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Old 08-12-2010, 04:42 PM
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Greetings to all,

I've got a few questions for you Atlas guys.
I'm currently an f/o on the Falcon 20 flying on-demand freight throughout USA, MEX & CAN. I've been dead set on a career at Atlas for a long time and want to best my chances for interview/hire at the earliest(Yes I realize that may be a few years).
1)Am I correct in assuming that with 3800TT, 560 TP 121 SIC, 300 TJ 135 SIC, 2800 PIC, 1500(piston) 135 PIC I have virtually no chance at getting an interview this time around even with a solid recommendation from a 10 year Polar CA?
2)At my current job I should be offered DC-9 f/o within 1-3 months or Falcon 20 CA within 8-12 months. If I take the DC-9 I'll be seat locked for 1 yr before being able to bid Falcon CA. Which is probably the better path? I'm assuming wait for Falcon CA, but I imagine DC-9 time is also valuable.
What do y'all think?

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read and answer... it's much appreciated!!!

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Old 08-12-2010, 05:16 PM
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:29 PM
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Yes, I vote CA job first. Nobody really cares about FO time, and the DC-9... well, it's not in production any more, and Atlas doesn't operate that type anyway.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:51 PM
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I will agree with the above two posters. That said, apply. You just never know. They have hired a wide variety of backgrounds in the past all though they seem more heavy wide body, international time tracked this time around, there are always exceptions to that. I interviewed with the first group in April and was not selected but they are a fine organization, good luck.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:55 PM
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HercDriver beat me to it...use your Polar friend to send in a recommendation for the Atlas job. You never know what the formula-of-the-day they are looking for...

That said, go for the PIC time on the Falcon20...and go to the bigger airplane (left seat) when your seniority allows it.

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Old 08-13-2010, 06:59 AM
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Thanks a lot for your responses!!
Like I mentioned, that's more or less what I was thinking, but it's nice to get some input from those with more experience. I'm taking your advice. I'll talk to my CA buddy and throw my hat in the ring (if for nothing else than to show interest early in Atlas) and I'll be patient and wait for the PIC time.

On a different note, I think there might be some DC-9 f/o spots opening up in the next few months. Anyone interested (or know anyone interested) PM me for more info on the gig/life.

Thanks again!
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:20 AM
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As to experience... I got to the technical test without any turbine PIC, but we'll see if I make it any further. (and yes, that test is hard!)
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by spasekace
Thanks a lot for your responses!!
Like I mentioned, that's more or less what I was thinking, but it's nice to get some input from those with more experience. I'm taking your advice. I'll talk to my CA buddy and throw my hat in the ring (if for nothing else than to show interest early in Atlas) and I'll be patient and wait for the PIC time.

On a different note, I think there might be some DC-9 f/o spots opening up in the next few months. Anyone interested (or know anyone interested) PM me for more info on the gig/life.

Thanks again!
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:51 PM
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What is the interview process like??? Do they give like an ATP test or something??? Sim eval???
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Oscar13601
What is the interview process like??? Do they give like an ATP test or something??? Sim eval???

There are plenty of responses about the interview process and the types of questions you can expect...but you have to weed through the previous pages on this thread.

And no, no simulator evaluation. Part of the reason might be that they are able to pick people with many thousands of hours of experience flying various jets...and most of the candidates have big jet experience such as B757/B767/L1011, DC10, MD11, etc.

I'm afraid it is a buyers market right now...so the company can be very picky.
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