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Old 19th Apr 2019, 05:18
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Originally Posted by Jabulani View Post
Good decision, you could not believe a single word of all the things they promise you. Expect up to 7 days in a row and single off days. Do not plan any vacation, you will not know if its approved until 2 days before it starts, if you have a family do not expect to see them because you will end late on your last day and start early on your first day after the usual two days off, it will kill your social life.
To Jabulany:

Would you stop spreading here your anger please, just because you have not got something that you expected or the things that you never been promised. All of your comments is an obvious emotions , and nothing else , just misleading information
Airbaltic is not the best, but definitely is not the worst company indeed, overall it is a decent company with decent people . If it does not suit you, or your expectations simply just leave it and find the one that you would like to work for...




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Old 24th Apr 2019, 20:46
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Join Date: Oct 2005
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Selection Process and Preparation

Dear Colleagues,

I have an invitation vor the first Step of the recruiting process with airBaltic.
Iˋd like to prepare myself to these stepps...what/ where is the best way to do this?
There is a quite bit off different companies which offer the prep support.
Do you have any hints or experience for me?
The Stepps are.:

1. Online „Tripod IQ Test“ (how to prepare since there are different types of IQ tests)
2. HR. And Tech questions (Maybe sample questions to judge how deep in ATPL questions i have to Jump)
3. Sim Session...which Sim and what to expect?
4. Psych. what to expect and how to prepare
5. I red something about an „Skype Interview“...

Appreciate your feedbacks and thanks in advance.
Best Regards Hape

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Old 8th May 2019, 18:14
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Join Date: Dec 2014
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A lot of mixed feelings here for sure.
I just sent my application for DEC on Q400 although I'm wondering if the requirements really can be correct.
Can it be correct that they accept DEC captains without any CS25 PIC time? When I read the job application they only require 3000h total and 1500 on CS25.
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Old 13th May 2019, 11:48
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@ Flyer007, guess you are one of the local guys with the nice rosters, open your eyes, there is a second type of roster for the non-locals, all I share is the experiences I had, nothing more, nothing less.

You might have been at the same pilots meeting where the management told the pilots "not to complain and be happy to have a job at all".

In how many airlines did you work so far? I can compare this company to some other and sorry to say if punctuality is ranked higher than safety then everythin is said...
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Old 13th May 2019, 19:55
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Is really safety that bad with them? Why I’m asking - they are flying for Lufthansa out of MUC and Lufthansa is pretty strict during their safety audits...
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Old 13th May 2019, 21:57
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Jabulani, unless the entire Dash training team has been abducted by aliens within the last two years, your talking rubbish. I know the Type Chief Pilot, and if your not up to scratch, then you not going to be flying in a Baltic aircraft for very long. What they didn’t tell you in the glossy brochures at flight school is that it’s hard work, especially on a Turboprop, and in a long Baltic winter it’s can be even tougher. Honestly it’s not a job that suits everyone.
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Old 14th May 2019, 03:16
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Hey guys,

I am looking to the Air Baltic Q400 DEC position. Who has experience living in Riga? Especially with kids? It looks like there are only a handful of International/ privat schools and they are crazy expensive. My kids already had to learn 3 languages so I don't want to put them through the pain of learning a 4th one which happens when going to a public school..

Thanks
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Old 17th May 2019, 07:12
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Danger AB

Stay far away from this bs company !!!!! Worst in the industry !!!!
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Old 21st May 2019, 14:50
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Originally Posted by Capt Flinstone View Post
Stay far away from this bs company !!!!! Worst in the industry !!!!
Why? Please elaborate.
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Old 21st May 2019, 16:57
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Have a look at all “ capt flinstone “, posts and you’ll see.......among loads of assessments he/ she appears to have been to is an air Baltic one.
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Old 21st May 2019, 19:17
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Originally Posted by Meester proach View Post
Have a look at all “ capt flinstone “, posts and you’ll see.......among loads of assessments he/ she appears to have been to is an air Baltic one.
Ahh I see. No bueno on the result I assume.
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Old 24th May 2019, 20:46
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Maybe capt flinstone belong to a 500h P2F hours bought in Airbaltic and is trying to keep everybody far away from this company, hoping that no one will relieve his seat before his contract will expire and hoping that he will be extended.
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Old 24th May 2019, 23:31
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IQ Test

Hi,
Has anyone some info on the first assessment step, the IQ Test they talk about?
thanks
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Old 26th May 2019, 10:01
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Originally Posted by philipB737NG View Post
Hi,
Has anyone some info on the first assessment step, the IQ Test they talk about?
thanks
It's a mix of logical thinking, math and spatial thinking.
Not that difficult.
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 09:41
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Originally Posted by Jabulani View Post
@ Flyer007, guess you are one of the local guys with the nice rosters, open your eyes, there is a second type of roster for the non-locals, all I share is the experiences I had, nothing more, nothing less.
A lot of us actually share rosters between us in order to swap some duties whenever needed and I can assure you there is no difference between local/foreign pilot rosters, not on the Q400 anyway. I understand things might have not worked out for you very well, you have let your concerns known to everyone, but I would kindly ask you to not get carried away by blaming the company for nepotism, especially when all chief pilots and most management pilots are foreigners

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Old 4th Jun 2019, 05:12
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Wink

Originally Posted by Jabulani View Post
@ Flyer007, guess you are one of the local guys with the nice rosters, open your eyes, there is a second type of roster for the non-locals, all I share is the experiences I had, nothing more, nothing less.

You might have been at the same pilots meeting where the management told the pilots "not to complain and be happy to have a job at all".

In how many airlines did you work so far? I can compare this company to some other and sorry to say if punctuality is ranked higher than safety then everythin is said...
You always have a choice to stay or to leave.... if everything is so bad there, why are you still there ?
Maybe the problem is not in the particular company or companies, but simply something is wrong with your expectation and attitude.......
Anyway, have a nice day and I hope that one day you will find an airline that perfectly suits you .....


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Old 5th Jun 2019, 09:39
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Air Baltic Recruitment Email

Was wondering if anybody could provide me with an email address for the people in charge of recruitment. I dont want to apply with the automated system without getting a bit of further knowledge, hence why I wish to contact them.

PM please with the email address

Regards
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 10:59
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Originally Posted by unknownpilot View Post
Was wondering if anybody could provide me with an email address for the people in charge of recruitment. I dont want to apply with the automated system without getting a bit of further knowledge, hence why I wish to contact them.

PM please with the email address

Regards
You better do your own research, I don't think they will be answering emails anytime soon, since there seems to have more candidates than positions available.
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Old 6th Jun 2019, 09:47
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Originally Posted by unknownpilot View Post
Was wondering if anybody could provide me with an email address for the people in charge of recruitment. I dont want to apply with the automated system without getting a bit of further knowledge, hence why I wish to contact them.

PM please with the email address

Regards
Apply through the correct channels, the process takes 5 min. You will get an email very quickly from an actual person who can answer your questions.
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 04:41
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Thanks, appreciate the input. I don't expect positive outcome though. Not because of my lack of experience, however my lack of EASA Atpl. I have an ICAO ATPL, and can't seem to find any reasonable conversion process short of sitting all 14 exams and a flight test.
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