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Old 16th Sep 2019, 16:58
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Can't help with current questions, but for NTR FO - yes, they will ask you about your current/previous aircraft, some technical/operational questions (they want to know if you actually know your stuff). As for the sim - no failures for NTR, just takeoff, some maneuvers, ils approach - everything raw data, no AP, no FD, no ATHR
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Old 17th Sep 2019, 01:01
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Originally Posted by BarryMG View Post
Can't help with current questions, but for NTR FO - yes, they will ask you about your current/previous aircraft, some technical/operational questions (they want to know if you actually know your stuff). As for the sim - no failures for NTR, just takeoff, some maneuvers, ils approach - everything raw data, no AP, no FD, no ATHR
Great, Thanks for the help.
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Old 17th Sep 2019, 03:51
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When I went to Wizz Air, you could choose between 3 airports.

​​​One guy would fly a SID and the other a radar departure. Expect steep turns and raw data flying to track a VOR or NDB and to hold over it and then full procedural ILS from the same navigation aid.
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 07:05
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Any feedback from the open day in Madrid?
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 17:27
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Is there any truth to the rumour of Wizzair looking to open a LGW base?
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 11:47
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Originally Posted by strobelighton View Post
Is there any truth to the rumour of Wizzair looking to open a LGW base?
I'd say it's as unlikely as the rumours of transatlantic from LTN, mainly due to AM landing fees.

Further inbound expansion off peak to up to 20 flights a day I can imagine, a base, likely not.
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 13:29
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When I went to the selection a few months ago, they said that if they had to open new bases, Italy would be likely.
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 13:38
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They have been talking about bases in Italy and Germany for at least 5/6 years, if not more. Don't hold your breath.
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Old 1st Oct 2019, 17:46
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Originally Posted by dirk85 View Post
They have been talking about bases in Italy and Germany for at least 5/6 years, if not more. Don't hold your breath.
Agree. Austria was natural for them, Italy isn't. I'd expect Tallinn to be their next base and increases on their existing bases in the short term, Italy with unions simply won't work for Wizz IMO, as although they look a good employer, a lot of their routes would be 4 sectors a day meaning higher pay levels.

There are a lot of holes in Wizz's existing bases, so the priority surely should be to fill these before going for another Western European market.
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Old 2nd Oct 2019, 12:45
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I guess now the main priority is to get slots from TC in LGW, if goes successful then any other base opening should stay in stand by. Is too much risk to open many bases at the same time.
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Old 2nd Oct 2019, 20:16
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Guys, if any of you were invited to the interview even though you had less than 300 hours? I'm wondering if it's worth applying if I have about 250 hrs.
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Old 2nd Oct 2019, 22:25
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Originally Posted by davinci1 View Post
Guys, if any of you were invited to the interview even though you had less than 300 hours? I'm wondering if it's worth applying if I have about 250 hrs.
Probably not, they've been known to auto-reject people who don't meet their requirements.

I've now taken the plunge and applied (been thinking about it for a while), but I'm an experienced (12 years LHS) A320 Captain which will probably go against me too.
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Old 3rd Oct 2019, 10:01
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Originally Posted by PilotSingh84 View Post
Hey man, online video interview was pretty much easy, they asked few questions about yourself, your life experience, technical questions that they asked me were
What are the effect of flaps on take off ground run
What is tropopause
How many type of drag i know
(there were other 2 questions but I don't remember them, but were so easy)
Than the real interview at Budapest, we were in 10 people, they started from companies presentation their future plans, how many planes are coming, new routes and all that stuff, and than the ATPL part 😭😭😭were not easy at all, I got atleast 12 math questions few were easy few were tough, than questions about runway lights, drag,who is COO of wizz air, few Navigation chart a guy behind me had 10 of those FLIGHT PLANNING chart, what is grid mora in this altitude, except math questions all other were easy if yu r prepared on TECHNICAL INTERVIEW BOOK, than we had group excersice, they di divided us in 2 groups but with same exercise, planes are taking off one have green tail pane carrying cacao, one red tail plane carrying rice another going from Brazil to Manila, other departing at 8 o'clock from Hamburg carrying rice, another flying from Paris to Geneva at 7 o'clock carrying caccao, our task were which plane is going to Madrid and which one is carrying tea, we didn't find anything, but they don't care about that, what they want to see is CRM in between the group, unfortunately I didn't pass the interview
Good luck mate, and study atpl questions hard.. 😊
Good on you for replying in here despite not passing the interview and of not being negative about it. Your type of attitude speak volumes about you - likely the company missed an opportunity to get a solid candidate - their loss. It seems some of these East European companies focuses more on ATP questions and other theoritical areas more than who the individual is - his attitudes, priorities, motivations etc. Most of the ATP and theory is what it is - it´s not going to make you a solid pilot at the end of the day.

