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Old 7th Aug 2010, 18:07
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turkish airlines assessment

Hi guys.
Is there someone have done the interviews for Turkish and could give me some info about the screening, I mean type of exams, simulator, psico or not, , ?

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Old 19th Aug 2010, 03:39
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I just finished my interview and selection. It was quite the experience.

But nothing you cant handle.. Except the sim is a little stressful. But all they are looking for is how you fly according to your experience level and how you handle criticism stress under pressure. Plus the want to see if you can get along with different customs as some can be viewed as aggressive and rude.

There is more to the whole process than meets the eye... there is also the political issues within the company and its young pilots...

I also did the psychometrics test. That was crazy.. and fun at the same time..

They may have you write a 30 question ATPL type exam taken from the ACE book.. Even the narrow body captains write it sometimes...

The whole selection process is very tedious and you must have a lot of patience as they are following their procedures.. not what makes sense to you and me.. but its their way, just accept it.

You end up waiting around 3 - 6 hours everyday and have your schedule changed three times a day sometimes more.. So what.. just do it and smile...

I didn't really have a problem as its their company and their way.. A lot of captains got upset just from the waiting... I can understand that too..

Their problem with me is that I have too much time as an FO but not enough time as a captain because I fly for a major carrier and never could hold a left seat... I am waiting to see my fate..

More to follow...
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Old 20th Aug 2010, 02:21
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Hello wetbehindear...

Yes in a way we can understand their culture. the only difference between Turks and Greeks is the language and religion. Everything else is very similar.

How do I evaluate a captain?... When I said the word Captain, I meant candidates that are currently serving and hold the ranks and responsibility of Captains in their current positions wherever they are employed. As such, we (meaning candidates), are used to more efficient ways of recruiting and selection.

I have been a captain stuck in a metal tube delayed at the end of the runway only having to shut down and sit there waiting for some ATC delay for almost two hours.. then only having to turn back to the gate.. So patience is a virtue.. besides what good does it do to get angry or upset? It's poor leadership for your crew and passengers... That's how I would evaluate someone being a good captain... Since you asked...

The process at Turkish is very slow and inefficient but thats their way and if you want the job you have to suck it up and just do it... None the less some people won't put up with it and thats just the way it is..

Yes I agree it can be negative experience and I didn't get a warm fuzzy feeling in the sim... but I also understand that they want to be 100 % sure that they can get along with you as a person, and that you don't have an"Attitude" that will cause problems in their circle (whatever that may be). They have a lot of young inexperienced pilots, and they need Captains that can provide good leadership and act as mentors.. Its just how you do it wouldn't you agree? If not.. thats ok too.. we all have our own opinions

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Old 5th Sep 2010, 03:00
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Hello Captain,

Sorry if my comment it is not related to the subject,

I have a question about Turkish Airline.

I hold FAA and Jordanian CPL/IR

if I pay to the company my type rating costs and line training as well , will be a chance to work with them as a fresh first officer?

please be so kind and advice me in what to do as prop pilot in middle east ! how can I become an airliner pilot?
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Old 7th Sep 2010, 07:35
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You must be joking.
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Old 7th Sep 2010, 13:58
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IRAQIFAlCOn, pls try these website.. they can help you...


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Old 28th Sep 2010, 08:08
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Hi dear pilots,

Anyone who start his job with THYcould you share please details of life for expat pilots over there. Did they do convertion of your own licence to the Turkish, or you should apply for 14 exam in DGCA to have a Turkish ATPL ?

Will appreciate for kind info.
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Old 24th May 2018, 11:51
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Anyone with recent experience?
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 11:01
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Does anyone have experience with the THY four-days screening process in Istanbul ?
I am specially interested by the type of simulator they use as part of the assesment.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 18:49
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Hi, beside sim any info about interview after and group interview would be nice to have. @Sinalco, are you next week in Istanbul?
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Old 17th Jun 2018, 17:29
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Originally Posted by nebojsar View Post
Hi, beside sim any info about interview after and group interview would be nice to have. @Sinalco, are you next week in Istanbul?
Hi, I am going soon You ?

