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744driver 06-25-2010 06:21 AM

Originally Posted by charles9 (Post 831876)
It isn't's kind of obscure. Look at the weather symbols for freezing drizzle (and other items), look at the lighting for rwy end (CL and edge), and look at what constitutes vrb winds, gusting winds in a TAF/METAR. That's what I remember. It was broad.

Interview: phone straight forward. One question: Why Atlas?

Interview MIA: Employment History: Background, favorite job
Technical: TAF, approach brief
Panel: Why Atlas? Bad Captain, Suspect Alcohol, How did you get to flying...etc.

Overall, good interview. Very thorough, very professional. I did not feel intimidated at all. After a couple of days, I realized I had no idea how I did. I think that is/may be good. Why? They want a fit...super long haul and many days gone. Why did I get the offer?...I'm full of BS...LOL.

Honestly, I really wanted it. I think it is a great outfit. Ask me by Christmas.

I don't think I would have gotten the job if I had interviewed now...but that shouldn't be the reason for anyone to be discouraged. You need to rise to the occassion and knock their socks off. That is what performing under pressure is all making a tough approach, in bad weather, fighting heavy x-winds.

Good luck to you all. It is a good company, and work life is getting better. We have good fleet, good future, good business plan, and great group of guys to work with.

HercDriver130 06-27-2010 04:26 PM

I agree... I wasnt hired... but I was very impressed.... if I ever thought they would give me a second chance to interview I would call DB in a heart beat.

ak2az 07-02-2010 10:35 AM

What is the senority required to hold ANC or LAX? ANC would be a first choice and LAX second. Any reality of a new hire getting into one of those two places? If not how long would it take?


Whaledriver 07-02-2010 10:40 AM

Originally Posted by ak2az (Post 836004)
What is the senority required to hold ANC or LAX? ANC would be a first choice and LAX second. Any reality of a new hire getting into one of those two places? If not how long would it take?


LAX is VERY senior. There were two openings in ANC for newhires. They were filled by the first class. ANC is very possible, maybe not first thing, but doable in the first few years.

Waldo11 07-02-2010 04:20 PM

Does the base really matter? I thought someone said previously it was advantagous not to live in ur base or gateway.

hiplainsdrifter 07-03-2010 07:45 AM

Ok, I know, dumb question but I'll ask it anyway. All I have is turbo-prop time. 2600 TPIC, and check airman, but all Tprop. Is there a possibility they could sniff at me at all?

I know a couple years ago a friend got on Southern Air with my similar time, but then that was a different job market.


744driver 07-04-2010 07:15 AM

I haven't talked to many of the new-hires that are in the training pipeline, but it seems that they are picking guys with many thousands of hours of jet experience.

The job market right now lends itself to a buyer's market to the point that even the RJ guys are hard-pressed to getting an interview call. And just two years ago, we hired many high-time (mostly Captains) pilots from the Regional carriers.

I hate to discourage you from applying, because nobody really knows the mix of candidates that are getting the calls...but my experience at Atlas tells me that the current hiring cycle is not conducive for anyone without many hours of jet, and mostly heavy jet experience (B757 and above).

And your friend at Southern Air likely had Herc time vs the smaller turbo-prop that the Regional airlines fly...

Good luck...FWIW.

hiplainsdrifter 07-04-2010 08:19 AM

Thanks for the info. It's what I figured. I posted so that somebody knowledgeable, which sounds like you are, could shed some light on their HR pilot hiring direction. (sigh) guess I know what I have to do. :rolleyes: Oh well, having fun while Iím at it.

744driver 07-04-2010 01:17 PM

In no was I trying to burst your bubble, but just trying to disseminate the right information for others also.

We all started sounds like you have the advantage of being young and therefore, have more years to make it to a job where you can hang out (if you need to or choose to) for a few years while the job market is in your favor.

Good luck.

1st Supersonic 07-04-2010 07:31 PM

Thanks for all the info everyone! Good luck to all us Freight Dogs!

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