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Small planet Airlines assesment

Old 4th May 2012, 10:27
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Small planet Airlines assesment

Hi all,
I have been invited for assesment next week with Small Planet Airlines next week.

I was hoping that anyone who has recently been through asssesment or anybody who was assesed last year good give me a few pointers on what to expect all I have been told is to expect an ATPL style quizz (ATPL knowledge not great after 4 years since exam) psychological test and interview with chief pilot and sim assesment at Baltic Aviation academy.

Also does anybody have accurate information regarding pay and roster who has worked for them I hear pay is quite low....? the base will be either MAN or LGW for the summer.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 4th May 2012, 23:47
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Old 15th May 2012, 14:46
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Anyone attending the assessment have any details about the contract? Can I ask:

1. when the planned courses are due to start?
2. is HOTAC provided for captains in the UK?

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Old 15th May 2012, 21:39
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All we were told was the course start is the end of may...?? And no detailsof the contract.I was told by another captain who was successfull a few months ago he was offered 2 months at a time at different bases and hotac was provided
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Old 16th May 2012, 08:30
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Boeing Europe,

Thanks for the reply -I hope you will be successful!
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Old 16th May 2012, 10:31
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You'll make more money working at your local Banana Republic branch. And they will make your life less a misery.

Stay away from this "airline" unless your choice breaks down into two options : 1/ Small Planet 2/ beggar in downtown Liverpool.
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Old 16th May 2012, 15:14
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@FRying,

Have you experience working for this company? , I have been told by 3 different people who worked for them last year FO's were paid 3k a month on time into their bank accounts every month?? I know it is not great but I have been on the job hunt now since start of february,can you give reasons as to why one should stay away PM me if you can thanks for your help
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Old 16th May 2012, 19:03
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No one goes to SPA for the money.

They're a decent bunch and the flying is fun, unlikely you'll get the same buzz from Banana Republic (or any other clothing retailer I guess)

2 a/c in the UK flying a varied and interesting route network from LGW, MAN and the regions (EXT,ABZ,HUY,NWI and others)
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Old 17th May 2012, 10:48
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when the planned courses are due to start?
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Old 18th May 2012, 23:40
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Have a friend of mine there...
I was on skype with him yesterday:
3k for FO and 4K Dec

for Assessments:
1)Atpl-25 mult.choice covering in order of importance- perf, op.proc,meteo,nav.
2) simple english test (grammar)
3) simple psycometric test
4) Sim t/o manual SID and raw data app, ils 2 eng, ils 1 eng.out, vor-dme with Circling 1 eng.out.
5) interview, 45 min. question inherent Ace books, and 737 systems and memory items.

Have good Luck.!

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Old 19th May 2012, 08:49
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Thanks JQFA - I am sure all aspiring applicants will be grateful for your information.
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Old 19th May 2012, 13:07
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forgot...
approach chart during assessment: Manchester, Gatwich, Salisburg,Amsterdam and sometimes Innsbruck .
good luck
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Old 19th May 2012, 16:17
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for Assessments:
1)Atpl-25 mult.choice covering in order of importance- perf, op.proc,meteo,nav.
2) simple english test (grammar)
3) simple psycometric test
4) Sim t/o manual SID and raw data app, ils 2 eng, ils 1 eng.out, vor-dme with Circling 1 eng.out.
5) interview, 45 min. question inherent Ace books, and 737 systems and memory items.

I think this is to much trouble for a 3 or 4 months contract based in UK on a 4000 euros per month tax Free. The flying can be fun but, sincerely, it's a no go on those terms.

Happy landings to all.
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Old 13th Jun 2012, 19:54
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Assessments

Hi Fly4fun, can I ask if the assessment you have was on the 737? I have an assessment on the 28th June. Also, any more feedback would be great.

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Old 13th Jun 2012, 19:57
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OK, just read your post properly, obviously on the 737 (been a VERY long few months, working for BMI Baby will have that effect on you)!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any other feedback would be greatly appreciated!!

Cheers
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Old 5th Jul 2012, 19:18
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Advert on Flightdeckrecruitment.com

Just seen an intriguing ad. on Flightcrewrecruitment.com.......B737NG/Classic urgently needed for VNO / MAN / MXP. Anyone know anything about this one, looking at SPA it might be them, but I can find no other ref to it on the net. Or is the Flightdeckrecruitment ste a bit of a con, in order to see all details of an advert you have to pay a subscription fee.
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Old 5th Jul 2012, 21:32
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Think you answered your own question there, with that combination of bases I would say 100% sure it's them.

They already recruited constantly from Feb till now. If you look at the size of their fleet you might be tempted to ask. . .why ?. . . probably you could guess the answer.
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Old 10th Jul 2012, 19:41
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Thanks Catplay, yes had it confirmed today it is SPA, though only for MXP/VNO...and obviously they don't have any NG's only -300's. Also for aug, sept, oct only.
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