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Tintin 2nd Nov 2010 07:09

Loc: well at least this instructor have admit that he didn't know it :D

Capt Krunch quote: That leaves us with the macho men space shuttle astronauts who think they are gods gift to aviation and feel they all have been hand picked for the role, but in fact they are whats left over in the bottom of the barrel, and they don't even know it. :ok::ok::ok::ok: Now they know!!!!!!!

clear3 2nd Nov 2010 13:21

Can one reschedule an interview?

thanks in advance


Alcatraz69 3rd Nov 2010 22:07

Capt Crunch !
Most of the instructrors is a bit harsh. Maybe you were not selected for obvious reasons !

olster 4th Nov 2010 11:51

I know a QR 777 trainer from a previous life and he is one of the best instructors I have known.I doubt whether he has changed.Not always good to generalize I would say.

Captain Partzee 4th Nov 2010 13:17

How many instructors have you known? :E

olster 4th Nov 2010 14:11

lots but not in the ahem,biblical sense....

nattom 4th Nov 2010 14:22

SO interview
Hi there,

does anyone have any information about QR second officer screening?

Thx a lot.

non0 4th Nov 2010 20:00

... QR wants more Canadian $!
XE.com - Qatar Airways urges more access to Canadian market
... any comment?

JCUERVO 5th Nov 2010 02:33

I dedicate this to our C.P. A320
YouTube - Seconds From Disaster Crash of the Century

"Those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past are destined to repeat them"

loc22550 5th Nov 2010 06:34

Non0..EK was denied Canadian expansion market by canadian authority a few weeks ago following an issue with UAE authority who doesn't let canadian army to use UAE bases anymore.
So maybe after having an american base here in Doha..soon we gone have a Canadian one...:E
A Canadian embassy is opening next year in doha...might be the first step..

non0 5th Nov 2010 08:07

...thanks LOC! Yes I've heard the Canadian are closing/moving Al Minhad base in UAE to Al Udeid in Qatar for soldiers RNR and decompression.
So probably will see more flights from Doha heading to beautiful Canada in the nearest future!

loc22550 5th Nov 2010 09:25

Good for you guys on 777...!
On A-320 i can only see "incredible india" market expansion!:E:yuk:

Che Xindamail 5th Nov 2010 18:06

Regarding the quality (or lack of) among our instructors, I must have had a smooth run through training. Granted one bad apple turned up, but overall here is some food for thought:

IM from Egypt and LC from Italy are two of the best instructors I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. OF of Jordan, RD from Philippines and BK from Kiwiland are also way up there on the list.
Not just great instructors but real gentlemen.

Capt Krunch 6th Nov 2010 06:38

IM from Egypt and LC from Italy are two of the best instructors I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. OF of Jordan, RD from Philippines and BK from Kiwiland are also way up there on the list.
Not just great instructors but real gentlemen.
agreed, excellent guys. but the fact remains you are only commenting on 1 fleet within the airline. To speak generally, the airline and it's training falls far below standard for an international airline of this (self proclaimed) caliber.

Che Xindamail 7th Nov 2010 10:01

No doubt correct. My experience of our instructors is still limited to the A320.

Janu 7th Nov 2010 11:30

Do you guys prefer the A330 or the B777 fleet?

loc22550 7th Nov 2010 12:33

and what about the 320 fleet.:E..??..

AirSpeedLow 7th Nov 2010 13:43

Hey guys,

Just wondering if what I've heard from your side is true?? Are all new recruits having to go on the A320 for 3years before being allowed to move across fleets? Is this the case or just until the training backlog has been taken care of?

I totally understand from the position of all the guys and girls who have been working their a**es off on that fleet! Must be annoying when people jump the queue!

BUT if they're in need of pilots and other ME operators are offering direct wide body places is it not a little silly!

Any info would be welcomed! :ok:


loc22550 7th Nov 2010 14:37

For captain at least its not an issue....
Not a single Airline in the middle east recruit DEC for wide body/long haul..except .QR...:bored:
F/O..might be a different issue..

mkfmbos 7th Nov 2010 16:58

Capt Krunch
25 out of 30 pilots failed the written....sounds like a waste of money.... why do they even bother. By the way the real Captain Krunch is from America

Royalblue 8th Nov 2010 02:41

Just think positive. I failed the written last year but they did me a favor cause I got employed by EK this year :).... Apply to other airlines and don't give up ;)

Capt Krunch 8th Nov 2010 14:11


What ever your on about has nothing to do with me. That's just the way it is, waste of money or not, no one really cares around here. :rolleyes:

I have seen selections that all candidates did not get hire, failing in different areas but in the end it was all for not.... But, no one cares... Next :E

By the way, there is no proof that the real Capt Krunch ( the morning sugar rush man ) was from America. But he was in fact a sailor. So in the end what all that has to do with me is anybodys guess :}

eicasmsg 8th Nov 2010 17:13

Capt. Krunch...

