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Old 16th Oct 2018, 14:35
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Is there anyone who have already started the training or, even better, finished it? Do they really want you to finish and work or just want you to pay?

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Old 19th Oct 2018, 10:30
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Hey guys. I have an interview day 1 next month with them.

Can anyone please share some details about the physics exam?

Do they provide the formulas, or what kind of questions do you get?

Thanks, and good luck!
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 08:39
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Originally Posted by slickjam View Post
Hey guys. I have an interview day 1 next month with them.

Can anyone please share some details about the physics exam?

Do they provide the formulas, or what kind of questions do you get?

Thanks, and good luck!
I tried to answer you with priv message, but your inbox is full. While testing you mustn't use any devices, books etc. - only your head, memory and knowledge. Math tests are basic (dividing, multipling etc.), the same with physics.
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Old 10th Nov 2018, 12:39
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Hello,

I'm considering joining the Wizz air pilot programme next september and would like to ask you what's are the final training costs (the Ab initio training and the type-rating costs)
and what's financed by Wizz air.

Thank you!
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Old 20th Nov 2018, 09:01
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Hello folks !

I have applied for a cadet first officer NTR position with wizzair at the end of April. I regularly update my informations (CV), but still no news today.

Is there someone else in the same situation ? I precise that I meet all there criterias.

I am 32yo, french, 340 TT, no previous profesionnal experience in aviation.

Thanks a lot !
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Old 20th Nov 2018, 09:23
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Originally Posted by PapaTangoCharlie View Post

Is there someone else in the same situation ?

Thanks a lot !
Yes Iím in the same position.
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Old 20th Nov 2018, 09:30
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Originally Posted by ZuluZuluAlpha View Post

Yes Iím in the same position.
Ok, and just by curiosity, how old are you ?
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Old 2nd Dec 2018, 13:25
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Wizz air cadet interview

Hi everyone!
Anyone here attended the interview with any of the schools for the wizz air cadet program, able to share the experience and give any advice?
thank you!

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Old 8th Dec 2018, 15:43
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I'm on the second round now, going there next month. Can anyone tell me about your experience? What can I expect? Thank you guys!
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Old 8th Dec 2018, 16:38
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 11:19
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Hello guys, can someone give me some details about the first and second day of screening?

Thank you.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 10:37
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Hi Guys,

I am going to do the Phase 1 screening with BAA in Lithuania for WIZZ next May. Can anyone explain how this works?

Thanks
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 18:26
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Well, do not want to scare you away but BAA might not be the best place to start your studies. If you will get accepted to the WIZZ Cadet programme (which is different from the Wizz Pilot Academy, I believe) then it might be another story. Anyway, do a search on PPRuNe on BAA; take your time to read all the 2016/2017/2018 year posts. I guarantee you will have an interesting read.

Anyway, screening at BAA (also for the ones applying to WIZZ cadet programe there). Screening itself costs 300 Euros non-refundable fee and takes 2 days. First day you will need to do a "Personality test" based on "Profile XT" test. This will be done in your NATIVE (mother-tongue) languguage. The ask will be to answer all questions quickly, without much thinking and without trying to answer as an ideal pilot would do it. The questions are kinda dumb and honestly I don't know what they really can tell about you. E.g. "I like to be in the center of the room where there are many people" [Yes/No] (this one is supposed to judge if you are a communicating person or an intravert), "I prefer reading science magazine instead of going to a laboratory" [Yes/No] (well, personally for me it depends which lab is it - chemistry lab or physics lab - I hate chemistry but like physics so...). My advice is to gather what personal qualities should a good pilot have and always think about those when doing that test. Also, take your time to do some similar personality tests available online to have a clue what questions to expect and what "personality type" they tell you are. Oh, and you will need to do some simple maths, number sequences and similar stuff - this is supposed to check your IQ. Nothing tricky/difficult or time limited in this entire "test".

Next you will be doing English test. 45 minutes is given for the test, it consists of 40 questions, multiple choice test. Some people say the test is easy but I'd say it's not that easy in the end: it simply contains some grammar details and exceptions. Again, practice some tests online, some questions/sentences are IDENTICAL.

