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Old 04-03-2021, 06:10 PM
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Yep. We sent the perfect candidate and he got sidelined because he couldnít give textbook answers (I donít expect them when I give certification rides).

He was offered a second attempt and he stated ĎIíve seen behind the current and have decided I donít want to work hereí.
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Old 04-03-2021, 06:17 PM
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Yep. We sent the perfect candidate and he got sidelined because he couldnít give textbook answers (I donít expect them when I give certification rides).

He was offered a second attempt and he stated ĎIíve seen behind the current and have decided I donít want to work hereí.

Thatís too bad. I helped a great candidate through the process a couple years ago. He got his final offer letter but asked to put off the start date a few weeks because of a previously booked anniversary cruise. The office manager had the offer withdrawn because he asked for that.


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Old 04-03-2021, 07:05 PM
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^^^ Silver lining, the Office Mgr did the candidate a favor. Who would want to work for a draconian office ďdictatorĒ that does not appear to value employees and their desire to havd family time?
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Old 04-04-2021, 05:55 PM
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AFW has become the worst excuse of a training program. To even call it training is a joke.

As for the contractors giving employment checkrides, that too has gotten out of control. If the ASI's had a union that did more than just cater to the AW/AV types that should be addressed.
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Old 04-04-2021, 08:45 PM
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Old 04-05-2021, 02:22 AM
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Thatís too bad. I helped a great candidate through the process a couple years ago. He got his final offer letter but asked to put off the start date a few weeks because of a previously booked anniversary cruise. The office manager had the offer withdrawn because he asked for that.


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Yeah, thatís BS. When I came in, I had a cruise scheduled and some contract work scheduled (I didnít wanna screw my customers). My office manager was worried that since I was coming in right at the end of the fiscal year, he didnít want to delay and push my into the next fiscal year, so he suggested I come in for a week and then take leave without pay. It was win for us all.
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Old 04-25-2021, 04:01 AM
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AFW has become the worst excuse of a training program. To even call it training is a joke.

As for the contractors giving employment checkrides, that too has gotten out of control. If the ASI's had a union that did more than just cater to the AW/AV types that should be addressed.

Supposedly HQ Ďinvestigatedí and said Ďthere have been no changes and pass rate is same it was a year agoí. So, yeah, the applicant and the instructors that told me it had changed ALL lied to me. Yeah, thatís the ticket.
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Old 05-05-2021, 11:18 AM
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First let me say that reading through this whole thread has been a great resource, thanks to all for contributing.

I've recently applied for an ASI position and have made it through the interview... now awaiting further. I have two questions if anybody has any insight:

I know a couple of my references have been contacted. Does this mean it's my job to lose at this point? Or is it likely I am still in a pool with a couple other applicants? This is for a specific location, not a national posting.

Someone mentioned above that the ability to use a part 135 checkride in lieu of the flight check expired in October. Is that still the case? That seemed like such a great common sense step, obviously due to Covid (which in October certainly wasn't over yet), but also to save money/time/resources as a permanent step as well. From what a lot of people are saying about the FAA check ride it sounds like a part 135/121 check is harder anyway, and will often involve a week of training leading up to it (Flight Safety and the like).

Appreciate the help!

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Old 05-06-2021, 04:25 PM
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The "using an industry check ride in place of an FAA sim evaluation" was a temporary waiver that has expired. If you're going for a job on the air carrier side you will go to OKC and fly the 737 for 90 minutes. If you're going for the GA side you will go to AFW and fly an actual airplane with an FAA evaluator.

The job is yours to lose at any point before you start your first day of work.
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Old 05-09-2021, 05:32 PM
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The last AC sim checks have been done at DFW in a B737-800 sim.

The GA checks are done at AFW in a Seminole, with an FAA contractor giving the check.
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