Originally Posted by flygirl135
Thanks for the directions... Tough wading through it all. Hoping to join the party soon.
We would be doing you a disservice if we just posted a link and you just sent in a resume. Like a lot of others, I really didn't know what ACMI was all about when first found out about Atlas. I followed this thread religiously and still spent hours emailing/talking to Atlas pilots to make sure I understood as much as I could. Doing the homework was a huge help when I was caught off-guard by the phone interview - honestly I didn't think I was that competitive and wasn't expecting the call. I always enjoyed the spontaneity of corporate flying and the set schedule of the airlines, and for me, this is the perfect combination of the two. I've talked to many of my pilot friends who were interested, but only a few were really jazzed about it and pursued it. The others balked at the long trips, the lack of landings, etc. One guy seemed really pumped until we talked about the imputed income tax, and that was a deal-breaker to him. (It's been a non-issue for me so far) To each his own.
Reading the Hiring thread, I think you'll figure out pretty quickly if it sounds cool to you or if it's not your thing. If it sounds good, keep reading - you'll find tons of advice about every stage of the hiring process and about life out on line. You'll find many of us are more than willing to answer questions if you've done your homework. Good luck!