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Old 10-15-2007, 09:26 AM   #71  
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does anybody know what the 18 day schedule consists of in terms of days on and then off? also if they vote it in when will the pay scale and bases be implemented
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Pt135 Guy, if you meet the 2500 and 500 send a resume, below are recent interview posts, one guy hired a couple months ago had 3100 TT

tot, the pay scale will be the date of ratification, bases starting December and the 18 day sched is bid on by seniority.



Date of interview: October 10, 2007
Date interview was submitted: October 10, 2007
Were you hired as a result of this interview? waiting to hear
Total flight time: 2700
PIC flight time: 900
PIC TURBINE flight time: 0
Instrument flight time: 250
Total multi engine flight time: 2000
Did someone walk in your application/ resume? yes
How many letters of recommendation did you bring? 2
Are you a CFI? yes
Are you a CFII? yes
Are you a MEI? yes
Are you an ATP? yes
Did you complete the ATP written? yes
Are you an FE? no
Did you complete the FE written? no
How long after you sent your resume were you called? 12 weeks
Do you have a college degree? 4 year
Do you have a military background? no
What is your current job? 121
What is your age? 24
What aircraft were you assigned? N/A
If you were hired what is your training date?


Interview experience:
Every one's previous posts are right on. Check out several posts prior for tech questions. One guy wrote every question down for the past 4 years. Microsoft Flight sim with a Citation II add on are all that is needed. The weather they give you is 300 overcast, 2sm vis, calm winds. You are cleared Radar vectors to KILG (Departing and landing RWY1) climb and maintain 4000 expect 6000 10 minutes after departure. They give a plate and some aircraft info. You t/o rwy 1 with t/o flaps (first detent) at 150 - 200 kts (12 - 15 degrees nose up). At 1000 feet you retract flaps and set climb power (90%). Level off at 4000 (about 3 degrees nose up) and set power of about 73 %. Start steep turns. Add power to about 80% going through 30 degrees bank (pitch up to about 5 degrees). You then go direct LOM to hold. Each of you will get different entries. Fly hold at 150 kts (about 64% power). I set flaps on inbound turn and then gear down one dot below gs, final flaps at gs intercept. Fly Ils at 120 Kts. About 500-600 FPM to maintain G/S. Sim was strainght forward. Both me and my sim partner made mistakes but we each covered for each other and made sure we both looked good. SUPPORT THE OTHER GUY and you both will be fine. CRM is Key. If you mess up, move on and you will be fine. Good luck

