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Old 25th Jan 2009, 17:16
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Hey there! you a mail for the 10th? I am up for the 4th of february and working my ass off to get everything sorted and the theoretical work up to speed.

Let me know if any fellow pilots will be there on the 4th!!

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Old 25th Jan 2009, 19:54
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Hi there,

well I did hear different rumours concerning the re-application process... Make sure you get in contact with them again and see whether another application would be applicable. Rumours are that you should be able to have another assessment within 6 months... Also check the other pprune threads.

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Old 1st Feb 2009, 22:50
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Hi guys,

I have tried to find info about what kind of sim is FR using.I know they used to asses you on 200's but i am not sure if they do that now on NG?Anyone has a clue?Thanks

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Old 1st Feb 2009, 22:58
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Ryanair Simulator Assessment

It's been a long time since they used the -200 for assessments. It's the -800 full flight simulator now.

However, for the purpose of the assessment, the standard PFD/ND display layout is normally changed to EFIS/MAP.
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The reason they use EFIS MAP is because the standard "six pack" layout is an easier scan as you are are probably coming from SEP/MEP background so a PFD is going to be quite alien to you.
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737 simulator (urgent)

Hello! Long time reader, but first post!
I have an assesment coming up in a few weeks. As i understand it's well spent money to buy some time in an 737 sim before.

Do you guys know any places where you could get hold of a sim? Prefarably near a major airport in the UK or somewere in northern europe (living in Sweden)

I know of Virtual Aviation at Gatwik and Heatrow and Bournemouth Flight Simulation. Virtual Aviation was quite expensive and they had no dates before my assesment and Bournemouth isn't exatly the easiest place to get to from Sweden..

Thanks for for the help!
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I've heard that Ryanair have started asking more and more technical questions over the phone before agreeing to offer you an interview/sim assessment.

Just wondering what kind of questions they ask and what I should be ready for?
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Old 4th Feb 2009, 18:26
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Ryanair Assessment

Hi,

I passed the Ryanair assessment in Jan, all in all a very relaxed day and good fun.

I did some brushing up in the B737 200 simulator. The 800 was set up with the standard T it was near enough the same as the 200.
The company is called Bournemouth Flight Simulation. After being in the simulator we went through a folder with a lot of previous and present interview questions.

The site was bohsim,com. When I called them the sim was around 250 per hour.

Im waiting to here from Ryanair now for a TR date.

Good luck everyone, and I hope this helps.

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Old 4th Feb 2009, 18:31
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Please Pm Me For Feeedback Questions
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Just to keep everyone up to speed with the process:

I personally didn't get any technical questions on the phone.

Got interview date at EMA (stay at the Holiday Inn, half the price of Thistle and an extra 1min drive), you rock up at 9 for 9:30 start. Group brief, just explaining what will happen during the day, and an overview of the 737-800, they also ask what you did your MCC in (it seems as if they tailor your sim assessment to your jet experience, the Oxford guys with 40 hours had a lot more than the guys who did an MCC in an FNPTII). You then get given some plates, in my case the NDB/DME RWY 27 at EMA and the TNT 1T SID. Your paired up and given a short amount of time to brief to one another.

You then go off and do your interview and sim, not nessesaraily in that order. Sim for me, involved a takeoff, using the flight directors and auto throttle, to 1500agl, A/T cancelled and 90% N1 set, then accellerating to 220 knots at 3000agl and flaps on schedule, once we were level on the SID, the flight directors were removed, and we did some 30 and 45 AoB turns, accelerating to 320 knots and then in our case, we turned and did some tracking towards the ndb, with some spatial awareness "what heading to intercept XXX" type questions. descended down to a height to start the procedure, then given an engine fire, just as your MCC taught you. They also like to see NITS briefs and PM will fly while PF will go through it with the assessor. This is only done once, the second run the emergency is omitted. You then do a normal NDB in nil wind, cloud level at 1000', and land.

Interview was informal - one HR guy (who anyone with the interview will have spoken to previously) and your sim assesor. Questions that I had that I can remember:

Personal:
How did you get to this point? (training etc)
What do you know about Ryanair?
Why do you want to work for us?
Do you think you could contribute to Ryanair's sucess and why?

Tech questions:
What do you know about the 737-800?
Could you explain how the Jet engines work in layman terms?
Why are they high bypass?
Whats propulsive effciency? (garden path as you can see )
What is radiation fog?
What is advection fog?
A SigWx chart was pushed in front of me, he wanted to know what the number in the boxes was, how the areas of sig wx were designated, what XXX meant on cloudbase, naming a few fronts and weather associated, and jetstream position and speed.

Other questions on the day I got told about:
What is V2?
(in regard to a Seminole) What sort of engines does it have?
(Seminole again) Why does it stall at the root first?
VOR and NDB ranges?
What Navaids do you have in the middle of the atlantic?
Moment arms on T tail aircraft ( if you flew a tomahawk they asked this)

The interview isn't as bad as I thought, I went last though so by half 4 you've had adrenaline buzzing round for a good 6 hours so I was probably more chilled than I was in the morning.

Well, I didn't get the job - however I did do a bit of time with virtual aviation before as it has been a while since I had done any IF and I have to say - the guy was spot on with what to expect and the simulator is pound for pound what you get in the real thing.

