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Old 13th Oct 2018, 17:21
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Originally Posted by Jetpilot82 View Post
Hello Guys,

Does anybody know, If they really checking your logbook during the assessment, or just the 2 copies of the last pages?

Thanks!
Marc
" EASA approved logbook with all flight hours logged - please copy the last 2 pages of your most recent logbook on A4 paper. (Please bring all original logbooks)
 EASA approved electronic logbook with all flight hours logged can be accepted, pages will have to be signed & self-certified Ė please copy the last 2 pages of your most recent logbook on A4 paper"
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 15:04
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Originally Posted by Jetpilot82 View Post
Hello Guys,

Does anybody know, If they really checking your logbook during the assessment, or just the 2 copies of the last pages?

Thanks!
Marc
They do have a look at it, probably just to have a general look through at your logbook.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 12:27
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Hello everyone!

I have my assesment on the 26th and I was wondering if any of you guys have it on the same day. It'd be nice if someone was willing to do some hours at Upilot with me the day before (on the 25th) we could do 2PF 2PM. If you're interested send me a PM or an email to [email protected]

Anyway, I hope you're all good, and best of luck for the upcoming days
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 14:32
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Join Date: Oct 2014
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Hello Guys,

Is the Ryanair preparation guide from latestpilotinterviews.com worth to buy for 30 Euros or not? Is it a PDF file or do I need an internet to work through?

I've often problems, to find adequate answers to difficult HR questions, even so, if I know them from this Forum, so maybe the guide helps more?

Best,
Marc
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Old 18th Oct 2018, 10:54
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Hello guys,

Someone accepted for TR CAE 1821 in AMS? Feel free to contact!

Best,
Maxime

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Old 18th Oct 2018, 19:38
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Anybody starting their TR on Jan 16th in Amsterdam feel free to join the facebook group: CAE 1825 Amsterdam - Ryanair Type Rating
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Old 19th Oct 2018, 16:23
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Join Date: Oct 2018
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Hello Guys,

I took my assessment in Dublin on the 15th and I haven't received any feedback. I am really worried, because today it's 19th. Do they normally take that long? As far as I have read in the forum it normally takes a couple of days. :-(. Do they also give feedback if your are unsuccessful? Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 19th Oct 2018, 17:21
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Can You share with us how the day was looking?

Stay positive
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Old 20th Oct 2018, 13:16
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Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Bristol
Posts: 5
Applied: 30/08/2018
Online assessment: 30/08/2018
Email regarding phone call: 06/09/2018
Phone call: 18/09/2018
Assessment: 16/10/2018
Successful: 19/10/2018

Resources that I used:
  • ACE the pilot technical interview
  • Sky instructor questions and answers
  • Ryanair documents shared by Simtech and friends of mine
  • Researched the 737-800 systems
  • Researched my previous aircrafts: DA 40 and 42
  • Researched Ryanair
  • Looked through my CV for potential weaknesses as they like to ask them
Hi everyone,

I have recently passed the assessment and wanted to share what I got on the day since this forum helped me out so much.

There were 8 of us who started at 8am. We had Paddy and Frank as the pilot assessors, I had Paddy for the day along with Collin who is the HR assessor.

I started with the interview first and HR asked me questions regarding my CV and background so you just have to be confident with your experiences as they do try to pick out weaknesses from there as it happened to my sim partner.
The technical part was quite nice as he only asked a couple of questions such as:
  • Describe the electrical system of the 737-800: Engine driven generators etc
  • Is the APU an engine? I started describing it and mentioned it can be used for air conditioning/ pressurisation, provide electrics and bleed air etc
  • What altitude and psi is the cabin normally pressurized to at cruise: around 8 psi and 8,000 feet
  • What is the G limit of the 737-800: I guessed between 2-3 g and I think the standard is 2.5g
  • He then moved on to asking questions about my interests regarding astronomy: does gravity affect the ISS etc
Simulator we were given WAL 2T departure and the ILS plate for Liverpool.

My partner was PF first, did the standard SID, general handling with climbing and decent. Before WAL VOR ATC advised that Manchester radar is U/S so we can't pass the beacon and was given a radial to track outbound. We were given QDM to track. Afterwards, ATC advised that we will have to wait 4 hours before the radar is fixed so we did DODAR, NITS and requested to return to Liverpool. We had to do one hold and then procedural ILS for 27 with G/S going out and landed. Throughout I just supported my sim partner and gave suggestions.