Date of interview: June 21, 2007
Date interview was submitted: June 23, 2007
Were you hired as a result of this interview? yes
Total flight time: 3100
PIC flight time: 1800
PIC TURBINE flight time: 158
Instrument flight time: 300
Total multi engine flight time: 2500
Did someone walk in your application/ resume? yes
How many letters of recommendation did you bring? 4
Are you a CFI? yes
Are you a CFII? yes
Are you a MEI? yes
Are you an ATP? yes
Did you complete the ATP written? yes
Are you an FE? no
Did you complete the FE written? no
How long after you sent your resume were you called? 24 weeks
Do you have a college degree? 4 year
Do you have a military background? no
What is your current job? 135
What is your age? 24
What aircraft were you assigned? ?
If you were hired what is your training date? September 23, 2007
Interview experience:
The entire interview is exactly as posted on this site. The whole process is very straight forward and relaxing. Sim is touchy but not impossible. Don't bother wasting money on M.S. Flight Sim. The following is from one of the past gouges & if you know all this you will do fine: TECH QUESTIONS: Brief a Jepp plate Calculate runway slope. Subtract the high end from the low end. Divide the difference by the length of the RWY. What’s a VDP? Calculate one. Read metar/taf. Ao1 and ao2 symbols tell what type of recording equip. avail. to pilot. The t breaks down the temp/dewpoint to the nearest tenths so the following T0140113 What are a/c max holding speeds? SL-6000 200KIAS 5001-14000 230KIAS 14000-ABV 265 Lost com. Route: Last assigned vector by ATC. Last expect route as assigned by Atc. Last assigned route. The filed flight plan. Altitude: last assigned ’till EFC. MEA. Last assigned. Clearance limit: if clearance limit is an IAF commence descent and approach as close to EFC or ETA. If clearance limit is not leave limit at EFC, if applicable, or ETA to where an approach begins nad descent and commence approach as published. A/C speeds in class B O2 requirements 91/135? Part 91 for alts bet 12500 and 14000 for the part of the flight that is more than 30 mins of duration. Continuously abv 14000 and for every occupant abv 15000. For pressurized a/c, must have 10 mins of 02 abv 25000 for emer decent procedures in addition to the unpressurized requirement. Above 35000 one pilot at controls must wear o2 continuously except that if both pilots are at their stations no o2 use req. if quick don equip avail. if the other leaves o2 must be worn continuously. Above 410 part 91k one person continuously. Part 135 for unpres flts bet. 10000 and 12000 any period that exceeds 30 mins. Anytime abv cabin press of 12000. for ops abv 25000 quick don req. Abv 25000 one pilot leaves continuos use req. Continuous use abv 35000 for one pilot. Departure procedures. What types of climbs to clear obstacles? 2nd seg from gear up to 1500 1.6 degrees vfr 3.3 ifr climb gradient or higher. RVSM west altitudes. 30 32 34 36 What altitude does RVSM start? 29-41 What does a PINK registration mean? A temporary registration for the a/c. Can’t leave the country. Also know as temp registration. Flywire allows you to leave the country. Air speed under class B. 200. in class b 250 How can you tell the highest obstruction on an approach plate and is it msl or agl? Look for an arrow pointing to the obstacle. MSL. What’s MTOW MLW MZFW on your a/c? ramp 75250 mtow 75000 mzfw62300 mlw 67000 Airport markings. RWY hold short line, ILS critical area? Lost comm. Into LAX. When can you leave DA/MDA? When the a/c is a continuous position to make a normal descent using normal maneuvers and the rwy environment in sight to the rwy and (135/121) and touch down in the touchdown zone LDA approach. What is it and brief it? Localizer directional aid. Not aligned with the centerline. Usual has higher minimums. Some may have glide slope How many miles offshore can you fly without extended overwater ops.? 91 50 mi. must have lifevests. More than 100 raft, flares, etc……. 135 any extended overwater ops. Max speed in a procedure turn? 200 kias What is the make and model of your current a/c? CL-600-2C10 CF-34-8CI Hold speeds in class B? Same Part 91 alt req? 123 rule. Alt requirements at eta precission 600-2 non precission 800-2. TO alt never required part 91. NetJets requirement. Anytime you can go but you can’t come back in. need a TO ALT. 1hr. normal cruise both engines. 135 destination ALT requirements: 1hr. before and after eta 1500 abv the lowest circling MDA, if no circle MDA 1500 ft ABV the lowest published straight in or 2000 ft. ABV aiport elevation whichever is greater. And vis of 2 miles added to the applicable app cat or three miles, whichever is greater. 135 alt req: two navaid 400-1/2 one navaid 400-1 HR QUESTIONS: Why do you want to work for NetJets? .What do you know about NetJets? Why should we hire you over the other guys? Minor mechanical when picking up an owner. What do you do? . Catering forgets an item. What do you do? There are only enough meals for the crew. How was CRM at your company? How could it have been better? Tell me about interactions with pax in the past. Captain throws the checklist in the back. Tells you he wants to do things his way. What do you do? What would your family say needs to be more balanced in your life? Captain wants to land on a contaminated RWY exceeding the crosswind. What do you do? .What does CRM mean to you? Ever been criticized by your boss/coworker? What do you like to do in your spare time? What would you expect as an owner? .Differentiate between serving an owner and being safe. What music cds would you bring for pax? What cd s are in your car? If you had one portion of food, how would you split it with another person? If it was an owner’s anniversary what would you do special for them? What got you interested in working at NetJets? You have to buy 3 cd s for three Texas ladies going to NY. What do you get? Sinatra? Owners kids are drawing in A/C. What do you do? Tell me a little about yourself. Tell me about your most hair raising experience in an airplane and how did you react? If you had three seconds left in this interview and you had to give one word to describe yourself what would that word be? Why NetJets over 121? Tell me about a situation when you said “I really pulled that off”. Captain goes below minimum scenario. What was the last book you read? Who was the author? How did you prepare for the interview? Tell us about your current job? . You take off from FLL to TEB. A nice sweet old lady is the owner . You’re late for other owners at TEB. After you take off the old lady taps you on the shoulder and tell you that Fluffy’s hand knit sweater was forgotten at the fbo and wants to go back and get it? It’s her a/c after all. What do you do? OK, you went back for the doggy sweater and took off again. Now you are late getting into TEB. Rushing to get the pax aboard. Capt is ushering the pax and loading bags, asks you to do the pre-flight. You notice the left wing pos light is inop. It is daylight now, but the last half hour of your flight will be at night. Capt jumps into cockpit ready to go, what do you do? (Tell Capt the light is inop. He still wants to press, says we have inconvenienced pax too much, and will only be night for last 30 min. If you invited us to dinner, what would you serve? What kind of meal did you cook together most recently? Do you drink wine? (Yes, in moderation, and never before flying.) What kind of wine would you serve with the meal you just described? What color would you like to be? Why? VFR pattern and the Captain is coming in high and hot. White over white on the VASI’s and ref + 40 on the speed. Remains unstable below 500 feet. You say go around but he says he can make it. Questions: You’re doing a east to west coast flight and the owner sees Kansas City out the window and wants to stop there for a steak dinner. Do you do it? You have the CEO of NetJets on board. The weather is below NetJets takeoff mins, but not FAA mins. Other jets are taking off. The CEO tells you to go ahead and go. Do you do it? I think one pilot was asked what he’d do if the owner was smoking something other than tobacco. What makes a good captain? What would I do if the FO went out drinking the night before and was obviously in bad shape.

