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

Old 18th Nov 2007, 21:44
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Does anyone know if the ATPL is make or brake? I have the written done but was waiting for upgrade at my current airline for the ATP ride. I can't imagine it being that big of a problem if they need so many crews.
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Old 19th Nov 2007, 02:33
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I just came back from the EK interview last week for DEC
Tech exam is 30 questions. They do leave the room.
Brief for the sims follow. Our group had 777, 330 and 310 sims. Depends on what your background is. Boeing guys fly 777, Airbus guys fly 330, corporate jet and RJ guys fly the 310
Sim is about 45-60 mins. DEC profile I had is slightly diff from FO's. No
visual circuit for DEC's.
Day two is now psyche testing and tours
Day three is now group exercises, followed by HR interview followed by
Psych interview followed by very extensive medical off property.
Very professionally run and everyone was pleasant and went out of their way to make us all feel comfortable.
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Old 19th Nov 2007, 05:38
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Hey all, i applied to emirates a little while ago, and just recieved an email from this company by the name of Flight
Management Consulting, Inc..they said they do the interviews for north american pilots for emirates. Does anybody know anything about this?
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Old 19th Nov 2007, 19:05
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When filling out the application during the Referee section it says 3 managemnet pilots one of which you have flown with. Does management mean chief pilots etc. or check airmen?
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Old 20th Nov 2007, 01:00
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FMC company. Yes, they are a consulting firm (ex UPS managers) who set up sim evals for candidates in the US. They work with Emirates HR personnel to do the prelims (tech exam, sim eval). If you pass then you are invited to Dubai to do the final two days of interview.
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Old 20th Nov 2007, 02:20
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thanks for the info, i just wanted to make sure, any idea if it's easier with them or not.?
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Old 20th Nov 2007, 14:31
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Thumbs up

Kapitanleutnant,
Can you give us a tip if the technical quiz is still the same of previous months?
In what day is the English test done?

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Old 20th Nov 2007, 17:56
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Not quite sure what you mean by previous months but I can say you no longer need to figure out density altitude, define TODA/TORA etc. There was absolutely nothing in the tech quiz from the Technical Interview book mentioned here.

English test.... it was either the second or third day, don't recall. Not everyone takes this until spring of 2008, just the ones who need it. I could not tell you how that is determined.

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Old 22nd Nov 2007, 04:47
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No sweat skate. The MD11 has classic yoke and throttles, handles nicely (very good A/T if they allow you). The glass cockpit is bigger than AB and the display only differs in a tape as V/S. Otherwise you'll end up wishing having this cockpit in all your future birds.
Where as for EK, the promises are great but you'll end up wishing not having fallen for this. Car is the least of your worries, housing a roulette game. Paywise just hope for a revaluation of the local currency, then you US boys win a little. But generally pay does not keep up with inflation - it's as simple as that.
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 13:24
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me think middle east no good place for Ammerican...
Stay home dudes...
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Old 24th Nov 2007, 04:58
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me said..better you stay home...then up to you dude.
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Old 24th Nov 2007, 05:50
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I asked myself all the same questions a few years ago and took a chance and came anyway amidst all the negativity and I still have no regrets.

Pease check Wikipedia for the stats on EK aircraft orders. Quite impressive. EK currently has 100 aircraft and 246 aircraft on order to date. Emirates Airline will have a fleet of more than 350 aircraft, which means the airline is going places and so is the city. The 2 go hand in hand.

The whole package is better than most offers around the world and with the world running out of suitably qualified pilots, it will only get better.

I work for Emirates and am proud to be a part of something great and will be here for the long haul.

Please note that Emirates has around 1900 pilots now and the EK posters on this forum represent about 5% of the pilot fraternity, if that.

The views of the nay sayers on this entire ME forum do not reflect the attitude of the majority.

Something to think about when you make your decision about coming up here.

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Old 24th Nov 2007, 06:14
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Perfect!

