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Old 8th Dec 2022, 03:37
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and what about FOs? is that insider info that you have?
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Old 8th Dec 2022, 13:34
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If you want to join this company you will accept worst Captain and FO salary in European market. On top of that unstable life, disrespectful management and operations in Nigeria. It is for desperate people.
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Old 14th Dec 2022, 08:39
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Info from many insiders. FO’s, as well will get less money than previous year, based on around 500-600h per year.
Above all of that minimum 3 months of unpaid leave that can be extended if you don’t accept to go to Nigeria or other lovely place they send you. All those projects are with accommodation in low standard hotel, without full board food provided in countries like Nigeria or India.
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Old 14th Dec 2022, 21:33
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A330 Captain being offered 70-80 k Euros salary. Bottom feeders.
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Old 4th Jan 2023, 15:31
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I have been contacted to stsart the type rating, I want to make sure that after the type they really offer a position in the company.
Do you know if there is a real chance of joining them, or they just make the type rating?
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Old 5th Jan 2023, 08:20
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Originally Posted by Amarob
I have been contacted to stsart the type rating, I want to make sure that after the type they really offer a position in the company.
Do you know if there is a real chance of joining them, or they just make the type rating?
Yes I just did the TR. It's not guaranteed 100% of course and it will never be written anywhere but yes they are recruiting. We were 12, we are all in.
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Old 5th Jan 2023, 09:17
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Could you be more specific with your experience?
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Old 5th Jan 2023, 09:18
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Originally Posted by Rub3ns
Yes I just did the TR. It's not guaranteed 100% of course and it will never be written anywhere but yes they are recruiting. We were 12, we are all in.
Thnaks for the asnwer, could you tell me if it's worthing the money you invest in your opinion?
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Old 10th Jan 2023, 03:21
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Originally Posted by Amarob
I have been contacted to stsart the type rating, I want to make sure that after the type they really offer a position in the company.
Do you know if there is a real chance of joining them, or they just make the type rating?
People will leave as soon as they have 500h otherwise is a nonsense, odds are you'll have a job.
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Old 11th Jan 2023, 06:36
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Originally Posted by Kani25
Hello guys,

I am desperated because I am waiting for my Job almost 4 years. I am now in hurry to expedite converting my license into EASA one. I saw yesterday TR course starts at April. I know that 35k euros is big deal but does it really worth? How many months I will wait for flying after passing type rating and how many flight hours I can log approximately for one year? I have MCC issued in non EASA ATO, does it matter or I need to go for it in EASA ATO?

Also, is there someone who recently passed assesment (simulator, ATPL, psycho) that would share infos
Thats exactly the desperation and "meat" dumblynx is looking for...
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Old 15th Jan 2023, 11:16
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video surfing around of SLX CEO talking shit about his customers and employees. Do you really wanna join this company? They lost their deal with condor for the 330 because of the quality of service they were providing Let aviasolution dogs go bankrupt
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Old 1st Feb 2023, 11:50
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Hey everyone,

Any people who applied for smartlynx's TR course ? How long does it take from the moment you are applying until the moment they are calling you ?
I applied 10 days ago...
Thanks in advance
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Old 2nd Feb 2023, 22:25
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STLX assessment

[QUOTE=Rub3ns;11281119]Anyone starting the TR course the 4th of October in Barcelona ?

I just passed the ATPL test + Psy + Interview so feel free to ask if you need ![/QUOTE

dear friend , I have just received email for pre assessment .
Ill appreciate if you could help me with some questions if you remember .
Thank you in advance
George
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Old 3rd Feb 2023, 08:34
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Originally Posted by Axelfct
Hey everyone,

Any people who applied for smartlynx's TR course ? How long does it take from the moment you are applying until the moment they are calling you ?
I applied 10 days ago...
Thanks in advance
Another good piece of meat for dumblynx
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Old 6th Feb 2023, 07:50
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Originally Posted by Rub3ns
Anyone starting the TR course the 4th of October in Barcelona ?

I just passed the ATPL test + Psy + Interview so feel free to ask if you need !
Hi Cpt,
I would really appreciate if i could get some informations regarding Smartlynx assessment.
thank you very much
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Old 7th Feb 2023, 09:32
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To all the guys who are writing PM to me.

First of all read how this forum is working and the rules : I can't answer because your mail box is full. As a newcomer, you are only able to keep one message in your PM box, sent or received.

I am not able to answer to you until you empty your box...
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Old 10th Feb 2023, 12:37
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Hello guys,
I'm here to explain about my short experience with smartlynx.
I applied for A320 TR, I got the interview, I passed, and I got the date for the TR for april 2023.
I made few questions to them:
1. they do not guarantee any minimum hour (only to people with more the 500h on type), this means forget to fly during winter because they will give priority to people that by contract and agreement deserve it.
2. if during the touch and go in riga your aircraft needs de-ice YOU PAY FOR IT!.
3. you need to stay minimum 3 years or you pay a 10K penalty.
4. During line training you get 40eur per day ONLY!.
After these conditions (that I got just because I asked) I told them that I'm not going to go forward with them.
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Old 10th Feb 2023, 17:11
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Hello everybody,

I will correct a little bit what is written above as there's a lot of questions and misunderstanding/fake news here...
First of all, I am currently working for them via a recruitement agency. I am not responsible for what you understand or what you want to understand...

