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Old 30th Dec 2022, 14:32
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I have a problem putting on the documents on my application form. it ruins the format. Hows to process now applying for Eva? is it still hard?
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Old 31st Dec 2022, 01:27
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Originally Posted by Flyinghigh320
I have a problem putting on the documents on my application form. it ruins the format. Hows to process now applying for Eva? is it still hard?

Not hard, lots of interviews happening lately as more pilots will live for better paid jobs next year and some locals going over to starlux for less work and extra 1000$+ a month. this is the time to join.
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Old 31st Dec 2022, 09:42
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Is it still a astronaut medical?
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Old 31st Dec 2022, 15:40
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Originally Posted by BAe 146-100
Is it still a astronaut medical?
yes, but if you pass in your home country you probably can pass theirs too, maybe get a weight loss note or reduce cholesterol and retake blood sample at your home country and send the results back. Other than that still lots of tests but nothing new
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Old 2nd Jan 2023, 10:25
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Im glad to know. I guess its practical to apply for Eva. I heard starlux needs an endorsement system. so you had to reach out to pilots who are connected to them.
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Old 3rd Jan 2023, 03:01
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i am not aware of how starlux gets its pilots but like you said what i hear in the cockpit is "my friend went there, my classmate went there" and commonly all agree they go there because the extra money is a no brainer.

The other day there was a huge amount of ground personnel (like a year or so) that left for better salaries at starlux. some locals nearing the end of their training bond are considering jumping to starlux and some senior expat capts opted to retire earlier and fly somewhere else like USA, the younger ones like FOs even those close to their upgrade are applying for other airlines with better pay or processing their EB2.

It is a good time to apply in EVA as they know there are more planes coming and more pilots leaving, specially after the failed "raise" this December.
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Old 3rd Jan 2023, 22:27
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hello... whats the working environment like? i heard the training atmosphere not so pleasant and very hostile. many expats left halfway during training. especially with the job market opening up and more choices.
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Old 4th Jan 2023, 23:18
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Initial training is demanding, it seams as if its designed to push your keys and see how will you behave under pressure, (they don't want a first officer braking a fight mid flight) don't get me wrong, everything is done with professionalism, but expect them to put a little psicological pressure to check how will you react. you have to read and know where to find the information and understand it, it is not a memory game for sure, maybe a few will ask detailed questions but it is not punitive if you don't know the answer as long as you have an idea and where to find it.

A key difference here is that your sim sessions are more like you demonstrating that you know what is being practiced rather than them teaching you from zero. let's say you are practicing balked landings, they expect you to know why it happens and how to recover (the procedure) and on the sim you just demonstrate that, if it isn't perfect there is a tolerance of course and they will probably check your knowledge about it and repeat it next session.

So training difficulty is relative to your level of preparedness and your attitude towards your erros and how you recover from them and accept critics or comments(all your sessions will have comments and things to improve no matter how perfect you think you have done it). if i were to give you and advice is do whatever your sim instructor tells you to do, don't argue and just take notes and do as they tell you, doesn't matter if the previous one told you different, remember your qualification depends on the one sitting in front of you.

be always respectful and professional, prepare yourself and if you commit errors during training (simulator o flight) it is almost always fixable for your next session/flight.

Flight training is more relaxed and less questions, just do your normal procedures as smooth as you can and practice atc if you can due some strong accents a little hard to understand like BKK
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Old 4th Jan 2023, 23:31
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Thanks for the info. You seems to be happy flying there. But with more jobs opportunities, I hope it will be better for the pilots.
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Old 5th Jan 2023, 13:35
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Originally Posted by vennnz
Initial training is demanding, it seams as if its designed to push your keys and see how will you behave under pressure, (they don't want a first officer braking a fight mid flight) don't get me wrong, everything is done with professionalism, but expect them to put a little psicological pressure to check how will you react. you have to read and know where to find the information and understand it, it is not a memory game for sure, maybe a few will ask detailed questions but it is not punitive if you don't know the answer as long as you have an idea and where to find it.

A key difference here is that your sim sessions are more like you demonstrating that you know what is being practiced rather than them teaching you from zero. let's say you are practicing balked landings, they expect you to know why it happens and how to recover (the procedure) and on the sim you just demonstrate that, if it isn't perfect there is a tolerance of course and they will probably check your knowledge about it and repeat it next session.