When it was my turn to be PF I had a non-standard departure, "climb straight ahead until 3DME, then turn left heading 180 climbing to altitude 5,000 feet". Once we did that we did general handling again with QDM tacking and then cabin crew reported toilet fire so DODAR, NITS again and we requested radar vectors for the ILS approach. Assessor froze the sim and asked us individually for the position. Afterwards, he allowed me to set up for the approach and a quick brief. ILS approach was stable with the G/S going out when visual so I continued and landed. The assessor seemed very pleased with us when we walked out.

Think the most important thing that they are looking for is CRM so me and my sim partner didn't really shut up throughout the whole process.

The few days after, me and the other guys were so nervous as people here often said that they would get a positive reply within 1-2 days but I was so glad that I received a positive email in the late afternoon on the 3rd day.

I think my advice is the same as everyone else. Be prepared and study hard with the technical and also HR interview. I also booked 2 hours in the Sim with Simtech the night before and it definitely helped with my sim assessment.

Good luck to everyone who have assessments coming up!
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Old 21st Oct 2018, 18:15
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Originally Posted by AkumaX View Post
Applied: 30/08/2018
  • Ryanair documents shared by Simtech and friends of mine
Thanks for the insight AkumaX really appreciate it!!

I was just wondering what you meant by this documentation and where i could find it myself?

I did message you but my inbox is full or something.

Thanks again!

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Old 22nd Oct 2018, 14:49
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Originally Posted by monsterx View Post
Thanks for the insight AkumaX really appreciate it!!

I was just wondering what you meant by this documentation and where i could find it myself?

I did message you but my inbox is full or something.

Thanks again!

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Hey Monsterx,

I did try to message you but your inbox was indeed full.

The folder that my friends sent me had the Navtech plates and also some questions that Ryanair typically asks. If you want it then please message me your email and I'll send it to you right away.

Regards,
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Old 22nd Oct 2018, 17:00
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Hi would it be possible to get this document please? I will be going for Ryr assessments soon. My email address is [email protected]

Thank you in advance!
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Old 22nd Oct 2018, 19:33
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AkumaX

Looks like your inbox is full now as well :ugh

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Old 22nd Oct 2018, 19:41
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Originally Posted by speedbird97 View Post
Hi would it be possible to get this document please? I will be going for Ryr assessments soon. My email address is [email protected]

Thank you in advance!
I've also sent you a copy.

Many thanks
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Old 22nd Oct 2018, 20:31
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Ryanair assessment feedback

Hello everybody,I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this topic sharing info and giving his/her feedback.Last Monday, the 15th, I got the great news that I was successful at the assessment process and have been offered a cadet position at Ryanair.

Thus, it’s now my turn to provide some feedback about my experience.
I won’t talk about the online tests from cut-e since plenty of information can be already found in this PPRuNe topic. As for the actual assessment:I stayed at the Travelodge North Swords hotel. It’s nothing special but at least you are a 5min walk away from Ryanair’s HQ and the place is quiet enough to have some good quality sleep.

I will start by saying that the whole assessment process is a very enjoyable experience. The environment is relaxed and the assessors don’t put you under too much pressure. On the assessment day I was at the Ryanair’s HQ at 7:45AM. I let the receptionist know I was there for an assessment and met with the other guys who were there for the selection process as well. Shortly before 8AM, Patrick, one of the very friendly assessors, welcomed and picked the candidates up to show us around whilst we were heading for the “assessment area”.Next step consisted in one of the assessors taking all the documents/copies we were required to carry before he went onto briefing us about the day. Most of the info he gave us were already included in the briefing pack Ryanair sends to candidates. Nevertheless, pay attention to this briefing, learn all the info you have been given.

They will appreciate you following their pieces of advice and indications later during the sim/interview (and it wouldn’t be very clever not listening to your assessors anyways).
After the briefing, couples for the sim were formed. They then gave us our charts (LPL that day) and 30 minutes to brief them with our sim partner. Use this time wisely, brief as much as possible…go through the whole flight (including the briefings you will do in the sim) and “standardise” all the procedures/calls so that both you and your partner know what to expect from each other. The more both of you are on the same page the better. I was the second one to be called for the interview (my partner went first). The interview is a rather friendly and relaxed chat. The guy from the HR department started first and his questions were: Is it your first time in Dublin?
Talk me about your flight school
Why did you choose the APS MCC?
How was it?
Have you applied to other airlines?Why did you choose to apply at Ryanair for your first interview?
How do you see yourself in 5 years?
Why would you like becoming an LTC?
Qualities a good LTC should have?
When can you start?

