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Old 5th Apr 2019, 17:25
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Loganair Recruitment Day.

Good afternoon everyone.
Does anyone have up-to-date information or personal experience of the format for the Loganair pilot recruitment day, and what to expect for the interview and simulator profile?
Many thanks in advance.
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 21:24
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Hi DesertDash

Could you please specify what exact documents you have submitted in regards to your application. How long did you have to wait until you got an answer from them? For which position are you applying for?

Thank you!
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Hi DesertDash

Could you please specify what exact documents you have submitted in regards to your application. How long did you have to wait until you got an answer from them? For which position are you applying for?

Thank you!
details on website just cv and cover letter if I remember
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I have an assessment day coming up with Loganair, are there any pilots currently or recently with them who could give me a few details on rosters? Is it mostly day trips returning to base or are there frequent Night stops? What is a typical day like? I'm interested in S340 out of CAX. Any good info please PM.
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Old 25th May 2019, 22:44
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3 to 1: 30-45 minutes interview, about yourself, what you know about the company, how to overcome obstacles, life experiences etc.
2 exam papers. Verbal and numbers. Hard!
SIM assessment around 30 mins. You will be paired up and take turns as PF and PM. More experience pilots, expect engine failures!!! Fun! The SIM is sh1te. We did East mids dav. Eng failure enroute and return back to base.
Paperwork checks from one of the HR.
Sandwiches at the end🥇. They monitor your engagement with future colleagues. Be nice and Smile. 😎
Good luck
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12th of June

Anyone here attending the recruitment day on the 12th of June?

Meet up and keep contact before then?

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Thanks n Dave. Iíve looked at the sim on Tayside Aviationís website, it does indeed look a bit Home flight sim. I understand that Loganair donít have their own training facilities but do the S340 TR in Stockholm.
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Recruitment Day

As per above, itís a very relaxed day. The assessment team are all genuinely nice and friendly guys and do what they can to put you at ease from the start.

The sim there is an Alsim ALX generic TP setup, but thereís no requirement on the day to use the Prop or Fuel levers, only the torque.
I didn't find the sim that bad tbh... I guess it depends what youíre used to, but would certainly recommend getting a few hours in it for some prep beforehand.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by n.dave View Post
3 to 1: 30-45 minutes interview, about yourself, what you know about the company, how to overcome obstacles, life experiences etc.
2 exam papers. Verbal and numbers. Hard!
SIM assessment around 30 mins. You will be paired up and take turns as PF and PM. More experience pilots, expect engine failures!!! Fun! The SIM is sh1te. We did East mids dav. Eng failure enroute and return back to base.
Paperwork checks from one of the HR.
Sandwiches at the end🥇. They monitor your engagement with future colleagues. Be nice and Smile. 😎
Good luck
Afternoon,

Got an interview in June. Just wondering what the verbal and maths test was like. Could you direct me to what kind of maths they asked so I can prepare.

Thanks

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12 June

Hello anyone attending the assessment date on the 12th in Dundee?
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Any feedback on today?
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Has anyone any further information regarding the Maths and Verbal/English tests? Anything on the types of questions they asked? Were there any tech questions or was it all personal?

Thanks
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I did the test few months ago, don't worry about the written test, maybe they don't even look at it.
Of course, my advise is try to do your best, but it's not a crucial step for the overall evaluation.

The interview was really nice, the assessors were very nice to talk with, very relaxed and easygoing.

Focus on the sim, that's what i found hard, and the reason why I failed !
I literally went blank, because it's a generic sim, (com / nav boxes are touch screen), and I was facing something new.
I don't want to justify or blame the sim, but being unfamiliar with it, it's increased my workload, deteriorating the overall performance.
Just for example, there were a big difference between QNH and 1013, I got confused for a while about where the STND bottom was located, and I busted the altitude by 500'.
The aircraft is a turboprop, so expect to climb very fast.

Before the departure, the PM should ask for the ATIS and departure clearence, and then PF have to brief the PM.
Expect failures or issues, (just a reason to come back),

Some times the issue is not a very evident event, like for example an engire failure, infact it could be flap not going up, (eg. you activate the switch, but nothing happen), and you should be paying attention to it, they are looking for your situational awareness.

I didn't reckognised it and I exceeded the max flap speed.
So, yes, it was my fault, my performance hasn't been the best one, but also the lack of familiarity of the cockpit / aircraft played a big role.

I hope this can help !
Best luck guys
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Hi Hogos, thanks for your response, sorry to hear you were unsuccessful. I tanked my Flybe interview this week, I was far too negative in the actual interview, said some silly things. I assume you dind't go up to Dundee prior to the assessment for some practice on the Sim?
It doesn't surprise me that the Sim is a little more challenging than normal as the approaches flown will be at smaller airports, lots of proceedural Non-precision I would think. And with smaller aircraft and limited to an extent diversion airports safety is paramount.
I'll make sure I book some hours in Dundee if I'm lucky enough to get an assessment day.

