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Old 30th May 2016, 22:57
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Originally Posted by BitMoreRightRudder View Post
I'm going to help you out with a shortlist of things that are genuinely impossible:

1.Walking on clouds
2.Setting the moon on fire
3.Conducting a reasonable 2-way conversation with a...
Ad.2 wouldn't be entirely sure ;-)
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Old 31st May 2016, 12:58
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Folks any swimmers in the pool care to pm me? Is it still around the 2 month mark or is it getting longer?
Only been 3 weeks so not too stressed but would be nice to know where the wind is blowing.
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Old 31st May 2016, 19:04
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Colleague in pool since April,triple course September.
E170 PPPPPP take note
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Old 2nd Jun 2016, 12:35
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Hi everyone!

Has anyone who attended interview late last week had any news on the outcome yet?
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Old 2nd Jun 2016, 12:49
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Is DEP long haul finished this year?
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Old 4th Jun 2016, 12:22
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Angel

This is what I came up with for day 1 as of June 2016 (kindly add/correct).

1) Verbal Reasoning

36 "Follow Direction" type questions in 18 minutes, multiple choice;
Paper and pencil. If answer not clear do not guess (negative points?).


2) Numerical Reasoning

24 problems in 12 minutes;
Paper and pencil, multiple choice, no calculator. Written calculations allowed on extra sheet of paper. Skip difficult problems. If solution not clear do not guess (negative points?).

Examples (Not sure if there are both "simple calculations" and text problems or only text problems?):
- 12400 27=
- 3484 2 10=
- What is x if y=5 type equations
- What is the difference in speed of 2 airplanes if the first one covers 0000 miles in 0 hours and 0 minutes and the other covers 0000 miles in 0.0 hours?


3) Flight Director Test
Keep FD centered using joystick
Compare numbers (aural) and note if difference in sequence
Listen for shapes and note color/number

4) Flight Crew Test
25 minute coordination test involving TCAS, ATC radio, altitude clearances, fuel, checklist etc..;

Now back to hitting the books

Good luck to all!
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Old 4th Jun 2016, 16:04
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Thank you very much for your kind answers.

Even though I did NOT read all of the 150 pages of this post, I just passed Day 1 at LHR.
Now I am preparing for Day 2 (group exercise; interview and a presentation)


@bradandwhitney: when did you attend day 1? I did not had to do the FD Test.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 00:14
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Well done E170.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 10:15
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Just to be clear, the presentation you mention is one given by BA, not one you need to give.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 10:50
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Cripes, with this level of 'present ability' and ' potential' , there would be no need for training. You bods would fit straight into BA aircraft and operate across the pond to JFK. Is this how BA keeps training costs to a minimum ? Mate of mine, albeit with 30 years in the business and ex sponsored cadet was asked at interview for a new post if he drank and knew any jokes. He did both, enjoyed a celebratory glass of juice when told that his joke was of a very high standard and had passed the selection. Good luck fellas. If you are unsuccessful (don't like the word 'fail') you could go straight to NASA cadet selection and whizz quite easily through the programme. Good luck to all.
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 00:14
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E170 are you referring to this part of their email?

'Your assessment will consist of:

- Interview with a BA pilot and HR associate
- Group Exercise
- Presentation with Q and A session, over a light lunch'

If you are I don't take that as a presentation you must conduct. You have me worried now Can someone who's done day 2 recently clarify, before I get clarification from the horses mouth.
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 00:20
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Did day 2 yesterday. BA staff give the presentation on salary, lifestyle, career progression etc. You ask the questions.
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 03:47
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Hello guys,

But is it true that at the moment they are accepting and doing the assessment just for captain with the type or with experience on jets?
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 08:34
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BA Cityflyer maybe (who might look like BA, but certainly are not), it's probably laughable anyone thinks BA mainline will hire Direct Entry Captains...
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 09:43
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Really? Why you think so?
Because I see a lot of brokers, also big and famous companies, that are contacting captains for direct entry...
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 09:53
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Il Marchese.....they are definitely not.
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 11:26
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Mysteries of life...they are searching...but actually they are not searching!
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 22:05
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Really? Why you think so?
Because I see a lot of brokers, also big and famous companies, that are contacting captains for direct entry...
I'd avoid anyone claiming they can facilitate any such thing.

Is there any chance you can post or PM me a link/screen snap shot or similar to one of these brokers and/or their adverts because I suspect some people in the office at work might be interested in hearing if people are unofficially using the BA brand or name to generate business?

Just to be clear the standard method of recruiting to BA mainline has always started with individuals applying directly to the company once a recruitment window opens. AFAIK BA have never used "brokers" for mainline recruitment and I have heard no rumours on the company grapevine that they are about to do so.

In the highly unlikely event that BA have suddenly decided to use brokers anyone joining BA Mainline will most definitely join as a First Officer, at the bottom of the seniority list, regardless of the position and/or seniority they held at their previous company, regardless of what any broker says.

And just in case there has been confusion - as has been said BA Cityflyer is not the same as BA Mainline.

Last edited by wiggy; 10th Jun 2016 at 07:27.
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 12:47
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Il Marchese,

As Wiggy and others have stated, BA mainline do not accept Direct Entry Commands. The only way in is as an FO at the bottom of the seniority list. Anyone claiming otherwise is a wrong, and quite possibly trying to con you.
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 12:04
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Hello community,

has anyone some tips how/what to prepare for the 747 Simulator Assessment?
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