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Old 10-02-2014, 02:48 PM   #21  
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Plan for success.
1. Do the Emerald Coast Seminar. Now is better than later.
2. Buy "Everything for Professional Pilot" and "Aero for Naval Aviators". Read them over and over. Know it cold. General knowledge test is hard. Really really hard. No other gouge but Delta Test gouge is decent prep on top of two books.
3. Not sure how to prep for cog or personality. Don't get frustrated and focus until your done on Cog. And be consistent on personality and do not mention the voices you sometimes hear.
4. Sim is interesting question. They still have the Bus sim which they used in the past.
5. Interview is straightforward with two retired Captains. See number 1.

Good luck. Patience....
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Old 10-02-2014, 03:00 PM   #22  
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Great advice. #1 is already done and doing it again later this month.
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Old 10-02-2014, 05:17 PM   #23  
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Because 1 trip on your dime to Memphis just isn't enough… Hoping they will consolidate the event in a single day, or at least trip. Delta and everyone else seem to manage to do it in one trip, so I'd expect what we do to morph into something similar to what Delta does.
Hey Albie,

D was 2 days in 2008.....has that changed ??
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Old 10-02-2014, 05:54 PM   #24  
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No, but FedEx was diving the process is day 1 then day 2 two or three weeks later. Two trips to Memphis, associated costs, stress, etc. Seems it could be rolled into one trip for a 2 day Delta type experience.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:10 PM   #25  
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No, but FedEx was diving the process is day 1 then day 2 two or three weeks later. Two trips to Memphis, associated costs, stress, etc. Seems it could be rolled into one trip for a 2 day Delta type experience.
Albie,

They're hiring PILOTS. If they were hiring managers, then the process would be one trip. But since they're hiring pilots, they don't care if it's a hardship. In fact, it's good training for the Fedex management/pilot experience.

And for applicants: the hiring process is a good indicator of what FedEx management thinks about you... It's not what they SAY, it's what they DO.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:29 PM   #26  
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Just curious... How many of you that have taken/recommend Emerald Coast are non-military?
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I'm non military and didn't do the Emerald Coast prep and slipped through the cracks. However, from what I've heard it's worth the $$
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Just curious... How many of you that have taken/recommend Emerald Coast are non-military?
I went to Emerald Coast BEFORE I had an interview lined up. Sure glad I did! They prep you for any airline so it certainly isn't just a FedEx prep place.
I have a complete non-military
background, to answer your question.

Also, in regards to the testing I found this free book to be most helpful. Lots of the Delta Aviation Knowledge Exam seemed to be quoting from this book.

http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/pilot_handbook/
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Just curious... How many of you that have taken/recommend Emerald Coast are non-military?
I also did the interview prep with Emerald Coast, and sim prep through one of E.C.'s contacts in Memphis, absolutely worth it -- civilian background as well.
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:17 AM   #30  
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Most likely what base(s) and fleets will new hires be going? Uprooting and having to move to Cologne or Hong Kong (If you've been watching the news) might be an issue fir quite a few applicants.
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