It wasn't long since we had another copyright infringement warning (the 1st was issued from the ICAO itself), this time issued by Aviation Exam on august 2nd 2012.
Yeah, this company that released this huge question bank
you have spent nights on copying at school you wholeheartedly spent your last bucks on.
Good times 😉
I'd like to inform you that you are infringing copyright of Aviationexam s. r. o. while publishing following materials on your web page:
Remove this material immediately.
Matter solved, said files were just on the website's server for my personnal use and have been locked.
A matter (now solved, the file has been removed) that hit us yesterday, june 11th 2012.
We received the following mail:
*** Sent via Email - DMCA Notice of Copyright Infringement ***
I certify under penalty of perjury, that I am an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property rights and that the information contained in this notice is accurate.
I have a good faith belief that the page or material listed below is not authorized by law for use by the individual(s) associated with the identified page listed below or their agents and therefore infringes the copyright owner's rights.
I HEREBY DEMAND THAT YOU ACT EXPEDITIOUSLY TO REMOVE OR DISABLE ACCESS TO THE PAGE OR MATERIAL CLAIMED TO BE INFRINGING.
This notice is sent pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the European Union's Directive on the Harmonisation of Certain Aspects of Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society (2001/29/EC), and/or other laws and regulations relevant in European Union member states or other jurisdictions.
My contact information is as follows:
Organization name: Attributor Corporation as agent for Rights Holders listed below
119 South B Street
San Mateo, CA 94401
My electronic signature follows:
*** INFRINGING PAGE OR MATERIAL ***
Infringing page/material that I demand be disabled or removed in consideration of the above:
Rights Holder: ICAO
Original Work: Personnel Licensing 11th Edition
Infringing URL: http://cockpitseeker.com/wp-content/uploads/atpl/010/course/ICAO annexes & amendments (official)/ANEXO 01 - PERSONNEL LICENSING.pdf
It appears this file was up for grab for a 91 dollars fee, as visible in the ICAO 2012 catalogue.
This file was interesting as it contained information required for the good completion of the "air law" ATPL module, a part of the theoretical pilot exam. We had it published in our ATPL/Theoretical/010 page.
CockpitSeeker deplores that general aviation knowledge should be made paying, forcing everyone to submit to the money toll to get the information to, 1.succeed to pilots' exams & 2.maintain one's knowledge up to date to perform flights in all safety.
This piece of news reached many ears. Ending April 27th 2012, the well-known ENAC opened a round of flight instructor recruitment with the following applicant requirements:
- must hold CPL(A) + unrestricted FI(A) + FCL1.200 or QRI
- theoretical ATPL
- ICAO english proficiency level 4...
... as mentionned in the recruitment page.
I submitted my application the day before the dead line and got my answer a week later:
Vous avez déposé votre candidature auprès de l'Enac, afin de participer à
la sélection de personnels navigants technique de la DGAC.
Compte tenu des informations relatives à votre profil dont le jury
disposait lors de l'examen des dossiers, il n’est malheureusement pas
possible de donner une suite favorable à votre candidature.
En effet, les critères de cette sélection ont été établis comme suit :
- FI complet (non restreint)
- ATPL théorique
- FCL 1.200 ou QRI
- FCL 1.028 Niveau 4 à jour
- 1000 heures d'instruction [note to self: "new requirement ahead! I should have seen that one coming..."] en qualité de FI (A).
Toutefois, je vous invite à consulter régulièrement la page "recrutement"
du site internet de l'Enac et à renouveler votre candidature si à l'avenir,
vous correspondez au profil établi.
Restant à votre disposition pour toute information qui vous serait
nécessaire, je vous souhaite bonne réception.
ENAC SG RH PN
rue de l'aviation
31603 MURET Cédex
Tel. : 05.62.14.79.32
Fax. : 05.62.14.78.74
This post was originally published on February 20th 2011, since new documents are still added, I make a duplicate to put it back to the top:
- Visual Flight Rules (2009) (fr)
- VFR reminder (fr)
- Airspace class, ground/air, tower/air, interception signals reminder (very useful!) (fr)
- QNH, QFE, FL (a brief reminder) (eng)
- B737 500 IRS FMS ('can't remember where I got that!) (fr)
- Meteo aviation guide (*UPDATED* Meteo France file 2011-2013) (fr)
- G1000 manual (DA42)
- G1000 DA42 virtual training program
- GNS 430 Trainer (a program)
- GARMIN 400 Series Trainer (another program)
- Licenses validity/revalidation conditions reminder (fr)
- virtual log book (automatic hours counting! -courtesy B.L-)
- detailed log book (excel file courtesy S.G!)
- blank flight plan
- How to fill a flight plan (fr)
- BIA exam (full feedback, 2004 test questions + answers!)
- QCM for ULM test (training program - 878Q) (fr)
(updated 18/02/2012) As usual if you have anything to share with us you know the door.
note: If you find these documents useful and still are looking for a job, don't forget to put your cv and spread the word.
Taken from "Le figaro", 4th-5th, feb. 2012
We had this idea in the pipes for some time now and couldn't figure if it was doable.
Well guess what, we made it!
And it's now with relief that we announce the opening of our own store!
What good is it going to do?
That's up to what we have in mind but it could be virtually anything:
- selling gears/downloadable files to help develop the website of course
- going further by selling anyone's old lesson books for instance (crap, ebay already does that)
- or whatnot!
Let's assume this is going to be an opening window of opportunity to say the least.
I tried to apply for the CTC cadet program the 5th of december (they supply pilots for British Airways and Easy Jet among others).
After having filled their EXTENSIVE future-trainee form, here is what I received the day after (it seems I don't fit... but you, have a try!):
Thank you for your application to the CTC Wings programme.
Following a careful review of your completed application, we regret to advise you that you do not meet the selection criteria for the CTC Wings ATP programme and will therefore not be taking your application forward to the next stage.
We realise this decision will be a disappointment to you, however, may we thank you again for the time you have given to your application and wish you every success in the future.
For your own peace of mind, you should be aware that the records of the assessment process are confidential and will not be revealed to a third party under any circumstances.
CTC Wings Selection
Here is a mail I received the 5th of december, answering an enquiry I made the day before.
Dear Mr. CXXXXX
We thank you for your interest and your request/ application referring a pilot position within SWISS.
At the moment we don’t accept applications from direct or ready entries. As soon as the situation changes it will be published on our homepage: http://www.swiss.com/web/DE/career/career_entry/cockpit/Pages/entry_options.aspx
Please note: It is a must to have very good German and English language skills when applying as cockpit crew member within SWISS.
And also, that you cannot apply for the ab initio program, when you get a CPL license. The ab initio program is for people without flight experience and no CPL license. http://www.swiss.com/web/DE/career/career_entry/cockpit/Pages/pilot_ab_initio.aspx
Flight Crew and Management Assessment Center
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
P.O. Box ZRHLX/OCTR
Schulgebäude E, E656
Tel. +41 44 564 57 70/61