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Old 13th Jul 2018, 13:17
  #8161 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Italy
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Originally Posted by Byrne11 View Post
Folks, whats the average time from applying to RYR via CAE as a cadet and them then getting back to you?
Hi Byrne11, once you've applied it takes almost one week to get their first email back.
Good luck with your selection process!
Cheers!
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 14:36
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Originally Posted by CAVOK4 View Post
Hi Byrne11, once you've applied it takes almost one week to get their first email back.
Good luck with your selection process!
Cheers!
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Thank you! Is it usually a month for an assessment then?
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 15:01
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Originally Posted by Byrne11 View Post
Thank you! Is it usually a month for an assessment then?
You're welcome! Yes then it SHOULD be approximately one month! Unfortunately I can't be absolutely sure because I'm stuck right now waiting for their call. But until now, they've been absolutely on time and these should definitely be the right timing between application and assessment.
Cheers and good luck!
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 07:16
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Originally Posted by Stick_pusher View Post
Hey man, might be a silly question but I have to clarify that for myself - when they tell you to fly QDM and QDR how is this thing really happens?
they just tell you "Fly QDM of 250" and then you need to fly 250 inbound on the 070 radial?
or for example, "Fly outbound on a 020 QDR" and then you need to fly 020 heading on that radial?


I would be happy if you can clarify that please :-)
Hi,
Not the one you asked but I might help
So, if they say " Fly QDM 250 to XYZ", you have a look at your RMI, clairify where you are ( ie. which QDM you are on) then look for where to go and decide which way to turn to get there, bearing in mind the distance from the station to get an intercept heading around 30-45 degrees.
QDM automatically means that you are flying towards the station, which is radial 070.

Same with QDR, which is the radial from the station, RMI- where you are-where to go, where to turn.

If you remember, Push the head - pull the tail that will help. ( as whereever the RMI needle points is your current QDM and where the tail points its the QDR )

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Old 16th Jul 2018, 13:01
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Anyone was called recently for a second assessment?
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Old 16th Jul 2018, 14:00
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Does any one know if requesting being bonded or paying for the type rating yourself makes a difference during the selection?
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 10:46
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Join Date: Feb 2018
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After a long wait, I finally got the "Your application is under review" email. How long does it take, more or less, to receive the next email if you are selectable?
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 13:58
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Join Date: Mar 2018
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Hi guys,
Anybody for CAE 1817 Amsterdam?
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Old 19th Jul 2018, 13:51
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Hi Folks,

because of the fantastic information this thread provides, I want to share my experiences with the Ryanair Assessment as well.

Has been there on the end of June. First let me say that they try to ease you by creating a nice atmosphere. Especially the retired captain who is convoying you all over the day, doing the introduction, the SIM Briefing and even the SIM Assessment, is really funny and telling you a lot of jokes over the day. After the SIM Briefing you will be informed about the sponsored cadet programme and the conditions of the following contracts with Ryanair. If I understood it right every cadet is being offered a permanent RYR Contract after Line Training.

Interview:

The Assessment process started for me with the technical and HR interview. This was conducted by a really nice HR Lady and a kind and well experienced Captain.
HR questions were typical, as mentioned here many times before:

- Tell us about your career
- Tell us about your flight school
- Why do you want to be a pilot?
- What was your worst experience during pilot training?
- Notice Period, sponsored cadet programme, etc

After this part the captain took over and asked me questions in relation to my current Job, thereafter the typical ones followed:

- How do Thunderstorms form?
- How is a GPS working?
- How many redundancy systems has a 737?
- Explain the hydraulic system of the 737

Altogether it is an fair and enjoyable interview just the captain is trying to irritate you from time to time by asking questions during you are about to answer his proper question. Just stay cool and answer as good as you know.

After the interview, I and my SIM Partner went into the SIM and I started as PM first.

As briefed before (you have plenty of time to brief and go through the expected flight with your partner) we went out of Liverpool RWY 27, WAL 2T Departure, which is an easy one, I think.
When passing WAL you got some advices in regard of Air work. Normal rate turns, steep turns, high speed and low speed, were the tasks we had to fly. Now we got the instruction to proceed to LPL NDB with QDM of 340 from an actual QDM of 330. Remember the QDM rules, Push the head - pull the tail, or turn the needle (RMI) right by flying to the left and vice versa. After that we were advised to enter the hold overhead LPL from the southeast, which means, that we had to enter with the parallel entry procedure. Just when passing the fix we got a Smoke Emergency from the cabin and proceed further with DODAR and NITS. We declared the emergency via ATC, asked for a direct landing in Liverpool, briefed ourselves and informed the cabin about. Now the standard ILS RWY 27 followed without any specials expect a loss of GS Signal at 600ft but with visual contact to the Runway. My partner decided for a Go-Around and we started the missed approach procedure. Thereafter we were placed to the beginning of ILS approach RWY 27 again to conduct a second approach which has been finished successfully.
Same programme for me as PF with the GS loss, too. However I continued the approach in regard of visual contact to the runway and PAPI.

