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CAE easyJet MPL 2020

Old 17th Feb 2020, 11:14
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Stage 2 11th February

Hi everyone,
Is there anyone here that went to the stage 2 assessment on the 11th February and if so, have you heard anything back.
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Old 17th Feb 2020, 17:00
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Originally Posted by Learning101 View Post
Hi everyone,
Is there anyone here that went to the stage 2 assessment on the 11th February and if so, have you heard anything back.
I did my stage 2 on 12 February at CAE madrid, I passed it so now I have stage 3 on 26 february at CAE Milan.
Anyone else that have stage 3 on 26 February at CAE Milan?
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Old 18th Feb 2020, 13:00
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Hi, do you know the starting dates of September?
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Old 18th Feb 2020, 17:16
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Stage 2 19th Feb

Hi all, is anybody else going for their stage 2 assesment tomorrow (19th)
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Old 18th Feb 2020, 17:40
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Originally Posted by ManFlex40 View Post
Hi all, is anybody else going for their stage 2 assesment tomorrow (19th)
done mine, good luck keep us posted
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Old 18th Feb 2020, 17:46
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Originally Posted by sms8 View Post
done mine, good luck keep us posted
Thanks mate, how did it go?
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Old 18th Feb 2020, 17:50
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Thanks mate, how did it go?
Good , i found it challenging though, hopefully you’ve been practicing
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Old 18th Feb 2020, 22:01
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Originally Posted by _Ale_ View Post
Hi, do you know the starting dates of September?
No I don’t. I just said September to the woman from CAE, she seemed to think that was fine. And said they’d sort dates nearer the time
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 12:39
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Hei there, I'll attend 2nd stage next 24th march in Madrid.

Any tips?
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 14:14
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Originally Posted by dan.jones View Post
No I don’t. I just said September to the woman from CAE, she seemed to think that was fine. And said they’d sort dates nearer the time
And did you ask for the assessment?
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 14:43
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Originally Posted by flymeaway88 View Post
Hei there, I'll attend 2nd stage next 24th march in Madrid.

Any tips?
Hi,

I would recommend using the latestpilotjobs prep software along with a joystick as that gives a pretty realistic overview.

But for maths and physics the CAE bundle was pretty good.

Otherwise just be confident on basic mental maths and be relaxed... If you've prepared enough you'll be fine.

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Old 19th Feb 2020, 15:37
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Stage 2 Feedback

Hi all, just completed my stage 2 assesment, for those that want it, here's a breakdown of what to expect:
Arrival
You should aim to arrive 15 minutes minimum before your assesment time. I got there an hour before to grab a coffee and relax (there is free coffe, tea and water throughout the day). After waiting in the welcome room, you will be called as a group upstairs to another assesment lounge. Here, there is a tea and coffe machine, as well as a water dispenser. Make use of it, prepare yourself. Around this time, a representative of CAE will do a role call, ask for photo ID, and bring you through to the computer suite.

The ADAPT tests
All the testing software is on a laptop, in its own individual private booth. Once you have logged in with your license code, then, once you're briefed, you may begin. You can select any one of the tasks to do in whichever order you like, and take as many breaks as you like. The only time limit as such, is in the activities themselves, take as long as you need inbetween tasks to stretch your legs and grab a drink. As for the difficulty, the maths and physics tests are at a GCSE level, multiple choice questions, with most of the formulas given to you. Personally, I found the maths easier than the physics. The FAST test is hard, no two ways about it. So long as you improve on your second attempt, you'll be fine. However, if anything has scuppered my chances today, it will have been FAST. The coordination task (red dot) is very similar to the latestpilotjobs software, so I would definitely reccomend practising on there. The flight simulator task I found relatively easy, being a PPL holder, however if you're a gamer or just possess inate aircraft handling skills, you'll be fine.

Tips
  • Brush up on your mental maths, you'll need it
  • Be careful of just how sensitive the joystick is
  • Take as many breaks as you like
  • Enjoy it
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 16:57
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I took the test on Monday. Thought it wasnt too tricky and wasnt designed to catch people out. ManFlex40 summarises well, but a couple of observations from me;
  • Symbiotics mock tests were by far the best demonstration of the Maths and Physics tests. Same style of questions, same genre, same time etc. I'd thoroughly recommend. I see no reason why i would not have gotten 100% on these unless i did something daft like not reading the question. All relevant formulae given, plus 2 or 3 questions theory questions.
  • Cognitive ability wasnt too extreme, didnt do the mock test for that but expect it would have been as above. In any event, my impression was that i got everything correct with plenty of time to spare.
  • FAST - first time was tricky, second time i thought was much simpler (its the same test twice!). Thought it went well, particularly the second attempt.
  • Ball - thought this was fine, though had what felt like it might have been an issue with the joystick flickering (like when you unplug and then replace a device on a pc). On a couple of occasions the ball darted off to the extreme edge of the circle but even with full twist (in the correct direction) took an eternity (~10 seconds) to move it back to the middle.
  • Fixed Wing - relatively simple, though the waypoints didnt appear to align with the headings given - hence do you follow the heading or aim at the waypoint? The airfield was large (there appeared to be 2 runways), so hard to tell at what point you were over it.
All of the above said, i got an email today offering me the ATPL rather than the MPL - which is good but also not what i was aiming at. I'd like feedback to confirm which of the above didnt go so well.