And a few other questions I can’t recall. Nothing too difficult though. As for the technical interview
Take-off segments
Critical engine
Rhumb line, GC line and why do we still have them nowadays?
How does a TS form?
This is all I can recall about the tech part.A few minutes later I was called for the sim session with my partner. I was PF first, so I asked my PM to get the clearance. I then set-up the aircraft (no need to get the ATIS as they give it to you before the sim and you are told it won’t change during the assessment) and gave the PM a briefing (give your PM an “active” briefing to involve and engage him/her, keeping his/her attention level high. A good thing, for instance, might be to ask your PM what threats he/she sees for the flight, during the TEM phase, and then discuss them together).

We then did our t/o checks before I called for the pre-takeoff checklist (do not forget any checklists) and then asked the PM to get the take-off clearance. We took off and performed the WAL2T departure. After the SID we did a couple of turns and accellerated to 250kts for the handling part. In the meantime we got a FD failure (the assessor didn’t switched them off…he gave us an “actual failure”).

After I finished the turn, I handed the controls to my PM and gave him a SA briefing before starting the T-DODAR…we called for the emergency checklist (the assessor just said….complete) and decided to go back to LPL (with a FD failure you can continue raw data to destination but neither of us knew at the time so we decided to rather divert).

I then contacted ATC to let them know our intentions and then gave a NITS briefing to the SCCM. In the meantime we were cleared to enter a hold (parallel entry) so I briefed my partner about it. The assessor then asked me to take the controls back and fly the hold…which I did. As I was performing the parallel entry he repositioned us and asked to point on the chart where we were. He then let us setup the aircraft, brief the approach and call for the appropriate checklist before starting the ILS NDB 27 procedure. The ILS was uneventful until we were visual with the runway at which point both g/s and loc failed. I remained stable keeping 800 ft/min vs and agreed with my PM that continuing the approach was safe. I then landed the aircraft. That was it.


We swapped seats and it was now my partner’s turn to be PF. Everything was the same as the first flight apart from the clearance (the assessor gave us a very simple radar departure). Unfortunately, my sim partner screwed the briefing and takeoff…as he firewalled the throttles without pressing TOGA (as per briefing). I had to call “check toga” which prompted him to press it and correct his error. Everything else was the same as the first flight apart for a very simple QDM interception. After landing we got a radio failure, so we squawked 7600 and agreed to vacate the runway and stop just beyond the threshold to wait for the follow me.

The assessor then called it a day and we were done with our assessment.
Keyword in the sim are TEAMWORK and CRM. Don’t be a passive PM, constantly assist your PF and help him/her keep a high SA level. As a PF, don’t be afraid to delegate. Remember, when one of you is giving a NITS briefing or talking to the SCCM, the guy who is flying must also watch ATC. Don’t forget to call for checklists, do T-DODAR and NITS and don’t be afraid to perform a go-around should either of you deem the approach to be unsafe. As for the handling part. The 737NG is a very stable and nice aircraft to fly. Trim it well and your workload will dramatically decrease (use tiny inputs as the trim on the 737 is very powerful). Mind the pitch-power moment when you change thrust setting.

As for my preparation:
- I used ACE the pilot technical interview
- I revised most of the ATPL theory on the OAA books
- I revised my notes and some studying material from my MCC course
- I practiced the sim session through chair Flying and a desktop simulator
- I booked 2 hours at Upilot the day before the assessment. I would definetely recommend them, John gave me some tips which proved to be very useful during the assessment.
Of my group of 4 I was the only one who passed the assessment whereas for the other 4, 2 of them passed.My suggestion is to prepare yourself as much as you can. Whilst you are there focus, be nice, smile and do your best. Best of luck to anyone and, should you have any questions, feel free to ask.I apologize for my English grammar, I wrote this post rather quickly and English is not my first language. I hope I could get my "message" through anyways. P.S.

Anyone on the CAE1825 in Amsterdam?
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Old 22nd Oct 2018, 21:19
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Hello everyone,
Somebody attending the selection on 6th November afternoon (from 12:00 lt)
Please feel free to contact me!
Good luck!
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Old 23rd Oct 2018, 06:02
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Originally Posted by Pilotkin View Post
...Anyone on the CAE1825 in Amsterdam?
Yes, feel free to join our FB group 'CAE 1825 Amsterdam - Ryanair Type Rating' [ facebook.com/groups/284803805695266 ]
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Old 23rd Oct 2018, 10:51
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Hi guys!!

"Whilst your online application has been reviewed in detail, we regret to inform you that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion."

on my second attempt, so....no more options for me...
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Old 23rd Oct 2018, 18:34
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AkumaX Hello!

Did you do online assessment first or what? I did it since ten days ago but I donít get any answer right now. Is it normal?
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Old 23rd Oct 2018, 21:21
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I have just registered all my documents and are waiting to hear back, would really appreciate if you could send me the prep material too. [email protected]
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