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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 ‘Haarlem’ 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 30°
- 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 30°
- 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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Old 10th Apr 2018, 18:54
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Hello!

Does anyone know if someone who is type rated and experienced on another Boeing airplane would still have to do the whole cadet program with full length line training? I have one year experience as F/O on a heavy Boeing (Not 737, so I don't qualify for direct entry F/O). I've been called for assessment by the end of this month and wouldn't know if asking this would be misinterpreted as trying to take shortcuts

Thanks
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 08:08
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Originally Posted by Aeroman27 View Post
Hello!

Does anyone know if someone who is type rated and experienced on another Boeing airplane would still have to do the whole cadet program with full length line training? I have one year experience as F/O on a heavy Boeing (Not 737, so I don't qualify for direct entry F/O). I've been called for assessment by the end of this month and wouldn't know if asking this would be misinterpreted as trying to take shortcuts

Thanks
Yes I believe you have to go through the whole programme regardless of your one year experience on a heavy Boeing
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 09:31
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Originally Posted by flyfan View Post
Indeed, that's a normal mail. No need to panic
Well, at the end i was right. I received today the email ..."Your application has been reviewed, however, we regret to inform you that your application will not proceed to the next stage in the selection process.
Due to the number of applications received for this program it is not possible for the airline (or CAE) to provide additional feedback regarding your application"...


I was expecting this cos i've never got the "application completed" email. I don't really understand their criteria for calling someone for the assessment or not.
Since the first moment they contacted me interested in my application they had already my resume, aeronautical background, experience, etc. There was only missing some Flight school report and stuff like that.

Anyway, very good luck to all who have been called.

Regards!
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 13:21
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Originally Posted by adcast View Post
Well, at the end i was right. I received today the email ..."Your application has been reviewed, however, we regret to inform you that your application will not proceed to the next stage in the selection process.
Due to the number of applications received for this program it is not possible for the airline (or CAE) to provide additional feedback regarding your application"...


I was expecting this cos i've never got the "application completed" email. I don't really understand their criteria for calling someone for the assessment or not.
Since the first moment they contacted me interested in my application they had already my resume, aeronautical background, experience, etc. There was only missing some Flight school report and stuff like that.

Anyway, very good luck to all who have been called.

Regards!
Hi, when did you apply? I applied on March 16, no response yet.
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 13:46
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Originally Posted by C43 View Post
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?

Hi C43,

About the question on my age,
I simply said that i was not able to afford this kind of training earlier due to the huge amount of money involved.

That was all they didn't try to deep more !!
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 18:17
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Hi guys!

Can anyone, from people who have been called, confirm that you recieved "application completed" e-mail from CAE? I have applied on March 26th, no documents missing and haven't recieved any further messages except: "Thank you for applying to the Ryanair TR program. We can confirm we have received your online application. For your reference, your training request number is TR-00000*******. If your application is selected to proceed, we will contact you in the future."

Thanks
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 21:32
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Originally Posted by gliderman13 View Post
Hi guys!

Can anyone, from people who have been called, confirm that you recieved "application completed" e-mail from CAE? I have applied on March 26th, no documents missing and haven't recieved any further messages except: "Thank you for applying to the Ryanair TR program. We can confirm we have received your online application. For your reference, your training request number is TR-00000*******. If your application is selected to proceed, we will contact you in the future."

Thanks
I would call that stage 1. When you create your application, you receive that automated response. In my case, a few months after that, I received an email, non-automated, saying my application was incomplete and that I should reply to that email whenever I completed it. I uploaded whatever was missing and replied to that email as instructed (the email has to contain certain text that they need for tracking). A day or two later I received the "application complete" email which also said to expect a call. A week later I received the call inviting me to the assessment.
Summing up, before they call you, you will receive an email that says they will call you.
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Old 12th Apr 2018, 08:01
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Originally Posted by adcast View Post
Well, at the end i was right. I received today the email ..."Your application has been reviewed, however, we regret to inform you that your application will not proceed to the next stage in the selection process.
Due to the number of applications received for this program it is not possible for the airline (or CAE) to provide additional feedback regarding your application"...


I was expecting this cos i've never got the "application completed" email. I don't really understand their criteria for calling someone for the assessment or not.
Since the first moment they contacted me interested in my application they had already my resume, aeronautical background, experience, etc. There was only missing some Flight school report and stuff like that.

Anyway, very good luck to all who have been called.

Regards!

As I can see in your profile you come from Mexico. If you read carefully Ryr entry requirements there is written clearly that applicant must hold an EU passport. In my opinion this may be a reason in your case.

Regards!
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Old 12th Apr 2018, 15:06
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Just out of interest, do any of you guys called for assessment recently have any ATPL resits on your record?
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Old 12th Apr 2018, 15:12
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Originally Posted by MaverickPrime View Post
Just out of interest, do any of you guys called for assessment recently have any ATPL resits on your record?
I failed 4 exams on the first try, but passed them on the second. I had a successful assessment.
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Old 12th Apr 2018, 15:16
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Originally Posted by sfarxo View Post
I failed 4 exams on the first try, but passed them on the second. I had a successful assessment.
thats all I needed to hear. Good luck!
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Old 12th Apr 2018, 15:47
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Originally Posted by gliderman13 View Post
As I can see in your profile you come from Mexico. If you read carefully Ryr entry requirements there is written clearly that applicant must hold an EU passport. In my opinion this may be a reason in your case.

Regards!
Hi gliderman13, thanks for the idea. I don´t think that is the problem. I lived two years in Mexico but I am born in Europe with EU passport. I just forgot to update my location in my profil.

Regards
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