After this, BAA representative will show you their facilities. Simulators, buildings, other stuff, etc. At this point Day 1 activities are over.

On the second day you will need to do the COMPASS test activities. Math part is time limited (24 minutes, 20 questions I think). Open questions, not multiple choice. Physics is not time limited, with multiple choice answers. Both of those are based on latestpilotjobs.com base (identical copy/paste), so don't waste your time for any other site for that. Other tests are:
-memory tests (to memorize some numbers, particularly speed/heading/altitude/radio), usually 2-3 values. Best place to practice this is LPJ site or Skytest;
-"Flying through space" / slalom test using joystick. Skytest.
-Identifying planes based on given technical information (e.g. which plane is now descending and travelling east, etc). Skytest.
-Control test with rudder pedals and joystick. I think it's called basic coordination test. Again, Skytest, there will be IDENTICAL test
-Test for operative multitasking. You will need to adjust "autopilot" with given values while reacting to some signals (need to press corresponding button in numeric keypad. So if you are practicing this on a laptop, either use external keyboard for this test or be sure your laptop has got a full numeric keypad).
There may have been some more tests but I don't remember them now.

You are allowed to use some drafts (paper and pen available there) but those drafts will be collected and contents inspected/analyzed (even your handwriting style is taken into some consideration), so have that in mind.

Later you will have a break for lunch and face to face interview will follow with the BAA lady (the same one you'll be dealing all those assesments with). It will begin with "tell me about yourself" question, then standard questions as why do you want to be a pilot, why Wizzair's programme, how are you going to fund it, etc etc etc. Know pros and cons of this profession. There will be attempts to convince you that this is not how you imagine it, it's a boring profession, etc, so know how to exit from such a situation or provide (strong) arguments why you believe it's not the case. My advice - if you've never been in such an interview (or don't know how to "properly" answer such type questions), hire a professional HR person for you to work with you, explain things and have some practice.

Wizz interview. Wizz visits BAA site about 10 times per 12 months. Each time there is a group of 12-14 people (the candidates). So firstly, there will be a presentation about the company, etc. Honestly, I was sincerely believing that the "pilot shortage in Europe" is something realistic until they told that during 25 months this cadet program runs (with BAA) they have 69 cadets. Well, I simply don't want to believe that the rest were unsuitable to their standards. Oh, and by the time this presentation was done only 2 of the BAA ones already have finished the course.
Other thing I didn't like about the presentation is that they stated that skills and COMPASS test results are nearly useless for them because they look mainly at a person and his motivation. Reason for that is that they fly only Airbus'es and these are computer driven. LOL.. WTF, seriously? There are lots of car drivers driving car every day (and having the license of course) not able to park their car in a shopping centre parking lot, leaving alone calculating car's fuel consumption using paper and pencil method. Is this the right direction the aviation is going to, some dumb people not understanding or being able to do technical stuff? Yeah, I agree, Airbus is mainly computer driven when flying in Normal law but if you face a condition with multiple failures resulting in Direct law plus bad weather and plus colleague pilot incapacitance (or other problem on board), what's then?!

After that, the "group task" follows. 5 people in the group. The classic and beaten to death "airplane crashed in Brasilian rainforest" story, you need to pick 7 items out of 17. Google for it and you will find everything, including all the items. Goal is to work in the group, call everybody by name, be polite, respectful, etc. Pretend to be the leader, presenter or at least timekeeper. If you don't manage to be either one, then at least try not to be silent - contribute the ideas of how to find the solution to the problem, etc. You will be given 15 minutes for this task. BTW, someone from the group will need to be a presenter of the findings you all made. Then (after your group presents all of this) the HR lady will point out about some items which you haven't picked up but which would be very useful to have, will give the group opportunity to exchange 2 items in extra 2 minutes. All the papers (drafts) you used will be gathered (including the paper where you put your name for your team colleagues) and attached to your "case" along with other your portfolio papers (test results, etc).

