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Flygirl4772
01-14-2019, 07:03 AM
Hello Everyone,

I'm looking to interview in the next couple of days and was wondering how some of the interviews went for you? Types of questions, what material I should be studying, etc. I've looked online for a gouge but really haven't found anything helpful, so any tips I can get would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


DarkSideMoon
01-14-2019, 07:12 AM
Hello Everyone,

I'm looking to interview in the next couple of days and was wondering how some of the interviews went for you? Types of questions, what material I should be studying, etc. I've looked online for a gouge but really haven't found anything helpful, so any tips I can get would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

https://www.aviationinterviews.com

Worth the money if youíre concerned about the interview process.

Soxfan1
01-14-2019, 08:06 AM
https://www.aviationinterviews.com

Worth the money if youíre concerned about the interview process.

I used it as well. It was spot on.


Baron56TC
01-14-2019, 09:30 AM
Study the Jepp charts, know front and back, you should have got aircraft info sheet know the systems on it on the weights & limits, also review the approach profile. I enjoyed the interview, got job offer, start next week.

Baron56TC
01-15-2019, 07:36 PM
Also there is a 25 question test, based off ATP written

squib
01-18-2019, 04:59 AM
Study the Jepp charts, know front and back, you should have got aircraft info sheet know the systems on it on the weights & limits, also review the approach profile. I enjoyed the interview, got job offer, start next week.

AWAC is too cheap to use Jepps. What is there to study about them anyway? uhh thereís the ILS frequency. thereís the MSA and thereís the minimums. Itís not a schematic to build a space shuttle.

CanWeGetTheLeft
01-18-2019, 08:05 AM
AWAC is too cheap to use Jepps. What is there to study about them anyway? uhh thereís the ILS frequency. thereís the MSA and thereís the minimums. Itís not a schematic to build a space shuttle.

I built a space shuttle from plans I found in the Jepps chart.

BigWillyCapt
01-25-2019, 07:13 PM
You'd be surprised how difficult some interviewees make the approach plates.

prex8390
01-26-2019, 05:17 AM
You'd be surprised how difficult some interviewees make the approach plates.

Same with reading a taf or metar. Thereís a growing number of pilots who can only read long form weather then show up to an interview and canít tell you what +RA means.

squib
01-27-2019, 01:42 PM
Same with reading a taf or metar. Thereís a growing number of pilots who can only read long form weather then show up to an interview and canít tell you what +RA means.

Because half the applicants are starting their 3rd career and they are confusing it with positive results for rheumatoid arthritis.

injun21
01-27-2019, 10:41 PM
Because half the applicants are starting their 3rd career and they are confusing it with positive results for rheumatoid arthritis.



Have fun during interview. I interviewed Nov. 2017. Carl asked me diff questions. I got hired. Iím in Upgrade class March 1 if everything holds. Milwaukee Reserve.

Grumbletrousers
01-28-2019, 03:59 AM
Because half the applicants are starting their 3rd career and they are confusing it with positive results for rheumatoid arthritis.

This is an underrated comment

Feliz6
01-28-2019, 02:56 PM
This is an underrated comment

Yeah that was a good one!

Wdr357
01-30-2019, 09:45 AM
Study the Jepp charts, know front and back, you should have got aircraft info sheet know the systems on it on the weights & limits, also review the approach profile. I enjoyed the interview, got job offer, start next week.
Pretty much spot on.

DBLA831
03-24-2019, 07:13 AM
Has anyone had their technical phone interview recently? Can you please provide some insight on the interview?

Also if anyone has gone through the training lately can you please tell me how the training is laid out? Does anyone have a check ride gouge?

Thanks!

ypSUHlanti
03-27-2019, 09:25 PM
Because half the applicants are starting their 3rd career and they are confusing it with positive results for rheumatoid arthritis.

haha, thanks for the laugh.

ypSUHlanti
03-27-2019, 09:47 PM
Has anyone had their technical phone interview recently? Can you please provide some insight on the interview?

Also if anyone has gone through the training lately can you please tell me how the training is laid out? Does anyone have a check ride gouge?

Thanks!

