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Old 16th Aug 2009, 12:59
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Thanks for the reply Fratemate.
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Old 17th Aug 2009, 00:19
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1) I read that you might loose the US flying for a while. Does that look like it will happen, when? AAArrrgghhhh, LOSE. LOSE. LOSE. Not loose. Okay, now that's off my chest, yes, we will almost certainly stop the ORD flights. We are down to one per week at the moment and, in my experience, even then the USA loads are pretty crap. There is a lot of deadheading going on at the moment just to service that one flight and it really is a bit of a nonsense. It's a shame because the ANC/ORD trips we used to do were great fun and a good way of getting 6/7 days of work done in one fell swoop.

2)When it comes back, which US destinations are rumored? The only rumour I've heard is HNL. Again, this will be one per week, with a short layover in order that the same crew can bring the aircraft back to NRT. Who knows where when we get the 777....just kidding.

3) with 14 a/c planned, how many US destination will be served (hypothesies if you have to)? See Q2. Our services are not concentrated at all on America, so if it's only America you want to fly to, don't even bother downloading the application form. There's certain big guys like Fedex and UPS who have the States sewn up and I don't think the Japanese have any interest in trying to compete with such mammoth operations (even if the USA's monopolyptic laws allowed them to). The plan, as it stands, is to serve Asia with a more centralised operation working through Okinawa, so forget the USA.

4) How many current pilots and how many planned? They are all current and all are planned to be so. Sorry, its morning and I'm feeling sarcastic We presently have about 85ish pilots. We have not been given any firm figures and I don't KNOW the planning figures but, at a guess, I would say in the region of 150-160 planned. Before I get flamed, I'll explain my thinking. We have 7 aircraft at the moment (4 x F and 3 x BCF) and approx 85 pilots. The scheduling guys are saying that's not enough pilots (), so let's say they wanted 90 pilots to crew 7 aircraft. The plan is to have 12 aircraft, hence the number above. Now, I'm sure there are 'savings' to be made when the number of pilots hits critical mass, so it may well prove to be fewer than that. To me, 150 sounds about right. But, as I've said, this is pure speculation on my part and should not be used in trying to plan your life.

5) How many current a/c? See Q4.

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Old 17th Aug 2009, 09:36
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Do you guys think someone with over 3000 hrs total time with no jet experience can get a shot in the year 2011 when things turn around
From the Parc website for FO:

- Total Flight Time in excess of 3,000 hours

- Commercial Jet Time in excess of 1,000 hours
This has been pretty consistent over the years. So, to answer your question directly. No, I don't think you'll get a shot with no jet time.
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Old 17th Aug 2009, 10:02
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Fratemate, Your a Champ! Thanks for taking the time to write
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Old 18th Aug 2009, 10:07
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Hello

I have an interview very soon with them, Do you have any informations and questions about it.

Any help will be appreciate.

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Old 18th Aug 2009, 17:53
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You have GOT to be kidding.

There are so many pages on this very subject, right here on this thread.

Read them.

What more can you ask for?

What more can you be told?
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Old 18th Aug 2009, 22:10
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Go back to page 30 or so crj700cpt. there is some info on tech questions and the likes.
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Old 19th Aug 2009, 07:55
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A few guys have mentioned that the Gleim ATP book is a good one to study for the tech side of things I have "Ace The Technical Pilot Interview" by Gary Bristow. Is this book good enough or is there more good stuff in the Gleim book. I assume everyone means Gleim's "ATP FAA Knowledge Test Book" cos there are a few Gleim books out there. Thanks.
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Old 19th Aug 2009, 23:22
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Pay

Hello,

I was wondering if someone could explain how the pay works, specifically from Crew, if possible. Specifically, is the money that they list for Pension ($550) and hotel ($550) just paid with the basic salary and taxed, or is somehow added in as post-tax money?

Thanks.
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Old 20th Aug 2009, 23:01
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"Ace The Technical Pilot Interview" by Gary Bristow. Is this book good enough or is there more good stuff in the Gleim book.
That is actually a very good source of study to get ready for the interview, the important area to impress them is in the sim and I don't think that it is a big deal if you miss a question or two if you do a good job in the sim. Your personality will be closely examine as well but that is something you can't really control, they either like you or not

Good luck Poita

Let us know how it went
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Old 21st Aug 2009, 00:59
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Looking through some of the gouge in the thread here and have a question regarding a question that someone in this thread was asked. At 200' one dot off the slope and one dot off the glide, how far off in feet are you? I can't remember the formula. Can someone out there refresh my memory? Thx in advance.

Also, are you expected to know how to set up the CDU for approaches and tune NAVAIDS and courses? When to go from Auto to Manual? Do you have to request that or do they do that for you automatically? Thanks.

I looked through every page in the thread and couldn't find the answer but I did look.
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Old 21st Aug 2009, 05:54
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Hotel in TYO

Do you guys know what's the name of the hotel AJV candidates stay during training in TYO? Does it have internet?

Thanks.
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Old 21st Aug 2009, 13:38
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Hi all,
is there anybody from the old world (W-Europe) flying there?
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Old 21st Aug 2009, 20:16
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Hello,

I'm a newbie here and applied through Parc and Crew about 3 weeks ago. I was wondering if anyone that is presently interviewing could tell me how long it took for them to hear back with an offer to interview.

Thanks in advance for your response.
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 00:20
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The hotel is the Mitsui Garden in a place called Kamata. It does have an internet connection in each room.
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 00:22
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KwikFly there are quite a few Europeans here including a couple of Brits, an Irishman, and some Danes that I know about, there are certainly more. As to how many commute back to Europe? That is a different question that I do not know the answer to.
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 01:07
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At 200' one dot off the slope and one dot off the glide, how far off in feet are you? I can't remember the formula.
The answer is 33.5m or about 110'. With a 60m wide runway, not the best position to be in and, therefore, the answer they're looking for is that you'd go-around, as safety is paramount.

Using a 3000m runway, the localiser is normally 3.6 degs wide (such that the beam width is 700' wide at the threshold of the runway). Therefore, on the expanded scale, one dot = 0.45 degs. Total distance from LOC antenna to your aircraft at 200' = 4267m. So, Tan45 X 4267 = 33.5m......or 110' for philistines

You ask your PNF to set the CDU for you, either for the VOR app or the ILS app. You can, if you wish, extend the centreline as you approach the inbound radial/localiser or you can just leave the picture as it is (I would suggest the latter and concentrate on the approach. The fancy stuff can come later during training). For the VOR, you go to manual about 5 miles before crossing the VOR outbound on the procedure (you can check station passage and confirm distance from the VOR, even though you're going out for 3 minutes). For the ILS, have the PNF go to expanded ILS on the base leg. That way you'll see the LOC activity a bit sooner and, more importantly, get the ILS DME on your display. You're acting as PF, so you always ask the other guy to do something, don't expect him to do it automatically.
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 02:24
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Thanks Hobbit, appreciate it. Is there any cost for the internet at the Mitsui Garden.
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 05:17
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Thank you Fratemate.
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 07:34
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Just got a no thanks e-mail from parc. Man that's disponding, I really was expecting an interview.
The idea of having to wait a whole year , just feels sooooo long,
What is the general feel, apply with HAC? (i don't live in the u.s.)
Thanks for all the good info.
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