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Old 06-02-2015, 05:11 PM
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Cool Phone Interview Questions, 2 June 2015

1. Why Atlas?

2. How did you find out about Atlas?

3. TMAAT you had to correct a captain?

4. TMAAT you had to overcome a lack of communication in the cockpit, ie, you had to use all your CRM skills to communicate?

5. What would be the most challenging thing for you to face flying around the world on a car cra schedule?

6. Have you had any training failures or felonies?

That was it...took about 10 mins...Interview spots on the 9th, 10th & 11th June still open...class date looks like around September timeframe, unless some fishes get out of the current pool. Filling both the 747 & the 767 meow.

Calling all peeps from now until Friday to fill next weeks interviews. If you miss the phone call like I did, calling back everyday and leaving a VM and shooting back an email seemed to help.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:34 PM
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Yes, so many choices!
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Old 06-02-2015, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by FADECS
1. Why Atlas?

2. How did you find out about Atlas?

3. TMAAT you had to correct a captain?

4. TMAAT you had to overcome a lack of communication in the cockpit, ie, you had to use all your CRM skills to communicate?

5. What would be the most challenging thing for you to face flying around the world on a car cra schedule?

6. Have you had any training failures or felonies?

That was it...took about 10 mins...Interview spots on the 9th, 10th & 11th June still open...class date looks like around September timeframe, unless some fishes get out of the current pool. Filling both the 747 & the 767 meow.

Calling all peeps from now until Friday to fill next weeks interviews. If you miss the phone call like I did, calling back everyday and leaving a VM and shooting back an email seemed to help.
Thanks!! Fantastic rundown. I wish you the best of luck for your interview!
Now hopefully they'll call me tomorrow.

I'll be in my yard doing the "atlas please hire me" dance until they do.

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Old 06-02-2015, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Timwerni
Anyone have good info on the average 747 FO monthly flight hours with a normal schedule?
WARrich has it right. The first thing one needs to understand about Atlas is there is absolutely no such thing as a normal schedule, monthly or otherwise, for either captains or F/Os. One month you may be out in the Pacific for 17 days. The next month you may have two trips to Taranto, Italy on the LCF that also stretch most of 17 days because of the 98 hour crew rests in Italy. The following month you may be spending time in Amsterdam, Hahn, and Abu Dhabi. It's very important that a prospective pilot understands this and does not show up expecting a "normal" schedule. Part of the adventure of working here is the complete absence of normal schedules. The flight hours vary as much as the destinations. However, thanks to CRT (Calculated Rig Time) if you are out for a complete 17 days you have roughly 20 hours of overtime even if you don't turn a wheel.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Talon1011
WARrich has it right. The first thing one needs to understand about Atlas is there is absolutely no such thing as a normal schedule, monthly or otherwise, for either captains or F/Os. One month you may be out in the Pacific for 17 days. The next month you may have two trips to Taranto, Italy on the LCF that also stretch most of 17 days because of the 98 hour crew rests in Italy. The following month you may be spending time in Amsterdam, Hahn, and Abu Dhabi. It's very important that a prospective pilot understands this and does not show up expecting a "normal" schedule. Part of the adventure of working here is the complete absence of normal schedules. The flight hours vary as much as the destinations. However, thanks to CRT (Calculated Rig Time) if you are out for a complete 17 days you have roughly 20 hours of overtime even if you don't turn a wheel.
Sounds like fun actually. Trade you for a PGD-CVG and back three times per week?
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Old 06-03-2015, 01:18 AM
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I had the phone interview yesterday as well. Very laid back conversation.

Why Atlas?
Why do you want to leave your current employer?
What do you like and dislike about your company?
Checkride/training failures?
Pass a background check?
When can you come in for interview? 6/11
I didnt get any TMAAT questions.
First applied two years ago.
Email for online assessment 5/15
Took the test 5/18
Phone interview 6/2
Zero recommendations, civilian, 5300TT

Wish me luck!
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:03 AM
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to PTS2, Hi I had passed the online test at the end of April and still no call. I hope they call me soon too.Does anybody got a phone interview after passing the online test at the end of April? Days are turning into years....
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Timwerni
Anyone have good info on the average 747 FO monthly flight hours with a normal schedule?
Over 2.5 years averaged about 70 hours a month with less during training months. I know if your out for 17 days you should get more than that, but the schedulers always find a way to put a day of R1 at the beginning and/or end, plus the lines don't always start/end with full days, so you just get partial rig for those days. Over that time, actual flight time exceeded rig only once or twice, so plan on rig unless you are planning to work open time.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Galaxydriver
Over 2.5 years averaged about 70 hours a month with less during training months. I know if your out for 17 days you should get more than that, but the schedulers always find a way to put a day of R1 at the beginning and/or end, plus the lines don't always start/end with full days, so you just get partial rig for those days. Over that time, actual flight time exceeded rig only once or twice, so plan on rig unless you are planning to work open time.
Thanks for the information and help. One other question I have is, are there any quirks or issues with the gateway basing? I'm looking to use OAJ (Jacksonville, NC) as a gateway. It's a small regional airport with multiple daily flights to ATL and CLT. Just wondering/confirming it will work as a gateway base?
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:45 AM
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OAJ and ILM are approved gateways.
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