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FEAST

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:55 am
by ProfessionalATC
Hello all

I was recently informed that Nav Canada is using a new method of testing called the FEAST. From what I’ve heard it’s the same method used by EUROCONTROL to assess potential ATC candidates. Can anyone one here elaborate as to what this system is like and what stages of the old system does it replace? Will the still be online testing? Will there still be a telephone interview? How long is this new process ?

Thank you

Re: FEAST

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:07 pm
by whatisttv
Hi, i've done the FEAST.

It replaces the paper based (w-sim) in-person assessment session. The FEAST is a computer based testing. If successful, you're moved onto the "boot camp" 2 days at the ACC. I believe the new process is quite fast. Should take 6 months ish to get into the pool. Depending on the FIR of course.

Re: FEAST

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:41 pm
by ProfessionalATC
whatisttv wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Hi, i've done the FEAST.

It replaces the paper based (w-sim) in-person assessment session. The FEAST is a computer based testing. If successful, you're moved onto the "boot camp" 2 days at the ACC. I believe the new process is quite fast. Should take 6 months ish to get into the pool. Depending on the FIR of course.
Can you tell me about the FEAST process, what type of questions they ask , spatial reasoning, numerical, verbal?

What exactly is the boot camp ?

Re: FEAST

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:56 pm
by whatisttv
PM'd

Re: FEAST

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:07 pm
by rodzilla
If this new process replaced the W-Sim in persons assessment and it's now a computer-based testing, shouldn't that be almost instant after sucesssfully complete the online 8 minutes test ?.
I did mine back in november 2018 and still haven't had any news since...
I had the same process last year and it took about 2-3 weeks to get the phone interview afterward.

Good day!

Re: FEAST

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:14 am
by ProfessionalATC
So to be clear, the initial step in the process is the 8 minute online test and the essay, then the people who who do well gets invited to FEAST at the ACC then the third stage is the 2 day boot Camp? I understand that this process is new and there isn’t much information on it yet.

Re: FEAST

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:55 am
by Slenderjim
Took me two years or more from the old system to the new, but finally got an ifr offer for March yyz

Re: FEAST

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:45 am
by hopefulguy
I dont think there's an essay anymore.

Re: FEAST

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:09 am
by bearitus
I applied about a month ago. I got the assessment online but no essay portion. My application now says in progress.

Re: FEAST

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:25 am
by ProfessionalATC
Ok, thanks. So just the 8 minute online test but no essay. Got it.

Re: FEAST

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:34 pm
by hopefulguy
wait; I just realized, you've been around since 2016, and you still haven't applied? o_O

Re: FEAST

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:29 pm
by kevenv
hopefulguy wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:34 pm
wait; I just realized, you've been around since 2016, and you still haven't applied? o_O
His first post from 2016 indicates he made it as far as the phone interview.

Re: FEAST

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:24 am
by SYT_YYZ
For those of you that have some feast, is it terribly math heavy?? What kind of math is on it? Should I be brushing up on trig etc??? Or are we talking about simple addition subtraction multiplication division?
Are there many questions that do the whole "a train is travelling at x speed on the same track that a train travels y speed, at what time will they converge" etc
Thanks!

Re: FEAST

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:42 am
by stabilizedapproach
The math you need to know for FEAST is how to add, subtract, multiply and divide. All in single digits too.

Re: FEAST

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:06 am
by SYT_YYZ
No... way.....
Well that's amazing.
No fractions??

Re: FEAST

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:38 am
by bearitus
I found it mainly consists of testing multi tasking and spacial reasoning abilities. Hard to prepare for something like that either you got it or you don't...

Re: FEAST

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:24 am
by stabilizedapproach
This job isn’t about math, so no fractions

All the math you need you’ve covered in elementary school - probably before grade 4

Re: FEAST

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:39 pm
by SYT_YYZ
Well.
I did feast today.

For those of you who made the cut - how did you feel leaving feast??
Did you feel confident or like you just shit the bed?
Did you find you finished each test early or near the end?

Re: FEAST

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:43 pm
by plausiblyannonymous
Being the first one to finish, I first felt great... then the uncertainty kicked in.

I attribute finishing early to the fact that I am very familiar with the basics of headings that they had a long introduction about.

Re: FEAST

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:43 pm
by ProfessionalATC
Just one more question about FEAST, is there any general knowledge or English vocabulary section ?

Re: FEAST

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:47 pm
by cm6966
SYT_YYZ wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:39 pm
Well.
I did feast today.

For those of you who made the cut - how did you feel leaving feast??
Did you feel confident or like you just shit the bed?
Did you find you finished each test early or near the end?
First half of the day was ok. Then the intensity kicked in during the second half.

I was one of the slow ones.

Re: FEAST

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:06 pm
by plausiblyannonymous
cm6966 wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:47 pm
I was one of the slow ones.
Accuracy over speed.

Re: FEAST

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:59 pm
by t3bbles
Is it confirmed that they use FEAST for their testing now?