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Hefty22
04-16-2018, 02:48 PM
Hello

I have an interview on 1 May. Can anyone share what to expect? HR said Compass test (?) and a panel interview.

Thanks much!


Shoreduty
04-16-2018, 04:54 PM
Take a look at Aviationinterviews.com.

Kalitta has a very straightforward interview policy. Expect one day, roughly 7:30 - 5:00. More info is also on the cargo forum.

The will send you a list of what you need to bring and what to expect. Relax and be yourself and it will be an enjoyable day.

Good Luck!

Diver Driver
04-16-2018, 09:14 PM
This thread has been moved to the Cargo section for better, relevant visibility.


Tribe Chief
04-16-2018, 09:52 PM
Hello

I have an interview on 1 May. Can anyone share what to expect? HR said Compass test (?) and a panel interview.

Thanks much!

Just PMíd you...Iíve got an interview same day.

ThatFlyWelshGuy
04-17-2018, 09:10 AM
Everything was very relaxed. There were 16 in my class. When we got there we immediately started filling out Pria paperwork for our previous employers. Then half the class was taken to start compass testing. We sat chatting while they checked log books 1 or 2 at a time then took us down for the panel interview. My interview was very quick. It was with the Cheif pilot, assistant Cheif pilot, head of HR and training instructor. I was asked,
1. Why Kalitta
2. Are you ok with the schedule
3. Any training failures/ skeletons in closet
4. Have I ever been through an AQP program.

I did hear some of the other guys got some technical questions but nothing crazy. Then we went back to sitting around chatting until lunch. After lunch they started drug testing. Then it was time for the rest of us to compass test.

1. Joystick, pedals, keyboard - keep in the flight director, coordinated and on speed. This was pretty easy as long as you can scan and it gives you practice time.

2. Enter changes to heading, alt, speed while keeping a scan for ďmaster warning lights.Ē Have to cancel the light as fast as you can. Again, pretty easy.

3. Heading, altitude, speed and frequency will pop up. (Max of 3). Then after a few seconds they go away and you have to type them in the box below. I ended up writing them on the scratch pad then typing them in.

4. Math test. Very simple math for the most part. I think it was 20 minutes for 40 questions.

5. Commercial/atp type questions. These actually sucked. I heard a lot of guys complaining about these because if you have any true flight experience a lot of the answers given could be argued.

6. Personality test. Stupid... ask you to pick between two sentences 240 times so they can apparently see into your soul. All it did was give me a headache.

7. Verbal reasoning. Gave you a paragraph to read. Then a sentence below that had a statement about the paragraph. Then you said if the statement was true, false, or the information wasnít given in the paragraph.

When we came out of that everyone was gone. Ghost town status. We eventually found one of the HR guys who said they were done with us so we could leave. Got a call on my drive home.

Overall very relaxed and everyone was nice. Would have really liked to have had a presentation about the company and an official question and answer session. I know a lot of us left with questions unanswered that we either had to email HR about or ask here on the forums. Not truly sure what to expect for training but iíll try and provide that information as I go through.

Riverside
04-17-2018, 09:20 AM
Everything was very relaxed. There were 16 in my class. When we got there we immediately started filling out Pria paperwork for our previous employers. Then half the class was taken to start compass testing. We sat chatting while they checked log books 1 or 2 at a time then took us down for the panel interview. My interview was very quick. It was with the Cheif pilot, assistant Cheif pilot, head of HR and training instructor. I was asked,
1. Why Kalitta
2. Are you ok with the schedule
3. Any training failures/ skeletons in closet
4. Have I ever been through an AQP program.

I did hear some of the other guys got some technical questions but nothing crazy. Then we went back to sitting around chatting until lunch. After lunch they started drug testing. Then it was time for the rest of us to compass test.

1. Joystick, pedals, keyboard - keep in the flight director, coordinated and on speed. This was pretty easy as long as you can scan and it gives you practice time.

2. Enter changes to heading, alt, speed while keeping a scan for ďmaster warning lights.Ē Have to cancel the light as fast as you can. Again, pretty easy.

3. Heading, altitude, speed and frequency will pop up. (Max of 3). Then after a few seconds they go away and you have to type them in the box below. I ended up writing them on the scratch pad then typing them in.

4. Math test. Very simple math for the most part. I think it was 20 minutes for 40 questions.

5. Commercial/atp type questions. These actually sucked. I heard a lot of guys complaining about these because if you have any true flight experience a lot of the answers given could be argued.

6. Personality test. Stupid... ask you to pick between two sentences 240 times so they can apparently see into your soul. All it did was give me a headache.

7. Verbal reasoning. Gave you a paragraph to read. Then a sentence below that had a statement about the paragraph. Then you said if the statement was true, false, or the information wasnít given in the paragraph.

When we came out of that everyone was gone. Ghost town status. We eventually found one of the HR guys who said they were done with us so we could leave. Got a call on my drive home.