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Old 10-15-2007, 09:57 AM   #73  
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Pt135 Guy:

Don't worry about your times. Send in your resume and see what happens. My roommate had about 3500 hours (all in kingairs) when he was hired. I only had about 3200. mmmkay
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:04 AM   #74  
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Date of interview: June 20, 2007
Date interview was submitted: June 26, 2007
Were you hired as a result of this interview? yes
Total flight time: 6000
PIC flight time: 750
PIC TURBINE flight time: 0
Instrument flight time: 500
Total multi engine flight time: 5200
Did someone walk in your application/ resume? no
How many letters of recommendation did you bring? 1
Are you a CFI? yes
Are you a CFII? yes
Are you a MEI? yes
Are you an ATP? yes
Did you complete the ATP written? yes
Are you an FE? no
Did you complete the FE written? yes
How long after you sent your resume were you called? 26 weeks
Do you have a college degree? 4 year
Do you have a military background? no
What is your current job? 121
What is your age? 32
What aircraft were you assigned? Citation
If you were hired what is your training date? October 08, 2007
Interview experience:
Well, I will start like everyone by saying that my experience at CMH was first class all the way. The Company takes care of everything to get you there and they bring you in the first day around 4:15pm for the tour of the facility, a power point presentation about the company and a simulator briefing as well. You are paired up with your simulator partner the first night on the tour, and you are given a package to help prepare for the simulator and interview the following day. The first day was about 2 and ½ hours and then we headed back to the hotel. My partner and I got together and went over our calls, use of the checklist, and study the additional company information that we might not have had prior to getting there. The company website was a wealth of information and it is a good place to start your research. The following morning we caught a 7:15am bus and went to Flight Safety for interviews and simulator. My group had eight total people, so we were all finished by 3pm. The interviews were conducted by two different panels, each panel has two interviewers. For me, I got the panel with two Captains. The questions on this site are still valid, from memory I remember getting: Why NetJets? What do you do on your days off? I infamous Navigation light question. I got a similar question where they said the lumbar support in my seat is broken and I am the only one that knows about it. I was asked to read TAF, and then asked if alternate is required for flight with an ETA. Then I was asked what is required at the alternate. I was shown a Class B airspace Chart and asked what the maximum speeds were at various points inside and under the class B airspace areas. The Simulator was as briefed. I found I had trouble getting it trimmed. I spent 15-20 minutes chasing the altitude most of the time. I did exceed 100’ twice, and got a little high (almost a dot) on the ILS approach. I mention this because I still got hired, so don’t give up if something happens during the ride, just keep flying, correcting and talking. I think CRM is very important to them; we did well with the CRM and checklist use. We eventually wrapped up, and I was called six days after getting home with the offer. Offers are made via phone calls, where as rejections are done by mail (not email), which are also in the mail boxes 5-7 days after getting home. This is definitely a world class outfit that I am excited to be a part of and I wish everyone out there all the best of luck!