So training difficulty is relative to your level of preparedness and your attitude towards your erros and how you recover from them and accept critics or comments(all your sessions will have comments and things to improve no matter how perfect you think you have done it). if i were to give you and advice is do whatever your sim instructor tells you to do, don't argue and just take notes and do as they tell you, doesn't matter if the previous one told you different, remember your qualification depends on the one sitting in front of you.

be always respectful and professional, prepare yourself and if you commit errors during training (simulator o flight) it is almost always fixable for your next session/flight.

Flight training is more relaxed and less questions, just do your normal procedures as smooth as you can and practice atc if you can due some strong accents a little hard to understand like BKK
Wonderful information. Any idea how the interview and ATPL exam works? What are things to prepare and how to they grade the interview? many thanks
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Old 5th Jan 2023, 18:17
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Originally Posted by Flyinghigh320
Wonderful information. Any idea how the interview and ATPL exam works? What are things to prepare and how to they grade the interview? many thanks
Questions for the ATPL exam are taken from ATP PrepWare.
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Old 5th Jan 2023, 22:56
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Are they taking Direct Entry Captain ? or only FO for now ?
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Old 6th Jan 2023, 14:58
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Originally Posted by Sharklet
Questions for the ATPL exam are taken from ATP PrepWare.
Thank you!
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Old 13th Jan 2023, 00:31
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Check out the aviation news in HK for the last one week. It seems HK will be a fierce competition to Taiwan for pilots recruitment market. Dont forget HK flying licence is ICAO recognised. Exciting times ahead 2023 !
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Old 7th Feb 2023, 17:39
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Hey! I will be heading in 2 weeks to TPE for the screening. Can anyone recommend any reliable source for preparation (Pprune should be one for sure). It seems like LPJ is overrated in this subject since questions are taken from ATP PrepWare. Is the group excercise still taking place? I am quite excited and anxious since it will be my first interview after 5 years. Any tips are much appreciated!
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Old 8th Feb 2023, 06:11
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Hello Lawrence,
I went for the screening in November last year. Don't overly rely on the ATPL questions on LPJ, but do read through the comments in the Discussion Board. The group exercise was still part of it and you'll find details on it on LPJ. The most important part of the screening is the simulator assessment. The exercise is exactly what you're sent in the brief, no tricks.
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Old 15th Feb 2023, 15:35
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I thought it was hit or miss on the interview and the most important part is the group dynamic and interview.
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Old 16th Feb 2023, 15:43
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Is it a negotiable requirement to have 500 hours on jet aircraft? I flew turboprop above 20t
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Old 23rd Apr 2023, 12:47
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Red face Lots of pilots looking for jobs at other airlines.

Originally Posted by Luray
Is it a negotiable requirement to have 500 hours on jet aircraft? I flew turboprop above 20t
no requirement is negotiable, they are strict on that.

Currently lots of pilots looking for ways out with applications in other airlines:
About 40 Locals currently waiting for training slots at starlux and others with greencards already going to interviews in the US.
All young expats that joined as first officers in the past 5 years are already applying for other airlines in Dubai, Doha, Abu D, bahrain, etc. Reasons below:
- Lowest salary (5500 usd after tax) compared to all other similar jobs (last significant raise in 2015, the 2023 raise was 2%, zero overtime means no extra money. lowest per diem in the market at 3.3USD per hour.
- Commuting contract falling behind all other commuting contracts with 0 travel days and the scheduler assigning flight duties to arrive in TPE late night the day before your first BDO or stby Duties until 11PM so pilot has to travel during his BDO not even a night before losing a day in TPE.
- Duties after BDOs scheduled at first hour in the morning so the pilot has to return a day earlier to TPE. for somebody in europe out of 8 Days they lose about 3 days commuting. Seems this is happening to 77 FOs but not on other fleets.
- Schedule is about 60h a month with a week worth of stbys and DOs in between (max 2 + 8 BDOs = 10 Days of a month never together).
- locals get from 10 to 11 days of a month and get shorter layovers so they're less time away from home while expats get assigned longer patterns and currently with the delays of over 12h in freighter flights due massive resignation of ground staff due low wages.

In 2019 there was a cabin crew strike due low wages, now in 2022/23 ground staff resigning for the same reason and pilots looking for jobs somewhere else. On the good side is this opens positions for new guys that will benefit from the airline like pilots from thailand or malasia.


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Old 23rd Apr 2023, 12:55
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good analysis and spot on with everything mentioned. I already said back in Jan 2023... plenty jobs available. more pilots will be leaving. further to the points above the whole working environment and training environment not a nice place to be. the reason why they manage to recruit pilots back in 2022 is because all the new recruits are jobless pilots. hahahahaha ....
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