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by captwannabe
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Summer/Part-time/Night Jobs...
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

Summer/Part-time/Night Jobs...

I'm starting college in september (mech eng) and I'd like to get a part-time/night/weekend job in the aviation industry. What sort of jobs should I be looking at? It'd have to be in Cork. I'd like to spend the next few summer hols working in the industry. I have no problem travelling anywhere in the...
by captwannabe
Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: FTE Aptitude Tests!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 10409

You can buy some practice PILAPT software off the net. Or just play computer games! You'll never have a better excuse! Revise some maths and physics too. At Flight Training Europe selection process is as follows; PILAPT (Pilot Aptitude test) Mental Capacity and Cognitive Ability tests Interview Have...
by captwannabe
Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: McDs starting an Irish-based airline!
Replies: 1
Views: 1786

McDs starting an Irish-based airline!

Did anyone else hear that McDs will announce in the coming weeks they will be starting an airline based in Ireland? Air McDs plan to operate a fleet of McD-83, the inaugural aircraft to be registered EI-EIO. Bring in 10 Big Mac wrappers and you automatically get accepted for the sim ride. They hope ...
by captwannabe
Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Jet pilot programme opportunity
Replies: 217
Views: 69783

It's been a while since we've heard from ye Sigmer cadets, how is the training going?
by captwannabe
Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Interview Humour
Replies: 1
Views: 5783

Interview Humour

Is the glass half empty or half full?

What can you come up with?
by captwannabe
Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Class 1 Medical Test
Replies: 15
Views: 5585

I did my JAA Class 1 with the UK CAA and had to do the following tests: Urine sample. Very detailed ophthalmology (eye) exam. Audiogram (hearing). ECG. Finger-prick blood tests for haemoglobin and lipids. They measure your height and weight to calculate your BMI. General physical with doctor. The me...
by captwannabe
Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Class 1 Medical Test
Replies: 15
Views: 5585

You need to be 17 to get a Class 1 medical, I'm not sure about a Class 2 but I think it's 17 aswell. If you want, you can log hours towards your PPL at 15. I would suggest that you don't spend too much money on training and wait until you are finished school when you will be able to fully focus on y...
by captwannabe
Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Jobs with airlines-Are there any?
Replies: 10
Views: 3067

I heard/read a while back that their training captains were out of hours, so line training was delayed. They're probably back by now. Their recruiting will never stop, especially since it doesn't cost them anything.
by captwannabe
Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Jobs with airlines-Are there any?
Replies: 10
Views: 3067

I completely agree with Cosmic. How far are you willing to go to get a job? Pay for a type rating? Smile when you could be making more money in your local supermarket? And if there is a crisis, will you try to keep current in the hope of landing a job when the industry bounces back? After 2001, lots...
by captwannabe
Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Jobs with airlines-Are there any?
Replies: 10
Views: 3067

Yeah, Ryanair will always need pilots.
by captwannabe
Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Jobs with airlines-Are there any?
Replies: 10
Views: 3067

The job market is very good at the moment. Ignore people like A320rider, they are unemployable, not just as pilots, but in any profession. Some people give up too easily. If they don't get a job close to home, they pack it in, and for other reasons besides. There are loads of people who have worked ...
by captwannabe
Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: GIRL
Replies: 44
Views: 11040

Re: Punching in numbers

flyingsky wrote:you can walk into any airline after


I wouldn't go that far, but you do get a lot of experience.
by captwannabe
Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 38
Views: 9658

The industry is different in every part of the world. For example, if you want to fly for a US airline, then you must have a degree. In Europe, most airlines, if not all, do not require a degree. No chance of any of us foreigners getting the Air India gig anyway. Shame really.
by captwannabe
Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 38
Views: 9658

I guess we'll have to agree to disagree! :wink:

First and foremost, employers look for the ability/experience of the pilot, and his/her personality.
by captwannabe
Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: GIRL
Replies: 44
Views: 11040

flyingsky, Flying a JAR 25 aircraft with pax or freight isn't "seat of the pants" flying for obvious reasons (although that is debatable if you have seen the approach into the now closed Kai Tak!). The "punching in a few numbers and waiting for the autopilot" comment is totally u...