Overall very relaxed and everyone was nice. Would have really liked to have had a presentation about the company and an official question and answer session. I know a lot of us left with questions unanswered that we either had to email HR about or ask here on the forums. Not truly sure what to expect for training but iíll try and provide that information as I go through.

Sounds like you haven't started training yet. But INDOC isn't going to get any better. You'll still have many questions about benefits, schedules, and pay.

ThatFlyWelshGuy
04-17-2018, 09:24 AM
Sounds like you haven't started training yet. But INDOC isn't going to get any better. You'll still have many questions about benefits, schedules, and pay.

No I start on the 23rd. Most of it Iíve figured out from reading through every thread I could find before even applying. The questions I have now are more contract orientated. I figure Iíll learn that info in Ground/ OE.

No Land 3
04-17-2018, 11:38 AM
No I start on the 23rd. Most of it Iíve figured out from reading through every thread I could find before even applying. The questions I have now are more contract orientated. I figure Iíll learn that info in Ground/ OE.

Iím still learning about the contract having been here 1.5 years.

Colt45
04-18-2018, 05:09 PM
No I start on the 23rd. Most of it Iíve figured out from reading through every thread I could find before even applying. The questions I have now are more contract orientated. I figure Iíll learn that info in Ground/ OE.

Good luck with your contractual questions. I hope you can fly and aren't a real drag sitting next to for 8+ hours at a time. It seems that this new interview process can green light a lot of "winners" who have zero social skills. I wish more weight was put on letters of rec from current K4 pilots and actual flying ability.

No Land 3
04-18-2018, 07:51 PM
Good luck with your contractual questions. I hope you can fly and aren't a real drag sitting next to for 8+ hours at a time. It seems that this new interview process can green light a lot of "winners" who have zero social skills. I wish more weight was put on letters of rec from current K4 pilots and actual flying ability.
Zero social skills? Have you ever analyzed the situation and thought perhaps it is you, and not them? I always have to laugh when I read a comment like this. Two way street.

Colt45
04-19-2018, 12:53 AM
Zero social skills? Have you ever analyzed the situation and thought perhaps it is you, and not them? I always have to laugh when I read a comment like this. Two way street.

Yeah Cheif, pretty sure it's not me but thanks for the suggestion. Several people have made similiar observations. I'm glad you got a chuckle out of it. :D

ThatFlyWelshGuy
04-19-2018, 05:44 AM
Good luck with your contractual questions. I hope you can fly and aren't a real drag sitting next to for 8+ hours at a time. It seems that this new interview process can green light a lot of "winners" who have zero social skills. I wish more weight was put on letters of rec from current K4 pilots and actual flying ability.

Well I think Iím a decent guy to sit next to but who knows. As for flying Iím currently operating where itís standard to hand fly to and from altitude. Every approach is hand flown because the autopilot will kill you.

Does kalitta allow hand flying or is it 400ft autopilot on?

jhugz
04-19-2018, 06:08 AM
Well I think Iím a decent guy to sit next to but who knows. As for flying Iím currently operating where itís standard to hand fly to and from altitude. Every approach is hand flown because the autopilot will kill you.

Does kalitta allow hand flying or is it 400ft autopilot on?

Depends on the captain but my experience most donít mind as long as you handfly well. You get so few legs as a FO I try to handfly to 18,000 feet on the way up and at least the FAF inbound on the way in. We do have some airports the company want us to put the AP on at 400í like Hong Kong to avoid noise abatement issues however.

justfun
04-19-2018, 03:10 PM
So what are the mins that they are looking for?

Riverside
04-19-2018, 03:43 PM
So what are the mins that they are looking for?

4500 hourish seems to be the low end.

jhugz
04-19-2018, 08:06 PM
So what are the mins that they are looking for?

I got hired at 4000ish but that was pre-contract.

However, a buddy of mine just got hired and he had about 3800. He did have an internal (myself).

I would say that 4500 is a pretty accurate average though for the lower time hires.

ThatFlyWelshGuy
04-20-2018, 06:09 AM
I got hired at 4000ish but that was pre-contract.

However, a buddy of mine just got hired and he had about 3800. He did have an internal (myself).

I would say that 4500 is a pretty accurate average though for the lower time hires.

I had just over 3000. They said in the interview they have had as low as 2500 but everyone in my interview class was probably well above 4000

MedHawk
04-20-2018, 10:09 AM
So I am guessing I should wait a little longer to apply with my measly 1700TT...

Halon1211
04-20-2018, 10:30 AM
You guys need to be emailing your union leaders and asking them what they are doing about section 744 of this bill.

Iím emailing my union rep and I donít even fly cargo. We are all in this industry together!

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2018-04-19/faa-bill-poised-reach-floor-next-week

Riverside
04-20-2018, 01:05 PM
You guys need to be emailing your union leaders and asking them what they are doing about section 744 of this bill.

Iím emailing my union rep and I donít even fly cargo. We are all in this industry together!

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2018-04-19/faa-bill-poised-reach-floor-next-week

I guess you don't know Alpa very well.



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