If you need the ATP/CTP course it's one week in Appleton for ground, then offsite for the 10-hours of sims.

Two weeks indoc in Appleton (done about a block away from the hotel), Two weeks systems in Appleton (basement at ATW). Weekends off. Bus provided to and from each day when at the airport.

Then a small break before CPT. Things are changing with how they are doing CPT, and they are having folks observe before getting thrown into CPT and sims. Not sure what the time line for this is.

CPT was a lot of rote memorization. They give you everything you need to know beforehand, and with the observation beforehand you should know exactly what you is expected of you. Doesn't make memorizing everything any easier though. First flight of the day tests are something they like to spend A TON of time on, and then never ask you any questions on them again. You'll spend four days poking the paper tiger, and on the 5th day you'll have a test. Starting at the gate, T/O, V1 cut, landing, taxi, shutdown...

Sims are typically a 13-day footprint. 4 hours sessions, 2 hours left seat/ 2 hours right seat. First 3-4 days are all normal procedure, then they start working in v1 cuts, SE CDFA, SE ILS, SE go-arounds, and the such... They just came out with an app for the FMS for the iPad which I imagine will be helpful for learning - I think they are trying to find a way to incorporate it into CPT. The day prior to the check-ride you'll do a LOFT. Normal flight from A - B gate to gate with some sort of minor problem along the way.

Checkride was pretty standard. Oral was a little over 2 hours. Walked through every switch on the overhead panel and then random switches on the lower pedestal. Walk around. IAC. Limitations... There are a few quizlets out there were super helpful for studying.. thanks to whoever put the time into making those!
Sim was as expected, instructor was my seat support and it was again, a little over 2 hours. I can't think of anything that was out of the ordinary. You'll practice for the check ride for a few days prior, so you'll be more than ready when you go in for the ride.

I have some gouges on my computer, but I'm sure it will be the same stuff your classmates have.

Cincinnati, IMO has the best sim.

Goodluck

DBLA831
03-28-2019, 03:53 PM
Thank you for the valuable information. I am about 4 months out from a start date.

DBLA831
03-28-2019, 03:54 PM
If you need the ATP/CTP course it's one week in Appleton for ground, then offsite for the 10-hours of sims.

Two weeks indoc in Appleton (done about a block away from the hotel), Two weeks systems in Appleton (basement at ATW). Weekends off. Bus provided to and from each day when at the airport.

Then a small break before CPT. Things are changing with how they are doing CPT, and they are having folks observe before getting thrown into CPT and sims. Not sure what the time line for this is.

CPT was a lot of rote memorization. They give you everything you need to know beforehand, and with the observation beforehand you should know exactly what you is expected of you. Doesn't make memorizing everything any easier though. First flight of the day tests are something they like to spend A TON of time on, and then never ask you any questions on them again. You'll spend four days poking the paper tiger, and on the 5th day you'll have a test. Starting at the gate, T/O, V1 cut, landing, taxi, shutdown...

Sims are typically a 13-day footprint. 4 hours sessions, 2 hours left seat/ 2 hours right seat. First 3-4 days are all normal procedure, then they start working in v1 cuts, SE CDFA, SE ILS, SE go-arounds, and the such... They just came out with an app for the FMS for the iPad which I imagine will be helpful for learning - I think they are trying to find a way to incorporate it into CPT. The day prior to the check-ride you'll do a LOFT. Normal flight from A - B gate to gate with some sort of minor problem along the way.

Checkride was pretty standard. Oral was a little over 2 hours. Walked through every switch on the overhead panel and then random switches on the lower pedestal. Walk around. IAC. Limitations... There are a few quizlets out there were super helpful for studying.. thanks to whoever put the time into making those!
Sim was as expected, instructor was my seat support and it was again, a little over 2 hours. I can't think of anything that was out of the ordinary. You'll practice for the check ride for a few days prior, so you'll be more than ready when you go in for the ride.

I have some gouges on my computer, but I'm sure it will be the same stuff your classmates have.

Cincinnati, IMO has the best sim.

Goodluck



Thank you for the valuable information. I am about 4 months out from a start date.

squib
03-28-2019, 05:27 PM
First flight of the day tests are something they like to spend A TON of time on, and then never ask you any questions on them again.


