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Old 26th Oct 2021, 04:41
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Originally Posted by cricus View Post
Hi 4M Pilot, I',m Cricu! Looking for a job?
Far away home!!! Nî hâo Cricu.
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Old 4th Nov 2021, 04:53
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Hi guys, any update on salary and selection process?
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Old 4th Nov 2021, 08:39
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Very good experience. I would give a chance to Air Astana anytime.
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Old 5th Jan 2022, 17:00
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How’s it going there? Just read about the LPG fuel price riots. Peter Griffiths OK? I understand Internet has been shut down, so no reply expected anytime soon. Good luck Expats.
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Old 6th Jan 2022, 23:31
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Originally Posted by Nightstop View Post
How’s it going there? Just read about the LPG fuel price riots. Peter Griffiths OK? I understand Internet has been shut down, so no reply expected anytime soon. Good luck Expats.
Don't expect a reply from these jokers anyway, everyone fails selection That’s after their compass testing and 1 hour interview about how you would cope living in bases in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 24th Jan 2022, 15:22
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Anyone have some latest information on the assessment process? Preferably Embraer crew.
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Old 14th Feb 2022, 17:07
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no one is able to share info of the assessment???
Cmon guys...
Lets make this shitty covid times a bit more easier for those unemployed....
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Old 7th Mar 2022, 19:59
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Any Capt openings at Astana for a out of work A330 skip?

13000+ hrs ex 737& 330 capt here.
What are the ac in their fleet?
Where is the training done?
Do they hire non type rated - n then bond them?
In need of a job, 2 years almost out of pay....running low on reserves. Any help appreciated.
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 12:34
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Sent ya an email, [email protected] just in case went to your spam cheers!
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 15:31
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air astana

Originally Posted by cosmiccomet View Post
Me too, I have an invitation for the assessment on 28-29th, DEC.
I would appreciate it if somebody who already did it share some information.
[email protected]

Cheers!!!


Hello greetings I have confirmed asessmen but I don't have a date, someone could give me information to prepare myself thank you I just know it will be soon what page to study from
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Old 14th Apr 2022, 15:22
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Assessment inquiry

Hey guys , appreciate to those who has information on the assessments for Air Astana . Please email me at [email protected] and appreciate the help 🙏👍
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Old 15th Apr 2022, 13:27
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They do constant screenings, unfriendly people like robots during the screening process - generally feels like a waste of your and their time, high fail rate. You may have a chance if you come from a so called high standard airline to work in the middle of nowhere in KZ…….
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Old 15th Apr 2022, 17:31
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Disclaimer: I went there with an open mind and no expectations.

So this is the latest update, will keep it short and sweet.

High fail rate is confirmed, no one from the latest one passed.

Clearly is some show they are running for their management for them to see they go out and seek (imagine they get to go out for 2 weeks time, get meals and accommodation paid, and they don't really hire anyone)

What's the package you may ask? (skipper position) Around 5k USD basic, nothing else included, hourly rate is 15 usd and 20 usd above 85 hour. Yes you read it right, I think is around the same rate for a real bus driver.

Interview ain't even hard, except the COMPASS math portion where is really important for you to be able to know how to clear 4x+26=21y and know the value of y, I guess 21 wasn't the correct answer.

Sim aint an issue, the tech interview aint an issue, and the panel interview either....from 10 you fail 10? This is two latest batches.

Rest my case, don't really bother wasting your money traveling to IST if you are next for that one. Unless money ain't an issue and you are willing to spend 1.5k/2k USD on airfare and you want to play with the simulator for a while, then by all means go ahead, you will get at least 2-3 days free accommodation from them, and a fake smile with a fake speech, which will make you feel warm butterflies in you tummy, and think this is it!

Oh yeah forgot to mention, the TRI kid has 1.5 hours as a Captain, and 4k total experience, and he will try to roast you. A 29 years old and in charge of deciding who gets it or who doesn't, which clearly no one was good enough.


So as General Akbar used to say....IT'S A TRAP!!
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Old 16th Apr 2022, 16:47
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Completely 100% true, that was the general consensus on the day. A bit of a paid holiday for the recruitment team out of KZ , they make it known to you that they definitely need pilots and if you do good in the sim they will take you….

Unless you want a free sim, but actually depending on where your flying in from its not actually free because they don’t pay the ticket - then go. But the screening is so easy apart from the compass, the sim profile is literally entry level which obviously when your being told before the sim if your sim is good we will take you its quite easy to figure out the whole process is bs and just a time wasting exercise.

i guess after they fail most groups, they then report back to the hr team in Astana that the people weren’t good enough this time round and once again they go out back on the road for another lot of assessments…

Also it usually takes around a month or longer for your result to come too…, avoid
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Old 16th Apr 2022, 23:21
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By what I read they are only looking for first officers at present and that too khazak citizens only. Correct me if I’m wrong please.
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Old 30th Apr 2022, 18:30
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A well organised assessment day which is conducted fairly. I can’t comment on the previous opinions but I have found the assessors very professional. The standards required are high and if you meet them, you’ll be offered a job. Good luck.
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Old 1st May 2022, 10:02
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There’s a difference between high standards and unrealistic standards, they seem to expect the world when the majority of guys who turn up haven flown for the best part of 18/24 months. No doubt it was professional and well organised, but for the majority of guys who turn up it will be a waste of time due to the high failure rate, so unless your mr super pilot if you have other options the whole thing is pretty pointless.
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Old 1st May 2022, 12:32
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Originally Posted by BAe 146-100 View Post
There’s a difference between high standards and unrealistic standards, they seem to expect the world when the majority of guys who turn up haven flown for the best part of 18/24 months. No doubt it was professional and well organised, but for the majority of guys who turn up it will be a waste of time due to the high failure rate, so unless your mr super pilot if you have other options the whole thing is pretty pointless.
Or maybe they can cherry pick the best pilots, because the recruitment pool is overflowing

Recruiters have been under pressure to employ pilots pre covid, but now not so much. Standards have been raised.
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Old 1st May 2022, 12:34
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I had to bite my tongue to even reply to the previous message, "if you meet the standards" and "good luck"? Good luck is for unprepared people, to leave it to the odds.

As you mentioned, no one said that it wasn't professional or well organized.

"Cant comment on the previous opinions" Yes you can, we commented what the interview was all about, which he is not sharing.

BAe, I don't think is about being super pilot at all, or even the 18/24 months gap, there was TRI guys, with lots of hours and years of experience, even with a gap, those guys are golden.

As we mentioned before, the interview ain't even hard.

You ran an interview where there was a total experience of more than 90k hours combined, between guys with a gap and no gap of flying and still not good enough? I don't buy it, sorry.
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Old 1st May 2022, 20:45
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Originally Posted by The Flying Possum View Post
You ran an interview where there was a total experience of more than 90k hours combined, between guys with a gap and no gap of flying and still not good enough? I don't buy it, sorry.
This playing with experienced pilots will come to haunt them in the future when they actually need people because the guys you treated like they weren’t worthy would have found better jobs and won’t consider your random KZ bases, local currency payments anyway!! Good luck to them rather …..

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