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I went for my first PPL lesson on my 41st...

I went for my first PPL lesson on my 41st birthday and got offered an airline job a few days after my 43rd birthday, so you are not even nearly too old!

I also had a full time job during atpl...
2nd Jul 2020, 19:41
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Posted By theexpandingman

Its Aer Lingus. There was some kind of hurdle...

Its Aer Lingus. There was some kind of hurdle with the Irish pilot union IALPA which apparently has now been overcome in order to allow Aer Lingus Regional operated by Stobart Air to commence...
19th Jun 2020, 19:37
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Posted By theexpandingman

Up to 500 jobs to go at Aer Lingus due to impact of Covid-19

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2020/0619/1148502-aer-lingus-job-losses-covid/

More very sad news. Interesting here that EI are citing the 14 day quarantine and also the Irish government's...
18th Mar 2020, 20:16
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Posted By theexpandingman

Nothing. Connect Airways have been in...

Nothing. Connect Airways have been in administration since 10th March, Stobart Air and the Aer Lingus Regional routes have not affected by the administration at all.
7th Mar 2020, 21:10
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Posted By theexpandingman

There is indeed a full compliment of Stobart...

There is indeed a full compliment of Stobart flight crew and cabin crew on the island rostered for standby until the end of the month. That may change at any time of course. Their ATR72 EIGPN is...
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Posted By theexpandingman

To add to the above, I did the 14 exams over 5...

To add to the above, I did the 14 exams over 5 months in 3 sittings working full time with 3 kids at the age of 43 (my age, not the kids!). Most important thing is a supportive spouse. She needs to...
28th Sep 2019, 11:14
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Posted By theexpandingman

I see on the Ryanair recruitment page that the...

I see on the Ryanair recruitment page that the type rating upfront cost is now raised to 10,000 and the bond has dropped from 5 years to 4 years. Any thoughts on the logic of this move?
8th Jan 2019, 17:12
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Posted By theexpandingman

Aegean to Athens just departed - 18:10

Aegean to Athens just departed - 18:10
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Posted By theexpandingman

+1 for Aviation Exam. When you start into the...

+1 for Aviation Exam. When you start into the question banks, make sure you attempt the questions 'open book'. If you are not 100% sure of the answer, look up the correct answer rather than guessing...
2nd Oct 2018, 22:00
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Posted By theexpandingman

I don't believe they have any controllers that...

I don't believe they have any controllers that can operate procedural control
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Posted By theexpandingman

Ryanair Mentored Pilot Programme with AFTA Ireland

I can't post links yet - the press release is on the AFTA main website.

Assuming this is a similar setup to the Stobart programme, candidates would do an initial interview with AFTA and then with...
17th Aug 2018, 08:04
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Posted By theexpandingman

Got PFO'd also, no great surprise, am well down...

Got PFO'd also, no great surprise, am well down the modular route
20th Jul 2018, 11:18
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Posted By theexpandingman

Somebody on boards.ie posted that they've just...

Somebody on boards.ie posted that they've just received a call to attend the session next Monday. There's still hope!
19th Jul 2018, 15:31
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Views: 12,532
Posted By theexpandingman

PadPilot have a great little free book in the...

PadPilot have a great little free book in the iBooks store which will get you in shape for the compass maths test. Search "Maths and Physics for Pilots" by Slate-Ed (sorry, can't post URLs due to...
18th Jul 2018, 19:41
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Posted By theexpandingman

Any feedback from those of you who did the...

Any feedback from those of you who did the assessments this week? Without giving too much away to those who have yet to have yet to go in, can you give us a flavour as to what happened on the day?...
11th Jul 2018, 12:12
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Posted By theexpandingman

Well good on you for applying and onwards and...

Well good on you for applying and onwards and upwards with your flying career!

I'm convinced that I'll also get a NO soon enough, because of previous flying experience (had almost completed PPL...
2nd Jul 2018, 14:01
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Views: 12,532
Posted By theexpandingman

Assessments are end of July and into August,...

Assessments are end of July and into August, first with AFTA (compass test, sim test, basic HR interview) and then interviews with Stobart direct. Successful candidates will be offered a contract...
16th May 2018, 15:55
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Posted By theexpandingman

Somebody I know their application status...

Somebody I know their application status (viewable when you log back in to the Aer Lingus recruitment site) changed from 'Application Received' to 'Invite to pre-selection online test'. They haven't...
14th May 2018, 16:30
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Posted By theexpandingman

41 here.... :eek:

41 here.... :eek:
27th Apr 2018, 09:03
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Posted By theexpandingman

Those of you who applied the last time, can you...

Those of you who applied the last time, can you shed some light on what is involved in the online assessment please? What material should one study now in order to best prepare? Thanks!
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