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BLOV
12-07-2019, 12:11 PM
Hi just wondering what all needs to be studied for the technical interview?

paid services as well as what books would you recommend to study

also to recent new hires what were your hours at hiring.

thanks


Skytrucker01
12-07-2019, 01:19 PM
They actually tell you what to study right on the website, however I personally used RST. RST will help you through the other parts of the technical part as well as methodically help you focus on areas that you are weak on.

If you want to start glancing over material though, Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators and the Pilots Handbook Of Aviation Knowledge will get you started.

Happy studying!!

https://careers.fedex.com/pilot-knowledge-test

Hours at hire were TT: >4200 with 2800 PIC.


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C2078
12-07-2019, 06:52 PM
RST (Tito) is by far the best money ever spent. Their prep system is unmatched. Now, the other prep companies, the HR side, not so much. Emerald Coast was useful, but not $399 useful. What people post on this board is more than enough for HR. But for the technical part, RST prep is invaluable. Yes, Fedex gives you the outline, but RST gives you all the material to study. No fumbling around where to go for material.

Thank you Tito!!


Skytrucker01
12-07-2019, 06:57 PM
RST (Tito) is by far the best money ever spent. Their prep system is unmatched. Now, the other prep companies, the HR side, not so much. Emerald Coast was useful, but not $399 useful. What people post on this board is more than enough for HR. But for the technical part, RST prep is invaluable. Yes, Fedex gives you the outline, but RST gives you all the material to study. No fumbling around where to go for material.



Thank you Tito!!



Absolutely...I reread my post...I realized I did not say that too clearly. I would not change a thing and would recommend RST to everyone.

As for HR, I used ECIC and I also thought that was money well spent. They helped me organize my thoughts appropriately for an interview. They by no means give you the answer...they just help you get thoughts out of your nugget, put them into a complete, cohesive thought and express that thought in a professional manner.

I have also heard good things about Cage Marshall and a couple others but I can’t validate their product as I did not use it.


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123456
12-12-2019, 11:00 PM
RST for the technical/aptitude and EC for the SBI is a MUST...

Bruno82
12-13-2019, 01:05 AM
Are interviews being scheduled again?


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rvfanatic
12-13-2019, 08:27 AM
Are interviews being scheduled again?


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A good buddy of mine is in the process and got this message from pilot hiring recently:

“We are writing to inform you that FedEx will not conduct any more Crewmember interviews this calendar year. After we get through our ‘Peak’ season, we will be in a better position to determine an interview schedule for calendar year 2020.”

I’d say your chances are more like 1 in a million of interviewing this year

BlueAvi8tor
12-14-2019, 06:14 AM
I was told by someone very high up in the hiring food chain to expect an FCIF after the new year regarding hiring. RUMOR from other folks have new classes starting back JAN/FEB time frame. I believe we have close to 200 folks in the pool waiting on an indoc class. I would actually believe Santa is real before I believed in any more interviewing happening this CY.

Skytrucker01
12-14-2019, 06:27 AM
I was told by someone very high up in the hiring food chain to expect an FCIF after the new year regarding hiring. RUMOR from other folks have new classes starting back JAN/FEB time frame. I believe we have close to 200 folks in the pool waiting on an indoc class. I would actually believe Santa is real before I believed in any more interviewing happening this CY.



I really hope that is true about Jan/Feb classes. There are 178 people in the pool from what I was told, but “approximately 200” is what came out in an email to all the poolies mid-Nov.


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Bruno82
12-14-2019, 07:49 AM
I really hope that is true about Jan/Feb classes. There are 178 people in the pool from what I was told, but “approximately 200” is what came out in an email to all the poolies mid-Nov.


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Let us hope so!


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rvfanatic
12-14-2019, 09:33 AM
I was told by someone very high up in the hiring food chain to expect an FCIF after the new year regarding hiring. RUMOR from other folks have new classes starting back JAN/FEB time frame. I believe we have close to 200 folks in the pool waiting on an indoc class. I would actually believe Santa is real before I believed in any more interviewing happening this CY.

Any idea the size of the classes? If there anything like the most recent class sizes, it would take over 20 classes to clear the pool!

BlueAvi8tor
12-14-2019, 09:52 AM
Any idea the size of the classes? If there anything like the most recent class sizes, it would take over 20 classes to clear the pool!

Before peak, they were talking 30/40 per class, twice a month. This is all predicated on training capacity since that's where the bottle neck really is.

C2078
12-14-2019, 10:11 AM
Any idea the size of the classes? If there anything like the most recent class sizes, it would take over 20 classes to clear the pool!

Go back and look at class drops. They were pretty consistent every other Monday (Sunday for MD) and roughly 20 per class. Fedex has been hiring roughly 500 per year for the last couple of years. I would say roughly 10 classes to clear the existing pool.

C5Drvr
12-18-2019, 06:33 PM
What's the history of when the restart hiring after peak?

How many are in an indoc class (how long will it take to turn through the 170+ in the pool?

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C2078
12-18-2019, 09:26 PM
What's the history of when the restart hiring after peak?

How many are in an indoc class (how long will it take to turn through the 170+ in the pool?

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I could and may be wrong, but you will likely not see a Fedex class until mid 2020 at the earliest. If I were a Fedex hopeful, I would be hedging my options. Not saying the Fedex dream job is gone, but it most likely is in the short term.

PA31
12-19-2019, 04:01 AM
I’d be surprised if we hire in 2020 at all based on this last earnings call and mention of being overstaffed by “several hundred pilots”. I hope I’m wrong...

MEMA300
12-19-2019, 09:14 AM
I’d be surprised if we hire in 2020 at all based on this last earnings call and mention of being overstaffed by “several hundred pilots”. I hope I’m wrong...

Isnt DAL hiring 1500 pilots this year. With these earnings reports missing and the coming challenges with Amazon not sure why ppl want to come here so quickly. Go to DAL and come here when things settle down.

Saafer
12-24-2019, 11:01 AM
I could and may be wrong, but you will likely not see a Fedex class until mid 2020 at the earliest. If I were a Fedex hopeful, I would be hedging my options. Not saying the Fedex dream job is gone, but it most likely is in the short term.

This is very sound advice.