Date of interview: June 16, 2007
Date interview was submitted: June 16, 2007
Were you hired as a result of this interview? yes
Total flight time: 6000
PIC flight time: 4500
PIC TURBINE flight time: 2000
Instrument flight time: 450
Total multi engine flight time: 5200
Did someone walk in your application/ resume? yes
How many letters of recommendation did you bring? 2
Are you a CFI? yes
Are you a CFII? yes
Are you a MEI? no
Are you an ATP? yes
Did you complete the ATP written? yes
Are you an FE? no
Did you complete the FE written? yes
How long after you sent your resume were you called? 10 weeks
Do you have a college degree? 4 year
Do you have a military background? no
What is your current job? 135
What is your age? 35
What aircraft were you assigned? G200
If you were hired what is your training date? June 16, 2007


Interview experience:
First of all, a big THANK YOU to all the pilots who contribute to this site. You were all very helpful in giving me a clear picture of the interview process. I was not looking to find out individual questions, so knowing what the atmosphere was like proved very helpful. A few generalities: 1-Be honest. Very important. 2-Fill out the paperwork correctly. If you are currently employed, do not check the box that says you resigned, as I have heard this can slow the process down for you, as they will think you are not currently employed. 3-Try to relax when you go to Columbus. Easier said than done, but you will be meeting some very professional and very nice people there, and THEY WANT TO HIRE YOU! At least that is the impression I got. They have to test you and see for themselves that you will be a good fit and that you can do all of those wonderful things you wrote in your resume. Try to enjoy your visit with them. Now for my gouge. The previous posts were very accurate, so I will simply add a few points. There was one point in the interview where the pilot interviewer asked the question about the nav light that was burned out and the passenger just HAD to get there and how would I handle that. He firmly pressured me twice to fly the airplane, and twice I said that I could not go. The third time he said the pax REALLY needed to go, I responded to him in just the same way I would, and have, addressed my own passengers. That was a turning point in the interview. Not that it was going badly up to that point, but I had opened up to them how I handle pressure (calm and professional), what tone of voice I used, my body language, and that the reason for not going was for safety and that I would make other arrangements for the pax. One other thing I would have liked to have done was include that I was going to call the Company and tap into their vast resources to solve this problem. Like, perhaps I discovered the problem 45 minutes before they showed up and already had a solution in the works for them. There was one question I was expecting and gave them a totally canned answer. I wish I had not done that but it did not seem to hurt me, I just wouldnt recommend it. They are trying to get to know who YOU are, and a canned answer does not help that. Know your Jepps in a NON-RADAR environment. Like, you are given direct to a fix and cleared for an approach, what altitudes can you fly and what route would you take to get established? I am used to getting vectors to final so I had to think about that one. The 2 on 1 interview was friendly, they tried to set me at ease, and lasted about 45 minutes. The sim was really not bad. The profile has been described on previous posts, so I wont repeat it. I rented some time in a Frasca sim with round gauges to get my scan back since I have been flying EFIS tubes and that was money well spent. Buying a flight sim for my PC would have been fun, but FOR ME, I needed to have a yoke and rudder pedals to get a good feel for a sim again. It was a personal choice. Just do what you need to do by studying and being sharp on the sim and you will do well. One last note: EVERYONE I have had contact with at NetJets has been very professional and friendly. You will be working with REALLY GREAT FOLKS there. I am looking forward to flying the line; I expect it to be challenging and fun. And who doesn't want to have fun? So go to Columbus with a smile on your face and show them you know your stuff and won't drive the other pilots you be flying with crazy and you will do well. Good luck!
Date of interview: May 15, 2007
Date interview was submitted: May 31, 2007
Were you hired as a result of this interview? yes
Total flight time: 5500
PIC flight time: 0
PIC TURBINE flight time: 0
Instrument flight time: 0
Total multi engine flight time: 0
Did someone walk in your application/ resume? yes
How many letters of recommendation did you bring? 1
Are you a CFI? yes
Are you a CFII? yes
Are you a MEI? no
Are you an ATP? yes
Did you complete the ATP written? yes
Are you an FE? no
Did you complete the FE written? no
How long after you sent your resume were you called? 16 weeks
Do you have a college degree? 4 year
Do you have a military background? yes
What is your current job? 121
What is your age? 37
What aircraft were you assigned? Excel
If you were hired what is your training date? June 04, 2007