As written here many times before, they want to see good CRM skills and high teamwork capabilites. They know well, that you cannot control the 737 perfectly but want to see basic flying skills.

Prepared myself with PPRuNe and booked a SIM session at Simtech in Dulbin the day before, which was really helpful.

After approx. 1,5h in the simulator, the assessment ended at lunch time and I felt really relieved and left the Ryanair HQ with good feelings.

Got the positive e-mail the day after J

Wishing you best of luck!
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Old 19th Jul 2018, 18:32
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Join Date: Jul 2018
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Hi Riccardo, I created CAE 1815 facebook group, you are welcome to join.
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Old 19th Jul 2018, 21:38
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Join Date: May 2018
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Originally Posted by FoxtrottDelta View Post
Hi Folks,

because of the fantastic information this thread provides, I want to share my experiences with the Ryanair Assessment as well.

Has been there on the end of June. First let me say that they try to ease you by creating a nice atmosphere. Especially the retired captain who is convoying you all over the day, doing the introduction, the SIM Briefing and even the SIM Assessment, is really funny and telling you a lot of jokes over the day. After the SIM Briefing you will be informed about the sponsored cadet programme and the conditions of the following contracts with Ryanair. If I understood it right every cadet is being offered a permanent RYR Contract after Line Training.

Interview:

The Assessment process started for me with the technical and HR interview. This was conducted by a really nice HR Lady and a kind and well experienced Captain.
HR questions were typical, as mentioned here many times before:

- Tell us about your career
- Tell us about your flight school
- Why do you want to be a pilot?
- What was your worst experience during pilot training?
- Notice Period, sponsored cadet programme, etc

After this part the captain took over and asked me questions in relation to my current Job, thereafter the typical ones followed:

- How do Thunderstorms form?
- How is a GPS working?
- How many redundancy systems has a 737?
- Explain the hydraulic system of the 737

Altogether it is an fair and enjoyable interview just the captain is trying to irritate you from time to time by asking questions during you are about to answer his proper question. Just stay cool and answer as good as you know.

After the interview, I and my SIM Partner went into the SIM and I started as PM first.

As briefed before (you have plenty of time to brief and go through the expected flight with your partner) we went out of Liverpool RWY 27, WAL 2T Departure, which is an easy one, I think.
When passing WAL you got some advices in regard of Air work. Normal rate turns, steep turns, high speed and low speed, were the tasks we had to fly. Now we got the instruction to proceed to LPL NDB with QDM of 340 from an actual QDM of 330. Remember the QDM rules, Push the head - pull the tail, or turn the needle (RMI) right by flying to the left and vice versa. After that we were advised to enter the hold overhead LPL from the southeast, which means, that we had to enter with the parallel entry procedure. Just when passing the fix we got a Smoke Emergency from the cabin and proceed further with DODAR and NITS. We declared the emergency via ATC, asked for a direct landing in Liverpool, briefed ourselves and informed the cabin about. Now the standard ILS RWY 27 followed without any specials expect a loss of GS Signal at 600ft but with visual contact to the Runway. My partner decided for a Go-Around and we started the missed approach procedure. Thereafter we were placed to the beginning of ILS approach RWY 27 again to conduct a second approach which has been finished successfully.
Same programme for me as PF with the GS loss, too. However I continued the approach in regard of visual contact to the runway and PAPI.

As written here many times before, they want to see good CRM skills and high teamwork capabilites. They know well, that you cannot control the 737 perfectly but want to see basic flying skills.

Prepared myself with PPRuNe and booked a SIM session at Simtech in Dulbin the day before, which was really helpful.

After approx. 1,5h in the simulator, the assessment ended at lunch time and I felt really relieved and left the Ryanair HQ with good feelings.

Got the positive e-mail the day after J

Wishing you best of luck!
Thank you @foxtrottDelta!
Such an helpful and smart post!
Definitely usefull!!
Thank you really much,

Best luck with your new job!
Cheers
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Old 20th Jul 2018, 08:44
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Hi FoxtrottDelta,

Thanks for the detailed feedback. Was the SIM paused during emergency?

BR
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Old 20th Jul 2018, 09:02
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Join Date: May 2018
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Originally Posted by FoxtrottDelta View Post
Hi Folks,

because of the fantastic information this thread provides, I want to share my experiences with the Ryanair Assessment as well.

Has been there on the end of June. First let me say that they try to ease you by creating a nice atmosphere. Especially the retired captain who is convoying you all over the day, doing the introduction, the SIM Briefing and even the SIM Assessment, is really funny and telling you a lot of jokes over the day. After the SIM Briefing you will be informed about the sponsored cadet programme and the conditions of the following contracts with Ryanair. If I understood it right every cadet is being offered a permanent RYR Contract after Line Training.

