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Old 25th Feb 2018, 20:32
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Hi all, just wondering if anyone has any tips on the group exercise and 1 to 1 interview ( what sort of questions they get at) . Any help will be much appreciated
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 21:11
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Read through the previous posts, plenty of tips.
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 23:56
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3) I've started my PPL and am at 5 hours dual instruction. Should I wait to complete this before I apply or will not not matter?
I personally wouldn't complete this. This course is ab-initio so is designed to train people on the basis of them having no flying experience so wouldn't be necessary or give much of an advantage.

I would also consider the financial implications. It's going to cost around £5k+ for a PPL. Might as well put this money into funding the course which will set you back at least £109k! Nothing to lose by applying- best of luck!
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 09:48
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Probably disagree if I’m honest. Speaking from personal experience having some hours under my belt meant the learning curve wasn’t quite as steep for me early on as it was for others. As above it’s designed for ab initio so is no real issue but if you have a head start it helps. It also helps in the interview to demonstrate your commitment and motivation. There could be 6 months from applying until starting so if you have the cash, go for it!
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 10:00
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meant the learning curve wasn’t quite as steep for me early on
Yes and no.
Friends who had a PPL already, whilst knowing a lot of skills, found they had to re-learn a lot of basic skills the "right" way, which they found frustrating and difficult to break habits sometimes. The three guys on my course with a PPL said it didn't help them.

If you want to do some flying beforehand, do it but in reality it is a luxury and not needed.
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 18:06
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Perhaps they should be querying the quality of their past instruction!

Also, not sure of your experience but many of the instructors in the early phase of my course were very new instructors and very firmly had one eye on leaving asap to airlines.
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 19:01
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Education does seem to factor, even with a degree. You can apply with equivalent to GCSE/A-Level from other countries but they must be equal those grades. There is a site you can see if they convert.

I applied and sat PILAPT with CTC/L3 but after sitting PILAPT (on the day) I was told that my English Grade did not equal the GCSE C required. I'm 32 and to be told that left me a bit speechless considering I had ample other qualifications.

I went home and booked myself into an IGCSE English exam which I sat a couple of months later. I was possibly the oldest person sitting the exam. Now i have an A* IGCSE although my plan to reapply has changed somewhat.
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 19:31
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Intresting, hence more emphasis on calling the FTO for more information in regards with qualifications.
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 23:46
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Don't waste your money going modular, that is should you wish to become an airline pilot. Seriously most of these flight schools ought to be taken to court for misselling their services.

If you have the chance to go with the Easyjet programme you take it.
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 23:53
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Well I'm sorry but not everyone has £109,000 in their bank account.
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 00:37
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At least get a introductory flight to show interest folks.
A few hours will show keen interest not just a dream or flight of fancy if you will!
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Perhaps they should be querying the quality of their past instruction!
Perhaps. But every instructor has their own habits and own things they like to pass on. Then when you go off flying by yourself, you may pick up your own habits too. Airline Flight Schools tend to be a lot more SOP / procedure based than some PPL schools.

A few hours will show keen interest not just a dream or flight of fancy if you will!
Absolutely!

I'm not against flying privately, especially to work out if it is something for you or not. I'm just saying to give it serious consideration if you don't have spare cash available as it won't give you a massive head start in flying and certainly isn't noticeable in my RHS colleagues once they're flying the line on the Bus.
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For anyone waiting on route allocation from OAA, don't worry too much about how long it's taking - I didn't hear anything back for about 12 weeks.
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Old 6th Mar 2018, 12:53
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For anyone waiting on route allocation from OAA, don't worry too much about how long it's taking - I didn't hear anything back for about 12 weeks.
How long after your Stage 3 from OAA did you have to wait to be told you would be allocated a route?
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Old 6th Mar 2018, 18:36
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I just did stage 3 at OAA. How long did you have to wait until you heard if you were successful? We got told 1 or 2 weeks. Sorry if you get this twice it said my reply failed to upload!
It took 1 week to find out that I'd passed stage 3, but it took roughly 13 weeks to receive the route allocation (ultimately offered the MPL route). So yeah I don't think the waiting period is necessarily indicative of your final allocated route.
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Originally Posted by Red2
It took 1 week to find out that I'd passed stage 3, but it took roughly 13 weeks to receive the route allocation (ultimately offered the MPL route). So yeah I don't think the waiting period is necessarily indicative of your final allocated route.
With L3 I waited 6/7 weeks and got whitetail. So maybe it has something
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Originally Posted by Red2
It took 1 week to find out that I'd passed stage 3, but it took roughly 13 weeks to receive the route allocation (ultimately offered the MPL route). So yeah I don't think the waiting period is necessarily indicative of your final allocated route.
Yeah this is true, and everyone has heard at different times so I guess it is just how busy they are/if it has snowed ahaha. That's great though, congrats! Good luck with everything
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Can anyone assist? 37 next birthday. Looking to finally do this. Kids up a bit and some equity on the house. PPL with night rating and 130 hours. Aiming for easy MPL route 1. Too old? Anyone know of any successful mid 30's easy cadets?
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 18:48
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Originally Posted by gary2018
Can anyone assist? 37 next birthday. Looking to finally do this. Kids up a bit and some equity on the house. PPL with night rating and 130 hours. Aiming for easy MPL route 1. Too old? Anyone know of any successful mid 30's easy cadets?
I can't comment on the age question since I'm not sure but there is a lot of info about that on this thread and website. On the other hand, according to CAE Oxford's Generation easyJet page, I do not think you are eligible for the easyJet MPL or ATPL to MPL upgrade, meaning you can only follow the ATPL/Whitetail route. Quoted from their FAQ section:

'To qualify for consideration for the MPL and CAE ATPL to MPL Upgrade , you must have no more than 85 hours of previous powered flight experience as a pilot or student pilot. Applicants with more than 85 hours of powered flight experience can still apply to the Generation easyJet programme, but will have to train on the White Tail route.'

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Old 8th Mar 2018, 20:02
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ATPL to MPL upgrade? Thatís a downgrade, surely?
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