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Old 06-13-2015, 06:40 AM
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i'll take one who has a long brief over one who outbases...just saying
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:21 PM
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ouch, good one C5guy
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:49 PM
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Post game report from June 11 Interview in Miami.

Jumpseat from BNA to FLL day before and got a rental car to MIA. Stayed in the Spring Hill Suites on the south side of the airport. Got in mid-day so I grabbed lunch with a friend then spent the remaining time making sure all of my documents were in line and got a haircut.

Interview Day:
The email said start time was promptly 0715 so I rolled into the lot around 0645 and about 0650 there was a good group of us outside waiting to get let in.

A person from Flt Ops met us, shook hands and took us up to classroom where we would have the presentation and lunch.
Once in the room we were shown the coffee and "bio break" areas then waited for the rest of the candidates. Very friendly very welcoming staff, made us all at ease.

All in all there were around 23 people interviewing consisting of (from what I remember):
1 Former Emirates
1 Former World
2 Southern guys 77 and 73
KC-10 Driver
Several Regional- XJT, Envoy, Chautauqua/Shuttle, GoJet,
Several Corporate/Charter/Fractional (FlxJt)

We were given folders with the latest resumes and PAQs that were submitted prior to the interview. There were also the **** test form in the event we were selected for employment. You're told prior to bring your originals and copies of Passport, Pilot Certs, DL, Medical, FCC license, and 5 copies of your resume. Additionally a completed Application and EEO form the company sends you. Finally any LOR.

It's all in the interview invite email, just be sure to follow the instructions, I also brought extras but didn't need em.

The day started with a company overview and video presentation detailing history, present efforts and touching on the future. Very informative, I advise you jot down a few notes about anything that stands out to you in the video it'll come in handy.
After that was done we were broken up into groups for the HR and Tech panels and some folks got to take the tour. I was first up for the HR.

HR Panel: 3 on 1
Again the feeling was very relaxed and disarming, they are trying to get to know who you are. I got the feeling that "the right fit" is very important to Atlas because it is a different lifestyle than most are used to or expecting. I asked to go through my professional history, so I took them through a guided tour of my career using my resume as the guide. Be authentic, be genuine, be excited. Smile, eye contact blah blah....
Once I got through that it was mostly conversational...What did you think about the video, did you learn something you didn't know prior to the video (Told you it was important )
Why Atlas?
What do you think your biggest challenge will be adjusting to the international flying?
How do you think you will handle training, coming from an RJ to potentially a 747
Are you ok with being on reserve for a while?
What do you think your employer would say about you if we called them?
I made it a point to tell them I want the job and this is my career gig.
Where else have I applied? Would I leave if called? I said no. They dug a little deeper as to why I wouldn't go to a Delta or United.
One of the interviewers after finishing through my LORs asked if I had spoken with my internal about the lifestyle at length. They really want you to know what you're getting into.
Finished up with questions from me for them...make sure you have something
I asked if the company had to make any adjustments as a result of UPS 6 in Dubai and National in Bagram.
I also inquired about what keeps them excited about Atlas. Finished off with a hearty thank you and reiterated I really wanted the job.

Hung out in the class room for a bit before being called for the Tech portion.
Tech Panel: 1 on 1
The lady I spoke with was a DE and lives in Edinburgh, which I thought was awesome. Somehow she is able to work with scheduling to make it happen. (Creative was the term I heard through the day)
The most recent posts detailing the tech questions are accurate. the amount of questions and subject matter vary from candidate to candidate it seems. I didn't get the briefing question.
Here's a few that I fumbled on at the start, probably nerves...
Vmcg higher or lower than V1: I said higher, D'oh!
121 flag international fuel requirements: Couldn't remember, I knew there was a percentage involved and holding
ARP on an MSA depiction: Again just a brain fart.
If I didn't know then I said so straight up, no BS'ing, it just wasn't the place for it.

As the interview went on I got my nerves under control and finished strong. She also asked some HR type questions...why Atlas was one....but just conversational mixed in with tech questions. Overall probably about 30 mins. They had a lot of people to burn through.

Since my last name is a B I got done early, I was finished by 10am but stuck around for lunch (I was encouraged in my Tech interview to stick around as well). They had a couple line guys come in and chat with us and let us grill them about the company.

After everything was finished I got a small tour of the training facility and checked out. Said we should hear in 7-10 days either Hired w/a class, Preferential Hiring List (Pool), or not selected. Took a couple of the other guys to MIA then went back to FLL and JS home. One of the guys started an email list for the group.

Yesterday morning I received the official word....I am in the pool!!! So happy to finally put on the water wings!
Sounds like most of the group is getting the pool letter, a few have gotten the TBNT letter.
Latest rumor is late Aug/Sept for the next class.

Thank you to all who have contributed over the years. The information in this thread is invaluable and very much appreciated. I plan to continue the trend whenever I get a call for class.

Stats:
4144 Total 1200 M-TPIC
EMB145 Type
BE1900 Type
1 Internal 4 Externals

Started research in 2011, started applying in 2012 with updates, 2 Job Fairs, Test taken March 2015: score 97, Interview invite May 2015, Interview June 2015


Beyond Stoked!!!
-A8
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by A8FR8DOG View Post
Post game report from June 11 Interview in Miami.

Jumpseat from BNA to FLL day before and got a rental car to MIA. Stayed in the Spring Hill Suites on the south side of the airport. Got in mid-day so I grabbed lunch with a friend then spent the remaining time making sure all of my documents were in line and got a haircut.

Interview Day:
The email said start time was promptly 0715 so I rolled into the lot around 0645 and about 0650 there was a good group of us outside waiting to get let in.

A person from Flt Ops met us, shook hands and took us up to classroom where we would have the presentation and lunch.
Once in the room we were shown the coffee and "bio break" areas then waited for the rest of the candidates. Very friendly very welcoming staff, made us all at ease.