Then face to face interview will take place. There will be Wizz HR, BAA HR and a pilot from Wizz. Those who are already studing will get ATPL theory questions, those who are not will not get any technical Qs. There will again be attempts to convince you that pilot job is not how you imagine it, it's a boring profession, etc, so try to express your opinion nicely. During the interview, nothing new, again same questions, starting from the 'tell about yourself'. On my 2nd sentence when I was telling about myself, I was interrupted, they started questioning me what exact company I was working at (although it was stated in my CV which they had in front of their eyes), what I was doing there (also listed in the CV - it's not aviation related at all), what I liked about it, etc... Later on I tried to continue my introduction; wanted to cover my interests, achievements and the decision about my transition to aviation but.. I simply had no chance to do that. Questions were going each followed by another without me able to even fully answer the previous one... I understand they may have been tired and exhausted (I was the last candidate to be interviewed) or they may have already selected the ones who they wanted but it's a simple thing of politeness to let a person express himself without interrupting him.

The pilot who was participating in the interview (Wizz one) was stating continiously phrases such as "it's not technical job at all", "it's same over and over again", "cockpit layout hasn't changed for 30 years" and that flying is only a takeoff, press the AP button and land, end.

The HR lady was not able to answer my question on the shortage of pilots (FOs and CPTs) in Wizz Air - how much do they currently lack.

So overall, I think the Wizz interview part could have gone more professionally from their side....

I think they select only one or maximum 2 candidates from the entire 12-14 people group (based on the time the program has been already running, the amount of Wizz visits at BAA and the count of cadets). The chances to get accepted are very low but still exist. Mainly they are aiming at young Eastern European passport holders, already having valid Class 1 medical and very stong motivation.

Neither BAA nor Wizz will disclose you any results of the tests/interviews/assesments. The arguments are that the interest in this programme is very high, so they don't have time, etc.. This is not very fair, I'd say. But the real reason (IMHO) they don't do that is simply so that you don't appeal or complain if/when your application is rejected. They can always tell you that "your results were not satisfactionary to meet the entry high requirements for this programme" and be done with that. Also, I didn't bother filling the BAA's "Feedback survey" which they sent me some time after I attended the assesment - they didn't give me any feedback, why should I be giving some to them? Besides, I work at two jobs right now and I also don't have spare time for this either.

Hope you or someone else find at least a few bits of useful information in my post.
I'll be happy to answer any arising questions in PM, if anyone's got some.
Don't forget that the dresscode is strictly business for any career-related meetings in aviation. Seriously, no sneakers, jeans or other nonsense, unlinke some people were dressed in the group I was in.

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Old 1st Jan 2019, 18:45
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@hid3
I think you got the naming wrong: Wizz Air Pilot Academy is the sponsored programme (by Wizz) and done with either Trener (Hungary) or Egnatia (Greece) and one at BAA is called Wizz Air Cadet Programme
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 18:52
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Yes, I am fully aware of that. But JamiButt asked about Wizz screening at BAA so I thought I'd chime in since I haven't shared my experience in the "Wizz Air Cadet Programme" thread.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 19:13
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@hid3 which version of skytest did you use ?
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 06:28
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"SkyTest Preparation Software for Middle East Pilot Screenings" v3.11 I believe. Default settings work absolutely fine for those practice tasks, really don't bother setting it to 'Hard' level. Easy and Medium is what you should be aiming at.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 11:07
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Preparation for the compass screening

Hey guys,
I would like to apply for the wizzair pilot academy and i need to prepare myself for the compass test . Can i get some suggestions on what should I be using ?
Thank you loads
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 17:56
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Hello everyone, thanks for the useful info posted here! I’m also looking at the WAPA programme and already passed the initial screening. I’m 27 but wondering if there are any “unwritten” age restrictions for this programme that anyone might know?

Cheers,

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Old 6th Jan 2019, 10:44
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Don’t you worry about the age, on WAPA we have selection from 20 to mid 30s. As long as you stay healthy enough to pass your medical, you can work in way in your 60s so no need to panic
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