessed in that too. Don't make any decision without first consulting your PM.



Don't worry if you make a mistake, I made a few mistakes as well but if you detect them, do correct them. One of my mistakes was that for the departure, in the MCP I selected radial 118 instead of our course which was 298. The PM didn't realize either. The examiner was helpful and asked what our outbound course was going to be and what did we think should be selected for our course. So we quickly realized that and changed it. Dont stress about it and just say, you are correct, I missed that, thank you for the help and get on with the flight. I still got accepted so one or two mistakes does not set the outcome.



The other guys doing the interview seemed to have gotten a few more difficult questions while another only got 2 technical questions and a lot of HR questions with the HR guy trying to make him nervous. Don't worry about that and continue talking normally with a smile. It's just to see how you react to the situation.



I used PPRuNe and ACE to prepare as well as google and my old ATPL books. Just have some general knowledge and it should be enough. Try not to lead them to any question that you are not sure of. For example, if you are not sure about Dutch Roll and you are asked what the Yaw Damper is for, it might be good to mention to prevent yaw and roll oscillations and not say to prevent dutch roll because you can bet that the next question will be, what is dutch roll?



Anyways, that was my experience and as you can see it varies somewhat from candidate to candidate but nothing that hasn't already been mentioned here. Dress smart, have a good positive attitude, good manners and keep on a smile. Good luck.
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