Interview experience:
What a pleasure interviewing with NetJets and meeting my fellow applicants. I can honestly say, this is my final stop for an aviation job! I believe NetJets is as good as it gets but I probably don't have to tell you that. I also want to thank everyone who has posted in the past. The detail you provided made the interview process stress free. The guoge for the past 12 months is right on! The NetJets staff were excellent! In fact, they are part of the reason I'm taking the job. They really represented the company well, and made me realize that this company is where I want to work. Interview advice...bottom line, 'Be yourself.' It is important you fit the company as well as they fit you. I wouldn't take a rejection as a professional hit, but more of a NetJets cultural mismatch. I think about 50% of our group was selected. My Sim partner was a retired Fed_Ex guy who was hired as well. Overall the group was from a very diverse background, and all very qualified. The Sim is the Sim. The guoge is right on, but if you aren't a good instrument pilot, you probably aren't going to do to well in the Sim. If you can fly half as good as your hours indicate, you should be fine. I found it to be easy as long as you concentrate on flying, and use your sim partner. CRM matters! One guy briefed the wrong entry into the hold and his partner corrected him. Both guys got the job. So the leason there is, don't let any mistakes bother you in the Sim, just keep pressing on like you would in the aircraft. Remember, you are in the Big Leagues now, and it is a big picture evaluation. HR/Pilot interview is just as advertised. I basically printed out the last years worth of guoge from this website and studied the questions. Between all of us that interviewed, I think every question in the guoge was asked. Don't blow this website off, it will at a minimum put you in a more relaxed state during the interview. I also went over the HR type questions with a friend who is a NetJets pilot, my wife, kids, dog, etc No suprises at all. Very comfortable environment and the two pilots that interviewed me were terrific (Jason/Joel). Very professional, sharp, and supportive. Also very serious when it came down to certain questions. Just be yourself, answer honestly, and see if you fit what NetJets is looking for....if you are, then I think you will be extremely happy and very fortunate to be hired. I know you have heard it before, but you wouldn't be there if they didn't want to see you succeed!!! I know this was a little unorganized but I wanted to get the information out to you before I terminated my subscription. Best of luck to everyone.
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so the 18 day schedule is on a bid system based on seniority? i heard if ratified new hires will be placed on this schedule. any truth to that? and the main question is on the 18 day, how many on then off might one expect to work. thanks guys.
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All new hires are placed on the 18 days schedule for the first quarter (first tri-mester if this passes). According to the new TA you may not be junior manned on the 18 day schedule so as soon as the trimester is up you can get off of it if you want.

With the current agreement guys can kinda position their "H" days creatively, resulting in fewer than eighteen days worked per month. Common thinking is that if the IBB passes than the company ought to be able to get the 18 days in every month.

Currently the longest tour is seven days on the road (under the new agreement you may be required to work one 8 day tour every four months). You get three days off after every tour less than 7, and a 7 day tour earns 4 days off. If the company requires you to work, they must notify you by 6 p.m. the day before.

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FWIW, I was hired a few months before our current contract. I had 2515 hours TT, about 1000 of it was military. The other 1500 was small GA time (cessnas, bonanzas, etc.). I do believe that post contract, things have gotten more competitive. I don't even know if I would be in the running if I would have had to interview now. But, you never know unless you try.
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I was under the impression that under the new agreement the 18 day was a fixed schedule, so you would know when you are working and when you are off for the following month....did I misunderstand?
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The 18 day will be fixed, but while training has you as a new hire for sim and basic indoc, you are pretty much owned and must train when they say you will train. I believe that at least they must give you any days that you worked over 18 in a month the following month as extra days off. When I started I was run in the sim first and then after 4 days off I was right into indoc. I did get a few weeks off before aircraft training, but I'm not sure how much was due to owed time off versus very poor scheduling practices. Most get a bit more time off between indoc and sim, whichever order the company puts them through.
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Does most or all training take place at CMH?
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