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A10crewdawg
08-13-2007, 10:23 AM
Any new hires at TSA know what the latest class date is that they are filling?


ScaryKite
08-13-2007, 04:54 PM
Any new hires at TSA know what the latest class date is that they are filling?


it will probably be the one thats not full and the day after SIUs main examiner finishes all those Comm MEL check rides! Good Luck!

skihigh2002
08-13-2007, 05:05 PM
I heard of a guy that interviewed two weeks ago and was offered the September class. I interviewed in early July and got the September class as well.


ExperimentalAB
08-13-2007, 06:41 PM
I interviewed and was in class within 4 days...I can't believe they're finding enough Pilots to be filling classes up for several months?!

WIPilot
08-13-2007, 07:46 PM
side question: How long did it take for TSA to give you the call?

Pilotpip
08-13-2007, 07:51 PM
Class sizes for the remainder of the year are smaller than earlier classes. Mine had just under 30 and I think the one ahead of us had that many as well. Since then they've been around 15-20.

undflyboy06
08-13-2007, 08:58 PM
The July class that I'm in had 22. I believe the August class has a little more, almost 30.

naley70b
08-13-2007, 11:00 PM
I've got an application in with them, but have heard nothing, whats the trick to getting an interview with these guys?

reevesofskyking
08-14-2007, 08:51 AM
Call them, email them
They seem to be busy in the office or side tracked with other things.

When I sent mine in, and then called I had an interview the next morning.

I still think when you get ahold of them things run pretty quick

soon2bfo
08-14-2007, 10:43 AM
Never mind.

POPA
08-14-2007, 01:37 PM
side question: How long did it take for TSA to give you the call?

Phone call? When I interviewed last August, I walked out of the interview and into the HR room to pick up my newhire paperwork. :P

Pilotpip
08-14-2007, 01:40 PM
They send you into the lobby where you sit and sweat for about 15 minutes. Barring a felony conviction you're then sent to HR and given the paperwork.

WIPilot
08-14-2007, 05:22 PM
What I meant was how long it took to get the phone call after you sent in your resume

POPA
08-14-2007, 05:25 PM
What I meant was how long it took to get the phone call after you sent in your resume

Four months back when I went through.
Right now I think it's more like four days.

Mitragorz
08-16-2007, 01:04 PM
A friend of mine (brand new hire, started training Aug. 6) walked in my resume this past Monday, 8/13. Got a call that same day and set up an interview for next Tuesday, 8/21. I heard they're interviewing for the October class now.

If you're emailing them from a gmail account, it might get blocked. I sent the pilot recruiter an email on Tuesday with a question about the FCC license, and heard nothing back. I called today to follow-up and she said "You know, it might have been blocked by the server, let me check... yeah, here it is. The system bans certain emails, I'm glad you called or else I'd never have seen it."

Give them a call, tell them that you're just following up on your resume.

Even better idea would to be to send your resume in via USPS Priority, with signature confirmation... that way you know that it'll get there and that they'll see it. That's what I'm going to do in the future, I'll only email my resume if it's what they specifically want.

reevesofskyking
08-16-2007, 05:17 PM
when I got my job, I called first and then sent a resume, and had to interview the next morning.

I know they are looking for people pretty bad now.

Has anyone heard how quickly the FO s are leaving now. it just kinda seems like they are leaving slower now than they were a few months ago

PittsPilot
09-04-2007, 02:27 PM
I haven't really heard anything about the rate FOs are leaving. I would imagine it is becoming slower, since the airlines have been slowly increasing the minimum time requirements to get "hired on."

PittsPilot
09-04-2007, 02:48 PM
I have an interview with TSA coming up soon. Are there any "new hires" out there who would like to share some of the questions they got asked? Also, did most guys wear a shirt&tie, a coat&tie, or a suit? Any other tips you may have? Every little bit helps.

cbire880
09-04-2007, 03:03 PM
I heard cutoff shorts and sandals was the dress code.

UnlimitedAkro
09-04-2007, 03:32 PM
The interview process at trans states now begins with a inspection of your temporary certificate, and you are immediately offered the job if the signatures can be smeared.

flynavyj
09-04-2007, 07:14 PM
FO's aren't leaving quite as fast as they were a few months back. To some the grass might not be as green as it was originally percieved "off" company, upgrade times are low right now (they won't stay there) but some FO's probably don't believe this and think they can upgrade in a year, when realistically it'll be closer to two.

Wear a suit to the interview, if you dont have one, buy one. While it's not required by any means, you'll use it for your next interview anyway, navy is the color, white shirt, red tie. All of which will come in handy if you decide to make the jump to chautauqua in two months. Best of luck, it's easy, don't sweat it.

undflyboy06
09-05-2007, 09:42 PM
I have an interview with TSA coming up soon. Are there any "new hires" out there who would like to share some of the questions they got asked? Also, did most guys wear a shirt&tie, a coat&tie, or a suit? Any other tips you may have? Every little bit helps.

No matter how easy the interview sounds for TSA take flynavyj's advice and look professional. Definitely wear a suit and tie.

Once your interview goes well then comes the fun stuff. From what I've heard from other friends, the training at TSA is longer then a lot of other airlines. Generally, training takes around 2 months, maybe a little bit more before you are completely done. You will have 2 weeks of GOM (General Operating Manual), which talks about the general procedures of the company.1 week of GOS (General Operating Specification), which covers regulations, weather, AIM, W&B, performance. Finally, 2 weeks of systems and then the systems final. Once you complete the oral you will have 8 sim lessons at flight safety in St. Louis, MO. After your sim lessons you will have your check ride and then complete your training with a LOFT.

To give you a perspective, I started July 2nd, and I just finished my LOFT and graduated from training today. I can't wait to start IOE. :)



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