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European Flight Academy (EFA) selection experiences

Old 22nd May 2020, 10:19
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European Flight Academy (EFA) selection experiences

Hi friends, does anyone have tips for the EFA selection process? I'll be attending once they resume the selections (pandemic related).

They say they'll test your mathematics and physics knowledge. I'm not that bad at it, but I'd like to know what kind of tests they give you.

Maybe I can refresh my basic knowledge. I'm sure I'll get through the English speaking part and I'm good at interviews. The only thing I worry about is the maths and physics knowledge.

I appreciate any information! Thanks!
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Old 22nd May 2020, 19:20
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Given the tsunami which has hit aviation, when do you anticipate gaining employment as a pilot?

If you can complete without incurring debt, in other words, you are cash rich, enjoy the course.
Don’t worry about any tests, you have past already.......l
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Old 23rd May 2020, 08:42
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This particular school has put the selections on hold at least until the end of this year. Financially this school will be doable.

What exactly do you mean with that I’ve passed already?
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Old 24th May 2020, 11:39
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Originally Posted by vischjager View Post
This particular school has put the selections on hold at least until the end of this year. Financially this school will be doable.

What exactly do you mean with that I’ve passed already?
I am sure Parkfell can answer eloquently for himself but there is a lot of discussion taking place across PPRuNe forums about possible training in the middle of this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. The summary is that it will be very difficult for these newly qualified trainees to compete for the limited available future jobs against the sad but definite large numbers of unemployed experienced pilots and in particular that anyone considering integrated training and having to take loans would be strongly advised against this.
If money is no object then as long as people know the risk then of course integrated training can be considered but even then the backers ( in a lot of case parents) should be thinking very very carefully about the risk of paying for a training that certainly doesn't guarantee a job or return on investment.
The implication is that the training schools might be dropping their selection standards compared to the pre-Covid time in order to fill their places. Some training schools like many airlines may not survive and money spent with them may be lost- google cabair for just one example from the past.
I think any prospective trainee, and importantly their financial backer ( if they have one ) should spend a bit of time reading the posts related to this which are easily available on this site.This is definitely more important than any mathematics or physics you might study.

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Old 24th May 2020, 16:15
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. .......Some training schools like many airlines may not survive and money spent with them may be lost- google cabair for just one example from the past.......
kpd is quite right in drawing to everyone’s attention to the very unfortunate customers following the demise of Cabair first in 2011, followed by the Mark 2 variant the following year which clearly demonstrates the risk of paying large amounts up front.
70k up front to the original Cabair, followed by a further 15k for those who wanted to complete their training in a restarted company. Google has the full sorry story.

Reasonable stages payments are normal practice.

As ever due diligence and caveat emptor ~ consider taking independent advice where appropriate.

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