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

Old 28th Dec 2007, 19:38
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Don,t forget that people make up the most wirdo stories to cover up failures in training. just a tought! Sounds like a classic.
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Old 29th Dec 2007, 00:13
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Good point.
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Old 29th Dec 2007, 20:42
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Living in DBX info?

Hi Guys I need info on the cost of schools in Dubai, in paticular american schools. I have a 4 and a 12 yr old. Are there schools that are prefered one more than another. Which is the better of the housing options. Any and all info will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 29th Dec 2007, 21:46
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ek interview

anybody interview lately at ek with less than the 4000 minimum total time.
i went to the meet and greet in the US and was given a interview date but i have not been called yet.
has anyone been called that was offered a interview from the meet and greet in the US?

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Old 23rd Jan 2008, 18:09
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any new info on the compass testing

I was wondering if any of u may know how the compass testing is working out for ek??
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Old 24th Jan 2008, 03:32
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Gender Bias

Hope your are right my friend!!!! In this modern day and age one should hope that these issues would be far behind us ........with that thought in mind. I have a question for anyone in EK.

My wife and I are both pilots and very interested in a prospective career in EK. Since the UAE appears to be the "melting pot" of the middle east we would love nothing more than to blend in the culture as we consider ourselves world citizens.

Does anyone has any idea on EK's current policy on hiring female pilots and if this female pilot is married to another EK pilot ?????
(This is assuming we get hired anyway) Thanks.

Cheers.
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Old 24th Jan 2008, 04:54
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JJJ,

Suitably qualified Females are eligable on an equal footing with Males. There aren't currently any Husband and Wife pilots, but I don't think it would be a problem (Plenty of couples where both work for EK in other positions.)

So, if you both have the hours and both pass selection, should be fine.

Housing wise, I think you would both qualify to get the utillities allowence if you opted out of company accomodation. It isn't enough to rent or buy somewhere of equivelent standard on its own, but if you both recieved it, it might be worth considering.

Best of luck.
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Old 24th Jan 2008, 06:25
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There is already one husband and wife team. Husband came first while wife was employed with the mob up the road in Sharjah but she has now joined EK.
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Old 24th Jan 2008, 16:44
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Thanks Wizofoz

Wizofoz:


Thanks for the info. .....we will definately go for it then.

Cheers,
JJJ
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Old 25th Jan 2008, 15:36
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Good luck to you, Jungle Jet. Any chance you are working at XJT? The reason I ask is because of the "Jungle Jet" and the fact that we have a lot of couples working here.

Tim
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Old 26th Jan 2008, 04:45
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XJT Flyer

Wish I was........I'm on the "Funky Chicken" (Eagle). Already been here 4 yrs. and still looking at another 2 in the RHS. My wife maybe another 3 yrs. We are looking to get our S@#$ together and going somewhere else. Thanks for asking though..........
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Old 4th Feb 2008, 14:45
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Does anybody know after your references have been checked how long after do you get a phone call. Thanks
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Old 5th Feb 2008, 01:42
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EK interview

If your references have been checked, HR will going to send you an email to do the medical in your home country (If you haven't done in DXB). I think it takes from the day you complete the screening 6-8 weeks.
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Old 5th Feb 2008, 04:08
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references check

I got the offer of employment the day after my 3rd (and last) reference was checked...pretty quick I thought. Also they gave me 2 weeks to sign and return the accepted offer; you can just print/sign/scan/e-mail back the signature page.

Good explanations were given with every e-mail I got.

Lastly the period of time I mentioned I need before I am available to go on course is exactly what I asked for, not a day more. That means they need guys yesterday.

Good luck.
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Old 5th Feb 2008, 15:33
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Anyone out there interview yet with less than the published mins ??? If so, how long did it take for the refs to get contacted. I've just had my inteview, but 100hrs TT short. Just trying to figure out if my wait for the answer will take longer than the guys with the time.

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Old 5th Feb 2008, 15:42
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iflysky,

when did you interview?

can you give us any insight on the compass testing?

and the rest of the interview?

Thanks for any info,
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Old 5th Feb 2008, 17:22
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Sure. In my opininon this interview had more of a social/psychological eval. direction. Out of 700+ total written questions that were asked only 20-30 were technical.
Day one was a welcome brief, followed by group exercise. My group had 3 guys and we were given 3 different task to complete. Only one was aviation related. Each task was timed. This exercise was for them to evaluate your CRM, social interaction, group cohesiveness, rational desion making skills. Pretty much to generally see if you are a complete social reject with no social interaction skills. Later you go on a little DXB tour and lunch. Come back and take the Compass test. This test evaluates your overall aviation related knowledge and skills. There is very little you can do to prepare for it. It test everything - coordination, memory, technical (20 or so basic ATP aerodynamics and WX questions), basic math, aviation psychology.
Day two is psychology and panel interview. You take 500+ written questions from which they compile your social and psychological profile. The panel interview is primarily based on that profile. My interview was very straightforward no tricks 30 min. deal. Very standard "tell me about a time" stuff. Later you meet up with the psychologist and they give you a spot on social/psyc. profile of yourself.
Day three is medical and sim. Very thorough, detailed medical (at least for us from the States). They check everything . I did the sim in ATL, but from what I heard it was unchanged from the older style interview.
All-in-all, I though it was a very fair, professional interview experience. At no time I felt uncomfortable or under threat. Just be yourself and come here with an open mind. Do not b.s. them as they will smell it out right away.
Good Luck

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Old 5th Feb 2008, 17:45
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Thanks for the quick resposne. Sounds pretty straight forward. Which open house did you go to? I was in LAX. I wish I would of done the sim in ATL.

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Old 5th Feb 2008, 21:17
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thanx for info

To iflysky

I was wondering on two minor details, u said that u had 700+ questions in

advanced compas??

Only 20-30 technical, umm my question is

1) basic math?? like what cause ur basic could mean somones

degree?? examples what be great


2) u had another 500+ question in psych testing so 1200 questions total

Your response would be greatly appreciated and wish u all the luck to you and family,
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Old 5th Feb 2008, 22:19
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Let me clarify it better. Compass Test had probably a total of 300-350 or so questions. It is structured a bit strange. For example for the coordination part you had to fly a flight director with crosshairs and follow its commands together with coordinated use of the rudders and joystick. You sit in front of the computer with a joystick and rudder pedals, sort of like home PC Flightsim. There were about 20 or so profiles. Then for the memory part they would display a range of altitudes, frequency as well as heading changes for 5 seconds or so and then you had to retype them on a blank screen. Math in general I thought was quite easy like calculating %'s, a bit of fractions, although there was some algebra stuff e.g. 2x+y=20 what is y if x=10. Also they asked to calculate a hypotenuse of a triangle (I had to sit there for a bit just to remember what the he** a hypotenuse was). Technical was basic like what is Mcrit, Dutch Roll, what are speed brakes used for, what is better used for stopping on a dry runway brakes or reverse...that kind of stuff. Aviation psychology was weird at best - enough said on that.
Psychology part (day 2) was around 500 questions. It is broken into two parts. First is a social evaluation just for them to determine if you can work with a group or if you are an absolute social outcast and the second I guess was for them to figure out if you are crazy in your head.

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