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Interview for UNSW flying stream

Old 12th Jun 2018, 11:03
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Unhappy Interview for UNSW flying stream

To anybody who's done the interview, what did they ask you? what was your experience like?
And about how many applicants got in?
I'm just very curious because I might be the only person who ever failed the interview..sigh.
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 03:00
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No idea to your question buddy.

However chin up and don’t treat it as failure, lesson, learning and onwards and upwards.

Personally I’ve found in life after a knockback comes opportunity!

Good luck and never give up!

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Old 13th Jun 2018, 03:03
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Originally Posted by bmtsurin View Post
To anybody who's done the interview, what did they ask you? what was your experience like?
And about how many applicants got in?
I'm just very curious because I might be the only person who ever failed the interview..sigh.
Son applied for the course back in 2008, got an offer but declined it and went for an alternative career path (which worked out better actually. Some friends of his who finished the course have struggled to find work. Others have been successful - one is an F/O at HKA, another is a recent SO at CX, another is a flight instructor at a flying college). Below were the questions asked (back in 2008, as far as he can remember);
1. Why do you want to become a pilot?
2. Do you do any extra curricular activities? If so, what are they?
3. Where have you worked before (part-time/casual)?
4. There was a poster of a QF 747-200 on the wall and the interviewer asked him what model it was and why he thought it was that model.
5. What is Boeing's soon-to-be released aircraft and why is it so special? (787)
6. What aircraft does Qantas fly?

Don't stress over it. There are other pathways. ATB.

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Old 13th Jun 2018, 03:45
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When i did the interview, it was out at the Bankstown flying operations building. I got asked some questions about my hsc school results, ATAR, why i want to be a pilot, why unsw, what the lifestyle of a pilot like, some mental maths questions and situational awareness questions. Finally, he asked if i had any questions etc. What was your experience like?.

Ive heard the course this year has had high growth and some of the largest numbers, so maybe that's why there being quite selective.

Send me a PM if you have any questions or anything else.
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 05:24
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As far as I'm aware the University courses for Aviation are getting a bit stricter to make sure that the best candidates are being put through the Flight Training, this has a lot to do with the Success Rates as having low success rates for students is a cause for the Education Department to take a look at your courses.

It might not necessarily be you, perhaps many others were turned away, perhaps the others who got in were just of a higher quality which doesn't mean there was anything wrong with you but that you weren't competitive enough for this year. Get in contact with them and ask for some feedback on where they felt you fell short or weren't competitive enough and if you really want it then you'll take the next few months as an opportunity to address those items to give you a greater chance next time around!
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 04:37
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Don’t get upset about it. At the moment they are really tightening up the process. There are other alternatives (like any uni degree) to get into the flying side of the aviation degree. When I did it, there were a few that failed the interview, went to the management side of the aviation degree and then was able to transfer at the end of year 1. You’d have to run this past the science faculty as things might have changed. But the students who were able to transfer did so under condition their marks were above a set figure.

As per the interview, the questions overall are more or less irrelevant. They are really just looking for motivation at the end of the day. There’s a history of students who got in and gave almost nil effort. Show them the motivation and desire and you’ll be fine. Most graduates are heading straight into Qlink. G luck!

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Old 20th Jan 2019, 12:25
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May I ask what path he took instead? I'm also looking at other options so anything would help, thanks.
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 17:56
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Do an engineering or a hard science degree, graduate, get a job and go learn to fly. There’s nothing “magic” about an aviation degree. In all liklihood it will be less academically rigorous than any engineering course and thus almost worthless.
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 23:04
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Originally Posted by lucille View Post
Do an engineering or a hard science degree, graduate, get a job and go learn to fly. There’s nothing “magic” about an aviation degree. In all liklihood it will be less academically rigorous than any engineering course and thus almost worthless.
Yes unless you want to be a CEO of a major Australian Bank it is a utterly useless degree. Noone in senior management in airlines actually has one they all come from other industries. Secondly it is very easy to lose your license or job in aviation so having some sort of generic degree as backup is a good option.
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