Which is stupid because it's a captains flow for 95% of it and they do it while the FO is doing the walk around. Wasted time. Just like memorizing the limitations of the gauges. Who cares what temp the EGT turns red? It does not matter.

DBLA831
03-28-2019, 09:53 PM
Which is stupid because it's a captains flow for 95% of it and they do it while the FO is doing the walk around. Wasted time. Just like memorizing the limitations of the gauges. Who cares what temp the EGT turns red? It does not matter.

Sounds like you know a bit about the checkride, care to share more?

Grumbletrousers
03-29-2019, 07:41 AM
Which is stupid because it's a captains flow for 95% of it and they do it while the FO is doing the walk around. Wasted time. Just like memorizing the limitations of the gauges. Who cares what temp the EGT turns red? It does not matter.

Both the safety and acceptance checklists are accomplishing crewmember checklists which can be done by either pilot. Both should have an understanding of it.

dodsqubam
03-31-2019, 02:59 PM
Jepp charts, metal/tafs, approach plates, sids/stars, basic ifr rules. Youíll be fine if you put in a little bit of studying prior to interview. If you get a few things wrong, just use it as a learning opportunity. I did and was offered the job. They donít expect you to know everything if youíre not coming from a 121 environment. Donít stress about it, have fun!

DBLA831
04-06-2019, 02:32 AM
Jepp charts, metal/tafs, approach plates, sids/stars, basic ifr rules. Youíll be fine if you put in a little bit of studying prior to interview. If you get a few things wrong, just use it as a learning opportunity. I did and was offered the job. They donít expect you to know everything if youíre not coming from a 121 environment. Donít stress about it, have fun!

Thank you! Any suggestion on studying the CRJ200 prior to getting there?

CanWeGetTheLeft
04-06-2019, 05:46 AM
Thank you! Any suggestion on studying the CRJ200 prior to getting there?

Donít attempt to study ahead. You will end up having to learn things again.

diverdriver2
04-06-2019, 05:47 AM
Thank you! Any suggestion on studying the CRJ200 prior to getting there?

They give you an information sheet to study before your interview. Just study that.

tonsterboy5
04-06-2019, 01:53 PM
If you need the ATP/CTP course it's one week in Appleton for ground, then offsite for the 10-hours of sims.

Two weeks indoc in Appleton (done about a block away from the hotel), Two weeks systems in Appleton (basement at ATW). Weekends off. Bus provided to and from each day when at the airport.

Then a small break before CPT. Things are changing with how they are doing CPT, and they are having folks observe before getting thrown into CPT and sims. Not sure what the time line for this is.


So most of this has changed, CPP is now done offsite at either CAR Phoenix or Dallas. Seniority doesnít start till after CPP.
Systems and Indoc are held in the airport basement then there is about a 2 month gap before cpt. They wonít tell you about this gap buts itís there now, be wary of it

StrykerB21
04-07-2019, 02:55 AM
So most of this has changed, CPP is now done offsite at either CAR Phoenix or Dallas. Seniority doesnít start till after CPP.
Systems and Indoc are held in the airport basement then there is about a 2 month gap before cpt. They wonít tell you about this gap buts itís there now, be wary of it

Just a few minor corrections, cTp is done off site and the gap between systems and cPt is down to about 3 weeks. Just had a new hire in the jumpseat observing that confirmed this. He starts CPT today.

tonsterboy5
04-07-2019, 02:46 PM
Just a few minor corrections, cTp is done off site and the gap between systems and cPt is down to about 3 weeks. Just had a new hire in the jumpseat observing that confirmed this. He starts CPT today.

Must be something changed cause I know several people in classes from the January 20 and January 6 class that havenít started cpt, maybe they are doing it out of seniority or class order. Or maybe he was just going to observations.

StrykerB21
04-07-2019, 03:14 PM
Must be something changed cause I know several people in classes from the January 20 and January 6 class that havenít started cpt, maybe they are doing it out of seniority or class order. Or maybe he was just going to observations.

Then I'm not sure. This is what I was told. I'm not sure if Appleton knows what goes on in Appleton.



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