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Old 11-21-2014, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by A8FR8DOG View Post
I heard there is a Dec 3rd interview class happening.
That might explain the call I got last night. Unfortunately I was working and they had to leave a message. I called back and left my own. Now I'm jumping at every call in case it's them

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Old 11-21-2014, 09:52 AM
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That might explain the call I got last night. Unfortunately I was working and they had to leave a message. I called back and left my own. Now I'm jumping at every call in case it's them

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Do not wait for them to call back, they may not. They have a poor history with that. Keep calling a few times a day until you reach who you're looking for.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by SVA402 View Post
Do not wait for them to call back, they may not. They have a poor history with that. Keep calling a few times a day until you reach who you're looking for.
Thanks for the advice! I called and was invited to the Dec 3rd interview.
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by DoomedTX View Post
Thanks for the advice! I called and was invited to the Dec 3rd interview.
Congrats on the invite! I know people don't like to be pushy but they have a history with that so glad you did it!
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SVA402 View Post
Congrats on the invite! I know people don't like to be pushy but they have a history with that so glad you did it!
The word "history" in this case would be defined as the arrogance that comes with a large influx of resumes, and interest in the job opportunities at Atlas.
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:42 PM
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Confirmed, interviews 2 & 3 Dec. in PURCHASE, not MIA. Make plans accordingly.
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:49 PM
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Confirmed, interviews 2 & 3 Dec. in PURCHASE, not MIA. Make plans accordingly.
With all the snow up there I thought they'd be going for MIA. I am looking right now for how to get there while minimizing time away from my current job, how to get around while I'm there, etc. If anyone else would like to pool resources and share cabs, etc, please let me know. Right now I'm planning on the Residence Inn White Plains since I have enough Marriott Points to pay for it. With no hotel shuttle, it's starting to look like renting a car might be more cost effective, though I'm not fond of driving in unfamiliar cities when already stressing about an interview.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by DC8DRIVER View Post
Do a search of this thread to find the info you are looking for. International ops and weather are big and there are resources that are quoted here that will help you out. I'd tell you, but I don't want to misquote or omit any reference material as it has been a while since I used it.

If you get enough posts, I'll PM you the stuff I have which might help.

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Someone put together an index to the thread that I found helpful...link here: http://www.airlinepilotforums.com/hi...iring-943.html

Scroll down to post number 9430

Generally the gouge is on target. Highly recommend CRM usage... Took mine in Sep...there were NAT, weather, approach plate ,STAR, and descent planning (using a STAR where do you need to start your descent if you need to be at x altitude by x point using a 3:1 ratio for example) questions. Also several right off the ATP question bank.
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:05 AM
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Thanks. I figured things would be quiet for Peak but I wanted to make sure that was the reason. I now have someone on the inside whose helping me out but that was almost two months ago and still nothing. Think I'll knock on the door again in Jan.

For those of you getting the interview, good luck!
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:21 AM
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Hey all,

I interviewed on oct 7th and was tossed into the pool on the 16th via an email. No call yet to go to class.

I thought I'd touch a bit on my process and quals for others here:

I'm a 6300+ hr pilot with 2 regional FO seats (1 furlough) under my belt, some 135 air ambulance and most recently a CJ training capt flying 135 on demand around the US.

I thought my interview went very well and I was quite happy with myself for doing what I felt like a decent job! I'm sure the 3 letters of recommendation helped as well (thanks guys... really appreciate it!). I was pretty intimidated at the interview as I was surrounded by a number of very qualified and knowledgeable pilots from other heavy carriers (8 previous heavy pilots, I think?) with a couple of regional guys thrown into the mix.

I originally submitted my app on 7/15 and received an invite to do the online test on 7/30. Since I typically work 25+ days/mo with 13 - 14 hour, 5 - 6 leg days, I didn't have a chance to take the test for a few weeks. I finally took the test on a sit and scored a 78%. I thought the test was pretty tough and I used every minute to finish it (I had just over a minute on the clock when I did the last question!). I was then invited to the interview and given my choice of days. Since the 7th was literally my only day off, I chose that date. I had family fedex my suit to me and had it tailored on the road (it has been a while since I interviewed last...my jacket was a wee bit tight.. oops!). I also carried it around till the 7th in the nose of the plane I was flying. I worked a long schedule on the 6th, flying from LAX to TEB (fuel stop in MKC), then an airline to MIA for the interview. I arrived at the hotel around 1:30 am and got up at 5 to get ready. Needless to say, I was exhausted.

I kind of wished I had read this forum first but things worked out anyway. Looking back, I should have studied for the test, hoping for a higher score. I took the test cold and relied on knowledge to get me through. I think I got pretty darn lucky instead!

Reading this forum from about the 200 page mark, I see kind of what I expected to see... a mix of happy and unhappy pilots. There seems to be some really excellent information from quite a few really knowledgeable folks, thank you so much for the time and energy you put in here. It's good Atlas has negotiations coming up, perhaps a few of the complaints will get fixed. I've read a LOT about changes to schedules. 135 charter really has taught me about being flexible with schedule as the schedule I was delivered the night before was almost never what was factual. There were many times I'd get a sat phone call on a part 91 repo flight asking me to divert because a trip popped up. Change is the only constant!

I actually really enjoy the work I do now and have considered not leaving, but with no payscale, no retirement and a choice between QoL or decent pay, I think I'll be better off at Atlas.

I'm also quite humbled by a number of posters here who've been applying for what appears to be years and no phone calls. Sorry fellas, not sure how I got lucky, but I did.

Looking forward to class and getting online. The schedule will be a relief for me.. with 17 days being way less than I'm used to working. My QoL will be improved dramatically.

Thank you again for all the amazing information delivered here. I hope to pay it forward someday to someone like me.
Got the invite for the Dec 3 interview! Congratulations flyinturbo.
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