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Old 25th May 2010, 00:54
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Qatar interview in Miami

Hi to all
I have an upcoming interview with Qatar in Miami, any info would be greatly appreciated , the Sim is in a A323 , I flew Boeing all my career ......any to share?

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Old 25th May 2010, 12:56
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hey JJ

when did you sent your application?thanks
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Old 25th May 2010, 13:29
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Around five weeks ago.....
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Old 25th May 2010, 16:25
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are they paying for your hotel, airfare? how much time did you have when you applied?
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Old 25th May 2010, 16:54
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I think you have good TR and tons of flight time! are you appalling as DEC?
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Old 25th May 2010, 17:02
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DEC are always appalling.
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Old 26th May 2010, 12:16
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QR doesn't pay anything out of Doha ...
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Old 26th May 2010, 15:46
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Just finished an interview in Qatar this week.

First thing was the Written, fairly straightforward a few things that i did not remember from my former ATPL day's. I.e that 1 hp = 30ft slipped my mind.

Most of the questions fairly easy,

human performance questions not a problem (like how many hours after diving bellow 30fr u needa wait till flying again)

Weather questions was just Taf's, whats the weather at destination and cloud base.

Performance questions mainly Speed questions!!!

holding entry (given a fix with righthand turns how u gonna enter from the direction you are coming from? parallel.

All in all fairly easy but a few questions that would make u think!!! but i wouldnt sweat it.

Interview for us was all the same, no aircraft questions only CRM questions and your knowledge about the company. Again wouldnt sweat this either.

Now, i been flying private jets the last 4 years, and we were going to an A330 sim.

I got in the sim at 1.30AM really tired after a long day (getting up at 6AM to get ready for the interview)

Never flown with flyby wire and by far the hardest thing i tried before. Not that i think it is a hard system but you are so used to the yoke that you move the Sidestick lige if it was the yoke and it SCREWS U THE FxXXX up.

I am pretty sure i failed the Sim, i did a well to say the least a SHITTY JOB.
was tired and kept my focus on that damn stick. So i lost my scan of the rest of the instruments, Busted altitude, airspeed and i have for the past 3 years flown the Proline 21 so trying to figure out the information on the screens was hard in itself.

Takeoff to 1500ft. intercept a radial, and yes i do know how to intercept a damn radial but last nigh i was totally blank as i kept my focus on that sidestick.

If i was a chief-pilot i sure wouldn't have hired me after last nights sim and i guess the only person i can blame is myself. Just sucks that it comes down to a Airbus sim to get a job or not specially when the job i went for was not even an Airbus position.

Would have preferred the 777 sim but they had us in the A-330 sim and call it unfair or what ever, didn't find it 100% fair to put guy's with corporate experience in a A330 sim at 1.30Am in the morning after being up for over 18 hrs. But thats what happened.

Anyways you never know whats gonna happen in this business and at least i can only get positively surprised should they call and still offer me a position but i highly doubt it. My only advise is to take it easy and hope that you get some rest before the Sim and that you keep ur head calm and do not concentrate so much on the sidestick as to the rest of your scan. And i do needa say and a few of the other guy's did fairly well in the Sim but a few of us FXXXX-up

Good luck hope it helpes ;-)
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Old 26th May 2010, 18:52
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theaviator2005

That was a nice post. I hope you get the job.

I sometimes wonder how these management types think. If they want an accurate assessment a Pilot's capabilities then put him/her in an environment that will not handicap the person. If they are going to put a yoke person in a sidestick than they should provide atleast a thirty minute practice session before starting the actual ride.

I know, I know.......wishful thinking!
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Old 26th May 2010, 19:07
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theaviator2005:

You know, an interview not only gives the prospective employer to get to know you, but it also gives the employee a chance to see if they want to be employed there.

