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Old 08-24-2023, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by followingdreams
They are interviewing pilots at the 1500 minimums, some with no jet time so you would be competitive. They will have you do a sim eval so you may want to make sure your instrument skills are current.
Thanks for the feedback, followingdreams!
Definitely I will make sure I am IFR proficient before applying. What equipment do they use for the sim eval? Any sim places to prepare for this?
What would QOL look like for someone living in the DFW area?
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Old 08-24-2023, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Concorde001
Thanks for the feedback, followingdreams!
Definitely I will make sure I am IFR proficient before applying. What equipment do they use for the sim eval? Any sim places to prepare for this?
What would QOL look like for someone living in the DFW area?
I did my interview in July. The sim the used and tend to use a lot is a Challenger 601 all steam gauge, NO flight director or AP. Takeoff, runway heading to 3000, 200 kts speed and vectors for hand flown ILS. Then V1 cut and your done
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Old 08-24-2023, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Diverb
I did my interview in July. The sim the used and tend to use a lot is a Challenger 601 all steam gauge, NO flight director or AP. Takeoff, runway heading to 3000’, 200 kts speed and vectors for hand flown ILS. Then V1 cut and your done
Excellent, Diverb .Thanks for the info!
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Old 08-25-2023, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Diverb
I did my interview in July. The sim the used and tend to use a lot is a Challenger 601 all steam gauge, NO flight director or AP. Takeoff, runway heading to 3000, 200 kts speed and vectors for hand flown ILS. Then V1 cut and your done
All this, except you can now use the FD in the eval.
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Old 08-25-2023, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Diverb
I did my interview in July. The sim the used and tend to use a lot is a Challenger 601 all steam gauge, NO flight director or AP. Takeoff, runway heading to 3000, 200 kts speed and vectors for hand flown ILS. Then V1 cut and your done
Exactly how mine was done. As far as the Sim, its whatever is available to use. Some people got the Lear 45.
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Old 08-25-2023, 09:13 AM
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For 1500hr no-jet pilots coming in to interview, how exactly do they prep for a sim like that? I'm assuming some have never flown anything that fast, nor have they done a V1 cut.
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Old 08-26-2023, 08:03 AM
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For 1500hr no-jet pilots coming in to interview, how exactly do they prep for a sim like that? I'm assuming some have never flown anything that fast, nor have they done a V1 cut.
Some of the 1500hr pilots do have jet time, For those without jet time, they are not looking at you to nail it, they want to see your basic instrument skills are up to par. If I didnt have any jet time I would probably invest in some time in a sim (I saw a television commercial while I was on the road about a "Date Night Flight Sim" experience, not sure where). You will also need to have your ATP/CTP done which gives you some sim time. At least for us, the last day we were asked "what else would you like to try", V1 cuts are not that bad, most people struggle becasue they overthink it. Keep your eyes outside and do what you would normally do, plane going off to the left, add right rudder to stay on the centerline (Hint, you will need most, if not all of the rudder), get the plane under control and rotate.
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Old 08-26-2023, 09:10 AM
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You will also need to have your ATP/CTP done which gives you some sim time. At least for us, the last day we were asked "what else would you like to try",
This is what I did. My ATP/CTP class was a few weeks before my scheduled interview. I knew the v1 cuts would be looked at, so my sim partner and I both asked to do multiple v1 cuts in the free time that was left at the end of the required training. I think it helped a lot.
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