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Old 14th Nov 2019, 08:30
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Originally Posted by Nineshsimbers View Post
Can anyone please explain how we don’t have to convert our licenses? Just a ‘local validation’. Sounds dodgy as hell.
if that sounds dodgy as hell to you then you haven’t been around much.
validations are very common. If you want to fly a VP-, M-, 2-, T7-, you do not exchange your licence but get a validation.
if you go to Dubai, you do not exchange your licence but just take an airlaw and once in the pocket, you get a GCAA licence based on your original one. Many, many more examples of validations out there, even for people coming to EASA land ( often limited to 1 year ).

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Old 14th Nov 2019, 10:59
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Originally Posted by Nineshsimbers View Post
fam, it’ll be fine. Live like an expatriate and you are sorted my man.
hm, interesting... what do you mean like "an expatriate"?

Can anyone please explain how we don’t have to convert our licenses? Just a ‘local validation’. Sounds dodgy as hell.
Company will arrange a validation with local CAA, usually it takes 1-3 months and it's valid for 1 year.
I wouldn't recommend you to change EASA license to the local one:
1. If you have glasses, had some surgeries or have some minor things with your health you will not pass the initial medical. it's still as same as in Russia - everybody should be as healthy as to be able to serve in army's jet fighters.
2. You will need to pass all theory exams in Russian language.
3. You can use this license in Kazakhstan only
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Old 14th Nov 2019, 12:38
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Originally Posted by zloi View Post
hm, interesting... what do you mean like "an expatriate"?



Company will arrange a validation with local CAA, usually it takes 1-3 months and it's valid for 1 year.
I wouldn't recommend you to change EASA license to the local one:
1. If you have glasses, had some surgeries or have some minor things with your health you will not pass the initial medical. it's still as same as in Russia - everybody should be as healthy as to be able to serve in army's jet fighters.
2. You will need to pass all theory exams in Russian language.
3. You can use this license in Kazakhstan only
They give you some nice benefits alongside the job so its not a normal European job. Makes it easier to settle down there, and also save up good money/or pay back training loans.
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Old 14th Nov 2019, 14:38
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Second hand account but haven't seen it posted. Maybe it helps someone

Feedback Air Astana Screening 11-2019

First day:

Compass Test with a Personality Test CPP

Compass divided into 6 parts

• Maths: time limited (10 minutes), 24 questions, unable moving to next the question without answering the previous one.
• Multitasking (with standard keyboard, not laptop's keyboard): select altitude, speed and heading with key arrows while cancelling warnings by pressing the digit numbers on the calculator Keybord
• Shot term memory: memorize from 1 to 4 parameters and after that you'll have to type them on the following screen, I wrote down the numbers on a paper and then I typed on the proper place, I was allowed to and I did that, it's more demanding, but in my opinion there is less chance of typing wrong numbers
• Spacial awareness: 10 minutes of exercise, 3 instruments, one fixed ADF, one attitude indicator and one fixed compass, basically identify which airplane represents the instruments correct reading
• Advanced flight control: fly a Fight Director with a joystick, step on the ball with a rudder and keep the speed of 170kt with de up/down arrow of the laptop keyboard, generally movements between Fight Director and ball stepping don't have any relation to real fight controls feedback
• ATPL: 30 questions in approximately 20 minutes, but it's not time limited. Questions different from LTJ question bank, but it's not difficult, some questions like icing conditions pretty similar to the text found in the Airbus FCOM. I believe ACE is a better reading to get prepared.

CPP (Checklist Professional Profile) is a personality questionnaire, it consists of 225 personal statements, choose the statement that fits you best. The instruction is to give the first answer that comes to your mind. There are no right or wrong answers, it's not time limited.


Second day:

Simulator briefing for me and more 3 pilots, after that individual quick interview about aviation background and few technical questions, they asked me to explain mechanical backup, TOGA LOCK function, definition of stall and its associated pitch tendency (high speed swept wing aircraft and on small single engine plane)

Simulator session, AMS to BRU, captain as PF, engines were started but we had to taxi from terminal to Rwy 24, normal takeoff and climb, crossing FL 080 HYD G Res OVHT, perform ECAM, landing assessment, CCCP, company says it may be repaired in BRU, continue to destination, go around, landing gear not retracted, simulator freezes, end of exercise.

Captain repositioned to take off, engine failure without damage, reaching status page,simulator freezes, end of exercise.

