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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 15:02
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Just don’t think a couple of Psychometric Tests can ascertain someone’s ability to fly a Commercial Jet accurately.

There must be a better way for doing these tests.
I suggest that you study the concept of CRM & how team work / personality are critical to a successful operation. You need to pass the ‘beer test’. If you were say a doctor, it helps enormously to have a good bedside manner. Nothing worse than a dower style.

The other aspects to the psychometric testing in the process are the interview & group exercise. Sitting all day next to someone who cannot hold a conversation is soul destroying.
“Flying” aka stick and rudder skills are just one element of the ingredients necessary in operating an airliner.

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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 15:53
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Are you suggesting that i’m not capable of successfully becoming an Airline Pilot because I didn’t pass this and others did?
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 16:52
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Originally Posted by uncle dickie View Post


I suggest that you study the concept of CRM & how team work / personality are critical to a successful operation. You need to pass the ‘beer test’. If you were say a doctor, it helps enormously to have a good bedside manner. Nothing worse than a dower style.

The other aspects to the psychometric testing in the process are the interview & group exercise. Sitting all day next to someone who cannot hold a conversation is soul destroying.
“Flying” aka stick and rudder skills are just one element of the ingredients necessary in operating an airliner.

Lmao fly short hual, no time for chit chat, you'll send half your career under 10,000 feet or talking to atc
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 17:04
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Are you suggesting that i’m not capable of successfully becoming an Airline Pilot because I didn’t pass this and others did?
Passing or not passing a particular initial selection process is no absolute definitive guide as to anyone’s ability to operate. I know a number of successful Captains whose ‘style’ didn’t suit particular operators when interviewed. HR can be quite fickle at times.
If someone has the burning ambition to fly, then you are more than half way there.
It is your colleagues who decide if you pass the ‘beer test’ , not me, should you ever make the right hand seat.
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 17:07
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Got the call this morning, any else going to Dublin on the 18th?
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 14:25
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Got the call this morning, any else going to Dublin on the 18th?
Was it a 0145 number? =center​​​​​​​
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 21:06
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Was it a 0145 number? =center
No my call was an 01562 number.
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 21:57
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No my call was an 01562 number.
Interesting anyway, was expecting a typical Ireland 00353 or 0044. Hopefully was just a random call centre scam
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 11:46
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Assessment Centre

Overwhelmed to have made it through to the assessment day on my second attempt at this programme!

Please could anyone shed any light on what to expect? This is my first time at an interview with an airline. Does anyone recommend getting myself on an Airline preparation course before the interview?

Congrats to all that made it through also, and best of luck to those who didn’t. Failing at the online tests is not the end of your journey to become a pilot, keep the determination, and never give up. There is always next year! (The exact mindset I took away from last years attempt).

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Old 25th Aug 2019, 21:19
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Tell us what you did differently?
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 21:29
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Tell us what you did differently?

Got myself a well paid job, got the Class 1 Medical (I think this may be one of the biggest contributors as I can see this as not just a reassurance for AL, but also a cost saving), started investing my monthly wage in to my private pilots licence (flying lesson for at least 1.5hrs a week). Last year I applied with minimal hours. This year I increased this to circa 20hrs.

I haven’t long gone solo, so they are probably reassured that I can fly by myself too, and am still at early stages of my training, so have not developed any habits yet.

I feel as though they basically want to train up their new pilots, exactly how they want them.. if that makes any sense.

Best of luck for next years application Owen. Don’t give up.

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Old 26th Aug 2019, 11:22
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Still waiting

Is anyone else still waiting to hear back ?
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 13:40
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Yes still waiting here. I wonder if it’s done by time of applying as I submitted my application on the day the applications closed
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 14:48
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Yes still waiting here. I wonder if it’s done by time of applying as I submitted my application on the day the applications closed
i submitted mine very early and am yet to hear anything. Not sure how they’re doing it.
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 15:37
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Is anyone else still waiting to hear back ?
Yup still waiting... the process usually takes a week so hopefully we’ll all know one way or another by Wednesday
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 19:09
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Yup, still waiting here!

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Yes still waiting here. I wonder if it’s done by time of applying as I submitted my application on the day the applications closed
I applied & submitted early so think it’s more of a lucky dip really!
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Old 28th Aug 2019, 10:17
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Anybody had any correspondence this week?
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Old 28th Aug 2019, 10:19
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Anybody had any correspondence this week?
Some people here have it seems... there’s also a good few still waiting
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Old 28th Aug 2019, 11:03
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Still waiting to hear, not had an email or a call yet and definitely not missed anything after scouring junk/spam folders.

This wait is so hard!
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Old 28th Aug 2019, 12:04
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Still waiting patiently as well.
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