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Old 20th Nov 2011, 23:33
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what really amazes me...

..is too see all this people now so excited about joining and in 12 months time the same people bitching on this very same forum... ah ah ah!!
Ek is so desperate would hire blind pilots....
Keep discovering..well.. recovering.
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Old 21st Nov 2011, 01:12
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I can't speak for all the applicants, but for some of us, Emirates would be a step up/improvement from what we are doing right now. At least during the interview process we would get a better feel for whether it would be anyway. Timing is all relative. It sounds like (from reading this and other forums) EK used to treat their pilots better than they do now. If it's worse compared to other places that you've worked before, or even worse than when you started at EK, that's one side of the coin. The other is for many of us currently working at jobs that are already worse than EK has become.

I come here to gain valuable knowledge about what I might be getting myself in to. I also realize that in life, people generally find it easier to rant about the bad than the good. Do you think airlines get more letters of thanks or more complaints? We all know the answer.

I'm still keeping an open mind, and will use all the information I can gather up until the point EK either says "no thanks" or "yes please."
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Old 21st Nov 2011, 06:55
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Goldthop, that is a very mature and balanced outlook...... something of a rarity on this forum.

Jetaim, you may be interested to know that the approximate 2 year average success rate at EK selection is less than 40%. Hardly reeks of the desperation which you quote now does it?

Now I'm hazarding a guess here, but are you one of the 60%??
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Old 21st Nov 2011, 17:37
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I have asked it already, but didn't get an answer.

So another try:

I think I have read somewhere here on PPRune that EK accepts the P2X rating, is this correct?

If it is, I think they have an eye on the cadets from Cathay, not?

Thanks anyway..
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Old 21st Nov 2011, 17:38
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Your assumptions are wrong my dear.The worst unfortunate event of my life was actually being part of that 40% ( even less back then actually ) some times ago and having the chance to experience on my own skin the level of imbecility, and arrogance behind that operation.

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Old 23rd Nov 2011, 08:12
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hi, when is your interview date? i have one too from the 5-8 dec. Heard they using 777 sim for the assessment. For the test the faa atpl green book is quiet good otherwise "Ace the pilot interview" thats another one u can read.
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 05:16
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In reference that they'll hire just about anyone...

But will they raise the age limits? I'm an experienced B777 FO but too old at 54...
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 12:55
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Heathrow sim

Hi,

Has anyone attended the sim assessment in Heathrow recently?

Am a few days away and was wondering if some information is sent before the day...I have quite a lot feedback, but am talking about Emirates reading material, unless they expect you to simply turn up and get all the info you need during the briefing which is ok I guess.

Thanks
jj
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Old 6th Dec 2011, 17:50
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Questions about the pilot assessment tests. Are the questions multiple choice? Do they let you at least use scratch paper to sort out the math?
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Old 6th Dec 2011, 18:39
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I have looked all though the EK website and I cannot find where the 30ton rule is. Is it internal or did they lift it?
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Old 8th Dec 2011, 23:26
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I have looked all though the EK website and I cannot find where the 30ton rule is. Is it internal or did they lift it?
It still exists. After you apply, you should see another update from them and that has the same time requirements as on the main EK pilot recruitment page, except at the end of each line it will say 'greater than 30 tons' for the time requirements.
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Old 9th Dec 2011, 02:47
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Stud....that was also something I wondered whenever I read the requirements but was clearer upon filling in my details as Flyer has mentioned.

One thing I'm still unsure about though is whether you have to have a certain number of hours over 30tons...or do you meet the requirements the moment you log even 1 hour? .......does anybody have any idea?
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Old 9th Dec 2011, 18:58
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Well for me I fly both the CRJ200 and 900. I only have about 700 hours on the 900 out of my 2600 hours on jets. I am on my way to DXB tonight for my assessment on Monday. So I would think anyway time over 30 tons could work. Anyway seems to be the case for me.
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Old 10th Dec 2011, 17:57
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Yes, as long as you have other jet hours in a commercial airline setting, just a couple hours on a greater than 30 tons will work. I have over 4000 total time, and all my jet time on a CRJ-200, and at the EK roadshow I was told if I had just 50 hours on a CRJ-700/900 then I would be called. I think you could be called with even less. All they are really looking for is the fact that you select in your application at least one airplane more than 30 tons from that drop-down menu in flight experience on your application.
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 22:31
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Guys , been shortlisted for 8 weeks,but no interview invitation....is that normal?
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Old 13th Dec 2011, 04:15
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Join the club.

I see that they are doing a lot of roadshows these days, so maybe they are out of the office.
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Old 13th Dec 2011, 04:40
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Originally Posted by boko
Guys , been shortlisted for 8 weeks,but no interview invitation....is that normal?
Yes. Same thing happened to me and I'm here living the dream now. They called somewhere between the 2 to 3 month timeframe.
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Old 14th Dec 2011, 07:50
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Hello everybody!

Am shortlisted for the past few weeks without a call.

My total time on modern jet is 2200h.

My question, now when I am shortlisted, should I continue to update my profile at EK with hours or just leave it like this.

Thanks for any info, Jack
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Old 14th Dec 2011, 12:56
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Hi,
I was interviewed, passed the sim and compass tests, but failed later.

What is the reapplying period in this situation?
2 years as they've adviced or shorter as I've heard gossip?
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Old 14th Dec 2011, 14:35
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Hello everybody!

I am shortlisted for the past few weeks without a call.

My total time on modern jet is 2200h.

My question, now when I am shortlisted, should I continue to update my profile at EK with hours or just leave it like this.

Thanks for any info,
Jack
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