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Old 15th Mar 2019, 17:18
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Originally Posted by tlipiec View Post
I really doubt it would be a problem. We have quite a few people with a PPL (although EASA in all fairness) and they were even allowed to reduce the number of required hrs by up to 20 (which reduces the loan cost by few grand).
​​​​heytlipiec which school did you choose? Im interested about Egnatia in Kavala, so if you are studying there can you help me out with the expenses for living there... ex: rent bills food... thanks lots
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 07:49
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Hey,
I am also thinking about applying, so can anyone who has gone through the whole process PM or even better mail me at [email protected] as much details about selection as possible (preferably those successful at Egnatia Aviation). Thanks a lot and happy flying
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Old 27th Mar 2019, 13:44
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A lot of the students are extremely busy with GS/Line Training, asking for them to contact you out of the blue seems like a big ask. But that's just my 2 cents
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Old 2nd May 2019, 12:46
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Does anyone who has been accepted can tell me how long it took them to answer after the psychological assesment? I passed both 1st and 2nd day screening, I had the psychological assesment and since then passed more than 5 weeks without any feedback. Thanks
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Old 5th May 2019, 09:36
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Hey,

I'm extremely interested in this program. However, I have a few questions. I hope someone can shed some light on these matters.

1. What can one expect from the initial assessment, before starting the training? What kind of questions do they ask?
2. What is the attrition rate when it comes to the Wizz Assesment Day?
3. What is the average age of the students? Do they prefer older ones with a degree? Are there any people straight out of high-school?

I'd highly appreciate an answer. If you don't feel comfortable answering in this topic, please send me a PM or contact me at [email protected]. Thank you very much.

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Old 6th May 2019, 10:11
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Hey.
regarding your questions:
1) I think the process was described in this thread before so have a look
2) I believe it highly depends on your group. From my 1st stage out of 20 or 25 people only 2 passed, while on my friend’s first day about 10 or more made it through to the 2nd stage.
3) there’s a relative wide age & background spectrum on the course: from 18 or 19yo straight out of high school to folks in their mid 30s. Most of cadets have a degree (at least in the first two groups) often science or engineering related, however guys who joined straight out of high school are doing as well if not better.

hope that helps,
regards,
TL
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Old 6th May 2019, 10:28
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Thank you very much for taking out of your time in order to answer my questions.

Do you have any extra tips regarding the selection process, tips that haven't already been mentioned in this thread?
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Old 10th May 2019, 14:32
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Hey guys. Iíve been invited for the first day of screening on the 13th of June in Kavala. Anyone else going there? Also if someone is already doing their academy in Kavala can you help me with some infos about rent and living expenses?
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Old 11th May 2019, 16:26
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Egnatia also provides accommodation if you want it from them. I can't post the link, but you'll surely find it by searching "egnatia accommodation" on Google.
I know nothing about the quality of their lodgings. You could probably get cheaper accommodation by contacting landlords yourself, instead of going through Egnatia.

Please keep us updated regarding the selection process.
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Old 17th May 2019, 13:51
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Originally Posted by Bogdan1891 View Post
Does anyone who has been accepted can tell me how long it took them to answer after the psychological assesment? I passed both 1st and 2nd day screening, I had the psychological assesment and since then passed more than 5 weeks without any feedback. Thanks
Hi Bogdan,

If I'm not being too intrusive, I see you have participated at this interview with Wizzair, can you share your experience with a folk (adica is tot roman) that has the same passions as yours? Maybe you can PM me your email address as I see your message box is full. Thanks
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Old 17th May 2019, 16:09
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Hey,

He can't use the PM function as he has too little posts. The only way to privately communicate is by email.

Shoot me an email at [email protected].
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Old 20th May 2019, 22:55
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Has anyone actually passed all the screenings and started the training with one of the two academies?

I just applied on their site, but my situation is quite different. I am almost at 300 hours with a CPL and multi IFR license, however it is a Canadian license, therefore I can't apply to the direct entry cadet program. Instead of converting my license, I would much rather go through this pilot academy program if accepted, as I was born in Romania and have citizenship so technically I do qualify
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Old 21st May 2019, 08:48
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Attended the screenings in March and went through all the stages, but still waiting for the final decision. But itís taking somewhat very long. Not sure how busy they are or if the courses are now all full

Regarding having a CPL, one of the other guys I spoke to during selection told me he had one as well but FAA. I guess it wouldnít make a difference if youíre applying to start the training from scratch anyway.
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Old 21st May 2019, 14:38
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Originally Posted by allert View Post
Attended the screenings in March and went through all the stages, but still waiting for the final decision. But itís taking somewhat very long. Not sure how busy they are or if the courses are now all full

Regarding having a CPL, one of the other guys I spoke to during selection told me he had one as well but FAA. I guess it wouldnít make a difference if youíre applying to start the training from scratch anyway.
Thanks for the info, I wonder what takes them so long to give an answer...

It would be a shame if they don't credit any hours from a license outside EASA, but hey I guess the initial PPL training hours would just be fun time building
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Old 3rd Jun 2019, 12:57
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Question Wizz AirAutomated Video Interview

Hello!
I'd like to ask about Wizz Air Automated Video Interview.
1. Does this invitation mean anything?
2. What are the technical questions?
3. What are the HR questions?
4. How fast is the response?

Thanks for all the answers!
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 09:27
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Residency requirement

Hi,

I am a Polish citizen (was born in Poland and hold a valid Polish passport), however, I live in the United Kingdom at the moment, and am completing my college/sixth-form studies in England.

Am I still eligible for this program? Wizzair Pilot Academy website states the following:

"Please note that currently the program is available with valid Romanian / Polish / Bulgarian / Hungarian residency only."

Polish Nationals get a passport and/or national identity card to prove their nationality, however, they don't get any documents to prove residency (residency card is only available to foreign nationals such as Germans permanently living in Poland) - by residency, I understand someone who permanently lives in Poland.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 18:53
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As far as I know the program is for citizens OR residents of those 4 countries. So seeing as you have the Polish passport thatís already enough to be eligible.

Cheers,
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 18:56
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Allert,

Did you go through the selection process? If so, could you perhaps send me your email address? I want to ask some questions and I'd highly appreciate your help.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 20:06
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Originally Posted by Pablopal View Post
Hi,

I am a Polish citizen (was born in Poland and hold a valid Polish passport), however, I live in the United Kingdom at the moment, and am completing my college/sixth-form studies in England.

Am I still eligible for this program? Wizzair Pilot Academy website states the following:

"Please note that currently the program is available with valid Romanian / Polish / Bulgarian / Hungarian residency only."

Polish Nationals get a passport and/or national identity card to prove their nationality, however, they don't get any documents to prove residency (residency card is only available to foreign nationals such as Germans permanently living in Poland) - by residency, I understand someone who permanently lives in Poland.
As part of the present EU28, can an EU member discriminate against citizens from most of the other member states?
Defeats the concept of free movement, and one of the fundamental 4 freedoms......
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Old 9th Jun 2019, 01:32
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Originally Posted by parkfell View Post


As part of the present EU28, can an EU member discriminate against citizens from most of the other member states?
Defeats the concept of free movement, and one of the fundamental 4 freedoms......
They can't. They can discriminate against language requirements (eg. Lufthansa, airfrance and etc).
But against citizens from other countries themselves... 🤔

Typical of Eastern European companies having their cake and eating it too
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