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Old 11th Mar 2008, 20:03
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Thanks for the url, hadn`t been there in a while.
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Old 11th Mar 2008, 20:30
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No problem, JetFO. Also, I saw the emirates interview book on Air inc's site, jetjobs.com. $40.00, no shipping charges if you don't request one day delivery.
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Old 12th Mar 2008, 13:10
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any new things in the process

45SAL congrats on your interview


Do u have any info on how the whole process went, heard that the

process changed!!

How about accomadation if they offered u any, that for me is something

im considering as well as the rest of the package>>

Well good luck to you
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 13:03
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Don't confuse them with the facts.

I can't believe that with all the evidence in this forum that people still line up to come here.

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Old 14th Mar 2008, 03:53
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schedules

can any FOs tell me what kind of schedules you have? how many days on the road, how many in dxb, typical monthly credit? just trying to get a feel for the kind of QOL you have over there. thanks, Rupe
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Old 14th Mar 2008, 22:20
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EK Routes

Any EK guys give a basic idea of which routes are flown by the 777 and which by Airbus? How does this affect salary?

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Old 15th Mar 2008, 02:52
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Ok here is a question that I have not seen posted. Does EK just do a PRIA request or do they also do a FBI background check to make sure your not on the run?
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 15:08
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Hi airbussmooth

Here I am forwarding the info coming from flysky posted on 5th Feb 2008 for me it was exactly the same way the process was taken, hope it help everyones here.
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

About acommodation they took all the group to see the apartments as well as the houses, the flat was small but the house was big enough. they were preparing to sign a contract for 500 new houses in some place that I do not remember the name. I think this is a good chance to move on.

Best of luck
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 15:12
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Does EK just do a PRIA request or do they also do a FBI background check to make sure your not on the run?

FBI? This is the middle east, dude.
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 16:14
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45sal Thanks for all the wonderful info on the interview as it kinda sets my mind at ease.

yada, Yeah I know its the Middle East but I was not sure if they are like airlines in the US or not.

The info sent to me says that I will need to arrange transportation to the interview so any idea how much a taxi is?
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 16:54
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thanx

45 than for the info just trying to get a good pic of the situation as well

as get somethings in order before i make and major changes, however

flying in that region does seem interesting
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 18:16
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What about the english test?
Not that I am worried about it, just wondering how they determine if you read, speak and understand english.

Also, what questions were asked about flying experiences?
You know, the tell me about when you challenged a captain, or types like these?

Thanks for the response guys or gals,
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 18:51
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What aircraft did you fly in the sim? Can you give a little detail on how you flew the profile?

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Hey everyone,

I just did my interview with EK last week and here is some updated info for you all:

Firstly, you will be met at the airport and taken to the majestic Hotel. once there, hand over your passport so they can scan it and photocopy it, its a legal requirement in dubai. They will then give you a package and the key to your room. Once in your room have a look through the package as there are a few things that you will need to fill out. They give you also some dinner vouchers at the hotel restaurant, so make sure that you use them!!!

Depending on what time you arrive, you want to get to bed early as the first day you need to be downstairs and ready to go by 6am. Normally there is a bus there, just make sure with the desk, you will have to pay $10dirham for the ride and its a first come first serve basis, but be careful as sometimes the bus goes earlier, so be there at 6am. otherwise taking a cab will cost around 30dirham, so you can split that with your mates.

On arrival, you need to find the pilot recruitment lounge, and there you wait. You will be taken in at around 0645 for a welcome brief, where you will be told that you will be split into two groups. One group will be doing the sim ride first up and the other group will start the tests. Alot has been said already on the tests, which include the compass test. First you will do the sim game test, not too bad, keep the speed at the required number, keep the rudder ball in the center and fly the flight directors. Practise with some flight sims for this. next is the compass tests, cant really do alot for this, brush up on basic maths, including long division, percentages, fractions, and basic algebra. I think there were 24 questions, you also have 30 aero questions, i read Ace the technical book and it helped. There were also a few other tests that revolved around memory so no study required there.