Did it help? Well I didn't get the job - but I like to think it did! Thats the nature of the beast...

Feel free to PM me for any other Q's or if you'd like to give me a job .
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Hi

For you guys that have been offered Type Ratings that will be conducted at East Midlands. Out of interest how much is this course costing? Is it the same as the CAE and SAS/OAA prices?
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Woofly,

Cost was one of the first things I asked about when called about TR dates and locations. I was told that all places cost exactly the same, at a shade over 33k EUR.

Wally.
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Incorrect, EMA is more expensive at EUR 33k the other two are below EUR 30k

Regards

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Brookfields contract (Ryanair)

Hi,

It would be really good if some one could help me out.

I understand with the brookfield (Ryanair) contract from 0 -500 hours you get 55.50 euro ph and 500 - 1500 you get 75.50 euro ph.

Is the 0 - 500 hours JAR 25 time or on type (Boeing 737 800)?
Is the 500 - 1500 Jar 25 time, total time or on type (Boeing 737 800)?

I have 500 hours on the B737 200.

Thank you in advance.

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Old 6th Feb 2009, 08:11
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It'll be dictated as per their prerequisistes for SO/FO/SFO's on their website or on ppjn I'd imagine.

Kindest Regards
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P.S

This BOHSIM is begnning to crop up everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll be expecting a huge discount will follow on their 737 for ppruners, if only because its 60 more per hour than OAA's 734! Enjoy.
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Old 6th Feb 2009, 08:47
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Ryanair Assessment

Maybe disregard posts by gb2009! He has been criticised on another thread in this same forum for blatantly advertising Bohsim without mking clear his connection. In fact, all the posts he's ever made are about promoting them.

Make your own mind up!

Originally Posted by gb2009
Hi,

I passed the Ryanair assessment in Jan, all in all a very relaxed day and good fun.

I did some brushing up in the B737 200 simulator. The 800 was set up with the standard T it was near enough the same as the 200.
The company is called Bournemouth Flight Simulation. After being in the simulator we went through a folder with a lot of previous and present interview questions.

The site was bohsim,com. When I called them the sim was around 250 per hour.

Im waiting to here from Ryanair now for a TR date.

Good luck everyone, and I hope this helps.

GB2009

Originally Posted by The Glide
GB2009 at least try to hide the fact that your advertising you have posted 4 of the same posts so far ..

business bad lately?
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Old 6th Feb 2009, 16:22
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Ryanair assessment

Ok yes i now do work for BOHsim.com

I did all my Ryanair assessment practice with BOHsim.com

I have been accepted for the Ryanair TR

I did work for EAAC

and yes there is a large discount to be had if you email me

As i have said before please sent me a email with any questions and i will do my best to answer them.

Sorry fot not being clear the first time VA.

Hope this helps,

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Old 7th Feb 2009, 17:19
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Talking

Typical!!!

I don t think topless would work!

There again maybe thats where I ve been going wrong in the UK
It would if I was the Assessor!
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Maybe disregard posts by gb2009! He has been criticised on another thread in this same forum for blatantly advertising Bohsim without mking clear his connection. In fact, all the posts he's ever made are about promoting them.

Make your own mind up!
And with a user name like yours you have never done that have you!

back to the thread!

The plates handed out at the briefing where for Durham Tees Valley (16-2 NDB DME Rwy 23, 11-2 NDB ILS DME Rwy 23, and 10-3 the departure plate)

The departure clearance was straight ahead to 6000ft to Gasko to intercept the 194 course inbound to POL.

a variety of different headings to steer whilst climbing/descending. also got given some speed changes to deal with and an NDB QDM interception.

The emergency was an engine fire. Non-flying pilot was supposed to follow "memory items", i.e. just seek confirmation of, and shut down the appropriate engine. One thing I kind of messed up at this stage was my over use of rudder which induced a violent Dutch roll! The examiner helped me through it though. Once the emergency had been dealt with and the plane was under control, the engine was given back, the sim was frozen, and we were given time to plan the NDB-DME approach.

Just before I started briefing the approach, the examiner asked me where I was and what kind of hold entry I would do. We were positioned to the south west of the TD NDB so it would have been an offset join, but we were not required to hold, but instead fly from the beacon directly to the 8d point and go straight into the approach procedure. I seem to remember it being quite busy trying to lose speed and height and get the flaps down. The first approach was not the best! My rate of descent was too high and my tracking was off. When I became visual the examiner repositioned at the top of the approach (5.5d). I then absolutely nailed every height on the way down and made a smooth landing! It was then time to switch roles and I must admit I was much happier flying it than monitoring.

One thing they pointed out which could be useful to know is that the "calls" asked for in the briefing they send out were only the bare minimum. They said they expected us to apply whatever we had learnt in our MCC courses e.g. the 80kt call, 100 above DA/MDA, and the calling out of heights on the approach etc. The after takeoff cx list was also required to be called for, but an exact timing of when to do this was not given.
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Old 7th Feb 2009, 19:45
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Well said crazy pilot!
VA I think the message reads.....pot this is kettle , standby for message...... message reads - black ,over!
No problem with trying to defend your business but misleading posts like 'Ryan don't make money out of their sims' are as bad as those you accuse gb2009 of.
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