First officer take off, after rotation loud bangs on engine 2, pull speed, engine stall paper C/L, after turning anti ice ON, engine recovered, repositioned for ILS approach raw data with auto thrust ON. Interception and landing performed with crosswind of 25 kts, BIRD ON.

End of simulator assessment.

At night another interview at the hotel business room, 2 pilots and a HR manager, many personal and background questions, including why Air Astana, what difficults you will face about living in Kazakhstan, strength and weakness as a pilot, and that's it.

No feedback, result will be sent by the agency in 1 or 2 weeks.
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Old 15th Nov 2019, 13:43
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Originally Posted by Hawker400 View Post
Second hand account but haven't seen it posted. Maybe it helps someone
Hawker400 Thank you very much for the secondary feedback.

This is greatly appreciated.

Anyone going to the assesment on the 5th/6th December?
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Old 20th Nov 2019, 14:54
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Good day guys and girls.I applied to Air Astana as NTR FO for A320 and took part at selection in October. Assessment was in Utrecht(EPST) and was divided into 5 parts:1)Advanced COMPASS; 2)CPP; 3)Sim on B737; 4)Group Excercise 5)Personal interview
1)Advanced COMPASS was not difficult.It contains Basic Mathematics,Memory,Multitasking(fly ILS using pedals and joystick) and some ATPL questions.
2)CPP-it is 225 questions regarding your personality.It designed to see potential risks from candidate(psyhological).
3)The most difficult for me was B737 sim(as I never had experience on this type during sim).YOU WILL REALLY NEED TO TRIM IT EACH 20 seconds.And simulator was quite incorrect(delays in 3sec. for trimming and other actions).
4)Group-The task-to build the bridge.Aim to look how you work in team and find potential leader.
5)Personal interview-they will ask about your motivation(why you apply;what do you know about AA and so on).The real thing-to explain them why you really need this job.

I didn't pass assesment,and did not received any feedback regarding which part I exactly failed!!! And from 5 candidates they select only 1 guy and asked him to come again for SIM Assesment. Because they aren't sureif his SIM was good or not !!!!!!

Summary: My opinion as an airline pilot, that it is quite unprofessional not to write feedback(for example WizzAir inform you after each step).Main thing you don't know, what was your failures during assesment. And from EPST side is also weird to call again guy for SIM assesment. How is it possible not to be sure about SIM??? It is additional expenses for guy to travel from Greece to Utrecht. And also after assesment,I asked HR guy about percentage who passing assesment-and it is only 15-20%.

So,I can only suggest to think twice before going to assessment. As such companies like Air Astana has still soviet mentality and their decision making is very strange! Also according my info-the company is very corrupted (like all Kazachstan), and in such assessments I don't think they will really evaluate your skills.
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Old 10th Dec 2019, 10:42
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Hello.
Can you please explain about EASA license validation In Kazakstan? Do i have to pass medical in Kazakstan again or they can provide it based on EASA Medical which i have. You reply will be much appriciated.


Company will arrange a validation with local CAA, usually it takes 1-3 months and it's valid for 1 year.
I wouldn't recommend you to change EASA license to the local one:
1. If you have glasses, had some surgeries or have some minor things with your health you will not pass the initial medical. it's still as same as in Russia - everybody should be as healthy as to be able to serve in army's jet fighters.
2. You will need to pass all theory exams in Russian language.
3. You can use this license in Kazakhstan only[/QUOTE]
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Old 11th Dec 2019, 18:24
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Originally Posted by Davronzulu View Post
Hello.
Can you please explain about EASA license validation In Kazakstan? Do i have to pass medical in Kazakstan again or they can provide it based on EASA Medical which i have. You reply will be much appriciated.


Company will arrange a validation with local CAA, usually it takes 1-3 months and it's valid for 1 year.
I wouldn't recommend you to change EASA license to the local one:
1. If you have glasses, had some surgeries or have some minor things with your health you will not pass the initial medical. it's still as same as in Russia - everybody should be as healthy as to be able to serve in army's jet fighters.
2. You will need to pass all theory exams in Russian language.
3. You can use this license in Kazakhstan only
[/QUOTE]

Your mailbox was full, so i couldn't answer. You keep your easa license and medical all the time, no need to pass the local ones. The company will just issue a validation through the caa.
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Old 12th Dec 2019, 02:40
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Thank you for your reply.
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Old 12th Dec 2019, 19:16
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Sim Profile

Hi Guys,

Would anyone know how the sim profile goes?

Cheers)
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