All in all there were around 23 people interviewing consisting of (from what I remember):
1 Former Emirates
1 Former World
2 Southern guys 77 and 73
KC-10 Driver
Several Regional- XJT, Envoy, Chautauqua/Shuttle, GoJet,
Several Corporate/Charter/Fractional (FlxJt)

We were given folders with the latest resumes and PAQs that were submitted prior to the interview. There were also the **** test form in the event we were selected for employment. You're told prior to bring your originals and copies of Passport, Pilot Certs, DL, Medical, FCC license, and 5 copies of your resume. Additionally a completed Application and EEO form the company sends you. Finally any LOR.

It's all in the interview invite email, just be sure to follow the instructions, I also brought extras but didn't need em.

The day started with a company overview and video presentation detailing history, present efforts and touching on the future. Very informative, I advise you jot down a few notes about anything that stands out to you in the video it'll come in handy.
After that was done we were broken up into groups for the HR and Tech panels and some folks got to take the tour. I was first up for the HR.

HR Panel: 3 on 1
Again the feeling was very relaxed and disarming, they are trying to get to know who you are. I got the feeling that "the right fit" is very important to Atlas because it is a different lifestyle than most are used to or expecting. I asked to go through my professional history, so I took them through a guided tour of my career using my resume as the guide. Be authentic, be genuine, be excited. Smile, eye contact blah blah....
Once I got through that it was mostly conversational...What did you think about the video, did you learn something you didn't know prior to the video (Told you it was important )
Why Atlas?
What do you think your biggest challenge will be adjusting to the international flying?
How do you think you will handle training, coming from an RJ to potentially a 747
Are you ok with being on reserve for a while?
What do you think your employer would say about you if we called them?
I made it a point to tell them I want the job and this is my career gig.
Where else have I applied? Would I leave if called? I said no. They dug a little deeper as to why I wouldn't go to a Delta or United.
One of the interviewers after finishing through my LORs asked if I had spoken with my internal about the lifestyle at length. They really want you to know what you're getting into.
Finished up with questions from me for them...make sure you have something
I asked if the company had to make any adjustments as a result of UPS 6 in Dubai and National in Bagram.
I also inquired about what keeps them excited about Atlas. Finished off with a hearty thank you and reiterated I really wanted the job.

Hung out in the class room for a bit before being called for the Tech portion.
Tech Panel: 1 on 1
The lady I spoke with was a DE and lives in Edinburgh, which I thought was awesome. Somehow she is able to work with scheduling to make it happen. (Creative was the term I heard through the day)
The most recent posts detailing the tech questions are accurate. the amount of questions and subject matter vary from candidate to candidate it seems. I didn't get the briefing question.
Here's a few that I fumbled on at the start, probably nerves...
Vmcg higher or lower than V1: I said higher, D'oh!
121 flag international fuel requirements: Couldn't remember, I knew there was a percentage involved and holding
ARP on an MSA depiction: Again just a brain fart.
If I didn't know then I said so straight up, no BS'ing, it just wasn't the place for it.

As the interview went on I got my nerves under control and finished strong. She also asked some HR type questions...why Atlas was one....but just conversational mixed in with tech questions. Overall probably about 30 mins. They had a lot of people to burn through.

Since my last name is a B I got done early, I was finished by 10am but stuck around for lunch (I was encouraged in my Tech interview to stick around as well). They had a couple line guys come in and chat with us and let us grill them about the company.

After everything was finished I got a small tour of the training facility and checked out. Said we should hear in 7-10 days either Hired w/a class, Preferential Hiring List (Pool), or not selected. Took a couple of the other guys to MIA then went back to FLL and JS home. One of the guys started an email list for the group.

Yesterday morning I received the official word....I am in the pool!!! So happy to finally put on the water wings!
Sounds like most of the group is getting the pool letter, a few have gotten the TBNT letter.
Latest rumor is late Aug/Sept for the next class.

Thank you to all who have contributed over the years. The information in this thread is invaluable and very much appreciated. I plan to continue the trend whenever I get a call for class.

Stats:
4144 Total 1200 M-TPIC
EMB145 Type
BE1900 Type
1 Internal 4 Externals

Started research in 2011, started applying in 2012 with updates, 2 Job Fairs, Test taken March 2015: score 97, Interview invite May 2015, Interview June 2015


Beyond Stoked!!!
-A8
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by C5nwhaleguy View Post
i'll take one who has a long brief over one who outbases...just saying
Yeah, I've never outbased in my life, and give a brief brief.. the way it should be.
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:26 AM
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Ok,

I give up, what's "outbasing"?
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:35 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatorhi View Post
Ok,

I give up, what's "outbasing"?
A 30-day TDY that one can bid for a very high guaranteed payout...cannot be junior-assigned, and therefore must be volunteers...can be anywhere in the system, and is mostly a reserve line, but usually they get their pound of flesh by the time it's over!!
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:27 AM
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A 30-day TDY that one can bid for a very high guaranteed payout...cannot be junior-assigned, and therefore must be volunteers...can be anywhere in the system, and is mostly a reserve line, but usually they get their pound of flesh by the time it's over!!
30 days on the duty rig? Don't tell me it's in Asia.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:41 AM
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30 days on the duty rig? Don't tell me it's in Asia.
its whereever they want to send you. kicker is one can volunteer 7 or so x days and make the same amount if not more and have 7 more days off for the month.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:34 AM
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A 30-day TDY that one can bid for a very high guaranteed payout...cannot be junior-assigned, and therefore must be volunteers...can be anywhere in the system, and is mostly a reserve line, but usually they get their pound of flesh by the time it's over!!

Sounds good if you are running away from something.
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