Interview:

The Assessment process started for me with the technical and HR interview. This was conducted by a really nice HR Lady and a kind and well experienced Captain.
HR questions were typical, as mentioned here many times before:

- Tell us about your career
- Tell us about your flight school
- Why do you want to be a pilot?
- What was your worst experience during pilot training?
- Notice Period, sponsored cadet programme, etc

After this part the captain took over and asked me questions in relation to my current Job, thereafter the typical ones followed:

- How do Thunderstorms form?
- How is a GPS working?
- How many redundancy systems has a 737?
- Explain the hydraulic system of the 737

Altogether it is an fair and enjoyable interview just the captain is trying to irritate you from time to time by asking questions during you are about to answer his proper question. Just stay cool and answer as good as you know.

After the interview, I and my SIM Partner went into the SIM and I started as PM first.

As briefed before (you have plenty of time to brief and go through the expected flight with your partner) we went out of Liverpool RWY 27, WAL 2T Departure, which is an easy one, I think.
When passing WAL you got some advices in regard of Air work. Normal rate turns, steep turns, high speed and low speed, were the tasks we had to fly. Now we got the instruction to proceed to LPL NDB with QDM of 340 from an actual QDM of 330. Remember the QDM rules, Push the head - pull the tail, or turn the needle (RMI) right by flying to the left and vice versa. After that we were advised to enter the hold overhead LPL from the southeast, which means, that we had to enter with the parallel entry procedure. Just when passing the fix we got a Smoke Emergency from the cabin and proceed further with DODAR and NITS. We declared the emergency via ATC, asked for a direct landing in Liverpool, briefed ourselves and informed the cabin about. Now the standard ILS RWY 27 followed without any specials expect a loss of GS Signal at 600ft but with visual contact to the Runway. My partner decided for a Go-Around and we started the missed approach procedure. Thereafter we were placed to the beginning of ILS approach RWY 27 again to conduct a second approach which has been finished successfully.
Same programme for me as PF with the GS loss, too. However I continued the approach in regard of visual contact to the runway and PAPI.

As written here many times before, they want to see good CRM skills and high teamwork capabilites. They know well, that you cannot control the 737 perfectly but want to see basic flying skills.

Prepared myself with PPRuNe and booked a SIM session at Simtech in Dulbin the day before, which was really helpful.

After approx. 1,5h in the simulator, the assessment ended at lunch time and I felt really relieved and left the Ryanair HQ with good feelings.

Got the positive e-mail the day after J

Wishing you best of luck!
Hi,
nice little report and congrats! Just one question. You said that your partner suffered a GS signal lost in 600 ft but with visual contact to the runway.
I have been in PPL training since 4 weeks and have about 7 hours only, but when I read about that event my first thought that came in my mind was to continue as I guess you were already stable for the approach. Maybe someone can clarify me why a G/A is better in that situation. Is there any guideline about that?
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Old 20th Jul 2018, 10:32
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Hi Guys,

Anyone on CAE1815 in AMS, if we are already few, I can open a facebook group.

Happy Landings
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Old 20th Jul 2018, 12:46
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Hello Nick, the facebook group is called cae 1815 you are welcome.
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Old 20th Jul 2018, 13:01
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Thanks guys for your congrats!

@ dimk,

no, the SIM wasn´t paused but we were in the hold and i gave over the controls to PM to brief the emergency and for approach preparation. Same my partner did before. Wasn´t a problem so far and just after the briefing the assessor put us on the ILS.

@ Christ

Think so as well! Once you are stabilized and have visual contact to the runway you should continue the approach. In my opinion a G/A is not necessary. Talked about with an experienced Airline Pilot, he stated the same.
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Old 20th Jul 2018, 15:00
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Below FL380
Posts: 77
Hello all.
Regarding my assessment:

15th june: initial application
21st june: application under review
3rd july: phone call email
4th july: phone call
18th july: assessment

Regarding technical and HR questions, as stated in this thread, everything is here.
SIM: TNT2N (EAST MIDLANDS RWY27) SID, initial climb 5000ft, airwork, position in chart, sick pax, DODAR NITS, vectors to ILS. The same as PM, but ATC strike instead.
SIM was not paused at any moment.

I booked 2 hours at Upilot, had a wonderful experience. Refreshed my CRM skills after MCCJOC and practiced SID and ILS + interview questions style. He also sent me a preparation package in order to study before sitting in the sim. I really recommend attending if you can, John really knows his stuff.

Email unsuccessful today. My group success rate 2/8.

Best of luck
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Old 21st Jul 2018, 16:00
  #8178 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: USA
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Does anyone have any experience with Simcheck flight simulation in Dublin?

Trying to decide where to go, I've been to SimTech before and I've heard reports Upilot as well.
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Old 22nd Jul 2018, 22:14
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Join Date: Apr 2018
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hello
I have a question
For those guys that had no experience with B737 regarding navigation (pfd / nd) etc
did you find it easy to understand how things work just by 2-4 hour sim preparation?
What do you suggest for someone that has never worked with that system?
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Old 22nd Jul 2018, 23:39
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It's actually very easy on the NG. Try to get some time on X-Plane or Prepar3D with a proper 737NG add-on and play a bit with the EFIS control panel. You will have the ND in full compass mode and you can use the bearing pointers both for the ADF and VOR.
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