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jackcarls0n 07-20-2014 10:18 PM

Copa Airlines- Offer to Interview
 
I recently got an offer to interview with Copa and they had list of documents for me to send to them.

I am at a regional and they need a stamp from FAA or the company on my logbook? Who shall I contact for this at my company? The Chief Pilot's office?

Would be helpful. Thanks!

CrakPipeOvrheat 07-21-2014 05:49 AM

Copa Airlines- Offer to Interview
 
Just get it notarized.

Jetty 07-21-2014 06:40 AM

Copa Airlines- Offer to Interview
 
That's all you need. Notarized

jackcarls0n 07-21-2014 07:14 AM

Copa Airlines- Offer to Interview
 
that would be easier. thanks.

N4185Q 07-21-2014 07:53 AM

I'm pretty sure they won't accept a notarized logbook. Get your asst. Chief pilot to sign a statement on the last page saying "I certify that the flight times in this logbook match REGIONAL AIRLINE's records" then have him staple a business card there.

rightside02 07-21-2014 08:20 AM

Copa Airlines- Offer to Interview
 
Notarized is what overseas airlines in the Middle East want , I can't see it being any different .

Starlifter 07-21-2014 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by rightside02 (Post 1688442)
Notarized is what overseas airlines in the Middle East want , I can't see it being any different .

Perhaps in the ME it is accepted. Not accepted in other locations. Have gone thru the stamp process with 3 carriers overseas. Latest carrier, I made a stamp for them and had asst. Chief Pilot initial each stamped page.

trip 07-21-2014 09:51 AM

Don't they do the ground school in EsPanol? Couple guys went down and that is what the chief told them.

Typhoonpilot 07-21-2014 03:51 PM

Get a printout of your flight time from the company system, then have it signed/stamped by the chief pilot's office. Most airlines are able to do that.


TP

Sonny Crockett 07-21-2014 04:52 PM

I worked there before going back to UAL. You need to get your logbook stamped by the Panama Consulate. Plan on spending $20 a stamp and every piece of paper will need to me stamped, like birth certificate, college transcripts etc...for the interview your signature is fine. Also I had the former airline I worked at print out copies of my flight times with them and a letter from the Chief Pilot stating it was true san correct.

COPA can be fun if you are single.....don't plan on getting rich and only go if they are offering a Capt slot. I know they hired some RJ Capt'n right into the left seat of the 737.....be careful with the 250 hour wonder kids on the right seats.

Good luck.....they will burn you out quick.....lazy could care less attitude.

Sonny Crockett 07-21-2014 04:54 PM

PS.....one of the LCAL pilots retired from United and is running the show as Director of flight ops....he wasn't well liked at UAL...your mileage may vary.

MPILOT 07-21-2014 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by jackcarls0n (Post 1688323)
I recently got an offer to interview with Copa and they had list of documents for me to send to them.

I am at a regional and they need a stamp from FAA or the company on my logbook? Who shall I contact for this at my company? The Chief Pilot's office?

Would be helpful. Thanks!

I just sent my documents, I had my logbook notarized, I currently work as a corporate pilot, I asked the local FSDO about certifying my logbook and that is what they told me to do. let's see what happens.

jackcarls0n 07-21-2014 10:19 PM

Copa Airlines- Offer to Interview
 
i used to work in Asia and company stamping the logbook was the norm for the CAA to renew our license. Will try the CPO and see if they can do it, if not then get it notarized.

I'm debating if i should even try, i am married and 2nd year pay at regional is similar as copa's pay. (I'll be an FO).

Sonny Crockett 07-26-2014 09:13 PM

I do not think anyone should go down there and fly FO. You will be an FO forever (they upgrade whom they want) .....and that will be the kids from Panama first. Also you will need to pay for your ACC certificates (something like $5K) the Capt's do not do this but COPA still finds a way to get you to pay "fees" for all kinds of BS.

I would suggest another route for any FO considering COPA. For Capt's.....its your option just go in with your eyes wide open.

aa73 07-31-2014 08:03 AM

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andmiz 11-27-2014 07:10 PM

Hi guys

Sorry to bring up an old thread, but it seems more suitable to post here than start something new....

I was wondering if anyone knew what has been happening at Copa lately. A few weeks back I received an email from them beginning the recruitment process; asking for documents to be emailed back...and since then they've gone quiet.

For any of you that have been through this process, how long does it typically take to hear back? There's a few of us that are out that are out of a job here in Australia. and are desperately looking for a new one so any assistance is greatly appreciated.

jowong1 12-09-2014 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by andmiz (Post 1772064)
Hi guys

Sorry to bring up an old thread, but it seems more suitable to post here than start something new....

I was wondering if anyone knew what has been happening at Copa lately. A few weeks back I received an email from them beginning the recruitment process; asking for documents to be emailed back...and since then they've gone quiet.

For any of you that have been through this process, how long does it typically take to hear back? There's a few of us that are out that are out of a job here in Australia. and are desperately looking for a new one so any assistance is greatly appreciated.


I like to know too...sent in my doc, cricket so far and that was few weeks b4 thanksgiving

Expat87 12-19-2014 12:19 PM

Its pretty much non-stop days off and holidays down here from Novemeber-December. You won't hear anything until January.

Email them again mid-Jan and see if you get anything back.

ilyushin96 12-26-2014 02:17 AM

Furloughed turboprop guy here. Sent all the required documents to them on Oct 28th and still no news from them. I guess I'll have to send them another email for a reminder. :(

NewPil0t 01-05-2015 06:33 AM

Same here.. nothing but crickets since October.

Stormblesses 01-31-2015 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by Sonny Crockett (Post 1688779)
I worked there before going back to UAL. You need to get your logbook stamped by the Panama Consulate. Plan on spending $20 a stamp and every piece of paper will need to me stamped, like birth certificate, college transcripts etc...for the interview your signature is fine. Also I had the former airline I worked at print out copies of my flight times with them and a letter from the Chief Pilot stating it was true san correct.

COPA can be fun if you are single.....don't plan on getting rich and only go if they are offering a Capt slot. I know they hired some RJ Capt'n right into the left seat of the 737.....be careful with the 250 hour wonder kids on the right seats.

Good luck.....they will burn you out quick.....lazy could care less attitude.

Hmm, I have been considering going there as an FO and dragging my fiancé along with me. I was hoping that with the jet time I would be able to expedite my path to the major US airlines. Would you mind expanding on why this is a bad idea? I value the opinion of someone who has already been there.

Sonny Crockett 02-13-2015 05:25 AM


Originally Posted by Stormblesses (Post 1816230)
Hmm, I have been considering going there as an FO and dragging my fiancé along with me. I was hoping that with the jet time I would be able to expedite my path to the major US airlines. Would you mind expanding on why this is a bad idea? I value the opinion of someone who has already been there.

PIC time is key. You will not get that at COPA sitting in the right seat. I knew of several FO's that did exactly like you say and are still in the right seat after 10+ years! This will not expedite your path to a Major.


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