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Old 08-25-2012, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RazorF15C View Post
I just finished wading through the 4000+ posts (great info BTW...). Are Letters of Recommendation needed in the application process? I see where the PAQ and Resume is sent in but no mention of LORs. I'm Air Force who is about to retire soon so sorry if this is a rookie question.

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Not necessary..many folks have been hired without them. They do improve the odds, though. Understand... the process as now driven by HR is a mathematical exercise. A letter counts for X amount of points. Will it make the difference between being hired or not? Hard to say. It depends on what the score is for all the other things along the way.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:02 PM
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Well, I am joining the Chicago train as well. I'll be getting in late on Friday night, but if anyone wants to grab a drink after the fair on Saturday, hit me up.

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:49 AM
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Cargo...your continuous positive attitude will NOT be tolerated! Have a makers for me!
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by GVAV8TOR View Post
Would all the people who have interviewed care to tell what their essay topic was. I understand it can be ANYTHING, and there is no way to really prepare for this, but I think it would be interesting to see some of the topics. Just a few of the topics Ive heard are: NOTAMs, PRM, ADS. Enquiring minds want to know.

What in sam hill is PRM?....and ADS?
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Talon1011 View Post
Not necessary..many folks have been hired without them. They do improve the odds, though. Understand... the process as now driven by HR is a mathematical exercise. A letter counts for X amount of points. Will it make the difference between being hired or not? Hard to say. It depends on what the score is for all the other things along the way.

That being said, how do you get Letters of Rec into the system? Do you have to make it past the phone interview/Tech test first? Attach them with your resume?
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:37 AM
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Razor,

The LOR is a separate stream that the current Atlas pilot uses on our company web site, but the process now brings your PAQ (which has questions asking you if you have a sponsor) and the LOR together. This allows the HR folks to review your resume/PAQ and use the LOR to elevate your application closer to the top of the pile for possible next step.

An LOR can be sent in at any time by a friend and the system in place is sophisticated enough (!!) to still be able to bring (match) the two documents.

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Old 08-26-2012, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Dash7AV8R View Post
What in sam hill is PRM?....and ADS?
Instrument Landing System/Precision Runway Monitor (ILS/PRM) is an approach system that permits simultaneous ILS/PRM approaches to dual runways with centerlines separated by less than 4,300 feet but at least 3,400 feet for parallel approach courses, and at least 3,000 feet if one ILS if offset by 2.5 to 3.0 degrees.

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is FAA's satellite-based successor to radar. ADS-B makes use of GPS technology to determine and share precise aircraft location information, and streams additional flight information to the cockpits of properly equipped aircraft
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by GVAV8TOR View Post
Instrument Landing System/Precision Runway Monitor (ILS/PRM) is an approach system that permits simultaneous ILS/PRM approaches to dual runways with centerlines separated by less than 4,300 feet but at least 3,400 feet for parallel approach courses, and at least 3,000 feet if one ILS if offset by 2.5 to 3.0 degrees.

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is FAA's satellite-based successor to radar. ADS-B makes use of GPS technology to determine and share precise aircraft location information, and streams additional flight information to the cockpits of properly equipped aircraft
Guess all the interviewee's better have the AIM pretty much....well, memorized?????
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by 744driver View Post
Razor,

The LOR is a separate stream that the current Atlas pilot uses on our company web site, but the process now brings your PAQ (which has questions asking you if you have a sponsor) and the LOR together.
Just to clarify, all three versions that the PAQ have gone through don't mention a sponsor specifically. It only mentions if the applicant knows anybody at Atlas and what they're job titles are.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by flhtrider View Post
Guess all the interviewee's better have the AIM pretty much....well, memorized?????
No, that would be like trying to outrun a grizzly bear. You only need to do better than the other applicants.
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