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Old 07-09-2007, 02:17 PM
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Does anyone have recent interview gouge for CAL? Most stuff I can find is well over a year old. And, do you know if they are using the 737-300 for the sim ride? Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:21 PM
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I don't know, so take this for what it's worth.

Last time I was down in the training center they were using the old MD-80 sim. They have used 737 sims too. They have a -200 made to look like a 737-300, a 737-500, and a 737-800. Pilots in 737 training use all three sims, so I don't know if one is favored for new hire screening.
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Ringer 38
Does anyone have recent interview gouge for CAL? Most stuff I can find is well over a year old. And, do you know if they are using the 737-300 for the sim ride? Thanks in advance for the help!
Here is what I got off another gouge site fpr CAL:

Date of interview: May 15, 2007 Date interview was submitted: May 27, 2007 Were you hired as a result of this interview? yes Total flight time: 4000 PIC flight time: 2800 PIC TURBINE flight time: 2800 Instrument flight time: 500 Total multi engine flight time: 4000 Did someone walk in your application/ resume? yes How many letters of recommendation did you bring? 3 Are you a CFI? no Are you a CFII? no 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? 9 weeks Do you have a college degree? 4 year Do you have a military background? yes What is your current job? other What is your age? 32 What aircraft were you assigned? N/A If you were hired what is your training date? October 02, 2007

Interview experience:
I got the call for an interview. Had a choice of doing the panel interview in CLE and then the sim a week later, or doing it all on one. I opted for the one day process. Cynthia set up everything for me, she did a wonderful job. As soon as I heard about interview made hotel reservation and I emailed to set up practice simulator ride. The practice was done on the 737, but CAL was still using the MD80. No worries though, I felt that it was important to go through the profile. I arrived to Houston the night before and stayed at the Marriot at the airport, very convenient. I ordered room service for breakfast that night. Which I think is a good idea. It's like have a back up to your alarm clock. Checked out and took my bags with me and left them behind the front desk at the training building, since I was leaving that afternoon. My sim interview was in the morning at 915. I met with Hans, briefed and gave me more than 30 minutes to study the profile and chairfly. I almost thought they forgot about me. Then Nick came to the room and took me to the sim. Great guys and upbeat. They made me feel comfortable. Showed me how to sit in the sim and answered all my questions about the MD80. The sim went well. The biggest difference between the 737 and MD80 was the power inputs. Response time was slower and that was a challenge. Since I am used to immediate responses when making a power input. After the sim went to the pilot recruitment office to drop off paperwork and possible start date "as long as everything goes well". I was very surprised that CAL did that. All that I had left was my panel interview at 1315. I had about two hours before the interview. The interview was conducted at the chief pilots' office at gate C45. I checked in my bags, got some lunch and showed up for the interview about 45 minutes early. I was able to wait in the pilot's lounge and talk to some of the pilots. Very friendly and they wished me luck. Tom and Jimmy were the two people on the panel. They were welcoming and gave me some water. They asked me the following: -Tell me how you got to this point in your life. -TMAAT you help a customer be satisfied. Since I never flew passengers and I am military, they said to use the students that I instruct as "customers" -TMAAT you had an emergency. (Remember to bring up CRM) -Have you ever dealt with/experienced harassment or discrimination at work or civilian life, How did you deal with it. -What is VDP? -How do you prepare differently for a checkride than a daily flight. -Have you had disagreements in the cockpit, how did you handle it. -Has anyone told you to do something unsafe or something you didnít' want to do, how did you handle that. -What are the bases and in what order is your preference. Then I asked a question about the career path of a continental pilot. That was the majority of the interview. They gave some very good advice. When it was over I also ask if I could tell them why I want to work there, and they said "Sure, drive it home." So I gave them my answer. Thanked them for there time and left. The process was seemed fast and went by quick. That next afternoon, exactly 24 hours after the interview, I got called from my friend who had walked my resume into his chief pilot and offered the position. Good luck on your interview!
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The should still be using the Maddog sim. They only use the 737 sims if the Maddog is broken.
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The MD-80 sim has been gone for a couple of months.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by HercAC
The MD-80 sim has been gone for a couple of months.
Huh. I stand corrected. I don't go back to training until September sometime.
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