I don't work for Qatar, but it would certainly perk my ears up if they asked me to put in an 18hr duty day on my interview. You should consider yourself lucky of experiencing such frivolous regard for rest and duty times before making a life change like joining a new company and moving your family to the sand pit.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 26th May 2010, 23:43
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Ya i hear u guy's as i talked to a few of the other guy's about the whole interview, i wasn't even sure if i should take a position here, i been in the middle east for 3 years before so i kinda know the deal, but hey always worth giving it a shot and see what it's about. Again just funny how it all comes down to a sim-session late at night when everything else went well.... Not worth letting stuff like that bug you though as i know what i am good at. Never failed a sim-ride, initial or re-current so not really bothered if a company are basing it all on stuff like this. But after now having had the chance to try it out at least its worth for others to know what they may expect. So again i had a few Pm's about what questions they had and so on, the other post on PPRuNe have alot of questions and they are about the same as what u gonna be asked.

I studied the Ace handbook but really if u just skim through the book ur well on ur way, really wouldnt swet the written test, just get ur sleep ;-) ull need it.

Also the package they send us for the A-330 sim with all the callouts for flap settings and stuff i learned it all by heart but when it came down to it they changed it and said we should just call out what we normally did on our own aircraft, so that was a bit confusing.

Again good luck
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Old 27th May 2010, 15:57
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Interview in Miami next month

Hi every one I have an interview with Qatar airways next month any one knows how can i get the written test? and tell me how is it like !!

thx
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Old 27th May 2010, 15:59
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Hey man i just joined but would love to know if u got the job with QR !! and how was the interveiw.

Thx
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Old 27th May 2010, 19:03
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just by invitation! SO consider yourself lucky! What kind of TR you have in your ATP?thanks
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Old 27th May 2010, 19:57
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I too got the invitation for the Miami interviews... I did read every post (all 1500) from the other Qatar Airways threads.

And... I too am looking for any other advice that anyone would care to impart. (Aside from all the doom and gloom, of course... please. After some of the places I've worked here in the states, it's par for the course.)

This will be my first 'sidestick' ride also, but I'll memorize the profiles and just do my best if I make it that far.

So, if anyone has any other insight...

From reading the other threads, it seems to go between a mentality of 'meat in the seat' to 'how current are you in shuttle landing.' I would guess, with the market being what it is that the standards are a little to the later.

As for the written test... yeah, I know I have to study. (and I shall) But, I'm from the U.S. - I'm an 'FAA' guy, in other words I don't start my stopwatch abeam the numbers. Overall, as a group, we are lacking in the theory compared to someone who took the 7,000 page JAA ATPL textbook(s) course. So, other than the questions I've gleaned from other threads, does anyone remember any questions from the test. (how many tests are being used, where to focus my study of the theory, such as performance and air law for instance, or is completely random) Or, do you remember if the questions are straight out of the ATPL books... i.e. if I try and study backwards from the example questions, would that help?

I can take the schedules and 'abuse' - what job doesn't come with it's challenges. I'd actually really like to work for Qatar Airways. (I even liked working for the companies I worked at in the past, I wouldn't do the job if it still wasn't the greatest job on the earth, once the door is shut)

What else should I, or can I do, to be successful?

Thanks everyone for the advice and look forward to meeting everyone else in Miami. (and thanks to everyone in the community who posted their experiences so far...)
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Old 27th May 2010, 20:57
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Regarding your Sidestick ride on the 320 or 330:
One GOLDEN rule:The less you touch it(the stick) the better it is!
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Old 27th May 2010, 23:40
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loc 22550 has it, with the side stick, finger and thumb only (don't grip it like you would your [email protected]) and remember to put the armrest down to support your elbow.

No good posting any of the questions here 'cos as soon as they appear they will be deleted from the exam. Ace The Tech Pilot is good but the best is getting hold of a briefing for the Cathay Pacific interviews.

Unless you are a real academic hotshot don't expect the written test to be easy, despite the posts above. Or maybe I'm just a thickie, still, managed to muddle my way through.

See you in the desert fellas
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Old 28th May 2010, 10:36
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Book available called: Preparing For Your Cathay Pacific Interview.

They have something in the order of 70 test papers to chose from and you will find that your interview group will be given different papers. No cheating boys.
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Old 28th May 2010, 10:59
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Is there somebody with no Jet experience got an invitation?
I have 1500 hrs on multi-crew light turboprop , do you think I have a chance.

Thanks
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Old 28th May 2010, 17:10
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gopher121, good questions.

Maybe some of the guys who have been invited to the Miami interview can share what their quals are. That should give you an idea of what kind of experience they are looking for.
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