I wouldn't like to completely dismiss the written part, I imagine if they were border line to giving me the job that is something that could sway the tide. Do you remember anything about the written tests? Whats sort of numeracy questions were they? I would imagine reading from performance charts? Working out descent mileage etc?
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Hi Hogos, thanks for your response, sorry to hear you were unsuccessful. I tanked my Flybe interview this week, I was far too negative in the actual interview, said some silly things. I assume you dind't go up to Dundee prior to the assessment for some practice on the Sim?
It doesn't surprise me that the Sim is a little more challenging than normal as the approaches flown will be at smaller airports, lots of proceedural Non-precision I would think. And with smaller aircraft and limited to an extent diversion airports safety is paramount.
I'll make sure I book some hours in Dundee if I'm lucky enough to get an assessment day.

I wouldn't like to completely dismiss the written part, I imagine if they were border line to giving me the job that is something that could sway the tide. Do you remember anything about the written tests? Whats sort of numeracy questions were they? I would imagine reading from performance charts? Working out descent mileage etc?
I remember roughly logic sequences (eg. complete numbers series), images (like the cube unfolded / folded), and math (calculation about proportion, eg.3 guys own an activity, according to this ratio 5:3:2. How much should the first guy receive from the others, in order to have the same share for everyone.)

Do not expect to finish it, it's almost impossible, and I know few guys there, nobody finished it.
So there's no reason to rush, or to be afraid about.
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Ok great, I think I know the sort of thing you are talking about. They do them for aptitude going into Air Traffic, I think they are made so you cant do them all, you are supposed to try and make sure what ones you do you do correctly rather than try and get lots done and make mistakes.

Do you or anyone else have any specifics on the questions they asked at interview? Was there a technical section?

At Flybe they had personal first followed by a short section of tech questions, 4 or 5.
Reading a JEP plate, looking at the go around, anything you would note etc. Essentially briefing that.
They asked what Q stood for in Dash8 Q400, quiet.
What would you look for when trying to fly maximum range, they were looking for minimum drag.
Asked about the engines, who made them, how they work.
Asked about critical engines, how they work, doe sthe Dash 8 have one?

As far as personal went.

Tell me about your flying career to date?
Why Flybe? Why now? Why did you leave your previous position?
Tell me about a time you had to take control in a cockpit?
Tell me about a time you showed good communication in a cockpit?
Tell me about attention to detail in a cockpit?
Tell me about a time you had to make a critical decision in a cockpit?
Tell me about SOP's, why do we have them, can you deviate from them?

Are these the sorts of questions you can expect at Loganair?
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Originally Posted by Ross Andrew View Post
Ok great, I think I know the sort of thing you are talking about. They do them for aptitude going into Air Traffic, I think they are made so you cant do them all, you are supposed to try and make sure what ones you do you do correctly rather than try and get lots done and make mistakes.

Do you or anyone else have any specifics on the questions they asked at interview? Was there a technical section?

At Flybe they had personal first followed by a short section of tech questions, 4 or 5.
Reading a JEP plate, looking at the go around, anything you would note etc. Essentially briefing that.
They asked what Q stood for in Dash8 Q400, quiet.
What would you look for when trying to fly maximum range, they were looking for minimum drag.
Asked about the engines, who made them, how they work.
Asked about critical engines, how they work, doe sthe Dash 8 have one?

As far as personal went.

Tell me about your flying career to date?
Why Flybe? Why now? Why did you leave your previous position?
Tell me about a time you had to take control in a cockpit?
Tell me about a time you showed good communication in a cockpit?
Tell me about attention to detail in a cockpit?
Tell me about a time you had to make a critical decision in a cockpit?
Tell me about SOP's, why do we have them, can you deviate from them?

Are these the sorts of questions you can expect at Loganair?

I was a different case, they gave me another chance

what say asked was

whatís the definition of CRM

whats the difference between fatigue and tiredness
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 12:46
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You had a second opportunity with Flybe? Or are those questions that Loganair asked you?
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I got very Hr based questions, about my background, why I want to be a pilot, which characteristics should a pilot have, what would you do if the captain doesn,'t follow the SOP, ecc.

No technical question, nor airplane related. I got only a question asking what do I know about Loganair.
So, go there prepared about a bit of history (Wikipedia).
Be relaxed, they have been very easygoing on the intervew, (we ended up talking about music at the end).
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Awesome Hogos, thanks man
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