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Emirates (EK) Interview - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Old 9th May 2011, 10:56
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I honestly dont know what to say..read a few EK threads..then make up your own mind
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Old 9th May 2011, 11:58
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apologies

My apologies SOPS, I was hoping to raise a response from someone who was reading this tread as I have been but not posting remarks on a regular basis, remarks that suggest that every emirates pilot is about to roll inverted and pull.
Opinions that contain the Pro's and Con's in a rational manner are few and far between. I have come to the conclusion quickly that this is not the best place to find information that does not require well above the normal grain of salt.
This would be a very short thread indeed if all the attitude was removed.
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Old 9th May 2011, 13:20
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Thanks Trent,
Trying to see which airline is correct for my situation, so many things to take into account before applying, not interested in wasting others time or my own. Airlines in differing countries make for a challenge when trying to compare apples with apples so to speak. Different perspectives are a big help.
Once I have figured which airlines suit, I will sink my teeth into the interview process.

Thanks again Bulldog
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Old 11th May 2011, 11:09
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Hi everybody!
For the guys who went recently for the interview, how long was from the application to their call more or less?

Thanks a lot
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Old 12th May 2011, 20:19
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Trent1974, Thanks for your post (and thanks bulldog_pirate for asking the good questions). I too am an experienced FO with decent enough time up and enough command boxes ticked in my present company to make an EK prospect the biggest decision of my recent life.

Filtering thousands of prune posts is a real task. On the surface, what I have so far researched about EK outside prune is very encouraging - massive cash reserves, doubling in size every four years, consistent profit, huge aircraft orders, things that make it a standout compared to many of the world's airlines.

Obviously nobody can make my decision for me but i'll keep my eye on this thread with great interest, both for hot off the press interview gen and for any comments from experienced EK pilots who can give some of their time to share their thoughts on EK life and DXB life in general.

Many thanks in advance
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Old 13th May 2011, 10:40
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emirates interview

Dear ALL

Just a quick question . On the interview witk EMIRATES ,

Do they ask questions ( ATPL / AVIATION ) on the interview which is face to face ? or

Do you get exam on the paper like a test with multiple choice ?

Thanks a lot
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Old 14th May 2011, 05:55
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On paper and it was multiple-choice answers if i can recall correctly...don't sweat it was fairly straight forward and all I studied was one of those ASA FAA ATPL question and answers book
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Old 14th May 2011, 05:58
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@ALLSKY...I got the call 2 weeks after I applied online and was offered an interview 3 weeks down the road after the call. After the interview I got the job offer exactly 4 weeks to the day when I finished the interview.
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Old 14th May 2011, 09:04
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interview

Thanks pull up ... Anybody want to give more info , please ...

Dear ALL

Just a quick question . On the interview witk EMIRATES ,

Do they ask questions ( ATPL / AVIATION ) on the interview which is face to face ? or

Do you get exam on the paper like a test with multiple choice ?

Thanks a lot
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Old 14th May 2011, 18:39
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Thanks a lot pull up!
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Old 15th May 2011, 05:07
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Emirates roadshows in Europe

Emirates next roadshows on their website:

Rome Hilton Airport Hotel 31st May 10am
Milan Melia Milano Hotel 1st June 10am
Geneva Starling Hotel 2pm

Athens Metropolitan Hotel 8th and 9th June 10am
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Old 15th May 2011, 08:38
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Airlove, all the tech questions are straight forward. Read 'Ace the Technical Pilot Interview' and get familiar with your Jeppesen manuals as a couple of questions come from there as well...

Don't stress over the Tech stuff too much, overall it constitutes a very small portion of the overall process.
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Old 15th May 2011, 09:07
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thank you very much
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Old 15th May 2011, 12:13
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Can someone please state a good suite of books to study for the Emirates pilot interview. 'Ace the pilot tech interview' is a book that has many technical errors
in it, is there a good alternative out there ?
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Old 15th May 2011, 15:52
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Hey guys, I used to work for an outfit in the US that is no longer in business. How does Emirates go about contacting them?

Do they contact just our current employer, or the last few employers as well?

Thanks
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Old 16th May 2011, 15:44
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When I did my interview, I did the sim first thing in the morn. After that session, the instructor told me there and then that "he'll be seeing me the next day...don't flop too much on the tech exam though". So the sim is the most important evaluation on day 1.
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Old 17th May 2011, 05:38
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Air Mauritius

For those lucky/unlucky enough not to be accepted by Emirates, Air Mauritius is desperate for First Officers.

They have a large number of FOs whom they cannot upgrade because nobody is joining.

I have no details on salary, etc, best to contact MRU directly, but there has been a significant increase and prospects look good.

Be warned though, their HR department is rather slack.

Good luck.
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Old 17th May 2011, 09:30
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Just a warning to all: I recently had a very pleasant interview experience at EK. Unfortunately I was not accepted.

Thanks to a previous poster, I went in with some knowledge of the sim and can say I rocked it to the break of dawn. This guy erroneously stated that it alone would get you a job at EK. Wrong! However, lack of study on the ATP section of the Compass section may have did me in. Study up on RNP, Mach Buffet, and other Overwater flight considerations and you will be OK.

Also, don't forget that the tests are timed, and that if you finish quickly, the first question they will ask you in the panel is: "It appears you react without thinking, TMAAT you had to make a careful decision!" This is you now, on the defensive.

Overall, wish I had the job. Anything is better than regional hell in the USA, where the only certainty is bankruptcy and paycuts!

All the best to my pilot brothers
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Old 17th May 2011, 11:38
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@DT...sorry to hear about it, guess its different each day or it really depends on that particular recruitment pilot. Out of 22 in my group, only 1 was left out on day 1. According to him he's use to CRJ and when he got the V1 cut he forgot to kick in the rudder, he took out a few hangars in the sim...
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Old 17th May 2011, 11:45
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Pull_up hi.

May I ask : which simulator was used in your sim assessment? A310 or B777?

Thanks much.
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