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Old 12th Oct 2019, 21:11
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Agreed:good luck pilotsingh
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Old 14th Oct 2019, 12:58
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Originally Posted by Klimax View Post
Good on you for replying in here despite not passing the interview and of not being negative about it. Your type of attitude speak volumes about you - likely the company missed an opportunity to get a solid candidate - their loss. It seems some of these East European companies focuses more on ATP questions and other theoritical areas more than who the individual is - his attitudes, priorities, motivations etc. Most of the ATP and theory is what it is - it´s not going to make you a solid pilot at the end of the day.
Klimax! Are you serious? No offense, but the only way to select candidates it this stage is based on theoretical knowledge. Eg: what is your airplane`s minima (few candidates know their own limitation). Otherwise we would have 100 lovely candidates, with not enough relevant knowledge... When we do an LPC with the non-Eastern (just to clarify, to us, it sounds like we are just scum) European TREs, nobody cares about our personalities, but if we know the airplane`s minima, and we know the edges of the envelope we are safe and legal to operate in.

PilotSingh84, as I have not talked to you, I cannot comment anything about your preparation. I wish you better luck next time you are invited. Blessing in disguise: you will know what kind of questions to expect. When invited again, make sure you know your aircraft, your WX limitations, and what is the definition of the critical engine.
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 07:01
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Can somebody who is starting type rating confirm that salary while on training until line check for non type rated DEC is 2000 eur gross ? Is this possible?
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 10:47
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Salary

Originally Posted by roksajet View Post
Can somebody who is starting type rating confirm that salary while on training until line check for non type rated DEC is 2000 eur gross ? Is this possible?
That’s wrong info .... You’ll have regular basic salary
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 16:09
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Originally Posted by Mac Gregor View Post
During ground training (from day 1 until day before your 1st line training flight), your salary will be 4000 euros, flat rate.
During line training (until line check), your salary will be normal full salary (base salary + flight allowances), without any deductions yet.
After line check, you will start getting the deductions to cover training costs
Could you please name the salary conditions for the new FOs who come from Wizz Air cadet programme?
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 23:13
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Originally Posted by roksajet View Post
Can somebody who is starting type rating confirm that salary while on training until line check for non type rated DEC is 2000 eur gross ? Is this possible?
Yes that's indeed true if you come as a Non-Rated DEC (until your line check).

If you already have a 320 rating it's higher.

The others telling you it's wrong obviously didn't read all the details in your question, or are misinformed...
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Old 8th Nov 2019, 15:28
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Wizz Air, August 2019

Hello everybody,
attended this year in August in Budapest - all of the recruitment team are very friendly and pretty straight forward. Salary is definitely an issue, some guys got directly up and left the room (2.000€ gross a month for the fasttrack upgrade).
I got a positive answer for starting beginning of next year.


Main focus in the sim (I am A320 rated): raw data departure, intercepting of radials (Vor Tracker application is quite useful) and during the interception an engine failure, leading to a single engine ILS approach - manageable.
Knowledge test is related to basic ATPL questions - get your „old“ ATPL books for e.g. EASA operational procedures and principles of flight - I recommend from Grossrubatscher the „Pilots reference guide“ and from Fasttrack Atpl (an app) the section with the Wizz Air ATPL questions/ questionbank - they cover all content which you basically should know anyway.

Try to be relaxed and enjoy the assessment, nice chance for you to prove your skills - flying and technical wise - while preparing it was a nice refresher in every way.
Fingers crossed folks!
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