About the assessment :
  1. An online ATPL knowledge test (30 minutes, contains 30 questions on ATPL theory).
  2. An online psychometric assessment (approximately 3-3.5 hours).
  3. An interview meaning technical AND classical questions. As for any jobs, they want to know your knowledge about aviation (yes ATPL is a part of aviation) and you. So be prepared = stop spending too much time here and start reading your documents and EASA website. Stop asking what questions or what, just get to work. It's like any other interview for any jobs.
About TR :

As written on their website : 35k€ or 33.5k€ if you bring a friend.
It's ground school + SIM (Barcelona for me) + Base Training (Riga for me). It's done with their ATO.
It's straight forward from ground school to end of BT. You have to sign 4 agreements, one for each phase : booking / ground school / SIM / BT.
Duration for our group : 2 months from ground school to end of BT.

Amarob is right, you need to pay for de-icing during BT, it's not included as per agreement which you are to sign if you want to start with them, no suprise.
It is to share with other guys which who you'll be flying during BT.

After TR :

If you are successful during the TR and ONLY AFTER THE END OF THE TR, you may be offered a contract with a crewing agency which makes you work for SL. Meaning that you are not employed by SL itself, it's true and therefore you don't get a salary but what they call : compensation. After that, you need to undergo training for emergency drills (slides, doors...), OCC and the first OPC which are done together.

Then you are ready for your Line Training (LT). Mine is planned so flying in the winter is possible and will happen : you may fly in the winter but as he said it's not 100% sure. Again, it's in the contract that your are not forced to sign. No surprise. Amarob is also right here : as for now, during training (any ground training or LT) = 40€ per day. After that, it depends. But you are able to

What is not true :
  1. First of all it's a one year contract from 1st of January to 31st of December so those who say that you have to stay 3 years invented it or it may have been true before, don't know, don't care.
  2. You don't need to pay 10k€ for whatever reason BUT and as for any other job including a training, there is a repayment clause for employee training costs which is logical. There is a fee of 4k€ IF you leave within the 4 months after the last OPC/LPC check.
Knowing all of this, feel free to start with them or no.
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Old 10th Feb 2023, 17:26
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Originally Posted by Rub3ns
Hello everybody, I will correct a little bit what is written above as there's a lot of questions and misunderstanding/fake news here...First of all, I am currently working for them via a recruitement agency. I am not responsible for what you understand or what you want to understand... About the assessment :An online ATPL knowledge test (30 minutes, contains 30 questions on ATPL theory).An online psychometric assessment (approximately 3-3.5 hours).An interview meaning technical AND classical questions. As for any jobs, they want to know your knowledge about aviation (yes ATPL is a part of aviation) and you. So be prepared = stop spending too much time here and start reading your documents and EASA website. Stop asking what questions or what, just get to work. It's like any other interview for any jobs.About TR : As written on their website : 35k or 33.5k if you bring a friend.It's ground school + SIM (Barcelona for me) + Base Training (Riga for me). It's done with their ATO.It's straight forward from ground school to end of BT. You have to sign 4 agreements, one for each phase : booking / ground school / SIM / BT.Duration for our group : 2 months from ground school to end of BT. Amarob is right, you need to pay for de-icing during BT, it's not included as per agreement which you are to sign if you want to start with them, no suprise.It is to share with other guys which who you'll be flying during BT. After TR : If you are successful during the TR and ONLY AFTER THE END OF THE TR, you may be offered a contract with a crewing agency which makes you work for SL. Meaning that you are not employed by SL itself, it's true and therefore you don't get a salary but what they call : compensation. After that, you need to undergo training for emergency drills (slides, doors...), OCC and the first OPC which are done together. Then you are ready for your Line Training (LT). Mine is planned so flying in the winter is possible and will happen : you may fly in the winter but as he said it's not 100% sure. Again, it's in the contract that your are not forced to sign. No surprise. Amarob is also right here : as for now, during training (any ground training or LT) = 40 per day. After that, it depends. But you are able to What is not true :First of all it's a one year contract from 1st of January to 31st of December so those who say that you have to stay 3 years invented it or it may have been true before, don't know, don't care.You don't need to pay 10k for whatever reason BUT and as for any other job including a training, there is a repayment clause for employee training costs which is logical. There is a fee of 4k IF you leave within the 4 months after the last OPC/LPC check.Knowing all of this, feel free to start with them or no.
Thank you so much for the info. It was really helpful. You are 100% right, Studying is the best and only way. I'm trying to refresh my knowledge and I hope I can pass the interview to join in March or April.
I really appreciate your help.
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Old 10th Feb 2023, 22:22
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Pure scum.

Paying for de-ice. Unbelievable.

Aviation is doomed. Forever.
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