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Old 17th Jun 2018, 23:21
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Hi, I am going for the 1st of July. You ?
Hi. I'm on the 1st of July also. Trying to find out any info possible
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 11:44
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Hi guys, how is it going? Did you passed the interview? How many candidate are not proceed? Please send me information and explain please about the whole process .. Thank you!

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Old 5th Jul 2018, 08:45
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Here is what you can expect, pro's and cons.

Apparently I was in very first group of candidates. We had 4 day screening process.

1 day - Group interview, simple interview with psychologist. Everything was recorded and simple task was given for us to write down
Than we had 1 on 1 interview with psychologist. On this part you simply have to be yourself and to take part in conversation.
After this session they informed immediately 3 out of 10 persons that they failed and they had to go home.

Document check was fast and easy - took 10 minutes and who followed requirements did not had any issues.
ICAO english test. Was done on computer, no examiner. Was quite straightforward.

2 day - Sim and interview. Interview was with captain and hr, simple questions like why turkish, do you like instrument flying, if you have family would you relocate, how do you see yourself in five years.
Sim was on FNPT simulator which reminds on B737. It's not a real 737 but some aproximation. Session was in two parts, first part traffic pattern, raw data, second part was standard
departure, inbound VOR than ILS aproach and landing. Also raw data, briefings should be done. One guy had to go home after this.

3 day - Full medical check. Very similar to initial Class I but to certain extent maybe even more strict. Very nice hospital, very professional.

4 day - DLR testing. I had it for a first time so I did not know what to expect. It is same test as tests received from them and with careful practice nice result can be achieved.
All of us failed so out of 10 people no one passed. We were coupled with certain number of local people and many of them failed, just maybe few passed.

So at the end DLR was breaking point for all. Some of people already done this test before and passed on some other places but here was not enough. So threshold is obviously quite high.

Pro's - It is first class experience, you have paid ticket to come to Istanbul, paid hotel and transfers, you really feel like respected professional

Con's - You get absolutely no information about further steps or what to expect if you pass everything (how much TR will cost, how it will be performed, when ) To much info hiding.
- You did all tests and checks and DLR as a last. According to DLR guide DLR should be done with minimum change in living environment and
here test was done after fly in, 3 days of different tests and stressful events and living in hotel which is not your everyday environment.
- Pass rate which is for my group 0, maybe we were to bad, better groups will come or DLR threshold set by Turkish is quite high.

Anyway all people going there I wish you best of luck and I hope you will pass so you can share maybe with us other details what we have missed.
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 09:45
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I am F/O @Turkish Airlines, B37.

Go ahead all.
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 18:12
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Originally Posted by readytobeapilot View Post
I am F/O @Turkish Airlines, B37.

Go ahead all.
What do you mean?
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Old 7th Jul 2018, 09:50
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Hi! Could you give recommendation, about preparing for test and interview? What is the most important things? Because, according nebojsar answers, it is approximately unreal to get a job here

1. About DLR, can you tell average percentage for passing ? For example for MEK, OWT and RMS.. It is not easy to get a 80 % for this type of tests

2. Simulator is NG 737 or CL?
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Old 7th Jul 2018, 14:53
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Thank you for the answer!

Could you tell me please, you should to pay for tickets, hotel and transfer ?
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Old 10th Jul 2018, 08:27
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Hi guys ,

Yesterday I received a email from Turikish and they said screening date has been re-scheduled for a another date ( I had the assesment on 16 of july).

Anyone with the same problem?
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 20:23
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I know TK pays for the flight and hotel for non-turkish NTR first officers, but how about turkish citizens? I live in northern Europe but am a turkish citizen. I applied on the turkish job page, and received an automatic invite for a document check and english test.. Any way to get in touch with someone in the office to get a ticket? And does anyone know what the assessment process is for turkish NTR FO's?
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