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Chemtrail1
01-03-2019, 04:28 PM
So I have hit the 1500 mark and will start interviewing in a week or so. Got the first call today from CommutAir, and for a few reasons I am strongly considering going with them. So- where can I find the best gouge for this interview as well as all the other regionals? I will be taking a pre interview timed written late next week, so I will be buying some ATP written prep software like Sheppard or Dauntless it looks like as well....


Thanks all.


JediCheese
01-03-2019, 04:53 PM
So I have hit the 1500 mark and will start interviewing in a week or so. Got the first call today from CommutAir, and for a few reasons I am strongly considering going with them. So- where can I find the best gouge for this interview as well as all the other regionals? I will be taking a pre interview timed written late next week, so I will be buying some ATP written prep software like Sheppard or Dauntless it looks like as well....


Thanks all.
Set your alarm and show up on time. Welcome aboard!

marshal
01-03-2019, 05:33 PM
Set your alarm and show up on time. Welcome aboard!

This is everything you need to know. Just be respectable and you will be fine.


dongiri
01-03-2019, 07:02 PM
Airline interview has a good gouge. The pretest is pretty close to spot on.

njd1
01-03-2019, 07:12 PM
I interviewed late October. Interview was via Skype, which some people hate but I like simply because it is more respectful of my time. I did not want to waste a day traveling to HQ until I knew for sure I was in. Wish all airline interviews were like that.

As for a gouge, it's all basic stuff...

Why Commutair?
What is your best and worst attribute?
Tell me about a time when...
Brief this approach plate.
Brief this SID.
Copy and readback this clearance.

I also had a training issue in my past (see my post history for details) and they asked me to explain what happened and what I learned from it. I was as open and honest as possible. Got the CJO the next day.

Dress appropriately (from the waist up, anyway) and bring a personality. You'll do fine.

FredFlystone
01-04-2019, 03:10 AM
PM me. I can give you gouge.

Set your alarm and show up on time. Welcome aboard!

ninerdriver
01-04-2019, 10:29 AM
Dress appropriately (from the waist up, anyway) and bring a personality. You'll do fine.

Waiting for the day when the final question of each Skype interview is, "would you please show us your pants?"

jacburn
01-04-2019, 03:15 PM
Waiting for the day when the final question of each Skype interview is, "would you please show us your pants?"

That has been asked in the past for some of our interviews. :D

Chemtrail1
02-11-2019, 02:34 PM
Interview was via Skype

As for a gouge, it's all basic stuff...

Why Commutair?
What is your best and worst attribute?
Tell me about a time when...
Brief this approach plate.
Brief this SID.
Copy and readback this clearance.




This was spot on. Even in that order. Obviously I got an offer. I decided to take it.

Chemtrail1
02-11-2019, 02:36 PM
So my class date is March 4th. Anyone have a list of pointers to be successful in class or make life better during the next few months? This will be my first 121 training event.

standardrate
02-11-2019, 03:59 PM
This was spot on. Even in that order. Obviously I got an offer. I decided to take it.

congrats buddy, solid choice.
curious, what app plate and sid did they show you?

Chemtrail1
02-11-2019, 05:05 PM
congrats buddy, solid choice.
curious, what app plate and sid did they show you?


To be honest, I don't remember exactly what they were now. I snagged the interview between flights while working my current job & the interview was over four weeks ago. My last month of survey (Jan 2019) I flew over 200 hours so my brain has already dumped the specifics. Crazy record setting month for both myself and my company. I think the approach was an ILS to EWR, and I don't remember the SID, but it might have been from IAD. Nothing special for either though.

FredFlystone
02-12-2019, 06:57 AM
Show up ready to study. Form a study group day 1. Arrive knowing the limitations they gave you and the memory items verbatim. You’ll be fine. Great instructors.

So my class date is March 4th. Anyone have a list of pointers to be successful in class or make life better during the next few months? This will be my first 121 training event.

Chemtrail1
02-12-2019, 07:34 AM
Show up ready to study. Form a study group day 1. Arrive knowing the limitations they gave you and the memory items verbatim. You’ll be fine. Great instructors.


Thanks Fred! When will I get the limitations and memory items? At the time I get the finger prints and logbook review? I go to Cleveland for that Monday. Also, where is the ATP/CTP done?

njd1
02-12-2019, 09:33 AM
Show up ready to study. Form a study group day 1. Arrive knowing the limitations they gave you and the memory items verbatim. You’ll be fine. Great instructors.

Seconded on the limitations knowledge. The very first thing they do on day one of systems is hand you a quiz that is effectively all of the knowledge on the handout. Know that cold before you hit systems so you don't look like an untrainable dummy.

The quiz is not a pass/fail thing (or so they told us). Apparently it's used as a benchmark of your knowledge at that point. You'll take the same quiz toward the end of systems and the combination of the two quizzes will give the training manager an idea of whether you have 1) studied in the first place and 2) learned what you didn't know up front. Why is this important? Because if you are struggling later on it will give them a better idea of whether to help you or not. You have to meet them half way and study these limitations before you show up.

That said, I did not bother to study the QRC as I did not expect the quiz and felt I would pick up the QRC later in training. Fortunately the second quiz I aced because I had studied it by that point. Don't repeat that mistake. Be ahead of the game.

And speaking of the QRC, note that we just got a new rev of that that includes, among other things, a "holy **** my EFB is on fire what do we do with it" checklist. If the study guide does not have this updated revision of the QRC on it, ask your recruiter to get you an updated copy. No sense studying an antiquated QRC.

RegionalRetread
02-12-2019, 11:28 AM
I just completed onboarding today. The study guide has the EFB EP on it.

SpaceManX
02-12-2019, 01:06 PM
So I have hit the 1500 mark and will start interviewing in a week or so. Got the first call today from CommutAir, and for a few reasons I am strongly considering going with them. So- where can I find the best gouge for this interview as well as all the other regionals? I will be taking a pre interview timed written late next week, so I will be buying some ATP written prep software like Sheppard or Dauntless it looks like as well....


Thanks all.


Breathe, relax and don't fall asleep during your Systems Integration class.



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