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Old 04-26-2019, 08:25 AM   #101  
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Without the 1k you wont get a call. Its a hard min. No one in the last at least 6 years has gotten a call without it. Wont change soon either just ask the CP. Plenty of apps who have it.
Not to be pedantic, but it isnít a hard requirement. Itís listed as ďpreferredĒ. But Iím sure we can agree that preferred isnít merely preferred.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:56 AM   #102  
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*All timelines related to Personal or Professional Endorsements are reset.

^ ^ ^ Does that mean that 12 and 24 month waiting periods for giving another endorsement were reset for everyone?
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:49 PM   #103  
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*All timelines related to Personal or Professional Endorsements are reset.

^ ^ ^ Does that mean that 12 and 24 month waiting periods for giving another endorsement were reset for everyone?
Yep...that's what it means.
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:59 PM   #104  
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Yep...that's what it means.
I was told it means that any applicant that had a PE on file with the old way was now reset (as in they lost their PE) and the employee must fill out a new PE under the new system which now has the updated timelines of 24 months, etc. versus the old 10 year program which in essence, resets everybody's clock, the applicant and the employee.
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Old 05-03-2019, 03:22 PM   #105  
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Does anyone have a rough estimate on how long before a candidate could get invited after an endorsement is given? I want to make sure I am fully prepared and donít want to get caught off guard with the endorsement being put in prematurely.
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Old 05-04-2019, 03:04 AM   #106  
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Does anyone have a rough estimate on how long before a candidate could get invited after an endorsement is given? I want to make sure I am fully prepared and donít want to get caught off guard with the endorsement being put in prematurely.
Here's a little life advice. When you apply to an airline, EXPECT to get called and be ready. I wrote a piece called "avoiding square corners" on this very subject. This week I was contacted by a guy who has corresponded with me informally for over 2 years about airlines, GA, etc. I thought he had already gotten his ducks in a row (prep, logbooks, etc). He texted me this week after he got a "fix it" email, asking "is this good? Will I get called?" Before I could even reply, his next text was "hey...they are calling me in...."

Now--he wants to do an interview prep course. He needs to make complex travel arrangements and get time off from work. He needs to tighten up his logbook and paperwork. I expect he also needs to get a suit, as I doubt he's done that either.

That's a lot of crap to work though in 2-3 weeks.

Use this rule: IF I APPLY, I EXCECT TO BE CALLED..... Get your stuff ready now. If it sits in the closet 3, 6, 12, 18 months.....so what. All you have done is make sure you'll be less of a stress grenade when the email/phone call finally arrives. Conversely, if you don't prepare you may find yourself in a miserable thrash.

Murphy also says when it rains, it pours. I see a lot of pilots getting 2-3 interviews in a short period. Even if you don't get called from your first choice, be ready for option B and C as well if they call first.

So--get your stuff ready. Can you get it done in a month? Then apply ASAP. Scrub the logs, get the suit, do a prep course (if you want) and do some test study. Make the process systematic and not a rush. Then you will be ready whenever the opportunity finally does show up...
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Old 05-05-2019, 04:22 AM   #107  
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Here's a little life advice. When you apply to an airline, EXPECT to get called and be ready. I wrote a piece called "avoiding square corners" on this very subject. This week I was contacted by a guy who has corresponded with me informally for over 2 years about airlines, GA, etc. I thought he had already gotten his ducks in a row (prep, logbooks, etc). He texted me this week after he got a "fix it" email, asking "is this good? Will I get called?" Before I could even reply, his next text was "hey...they are calling me in...."

Now--he wants to do an interview prep course. He needs to make complex travel arrangements and get time off from work. He needs to tighten up his logbook and paperwork. I expect he also needs to get a suit, as I doubt he's done that either.

That's a lot of crap to work though in 2-3 weeks.

Use this rule: IF I APPLY, I EXCECT TO BE CALLED..... Get your stuff ready now. If it sits in the closet 3, 6, 12, 18 months.....so what. All you have done is make sure you'll be less of a stress grenade when the email/phone call finally arrives. Conversely, if you don't prepare you may find yourself in a miserable thrash.

Murphy also says when it rains, it pours. I see a lot of pilots getting 2-3 interviews in a short period. Even if you don't get called from your first choice, be ready for option B and C as well if they call first.

So--get your stuff ready. Can you get it done in a month? Then apply ASAP. Scrub the logs, get the suit, do a prep course (if you want) and do some test study. Make the process systematic and not a rush. Then you will be ready whenever the opportunity finally does show up...
Coming from personal experience I have to say this is solid advice. Do not make the mistake of underestimating the amount time and effort it takes to prepare for an interview. I put off the bulk of my prep until after the interview offer and I was really lucky that they offered an interview slot just over a month out. They offered earlier dates but I realized I wasn't 100% prepared and would rather take the small hit in seniority than not get on the list at all. I interviewed successfully but it was a stressful month leading up to the big day(s). That being said, prep early and reduce your stress levels come interview time.

*I also had the advantage of having several Pt. 91 corporate/HNWI interviews in the 18 months or so prior to this one. I learned a lot of what not do and say during that period, so between the recent lessons learned and solid prep I went in to the interview feeling confident and ready.
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