Hope that helps
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 17:28
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Originally Posted by LessThanSte View Post
I took the test on Monday. Thought it wasnt too tricky and wasnt designed to catch people out. ManFlex40 summarises well, but a couple of observations from me;
  • Symbiotics mock tests were by far the best demonstration of the Maths and Physics tests. Same style of questions, same genre, same time etc. I'd thoroughly recommend. I see no reason why i would not have gotten 100% on these unless i did something daft like not reading the question. All relevant formulae given, plus 2 or 3 questions theory questions.
  • Cognitive ability wasnt too extreme, didnt do the mock test for that but expect it would have been as above. In any event, my impression was that i got everything correct with plenty of time to spare.
  • FAST - first time was tricky, second time i thought was much simpler (its the same test twice!). Thought it went well, particularly the second attempt.
  • Ball - thought this was fine, though had what felt like it might have been an issue with the joystick flickering (like when you unplug and then replace a device on a pc). On a couple of occasions the ball darted off to the extreme edge of the circle but even with full twist (in the correct direction) took an eternity (~10 seconds) to move it back to the middle.
  • Fixed Wing - relatively simple, though the waypoints didnt appear to align with the headings given - hence do you follow the heading or aim at the waypoint? The airfield was large (there appeared to be 2 runways), so hard to tell at what point you were over it.
All of the above said, i got an email today offering me the ATPL rather than the MPL - which is good but also not what i was aiming at. I'd like feedback to confirm which of the above didnt go so well.

Hope that helps
Sorry to hear that mate, is that still tagged with easyJet or whitetail?
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Old 21st Feb 2020, 12:52
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Originally Posted by LessThanSte View Post
  • Symbiotics mock tests were by far the best demonstration of the Maths and Physics tests. Same style of questions, same genre, same time etc. I'd thoroughly recommend. I see no reason why i would not have gotten 100% on these unless i did something daft like not reading the question. All relevant formulae given, plus 2 or 3 questions theory questions
Hey, got my assesment in a couple of weeks and the bit I'm least confident about is maths and physics (given that I'm older and it's been years since gcse's!) Which mock tests are you referring to as I think these would really help a lot. I've tried but failed to find anything on Google?
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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 12:21
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Hi everyone,
Anyone on the stage 3 in Madrid at the end of March ?
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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 18:15
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Goatea999

Symbiotics - google them, they are based in Worcester. If i recall there was a link in the documentation sent through by CAE.

There are plenty of tests available, including practice FAST tests - you can only do them once though so probably an idea to make a note of the type of questions you get.
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Old 24th Feb 2020, 10:51
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I'm also a bit older maths wasn't really my strong point either, I'd say the advice to do the symbiotics tests is good it'll show you exactly the kind of questions you will have,but they cost ! tips: focus on being really fast with division/long division (simplifying fractions to help make the problems easier), multiplication/long multiplication, and using S=D/T (plus fuel burn) and working with converting mins to hours and vice versa , also there will be a usually fairly simple pythagoras question but can be worded confusingly so know this and your square numbers by heart, there will also be bearing questions, off the top of my head that is the foundation for maths... you will have 30 mins for this test and for me it always ends up being tight!

latest pilot jobs helps with speeding up your maths I didn't feel the physics was great myself, the ball test (reverse z axis) fight test (to some extent) and fast test are helpful, if your ok on sims the flight test should be fairly easy just pay attention, the CAE oxford prep software is very good and will give you nearly all the physics info you will need with the exception of gas laws. there's also another website called how2become which has many speed distance time and fuel burn questions some of these are definitely calculator so don't stress if you can't complete the harder ones within the time, but it's all good practice.

Now, you say you have two weeks, I'm not entirely sure how proficient you really are but I'd say that's a hell of a challenge to start doing this and pass the 'easyjet mpl' which is tougher than the atpl. if you fail on anyone one of the modules then I think that disqualifies you from the program and then white tail atpl is the only road and you will need to wait at least 3 months if any of the modules where below threshold for that also, I'm not entirely sure but I think you may be able to retest in 6 months for easyjet, so before you go consider all this I would delay if your not feeling reasonably confident or don't mind a wait!

good luck
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Old 24th Feb 2020, 15:29
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Has anyone got their stage 3 in Gatwick on the 12th March?
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Old 24th Feb 2020, 17:38
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Has anyone got their stage 3 in Gatwick on the 12th March?
Yes, I do!
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