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Old 03-16-2013, 05:25 AM   #11  
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Good luck to you too, deadpixel!
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:52 AM   #12  
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Please, do not take what I said about AA internship at any value whatsoever. For all I know, I saw 1% of what they do.

There is a "Hall of Interns" on the 2nd floor of the simulator building that has pictures and bios of all the interns that year. It seems very nice, and I think it shows that they get a beneficial experience from it.

Good luck!
Haha will do, always gotta figure out things on your own right! And thanks
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:31 PM   #13  
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Dreamer just wondering if you've heard anything? I did a phone interview with them this evening that I thought went will and was told I'll hear in a week about the next step in the process.
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Alldaydreamer...the internship is a very valuable opportunity that you should do whatever possible to get. I did a flight operations internship with UA and they wanted you to experience all aspects of the airline. During the week I sat in on meetings regarding safety of flight items, tracked problems the crews were dealing with online, and spent several days each month traveling to different hubs. I was able to spend a couple of days in the life of a FA, maintenance worker, ramp agent, operations control in ORD, fly in the DC10 cockpit for their cargo operations in ANC and fly in the sims at the DEN training center. I also was able to ride along on a 6 day trip to Narita and Bangkok as part of the "learning experience". You are constantly around management, pilots, HR and like previously said...they are the ones that hire. If you are a good person and work hard in the internship you are usually one of the first pulled in for a pilot interview when you get the experience. As you can see on a lot of these boards you will be competing with 1000's of other pilots for a job and any little thing you can do to separate yourself is worth doing. Good luck!
I also did the internship with United....best one out there. However, my class was the last to do the actual new hire sim training program in the 737. They are cutting the sim program to save costs and instead paying the interns to make them more competitive with the other internships. When did you do yours?

For the original poster... I would do any internship I could find, just dont do regionals they wont help you in your career so to speak. You will gain valuable information/ contacts/ skills that you can take later on in your career, and you get your foot in the door when it comes time to apply for the commercial airlines.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:07 PM   #15  
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I would take the internship if possible but don't sweat it if you don't. The time at the airline can help but it can definitely hurt. If you ever have a run in with anyone, it can come back to bite you in the future. Same with time at Horizon. I have personally read a letter from a past chief pilot to HR that told of a specific pilot at Horizon and to not offer him a job.

Also, I know of two former interns that are still waiting for the "promised" interview. They will get one but they don't seem to be on the top of the list.
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