Well Said Crink!!
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Old 24th Nov 2007, 14:49
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Old 25th Nov 2007, 14:31
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http://www.epst.com/com/adv_compass.htm

I found this link...I hope it helps explain "Advanced Compass"

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Old 25th Nov 2007, 15:58
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"Advances Compass testing"

Advanced Compass consists probably of six tests altogether and has been developed by a company called 'European Pilot Selection & Training (EPST)' Their website is at http://www.epst.com

About the Advanced Compass Test it says the following:


Advanced-COMPASS (COMPASS for license holders/pilots)
Advanced COMPASS consists of six tests which have been developed to test some of the key skill areas for the pilot profession. Advanced COMPASS is for licence holders and experienced pilots only.

The tests include:
Complex Control Task A test to fly an ILS while handling the rudder pedals and speed settings.

Profesional knowledge A number of questions and situations to test the pilot's theoretical comprehension.

Mathematics A test of basic applied mathematical understanding and speed.

Memory Accuracy of short-term memory recall and ability to 'chunk’ information.

Task Manager A test of the candidate’s ability to scan the screen and manage two concurrent tasks accurately and quickly.

Orientation Instrument interpretation, comprehension and spatial orientation.

Aviation-English Test English language abiity, including recognizing ATC sound messages

Verbal Reasoning The ability of the candidate to understand, analyze and logically interpret written information

The result of Advanced-COMPASS is a very cost-effective way to avoid unnecessary grading cost (and time). The tests are produced automatically.

Design:
COMPASS is a product of European Pilot Selection & Training (EPST), which is part of the APST Holding Group. The test battery was designed and developed by Captain Robin Acton BA (design and testing), Dr John Acton PhD (data processing) and Mr Martijn Niekerk BSc (IT specialist). Robin Acton has been involved in basic pilot training since 1968 and was British Airway’s manager responsible for pilot recruitment and selection in the late 1980s.

Validation:
An independent validation of the COMPASS product has been carried out by Drs. Lilian Biber-Klever of the Aviation Human Factor Center. Drs. Lillian Biber is a specialist Aviation Psychologist. The results is summarised below.
“ The total validity of the COMPASS testing battery is .79. The lowest level is .6 and so .79 is not bad. The confidence level is also .79. This means that if someone takes the tests twice, the odds are .79 that the result will be the same. Also here the lowest level is .6.
A lot of tests give a confidence level that can be calculated in many ways. Often tests are divided in two parts and one half linked to the other half. The EPST method (analysing results of candidates doing the test with 3 months in between) is more realistic but often gives a lower result. So .79 is not bad.”
It is EPST's experience (together with its world-wide clients with over 5000 tests performed with this product) that a combination of Advanced-COMPASS and a simulator grading prior to a Type Rating virtually reduces the training failures to near zero. We at EPST had no Type Rating training failure since the introduction of these elements in our pilot selection.
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Old 25th Nov 2007, 18:47
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Is there anyway a person is able to research and prepare for this type of testing other than the example provided on the website?

Thanks in advance
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Old 25th Nov 2007, 20:53
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FLY747 Sim Check Details Please

Can you tell us more about the sim check?
Thanks in advance.

By the way I like your post. Facts only.

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Old 4th Dec 2007, 17:45
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Ghost, so if I told you I was a United pilotthinking about applying what are your thoughts. Probably can answer my own question, but I have no ties in the States and was looking at Capt entry. Have been a capt on 777/320/737.
Looking for some stability in an unstable environment.
Thanks
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Old 5th Dec 2007, 02:39
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What do you guys think about this.... Emirates is hosting an "informational seminar" about flight deck jobs in my home city this Sunday. I am trying to decide if I should go. I have applied, although I only have about 3,300 hours (200 short of the 3500 required to be considered). I am an RJ CA and will have the rest of the time relatively quickly. Should I even bother to go to the job fair event? I am leaning toward yes, but don't want to be black listed if it will seem presumptuous for me to go. Thanks for your opinions.

Tim
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