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# The perpetual 'Am I too old?' thread

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# The perpetual 'Am I too old?' thread

5th Nov 2018, 01:05

Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 629
Originally Posted by topgunT23
Cheers youngretired
Can anyone help with quick mental maths techniques for the likes of the tests? i.e. A man exchanges 368 pounds for dollars at an exchange rate of 1 pound=1:72 dollars. How many dollars does he get in return? (answer to the nearest dollar)
If you travel 1248 miles, how much fuel will you need if you burn 4500 kgs per hour and are travelling at 72O mph?;
A 737 flies 930 miles in 75 minutes. How many miles does it fly in 4 hours 45 minutes assuming as constant speed?
If an aircraft departed an airfield and headed directly south for 16 miles and then turned onto a heading of 27O degrees for 12 minutes at an average speed of 80 miles per hour, how many miles is it (in a straight line) from its original destination?
How many nautical miles can an aircraft travel if it is carrying 288O kgs of fuel and burns 240 kgs an hour averaging a speed of 375 knots?

This sort of thing. It's up there but a bit cloudy after not using it for so long, so any quick help or poke in the right direction, as the topic has no doubt been covered on here before, would be greatly appreciated. Don't mean to hijack the post. If I need to ask elsewhere or start a new thread, please let me know.
What companies are you applying to where you need this?

It is just practise for sure, but I don't see many companies who uses such tests that much.
24th Nov 2018, 11:35

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 4
Hey 2unlimited, RHSandLovingIt and youngretired Thank you all for taking the time to answer, especially RHS. Apologies for not getting back to you earlier but I've been rather busy. So here's what happened. I asked them which psychometric test they used, the nice lady told me which one but not to worry as it's only personality test, all very relaxed. Various questions, 'I like to work alone'/ I prefer to work in a team...etc
Long story short it, got through that, the interview went well and they only went and offered me the job! So I've been flat out doing TR theory for the last couple of weeks! Can't stop smiling. Who'd have thought it. Thanks again. All the best TT23.
24th Nov 2018, 12:55

Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: The Loony Bin
Posts: 83
Originally Posted by topgunT23
Long story short it, got through that, the interview went well and they only went and offered me the job! So I've been flat out doing TR theory for the last couple of weeks! Can't stop smiling. Who'd have thought it. Thanks again. All the best TT23.
Glad I'm not the only "old fella" getting a hand on that brass ring

Congrats mate... blue skies and tailwinds!
24th Nov 2018, 23:38

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: looking for a cockpit
Posts: 22

Originally Posted by topgunT23
Hey 2unlimited, RHSandLovingIt and youngretired Thank you all for taking the time to answer, especially RHS. Apologies for not getting back to you earlier but I've been rather busy. So here's what happened. I asked them which psychometric test they used, the nice lady told me which one but not to worry as it's only personality test, all very relaxed. Various questions, 'I like to work alone'/ I prefer to work in a team...etc
Long story short it, got through that, the interview went well and they only went and offered me the job! So I've been flat out doing TR theory for the last couple of weeks! Can't stop smiling. Who'd have thought it. Thanks again. All the best TT23.
Many congratulations topgunT23 !!!!! You showed to all of us the force of will. Great job pal ^^

I am in the middle of ATPL theory to convert my FAA CPL to EASA at the age of 40.
Could you tell us which operator did you make it with ?

Again Congrats !!
22nd Jan 2019, 19:50

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: WAW
Age: 29
Posts: 12
Honestly with all the self funded self sponsored BS I'm not sure why age would even be a factor, especially considering someone older with a family has more "reason" to be responsible.
4th Feb 2019, 11:58

Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Newbury
Posts: 1
UK, changing careers to become a pilot.

Hey guys,

I'm interested in hearing some thoughts on my situation. I have always wanted to become a pilot but due to financial reasons I never managed to, I managed to get a good degree and a good job in tech. I'm 29 now and live in the UK with some responsibilities (house+married), unfortunately, I didn't manage to save enough to cover my training costs and will be looking for a loan to cover the cost of obtaining the majority of hours.

I'm interested in hearing about the best path to becoming a commercial pilot (Airliners) in the UK, if it's too late for someone in his late 20's and more information on the cost and financials to get a position in an airline.

Thank you!

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