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Old 31st Mar 2007, 14:11
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re sched

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bro whats up? do you have any insights na how the psychomotor test will be?
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Old 4th Apr 2007, 11:50
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heehee

whats the medical status for 2007a wannabes!? ready for serious PT
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Old 4th Apr 2007, 11:55
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a bit lost here .......is there a new flt school to compete with Alpha Aviation ....cheers
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Old 5th Apr 2007, 02:47
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just finished the psychomotor and psychometric tests. I'm just waiting for the result of the psychometric and all I can do now is pray

I hope I'm ready for the serious PT, been running 6 kms a day and swimming laps just to make sure I'm fit.

PAL av school has been accepting privately funded students since 1985, I think. It's been in existence longer than the Clark Institute of Aviation.
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Old 5th Apr 2007, 03:05
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whats up bro? how is the psychomotor and psychometric test? care to give some points to prepare on? coz i was scheduled to have it on april 3 but they had moved mine this mid april dont know why..
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Old 6th Apr 2007, 09:46
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The psychomotor exam will test your manual dexterity. As you know, this will involve something that will challenge your eye-and-hand coordination. Speed and accuracy is important here.

The psychometric test is an aptitude and personality test. Challenging but fun coz it'll really make you think.
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Old 6th Apr 2007, 16:04
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thanx bro..

btw how did they do it? we are in group? or one by one each exam/day? thanx a lot
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Old 16th Apr 2007, 23:19
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Toulost,

I'm sure something will be there for you down the track. The face of aviation is rapidly changing. I am posting this just to give hope to those who are genuinely interested in aviation but was knocked back by PAL Av School. Just remember, that is not the only avenue for your career to take off.

To be honest, I have seen people with just 250-400 hours outside of the Phils get a right seat job on a B737-800 or A319/320/321.

Of course they have paid for their jet training but they can afford it because they are outside. I'm not saying that you should pursue this avenue on the first instance but, it's just another door for those of our countrymen and women who have been disheartened by our country's aviation situation.

Goodluck to all

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Old 21st Apr 2007, 17:31
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hello sir! I'm also an applicant for PAL av school batch 2007A. i passed my psychomotor test 2 days ago. I'm kinda worried because i don't have any connections inside PAL so i might be waived off by the panel (you know how it works...) In the orientation Engr. Menesses told us that all of PAL av schools graduates have been hired by PAL except for a handful of students that applied in other airlines. Do you think his statement is true or he just said that so the lucky 18 chosen for the class could have the peace of mind training?
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Old 21st Apr 2007, 17:41
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Hi! I'm also an applicant for batch 2007A. I think I'm running late coz i just had my psychomotor test 2 days ago. have u guys gone thru d psychological exam? if so, how was it? thanks!
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 04:26
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hi blue

pls tell me more about the PAL av school. thks so much
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 04:37
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Hi Left Wing! PAL av school is located in Clark airbase in Pampanga and is said to be the best flying school here in the Philippines. they choose 18 students for each batch and they are required to pay around 2m for the training which lasts for 12-16 months depending on the weather conditions. they have 5 conventional cessna 172R, 5 garmin 100 loaded cessna 172R and a piper seminole. but im really not sure if you will get hired by PAL after you graduate with a CPL IR in their school because i have heard rumors about casualties in every batch. thats all i know hehe
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 06:29
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hey guys! I took my psychometric exam with 6 other people on the same day. As with hiring successful trainees after training, I remember Engr. Meneses mentioned that only 4 trainees weren't hired during his stay at PAL av school. I also remember that he addressed that question during the open forum of the orientation, stating that the purpose of PAL av school is to train pilots to be employed by PAL. If you remember the psychomotor test was conducted at the company's placement and recruitment office, this could be a hint of probable employment with the company. However, keep in mind that hiring successful trainees is their option. I most certainly think that one's performance during the selection process and during training will determine their future with the company. just my two cents

bluecrush198, don't worry about not having any connections inside PAL. I remember during my interview, there was this fellow applicant who informed us that his father was already a pilot with PAL, so I think he was pretty confident he would get in. However, that wasn't the case and he was asked to try again next year.
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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 17:34
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thanks anansi_boy for your words of encouragement! i feel a bit relieved.
I've been going all out in the application process i have turned down a training-employment offer from a MRO station so i could work on this full time. please keep me posted on your progress. good luck to us all bro!
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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 18:13
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no problem bluecrush I can relate to your situation as I also resigned from my work just to focus on my application. I think sometimes that's the price we have to pay in pursuing our dreams. Btw, I'm already scheduled for a final medical exam on Apr 26. After the final medical would probably be the final ranking of successful applicants. I guess we really just have to aim for the top spot so that if we fall short, it won't be so bad. I really learned a lot from this forum, just glad to find people who share the same passion. Goodluck to all applicants!
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Old 24th Apr 2007, 11:09
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thanx anansi_boy! i had my psycho exam earlier and it was really boring hehe! good luck on your final medical and please keep me posted so i can be ready for the tests. i hope we both make it!
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Old 26th Apr 2007, 10:24
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hi guyz!

whats up? ts kinda hard to wait for something we wernt so sure about..
just had my psychometric test late last week and now waiting for the results each and every passing day.

anansi boy how long did it take before you got the results of the psychometric test? and as u did have your final medical exam today can share some tips about it.

to bluecrush,anansi boy all the best to us bros. hopefully we can make it. goodluck!
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Old 26th Apr 2007, 11:53
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hey dj852,

About the result of the psychometric test, I too waited for quite a while. I took it on April 3 and just got the result last April 19. As for the medical, you really just have to be fit. In my opinion, this is one part of the process that you can't really prepare for in a very short time. You just have to live clean and live healthy. I still have to do an EEG, audiogram and treadmill test, but I'm hopeful. Good luck to us!
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Old 26th Apr 2007, 12:47
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anansi boy,

thanx bro. yeah you should be really clean inside and out of your body, as for the treadmill test ive been jogging every morning. even in foods im into low cal,carb,cholesterol diet right now. so you mean final medical takes more than 1 day? thanx bro!
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Old 26th Apr 2007, 14:50
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hi guys! its really nice to share thoughts here with fellow applicants.... i hope we all make it to the finals! me to i have been eating oatmeal and tuna all day because i was a bit overweight when i had my initial medical. dj852 i think the final medical would take more than a day because there would be a lot of tests done. best of luck to us all bros!
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