For the sim, you either got the 777 sim or if your unlucky enough, the A310 sim, i cant believe they used this, but i was lucky to get the 310!!! They brief you and then to the sim, tell the guy what you want him to do, then fly a visual circuit flying manually. then the second part, is low vis take off, V1 cut, clean up, turn towards Sharjah VOR then get told to intercept a radial, radar vectors for single engine hand flown ILS, go-around at minima, clean up, sim ends..for more details PM me for this. If you do the sim, thats it for day one..to get back to the hotel, we had to take a cab..cost around 30dirham total...

Day two, either the sim if you didnt do it on day one and for the rest its the tests...then a tour around the place, have lunch at the Le Meridian and then back to the hotel to wait for the phone call..

If your lucky enough to get a positive outcome from the call, day three is phsychometric testing, lots and lots of questions here about you and how you feel etc..be yourself..takes a few hours to get through it, then back to thee lounge, then wait for your turn to be interviewed by the panel. Its a very easy and relaxed interview, no trick questions here, they just want to know what sort of operator you are..usual "why you want to join" crap, then i was asked, "tell us about a time where you had to override the captains decision" and so forth..they want every detail about these sorts of CRm incidents and whilst your talking they are busy writing, off putting, but thats the way it is.I got asked 3 of these styles of questions, then you can ask them what you want, and thats it, i was out in 20minutes!!

Then its lunch and you wait for the phsycho interview...this takes around 20minutes and is more indepth, they sit you down and ask you to tell them about yourself, why you want to join Ek, why dubai, your weaknesses and strengths..then they tell you what they see from your results..its really very close to what you tell them!! scary!!!...Then if there is time, off for a medical, very relaxed and low stress..usual stuff, xrays, blood pressure, reflexes, eye test(thorough), hearing, ECG and Dr checkup where he checks down there and makes you cough!!! He also checks your bumper too!!

After that, its all over. Make sure you have some money converted into dirham when you arrive as you will need it for transport etc. They were all really nice but you have to see through all this, they need alot of pilots and they know it. You wil be told that company accomodation is a real problem and to expect at least 6months in temp accomodation.

Anyway, i hope this helps, please PM me for more details, dont do alot of study, i didnt get asked any questions on Ek or dubai, and i just read the one book for the technical side of things, apart from that, be yourself and make sure you enjoy it!!!
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Old 16th Mar 2008, 22:47
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Thx for your report!

As my wife will come with me I like to know at what time you were back in the Hotel on Days 1 to 3?
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Old 17th Mar 2008, 03:40
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On day 1 i was back in the hotel by 2pm day 2 around 5pm but your wife will probably join you on day two as you get taken on the tour and on day 3 i was back there by 5:30, thats if you do the medical on day 3, some guys run out of time so they do the medical when they go back home.

Wife's are invited to join the tour on day 2, they were asked to be at the Emirates center by 11am. Which villa and apartment they show is i think a lucky dip of what is free, the apartment was located on Shiekh Zayed road which is probably the busiest road in the world!! The apartment was furnished the Emirates way so not much in there. The villa was enormous and didnt have any furniture.

Hope this helps
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Old 17th Mar 2008, 22:55
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Great info.

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Old 18th Mar 2008, 18:12
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Sorry guys and gals,

i forgot two pieces of information.

The first, you are required to wear a suit everyday, including ties so i guess take a few shirts and just use the same pants, one guy on our course just wore his suit for the three days!!!

Secondly, the group excercises are still there, they havent gone away!! i did mine on the second day, it was the first thing we did on day two. You get split up into groups, there were 4 of us in my group. The group excercises were there to see how you re-act and also interact with others, especially others with the same personalities, pilots being so extroverted, its always interesting to see the dynamics!!! Just be yourself and try not to be overpowering, work together to get through the tests, always have aplan to work through and solve each problem, have someone look after the timing as well as they are all timed.

Enjoy
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Old 20th Mar 2008, 00:08
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Cool EK Interview 4th - 6th may

Hey @ all!

Ive got my confirmation email. Ive my interview at 4 -6 May. Anyone else who has the same date?

C.
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Old 21st Mar 2008, 01:30
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I am going Apr 7-9 anyone else going the same time drop me a PM so we can get together for a beer and BS session..
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