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Old 6th Jun 2018, 21:35
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 12:33
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 15:51
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Hi all!
I'm doing Day 1 early July.

Does anyone know which tests are in effect at the moment?
Which tool is best to prepare? Skytest?
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Old 8th Jun 2018, 21:47
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Stage 2

Anybody having issues booking stage 2? No dates available all week.
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Old 9th Jun 2018, 15:12
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Hi

Does anyone please have any info on day 1 assessment? Any info anyone has would be much appreciated. PM's gratefully accepted!!

Cheers and thanks in advance.

DJ
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Old 9th Jun 2018, 22:11
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Good Evening Fellas & Females,

Just signed in to echo the sentiments of request directly above regarding Day 1 & beyond.

Can anyone who has already been on this well trodden path give us new hopefuls an insight into what to expect come Day 1 please? The Maths & Verbal reasoning is crystal clear. Just need some concrete clarity into what exactly does the modern CBT assessment entail? (shapes/ILS tracking/Hand info processing? classic skytest profile or?).

Feel free to Pass the Mustard

Regards

E.M
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 15:29
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Anyone got any information for stage 1 of the assessment? Any recommendations on what software/tools to use to prepare would be highly appreciated too!

Happy to receive PMs and thanks in advance

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Old 11th Jun 2018, 17:34
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Anyone able to share what the current hold pool waiting times are for LH & SH?

Cheers,

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Old 12th Jun 2018, 11:57
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Stage 1; Maths test, multi choice answers and not too hard. Verbal reasoning, again not too hard, and quite clear cut, just read everything carefully. Finally there is the BA capacity test, which is the TCAS style one with a couple of systems to look after as well.

The classic PILAPT flight director/shapes/numbers isn’t used any more.
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Old 12th Jun 2018, 12:35
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Old 12th Jun 2018, 14:45
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Originally Posted by Flaplesslanding View Post
Stage 1; Maths test, multi choice answers and not too hard. Verbal reasoning, again not too hard, and quite clear cut, just read everything carefully. Finally there is the BA capacity test, which is the TCAS style one with a couple of systems to look after as well.

The classic PILAPT flight director/shapes/numbers isnít used any more.

hello, Are the maths test graphical like the SHL practice questions?
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Old 12th Jun 2018, 16:53
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Is latestpilotjobs a must or not?
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Old 12th Jun 2018, 19:46
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Originally Posted by Flaplesslanding View Post
Stage 1; Maths test, multi choice answers and not too hard. Verbal reasoning, again not too hard, and quite clear cut, just read everything carefully. Finally there is the BA capacity test, which is the TCAS style one with a couple of systems to look after as well.

The classic PILAPT flight director/shapes/numbers isnít used any more.
thanks. Much appreciated!
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 13:51
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Do they provide a calculator for the math tests?
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 15:31
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Originally Posted by Machpoint85 View Post
Do they provide a calculator for the math tests?
No calculator allowed. But they do provide a pencil and paper.
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 15:35
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I'd like to prepare for my upcoming sim by having a look at Aerad charts like they use, and an example flight plan so I can see the format.

Does anyone know where to find copies (out of date is fine too!)?

Thanks a lot, please feel free to PM me if you can help.
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 15:59
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Originally Posted by Dupre View Post
No calculator allowed. But they do provide a pencil and paper.
Thank you very much
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 16:48
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Originally Posted by Dupre View Post
I'd like to prepare for my upcoming sim by having a look at Aerad charts like they use, and an example flight plan so I can see the format.

Does anyone know where to find copies (out of date is fine too!)?

Thanks a lot, please feel free to PM me if you can help.

BA now use Lido charts. A google image search for Lido Charts brings loads of examples up.
From memory, you don't get a proper flight plan, just a basic fuel plan, very basic route and NOTAMS/Weather. So no need to study that.

For the BA sim assessment concentrate on CRM and pilot competencies more. They expect you to make basic errors as they recognise that people don't fly the 747 in basic modes every day. Its more how the two of you address this as a team.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 07:07
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Originally Posted by Dupre View Post
I'd like to prepare for my upcoming sim by having a look at Aerad charts like they use, and an example flight plan so I can see the format.

Does anyone know where to find copies (out of date is fine too!)?

Thanks a lot, please feel free to PM me if you can help.
https://www.navigraph.com/ViewNews.aspx?newsId=70

When I was prepping for my Sim, I got a one month subscription for Ä7.50 and printed all of the latest Lido plates from here. Good Luck
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 08:45
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Revise, verbal reasoning and mental maths. Pen and paper stuff. Estimation, areas etc that kind of stuff. Fractions, percentages, long and short division and multiplication.

group excersise, just be yourself. Don’t sit there and say nothing and don’t take the ball and run with it yourself. In my group I was forced into the later because everyone just looked at each other and we would still be sitting there now unless I had got things moving. If needs be get it going but start distributing tasks to involve others and towards the end if needs be pull everyone together to come up with an answer between you but resist telling them what the answer is.

sim: you can’t prepare for it really. You can fly a 747 perfectly and still won’t get in if your CRM is not what they want. Again if everyone played the game I would still be in the sim answering a question with a question and making no real progress. Just make an effort to include your colleague, ask them for another option and if you can get a TDODAR in there a PPP and a bottom line for your decision then you will be pretty much ok. BA is very different from the airlines I was at before so it can feel pretty alien. It’s more of a “I know what I expect to do and how I am going to do it but I need to check that you know what we are going to do and how we are going to do it” that way we are both working to the same plan. Other airlines were far more “this is what I will do, got it?”

Hope that makes sense
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