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Gretzky 09-09-2007 08:10 PM


Originally Posted by Bucking Bar (Post 227162)
For what it is worth - I anxiously awaited a call for a class date. Went to dinner with friends and Delta left a message at 7:45 on a Saturday night. The Delta folks work hard! Could not help myself, called back Sunday afternoon and took the next class date.

So, if you are waiting, keep your phone on.

FYI...BB is right. I got the call for a 01 Oct training date at 10:30pm (EST) Saturday night while walking back to my car post USAFA/Utah football game. Mr Bolt either works long hours or makes his calls after he tucks the kids in bed. Either way, it relieved a lot of stress...moral of the story, if you're waiting for the next call, Mother D will call at any time.

Anyone else in the 01 Oct class?

A6danimal 09-09-2007 08:14 PM

Congrats, Gretzky!
Welcome to the Delta family!
Looking forward to seeing you around the "campus". I'll be in the middle of my initial MD-88 sim training when you show up.
Danimal

t6ip 09-12-2007 05:01 PM

Indoc
 
I'm just curious . . . what's the schedule like at Indoc? Is it going to be 10-12 hrs/day? Should you expect to work the weekend? Thanks for any info.

grasshopper 09-12-2007 05:29 PM

Yep...got worried on the call too...any Oct 15 folks here?

ITSALLGOOD 09-12-2007 05:30 PM

8-5 Monday through Friday...Sat/Sun off. Some days an hour for lunch...others they cater lunch and you work through.

71Kilo 09-12-2007 06:56 PM

Anyone go through the psych review? I was hoping for an Oct date but now I'm in holding over ATL, non-standard turns, indefinite legs, and no EFC.

Guard Dude 09-12-2007 07:45 PM

Indoc was awesome
 

Originally Posted by t6ip (Post 229951)
I'm just curious . . . what's the schedule like at Indoc? Is it going to be 10-12 hrs/day? Should you expect to work the weekend? Thanks for any info.

Its a 8-5 type schedule. Some days we got out earlier. The "Comfort Inn" folks, like myself, had plenty of time to check out Spondivits, Manchesters, La Fiesta, etc...I also kept my hotel frig stocked for class get togethers in the room. You can fit 14 folks in your room. However, it is standing room only. Also, the first weekend had a bunch of folks leaving for the weekend to fly home on positive space. You are allowed positive space to go home, only, while in training. I did not go home that first weekend. Instead, I flew my wife in for the entire weekend and then had the new hire dinner on Monday night. My wife and I went to a Braves game and partied downtown with some of the my new hire classmates. It was awesome. You'll enjoy Indoc. It is a non-threat environment and a lot of fun. Brian keeps things moving along at a reasonable pace. There is not much technical stuff. Sam helps you learn how to read your pubs. Big Wigs come in to greet you and speak. HR helps you get in the system. You learn how to log on to eCrew. Swim in the pool with the vests and seat cushions. Hope this helps.

Cheers

G.Dude

t6ip 09-12-2007 09:04 PM

ITSALLGOOD and G. Dude, thanks for all the info. I start Monday and I can't wait.

LIHerkguy 09-13-2007 06:02 AM

1 Oct class
 

Originally Posted by Gretzky (Post 228238)
FYI...BB is right. I got the call for a 01 Oct training date at 10:30pm (EST) Saturday night while walking back to my car post USAFA/Utah football game. Mr Bolt either works long hours or makes his calls after he tucks the kids in bed. Either way, it relieved a lot of stress...moral of the story, if you're waiting for the next call, Mother D will call at any time.

Anyone else in the 01 Oct class?

I'll be in that class. Interviewed 22/23 Aug, got OK to train email 30 Aug, phone call from Brian Bolt 8/8 (Sat) 1600 or so. I was away from the phone at the time, called him back soon thereafter. Made contact about 1900 and set up the first available class date. I was on the edge of my seat awaiting that phone call. Keep your phone on and stay busy, you'll hear from them!

For all those preparing to interview:

Study materials online were right on the money, not quite exact but VERY close. You should have no problem in the knowledge dept. if you've been flying high performance swept wing jets with modern avionics. If not, you can easily get the right books to read and review. Definitely read up on aerodynamics and practice mental math exercises, especially VVI/descent points.

The interview process couldn't have been a better experience. The folks at Delta are a class act. Everyone's nice as can be, they try to put you at ease all day long. Prepare thoroughly, be there early, get a good sleep, relax and be yourself! Make sure you triple check your airlineapps package for spelling/grammar errors.

Cognitive tests were not really something you can study for. Make sure you thoroughly understand the instructions and practice exercises before you take the tests. Stay relaxed and take a 2 min break if you start to fatigue. Sip some H2o too.

The interview itself was professional and relaxed, 2 capts (1 retired, 1 current) and 1 HR gent. A 5 min. review of your airlineapps right off the bat lets you tell your story, add details that provide the bigger picture of who you are and why you'd be a good fit at Delta. Mainly situational questions thereafter.

This is my first post, I'm not much of a computer guy... thought I'd share my experiences, hope this helps.

HawgDrvr 09-13-2007 06:50 AM

Training in December
 
Does Delta take a training break between Thanksgiving and Christmas where they don't start any new-hire classes?

I thought I read something on another board about that, but I can't find it right now.

Trying to look at a realisitc timeline for the Fall/Winter months.

Thanks,

HawgDrvr


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