Greetings! … from the Forums it seems that you are well oriented and informed on things at Qatar Airways. Kindly request if Qatar accepts individuals that did not make it on the first shot.
In 2008 I went trough the entire interview and Sim assessment process for Capt. B777 at Doha. Sadly, I did not make it. After about a month and half I received a letter stating that I did not pass. That was it.
Now I just want to try again….
B757/767 Captain with over 9000 hrs on type
TTL +23000 hrs P1 B727,737, 757, 767 ……
I like your signature!!!!!!
“Poisoned by Compromise” Ha ha!

mkfmbos 13th Nov 2010 13:48

I am just curious to what the test has on it. Is it operational questions like reading aviation weather and aerodynamics or rediculous questions like what valve the heart uses? I'm reading the ACE and it has a lot of information in it but some of the questions I can't imagine them asking for lack of time and for the fact that the answer will show them nothing of what kind of pilot the person is. There is NOTHING on the web about the written. No type of gouge or anything on the internet about the technical or HR. All I have heard is "ace is enough." I have been reading through some of the JAA questions and the bank is gigantic. And I would have to take a JAA ground school to pass the damn thing. If anyone on here has taken the written in the past 6 months to a year if you could shortly outline what your particular test had on it it would be helpful to not only me but anyone else looking to interview. For example: what type of conversion questions, interpolation questions, loading formulas to use? Anything more than "ACE is enough." Then maybe some of the questions in the HR/TECH. I will be forever in your debt, and when I get to QATAR I'll buy you a shisha. Thanks.

169west 13th Nov 2010 18:20

25 out of 30 pilots failed the written....sounds like a waste of money.... why do they even bother. By the way the real Captain Krunch is from America
who came out with such a statistic?

Iver 13th Nov 2010 19:25

Will current Airbus pilots be able to bid 787s when they arrive?
One question asked before but not sufficiently answered (maybe due to lack of updated information). Would Airbus pilots likely stay on the Airbus fleet when the 787s ultimately arrive (some day in the future) or do pilots typically cross fleets (Airbus to Boeing and vice versa) depending upon need? I know that EK attempts to keep people within specific fleets (either Airbus or Boeing). Is QR similar? Will 787s be flown primarily by people on the Boeing fleet? I guess the incoming A380s in a few years might be an inducement to stay on the Airbus side...

mkfmbos 14th Nov 2010 01:35

who came out with such a statistic?
one guy on here who interviewed in Miami said that 25-28 out of 30 failed the written. sounds crazy I know.

FlyingSAK 14th Nov 2010 14:42

Interview Process

I Have Been Invited For An Interview At Qr And Have Got Conflicting Info About The Whole Process.

Tech Followed By Interview Then Sim. Is It Still The Same?


1/ Approx How Many Q's In The Tech And Are They All Multi Choice? And Any Info Out There On The Q's Being Asked - R They Generic Ones That R Circulating
2/ Is There A Psychometric Test?
3/ Interview Itself - Any Tech
4/ Does Sim Chk Differ For Non Rated Pilots

Would Appreciate Any Help - They Gave short Notice and work does not help either!!

avogadro 15th Nov 2010 00:01

licensed aicraft engineer Qatar
does anyone know how a licensed engineer can apply in Qatar airways?
sorry to disturb this forum :O

wrenchbender 15th Nov 2010 15:02

Did you try the Qatar Airways website? :confused:

Technical Services/Engineering Job Search | Qatar Airways

spidersurf 16th Nov 2010 08:56

qatar process
hello ,

there is a lot of people looking for any help about any info of the test , sim or interview....

Now i am one of them also, and we would appreciate if anyone could share any recient info


non0 16th Nov 2010 16:28

Here is my 2 cents already cover somewhere else but useful to remind!

Don't go to QR with the idea of getting a good TR and then move to greener pasture inside the Gulf area, because EY and EK they will definitely watch you with a strange look also if they need pilots ... so you probably want to be sure of your desire company list!

169west 17th Nov 2010 20:47

... it is a good opportunity for a break...

interview preparation video!

FlyingSAK 21st Nov 2010 07:58


How did ur interview go? I have one in 2 weeks. Would u be kind enuf to let me know what to expect? Cheers. Good luck if u haven't hrd from them yet.

AirSpeedLow 22nd Nov 2010 11:42

Cutting it close!!
Hi guys,

I've got an assessment in 2 weeks or so and I still haven't had my travel details confirmed!
Anybody else in the same boat or should I be pressing the issue (don't want to start p:mad:ing recruitment people off before I get there by needlessly hassling them)?

All the best,


Vref+10.....to 44 22nd Nov 2010 14:35


had an assessment over 1 month ago now........not heard anything.....

keep hearing that this is positive....

anyone in the know with any ideas of how long it takes for them right now to let people know their fate?


Linerider 22nd Nov 2010 14:57

They often leave it until the last minute to send the travel details out. If you haven't heard anything in a weeks time then get in contact with them.

The time varies hugely. Some people hear within a couple of weeks, others have waited several months before they got their offer/rejection letter.

Vref+10.....to 44 22nd Nov 2010 15:23


thanks for the info.....guess just have to wait...would be nice to know, just to make plans one way or t'other.

jamieboy 22nd Nov 2010 19:10

Vref +10

I attended almost 4 weeks ago and to date have heard nothing. I was told at interview you would hear within two weeks. Just wait I guess!!

AirSpeedLow 23rd Nov 2010 11:01

@ LR

No worries, guess i will wait it out!



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