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Old 30th Oct 2006, 21:08
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It appears that some on this forum are not too happy with this contract. Can someone actually post an actual schedule for any of the past months??
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Old 3rd Nov 2006, 22:22
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get the letter from parc and hawaii too but did only reply to hawaii... very intersting what I read and I think that if you are commuting from europe... after 2 years of doing this knid of thing with family you may end up single .... very tough contract and the 2 days of commuting should be not counted as OFF... and for sure positive bookink otherwise you may some months not coming back home... I know this too much !!!! . well guys the money is good... but it simply depends of what you are looking for... maybe we'll all see each other over there...
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Old 10th Nov 2006, 03:34
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Any fresh info on the interview? they just called me out of the blue and want me to go to Japan this coming week
Interview info folks please
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Old 10th Nov 2006, 13:07
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Originally Posted by The Dominican View Post
Any fresh info on the interview? they just called me out of the blue and want me to go to Japan this coming week
Interview info folks please
I'm also looking for info. Are they positive spacing you to Tokyo for the interview? I see they say there is a possible future US base. Is this all cargo or passengers also? Many thanks for any info or insight you can provide! Cheers!
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Old 10th Nov 2006, 22:15
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got an interview coming

how many trips do they do to hnl each month

and how much training in japan happens before you get in the aircraft?
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Old 11th Nov 2006, 18:51
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Does anybody have any insight on the interview process?

#1) Do they positive space you to Tokyo?
#2) Do they provide you a hotel while in Tokyo?
#3) Any interview gouge on what to study or prepare for?
$4) Possitlbe future US bases they are hinting about?
#5) Likelyhood of renewing the contract after 5 years?


Many thanks in advance for anybody who can shed some light on the process!!
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Old 12th Nov 2006, 18:22
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#1 Yes
#2 Yes
#3 When invited for interview you get a sim package
#4 Chicago and Anchorage
#5 Depends on your performance, usually yes

If you get invited for an interview all your above questions will be answered in detail
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Old 12th Nov 2006, 20:46
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Originally Posted by GTC58 View Post
#1 Yes
#2 Yes
#3 When invited for interview you get a sim package
#4 Chicago and Anchorage
#5 Depends on your performance, usually yes

If you get invited for an interview all your above questions will be answered in detail
Many thanks for the reply!! Is there anything I can start studying now? Is it pretty technical like Cathay? I can't find any interview gouge and I would like to start preparing.
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Old 12th Nov 2006, 21:08
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90% of your interview score is how you fly the sim. Couple of basic ATPL questions in the interview.

If you are interested in Japan contract positions check out

http://japanpilots.19.forumer.com/
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Old 18th Nov 2006, 03:04
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The Interview experience was really good. They positive spaced me to TYO and the PARC representative that lives in TYO was very helpful, polite and informative. A six person panel (4 ANA Check Airmen and 2 HR) formed the panel. They where engaging and receptive to what I was saying, make sure that you speak clearly and that you make your point across because English evidently is not their first language. But, also by speaking slowly and clearly it is easier for them to detect "Canned" answers, so you know what? Don't use them. Talk about yourself, that is what they want to hear. They want to know if you are adaptable enough to rise above language and culture differences and act as a team member. In my case, there where very little technical questions,I guess they felt there wasn't the need for it, I hear that some folks get asked a bid of technical stuff but it wasn't my case.
The SIM will make it or break it for you. You have to fly the thing not like somebody that has flown 767s evidently, but like somebody who has the time and command structured personality that your resume says you should have. They want to see your interaction with an F/O that has limited English, they want to see how you are going to react in an environment that is foreign to you (The 767 cockpit that is) And still operate the exercises that are required. They don't want to see perfection, evidently you won't fly the thing perfectly in the first couple of T/O and LAN. But they want to see progression towards the end of the evaluation, they want to see what you do if you punch the wrong button and the thing started turning the wrong way (I disconnected the A/P and asked my F/O/ Check airman to show me what I engaged that was wrong, but at the same time steering the thing in the right direction)
After all, you are applying for a direct entry level position as a 767 captain, to fly across Asia and the Pacific. These individuals have being flying and instructing for a long time. They pretty much know from the moment when you enter the Flight Deck if there is command capability or not.

I was called that evening to let me know that I had passed the evaluation and interview phase so I'm going to the medical next. It will be in LAX and I'm curious as to what it involves. They told me to separate two complete days for the testing. Anyone has first hand knowledge on the medical? What to expect? This has me a little worried because I already did the part that I have control over. This part of the evaluation I don't control.
Any info on regards to LAX medical facility and what to expect would be greatly appreciated.

Good luck to all trying out for this Job, I felt that It was very straight forward and informative. They made it very clear that the rosters where tough and that at the beginning there was going to be a transitional period as more A/C's where coming into the line and gave me the choice to apply for AJX if I wanted to because it is more like what I'm used to at my current gig. I know that there have being some opinions expressed here about them not being forthcoming, but I can only judge from my own experience and they where very clear about what the job is about and had no problems answering all of my questions.

Thank you for any info on the medical.
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Old 18th Nov 2006, 04:33
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The JCAB medical (in ANC) covers

- BMI (below 29)
- Pulmonary function
- Eye Testing
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Exercise Electrocardiogram (treatmill)
- Blood work
- Urin work
- Alcohol & Drug test
- Cholesterol
- Blood sugar

and all the other tests of a normal Class 1 medical.

Good luck on your medical.
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Old 18th Nov 2006, 10:03
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GTC,
Do you guys have to do the (marching on the spot with your eyes closed) balance check? That is one I have to practise for!!
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Old 26th Nov 2006, 18:27
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You have to close your eyes and stand on one leg with your arms spread for 60 seconds and then the same on both legs.
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Old 26th Nov 2006, 18:37
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I have an interview scheduled next month. Anyone here currently work on the line??
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Old 29th Nov 2006, 07:00
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B767 ANA or JP Express

I do. Over 5 years years here and beside the normal Japanese 'frustrations' (which you will never change, so don't try) it is a good job. Training is long (6 months) but after it's over the rosters, flights, pay, conditions are hard to beat. All F/O's get chance of Command after 3-4 years. Not bad for a contract job.
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Old 29th Nov 2006, 09:30
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Is 29 the BMI limit for JCAB. Just asking because I have heard 25 as a limit.

Thanks for any info.
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Old 29th Nov 2006, 11:19
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I may stand to be corrected here, but my understanding is that the BMI limit is imposed by the AIRLINE, and not JCAB. At least I have on very good authority (in writing from our Japanese airline) that in fact our limit is a BMI of 30-thirty. This is further supported by the fact that I am a fat bum myself at BMI 28 - and I just passed the JCAB medical a couple of months ago.
Cheers all - Haywood
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Old 30th Nov 2006, 03:57
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There is no actual JCAB BMI limitation. It is stated that above 30, however, further tests are to be performed.
http://www.aeromedical.or.jp/manual/manual.htm
(Its all there but in Japanese)

Each airline seems to have their own limit below this. One of the contractors seems to require less than 27.

Haywood>
you be able to say what airline that is? Osaka? So, maybe the Dash-8?
(I lived in Osaka for 6 years and dream of moving back there one day!)
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Old 30th Nov 2006, 08:31
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Glekichi,

It is indeed the Q400, and the operator have specified 30 as their BMI max-limit for initial acceptance. Just no more cookies and cream for me

Cheers - Haywood
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Old 30th Nov 2006, 11:07
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Cheers!!
See you as soon as I figure out how to get 500 turboprop hours (and repay my dues to the company that does it for me).

May I also ask what contractor you are going through?
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